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Friday, July 31, 2009

Blog Candy Winner Announced....

Practical Scrappers Blog Candy Winner is Alanna! Congratulations Alanna! Thanks to everyone who entered! Be sure to hop over to Practical Scrappers on Monday, August 3, to check out the Grand Opening with our first challenge, as well as the Design Team reveal. I'm sure you will be inspired to pull out the featured supply, dust it off, and get scrapping!

On another note, Thank You for following along on my blog with your heartfelt comments. It means so very much to me! You all are the very sweetest!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Circle-of-Friends Award....

Blog Awards, YIPPEE!
I just checked my blog and I have received The Circle of Friends Award today! Penny at Scrappin Penny sent it to me. Her comments about my friendship was "I feel like she's in my circle of friends because she is always leaving me such nice comments and she encourages me in everything that I do." Penny, I am so very honored that you thought of me. I love your blog, your digi stamps, and enjoy supporting you in your fabby new venture! You're such a sweet and talented friend! You really must go check out her blog. She also has Creations By Penny, a new blog in which you can purchase her new digi stamps, as well as see all the fabulous cards she makes with her images!

Here are the rules:
Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends.
Link to your nominees within your blog post.
Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post.
Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award . These ladies are among the most talented and serious scrappers and card makers I know, not to mention terrific bloggin' buddies!
Here are my nominations in no particular order:
My second friendship award came from sweet Lorraine! I'm one of her biggest fans! Lorraine, like Penny, is one of the most talented and creative ladies I know! She has a fabulous blog and you need to hop on over and see all of her wonderful and fabby creations. I'm very honored to be considered one of your friends.
Thanks Lorraine and Penny for all of your sweet comments on my blog every day! I am so thankful for my fabby bloggin' family! I didn't see rules posted for this one, so I am forwarding on to four fabby, friends that are among the most talentend and serious scrappers and card makers I know! Penny and Lorraine, right back at you ladies, your the best!
Here they are in no particular order:


Madame Ashlea....

Happy Thursday Ladies,
Our day had begun with downpours. I've been at our lake house since Monday and it's rained everyday! We've had very little sunshine. Matter of fact, the Little Kids haven't even been able to enjoy the lake, they've been stuck inside and are tired of movies and games. Hopefully, we'll have sun later today!
Here are two pages I had completed on a retreat a while back. I have no idea what whose supplies these are. I just love the way this double layout turned out and wanted to share! Hope you are having better weather where you are!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Would You Like More Candy?

Who else is inside this evening due to the rain? Oh well, what better evening to catch up on blogging! Here are a couple more blog candies I found. Lynn is offering up some July Sweets and it ends on July 31. Hop on over to her lovely creative space, leave a comment, become a follower, and link to her blog! Good Luck!
My good friend, Penny, is offering up a brand new collection of digi stamps and an unreleased set as she celebrates her new digi line Creations by Penny to be given away on August 12! If you haven't been over to visit her, you simply must!

Here's the rules for Penny's candy:

•You DO NOT have to follow this blog. I prefer that only people who genuinely want to follow me, follow me. So following is not a requirement.
•Post either a blog post about this linking back here OR post in your sidebar with a link back here:
•Your blog post or sidebar listing MUST include the image above, please.
•And of course, leave a comment on this here post!

Those Eyes....

Happy Wednesday All,
I hope your week is off and running in a good direction! Quick post this morning! Here's a two pager I did for the Creative Scrappers sketch 62. I've been wanting to do a page with my Little Kids eyes for a while. These are still not the exact thing I had in mind, but I LOVE how they turned out!! I played with the color saturation just a little on these, they are not all the way black & white and not all color either. I really am pleased with the end product! I hope you enjoy!

These Eyes Recipe:
Dp -Fancy Pants & Basic Grey
Tags-Rusty Pickle
Floss-K & Co.
Alphalicioius -Cricut


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Practical Scrappers Is Giving Away Sweet Blog Candy!!!!

Do you love scrapbooking, card making, or altered projects? If so, we have the blog of your dreams waiting for you. Go visit Practical Scrappers, we are going to help you get your mojo flowing, get those stored away supplies out, and get your scrapbooking going!

So let’s kick this blog off with some blog candy. It’s a giveaway! Once we get 100 followers, Christine has a pack of goodies that she wants to ship out as a thanks for all the love we’re feeling. Here’s how you can be a winner:
1. If you haven’t already, become a follower.
2. If you post on YOUR blog, about OUR giveaway, we’ll throw your name in the bag twice. Leave us a comment and let us know – plus it will give me another reason to visit your blog! (Instead of cleaning my kitchen :)
Become a follower and stay tuned for the results of our first challenge, to be revealed Monday, August 3rd!!!

More Yummy Candy....

Second post for this morning.....
I'm getting to do more bolgging this week, as I am away from home and have lots of relaxing time on my hands. Here is a new blog that's giving away some yummy candy and searching for two DT members! Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenges will be a monthly challenge. I've pasted the deets for you below! Go, check it out.....
We have a Celebration Blog Candy on offer to celebrate this new challenge and here is what you need to do to be able to enter:

•Become a follower of Creatalicious Challenges Blog
•Post on your blog about our new Challenge Blog and Candy
•Put a link on your sidebar to the new challenge blog
•Use the below banner in your Post and Sidebar
•Please just link the post to Mr Linky and not your whole blog
•The winner will be drawn by Random generator on 14th August 2009
•Blog Candy will however close on the 13th August 2009


Good Morning Ladies,
Thank you for all the warm and kind comments you have left about my place on the DT for Practical Scrappers, and Congratulations to my DT team members, y'all rock!!!!! I really can't wait to get started. I am thrilled to be in the company of such creative and talented ladies, I know it will be a blast. If you haven't heard of Practical Scrappers yet, it is new blog created to help those of us 'serious scrappers' who have a stash of supplies that haven't been used or used in a while. Go on over and follow this awesome new scrapping blog!

My post this moring is a companion to my Fun in the Sun page I had posted earlier. I have to do two page layouts. I used the same Creative Scrappers sketch 61 and changed it up just a bit.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful day that God has Blessed us with!

Slip-n-Slide Recipe:
Fancy Pants and Basic Grey dp
Chipboard-Basic Grey
Honey cs-CTMH


Monday, July 27, 2009

Woooo Hooooo!

I've been traveling all day with my Little Kids. We are at the lake house and just checked my email....I made DT for Practical Scrappers! I'm so ecstatic! I can't wait to get started! What a way to begin my week!!!!

With Love....

Happy Monday,

First, are there any Daughtry fans out there? I have been a huge fan of Chris Daughtry since he auditioned on American Idol. His sophomore album, Leave this Town, was released this week. I had to get it. I LOVE every song it! So if you're a Daughtry fan, it is a MUST HAVE!

On to this cute card, Penny has created a new digi stamp blog, Creations by Penny. It is just amazing! She creates her own digi images, such a talented, creative, and inspirational lady! Go on over and check out her amazing images. This one was a freebie she posted this weekend. The sketch is from Our Creative Corner.

With Love Recipe:
White Daisy, Bubblegum, Honey cardstocks-CTMH
Swiss Dots folder, Borders folder -Cuttlebug
image-Creations by Penny
Bling and ribbon-stash
Watercolor pencils
Oval tools-Creative Memories


Sunday, July 26, 2009

My Libby Lu Princess...

Hello on this rainy and stormy Sunday! We've had thunder storms all night and earlier this morning. It seems to have cleared up but it's still gloomy outside, that makes it a great day for crafting! Today, I am posting a mini album I had completed in May. This little book is just one of Ashlea's many trips to Libby Lu. Since she's nine now, I really don't expect many more. The crown shape came from the Alphalicious cartridge and I cut it using the Cricut Expression. I used a kit of SEI that I had gotten from Scrapgoods. It was an amazing kit! Everything I used on the book except the bling (Prima) came in that kit. It was such girly papers and I had been saving it for something special. I think Libby Lu pics were that something special. I was very pleased with the finished product! I forgot to mention that the glitter is Martha Stewart. I hope you enjoy my little book.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Fun in the Sun...

Good Friday All,
I have a fun page to share today. I had the Little Kids all last week. We had and still have the Slip-n-Slide in my front yard. This layout is of that FUN day we spent together. When I saw the sketch on Creative Scrappers, I just knew these were the photos I wanted to use. I hope you enjoy it and have a fun weekend!

Fun in the Sun Recipe:
dp is Fancy Pants
scallop and chipboard is Basic Grey
Making Memories Sea Foam paint
Prisma glitter
Cuttin' Up Cricut
Autum Leaves flourish stamp
Cirtus leaf ink CTMH
Honey cs CTMH


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sweet Sketch 7...

Good Thursday Morning,
I have recently discovered a new challenge sketch, Sweet Sketch Wednesday, hosted by Arlana. I had been wanting to do a card for the last two weeks and just hadn't the time. This morning, I made one for this week's challenge. I used SEI Winnie's Walls dp, Fiskar's border punch, stamp from Hobby Lobby, Bazzill stitches, flowers by Prima, brad by Bazzill, ink is Hollyhock by CTMH, ribbon from stash, and foam strips. I hope you enjoy and have a great Thursday!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Yummy Blog Candy...

Hi ladies,
First I want to say a big "Hapy Birthday" to my Little Man, Jon-Christopher...he is turning 5 today. I love you Little Man, like the dolphins love the sea!

Anyone up for some yummy blog candy? Brenda at Rose Blossom Legacies is offering this sweetness through August lst. Head on over to her blog to check it out. She offers some of the best inspiration in both scrapbooking and cardmaking out there in blogger land. Go on over and check it out!

The winner of this Blog Candy will receive:
Scrapbook Girls Gone Wild t-shirt from Two Chicks Designs
Scrapbook Girls Gone Wild can hugger from Two Chicks Designs
Blackboard Mini-Album from Cosmo Cricket
Clutch Picture Bag from Best Brands (I LOVE mine! Holds a ton plus you get to showcase two pictures!)
8x8 Baby Girl tablet from Deja Views - 16 papers & 407 die-cuts!
Me & My Big Ideas Bling!
Beyond the Page Wooden Mini Album Covers
5x12 Sheet of Black Nature's Ambience Rub-Ons


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

So Thankful...

Good Tuesday Morning,
This morning I have a quickie post for you. It is time to go back to my classroom to clean and prepare for the upcoming school year. I can't believe this summer is coming to an end for me. This is a page for Ben's fall album. We had gone into a local national forest in October. We had the most beautiful day together. I am so thankful for my Ben! I used Bo Bunny paper, Bazzill cardstock, rubons and bling from stash, and epoxy stickers from Creative Imaginations. Have a great day!


Monday, July 20, 2009

So Happy Together...

Happy Monday,
This morning, I wanted to post a double page layout that is one of my favorites. This is my little Ashlea and Jon-Christopher from two years ago. Sorry about the flash on the photos. The dp is Basic Gray, the flower is Prima, cardstock is Bazzill, I don't remember who made the chipboard alphabet, and I used the Cricut for the larger circles, and the ribbon is stash.

Have a great Monday!