Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Non-Productive Weekend????

Why is it that when I scrapbook at home, I can pound out page layouts pretty quickly, usually able to create at least three layouts in an evening, and when I go away for the weekend, I seem to be in a non-productive mode? Maybe because when I'm at home I have nothing to compare my work to, so whatever it is, it is. When I get with my friends, I'm distracted by what they are doing and I never seem to think my work is up to par. I was scrapbooking all weekend, beginning Friday morning at 10:00am until Sunday at around 1:00pm, and guess how many layouts I completed? I have to say, this was the most unproductive scrapbooking weekend that I can ever remember. I completed a whopping 7 layouts. Yep, you heard me right! Of course, I guess I have to compare my being home alone in my scrapbook room, to being out with amazing friends, that keep me laughing all weekend. I would have had just as much fun not scrapbooking and just hanging out with the girls. I think what may also help next time is to to keep the Bailey's Irish Cream and laptop at home! that will happen!!

Here is a sample of what I did;

Love me some American Crafts!

I mixed Theresa Collins and Adornit for this layout of Kelly.

And, of course, Cosmo is always great to work with!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bella Inspiration

Did I ever tell you how much I LOVE Bella Blvd??? I absolutely love how versatile all the lines are. I love mixing and matching lines and I couldn't be happier that Stephanie added double sided paper to the collections!

I thought I'd share a few recent layouts I made!
I used Man of the House for this layout of Nicholas playing in the snow, and the snowman was made from the flip side of the Bits a those big circles! (And thanks, Cheryl, for the snowflakes)!

This layout of the kids at one of the daycare campouts, was made with a combination of the Honey, I'm Home line and Camped Out line.

And here is a layout I did for my sweet friend, Morgan. It's of her and her grandpa, using the Man of the house line.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A New Toy!

A couple months back, my desktop crashed. I went to turn it on one day, and nothing. It wouldn't even go on. Luckily, my friends' husband was ale to retrieve all my "stuff" off of it. So, I was left with my laptop. My poor laptop was getting tired and a couple days ago I opened an email that had a virus in it. So, now my laptop was pretty much fried too. So, after doing a little shopping, my friend, Penny, showed me an email she received from Dell, and I was able to personalize a laptop any way I it out! I just love my little toy, almost as much as I love looking at those big pink polka dots!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Getting "Lost" in scrapbooking!

Alyssa started her new job last week! She's not used to being on her feet for hours on end, and when she gets home, she said it feels like her feet are on fire. So, since we had the night filled with catching up on the shows we watch and scrapbooking, there was only one thing to do. Nothing will keep her away from scrapbooking...hence, the photo below. Sorry about the lighting, but I didn't have time to change the setting on the camera if I wanted this quick, candid shot.

I have learned that trying to scrapbook while watching shows like "Lost", are next to impossible. So, one lone layout is all I completed :( This was taken of Ean, Rebecca, and Evan last Christmas. I used the We R Merry and Bright Christmas line.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Congratulations TeenaBugg38!!!

Congratulations, Tina! You are the winner of my handmade "Bella" gift card holders! Please email me your address at so I can get them right out to you. Thanks for "crawling"!

Thanks to everyone that participated in the blogcrawl and a special thanks to everyone that left such wonderful comments bout my gift cards. I had such a good time reading them all! It was a huge success and such a blast!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

It's Finally Here!!!!!

Finally, what we've all been waiting for!! Tons of hand-made giveaways by over 50 designers of Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup and Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker!

How would you like to win Bella beautiful-ness worth $50?! It's Bella's brand new CHA winter products! For a chance to win Bella Blvd's giveaway, leave a comment over at Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker blog. Nikki will choose the winner on Sunday night and you will find the winner announced on Bella's blog Monday morning.Then are you ready to Blog Crawl?!

Here are the details:The Crawl is a "free-style" crawl, meaning there is no correct order to hop from blog to blog. We have all the Bella Blvd Artistas participating in the Handmade Craft Giveaways listed below. Each one of us has a unique, one-of-a-kind handmade craft to give away. From frames and cards to party favors and gifts, they were all made with Bella products!Each company will also be giving away large prizes retailing at $50.00!!!! Simply hop on over to all the company and designer blogs, leave a comment regarding their giveaways, and hopefully, win!!! I know there are many participants, but remember, you have all weekend to hop! Winners will be announced Monday, so don't forget to check back and see if you are the lucky winner!

Check out my's a collection of eight gift card holders (cash not included) using several Bella Blvd. lines. Leave a comment to win them all! Internationals are welcome to join in!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


It's gonna be fantastic!!!! You don't want to miss the chance to win free product and giveaways from over 50 designers and product giveaways from Bella, Jillibean, and Nikki Sivils! Come back tomorrow to see what I'm giving away!

Monday, March 1, 2010

A few Sneak Peeks!

Here's another reminder for you to get ready for the fantastic Blog Crawl between Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup, and Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker beginning this Friday.

Here are a few sneak peeks of what I will be giving away during the blog crawl. I can't wait to show you everything. Stop back this weekend and check it out to win!