Thursday, March 24, 2011

Help Stanley Travel the United States

3/27/11 Stanley Update -

**This project has been CLOSED**
Thank you everyone for helping Stanley Travel the United States!!! I'm super excited about all the wonderful willing friends who are helping with this project!!! Can't wait to share where Stanley went.

Want to know how you can help Stanley Travel the United States? Watch my video below to find out how you can help.

If you are watching this on my blog and are willing to help, please leave me your email addie in the comments and I'll get back to you. Thanks in advance for helping. Can't wait to see where Stanley travels to!

(*scroll to the bottom of my blog to turn off the music player to hear the video*

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

I just received "the Versatile Blogger Award" from Gloria, at thelastofnine. Thank you so much Gloria! You just made my day! Big Hugs to you!!! Be sure to stop by Gloria's blog, and check out all her amazing creations.

The rules of the Award are to:
1. Thank the person who sent it to you.
2. List 7 things about yourself.
3. Send this award to 15 other bloggers.

(Thanked Gloria above)

7 things about me:

1. I don't like driving at night or in snow!
2. I love mustard! Especially the mustard from a restaurant in San Diego called, "Pat & Oscars". Whenever my husband goes there for business he brings me back some.
3. I love Coconut flavored coffee. Yum!
4. I don't eat "red" meat.
5. I sing once a month at church on our praise team.
6. I love sparkly nail-polish!
7. I have a super messy scrap room right now. I so need to clean it! Funny thing is, every time it's clean. My husband laughs at me because he knows it's not going to stay that way very long.

The 15 Bloggers I chose for "the Versatile Blog Award" are:

1. Arlene @ mybutterflykisses12, I "heart" Arlene! Not only is she super talented but such an amazing and giving person!
2. Jo @ paperdrama, Jo is such a kind person, she donated her beautiful long hair to Locks of Love! Which my daughter did a year ago. Such a touching thing to do. She also is so creative and makes incredible cards!
3. Karla @ KarlaS001, Karla is such a sweetheart! She sells amazing items in her etsy shop. Be sure to stop by her blog and check out what she creates.
4. Rose @ Rosenpapers, Super talented and beautiful! She is the queen of shabby Chic. She is just amazing!
5. Rina @ Scrapmusubi, Rina my "Bling Sista" keeps it real and always makes me laugh! She makes amazing project with The Greeting Farm Stamps and Teresa Collins Products.
6. Yolanda @ Yolibean, Super Creative, and shares so much of herself with us. She is the Martha Stewart of today.
7. Tiffany @ Stampingattiffany's, She makes the most beautiful handmade cards using Webster's Pages, and she is so adorable!
8.Miss Paige @ PinkLemonade, Oh My! I can't believe how talented this young lady is. Paige is always sharing such amazing ideas! Check out her blog!
9. Tracy @ Living,Laughing,Loving,Creating, is always rocking her Copic Markers and sharing her beautiful cards with us on her blog.
10. Tara @Alifeworthscrappin, I love Tara's style when it comes to scrapping layouts. She is very talented and shares the cutest layouts of her kids on her blog.
11. Kathy @ Paperphenomenon, Kathy is super duper talented, be sure to stop by her blog. She creates templets and kits you can purchase. So amazing!
12. Ivette @ IvettCarrilloDesigns, another beautiful and talented lady whom inspires me with every project she creates.
13. Julie @ Jewely.bug, Julie is always so thoughtful. She always leaves me the nicest comments on my blog! Thank you Julie. Be sure to stop by her blog, a must read.
14. Bona @ keeponscrapin, Bona is super talented and creates amazing mini books, she also sells amazing kits. Check out her blog.
15. Marlene @ uniquelyella, Marlene is such a sweetheart, she has such amazing taste, I love her vintage shabby chic style.

Thanks again Gloria for this award! Big Hugs!

Happy Scrapping Everyone

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Don't Pinch Me! I'm wearing GREEN!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!

Here are a few photos I took this morning before my kiddos left for school.
They are so excited about today and about wearing GREEN! (LOL)
My daughter was so worried if she didn't have green on she would get pinched the whole day.

Are you wearing Green?


Friday, March 11, 2011

Birds of a Feather

Some pictures are great for remembering the memory, but others shout out Scrap me! This photo did just that!

Years ago when my daughter was 2, her Sunday School teacher told me she was the"little mommy" to all the kids in her class. To this day she still has that same loving quality about her.

I just love this photo~

American Crafts, Dear Lizzy Rossett ribbon
Anna Griffin - Journal tag
Colorbok - bird chipboard
DCWV - Flower Shower Spring Stack pattern paper
Heidi Grace - pattern paper
Large White Pearls
Recollections pearls
White Cardstock
White Feather
White thread

Friday, March 4, 2011

Back to Basic Scrapbooking

I can't remember the last time I scrapbooked a 12 x 12 layout. It's been at least a year or longer *gasp*. I started out as a 12 x 12 scrapper many, many years ago, and I have forgotten just how much I love it!

I try to keep my layouts simple, and put the focus on the photos. I don't do a ton of journaling, but I always put a date and/or date and location/event. If I feel like journaling, I'll journal on the back. Sometimes I want to tell the story for everyone to read, so I'll journal on the front page. I keep my 12 x12 pages simple and leave all the fun "out of the box creativity" for my mini books.

Here are a few layouts I worked on.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

How I Paper Piece my Digi Images

I just love paper piecing my dig images! This is a great alternative to coloring.
Be sure to check out my video below on how to paper piece your images.

digi image: "Sitting Pretty"

*Be sure to scroll to the bottom of my blog and turn off my music, to hear the video*