Thursday, December 31, 2009

I told you...

I told you that I was trying to get my scrapping mojo back. I'm really struggling so I've been trying to catch as many speed scraps as I can to get back into things. So, last night while the hubby was watching a movie, I scrapped. Here's one from a fun photo shoot back in November. Emma LOVED the leaves.

Background paper: Thankful Blog Train, J Fox
Mat paper: Thankful Blog Train, Kiss This Designs
Bow: Thankful Blog Train, Foxy Designs
Pumpkins: Thankful Blog Train, Digi Designz
Leaves: Thankful Blog Train, Danimoy Designs
Stitches: Thankful Blog Train, C Visions
Word Art: Thankful Blog Train, KariQ

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Scrapped

Well, I think that I only have one more Christmas page to do and I have successfully scrapped all of Christmas that I need to. Maybe two more but we'll see how I feel. I'm getting a little tired of the pictures even though it was one of the most fabulous Christmases EVER. So, here's the page I just did. I have struggled with how to scrap the millions of pics for Christmas and here's what I've come up with this year...

Template: Nov 09 Mosaic Heart, Songbird Avenue
Font: Pea Hannah Chocolate
Paper: Santa's List, Every Ever After Moment Designs
Alpha: Funky Christmas, A+ Designs and Danimoy
Glitter: Thankful Blog Train, Twin Mom Scraps

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mojo for Christmas?

I have been desperately trying to get my mojo back recently. I got sick with H1N1 right before Thanksgiving and have been through 3 rounds of antibiotics since then to kick secondary infections. I will finish the last pill tomorrow! However, because of this plus the holiday madness, a weekend trip to Vegas, and working full time I have completely lost all scrapping mojo. I haven't created anything recently. Now that all of the relatives have gone home and all of the celebrations have slowed down, I have had some time to work on my pages. Let's hope that the mojo comes back soon...

Here are some of the layouts that I have worked on to try to get the creative juices flowing again...

1 inch?!

Let it Snow-Flake, Misty O'Brien
Font: Pea Hurry Up Beck

We're Cooking!

Merry Christmas, Getting Scrappy with Britt
Font: Pea Amy Sue


Kit: Jolly Jingle Days, Jady Day Studio

Photo clip: Darling Buds of May, Digi Designs by Nicole
Red Alpha: Red White and Blue Adventures, Graham like the cracker
Staple: Gunhild Storeide
Font: Pea Carlisle

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"Let it Snow"-Flake!

Misty has a new full kit out that I just LOVE.  Here's the preview:

Hurry and grab it because it's 30% off until Friday! It also has a glitter style and alphabet to match!

Go to Gingerscraps or Stuff to Scrap to get it.
Here's my layout that I did with it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Choo Choo! Blog Train Here!!

Welcome! You have arrived here from Christie Dawn's Blog. Hopefully you are enjoying yourself along the way. All of us are giving you a page or pages from the fabulous collab Misty O'Brien and Wyld Web Designs created called "Just Married".

The kit is available at Gingerscraps, Stuff to Scrap and Daydream Designer Works. It's an amazing kit!

You can also get the entire bundle!

Here's the QP I created for this train.

You can download it HERE.

Now it's time to head to Juli's blog. Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Calendar Quick Pages Out!

Hi all! I have a new set of quick pages out today that you can plop into Snapfish/Shutterfly or wherever. Simply put in your photos and upload the image to the photosharing center of your choice!

Here's the preview:

Check it out at Gingerscraps or Stuff to Scrap today!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Scrapping Diva here!

Well, I don't feel like much of a diva right now. I have had the flu all week and feel worse now that it has turned into bronchitis than I did for most of the time I had the flu! I can't wait to feel better. I thought I would give you one of the 8 quickpages that I have at both Stuff to Scrap and Gingerscraps. Here's the preview of the one I'm giving you:

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Misty has a new kit out and I have a QP set out!

Misty O'Brien has a fabulous new collab out with Wyld Web Designs called "Just Married"! This is such a cute and beautiful kit that is extremely versatile. Here's the preview:

There is a great bundle that you can get as well. It an amazing combination of items that could create many different pages! It has EVERYTHING - papers and elements of course, along with word art, glitter styles, acrylic styles, clusters and 2 alphabets with capital and lower case letters!

Look at these fabulous glitter styles, word art and clusters!

EVERYTHING right now is 20% off at Gingerscraps.

Here's the layout that I created with this kit. See? It works for things other than weddings!

I also have turned this into a quickpage that you can get on Misty's blog! Here's a preview:

Have a great time playing with this!

I also have a set of quickpages available at both Gingerscraps and Stuff to Scrap.

Here's the preview!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lovely Blog Award

Adriana was super nice and gave me the Lovely Blog Award.
Thank you so much Adriana.

Here are the rules:

1. The winner show award image on blog

2. Link to the person who has given to the award.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Leave a message to the blogs you have chosen so they know they have an award.

The major problem is, other than my fellow CT's, I don't really have many blogs that I know about. So, I'm changing the rules and am going to nominate less than seven blogs...

Here they are!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Don't you hate it when you are following a blog train and someone just doesn't do anything? No blog post or anything? I hate that. Well, with gingerscraps down and life doing what it does, I completely missed that I was supposed to have a freebie for everyone. So, even though I'm late, here it is! I'm so so sorry.

Next stop is Lisa's blog to get the next freebie.

Here's a preview of the fabulous kit Misty released at

Here are some layouts that I have done with it!

And here is the layout that I did with the QP you are getting!

Please leave some love if you like the freebie!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

My newest creations!

First I have to show you the most fabulous kit from Misty: In the Purple Spotlight

You can get it here.

Here are the layouts that I did for the kit.

Thanks to Melissa for letting me use pictures of Paisley's first ballet class for the next layout.

And here is the latest page I made for a speed scrap tonight. I'm really pleased. It's definitely out of my comfort zone!

Kit: Monia, Dilo (small flowers and ribbon recolored)
Word Art: September Wordie Birdie Art Challenge, LDrag Designs
Stitches: Stitch Hiccups, SuzyQ Scraps
Font: Pea Jenny Script

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A New Kit from Misty!

I'm sorry everyone that I have not been on recently. Things have been a little crazy here! I know it's late, but Misty released a new kit that I'm sure my mom will LOVE! It's called In the Purple Spotlight. Here's the preview:
And here's the page I made with it!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Don't forget about the sale!

Go here for some happy shopping!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Another SS today

I've been hanging out online since I don't have any energy to do anything else, so here's a layout that I'm pleasantly surprised that I like. I am not a black and white scrapper, so this was not surprisingly difficult for me. Well, here it is:

Papers and frame: Deca Designs, Get Out
Silver glitter: Heather Ann Designs, Americana
Red glitter: Dark Phoenix Designs, The Dark Side of Love
Staple: Gettin Scrappy with Britt, Summer Days Collab
Love tag, red heart ribbon (slightly recolored), flower: K Designs, Perfect Moment
Red ribbon: Abish Allen, Every Day Moments
Font: Pea Kimberly


Go to Misty's store and take advantage of a GREAT SALE!

And here is my most recent SS endeavor. This one had to be hosted by the people who showed up and it was great fun!

Kit used: Scrapping Daisies, Be You
Sorry I haven't been around lately. We had to deal with stitches and have been passing around the stomach flu recently. NOT FUN.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My first freebie-inside a blog train!

Welcome to our blog train! You've arrived here from Irma's blog. The Creative Team from Misty O'Brien Designs is hosting a blog train featuring Misty's kit, Fort Wilderness.

This is a fabulous kit to work with!!!

This kit, the coordinating glitter, masks, alpha, and the bundle are all 40% off from Friday Aug 28th until Thursday, September 3rd. Click here to check out Misty's store at Gingerscraps!

Here's my very first QP freebie. I hope you enjoy it! Please remember to leave me comments if you download!

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Your next stop on the train is Angie's blog.

If you get lost, you can always head back to Misty's blog - she has the whole map!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday Trivia!

Who wants a chance to win this lovely kit by Misty?!! Then all you have to do is answer the Tuesday Trivia for your chance...and if you don't win this will get a $1.00 GC to Misty's Store just for Participating! (ohh and just a hint...there will be a quickpage blog train starting Friday featuring this kit!)

For today’s challenge you need to name the movie this quote is from and tell the two actors that play in it!
"It was so good I almost peed my pants"
Okay…now here’s what you gotta do!! Please email your guesses to (please put Tuesday Trivia as the email subject). You have until Midnight CDT tonight to get your list to me (10 pm PDT, 11 pm MDT, 12 am CDT, 1 am EDT and 7am CEST) …and then a random winner will be chosen from all the correct lists to win the kit! So get to guessing! (Winner will probably be posted sometime Thursday at Misty's site ) If you don’t get a response about receiving your email please PM at Gingerscraps to user name is ChristieDawn.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Speed scrap at ESS

Kit used: Family Ties Collab by Digi Designs by Nicole and Shel Bel Scraps
Font: Pea Stacy Fancy and Pea Noodle

I had a lot of fun with this speed scrap. I love love love this kit and was forced out of my comfort zone with the directions that were given. I didn't like my first go, but changed some things around and here's the final product. Much busier than my usual.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another page from Fort Wilderness!

Kit used: Fort Wilderness
Font: Pea Noodles

Monday, August 17, 2009

My first layout as a CT Member!

I used the fabulous kit from Misty O'Brien called Fort Wilderness. You can get it from her store here.

Here's the preview for you!

This is my first layout as one of Misty O'Brien's CT members! I was really excited to play with her kit Fort Wilderness and hope that you too enjoy my layout. This was a trip to Banff that we took last summer. What I didn't know about sitting in that spot was that three (yes THREE) huge spiders crawled on me and decided to show themselves while driving home. Ugh. I hate spiders. Feel free to leave a comment!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Run Like the Wind

Journaling says: I ran my very first 5K on Aug. 1, 2009. I trained for it for 3 months by following the Couch-to-5K training program. I had never run that far in my life. I was so nervous the week before the race that I had a migraine. A few of my friends were there. I ran with Bekah from my StrollerFit class. My time was 31:25. I look forward to running more races and longer distances.

Kit used: Doohikey Designs, Summer Confessions
Some elements from: MGL, 365 and Madame Wing, My Day My Life
Fastener: Digi Designs by Nicole, Darling Buds of May
Font: Pea Faye

Saturday, August 15, 2009

August 14

Kit: Sweet Tomato, Ordinary Moments
Stitches: seni, All you need is love
Frame: T Stroud, May Mornings (recolored)
Buttons (some recolored): Nutmeg Designs, Birthday Bash Blog Train
Alpha: Designs by Sarah, Clearly Alpha

Friday, August 14, 2009

Speed Scrap at ESS this afternoon

I stumbled across a noon speed scrap about 12:20 and had to catch up. Of course in the middle, my computer crashed. Anyway, here's the layout I created. I worked on some new techniques and I'm pretty happy with it!

Kit used: Whimpy Chompers, My Dreams
Alpha:Studio MGL, Awakening
Font: Pea Sarah Cute

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Some of my favorite pages

tan paper: Veronica Spriggs, Cranberries n Cream
pink paper: shazbutt, little miss
staple: Delicious Scraps, StrawberryLicious Alpha
tags: Jessica Bolton, Glenda
tag string: Family Memories Collab
flowers and circle: Amy Sumrall, Everyday
white journal box: Amy Stoffel, Fresh Air

Paper and frame: Valerie N Designs, Spooky Spots and Witchy Polka dots
Ribbons: mle, Garden of the SeaClaudi, I'm HappyKLund, Happy Placeft, This DayAllison Pennington, Sew EasyJM Birthday Bash Blog Train
Tag: R Carlton, Squiggle It Add On
Flowers, Ghost and Sparkles:Valerie N Designs, Spooky Spots and Witchy Polka dots
Font: Pea Theresa

Kit used: Studio Flergs, Week 1
Font: Pea Jenny Script

Papers and frame: Sweet Tomato Designs, Ordinary Moments
Alpha: Sweet Tomato Designs, Lean on Me
Ric Rac: Digi Designs by Nicole, Darling Buds of May
Stitches: J Schmitt, Daybreak