Saturday, January 19, 2013

Buddies - Digi LO

You all know that I love to make traditional scrapbook pages. I have made a couple of digital layouts in the past but my passion has always been traditional.  Well recently I got inspired from one of my new followers Kiana.  She does digital pages and when I went to her blog, I was so inspired to create another digital layout.  So I jumped online and bought a really cute collection called Life Under Construction by Nicole Young from Digital Scrapbook Place.  Here's what i came up with:

I created this layout for If Its Groovy.  I had so much fun using this digital kit!!!  Thank you Kiana for inspiring me to create a digi layout! :)

Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

IIG Blog Hop Winner!!!

Thank you all for participating in If It's Groovy's Blog Hop!  It is time for a winner!!!!  The random winner is.............

Congratulations to 
AMY - The Tigers Haven

Amy had this to say:

Amy, please email me at to claim your Gift Card to Paper Secrets Shop! 

Again thank you so much for taking the time to HOP with us, for all the wonderful comments for following my blog! 


Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Hello!! Here's a layout I did for Paper Secrets Jan 15th Sketch with a Twist Challenge:
Twist is to use twine. I used twine in the center of my sun and off the wood banner piece. Also, Here's the sketch from SketchSavvy:

I also completed Alissa's New Year challenge over at Back Porch Memories:
~Photo - sept 2012
~something representing new years - bling
~2012 trend - washi tape and twine
~something new - Chipboard sun and clouds

That's it for now!  Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

If It's Groovy Blog Hop and Giveaway!!!

Welcome to the If It's Groovy Birthday Blog Hop!  
(see below for a giveaway)

As we celebrate the 4th birthday of IIG we welcome you to sit back, take some time and visit the blog hostesses as each has prepared calendar pages that we hope will inspire you to create your own! :)  We also have some friends who are playing along with us from the True XoXo blog and they may have calendar pages and/or holidays to share with you.

Here's my August Calendar.  This month is special to me because it's the month I got married. I used Webesters Pages paper to complete this page:

Giveaway - Make sure to leave a comment below and be a follower of my blog for a chance to win a $10 Gift Card to Paper Secrets online Shop! 
Here are each of the bloggers who have participated so if you get lost along the way you can always come back here and start over. We know there are blog issues sometimes so if anything wonky happens fear not and just slide back by here and start back over. Please do visit each of our friends as each has created very creative and oh so beautiful projects. 

Representing January we have
Representing February we have
Representing March we have
Representing April we have
Representing May we have
Representing June we have
Representing July we have
Representing August we have
Rochelle   ((( YOU ARE HERE))))
Representing September we have
Representing October we have
Representing November we have
Representing December we have

Thanks for hopping along!  Your next stop - Faye !!! :)


Just Me...

I am so thankful to be the Guest Designer at Back Porch Memories this month because their kits are awesome!!!  I had so much fun creating with this months Medley kit!  The variety of this kit allows me to create so many different layouts without getting bored using the same theme throughout!  Here's another layout that I made with the Pebbles Seen & Noted papers from this kit:
Other products used NOT in the kit:  Zva bling, AC Thickers and Studio Calico wood arrow.
Back Porch Memories - Tami's Jan Sketch
Scrap It Girl - Bling, Glitter, Shine & Sparkles Challenge

Here's another layout I did with BPM's Medley's kit for the BPM's Newletter:
I used the Crate Paper's Fourteen Collectiton
(Thickers not included in kit)

Lastly, here are some cards I made with the BPM Medley Kit - My Mind's Eye Collection and Crate Papers Fourteen:

(Twine and Dymo tape NOT included in kit)

Thank you for stopping by!  
Happy Scrappin'! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Reach for the Stars

Hello there! I hope you all enjoyed the ScrapbookSteals and Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop over the weekend! :)   Today, I am sharing with you a layout I did of my son. I struggle a bit with boy pages, but I think this one came out ok.

Happy Scrappin'! :) 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop Featuring Kiwi Lane Designs Templates

I'm so thrilled to be a part of the Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop today working with Kiwi Lane Designs templates!  I've been eyeing these templates for some time now and I'm so excited that they are available today at Scrapbook Steals, a great source for scrapbook supplies!!!

Here's my layouts using the Spook Alley templates from Kiwi Lane Designs:

I used template 2 & 3 for this layout. Here's a close up:

Here's another layotu I did with Spook Alley templates:
(sketch by Laura Whitaker) 

I used #1A & B for this layout. Here's a close up:

I LOVED using these templates and can't wait to get more! :)  It made the process of designing so much easier and faster!

Enter to win a $20 gift code:
Visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment at every stop along the way (including this post). Be this month’s random lucky winner by leaving a comment on one of the eight blogs!  So without further delay, here’s the line up:
Lanette Erickson
Jennifer Blomquist
Rochelle Spears - YOU ARE HERE - leave a comment!
Laurie LaRiviere
Marisa Torp
Andrea Eason
Amber Sheaves

We are also joining forces with the Kiwi Lane Design Team who are having their own blog hop – keep hopping onto their blog for a chance at winning a $25 gift certificate to their shop!
You have until 11:59pm MT on Sunday, January 6th, to make your comment. Have a great time hopping!
Thank you for hopping with us and don't forget to check out Scrapbook Steals for today "steal" on Kiwi Lane Designs Templates!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I'm the Guest Designer over at BPM!

 I am very excited and honored to be the Guest Designer over at Back Porch Memories  for January!!!! Look at this amazing kit that I created with! 
For more details on the January Medley Kit click HERE.

Here's a couple of layouts I did so far with the kit:

Kit Reveal Layout:

I am also hosting a Layering challenge at Back Porch Memories.  Here's my layout:
For more information on this challenge, click HERE for details.

See you over there!! 

PS Sketch with a Twist Challenge

Hey there! Just want to share with you my layout for the January Sketch with a Twist challenge over at Paper Secrets.

Here's my layout:
Products from Paper Secret Shop: Pebbles "Freedom Ring" collection, Authentique stickers and alpha stickers, Studio Calico wood pieces, Queen & Co. twine and Maya Road pennant pieces and pins.  Other product used: Recollections wash tape and flowers.

Here's the sketch:

The twist: washi tape

If you want a chance to win a $10 GC to Paper Secrets Shop, make sure you check out this challenge for my details HERE!

Happy Scrappin'! 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 2013 Lyrics Challenge

I hope you all had a happy and wonderful New Year!!!  Along with a New Year, I have a New Challenge for you!!! :) 

As you all know, my scrap buddies and I get together monthly and give you all an individual challenge and a group bonus challenge for 5 chances to win with just 1 layout!  

My Challenge:
 my challenge is for you to create a layout with the title and/or lyrics of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Bill Crosby on your layout. 

Here's my layout:
For my layout above, I completed all 4 challenges for the bonus below - winter theme,  stash - green polka dot washi tape, glitter on snowflakes and handmade chevrons, lyrics to the song for the title and the sketch January's sketch over at Sketchbook365

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 Jan. 1st 2013
  • You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by Jan 3oth 11:59 pm (PST)

One lucky winner will win this prize:

 Like I stated above, each one of us has an individual challenge on our blogs and will be providing a prize for the winner on each blog.   In addition, there will be one BONUS PRIZE, so that is a chance to win (5) different prizes each month!! Check out their challenge below.

Scrappin Happy (Kerys) - Winter theme challenge
GCC (Brenda) - Sketch Challenge
Kristi B's -  Stash challenge
My challenge!!  Song lyrics Challenge
Authentique Lovely Kit collection, Kaisercraft pearls, Zva bling, Glittered foam Thickers,
3 lengths of ribbon by May Arts & Maya Road (1/2 yd. each), Alterable chipboard piece
bottlecaps, stick pins, paper doilie & wooden spool

Can't wait to see what your creation!!!

*** please see post below for DECEMBER winners****

December Winners!

Congratulations to the 

December "E"for NOEL Challenge winner: Stephanie 
Please email me your address at

Bonus NOEL Challenge winner: Charity Becker! 
Please email Brenda at to claim your gift card!