Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone :o)

Just wanted to post and wish everyone and VERY safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you all get some good grub and lots of fabulous family time!!!

I'm so looking forward to the 4-day weekend. Luckily, we are staying in town too, so I should get lots of scrappy time. That's my plan anyway!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

I am so flattered to have received the Kreativ Blogger Award this past week from not one, not two, but FOUR of my online scrappy, bloggin' friends!!

HUGE THANKS going out to
Pam, Jess, Linda and Monica!!

You girls are the very best, you've made my week, and what a CUTE award!!!

The rules of the Kreativ Blogger award:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Then put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Provide links to those 5 blogs.
5. Then, leave a message for your nominees.

My award nominees are... Wendi, Andie, Nathalia, Jenn and Ellen. Love ya girls!!

Sketches! {by Tamara} Layout Sketch #72

Sorry I'm late in posting this, crazy Thanksgiving week going on everywhere I'm sure.

This week's sketch from the
Sketches! {by Tamara} Blog was another fun one!! Had a great time posting these new pics I got of us recently.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's layouts too, some SUPER cute stuff!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Card-a-Licious #7 Challenge ~Mini Cards

Totally fun challenge over at the Card-a-Licious Blog this week... mini cards!! Love making these quick, little cards. Mine measures 2-1/2" x 4". Thanks for looking!!

Fun Christmas Gift Idea

I came across this idea on several blogs and sites out there and thought it would be fun to make them as cute little gifts for friends, coworkers and family.

You can use either gift bags or a cute coffee mug. I lucked out at my local 99 cent Only Store and found these WAY cute snowman mugs... perfect!!

Snowman Soup Recipe

1 packet of Hot Chocolate Mix

3 Hershey's Kisses
10 miniature marshmallows

1 mini peppermint candy cane

Snowman Soup Poem

(I printed the poem with a cute snowman graphic on cardstock and made tags.)

Was told you've been real good this year
Always glad to hear it
With freezing weather drawing near
You'll need to warm the spirit.

So here's a little Snowman Soup
Complete with stirring stick.
Add hot water, sip it slow
It's sure to do the trick!

Here's my mugs, had lots of fun making them!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Weekend Scrapping Fun :o)

I can't believe I haven't blogged in a few days, you can tell the Holidays are coming, yikes!!

Had some fun with several of the 12 Days of Christmas Crop challenges from over at Scrapbook Heaven. All projects were made using the OH SO FUN November mid-month kit from Two Spotted Dogs. Scenic Route Garland just ROCKS, such fun stuff!!

This first challenge was to alter a notebook. I made mine Christmas themed to use for my gift lists, recipes, and other stuff I will need during the Holidays.

This next card was made for a fun Origami Christmas Tree challenge. Haven't done origami in ages, but had lots of fun with it!!

This next challenge was to make a set of at least 3 cards, all using basically the same supplies.

The last challenge I did was to create a Christmas Tree Ornament. I made mine from a plain chipboard flourish, and heat-embossed and embellished it. Quick and fun!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Blog Candy Winner ~ Kraft Girl Kits

WOO-HOO for me... just found out I was the Blog Candy winner from over at the
Kraft Girl Kits blog. Just found them recently... CUTE STUFF and so much talent!! You should check them out!!

I won one of THESE fun goodie packs!!

Thanks so much Kraft Girls!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

True Beauty Layout

Finished this layout up last night while watching some TV. Made this one using Sketch #64 from the Stuck?! Sketches Blog. Also used more products from my November Two Spotted Dogs Gazebo kit... I can't get over the coolness of these Crate Paper Prudence goodies!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Blog Candy Giveaway ~ WINNER!!!

Ok ladies, I didn't forget about this, hehe. Been feeling kinda icky lately and have had lots of family things going on. I used the Random Integer Generator to pull the winner.... and that lucky person is.....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers: 23

Timestamp: 2008-11-18 15:07:27 UTC

Blogger Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

this is totally awesome - i'm so lovin these color combos girl! :)

CONGRATS MARY!!! Please email me your address so I can get thes fun goodies out to you!!!

Love Always Layout

I made this layout last night using the Pink Sketches Blog Sketch #14... also combined this with Jaz's November 17th Weekly Challenge from over at Scrapbook Heaven. The challenge was to create an irregular-shaped layout, no squares or rectangles.

I also dove into my OTHER Two Spotted Dogs November Kit, the Gazebo Kit... these Crate Paper Prudence products are just GORGEOUS!!!

Card-a-Licious #6 Challenge ~ Using Circles

This week's Card-a-Licious Blog Challenge is to make a card using at LEAST three circles. Not a problem as I've been using LOTS of circles lately!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

BANNED... have you ever???

So, I've been stewing on this for a couple of weeks now, and just can't seem to get over how SOME people are...

So, tell me, have you ever been BANNED from a site, group, forum??

I can honestly say I have NEVER been until recently. Can you imagine my surprise when I go to visit "this site" one day to post yet ANOTHER challenge I have completed... and then the magic words appear...

I'm like, WHAT?!?!?! I was given NO explanation why, or even a warning of what was to come... just found out while on one of my DAILY visits to the board. And BELIEVE ME, I am NOT the drama type, and choose to just stay away from this kind of non-sense, so it came as a HUGE surprise.

After MUCH anger and sadness and just NO understanding at all why it was done... I'm over it and have moved on. This blog post is my final say about the WRONG that was done to me.

Makes me VERY sad though, to think about all the time in the past year and a half I have devoted to "this site", posting challenges, designing layouts & other items, helping with Cyber Crops, having over 16,000 message boards posts, among other things... makes a person feel used!!

Not to mention that NOTHING has been said on the board about my disappearance, or the fact that I was REMOVED and didn't leave on my own... kinda carrying on like I just disappeared... which is NOT the case... but oh well, right?!?!

Makes you wonder about people, doesn't it?!?!

Okay, I'm done, carry on with the scrappiness, hehe!!

Sketches! {by Tamara} Layout Sketch #71

This week's sketch from the Sketches! {by Tamara} Blog really threw me for a loop... a TWO-PAGER, ACCKKK!!! I haven't created a 2-pager in a very long time. After thinking for a bit on an idea, it all came together. This layout was made using my November Two Spotted Dogs kit, totally loving these products!!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team created, such fun layouts and they are all so different!!

Together Layout

Here's another from the weekend. On this one I used the current Bo Bunny Blog Sketch Challenge as well as the November Recipe Challenge from Have Your Way With Paper. I used more goodies from my November Two Spotted Dogs kit, LOVE THIS STUFF!!!

Siblings Layout

I'm SUCH a blog slacker!! This weekend became the weekend of family plans all of a sudden. I did scrap some, but haven't had time to blog my new creations. I will get caught up soon!!

Had fun with this sketch over the weekend, and also dug into my new Two Spotted Dogs Weekend in New England November Kit... super fun stuff!!

The layout was made using Sketch #45 from the 52 Sketches, 52 Weeks Blog.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday Night Scrapping

I got a couple of things done last night while watching Kitchen Nightmares (just love this show!!).

First, I made this layout using Sketch #13 from the Pink Sketches Blog. A fun one for sure and I got this done really quickly.

This next one is a bookmark I made for the Have Your Way With Paper November Stamping Challenge. Stamping always intimidates me, but I had fun with it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

MORE Cyber Crop Fun ~ Scrapbook Heaven's
12 Days of Christmas Crop

Come join the Scrapbook Heaven team for 12 days of Holiday cheer!

Create something fun for Christmas (decorations and gifts) that you will be proud to give or enjoy yourself through the Holiday season!

When: 11-13-08 to 11-24-08
Where: Scrapbook Heaven Crop thread
Prizes: one for projects completed and one for the chattiest of the participants

Sign up will begin the evening before the event begins!

Mark your calendars and come join in the fun!

Paper Popsicles Handmade Holiday Crop THIS WEEKEND!!

Just wanted to post about some Cyber Crop fun coming up very soon. I know I'm planning on playing along!!

Paper Popsicles is hosting it's first annual
Handmade Holiday Crop
this weekend -- November 14-16!!

All times listed are Central Standard Time. All Challenges will be due by Monday, November 17, 2008 at midnight CST. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 18, 2008.

Queen Card ~ Using Cardboard

Had fun with this one last night!! I made this card for Sarah R.'s Nov. 10th Weekly Challenge over at
Scrapbook Heaven. Fun stuff!! We had to make a card using something recycled (I used cardboard), something stamped (I used an Autumn Leaves Journaling Stamp) and something shiny (Bling, baby!). Thanks for looking!!

Altered Frames as Christmas Gifts

My girls and I decided to get together this year and make each other some altered frames for Christmas. I made a trip to the $$ store this weekend and loaded up on frames that would work. We had tons of fun Saturday night making them. Our plan is to get together again in the near future, take some fun pics (for the frames), make a dinner together, and give each other our frames. Fun stuff!!

I used the FABULOUS November Gazebo Kit from Two Spotted Dogs. These Crate Paper Prudence papers are just TOO dang fun!!!

Here's mine, thanks for looking!!

It's Only Wednesday???

DANG it feels like it's been a long week already!!! BRANG ON the weekend, I'm so ready!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Being Silly Layout ~ Black Magic Sketches

Here's a page I finished last night. Sorry for the bad pic, it's been dark and rainy in Houston ALL week, UGH!!

Anyway, I used the November #1 Sketch from the Black Magic Sketches Blog, totally fun one by the way and the colors this month ROCK (hot pink, lime green & yellow)... and also made it for Jenelle's Nov 10th Weekly Challenge from over at Scrapbook Heaven (use a quote on a page).

Thanks for looking!!


Card-a-Licious Challenge #5 ~ File Folder Card

This week's Card-a-Licious Blog challenge is to make a card using a file folder. I've had these mini Christmas file folders for some time, and thought they would work perfectly. I had so much fun, I made two!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sketches! {by Tamara) Layout Sketch #70

Here's my page using this week's Sketch #70 from the Sketches! {by Tamara} Blog. Had lots of fun using up some stash I've had a while on this one!!

You all should check out what the rest of the Design Team created as well... FABULOUS work!!!

Scrapbook Heaven ~ Online Classes ~ Thankful Banner

Scrapbook Heaven is starting up with some online classes!! This month's class includes a kit LOADED with fun goodies to make a REALLY cute Thankful Banner!! Here's more info on it...

This class is a BEAUTIFUL reversible Banner with "Thankful" as the theme! Perfect for display above the fireplace or anywhere in your home, Fall themed now but on the other side it will read "WELCOME!" Great for year round use. This is a class you will not want to miss! As a Bonus this kit also supplies enough to make 2 Layouts, which Jennifer will also be demonstrating.
You don't want to pass over this one! The last class Jennifer did was a sell out and this one is sure to follow. Pre-sale price is $29.99 valued over $40.00! This kit is loaded with goodies!!

Here's what the kit comes with... LOOK at all those goodies!! And below that are a couple of sneak peaks of the finished banner... SO CUTE!!!

Big Shades Layout ~ 6 x 12

Dontcha just LOVE the 6 x 12 layout size?? I DO!!!

Made this layout last night and combined a couple of different challenges in the process. I used the
Scrapbook Heaven November Sketch Challenge... also the Mystical Scrapbooks November Cyber Crop Challenge #3... and the Two Spotted Dogs Impromptu Crop Challenge #9 ~ Non-Horizontal Title.

I LOVED this picture and was so happy to get it scrapped!!

Some FABULOUS Weekend News

Seems as if my "I never win anything" streak is over, hehe!!

I entered a blog candy giveaway over at Michelle's Blog, she's SUCH a fabulous designer, you all should check out her work!!

Just saw yesterday that I was the LUCKY WINNER... and some WAY fun stuff too!! Here's a pic of the loot!!


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Weekend Scrappiness :o)

Just a few things I've done this weekend... been a fun, scrappy kinda weekend, just love those!!

This tag set was made for the Paper Popsicles November 1-7 Challenge. We had to use a tag sketch they posted, and make Holiday Tags with Non-Holiday papers. Took me a few minutes, but I came across these American Crafts Travel papers that worked well.

This layout was made using Stuck?! Sketches Sketch #63, had fun with this one, and used up more of my stash at the same time!!

I also made this for the Mystical Scrapbooks November Cyber Crop Challenge #2... fun stuff!!

Thanks for looking and more to come soon!!

Friday, November 07, 2008

OMG ~ Twilight Movie Countdown

Can you believe we're THIS close to the Twilight Movie??? Got my countdown posted and ready over in my side bar!!!!
So, who's going to see it?? Anyone having a Twilight Party?? Tell me all about it!!

Make My Day Layout

Another 3-bird with one stoner, hehe... just finished this one!!

This was made using Lagniappe From Me to You Challenges Blog Sketch for Week 11... just found this blog yesterday, some fun sketches here too!! Definitely worth a visit!!

This also was made for Dolores's Nov. 3rd Weekly Challenge over at Scrapbook Heaven... to use a movie quote for your title.

Also made for Diane's Impromptu Crop Challenge #1 ~ Something Old, Something New over at Two Spotted Dogs. Having LOTS of scrappy fun tonight!!!

(Sorry for the bad pic, its rather dark here already, acckk!)

Fun Girls Layout

Just finished this one up and killed 3 birds with one stone.

I used the
Rough Draft Sketch #5, also scrapped using my favorite colors (lime green, black & red) for Nathalia's 2SD Impromptu Crop Challenge #3, and also used a FUN Technique Tutorial for Creating Embellies From Scraps over at Scrapbook Heaven!! WOO-HOO!!

Thanks for looking... and more to come as I get my scrap on this weekend!!

Impromptu Cyber Crop @ Two Spotted Dogs

Diane over at Two Spotted Dogs decided to throw an impromptu cyber crop this weekend, WOO-HOO!! Perfect timing for my scrappy weekend!!

She's calling it the "Left Behind Impromptu Crop"... for those of us who aren't going to a Crop or Retreat this weekend. Hehe, so funny!! Seems as if lots of our Two Spotted Dogs friends are going away this weekend for crops. Hope you ladies have fun!!

For those who will be around, you all should check it out!! Fun challenges, and even better prizes!! Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Joy Layout ~ Inspired Blueprints Blog

Just came across the Inspired Blueprints Blog about a week ago, and finally had time to check it out. Got busy and made a page last night using their Sketch #3, fun stuff!!!

And the prize for this one is some OH SO FUN Elle's Studio goodies... LOVE HER STUFF... ALL OF IT!!! I even used 2 of her items on my page!!

Card-a-Licious Challenge #4 ~ Give Thanks Card

Had fun with the newest Card-a-Licious Blog challenge last night. This week's challenge is to make a "Give Thanks" themed card. Here's what I came up with!!

Black Magic Sketches ~ October Winner

WOO-HOO, just found out yesterday that I was chosen as the winner of the October Sketch Challenges over at the Black Magic Sketches Blog. If you love scrapping with the color black, and using sketches, then this blog is for you. A VERY cool blog, you all should check it out soon!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Blog Candy Anyone???

So, I decided to give away some Blog Candy, just for fun!!

I so appreciate all of you who visit and comment on my blog... it totally makes my day to read all those sweet comments you ladies leave me. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!!!

It's not REAL candy, but I have a feeling you will like the scrappy fun-ness I've put together!! I made a scrappy mini kit, the papers measure 6 x 12 and are from the Basic Grey Offbeat line, and there are LOTS of fun embellies... everything is coordinated for you.

To be entered in the Blog Candy giveaway, please just post a comment here for me!! If you would like to be entered TWICE into the giveaway, post my Blog Candy giveaway on YOUR blog and link me back here so that I know you did it. That's it, easy-peasy!!

DEADLINE for Giveaway Entry is Saturday, November 15th, Midnight CST!!!

Thanks so much again everyone, just love you all!!

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