Tuesday, July 27, 2010

May Arts challenge

So I just completed the July Challenge over at May Arts blog and I would love to post it here but not sure if that is okay or not. The winner will be announced on August 10th, Andrew's birthday, so I will wait it out until then. Then I will show you the layout page and card I made with their ribbon. I love it! I used sheer butterfly ribbon, purple faux ribbon, and white wrinkled ribbon. I love it, if I do say so myself!!! If you can't love it, who else will??? Right???

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sneak Peaks all over FaceBook

The time has come for so many peaks at all the new things in scrapbooking. I will be listing a few over the next few days/weeks. There are some awesome examples with the new stuff coming out so please check each link out. Who knows, leave a comment at the different manufactures and you might actually win a prize from them. Wouldn't that be F A B U L O U S?????

First up Maya Road.  Today is their 2nd day with sneaks and it is all about chipboard. Love the flower edge layer book and the pennant chipboard. Love all the exampls too!! Check them out!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Life Preservers Scrapbook Club Challenge

WOW! Three post in one day...so far. :) I was checking out the Life Preserver's Blog while getting links for my other post and came across a challenge. I remember seeing it when they posted it, thought to do it, forgot about it, and...well... here we are. LOL I looked through my last 2 weeks of layouts I have done (you know the ones with the older photos) and I found one that fits the challenge. Talked about shocked. Must have been in my subconscious the whole time! LOL This is a picture of Emma when she was just a baby, 2003. She was my only one that took a pacy. The 2 older ones never took a pacy or sucked their thumb. The other three are thumb suckers! At least Andrew quit just before he turned 8! He has almost been 1 year free of thumb sucking! Now to get the other two to quit, but I am sure that is a long way off. Oh well, it IS cute sometimes! Especially when they are sleeping. :)

What I have been doing...

I have been going through some really old photos trying to get some of my pictures into layouts. I have also been tyring to use papers that were provided as page kits from Archivers (from my scrap nights) that I hadn't put together, some Life Preservers Scrapbook Club kits that are just sitting on the shelf, some Stampin' Up! retired Simply Scrappin' Kits (and it looks like I will go inactive this month because I haven't met my sales quota) or just layouts in general that didn't have photos. I was amazed at how many pages I hadn't put pictures on. So...I have been really productive this past 2 weekends and have gotten a total of 20 so far and this weekend isn't even over!! I did 13 last Saturday when I went scrapping with my mom (well we did stay up till 4 AM - again!!) and I did 7 last night when I was scrapping with friends ( I went to bed around 12:30 and only stickled a snowflake so it would dry overnight). I feel I have been so productive but looking at all my pictures that still sit in boxes, I get overwhelmed. BUT, I have to tell myself, I really got into my scrapbooking in Feb of 09 so I have done really well so far. Yeah Me!!! I think I have come a long way baby! I may still have minimal layouts compared to others, but I am doing it my way and I like it. I love when the kids look at my pages and laugh at theirselves or whoever is in the pictures. They can't read the writing because it is in cursive but that is okay. The time will come when they are able to read the stories and enjoy that too. Until the next post....yea, I know pictures...lol!!!

Where have I been?

Not here, obviously!! I am sorry haven't posted in a while. I will try to come back and post some pictures of some layouts I have done in the past few weeks. I sat down recently and put my layouts in the albums and I couldn't believe I had done 65 already this year. Last year I completed 71 layouts and this year, my goal was to do 100. I am so well on my way!! I completed 13 last weekend and 7 last night so that makes...85!!! WOOHOO!!! And it is only July!! Okay, be back soon to show you. But here is the last one I did...Yep, I was 40 back in Feb and I finally did a layout. All the black elements are shiny, even the think bubble! :)