Friday, January 30, 2009

Cupid's Crafters Celebration and
Sale @ Two Spotted Dogs!!!

Lots of fun stuff going on over the next week at
Two Spotted Dogs!!!

First off, the design team has been BUSY getting loads, and I mean LOADS of fun craft ideas, scrappy projects, recipes, gift ideas, tutorials and more together for our Cupid's Crafters Workshop that started today and will run through next weekend!!

Secondly, Diane decided to throw a HUGE SALE to go along with it. Here's her announcement...

This is my biggest sale ever! I really want to make room for all those new CHA goodies, so I have taken major markdowns on almost everything in the store. There are great markdowns on previous kits too! And I have also added some "leftovers" that I discovered while doing inventory. They are scattered throughout the store.

I have also added a new page to the store for Patterned Paper Add-Ons. Most of these are extras from previous kits, but many of them were not previously for sale on the website. There are a ton of them -and they are priced to sell!

Keep in mind that quantities are limited since this is a clearance sale.

Be sure to join us over at
Two Spotted Dogs and check all this fun-ness out!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Just For Fun ~ Super Cute Home Decor Ideas

Just wanted to share some WAY fun Home Decor Projects I came across in a recent Scrapbooks, Etc. Newsletter. Definitely would like to do these some day...

Pop-Art Palette ~ design by Beverly Rivers

With a little paint and some foam-core board, nine fun cards form a spiffy piece of artwork. Start by painting a 22” square on your wall in a color that contrasts with your existing wall color. Use adhesive spray to mount your cards onto same-size pieces of foam-core board. Attach the squares to the painted square with double-sided carpet tape, and voila!—an Andy Warhol-like look without the price.

Who’s Got the Button? ~ design by Tonya Prawitt

Do you have more buttons that you know what to do with? Add some punch to a plain lampshade by gluing a handful of your favorites in various sizes and colors for a whimsical look. For a more sophisticated approach, try pearl or metallic buttons with a vintage feel.

Reflecting Beauty ~ design by Erin Terrell

Start your day with an affirmation done up in high style. All it takes is a mirror and rub-ons. The only rules are to start with a clean surface and draw light lines with a crayon-tip pencil to ensure straight placement. Work backward from the end of each line for perfect spacing. A razor blade will make quick work of erasing your lines or any errant rub-ons.

Aren't these the CUTEST projects?!?! Love them all!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

So Very Lucky Layout

Another layout from my Scrap Frenzy Weekend. I still can't believe how much I got done this weekend. Having the house to yourself is AWESOME for the scrappiness!! Plus, I got all caught up on all the fun blog challenges that I play along with!!

For this layout, I used Sketch #8 from the Inspired Blueprints Site. I think I'm officially hooked on sketches. Actually, I have been for some time. They really are great for jump-starting your creativity.

Truly, Madly, Deeply Card

I can tell that LOVE IS IN THE AIR!!

I've had so much fun working on lots of Valentine's projects this past weekend.

Here's another card made using some scraps, just wanted to share. :o)

Love Coupon Card

Not sure if you've been following the blogs, it's CHA time ya know... but I came across these fun, FREE, PRINTABLE LOVE COUPONS from the Shabby Chic Crafts Blog. I just HAD to use them on something. I pulled out my Two Spotted Dogs LOVE LETTERS Mid-Month Kit and went to town!!

I made dear hubby a fun, little Valentine Card with 6 of these coupons inside.

Thanks for looking, and thanks to Shabby Chic Crafts for these fun coupons!!

Our Getaway Layout ~ Sketches by Scrapiopath #35

Just sharing the layout I made using this week's
Sketch #35 from the Sketches by Scrapiopath Blog. Be sure to check out the blog... lots of fun sketches and even more inspiration from the Design Team!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Card ~ Card-a-Licious #11

Had lots of fun with this week's challenge. Challenge #11 from the Card-a-Licious Blog was to use a journaling card/tag and the colors orange & green. Be sure to visit their blog and see all the awesome cards!!

Picture Day '08 ~ Sketches! {by Tamara}
Layout Sketch #80

When I got this week's Sketch #80 for the Sketches! {by Tamara} Blog, I thought OH MY GOODNESS... a 2-pager?!?!?! ACCKKKK!!! I'm way intimidated by 2-pagers, always have been.

I bowed down to the intimidation and opted to use one side of the sketch only. I was WAY happy to have gotten so many pics on this page, fun stuff. Be sure to check out the other takes on the sketch, awesome work!!

OH, and Tamara's having a Layout Design Team Call too!!! All the information is posted on the blog!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Valentine Card Fun

I dove into my Two Spotted Dogs January LOVE LETTERS Mid-Month Kit scraps to create these quick, fun Valentine cards. Just had to share them!!

Girlfriends Layout

Had lots of fun with this one last night. I used more goodies from my January Mama Mia Kit from Two Spotted Dogs. Lots of scrappiness going on around my house this weekend!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Got To Be Me Layout

Another fun one from last night, made using Sketch #3 from the 52 Sketches, 52 Weeks Site. Used lots of scraps from my stash on this one, always love that!!

You all should check out the new 52 Sketches Site... it totally ROCKS!! Julie has outdone herself in setting up a fun community, gallery and more over there!!

Miss Thang Layout

I can't believe I stayed up until almost 2am scrapping last night, I was having some CRAZY fun!! Also chatted the night away with my good buddy Wendi, and that's always fun!!

Made this layout using the January 1st Sketch from the Black Magic Sketches Blog. I even remembered to use the 3 colors... Turquoise, Pink & White with Black as the background, of course... and the technique, which was rub-ons. The pic is of one of my best bud's daughter, she is such a cutie-patootie!!

More to come from my scrapping frenzy Friday!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Say Cheese Layout

More Friday Night Scrappy Fun!! Just love these nights where I have the house to myself. Just me, the dog and the two cats. Ahhhhh...

I made this layout using some fun GCD Studios papers from the Whoop De Doo line. Just love the texture of them.

I also used the January 15th Sketch from the Black Magic Sketches Blog. And get this, I totally gelled on using the three colors and the technique. UGH... oh well, here it is anyway. LOVED the sketch!!

Close-up photo of details. Really love when others post these pics, so I thought I would give them a try...

You Melt My Heart Layout

Made this layout using Sketch #71 from the Stuck?! Sketches Blog. Had lots of fun using up some scraps for all the strips!!

Made using my January Love Letters Mid-Month Kit from Two Spotted Dogs... super fun kit, you should check it out!!

Some Cute Flicks & Friday Scrapping Fun

I've had so much fun today scrapping my little heart out today and watching some good chick flicks that I've never seen before.

First one is "Why Did I Get Married?"... have you seen it?? A really cute flick!!

Synopsis: In this big-screen adaptation of Tyler Perry's stage hit, eight married college friends gather for a weeklong reunion in the snowy mountains of Colorado. But a startling revelation of infidelity sets off a chain reaction of soul searching.

Next was "Just Friends"... a super cute movie!!

Synoposis: The romantic comedy Just Friends stars Ryan Reynolds as a former high school geek turned trendy Los Angeles music executive. When he gets stranded in his New Jersey home town due to bad weather with a superstar singer he is trying to sign, he finds himself reunited with his high school crush and discovers she is his true love.

Okay... now for the scrappiness... I have been having LOADS of fun with my January Love Letters Mid-Month Kit from Two Spotted Dogs. Some super cute papers and awesome embellishment mix!!

Several of the projects I've completed today I can't share yet and am so bummed about that. BUT, they are for some Valentine fun that we are cooking up at Two Spotted Dogs... so stay tuned!! :o)

My Next Read

THREE POSTS in one day?!?!?! DANG, I'm on a roll, hehe!!

Since I've finished Ricochet, which was a FABULOUS read... I chose to stick with Sandra Brown and am starting "Play Dirty". Just LOVE all of her books!!

Product Description

After five long years in federal prison, Griff Burkett is a free man. But the disgraced Cowboys quarterback can never return to life as he knew it before he was caught cheating.Foster Speakman and his wife Laura lived a charmed life before fate denied them the one thing they wanted most -- a child. Fresh out of prison and out of prospects, Griff agrees to do a job for the Speakmans that demands secrecy. But he soon finds himself once again in the spotlight of suspicion when an unsolved murder comes back to haunt him. While safeguarding his new enterprise, Griff must also protect those around him, especially Laura Speakman. Griff stands to gain the highest payoff he could ever imagine, but cashing in on it will require him to forfeit his only chance for redemption...and love.

So... has anyone read it?? If so, let me know what you thought!!
Pretty Flowers Layout

Here's a layout I made this week using more of my January Mama Mia Kit goodies from Two Spotted Dogs. Just LOVE, LOVE these Crate papers... great patterns and the texture is just awesome!!

This layout was made for two different blog challenges... First I used Sketch #70 from the Stuck?! Sketches Blog... another FAB sketch and awesome examples posted!!

Second, I came across a new (to me) challenge blog ~ Team Groovie Challenge Blog ~ super fun stuff!!! Just had to give the January Challenge a try... to use a "calendar stamp image, die-cut, or sheer on your layout". Definitely will be doing this more as I have tons of these items!!

There will hopefully be lots more to come from me this weekend. I worked four 10's this week, so have a 3-day weekend with no big plans other than scrapping. YAY ME!!!

Thanks so much for looking!!
For You Card ~ Card-a-Licious Challenge #10

Had fun with this card last night. I made it for Challenge #10 over at the Card-a-Licious Blog. Just love their fun card challenges, and the Design Team absolutely ROCKS!! Check it out!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

So, who's a LOST Fan!?!?!?!

I cannot WAIT for tomorrow night, WOO-HOO, LOST is back!!! I've been so excited for this day, it seems like forever since it was last on. I even watched the last episode that aired to refresh my memory. It's gonna be a GOOD season from what I've been reading!!

Found a REALLY good Promo for the New Season check it out!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Snow Fun ~ Sketches! [by Tamara} Sketch#79

There's another fabulously, fun sketch by Tamara this week people... Sketch# 79 went live this morning and boy oh boy the Design Team made some great pages from it!!

Here's what I came up with...finally decided to scrap these super cute pics of my parents playing in the snow we had recently.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Recent Reading and Viewing Pleasures

We watch a lot of movies... well hubby does, and I halfway pay attention while I scrap. And I'm a BIG TIME bookworm... so I thought it would be fun to post randomly about different books and movies that I've enjoyed. Whatcha think?!?!

Just finished reading Ricochet by Sandra Brown... LOVED IT!! VERY good read!!
Synopsis: When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows that discretion and kid-glove treatment are the keys to staying in the judge's good graces and keeping his job. At first glance, the case appears open-and-shut: Elise, the judge's trophy wife, interrupted a burglary in progress and killed the intruder in self-defense. But Duncan is immediately suspicious of Elise's innocent act. His gut feeling is that her account of the shooting is only partially true--and it's the parts she's leaving out that bother him. Duncan investigates further and quickly finds his career, as well as his integrity, in jeopardy--because he can't deny his increasing attraction to Elise Laird, even if she is a married woman, a proven liar, and a murder suspect.--From publisher description.

I do love a good scary movie and this was a good one!! Pretty dang creepy!!!

Plot: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

And... I can't WAIT until LOST starts back up on Wednesday night, WOO-HOO!!! I am HOOKED on this show!!! Who's with me??

Oh, and if you happen to have any good book or movie recommendations, please comment away and let me know!!
You & Me Layout

Made this one this afternoon using Sketch #2 from the 52 Sketches, 52 Weeks Site, super fun one!! I also finally got to use some of the Crate Paper Lemon Grass products, LOVE THEM!! The colors are WAY to cool!!

This one also counts towards Recipe Challenge # 31 from the Sketches! {by Tamara} Blog... to use 3 strips of paper, distressed edges (I tore my edges) and a tag.

For You Card ~ Card-a-Licious Challenge #9

Had lots of fun with Challenge #9 from the Card-a-Licious Blog. Just love their challenges and was super excited to see that they were back after their Holiday break!!

I used some scraps from my January Monsters Kit from Two Spotted Dogs, just love all the bright, fun patterns of these papers!!

The challenge was to create a For You card and use alphabet stickers and the color green. I just love these Glitter Cardstock Alpha Stickers from Doodlebug Designs!!

Little Munchkins Layout

Nathalia over at Two Spotted Dogs posted a super fun challenge recently... to use primary colors on a layout. I dove into my January Monsters in My Closet Kit last night and went to town!!

This is such an old picture of the kiddos, they are so cute!! This is back when they were sweet, hehe!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

I was THRILLED to receive this lovely award again, this time from my good buddy Bethy from over at Scraps-N-Such. Just love that message board, and all the ladies there are just great!!

The rules of the Kreativ Blogger award:

1) The winner may put the logo on their blog. (Copy image to your computer)

2) Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3) Nominate 5 blogs.

4) Provide links to their blogs.

5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blog letting them know you have nominated them.

Here are my five blog choices (this is always the hard part as I visit LOTS of blogs)... Wendi, Nathalia, Pam, Sandie, and Sarah.

Thanks so much Bethy for the awesome award!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Christmas Hats Layout ~ Sketches by Scrapiopath #33

Hey there my fellow blog readers!! Just wanted to share the layout I made using Sketch #33 from the Sketches by Scrapiopath Blog. Jessica's sketches are SO COOL!!

I had fun with this sketch, after I got past the intimidation of the circle photos, hehe. I chose to use regular photos and then ran with it!!

Be sure to check out the blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did... YOWZA!! They rocked it BIG TIME!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Toy Layout

Another page using my Monsters in My Closet Kit from Two Spotted Dogs... just love me some bright colors!!

This page was made using Sketch #69 from the Stuck?! Sketches Blog. So much inspiration going on over there!!

You Are You-nique Layout

Had lots of fun with my January Monsters in My Closet Kit from Two Spotted Dogs this weekend. So glad to be back to scrapping!!

For this layout, I chose one of the awesome January PageMaps, just LOVE Becky's sketches and look forward to them every month!!

Love Birds Layout

I dug into my January Mama Mia Kit from Two Spotted Dogs over the weekend, and OMG, this kit is to die for!! LOVE the Crate Paper Mia line, and Diane put together some AWESOME embellishments to go with them. Super fun kit!!

This page was made using Sketch #116 from the Pencil Lines Blog, and also for a Naked Chipboard Challenge that was posted over the weekend at Two Spotted Dogs. When I first read the challenge, I almost FREAKED. Naked Chipboard??? We were allowed to ink the edges though, so I went ahead and attempted the challenge. This is what I came up with.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sketches! {by Tamara} Layout Sketch #78

Had lots of fun with this week's Layout Sketch #78 from the Sketches! {by Tamara} Blog. Just love her sketches!!

This week's was a 6 x 12 which I LOVE, but when I sat down to do it, I chose to make it an 8-1/2 x 11 since it worked better for my smaller photos.

Be sure to visit the blog and check out the rest of the AWESOME Design Team's layouts, major eye candy!!!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Remember Card & The Good Stuff Card ~
Caardvarks Challenge

These two cards were made for the current Caardvarks Blog Challenge, using a super cute CardMaps sketch from the PageMaps site. Used up lots of fun scraps from a previous Two Spotted Dogs kit too.

I'm looking WAY forward to getting home after work this afternoon and getting my scrappy weekend going. The holidays were so busy, I hardly had time to scrap. Now that they are over, time to get back to it, WOO-HOO!! :o)

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