Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Lookie what I got!! Jessica Acs brand new Outstanding Mini Albums book!! I won it from Tara Thynner's blog and just got it in the mail. I love it!! So many great ideas and step by step how to's. I just love mini albums, so this book is perfect! So much inspiration, Jessica you rock!!

You can purchase a copy on Jessica's website.

Tina's Scrapbooking Creations is having another crop in Winchester Saturday May 23rd from 9-4. I cannot wait! I had so much fun last time and I'll be renting a table to sell off some of my stash again. I am debating on whether or not to rent a table for DD to scrap at too.

There will be prizes, classes, challenges, vendors, scrapbookers yard sale, pot luck lunch and more!! Shannon will be there selling some Art Freckles stuff as well! There are still spots left, so sign up quick!!

Last thing...Upsy Daisy Designs blog has a post about Art Freckles February kit using UDD papers!! How cool is that??

Monday, February 23, 2009

Catching Up

Wow, I have not had time to blog for a week! There were 2 online crops going on this weekend and I managed to get a few things done. One at My Sketch World Forum and one at Lil Scrappers. I wish I had more time to scrap on the weekend, but we were busy with birthday parties and life LOL! Here are my creations:

Some cards:

This one is a sketch by Lucy Chesna.

And some layouts:

Sketch by Lucy Chesna.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Toot Toot!

Great news! I have been chosen to be on Lucy Chesna's My Sketch World layout Design Team!! I am so excited! I love working from sketches, so this is going to be loads of fun! top it off, she is starting a My Sketch World forum, for challenges, contests and sponsors with prizes so check it out!

And.....there's more! There will be a My Sketch World 2nd Blog-a-versary online crop February 19-23!! Prizes, games, challenges, make n fun fun!! That's only a few days away!

And here is Lucy's January sketch and my layout.

Okay, last thing I promise! There is a contest at My Sketch World forum as well:

For every person who registers on the messageboard, they will earn a ballot for a chance to win a $10 GC to an online store of their choice. For everyone on the messageboard who brings someone new to the site, they will receive 2 ballots to earn a chance to win a $10 GC to an online store of their choice. The contest will end on March 15th and will be a random drawing for two winners!! Check out the details here and go register!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

You can check out my Valentine's goodie box tutorial on the Art Freckles blog today.

And I am giving away a Valentine's rak on Savvy N Sassy. You have til midnight tonight to upload your layouts. Check out the info

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Great Ribbon Rave Contest at SavvynSassy!

There is an awesome contest coming up at SavvyNSassy! Here is the info:


Savvy N Sassy has grown leaps and bounds with our unique and diverse ribbon kits. To celebrate our growing site, we want to award someone with winning a ribbon kit each month for a year!!

And not only that, you will be able to chose which kit you want each month…its like free shopping!!! Who wouldn't want that honour!??

1st place – Win a Savvy N Sassy Ribbon Kit for ONE year…that's 12 fabulous kits – one arriving at your house each month!!

2nd place – Five ribbon kits of your choice (choices dependant onavailability in the store upon completion of contest and sent at one timeonly)

3rd place -- Four ribbon kits of your choice (choices dependant on availability in the store upon completion of contest and sent at one time only)

How can you win…?
--First you must register at Savvy N Sassy ( and have a minimum of 20 posts to enter the contest.
--Sign up at the official sign in thread….and let the games begin!
--It will be a six week contest…one assignment given at the beginning of each week. There will be no eliminations, no one kicked off the island, no hurt feelings….if you compete in all six weeks you are in the running to win one of the three prizes!

The only rules are:
-- assignments must be uploaded by the time specified. If you miss out on the time, you are no longer eligible to win the contest.
-- all assignments must meet the posted requirements
-- basically just have fun!

How do you win?
-- keep playing all six weeks
-- at the end of the six weeks the grand prize winner will be judged based on originally, clarity and uniqueness…judges to be annouced
-- 2nd and 3rd place will be random draws so anyone can win in the Great Ribbon Rave!!

Sign up by February 28th 2009
Round one begins March 1st 2009 - Contest runs Sunday – Saturday!!


Check out the details here.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Art Freckles News

Lots of cool stuff happening over at Art Freckles!

Thursday (Feb. 12) Teri & Nicole owners of Upsy Daisy Designs will be hosting an online chat on the board! If you have questions you would like to ask, post them here.

The very first online crop at Art Freckles will be happening March 27-29!! The Hippity Hop Crop will be lots of fun, with challenges, games, prizes and more!! Mark your calendars now!

And here is Art Freckles delicious February kit featuring Upsy Daisy Designs paper! Get yours while you can! And check out the design team February kit gallery for lots of inspiration!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

January SavvynSassy Ribbon Creations

For January I had this beautiful Savvy N Sassy Cocoa Cream ribbon kit to work with. Browns are my favourite to scrap with, so this was perfect!

Be You
I have been working on using up some of my older stash. I used this Junkitz line for this layout and 4 cards. The ribbon coordinates so well with the colours.
Grade 3
Using some Fancy Pants All Fall paper and chipboard shapes. What a yummy line!

Smile Every Day My Angel
And Fancy Pants Daily Grind. This line is so fun!!

My Goals '09 Board
And my board that I showed off before.
I still have lots of ribbon left over too, even after all these projects!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Using Up my Stash

So I have been working on using up some of my stash lately. I like to buy complete lines of product...paper, rubons, stickers, brads, you name it. Then I end up doing a couple of pages and putting the rest away for a long time before I go back to it. So I am trying to use up some of the older lines I have kicking around. Last week I used up 2 TLC lines and a CTMH line. Here are some of the things I made:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

January Art Freckles Creations

Here are my January Art Freckles kit creations. I got a lot out of this kit and I still have a lot left! To get more out of it I cut up the Prima crystals and used bits of them on different projects and separated the Prima lolipops into 4 flowers.

Love You Roxy

I did a lot of cutwork for this one, twisted and stapled the ribbon at the bottom of the page.

A close up:

I heart {U}

I added some brads, buttons and Glossy Accents to the page.

To make the heart I took 2 J's and cut them, put them together (one wrong side up) and covered them in Stickles.

Lots of cards:

And lots of Valentine's treats.
Wrapped chocolate bars
Altered Prima flower tin
Candy package
(How to is on Hero Arts blog)

Another altered Prima flower package
The kit is great for Valentine's, but cute also for any sweet layouts. I just loved using it! Unfortunately it's all sold out, but next month's kit will be available in just a few days!!
There is also a brand new Art Freckles store with a shopping cart and everything! You can check it out here.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Yummy RAK for Me!

I almost forgot to post this...I won an awesome RAK on Tara's blog! Tara has challenges all month long on her blog and a big prize draw from them at the end of each month. I actually managed to get a few challenges done for January. She posts all the submitted challenge projects as a slide show on her blog which I think is so great! She should be starting February challenges soon, you can check Tara's blog out here.

As for my prize...I won a copy of Jessica Acs new book "Outstanding Mini Albums"!! Isn't that exciting?! (You can see what the book looks like on her blog.) Woohoo!! Good day!

February SavvyNSassy Ribbon Kits

Here are this month's yummy ribbon kits from Savvy N Sassy! I am designing with the Notorious kit, but I just had to get the Chocolate Kisses kit as well!

SNS Chocolate Kisses Kit
And if you're paying attention...the last ribbon kit coordinates with the February Art Freckles kit which will be out on the 10th. There must be a sneak peek coming any day...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Christmas Layouts

I was busy scrapping this weekend, working on Christmas 2007. I am way too behind! Here are some of my layouts for Sean's album:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Love Fest '09 Crop

WeScrap's Love Fest '09 online crop is coming this weekend! Can't wait...should be lots of fun!