Friday, February 25, 2011

Survivor! week 2

Its another week and time for another Survivor challenge at tallyscrapper. I am blogging my layouts every week in an effort to make sure I make it to the finish.

This challenge this weeks comes from the lovely Laura Jean

So this season of Survivor has an interesting twist to it, its all about "Redemption Island"...I'm so excited to see how that first challenge on Redemption Island is going to go!!


My challenge to you this week is going to be all about "Redemption". Is their something in your past that you WISH you would have done differently, it could be as simple as that little white lie you told your hubby or as BIG as something you said or did to someone else. Well, I want to hear ALL about it....its time to REDEEM yourself!!!

*But here is the catch, go into a Member of Team Boston Rob and use a layout of theirs and scraplift can use any colors, embellishments you want, just scraplift the overall design of it....and make sure to link us up to that member's layout too :)


Here is my layout for week 2

and ummm the sticker that said TELL somehow fell off the layout before I scanned it. Im too tired to go back downstairs right now and hunt it down. LOL

Layout is about how I wish I could tell my younger self things that would have helped me. I was in a relationship with a man that basically killed my self esteem slowly over 4 years..... and I let him because I was in love. He was unhappy with himself and tried to pass it along to me.

I took my inspiration from the lovely Jael... I was in the mood for full on color and lets face it NOBODY does color like Jael. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kicking it Old School

This week Ive been kicking it old school with the Pink Paislee Old School card kit available now in the catch the moments etsy shop. Just look at it.... doncha want it?

Its full of rich reds, mustard yellows and forest greens, Its slightly distressed and very prep school boarding house. The kit comes with the line of 6x6 papers, sparkly fibers, a felt badge, 2 pieces of flair and a pack of rubons.  I made 3 fun cards using this kit 

A card to tuck in with a little package (this first card is also for the Some Odd Girl homemade embellishment challenge. It uses Love Letter Kaylee

I used the sparkly fiber that came with the kit and wound it around in a circle and then placed a heart on top.

A thank you card using Shopping Kaylee

.......and a card for that rockin kid in your life

 Check out this awesome card kit from Catch the Moments.  Its a bargain at $6.25 (it would also make a rockin mini book) ;)

Friday, February 18, 2011


Survivor is BACK!

No Im not talking about that TV show that Ive never seen or the band responsible for my high school theme song "Eye of the Tiger".....  Im talking about the SURVIVOR challenges at tallyscrapper!  A new crazy fun challenge every week...... 2 teams head to head against one another.... trash talking hilarity.... the team with the most points each week wins.... cant miss it.....SURVIVOR.

Here is week 1....

Are you ready for some amazing Survivor??!! This is a Tally tradition and you have to BRING IT!
You must follow all requirements in order to qualify for the GRAND PRIZE!

Challenge #1:

It's a desert island...Your photos are the island and this layout requires alot of white space! 

Everyone is cramped together on the island so your layout must have a picture of 2 or more people. 

Colors: TAN/Brown  for sand and BLUE to represent the water.

On Survivor everything is put to use this layout needs to have at least 2 staples and a piece of recycled scrap packaging. 

Requirements Summary:

Must have at least one Photo with MORE than one person in it.

Must have Tan/Brown AND Blue!

Must have at least 2 staples and a piece of recycled scrapbook packaging. 

Here is my layout for week 1

and they are only going to get crazier. In the past I had to put dirt on my layout. Yes... dirt. I cant wait to see what they have in store.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cards will be cards

I sneaked in a little scrappy time while Aubrey was coloring in her high chair.I gave her a few odd girls and a marker and she went to town. It was nice to get to play a bit while she was awake. I made a few little cards with the Boys will be Boys kit from Scraptastic Club and my Some Odd Girl stamps. :)

This card uses Ice Cream Tia

This card (for my nephew Wyatt's upcoming birthday uses Tobie and his dog

I have so been in the card making zone lately. Makes me happy :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Late late late

At the moment Im cursing TEETH as I sit up at 3:30 am with my almost 16 month old watching Sponge Bob Square Pants. Normally she only watches Veggie Tales and PBS kids... but daddy and her cousins got her watching "bob bob" and well that is what she asked for.(and Im too tired to care)  She woke up screaming an hour ago just as I was finished watching Amelie (which I LOVED loved loved and had never seen) and was headed to bed. After a dose of tylenol she is feeling better but very hyper. Looks like no sleep anytime soon. Might as well blog :)

Today was a good day :) I had lots of cuddle/play time with Miss Aubrey and I had a massive cooking day  too.... made lots and lots of chicken (bought on sale) :) Started off making chicken stock. (froze most)  Then made my dh's favorite shredded chicken for dinner, chicken salad for lunches tomorrow, set aside chicken and stock for chicken pot pie tomorrow night, made chicken noodle soup for the baby and a small batch of chicken fried rice for the freezer. I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies, but that didnt happen. Wanted to make sure my kitchen was clean and shiny before bedtime.... and it is. I'll save the cookies to make for dh for valentine's day. Maybe I'll even use my cute little heart cookie sucker pan.

Today (well tomorrow really since I havent slept) is also my first official post/challenge as an Odd Girl. Hooray!

The first challenge is easy peasy and perfect for this time of year. All you have to do is to use at least 3 hearts on your card.

Here is my little 3 hearts card using Kiss a Prince Tia. I just adore this stamp! Tia is sweet as always and I love the expression on the froggie's face.

There is a pretty cool prize for this challenge.... a $25 gift certificate for That can buy you a lot of copics, inks and stamps! Hop on over to the ODDblog to play along :)

Im also submitting this card to:
Crafty Cardmakers -- heart
Crafty Purple Frog -- romance
Papertake Weekly-- have a heart
Penny Papercraft -- hearts a flutter

Monday, February 07, 2011

Boys will be Boys

 This month I was asked to guest design for a fun little kit company called Scraptastic Club. Its a great site with adorable kits, and a great design team. Its an non-commitment club and the kits are a bargain at only $25 each. Some months they have 2 kits to choose from!

The February kit "Boys will be Boys" is filled with the new Echo Park Little Boy line and some of the coolest boy theme embellishments Ive ever seen. Studded robots, felt stars, puffy trucks, gears, toys and fun fun fun. If you have little boys you NEED this kit. Here it is.......

Rockin kit isnt it?

Here are a few layouts I created with the kit

I had a blast working with this kit. I rarely get to play with something so boyish and cute. It gave me a good excuse to scrap those pictures of my 3 darling nephews I had piling up. In other news... Im now in LOVE with echo park as this was my first time. *blush* Its so so cute. I now NEED the little girl line. BAD. :)

Friday, February 04, 2011

Take Me Away

Are you in the mood for a little romance? If so you need to check out the February kit "Take Me Away" from Tidbitz in time. Its full of velvet ribbons, sparkly papers, pearly brads, jewels, doilies and 3 entire packs of primas. The papers are My Mind's Eye Union Square. Its STUNNING! Perfect for valentines day.

Here are a few of the layouts I created with the kit

Hurry over and check it out before it sells out!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Be Mine xoxo

Its almost Valentines Day! That means its time to craft all those sweet & sappy valentine cards. So far I have only made 1, but I plan on making a few more this week to drop in the mail for my loves :) xoxox

Here is my first little Valentine using the Love Letter Kaylee stamp from Some Odd Girl

This little Valentine also was made for the following challenges: (since I had a little extra time and decided to explore the world of card challenge blogs)
A spoonful of Sugar use red, pink and orange
Craft your days away  use a LOVE theme
Do you stack up  RED hot
Paper Sundaes Valentines
PaperPlay challenges  stamp it out
Top Tip Tuesday  girlie cards
Whiff of Joy Love is in the air
Wild Orchid   Love is
Tallyscrapper Be my Valentine challenge

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Im ODD and a new WORD

 Im so excited to finally share the NEWS!

I AM ODD!!!!! That's right the ever so talented Kristy has asked me to be a design team member for her absolutely adorable digi stamp company Some Odd Girl! If you follow my blog Im sure you know that I have had a thing for these little odd girls for quite some time. Im so excited to be joining the team. They have a super fun blog and a wonderful store filled with the cutest little oddies. Oh and a monthly freebie!  (if you hurry you may be able to snag January's freebie before she changes it over)

I had to hunt for a card I hadnt posted on my blog yet.... and I found this one.... from my first purchase. Here is a card I made with Fairy Mae

AND in other news..... The new Bird is the Word challenge is up. The new word is LISTEN

Here is my listen layout using the February kit from tidbitz in time  (stop by tomorrow to see the rest of my tidbitz projects.... this is one amazing kit)

Journaling reads: When I was told I miscarried you I didnt fully believe the Dr. Deep down I still felt you were there. I refused the D&C. I was so afraid to tell people who I thought would either feel sorry for me or think I was crazy...... but I did tell my Dr..... and since I still had symptoms he decided to give me an ultrasound. There we found you safe and sound.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Helloooooo Tally

I am so honored to be the first guest designer at the NEW tallyscrapper regime! Pinky has some fabulous plans in store and we are kicking off the new kit with a week long CROP!! A whole week of challenges, games, chats and FUN. There are lots of prizes including a kit!! Get your butt there!

Here is the first kit under new management. Meet "Love In Paris"

Isnt she lovely?

It goes LIVE for sale on February 1st at 8:30am. You do not want to miss out on this gorgeous mix of Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue and MME Lost and found paired with stickles, anthology tickets, a clear scraps acrylic sheet and more

Here are a few layouts I created with the kit. More can be seen in the tallyscrapper gallery.

Its so so lovely. I cant wait to create even more with this kit