March 2, 2015

LOTD

Still loving those cards I get in my Paper Issues orders!

It's a Studio Challenge!

Decided to rewatch Season 2 of House of Cards AND since its another dang snow day, I am multitasking and scrapping too! Came across a new site for me called THE STUDIO CHALLENGES and their March challenge was quite the challenge:  A List!  You pick any/ all of these items:  mist/stamping/sequins/chip/brads or eyelets/thread/vellum/yellow...so, I grabbed some supplies and used everything but mist and instead of thread I used string on the tag.  Hope you like! After I did the stenciling, it came together faster than I thought it would. Great Fancy Pants products, awesome vellum by DCWV mixed with Simple Stories!!

February 26, 2015

LOTD

Happy Thursday!  Just posting some layouts ere & there that I've done over the course of all these February snow days and snow delays (GRRRR)...I love getting scrap goodies from Paper Issues because Cassie not only packs your goodies all special, but she adds these super cute cards like the unicorn one in there.  I knew I had to use it on a layout.  I should've used it on my Color Run layout, but, too late!
 

SOS reveal










I'm up on the Scrap Our Stash blog today with my reveal for this month's February Sketch Challenge!  Our talented guest designer, Lisa H, created the sketch for our creating pleasure and we had to use the below color palette so, here's my take on it :) using up a lot of my American Crafts stash.






you still have time to join us!  Link up your creations at Scrap Our Stash by Feb 27!!

February 25, 2015

Our GC to Peachy Cheap is still up for grabs!

You still have time to play along with our "I AM" Challenge at Challenge Yourself
A color palette to inspire you and all you have to do is add the I AM in there and of course YOU must be in the layout!!!


and since I had a brain freeze, I never photographed my own layout (I will do it tomorrow since we may have a snow day AGAIN) and so I hope DT Aurelie will inspire you with her gorgeous layout!

February 15, 2015

Scrapping Sunday-let's fill it with WASHI!

  

It's a Scrapping Sunday for me so I thought I'd share our Stash Challenge #23 over at Scrap Our Stash! This month's stash challenge is all about WASHI!



 
 But, as I explained before,  you don't have to use Washi, you just have to use supplies that begin with the first letter of the word WASHI.  Here's what I used: 

W (Washi tape) A (American Crafts arrow paper)
S (Stripes and Sequins) H (Hearts all over) and  I (Ink around my hand cutting)
 
Don't forget that one lucky scrapper will win a $ 20 GC to The ScrapRoom!
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                    
 
 
 

Lisa H is our guest designer at SOS -join us!

Lisa Hidy from My Creative Endeavors is our guest sketch artist at Scrap Our Stash this month!
She puts together cute sketches like this:
 
and comes up with adorable layouts like this:

so this month, she has created a LOVEly sketch for us at SOS so you can join in on the scrapping fun!

there is a TWIST with the sketch challenge; hop over to Scrap Our Stash for more details and to get inspired by the DT :)  You have until February 27 to join in so make today a Scrapping Sunday!

February 7, 2015

It's a SUPER SATURDAY!

It's a super Saturday over at Challenge YOUrself cause we have a new challenge up for February!  We've got a beautiful color challenge -take a look:






GORGEOUS right???!!
Color Challenge prompt:   " I AM ___________________"  You get to add this in your title or journaling, fill in what you want; our only requirement is that YOU be in the picture!  We wanna see YOUr face :):)   Details, deadline and linky party are over at CHALLENGE YOURrself  and for tons of inspiration, our DT and our leader have plenty of inspiration pieces for you too! 

February 6, 2015

TGIF!

LOTD.....just using stash and trying some 30 min or less layouts! Just used whatever stuff I had in my "Christmas" box and some Heidi Swapp free Christmas printables!
 

February 5, 2015

February calls for some WASHI!





Our first challenge for February over at Scrap Our Stash is all about WASHI stash!  But let me explain just in case!  This first stash challenge for the month just means you can use whatever you have in your stash that "SPELLS" the first letter of the word W-A-S-H-I...for example Washi tape, Ampersand, Stripes, Harry Potter (if you're a Potter fan like me) and Ink *** Oh wait, I think I just gave myself an idea for a a layout!

My reveal isn't up on the blog yet, but swing over to SOS and check out this weeks layouts from DT divas Lynn, Elena, Steffanie  and more~! Awesome stuff there!
This month's lucky winner gets a $ 20 GC toTHE SCRAPROOM!

"The Scraproom is the only online “Coffee House” that specializes in monthly
 Scrapbooking Layout Kits!  Treat yourself to a steaming hot helping of fresh scrapbooking supplies, delivered straight to your door every month!"

Please take a moment to go by and visit The ScrapRoom.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/#sthash.HjVTlEY8.dpuf




"The Scraproom is the only online “Coffee House” that specializes in monthly
 Scrapbooking Layout Kits!  Treat yourself to a steaming hot helping of fresh scrapbooking supplies, delivered straight to your door every month!"

Please take a moment to go by and visit The ScrapRoom.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/#sthash.HjVTlEY8.dpuf
Don't forget, this month is a short month so we hope you'll come & play! Link up before February 28th!!   

"The Scraproom is the only online “Coffee House” that specializes in monthly
 Scrapbooking Layout Kits!  Treat yourself to a steaming hot helping of fresh scrapbooking supplies, delivered straight to your door every month!"

Please take a moment to go by and visit The ScrapRoom.
- See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.com/#sthash.HjVTlEY8.dpuf

TBT POTD

woohoo!  Flashback is right!!  1997 Revenge of the Nerds !!  And yup, that baby is actually Thing 1!!

January 30, 2015

TGIF!

I ACTUALLY DID SOME LAYOUTS JUST FOR MYSELF LAST WEEK BEFORE  I GOT SICK ....
Just some 30 min  or less layouts trying to use stash so I can justify getting more :):)
more of the awesome Basic Grey Aurora collection...very every versatile....wait till you see me mix some of it up with some "Olaf" (coming soon)-
loved this quote from Shel Silverstein: 
"AND SHE LOVED A LITTLE BOY VERY VERY MUCH EVEN MORE THAN SHE LOVED HERSELF."

It's true!  This boy has my whole heart and more *****He IS some kind of wonderful !!

January 29, 2015

The Memory Nest MIM

The Memory Nest Make It Monday # 32 ....a bit late :):):)





    
although, now that I look at it, I didn't follow the sketch that well....I liked the split and I focused on that more than anything ! OOPS!!
had this serious vintage pack of MME chipboard...I used the whole pack on the layout since it only cost me $ 1 on the clearance at Michael's!!




LOTD

I can't tell you how long I've had these Spiderman stickers, maybe 3 months??  Finally put them to paper last week (I really struggle with stickers so...)

We Plunged!

Last week, we plunged for Special Olympics Maryland!  I wanted to thank all the friends and family who supported and pledged :)   Can't wait to do again next year, especially since my Thing 2 will be joining a sport with them this year :):)
2nd plunge in shallow end with the "Pregnant One" lol



as you can tell, it was sunny and about 42 degreees (not water temp though, that was pretty damn brisk) and me wearing hardly no clothes could be one of the reasons why I got sick!! I raise almost $ 500 in 3 weeks and next year hope to top it at $ 1,000!!

more 17 Turtles !

This is my 3rd layout for Scrap our Stash using  my 17 Turtles cut files!
Bev Code was our sketch artist this month for our challenge remember???


  
and here's my reveal:

January 21, 2015

17 Turtles and SOS team up!



 
17 Turtles is our sponsor at Scrap Our Stash and you still have plenty of time to play with us!
I'll admit it, even though I am on the SOS DT, I get it wrong sometimes!  I had my layout all done and realized I hadn't read the directions for the challenge!   So, THIS layout is just one for ME :):) using part of the Pie Chart cut file by Juliana Michaels *

Pie Chart Love Digital Cut File | Perfect for a variety of craft projects including paper crafting, scrapbooking and more.
one lucky crafter will receive a $ 20 credit to the 17 Turtles Etsy shop...Details (HERE}, hope you'll link up a project!!  Challenge ends January 29, 2015 !!

Snow Day LOTD

*sometimes I amaze myself when I use my grownup camera :) :)
 *awesome supplies are from the Basic Grey Aurora collection *

**linking up the the Say It Ain't Snow Cold paper party at Paper Issues**

Happy Hump DAYYYY :0

My poor blog has been whispering to me that he's been neglected so since it's another snowy day here and I worked in the am (left the office 1/2 day to beat the crazies on the road), I get some ME time.  So, while I am doing some cleanup on the desktop, I'll catch up on some blogging on the laptop :):):)  I'm all late with this post using the Merry Memories swag bag from Paper Issues!  I added in some winter/xmasy doodads in there but this was my first time getting a swag bag and I really loved it!  They still have some in the shop in case you wanna grab your own!



January 10, 2015

CHA 2015...what I'm liking


 Just Add Watercolor4


They've been debuting sneak peeks for CHA 2015 and I'll be honest, I've just begun to glance through all the sneak peeks and some of the new collections are repetitive but there are some that may make their way into my studio.  The first one that I spied is from Cosmo Cricket!
It's called "Just Add Watercolors " and it's gorgeous!
Watercolor paper, cards, tags and blocks printed with gold and clear foil resist. Like the name says, you just add watercolors and watch the magic happen!

There are five printed block designs and three block blanks for the truly free spirited!"

 Just Add Watercolor6
 Light, airy and gorgeous! What collections are you liking??

January 8, 2015

It's that time again!!

Once a year for the past 19 years, when the frigid waters of the Chesapeake are at their coldest, a unique breed of creature migrates to the Maryland shore to engage in a strange and glorious ritual. They are called Plungers, their event is PlungeFest and it’s a Maryland tradition. Raising awareness and charitable donations for Special Olympics Maryland, these unique creatures dive into the icy bay and celebrate the occasion the only way they know how—by freezing their buns off.

I know I'm late in adding my Pledge page, but I finally got it posted!   January means cold temps and icy chills and so on January 23, 2015, I will join thousands of Police Officers and Police Organizations for my 4th Polar Bear Plunge!  Police Teams plunge a day early from the public!



for those of you who are local to the DMV area, yep, that is me and my plunge buddy LaShawn (along with Brandon and Dan) on the tv commercial on USA Channel 9!!! My pledge page is open {HERE} for you to part with your $$ all for a wonderful cause!!  No donation is too large or too small; every dollar is appreciated!!

January 7, 2015

What's Your Word??

 On this WORDY WEDNESDAY, The DT at Challenge YOUrself and I  have a new challenge for you!  It's a new year and a fresh start!! We thinks it's the perfect time to think about YOUr One Little Word !

Challenge YOUrself #14: One Little Word
Choose a word that you will focus on and reflect upon all through the year and create a layout that celebrates your chosen word.
Remember to include YOU in the photo :)

One Little Word was created by Ali Edwards and is defined as a word that you invite into your life and let it speak to YOU.  You focus on and reflect upon this word as you go about your daily life.  There's no right or wrong word.  The main thing to remember is that it is YOUr word.
 If you are new to this, you can learn more about Ali Edward's One Little Word Concept HERE...

I mentioned yesterday that my 2015 word was JOYFUL. 2014 was a bit rough in some ways and I found myself being depleted mentally and emotionally by life vampires and so in 2015, I am making some changes for myself- not multitasking as much, not micromanaging as much, letting folks figure it for themselves more and being ok with it and just making sure MY cup is full FIRST...Hence, getting my joy back and choosing to be JOYFUL.  I want and need my inside to match my outside :)

Link up your OLW projects with us! One lucky winner will win a $15 GC to Peachy Cheap! Deadline to link up at Challenge Yourself is Feb 4th! See blog for details and for all the DT inspiration & words :):)
www.peachycheap.com
 

January 6, 2015

Scrap Our Stash Tuesday challenge!

Since some of us have snow in the area, why not scrap today!???  Tuesday's challenge comes to you courtesy of us gals over at Scrap Our Stash!  TUESDAY (well, all month) IS  A TWINE CHALLENGE!!
Stash Challenge #22~ Word Challenge 


This month's sponsor is the talented Juliana from
https://www.etsy.com/shop/17turtles

17 Turtles offers digital cut files for scrapbooking, cards, home/school projects!
One lucky crafter will win a $ 20 GC to her shop!





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