Friday, February 29, 2008

so super excited to be ....

going to Right at Home tonight to see the uber talented Kelly Goree... Im such a fan of hers and cannot wait to be inspired... she is a real talent.
If you are new to the scrapbook world (or been living under a rock lol) (she really is that talented and you probably have seen her work and don't even realize it!

Her blog is here:

her blog

i'll post my layouts i create later on...

happy friday...

keep your fingers crossed and prayers going too as I have both kids dentist appointments today, (those that know us, know why Im asking! :>
I also have a birthday gift to buy and a leotard for erin and squeeze girl scouts in between it all.. yikes.. better keep the coffee on! lol


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

how about some vintage?

for Easter...
I found these awesome vintage postcards in a digi kit online and had to print them up and make some easter-y goodness for my cousin in denver who runs a little boutique .

I added some lace and sparkle... it is spring and easter after all!


YOU have to check out....

Pink Paislee's new site and community... all of us are stalking stores waiting for this new product to come out.

Rebecca cross (formerly of create my keepsake) is part of this venture and I'm so excited... cmk is like the first online store I ever ordered from.

anyhoo... they have awesome printed papers, darling stamps and this whimsical font for their stickers.. very unique and fun and pretty much everyone who is anyone has had some of this product and created just wonderful things...
so naturally, I can't wait to get some in the store (sherine ordered some at scrap-diner... I will let everyone know here when its in!)

anyway, if you are a scrapper,head on over and check out my page. If you sign up, let me know so I can add you to my friends list!


Friday, February 22, 2008

woke up to quiet...

beautiful sound of snow... I know last week i was itching for spring but I really love a good snow day...
esp. since this is the last day of feb vacation and all... some fun projects to post all using hybrid products... this gets addictive, I tell ya!

Have a peaceful day

Friday, February 15, 2008

some more fun with PRima

Prima was our sponsor for scrap Diner this month and I just keep creating... I love their papers and flowers and their bling is amazing and fun!

the second one is another layout based on the Iron Orchid design sketch for the contest... I wanted to actually do a layout using their papers.

The first layout proves that you CAN use flowers (and lots of them) on boy layouts...


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

CPS 51 sketch ....

went up Sunday.....

Here is my take on the sketch as well as two more I was inspired to make..

see the sketch and others examples here:


Monday, February 11, 2008

based on sketch....

Here is a fun layout I did based on a sketch over on the Iron Orchid designs blog ...
The challenge was to create a hybrid layout... using photos that had been altered or edited somehow.
For this layout, I added a grain filter and de saturated the pictures a bit to give them a dreamy look rather than a playful bright feel ( I use photoshop elements 3.0)

Then I used Making Memories line exclusive to michaels stores called chelseas place.. isn't it pretty !

if you want to enter the contest... you still have time..
see their blog here:

IOD blog

CHA challenges

day three is up at:


one challenge a day from Saturday Feb 9th-tuesday 12th... and they are not due until feb 17th sunday so you have plenty of time to play!

challenges can be found under scrap talk

have you seen the new tool from making memories???
omgosh.. I am in love... I never did "buy into" any of the die cutting systems because I just couldn't see using them in a sophisticated way (the fonts and images were so juvenile and cute-sy) didn't really match an ecelectic style until i saw this!!!!!!

Making Memories blog

I spent the entire sunday cleaning out my kids rooms and closets... there is still soooo much /// too much stuff but I have 4 big bags of books and clothes to donate... love doing that... feels so freeing!
erins closet just needs to be labeled... I know it sounds anal of me but seriously, since I did it in my craft area, I have yet to find it a cluttered mess.. don't know why, but it works!

off to finish up some last minute laundry since ryan now ONLY wears active pants and white briefs... no more fun plaid boxers or khakis or jeans.. yikes! fussy little stinker!
jon and i are going out to lunch today since we haven't talked together other than "did you take the trash down" etc in over a month...then I hope to scrap this afternoon!



Sunday, February 10, 2008

my latest cards....

inspired by CPS blog... I did a big group this time..

for the latest and greatest!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Its a somber day...............

in new england today but the giants played great... better than great...t hey proved they are champions and not underdogs... so congrats to them and all the giants fans!!!!!

on a scrappy note.. I had fun creating lately... here are my recent projects...

be back soon with some new cards based on cps

newest sketch!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

we interrupt this post....

to say.... get your chips, get the salsa, gather the fam..... and say.....

"GO PATS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ever... that is the one little word Patriots are using for this perfect season and tonight... I hope they put the icing on the cake..... and girls... take a lookie!

Saturday, February 02, 2008


the blog with some creations! Let me know what you think?! Thanks

The yellow happy days card is based on Card POsitioning Systems blog sketch # 49
and the mail boxes are some "love mail" for my kids... every day after school they will check their mail boxes for a little piece of candy or a love note from mom until Valentines day! boxes are from the Target dollar spot... love that spot!
more tomorrow!


Fridays challenge is up....

cause its VIVA LA Friday!!!!!!!!!

Here is mine... who is your crush?????????