Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My room before!

Well at least the most recent "previous". It's a little crowded.

More kit goodies and a layout!

Wait till you get those vinyl Thickers! They are perfect with these papers. The cardstock is very yummy too.

I'm still finding old, really old photos of my Moms. This one was almost ruined and took a lot of editing but it still looks crinkled which is okay. Sorry the pic is so dark, it's only 12:26 am here!!! Be sure and visit the website

Try a kit while you are there!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Inspiration RAK Winners AND a sneak peak!!

After some REALLY creative,, thought provoking and inspiring layouts the winners are: Emme, RobinG and Aleta!!! Amy and I will be diving into our RAK goodies and sending them out. I believe I have everyone's addy's so thanks ladies for playing you are AWESOME!!!

And now, just a little sneaky peaky of the May Commit2Paper kit just for you:

More tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Congratulations Aleta!

Our Inspiration Team member Aleta has been asked to join the Design Team at Gettin' Sketchy! Check out her blog:

Also, remember, Sunday is the deadline for my Inspiration Challenge!

AND, guess what I got in the mail today????? Give up? The May Commit2Paper kit!!!! HA! Sorry, you have to wait just a bit longer....

Saturday, April 19, 2008


We are all about inspiration. And each of us have a different source for our inspiration. Our spouses, our children, big events in our lives.

But then there are smaller, daily sources. Things that you see or hear or feel that make you get up and DO something. Even if just a little thing. Not talking necessarily about things that inspire you to scrap, just "inspiration"!

Look around and see what has an affect on you at this moment. Do something about it. Now go scrap about it. What was it and what did it inspire you to do.

Let me know and give us a link where we can see your layout or email me the pic and I'll post it here for you.

RAK's to all participants!!! And really great "stories of inspiration" get special goodies. And Yes, please use your April C2P kit!!!

Get to work! INSPIRE me! **Edited for a deadline - have em to me by next Sunday night.**

Here's one from RobinG, her C2P kit came from her Secret Sister (I know whooooo). Robin is blogger challenged so I'm posting for her, and the inspiration came from a CK sketch, the wavy shape just went with this water pic


Friday, April 18, 2008


Ok, I think this is the last for the April Commit2Paper kit (maybe). Yep, more Josh Birthday stuff. Dug out a Bazzill edge cs to use as a template to cut the green cs, added a few prima whispers and brads from stash.

And check back tomorrow, I'll have a challenge posted for ya with rak's to be bestowed!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Silly Love

Josh & Crystal came up with this silly thing they do with their hands, sign for Love x Infinity. Too Cute!!! Commit2Paper kit with rubons from Prima and Maya Road. Loving working with the colors of this kit and the paper texture is fantastic!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Green Jacket Material?

How appropriate for Masters Week here in Augusta! My last layout with the C2P kit was us taking Josh and friends out to a birthday lunch, from there we said goodbye to Oscar & his girlfriend. Then the four of us went to Adventure Crossing for miniature golf. I think Crystal won, haven't been able to fine the score card (bad scrapbooker bad) but if it turns up I will add it to this two page layout. Think I used a little bit of all the kit on this, added brads of course from stash and touched the dragonfly velvet with some stickles. I did a two stamp technique to the cardstock to mimic the flowers in the pp. Not sure that worked too well but the overall look is okay I guess.

Oh and for those following my scrapbook room remodel, the table is done! I'll post about it here in a few days or you can go to SG (link to the right) and there are pics in the gallery.

Amy tells us she has May almost ready for our sneak preview!!! Just wait! Check back for the hints.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dad & The Gang - C2P April Kit

Here it is! Josh & Crystal came to Augusta to celebrate his 20th (ugh) birthday. This kit is perfect colors for that! In addition to the kit, added one brad and brackets (Queen & Co.) from stash and a Maya Road rubon to the velvet star. You can do lots of stuff to this velvet. Try heating a stamp, hold it on the velvet. You'll get a debossed image.

Monday, April 7, 2008

April Commit2Paper Kit is in da house!!!

It's here, it's here!!! Oh and the paper is so
fantastic! Very sturdy and textural, almost like a double sided Bazzill!

Here's some pics and close ups:
Two sheets each of three colors Bazzill cardstock. There are two sheets each of 6 patterned paper designs from Daisy Bucket "Under The Boardwalk", double sided, all in GORGEOUS blues and greens with a dash of brown which I am SO ready for!!

Matching Ribbon, Bazzill Basics paper flowers, coordinating tags/photo corners/turns and to top it off two more items that I can't decide which I like better, Thickers Chip Board alphas and Velvet Elements. All these extras except the flowers are Daisy Bucket so you have perfectly coordinating pieces all in one yummy kit!!!!

You guys drool some more, I'm gonna go play! Be back later with some layouts, stay tuned!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Desk Trash

Look at your desk or work table. I'm looking at a piece of paper that I always end up with, my sketches, journaling in my head coming out, inking up cb, painting on, all those things you do to keep it off the work surface!

But yet, it forms its own kind of art! Look at yours, show it to us.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


SG Kit on it's way, looking forward to my first C2P kit!!! Have a TERRIFIC challenge for you guys - later!!! HEHE

Give ya a hint. Journaling is involved.

Friends for the bad times!

I am just SOOOO lucky! Bobbie-MHB, Robin, Kylie, Katy, LizB, Tara, Jens, and anyone else I may temporarily be skipping Thank you so much for the hugs, ecards, crazy late night calls and just for being the kind, considerate, sweet people you are!!!

All better now. I'll go back to being the tacky person you all know and love LOL!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


April 2nd is my Mom's birthday. Just when I think I'm all better, then I feel like a little girl again, even though I was in my 30's when she died. I just wasn't ready to say good bye.

Happy Birthday Mom.

So if I'm missing, or not myself or whatever, just send hugs.

Ok, ok, I'll update already!

Just for Missy Kylie! Anyway, almost done with another layout from the March SG kit, but here's one I uploaded to SG yesterday. I REALLY like this.

My Great Niece Caroline! Isn't that just the sweetest face ever! Momma April and Daddy Mike really went through a lot for her arrival but I'd say she was worth the wait.

Swirls and heart are Tim Holtz grungeboard, inked the swirls, Cuttlebug and inked the heart. Chipboard frame with crackle paint and a little sanding. Title is "Doodletype" Cricut. This kit came with two sided paper and I really liked one that had a melon backing but liked the front even better! So I had to find a cardstock in my stash that matched it perfectly, then distress it with white ink.

I bought a white pigment ink pad from Joann's about two years ago and it's still going strong, very juicy, does ep really nicely!!! One of my favorite ink pads.

I will be doing a clear 8x8 album for Caroline, have asked April to send me pics and notes and memorabilia to put in it.

Then I'll only have to do something for Corley, Zach, the Twins, Missy & John's baby, Dallas' and his wife's baby, Brittney, Shawnda's and her hubby's baby, Tonya and her hubby's baby, Nelson's is posted here already... sorry don't have all the names memorized.... and that's just the Great nephews and nieces. I am NOT going back and doing big projects for all 20 of my nieces and nephews.... well maybe someday....

I've lost my mind!

But anyway! Commit2Paper April kit is about to be air borne! or USPS anyway.... Smarty Katy is getting hers first I'M SO JEALOUS! But I do have lots of photos from weekend fun with Josh and Crystal just waiting.

Amy has asked me to get a challenge ready for you guys, mid April and I'm thinking..... well I'll tell ya later! HEHE Yes I'm evil. But you'll like it. You guys usually do like my challenges don't you????? Hello? Hellloooo???? Where'd they go?