Sunday, December 26, 2010

Headed to Vegas

Well, we have been driving since 9:15 this morning, headed to Las Vagas for a couple of days to ourselves. We still have about 8 1/2hours to go. It has been a good ride so far. We stopped in Amarillo to see the some Big Tex' steak house with a 72 oz steak and the Cadillac Ranch. We drove some more and stopped to take a few pictures of historic Route 66 places. Now it is dark and cold. Looking forward to creating layouts of this trip. Missing the girls right now, my friend Sarah is watching them and they said the baby had missing the mama blues last night. Makes me sad, but glad to have some time alone with dh.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Challenge #1 Reclaimed Wallets

Our first challenge is up at The Crafty Cafe. You will have until the last day of Jan. at midnight to complete this challenge. It is really cute and fun. Check it out at The Crafty Cafe.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Video on using Copics on Stamped Image

Thought I would share this link to a YOUtube video on using copic markers on stamped images. I am taking any information that I can to learn how to use these sweet babies. Hope you enjoy. The video was posted by Tammy Armstrong.

Bought me some Copic

I received a gift card from my secret Santa at work so today, I bought my first Copic markers. Going to give this a shot. Of course, I went over the gift certificate amount, but isn't that what they count on? I also bought this cute little monkey stamp to practice on. I am going to use them for Valentines day cards. Nothing like getting a head start on the season of love. Wish me luck on my stamping adventure. Chow for today

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Welcome to The Crafty Cafe

Come visit the The Crafty Cafe. Sit right down and sip your favorite beverage while you fill your plate with inspiration. On our menu you will find a delicious variety of inspiration and challenges to fit any level of crafter. We will offer a potpourri of crafting adventures to choose from. If there is a special craft that we have not covered the way you will find lip licking give aways to tantalize you taste buds. Thanks again for stopping in, our challenges will be posted every Friday, just in time for weekend madness. See you then.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stamping and using Copic Markers

I have to admit, I mostly scrapbook...I am not a great stamper. But there is always areas that everyone needs to improve in, stamping just happens to be one of mine. I found this awesome tutorial on Scrapbooking Supplies R Us. This tutorial shows how to use Copic markers , blending etc. Guess I will have to go get me some and try this out. She makes it look so easy...LOL. Here are more tips by Christi on how to buy Copic markers and to read the color codes. This helps a ton, I would never have figured this out.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bug and Roo stamps by Hannah Boyd

I just love the ambition that this girl shows. Not to mention, her stamps are adorable. I wanted to help promote her talent, so if you are a stamper, go on over the The Pink Elephant and check out this new line of stamps by an awfully talented little girl. She probably doesn't want to be called little but....

Here is where you can buy them. In my opinion, they rock. She even has some that the proceeds go to March of Dimes (another tear jerking story).

Head on over and purchase some, they R OCK

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I have returned

Hello everyone. Sorry that I basically fell off of the Earth. Lots going on in my life over the last few months. I apologize to everyone for not communicating my disappearance but just didn't, no excuses. As many of you know my mom has had serious health problems in the last year. They determined that her last coma was a metabolic coma. Not sure what caused that one. She has a better doctor now and is up to 86 lbs. In August, my cousin (27) passed suddenly. This was a surprise for me and on top of everything else going on I became really depressed. Overloaded at work and didn't function very well. I have not scrapped in almost 6 months. My last lo is unfinished still sitting on the table. I have not been healthy either. Had a bunch of bloodwork done when they were adjusting my medicine and they found that I was Vit. D deficient..who knew. Also borderline diabetic and high triglycerides on top of my high blood pressure. I have had to make some life changes and still need to get a lot of this under control but I am working on it. I am going to ease back into scrapbooking (I hope). I need to first get organized and clean everything up. Thanks to the many of you who have been checking up on me, I am grateful for all of you in my life. For now, take it easy and have a glorious holiday season.

Friday, August 20, 2010

ScrapFit Blog Hop WINNER!!!!

is mica....YEAH!!!! go ahead girl and hoot and holler! YOu have won a little somethin' somethin' from me. Send me that snail mail addy so that I can send it your way.

Winner of the SO Birthday Bash...

is Jenny!!!! Big ol' congratulations to ya. You have won a RAK from me!!! Send me your snail mail addy so that I can get something out to you.

Thanks for playing along everyone!!

The Birthday Blog Hop @ The Scrapbook Get-Away

Blog hop August 19th-22nd, 2010
Here is the blog hop order…I just took the order from the SBGA blog but moved Shana to the front….

1. The Scrapbook Get-Away Blog
2. Shana Dilldine-
3. Robin Wade-
5. Jewels-
6. Lora Buehrig-
8. Kimmy Jaster-

The rules:
Participants must make comments on each blog and become followers of each blog to be entered to win the Kit given by The Scrapbook Get Away. There are also other raks graciously offered by our the Design Team Members at each of their blogs as well. Winners of all raks will be announced on SBGA forum and chosen by

You should have arrived here from The Scrapbook Get-Away Blog blog. Your next stop is Robin's blog. If this was your first stop head over to The Scrapbook Get Away to start at the beginning of the hop. We are giving away some great prizes - you don't want to miss your chance!

Also, we have a fabulous Birthday Crop coming next week! Join our Forum and come play along! It will be fun, fun, fun!!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Simply Obsessed Birthday Blog Hop

You should have come to my blog from Karry's blog, if not, please start at the beginning at the Simply Obsessed blog and work your way through, to the end.) We are having a Birthday celebration hop for the THIRD Birthday for Simply Obsessed starting Thursday, August 12th and will end with a crop starting on August 13th! Yep, thats a Birthday Crop this weekend, stop on in and join the never know what kind of goodies you can win!!!

I made this funny little card:

Want to win your own little birthday surprise? Let me tell you how.
All you have to do is become a FOLLOWER of MY BLOG and leave a COMMENT in this thread...that's it. I will choose one random winner to receive a RAK from me at the end of the hop!!

Hop on to my friend Nicole's blog to see what she has created in celebration of this event.

Upcoming Blog Hop at The Scrapbook Get-Away

Hope you are enjoying your blog hop for ScrapFit (see post below)!! If you just love blog hops, come back Aug. 19-22 and join in on The Scrapbook Get-Away's Birthday Blog Hop. Details can be found at The Scrapbook Get-Away. See you then...Chow!!

ScrapFit Blog HOP!!!!!!!!!!

Did you START scrapFIT ?
Are you here to party with me (Shana), than you must of just left Sara's Blog! Can u believe that scrapFIT is 1 year old!! Three cheers for SCRAPFIT!!!!! THis is such an exciting blog hop!! Everyone, party like a rockstar!!!
Here is the ScrapFIT challenge:RECIPE TIME

Always send a card-- use cardstock for your background!
Wrap those presents really good---use bright colorfull patterned paper!
Don't forget to put a bow it---use some ribbon!
We R 1 lets use 1 photo, 1 button, 1 brad, 1 rubon, 1 embossed item!
I love confetti so let's mist that LO like confetti falling!

This is the layout that I created:

I got my cardstock background, bright and colorful pp, a button, a rubon, a brad, 1 pic, ribbon, some mist, and my photo corner is embossed!

Everyone that knows me, knows that I am not a fan of working out...I kinda see it as torture to be exact. I have friends that thrive to go run a couple of miles a day...Yep, NOT ME! especially since I would rather scrapbook! So I get my exercise at the scrapFIT Workout Blog--now I can say I workout and love it! LMBO!

We will have 2 Grand Prize Winners!! One will get a $25 Giftcard to ScrapStreet and the other will get to choose a KIT from scrapfreak!! How awesome are those!?!?!

We have some fabulous sponsors!

PLUS you can win a prize by becoming a ScrapFit follower and doing the Scavenger Hunt!
ScrapFit Scavenger Hunt:
Who has the black/white picture?
This LO has been squared.
Who has a rainbow of colors & numbers?
This LO is glitter happy.
Watch out you might get wet--this one if full of splash!
It is not stars & stripes, but circles & stripes in this one.
I see spongebob--do you?
I really think this one is HAPPY!
This one could toss you a lifesaver!
This one is green with envy, wait green with circles.
This one may not be the Twisted Sister, but it does have sisters!

Okay find the answers while u hop and email them to --I will put all the correct names in a hat and draw a winner!! You will win some Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Alpha Stamps and a few other fabulous things in your grab bag, I mean grab package!
So Happy Birthday scrapFIT and Happy Hoppin' to all my scrappy friends!

And just because I am in the birthday spirit....I am giving away my own little RAK!!!!! To get your name in the hat, you need to become a follower of MY BLOG and leave a COMMENT on this thread!!! Thats it, easy peasy!!

Ok, see ya around, your on your way to the last blogger....Susan!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Here is a layout that I created using Bo Bunny Petal Pushers...just can't get enough of it. This photo of the girls was taken during our camping trip earlier this summer...really have no idea what has Ciera so tickeled. LOL

Sassy Lil Sketches has two fabulous sponsors again this month!!!
A digi sponsor and a paper sponsor!

Our paper sponsor is: ScrapFreak

Monica will be sending our lucky winner one of her gorgeous embellishment kits!*

Our digi sponsor is: Cutting Cafe

Regina will be lavishing the digi winner with three files from her site! You'll notice throughout the month that some of the DT members used images from her site to create their layouts/cards!

Remember, your name is entered for each layout/card you create throughout the month! Make sure you use Mister Linky to link your creation by September 5th at 11:59 p.m.!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sketch 75 at the Scrappiest

Here is a fun little layout that I created for sketch 75 at the Scrappiest, I am in hope of winning me some Crazy Daisy kit!!! I am also entering this lo in the "What Shape are U in?" challenge at The (paper) Trail Makers Challenge Blog where the shape is .......circles, think I have that covered?
Good thing that the kids rode this ride twice. The first time I missed the shot, hence the blurry one in the back. I was more prepared the second ride and finally captured them coming off the top. As hot as it has been, that splash zone doesn't look so bad now. Fiesta Texas 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Grandma's Closet..August Kit at The Scrapbook Get-Away

This kit reminds me of what you would see if you were to take a peek inside of Grandma's Closet. The collection of papers from Jillibean Soup and American Crafts is a wonderful array of colors and designs. Two specialty papers to choose from. All papers are double sided. Embelllishments from Jenni Bowlin, Prima, Jillibean Soup, Zva and American Crafts alphas in chocolate. Yummmo!Visit The Scrapbook Get-Away to see what our Design team had done with this glorious kit. Visit our blog!

School Photos~ created by Shana Dilldine

Friday, August 6, 2010

Silhouette Give Aways!!

We know of 14 other sites that will be giving a Silhouette away in the next week.

YES…that’s 14 free Silhouette Craft Cutters up for grabs! (Some of the drawings may have ended but many still open)

We wanted to let you know so you can get in your entries on all these different sites!

14 Chances
to win a $300 dollar crafting machine!

We will keep you updated on all of them!

Here are the sites with the giveaways:

(we are not hosting a giveaway here, you must enter on these sites)

1. U-Create

2. Tidy Mom

3. Dollar Store Crafts

4. Sugar Doodles

5. V and Co

6. Shabby Chic Cottage

7. The Idea Room

8. Craft Gossip

9. Homemade by Jill

10. Centsational Girl

11. Cupcake Project

12. Infarrantly Creative

13. Skip to My Lou
14. A Soft Place

15. Mom Advice (closed)

Get your entries in!

Check out their PROMO CODE to

save some SERIOUS $$$
If you are thinking about getting one, now is the chance!

Good Times!!!

Need to butter up your child's teacher for Back To School?

I probably should!! Here is an adorable idea at eighteen25. I did see jumbo calculators at HL too. I know as a teacher, I am always loosing my calculator. LOL, got a kick about how she said the buttons were off, hope the teacher doesn't average her child's grades with it. Head on over an take a peek, it is really quick and cute!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jewel and Kimmy's August Challenges at The Scrapbook Get-Away

Jewel and Kimmy's August Challenges are posted on The Scrapbook Get-Away's blog. Head on over and check them out or you can join in on all the fun in the forum. See you there!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Birthday 2 scrapFIT!!!

WOW!!! 1 Year Old--this is so awesome!!! We will be celebrating all month long!! So be sure to stick around and party with us!!!

We start out with Workout #25 "WET-n-WILD" for this workout you need to use mist, paint, stickles, ink---any or all of them!! For an added twist I want you to get some paper wet, create something with it and than use it in your LO. Example—make a flower, fold it, pleat it, ect.

It is a great month for scrapFIT!!! It is our birthday, the new FITgirls started this month, we have a blog hop during the middle of the month and I will be giving away ramdom prizes to celebrate!!

Our Sponsor for this workout is Paper Poppy Kit Company!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sassafrass Lass is Blooming at CHA

Sassafrass Lass has a glorious garden of beautifu blossoms that they are showing off at CHA. So many different styles and colors you just won't believe it. And guess what, you can win them all.

*go to your favorite paper crafting forum or blog.

*find the topic or discussion for the new cha releases, or create one.

*post a comment there with your thoughts about (or a link to) the new sass embellies

*leave us a comment here with a link to the thread you posted on (this is important...we'll choose a winner from the links posted)

(alternatively, post on your own blog about the new embellishments and send us a link to that!)

we'll pick a random winner right after CHA!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Design Team Call forThe Scrapbook Get-Away Design Team (September-December)

Design Team Call forThe Scrapbook Get-Away Design Team (September-December)

Submission requirements for The Scrapbook Get-Away Design Team (September-December) are as follows :

Please include three items that show your creative talents, these may include cards, layouts, altered items. These items must be new for this call, and not posted elsewhere during the submission period.

Please also include at least three examples of your previous work which you feel best display your style. These may be cards, layouts or altered projects, and may be previously submitted work.

Please include your SBGA screen name, your full name, home address, phone number, email address, a link to your blog if you have one, links to any galleries where your current work is featured, as well as a small bio about you/your family and your creative experience (if any, experience is not necessarily required)

Send submissions to put Design Team in the Subject line. Applicants will be accepted from the United States at this time.

*All current Design Team must reapply if interested.

Submissions will be taken from Monday, August 2 till Thursday, August 26thth at midnight cst.. Successful applicants will be notified via email no later than Sunday, August 29th.

Successful applicants must be - a registered member on the SBGA forum, with at least 20 posts.

What I ask from you: Actively participate on the message board during your term as DT, posting challenges, questions, encouraging others, as well as leaving praise/commenting in the Member Gallery. You will be expected to host challenges and participate in Online Crops/Blog Hops, and submitting tutorials/tips for the forum and the blog. You will be required to upload your creations with store products by the 10thth of each month. You are encouraged to add additional creations that are not SBGA related. Actively recruit members and advertise SBGA on your personal blog and any other avenue that will allow (such as Willow Traders, Two Peas etc.). I understand that life happens to all of us, me included, please communitcate during your term.

What you will receive in return: You will receive product to work with during your term. DT term is for a total of 4 months, with the opportunity for extensions. You will receive a store discount for the length of your term on any additional kits. Your work and scrapbook recognition on our blog and in the SBGA forum. Support and entertainment from scrap peers.
Good luck to everyone!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

RU Ready 2 Celebrate?!?!?!

scrapFIT is about to be 1 year old!!!

Can U believe it?

We are so excited about this!!! On July 31, 2009 I posted Workout #1 and here we are a year later fixing to post Workout #25!!
August is going to be a month long CELEBRATION!!! So be ready for great workouts, a blog hop and so much more!!!

Spectacular sponsors coming your way: Little Black Dress Kit Co., Paper Poppy Kit Co. ScrapFreak and ScrapStreet.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bonus Sketch at The Scrappiest

Liz (at The Scrappiest Sketch Blog) posted a bonus sketch that she created for Transperant Touches...yeah for me...another AWESOME sketch for me to create with. You should know that I couldn't resist. Here is my take on her sketch. Thanks for looking.

July Sketch for The Scrapbook Get-Away

Here is the sketch and my example for the July Challenge #2 at The Scrapbook Get-Away. Create a layout or card and share it in our gallery and be entered to win a RAK from The Scrapbook Get-Away. This layout is of my brother, he has grown up into a wonderful father, husband and friend.

Terrific Thursday and Sketabilities Sketch #16

Hope everyone is having a terrific Thursday.  I am sticking close to home today, gotta naked troll running around my house.  We are trying to potty train Ciera.  She won't keep her diaper on so figured this was as good a time as any to try.  I have a stinkin feeling she isn't going to be as easy as the others.  They never liked getting pee on them so they learned quick, she doesn't seem to care.  She just thinks it is fun to run around without a diaper.

Since I am on potty watch today, decided to scrap a little.  I worked on the newly posted Sketchabilites sketch #16.  This is my 6 yr old at Fiesta Texas a few weeks ago.  They loved the carousel and rode it over and over.  I always think the carousel makes the prettiest pictures.  I used Bo Bunny Peacock Lane papers.  Whew! I have done more purple lo's this week than I have in years.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches July 14 Card Sketch

Sassy Lil' Sketches July 14 Card Sketch was posted yesterday.  What a cute little sketch it is too!!! I look the scraps from one of my latest layouts and just jumped right into making this cute little card.  I think it is a great day to day card for showing someone just how special they are.  Head on over to Sassy Li l' Sketches and try one out for yourself.  Some great sponsor prizes this month too!!!

So you think you can....

I rarely scrap "myself" so this is a rare lo of me.  The journaling is about my not being able to trust others, especially when I first got married.  I had been burned and wasn't about to be burned again (you know, that kind of thing!) Anyway it was one obstacle that my dh and I had to work thru.  I think we have done a pretty good job at it.  I used Bo Bunny Peacock Lane to create an 8.5x11 lo for So you Think you can Scrap contest at Tallyscrapper.  Well, since I don't create this size for myself, I converted it to 12x12 when I was finished so that it fits in my albums.  Sketch ideas from Stuck!?sketches.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Let's Capture these Sketches

This is my great grandmother on my mothers side of the family.  This old photo is of her with her second husband.  I loved the sketch over at Let's Capture These Sketches because it only required one small photo and this fit just perfect! Thanks for the inspiration ladies!!!

Bo Bunny and 2Sketches4You...what more could you ask for?

Went on a buying frenzie yesterday and stocked up on Bo Bunny, bought two whole lines since they are about to release the next batch of yummy goodness.  With so many summer photos, I will have no problem zipping thru Petal Pushers and Back to Basics.  Great colors for the season.  I could not resist using this eye candy on the newest sketch at 2Sketches4You.  Tee Hee, had to use a little Texas slang for my sentiment. Hope you like what you see!!

2 Sketches 4 You #56

This week 2 Sketches 4 You is the sponsor for Card of the Week! That's right folks the winner of Card of the Week will be gauranteed a spot on their Design team starting the first week in August. All you need to do is make a card based on today's sketch and upload it to the gallery. There is one catch though - you will only have until Friday midnight to create your card. This is almost as exciting as the World Cup!

Monday, July 12, 2010

THe Scrappiest sketch #73

One reason to love Monday is that is when Liz Chidester reveals her new sketch for the week at The Scrappiest.  I have spent the day scrapping and was so excited when I saw this one.  This photo is of my grandmother taken around 1990.  When all the grandkids were small, we all called her Big Memaw.  It wasn't until later that we started calling her grandma. I am not sure of the date, will have to add that later.  Hope everyone had a great scrappy Monday like I did. See you later.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

SKetch #72 at The Scrappiest Blog!!!

Liz never ceases to amaze me with her wonderful sketches at The Scrappiest Sketch Blog.  This layout features pictures of my darling daughter Sage when we sent ice cream to her Kindergarten class for her birthday.  The two girls in the opposite photo are some of her friends from school.  She loves to take treats to share with others.  I am also entering this in the ScrapFit Workout challenge to make your own embellishments.  I just love the ice cream journaling spot that I made out of Bo Bunny pp and an old rub on stick.  Isn't it just the cutest!!!

July 7 Sketch at Sassy Lil Sketches

OMG! I just loved how fast this page came together with the awesome sketch provided by Sassy Lil Sketches.  I just loved the 5x7 photo, but needless to say my moving target was hard to catch with the other two photos.  I was thinking of just tossing them but this sketch provided the perfect opportunity to just crop them and use them.   Check out all the sketches coming up for the month of July,,,,more great stuff to come I am sure of it!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

ScrapFit Workout #23

"Handmade Goodies
that is what Workout #23 is all about!!
Just do a LO, card, altered work and you have to have 1-3 HANDMADE, do it yourself embellies. Nikki Sivils is our sponsor and here is the amazing prize!! You have until midnight July 14th to get this workout done and loaded here!

I was scrapping these pic's of my dd when I happen to notice that the back of some basic grey tag wrapper looked similar to a baseball....LIGHTBULB....I cut out a circle then cut the red "strings" from cardstock to make a baseball embellishment.  Thanks so much for looking and hop on over to ScrapFit to do your own challenge and have a chance to win some awesome goodies.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

So excited to be a part of the SCRAPFIT TEAM!!!

FITgirl DT Announcement...

Just a little FYI:

I spilt the girls into two teams this term since things are so busy. This way the only have to complete one LO per month, but can do both if they want! The more ther merrier, right?!?! YEAH I think so!!!


Laura Jean Miller

Sara Zenger

Dayna Corigan

Kristin Perez

Mia Clarke

Shana Dilldine


JJ Sobey

Miki Boyd

Norine Borys

Danielle Wycough

Kimmie Rishebarger

Kelly Rutherford

Congrats girls!! To learn more about the girls go here! Thanks to everyone who submitted--it was not an easy decision!! These girls will be starting August 1st with a FUN Wet-n-Wild Workout!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stuck? sketch June 1

I just love it when a sketch, paper and picture just fall into place as easy as this one.  It is like it was just sitting there waiting to go together.  This is a cute photo of the girls at the park last summer, nothing special other than to dd and cute little sisters.  You can't tell it from here but the fight all the time.  That's what sisters do! Right? The sketch is from STUCK? of course and some old papers waiting to be used from Scenic Route and Cosmo Cricket. THanks for taking a peek.

Stuck? sketch June 15

Just a fun picture of me and my dh.  We rarely have photos taken together and the girls snapped this one.  He is really my super star.  He is the best husband and father a girl could ask for. I used the March kit from THE SCRAPBOOK GET-AWAY. Want to create a lo of your own using this sketch? just visit Stuck?!

Trip to San Antonio ROCKED!

The weather was perfect (well, as perfect as you can get in Texas in the middle of June!). There were hardly any lines, the kids (& sil) rode some of the rides like 6 TIMES! some times, they didn't even get off the log ride.  Ciera and I were on standby feeding the fish and taking photos of the crew as they went by. We spent so much time on the rides, we didn't even make it to the water park...oh, well, there is always next time.  We all had a great time.  Here are a couple of shots of the crew and their adventures.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yeah, it's me again.

I know I shouldn't post twice in one day, but I needed this to get up since I will be going out of town tomorrow.  I am headed down to Austin to spend time with my brother and his family.  We are also taking the girls to Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.  Here is a layout that I had fun doing, used Sketchabilities sketch #17 .  This is a picture that I found at my moms.  This lady is my great-great grandmother.  On the photo it says she is my grandmother's grandmother.  So so interesting.  I did make copies of many others that I just can't wait to scrap.  This graphic 45 paper rocks heritage photos too. Thanks for taking a peak! ~ Shana

Looky Here! I have been scrapping!!

I had fun getting back into the swing of things with this one. I used The Scrappiest Sketch #68 on the Glam LO. I just love the sketches there. I also created a card using Cardablilities sketch #4. Here you go, hope you enjoy.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hey, Where has everybody been?

Oh, LOL, it is me that has been gone. Sorry, needed to take a break and breath for a while. Lots of stress going on the last few months. I am better than ever and ready to rock and roll. I actually started scrapping last night for some blog dt opportunities and now I have my hoppin' shoes on to go off blog hoppin' with Scrap That! lots of great prizes up for grabs. Come on along and HOP WITH ME!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Scrappiest Sketch #51

I just love Liz Chidesters sketches. This one was no exception. These photos are from the Juliet Gordon-Low house when I went to Savannah. Many more of the interior to go.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let's Scrap Sketch 2/10 and The Scrapbook Get-Away Feb. Kit

Had a blast using the 2/10 Sketch from Let's Scrap to create this double layout with the Feb. kit from The Scrapbook Get-Away. These pictures are some lady friends of mine that joined me at The Lady and Sons resturant for lunch. We were on a business trip in Savannah GA and would could go to Savannah without going to Paula Deen's resturant. The food was heavenly. Who knew comfort food could be so delish!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Scrapbook Get-Away DT Call

It is time for a Design Team call at The Scrapbook Get-Away!

We are looking for a few more enthusiastic, talented, creative and committed individuals to join our team. Are you the one for us?DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 27th midnight CST ANNOUNCEMENT: January 29th. TERM LENGTH: February-April 2010

*Commit to posting minimum of 25 post per week
*Create 3 or more layouts,cards, or projects with materials provided to you by The Scrapbook Get-Away, in a timely manner.
*Promote and support The Scrapbook Get-Away and kits in forums, blogs, facebook, etc. when and where appropiate.
*Provide challenges and examples on a rotating basis with other dt members in a timely manner.
*Post QOTD,SQOTD, choose Picks of the Day, and start post on our forum in a timely manner.
*Comment on EACH post made in our gallery, providing encouragment and support for our members
*Participate in crops and promotions for The Scrapbook Get-Away.
*Use all means to gain and support new membership to our fourm.

To Apply:
*join our forum if you are not already a member, choose atleast three challenges from the Daily Challenges for the month of January to complete, post in the gallery and link back to the appropiate thread.
*have a minimum of 30 post by January 27th, this is a critical part of being on our team. I will make forum activity a deciding factor in my selection.
*send the following information to
-name, address, email
-blog link(if you have one)
-resume (if you have one)
-name and link of your 2 most traveled forums
answer the following questions:

1. What do you hope to bring to our site?
2. How do you plan to promote our site and kits?
3. What are your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to scrapbooking?
DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 27th midnight CST

*We will send you supplies to create with on a monthly basis to support our sale of our kits.
*The opportunity to be a part of a design team, gain experience to list in your achievements
*The companionship and support of team members to encourage you and support you in every way.
*We will take every opportunity to promote you as a scrapbooker and creative art perfessional.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 27th midnight CST
At this time to do shipping we are only accepting US/CANADA applications. CANADIAN scrapbookers may apply if you are will to pay the difference in shipping of supplies.

We will announce our selections on January 29th on our blog and in our forum.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Lifetime Story Album Challenge #1 posted

You are creating your own autobiography. This is the best story out there, it is your story. You have created many pages about your children, family, pets, vacations and holidays. Now you can focus on you. This has been a great experience for me and a chance to focus on me! I created these pages with much more passion, it helped me see my childhood in a new light, discover things about myself, my life, how I spend my time and what my priorities are.

The first challenge is to create a layout that will be the title page to your "My Lifetime Story Album". You will see I created a layout that is a collage of images of my life. From baby, childhood, teens, and adult years showing all the changes to where I am now.

Since this is your autobiography you will want to make a special title for your album. What do you want to name your own autobiography? This can be the title of your collage page.

Next we will be starting the chapter on your roots & heritage.

Be sure to follow this challenge in our forum and post your page in our gallery under the appropriate category! If you are a digital scrapbooker, be sure to find some great products in our shop to help you with your project!
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Ch{all}enge Masters is pleased to announce our very first contest!! YAY!!

In the scrapping world, Ali Edwards started the tradition of One Little Word & in her words here is what it means:

"Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2010?

It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a
feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find
something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother's
word or your spouse's word or your child's word - this is YOUR word.

One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to
be open to the possibilities. And here's one thing that is totally
interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not
make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a
bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique
ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren't ready for
it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities."

Our first contest is going to revolve around Ali's One Little Word. You are to create a layout using your chosen 2010 One Little Word as your title & your journaling must express why you chose your specific word. Pretty easy, huh?? One only entry per person is allowed. The winner will be chosen by random draw, so this is not a contest about whose layout is the best! All layouts must be uploaded to our gallery by Valentine's Day (February 14th, 2010) by 11:59PM ET to be eligible for the draw! Please make sure "One Little Word Contest" is in your title line. I'm sorry, but if those words are not in your title line, your entry will be disqualified. This contest is open to everyone including Ch{all}enge Master Design Masters! :-)

The prize will be a $25 gift certificate to the online store of your choice. Now here's where it gets a bit interesting. I have posted a number in the admin forum on the site. When we reach that number of entries, I will increase the prize by $10!! For every increment of 10 entries after that, I will increase the prize another $10!!! The more entries we have the bigger the prize!!! So, you will definitely want to tell all your friends about this contest!! Believe me, the more entries the better!!

Have fun, tell all your friends & if you have questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask!!

Can't wait to see all the entries!!
go to www.challengemasters.ning

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Well, it is officially 2010...gotta get used to writing that. I am spending my last few days before returning to work with my parents. The kids (and some adults) are in the living room playing Wii Americal Idol Sing Star. The sounds are keeping everyone but Ciera awake. It is fun listening to them playing and having a great time with their cousins. I am missing my scrappy goods. I was up until 2:45 last night (this am actually) working on DT stuff. I was on a roll and loved everything that I did (all 5 layouts). I can't wait to be able to share them with you. I hope every one had a safe and happy New Year and best wishes to you and yours.