Monday, March 31, 2008

Another Challenge LO

This is a fun layout I did using Shabby Princess' Promise kit. This is a free kit and it is so beautiful! Anyway, the challenge was to use wings on our layout and what came to my mind was this butterfly. So I scrapped Tyler practicing hiding Easter eggs in our backyard.
I used a template by Racketty Scrappety.

Friday, March 28, 2008

More scrapping!

Seems like that's all I'm getting done these days, but I guess that's not a bad thing! Here's some more of my work:
This was an ADSR challenge to scrap altered art. This was my first time doing a layout like this. It's probably too simple and not collagey enough, but it's my best attempt!
Above is my layout for Mrs. Wresh's challenge this week to finish a sentence beginning with "I wish".

Below is my layout for her challenge last week to scrap about a regret we have.

This is another ADSR challenge, scrapping about a memorable vacation using black and white photos and the lyrics of a song.

Click on any layout for credits.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What I've Been Up To

I've been scrapping away! I have lots of challenges to complete over the next few weeks. Although I am enjoying the challenges, I am looking forward to getting back to my personal scrapping soon.

This was a challenge where I had to take one of Steph's layouts, rotate it and scrap the opposite topic. She had a very cute layout of Chase sleeping in his carseat, and this is how I "spun" it. Click the LO for credits.

This was for Mrs. Wresh's challenge. We had to scrap about something that we liked about ourselves that was unique to us. I have a very negative body image, so I forced myself to scrap about a part of my body that I like. Click LO for credits.

And, finally, this is my LO for Challenge #7 of ADSR. I had to scrap using many different elements, with no more than 2 from 1 designer. This was very hard for me! I like my LOs to coordinate, so I tend to stick with one kit. I also don't like to put lots of elements on my pages. I am always afraid it will take away from the pictures and the story I am trying to tell. All that to say I am very happy with the final product!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Timeline Updated

Here is my completed timeline LO. It was fun finding these pictures!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Spring Shoebox Swap!

Spring Shoebox Swap Info
Saturday, April 19, 2008
At the Plum Creek Community Center

9:00am-2:00pm, lunch included
Cost $12
Registration deadline: April 5th or when full
Order products by April 5th to ensure yourself enough time to prepare.

What is a shoebox swap?
It is fun stamping event! You design a card or 3-D item (feel free to think beyond the card!) and bring the supplies for everyone to make it. At the swap, everyone gets to make one of everyone else’s card.
Typically, people put their supplies in a shoebox, hence the name shoebox swap.

How many projects do I need to prepare?
You need 1 sample finished project and enough supplies for 20 people to make your project. Please also include a couple extras just in case of “boo-boos”.

What do I bring?
*The pre-cut supplies to make your project (paper, ink stamps, accessories). Please individually bag the paper and accessories in baggies or envelopes.
*Your own adhesive (enough to assemble 20 cards)
*Special snacks or drinks you’d like

Will there be door prizes?
There will be an optional door prize exchange. If you bring a door prize (anything a lady would like, valued about $5), you will receive a door prize. Doing it this way helps to keep registration costs low. There will also be a small goody bag for all participants.

What is on the food menu?
Lunch: boxed lunches from the Texas Pie Company, which include sandwich, chips and dessert
Drinks: Water, sodas

What if I need to cancel?
We hope you don’t! We will start a waiting list if needed. Otherwise, it will be up to you to find a replacement and to notify the hostesses.

Can I bring my kids?
No. This is your chance to have a break from being a mom.

What if I want to come but cannot stay the whole time?
You are welcome to come; we just ask that you leave your supplies to everyone can make your card. You can leave a list of your supplies with a friend so they can collect your stuff afterwards.


Please design a project that can be made in about 10 minutes. (If you have a fancy or intricate card, you can pre-stamp or pre-assemble to make it go faster on swap day.)
Cards must have a minimum of 2 layers.
Please use Stampin’ Up stamps*, cardstock and ink. We all want to have top quality products, and this is the best way to ensure that. If you have a new technique or accessory that SU does not carry, feel free to use it. Feel free to ask if you have questions or concerns. We are happy to help you! (*Stamp sets do not have to be current.)
Envelopes are not required. However, we are asking that supplies be individually packaged, and envelopes can be used to do this. You can purchase a box of 40 Invitation Envelopes at WalMart for about $4.00. These fit the cards perfectly!
Due to time constraints, please do not use heat embossing on your card. If you want to use embossed images on your card, feel free to emboss ahead of time for the swappers.
Please do not use craft ink because it takes too long to dry.
Directions are not necessary for your card unless you feel they are needed.
You can get many great ideas for your card in the Stampin’ Up catalog or on the website:

I am glad to help you design your card. Please feel free to contact me about anything.

**Please label all of your supplies!**

9:00-9:30 Arrive, receive packets and set up stations
9:30-10:10 Stamping Round 1
10:10-10:50 Stamping Round 2
10:50-11:30 Stamping Round 3
11:30-12:15 Lunch (catch up if needed)
12:15-1:00 Stamping Round 4
1:00-1:40 Stamping Round 5
1:40-2:00 pack up stations, clean up
Here's another one!

For our ADSR challenge, we were supposed to interview an inanimate object. I thought this was a great way to memorialize Tyler's green blanket. He thinks it's real! Night-night even checked out the layout and gave his approval!

Click on the LO for credits.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Challenges I'm Working On

I am participating in several scrapping challenges lately.

This week, my ADSR challenges were to do a layout about myself and to "spill" about something in my life.

Here is my LO about me:

Template by Andrea Gold

Kit by Mesokee: Simplement Mesokee

Frame by Amy Teets

Journaling: These are a few of the things that define me. I realize that I am a multi-dimesional person, and I am proud of the things that make me who I am. March 2008

Here is my "Spill It!" LO:


Kit--Vintage Getaway by Theresa Hernandez
Journaling: I am blessed with some wonderful girl friends. Over the years, I have had friends that have come and gone, but I truly believe these three friends are with me for life.
Heather and I came together because we share a passion for crafting and teaching. Our sons are also good buddies and we enjoy talking NASCAR (not many girls can say that). I am sad that Heather will be moving soon, but I know that we will stay in touch.

Stephanie and I met when we were both pregnant. Besides having boys that are the same age, we bonded when we both became stay at home moms. We grew closer as we did Bible studies together and have shared many ups and downs over the last three years. We have developed a passion for digiscrapping and have fun working together. Stephanie challenges me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things, and I am so thankful for that!
Brenna and I met two years ago, and we think we are sisters separated at birth. We have so many things in common! We choose the same clothes, enjoy the same hobbies, had similar childhoods and even think alike. I look to Brenna when I am stumped creatively. She always has a fresh perspective for me!
I thank God daily for my friends. I know that God placed each one of these women in my life to bring out the best in me. I pray that I can also help to bring out the best in each of them.

And lastly, I had to create a timeline for Mrs. Wresh's Challenge this week. I enjoyed reflecting on the highlights in my life and had a great time hunting down old pictures! I have a few more to fill in once I visit my parents this week, but here it is as it is now:

I will post the credits on this one later. I am having some technical difficulties. :)


Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Challenging Time

This week, for Mrs. Wresh's challenge, we were to scrap about a challenging event or time in our lives. I chose to scrap about my mother in law's passing shortly after the birth of my first son.

Kit--Treasured by LliellaTemplate--C Brady Designs
Journaling reads: One of the most challenging times in my life was also one of the happiest times in my life. Two weeks after Riley was born, my mother in law, Tara, passed away suddenly. It was very hard accepting that my children would never know their grandmother. But we havefaith that she is in heaven, watching over us.We know that we will be reunited someday. In the meantime, we will raise our boys in thelight of her legacy. Tara Joe McDaidMarch 15, 1950-September 8, 2002

We have special memories of the love she had for her family.

I am also participating in another digital scrapping challenge! It's called The Amazing Digital Scrapping Race. I am teamed up with my good friend Stephanie. We have a team blog here. Check out the challenges we've already done and stay tuned for new ones each week!