Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Friday

Man, where did this week go?
Still recovering from a sinus infection and looking forward to the long weekend :)
So, what are your plans? We will probably just sleep, eat and sleep some more!

If you have a minute, I hope you will click over to the  CK Blog. I got to be the guest blogger today sharing a page that is in the same line as my Branches On Our Family Tree article in CK May-June 2010. There's a prize to be won as well, thanks to the generous Crate Paper :)

And here's a page I made for Studio Calico, now that I can share it...

You can check out all the creations by their fab DT right here.

Be safe and enjoy your weekend :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

You guessed it right...

those are my Studio Calico June Guest Designer peeks :)
And here's a peek into their June kit:

and they are hosting a giveaway on their blog to celebrate reveal night :) I LOVE those collections by Crate Paper.

You might be wondering what Cocoa Daisy has planned for June. You can find out tonight :) I promise you it is GOOD!!! Wanna peek?

Did I tell you it was good? It's ALI!!! Need I say more?
And a few sneaks of my own with the June Cocoa Daisy kit:

Don't miss out on these great kits... I'll be back with more giveaway news tomorrow :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

And random number generator says

the winner is...

Lori Renn said...

I love your creations! I'd love a copy of this book. :)
3:06 PM

Lori, email me at with your addy and don't forget to put blog winner in the subject line :)

A huge thank you to all you ladies who took the time to enter and to CK for the lovely prize.

You'll find additional chances to win at the CK Blog.

Here are some sneak peeks at something that I had been having a lot of fun with...



Happy Monday :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

If you didn't win the last giveaway,

here's a chance to win yet another lovely and FUN Special Issue from Creating Keepsakes. Yeah, I'm talking about the 2nd issue of Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Paper Palooza!

I have to tell you, I had so much FUN making projects for this one.
If you are a paper scrapper, you can't miss this issue... you'll find time-and-money-smart tips and eye candy inspiration... it's amazing to see what you can do with just paper! Check the issue out here and don't forget to get a sneak peek in here.
Let me share one of my pages from this issue:

You can use the coupon code TIPS-BLOG between May 17-31 to get 20% off your purchase of Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Paper in CK's online store.
You could even win a copy right here, thanks to CK :)
Just leave a comment on this post for your chance to win! You have until Friday, May 21st to enter. I will randomly draw one winner and post the name here on Monday, May 24th. Please don't forget to check back to see if you've won. Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


sorry ladies for being a day late...
Without further delay, here's the winner (as picked by random number generator)

William said...

I would love to get my hands on this magazine! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Laura

(William is my husband:)

Laura, CONGRATS on the win and please email me at with your address with 'blog winner' on the subject line.

Off to bed.

Monday, May 10, 2010

CK Fast & Fresh Scrapbook giveaway

Don't you just LOVE the feeling when you have completed an album? It gives me satisfaction and joy. Do you need help doing it? How does 345 no-fail tips sound like? And the inspiration... you will get all that and more in the brand new special issue of Creating Keepsakes releasing this week!

It's all about creating albums from teeny tiny mini albums to full size albums and everything in between for special occasions, everyday, recipe book... you name it. You'll learn fun ways to use photo sleeve albums, photo pockets and even how to make albums digitally!  LOTS of eye candy!!!
Check out a a sneak peek of Fast & Fresh Scrapbooks at the Creating Keepsakes website. You can also order a copy of this special issue at the Scrap & Paper corner. If you order your copy between May 10-31 use the code FAST-BLOG for a 20% discount.
How about a chance to win a copy? I have one copy of this issue to give away, compliments of Creating Keepsakes, to one of you ! Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win before midnight Friday May 14th! I will randomly draw one winner and post the name here on Monday, May 17th.

Please don't forget to check back to see if you've won. If you want, include your email address with your comment and I'll contact you if you're the winner.

Good luck :)

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

to y'all :) Hope your day was filled with special moments!
And here are a couple of layouts to share.

Did this one with Sizzix Texture boutique and Big Kick with the one and only Tim Holtz's dies...

And this is my April monthly layout as part of my A-page-a-month venture.
Hoping to head to bed a little early tonight...tired :)

Friday, May 07, 2010


and enjoying it :)

Supplies: Cardstock: Coredinations; Textured Impressions Fruit & Vine Set & Texture Boutique embossing machine: Sizzix; Stamp: Anna Griffin; Ink: StazOn; Adhesive: Scotch 3M

Have a fun Friday :)

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Playing with

this little cutie today...

Yep, that's the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine from Sizzix!!!
Thanks to the wonderful and CUTE Jewel Hudgins, I get to play with this lovely tool ...yay :)
Ok, I'll get back to playing.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


This is Teacher Appreciation week. The Homeroom moms in Nini's 2nd grade and Gifted program classes have sent us a small list of things the awesome teachers like. But we have been referring to that list for Christmas, birthdays, etc. and I felt the need to think beyond it, to give a very personal gift and not just a gift card (although those are NOT bad at all!)... so, I made them scrapbooks! 12x12 albums with a few completed pages inside... letters and special memories that Nini had with them. They will have more pages to fill with this year's class pictures, events, etc. if they so wish :) Here's the first page from Mrs. J's album:

Other than these, I have made several cards to let these wonderful people know in our small way that they are loved and appreciated more than we can express in words.

On another note of appreciation, I have to say that we do not always appreciate what and how much we have... recently, a friend of ours went through a series of mishaps and let's just say that we are blessed to still have her in our lives... Linda. And in my few years of scrapping, I have found the scrapbooking community to always come together to stand by a friend... in that spirit, Tricia Canonico of Cocoa Daisy, Ali Edwards, Big Picture Scrapbooking and many other loving folks have joined hands to stand by Linda. You can find out more about this effort and we'll be so very thankful if you help us spread the word.

Have a blessed day :)

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Happy Happy NSD

to you all. Hope you get to squeze in some scrapping time today :)

There are celebrations going on at Club CK with lots of fun and prizes to be won. Hoping to play there a bit!

There's also a very cool giveaway at the Crate Paper blog and you wouldn't want to miss it.

Have fun fellow scrappers and good luck with the giveaways :)