Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sketch #32 at Creative Scrappers

Here's my reveal for Sketch #32 at Creative Scrappers. I really thought this sketch was great!! I am excited to be serving on their Design Team for a second Term.

Monday, December 22, 2008

This looks fun so I'm posting it-

You are to bold the things you have done--so here goes

Dec 19, 2008
What have you done?

A fun Little Exercise! You should try it and post it!

You are to "bold" the things that you have done.
So let's see what I can "bold" ...

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band ....at school

4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland /world
8. Climbed a mountain ( not a big one! LOL!)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David

41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies...they were 4-H but cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The rest of the mini-wedding album

Mini Wedding Album

I'm almost finished with this album, I'm thrilled with how it's turned out so far. My cousin was married last weekend in New York and I was unable to attend the wedding but I thought it would be nice to make a mini-album for the new couple. I found this Jenni Bowlin paper which was perfect since the wedding colors were black and red. I will post more when I get better pictures.


Some of my recent pages

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Here are some more pages I created over at Creative Scrapper's Sketchfest--I've had a productive week!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wacky Sketch

Tonight was the Wacky Sketch contest, I was able to finish this in 40 minutes before it was due. I loved this picture of my oldest daughter Hailey, we were hunting our Christmas Tree yesterday. I couldn't wait to scrap this picture with these new yummy Pink Paislee papers.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sketch Fest At Creative Scrappers

This week over at Creative Scrappers there's a Sketch Fest going on . Stop on in and get busy on some pages! There are 20 AWESOME sketchs with great ideas--prizes and lots of fun. Here's the first page I finished-the theme was to stamp a title--The paper is Basic Grey 'Ambrosia'.

Creative Scrappers Sketch #28

Here's the layout I created for Sketch #28 over at Creative Scrappers! It's titled 'Nature at its Best'.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sketch #26 for Creative Scrappers

Here's my take on Sketch #26 for Creative Scrappers!! Sketch by Kate Walsh

Another Holiday project

I created an altered journal for the Holiday Crop at Paper Popsicles, and so did Hailey my oldest daughter, here's hers. I think it came out really cute!!

Front cover

Back cover

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Handmade Holiday Crop Goodies!!

Ok, here's the acrylic album I created for this weekend's crop. I used Martha's new Christmas paper and stickers. The snowflakes were cut from the Cricut. TFL Oh, sorry it's out of order, I can't quite figure that out yet LOL

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Paper Popsicles--Handmade Holiday Crop

Starting this Friday, Nov 14th head over to Paper Popsicles for their Handmade Holiday Crop--already the design team is loading up with lots of great projects! Perfect for gifts!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fall Pages

I haven't been around too much lately. I'm now getting around to posting some of my more recent fall pages.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


So this past week (mind you it was a full moon) my 2 year old painted her toes black. She had locked herself in our guest room, where I had all of our Halloween costume supplies stored, and gave herself a pedicure with the black nail polish. Fortunately only 4 little spots were on the carpet-which is amazing considering it was running between her tiny toes. What a character!! If you have time, go over to Creative Scrappers, you have until 10 pm est time on Saturday to complete the sketch by Kristine Davidson for the Funtastic sketch contest!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pumpkin Patch Tradition

I created this page for the Weekly Sketch Challenge over at Creative Scrappers. The paper I used is the Woodland Whimsy line from Sassafras Lass!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Candy Apple

I created this page using the sketch of the week over at Urban Anthology. The paper is Sassafras Lass 'Happy Place'--I couldn't pass up using the apple paper with a candy apple page.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sketch #20 for Creative Scrappers

Here's the page I created for Sketch #20 over at Creative Scrappers. This one is awesome and the ladies over at CS are creating some incredible pages with this one. Go have a peak and give it a try Creative Scrappers--super fun. Plus, this week there are huge amounts of card challenges and card sketches posted over there because of Card Making Day.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Page Maps Contributor

I am so excited to be invited to create a page for the November Page Maps!! This was a thrill, I just received my sketch today and can't wait to play with it--I can't reveal until the November Newsletter is out!! Simply thrilled!! Becky Fleck does incredible designs--have a look!! Page Maps

Monday, September 29, 2008

Jump UP and Be Happy!

I created this page for the weekly sketch challenge over at Creative Scrappers. I used my new Sassafras Lass Papers--I love their new stuff!! TFL

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Monday, September 22, 2008

The 5 Tag

I'm a finally playing along in a tag game. I'm not sure I'll get this right, but anyway, here's a go

10 years ago

1. I was moving to PA
2. I was commuting 45 minutes to work
3. I was buying our first house
4. I began teaching
5. I finally felt like I was home

Five things on my to do list today
1. Laundry
2. Dinner
3. Pick Hailey up from Swimming
4. Dishes
5. Make paper pumpkins

Five favorite snacks
1. Popcorn
2. Reese's
3. Chips
4. Peanut M&M's
5. Cheese and Crackers

If I became a millionaire
1. Pay off house and debt
2. Pay off our sister's houses
3. Put money aside for children's future
4. Put money aside for our future
5. Buy a vacation property...cabin or beach house

Five places I have lived
1. North Carolina
2. Doylestown, PA
3. Y.S. , PA
4. Hanover, PA

Five jobs I've had
1. Grocery clerk
2. Wholesale florist
3. Crate and Barrel
4. Horticulture teacher at Community College
5. Horticulture teacher at high school

Who I'm tagging..... Sandi

Rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you've answered the questions on your blog.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

1 Hour LO Contest!!

That's right--Creative Scrappers is hosting another 1 hour Layout Contest on Tuesday, September 23 @ 9pm--Go on now---sign up!! it's so much fun and you get an entire page completed in an hour!!

Creative Scrappers DT-----Sketch #17

This is my take on Sketch #17 for Creative Scrappers DT. For this page I used Sassafras Lass 'Owl Pals'--fun and it's pink and brown (two of my fav colors!!). Sketch by Liz Weber

Saturday, September 20, 2008

So Happy Together

I created this page using Basic Grey's Granola line-I found it at Michaels--lucky to find that there too. I wasn't going to buy it, but then went back and decided I was up for the challenge of scrapping blues. I altered this photo using some tricks that are on "Natalie's Photo Tips" at Creative Scrappers.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

BG Urban Prairie---Yippee a BG Toot!!

I just found out that my "Shadow Play" page below was accepted onto the Basic Grey Gallery!! Yip Yip!!

I was absolutely thrilled when I went into Michael's the other day (with a 40% coupon) and found paper slabs of Basic Grey in Urban Prairie and Granola. I only bought the Urban Prairie line, I himmed and hawed about the Granola, but I'm just not that wild about it. I love to get a couple of the other lines and I'm crossing my fingers that M's gets them in. Maybe this week with their 50 off coupon--what a steal!! Here's two pages I created with it so far based off of sketches from Creative Scrappers.

For this page I used Sketch #9 again by Cherie Averill--I love this sketch!
This page I used the new sketch by Allison Cope #17

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wild Thing-Technique Challenge

I created this LO of my nephew for a Technique Challenge at Creative Scrappers. We were to actually punch holes into the picture and ink to create a distressed look. I like the distressed look I ended up with. I used SEI's Madera Island for paper.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Team Spirit Challenge

Paper Popsicles has a School Themed September!! Each week there is a new challenge. This challenge was to scrap your kid's school, showing Team Spririt! This was fun because my children's school is my alma mater--Go Eagles!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sketch #16 for Creative Scrappers

Here's my first page as designer for Creative Scrappers. I thought this was a super sketch, and perfect for my Vintage Moon paper. Head on over to Creative-Scrappers and give it a try!!

Sketch by Monika Martinson

Paper Popsicle's September Sketch!

This is the LO I created using the September Sketch for Paper Popsicles. I thought it was a fun sketch with the star. The paper is Cosmo Cricket's Jack's World (yes, again :)) The title is "Pop Pop you are always a star in my eyes"

Monday, September 1, 2008


I created this page for a Monogram challenge over at Paper Popsicles. I used Pink Paislee Pop Fashion line for most of the paper. These pics are of my 2 year old out in Idaho this summer-she insisted on having a turn at feeding baby Lyla her cousin. Sketch by Kristine Davidson

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sketch #15

This is my take on the Weekly Sketch Challenge over at Creative Scrappers...The sketch is by Lucy Chesna, so fun with the big circle. I changed it up a little by making the photo a circle, but had fun with it. I used Cosmo Cricket's, Jack's World paper line for this page. Fun stuff!!! TFL

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

WooHOO-HOO (get it-owl--hoo hoo) LOL

My Sisters LO was voted as the winner for the 1 hour sketch contest at Creative Scrappers!! I am so excited!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Today I had 2 LO's chosen, one for flavor of the week-which is the Sisters page below, at Paper Popsicles and then this one was chosen for Layout of the Day at Creative Scrappers!! I always love getting recognized by the boards and forums that I particpate on, and it just makes my day!! Especially because there are some really talented people on those boards, so it's an honor!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

My 1 Hour Sketch Creation!!

Woo Hoo-hooo :) This page made LO of the week over at Paper Popsicles--which is where I purchased this awesome paper!! What a fun discovery!!

We had another fun hour madly scrapping for Creative Scrappers!! This is what I was able to crank out in the allotted time. I just love this paper, and will probably over use it, but hey, it's cute, it has owls and I just got it, so I can't get enough yet :) !! TFL

1 Hour Sketch Contest!! Tonight!!

Hey everyone, stop on over to Creative Scrappers for their 1 Hour Sketch Contest!! If you participate your name gets entered in for a Daisy D prize!! It starts at 9 pm EST-you have an hour to create, and 15 minutes to upload!! It's great fun!! If you decide to play get your picture printed now, a 5x7 landscape!! (or whatever suits your scrapping needs-but that will fit the sketch the best!!)

My New Pink Paislee has Arrived!!!

Finally, I've been drooling over the Vintage Moon Collection, since the first sneak peak!! Paper Popsicles has it as a theme pack for a great price-so I ordered 3 of them along with other must haves :). It shipped on Monday last week, was delivered on Wednesday, so the tracking number said, and today, still no box. Finally, the substitute mailman, said where he delivered it, the house across the street!! Fortunately they weren't home and it was still on their porch, I grabbed the box and created!!! I will post some of my creations shortly!! If you want some of this great new stuff, go to Paper Popsicles, great prices!! You will not be disappointed in this line--AWESOME!!!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Way 2 Cool

Sketch #13--This is my take on the Creative Scrapper's sketch this week. This picture is of my oldest nephew, Mason, dressed in cool shades and a funny hat. The kids had so much fun playing with the dress-up stuff. For this LO I used Cosmo Cricket's 'Happy Line' .
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Saturday, August 16, 2008

I am so excited!!

I must share how excited I am to be invited to serve as a Design Team member for Creative Scrappers!! I love the Creative Scrappers forum-a great group of very talented ladies who create incredible projects with sketches. Check weekly for challenges and projects!!