Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bye Bye 2013, Hello 2014!

2013 has been a very wonderful scrappy year for me! Here are a few of my unforgettable scrappy moments of 2013:

~ I was on my first manufacturer Design Team - GCD Studios
~ I became co-owner of a challenge blog with one of my besties, Brenda R. - Scrap Our Stash

~ I was published in a printed magazine - Scrapbook & Cards.

~ I was published a couple of times in an online magazine - Life. Paper. Scrapbook.
~ I have been fortunate to design for not one, but two of my favorite Kit clubs - Back Porch Memories and The ScrapRoom
~ I went to CHA not once, but TWICE this year! :) - Thank you Paper Secrets
~ My dream home was built & my new neighbor is a passionate crafter like me! - Lisa

~ I went to TWO Sistah's Scrappin' Retreats - Thank you Patricia 
~ Lastly, I have met some very awesome crafters this past year and I wish I could name them all here but I am afraid I will miss someone and I don't want to do that.  I am so thankful and blessed to have such wonderful inspiration surrounding me! :) 

So I will leave 2013 with my last blog post featuring Linnie Blooms Canvas Blank that I altered:

This is a 5"x12” canvas blank I altered with Gelatos.  I also used Linnie Blooms Canvas Stars and tired something different. I used Rangers embossing powder to embossed the stars and I really like how the texture came out!  

To all of my scrap friends and faithful followers, thank you for your support and I wish you all a very safe and happy New Year! 

Love, Peace and Scrap! :) 

Friday, December 27, 2013

"Beautiful Life" Layout

Hey Crafters! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I can't believe the year is almost over! I do a couple more posts todo before I tuck 2013 away! :)   

Today, I am sharing with you my layout I did for Scrap Our Stash sketch with stash challenge.  You can see the original challenge information HERE.

Here is my layout:

The sketch is from Sketch N Scrap.  Scrap Our Stash is teaming up with them this month! The SOS challenge is to use 2 different border punches and 1 other punch.  I used the scallop border punch under the pink paper and another smaller scallop/lace border punch on the top of the green and white stripped paper.  My "other" punch is a small heart punch I used with blue paper.  They are located at the bottom of the banner and next to "smile".  The collection is by Cosmo Cricket that I received in July 2013 The Scrap Room Kit.

Here is the Sketch:

That's it for today! See you again before we say goodbye to 2013! :) 

Until then, Happy Scrappin'! 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Linnie Blooms Canvas Projects

Hello Crafters! 
Today I have two projects I would like to share with you from Linnie Blooms Canvas Pieces. 
For my first project I used Linnie Bloom’s Canvas Long Blank, Sunflowers, and Leaves. 
Here is a close up on the Sunflowers and leaves.

My second project is Canvas Flourish Pocket and a Canvas Owl from Linnie Blooms.  
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with this pocket, but I definitely knew I was going to give it away as a present.  It’s perfect for adding a gift card or money into the pocket along with a tag.  

Here's a couple of close ups:

I always have so much fun creating with Linnie Blooms Canvas pieces! I hope these projects have inspired you to give it a try!  You can check out Linnie Blooms store HERE.

For more information about how I altered the canvas pieces, please visit the Linnie Blooms Blog today!

Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Back Porch Memories December Kit Reveals

Hey Crafters!  Did you see Back Porch Memories December kits yet? If not, here it is:

Solo Kit:

Medley Kit:

I had the chance to design with the Solo kit.  Here are my layouts and a card:


For more information on these kits please visit the Back Porch Memories website HERE

Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Layout - "Love One Another" Word Art Challenge @ Scrap Our Stash

Hey! I just wanted to share my layout I did for Scrap Our Stash December Stash Challenge.

The Challenge was to use a word phrase from this work art as the title of our layout:

Also we needed to add 4+ photo corners from our stash.

Here is my layout:
I used the phrase "Love One Another" from the Word Art as my title.  I used my chipboard photo corners as chervons on the left and right side of page.  I used paper and an treat bag from a Scrap-Room kit, along with a doily, Prima flowers & light bulb, Maya Road Ribbon (made into a flower) and chipboard, Making Memories photos corners, Hiedi Swapp polaroid frame and Linnie Blooms canvas pieces (arrow and leaves). 

For more information on this Word Art challenge, click HERE.  You still have until the end of the month to upload your layout to the side bar.  

Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, December 6, 2013

December The ScrapRoom Kit & Reveals

Hey Crafters!!  Do you like kit clubs as much has I do? Check out The ScrapRoom's December Flavors of the month kit:
Websters Pages "It's Chirstmas"
Simple Stories "December Documented"
Bella Blvd "Chirstmas Countdown"
Teresa Collin's "Stanta's List"

To see more about this kit and another kits go to

 Here's my reveals:

Double Page Layout:


Thursday, December 5, 2013

"Look… No Hands" LO For Paper Secrets

Hello!  Paper Secrets has an awesome sketch challenge going on right now! go check it out!!  

Here's the sketch:
The twist was to add Metal to your layout.

and here is my layout:
I used Jillibean Macho Nacho Soup Collection that I purchased from Paper Secrets Store.  The metal I used are the metal ring tags. 
Head over to Paper Secrets and get your layout uploaded!!

Happy Scrappin'!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Scrappy Friends Challenge

WOW!!  December already!! Can you believe that?  2013 is almost over! So for my last blog challenge of 2013 I decided to make it 2013 related.  :) 

Before I tell you my challenge, I wanted to remind you that my Scrap Friends and I get together monthly and give you all an individual challenge and a group bonus challenge for 4 chances to win with just 1 layout!  Woohoo!
December Challenge – 2013 Songs

Your challenge this month is to pick a song that was released in 2013 and use the title and/or lyrics on your layout.  Please remember when you post on your blog to name the same you chose. 
Here's a list of the top 100 2013 songs

RULES (to be entered into drawing):
• Create a new layout (one entry only) following the criteria above
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• Traditional layouts only (no digital please) 
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by December 29th 11:59 pm (PST) 
• Please add a link back to this challenge post when posting your layout on blog/galleries etc. 

Here's my layout:
The lyrics "You light up My World" is from the song from One Direction "What makes you Beautiful".  I used Papers from MME Cut and Paste from the Scrap-Room kit.  I also use a chipboard polariod frame from Creative Embellishments.

And here is the prize I will be giving away:

Here are the other two SCRAPPY FRIENDS CHALLENGES that you can combined with my challenge for more chances to win:

GCC (Brenda)- Sketch Challenge

~ KristiB. – Stash Challenge
Something that Sparkles (Bling, Stickles, etc)
I used Stickles on my hearts

Combine any of my Scrappy Friends challenges above with my challenge OR complete 2 or more of the challenges above and you are automatically entered into the BONUS PRIZE Drawing:

Gift Card to Paper Secrets Store

~~~~~Congratulations to the ~~~~~


Nov Family Theme Challenge winner is.
Leila Cassimira
Please email me your address at Rochellespears@gmail.com

Nov Bonus Challenge winner is.
Please send email to scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Thank you all for participating and Happy Scrappin!!! :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

SOS and STUCK?! Team up!

Hey Crafters! 

I just wanted to share with you all my layout I did for the Sketch with Stash Challenge #9 over at Scrap our Stash.  For the challenge, SOS teamed up with STUCK?! Sketches to bring you an fabulous challenge!

Here's the sketch from STUCK?!:

And here is my layout:
The stash item was to use any type of wood. I used Studio Calico wood veneers for my layout (arrow, female and heart).   

For more information on these challenges:

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Back Porch Memories November Kit DT Reveal

Have you seen the Back Porch Memories November kits? 
Solo Kit:

Medley Kit:

I was assigned to the Medley Kit this month and I was so excited to create with these collections!
Here are my layouts:
(Page Maps Sketch)

These next 2 layouts I created for a 15 mins or less article:

Make sure you check your the Back Porch Memories website! 

Happy Scrappin'! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Paper Secrets Challenge Layout

Happy Friday!!!

Today I am sharing with you a layout I did for Paper Secrets November 15th Sketch challenge.  

Here's my layout:

I used Lawn Fawn Paper collection, which I purchased form the Paper Secrets Store.  The twist was to add Clouds. I used  clouds from Jillibean Soup, also from PS Store! :) 

We had to use this fabulous sketch by Kelly Holifield:

Make sure you check out the challenge and the Paper Secrets store - they are having a whomping - 45% off EVERYTHING SALE!