Friday, May 29, 2009


Here's a new layout I made for Challenge #87 over at Scrapping The Music. The challenge was to make a layout inspired by the song "Free To Be Me" by Francesca Battistelli.

Here are the lyrics:

Free to Be Me by Francesca Battistelli
At twenty years of age I'm still looking for a dream A war is already waged for my destiny But You've already won the battle And You've got great plans for me Though I can't always see, (chorus) 'cause...I got a couple dents in my fender Got a couple rips in my jeans Try to fit the pieces together But perfection is my enemy And on my own I'm so clumsy But on Your shoulders I can see I'm free to be me When I was just a girl I thought I had it figured out See my life will turn out right And I'll make it here somehow But things don't always come that easy And sometimes I would doubt, 'cause... (chorus) And you're free to be you Sometimes I believe That I can do anything Yet other times I think I've got nothing good to bring But You look at my heart and you tell me That I've got all You seek And it's easy to believe, even though... (chorus) And you're free to be you

I love that song and thought it would be fun to do the challenge. I used YMBD male/female sign labels and also both journaling tags are YMBD products. I got the puffy gel alphas from Peachy Cheap and the Husband sticker is as old as I Of course, the tickets are JB.

TGIF! (for you. Unfortunately, I have to work all night).


Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Memorial Day and are remembering those who gave up their lives defending ours.

Just finished this layout for the Sketch This Prompt #86. The sketch was provided by Janelle Lee. Click on the title of this post to check out Sketch This! It's a great site with inspirational sketches. I loved this picture of my daughter and niece on Valentine's Day and thought it would be great with the sketch. The winner of the challenge wins the May Monthly Kit at Scrap N Supply Shack I'm also a member there and it's a very friendly site with a fabulous design team. I stitched, distressed and rolled the edges of the patterned background paper and used chipboard, fabric, and button accents.

Here's another layout I made using more Valentine pictures. This is an example layout for an upcoming crop we are hosting at If It's Groovy . The journaling tag and calender are YMBD products. The ribbons, chipboard sticker and transparent sticker are all from my old stash.

I have some more new layouts that I made this past weekend but will share them later.

Hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Monday!!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday Lift and other new LOs

Just finished this layout for YMBD's Saturday Lift Challenge. It is a lift of Design Team Member Marti's NJ State Aquarium Layout. Click on the title of this post to check it out. I loved how she arranged six pictures on the circular matting without making it too crowded. I chose to go with just three pictures. The yellow sun, black bracket, large scroll flourish, and both journaling tags are all YMBD products. I cooked a pizza today for an early dinner snack for the kids and used the pizza cardboard backing as matting. I love to recycle :) I thought the splash to paint would help mimic the white crashing waves. I've had those transparent border stickers for a hundred years now so it was nice to use something from my old stash.

Here are a few more layouts that I haven't shared yet. This one was for a sketch challenge on . The "Wet" theme for this challenge was easy to accomplish with all my beach pictures but the twist was to add clear or puffed embellishments to represent water. The tags were heat embossed and I used glossy clear accent liquid to give it a more watery feel. I scratched the Black Magic cardstock to pull out the blue back matting and represent the water. The beach bucket made a great journaling tag and I stamped a piece of vellum for the title.

These last two layouts are of my young Kinder, Christian. Here he is with his teacher assistant, Mrs. Barnes, on the first day of school. He liked finding his spot on the floor for reading time. I used micro-beads for the heart in the title and used some more school themed chipboard embellishments. I journaled around the matting since I used up all my space and thought that worked well. The ruler ribbon was the last piece of a very large roll that I bought at a yard sale. I gave a lot of it away to the ladies at my old lss, swap members and RAKs and I've used it many times in my own layouts.

This 2nd layout "Grow" was also for a challenge at If It's Groovy. Our sponsor for that month was
so the twist was to incorporate as many eyelets as you could. I used blue and white eyelets on my scalloped borders. The black grade school patterned paper was from 1998! Yes that's right. I have paper that old and I love using old stash items. There's just something about using something that would have been thrown out or given away that makes me feel so good about being a huge hoarder...LOL. I loved the background items in the pictures and used a 3-D globe to bring out the globe in Mrs. Gunter's classroom.
I plan on scrapping more this weekend and hope to have more to share with you very soon.
Happy Saturday!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Would you like to be a guest design team member at Pages in Time?

Then join the forum and enter your lo's/ cards/ altered projects/ mini albums in our gallery and in the guest DT member discussion forum. Be sure to mention you want to be a guest dt member. Entries must be recent layouts! Please try to stop by the site at least weekly to chat, post, get to know us better and to see if you have been chosen.

Karen (our PIT owner) will choose one layout a week that will be featured as the Layout of the Week and then after four choices, one person will be chosen to be the Guest Design Team Member for the next month.

The winner will also be featured in the gallery, blog and on the main post! You will also win a Monthly Kit for being a Guest Design Team Member for that month!


Enter as many times as you'd like.When you post your layouts,cards, or altered items, be sure to mention it is for the Guest Design Team Member spot.

***You must have a minimum of 10 layouts, cards, etc.) posts in to be eligible to win.*

Good Luck and I can't wait to see your creative creations!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pages In Time May Kit

Here is May's kit of the month. It is jammed pack full of goodies and fun colors,and embellishments. It also comes with a sketch that you can do that will be perfect for our kit challenge that I will be offering monthly. This kit has the most paper that is from the newest lines out there. No body puts as many pp's in there kit as we do and keep the price down.

Kit contents:
Lovey Dovey-Pink Paisley
Full Moon
Eye Popping
Wisteria-wind chimes-Basic Grey
Wisteria-white dynasty- Basic Grey

Alphabet stickers
1 felt die cute art strip from Prima
enchanting rub on's
captivating petal(package of two)
Mini Stamp set (4-piece set) Prima
Brads 3 large and 3 small
Boshers 1large 1 small
2 metal ribbon hooks
journaling note
small tiles
small beads

Price $25.00 You can email and can pay by paypal or you can call the store

ADD on Kit:
Honey Bunch
Stunning die cut pp

Flora doodles-u get the full package of 80 Jeweled Forettes
small arrow beaded
ink pad in black
yard of lace ribbon
2 metal photo corners
Price $7.50

Additonal Add on;
You choose style and how many
Chipboard elements-19 chipboard pieces in package
Price 5.00each

This fabulous kit is selling out super fast so you need email or call your order in fast. I can't wait to get my hands on these yummy goodies!