Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy 2009!

A quick New Year card I made yesterday for a pre-teen, using Sassafras Lass pp.

A blessed 2009 to all my friends and family and may all your wishes come true. Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Gauche Giveaway

I'm guest designing for Gauche Alchemy in January and Amy's promised this kit's going to be loads of fun. Her kits always are. Fun and totally irreverent. :D Can't wait for the mailman to arrive. :)

In the meantime, Gauche Alchemy's having a giveaway on their blog. Again, a really fun and irreverent giveaway. ;) Hop on over and take a look at the blog.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Still enjoying the holidays

How was everyone's Christmas? I ate way too much but enjoyed every bite. :) Then on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day I had two great mail days. The mailman came with 2 big boxes of goodies for me; one from Prima for winning third place in their Build-A-Book contest, and another big box filled with Teresa Collins goodies for my winning layout in another competition. Just in time for Christmas. I'm a happy scrapper. :)

I completed two layouts, two altered projects and one card in the last week and I'm pretty pleased with myself. They're all for Purple Onion Designs so I can't reveal them yet but here's a sneak peek of one of them:

Have a great week ahead! :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

A Blessed Christmas to my family, dear friends and new friends. :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Christmas Gift

A little Christmas gift for a great teacher and friend. I altered a wooden frame and used Purple Onion's Happy Holidays noteblock stamp for a cheery Christmas decoration.

List of Supplies:

Stamp - Purple Onions Happy Holidays Noteblock Stamp
Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket, 7G
Overlay - Hambly
Flowers & Leaves - Prima Marketing
Chipboard Flourish and Scalloped Frame - Maya Road
Ribbons - personal stash
Wooden Photo Frame - Ikea
Others: Maya Mist, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Making Memories Acrylic
Paint, Rangers Stickles

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Holidays

A Christmas layout for Purple Onion using their Happy Holidays noteblock stamp. I really love the noteblock stamps. They're easy and versatile enough to use on layouts, cards and gift tags. And best of all, there are also Hello, Love and Thank You Noteblocks. I'm having fun playing with them. :)

Stamp - Purple Onion Happy Holidays Noteblock
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye Be Merry Kit
Snowflakes - Autumn Leaves & KI Memories
Metal Embellishment - Making Memories
Star - Prima
Glitter - Ranger Stickles

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chatterbox Feature

Last week, I received an email from Chatterbox asking if I would like to have my layout featured on their blog. Of course I replied with an absolute Yes! :)

Courtney did a lovely write-up on my Hyde Park layout. Thanks Courtney! To view the feature and write-up, visit Chatterblog.

Here are some screen captures of the feature:

Scenic Route Winner!

I'm baaackk! Just got home from a wonderful holiday. We got to do lots of activities we never tried before and the kids really enjoyed themselves. Took lots of photos so I'll be happily scrapping for some time. :)

While I was away I got news that my Christmas Star layout was a winner in Scenic Route's Holiday Product Challenge. :) Here it is on the contest cover page announcing the winners:

You can check out the rest of the wonderful winning layouts here.

And here's the page featuring my layout with simple How-to steps.

I really like this layout so winning the Scenic Route Challenge was a real bonus and delight for me. :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Trying out something new on this layout. I tore the patterned paper and scrunched it up to form ruffles to frame the photo. Another strip of paper ruffle skirts the layout.

And yes, there's hidden journalling on this layout. :)

I love black, red and cream combis and this Jenni Bowlin line works so well with the photograph of my dd at her first tap dance competition years ago. The photo always brings a smile to my face. :)