Friday, April 23, 2010

Yup, I'm still here! Nothing major to report but I didn't want you to think I'd fallen off the face of the earth, so I thought I'd share a few layouts. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Do any of you love ad inspirations as much as I do? Print advertisements are are such fertile ground for a scrapper's creativity in so many ways...and I've recently come across a wonderful blog that makes it easy to find wonderful choices in ads. Check out Dotty Divas and if you scroll down you can even see the layout I created from the current ad!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Up for a Challenge? Or Two?

As many of you know, I lead the Faithbooking team over at If It's Groovy. Well, a new month means a new challenge! Deb has taken a unique slant and is offering up a Chinese New Year's-oriented challenge which can be found here: Here's a sneak peek at some of the fun.

And for even further inspiration and fun, check out the Faithbooking challenge here, where we've taken a verse from an often-overlooked Book of the Bible, Song of Solomon. Here's a look at my layout for this month's challenge.

Once you are there you can poke around the site and you will find many more fun and inspiring challenges. When you check it out be sure to stop and say "howdy!"

Monday, February 1, 2010

And the winner is....

I made a visit to today and of the 19 entries submitted to the Birthday Bash Pretty Ribbon Challenge, the number selected was 16! That means the lucky winner of my challenge is Karen-Lee!

Take a look at her beautiful layout and the darling ribbon flowers.

Karen-Lee, email me your mailing address and I will get your album out to you!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Last Call!

Today is the last day to submit an entry for the Pretty Ribbon we have any last-minute beauties?? And while you are here, don't forget to take a peek at the slide show on the side bar. I've had some gorgeous entries thus far and I know you will want to see them and be inspired!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ready for some more grooviness?

We couldn't keep the fun all to ourselves any longer! We've now moved over to If It's Groovy @ Ning where we can have all the interactive fun we want! Please stop by and join us for an inside look at all the inspiration from the many teams of designers, to chat about all things scrappy (and non-scrappy!), check out our swaps and trades forums, and visit all the birthday bash challenges in one place!

Before you go, though, please check out all the AMAZING work turned in in response to the pretty ribbon challenge! You can find it at the sidebar on your right. If you haven't turned in your layout yet, or know someone else who would like to, remember the challenge is now open until Jan. 30th!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


We are having sooo much fun with the birthday bash that we've decided to make it last! The challenges will be open through the end of the month, so if you haven't submitted your layout yet, there is still time! Tell your friends!

Monday, January 4, 2010

If It's Groovy Birthday Bash Challenge!

What's a birthday without a beautifully wrapped gift?

And what makes a gift beautiful more than ribbon?

My challenge for you is to use ribbon in a creative
way on your layout!

Choose one of the following ideas and submit it to me
by Jan. 10th at midnight your time for a chance at a
wonderful gift of your own!

1. Use ribbon to frame a photo on your layout.

2. Stamp on a ribbon and use it on your layout.

3. Use at least five different ribbons on your layout.

4. Create a flower from ribbon and use on your layout.

5. Braid, twist, or weave ribbon on your layout.

Here is my sample...please forgive the wonky scan! In real life the
ribbon and photo matting are both straight.


And here is the adorable mini-album kit that will go to the randomly-selected winner!

The chipboard: The rub-ons:
The paper:

Be sure to keep checking in to If It's Groovy
to get the links to all the other challenges as well!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

If It's Groovy turns ONE in January
and just like all babies,

a birthday party is called for!!!

We will celebrate
by having a blog birthday party

where If It's Groovy
team members have a celebration

on their personal blog
by hosting a challenge.

The crop will take place
January 4th (yes, TOMORROW!)

through January 10th.

Be sure to check back

and definitely tell your friends!