Monday, May 31, 2010

pile-it-on challenge #21

this weeks challenge is "eat your veggies"

so here is gavin eating a banana, he was so happy when he learned to do it himself! i used some leftovers from my queen*scraps garden variety kit!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

sunday sketch inspiration

this weeks sketch is from 52 sketches #6 for the everyday scrapperand here is my version. i really mixed it up on this one. i've got paper from scenic route, bobunny, and bg, ribbon from cosmo cricket, and title and flowers from sass! I WAS REALLY DIGGING IN THE STASH!!
use this sketch and share it with us on tes forum! we'd love to see yours!!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

happy memorial day weekend!!

with the kick off of memorial day weekend, i realized that school is almost over! here in ny our kids go until almost the end of june. last night i used scraps from my queen*scraps nerdy birdy kit and made this card for alexas 1st grade teacher.

i honestly have no idea how i made such a good bow!

there are just a few days left for the may sale at queen*scraps! buy 4 page kits get one free!


Friday, May 28, 2010

where was i wednesday, this was what's up!

this is my project for the everyday scrapper this wednesday!

it was such a cute project!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

3 girlz

i have been cleaning and purging scrappy stuff for 2 weeks! in my quest for organization i found the remnants of the january wip kit!

what a great kit that was!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

our shrek party!

you saw the cupcakes! they were a BIG hit lol

here is one of the food tables!
yes we had 140 chicken nuggets! but we also had 20 cheeseburgers, 20 mcd's juice boxes, and some apple pies from mcdonalds! i made muddy buddies, the cup of dirt cupcakes, guacamole, and margaritas (they are green lol)
the kids colored shrek masks!
it was sooooo much fun!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

my crazy baby!

i have no clue where he learned to play dead???


Sunday, May 23, 2010

sunday sketch inspiration

join us this week at the everyday scrapper!
isn't this a fun sketch??!!
i decided to glitter and raise one letter in the title. it needed some bling!!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

the color room pallete #7

love this weeks pallette!! though i am not a purple fan, i did use a darker purple.
these rubons are OLD!!! really old sassafrass lass! i decided the other day i really need to bust out some old stash and use it!

the jenni bowlin and mm alphas are pretty old too! and the hambly journaling transparency is pretty darn old! i updated the rubons with some kaiser pearls.


Friday, May 21, 2010

yummmm dirt!

the perfect cupcake for our shrek party!!!

cup of dirt cupcakes!!!

i used a box dark chocolate mix. cut the water and oil by a third and added sour cream to get a denser cupcake.

i used a straw to make a hole in the top of the frosted cookie covered cupcakes, the put 1/2 a gummy worm in each!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

fun at the library

some yummy pink paislee! a cute ribbon flower! 2 cute kids!!!

the flower was easy, just make loops using about 12" of ribbon, then i used the in to hold it together!
a little close up

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

a new use for joy ride

it's not just for vacation, and car pages anymore!

i used the april wip kit, added the kaiser alpha, and used the martha stewart flourish punch!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

this was an ok photo, but there was too much in the background distracting from the subject.

and after cropping, adjusting the contrast and shadows and highlights, it is a much better photo.


Monday, May 17, 2010

happy monday, tsm blog party!

first off...

top shelf memories blog launch party!!
Hello and welcome! I'm glad you found your way here. We are celebrating the official launch of our blog and are happy you came to join us! The blog party will run from today through May 28th. Be sure to check back for additional challenges throughout this time. All winners will be announced on the blog on June 1st.

We would love for you to stop back often and check out the wonderful inspiration and techniques the very talented design team will be sharing with you.

There are a few different ways you can earn some prizes from Top Shelf Memories during this party!

1. Become a follower of this blog! I will choose one follower to win a TSM prize pack.

2. Sign in for the party (on this post) and tell us who you are and where you are from. I will choose one random person to win a TSM prize pack.

2. Post about the blog party on your own personal blog or website and link back to the appropriate post. I will choose one participant to win a TSM prize pack.

3. Make a $25.00 purchase from the TSM store, and be entered to win a TSM prize pack valued at $50.00!

4. Become a fan/friend on Facebook (just look for Top Shelf Memories). I will choose one random person to win a TSM prize pack.

5. Complete our challenges! A few different challenges will be posted. Complete the challenge and link us to your layout. One random winner from each challenge will win a TSM prize pack.

the first challenge is up, with a sketch!!!

and here's a card i made on our way out the door saturday! nothing like waiting for the last minute lol

have a great monday!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

sunday sketch inspiration

this weeks sketch is from pencil lines (#169) visit us at the everyday scrapper and share you creations!
i used the may top shelf memories kit, do't you just love the robots!!!
i cut off his little feet and added them to the other side! 2 for 1 robots!

check the top shelf blog later today for the kick off the the blog party!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

green @ heart & Q*S winner

here is a pager from this weeks kit!!!

i added the little stems to the flowers, just cut them from the green cardstock!

wanna know who won the queen*scraps nerdy birdy kit??

i went onto






email me your info ( )


thanks for playing along everyone!!!

check out lisa blog this week for another kit giveaway!!


tgif scrappers!

yup that's my party in a box!!! shrek party baby!! (why i made those swap lights ;) )
this box is packed with so many mcdonalds/shrek goodies!!! ok the happy meal toys are a must! and the glasses are super cute!! i am addicted to the mcd's glasses, and these shrek ones rock!!

i'll spill more about my party this week!

and a huge congrats to jing-jing!! rock on girl with the new dt gig at wip!

i used the april wip kit for this page. i was too lazy to get up and get my black cardstock! so here is my "make a mat out of scraps" idea!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

this is what's up!!!!

on the everyday scrapper (later today)glimmer mist, cupcake liners, and christmas light oh my!!
swam lights!
perfect for our shrek party on the 22nd!!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

what's cooking?

this was last night's dinner!

have too much corn on the cob? i did so i came up with this...

sauted onion, then corn 4 ears of fresh corn cut off the cob with salt and pepper and 2 garlic cloves in evoo.
added a drained can of dices tomatoes, 2 tsp of chili powder, and 1/2 tsp if chipotle powder simmered for 5 min, and added shrimp until shrimp are cooked. right before serving i added the juice of 1/2 lime, added sliced avocados and whole grain spanish pilaf.

Monday, May 10, 2010

readers are leaders

here is my 2 pager with the queen*scraps nerdy birdy kit! i am going to let alexa do the journaling on this page!
be sure to check yesterdays post to win this kit!!!

and that is my big girl!! she loves to read!! readers are leaders was a program at her school for the month of march to promote reading. she was on the school radio program reading a line from a book and was soooo excited, and mommy is sooo proud!

have a great monday!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

queen*scraps kit giveaway!

how cute is this kit??? it could be yours!

if you are a follower here, and our queen*scraps facebook page all you have to do is leave a comment here and facebook about the best thing from this mothers day! i will pick a winner on 5/15!!

good luck and tfl!

sunday sketch inspiration

isn't this a fun one...

i used my may top shelf memories kit for this!


Saturday, May 08, 2010

queen*scraps nerdy birdy peek

here is a peek at my work with the nerdy birdy queen*scraps kit!

it's my turn this week for a kit giveaway! so make sure you are a follower here and at the queen scraps blog, and check back over the next couple days for the giveaway!!

happy saturday!

Friday, May 07, 2010

top shelf mini kit page

this mini kit is really not that mini, in fact i could not bliev how much was in it!!!tfl!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

what's up, wednesday??


i am the new host of what's up wednesday on the everyday scrapper!!!

i used the may boy kit from top shelf memories for my project!


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

top shelf memories page

ok i totally love this kit!! you can pick one up here!
who doesn't have a little moster in their life? lol


Monday, May 03, 2010

winner!!! nuts about sketches & queen*scraps peek!

first off is the winner of my queen*scraps rak from the nsd blog hop!!




i used and came up with #17!!!

Melinda AKA medialady you are my winner!!!

this awesome sketch is from shawn of nuts about sketches, it was exclusive for the willow traders thaw challenge!
and here is my page using this week queen*scrap kit!