Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sketchabilities #78

How are you today?  I hope that this finds you well!

Today, there is a fabulous new sketch at Sketchabilities!  What fun was this to work with!  I love love love flowers, & this allowed me to just layer them all over the place!!  What a fun fun fun sketch!  You need to head on over there, check it out, play along, & maybe win a prize from our great sponsor this month. 

These pictures make me giggle.  They are of Emma the day after her 1st birthday!  (she is now 7 1/2!!).  I remember her bald head & her wobbly little legs.  Oh how stinkin cute!  This is one of the reasons that I love scrapbooking.  It allows me to remember the years past! 

I used Basic Grey paper, & Petaloo Flora Doodles flowers from various color packs.

Thank you for allowing me to share my layout with you.  I hope that you enjoyed it!
Have a great week!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #237

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Good Monday Morning to you!
I hope that you had a great weekend & are ready for this week!  Halloween week!  Are you doing anything special for Halloween this year?

Sketch #237 is up over at Nuts About Sketches.  She is really into circles this round of sketches.  But they sure are cute.  Here is what I created with this weeks sketch:

 In PA, we had a dog named Charley.  This is from when Audra was learning to walk, & she lost her balance & fell into Charley's water bowl.  She really didn't know what to do, so she just sat there.  And me being the good mother that I am, grabbed the camera instead of helping her out!  lol.   I think I did this when she fell into the toilet too.  Mother of the year!  right here!!!

I hope you enjoyed this layout.  It certainly was fun working with.

Happy Halloween!!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Red Carpet Studio - Pumpkin Card Challenge

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Well, hello there!  How about this?  2 posts in one day!  The Red Carpet Studio has me pretty busy this week!!  The wonderful blog hop is going on right now, so be sure to play along if you haven't already.  Also, today is the next card challenge. 

The challenge is:  "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" - Create any card featuring a pumpkin or other element of Hallowen (basically an anything goes Halloween card challenge - if you don't celebrate Halloween feel free to make a fall card with a pumpkin)

SPONSOR: Fresh Brewed Designs - http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/
PRIZE: 3 digis of the winner's choice

Here is the card that I created for the challenge:

I used papers from the October Memory Works kit.  Such a fun kit, & loaded with so many papers!!  you would love it!
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my card.  Be sure to head over to RCS to see what the other DT members created, & make sure to enter for this weeks prize!
Until next time! 

Red Carpet Studio ABC Random Blog Hop

Welcome to the ABC Ransom Blog Hop, 
hosted by Red Carpet Studio!

If you've come from Stephanie J's blog, you're in the right place.

The Red Carpet Studio designers thought it would be fun to host a mystery blog hop while showcasing projects that can be made using all those leftover letters in your stash - hence where the "ransom" comes in. Ransom notes play a huge role in mystery/suspense films, and are often created out of random letters cut from magazines, newspapers, etc. in order to disguise handwriting. 

While we won't be doing any kidnapping or holding anybody ransom today - we do have some creative projects to share with you!

For my project using leftover letters in my stash, I created...

I used letters from a leftover Thickers pack, & used them to frame around the girls picture. I just randomly placed them to form the frame.  I used Basic Grey paper, & embellishments, & some random buttons & other embellishments. 

We're also holding some blog candy ransom! However, the blog candy is hidden, and only certain stops of the hop are hiding it. The only way you can win is if you comment on those blogs! Now, we're not going to tell you whose blogs those are (that would be too easy) but we will tell you what the prizes are!
$20 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
$10 Gift Certificate

There will be three winners. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting so we can contact you if you win. You have until next Saturday, November 3rd, to hop and comment. Winners will be announced with the start of our next layout challenge on Sunday November 4th at Red Carpet Studio.

And don't forget to check out this week's challenge at Red Carpet Studio! Our challenge this week is inspired by "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and the challenge is to create any fall or Halloween card.

Thank you for hopping with us today!  Your next stop is back to Red Carpet Studio's blog to check out this weeks challenge!  It is fantastic as usual, & the DT has lots of inspiration in store for you!

P.S. My letters are... L & E

If you can put all the letters together from each stop of the hop (they're in order), you have a chance to win a mystery prize! Once you've figured out our hidden message, email it to redcarpetstudiochallenge@gmail.com. The mystery prize winner will be announced with the other winners on Sunday November 4th. HINT: The message is a clue as to what our next layout challenge will be. :)

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope that you have enjoyed the hop!
See you back soon!
Have a fabulous day!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #236

Hi y'all!
How are you?  I hope that you are doing well.  I am really missing the fall weather here in TX.  This is the first time in my entire life, that I haven't experienced fall weather.  The nip in the air, the smell of fall.....Hmpfh!  Don't get me wrong, I am loving TX, but I surely am missing PA right about now. 

With that being said, I have been scrapping up a storm!  Shawn posted a new sketch over at NAS today, another great one, & this is what I have come up with.

These pictures just crack me up every time I look at them.  When Tony & I went on our cruise last year, we stopped in St. John, Canada.  We did a tour, then walked around the city a little.  We came across this little OLD store & museum, & out front they had these sculptures of people.  I told Tony to go stand next to one, & the next thing you know, we are laughing & having a great time.  They made for some fun pictures.

If you haven't already, head over to NAS & check out the sketch & what everyone else has come up with.  I am working with a very talented group of ladies!!

Thanks for stopping!
Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sketchabilities #77

Hello there!
I can't believe that it is the middle of October already!  Where has this year gone?!

Another reveal has taken place over at Sketchabilities. Another wonderful sketch has been posted.  What fun  these are to work with! 

 These pictures are of Audra at 8 months old.  That whole first year of her life, she was the happiest baby.  She never cried & was smiling all the time.  (that all changed once she hit 1!!).  She went through this stage where her tongue was out all the time.  It was so cute.  But these pics are of her in all of her glory, having fun & being cute.

Hope you have a fantastic day!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #235

Hi there!
Today another fantastic sketch is up at NAS!  Her sketches are just so much fun.

You will never guess where these pictures are from!  lol.  If you guessed the cruise that we took in 2011, you are right on!  This was at dinner one night.  I like my hair in this picture.....I am in the process of growing it out, so it kind of makes me want to cut it all off again!

I hope that you have enjoyed my creations.  I know that I have fun making them!  I would have to say that I have definitely found my mojo!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Red Carpet Studio - Bird Card Challenge

This week's challenge over at Red Carpet Studio is inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."

Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" debuted in 1963 much to the delight and fear of audiences. The film portrays the quiet California coast town of Bodega Bay which has inexplicably become over run by huge flocks of birds. These birds terrorize the town injuring and killing many. In classic Hitchcock style the ending leaves you with more questions than answers.
Here is what I created for the bird challenge:

I used some new Basic Grey paper that I had bought at the CK convention in San Marcos a few weeks back.  You will see some los in the weeks to come w/ this paper as well.  I love it!!  
If you haven't stopped by Red Carpet Studio yet, head on over there & enter your card using a bird for a fabulous prize from our awesome sponsor!  What are you waiting for, head over there quickly!
Thanks for looking today.  I hope you enjoyed my creations!  Have a fabulous Sunday!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #234

Happy Monday!
Shawn has done it again!  She posted a wonderful double page sketch today at Nuts About Sketches.  

 When Tony & I went on our cruise in 2011, every night when we would come back from dinner, or our night "out", there would be these cute little towel animals on our bed.  We never knew how they made them, but they always put a smile on our faces.  The best part was the chocolate that came along with them!  :o)

I hope that you have enjoyed my creation.  Be sure to stop by the NAS blog to see what the other DT members have come up with.  It is always fun to see how one sketch can prompt so many different outcomes.

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sketchabilities #76

Good Morning!!
How are you today?  What is new & exciting?  Another sketch was revealed at Sketchabilities this week, & I had the pleasure of working with it for the DT.  If you have a moment, stop over there & see what my fellow DT members have come up with.  Boy are they are talented group of ladies!!

These are pictures of Emma at about 11 months old, in her little tub that fit into the big bath tub.  She loved bath time!!!

Thanks for looking!  I hope to see you back here again soon.
Have a glorious day!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #233

Howdy folks!
What a fantastic day!  I am happy, & feeling on top of the world.  How are you this fine day?

Another awesome sketch is up over at NAS!  If you have some extra time, be sure to go check it out.

Look at my lil baby doll!  Emma was such a lil peanut (hence her nickname "Peanut").  I love those big eyes, & that bald head!  She didn't have any hair until the age of 2!  I loved it!  Now she is 7 years old, & her hair is red as red can be, long, & she always has to have a headband, bow, or flower in it!  How they grow up so stinkin fast!!!

Have a wonderful day & hope you stop back soon.