Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween!

Layout Kits at Creative Scrappers

Creative Scrappers is now offering monthly layout kits in the store! Layout kits are perfect for people who love to scrapbook, but want to try a new style or are simply short on time. Each month, a different designer creates a layout kit so that you get a variety of styles. Designers create either two one page layouts or one two page layout, and the kit comes with custom made sketches based on those layouts and enough supplies to create those layouts plus a few of your own! You have the freedom to create the layouts exactly like the designer or to make them your own! I am very excited to announce that I designed the October kit using Pink Paislee's Vintage Moon collection, and this kit is already sold out! Here is what I created with this gorgeous kit:

I will also be designing with the November kit using BasicGrey's Ambrosia collection. Here is a sneak peek of what you will find in that kit:

If you like what you see, click here for more information on the kits and subscribing to them!

Happy Halloween!! Hope you all have a fun and safe evening!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Still can't post any layouts

Not sure if it is a problem with blogger or photobucket, but I still can't post any layouts or sketches. I was hoping it was an Internet Explorer problem, but I still couldn't do it with Firefox, so I'm done until my hubby gets home and can hopefully figure this out for me.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I don't know what is wrong with blogger, but I haven't been able to post any pictures today. I tried posting some sketches and layouts, and despite resizing them, they still are huge and half cut off. I'm frustrated and going to bed.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Layouts with the KnK Kit

Here is the rest of the page that I teased you with below as well as another page that I did with this gorgeous kit from Kit 'n' Kaboodles. I seriously can't get enough of this kit and feel the need to keep creating until it is completely used up, so stay tuned for more upcoming projects!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

November kit at Kit 'n' Kaboodles

I always think it just can't get any better. And then it does. I'm talking about the kits at Kit 'n' Kaboodles. Each month, I get my kit in the mail, and I think, "This one is my favorite!" I am afraid that it is going to be hard to top the November kit though. It includes papers from Crate Paper's Lemongrass collection and October Afternoon's Weathervane collection. It also has Crate Paper rub ons and glitter diecuts. Not to mention a BasicGrey Milk Chocolate Chip album and Ambrosia letter stickers. And of course some Bazzill and the cutest little Fancy Pants owl glitter cut! Ok, how about just a picture:

And while I'm at it, how about a little sneak peek at what I have created with this kit:

I'll post the rest of it for you in a few days as well as some other goodies. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! I'm off to play with my kit some more while the kids are asleep!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's not the beach, but...

Caleb announced this morning that he wanted to go to the beach. Well, there just aren't many beaches in southern Indiana. None, to be exact. He has never actually been to a beach, but it was something he saw on Curious George, so apparently that is the thing to do. So, I did the next best thing, and made the kids a beach this morning. I carried a bucket of water down to the sand box, and we made sand castles, buried our feet, and were completely covered in wet sand. They had so much fun! So much so, that I think we will go back to the beach when they wake up from their naps!
Hope you get to enjoy a little bit of the beach in your day no matter where you are!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Wow has it been a busy weekend! We had company come in from out of town, went to visit my parents, played at Crop Addict during the online crop, and today, we went to Lowes to get a new faucet for the kitchen sink, hit the driving range, and then did some four wheeling. The weekend has just flown by, but it has been so much fun! I'm trying to soak it all up because I know we won't have many more beautiful, warm weekends like this before long. Here's my page this week for Pink Sketches:

I love this picture of my son playing on the swing. To me, this is the epitome of summer. Flying through the air, no shoes, and a big silly grin on his face. That is what summer is all about. The higher he goes, the happier he is. I used SEI Dill Blossom papers, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Making Memories journaling spot and paint, Stampin' Up and Tim Holtz inks, and I cross stitched around the edge of the patterned paper.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A couple more KnK kit creations

Here are a couple more projects using the October kit from Kit 'n' Kaboodles. I love the gorgeous fall colors in this kit. The papers are from Bo Bunny's Beautiful Life collection.

If you like what you see on my blog, check out the link on the left and become a follower of my blog! It's very easy, and it makes me feel good to see that I have friends who like to see what I'm up to, so why not feed my ego a little bit? *wink* Hope you are all having a great day!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A funny picture

With two small children, I find that it isn't easy to get fabulous shots of them with my camera as they are always on the move, looking at something other than the camera, or just plain ignoring me. So what I usually do, is just start taking a ton of pictures. I load them up on my computer and start going through them, hoping I got a couple of decent ones. Every once in a while, I come across one that just cracks me up. I had no idea that I got this shot until after I saw it on the computer. I had been taking pictures of my son playing with his golf club when my daughter decided she wanted her picture taken too. Is it just me, or does he look like he wants to club her upside the head?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's already Sunday...again...

The days are flying by, and I just don't know where the time is going. I seem to be doing five million things all at once, but getting nothing done. Does anyone else ever feel that way? We traveled to Kentucky this weekend for my husband's cousin's wedding. The weather was perfect, and the wedding was beautiful, but traveling with small children is not easy. They were very good despite the circumstances, but I am exhausted. I have a lot of laundry and cleaning to catch up on, so that is where I'll be for a few days.

New sketches were revealed today at Creative Scrappers and Pink Sketches. Click the links to check out some new inspiration. Here are my pages for each one:

Creative Scrappers:

Pink Sketches:

I hope you all are having a good weekend. I'm going to go and play with my silly kids and enjoy this beautiful day (in between loads of laundry lol).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hello Scenic Route Sonoma!

Check out this month's manufacturer contest at Crop Addict. It is Scenic Route! Create a layout using 70% Scenic Route products from any of their collections and post it in the Scenic Route Gallery at Crop Addict and in the forum under Manufacturer Challenges. You have until midnight on October 31st to complete your projects. The prize is a RAK of Scenic Route products! Check out what I created using the Sonoma collection:

A huge thank you to Scenic Route for sponsoring us this month! And don't forget about the crop coming up at Crop Addict starting on October 10th! Hope to see you there!