Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sketch #4 reveal @ Sketchalicious

Another beautiful and inspiring sketch from Lara at Sketchalicious! Sketch #4 does not disappoint :)
And here's my interpretation: I've been waiting for an opportunity to use Fancy Pants "Rusted Sun", the colors are so rich and lovely! The rustic feel seemed right for a photo I took this past summer during our vacation, actually one of the many photos LOL, of buffalo in Yellowstone National Park. Those big beastly animals are rather majestic in their own way, and their little orange calves are almost cute! Overall, the buffalo make quite an impression. Who knows if I'll ever see one again outside a zoo, so I definitely had to make room for them in our vacation scrapbook.

I used lots of Petaloo flowers (Embossed Velvet, Candies, and Dazzlers), distressed with T.H. Inks and Distress Stickles, added few rub-ons, and cut apart a transparency frame to use as a little extra matting. The border punch is a lattice, and was perfect for some lacing. I used a lighter colored fiber for a subtle effect.
Head on over to the Sketchalicious blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did with this sketch! And if you are so inclined, create your own interpretation and upload it there. You could be our next guest designer :)
Have a great weekend, happy scrapping!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall Offerings

Did anyone besides me miss out on Basic Grey's gorgeous Fall 2009 line, "Ambrosia"? Well, here's your chance to get it, at well below the manufacturer's suggested retail price. This will include the collection pack (1-each of 18 papers, 1 alpha stickers, 1 sticker elements), a package of Chip Sticker Shapes, a package of Brads, and one sheet of Sticker Mini-Monograms. I have 5 sets left. Send me an email ( and I will get an invoice to you via PayPal ASAP! (Extra shipping will apply for international purchasers.)

I have a couple of extras available from this line:

Extra sheet Sticker Mini-Monogram -- $1.95 ea (still 35% off MSRP)
Striped Paper "Tangy" -- $.45 ea (35% off MSRP)

I also have, from Basic Grey's new line of "Basics", some Micro-Mini-Monogram stickers in black that will compliment "Ambrosia" very nicely. I'd be happy to add it to your shipment for an extra $2.

Just let me know in your initial email to me if you want anything extra.

I can't wait to start crafting with these beautiful fall papers. Even though they aren't "new" this year, they are new to me!! Happy scrapping!

Friday, September 10, 2010

CROP starts today!! FH2S, a faith-based scrapbooking website. It's free to join and free to crop! Just register for the message board and you're in! The challenges are always original and fun, and there are some awesome prizes up for grabs, check out the details at

Happy Scrapping!

Sketchalicious Sketch #3

Sketch #3 has been revealed today at Sketchalicious! Here's the sketch:
And here's my take on it: I've been dying to use these Echo Park papers for nearly a month! I added some Prima flowers, hand-cut leaves, and cut flourishes and part of the title with my Cricut.

The journaling...... which wasn't in the sketch but I absolutely had to tell a little of the story behind these photos!
I usually add a little hand-stitching to my layouts... this time I used stitching to accent the clouds that I cut from a piece of patterned paper. Then I adhered the clouds with dimensional adhesive for some extra definition.
Go check out what the rest of the Design Team has done with this sketch at the Sketchalicious blog. Can you say WOW? What will your interpretation of this sketch be? We want to see! Link it to this post and you will have a chance to be a guest designer for Sketchalicious!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Amy's Bits & Pieces: Flowers Flowers Flowers!!

Many of you know by now that I have been purging my stash, in a big way. My feeling with flowers has always been that there's no way I can have too many.... well I was wrong, as evidenced by drawers in my scrap-space overflowing with them. I can and DO have too many, so many in fact that half the time I can't find what I'm looking for. Plus there's always cool new ways to make your own, as well as all the beautiful new designs they keep bringing into the stores! What's a girl to do to make room for the new? Something that I think us scrappers do best, and that is share the wealth :) Pictured below are all the flowers I've decided that I can do without... and let me tell you, this was not easy. I kept taking some out thinking "surely I'll use these... and these.... and definitely these..." Finally I just threw them all back on the pile, took the photo and got this posted before I could change my mind! Manufacturers include Petaloo, Prima, Bella Blvd., American Crafts, Kaisercraft, Bazzil, and so many more. I didn't count them, but I know there's well over a hundred flowers shown here! I'm even going to throw in a few of my own handmade flowers. If you'd like a chance to welcome these to your own stash, simply leave a comment on this post and follow my blog if you don't already. This giveaway will end with a random winner drawn on October 1st. Good luck :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BetterScrap Challenge #5

Have you been to BetterScrap yet? It's actually Better Living Through Scrapbooking, a great new challenge site that really gets your creativity going!

From the options given for this challenge, I chose my inspirational quote, used a 5x7 photo, and put my title on a curve:
I LOVE the Petaloo flowers! They are actually made from felt, so pretty! And all the papers are My Mind's Eye, Penny Lane.
I've had these Thickers forever and I thought I'd never use them!! Love when I use up some old stash :)
Thanks for looking! If you haven't been over to BetterScrap yet, you should go check it out!!

Winner Winner Winner!!

I am so excited!! Using I generated a number between 2 and 22 and the lucky number is 10! You'll be the lucky recipient of twenty packages of rub-ons :)

Angie said...
Holy cow! awesome giveaway! They look so much fun, thanks for the chance to win!
August 11, 2010 10:27 AM

Angie, send me an email ( with your mailing address and then start watching your mailbox! Congrats!

For everyone else, never fear.... another giveaway will be up by next week and this month's theme is Flowers :)