2 challenges, 1 layout

I have been feeling super, super "scrappy" this weekend and I have more time today to be scrappy...love these lazy weekends :-)

Today I am playing along with 2 challenges: The Studio Challenges and These are a Few of my Favorite Things. The Studio Challenges is having a sketch challenge, with the smaller challenge of using handmade embellishments. TAAFOMFT is asking that we scrap one of our favorite games. I combined the two to make this:

I just hope putting together puzzles counts as a game. I think it does, though...

And here are some close-ups of some of my handmade embellishments. I don't do a lot of the handmade thing, but this was pretty fun, so I may try to start incorporating my own embellies into my projects a bit more.

Thanks for stopping by...have a nice day!


Polka Dot ♥♥♥

Hey, all!

I hope your Saturday is going well! I actually scrapped for fun this morning...I figured I will work on my scrappy projects that have a deadline tomorrow...a little procrastination can sometimes get the creative juices flowing {I hope} :o)

Here is what I created today:

I love the new luggage that Eric got me for Christmas so much that I had to scrap pictures of it...Weird? Maybe so. Hee! But seriously, the luggage is hot pink and it has polka dots...it was made for me!

I also knew exactly what products I wanted to use to scrap these pictures: Toni's blooms! Her Gumdrop Embellishment Kit was made for this layout. The colors are so fun and vibrant and who doesn't love that fun pink and white polka dot ribbon?!?! Stop by her Etsy shop to see all her lovely, scrappy goodness. And I promise she did not pay me to promote her store...I just think her stuff is totally fun.

Thanks for dropping by today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


Punky Scraps Challenge #5

Hey, all!

Happy, happy weekend! Yayyyyy! :)

The last challenge of the month is up now at Punky Scraps. This challenge asks you to make a layout inspired by the quote that is posted on the site. Here is my take:
The tag pulls out and contains some hidden journaling...a message that I wrote to myself :)

Hop on over to Punky Scraps to see the quote and the rest of the wonderful ladies' interpretations of the challenge.


Butterfly Madness

Good morning, everyone!

This weekend I channeled my inner Elizabeth Kartchner. I am a particularly big fan of her trademark style of layering butterflies and tickets and I thought that I would give it a try. I don't pull it off nearly as well as she does, but I thought it was a good jumping off point. I used her beautiful layout, found here, as my inspiration. Here is what I came up with:I was also excited to finally play with some of my new Christmas presents: The Indie Girl line by Sassafras and that sweet Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I LOVE this punch...and think I am becoming a bit butterfly-obsessed...I went somewhat butterfly crazy this weekend...you'll see what I mean in the coming months, but maybe they'll be spaced out enough that you won't be able to tell ;-)

And...don't forget about the fun Core'dinations giveaway, going on here.

Thanks for stopping by...have a lovely week!


CS #139 and a Giveaway Opportunity!

Hey, all!

Since I have a long weekend, I figured I could waste a day being crafty...and since it's Sunday, that means I got the chance to play along with Creative Scrappers right away. Here is a layout that literally took me about 15 minutes to make:
Do you love that paper? It's the new Sassafras Paper Crush collection. I was lucky enough to win it in one their blog giveaways. It came in the mail yesterday and I had to use it immediately.

Speaking of giveaways...I wanted to tell you about a sweet giveaway that is going on at Core'dinations. Core'dinations is actually giving away FIFTY of their new paper packs. Click here to see the packs up for grabs and to enter. Entries are being accepted from now until January 21st.

Thanks for popping by!


Punky Scraps Challenge #4

Hey, all! I am here to share my take on the newest challenge over at Punky Scraps. It is a sketch challenge. Here is my layout:
These pictures were taken at the Marine Corps Marathon. These guys actually ran the MCM 10K. The race was on Halloween, so they decided to dress up as The Avengers :)

Bounce on over to Punky Scraps to see the sketch and what the other ladies did with it.
Don't forget, this month's prize is the Tree Love Collection from Nikki Silvis!

Thanks for stopping by!


A scraplift...

Hey, all!

I have a quick new layout to share with you...it is a scraplift of Lisa Dickinson's wonderful layout "9 months," which can be found in the August 2010 issue of Scrapbook Trends Magazine.

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the work week!


December Daily Wrap-Up

FINALLY! I finished my December Daily! Better late than never, right?!

I will spare you all the boring pictures and just share a few of my December Daily faves:
This project was great for me because I'm not big on journaling. However, I tried to do a little journaling on almost every page...baby steps, I guess!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice weekend. :)

To see all my December Daily posts, click here.


Punky Scraps CHallenge #3

Hey, all! Happy Friday!

I have a new layout to share with you. It's for the newest challenge over at Punky Scraps. I gotta say, this layout is far from my best work, but oh well, here it is:
Hop on over to Punky Scraps to play along. The winner this month gets the Tree Love Collection from Nikki Silvis...sweet, right?!?

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend!



I just want to quickly wish my Mr. Amazing a very happy 28th birthday. I'm not usually very mushy, but I do want him to know that he means the world to me...He's the star of many of my layouts, so if you read my blog occasionally, you should already know that he is crazy, goofy, silly and the most fun to be around. I have had the best time with him over the last 5 1/2 years and I'm looking forward to the future to make more fun (ridiculous?) memories. I am so, so, so lucky to have him in my life.

I already gave Eric a list this morning of 28 reasons why I love him and I made a special layout just for him with the list on it {Ha! Now he'll have to figure out what to do with it ;o)}:


January Scrapstreet

Hey, everyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous, fabulous new year celebration!

I wanted to quickly re-share 2 layouts that I have in the January issue of Scrapstreet Magazine:

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!