Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Finishing up...

Merry Christmas! Santa just left our house *smile* and before I go to sleep, I wanted to finish up the year with a few more projects! 

Celebrate the 4th
Frosted Designs: 12th Day of Christmas - 12 brads
Scrapfit#82 sketch:
(I rotated the sketch to the left) 

Top 5 Things
Scrapbook Steals - Sketch challenge:
(I flipped the sketch left to right)
1. Jillibean paper
2.Crate Paper tab
3. The Girl Paperie word stickers
4. Prima flowers
5. Zva bling
6. Doodlebug twine
7. Echo Park photo corners
8. K & Co. paper ribbon

Thank You Card  
(I flipped it upside down) 
Frosted Designs 12th Day of Christmas: 3rd day=3 mists/inks/paints.
 I used paint on the edges, misted the yellow flower and the aqua flower.

I think that is it for 2012!  Enjoy your Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year! See you in 2013! :) 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Page Drafts Christmas Cheer Sketches!

Hello!!  Christmas is right around the corner and Page Drafts  has released some wonderful Christmas themed sketches up on their blog!  These sketches are great for those Holiday photos!!!  I was lucky enough to join in with other very talented designers and created a couple of samples for the sketches.  Here are my layouts and the sketches:

and here is my layout:
I also submitted this layout to Red Carpet Studios "The Santa Claus" Inspired Challenge. I used Simple Stories Collection for this layout.

Here is another fantastic sketch from Page Drafts:

and my layout:
I am submitting this layout to GoFish Challenges - Anything Goes Challenge.  I used MME All is Bright Collection. One of my favorite Holiday collection this year!

Aren't these sketches awesome!!!  Check out Page Drafts for more YUMMY sketches and some awesome inspiration!!!

Happy Scrappin' and have a safe and Merry Christmas!!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

More to Share...

I just love when I find the perfect paper collection for my photos!!  And I did with BasicGrey's Paper Cottage Collection!  Check out this layout I did with the collection:

I created this layout for the sketch challenge over at Artful Delight. Here's the sketch:

I added layers for the Scrapbook Steals Monday Craft Madness "layering" challenge and also clustered my embellishments and stitching for the Back Porch Memories "All About the Details" challenge.   Last but not least, I added 9 silver pearls all around my layout for the 12 Days of Christmas challenge over at Frosted Designs.  I have to say... I love how it turned out! :) 

This next layout I created for If It's Groovy.  Since it's the cold time of the year and I am rushing around trying to get ready for the holidays, I wanted to remember when I was on vacation relaxing in the sun sippin' the good stuff! LOL  

The sketch is by Laura Whitaker for ScrapMuch:

And Lastly,  I am sooo excited to announce that I will be the Guest Designer over at Back Porch Memories in January! :)  I am super excited!!  Here is the Layout I created for their Guest Designer challenge:

and here is the sketch:

Make sure you come back and visit my blog through January to check out what I create with their January Kit! :)

That's it for now! :)  Check back in a few days for more inspiration! :) 


Saturday, December 15, 2012

2 Cards and a Layout! :)

I had some free time yesterday and was able to complete some projects! :)

First, let me give props to Brenda Ragsdale for encouraging me to create this layout. lol :) These photos were taken from my phone and sent to her as a joke.  She gave me the idea to scrap them and call the layout "Wiggin' Out".  She also found the perfect sketch for it too!!!   So Thank you Brenda!!! :)
I used 3 Bugs in a Rug collection that I got from the Scrap-Room for winning a sketch challenge. Thank you Scrap-Room!!! :)

I used a sketch from Citrus Twist:
and added 6 pieces of wash tape for Frosted Designs #6 Day of Christmas Challenge.  I also submitted to the Multi-photo layout Challenge over at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.

Next, I created two Christmas cards:

I used Mojo Monday's sketch for this layout.  I flipped it upside down.
  I added 5 gold pearls in the center of my flower for Frosted Designs #5 Day of Christmas challenge.

(sketch from Mojo Monday)

And lastly, I added 7 snowflakes to this card for Frosted Designs #7 Day of Christmas challenge.

Thanks it for now. :)

Happy Scrappin!

Our Tree 2012

Oh.... it's beginning to feel alot like Christmas!!!  One thing our family loves to do at the beginning of December is decorating our the tree and our house while listening to our favorite Christmas music!  So here is a layout showcasing our tree!


Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Authentique & Page Maps Together

I couldn't wait to get my Authentique Original Collection in the mail (Thank You Paper Secrets!) because I couldn't wait to start on Authentique's color combo. The paper with the pockets was perfect for the sketch challenge from Page Maps!  So here's what I came up with:

I am also submitted my layout to:

 Anything Goes Challenge

Check out these blogs for more information on their challenges! 

Happy Scrappin'!

Step into Christmas!

Am I glad that Jillibean Soup came out with a Christmas collection with the color PINK in it!!! YES!!!!  My daughter is forever wearing PINK and to find the right Christmas collection can be tough!     I couldn't wait to try it out  Winter Tortellini collection ! :)  Here's my layout:

I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme sketch#95:

I also submitted this layout to the following challenges:

Scrap With a Song: "Step into Christmas" by Elton John
Frosted Design: 4th day of Christmas Challenge (4 Patterned Papers)
Child's Play: Night Before Christmas Challenge
Scrapping Everyday Memories: Joy to The World Challenge with Twist (to use sparkle. I used bling)
Go Fish Challenges: 30th Challenge - Holiday Projects

Check out these awesome blog challenges above for more information!!!

Happy Scrappin'! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Card

Just sharing a Christmas card that I made today!! 
I used a sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp:
Sketch Challenge #135

I also added faux stitching for challenge #199 over at Thecraftypad.blogspot.com  and 

Also, don't forget about the NOEL challenge my friends and I are hosting this month! 5 ways to win with 1 layout!!! Check out the details HERE!!! 

Happy Scrappin'!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

In Love

I am really excited about this layout because I designed my own background paper! WooHoo!!! If it's Groovy challenged me to do it, and it was out of my comfort zone and I did it!!

I used textured paint with a stencil to create the bricks, I also used 3 different mists (light brown, black and pink), and washi tape to create my background paper.   The rest of the layout I incorporated ALOT of my favorite products - Prima product, doilies, Thickers, bling and fussy cutting. 

Happy Scrappin'! 

Time Flys....

I have been wanting to scrap these photos of my daughter's 13th birthday since June!!!

I finally got around to it using this awesome sketch from Page Drafts:

I was also inspired to use a bird from Frosted Designs 1st Day of Christmas challenge and adding a clock for Scrap it Girl's Tick Tock I Used a Clock challenge.  I used bling for Funtoolas bling challenge. I also used BasicGreys' Serendipity Collection for the Paper Issues 50 Shades of Basic Grey challenge.

Happy Scrappin'! 

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Hello Scrappers! Paper Secrets has an awesome color challenge going on right now!!!

The challenge is to create any project (card, layout, altered art, etc) with this color combo to be entered to win a $10 GC to Paper Secrets Shop! The challenge is due December 14th!!!  Click HERE for details! 

Here is my layout:

Happy Scrappin'!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Challenge and Winner Announced!!!

December is here already!! Can you believe it!!! 
 This month we decided to do something different.  In the holiday spirits, we decided to base our challenge around the word:

As you know, I joined forces with 3 of my scrap buddies (Brenda, Kristi and Kerys) to give you not one... but 5 chances to win a prize with 1 layout!

So here's how it works:

Each one of us has taken a letter from NOEL as inspiration for their challenge. I have "E" so my challenge to you is 
to create a traditional layout using at least 5+ EYELETS! 

Here's my layout:
RULES (to be entered into drawing):

  • You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
  • Your traditional (no digital please) layout must be NEW as of DEC. 1, 2012
  • You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by DEC. 30th, 2012 11:59 pm (PST)

One lucky winner will win this prize:
6x6 pack of Cosmo Cricket Paper Jane, Kaiser Craft Pearls, and American Crafts Rose Trim

 Like I stated above, each one of us picked a letter from NOEL for their challenge.  Here are the other challenges:

     NScrappin Happy (Kerys) use a number in the title.
     O -Kristi B's -  use something Oval. 
     E - My challenge!! use at least 5+ Eyelets. 
     L GCC (Brenda) - use line paper and /or with a list. 

 Each one of us (Brenda, Kristi, Kerys and I) will be providing a prize for the winner on our individual blog AND there will be a BONUS PRIZE, so that is a chance to win (5) different prizes each month!!

The winner of this month's BONUS prize will be awarded a $20 gift certificate to winner's choice of Michaels, JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby OR their choice of any online papercrafting store.

Congratulations to the 

November Stash Challenge winner: Charity Becker! 
Please email me your address at Rochellespears@gmail.com

Bonus Challenge winner: Kathryn Hanson!
Please email your address to Kristi at mekristib@gmail.com
You have until Dec. 15th to claim your prize.

Congratulations to both!!  Thank you to all who played along this month and hope to see you in 2013!! :)  Happy Scrapping! :)