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Friday, April 30, 2010

Double Post Today....

Good Friday Morning,
I have a big day at school today, so this is a double and a quick post. Please join us this week at Frosted Designs as we have a color challenge for you, brown, lime green, and aqua. I chose to go with a layout using brown as my base paper, pulling the lime green and aqua from the photos.

Please visit my fabby Frosted Sisters to be inspired by their color creations!

Next, we have a sketch challenge over at The Town Scrapper.
I used one of the new Victoria Case images, Birthday Sophie for this one! Since it is birthday, I wanted to bling it up with the stickles. The sketch didn't call for the flowers, but you all know me, I had to add some.

I used up some old Basic Grey papers for this one. Isn't she just he cutest little birthday girl? I'm so loving the new Victoria Case images. These will be available at The Town Scrapper beginning in May. Contact Phebe ( or by phone at 519-882-0623) to order yours today!
Be sure to visit my fellow Scrapettes and check out the incredible inspiration they have for you this week!
My little man has is first Minor League game tonight, I may not get around to blogs until this weekend. Can't wait to see all that I've missed over this busy week at school!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sneaky Peeks

Hello Scrappy Friends,
Blogger is being a bad guy again today! It has taken forever to get this to open. Today, I have a sneak peek of my Town Scrapper project for tomorrow! You'll have to be sure to check back to see the rest of this creation. I'll be debuting a brand new Victoria Case image.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gift Box....

Here we are, time for another tip, tutorial, and techniques at The Sisterhood. We are showcasing 3 X 3 gift boxes and note card sets. I chose to go with a gift box. I have a friend celebrating a birthday this weekend, so this is for her.

You can find a tutorial for a gift box here.

We hope you'll join in this week! You have until Tuesday May 4th at Mid-day GMT to get your entries in. For those of you who upload to galleries, please use the keyword/tag TSOC07. Please help us spread the word and grab our badge - above all have fun creating!! Please visit my Fabby Sistahs and check out their incredible creations this week! You will be inspired.

My Girl...

Good Morning,
Today is a busy day here. I have two challenges to reveal. First, I will share my card for Penny's Challenges. Before I do, I want to say Thank You to all 344 of you who played along this last challenge! This knocked our socks off! This week it is all about shapes. You can do a shaped card, layout, or altered project. I decided to go with this fun butterfly card.

I love the purples and black in this fun paper from Colorbok. The ribbon and bling are from my stash. I took this photo in Ashlea's hot pink room. I had one of the big gems pick up the pink from the walls, it really doesn't look pink in real life.
You have got to check out the inspiration from my fabby dt sisters this week. I have them linked up in my sidebar. Be sure to leave them some love!
I'll be back in a bit with my Sisterhood reveal.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Crafting Queen....

I just recently was crowned with a new blog award!!!!! The Fabulous Crafty Girl Barb... after searching far and wide in her royal kingdom of crafting...has bestowed this royal award to me!!! Little ole me!! Barb, you have totally made my day!!!!!

To take up your crown the new Queen must link their blog to the sender of this blog and any future Queens they crown. . If you've been crowned, please send an email to Queen Cindy or me at and Queen SassyLady at, along with your web or blog address and the website of whoever crowned you, so you can be listed as a Royal Blogger. (If you need the "King" version of the award, let Queen Cindy know and she will email it to you.)

I hope you will proudly display this award on your site, and I thank you for being such a benevolent Queen or King who is so generous to your loyal subjects!

Craty Girl Barb... I am humbled and honored to accept this award!! In return, I have searched the entire blogging kingdom and found a loyal subject worthy of this crown... and I would like to award this crown to...
Laurel from the kingdom of

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friends 'til the end....

Second Post, scroll down for Practical Scrappers challenge
It's time for PART TWO of The TownScrapper's BLOG HOP!

For Part One, we shared some of our Scrapettes' fabulous creations using Victoria Case stamps EXCLUSIVE to The TownScrapper! We also gave you a GIRLIE challenge, and invited you to play along. TODAY, drop by The TownScrapper blog to see who WON the challenge (and their choice of TWO exclusive Victoria Case stamps), and who was randomly chosen from commenters visiting all the Scrapettes' personal blogs last week...

And now, PART TWO! :) We're going to continue with the GIRLIE CHALLENGE, and we'll wipe the slate clean and give you ANOTHER chance to create something girlie for your chance to win some gorgeous stamps, PLUS we'll be giving away MORE candy to another lucky commenter, AND the following fabulous GRAND PRIZE, these brand new Victoria Case rubber stamps -

Too Cool Max
Sweet Rose
Sophie Birthday
"Whatever", "Call me", and "Happy Birthday" sentiments
Hockey Lola
Hockey Evan
"Go Team Go", "Puckin' Around", and "Shoots... Scores!" sentiments
hockey stick, puck and ice skates

SOOOOOO, be sure to visit all the stops along the hop, check out our Scrapettes' BEAUTIFUL girlie projects, and leave comments on each blog for your chance to win the grand prize. We'll also be including all challenge participants in the draw, so you have MORE chances to win! Even if you created a girlie-themed project for Week One, you may play along during Week Two and increase your odds of winning!

You have until midnight EST this THURSDAY, April 29th to leave your comments and/or link your projects on The TownScrapper Blog. Remember, your projects must be created NEW for this challenge, and you MUST link back to us in order to be eligible for the prizes. Week Two and GRAND PRIZE winners will be announced next Monday, May 3rd.

If you can't wait to see if you've won, and would like to buy some of these amazing new stamps for yourself, Phebe can be reached by phone at 519-882-0623 or via email at She ships worldwide!

Are you ready to HOP?! Here is the list of Scrapettes for this week - remember to comment on EVERY stop along the way, and you could be one of the big winners!
The TownScrapper
Kim S (you are here)

Seize the daisy....

Good Morning,
Blogger is not being very nice today. I've tried several times to get this loaded. This week our challenge over at Practical Scrappers is to use buttons. I saw a card in the Keynotes from CTMH that totally inspired this acrylic card. My daisy is from our sponsor this month, Creations by Penny. Remember, if you win this week, you will receive free digi's from Penny.

The acrylic is cut 6 X 12 with rounded corners. I used some scraps from my CTMH stash for this card. The gold buttons are tied onto the baby blue ribbon. I really love how this one came out!
Check out the rest of my awesome dt. Remember, we have new members debuting today. I don't have them linked up just yet, but you will find their work here. Leave them all some love!!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Ashlea.....

Good Morning,
Today is my Ashlea's 10th birthday!!!!! Happy Birthday baby girl, I love you like the stars love the night sky! I took this one this morning of my birthday girl in her party animal hat.

This is a glimpse of the indoor water park at the Great Wolf Lodge.

This is the front entrance of the lodge. The kids have had a BLAST!!!!!!
On a side note, Ashlea's Jazz and Pom team finished fourth in both categories. This was the US National Finals. So, the competition season is officially over. She has a performance next Sunday to showcase all the events they have won this year. Then a final performance for the hometown community on June 5.
Thanks for all your compliments and well wishes for her during this season! I'll be traveling today and not reading any of your blogs probably until tomorrow after school!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Good Saturday Morning,
This is short post this morning. We are in Cincinnati for Ashlea's last dance comp of the season. This is the big one.....she competes today between 12:30 and 2 with awards at 4. Wish her lots of luck...
Here is the Friday sketch at Practical Scrappers this week. Love this one Ann-Katrin!

This is my take on it! The paper is by Fancy Pants and really needs very little in the way of embellishments. I have included a hidden journaling tag behind one of the pictures.
Play along with this great sketch!
I'll be visiting you all later this evening. Have a great day!

Friday, April 23, 2010

You are my sunshine.....

Good Friday Morning,
Today is new challenge day at Frosted Designs. We have something FUN this week, we want to see some type of masking. Honestly, I have never tried this technique before this challenge. I had so much fun with this one.

I just drew a little cloud freehand, used my sponge dauber and some blue inks to create my sky. I added a sun, that I ran through the cuttlebug, sponged on some green to a torn sheet of cardstock to achieve a grass layer. Then I stamped on the stems and leaves, popped on some flowers, added some stickles to everything. I just love the little butterfly flitting about. The sentiment is just perfect for this one.
All cardstock, inks, and stamps are CTMH, flowers are Prima, and butterfly is Martha.
Please visit the Fabby Frosted Designers linked up in my sidebar to see some creations that will blow you away!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just be you...

Good Morning,
Today is a new challenge over at The Sisterhood. Our dear sister, Teri, is hosting today. Our theme this week is Around the World. Since Teri Doodles lives in Scotland, we are all things Scottish today. Your project can have tartan plaid, the colors of Scotland, bagpipes, or anything relating to Scotland. There is so much incredible inspiration from my sistahs on the challenge site, don't you agree?
Teri is also sponsoring this challenge with her Delicious Doodles digi shop.
The winner this week will receive three digis from her Doodle store. I used her little Scottie, isn't he adorable? My plaid is the closest thing to tartan I had.

We can't wait to see what you create! Please share in our Mr. Linky!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Good Morning,
Just a quick little post today. We are in countdown mode for state assessments now, only 14 school days until that dreaded week is here. So much emphasis is put on that one week. It is so draining.....
Anyways, back to scrappy happy things. I have a card to share with you today. This image is found at Creations by Penny. It is called Bird in a Tree. I used some scraps from My Mind's Eye on this one. The bling and ribbon are from stash. Penny has a Design Team Call going on right now, check it out here.

Don't forget that there is a blog hop going on over at The Town Scrapper for two weeks, go visit and you may win some prizes!!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Town Scrapper Blog Hop....

Second post for today, please scroll down for Practical Scrappers post.
Good morning friends and fellow crafters and welcome to The Townscrapper's BLOG HOP. We are going to showcase some of the new and exclusive Victoria Case images. The HOP will run for 2 weeks and each week will feature the wonderful inspiring creations of half of the Scrapettes on The Townscrapper Design Team.

You will notice a recurring theme during the HOP because we've decided to combine the BLOG HOP with our weekly challenge so you can double your chances to win some Victoria Case images. We'd love for you to create something with a GIRLIE Theme. You have until midnight EST on Saturday, April 24, to link your creations on The Townscrapper Blog. Of course one random lucky challenge participant will win a Victoria Case image of their choice along with a some HOP winners for Week 1 of our HOP. Week 1 challenge and BLOG HOP winners will be announced on Monday, April 26.

All the newly released images are in stock and available for purchase from Phebe. Phebe can be reached by phone at 519-882-0623 or via email at If you can't make it to the store in Petrolia, Ontario (Canada), remember that Phebe also ships worldwide.

Here's the list of hoppers to visit this first BLOG HOP week and be sure to leave a comment on each blog when you are hopping because some lucky random crafters will win Victoria Case rubber stamps. Plus there will be one grand prize winner at the end of the 2-week HOP but we're going to keep you in suspense and show you the grand prize next week ~ hehehe. So start hopping and have a great time.

Have a scrappy time hopping!


Good Monday Morning,
Today is an exciting day! Before we reveal our new challenge at Practical Scrappers, let's look at last week's winners. We have some incredible talent being showcased today and two of our winners are 8 years old, check it out! Thanks to everyone who joined us this past week for our challenge and our blog hop!
We have a new challenge up, this week, we want to see, fiber, ribbons, or floss.I decided to go with a black card base and to use up some of my ribbon scraps. I used the Heart Flower image by our sponsor this month, Creations by Penny. I love this image and it was so very easy to color up! To keep in the beautiful yellow scheme, I used only chose shades of yellow for my background ribbons.

The cardstock, sentiment, and inks are from CTMH and the bling and ribbon are stash.
Now, let's see what fun things you can do with your ribbon, floss, and fibers! Just wait until you see what the dt has to offer up with for this one! Hold on to your socks!!!!! You can check them out buy clicking their links in my sidebar this week!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hunter's party pix

Good Afternoon,
I'm traveling with the little kids back to Kentucky today. We've had a fantastic weekend! The weather for Hunter's party was beautiful.
Here a just a few pix....
This one is Hunkie, Ashlea, and his little cousin enjoying some ice cream and cake!
Hunkie got this really "awesome" water balloon launcher. He and Jon-Christopher can't wait for summer to try this out!
Look at the little man on the merry-go-round. I know I've got the cutest stinkers ever!
Oh, the joys of a care-free day, swinging high, not a worry insight!
I hope you all enjoyed your wonderful weekend too!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Design Team Call

Message from Penny at Creations by Penny

"I am looking to expand my design team.
If you love hand-drawn digital stamps, then you will love my digi's!

This DT Call is open to EVERYONE who can read and write in ENGLISH
(it's the only language I speak and I need to be able to communicate with my DT)


Applicants do not need to have previous DT experience.

Applicants must not be on more than 3 other Design Teams.

Applicants must know how to use digital stamps.

Applicants must have a blog. It doesn't have to be on blogger,
it can be any blog platform, but a blog is required.

(or... what is expected of you)

DT Members MUST have a clickable logo linking back to this blog.

DT Members MUST be willing to promote Creations by Penny
(on a regular basis)

DT Members must regularly check the DT blog.
(this is how we will communicate)

DT Members MUST post artwork using Creations by Penny digital stamps

DT Members MUST regularly use either:
the FORUM, the SNR group, or the Paper Craft Planet Group

Your work MUST be photographed with a digital camera.
Please do not scan completed work using Creations by Penny digi's.

You MUST be willing to commit to a three month term on the design team.
(June 1, 2010 - August 31, 2010)

* It is not required, however it would be greatly appreciated
if the Design Team would use Creations by Penny Digital Stamps
to participate in Penny's Challenges bi-weekly on Wednesday's *


If you are choosen to be on the design team, you will receive,
on a regular basis, free Creations by Penny digital stamps.

You will be allowed to choose 2 digital stamps at a time for the current month.
Once I see that those 2 digital stamps have been used and artwork posted to your blog,
you will get to choose 2 more.

Please remember that this is a serious commitment and it is expected
that you treat it as such if you are chosen. Please do not apply if you can not commit.


Please send me an email at pennyandbryan [at] gmail [dot] com
with DESIGN TEAM in the subject line.
(or... you can leave the info as a comment on the blog post here)

1. Tell me WHY you want to be on the design team.
2. Give me links to any current design teams you are on.
3. Give me a link to your blog.

Take the digital stamp posted on the blog post and create something with it.
Post it to your blog, then link it up with InLinkz



Happy Birthday Hunter!

Good Morning,
No scrappy post from me today or tomorrow. I'm at the lake house for my nephew, Hunter's, birthday. He turns six today! My little guy is having a birthday at the park. I'll be back later with some birthday pics for you to see.

This photo is on our way to Myrtle Beach. Isn't he just a cutie pie?
Happy Birthday, Hunkie, Nee Nee loves you like bees love honey!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Orchard Blooms....

Happy Friday!!!
First, I want to ask you all for prayers for my community. On Sunday afternoon, my 15 year old neighbor was killed. She was at her boyfriends house and was shot in the head. This is still under investigation and seems to be mysterious with everything pointing to him, however, like I said, still under investigation. Her burial is today at 11:00 am. Please keep our community in your thoughts and prayers.
On to some happy news, today at Frosted Designs, we are asking you to show us a tree on your project. Oh how fun! I had just taken these photos last weekend of my daddy's peach trees. I printed them up and used the current sketch from The Scrappiest.

All my papers are My Mind's Eye, the chipboard alpha's are Cosmo Cricket, ribbon and brads are from stash, and the flowers are old Prima's.

So visit the Fabby Frosted Designers for lots of yummy inspiration and show us your trees!
Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Second post, please scroll for Penny's Challenge.
It's time for a new challenge at The Sisterhood! This week's focus is on family with a theme that is All About Family/Faith - Remembrance. This can be a sympathy card, heritage page, remember when, or just one of your favorite memories. I wanted to share a layout from my "I Remember You" book about my Grandfather. He passed away 31 years ago and I still have such fond and vivid memories of him. I had such a bond with him and if there was ever unconditional love, it was found within his very soul! His love still fills my heart everyday. I am who I am today, because of him. I know he looks down on me daily, helping God guide me, sometimes when the wind blows and tousles my hair across my face, I catch a glimpse of him smiling at me!

Please drop by and visit my incredible sisters, leave them some love for all the wonderful inspiration you'll have!