Monday, May 31, 2010

Scrap-Friendzy Camp Friendzy

"Camp Friendzy: Where all the Scrappy Girlz go!"
Join us at Scrap-Friendzy for a fun and challenging scrappy Summer!! You will have opportunities to earn merit badges (and chances to win) with every challenges you complete. You may also be crowned "Camp-Friendzy Camper of the Summer 2010" by the votes of your fellow campers and camp counselors. Register now to attend the scrappy camp where everyone will want to be this summer. The first challenge / contest will be posted on Monday, June 7th.

More Camp Friendzy details can be found in the Camp Friendzy section of the forum at

Join us for the big Camp Kick-Off Celebration beginning this Friday, June 4th!

Friday, May 21, 2010


I created this page for a challenge over at Scrap-Friendzy. The challenge was to use a large photo on a page, and Amy even created a sketch for the challenge! There is a story with the photo on this page! Are you ever in a pic, you look at it on the camera or after you've uploaded it, and you're first reaction is . . . "I look awful". Well, that's this pic for Dave and I! This was taken on my birthday. It was a long day, we're both tired, I have horrible hair (seriously need a highlight and I should have brushed it!!), and I think it truly shows how much I need to lose weight! My face looks huge!! Anyway, I uploaded it and embraced it, because this is us! This is what we look like sometimes! So, instead of deleting it from my camera . . . I enlarged it and scrapped it!! This page uses the most awesome papers! They are Bo Bunny Mama-razzi! I love them! I also used my NEW Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix die! Love it! I got it at the Memorable Seasons online store! OK, you should check out the store, because Jill has so much on sale right now! It's unbelievable, and I've been VERY bad! Last, but certainly not least, I used the amazing Pink Paislee chipboard letters that my most awesome blogging friend Chris sent to me! Aren't they fabulous!?!

I hope you are enjoying your Friday! Have a GREAT weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2 Cool!

I created this layout during the crop at Scrap-Friendzy. My online friend Stacey created a sketch for the crop, and this was my layout based on her sketch! I used American Crafts Blue Skies that I got at Scrapbook Steals! I love all of the layers on this layout, and I love the photos of my girls! I did some sewing on the page too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 14, 2010

ippity cards

ippity released new stamps yesterday, and there was a big party over on SplitCoast! There were three challenges, I did all three of them, and I WON one of them!! I get a stamp set from the new release! How exciting is that!?!

I created this card for a color challenge, and this is the card that was randomly drawn as the WINNER!! Woohoo! The colors were lilac, turquoise, and green. I would never have put these colors together, but I love the way it turned out. Better yet? I used all scraps on this card! I also used three ippity stamps!

This was for a SPRING challenge. Each letter is spring represented a required element. Scallops, piercing, ribbon, ink, new, and green. Fun!! I used just one ippity stamp on this card, but I love it!

The last challenge was based on a great sketch! How fun! I used My Mind's Eye papers. I really like the way this turned out! Emily told me that she LOVES this card, so I know who I'm giving it to!!

I hope you have a great day! Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A couple of layouts!

Here are a couple of layouts that I worked on recently.

This first one features of photo of Emily in Palm Springs the day after we visited Disneyland in Anaheim where she enthusiastically met Minnie Mouse! Her reaction to meeting Minnie Mouse is one of those moments that is etched on my brain and is truly priceless! She's two years old in this photo, and I'm sure you'll agree that she is too cool! The red paper at the top is Cosmo Cricket, the red polka dot behind the photo is packaging from Jenni Bowlin journaling spots, and the black and white journaling sticker is American Crafts. I added a stamped Stampin' Up heart, a couple of Minnie Mouse close-ups that were cut from patterned paper, and some Primas with Making Memories brad centers.

I did a little masking and misting on the "Disney" in the title! It wasn't completely successful, but I went with it anyway! I used the backing from adhesive letters for my mask, and basically, it wasn't heavy enough on the paper, so the mist ran underneath. I was going to just trash it, but I figured that tracing the letters would work, and it did. These are three random photos that I shot over my shoulder while we were on the airplane on the way home after our Disney vacation. As you can see, Emily and Jessica were sitting behind Dave and I. I think these photos are hysterical! I did some sewing, added some Making Memories papers and travel stickers, and I even detail cut and lifted the "e" and the "y" in the title so that I could slip a photo underneath. I love the way that looks!

I hope you're having a great day. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Secret Sister Handshake

This is a layout I created based on a sketch that was posted on the Unity Form at Splitcoast Stampers. I used October Afternoon Thrift Shop. I love these papers. I also used Unity and ippity stamps and I did some sewing. I love these pics of the girls doing a sister handshake in the backyard!

I hope you had a GREAT weekend! I have a wonderful Mother's Day! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Unity Anniversary Challenge Cards!

Here are a couple more cards that I made for the Unity Challenges over at SCS.

This card was a "love at first site" challenge. We were challenged to make a card using our first Unity stamp set. I'm pretty sure mine was Le Chic Vintage, so that is what I used on this card. The patterned paper is by Making Memories. The little letters are by Jenni Bowlin. I also added a silk Prima, a rhinestone brad, and some sheer ribbon.

This card was created based on a challenge to use something in a Paper Crafts publication or on the Paper Crafts blog as inspiration. I found a great sketch, and it inspired me to make this card. I love the color combination on this card, and I used all scraps to make it! I did some sewing, added a Prima and a wood button, and some awesome twine. I actually stamped on a small paper bag that I had sitting on my desk. The blue cardstock was cut using my Nestabilities.

I hope you have a GREAT Friday. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Get Your Scrap On!

Scrap-Friendzy is hosting a "Twist & Sketch" Crop!! Come on by! You'll work with amazing sketches each with a little "twist". It's going to be FUN!! ♥

Sunday, May 2, 2010

South Rim

Over on the Unity Forum at SCS, they posted two cool sketches for NSD. I created using this sketch right away! Love it!

Here's my page! The background is Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend, the half circle scallop sheet is My Little Shoebox. The strip across the page is My Mind's Eye. I also used fantastic Jillibean Soup corrugated letters and Prima felt letters in my title. I did a lot of sewing on this layout too, and broke out the paint! Last, but certainly not least, I used amazing Unity and ippity stamps on my layout! I used Distressed Dots, Love In Return, Life's Little Moments, and Capture Life. Unity and ippity stamps are AMAZING for scrapbooking!! I love the way this page turned out!! You can click on the layout to see it larger and to get a better look at the stamping! ♥

Did you get time to play for National Scrapbooking Day? I hope so! I'm working on the 2nd sketch today (almost finished!), and I hope to create all day long! We'll see! Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!