Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TPV and ScrapFit challenge

I quickly wanted to share with you this layout I've created for a challenge at The Paper Variety.  They had this gorgeous sketch and I wanted to play along!  TPV is teaming up with ScrapFit for this challenge . . . just include a numbered list, and you can enter your layout at both challenge blogs.

Here is the TPV sketch to work with . . .

And my take on this sketch . . .

Paper, buttons & flowers - Bazzill Basics Wayfarer Collection
Stamps - KaiserCraft, Kelly Panachi & Studio Calico
Twine - MME

Thanks for stopping by . . . Happy Tuesday!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Scrap Africa #3

There's a new sketch up at Scrap Africa and I had time yesterday to play with it!  And it was so much F-U-N!!!
Mr FedEx brought me a parcel full of scrappy goodies last week, and among them was this super cute line by Bassill Basics . . .

How cute is this???  So I just had to combine these papers with a photo that Monique sent me of Llewellyn!

Here is the sketch and my layout ...

And here is my layout . . .

Paper - Bazzill Basics DinoMite Collection
Punch - Martha Stewart
Alphas - Authentique & American Crafts
Buttons - my stash
Circles, tags and banner cut with Silhouette Cameo

I simply love this photo of little Llewellyn . . . just look at that smile and eyes!!  I miss him terribly and can't wait to see him again!

Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Creative Scrapper #199

Here's another Creative Scrappers sketch and layout that I want to share with you today!  I still have quite a few photos of Llewellyn left that I really want to scrap, and this sketch worked so well to do just that!

Here is the sketch . . .

And my layout . . .

Paper - Echo Park 'This & That Charming' collection
Buttons - stash
Brads - Echo Park
Alphas - Pink Paisley and Echo Park
Punch - EK Success

I'm hoping to do a few more layout in the next day or two . . . see ya soon!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Just for fun!!

I wanted to share with you two layouts I created just for the fun of it!!  Then I discovered Unique Crafters Challenge blog and I decided to enter them for the very first challenge at this brand new challenge blog!  The theme of the challenge is "Anything goes!"  How cool is that . . . as long as there is paper somewhere on your project, and it's not older than 3 months then you can enter it to win a truly fabulous prize!!

Here is my 1st project:

Paper - Simple Stories Generation Collection
Alphas - Pink Paisley
Wood Circle - Prima
Punch - EK Success
Crackle Paint & Crackle Accent - Tim Holts and Ranger

And the 2nd layout . . .

 Paper - Authentique
Chipboard pieces - Enmarc
Paint - Jenni Bowlin
Ranger Glossy Accent
Flowers cut with Big Shot and Tim Holts die

Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bird is the Word - "Discover"


I just completed another Bird is the Word challenge!!  This time you have to use the word "Discover" somewhere on your page . . . title or journaling . . . as long as it's visible!

Here is the sketch to go along with the word . . . just remember to use the sketch is not mandatory . . . but I wanted to use the sketch since it's a great one!

And here is my layout and some close-up photos . . .

Paper & Brads - Teresa Collins Everyday Collection
Twine - MME
Clouds cut with Silhouette Cameo
Alphas - Authentique 
My son and I were flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town for a short visit with my sister . . . Just after take off we had some turbulence and then this beautiful sight greeted us!  The white clouds always fascinates me . . . they look so soft . . . I just want to touch them!!

Thanks for stopping by . . . Happy Scrappin'!

Happy Birthday, Nicole!!

The Design Team members decided to High Jack the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog today to wish our fearless leader, Nicole a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  We are all so blessed to have her and SEM in our life's that we wanted to do a little something to make her day extra special!!

We would love for you to join us by hopping to our different blogs in celebration - you never know what you may find! 

SEM - http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com/
Wendy - http://antenucci.blogspot.com/
Roulien - YOU ARE HERE!
Lisa - http://creativejuicefreshsqueezed.blogspot.com/
Jeannine - http://creative-chaos07.blogspot.com/
Sherri - http://faithandscraphappiness.blogspot.com/
Kline - http://aptitude4paper.blogspot.com/

In celebration of Nic's birthday I am offering a little RAK to one lucky hopper!!  If you have visit all the blogs along the way . . . please came back and leave me a comment, and become a follower of my blog . . . if not  already.  I will choose a random winner on Sunday evening!  AND THERE IS EVEN MORE . . .  If you have completed the hop, go back to  SEM and leave Nicole some birthday love . . . One lucky person will win a $10 gift certificate from the very generous Paper Issues etsy store!!  Paper Issues has offered a discount to our readers for this weekend in celebration of Nicole's birthday, use the code SCRAP30, for a 30% discount!!  Believe me, you do not want to miss out on the sweet things she has to offer!!  Your next stop on this hop will be to Lisa's blog . . . have fun!!!

Make sure that you stop back by the blog on Monday, the 19th for a wonderful sketch challenge brought to you by Jeannine and of course more chances to win a prize from our sponsor Dot & Whimsy. 

Happy Hopping!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bird is the Word - "Charm"

This is my entry for this weeks challenge @ Bird is the Word Challenge Blog!  The word that we had to use this weeks is CHARM and here is the sketch that you can use if you want to . . . but it's not required!!

My layout was inspired by a layout I say on Echo Parks Facebook page made by Jolaine Frias.  I loved how she created the circle  and I wanted to do that on my layout . . . you can see Jolaine's layout HERE!

Here is my layout . . .

Paper - Echo Parks This & That Gracious Collection
Lace - Decollection
Twine - Jax classics
Eyelets - Bazzill
Flowers - Prima
Punch - EK success

And some close-up detail:

Thanks for stopping by . . . have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Let's Scrap - Sketch 3-14-12

Can you believe it's Wednesday already???  It feels like this week is just flying by!!  Wednesday means a new sketch over at Let's Scrap.  And this week's sketch is super FANTASTIC!!!  From the moment I say it I knew I wanted to create with it!  The layout came together very quickly and I'm so pleased with how it turned out!

Here is Cheri's fab sketch . . .

Sketch 3-14-12
And what I created with the sketch . . .

Paper - Simple Stories Awesome Collection
Punch - EK Success
Title - Cut with Silhouette Cameo and SCAL
Stamp - Stamping Bella
Stars cut with Big Shot Express and die from MFT

Some close up's . . .

Be sure to pop over to Let's Scrap and see what the other talented DT ladies did with this sketch!  There are so much inspiration from them for you to enjoy!!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lasting Memories #79

Lasting Memories has a new challenge for this week!  Here is what you need to do:

"Now, this weeks challenge is a little different. We have 3 elements to it if you REALLY want to challenge yourself, but only ONE is mandatory!
  1. We want to see the word LUCKY on your layout - this can be the title, journaling - as long as we see it and this is MANDATORY
  2. If you want a little more challenge, add in what you find inspiring about the photo below (NOT mandatory)
  3. Or challenge yourself by using the word LUCKY and the sketch. Again, this one is NOT mandatory
  4. REALLY want to challenge yourself?? Along with the word LUCKY, try the sketch AND photo!"
Here are the sketch and photo that you can use for this challenge:

Photo Inspiration

LMCB #79 Sketch
This is such a great sketch and one that I see myself use many times more!!  I used both the sketch and the photo for inspiration on my layout.  The yellow in the photo is what really catches my eye.  The yellow reminds me that spring is just around the corner!  


Here is my layout for this challenge:

Paper - MME Miss Carolina Collection
Punches - Martha Stewart and EK Success
Buttons- Prima
Ink - Mister Huey's
Twine- Jax Classics

This layout is quite minimalist for me . . . but I really like how it turned out!  Here are a few photos show casing the details:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Let's Scrap - Sketch 3-7-12

It's Wednesday and time for this weeks sketch @ Let's Scrap!  This weeks sketch really had me baffled . . . I did not know what to make of it, and when I tried creating with it . . . I just hated what was on my table!!  That's when I decided to put it away for a while and play with other sketches . . . worked like a charm . . . I LOVE what I created with the sketch!

Here is this weeks sketch and my layout . . .

Sketch 3-7-12

Snapshots of Love
Paper - FabScraps
Corrugated pieces - Jillibean Soup 
Rolled flowers cut with My Favorite Things die
Rub off - KaiserKraft
Alphas - Jillibean Soup, Pink Paisleys

These are more of the beautiful photos from baby Llewellyns photoshoot with Mommy Monique.  I just love these photos . . . isn't he just the most precious little thing?!?

I'm also entering this layout for Challenge #2 @ Scrap Africa.  The challenge is to use any of the beautiful FabScraps products.  While I was in South Africa, I bought quite a few of them!  I especially love their paper and chipboard pieces.  Be sure to check out there goodies HERE!!

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Creative Scrappers #198

This weeks sketch is up @ Creative Scrappers . . . and it's a GREAT one!!  Lots of possibilities to create with!!
Without much further ado . . . here's the sketch and my take on it . . .

Creative Scrappers Sketch #198

Paper, brads, chipboard - Bo Bunny Enchanted Collection
CS & Tulle - Bazzill

How precious is that photo!!  Monique, BF Brian and baby Llewellyn all together!  They make a beautiful little family!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 5, 2012


I'm so excited to be hosting challenge #14 at Scrapping Everyday Miracles, and it's one that I think you will have fun with!
Here is the challenge I've posted:
While here on vacation in South Africa, I went to a church service with a friend of mine.  They are a small community, and I was asked to describe who I am in one word!  And this is where this month's challenge came from.

THIS IS ME . . . in one word!!

We want you do do a layout all about who you are, but the title of your layout must be the word that you think describe you the most right now!  Just being who you are are a miracle in itself!  Often we look at the things around us and to see God working in our lives but sometimes we just need to sit and think who are we, what are my talents, my personality, my likes my dislikes.  This month it's all about YOU!

SCRAP TWIST:  We want to see the person behind the layout, so please use a photo of yourself and journaling to tell us who you are!  It would be fun if you scraplift yourself as well."

The Creative Team at SEM really created some beautiful and inspiring layout this month.  Head on over to the        BLOG  to see all of the wonderful layouts!!

Here is the layout I created for this challenge.  This really is from my heart!  That's what I love about the SEM challenges . . . they really make your think about who you are and what's important to you!

Paper and chipboard flowers - KaiserKraft
Rolled flowers - My Favorite Things die cut with Big Shot Express
Puches - Martha Steward
Lace - MME
Pearls - KaiserKraft
Alphas - The Girls Paperie

Our sponsor this month is Dot and Whimsy and Shellye is giving away a bundle of crepe paper Fringe.  Thank you Shellye!  Be sure to check all the details on SEM . . . I can't wait to see all of the beautiful entries for this challenge!!

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Creative Scrappers #197

I saw this weeks sketch at Creative Scrappers and I just fell in love with it!!  I love all the layers and the borders on this sketch and just wanted to play along!

Here is the wonderful sketch created by the talented Amarilys Doria . . .

And my layout  . . .

Paper - Jenni Bowlin
Punch - Martha Steward
Wood embellishments - KaiserCraft
Glimmer paint - Tattered Angels
Flowers - Bo Bunny, KaiserCraft
Brads & jewels - Bo Bunny

And some close-ups . . .

Happy Friday . . . have a great weekend!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge Blog

While doing some internet searches recently, I discovered Lasting Memories Challenge blog!  They have some great challenges and sketches to work with!  What I really like about this challenge blog, is that they only except layouts . . . no cards!  Since I'm not a great cardmaker . . . this is right up my alley!

This challenge is all about Celebrations . . . Birthdays, graduation, anniversaries, special milestones . . . the possibilities are endless!!

They also provide a sketch for you to use, but it's optional!!  As long as the layout is about a celebration you can use your own design!!

It's a GREAT sketch so I based my celebration layout on the sketch!!

Here is the sketch from Lasting Memories . . .

Lasting Memories - Challenge #77
And what I came up with . . .

L @ 1 month
Paper - Authentique's Miracle collection for Boys
Banner and die cut - cut with Silhouette
L - Pink Paisleys
From my stash - buttons, eyelets, twine

Here are a few close up's of the layout . . .

Be sure to check Lasting Memories out for great challenges and inspiration!!