Happy November!

Don't forget to fall back! Daylight Savings ends tomorrow, so that means an extra hour of sleep! It also means it's going to get darker earlier which means tomorrow night, I'll be ready for bed at 5 p.m. LOL

Tomorrow is also the day all of the challenges go up at Ch{all}enge Masters. There will be something for everyone, so come check it out! :-)

There are 9 days left to enter the contest at Creative Cookbooking for a chance to win the fabulous prize from Graphic 45!

Need to make some cards? Cookin' Up Creations is having a "Card a Day in November" challenge, with a chance to win a $20. gift certicate to your fav online store. Pretty cool, right? Just in time to buy yourself a scrappy Christmas gift! Gotta love that! LOL

I'll be back soon with some new creations! Thanks for stopping by! :-)


Ch{all}enge Masters

Woo hoo! The big announcement came today! Congrats to all the ladies who made the first ever Ch{all}enge Masters design team!

I hope all my scrappy friends will join me! Challenges go up Nov. 1st to win this awesome prize from Scrapbook Deals 4 U...

I'm excited to see who the first ever Monthly Master will be! Maybe you?? :-)


Contest layout

Remember yesterday I posted about the contest going on at Creative Cookbooking? I totally forgot to share my lift! Silly me! So, I lifted one of my favorite scrappers, Stacy Cohen. I think she's uber talented and she also just happens to be on the Graphic 45 team. The challenge is to choose a layout to lift, so I lifted this one of Stacy's...

Here's my version...

Okay, can I just say how amused with myself I am? I had Caitlyn bring her sewing machine to my scrap room and I actually machine stitched the paper pleat that's under the lace trim. Can you believe that? Yep, I have to keep it secret that I actually know how to do it, otherwise everyone will want me to make clothing repairs. LOL

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! :-)


Who likes Graphic 45??

I thought so! Creative Cooking has a FABULOUS opportunity to win the FABULOUS Domestic Goddess line from Graphic 45 AND more! It's easy peasy, ready for the rules?

1. Drop by the message board and sign up for the contest.
2. Create a cookbook layout by Scraplifting a layout from Graphic 45 gallery using a Thanksgiving theme.
3.Incorporate a recipe and a photo.
4.Link us up to the layout you scraplifted.
5.Upload your layout to the Creative Cookbooking gallery and leave a comment on the Creative Cookbooking blog.

The winner will receive a gift prize of Graphic 45’s Domestic Goddess product line, an apron to keep you clean while your cooking, wooden spoons, measuring cups and spoons.

The winner will be selected by Design Team vote and announced on November 13th, 2009.


Saturday stuff

I hope all my scrappy friends have a wonderful weekend planned, whether you're scrapping or spending it with family and friends. :-)

I just wanted to remind everyone about the DT call at Ch{all}enge Masters. They're still looking for lots of team members! (see the post below for all the various categories and details for how to apply.) C'mon, you know you wanna! There has already been an impromptu challenge, so if you think a one stop inspiration spot sounds good, come over and play with me! :-)

I haven't had too much scrappy time, but I did manage to complete a couple of layouts. Not my best work, in my opinion, but I find birthdays very hard to scrap. I made a collage and stuck them on a page. There. Done! LOL I'm still using up some stuff from the Scrap for a Cure kit.

I've been so into hand stitching and last weekend I bought a Bazzill alpha template. I made the flower by misting a coffee filter.

Thanks for stopping by! And come back next week for an exciting chance to win an amazing prize from Graphic 45! :-)


YAY for scrappy weekends!

So, my Friday didn't go so well, but Glen was a peach this weekend and gave me time to shop and scrap!

For this one, I used goodies that I won from Scrapsketch! The paper and the Drippy Goo punch is what I won from playing along in August.

And here is another layout using the current sketch from Scrapsketch. There's lots of time for you to play along for the prize this month!

I also completed another layout for Creative Cookbooking, but I can't show ya yet. ;-)

If you haven't been playing with me at Scrap for a Cure yet, you must join! Can you believe it! They are allowing me to do the QOTD and SQOTD for the whole week! Oh boy, they totally don't know what they're doing! :-D I've got some very interesting topics this week that you might want in on! LOL

Thanks for visiting and have a great week! :-)


Happy, scrappy weekend!

I hope. My scrap Friday didn't turn out as planned, so I'm hoping to put up my sign today on my scrap room door that Megan made for me: Don't bother me, I'm busy with ME! :-D If it works, I'll have something to show you later, but for now I wanted to give all my scrappy peeps a heads up on an exciting new challenge blog called
Ch{all}enge Masters. There is a design team call and there are lots of opportunities! Here is the actual call...

"We are very excited to bring you a challenge blog that will encompass many different types of challenges each month!! Here are the categories for challenges each & every month:

Book of Me
Book of We
Book of Him
Kitchen Keepsakes
Journaling Prompt
Blog Challenges
Going Green

We are looking for several designers for each category! So, when applying, please let us know which category you would be interested in designing for & if you would be interested in that category's Team Leader position. Team Leaders will be responsible for creating their categories challenge & one example layout. Each Design Team Member will be required to create at least one layout per month.

To apply please send a link to your blog and/or main gallery to: tysgram@tampabay.rr.com. Also, please send a jpg of 1 {only 1 please!} layout that best represents your style along with your full name & email address. Submissions will be accepted until October 22nd, 2009. Team will be announced no later than October 26th, 2009.

Right now there is no compensation for designing for Ch{all}enge Masters except the bragging rights ;-) plus to share, inspire & scrap!!! "


New challenge at Scrap for a Cure

The challenge this week is to add dimension to a layout. The October Autumn Breeze kit gave me the perfect excuse to ditch chores today and scrap! :-D I just wish that my photo gave the colors justice. In real life they are so shiny and rich and pretty!

You can also see what the talented design team has been up to on Creative Cookbooking by clicking on this link. A new challenge just went up, so be sure to check us out!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)


Christmas cards

So, I dream about scrapping, right? Oh c'mon, y'all do it too, admit it! LOL Anyway, I had this FAB idea to use my scallop punch to do layers to make a Christmas tree. I get into my scrap room at the crack of dawn to create what I had dreamed and THIS mess is what happened. Totally NOT what I had envisioned! So I'm calling this one "The Christmas Cake." Which one of my scrappy friends would like to be the the lucky recipient of this beaut? :-D

I like this one a lot better. :-) My good friend Kayla sent me the glittery goodness and I just added buttons and a couple pins on top.


Cards to share

I can see from my Google Reader that my scrappy friends have been busy today making cards! Y'all are rockin' the challenges, wherever it is that you've been playing.

This card is for the Think Pink contest at Cookin' Up Creations. If you haven't checked them out, you should! Such nice ladies and fun challenges!

Nevermind the feet on this one. :rolling eyes: Father in law asked me to make a birthday card for his oldest son, and I was all too happy to oblige! :-D

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! :-)


Happy October!

I almost forgot my calendar page in all the excitement! Eighty five more sleeps, or shopping days, however you wanna look at it... just sayin'... LOL

Reveal day at Scrap for a Cure!

Whew! That was the hardest thing EVER, keeping all my projects secret! :-D But do ya wanna see them, do ya, huh, huh, do ya? Well, just play along, cuz I'm gonna show you anyway. LOL

All of these layouts and cards were made with the Autumn Breeze kit. But the Halloween kit is super cool, and I'm trying to think of a way to use it NOT for Halloween. Let me know if you have any thoughts on that. :-D

So without further ado, TA DAH! Here are my creations! Thanks for stopping by! :-)