Memorial Day and a GIVEAWAY!

Good morning, all!If you live in the United States, then you probably have a nice day off from work. I always take a moment to think on this day. I think about all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to protect our country. I am so thankful for these people. I know that their job is not easy and I can only imagine what it must be like to be deployed away from your family and friends, fighting in a foreign country. I've been on the other side of the deployment and consider myself extremely lucky that I've never lost someone close.

Photo credit here.On a lighter note, I got the cleaning bug yesterday. It was kind of nice going through a lot of my stuff. I have a lot of "older" scrapping supplies that I adore, but that I never used (I've mentioned I'm a hoarder of good supplies), so my goal is to use more of those supplies. That being said, I also have tons of stuff I want to get rid of. So, if you're interested, please leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite "old" supply is. I'll announce a winner on Thursday. I do apologize, but right now this giveaway is only open to readers in the U.S. unless you are willing to pay for shipping.


A Very MeSsY Layout

Good morning, all! I have a quick layout to share with you. I did it for the grid challenge over at Studio Calico. The layout came out REALLY messy in the end. I couldn't get my stitching straight, so I decided that the messy approach was best...I actually like how it turned out, though: And there really is an "r" in the "Nerd" label, but for some reason my scanner doesn't like that color...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend...and a nice long one if you're in the U.S.!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Making Memories, Studio Calico, Sassafras; Alphabet Stickers: Doodlebug Design; Chipboard Hearts: Maya Road; Tag: Jillibean Soup; Punch: Martha Stewart; Mist: Tattered Angels; Tools: Ae Are Memoy Keepers Sew Easy Zig Zag, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Miscellaneous: Emroidery floss, pen


Crate Paper Sketch Challenge - May

HI, everyone! I am popping in super, super quick to share a layout that I made for Crate Paper's May sketch challenge. I broke out some leftovers from the Brook collection to knock this out:

Thanks for stopping in! Enjoy your week!

Layout: cardstock: Bazzill, DCWV; Patterned Paper, Element Stickers: Crate Paper; Alphabet Stickers: Martha Stewart, American Crafts; Sequins: Doodlebug Designs


CS #156

Ever feel in the mood to be super colorful?? When I saw the Creative Scrappers sketch from last week, I just knew that I wanted to make a rainbow layout. Here's what I created:

I don't think I've made something this colorful since I made this layout last year.

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Layout: Cardstock: KI Memories; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket; Border strips: Bazzill, Doodlebug Design; Doilie stickers: Basic Grey; Alphabet stickers: Basic Grey, Queen & Company


Punky Scraps Challenge 17

Hey, everyone! Can you believe how much I have posted on my blog this week? I am on a roll!! Haha...

I have another layout to share today. It was made for the current challenge at Punky Scraps. We were asked to make a layout inspired by the word "laugh." I was very literal:

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Layout: Patterned Paper: Sassafras; Border strips: Bazzill Basics; Cloth letters: Prima; Alphabet stickers: Carolee's Creations, Glitz Designs, My Little Shoebox, Queen and Company; cloth flower: Recollections; paint: Apple Barrel


Sassafras May Challenge

Hey, everyone! I have a super quick layout to share. I did this for the May Sassafras Sketch Challenge. I really love that they do these...so fun!Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the work week!!

Layout: Patterned Paper, Journaling Cards, Chipboard Letters, Border Strips: Sassafras; Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels; alpahbet stickers: Queen and Company; paper frill: Doodlebug Design; Miscellaneous: pen


More layouts to share...

Good morning, everyone! I have 2 more layouts to share this morning. The first one is for Sketch #30 at Just C & S. Here is what I created:

The second layout is for the current challenge at Butterfly Crafts. We were given an ad and told to create a layout inspired by that ad.

Bounce on over to Just C & S to see the sketch and to Butterfly Crafts to participate in this month's challenge.

Layout 1: Cardsotck: DCWV; Patterned Paper: American Crafts; Journaling Spots: Jillibean Soup; Alphas: Sassafras; Tiny attacher, Staples: Tim Holtz; Miscellaneous: Ink, Embroidery Floss
Layout 2: Cardstock: DCWV, Reflections; Alpahas: American Crafts, Basic Grey; Sticker: October Afternoon; Journaling Spots: Jillibean Soup; Circle Punch: EK Success; Miscellaneous: paint


May House of Art Kit

Hey, all! I'm so excited to tell you that the May House of Art kit has been released...this one was so much fun to play with. There are a ton of fun, vintage embellies in the kit. Everything goes together so well that I sat down and did all these projects in a day:

This month's kit also comes with a customizable box. Here is what I did with mine: Head on over to House of Art to grab your kit!


May House of Art Sneaks...

So, tomorrow is the 15th...and the 15th means House of Art kit reveal! Here are some sneaks to hold you over until tomorrow's full reveal...


Layouts to Share!

Hey, all! It's FRIDAY! Yay!! :)

I have 2 layouts to share with you today. The first one is for the current challenge at Just C & S. You have to use a piece of memorabilia in your layout. For my layout, I used a Universal Studios ticket (the big blue one, not the yellow one).
The second layout is for the current sketch challenge at Punky Scraps:
Head on over to Just C & S and Punky Scraps to participate in the fun!


Happy National Scrapbook Day!

This *wonderful* holiday still lasts a few more hours here in California, so I can still say that :)

As I mentioned yesterday, I had to work most of the day today, but I did get home in time to play along with a Scrapbook.com's 2-hour NSD challenge. And even though I didn't win anything, I had a great time with it.

The challenge I played along with asked us to scrap 3 or more photos about getting out of the house and going somewhere. Here is what I made:
Did you participate in any fun challenges today? I'd love to see! Share the link in the comments section. Thanks for popping by!


Punky Scraps Challenge 15

Hey, everyone! There is a new challenge posted over at Punky Scraps today...and it's a recipe challenge! I just love those. For this challenge you have to use all 5 ingredients:

*no cardstock

Here is what I created...I promise everything is there. I just did it all in small doses :) And sorry for the funky looking twine. My photo-stitching software did not want to stitch the twine together.

Have a nice weekend...I hope you get to celebrate National Scrapbook Day. I have to work, but I'm hoping to find the time to celebrate for at least a few hours at the end of the day :)


CS - 154

Hey, everyone! I am super excited to tell you that I am the guest designer over at Creative Scrappers this morning! Anyone who has been following my blog for awhile knows how much I love CS, so it was quite an honor for me.

Today's sketch was designed by Nicole Nowosad...I absolutely adore her style and check out her blog religiously, so I was psyched about that, too. The fact that the sketch involved paint splatters just added to the wonderfulness :-)

Here is what I created:
Head on over to Creative Scrappers to see the sketch and what the CS designers did with it. I love how there are so many different layouts created from the same foundation.

Enjoy your day!