Monday, October 26, 2009


My niece, Samantha...the #9 rider/jumper in Pennsylvania!

Yep, she did it! My niece made it to the PA State Jumping Championships and placed 9th in the State this past week. She had a HUGE cheering section and we enjoyed watching her and her pony Alcapony ride their way to this great honor!

WTG Sammy and Alcapony...We are all so proud of you two! my scrappy world! I have lots to share!

I altered a kraft embossed box using Pebbles Inc. creme chalks and pattern paper this month as a way to present a gift. I really love how this turned out and plan on doing more. What a great way to make a gift card a more personal it in a keepsake box.

Over at Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker I played with 2 of the collections this month. I make these cute little package covers for some king size Reese's Peanut butter cups. I think the boys teachers will love to get these sweet Halloween treats. I also used some of Jenn's new Halloween jotters from Creative cute are they? Very!!!!

I made this layout using the Victoria Street line. It was perfect for these pictures of my old girl Lucy. I have not been able to get my hands on any of the Jillibean Corrugated Alpha's so I decided to make my own. I used my die cut machine to cut the letters out of kraft paper then ran them through my crimper...out they came. The same effect for the cost of a piece of paper and you never run out of letters.

As part of a product swap between Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker and Helmar Adhesives I received a box of goodies. Now I have a new go to glue...450 Quick Dry Adhesive. It dries clear superquick and really holds! Thank you Helmar!

Apparently I have been in the altering mood because I made this desk date and memo pad using some yummy Marks Paper Company. I am working on my goal of making several handmade gifts this year. I have definitely gotten off on the right foot and have had lots of fun making them. Did you see this the Nov/Dec issue of Scrapbooks Etc.? Marks Paper Company was picked as one of the scrapbooker tested and approved products this month. Yippie! I have loved MPC since the very beginning...I am so glad that everyone else is starting to love it too!

I designed this hybrid layout using traditional pattern paper from MPC as well as their fall digital kit. I just love these tags from the kit!

Being the soccer mom that I am to 2 soccer loving boys I was thrilled to see this months kit from I AM A Scrapaholic. Filled with lots of goodies I made this layout using one of my favorite action shots of Nick.

I have had these pictures of my nieces since summer and came across this cute paper by Imaginisce and thought it would be perfect for them. How sweet are they?

I am proud to be the featured designer at Bisous Boo this month! This company has such fun, cool designs and I was thrilled work with them. Suzanne was a jem to work with and they were very generous with all their wonderful products! Here are a few of my designs...

Another altered tin as a gift card holder...

Love this picture of Nick...

Next post I will share a few more.

Last but now least next month I am a Gueat Artista for Bella Blvd. I just can't wait to be able to share their products with you...they are fun, fabulous and oh so much fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Life is ZOOMING and some scrappy projects!

Life seems to be at an all out zoom right now. We leave for Disney in just a few weeks and I am planning for that, soccer always keeps us running and I am trying to work ahead to get my Christmas shopping well on its way so I don't get caught in the fuss of last minute shopping with everyone else.

Anyway I have found some time to scrap.

This month at Black River Designs I dove into lots of color! I made this LO using some shots from last Easter. I rarely work with these colors and it was fun to go a little "pastel". Of course I had to add one of Jenn's jotters from Creative Chaos. A layout is just not complete till I add one of her adorable little creations.

And this card...

I also made this LO of my boys and their cousin.

And a simple card.

Well this month's kit from I AM A Scrapaholic is soooo droooool worthy! The mix of Teresa Collins and Jenni Bowlin is fabulous. This is my darling niece Adrienne, is she not the sweetest.

I made this card for my son Nick teammate who was hurt in a game recently.

The kit at Dixie Pieces is awesome. The colors are amazing and they are the perfect papers to wrap up your summer pictures. Here is Nick loving the waves on his boogie board.

I made this card and matching envelope...I just loved the kraft colored envelopes included in the kit.

Last but not least...did you hear the news? Talk about a match made in scrappy heaven! Here is the announcement...

We’re excited to announce that American Crafts purchased Pebbles!

The great news is that American Crafts will continue to offer Pebbles’ current product line and plans to introduce new products over time. Pebbles' in-house design team will also join American Crafts, which means that you’ll be able to enjoy Pebbles’ simple, cute and fun style for years to come.

Be sure to keep visiting the Pebbles blog for the same great projects and inspirational ideas you’ve come to count on!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoy your Columbus Holiday!