Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sweet Prayer

Yikes! I had most of this typed out on Friday morning, but then life got busy and I never posted it. So sorry. Most of the giveaways at the bottom are still open. Good luck!

My project using black and white photos was revealed over at ScrapTiffany today. Did you play along with the challenge yet? Send your project with B&W photos to Tiffany by tomorrow.

In case you can't see it very well, my daughter snuck a lollipop in her mouth during our lunchtime blessing. Hence, "sweet prayer." Clever, eh?

Here's the giveaways I entered today. Hop to it girls. There's some great prizes up for grabs.

Moxie Fab World

Scrap Master's Paradise

Paper Crafts

Tattered Angels

Red Oak Lines x2

Imaginisce x2

Scrapbook and Cards Today

Creating Keepsakes

Monday, July 26, 2010

B & W photos

The new challenge this week from ScrapTiffany is to scrap some black and white photos. My LO won't be revealed until Friday, but here's a little sneaky poo. So, get started on putting your B&W photos in a layout and then share it with us over at ScrapTiffany.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Brads & Eyelets

This week's ScrapTiffany challenge was to use brads and eyelets!! This is another reason I love challenges so much: they make me use long-forgotten embellishments. I mean, eyelets???? My former dining room table still has dents from hammering in eyelets without a mat.
Since I was challenged to use the brads and eyelets, I wanted to make them a main part of the card. I remembered some Halloween brads that I've had for years, and quickly got excited about using them up.
Here's the result:
Don't you love it when you use product that's just been sitting in your scrap area for too long? I'm also entering it into the Moxie Fab World's Fun and Cute Style Challenge. You've got until Aug. 2 to get YOUR entry in.

Here's the giveaways I've entered today. It's your turn.

Creating from the Heart

Maya Road

Making Memories

Scrapbook and Cards Today

Miss Fancy Pants

Maya Road

Pink Paislee

Scrapbook Trends

Bo Bunny

Jillibean Soup



Monday, July 12, 2010


My big brother just had a birthday. I like to tease him that he's awfully close to 40. I can do this because I'm four years younger than him. Here's the card I made for him:

I got the sketch from Practicing Creativity. Clean and crisp. There are several more sketches to choose from for this challenge. You should take a look.

This card also fits the Card Style Clean and Graphic Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World. There's a whole week of challenges over there. Check it out.

And here's two giveaways I found today:

Cosmo Cricket

Paper Crafts Mag


 This week the girls at ScrapTiffany are challenging you to make a project using just one color. I love this because I got to sift through all my patterned paper looking for yummy pieces in the same color. Look at what I found:

I love it...... deeply. And the best part is I made it in literally 10 minutes. I had chosen the paper I wanted to use ahead of time. Then I came across sketch #174 at CPS, so I knew that was my starting point. And I was thrilled to finally use the overpriced Sparklers from Webster's Pages that I adore. Who am I kidding? They are so worth it! And I was even more thrilled to use this doily that I scrounged from a restaurant MONTHS ago. Don't you just love it when you are able to use your found, free items?

Click on over to ScrapTiffany to see what the other girls have done with one color. (Remember, half the team's projects will be revealed today; the other half on Friday. So you might not see mine there yet.) And you should play, too.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

MFW Tuesday Trigger

I thought the current Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World was very exciting, and I had to play along with the challenge.

Inspiring, right? This image made me think of doodling in a notebook, so I started to think of the line art images I have in my stamp collection. I found some great chunky flowers from Bella Blvd. Here's what came to be:

At first, I was upset that I couldn't get a crisp image from these stamps. but then I saw how it started to take on a hand-drawn feel.... like doodling in a notebook. Just what I was going for!!! 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Freebies

The other half of the Design Team projects from ScrapTiffany were posted today. I'd love it if you'd stop by and share your thoughts.

Friday is almost over, but I can't let it pass by without letting you in on the giveaways I've entered today. Good Luck!!
Scrapbook and Cards Today

Tim Holtz

PaperCrafts Connection

Moxie Fab World

Red Oak Lines

Paper Life (read carefully for a second chance to win)

Scrapbook Trends

Making Memories

My Mind's Eye

SRM Stickers

Monday, July 5, 2010


The first challenge for the new ScrapTiffany Design Team is to scrap a layout about yourself. This was tough for me since I don't usually scrap for public viewing, and the subject of all my scrapping is my daughter..... never me. But I'm glad I took on the challenge. It made me think about what I would want you to know about me. The list grew too long, and I started thinking about what I would want said of me in someone's head (or when I leave the room. Ha ha!). What it all boils down to is this:

I won't hate it if you say, "You are amazingly beautiful," but I'd rather you think, "That girl loves Jesus." I hope it's obvious to everyone I meet.
The colors are a reflection of me, too. I love color. All the paper is Cosmo Cricket DeLovely. I added some Stickles and gems because I can't resist a little bling.

What do you want said of you? Take the ScrapTiffany challenge and scrap it. You won't regret it.

And there's a generous giveaway over at The Daily Marker. See?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Woo hoo! It's Friday

And it's a good one. I found tons of giveaways for you sweet folks. Take some time and leave sweet comments to enter. Good luck!
Scrapbook & Cards Today

Paper Crafts Connection

Tim Holtz (he doesn't tell you when he's doing a giveaway. He just picks comments randomly. I have a feeling he is in a giving mood, so leave a comment there.)

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

Creating Keepsakes

Practicing Creativity


The Stamping Boutique

Jillibean Soup

Bella Blvd.

Red Oak Lines

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday Treats

I'm sorry I've been missing lately. We've had a "plethera" of visitors who are keeping us fully entertained which means no time for crafting. I did get some computer time tonight, and here are a few giveaways I came across:

Through Emily's Eyes

All Scrapbook Steals

Write. Click. Scrapbook