Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Okay, my crazy week is over! This blog has been neglected, we are starting a new month, and I know there are a handful of you following along, so I think it is time for a CHALLENGE!

I am crazy about kraft paper and would love to see what you can do with it. So here is your challenge...

Create a layout which meets the following criteria.

1. Kraft paper background. (Kraft "colored" or kraft "styled"...does not have to be ACTUAL kraft paper.)
2. Leave a significant amount of negative space.
3. Use any BRIGHT color(s) as accents.

Here is an example from me, based on a sketch from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks.

Leave a comment on this post with a link to your layout, or email it to me, by July 31, and I will put your name in a hat for a RAK.

Be sure to share with your friends; I'd love to see lots of inspiration!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Two blogs for you to check out today, and if you have read here before I doubt either of them are new to you.

First, check out If It's Groovy. The two-page layouts from the design team are up and I'd love for you to see the awesome sketch we used and see what inspiration YOU can draw from it. (Also, note the fun folded flower technique that we all tried out this month!)

Here is mine, but seriously, hop over there and check out the original and the layouts done by the rest of the team so you can see how many different ways you can go with the same inspiration.

Secondly, take a peek over at Scrap the Boys where you will notice a familiar layout called "Go Ahead and Jump." While you are there check out all the other fun layouts made from their monthly prompt "Boys and Their Toys" and see what you can come up with!

Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Just wanted to share a pretty simple layout I finished tonight. I have had this sitting on my desk for a few days trying to decide what to do with it but I believe that sometimes simpler is better. The flow of the action is what I really wanted to capture in this layout and so I want to keep the viewer's eye moving along the line of photos. I highlighted my favorite photo of the bunch with red and raised both it and one of my title letters up to fit the theme of jumping rope. There is a lightly patterned black paper for just a bit of visual interest and some buttons and voila, there you have it!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Doing some cleaning today and I have a bunch of page kits that I won't be using. I am offering them for $5 including shipping. (If you are local the price of the kit only is just $2!) I will describe in general terms; leave me a comment if you would like a photo. First come, first serve! (U.S. only please.)

Spotlight Kits include:
2 sheets textured cardstock 12x12
2 sheets coordinating patterned paper 12x12
1 6x6 sheet of coordinating chipboard embellishments

There are two themes available.

"Remember" includes black cardstock and paper in shades of olive, gold and burgundy. The chipboard is accented with gold foil.

"Travel" includes tan cardstock and paper in shades of brown, olive and blue. The chipboard includes flocked accents.

Hot Fudge Kits include:
2 sheets textured cardstock 12x12
2 sheets coordinating patterned paper 12x12
1 12x12 sheet die-cut accents including quotes, border strips, journaling box and more

Availabe themes are:

"Baby Boy" in pale blue and yellow
"Big Boy Toys" in black, gray, brown and olive
"Boys" in blue, green and orange
"Expecting" in pink, pale green and pale blue
"Firsts - Baby Boy" in pale blue, yellow and green
"Firsts - Girl" in pink and yellow
"Gone But Not Forgotten" in brown, tan and blue
"Mom" in lavender, green and yellow
"Wedding" in black, gray and white
"Zoo" in brown, tan, blue and green
"Travelin' '' in green, blue, dark red and gold
With all the excitement of the blog hop the last couple of weeks, I want to make sure you haven't forgotten about the monthly challenge at If It's Groovy, because it is a SWEET one! Go check it out! Here is the layout I did for the monthly prompt:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Okay, I gave an extra day in case anyone had computer issues or whatever, so I am announcing the challenge winner TODAY!

I had my boys put all the entries in a hat (literally!) and draw a number and the winner is #7....JEN!

Jen, be on the lookout, and I hope you enjoy your prize!!!!

I want to thank EVERYONE who submitted entries for this or any of the challenges in the first ever

If It's Groovy

blog hop, and if you haven't been able to finish your layout, please go ahead and share it with us when you do!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Today is IT. The last day to turn in your creations for a chance to wiin the RAK pictured below. Let's see what you got!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Inspire Me!

Okay, I have TONS of vacation pictures on my computer now and need inspiration. Send me the favorite vacation layout you have created (or two or three!) so I can make a slide show here!

And don't forget about the monthly challenge! I am hoping to work on mine this weekend!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

THIS is the place to be to check out all the wonderful layouts that have been created for this challenge! There is still plenty of time to get your layout added here. Just leave me a comment with a link to where you have the layout posted, or if you don't have a place to post it, just leave me a comment letting me know where to contact you with my email address so I can have you email it to me! I will add it as soon as I can AND get you in the drawing for the super cool prize! Just check out the post below for all the details.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Woo hoo, the big day is finally here! The first ever


cybercrop/blog hop!

I hope you had a BLAST with Amy's "hair" challenge, I know I did! (And if you missed it, click HERE to check it out!)

So, do you want to know what is next?? Of course you do!! Read on...

John Hughes was HUGELY popular in the 1980s. He is responsible for movies such as:

Sixteen Candles
The Breakfast Club
Weird Science
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Some Kind of Wonderful

My challenge for you is to create a layout using the title of one of these five movies as the title of your layout.

You have until June 14 to leave a comment on this post with a link to your layout. I will add the layout here and put your name in the drawing for a prize. Would you like to see what you could win?

You could win this darling "ADORE" word book, and just to make it more fun, I will throw in these groovy alpha stickers...that just happen to perfectly fit the letters on the book! You can use them easily together...or if you have other ideas, you can use them seperately, too. As long as you use them! ~grin~

A little inspiration from yours truly...

Can't wait to see your work! Be sure to keep checking back right here to see all the creative layouts that you share!

Now, take a deep breath and put your 'walking boots' back on to head over to


to pick up your next challenge!

Ta ta for now!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The RAK winner for signing on as a follower before the start of the crop hop has been drawn....JEN! Jen, please email me with your address, and also let me know if another follower here referred you to the site!

Now, ladies, let's get busy with those layouts, shall we??

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


And one last sneak peek!

Finally, remember Wednesday is the LAST day to sign on as a follower (see button on your right) to be eligible for the RAK.

Peek in later to see the prize up for grabs for completing the challenge posted right here during the If It's Groovy cybercrop June 4-14!

Monday, June 1, 2009


And another teaser for you...