Monday, May 27, 2013

Be You Layout

  Today I am sharing with you my layout I created for Scrap our Stash Sketch Challenge
Here is the sketch:
The stash item was to use 3+ more pre-made/packaged flowers. I used Prima flowers. 

and I completed the  S.W.A.T. TIC TAC TOE challenge:
 I added black stamped circles and white stamped chevrons (can't really see it), doodled around the patterned papers and added buttons for the flower centers (top row).

Check out both Scrap Our Stash and S.W.A.T  for awesome challenges! :) 

Happy Scrappin'! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Paper Secrets Card Sketch Challenge

Check out Paper Secrets Card Challenge:

Here's my card:

For more information on this card sketch challenge, click HERE.

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, May 20, 2013

GCD Studios - Dream a Little Dream Layout

Hi There!  Today I am sharing with you a layout I created using GCD Studios Pure Bliss collection:

 I just love working with GCD Studios product and Pure Bliss collection was perfect for this photo of my daughter.  I also used different pieces of Pure Bliss scraps to make the lollipop flower. It was simple, I just free hand cut a bunch of different size circles from different papers. I then distressed the edges and crumbled them in my hands.  After that I layered and placed an awesome brad in the center.  The leaves were cut from scraps of the Bows paper. Here's are some close ups:
GCD supplies: Pure Bliss Papers - Alphabet (#2019), Happy Hoops (#2018), Bows (#2028), Journal tags (#2025) and Crossword (#2021).  Also used Pure Bliss Embellishments - Die Cut Borders (#2036), Paper Clips, (#2035) Brads (#2034), and label stickers (#2033). Other: Twine.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

"The Girl with a Pearl Earring" Challenge

Red Carpet Studio has a new challenge out:

Here's my layout:
The challenge was to use pearls on your layout. I used Zva pearl flourishes. 
I also use My Litte Yellow Bicycle Splash collection and Sassyfrass flowers, Queen & Co. twine, MME and Recollections washi tape, Tim Holtz word stickers, Thickers and October Afternoon mini alphas. 

This week's sponsor at Red Carpet Studio is:

One lucky, randomly chosen winner will recieve a Sample Stamp Set. For more information on this challenge, click HERE.

I combined this challenge with The Paper Bakery Kit Club's Sketch Challenge:

Happy Scrappin'! 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Paper Secrets May 15th Sketch Challenge

Hey Y'all!  Just sharing a layout I did for Paper Secrets May 15th sketch challenge

The TWIST was to use alot of bling. I use Zva Bling and Kaiser Craft Pearls that I purchased from the Paper Secrets Store

And here is the awesome sketch by Liz Chidester:

For more information on this challenge, click HERE

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, May 16, 2013

SOS Design Team Call

Hello crafters!!!
   I just wanted to let you all know that Scrap Our Stash (SOS) challenge blog is having a Design team call.  If you are interested, Click HERE for details!!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

SOS Challenge #3 ~ Patterned Paper Party

Scrap Our Stash is a great challenge blog to motivate you to use your stash! This month they are hosting a Patterned Paper challenge.  I had a great time digging in my stash for this challenge!!! I used 4 different collections from my stash to create this layout:  
I used My Minds Eye, Echo Park, Bo Bunny and Jillibean. I also used different manufacturers for my embellishments: from K&Co. (rubons - swirls), Queen & Co. (bling), Crate Paper (sticker), Glitz (sticker) and Authentique (sticker). This was definitely using my stash! 

So if you want motivation to use your stash, check out their challenge and awesome prize up for grabs!! 

Happy Scrappin'! 

Monday, May 13, 2013

I have a Winner!!! :)

Thank you to all who participated in the Signature Series/GCD Studio Blog Hop!  The randomly drawn winner for this prize is:

~ Jean Bullock ~

Congratulations Jean!!!!  
Please email me at with your address! 

Happy Scrappin'! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Paper Secrets Card Challenge Due 5/20

Looking for hop? Click here --> Heidi Sonboul Signature Series Blog Hop


Have you heard? Paper Secrets is now hosting CARD CHALLENGES!!!  All you have to do is create a card using this sketch:

That's it! One participant will be chosen to be featured as one of our upcoming Guest Card Designers. :) 

Here's my card:

The challenge is due 5/20! For my information on this challenge, click HERE!!!

Happy Scrappin'! :) 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Heidi Sonboul Signature Series Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to Heidi Sonboul Signature Series Blog Hop!! I am so excited to be part of this awesome hop that is filled with wonderful inspiration using Heidi's collections from GCD Studios: Special Delivery & SunKissed Collections!  I used the SunKissed Collection for my layout:
I love the colors in this collection!!! It's so yummy!! How would you like some? :)  Leave a comment below and one lucky blog hopper will win this:

Make sure you stop by each of the blogs below to see all the beautiful projects
 (and more giveaways)!
Audrey Yeager
Christina Collins
Christine Meyer
Grace Tolman
Heidi Van Laar 
Jennifer Chapin
Julie Tucker-Wolek
Katrina Hunt
Kelly Holbrook
Lalo IK
Megan Klauer
Nina Yang
Pam Callaghan
Rae Barthel
Rochelle Spears  < -- That's me!
Sara Zenger
Suzanna Lee
Teri Anderson
Wida Miller

Now Head over to Heidi Sonboul's new site for a chance to win the newest tool from Fiskars and her two newest collections, Special Delivery and SunKissed.
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To order the book you can go here:
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

RCS "Black Swan" Challenge

This week's Red Carpet Studio challenge is to use black on your layout.  I took this opportunity to scrap a Halloween page that I have been wanted to do for a while and never got around to do it. So YAY for me!!! One layout crossed off my to do list!! :) 

Here's my layout:
I used a sketch from Heather Gibbs

 This week's sponsor is ~ There She Goes Clear Stamps !!
One lucky,  randomly chosen winner will receive a $15.00 gift certificate.  
For more information click HERE

Happy Scrappin! 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Paper Secret's Sketch Challenge ~ May 1st

Paper Secrets has a fantastic sketch for May 1st from Liz Chidester!
Check out here sketch:
What a cool sketch huh? And the TWIST: to use a POLAROID on your layout!  Woohoo!! Polaroids are very trendy right now and this give you a chance to get then out of your stash and onto your layout!!

Here's my layout:
I used Beach House collection from Bazzill. 
To get more information on this challenge, check out the Paper Secrets Blog! 

Happy Scrappin'! 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Back Porch Memories May Kits are Available!

Have you seen Back Porch Memories May Kits? I can't wait to start creating with these kits. Make sure you come back and see what I do with them! :)  

May Solo
Bazzill By Sweetwater, Lucy's Crab Shack

 Here's the backside:

May Medley
BoBunny's MamaRazzi 2, Lily Bee's Sweet Shoppe and Simple Stories, Vintage Bliss

and here are the back sides:

For more information on purchasing these kits, click HERE! 

Happy Scrappin'! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Challenge ~ Word Art and 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!
The Challenge: 

For this challenge, you are to create a layout using any of these phrases above somewhere on your layout.

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 May 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 my challenge with my scrappy friends ~ Brenda's sketch, Kerys' Recipe and Kristi's challenge.  See below for more information on their challenges and how to enter the bonus challenge! 

One lucky winner will win this prize:
6x6 Authentique Spring Collection, Zva Crystals, and Recollections Washi Tape

 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) - Recipe Challenge
GCC (Brenda) - Sketch Challenge
Kristi B. - Product Logo Challenge
My challenge!!  Word Art Challenge (you are here) 

Congratulations to the 

April Color Combo Challenge winner: 
Please email me your address at

April Bonus Challenge winner: 
Sally Cranney
Please email Kristi at claim your prize!

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