Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sketch time at Imaginisce!

The sketch is ALWAYS inspiring, and the designers have a TON of great layouts to share!
So go check out the Imagininsce blog, go on a blog "hop", create a layout, and maybe you can win a prize!!

Here is the sketch:
Here is my take (flipped it on it's side!)
LOVE this line of papers! I will have some other musically inspired layouts coming very soon!
'bout time I scrapped my hubby playin' ! (he has been in bands since he was 15 years old!)

Friday, March 26, 2010

OK, who wants to try this??? :)

Imaginisce Lucy Bird is Today's Scrapbook Steal!

I ended up really loving this paper!
At first I wasn't sure it was my thing...

I changed my mind (as usual! LOL!)

Here is just a reminder what I created with Lucy Bird:
Enjoy the savings!! :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

For a Friend!!!

May of you know Candi from Scrapaganza. She has been very missed at the store...
I have been fortunate enough to continue to call her friend... She is my creative buddy that is always up for some creative adventure, or to vent about the scrapbooking world!
Obviously her world, and all of us that know and love her, has been rocked by the illness she is battling with her daughter. Just finding out WHAT was wrong has been a trial!
Reese is the cutiest and sweetest thing! She is something special indeed!
Her daughter needs our prayers.
And beyond that Kim has come up with a creative way for creative people to "do" something!
Keep your prayers coming!
Every one is needed!!
(Visit Candi's blog or her facebook page for updates)
Now go create! (Read below)It's good therapy!

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Here is their address at the hospital, if you want to send cards of encouragement and support :

Mayo Clinic

St. Mary’s Hospital


1216 Second Street SW

Rochester, MN 55902

Attn: Reese Ladwig


I didn't want this to appear ABOVE Operations Cheerful Heart, so posting below here...

Jerry's Surprise 40th Birthday "Party" (I told a bunch of his friends and family to show at a bar where a friends band was playing, basically)
Here is the video coverage. Too funny... me in a bar... VERY funny!
Third Rail is quite the fun 80's rock cover band though!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I-Top is Today's Scrapbook Steal!

Hurry! Not sold out yet!
This is a fabulous tool at a FABULOUS price!
(Tools, two of the punches, the large brad head and brad daddies!)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jillibean Soup Sketch...

...I must be motivated by sketches at the moment! :)

I decided to try out the Jillibean Soup sketch to help get some scrappin' done!I turned it upside down, and kept it simple...
Also used the Jillibean Soup in my stash to make yesterday's sketch for The Story Matters...
AND since it was all sitting on my desk/work table, I made this one too!

I've been dying to use the Martha Stewart punch this way... I punched it three times in a row, then clipped off some of the birds randomly.

Here are the details...

The stamp set is from Studio Calico. The flower I made using my Sizzix Die.
The "love" is from the backing of the Prima flowers I used (the little roses).
Megan Klauer has be addicted to this border punch, and I thought I would try addin' little scraps in it's shape-in her honor! :)

Thanks for looking!
Hopefully you are doing some creating too?
Tomorrow is sneak peek day at The Story Matters!
This month we will have sneaks on the 15th still, but then each day leading up to the release of the April kit, we will be showing a project/layout a day in it's entirety leading up to sale day!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sketch Challenge over at The Story Matters!

Check out this simple, but oh so usable sketch that Bree designed for The Story Matters!Here is what I did with it...
The paper is Jillibean Soup, from the kit (new from CHA)

I used a stamp for the tree (w/words) then I overlapped with the transparency tree (My Mind's Eye) and then the die cut card stock tree and dots popped. I wanted to design SOMETHING with this idea brewing in my head. :) I think it worked well, even though these size stamp sets make you think "card" first. The owl is from the same set here:
(Available at Scrapaganza)
The misted deer... I saved the sticker back from the chipboard embellishment from Sassafrass.
I save any of those sticker backs in a baggie, just in case I want to use them later. :)

Tried out the new banner stickers from Jenni Bowlin...
Oh, and that trim has snaps on it-one side. Came in a bag of random trims I bought once. :)
Ya have until NEXT Sunday (not tomorrow) to get your creation!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's the romance... I'm a "sucker" for it. :)

Third of the Twilight Saga-Opens June 30th... {sigh}

Sunday, March 7, 2010

If just even one...

...person watches these and it changes their thinking enough to make a difference in even their own health, THAT is huge.
I think these should be "required" watching, of all people...
(and they are all "watch instantly" choices on Netflix! :) )

I dare ya. :)And if your having a baby...

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Story Matters MARCH KIT FOR SALE!

OK, so I didn't design with this kit... so then I decided to buy it anyway, cuz HELLO! I love this kit!And what the designers that had it DID with it this month! WOW!

This month, leading up to the GRAND OPENING in MAY (National Scrapbooking Day) is available in very limited quantities!
So grab yours TODAY!
It's only $24.99 (plus s/h if you need it) AND it includes a vintage milk cap AND exclusive Charlene "The Button Box" buttons!! HELLO! :)
With all that the designers did with it, you won't be short on ideas. AND there will be a sketch and a challenge or two in March, so having your kit for those-BONUS!

Go check it out!!