Monday, January 30, 2012

The King of my {heart}

Yes...I scrapped a layout of my Hubby!!!

I was so inspired by the sketch and color palette from The Color Room that I could not wait to scrap this photo of Joe!  It is over 6 years old...
so I think it was about time! LOL
He was Best Man in his friend's wedding, and I thought he looked 
SO Handsome!
Only problem, there was some OTHER chick by his side! 
AGH!!! I never scrapped it because of that.
This sketch, though...was PERFECT!
And the palette was equally perfect!!!
I cropped that photo and chopped that chick right on out!  
(I didn't even know her I don't feel bad about it at all!)  

Here is the sketch/palette from TCR:

and here is what I conjured up:

And a couple of close ups of the details:
There is a lot of fussy cutting and piecing together in this.
Oh...and the little red heart bead was just perfect to add! 

I finished it last night and all the kids loved it.  
They couldn't believe their Dad was ever this good looking!
LOL!  Brats!!!!  

I showed it to Joe and he just smiled.  
That's all.  Just a smile.
But I think it was a smile of approval. :)

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me today!
Have a FANTABULOUS Week!!!!

supplies used:
papers: My Minds Eye and Websters Pages 
ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
flowers: Prima & Petaloo
embellies: MME and Prima
mists: Tattered Angels
alphas: Bella Blvd & Pink Paislee

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Exciting News! and a Flat Stanley Project...

I was invited to join the 2012 Quick Quotes Design Team!

Holy moly!  
Both announcements were made today...
Today was a MAJOR Day for me! ...and I am JUST NOW able to
 sit down at my computer and blog about it! LOL

Please head on over to both blogs and 
join me in welcoming the rest of my new team mates! 
There are some majorly talented ladies up in there!  

Now for Stanley...
I'm sure everyone has heard of the Flat Stanley guy...right?
Well, Skye brought one home the other day and we are supposed to send it to another state.  
Problem is, I have exactly TWO relatives that live out of state, and neither are very trust-worthy to return it in a timely manner so that it can be included in the district's Gifted & Talented Showcase.
I talked to Skye and all she kept saying is that she wanted to send her Stanley to where there is snow.

As fate would have it, I have made some pretty good friends
through scrap sites, design teams and Facebook.
One of those friends happens to live where it snows
AND I feel pretty confident that she would return Stanley to us.

So, I called her up and asked her if she would be up to
showing Stanley around WIsconsin, and she graciously accepted!
You are awesome and you made a little 6 year old very happy!

We will be sending him out today...I wanted to get a photo of Skye telling
him good bye before I ship him off to ya. :)

Thank you all for visiting me today, and I hope you have a FANTASTIC WEEK!

Li'l Dreamer...

You have probably all figured out by now that I am not much of a card maker. 
I make them...just  not often.
It is just not one of my favorite things to do.
I do, however, LOVE to make hair accessories, altered items and most especially...scrapbook layouts. 

For this layout, I used a sketch from My Creative Sketches.
Here is the sketch that I used:

Now...I LOVE to scrap with circles, but I was a little bit wary of the large strip behind the circle that is on a slant.  I was clueless as to what to do! 
I saw my beautiful moss green leaf vine ribbon
I immediately thought of a rose trellis, and then I was scrappin'!
I created the trellis with my cricut and wove the vine through it.
I used the Estelle White crochet lace to run around the edge of the circle.
I wanted to create a light "airy" feel to this layout, so I kept with muted colors and only a few splashes of color.

Here is a close up of both trims that I used on this layout:

Next time you are stuck on a layout, take a peek into your ribbon stash!
It just might help your imagination wander!  
Ribbon is a PERFECT final touch to ANY project!

Thank you for visiting today!  
Have a Fantastic Week!!!

supplies used:
Websters Pages "Let's Celebrate" collection
cricut cartridge "Paper Lace"
Tattered Angels mists
Prima florals
 all ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I'm a Cycling Team Member!!!!

I'm so EXCITED!!!!
I was invited to "take a ride" with Little Yellow Bicycle!!

I admit I did a Happy Dance when I got the email in my "IN" box!!!
Head on over to the LYB blog and check out the other SUPER TALENTED ladies that will be joining me as we feature the GORGEOUS new "Saturdays" collection!


Need I say more????

I hope you all have a FANTABULOUS DAY!!!

Oh...and don't forget about the Blogoversary giveaway over at
  Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Creative Sketches:

they hosted a 3 month long sketch contest in which they supplied a sketch and 
everyone was to create a layout based on that sketch.
The contest was October through December...and the prizes were FANTASTIC!!!

I came in at the very end of the contest, and was able to submit and play along with the December Sketch, which I WON!!!  
Thank you Pam!!!  For the AMAZING prize pack!!!

Below is the Sketch #3 that I used and my layout that I did:

Sketch #3:

My layout based on that sketch:

The final phase of the contest was announced and I got SUPER EXCITED!
I didn't get to play along with the first 2 sketches because I only found it in December...
but the final phase gave me the opportunity to play "Catch Up" !!

Here is Sketch #2:

And this is the layout that I did based on that sketch:

And Sketch #1:

And my layout based on that sketch:

**I didn't realize that the layout was crooked in my photo until I uploaded it, and by then, it was raining and I could not reshoot! LOL.  Oh Well. :)

SO I had a LOT of fun doing these layouts and using the sketches.  
I had lost my mojo for a while, but the ladies over at My Creative Scrapbook have helped me to find it again!  THANK YOU LADIES!!!

Oh...By the way...The prize for this final phase of the contest is FANTABULOUS!!!
It is a 3 month subscription the the GORGEOUS Limited Edition Kit over at My Creative Scrapbook!!!

Here is a peek at the January Kit:
Isn't it AMAZING!

Obviously, I am a sucker for the pretty stuff! LOL.
I would be in "Hog Heaven" if I won!!
Please wish me luck! LOL

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Magnificent Day!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Feather Fad?

Go over to Really Reasonable Ribbon and 
check out my tutorial on how to make some 
gorgeous feather clippies!

Take a sneak peak...

They are so easy to make and soooo POPULAR!!!!!

to my 15 year old today!

I love you Tamon!!!!
(but I don't like you so much when you pin me down and 
shoot me with your Nerf gun!!!)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Blog Hoppin' Time!

Hi there everyone!  And

My kids are all kinds of excited about that date! They want to come home from school today and watch scary movies all night long! Me...I just want to snuggle up in my bed and sleep! 
(I think that is a sign of old age...isn't it??)

Anyhoo.....YOU are some lucky little duckies to be hopping along with us today on our
FIRST Blog Hop Of 2012!
Oh YEAH!!!!!

If you have come to my bloggity blog from Heidi's Beautiful Blog then you are on the RIGHT TRACK!!!  If might consider starting at the beginning at
the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and making your way through.

I am quite sure you have encountered some FANTABULOUS projects along the way today. 
Don't we have just the most amazing team EVAH!!?? 
Trust me....there is much more to come before you are finished hopping!
 The is some talent up in here!!!!  LOL 
This month, we are showcasing this BEAUTIFUL assortment of ribbons that is absolutely PERFECT for Valentine's Projects!
I LOVE the colors!!!!
When trying to decide what to do for my "Bow of the Month", I first had to decide if I wanted elegant, fun, frilly...what?
Skye and I decided that we wanted a FUN bow for V-Day,
so I made her favorite...a Korker
A.K.A "The Curly Q"!

Now...I can't just stop there...OH NO.
I have to make something for Aubrie...right?
Well, Miss "I AM TOO OLD FOR BOWS" loves
the feather fad.  SO...I made her some feather clippies!

Aren't they just ADORABLE!!!
Well, I hope you liked my creations.
Make sure to tune back in tomorrow to the RRR blog for a quick and easy tutorial on how I did these hair pretties!
Thank you all so much for stopping by here today!
Your next stop on this hop is at Dawn's Delightful Blog.

Click >>>HERE<<< to enter!!!!
Have a FANTABULOUS Weekend!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rain Rain Go Away!

***Head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to see the FIRST Challenge of the New Year!!!  It is a great one!!! 
ALSO...Bonnie is doing a "Blogoversary" Giveaway >>> HERE<<<
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ENTER your name!  GO NOW!!!! ***

It has been raining here in my little corner of the world for a few days now.
Don't get me wrong...I love the rain. 
 It gives me an excuse to do nothing but scrap.
Only Problem is...I haven't been able to scrap...
so it is making me depressed! LOL
I have, however, been taking a photo a day...well, MOST of the time.  
I have missed a few days already, but like I said before....
I will be happy if I manage to get just one photo a WEEK!  LOL.  
I wanted to share a few of these photos with you all today.  
I do have others on my phone, just not downloaded yet.

Oh! AND I wanted to to tell you that CVS is having 
60%off photo printing if you order 
online through Saturday the 14th!!!!  If you have a CVS in your area...
it would be worthwhile...and MONEY to check that out!

And this next one is not from 2012, but I just yesterday
 did the touchup and quote on it.  
I think it would have to be my favorite photo from 2011: 

I do have a few things that I have been working on, but cannot take
 a photo until this rain subsides.  It is too dark inside and too wet outside! LOL.  
As soon as this rain goes away...I will get some scrappy work photographed. 

Until then...Have a FANTABULOUS DAY!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting me!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Faves of 2011

***Head on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to see the FIRST Challenge of the New Year!!!  It is a great one!!! 
ALSO...Bonnie is doing a "Blogoversary" Giveaway >>> HERE<<<
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ENTER your name!  GO NOW!!!! ***

Every year since I started my blog, I have done a post at the end of the year with my favorite layouts. I don't think I ever included projects because, well, I just never thought to! 
This year, I am including a couple of my favorite projects that I did, too. NO particular order, here are my top FAVORITES of 2011.

"NO BOYS" ribbon wreath:

"I Do Believe" layout

Boutique style hairbows
**I make TONS of these!!!**
"They Are Sisters" layout:

"You make my heart Flutter" layout:

"& Wonder" layout:

 "She's Crafty" layout

"Butterfly Kisses" Layout:

"Boys" layout

"Grandma" layout

"Families are like Quilts" layout

Birthday Banner/card/cupcake flags ensemble:

"Daddy & Me" layout:

"Everyday Hero" Layout:
"American Made" layout

One thing I noticed, and I am adding to my resolutions for this year,
 is to make CHANCE & AUBRIE allow me to take more pictures of them!!!!
I have pics, don't get me wrong...but somehow, 
they did not make it to layouts.  
I know...BAD BAD MAMA!!!!
I will remedy that though. 
Another thing that is obvious, is that I scrap Skye a lot.
I will make myself scrap the others more this year.

A little something I think that will help me along
 the way is to take a photo a day.
I sounds intimidating.  That is 365 photos! 
 Oh...and 1 more for this year making a total of 366! (leap year)  
After hours upon hours of searching for printable photo prompt lists 
to get me started, I found nothing that interested me.  
Well, until I found >>>THIS BLOG
I LOVE IT!  I am already signed up for the emails and ready to get started!!!!
Here is a link to view last years prompts if you are interested>>>LINK<<<

I am going to try to do this without falter.  I will also try to share my daily photos, only it will more than likely be on a weekly basis as opposed to daily! LOL
Just like a "Diet Buddy" or a "Crop Buddy"  I am thinking
 I will need a "Photo Buddy"!!!!  
Any volunteers to do this with me????????

Hope you are having a FANTASTIC NEW YEAR!!!!!
I pray the 2012 brings love and happiness to everyone...and a little financial boost couldn't hurt either!!!!