Friday, November 30, 2007

Dec TS Sneak Peek and Star Ornament #2

Tomorrow is December 1st (wow is Christmas really that close?? yikes!!) and I will get to share with you one of my layouts that I created with the December Treasured Scrapbooking Kit #1. It was jam packed full of goodies this month. And best of all, the kit does not limit you only to Christmas themed layouts. The colors in the kit are just beautiful. Here is a little sneak peek of different sections of my layout. Isn't it yummy looking?

I also wanted to share with you my second Star Ornament that I made in my online ornament class at Little Red Scrapbook. It's a little different than the one the instructor made, but I really like the way it turned out. The ornament looks so much prettier IRL...the little clear buttons really reflect the glitter.

Take care and be sure to check back with me tomorrow when I post my layout and tell you about something exciting happening at Treasured Scrapbooking.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Few Cards

I received the November Treasured Scrapbooking Card Kit and I couldn't wait to use it, so I made a few cards with it this weekend. Leslie's card kits are so packed with goodies, you can check them out here.

The first card I made I used sketch #33 from sketchthis:cards for my inspiration. It was such a fun and simple sketch to use that this card came together rather quickly:

The second card I made for sketch #4 challenge at Card Studio Designs. It was very late at night when I started this card so I just kept it simple.

Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Peppermint Swap {SIWL Ornament Swap}

Deb Damboise of Say It With Letters is hosting a fun ornament swap called Peppermint Swap. For my ornaments, I decided to try a technique that I have never done before. I don't know the name of this technique, but you simply take little squares of fabric and fold them to create little triangles and then you attach them to create different patterns. Instead of using fabric, I decided to use some patterned paper. In keeping with the peppermint theme, I choose two different floral papers by Anna Griffin that had some red and white in it, and some red paper by SandyLion and to tie the colors together I choose some beige paper by Making Memories. Here is a peek at my ornaments:

I found the whole process of making these ornaments really relaxing, even though they were a little time consuming. I really like they way they turned out; I only hope my swappers like them too. Thanks Deb for hosting such a fun swap!!

Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Not Today

Well I tried out for a card designer position at Card Studio Designs, but I didn't make the team. I am excited though because now I get to share the card I made especially for the design team call with you. I had to use Making Memories Product, Chipboard and a label (I used a dymo label, but cut each letter to create my sentiment). Here is my card:

Congratulations to all of the talented ladies who did make the team. I look forward to being inspired by each and every one of them.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Star Ornament

Here is my first ornament I made from my Little Red Scrapbook online Ornament class. Deanne Schermerhorn is teaching the class and she is such a talented lady. We are going to be making a total of 6 ornaments. This one was so quick and easy to make, I can't wait to make some more. If you haven't taken an online course, you should check them out here.

I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sketch #32 & TS Dec Kit #1 Sneak Peek!

Here is my take on sketch #32 on sketchthis:cards blog. It was a fun sketch. I created this card using some yummy Melissa Frances papers I received in my November Little Red Scrapbook kit. The colorful leaves are from my secret sister, Lorry on LRS. Thanks Lorry they are gorgeous!

I'm waiting to get my DT kit from Treasured Scrapbooking. The December TS Kit #1 is full of yumminess this month. I can't wait to start playing with it. Here's a sneak peek!! If you want one, you better hurry and get one while they last.

Take care, and I talk again soon.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

TS Nov Kit #1 Goodies

Today is the 15th, which means I get to share more of my Treasured Scrapbooking goodies with everyone! Not only do I get to share, but so does the rest of the design team, so click here and be inspired by this team's talent and the yummy stuff Leslie's kits have to offer.

I used the TS Nov Kit #1 which was packed full of gorgeous papers and some very fun embellishments. I altered the 7 Gypsies Circle Book that came with the kit, and

I made this fun Halloween layout.

Thanks for taking a peek!! I will talk again soon.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Sweetie!!

4,380 days ago a new chapter in my life began. My son was born at 8:20 am weighing in at 6 lbs 5 oz. He was so tiny, but he filled up my heart the moment I laid eyes on him. How blessed am I to have spent these past 12 years with how time flies. I hope you have an amazing day today!! I look forward to seeing you take your first steps towards becoming a teenager right before my very eyes. I love you sweetie!! May God bless you with many many more!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mix it Up Challenge #2

Here is another card I made this weekend for a challenge at Card Studio Designs. I had to create something using American Crafts, Scenic Route and 7Gypsies. I cut out the flowers from the AC paper and hand drew the details in the flowers. It was a fun challenge.

Sketch #31

Here is my take on Janel Richmond's sketch #31 on sketchthis:cards. It was a fun sketch. I used some beautiful Luxe papers and a journaling card from my monthly scrapbook kit from Treasured Scrapbooking.

So Excited!!

Leslie Hammill announced the new Design Team for Teasured Scrapbooking on Friday night at our Cyber Crop. And guess what......

The new Design Team is (in no particular order):
JoEllyn (josie_24)
Sarah (Sarah)
Erin (ErinGudge)
Melanie (Melanie)
Kathi (kathi_minikatie)
Dolores (Dolores)
Marcene (Marcene)
Shelly (Reel Girl)
Sara (arastoscrap) <<---------See that's Me!!
Amanda (Amanda L.)

I am on the List!!!! Whoohoo...doing a little happy dance!! I was so excited when Leslie invited me to be part of the design team for another term. The competition was tough. I am honored to be a part the TS team and Leslie is an awesome person to design for. Her kits are just so gorgeous. I am excited to start working with the new design team starting Dec 1st. I know those girls are going to push me to work harder, because they are all so talented, but I am looking forward to the challenge with great anticipation.

Have a great day and I'll talk again soon!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Tonight & Tomorrow (Nov 9 & 10)

Is going to be fun fun fun!! Come and join me at Treasured Scrapbooking for some scrapping good time at our Cyber Crop! We are going to have a lot of cool challenges, games and whole lot of fun!! You will also have a chance to win some prizes...whoohoo. Love scrappy prizes!!

If you love make-n-takes, we have a few. I will be giving instructions on how to make this beautiful Thankful Banner!! So be sure you stop by and join the fun!!

Hope to see you there!!

A Pretty Card

I just wanted to to share a pretty card I made last night with some yummy Sassafras Lass papers and Fancy Pants felt goodness. This is my card for Sketch Challenge #3 at Card Studio Designs by Janelle Richmond.

I also wanted to share with you a beautiful angel my daughter made in memory of her "Little Grandma".


Thursday, November 8, 2007

Sneak Peak

Come join us at Treasured Scrapbooking for a fun filled Cyber Crop this weekend starting Friday night(Nov 9)and all day Saturday (Nov 10). We are going to have several challenges, games and prizes and a couple of make-n-take projects. This is a place where the scrapping is always fun and so are the people!!

Here is a sneak peak of my make-n-take project:

Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

A Little Piece of Art

With the new time change, my kids got up early so we decided to get dressed and go to mass early and then went out to eat. I loved getting an early start to our day.

I'm working on a make and take project for our Cyber Crop at Treasured Scrapbooking. I'll try to post a sneak peak a little later in the week. Be sure to visit us at Treasured on Friday night (Nov 9) and all day Saturday (Nov 10) for a lot of fun challenges, games and make and takes. It's going to be a lot of fun. You will get several layouts done and have a chance to win a prize from TS.

In the meantime I thought I would leave you with a little something pretty to look at. I created this birdhouse using the November Treasured Scrapbooking Kit #1. The project is going to be freatured in the upcoming TS newsletter. So if you want instructions on how to make this cute little birdhouse, be sure go signup for the newsletter before November 15th.

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And here is the layout and the sketch that I created using this same TS kit. The colors in this kit are so yummy!! (Note: the color of the cardstock for this layout is actually a pale yellow color and not the light brown as shown in the picture.)

I hope you all had a great weekend! I will talk again soon!!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Fun Shopping Day and Mail Day

Hello everyone out there in blog land. I have finally decided to become a member of the blogger world. I know I have much to learn about the ins and outs of this place, but I am very excited to be here and share a little piece of my world.

Today I had a great day. I started the day off by doing a little scrappy shopping for a few final items for my secret sister over at Little Red Scrapbook. I hope she likes what I got for her, I really had a lot of fun shopping for her. Here is a little card I made using items from one of my LRS kits, to include in her package of goodies:

After I went to the post office I stopped by Hancock Fabrics to look for some fabric. I couldn't find what I was looking for, but I didn't leave empty handed. I found a few pieces of crochet lace that I just had to have for my stash. I'm not sure what I am going to do with it, but the colors were yummy and I just couldn't beat the price: I also stopped by a cute litte craft/antique store called Craftiques and I shopped for about 2.5 hours. I had so much fun just looking around at everything. I picked up a few things to play with and few things that were just pretty. I walked out of there only buying $13 worth of stuff, so it wasn't too bad. Here are a few of my goodies that I picked up:
And to make my day even better, I received my etsy order from Abbie at She always packages her stuff so nicely, and even threw in a little extra goodie for me for being a return customer; she is so sweet. Here are a few items that I ordered from her:

I hope everyone had a Great Saturday too. Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour for Day Light Savings time.