Saturday, March 30, 2013

Red Carpet Studio Challenge #30

"Easter Parade" 
Anything Goes Easter Challenge
This week's challenge over at RCS is an Easter - Anything goes challenge!!!  I decided to do a card:

I used GCD Studios paper along with that cute bunny and flower from Verve Stamps! I dry embossed the white cardstock for texture and frilled it up with pearls!  Lastly, the final touch to pull it all together was stitching.  

Now it's your turn!! Hurry because it is due April 6th!  
Click HERE for more information on this challenge!
This challenge is sponsored by:
PRIZE: $30 gift certificate

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Layout to Share...

Yes! Another layout to share!  Woohooo!!
Today I have a fabulous sketch from Liz Chidester.  This sketch is for Paper Secrets March 15th Sketch challenge. 
Paper Secrets challenge is to use this sketch AND the twist - use chipboard.  Here's my layout: 
I used a chipboard frame around one of my photos. Paper Secret's March prize is a $10 GC!
Check it out HERE.

 I also added yellow ribbon/trim for the Red Carpet Studio Challenge.

Red Carpet Studio's sponsor is from: LoveBug Creations -

PRIZE: Winner's choice of 12 yard set of ribbon
For more info on RCS's challenge#28, check HERE!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Scrap Our Stash - Sketch w/ Stash LO

Hey all!!!  Scrap Our Stash just posted the 2nd challenge for March!!!  The challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch that I created and to add MIXED ALPHAS in your title or journal.  You can check it out HERE! Here's my layout.  I used 3 different types of Thickers:

Here's the sketch:
and don't forget the mixed alpha's!!!   Click HERE for more info on challenge! 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Scrap Our Stash - Kraft it Up LO

Have you been over to SCRAP OUR STASH CHALLENGE BLOG?  This month we have a new look and a new challenge format!! :)   Our first challenge under the new format is to use Kraft paper and embellishments (at least 50% of your layout) and at least 3+ pieces of metal.  My metal items are - arrow, heart brad, Diva charm and brads.  Here's my layout:
You can check out the challenge HERE!  The second March challenge will be up tomorrow.  You will have until the end of March to complete these challenges for a chance to win this awesome prize:
So check it out HERE!!!

I also added a color combo from  ScrapMuch and added mist for a more fun background for the S.W.A.T. Challenge Blog.  Check out them out.... they are so much fun!!! :) 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Back Porch Memories

I had such a fun time working with the Medley Kit from Back Porch Memories!!!  I just couldn't get enough of it! Here's what I did with it:

Coming at You!
Medley Kit: We R Memory Keepers patterned papers and stickers, Kaiser Craft bling and Fancy Pants letter stickers.

Thank You Card
Medley Kit: We R Memory Keepers patterned papers and stickers and Twinery twine.  Personal stash: Stamp and embossing folder

Scoot On
From Medley Kit: Basic Grey Patterned Papers, WRMK buttons and journal card, and a pin.  BPM add-ons: Thickers, and Prima bottle caps.  Personal stash: October Afternoon Mini alphas, thread and doily. 
(from PageMaps sketch)

Medey Kit: Basic Grey Patterned Paper, 0-9 die cut, WP's trim,  and Twinery twine.  Add-on: Prima trinkets.

Thinking of You Card
Medley Kit: My Mind's Eye patterned paper and Twinery twine.  Personal stash: stamp. 

The Best Day
Medley Kit: My Mind's Eye patterned paper, buttons, stickers and chipboard, Artisan tag, and Twinery twine.  Add-on: Journal card.  Personal stash: date stamp. 

Here's the sketch I used for the above layout.  This Sketch challenge going on right
 now at Back Porch Memories. CLICK HERE

Last but not least... here is the gorgeous March kits!

Friday, March 8, 2013


I am jumping up and down to share with you all this exciting news!!!!  I have always wanted to design for a manufacturer and today, my dream comes true!!!  
I am so excited to announce that I have made the  GCD Studios Design Team!!!!!  WoooHooo!!  Words cannot explain how I am feeling right now.  All I can say is, to be part of this team... with all these wonderful super talented ladies is so surreal!!

Check out March issue of the Paper Cut Magazine.  The DT announcement is on page 4! :)

So make sure you stay tuned to my blog! I will have some awesomeness coming your way! :) 

Happy Scrappin'! 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

RCS#26 - "Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

Here again to share with you a layout I did for this week's Red Carpet Studio's challenge!
CHALLENGE: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Use one or more buttons on your layout
SPONSOR: Close to My Heart Consultant Janet Royer - 
PRIZE: Surf's Up Paper Packet & Patterned Pennants Stamp Set

Here's my layout:
I used 5 pink heart buttons on this layout.  I also used "LOVE" for the WhoGas Word Challenge going on this month too.  Lastly, the awesome sketch:
 came from Sketchbook 365!!!

Make sure you check out these challenges today!!!

Back Porch Memories Kits, Layout and some great news!

Have you seen Back Porch Memories March Kits?  They are so darn yummy!!!!  

 Please visit the Back Porch Memories site for a closer look at these yummy kits! 

Now for some really GREAT news.... I am officially one of the DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS!!!  YAY for me!!! I am super duper excited!!! :)

So I get to create from the Medley Kit.  The Medley kit is packed with great new lines and fun embellishments that mix and match beautifully!

Here's my layout using My Mind's Eye "Remarkable" Collection:

I created this layout from my own personal sketch:
which is my BPM March challenge!!  For more information on this challenge, click HERE

Can't wait to see what you do with the this sketch! :) 


Paper Secrets has the March 1st sketch challenge up!!  Look at this great sketch from Pagemaps:

The  challenge is to use this sketch to create a layout and the twist is to add Thickers!

Here is my layout:
I used Echo Park's Love Story, Ruby Rock it mini alphas, Wilton doily and Martha Stewart doily, May Arts ribbon and Thickers.  You can find most of these products at the Paper Secrets Store.

Happy Scrappin'! 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Scrappy Friends Challenge & Winners Announced!

As you all know, my Scrap Friends 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!  Woohoo!
  And since I am loving color combos these days, here's my challenge:

My Challenge is a Color Combo!!

The Challenge: 
Create a layout using these colors above. You are allowed to add white, black and/or Kraft only. You are allowed to deviate a shade or two from the colors but don't get carried away!! LOL :)

RULES (to be entered into drawing):
  • Create a new layout with these colors above. (one entry only)
  • You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
  • Your traditional (no digital please) layout must be NEW as of March 1st 2013
  • You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by March 30th 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:

I combined all 4 challenges together. (see the other challenges below)

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) - Sketch Challenge
GCC (Brenda) - Keep Calm Challenge
Kristi B. -   Technique challenge (use mask & stencil)
My challenge!!  Color Combo (you are here) 

Congratulations to the 
February Color Combo Challenge winner: 
~Buffy Esser~
Please email me your address at

February Bonus Challenge winner: 
~Sue S.~ 
Please email Kristi at claim your prize!

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