Thursday, March 31, 2011

cards galore!!

There's been some crazy card making going on in my craft room!
{oh who am i kidding??! i scrap on the floor of our bedroom so i can see the TV! ha!}

I've got an Easter card ready to send to my grandmother!
{when the heck is Easter anyway??!}Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers (Jillibean Soup), baker's twine

I know soooo many people about to have babies!
Therefore I make cards for them... Supplies: Patterned paper, chipboard, rub-ons (Fancy Pants)

And another "baby" card using the same ole design... Supplies: Patterned paper, glitter cardstock, chipboard (KI Memories)

And then here's a couple just for fun!
It never hurts to have some basic greeting cards on hand. Supplies: Patterned paper, chipboard, glitter border sticker, bling (KI Memories)

Supplies: Patterned paper, sticker, cardboard flower (Jillibean Soup), Brad (Chatterbox), silver Stickles

Tomorrow is Friday isn't it??!

P.S. The Paper Issues blog hop is still going on here!!
It's not too late to hop along with us!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

{Grandmomma's annual birthday oyster boil in Georgia}

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I decided to give this away...

The Paper Issues blog hop is still going on here.
And I had not decided initially what I was going to give away,
but I know now!
I am going to give away 2 of these fun envelope albums from Little Yellow Bicycle!
This one is from the Pack Your Bags line.
And this one is from the Boardwalk line.
{perfect for all those summer pictures you will have soon!}

Each album includes 5 reversible envelopes, 5 double-sided cardstock inserts, 2 chipboard covers, 4 sheets patterned papers, 10 washers and eyelets, linen string, and 2 binder rings

The hop ends on April 2 so hurry up and comment!!

{leave your comment here}
And have a happy Monday!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

jumping & jiving

I got my new kit from Noel Mignon yesterday.
And no clothes got folded.
No dishwashers were emptied.
And I stayed up past my bedtime.
Because it made me wanna scrap!!!
So I dove right in!!
Supplies: Patterned paper (Crate Paper, Lily Bee Designs); Alpha stickers (Sassafras); Border stickers (Crate Paper); Brads (My Minds Eye); Frame (My Minds Eye); Butterfly embellies (Cosmo Cricket); Pennants/flags (Elle's Studio); Banner & "Girls night out" stickers (Lily Bee Designs)
All supplies are from the Noel Mignon Jump & Jive kit!

I love love love this kit!!
{i think i am going to have to figure out how to rig up some set up in the car so i can scrap on the way out of town this weekend!!}
And I am totally loving all the banners/pennants/flags going on these days!!
{the ones here are Elle's Studio and Lily Bee...LOVE!!}

The Paper Issues blog hop is still going on here!!
It's not too late to hop along with us!

And TGIF!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

uh, on Thursday.
because when i was working on this yesterday i had a omg-why-is-my-credit-card-bill-so-high-and-i-think-i-may-have-double-booked-myself-on-the-same-weekend-in-2-different-states-freak-out-kind-of-moment so i never got finished.
And since every one else is doing it,
I now go wordless...
{march 12, 2011}

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

delightfully {un}domestic

There is a new challenge up at Noel Mignon.
The challenge is all about scrapping your domestic routine...
or lack thereof in my case!
Hence this layout...
I used the Delightfully Domestic kit here.
Obviously my title is a play on the name of the kit!
And since I am no domestic goddess, I have no pictures to add to this page.
But I didn't really want to embarass myself any further anyway.
As if that Delightfully Domestic kit wasn't good enough, Noel has a new kit for sale as of yesterday
(so you better get yours quick!).
This is "Jump and Jive"!!
Oh the goodness!!!
{get yours here}
Happy Tuesday!

The Paper Issues blog hop is still going on here!!
It's not too late to hop along with us!

Monday, March 21, 2011

KI sketch challenge

Happy Monday!!
There's a new challenge up on the KI blog!
Lisa Dickinson came up with a great sketch to use as the challenge...
And this is the layout I made...
I used some of the new KI glitter cardstock with a sheet of calendar paper, quick strips, & Scribbles from the Over the Rainbow collection.
Then I went back to some old favorites (lace cardstock, brads, & good ole bling!) to complete the layout!
Thanks for looking!
And have a great day!

The Paper Issues blog hop is still going on two posts below!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Noel Mignon BLOG HOP!!

I told yall there was going to be all kinds of hopping going on around here!
So welcome to my stop on the Noel Mignon blog hop!

This is more than just a fun way to get a bunch of sneaks all in one weekend, we have also turned it into a fun game!
For April, we are revealing the name of the kit through jumbled letters.
{hint: the name of the kit is 3 words with 11 total letters}
The first stop on the hop is the Noel Mignon LO/Project blog.
So if you are stopping here first, please head back over there and start over to be sure you collect all 11 letters.
Be sure to leave comments along the blog route, as there will be one lucky winner of a $10 discount pulled from all the comments left along the way.
whoop whoop!
We are going to pull the winner from ONE blog, but that blog is a mystery, so leave comments on every blog so you don't miss out!
The kit goes up for sale bright and early Monday morning!
There will be a full reveal Monday & kits will start shipping that very day!
Get your order in early as this kit has the some brand new lines that have been getting a lot of attention since debuting at CHA!!
It's going to go fast!
Now grab the letter from the sneak above and head over to Britt's blog to pick up your next one!
The Paper Issues blog hop is still going on also!
See the post below!
Happy Sunday

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hoppity hop!!

Welcome to my stop on the
Paper Issues blog hop!
If you are not familiar with Paper Issues, check it out here.
It is a way cool inspiration/challenge blog with challenges & linky parties every few weeks.
You can be inspired by everything that is posted there and link up your own projects too!
Very fun!!
And it is the first stop on this blog hop so be sure to check in there so you can hit all the blogs along the way!
If you leave a comment on the Paper Issues blog you have a chance to win a sweet prize pack from Crate Paper!
If you leave a comment here, I am going to be giving away a little something too.
{i haven't decided what yet, but don't you worry! it will be good!}
And many other blogs along the hop are giving stuff away too, so make sure to hit them all!
This hop will last until April 2nd so you have plenty of time to hit all the stops!
The purpose of this hop is to kick off the newest challenge over at Paper Issues.
And the newest challenge is all about favorites!
Scrap some favorite pictures.
Scrap with your favorite supplies.
Scrap a favorite memory.
If it is your favorite, scrap it!
Wanna see what I made??
I decided to make a layout about some of my current favorite things.
Or as I say on this layout, "Currently I have much love for these things..."
{P.S. this is also the layout i made for the Pencil Lines design team call. didn't make it but it's all good! their sketches are still among my favorites! and i used the Truly Scrumptious kit from Noel Mignon to make this! another favorite: kits!!}
Alright folks, now go hop along!
Leave a comment here and then head to the
blog of the most fabulous Mandy Starner
And don't forget to come back tomorrow for my stop on the Noel Mignon blog hop!
{it is actually starting today if you want to get a jump on it. just come back here tomorrow for my stop along the way!}
Happy Saturday friends!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

a card & a reminder

TGIF good people!
This is a quickie because I am late for work!
I made a card for the March card challenge over on the My Mind's Eye blog.
Here is the sketch...
And the theme was "celebrate today".
So I grabbed my "Delightfully Domestic" kit
from Noel Mignon
(because she loves to fill her kits with MME...and I do NOT complain!)
Here's my card...
I am getting some use out of my Apron Lace border punch lately!
Don't forget to check back here this weekend as I will be participating in not 1 but 2 blog hops!!
whoop whoop!!
Happy day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Come back soon!!

Because there is about to be all kinds of hopping going on around here!
BLOG HOPPING, that is!
At Paper Issues we are going to do a fun hop starting on Saturday to kick off the next challenge.
It is sure to be your "favorite" challenge yet!
{wink wink}
There will be all kinds of inspiration on team members' blogs and prizes! lots of prizes for all you good comment-ers!!
And then on Sunday, come back here to be a part of the Noel Mignon blog hop to introduce the newest kit!!
Will you come back if I tell you that there will be more prizes given away as a part of that hop too??!!
So come back this weekend and play along!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
did you remember to wear green??

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It was beautiful

And very sweet.
And alot of fun!
The bride was gorgeous.
The groom was handsome.
The weather couldn't have been better.
There was no drama.
There was, however, a missing wedding band.
But the sister (coughcoughmecough) came to the rescue.
And all but one of the bridesmaids stumbled a little bit going up the stairs.
{of course i was not the one but thank you for thinking about it for just a second}
But I did not fall on my face.
There were some bets between me and the baby brother about how much Dave would cry.
I was sure Dave would be a wreck.
Stu thought he would be stronger than that.
Well Dave lost it when Ginny came down the aisle.
So I win that one.
But he did make it through his vows without cracking.
It was a wash.
Should I bust Stu and mention how he couldn't get through his little toast at the rehearsal dinner without a box of Kleenex??!
{the tears pictured}

{Dave and his best man...aka my dad}

{with the mother of the groom with her hair did!}

{the fam with my grandmother Grams who cannot look at the camera to save her life}

And they are married!
{March 12, 2011}

You know it is a fun wedding if my Lee will voluntarily get out on the dance floor and cut a rug!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Going to the chapel... celebrate these 2 getting hitched!
Have a great weekend folks!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Midnight Rooster reveal!!

The March kit from Midnight Rooster is live
and up for sale!
And I had a good ole time playing with mine!
{i got both the main and add-on kits}
Here's one about my great friend Brooke.
{crazy girl}
Patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras, October Afternoon); Flowers (Sassafras); Buttons (Cosmo Cricket); Alphabets (American Crafts, October Afternoon), Die cut butterflies (in the kit!!)
bling is from my stash

Here's one about a dreadful run I did on July 4th a couple years ago.
OK it wasn't necessarily "dreadful" but it was 4 miles straight up hill & then 4 miles back downhill.
Changed my mind was dreadful!
Patterned paper (Glitz, October Afternoon, Crate Paper); Alphabet (American Crafts); Journaling sticker (October Afternoon); Buttons (Cosmo Cricket)
stars & brad are from my stash

I totally didn't mean to go all holiday with this kit!
That previous layout was kind of a July 4th page and this next one is all Christmas-y.
That's a good, versatile kit if you ask me!
Patterned paper (Studio Calico, Echo Park, October Afternoon); Alphabet (American Crafts); Buttons (Cosmo Cricket); Sticker (October Afternoon)
brads are from my stash

And here are a couple of cards for ya...
Patterned paper (October Afternoon, Sassafras); Apron Lace border punch
I didn't make that flower.
It was pre-made in the kit!

I am working on a 2-pager too but it is not quite done yet.
Hopefully I will finish it soon!
But that's all I've got for now!
Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's March!

And that means it is almost time for a new Midnight Rooster kit!
The March kit goes up for sale on the 9th!
To hold you over until then, here are a couple sneak peeks of the new kit.
{i sure did!!}
I spy some Sassafras, October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket, Thickers, etc!!

Happy Tuesday!
Check back tomorrow for the full reveal of the new kit!

Monday, March 7, 2011

new challenge!

Happy Monday!
There is a new challenge up at Noel Mignon today.
And it is all about cards and scraps and tools.
Basically we were challenged to make a couple of cards using scraps from old kits and 1 tool of our choice.
I just went with my Truly Scrumptious kit since I have so much of it left.
{even though i have already made a ton of stuff with it!}
And I used my Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.
Truly Scrumptious + Apron Lace border punch =
these 2 cards
Fun, easy cards!!
Make sure to check out the challenge blog over at Noel Mignon and see what everyone else made.
And play along with us!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

OK now I've got somethin'

I finally got to play with the fun new Puffies from KI!!
I just made a couple of quick cards last night but I will be using these things alot!!
{at least until i run out!!}
For these cards I just used some patterned paper, cardstock scraps, a little blingy bling, and Puffies!!
The Puffies can add quite a pop to a simple ole card!
OK now I feel better that I have made something.
My hands were starting to twitch!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

i've got nothin'

too much work
too much wedding
too much traveling
not enough time
not enough scrapping!
I have been trying to clean up and organize my pictures and put everything on an external hard drive.
And I stumbled upon some very old layouts I made and started doing a little scrappy reminiscing!
For example, the first ever design team I was on was for an online store called Essence of Memories
{unfortunately it is no longer comments Katie or Virginia!}
The first design team box I got was full of Gen X stuff.
{anyone remember that company??! i think it had another name too. i loved it whatever it was called!}
The first assignment as a team member was to do an "all about me" layout.
And I made this layout too with all my goodies.
This was just the first of many times that I scrapped feet on the beach pictures!
And then here are first 2 layouts I ever had published.
They were in the same issue of Scrapbook Trends but I don't remember which issue exactly.
{i am pretty sure i have the original issue around here somewhere!}
I got the emails requesting the layouts when I was at work and dangit if no one there wanted to share my excitement!!
Here is the first layout I ever had published for pay.
It was for a special issue of Memory Makers.
And it further deepened my love of Nascar.
And unlike most of the layouts on this post, I still like this page!
And this might be my favorite layout off all time.

My style used to be alot funkier.
Now it is pretty clean and normal.
I wonder why the change.
Maybe it is my old age.
And I hope you enjoyed my trip down scrappy memory lane!
No laughing at my layouts!