Monday, November 29, 2010

Good Times at the Ocean Grill

Supplies used:
Basic Grey pp
Shimmerz Spritz Seafoam
Chatterbox diecut journaling piece
Making Memories journaling book
ScrapWorks vinyl applique
Adorn it tiny treasure alphas
Basic Grey alphas
Pink Paislee chipboard alphas
Stampin Up! cardstock, pp, die-cut stickers
Magic Mesh
misc. brads, twine, rick rack and google eye

Inspired by Emma Ruth Fronda for the November lift challenge at XOXO Girls. The fabulous prize is offered by Scrap Attack Scrapbooking!

Friday, November 26, 2010

home at last

Supplies used:
DCWV mini scallop cardstock
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Silver Sugar"
SEI pp and die-cuts
Chatterbox Artsy.licious chocolate tinsel pp
AC Thickers
Paper Studio pearl brad
Stampin Up! cardstock, ink
MM stamps
lace from stash
unknown silver cardstock

Inspired by Cheryl Whitaker for the November lift challenge at XOXO Girls. The fabulous prize is offered by Scrap Attack Scrapbooking!


Picture taken at Vero Beach this summer.

Supplies used:
BG pp, alphas, stickers, feltie bird
Stampin Up! twill tape, cardstock
Li'l Davis Designs paint splattered on tape
Maya Road sheers
Melissa Francis family sticker
unknown twine, ribbon, brad

Inspired by Kimmie Jaster for the November lift challenge at XOXO Girls. The fabulous prize is offered by Scrap Attack Scrapbooking!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Blog candy

Check out this awesome blog candy over at Queen Kat blog. The details to enter are on her blog, so hop on over and check them out.................

Happy Holidays

Supplies used:
DCWV mini scallop cardstock
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Silver Sugar"
SEI pp and tab
Fancy Pants felt star
Prima pearls and crystals
Daisy D's tree
Queen and Co red Christmas felt
unknown crocheted snowflake, pearl brad, tree, ribbon, silver, green cardstock

Inspired by Katherine Blue for the November lift challenge at XOXO Girls. The fabulous prize is offered by Scrap Attack Scrapbooking!

You and me

Supplies used:
Love Elsie pp
Stampin Up! felt flowers, mask, rhinestone brad and rub-on flowers
Tatterned Angels Glimmer Mist "Olive Vine"
Basic Grey chipboard circle
Fancy Pants felt (pink) flower
American Crafts felt (purple) flowers
Scenic Route twill tape
misc. buttons, brads and eyelets
charm from Michael's
DMC thread
unknown rub-on title, cardstock, tab

Inspired by Sharon Bertolino for the November lift challenge at XOXO Girls. The fabulous prize is offered by Scrap Attack Scrapbooking!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Night Owls

Supplies used:
Stampin Up! cardstock
Basic Grey Origins pp and felties
SEI Moravia foiled pp
Basic Grey Mellow alphas
Tattered Angels Glimmer Chips "nature" chipboard owl
Tattered Angels Glimmer mist "coffee shop"
Chatterbox journaling spot
Glitz rub-on
unknown ribbon, twine and journaling piece (RAK from Nadine)

A lift from Faye Perata on XOXO Girls.

The November prize is offered by Scrap Attack Scrapbooking.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Enjoy your Day

Supplies used:
Stampin Up! cardstock, stamp and ink
Basic Grey Lemonade pp
Prima flowers
unknown ribbon and sticker

I lifted this card from Laura O'Donnell for the November lift challenge at XOXO Girls.

The awesome prize is offered by Scrap Attack Scrapbooking - check it out!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Girls on Film

I used the sketch 23 on Sketches in Thyme.

The title was a challenge on Dixie Pieces. We were to use titles from songs from the 80's. There were several that I could have done and may have to do another one.

supplies used:
My Mind's Eye Garden Party pp and die-cuts
Making Memories spiral journaling paper
Paper Salon plastic alphas
Queen and Co tiny alphas
Cosmo Cricket chipboard alphas and corners
Tim Holtz film strip
Fancy Pants felt heart
Stampin Up! rub-ons
ColorBox inks
Eggplant alcohol ink (to dye "o" as it was clear)
misc. buttons, twine and threads

Thank you for stopping by

Friday, November 12, 2010

Scraplifting with the XOXO Girls

Supplies used:
paper: Dream Street, Love Elsie and unknown
Title stickers: Glitz Teeny Alpha
Title Rub-on: Basic Grey
chipboard flower - Pink Paislee
Distress stickles - Ranger
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Olive Vine"
flowers, butterfly rub-ons and stickers - Stampin Up!
DMC thread
journaling spot, ribbon and crown - unknown

Inspired by Andrea MacDonald

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking is the November sponsor over on the XOXO Girls blog! If you are not familiar with their site, they are a scraplift blog! They have a large design team with an enormous range of scrapbooking styles to choose from. I think everyone get's scrappers block from time to time and scraplifting is a wonderful way to jump start your creating.

What exactly does scraplift mean?

Basically it means copying others' completed layouts in whole or in part, for your own personal use, by adopting design elements and ideas that you like and incorporating them into your own creations. Of course everyone likes to get credit for their ideas so remember it's proper etiquette to give credit to the person you are scraplifting ideas from whenever you borrow someone's ideas.

Deadline for entry will be November 30th. Please make sure you visit the XOXO Girls blog to upload your submission. This contest is open to residents with a US or Canadian address and the lucky winner of this contest will win this fabulous prize valued at over $40 donated by...Scrap Attack Scrapbooking!

It's the complete Crate Paper Snow Day collection + some extras! How's that for an awesome prize!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Paradise Found

The Scrapbook play challenge on Scrap Attack Scrapbooking was to use a found item for stamping. I used the eraser end of a pencil and stamped dark blue dots on the light blue flower. They showed up a lot more until I decided to spritz the whole layered flower with Clearsnaps Smooch Spritz.

Supplies used:

Karen Foster pp and stickers
Stampin Up! cardstock and rub-ons
KI Memories lace cardstock
Queen & Co felt flowers
misc flowers

Thursday, November 4, 2010

oh Boy

The 6th and final week challenge at Dixie Pieces was the "golden oldies". This was a fun one to end on - great list of title and a lot of possible layout ideas floating through my head.

I chose to go with a black and white picture of DH holding his new brother.

Supplies used:
Cosmo Cricket "Cogsmo Cogs" pp and die-cuts, some fussy cutting.
Lil' Davis Designs scrapbook paint for splatters Kelly Panacci 360 Degrees stamps
Basic Grey rub-on
Stampin Up! ink, cardstock, stampin' dimensionals (pop-dots) and chipboard - painted with metallic silver
Glitz teeny brown alphas
Jillibean soup corrugated kraft alphas
Basic Grey buttons
DMC thread
Brads unknown
Cranson photo corners
ribbon unknown
Sakura pen for journaling and doodling

all - American girl

Dixie Pieces music challenge for week 5 was Country Pop. The titles listed were from Carrie Underwood's songs.

Pictures from our trip this summer when we stopped at Mount Rushmore, SD and Katie wanted her picture taken by the flag post for Florida - she is proud to be a Florida girl.

Supplies used:
Stampin Up! cardstock and star brad
Pink Paislee pp, alphas and element stickers. Powdered the back of the banners so the tips would be loose.
Sprayed the cardstock with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Black Magic"
Bo Bunny chipboard flourishes
Glitz "frosting" black bling
DMC thread for stitching border
clear embossing power around the edge of the die-cut
Prima flowers, except I'm unsure about the white one.

Sing Sister Sing

Week 4 at Dixie Pieces was Southern Gospel music. Again the title list had several I could have used. I chose this title because I've been wanting to scrap these pictures of Katie for a long time, just could never think of how to do it.

Supplies used:
Stampin Up! cardstock, pink ribbon and rub-ons Scenic Route pp and chipboard alphas
Adorn it mini alphas
Colorbok Sepia music pp
Scrapworks chipboard heart tag
white tulle and gold cord from my stash
Prima journaling spot
Chatterbox date piece
Autumn leaves stamp
applique flowers from stash.

Our mini challenge was to make a card with shape{s} from the scale. I cut my stripe paper and created the scale background (at least that is what I tried to do LOL); the greeting is the oval note "so" and the dots on the flower are from the note"re"

Stampin Up! cardstock and ribbon
Scenic Route pp
Crate Paper flower (popped up)
ScrapWorks greeting rub-on

Make a wish and Happy Day

I made this tag and card for Katie's birthday. Can't believe she's 7!
Supplies used:

Stampin Up! cardstock and greeting rub-on
Reminisce pp
rick rack from stash

Stampin Up! cardstock, marker for faux stitches, chipboard #, and rub-on greeting. Ribbon from Michaels, glitter tube unmarked/unknown, Me & My Big Ideas pp

Shake my sillies out

Week 3 at Dixie Pieces was "children's music". All the titles listed were from Raffi and several would have worked for pictures in my stack, but this title seemed to fit the best.

Journaling reads: It only takes 1 second for Katie to ...

Supplies used:
Basic Grey Romani papers, alphas and tag
Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip cardstock
Ranger Cotton Candy Stickles
Fancy Pants felt
DMC metallic thread
AC vinyl Thickers and MiniMarks rub-on alphas
DCWV ribbon
We R Memory Keepers extra large eyelet and large brown snap
Queen & Co felt ladybug
Prima bling
rick rack stash
Making Memories flower brads
spiral clip
journaling spot unknown
Kelly Panacci 360 degrees stamps
Stampin Up! scallop punch.

The 2nd week at Dixie Pieces music theme was "alternative". This one was harder for me as I wasn't familiar with the music.

I used the Album "The Beekeeper" by Tori Amos as my inspiration. The titles were from the group "Train".

Supplies used:
Stampin Up! cardstock, KI Memories Lace Cardstock, Jenni Bowlin pp, SEI Border die-cut, Pink Paislee flip note, Pink Paislee alpha stickers, Stampin Up! alpha stamps, Rusty Pickle chipboard swirl - painted then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Patina", bling Zva and Prima, buttons Stampin Up! and unknown from my stash, gems unknown. Patterned paper sprayed with Clearsnap Smooch "Vanilla Shimmer"

Love Me Do

I did a fun 6 week challenge/contest at Dixie Pieces where they posted a challenge each week with a style of music as our theme.

Week 1 was Classic Rock and Roll and titles listed were from the Beatles. I chose "Love Me Do".

This layout is a picture from our wedding in 1973.

Supplies used:
Creative Imaginations die-cut paper, title block and border sticker. DCWV pp. AC Thickers; Reminisce Chicken Basket rub-on alphas. Prima Say it in Pearls, Chatter Box Artsylicious brads. Flowers Bazzill, Prima and misc from my stash. ribbon unknown from stash. stitching done with DMC thread. Chipboard heart by Scrapworks.

Our mini-challenge was to make a card using at least one word from our layout on our card - I used the word "me".

All Stampin Up! except the paper for the tab was a scrap, so not sure where it's from.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

you love crafts

Used the 8.28 sketch from Sketchy Thursday.

Love Elsie pp and heart sticker
Ranger stickles
Paper Trunk alphas
Fancy Pants felt arrow
Paper Studio alphas
Crate Paper button
Prima flowers
Stampin Up! button
Prima journaling piece
Lil' Davis Designs paint
DMC thread
eyelets and eyelets from stash
heart clip unknown

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Used the November 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches.

supplies used:
Cherry Arte and Scenic Route - pp
Scenic Route - chipboard
Shabby Chic Crafts - Road trip tags
Maya Road - journaling ticket
Sakura gel pen
unknown - mini playing cards, brad, shaped eyelets

Pictures from our mini-vacation at Vero Beach in June.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Queen of Hearts

This layout was done using sketch 88 from The Scrappiest.

Supplies used:
cardstock - Stampin Up!
pp - Rusty Pickle, SEI and Scrapworks
heart swag - Chatterbox
"queen" rub-on - Basic Grey
rub-on alphas - Reminisce
label - Pebbles
Maya Road - clock
Ranger red stickels
unknown - vellum heart, mini cards, Valentine ribbon, heart brad and rick rack

More pictures from our trip to Disneyland last summer.