Saturday, January 30, 2010

So Good Together

This is my dd & my cousins son, who are the best of buds! The two of them just light up when they see each other. This picture is taken at the Elmwood Park Zoo on the playground. I used Basic Grey Obscure paper.

This lo was created for the From Here 2 Scrapternity January crop challenge to alter chipboard. Which was a huge challenge for me because I have never "dressed" naked chipboard before. I painted it blue, didn't like it, so I painted it pink, didn't like it, painted more blue.....still did not like it. So I inked the edges in blue. Still not thrilled with it, but it fits well on this page. I guess it is just out of my comfort zone. Maybe if I do it more often, it will be easier. :o)

Friday, January 29, 2010


This lo is of my oldest daughter & her preschool teachers last year. They were taken at the end of year picnic the school had. As you can see, my daughter adored them. She actually has the top one this year as an aid. (we love her!!!)

This lo was created for a challenge I hosted at From Here to Scrapternity. I issued the challenge to create a lo w/o using any pattern paper. I was then asked to host a challenge at the last minute for The Everyday Scrapper & they ok-ed using the same lo & challenge. Whew! Double duty! I hand made the flowers using a template. I think I may be addicted now. :o)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Nuts About Sketches - Catch Up

I can't believe it has been almost a month since my last post!! What have I been doing? Well, let's see. Kids, husband, husband traveling, school, day to day life.....& not to mention the 3 crops that I have been having a ball at! From Here to Scrapternity had another fabulous online crop, that I helped host being January Guest Designer. Then I had a weekend at the Hamburg Hideaway, where I got an amazing amount done!! At that same time The Everyday Scrapper hosted it's first ever online crop, which was a wonderful time!!

With that being said, I sure do have a lot of catching up to do! So, with out further delay, here are my past 3 Nuts About Sketches designs for the DT. I am sad to say that my term is coming to end in February, & I have finished all my sketches. I am really upset about this, & hope to design again for Shawn in the future. But here are my past 3 takes on the sketches:

Week 91 Bonus Sketch

This is Dutch Wonderland Take 2. This was our 2nd time to Dutch Wonderland that year, after the horrible rain we had the first time. This time my father was able to join us, & we also met up with our friends, the Dramby's (Emma's future husband), & had a wonderful day this time around.

Week 92

This lo is of the Great Pumpkin Festival in Lehighton PA. We went in 2007 & had fun. Rides, hayride, pumpkin patch, games. The girls had a great time. We had gone w/ my parents, who happened to have suggested it.

Week 93

This was/is Audra's Mommy & Me teacher. She had her last year, & we are doing Mommy & Me again this year, so we have Mrs. Barwis again. This picture was taken at the end of year picnic that the school has. Audra just adores Mrs. Barwis. (& so do I :o) ).

That is all for now. I will try to post a lo a day of all the ones that I have done this past month (37 los just this past weekend alone!). So, stay tuned for more of my creations!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Spy..... a {GIVEAWAY}

Look what I found over at I Spy Craftiness . A fabulous giveaway! Here is the scrappy prize:

And below is what you have to do to be entered into the drawing. Give it a whirl & see if you can be a winner!


I think we need to have a giveaway to get us through the rest of the week! What do you think?!? Malinda has put some awesome goodies together for you!
Over $25.00 worth of product!
The rules are simple: To enter, please do any or all of the following and then leave a comment telling us which ones you have done.
Leave a comment here, telling us what you love about I SPY so far ~ 3 entries
Become a follower of I Spy ~ 2 entries
Become a fan of I Spy Craftiness on facebook ~ 2 entries
Tweet about this giveaway ~ 1 entry
Facebook about this giveaway ~ 1 entry
Blog about this giveaway ~ 2 entries
The contest ends on Tuesday, January 26th at Midnight! We will do the drawing and post the winner on Wednesday.
Have a crafty day!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Everyday Scrapper Online Crop

The Everyday Scrapper Website & Forum contributors are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our very first Online Crop, from Wednesday, January 20th to Wednesday, January 27th.


On January 20th, this category of the forum will have 7 challenges, all with prizes, for you to enter. Each challenge hostess (7 hostesses, 7 challenges, 7 prizes) will post her own challenge with an example layout and a photo of the prize.

You have until midnight (eastern time) on January 27th to submit your layouts by posting them on the challenge thread you are entering it for.

Winners will be selected by and announced January 28-30th on the same thread the challenge was posted on.

The rules:

- Participants must most their layouts on the appropriate thread.
- Winners of the challenges have 7 days (after the winner is announced) to claim their prize by PMing the challenge host to claim their prize before a new winner is announced.
- No combining of challenges - one layout per challenge.
- New layouts only, please.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Such Joy

Here is my most recent creation for the Nuts About Sketches dt. Please forgive the clarity of the photo, I just could not get a good pic of this lo! I even tried the following day to see if I could get a better pic, but it still came out blurry. But you get the jist of it.

This is of my dd, Emma, when she was about 9 months old. She always seemed to pose. Hmm, some things never change, she is almost 5 & still a poser! :o)

There will be a bonus double page layout this week over at Nuts About sketches, so be sure to keep an eye out for that!!

On another note, don't forget about the From Here to Scrapternity online crop this weekend! It is from Friday, Jan. 15 - Monday, Jan. 18. There are fabulous challenges, & awesome games & prizes. So, head on over & get in on the fun. Since I'm GDT this month for them, I will be hosting a few of the challenges. What will I post?? Got check it out.......

Monday, January 4, 2010

Nuts About Sketches

It has been quite some time since I have made an entry on my blog. I have done some projects & some design team work, so I will make one big post, so check out what I have been up to, in between the hectic holiday season!!!


This lo is of my dad with the girls. He has some funny obsession with Spam, & had given both girls tatoos of Spam. I have an ongoing album for my father, that I add to for occasions (birthdays, Father's day, Christmas, etc), & this is one of the pages that I did for him, along with it being a Nuts About Sketches design, Week 87. My journaling is a warning to my Dad about "brainwashing" the girls & to cut it out. lol.


This is a lo of the day we went to Dutch Wonderland. We were having a grand ole time, then it started pouring!! We ran for cover, & when it stopped raining, we had to go home because we were all soaked, with no change of clothes. We wound up going back a few weeks later for a full sunny day. This lo was created for Nuts About Sketches, dt, Week 88.


This one is of my sister & my girls. They ADORE her! When she walks into a room, their world stops & all focus is on Aunt Dawn. They were goofing around in my parents back yard. Digging for bugs & worms, hanging out on the bench, & rolling around in the grass. This lo was also created for Nuts About Sketches, dt, Week 89.


This catches us up to my dt work for Nuts About Sketches. This is week 90. I love this one, actually. It was a rainy day, we had a playdate, came home, after naps, I was loading my car up to go scrap. They both come running out of the house in their socks! I shrugged, took off their socks, then let them run around & jump in all the puddles & get wet. They had a ball! It was so much fun watching them too.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

From Here to Scrapternity Guest Designer

Guess what..... I have been selected to be the Guest Designer for From Here to Scrapternity for the month of January! I am so excited. They will have a fabulous online crop (see my blinkie top right) that I will be a part of, & they will send me some wonderful goodies to play with. If you get the chance, run on over & check out the forums/site. They are a great group of ladies, & I am lucky to have found them! Here is my write up :