Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Miles with Mom

Have you gotten a copy of the March/April issue of Creating Keepsakes??
I've got a layout in there!
This one is about a 1/2 marathon I ran with my mom last summer.
It was her first one!
And check out that stride!
Supplies: Patterned paper (Basic Grey, KI Memories); Glitter cardstock (KI Memories); Alphabet stickers (Doodlebug); Chipboard numbers (American Crafts, Sassafras); Border sticker (KI Memories); Brads (KI Memories); Bling (Advantus)
As seen in the May/June issue of Creating Keepsakes
CK Sketches article

OK that's all I've got!
I am busy getting ready for some classes I am teaching at The Scrapbook Shoppe in Columbus, GA this weekend.
Gotta go back some kits!

Monday, April 25, 2011

KI Challenge

Today is my day to put up a challenge on the KI blog.
And since Mother's Day is less than 2 weeks ago I thought I would issue a simple yet very practical challenge:
Make a Mother's Day card and SEND IT!!
So I pulled out some Puffies and a new pack of KI patterned paper
and made this:

Crossing my fingers that I remember to mail it next week!
I have a layout featured on the Bella Blvd blog today!
{check it out here}
Happy Monday yall!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

"Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our
he was crushed for our
the punishment that brought us
peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him the inquity of us all."
Isaiah 53: 4-6

Friday, April 22, 2011

I usually think most Fridays are good

But this one is especially good.

"It was the third hour when they crucified him.
The written notice of the charge against him read: The King of the Jews."
John 15:25-26

"With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, 'Surely this man was the Son of God!'"
John 15:38-39

"So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb."
John 15:46

Surely it is a Good Friday.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

bring on summer

I've got a post up on the KI blog today.
It is all about these crazy collages I am addicted to!
Here is one of the layouts from that post...
Supplies: Patterned paper, sticker strips, chipboard alphas, & sunshine puffy
(everything is KI Memories)
Check out the rest of the post here.
And one of these days I am going to learn how to make my own collages in Photoshop like a big girl!

Monday, April 18, 2011

New challenge!!

There's a new challenge up at Noel Mignon!
Now technically this shouldn't be a "challenge" but for me, it is.
The challenge is just to use stamps on a project.
For most people that is no challenge at all.
But for some reason, I don't ever stamp.
So this "challenge" was good for me then!
{well it was good after i finally found my dang clear block!}
And this stamp from the Jump & Jive kit is pretty cool so I really wanted to use it!

And this is what I made...
I think I used bits and pieces from 3 different Noel Mignon kits!
I love how well her kits all mix together!
And you know I don't want to waste a single bit!
The challenge runs until the 29th so come play along with us!
There is a pack of new Hambly washi tape up for grabs for one lucky participant!
Don't miss out!!
(here is the challenge)
And in other fun Noel Mignon happenings, here is a little taste of what is coming next!

happy day!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Playing along

I played along with the card challenge over on the My Mind's Eye blog this month while I watched Alabama's A-day game and the end of the Nationwide race at Talladega on this most lazy of Saturdays.

{but I did run the Statue to Statue 15k this morning which is deemed "The South's Toughest 15k" so I think I earned the laziness of the rest of this day}

Here is the sketch...
I pulled out my Jump & Jive kit from Noel Mignon (since MME products are a staple in her kits) and made this card...
Supplies: My Mind's Eye patterned paper, chipboard, & die cuts from the Noel Mignon Jump & Jive kit; I pulled the My Mind's Eye bling out of my stash & used my handy Martha Stewart butterfly punch that I cannot seem to get enough of these days!

The challenge goes until the 21st so you have time to play along
And a happy lazy Saturday to ya!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Fun Day!!

Here's a fun layout for ya!
Supplies: Kraft paper (DMC Inc); Patterned paper, stickers, cardboard alphabet (Jillibean Soup); Brads (Pink Paislee); Glitter alphabet (Making Memories)


Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I played along with the Little Yellow Bicycle sketch challenge this month.
Here's the layout I made!
I stuck to the sketch for the most part minus the picture on the left.
{haven't i already mentioned that i have been going a little butterfly crazy lately?!! spring! i blame it on spring!!}
Supplies: Patterned paper, journaling strips (Twig from Little Yellow Bicycle); Bling (Advantus); Alpha stickers (American Crafts); Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart)

Are you tired of seeing wedding pictures yet??!
That's all I've got!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Have I shared this one yet??

I don't think I have!

How simple is this one??!!
But I like it because the pictures don't get lost in a flurry of paper and embellishments.

Supplies: Patterned paper (Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, Scenic Route, My Mind's Eye); Chipboard alphas (Pink Paislee); Alpha stickers (Basic Grey); Chipboard stars (Advantus); Journaling block (Jenni Bowlin)

That layout was published in the March/April issue of Creating Keepsakes.

And that was Stuart his senior year of college-back in the good ole days of college tennis!

Speaking of tennis...haven't played that in a while.

I wonder where my rackets are.


Something else...

that green background paper is some of Basic Grey's "solids".

I swear they used to make a big pack of the various solids.

I could be wrong.

{but that is so rare. ha!}
But I sure can't find anything of the sort around here!

If anybody knows if such a thing exists and, more importantly, where I could get a big ole pack pul-lease let me know!!!
I would be forever grateful!!
{and i might dig into my bag of giveaway stuff just for you!}

Happy Tuesday folks!!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Midnight Rooster REVEAL!!

Let me just tell ya...

I love a good kit!
I really enjoy having everything together in one big baggie and not having to sort through all the stuff in my scrap room!
{makes you wonder why I keep it all, huh??!! ha!}

Anywhooooo, this month's Midnight Rooster kit did not disappoint!
What is not to love about some Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye, October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin, Cosmo Cricket, and American Crafts showing up right on my doorstep!?!

So I felt compelled to make some stuff...

Like this layout about my new sister-in-law

{I mean my new sister!}

And how about this one about us eating "authentic" Mexican food in Progresso while we were on our cruise last fall.

And then there is this one about my Dad's crazy side of the family!

And some cards!
Cards are good!

{i have been trying lately to actually send some of my cards!! there is no need for them to just be collecting dust.}

Did I mention I went a bit butterfly crazy with this kit??
It must be all this nice spring weather we are having!


See, butterfly crazy!

OK now go get your own kit before they are gone!

And have a great Monday!!



Friday, April 8, 2011

all kinds of sneaky peeks!

The April Midnight Rooster kit goes up for sale on the 9th!
And I've been scrapping the heck out of it!
There is all kinds of goodness in this kit including Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye, American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin, etc.
And I might have gone a little bit butterfly crazy!
I am teaching a class over at Scrapbook Mania on Thursday the 14th.
We are going to make 2 double-page layouts using the
It's at 6:00 P.M.
We will have food & drinks!
Call India at the store to sign up!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

How are you spending NSD??

{that is National Scrapbook Day for any non-scrapbookers out there!}

If you are going to be anywhere near Columbus, GA you should come celebrate a little early at The Scrapbook Shoppe!

See National Scrapbook Day is actually the first weekend in May, but The Scrapbook Shoppe is going to start the festivities early by celebrating the weekend before (April 29th-30th)!!

They are having a fun princess-themed crop!
And I get to teach a couple of classes!!
We are going to use all kinds of fun goodies from KI Memories including great stuff from the Over the Rainbow collection as well as some of the popular new Puffies!!
Charity Hassel is going to be there also!
She is teaching an awesome 8x8 mini-album class called "It's the Little Things" using some great stuff from Fancy Pants!!
I am looking forward to this!!!
{i've dusted off my tiara already!}
Here is info about the store if you want to check it out:
The Scrapbook Shoppe
2301 Airport Thruway #D6
Columbus, GA 31904
(ask for Cheryl!)
Check out their facebook page here.

Oooooh I would love to see some people I know there and meet some new faces too!!
Email me if you have any questions!!
And for sure let me know if you are going to be there!!
Tomorrow is Friday, right?!!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pencil Lines + Noel Mignon

Remember me mentioning that Noel is the guest designer over at Pencil Lines this week??
Well the sketch is such a good one that I thought I would play along!

So I pulled out my Jump & Jive kit and made this...
Supplies: Patterned paper (Pink Paislee, Lily Bee); Chipboard banner (My Mind's Eye), Number stickers (Sassafras); Flag stickers (Lily Bee); Bling (Prima); snowflake punch
Everything is from the Jump & Jive kit!!

OK that's all I've got!
Happy hump day!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New challenge!

Noel challenged us to scraplift one of the members of the community over at Noel Mignon.
She is calling it the "We all need a lift" challenge.
I chose to lift the fabulous Caz!!
How sweet is this layout??!
I could not resist lifting it!
I did my best to implement her 8.5x11 style into my 12x12 page.
I love how she did her journaling around the edges of the page so I had to do that!!
And of course I love the tilted photo and the hearts!!
Thanks for the inspiration Caz!!
Supplies: Patterned paper (Echo Park, Crate Paper); border sticker (Crate Paper); rub-ons (Hambly); chipboard alphabet (American Crafts); brads (My Mind's Eye)
Everything is from the Jump & Jive kit!

Happy Tuesday folks!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Just playing around with some Noel Mignon kits!!
I tell ya...Noel's kits make me wanna scrap!!
I made this double page 6x6 layout to add to my half marathon album.Supplies: Patterned paper (Crate Paper, Pink Paislee); Die cut journaling block (Elle's Studio); Chipboard (My Mind's Eye); Alphabet stickers (Sassafras); Stamp (Jenni Bowlin)

Everything on that layout is from the Jump & Jive kit!
Now, I am not much of a stamper but I could not resist the fun stamp in that kit!
And I am quite proud of myself for using it!!
I made this card using 3, yes 3, different Noel kits!
Who knew such a simple card could be so involved!

Supplies: Patterned paper (Lily Bee, Crate Paper); Alphabet stickers (American Crafts); Brads (My Mind's Eye); Stickers (Jenni Bowlin); Corner Rounder (Creative Memories)

Let's see I used
patterned paper & brads from Jump & Jive,
flower embellishment & Jenni Bowlin flag stickers from Delightfully Domestic,
and yellow alphabet stickers from Truly Scrumptious.
Oh I love how Noel's kits mix so well together!
Alrighty! That's all I've got!!

Happy Monday!

Did yall see that Noel is the guest designer over at Pencil Lines this week?
Check out her post here.
The sketch is great!!
And Noel did an awesome job with her layout!!
I think I am going to have to make something with that sketch myself!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


winner winner chicken dinner!!
So here is the winner of the 2 Little Yellow Bicycle mini albums I am giving away as part of the Paper Issue blog hop...
Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2011-04-03 21:30:55 UTC

And that makes the winner:
Heather from Michigan

Heather said...

Love your layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

March 21, 2011 10:30 AM

YAY Heather!!
Email me your address at
and I will get them out to you this week!
There is a new challenge up on the Paper Issues site.
This one is all about spring!
Check it out here.
And happy Sunday!!

Friday, April 1, 2011


The Paper Issues blog hop is still going on here!!

It's not too late to hop along with us!

{it ends tomorrow!}