Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Your Scrapbook Stash - Scraplift Challenge

Your Scrapbook Stash is my favorite online scrapbook store, and they always have the best DT. So how excited was I to see Shellye McDaniel on their new DT roster? Shellye used to own a wonderful kit club and message board and was the very first person to give me the confidence to start sharing my work (and she also gave me my first DT spot!). Needless to say, when I saw their scraplift challenge, I knew I would turn to one of Shellye's pieces for inspiration. She did a wonderful layout titled "Beach Dude" which served as my inspiration for this piece.

PP - Scenic Route, Cosmo Cricket
Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Corrugated flowers - Jillibean Soup
Alphas - October Afternoon
felt title - Creative Imagination
Other - ribbon, buttons, bakers twine, paint, mica flakes

Thanks for the inspiration, Shellye!

Have a great day,


Challenge card

Practical Scrappers has a great Bingo card challenge this week to celebrate their 2nd anniversary. I chose a diagonal row - patterned paper, ribbon, and stamps to create this card.

Have a great day!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy kids!

My kids love summer! They are completely unfazed by the heat (like last week's 104 degree days!) and love being outside. This past weekend we visited with my parents and the kids even took their craft projects, lovely gifts from their Aunt Susan (thank you, Aunt Susan!) out on the porch.

Enjoy summer and have a great day!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Scrapbook Circle Challenge

I love challenges, and I really love great ones! Scrapbook Circle had a great challenge this week, based on the colors in their yummy July kit:

I wish I had this gorgeous kit, but I don't, so I combed my stash and came up with this layout:

Have a great day!


One layer cards

Practical Scrappers had a great challenge up yesterday - one layer cards. I perused last year's Stampin Up catalog and found a card that inspired me to make these:

Have a great day!


Sunday, July 10, 2011


I am heading over to Right at Home Scrapbooking this afternoon to take their Home Study Cards Book Club class. Doesn't that sound like fun? I'll report back on how it goes!


Saturday, July 9, 2011

This class looks neat:

Pernickety Prints is giving away a spot in Tiffany Tillman's Scraphic Design Core Class!

{There is no class meeting time, so you're free to view the videos at your own pace. Class discussion takes place via a private forum with a gallery for sharing your work with the instructor and other students. The class forum is moderated by the instructor. Support is provided via weekly live Q&A video chats, email and the forum.}


  • 22 in-depth video lessons in the areas of color theory, pattern mixing, element clustering according to style type, text works, and realistic depth + more.
  • Class workbook with video lesson steps outs + additional challenges and case studies not featured in the video lessons
  • TIffany's secrets for building wow pages!
  • This exclusive digital kit by One Little Bird
  • Free 12×12 page prints of your projects courtesy of yours truly- Persnickety Prints!
  • and a final, personalized PDF critique of your completed projects with suggestions for strengths, areas of improvement and goal sheet by Tiffany.

Been a while....

It's been a rough spring - losing my sister hit all of us really hard, and I don't think I understood just how hard it hit me until I realized how much of my life I had put aside. I made a scrapbook about Liz for my parents shortly after she died, and had the pages copied so I could make replicas for other family members. I finally put those books together last weekend, and it was like unlocking a door - I cried again, and suddenly felt ready to venture into my creative side. So hopefully, I'll have some stuff to post soon - I started Noah's birthday book yesterday.