Thursday, July 30, 2009

Some things to share...

If your in the area this weekend is the CKC convention in Valley Forge, PA. I will be there to do make and takes for Marks Paper Company. Be sure to stop by and say "Hi".

After taking nearly 2 weeks off from scrapping I dove right in this week. I was having fun with lots of Marks Paper Company and Creative Chaos Etsy goodies. I altered a cute little container to hold all my jotters from Creative Chaos. Be sure to stop by the blog tomorrow for her Freebie Friday giveaway.

I also made a card...loving the new English Garden Line!

And for this LO I was just having fun...In our house each year it is a tradition to make zucchini bread. This year we had just went blueberry picking and I decided to add them to the bread. It was a huge hit. The boys loved it. Great way to get a fruit and veggie in them at the same time!

I dug into my Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker goodies and created this LO from a photo we took for the boys grandfather's birthday. These papers from the My Sweet Cherry Pie line are just so darn cute!

I can finally share my complete Pebbles, Inc. LO. These Lil' Buddy papers are a must have for a mom of boys. I am just in love with them.

Last but not least today is the last day to sign up for the Summer Contest over at Dixie Pieces. We are gonna have so much fun this month with tons of prizes and challenge. You don't want to miss this. Here is a little sneak from the celebration...can you guess what my challenge might be?

Thanks so much for stopping by...and have a great weekend!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer fun and BRD...

The kids and I have had a ball over the last few weeks just enjoying summer. Sleep overs, family time, camp and days trips have filled our time. I hate to think that back to school is right around the corner.

Last week we went to Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines. They give tours of the farm and we loved seeing all the horses they are saving. What a wonderful place and what a wonderful thing they are doing.

We also took a trip to St. Peters Village. It is a tiny town that lies along a creek. We jumped rocks, hiked in the woods, and had ice cream. What a fun day! We also took our neighbor along. Here is a picture of the kids on a boulder.

I have squeezed in a little scrapping this week. I am in such love with the papers from Black River Designs. They just get my mojo flowing! Here are a few DT projects I just finished. I also added a jotter from Creative Chaos...can't get me enough of those...and don't forget Free For All Friday...stop by today for your chance to win some goodies!

Here is a little sneak from my first Pebbles, Inc. DT project! You will not believe the talent on this team...their projects are amazing and I promise you they are nothing less than spectacular. Next week be sure to check the Pebbles Inc. blog for all the goodies.

Now for a video that I promise you will entertain...maybe even make you laugh and cry at the same matter what you day is like, this will put a smile on your face. Just take a minute and relax!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer photos...

I have not done a lot of scrapping over the last week or so...but I have been taking lots of pictures. Dixie Pieces is having fun with the SENSE-ational Summer Contest kickoff...I thought I would play along with the "post 10 summer pictures" challenge.

This weekend Jack had a horse show. He has spent a ton of time with my Mom over the last few weeks riding and getting quality time with her. He even has a new pony! They did great over the weekend especially since his new pony, Ebony's Ghost has never been shown before.

They came away with 3 ribbons and lots of smiles!

Mom, Jack and Ghost...

He always looks so serious when he shows!

Trotting away...

We went to visit my brother and his family this week and had a great visit. Lunch, visiting with my nieces and blueberry picking were a great way to spend the day.
Nick swinging A...

Maya going so high on the swings.

Gabi found this cluster of caterpillars...Yuck!

Josh picking blueberries...

Jack strolling through the blueberry bushes.

My brother waving "Hi". He is recovering from shoulder surgery right now. Too many year of wrestling, coaching and lifting have caught up to him. Poor guy!

Nick through the berry bushes...

Well, I guess I should post at least one layout.
Here is a layout using 3 journaling spots from Creative Chaos Etsy...I so love Jenn's goodies!

A detail shot...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope your having a great summer!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Christmas in July and more good news...

I have had a month of really good news and over the last few days I have had even more. Yippie!

I am so excited to be joining the design team at Pebbles, Inc.. Their new lines are way too cute and so much fun to work with. I am just loving the sneaks for the brand new lines, be sure to check them out.

Here is a layout using their Linnie Bell line.

Bella BLVD announced their brand new Guest Artistas and I am thrilled to be one of them. I just love their lines, so bright and colorful and am dying to see what they will be releasing at this CHA...fabulous I am sure it will be.

Here is the announcement!

It's a new week, and I am thrilled to tell you we have finalized the invitations to our brand new Guest Artistas. Thank you so much to everyone that sent in submissions. We had a blast checking out all your awesome work and learning a bit about each of you. It's always a shame that we cannot pick everyone. The creativity is astounding, and to get submissions from all over the world is so encouraging. We also want everyone to know that for future Artista calls, anyone and everyone is invited to submit, even if you were not chosen during this round, we would love for you to continue submitting to future calls. Thank you again for all the Bella love and support!

I am so happy to announce, in alphabetical order, the new Bella Guest Artistas for 2009:
Jessica Ball
Donna Creedon
Daniela Dobson
Sheri Feypel
Krista Hanna
Nancy Holley
Jenneke Knol
Mimi Leinbach
Brittny Lejeune
Tanisha Long
Janis Medina
Deanna Misner
Sue Mylde
Christina Taylor
Tricia Wilson

I have a few new Black River Designs Christmas in July projects to share. I just love working with Christine's papers, they are so fun and easy to play with.

And a card:

Dixie Pieces is having a great big summer contest. Check out the thread here for details. This is really gonna be fun and there will be lots of great prizes.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

A quick update...

It has been a busy week taxing the kids to camp and summer activities but I wanted to stop by quick and show you a few kits available.

Over at Dixie Pieces you will love this beautiful kit. Can you say Prima heaven? I loved it so much I even used the packaging in a card and about recycling.

Check out this card I made from it.

Be sure to check out the gallery for lots more of the designers inspiration here.

This month at I AM A Scrapaholic the kit is complete fun.

Check out this fun LO I did of Jack.

Nick's team did not make it through to the next round of the National tourney but we did have a great weekend and here are a few of my favorite action shots.

A header:

I will be back on Monday with some new LO's using Black River Designs products, as well as a few other projects and some very good news!

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th and well wishes to our friends from the north for Canada day this past week!