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Sunday, January 30, 2011

OMG and Drinks Too?

Three more layouts based on Sketch Inspiration's Sketch #205~!
You have got to try this one out! It's so easy to use!


This layout is based on Sketch Inspiration's Sketch #205.
Go check it out! This week there's a fabulous Valentine's Kit as the prize for one lucky person!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sketchy Saturday - 1/29/11



PRODUCTS USED: Basic Grey-Oliver for all papers (except for the background - not sure who that was...). The Menu Pins are from Tim Holtz. The title, as usual is Thickers. I used my traditional Dymo Label Maker for the date. For the jouranling, I printed it out on Clear Sticker Paper, inked the cardstock with some Tea Dye Distress Ink by Time Holtz and carefully attached the clear journaling on top-them cut off any excess sticker paper.

That's pretty much it! Give the sketch a try and post your layout below!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thrilling Thursday!

What a sweet surprise to receive this award from a very good friend, Roe, from Creative Liberties. It's always nice to be recognized and thought of. Now, I get to share 8 things about me with you! I also get the privelege of passing this award on to 8 talented ladies (although it will be very hard)!

So, here are my 8 things:
1. I could eat Totino's Pepperoni Family pizza every day
2. I like to shop for just about anythign (even if i don't need it or have the money...)
3. I love comedies, but I can always go for a really good horror movie
4. I love 80's and 50's music, but often find myself listening to chrisitan, big band, crooners, etc.
5. I have waaaay too many things programmed on my DVR
6. I am constantly rearranging my living room
7. I am a homebody; I'm not very social and love my couch
8. I am hoping to relocate to TX in 2012

Here are my 8 blogs (in no particular order):
1. Jenny
2. Betty
3. Agnes
4. Nikki
5. Sarah
6. Okie
7. Katt
8. Amy

Please hop on over to their blogs and see for yourself.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sketchy Saturday - 1/22/11

I tried to use up some stash on this one. I wanted to keep this simple and uncluttered. I wanted the pictures to speak for themselves. There reslly was no technique to anything here except that I used this sketch.

Hope you like the sketch and can use it! If you give it a shot, upload your layout below and include a link back to your blog!

Wanna Win Som e Sugar Cookie??

Here's your chance! Nikki Sivils blog coordinator, Julie Tucker, is giving away some Sugar Cookie! It's easy to win! Just click HERE for all the details and GOOD LUCK!

Here's a peek at the line:

CHA Peeks 2011

I am not going to post a ton of 2011 CHA Sneak Peeks here because there are sooooo many blogs out there doing the same! Not that it's a bad thing, by ANY means, I just, honestly, don't have a ton of time to do that for you. So, instead, what I WILL do for you is direct you to a fab place that has a new peek what seems like twice a day (sometimes more)! Go check it out HERE!! You won't be dissappointed. My good friends have been keeping up with all the new lines and products out there and posting like crazy!

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Friday (.cut) Files - 1/21/11

Don't forget to visit 101 Ways To Scrap for the latest Design Studio .cut file! It's perect for that sweet little angel who is your child or for that adorable new pup! Go check it out and upload your creation before time runs out!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Memory Works January 2011 Kit

What an awesome kit!
Check out THEIR BLOG for some great examples of this kit in use!
To place an order for this kit, simply send me an email stating how many kits you would like.
I will take it from there. $45 inlcudes shipping (to US only).
Become a monthly subscriber to the monthly kit and you will automatically get the kit before it goes to "public" sale and you will SAVE enough $$ to order an additional 3 kits a year!! Now that's a deal!

Memory Works Kits Still Available!

Don't miss out on these great kits! Once they're gone, they're gone!
To place an order for this kit, simply send me an email stating how many kits you would like.
I will take it from there. $45 inlcudes shipping (to US only).
Become a monthly subscriber to the monthly kit and you will automatically get the kit before it goes to "public" sale and you will SAVE enough $$ to order an additional 3 kits a year!! Now that's a deal!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

OH MY!! I WON!!!

Remember this layout I did just last week?

Well, I went over to Sketch Inspiration just now and guess what??? I WON this week!! I never post my layout to win. I jsut like her sketches and I like to post it! I am thrilled and can't wait to receive my goodies from Cat's Creations. Look at what I'm gonna get!

It just goes to show...you NEVER know when something good is gonna happen! Keep doing your projects. Keep uploading them. Just keep enjoying what you are doing.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sketchy Saturday - 1/15/11

Sketch #3
I had so much fun with this sketch and the papers!

I used all Dream Street Papers - Urban Ink! For the background I used Shockwave; the starred paper is High Voltage; and the stripes is Grunge. I tell you, these papers are so versatile and so easy to work with! They are perfect for 'boy' pages!

The cardboard stickers (97% Complete Boy) by 7 Gypsies were just too fun! It was so hard to jsut choose a few! The words off to the side of the circle were actually just a bunch of words on long strips of stickers. I cut out just the ones I wanted to use for this layout and stuck them on. When I was done arranging them all, I lightly went over them with my sanding block. I love the effect!

For the date I used my Dymo label maker again. And for the title, you ask? Thickers, of course! Duh!

Friday, January 14, 2011

CHA Peek 2011 - My Mind's Eye


I rarely ever like an ENTIRE line of any product, but OH! MY! GOSH! I am totally smitten! NO!! Scratch that! I have fallen completely head over heels, jump in with both feet and eyes closed, i'll do whatever you want me to IN LOVE with My Mind's Eye new collection: Stella & Rose - Hattie.

Here's jsut a few pictures of the collection. Click HERE to go to My Mind's Eye and see the entire collection!! While there, be sure to check out their other upcoming and new products!! They are all awesome!!!
This collection actually has several parts to it: Boy, Buddies, Happy, Family and Remember. And guess what???? I LOVE every last bit of it!!!! I had to share this with you. I tried to find out if my local scrap store would be carrying this any time soon, but they won't tell me. Or, they can't. I'm not sure which. Either way, I think I'm going to have to order this online. I want the ENTIRE Hattie collection, not just a bit here or there! So, If anyone hears of where I can get the whole thing in one order from one place......let me know!

Get A Little, Give A LOT!

How would you like to help a fellow crafter in the greatest challenge of her life, and get something really nice for yourself in the process?

A bunch of digital artists have gotten together to donate their designs for a much beloved fellow crafter, Katie Renz, who is battling stage 4 stomach cancer. She is courageous, young, and has 3 little boys. The funds being raised will be very helpful in her medical and family expenses. For your donation you will receive a great package of terrific digital images, as well as being entered into drawings for some awesome prizes that have been donated by some top companies. I hope you can check out Jak Heath's blog for the details.

I don't personally know Katie, but my friend over at Betty Beez Buzz posted this first!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Ooh Wee Ladies! Check this new project out! My good friend, Jenny has just opened up her Etsy shop! She is selling handmade "diaper cakes". What are diaper cakes, you ask? Here's and example of one!
If you would like to see more or order some just click on the picture and it will take you directly to her Etsy shop! If you have any questions for her, she has a contact link there.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

CricutLvr!!: Birthday GiveAway!!

Ready for an easy and great giveaway?? Clink the link below for your shot to win!!
CricutLvr!!: My Birthday GiveAway!!: "Good Morning Everyone!! I have decided to do a GiveAway for my Birthday which is on January 27th!! I wanted to celebrate my special..."

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I thought some of you may be interested! check it out!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial - January 2011

Don't forget to head over to 101 Ways To Scrap to check out the first monthly Tuesday Tutorial!! This month I am showing you how I made the stickles flourish!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Trisha has uploaded a brand new sketch (#202) at Sketch Inspiration! There's a wonderfully B-I-G, HUGE prize this week! Head on over and give the sketch a try for a shot at the prize package!

Here is my take on the sketch!
PRODUCTS USED: The background came from Bazzill while the other two papers came from K & Co's Life's Journey paper pack. The stamp with the pin through it is also from the same paper pack. The date bloc came from Maya Road. For the title I, of course, used Thickers. The metal pin is a new fave of mine by Tim Holtz!

I only had one package of these particular Thickers letters, so I had to make do with what I had. My "N's" are actually upside down "U's" while the "U" is actually a "V". I think it worked out pretty well, though. 

You see the stamp with the pin through it? Well, once I stuck the pin through it, It wouldn't lay flat. It wouldn't lay anywhere near flat, so I had to improvise a bit. I got some foam dots and attached them to the back. This gave me lift just where I needed it so it would lay just right on my page.

The paper flowers, although the perfect colors, looked much too crisp and clean for this page. After all, I'm talking about going antiquing..... So, I inked them up jsut a bit. Just enough to take the crispness off. I did the same for my journaling block.

Ok, my picture itself isn't the best quality either. Why, you ask? Well, I too the picture with my old cell phone and printed the picture as a 5x7. So, there you go. But, after I sanded the edges of the picture, I think it all worked, even though the picture quality isn't all that great.

Manic Monday Giveaway - January 2011 - WINNER!

Well, with only two entries you had a GREAT chance at winning. And, to be fair, I even used random.org to choose the winner. So, the winner is......


Congrats!!! Use the email link to the right and send me your mailing address. I will get this out to you asap.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sketchy Saturday - 1/8/10


The red car tab came from Creative Imaginations - Signature Collection. The title sticker is from K & Co. For the blingy flourish I visited the Recollections section at Michael's. Bazzill had this perfect shade of green for the background. The striped paper and the button paper came from Me & My Big Ideas Specialty Cardstock Paper Pack.

Give it a go! Let me see what you can do with this sketch! Add your layout and link below and have fun!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Giveaway Ends Soon!

I know I've had a lot going on the last week or so. I'm sure a post here or there may have been missed or overlooked or even forgotten. No worries! I just want to remind you that Manic Monday Giveaway will be ending soon! I don't want you to miss your chance at a warming RAK! Click HERE for the details!

p.s. after all the CHA sneak peeks, it will be back to normal here. Well, posts won't get lost in the mess....LOL  Don't forget, you can always use the search bar up top or the post listing on the right to search for something.

Have fun and Good Luck!!!

3rd PLACE!!!!

I am currently in THIRD PLACE! Please please please, continue to vote for my layout! I am so close and I am so excited....LOL. Help take me to the finals! Thank you so much!
Scrapbooks Etc has notified me that I am in the running for an awesome prize! All I need are the most votes and I am in the finals! I know everyone is very busy with their own stuff these days, but all I am asking for is just a few seconds of your time. Click HERE to place your vote for my layout. You can vote once a day, every day -- sometimes even twice a day, if you're lucky (just use a different computer or your smart phone - just a different IP address)!

Here is the layout that made it!
Any and all votes are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your support and your help!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My First Suncatchers

This layout was based on Sketch #201 from Sketch Inspiration. This was my second take on this sketch and I can say with 100% certainty....I LOVE THIS LAYOUT! Head over there and see what you can do with this sketch to win a prize!
All the papers and embellishments are from Crate Paper's Prudence Collection Kit. I absolutely love this line! It's so functional and versatile and I totally love the colors! For the title I, of course, used Thickers!

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Sketch Book!

A dear friend of mine, Trisha, runs a great ning site called Sketch Inspiration. Each week, she posts a beautiful, inspiring new sketch. If you complete that sketch and upload your page to the gallery, you have the chance of winning an awesome weekly prize!

Trisha has taken all the sketches from this past year (2010), as well as some exclusive BONUS sketches, and has complied the cutest little spiral-bound 6x6 sketch book you will ever see! This little book will be SO handy to throw in the crop bag for when you scrap away from home....and it will take up so little space on your scrap table if you choose to use it at home. It's great!
If you'd like to order one for only $14, please email her at trishahill76@hotmail.com.

ALL proceeds go towards paying for the Ning site since the site is no longer free of charge.

The books are going fast, so hurry and order yours today for 52+ weeks of awesome layout inspiration!! :)

Good Dog

I used Sketch #201 from Sketch Inspiration for this layout! This was such a fun layout to work with. I had to go outside my comfort zone for this one a little bit, but I think it came out ok. Head on over and give it a go for your chance to win a great prize from Tidbitz In Time!
I used Prima Marketing The Breathe Paper Collection for all papers used. The date circle came from Maya Road.

For the brads and cardboard stickers I used Max & Whiskers by Basic Grey. I have always had my eye on this line because I really like the color combo! I just never bought it because I knew I wouldn't do very many doggie pages. My dear friend, Jenny, sent me a few tidbits of this line for Christmas, so I was finally able to touch it, feel it and use it! I do so love these colors!


Scrapbooks Etc has notified me that I am in the running for an awesome prize! All I need are the most votes and I am in the finals! I know everyone is very busy with their own stuff these days, but all I am asking for is just a few seconds of your time. Click HERE to place your vote for my layout. You can vote once a day, every day -- sometimes even twice a day, if you're lucky!

Here is the layout that made it!
Any and all votes are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your support and your help!!

Manic Monday Giveaway - January 2011

 Okay ladies, get ready for a great giveaway! How do you "qualify" to win? Just leave a comment here, post something on your blog about my blog linking them back here and become a follower if not already. That's it!! Wanna know what you'll get? Well, I wanted to warm you up a little bit. So, stearing away from the traditional wintery giveaway, I am offering up a springy related giveaway!

I will reveal the winner next Monday morning (1/10/11)! Good luck!"
Kit includes: bling, two stips of of lace, handful of colorful buttons, brads and eyelets, chipboard letters, 6 12x12 sheets of glitter paper and a handful of clear embellies!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

All Joy

This is based on Sketch Inspiration's Sketch #156.
Head on over and see what you can do with it!
I used K & Co's Adhesive Chipboard for the title and Basic Grey's "Oliver" line for all the papers used.

This was a little tough for me to do. I don't do very well with "empty" space, but I think, all in all, this came out okay. I'm still learning to use the little spritzer bottles. I'm sure, in time, I will be a pro......yeah, maybe not so much! LOL

Sketchy Saturday - 1/1/11

My first Sketchy Saturday of the new year! Enjoy it! See what you can do with it and post your layout at the bottom of this post!
For this layout I used K & Co.'s Super Paper Pad . It was a lot of fun mixing and matching these wonderfully bright colors! It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I used a black ribbon through the center. For my flourish I had a chipboard circle which had two flourishes in it. The flourishes had been used already, so, I decided to use it as a stencil and draw the flourish. Then I just went over it with some stickles and let it dry. (look for an upcoming tutorial on this at 101 Ways To Scrap) That's it! As for the title? Thickers, of course!