Sunday, May 22, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch & My Scrapbook Nook

Hello there!

How would you like to win one of these?

The absolutely gorgeous May kit from My Scrapbook Nook??

Once Upon A ..Sketch is giving one, right now!!

All you need to do is this..

1. Follow the Once Upon A ...Sketch Blog
2. Copy this exact information and post about this on your blog, together with the May kit picture and a link back to Once Upon A Sketch.
3. Make sure you also post the information about the current offer at the Nook listed below.
3. Link your post using the Link Tool at the bottom of this post!

That is it! You have until the end of the current challenge, which is midnight May 31st, Australian Eastern Standard Time. I will draw a random winner soon after.

My Scrapbook Nook is offering a wonderful offer for a limited time only!Sign up for 6 months and receive the May kit for free......great deal!

Or Sign up for 12months and get the 13th kit free!!!!!!!!!

Kits value between $31- $34 – Yours for only $29.50. This way we ensure that you receive a fully loaded kit each month. We will also offer combined shipping with any add-ons or goodies from the store you need.

Tell a friend and if they sign up email us at and give us your friends name and we will give you a $5.00 store credit. Good only while supplies last.

Go for it!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Webster's Goodness

I was lucky enough to get "Banner of the Week" over at InspireMe for Webster's Pages, and I was estatic!! And I was chosen as a featured artist the week before. This just made my otherwise terrible week much, much better!!!!

I used the Ladies & Gents collection for these pages, this collection surely suits it's name. It is the most versatile collection ever! You can make it masculine to really really feminine and anything in between!!!! I just love it!!!! And thanks so much for recognizing my work at Websters!!!

This is the page that got's my Dad in the early 1960's.

This is our dd on her wedding day, I thought this paper was absolutely perfect for the photo!
This is one of our dd's engagement photos! I love this die cut paper!
And this is them again, happily married!!!! I totally love this collection!!!
Sadly these are my last pages done for MCS (MyCreativeScrapbook). I am no longer on the DT there. I really appreciate the support of 7 of the most special friends that a person could ask for, and you know who you are!!! I got to work with some of the most talented designers while there, some other girls who are no longer with MCS, but who I enjoyed getting to work with are:
Liz Qualman, Robbie Herring, Julie Howard, Gabrielle Pollacco, Jenni O'Connor and Sandie Vincent. And also several of the designers still there. I will miss you all! But, change is good and I am looking forward to more things to come!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sorry for being MIA.....

I've been busy with the newest addition to our family!!! This is "Harley"!!! A sweet, adorable little English Bulldog! She is precious. As most of you know we lost our precious "Speckles" in December and have been totally heartbroken. This little girl will never replace her, but she sure fills up an empty spot in our hearts! She reminds us of all the love that Bulldogs have to give! She is the sweetest little thing, and she is so funny!!! I hope to get some good pics of her later this week, it has been cold, cloudy and yucky here this week! Just wanted to share her with all of you!!! Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

How About Some Pink Paislee & Prima

Anyone that knows me will vouch for the fact that I'm a Prima junkie. I just love blooms, can't get enough of them! My lss owner thinks I'm totally obsessed!!! I stalk the store when a shipment is coming!!! And I love Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden also. So when EMI got a shipment in the store and MCS featured it in their kit I was in heaven. These are the layouts that I have completed so far.

This is a friend of our ds, she is the sweetest person and she is beautiful inside and out. I cut the sheer ribbon in half and wove it through holes punched in the circles. I used some netting and tied a bow around it and attached the little angel also. This photo is a little bright.

This is our beautiful niece on her wedding day. I used the soft colors of the collection for this one, and these blooms are some of the handmade ones.
This is our dd on her wedding day. I used a Basic Grey lace die cut underneath on this one.
This one uses some Prima Botanicals for the background mixed with the PP, I love the soft look of these two together.
I haven't forgotten, I will be posting a photo tutorial of the hand made blooms very soon. I just have to get some decent pics!!! Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lots of Handmade Blooms

It's reveal time again at MyCreativeScrapbook, and I will be posting my entire reveal later or tomorrow, but in the meantime I wanted to share a little peek of the handmade blooms that I used on a couple of the layouts. There are lots of gorgeous blooms in the kits, but I added a few more, since I am a flower junkie!!! I will be posting a photo tutorial later on each type. Thanks for checking them out!

This first picture has a couple of different types. The small cream one is made from ribbon, and goodness knows I could not for the life of me tell you how I did it, but most of you probably know how to do them anyway! But the larger blooms were done with a Creative Memories circle cutter, some punches and ink.

These were done almost the same way, but drawn by hand and misted also.

The small ones in this photo were actually made from the Prima packaging in the kit and punched.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch - May 1st Challenge

The new challenge and sketch is up over at "Once Upon a Sketch". This week it's to use a journaling spot for your journailng, and the sketch was awesome, done by Nadia Cannizzo. Here is my take on the challenge. I used Pink Paislee's Daily Junque, I just can't get enough of this collection!!!

I will post some close-ups tomorrow when I can get some decent photos!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Spring has Sprung......FINALLY!

Finally seems like we have warm weather to stay. Now if we could just get rid of the storms. Here are some pics I took in the yard yesterday!