Archive for July, 2010


July 29th, 2010

My hubby took this picture of Brayden painting in fall.  I had been waiting to find the right papers to scrap this!  Don’t you just love the drill in the background.  We were in the middle of remodeling the kitchen the time the pic was taken.  I had fun working with WE R Memory Makers Show and Tell Collection.   I thought the crayons were just adorable!  I picked up more of this line for Bray’s first school pics coming up soon in Fall!  Happy Scrappin!

Crazy for Pebbles

July 20th, 2010

I have always adored this company since I saw them at a SB convention several years ago.  Tools, chalks,stencils, papers, stickers… now the only problem is so many local SB stores have closed that not many in this area left carry any of the newer stuff.  So as soon as I saw the call I started scavenging through my supplies for any and all Pebbles materials and calling friends to see what they had.  I created a fun girl themed Birthday card and favor bag, 2 layouts and one of my favorite projects created was a mini zoo book that I made for my son using the zoo collection papers and stickers along with the Cricut!

New Challenge up at Scrap Play

July 19th, 2010

How many of you buy the fun shaped cardstock or overlays and then don’t use them because your just not sure how to incorporate them into you layout.  Well…..this weeks challenge is one for you then.

Design a layout using an 8×8″ or 12×12″ piece of shaped cardstock or create a layout using an acetate overlay.  Go crazy and show us your style!  E-mail the layout to by Saturday, July 24th, 12pm EST for your choice to win a fabulous kit of scrapbook papers and embellishments.  This week Scrap Play is giving away TWO prizes !

To get you started the DT has posted a few samples that should help motivate you to work outside the comfort zone.  You can check them out here:

Icreated a layout using an overlay.  Now to add a bit of dimension to my page I applies stickles to the top as well as layered my title and diecut  bird over the top!

Stretching your supplies on a budget!

July 11th, 2010

This week on Scrap Play‘s blog the DT was asked to create a layout by stretching your supplies.  Now I’m a supply hoarder, for the longest time I would even keep the tiniest scraps!  So this was fun for me!  Since it’s summer and I love going “up north” I wanted to create a layout featuring my favorite things about “up north”.  Since my local photo processor has coupons from time to time for free collage prints I knew that would be a perfect fit for my frugal layout.  It’s so easy that my local photo processor even has the program on line to create your own collage.  Of course you know I’m a fan of MOXXIE  and I wanted to use some of the paper I had from the camping collection.  To save product and $ I removed a large chunk of the paper behind my collage to use on a card or other project.  The die cuts I had left over from another layout and costed about .40.  I used a Rub On title and scrap paper for my journal block!  Total cost of the layout was about $2.54.  Now how about this weeks give a way on Scrap Play’s Blog….  All you have to do is follow the link and leave a message on your money saving tips for scrapping!  Easy right?  The prize… CK’s Tips and Tricks Magazine.  Hop on over.

Busy, busy, BUSY with CHA work!

July 9th, 2010

Oh my word I was so excited the other week when the UPS man showed up at my door… Why you ask?  Well he happened to have a LARGE box filled with Moxxie Goodness!  The funny thing is we were actually in the car at the end of the road on our way for vacation when I saw the UPS man pull down our street.  My dear husband was sweet enough to turn around so I could grab my package.  I have been busy creating with the latest releases.  I can’t show you my work just yet…. however I can show you the released collections.  Moxxie of course has a few new lines they will be releasing for the show as well.  Keep your eyes open for that post coming soon!  Here is a sampling of what I have been creating with.

Red, White and Blue

July 6th, 2010

It’s the month of July and what comes to mind?  Grilling out, pool parties, 4th of July, popsicles and ice cream….ect.   Different ways of beating the summer heat right?   I’m sure you took a bunch of photos from last weekend’s holiday festivities!  We were quite busy here…. with having friends over for a bonfire, the parade, another picnic to a pool party I’m ready to go back to work.  Now just what do you do with all those photos….well you SCRAP them!  Scrap Play has just the challenge for you!

The team over at Scrap Play is challenging you to create a layout using these three colors.  (Red, White or Off White, Blue) It can be patriotic, or completely different, but the color palette must include some shade of red, white, and blue!  Send it in by July 9, 2010 for a chance to win a set of patriotic letter stickers from Making Memories and a couple other red, white, and blue surprise embellishments.  You can check out more details here.

I know I took tons of photos over the weekend that I need to upload and print off.  Here is a layout I created using the basic color scheme.  Bray was having way too much fun with his 49 cent ice cream cone from McDonalds!