Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

I am on the Prima Blog today!!!

Prima did a fun giveaway earlier this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, all you had to do was send a postage paid envelope and they sent you two containers of the Esprit flowers and a charm. In an effort to raise awareness they asked that you create a project and share it. I thought it would be good to share my story, doing my first mammogram on a dare and being the luckiest person ever in that they DID find something and it was so early it was a miracle, and was able to be taken care of quickly. I didnt have my first mammogram at 40, but I know that no one should do what I did and wait 5 years.....I am living proof!! Go get that mammogram!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Letters to Scrap By - Letter D

....for DENIM!!!! I found the perfect kit at A Work In Progress called Blue Jeans!! How perfect can that be??? Anyways I thought the perfect color combo was the blue/red/pink/brown and changed the photos to chocolate. Have you checked out the new challenge at Letters to Scrap By? Here is my entry...digi again!!!

Matt's Birthday at MB2 last night

This is my son in law Matt's favorite place to go and so we went for his birthday....and so did alot of his friends and family! I only photo'd the event, no driving for me, these were taken with no flash, inside at night!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Think Pink Cyber Crop at Treasured Scrapbooking!!!

Starts today at 6pm EST!!! See what Leslie, the owner of Treasured Scrapbooking has to say:
We've got some great prizes for the cyber crop this weekend!! First off there will be two grand prizes. Since this crop is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness month, for the first grand prize, I am asking you to make a donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation by clicking on this button or the one on the lower right corner of the TS homepage...

Any donation, big or small would be greatly appreciated!! For every $1.00 you donate, you will be given one entry for the first grand prize of the cyber crop which is this "Pink" prize pack:

and also you'll be the proud owner of this TS t-shirt (your choice of Large or XL):

The second grand prize will be a $25 TS Gift Certificate and also the TS t-shirt shown above. You will get one entry for every crop challenge uploaded in the Think Pink gallery.

So have fun, get lots done, be generous and good luck in winning one of our grand prizes!!

Winners will be chosen by random draw from all the donations and uploads made by midnight EST on Sunday, October 26.

Also I will be running a scavenger hunt game throughout the cyber crop and the winner will receive a year subscription to Memory Makers magazine!!

Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Treasured Scrapbooking November sneak peak!!

Seriously having so much fun with this kit!!! I have already done quite a bit and have serious plans for the rest of it.....just so inspiring!!! All I can give you now though is some will have to wait till the 1st for the full reveal of these, its not that far away right? ;) Do you subscribe or will you be stalking Treasured Scrapbooking on the first? These kits ya know.....they sell out fast!!!

Oh and I have to give a serious big thanks to Dani for helping me with my blog....she walked me through widening the template, wOO Hoo!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Letters to Scrap By

At Letters To Scrap By the challenge this week is to use the color Cranberry for the letter C. I did it digi again!!

Digital kit by MTerasawa

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Did a few Digi Layouts

for some challenges over at Tally Scrappers!!
The first was a Digital Challenge to scraplift a traditional paper layout but to do it digi!! I lifted nancy scraps and this is my take:

The second challenge was a Elsie Reciepe challenge posted by Patti H. use cardboard, paint, black and white photos and bright embellishments. Its suppose to be a traditional paper challenge...but the rebel in me did it digi:

I will have to continue checking out the challenges this weekend, its a scrappy weekend!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October 15 Reveal for Treasured Scrapbooking

October kit # 2 at Treasured Scrapbooking

I had so much fun with my altered item!! I used an oval embroidery hoop, painted it, added some flowers and bling, mounted the paper and photo to the back, tied it up with a ribbon and this is what i got:

A couple more layouts:

.....and last but not least....a card!!!

Thanks for looking!!! See you on the 1st with Novembers kit!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fire Season upon us once again. The Santa Ana's started blowing Sunday and Monday morning we have a major fire just over the mtn from us....our freeway is closed as well. While we are not in direct danger we still have to deal with the air quality...there is no quality right now, the helicopters and traffic. Should be used to this, we get it every year, but you never get used to it. I have difficulty with the smoke in the air so I am pretty much grounded. Here are some shots that I got earlier today:

Taken right out my front door!

Trevors reaction to the many helicopters:

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday night and I am digi scrapping......

I was looking for a challenge to do and found one at Color Story Challenge. I didnt use the sketch but I did use the color scheme....and a kit by Vicki - A Work In Progress (recolored some items). Not sure it will count....but hey I like the layout!!

Friday Freebie at Scrap N Art

Scrap N Art does Freebie Friday's and offers digital kits every week. This weeks kit, Doodle Grunge is an awesome little mini kit...of course I couldnt resist....besides the kiddos were watching a movie!!

So....go forth and create!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Letters to Scrap By - Letter B

This week the letter is B and the challenge to use Black as your base color. I did mine digi again!!! Digital kit - Oogo Boogi - Digital Candy
You can participate in this challenge too....visit Letters to Scrap By

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Just Playin Around with Digi Again

So Private Practice was on tonight so that means, front and center with the big TV...and my laptop so that I can digi scrap!!! I took some pics of Jenna today and just couldnt get over how pretty she is............

Digital kit by A Work in Progress
Alpha and bling by A Stergiou

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Scrap N Art ezine submission deadline approaching!

So has anyone submitted anything for Scrap N Art jan/feb calls?

Ok ladies, here are the calls for the Jan/Feb issue of Scrap N' Art!!!
Deadline is November 1.
I want to see some familiar names there...and yes that means YOU!!!

January/February Page Calls
• Layouts & Projects showing or using snow/ice/cold
elements or photos
• Valentine’s Day layouts, cards, and projects
• Layouts and projects using the colors red and pink
• Layouts and projects that highlight New Year’s
parties and resolutions
• Layouts or projects showing unusual use of texture
• Layouts or projects featuring fun and unique ways
to use chipboard
• Circular layouts, and projects using circles and
circular elements
• Layouts with lots of journaling
The deadline for these calls is October 15th, 2008.
Use our online submission tool at - be sure to
read our rules for submission!

If you do submit or subscribe please use me as a referral!!!
On submissions note it in your supplies, on subscriptions note it in the notes!! Thanks all~

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Charlies Digi Scraps

I've been playing with digi kits tonight while watching Sunday nite TV and created this layout with a kit by Charlies Digi Scraps

My Recent Publications

I had a Digital layout in Scrapbook Trends September

And I had a traditional Paper layout in Scrapbook Trends October - and this was one of my Design Team layouts for Paper Posies!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

WoO HOO!!!

I just got a message that one of my Digital layouts got picked up for Memory Makers Readers Gallery for March 09!!! And if thats not cool was done with a template that I made!!!! So be watching out for Trevor this time!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Letters to Scrap By

I found a new challenge blog -- Letters to Scrap By

This weeks challenge is the letter A {Amethyst}
And this is my take on the challenge - a digital page
Digital Kit by A Work in Progress - Vicki
Template by hillary heidelberg

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Treasured Scrapbooking October 1st Reveal

I have kit 2 this month, love love love the colors!!! You can get it HERE

So far I have a couple layouts done and get to reveal them today:

Each month each DT member does a sketch for the members, and I realized last night as i was doing my sketch that in all actuality it was a template that could be used for digi scrapping, so i saved it that way, zipped it and uploaded it so you could download it. Nothing big, i have only done a few but if you like it you can find it HERE
The sketch:

The Digital layout:

Digi kit and elements by A Work in Progress