Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Inspiration!

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This is a LO that I completed for a contest at My Sketch World. The goal of this contest was to create a LO, using one of the many sketches in the Sketch Gallery, and to show what truly inspires you as a scrapbooker. They also have a separate contest and Card Sketch Gallery for all you card makers out there as well. Let me tell you, I could not believe the amount of sketches in the gallery to choose from, and the versatility of these sketches is just amazing. It does not matter your style or the number of pictures you want to use, I guarantee you will be able to find a sketch to meet your needs. You still have time to enter, the deadline is July 10th, so go and check it out.

Since the contest was about what inspires me as a scrapbooker of course I had to do a LO of my son. My son is truly my inspiration, not only to scrapbook but also to be the best person that I can. The reason he inspires me to scrapbook is, I want him to know that his story is important enough to be documented and told. Even if his story is ordinary to others, to me it is extraordinary.

The materials I used for this LO were from a RAK that I won from Marilyn. Marilyn designs for Scrapbook Challenges, and if you are ever in need of any inspiration just head over to her blog and check it out. Please be sure to leave her some love.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Race is On...

Check out the Rusty Pickle for a chance to win some goodies and to follow the Amazing Race 2009.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

First Mini Album with the Bind-it-All!

Recently I purchased the Zutter Bind-it-All. I got a great deal because I was able to use a 40% off coupon, I paid $41.99 before tax, regular price $69.99. Awesome! I got this idea from Angela, a fellow GGS. Angela is always finding great deals and spreading the word. Also after receiving my GGS trading mini album from Jessica and seeing the binding on it, I had to have it. I recommend that you try it out a few times before you attempt your first binding project, just to make sure you get the hang of it. Trust me, I learned this the hard way. I ruined the cover of my mini, no worries, it was an easy fix. Luckily I had enough product to simply redo the cover. Yes I did try it out a few times myself before but, obviously it was not enough. LOL! I am very happy with the mini album but, the binding sends it over the top.

Materials used: My Mind's Eye Designer Paper, ColorBox Ink, Prima Flowers, Studio18 Rhinestones(from the dollar spot at Michael's), Misc. ribbons and brads.

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cupcake Blog Candy!!

For a chance to win a great selection of cupcake goodies, please check this out. Card-E-ology has a great blog candy giveaway to celebrate 2 years of blogging. You have until July, 1 to enter.
Have a beautiful day!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Of course I had to work today, but I was able to do some scrapping while on the job. Shhhhhhhhh, don't tell the boss! I was at my local scrapbooking store and seen this awesome kit for a word album(DAD) for Father's Day. This is the first word album that I have done. I even used the lovely insert for the back page of the album. I was just going to get the word book but the colors in the kit were just perfect for my husbands taste. I purchased the kit and of course I did a few things differently but, for the most part I followed the kit. This was a fast and easy project for Father's Day and I had a great time working with the word album. You can find the kit here. I hope everyone had a good Father's Day. TFL
Have a beautiful day!

Materials used: Bo Bunny "DAD" Board Book, Bo Bunny pattern paper, Bo Bunny alpha's, clipz and ribbon from the Play All Day collection.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Here is a layout I did for the Impromptu Crop at A Walk Down Memory Lane. This was for the recipe challenge. This layout came together very quickly for me, usually it is a challenge. The recipe was great, it called for:
1 cardstock
4 different pattern paper
3 flowers
3 buttons
1 ribbon or trim
chipboard (no alpha's)
Thickers or letter stickers

I actually followed the recipe, usually I can't seem to get something to fit in.

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Materials used: Thickers, Prima Flowers, ColorBox Ink, Provo Craft Pattern Paper, and misc. buttons, ribbon, cardstock and chipboard.

Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thank You Jessica!!

This week I came home to a special treat, yes I received my mini album from my trading partner with Girls Gone Scrappy. I would like to say a special thank you to Jessica, the mini album is totally awesome. I can not wait to fill it with pictures. The colors, red and black, are completely amazing, these are my favorite colors. I don't know how you knew that but thank you so much. I haven't taken any pics yet but please check out Jessica's blog to view the pics she posted. Also Marion still has a few open spots left if anyone would like to join Girls Gone Scrappy. Check out the GGS website and shoot Marion an email to let her know that you are interested. The club has been a ton of fun, we've been chatting everyday, everyone is very helpful and willing to share advice. Thats all for now. Have a beautiful day!

Check this out for a chance to win a Bind-it All with 6 sets of rings.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mini Album, Girls Gone Scrappy!

So here it is, this is my mini album for my trading pal with Girls Gone Scrappy. The site is public now so please check it out, you can also click on the blinkie on the side bar. I hope my pal enjoys it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. I apologize for the picture quality. It has been raining for the past 3 days and I can't seem to get good lighting in the house, so the color is a bit off. The Album itself is from the dollar spot at Michael's. The paper is Me & My Big Ideas, Parisian Flourish, also from Michael's. I used various Prima flowers, metal accents, buttons and cardstock. TFL
Have a beautiful day!

Blog Candy!!!

Please visit Creating From the Heart for a chance to win some amazing prizes. This is just a taste of what is going to be given away.

Have a beautiful day!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mini Album Kit Club!

So check out this AMAZING kit that I received from Marion. Marion is the host of the mini album kit club, recently titled Girls Gone Scrappy (awesome name by the way!). The kit is a Tim Holtz kit and it's all about distressing. The kit is filled with grungeboard, metal accents, distress ink, pattern paper, ribbon, misc. embellishments, and antique papers. You can check out Marion's video here and another great video by Kathryn. The kit club will be going public soon so everyone will have access to the gallery to see all the members creations. I am very lucky to be part of this club. I am enjoying meeting and getting to know everyone. Marion does have a few spots open to join the club, just check out her blog and let her know that you are interested. Again thank you to Marion and all the ladies from Girls Gone Scrappy for allowing me to be part of this amazing club and for sharing all the ideas and inspiration. TFL
Have a beautiful day!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Blog Hop RAK!!!

What a great surprise I came home too. These are my winnings from the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team Blog Hop. This was the first blog hop that I have participated in and it was a blast. Everyone was so nice and there was plenty of opportunities to win something. My prize was from Marilyn, a Scrapbook Challenges design team member and a great lady. Marilyn's work is very inspiring so please check out her blog and give her some feedback. All the items are top quality products and coordinate very well with each other. The possibilities of creating several top-notch projects are endless. Thanks Marilyn, I can't wait to start using all these goodies.
TFL Have a beautiful day!

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