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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Peanut Butter & Jelly

I bought Cosmo Cricket's Line "Earth Love" last week and made this great layout! I am thrilled with the outcome, but even more thrilled with this line! It is so easy to work with and so versatile!
I obviously threw in my own touches, but i needed a great filler and this was totally what I wanted! Best thing.....I didn't even have to use any of the 12x12 papers! REALLY! All I did was cut pieces off the front piece that showed little bits and pieces of what was included in the pack! How awesome is that?

This layout was also part of the August sketch challenge on Have Your Way With Paper.

Cosmo Cricket's "Nutmeg"



WOWZERS!!! Another amazing line! Check it out HERE!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Out of This World Blogs Awards!

I thought I would share with you some of the blogs which I think are "Out of This World." It was very difficult to only pick 5 as there are so many amazing blogs out there.

Here they are:

Moore Than Words - Jenny
Tx Paper Doll - Trisha
Creative Liberties - Roe
Addicted 2 Paper - Jenn
Welcome To My World - Erin

Ladies, all I need you to do is post my link to your site; pass this award on to five others whom you think have "out of this world" blogs; notify them; post their links to your site; and.......just have fun!

October Kits Are Here!

Go to Scrapbook Deals 4 U and check out all the kits now available for October!
Here are some peeks!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Positive Thought

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer
(got this from facebook - which brought me to this thought):

But whatever He throws at you prepares you for whatever He has in store for you.

Be thankful to Him that He cares enough to mold you

Cricut Cartridges On MAJOR SALE!!

Check it out! Oh My Crafts is having a big Cartridge sale!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wanna Get The Most Out Of It?

Do you want to get the most out of your scrapbooking experience? If you do, I have two other scrapbook blogs you may find helpful/interesting

101 Ways To Scrap
Scrapbooking Storage Solutions

As with this blog, I would love to hear about your ideas, attempts, pictures and more. I'm a big share-er. I love sharing and I'd love for you to share too. Share your thoughts (good and bad), your own ideas or attempts (good or bad) for ideas listed, photos of everything. Share and share alike. And, as alwas, be sure to include your blog/web site if you have one.

It's FREE to follow all my blogs and FREE for the information and FREE to participate! So, get going and see what I can do for you.

Fall 2008

This LO was for the "Back 2 School" challenge at Have Your Way With Paper. The object was to scrap a school picture (either new or old).

I scraplifted Ashley's "Pretty In Pink" layout. I changed a few things around, of course. I used my Cricut to cut out the big blue circle, Thickers for the title. I used pre-made die-cuts for the birdies and the the littel green circle. The birdie and tree branch are hand cut out from a sheet of patterned paper. I used one of my edge punches for the notebook paper look. I then decided to crumple the edge for that traditional 'torn-out-of-the-notebook' look. I added a little white stitching around the blue circle and the scalloped paper. I also added some black stitching on the straight blue paper.

New {SAS}sy Kit!!


Yup! A brand new kit ready for you to order!

Oh, but wait!! You can get one for FREE!!! Follow this link and their directions, and you can be entered to win one of you very own.

If you don't ge selected, don't fret! They have them available for purchase in their Scrap Attack ScrapbookingStore!

Check it out!

New Style!

OMG! I totally love it! I made the mistake of going somewhere else to have my hair cut/styled and it was not good and so difficult to style quickly. So, I decided to go back to where I should have from the beginning, Robin's Hair Salon. And.....She did it!! I love it!! And I LOVE her!! Thanks Susie!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Want a FREE Gypsy?

Want a chance to win a FREE Gyspsy? Click on over to the Cutting Above Blog and check out the details!

A Sad Day, Indeed!

A movie icon has passed away. Patrick Swayze, you will be sorely missed.

He was known for movies such as Ghost, Dirty Dancing, To Wong Fu, The Outsiders, Point Break and so many, many more!

I remember watching “To Wong Fu” and thinking Patrick Swayze made a beautiful woman; nice legs, small waist, great smile; he had it all. I would have to say, though, I fell in love with him in the movie “Dirty Dancing.” That is probably, by far, my favorite Swayze movie.

He is at peace now and pain free. I pray for his family for peace of mind and the ability to keep going.

You can get more information HERE and HERE you can see a slideshow.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fall Is Here!

This, right here and right now, is my absolute favorite time of year. Not so much the Fall itself, but the beginning of it.

The last few days have been absolutely perfect! You wake up and it's around 60 degrees. No jacket necessary, but a cool breeze and warm sun. Perfect weather for leaving the windows open.

My favorite things: the smell of wood burning, pumpkin spice candle, crisp leaves, crisp air, cool mornings/evenings and warm days, being able to leave your windows open, candle light, fall sunsets, no jackets.

SIGH....what a wonderful time of year!

Small Change/Addition to My Blog

As you all know, this site has been mainly directed towards helpful information for fellow scrappers. I will continue to post any and all information I come across. I do not plan on taking anyting away, but I would like to make a small addition or two.

I am currently a member of the Have Your Way With Paper family. There are several challenges which go on every month. I always try me best to complete those challenges; for no other reason than for the challenge itself. So, with that being said, I have decided I will post my individual creations here along with some notes to accompany that project (products used, techniques, photo altering, the story behind it, etc....)

I also intend to add a challenge or two of my own every month here on this site. I will also continue to post 1-2 sketches for you to work on every month.

Also, feel free to visit the other two blogs, 101 Ways To Scrap and Scrapbooking Storage Solutions, as I will try to keep those updated as often as possible as well.

I want to keep my readers happy and interested and to do that, I need to be around more and occasionally make some changes. I promise I will try.

As always, if you have your own suggestions as to what you like to see here, just send me an email. My email link is off to the right under "Basic Info."

Thanks for sticking around and show me some of that wonderful creativity I know you all have!

Let's See It

Okay, so I've been a bit MIA for a bit. Okay, I've fallen off the face of the Earth for a long time. I am so sorry about that. Time has just gotten away from me. So, to get things moving again, I have a small project for you.

I want to see a fall themed project. It can be a card, a layout, an altered item, anything goes. I just want to see some work going on.

To get you started, here is a Halloween card I made. Roe, from Have Your Way With Paper made it this month's card challenge. She also gave us this LINK for instructions. It took more time to choose the papers I was going to use than to make the whole card itself.


Send me YOUR fall project (my email link can be found under "Basic Info" to the right) and I'll be happy to show it off here. Just be sure to include your web/blog link if you have one.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

HYWWP Guest DT Member

We are looking for our next Guest Design Team Member for the months of October, November and December. All are welcome to apply, however since we had a current (didn't want to say "older" member !) for this first round (thank you, Rita!) we are looking for some new friends and talent. Here is the posting that went out on Scrapbook Calls. Very exciting!

Interested in being a Guest Design Team Member for Have Your Way With Paper for October, November and December? If so, then read on and join our friendly online scrap community!

As a Guest Design Team Member you will...
*Be part of a friendly online community.
*Receive 3 months of sponsor products (October, November and December) which you will create as much as possible.
*Post creations to both our gallery and to your blog/site.
*Be actively posting in our community and gallery daily.


Guest Design Team Applicants must do the following:

1. September card challenge
2. Complete a September sketch challenge
3. Complete 2 September challenges of your choice

**Please note that challenges may not be combined**

4. Comment in the gallery on a daily basis (or as uploads allow)
5. Be an active member of the community with at least 5 posts per day (not counting posts made in our games forum)
6. Once you have completed the scrap challenges and have made at least 25 posts, please submit links to any online galleries and/or your blog you may have by PMing Erin (aunt e) and expressing your interest in being our Guest DT member for October, November and December!

Deadline to submit your challenges and interest in being a GDT is September 23rd.

Please follow this link to Have Your Way With Paper to get started!

Momma+Curling Iron+4y old = ....



I couldn't resist! I had to try! He has such beautiful hair and has such a natural feather to it when it's longer!

WOW! What a Catch!

A friend of mine at Imagine That has this posted on her webiste and it is SO worth sharing!

"The story is this: a girl was out with friends having drinks on King St (in Toronto ). This guy approaches her and won't leave her alone -saying how cute she is. She finally gives in and hands the guy her business card to get rid of him. The attached is an MP3 file of not one, but TWO voicemails this guy left. This goes down in the history books - especially the second voice mail. After hearing them you can clearly see why she didn't call him back - instead she called in to the Z103.5 morning show & had them play this on the air. Ladies: He is out there... :)

Click below to listen; you don't have to download it when you get to 4shared, there's a "play bar", so just click the play button. If you do want to download it (it's so precious, all of your friends need to partake) just download it by clicking on "download now" like you would a cut file.
Dimitri-TheStud.mp3 "

His MY SPACE page!

HYWWP Sept '09 Newsletter


September Happenings!!
Well, for those of us with kiddos at home, September and late August usually mean it's back-to-school time! Here in my own house, we are finally settling back into the school routine, and things are running smoothly. How I already miss the lazy days of summer, though!

Maybe getting the kids back into a routine is meaning more scrappy time for you? Or maybe, like in many cases, you are so busy preparing things for school and running errands that your scrappy time isn't so productive. Make the most of your scrapping time by using some of our awesome sketches! We have a few sketch designers on our message board, and there is at least one new sketch each month for you to enjoy! There are *SO* many inspiring layouts and challenges on our board and in our gallery...we hope to "see" you soon and hope that you will join right in!

Sponsor of the Month
Company Motto:
"Capturing Memories for Each Season of Life."

Memorable Seasons is an online store, forum, and gallery that is totally inspiring! Whatever your scrapbooking needs, you are sure to find what you are looking for at Memorable Seasons!

Each member of our Design Team and our Guest Designer will be given a new kit from My Mind's Eye new collection, Abbey Road!

WANNA WIN AN ABBEY ROAD KIT? Watch the message board for details!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Check out the message board and gallery to see what our Design Team creates with the wonderful Memorable Seasons products!

NEW feature at HYWWP! Guest Design Team Member!

Guest Designer for July, August, & September is.....RITA!
That's right! We have a fun new feature at HYWWP! For 3-month terms, we will be searching for new Guest Design Team Members! Our guest DT members will receive products each month during their term and will be required to make a least 2 creations a month with those products. Guest DT members will be required to be active in our forums and in our gallery. There was no call this first time, but be on the look out in future months because we will be holding a contest or a call for our next Guest DT member! We would love to see what you have to offer, so get those layouts and projects ready! Our first call will be held in September!

For July through September, our own Ms. Rita will be our first Guest DT member! Rita is sure to inspire you all with her adorable layouts and projects.

If you are interested in being a future Guest DT Member, please join the message board today and start posting. Participation is a key factor in our decision in choosing a Guest DT!

Ongoing Challenges for September!

There's always something fun happening at our message board! Chatty contests, RAK giveaways, and more! Come on over to the message board and check out the ongoing list of challenges: Click Here

September Gallery Inspiration

"Pretty in Pink" by Ashley

"Art Camp 09" by Chelsea

"One" by Katt

"Swing...Run...Score!!!" by Krissy

"Summer Fun" by Lisa


Sketch of the Month
This month's sketch is brought to you by one of our very talented members, Katt! Katt has shared some awesome sketches with us that she has created, and here is one she wanted to share for this month.

We'd love to see your creations based on this sketch...please upload to our gallery or on the message board to show us what you've done. Enjoy!

Don't forget to check out our online gallery for lots of inspiration and great projects!