Monday, April 26, 2010

National Scrapbooking Day

It's almost here!  Hope you'll join us and Be Inspired!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Filled the Etsy Store!

I restocked my etsy store today!  Reloaded some stuff that had been in there before and added some new cards as well!  Here are some of the things you can see:

Vintage Button Rings:

Hair Candy:

Hair Clips:

Recycled Journals:

Journal Jar:

Happy Shopping! :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rainbows in the Springtime

The weather today made me feel a bit springy!  My blog was feeling a bit drab so I thought I'd make it a little more colorful.  What do you think?  Goes great with the New Beginnings Crop at Scrapdango doesn't it?

In case you haven't seen, Punky Sprouts has announced their design team!  I am thrilled to be working with all these ladies!  Here's the team:
1. Candy Rosenbug
2. Pamela Young
3. Noel Culbertson
4. Carrie Ferrier
5. Charity Hassel
6. Candice McLean
7. Nathalie Kalbach
8. Lynn Reaney
9. Crystalyn Thorsen
10. Suzy West (our fearless leader!) 


Thursday, April 15, 2010

New Beginnings Challenge

The New Beginnings Crop is well under way at Scrapdango!  But you have plenty of time to join in!  My challenge is up now.  Here it is:
I had so much fun with this challenge and came up with a layout way out of my comfort zone that I love!  I hope you have the same results! :D

Your challenge is to make at least 2 spring embellishments to go on your layout!  There are 2 conditions:
1) Only 1 of them can be a flower. (but you don't have to do a flower!)
2) I want you to go out of your comfort zone and try something NEW to you!  I had never made something out of felt for a layout before!  Who may become your NEW favorite thing! ;)

While I was doing this I also picked out colors that would work for the new Color Room site!  Loved this color palette and plan on playing again!

Here are the embellishments I made and then my layout.

April Scrapdango Reveal

Here are a few of the layouts I did with the April Spice kit.  The papers are Bo Bunny's Mama Razzi line!  They are super fun!  I loved the little film strip transparency in the kit too.  And the tin of Crate Paper chipboard letters is awesome and the tin will soon be altered I'm sure! :)

After my father-in-law sent me this picture he took of me at Easter, I had to steal the name of the paper line for the title of my layout!

And a fun double-pager of our hike on Tadd's birthday this year.  First time the kids made it to the top!  (well, Erin got a ride in the backpack!)  It was also Blazer vs Laker game day which is why they are wearing their matching Blazer sweatshirts!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Don't Forget!

The New Beginnings Crop at Scrapdango starts this Monday!  There are wonderful challenges and fun games posted by the dt daily!  There are some problems with some features on the site right now...but we are going forward with it!  The message board is working just fine, so if you have any questions, you can ask them there!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


We just went to the meet where Tadd's runners get to run the Steeple Chase.  Most hs meets don't offer it but this is run at the Community College and it already has the water pit so they do.  This year it was pouring down rain and very windy!  I was freezing and I had on my puffy coat! :)  I didn't even take my camera this year!

Here is a layout with pictures of last year's Steeple....look at the blue skies!  (although I'm pretty sure it was still cold if I remember right!)  I made this using a Pagemap's Sketch found here!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

We celebrated Easter yesterday so that everyone could come for the whole day!  Then this morning we were able to do our egg hunt and go to church without feeling rushed.  Today we're just relaxing and later will watch The Princess and the Frog that the Easter Bunny got Erin!  Here are some pictures of our Easter!
The cupcakes I made:
And all packed up in my new cupcake carrier!
Some very giggly cousins on Grandma's bed!
And here are the munchkins after church!  I love Erin's little pose! :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Noticed at CK!

I added a few layouts over at the new Club CK just to see if I liked it and if it was easy.  I added the Brown E layout and it got noticed!  They put it on their blog!  Kind of fun!  And my friend Joscie's card is on there too!
You can see it here!

Hope you all have a great Easter!  I made some fun bunny and chick cupcakes and I 'll post pictures tomorrow!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy April Fool's Day!

I don't have any plans on foolin' anyone today but thought I'd share a layout of last year's April Fool's Day!  This Brown E was from Isaac's preschool teacher!