Tuesday, April 28, 2009

National Scrapbook Week

Two Scrapbook Friends is celebrating National Scrapbook Day in a big way --- by holding a National Scrapbook Week!!!! Every day this week there will be challenges posted on the forum. If you complete the challenges you will get a chance to win a fabulous prize.

One of Monday's challenges was from Carolyn who challenged us to organize something in our scrap rooms. I took on the challenge and decided to finally organize my stack of patterned paper that has been sitting on my desk since the dawn of time.

Here it is organized alphabetically by manufacturer and paper line. All I need to do is put labels on the slots so that I know what is where. Oh, and get using it LOL!!!

Thanks for the challenge Carolyn!!!! I now have my desk top back!!!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Card Sketch Challenge

This week is my final week as Guest Design Team member at The Scrapping Turtle. I've had a great time working with the girls on the team and hanging out with all the wonderful Turtles in the pond. Even though I am wrapping up my month, I will be hanging around and participating in all the wonderful things that the Design Team will be doing. 

This week is also my week for the challenge. My challenge this week is a card sketch -- my first ever card sketch to be honest. Here is what I created:

And here is my sample card. I used 3 Bugs in a Rug paper, American Crafts ribbon, Bazzill cardstock, Dew Drops and Ranger Stickles.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

April Mystery Envelope Layout

The Scrapping Turtle Mystery Envelope this month contained some beautiful Scenic Route paper and chipboard, a piece of edge cardstock, ribbon, photo corners and brads. As soon as I saw it I knew that I would use it to showcase Sara and Samuel hunting for eggs at Springridge Farm. I chalked the white edge cardstock to suit the layout and handcut the pretty flowers. I used my new Quickutz Strawberry font and my new Label die. The photos were all taken on Easter Sunday. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Chipboard Challenge

This week at The Scrapping Turtle Mellissa is challenging everyone to use chipboard on a layout AND to alter that chipboard in as many ways as they can. 

I created My Sweet Star for her challenge. The big star is covered in glitter. The blue stars were sanded to distress them. The letters in "My Sweet" were inked and doodled on. The letters in "Star" were inked, then coated with Glossy Accents. The house was painted with Crackle Paint, then stamped. The tree trunk and bird were painted. The tree top was flocked. Papers are from the Homegrown line by 3 Bugs In A Rug.

The photo is of my Sweet Sam at Easter this year. Isn't he a cutie?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

WeScrap Boot Camp

I had two assignments last week for the WeScrap DT Boot Camp. 

One was to complete the challenge posted by GoingCrazy to use punches on a layout. I created "It's Bunny Time" to showcase this adorable photo of Sara with the Easter Bunny at Springridge Farm. I used three different border punches, two different corner punches, and two different circle punches on the layout.

The other challenge was Combat Surveillance. We had to use the resources available on the WeScrap site to create a challenge. I used a quote from the quotes section, a font from the fonts section, and a sketch that was posted in the scrapbook sketches area. I added to my challenge that it had to be a Winnie The Pooh quote, there had to be some hand cutting, and there had to be at least one element of machine cutting or die cutting.

Our final challenge this week involves working as a small group to plan an online crop. I'm very excited about this challenge. My group already has many great ideas bouncing around for what we might do.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Scrapfest Make and Takes

Another wonderful Scrapfest is now over -- and what a great one it was too!!!! I got to spend some fun time with my Mom, I helped out my great Turtle friends, had lots of laughs, a fun dinner on Saturday, spent way too much money (no surprise there lol), and managed to squeeze in a few make and takes.

This gorgeous mini album was designed by Lori at The Scrapping Turtle. I helped run this one for a little while, until the much more capable Teresa took over.

This adorable owl card was designed by All About Scrapbooks. I am so delighted that I was able to do an owl card!!!!!!

This cute little stamped card is a Creative Memories card.

This beautiful card was designed by Melanie at The Scrapping Bug. I thought I'd missed my
 chance to create in on Friday, but Melanie brought it back out on Saturday. I was so happy!!! Thanks Melanie!!!!

This wonderful Spring layout was from Lucy at Simply Scrapping and was led by the very wonderful Louisa.

This cool waterfall card was Saturday's make and take at The Scrapping Turtle. I was able to create one while helping to run the make and take for awhile. I love this idea and hope to use it again.

Here it is opened:

Mom was able to get a few more make and takes done, but still didn't get to do all of them. We saw some really awesome ones as we were walking around, but neither of us was up to standing in the long lines to wait our turn to do them. I was sad that I didn't get to do the make and takes offered by Two Scrapbook Friends and The Learning Factory, among others. I also forgot to get a ticket for the little mini class offered by Simply Scrapping at the Go Scrapping classroom. 

I had a blast, especially hanging with my Turtle friends!!!! I'll try to post some Scrapfest pics later.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Scrapping Turtle Guest Design Team Reveal

Yesterday was the big reveal at The Scrapping Turtle. The girls did a fabulous job with the American Crafts kits we were given to create with. You really should visit the forum and see the wonderful DT creations!!!! 

For the big reveal I created three layouts. This is in addition to my sneak peak, which was posted here.

I hand cut the butterflies from the AC paper for "Flutter By" and added some Stickles to each one. I used my QK branch border die and the QK scallop border die. I painted the AC Thickers, then added some faux stitching to each letter. The photos were taken at Wings of Paradise last summer. Sara wasn't happy that I made her stop long enough for a picture to be taken.

For "I Wind & I Flied", I covered the chipboard Thickers with paper then inked them. I used my new QK cloud border die. I hand cut the kites and the mini scalloped border from the paper. The photos were taken at Springridge Farm during the Easter Festival. Sara really loved the hay mound.

"Sweet" uses my Diesel QK font and my QK ice cream cone die. I used my Fiskars Effervesence punch as well. I had cut the mini scalloped border around the photos and added some Stickles to the ice cream on the paper. Photos are from last summer, when Sammy enjoyed his first ice cream cone at Indulge.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my DT reveal. I'm loving my tenure as Guest Design Team member this month!!!! I have some more challenges to complete before the month is over!!! I hope you will visit The Scrapping Turtle and see all the great things that are happening there.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Layout Sketch

This week's Design Team challenge at The Scrapping Turtle was Regan's layout sketch. I used the Basic Grey Marrakech line for this layout of Sara and Sam on his fire truck. Thanks for the great sketch Regan!!!!!

5x5 Now 6x6 Reveal

I participated in another 5x5 challenge on The Scrapping Turtle forum. It became a 6x6 because there were six of us who wanted to participate. Carolyn sent us a lovely envelope of goodies to work with. Thanks Carolyn!!!!!

Here is the card I came up with:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Quickutz Anonymous Homework

Last month Lori at The Scrapping Turtle assigned us homework for our Quickutz Anonymous class. She gave each of us an envelope of goodies that we had to take home and use to create something. The envelope contained a full mini font, the scalloped square, the striped paper, a clover, an egg, a chick, a bunny, a pot and a horseshoe. I used these items to create this card. I added the yellow cardstock, some doodling, and some Stickles.

Brenda in today's QA class managed to use all but a handful of the letters in the font. I was very impressed!!! And her layout was absolutely beautiful. Way to go Brenda!!!!!

Happy Easter

I wish each of you a beautiful and blessed Easter!!
God bless you.

I Tag You!!!!!

Joanne tagged me awhile ago and I keep forgetting to do it. So here goes:
The rules are:
Go to the photos folder on your computer.
Go to the seventh folder of photos.
Go to the seventh photo.
Put the seventh photo on your blog along with a description.

This photo is of baby Sara in 2006 at her Baby Painting class with Daddy. Isn't she cute? Boy she loved getting into that paint!!!!

So now I tag you!!!!! Show us your photos!!!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Card - Two Scrapbook Friends Style

Mom and I went to visit the wonderful ladies at Two Scrapbook Friends. They had a delightful little make and take Easter card today, which Mom and I were happy to take part in. Isn't it darling? Carolyn comes up with the cutest cards. There's a little bit of embossing across the bottom where the Stickles are, in case it doesn't show well enough in the photo. I think I will give it to the Easter Bunny and tell him to give it to me on Sunday :)

Thanks Carolyn and Joanne!!!!!!! Have a fantastic Easter!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Card

I made this little card for a challenge. The challenge was to make a shaped card. So I made an Easter egg. I think it is cute, but I'm not sure what I will add to it now. Maybe I will just leave the outside as it is and add a sentiment to the inside.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Boot Camp

I just finished posting my first assignment for the DT Boot Camp at WeScrap. This one was all about basic training, so I created a challenge that involves only having some basic materials. My challenge is to create a layout using only 1 piece of white cardstock for the background, 1 piece of patterned paper, 1 photo, black ink, a title, hand written journaling, and at least two circles.

Here is my example for my challenge:

Monday, April 6, 2009


Tracey's card challenge at The Scrapping Turtle was to make a scrapling. This is a mini card, approximately 1.25" by 4.25". She also wanted it to include an element created with the Quickutz, but you don't have to do that. If you create one, let me know. Better yet, come on over to The Scrapping Turtle, join for free and share your scrapling with all of us.

Here is the card that I created. The lamb is a Quickutz die and the stamp if from Technique Tuesday. I used my Fiskars corner punch to do the corners.

***On another note: I have somehow torn something in my right shoulder (figures it would be the right one when I'm right handed) so I'm not able to scrap the way I was right now. I can still do it, depending on how the arm feels, but I may be a little slower getting the layouts out for awhile. I'm hoping it won't be too long before they are able to fix it. Unfortunately it interfered with my getting much of anything done for the WeScrap online crop this weekend, which I'm very sad about. Hopefully it won't interfere with the Boot Camp they are holding starting today.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Spring It On!!!!

WeScrap is holding an awesome online crop this weekend!!!! Come check it out here!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Exciting News!!!!

Today is a very exciting day for me -- it is the first day of my month as Guest Design Team member for The Scrapping Turtle Design Team. I am so excited and honoured to be part of the amazing team they have put together. Check out the announcement on The Scrapping Turtle blog

This month we were given some awesome new papers from American Crafts. I was lucky enough to work with the Backyard line. I also was given the naked chipboard Thickers to work with. I inked them with Adirondack Bright Yellow ink, then added some highlighting dots with my white pen. The letters in raincoat are also done in Glossy Accents. I used my Quickutz Rockstar font for the word Spring, adding some Stickles to make them sparkle. I also used my Quickutz tulip and raindrops dies.

Today we also revealed the product highlight for the month of April. Bazzill InStitch'z sewing templates. These templates are awesome and so versatile. The Design Team worked on showing some of the different ways these templates can be used --- and it includes more than just sewing!!!!! For my layout I used the templates to punch the border around the outside, then used my Glaze pen to do some faux stitching. I then used the templates with my Glaze pen (no punching) to create the zig zag around the photo, as well as the flourishes around my title. Using my journaling pen and the templates I created my title.  Oh, I used two different Quickutz borders on this layout - Scallops and Flowers.

Hop on over to The Scrapping Turtle forum to see the rest of the fabulous work by this month's Design Team. They are an  awesome group of ladies!!!!! If you aren't a member of the forum I hope you will sign up. We are always thrilled to welcome new members to the Turtle Pond.

I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to Hannah, Lori and the awesome Scrapping Turtle team for giving me this wonderful opportunity!!!!! I love The Scrapping Turtle and I'm thrilled to have this chance to be part of the team!!!!