Friday, February 26, 2010

Pink download!

I love Pink Paislee...they have a free download of their new magazine on this site...get it today...their products are to die for!!!

Simple Stories Giveaway!

Check out the simplestories site for a great giveaway...all you have to do is post a comment about why you love the new Simple Stories kit from Memory Works and you will be entered to win a "life documented" kit...{$16.99 value!}

follow this...contest ends march 3!

and check out the Memory Works blog for great ideas and inspiration!
good luck...and pass it on!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


This is our sweet little baby girl, Madison.
She is 15 weeks old. 


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blog Hop Post Winner!

As promised, I will be picking a winner, from the comments left for the Simple Stories Blog Hop.  I've consulted the random number generator and the winner is #5...Jennifer Camacho!!  Congratulations Jen!  Please email me your address and watch your mailbox for some goodies from MemoryWorks!  Thanks for playing!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

time album

This is a mini I was working on today.  The album itself is from Michael's {it's just a plain chipboard tag album}.  I used K&Company papers and lots of other goodies on the album. 

I machine stitched the edges of some of the pages before adhering them.  Used rub on's from my stash and lots of buttons!

I also used lots of stacked flowers.  I love the aqua blue and brown together.  I heat embossed the chipboard elements on the album with Tim Holtz suede embossing powder.  I like the look and feel.  It gives alot of texture. 

This butterfly I covered with a blue print vellum, then added rhinestones and that metal swirly gadget you see there.  I hand drew in the flight path...

Thanks for looking..enjoy...the book is for sale in my etsy shoppe if interested...


Vendor Event

I will be hostessing a "shopping night out" at Hanoverville Elementary School on April 9th.  I was hoping it was before Easter so I could focus on Easter crafts, but too bad!  so I am working on mini albums to sell and will highlight the MemoryWorks Simple Stories Kits for purchase.  I should also have my new catty's by then...I'll post pics of the albums and some techniques I am working on a little later today..

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Simple Stories Layouts

I like this page setup because it reminds me of The Brady Bunch opening sequence!!
and it's a nice way to showcase some photos of all my kids and their unique personalities..

With five kids, we celebrate alot of birthdays, it's nice to have a snapshot of them all inone place..and enough journaling space to write about each party...

We love fall and the pumpkin patch...this is one of my favorite pages..

The paper really lends itself to "fall". 

Thanks for looking!!

Please visit these other blog links posted in my sidebar
 for more Simple Stories inspiration
or follow their links here...

Don't forget to take the poll on my sidebar!
don't forget to leave a comment if you visited
 post the simplestories blinkie to your blog
if you don't already have it!
I'll be picking a random winner from all the comments left
 on Wednesday, February 24 to win a prize!!

have a great time with the blog hop!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

stacked flowers

I was inspired today to make these vintage looking paper flowers with button centers...interested?  they're in my etsy shoppe.....

thanks for looking

Taking pictures

So, I'm in a bit of a creative rut and I believe it's due to lack of new pictures!  so, today I am going to bust out my camera and take a few {probably like 100} and get inspired.  Since I adore black and whites, i'll probably take them all in that mode.  So we'll see if I can light my creative fires that way....stay tuned!

*been blog surfing this many great sites out there...i could surf all day.

*it's cold, but sunny today.  houseful of sick kids and hubby.  hopefully better soon. hopefully some private scrap time for me today.


Friday, February 19, 2010


Join me on Sunday at 10 PM EST for a MemoryWorks SimpleStories Blog Hop!  Just follow the blog links in the sidebar {will be posted on Sunday}.  Please leave a comment after you visit my blog and "follow me"... I'll follow you too! 

I will be picking one random winner after the hop is over...but you have to leave a comment and add a simplestories blinkie to your site!  Get your blinkie here....

Also, please take the poll below the link list to vote for your favorite blog hop blogger!  Join in for some great inspiration and meet some new friends!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

February Memory Works Express Kit

I just received my very first express kit's awesome!  Check out the MW blog for some great inspiration...

layout for this weeks challenges: practical scrappers and creative scrappers!

My flower is distressed with ink, stitched and layered with a button center...thanks for looking..

there are small felt flowers behind the main flower.  They are cut from a felt floral coaster I got at Michael's .

Friday, February 12, 2010

Making love...notes!

Sarah, over at the MW Blog, has some cute ideas for valentine's notes and gifts...check it out!

hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

scrappy jo's challenge...

Val, who I met at, posted a great prize challenge from the Scrappy Jo site...
here's the link...I think I'll try this one!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

more brads...

I did a few more layouts today during the snowstorm...

this one has 38 brads...around the circles and to hold the banner on.

this one only has two...a butterfly and a bunny.

and this one has four heart brads...sorry the pic is so grainy...


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Practical Scrappers Challenge...brads!

Here's my entry for the Practical Scrappers weekly challenge...I used 40 brads total.  Enjoy!

There are 36 brads around the heart, the flowers in the corners are also brads, and the photo turns have brads.  The last heart brad is on the left upper corner by the birdie. 


Friday, February 5, 2010

Simple Stories Blog Hop

On Sunday, February 21 MemoryWorks will be sponsoring a blog hop featuring Simple Stories join the fun keep an eye out for the invite on the MemoryWorks blog...I'll keep ya posted!

Me and Skelley

Product list:

Prism Cardstock Beige
Coppered Out Theme Set
Pink Paislee Twilight
Jillibean:  alphabet soup
Cosmo Cricket Chipboard elements
MM Just chill Puffy Letters
AC Thickers:  daydream

Special techniques:  stitching

thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

the face...a new layout

Here's one I did today featuring jacob...

and a closeup...i love staples!

thanks for looking...

Cosmo Cricket in the House!

The new Cosmo Cricket is in stock and on sale at MemoryWorks

My new favorite is the Material Girl Theme Set

I love these additional items...buttons and a 6x6 paper pad! 

Beautiful colors and a bit of whimsy...sweet!
contact me to order your sets today
and check out the website for other great items from
Cosmo Cricket!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Three Bugs in a Rug

Follow the link to see new 3 Bugs in a Rug products from Memory me to order!

Valentine Altered Box

I made this little box album holder out of a Josh Early Candy mini box and some $1 bin coasters from Target!

This is for the challenge on Practical Scrappers this week...using your cricut machine.  The hearts, circles for coaster covers and decorative edge around the photo spots were all but using my Cricut machine.  Also, the title on the box top and front album cover are all cut with my machine.  Fun to do and an easy way to use up leftover boxes.  I made the fold up album by covering both sides of the coasters (they were originally coca cola coasters) with cardstock and patterned paper with a ribbon adhered in between. 

Memory Works paper sets used:  Bo Bunny Valentine Theme Set
and Prism Cardstock in red

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, February 1, 2010

February Challenge at MW Studio

I am hostessing the February Challenge on the MW Studio.  Our challenge theme this month is 3's the Charm!

Our consultants are to create a layout using:  3 hearts, 3 handsewn items and 3 photos. 
Here's my take on the challenge...

I used my fabulous Memory Works products:
Pink Paislee Theme Set:  Cupid
Bo Bunny Theme Set:  Flutter Butter
Pebbles chips and ribbon in red
Fancy Pants Valentine Set:  retired
Doodlebug Design Paper set

I machine stitched around the background paper, the photos and the journaling tag.  My three hearts are there {I count that little background paper too!}

Want to join in the fun of our monthly challenges?
Sign up to be a MW Consultant or hobbyist today!

{{happy scrapping}}