Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Scrapbook calls and Design team calls

Im really just starting to commit myself to submitting to one of these each month. For those of you that dont know where to find them all in one place here you go Scrapbook Calls & Contests
They post most of the time twice a week. They include magazine calls, blog calls,blog hops,Design teams, and even some E-zines. Check them out if you havent yet.
We sure hear aolot more 'thank you for entering but' SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE Congrats but its worth it to get that first piece accepted and your on cloud nine.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Rainy days and Mondays...yuck

Well another rainy hot gross day in fl. The sun did cme out a bit over the weekend and I thik everyone ran outside to enjoy it. Needless to say I didnt get much scrapping done at all. I mad a couple flowers and watched a few of Prima's live web shows and Marion Smith's if you havent seen her work jump on those videos she is amazing. Ive been following her about 3 yrs before she got her deisgn gigs,partnered with Prima, and wrote a book. She is a mother of two little ones as well and I cant imagine where she finds the time to do everything she does.
No baby yet...on my brothers home front. Dawn is still hanging in there at 39 wks and counting and she looks ready to POP. I cant wait for this little ones arrival they tried so hard to get pregnanat and stay to term. This child is sooooo spoiled already and he isnt even here! lol I will keep you posted!

Friday, August 27, 2010

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

What a crazy week.

Ive been seriously slacking I know where the blog is concerned. My husband is planning his work trip this week that will have him gone for 2 wks so that means Ive been helping getting him ready. Also, kids starting school this week has made this one of the longest weeks ive had in a long time let me tell ya.
I plan on jumping back into my scraproom tomorrow night while the kids are out and ive got the house to myself. I can see it now Cranking up my music and going to town. Happy Thursday!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Its raining in Sunny Southwest Florida?...ugh

Well not my ideal Monday for sure. Its has rained so far all day long. YUCK Its the kids first day back at school today and my two Seniors were both excited,liked teachers, and enjoyed catching up with friends. So it was a good day.
Im feeling a bit under the weather so didnt get any scrapbooking done yesterday at all. Just the chores that couldnt be ignored and that was it. Hopefully tomorrow it wont be so gloomy outside and the SUN will be back out and it will cheer us up!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Share Saturday a day late...lol

I was in my scraproom all day doing different projects. I finished my project for Dawn so im sharing it today and a close up pic of the small handmade flowers. Also a picture of some flowers I made using the lace.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Layout with my version of Primas

The LO titled Preggo is my adorable sis in law and She is a very country girl and the background paper just seemed to match her. Im always trying to convince her to start scrapbooking...now with a new baby coming its my perfect reason. I used stickles to outline the rose on the paper and added some handmade roses from vintage childrens book my in-laws got at a auction for me. Then I inked and glittered them to match the lo.
Prom is my dd (in blue) and one of her gfriends just before her bfriends senior prom. I created the lrg flower from vintage lace and glimmer misted it and also some vintage roses. Im going to try to make some videos this weekend for you guys to see

Scrapbooking Talent comes from all ages

I wanted to share a amazing Scrap Book Artist and her Blog with you today. Her blog is The Freckled Crafter im not sure about her age but a young teen im sure. Her crafts and videos are amazing. You also need to check out her Youtube channel Lily J Designs
Im sure she will amaze you too! Go Lily you are a amazing young artist with amazing scrapbooking skills and I cant wait to see all your new creations.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Paisley Passions Giveaway

They are celebrating 500 Followers and this is about the give away and click link below to head over and sign up!!!

"So, in order to say "THANKS!" for following me and checking out my blog, I am doing a little giveaway. A few years ago I started making necklaces out of washers. Was I the original creator? Well, I thought it was pretty original, then I started seeing them pop up everywhere. I guess great minds think alike! I always have to smile when I come up with something that I think is NEW & FABULOUS and then I see that someone else out there in the land of creative bloggers has come up with a similar idea :)"

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Paper Variety is seeking a new DT

Have you heard The Paper Variety is seeking a Design Team? Woohoo!

The Paper Variety is a brand new scrapbooking challenge blog (founded by my friend, Suzanne, and myself) that will launch it's very first challenge on Sept 15th! TPV will offer a variety of prompts for layouts, cards and other paper projects which include sketches, colors, photo inspiration, elements, recipes and more!
For more information, visit The Paper Variety.

opps...over share

I see below I already shared two of these LO on Share Saturday. Lets try again

Been very crafty lately

Ive amazed myself at just how much ive enjoyed scrapbooking and creating these last two wks everyday. Ive created alot of yummy flowers most like Primas version but for pennies instead of $5 or more. The homemade Glimmer mist is working out so well. I was looking through some older books ive done and oh yeah have they changed since that very first one....LOL
Here are a couple simple ones ive done lately and I have a couple more to take pics of. Trying to get good closeups of the homemade items to post too!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday monday.....

Is it friday yet?? Well most of the weekend was spent getting my kids totally ready for school next week. I did sneak in some time for scrapping Sat. and Sunday. Im still working on several different designs of flowers and once I perfect them I will post a video.Ive been sufing the new learning all the different styles. I bought a bunch of vintage lace last week at flea market and made a bunch of flowers from that yesterday while watching tv. My good camera is still not working and my other one is such a cheap one the pics suck. But I will try again tonight to get some good up close and personal shots to share.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Scrappy Chic Cafe Grand Opening....

scrappychiccafe.com is Hosting the Grand Opening today!!! You can join us and play along with Challenges and Contests all day. Plus see all the yummy things to buy like the new "SteamPunk" collection.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Share LO Saturday

Hope you like them.....happy weekend.

Friday, August 13, 2010

no new scrappy stuff....but a rare event

Since my kids are 18 and 16 now we dont have many ocassions to get a family event or family photo. My husbands bday was in June and we all went to the Florida Aquarium together and had a really great day and then out to dinner that night to celebrate and we caught some of the fun on camera. So here we all are....My son Troy, hubby Troy, Me, and my daughter Lexi.
I plan to get scrappy tomorrow evening and sundays ladies so hopefully some yummy new things to share.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Southern Girls Challenges DT Piece

This is one of my recent faves....working witht he canvas is so much fun. My favorite things about this piece are the colors and the handmade flowers Ive created.I hope the Aussie Girls at Southern Girls agree.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

foot note

I know my camera skills are aweful right now....my canon rebel is broke and in need of repair so im using a cheap kodak. I promise close ups and tutorials once I have it fixed.

Another Canvas Creation and catching up

Last night I was back to a old hobby and teaching my sons girlfriend how to make bracelets. Fun stuff. She did really well and tonight we finish them.
I worked on another canvas to create a altered project of my father and his brother, it turned out so well. I glimmer misted with a mask for one side of background, added some paper, inked, rubbed on, and added some of my new fave the vintage book page flowers and its done. Im going to hang it in my scrap room. The title came from what my grandma who passed always as termed her sons...."the boys". Much love to you mawmaw you are missed everyday!

Monday, August 9, 2010

New site ive enjoyed becoming a part of.


This is a new site that is up and coming.....go check it out.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Its amazing how little im getting accomplished on the weekends. School shopping for one of my kids done but that is about it. Went to the flea market this morning and got some vintage lace for scrappin pretty cheap so that was a good haul. I did also finshed my canvas of my dad and my uncle- im pretty pleased with it. Will have to finish painting the edges tomorrow and will post a picture.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Paper Flowers and shopping

I cut out 8 paper flowers pieces last night and glimmer misted two...plan to construct all them tonight.
Got to go school shopping with my DD today. We do have a good time shopping but she thinks im made of money. LOL Then next week is my DS turn who is much easier and only needs a couple things cause when he was up north he got a ton of things at Hollister on sale.
I'll check back in with pics of my finished projects later.

Friday, August 6, 2010

This is the bib necklace with lollipop flowers I made and im not sure I like it just yet....may have to tweak it a bit.
Well its Date night for me and the hubby...the kids are going out on there own and we have the house to ourselves. So Im thinking either going out to eat then maybe down to the pier for a bit or dinner in? Hmmmmm we do dinner in more often so I think dinner out and a movie at home maybe.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ive been scrappin away...

This week every night i've been able to scrap for at least an hour and im so excited about that. Im sure im not the only one who feels a little guilty leaving the family after dinner and running into my scraproom for several hours. I must admit though I sure do sometimes. Its different if no one is home or they are all doing different things. But I made a point to make sure im spending at least 3 hrs a week scrapbooking for myself. I made two layouts last night and a super cool necklace made out of lollipop flowers. I will post pics later today or tomorrow. Been working on this blogs, looking for ideas from some of the blogs I do follow and learning slowly! Bare with me...LOL

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New day...

"Live with all you've got....be the brightest light with the biggest smile...leave every person and place happier than you found it.And you'll see that you ARE are making SUCH a big difference." I found this on a friends Facebook this morning Melody Ross (designer) and it really hit home for me. So I thought I would share it.

Also one more layout of my gorgoeus DD simple layout nothing over the top just took the b&w photo, black and white paper with hints of the teal colors and it seemed to pop!

Monday, August 2, 2010

August Design Team Challenge Layouts

THese are my layouts for August design challenge. Had to have two photos,circles,and handmade embellishments.
The first one I did is of My granddad's 90th bday. I took one large cirle and cut it by about a quater. Added photo mats that were glimmer misted and inked. My handmade element are the flowers. THe large one alothough hard to see is vintagve book print, glimmer misted and curled and I added glitter(cause everything is better with glitter)and BLING.
Second layout is from my Sis in law's baby shower (first baby and my first time being an aunt) I used a Tim Holtz mask and glimmer mist to create background. Matted the two photos and inked them.Stamped title and used a rub on as well. THe handmade element and the circles are hand rolled fabric with mist and tons of glitter. Then of course a lot of swirly girlie BLING.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Still trying to deisgn my blog

I think im pretty good on computer and my knowledge is pretty good but im having the dangist times getting this set up the way I want it.
Ive been working on my new layout for the Aug. callenges and have one done that im pretty pleased with. But have a few more ideas to put onto paper yet. Will post pics when im done. I do have one more picture to share of a project I made for my friend Sarah for Mothers Day...its made on canvas,scrap paper,a few flowers I made. I really like the way it turned out and the bright colors are awesome for summer.