Friday, June 26, 2009

Because of YOU

This layout is for the Scrapping The Music Challenge #91. I just love Kelly Clarkson and couldn't wait to use her song title as a title to my layout. I used the cross of candles and flowers in the picture as inspiration for my background patterned paper cross. I stitched it with black thread to make it stand out more. The round and square journal tags are from Your Memories By Design and I never get tired of using the Jenni Bowlin bingo cards. The MOTHER poem is a vellum sticker that I cut out and placed on top of the journal tag. It's very old from my stash. The rub-ons are also from my older stash as well as the ANGEL definition sticker. This is another one for my memorial album of my sweet Suegra (mother-in-law). I am trying to get a lot done before I leave for Mexico this Tuesday.

Happy Scrappin'!


Finished my layout for Let's Get Shabby's 1st Challenge. It is an INSPIRATION challenge. My inspiration for this layout was the silk florals that I plucked from an old arrangement. I loved the cream color with a touch of mauve in the roses and I also took the colors from the picture as inspiration. I wanted to use blue butterflies to pull out the blue in her jacket. The florals also matched the color in her shawl. The Anna Griffin paper worked great with the florals and also matched my color scheme. I purchased the old lace from a yard sale. The alpha stickers were old and from an album that you personalize the front of. I placed them on chipboard and cut them out and pop-dotted them to add more dimension since the florals had so much dimension. I rounded all corners of patterned paper and on the picture to soften it as well.

Be sure to head over to Let's Get Shabby and get your submission in on time. This month's prize is a $50 gift certificate for Purple Onion Designs!! How awesome it that?? Just click on the title to the post or the link above to check it out.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Layouts

Lots of new Layouts I made today. This one was inspired by a sketch from Amanda Winchester who is on the Design Team at Treasured Scrapbooking. The baby is my nephew's first born. His name is Daniel but everyone calls him Dani. He is so precious and everyone just adores him. The top picture is of him and his mother and the bottom picture is of him and his grandfather (my brother-in-law).

This layout was inspired from a sketch by Valerie Semon with Got Sketch 2008. It is for our June Sketch Challenge at Pages In Time. My aunt Macuka is the lady in the far right of the picture with her daughter and son-in-law and their two children. The birdie is from Your Memories by Design. I wanted to use the bird because I call her "Cuka Ruka Koo" and that is the term used for the noise that the Toucan bird makes. It's also a famous song by one of my favorite Mexican singers, Juan Gabriel. I sing the song everytime I see her and it always puts a smile on her face.

Sketch was Pencil Lines #137. I know I'm really late in making it but I didn't care because I really liked the sketch. Design Team member Anna designed the sketch. Instead of using a journal box, I just used the printed lines from the background Cloe's Closet patterned paper. Primos is spanish for cousins. I liked the look of the rub-on scalloped border as well as the rub-on chandelier from Making Memories. And, of course it's always nice to use up the button stash.

I just love this new Jenni Bowlin cherry paper. I received it and the journal tag from my Pages In Time Design Team kit. I kept this layout simple and my neighbor thinks I need to add more to the negative space in the patterned paper blocks on top and bottom but I told her I wanted to keep this one simple. The picture really spoke to me and I wanted to keep it the main focal point of the layout. I love those cursive Thickers and I thought the stitching kept it neat and linear. She thinks this one is really plain compared to most of my other layouts but she's not a scrapper so what does she

I have a couple of more new layouts but don't have the information on them yet so I will post them later.

I'm feeling much better and have a doctor's appointment tomorrow so I will have an update on my health later. I feel much better so thanks again for all your prayers.

Happy Scrappin' and don't forget to join us Saturday for the Summer Mini-Crop at Pages In Time!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Online Summertime Crop

Come join myself and everyone at Pages In Time for The Online Summertime Crop of 2009on Saturday June 27th. Rayette has put together some great challenges and fun games for you to enjoy.

The crop will run from 8am to Midnight pacific time. You may work on the challenges all weekend but on time points will be awarded. Prizes will be awarded for the most points accumulated throughout the day.

So set that yard work aside for one day and come join us. And while you're there, don’t forget we have live chat so you can chat with myself and other members of our fabulous Design Team.

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

INFECTION & Our Crop Hop Winner!!!

I'm so sorry I have not been online and posted my winner to my Crop Hop Challenge. I have been very sick and hospitalized for four days with sepsis. I am still very weak but getting better everyday. Thank you for all the prayers and support for those who knew about my condition.

Now to my winner:
My six year old son was so excited to pick the winning ticket. He cut all the names off the printed paper all by himself and picked out the basket to put them in.

Congrats Marcie!!!!!! You're gonna love the kit!!! Please message me with your snail addy so I can have the kit mailed to your door.

Thanks to everyone for participating in our Crop Hop!! Please continue to pray for me as I am still recovering. I hope to get to scrapping after I have my energy back ;)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Give Me 5 For Kids Online Crop at PIT

Time: June 13, 2009 at 7am to June 14, 2009 at 6pm

Location: Pages In Time Forum

Website or Map:
Event Type: Online Crop

Hosted By: Design Team Member Lesley Walker

Organized By: Design Team Leader Ann Arbogast

Come join us at Pages In Time for a mini online crop this weekend.
This is our first of a series of monthly online crops to host.

Lesley will be hosting this weekend.
The theme is "GIVE ME 5 FOR KIDS"
(This theme is simply recognising and making everyone aware of all those kids in hospitals all over the world that don't have enough equipment to help them have a fair chance of survival; a fund raising cause that Lesley supports in Australia).

More details can be found in the main forum under,
Crops and Other Online Events

Hope to see you here!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Only Two More Days:

To get your entry in my 80's Rubik's Cube Challenge!!!!! Who wouldn't want that awesome Kit shown below????? It's so easy!! Just get your Layout made and linked to the comments section of the contest thread below and you will be entered into the drawing. If you have completed more challenges in the If It's Groovy 80's Blog Hopping Crop, then link those creations as well along with the name of the challenge for an additional entry. Get on that train ladies (and gents)!! There's still time to get croppin' :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Come On Ride The Train! Choo! Choo!

We are rolling back to the 80's during our very first Online Blog Hopping Crop at If It's Groovy!!!

Here is how this works...

Groovy Deb has listed the first challenge and an example on the If It's Groovy Blog. If you click on the title to this post, you will see her challenge and example. When you have finished linking your creation to her challenge, hop on board to the next Groovy Member's blog and share your "Totally Awesome" layout to that challenge.

You will then look for the list below to go to the next design team member's site (or a guest who wanted to hostess a challenge).

Click and take a look at the next challenge. She will then have the next place for you to visit.

We have had our share of blogger issues today; "Groody to the Max!"
Please don't get discouraged. "Get Into The Groove" and come back and start hopping some more :)

This crop will last for ten days (June 4th through the 14th) so get busy there are a lot of challenges .

Enter all or as many as you would like :)

Did I mention all challenges will have prize to be given to one player of each?

How Groovy is that???

Here is the list of Train Stops:

you will have to type this into your browser or follow Jeanette's from Celina's place

My Cool, Hip 80's Challenge for you is the Rubik's Cube Challenge. Create a layout using square pics and use at least three colors of the Rubik's Cube.

Here is a reminder of what that tricky, little cube looks like:

And here is my example:

What do you win for making it to the final stop of the train????

How about our current June's Kit at Pages In Time!!!!!! The pictures are posted in my previous post.

All players who have taken the journey on our Groovy 80's Choo Choo and linked their creations to my challenge will be entered into a drawing for this month's PIT kit. A substitute kit will be made and shipped to your door if this month's kit sales out before your journey ends.

Please leave your link to your layouts in a comment to this post. If you have created layouts for other Groovy Pit Stop Challenges, please link them as well in a separate comment and that will earn you another entry in the drawing. I will draw a winner on June 15th.

So who is On Board this "Radical" Train????

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pages In Time June Kit Available

The June Kit at Pages In Time is now available and yummier than ever! Just look at all those delicious goodies. Here's a list of contents:

Basic Kit $25

Paper 12 sheets of pp
Oh Lovely 3 different sheets all double sided
Large floral Rose Rouge
DCWV-With Black Velvet trim
To Have and to Hold-Kaiser
DieCut- Sweet Roses cream/white pp
Pink Paisley Die Cut-Hip Huggers
Sincerely YoursTwo Ribbons that match the paper
Lace corner cover
Alaphet Letters
Diecut swirl with flower on chipboard (you can paint,ink,glimmer mist it)
Glitter Leaves
3 Large Flowers
Medium flowers
Small Flowers
Mini black pearl beads
Stitching template
Die cut flower ( you each will receive a different one but that does match)
small metal key

Add on Kit: Price $12
Prima Flowers (2 pack)
Rub on's From WR Memory Keepers
Quik Quotes brads and Ribbon set
Bling it from Basic Grey
Best Creation pp with glitter
You can email Karen: and can pay by paypal or you can call the store
May's Kit sold out quickly so be sure to get your kit ordered today!
Enjoy and Happy Scrappin'!