Wednesday, March 31, 2010

sketch inspiration sketch

you can find the sketch i used here i fund a post about it on lisa's blog! thank girl! scraptacular is sponsoring this week's sketch on sketch inspiration.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

another rainy day!

and i'm thinking comfort food!

doesn't that look like a bowl full of love???

easy chicken n' dumplins

1/2 roasted chicken cut into bite size pieces
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 med onion chopped
1 cup cut carrots
4 ribs of celery
1 box of low salt low fat chicken stock
2 cups water
4 tbs margarine
2 cups bisquick
2/3 cups milk (we use soy)
1 1/2 tbs dill
1tsp garlic salt

sauté onion, carrots and celery in olive oil
when half cooked add stock and water and chicken
simmer until veggies are soft
mix bisquick, milk, dill and garlic salt until well combined
drop tablespoon size blob of batter into simmering pot
cook 10 minutes covered
then 10 minutes uncovered
some of that batter will make the "soup" thicken!


Sunday, March 28, 2010


this is another take on yesterdays sketch! do you see it?i turned it around, and placed the 4 square focal point in the lower right corner. i removed the horizontal element.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

sunday sketch, top shelf, pile-it-on and a tutorial

here is this weeks sketch from the everyday scrapper!

Created by Liz Qualman for My Creative Scrapbook
digital stamp image provided by 2 cute rubber stamps, who is sponsoring this weeks pile-it-on challenge!

shhhhhhhhh i know it's not april yet, but here is a peek at the april top shelf memories kit!!!
want to know how to use all those cute digital stamps if you don't have a cool program like pse?
well i'll show you right now!
  1. download your digital image like the one i used from 2 cute rubber stamps
  2. use a super cool program like photosheet (thanks laina lamb!) to print. i just printed it on a scrap piece of paper that was 4x6
  3. cut out image
  4. color as desired!
cut out imagecolor as desired!


still cropping

with the everyday scrapper! after the oral surgery and all this week, i finally got around to challenge #1


friday night scrapping

i combined some leftover kits/scraps for this one! it's my take on challenge #8 on the everyday scrapper
using up scraps! i just can't throw anything away!
have i told you how much i love ppop dots?? lol
this page was done for the april contest at up the street
i used the april wip, added the ball tim

Friday, March 26, 2010

thank you again nathalie!

i just wanted to thank nathalie, and nikki sivils!!

my lo of alexa's kindergarten picture is on the nikki sivils blog!

tgif! and a dt call!

and next week the kids are on vacation! trying to enjoy the quiet of today lol!
i used the april wip kit for this page!

i cut circles for the letters in track, inked the circles, then placed every other one on a pop dot!

Queen*scraps is back! if you are not familiar with the kits/club it is page kit club. kits include instructions on how to recreate the dt pages! so if you love to create and love to teach others how to do it too, please apply!

We are looking for someone to create one to two pages per kit and create step-by-step instructions for each layout to be included in the kits. Queen Scraps is reaching out those individuals that love to scrapbook but may not be the most creative and needs a little help to get them started. If you think this is something that you can help with please send us your submission.

Requirements for submission:
Name, location (full address not required at this time), email address and a brief description about yourself and your scrapping style.
Please send pictures of 3 to 5 recent layouts (at least 1 must be a double page layout)
List any design teams you are currently serving on
Links to galleries and forums where you are currently active

DT Requirements:
Create one to two pages per kits (either two 1 page layouts or one 2 page layout) using only items provided in the kit. Ink and stamps can be used, but no additional embellishments or papers. Step-by-step instructions (including dimensions) for the layouts created including pictures and tutorials for any special technique shown.
We are starting a new forum so the DT will be expected to help get things moving!
Use Queen Scraps blinkie and promote Queen Scraps where possible. The goal of a DT is to bring in additional traffic and customers so we need to be promoted wherever you visit!
Give ideas for popular new lines and embellishments to be put into kits
We are not a traditional monthly kit store, instead we make new kits each week. You will receive several weeks' kits at once to create with at once. Layouts and instructions for each kit is due on the Saturday before the kits release (kits are released on Monday morning)
You will receive one page kit to create with every one to two weeks.
Store purchases will be combined with your kits for free shipping.
25% discount code for store purchases.
Special discounts on products when I make orders for kits and store inventory.

This call is for US residents only. Submissions must be received by April 15th. Email your submissions to

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

gavin is finally bottle free!

and i miss this cute little baby!!!

i used the april wip for this one!


Monday, March 22, 2010

top shelf memories peeks!

for april i'm designing with the boy kit!

this is just a little snip-it! i've had so much fun with this kit (and ADDONS, you know i love addons!!!!) I can't wait to share it all with you!!


TES challenge #6

this challenge is from the everyday scrappers 3rd birthday crop was to make a flower for your page. i went the easy route! i took the ribbon from the feb french kiss scrap for a cure kit, glued it in a circle and placed a button in the center! a real quickie!
the rest of the supplies on the page came from, yes, the march wip kit!!!
i made my own banner cuts in the green scissor paper, and cut the fringe then distressed it a bit.

and yes that me in the 70's lol

Sunday, March 21, 2010

sunday sketch inspiration

here is this weeks sketch for the everyday scrapper! it's a PageMaps sketch!

and here is mine! another page using the march wip kit!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

challenge #12

here is my first page for the crop at the everyday scrapper! this is alexa in 2007! she is sooooo cute! i love my baby girl!

yes i am still using march wip!!


get you crop on!!!!

at the everyday scrapper!!!!

join us and you coould win my rak!!!

i used the french kiss feb kit from scrap for a cure for my page.

so check the everyday scrapper forum for the challenges!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

spingy kit for snowy page

one more with the march wip kit!! the blue ci paper is from the add-on now sold out!

i added one of my favorite products ever to the buttons!!!! ranger rock candy crackle paint.


Monday, March 15, 2010

happy monday!

I have a toot!!!!
top shelf memories dt!!! in just a couple weeks you will see pages done with the top shelf memories kits!! just wait until you see these kits! i don't know how taryn is getting so much kit in there for the price! you will be amazed!!!
so stay tuned for peeks!!!

here is 1 more page with the
march wip kit! april kit will be here any day now!!!
the beautiful ribbon is from a million memories! thank you michelle!

march 20 through the 27th
the everyday scrapper will be celebrating it's 3rd birthday with a really fun crop! each dt member will host a challenge and a rak!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

sunday sketch inspiration!

more sunday sketch inspiration from the everyday scrapper!

this weeks sketch was Created by Julie Bonner for the kit site My Creative Scrapbook

here is my take...

it's a little different but still has the major elements...
2 photos
a circle
decorative element under the photos


Saturday, March 13, 2010

one more march wip & my baby girl!

i can't wait to see the full reveal for the april wip kits, here is one more page done with the march kit!

my baby girl went to her first dance last night! i was crying like a baby!!!! it was a father daughter girl scout dance. she had a great time! but left early, she has never been a night owl! lol

how happy does she look???


Friday, March 12, 2010

makemania project!

did you get the march material girl wip kit? not sure what to do with the metal tray?? i did this project for the everyday scrapper!

you can go from this...

to this...

check out my post on makemania and learn how i made it!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

girl kits/boy pages

i got this kit from a super fun game of desperate traders on willow traders. i'm not sure where the kit was from, but it is soooo pretty! it is very girly!
how cute is the birdie!!!???!!!


Tuesday, March 09, 2010

french kiss

that's the name of the february kit from scrap for a cure! thanks again diana!

i used the right side of the week 96 bonus sketch from nuts about sketches!


Monday, March 08, 2010

happy monday!

scrap for a cure!

i received this kit as a rak from diana, owner of scrap for a cure!
i used week 98's sketch from nuts about sketches for this page!


Sunday, March 07, 2010

sunday sketch inspiration

this week at the everyday scrapper we have another original from team member mia!

i'm still using the valentines wip kit!

i added crystal stikles to each of the october after noon die cuts.


Saturday, March 06, 2010

scrappy saturday! i hope

this card was made with the march wip kit!
alexa has a birthday party today! a bowling party. i think i'll take wil bowling instead of coming all of the way home!

hope to scrap a little this am, then tonight i'm getting my scrap on!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

another wip page

another page with march wip!!! mixed up some of the kits for this one!

i used the banner stickers for journaling.


Wednesday, March 03, 2010

the whole page

i just realized that last week i showed the tutorials and the details, but never showed the full pages lol

so here they are, both done with the march material girl wip kit!