Friday, May 28, 2010

Gotta love those lollipop flowers...

Candy Shoppe Designs is this awesome challenge blog that has some super fun challenges and some fantabulous prizes. weeks challenge was to incorporate lollipop flowers into your layout and if by chance you win you'll get a fabulous prize from this months sponsor The Magpie Club. So do yourself a favor, after you check out my design, skidaddle over to the site and enter for your chance to win!!!!!

I did it again...

Another tri-fecta...That means I combined all three of the awesome challenges over at Design Dollies.. into one layout. I chose a pic of my dd, Bella with three binkies, I guess one is not enough for her. I originally wanted to title it "binkie Hog" but part of the challenge was to use a crown somewhere in your lo, and I thought "Binkie Queen" fit perfect. SO here it is, hope ya like it...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It's time for the big reveal...

I had the honor of being a guest designer for June over at Scrap That, and today is the big reveal!!!! I absolutely loved the kit I was sent, It was called the "Something Old, Something New" kit and it was chocked full of wonderful goodies from the Scrap That online store. So do yourself a favor and head on over and get yourself some of these goodies to add to your stash.
So without further are my three designs using the awesome kit....

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I have been given this awesome award...

Although I have not been around the internet scrapbooking community very long I have met some amazing women and have had the awesome opportunity to work with a few of them. One in particular is DARIEN. I met her over at Scrap That, and let me tell you she is extremely talented and one of the sweetest people I will ever meet. So go check out her blog, and leave some love for this amazingly talented woman that gave me this award.

Rules for this award are: Link back to the person who gave you the award; Post where you would like to be in 10 years; Give this award up to 10 awesome bloggers.

I choose to give this award to Kelly,Karen W., Lynette, Tettiz, Myia,and Zoa.

Where do I want to be in 10 years...I would hope that I'm still scrapping, maybe just a little bit better. I would like to be or have been on more design teams, and possibly making money doing what I love.

Bubba, Man's Best Friend

Here is my latest attempt at the challenges over at Design Dollies. I was brave this week and tried out the tri-fecta am pretty happy with the way this one turned out!!! The pic is of my twin boys, Memphis and Mikel in their 4 year b-day pics. Aren't they so cute in their train conductor getup!?! The pic was taken at an old train station, and they are actually sitting on a train caboose.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pin wheel flower tutorial.

Here is a tutorial for my version of a pin wheel flower.

1. First gather your supplies: 5x5 sheet of paper, 4x4 sheet paper, adhesive, hole punch, a brad, and a pencil.

2. First take your 5x5 piece of paper and cut at each corner almost to the center. Make sure and don't cut all the way to center.

3. Take and bend one corner to the center and glue. Fold the next corner in and repeat with the other two corners.

4. Punch a hole through the center of the flower.

5. Repeat the entire process with your 4x4 piece of paper and then place the smaller flower in the center of the larger flower, making sure to line up the holes. Place a brad in the holes to hold the two flowers together.

6. Take a pencil and curl the edges of the petals. the more you curl the better the flower will look.

7. Fluff your flower and adjust to your liking, and there you go, a really pretty, simple flower.

You Grow So Fast

This was a layout that I did from a sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays. The sketch was amazingly fun and I can't wait to play with more of their sketches!!!! The pic is of my dear daughter,Bella when she was first learning to stand. It amazes me everyday how fast your children grow!! The flowers are my take on pinwheels that I turned into flowers. I hope you like it,and i want to thank all the talented gals over at Sketchy Thurdsays for the inspiration.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Decorated Notebook Tutorial

Okay so the other day I posted my small decorated notebook,and I received so requests to make it into a tutorial so here goes.

1. Gather your supplies( Notebook,Trimmer,or any cutting device, adhesive, paper,ribbon, and embellishments.

2.Measure and cut paper to fit the front side of notebook. Get as close to the metal spirals as you can. Glue in place.

3. Embellish to your liking.

4.Using two different yet coordinating rolls of ribbon cut strips about two and a half inches long.

5. Tie the ribbon around each spiral, alternating colors. Make sure and tie the knot as tight as you can get it!

6. Fluff the ribbon and you are finished!!!!!!!Sit back and enjoy your fabulous creation!!

Sorry that the final pic is of a different notebook.I was making 4 different ones for my boy's teachers and I must have taken a picture of the wrong finished notebook,and it would be my luck that they gave them to them today.Oh well hopefully you get the picture!!! Good luck.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


I won and I'm sooooo excited!!!!! I submitted my lo that I made for my mother for Mother's Day to the examiner for their inaugural scrapbook contest column and I won first place. Here is the link to the article.... So head on over and check it out. This was just the first
This was the first of many contests so head on over and join me.

More Blog Candy

My fellow XOXO design team member is giving away blog candy to celebrate her birthday and here are the details...

I'm turning 45 on May 19, and I am going to celebrate by having a giveaway! One of my recent goals was to get on a design team, and I got on one just in time for my birthday! I have also won several RAKs lately! So, it's not huge, but I feel like I'd like to do at least a small RAK in return for all of the joy blogging has brought me the past couple of months since I opened my blog!!!

Get in on the random drawing by doing the following...
1. Leave a comment here and include your blog address.
2. Become a follower (if you aren’t already)
3. Post this on your blog

If you want a 2nd entry, enter the challenge here (it would be great if you would scraplift MY layout!) If you do, just leave a 2nd comment letting me know you posted your layout to the xoxo challenge blog!

I will leave this giveaway open until midnight on May 31, 2010, so you have all the time possible to scraplift a layout!! I'll post a winner shortly after that! Thanks!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Little Boy Blue...

This a lo i did of my ds,Memphis for the awesome challenges over at Design Dollies.
I decided to combine both the elements challenge, anything nursery rhymes,and the sketch challenge. This was so fun for me because these are colors that I normally do not scrap...I'm more of a neutral kind of gal, so this was way different for me! So hop on over to their site and play along cause they are giving away some awesome prizes at the end of the month!!!


This is a lo I did for my daughter so that she knows where her name came from. I was about 7 months pregnant with her when i started reading the Twilight series and absolutely loved the name of the main character,Bella. The page on the lo is an actual page torn from the Eclipse book and the quote at the top is said to Bella from Edward in the Eclipse book. There is a small pic of Bella and Edward in a frame at the bottom of the flower cluster that I think kinda ties it all together. I wanted to title it, "I hope you someday find your Edward" but did not have a pic of her that I felt was appropriate for this title. Thinkin I'll wait until she's older for that page. Hope you enjoy this one!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Girl is... Design Dollies color challenge

I decide to do the Design Dollies color challenge for this had to use black,yellow, and turqoise. Here is the link to this fabulous site... So here is my design. The pic is of my daughter playing with her very first Cabbage Patch doll,sooo cute!! I used yellow and turqoise in the pattern papers and the black is used in the writing of the quote and as the ink on the distressed edges.Hope ya like it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day Gifts...

So this year I decided to make my own Mother's Day gifts to give to my mom and my mother in law... I found this awesome photo of my mother and I right after I was born and decided that it was the pic I wanted to use. I titled the page our Bond because my mother and I share a bond
that could never be broken...she is my best friend and I love her with all my heart.

My mother in law loves to be at the lake and since i have tons of pics of my kiddos at the lake I decided to make her a lo of her only grandchildren doing what she likes best...lounging on the beach. She is a wonderful women and I hope that she enjoys this as much as i enjoyed making it for her.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

An Awesome Prize Givaway.

May 8th kicks off the BlueMoonScrapbooking American Crafts Giveaway.Lynette, my boss over at XoXo is giving away this yummy prize. So go check out her blog... to find out what you have to do to win this!