Sunday, January 25, 2015

Layouts to Share

Hi Scrappers!

I had a really good time Saturday!  A group of us girls got together and cropped to celebrate my friends birthday (and mine too)!!  I was able to complete 4 layouts but will only be able to share 2 with you today. :)

First off… here's a layout I created for Cheryl's It's Your Choice Challenge over at Sketches4All.  The challenge is to choose one sketch out of the three.  I choose sketch #2:

Here's my layout:
I used a Jillibean Collection.

 The second layout I created was for two challenges:


Here is the sketch:

The challenge over at Challenge YOUself is One Little Word - choose one word  that you will focus on and reflect upon throughout the whole year and create a layout about it.  And as always… include a photo of yourself. 

 My word is SNAP.   I chose this word because I want to focus on taking more photos… and better photos this year.

Here's my layout:

 If you get a chance and would love to do some challenges,  please visit both:

Happy Scrappin'!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Back Porch Memories January Kit Layouts Reveal

 Hello Crafters!

 Today I will be sharing with you my layouts and a card I created using the 
This month I use the medley kit which includes collections from Pink Paislee Bella Rouge, Simple Stories Hugs & Kisses, and BoBunny Souvernir. Here's my Layouts:

Simple Stories Hugs & Kisses Collection.
Entered this layout into Giorgia's Janaury challenge at Sketches4All.  

Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Collection.  Entered this LO into Stacy's Something New or Blue challenge at Sketches4All.  I used a new kit.

Pink Paislee Bella Rouge Collection.

BoBunny Souvernir Collection.

Simple Stories Hugs & Kisses Collection.

 Please visit Back Porch Memories website for more information
on the January kits!
 Please visit Sketches4All for some fun and challenges!

Happy Scrappin'!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sketches In Thyme Sketch #138 Layout Reveal

Happy Saturday!

 Today I'm going to share with you my layout that I created with the Sketches In Thyme sketch#138:
Entered it to the Clique Kits January Challenge.

And here's the sketch... created by the one and only…me :) !!!

You have until January 31 to join in the fun! Please see Sketches In Thyme for details!

Sketches In Thyme's prize is ponsored by ....
Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Broken Thumb/CHA/Winners - All Here on this Post!

Hi there Crafters!

 I have some winners to announce but before I do let me tell you how my 2015 has started…..

Back in mid December,  I was volunteering at the school with one of my friends and as simple as me trying to sit on the ground my hand gave in and I broke my thumb. As I am always trying to self diagnosed myself I figured I had a sprain.   I walked around with a little splint that I purchased at Walgreens thinking it was going to get better. After about two weeks I realized my thumb is not getting any better. So I ended up going to the doctor and found that I had broke a piece of bone off and tore a ligament.  Next thing you know I'm having surgery.  I had a cast and my arm was wrapped with some special support  to keep my arm elevated.  But hey…. I'm a diehard crafter and nothing is gonna keep me down. Right? lol  :) 

Three days later…. I propped my arm up with some pillows in the car and drove to California to CHA! ~  Thank  God I'm left-handed!!
 I had a marvelous time there!! I saw lots of new great product. Foil is popular,  mixed media stuff is still very popular, I saw some new cool stamps, love the Chameleon pens, and of course nice yummy paper and embellishments!!.  I was able to see lot of my online friends and local friends that I haven't seen for a while.  I got to meet a lot of the famous talented designers and even with one hand I attended a couple of classes, and created some fun make & takes!  
 This was the first year that I actually worked a booth at CHA.   I worked the Linnie Blooms booth with the owner Linda Barutha.   She manufactures some awesome no sew canvas products.   I had a really great time working the booth!
However the highlight of my trip was getting my cast signed by the one and only Tim Holtz!!!!   Oh yeah!!! :)  After CHA was over  I went back to my doctor and he took the cast off. I was able to save Tim Holtz signature!!
 But then the bad news came... I have three pins in my thumb which I already knew but they still have to stay in three more weeks.  What this means is that I have a long arm cast past my elbow to keep my hand at full support.  Otherwise if the pins move I will have to go back into surgery.  This makes it very difficult for me to shower, wash and comb my hair, get dressed, amongst other things.  But most importantly my crafting!!!  Although I'm left-handed and I can still do some crafting…  it is very difficult and not the best quality work.  The hardest thing is using the computer.  Having to use the mouse with your left hand and type with the same hand makes a small task a very big task. Thank God for dictation on the Mac. However 50% of what it types is wrong. I guess it's my crazy accent, huh?  LOL  
So I will be in this lovely pink cast until February 4th.   Why pink?  Because I needed something to brighten up this situation. LOL  Anyway after February 4th I will find out if the pins come out of my thumb and if I need to go into another cast.   With that said please excuse me if I'm a little slow getting back to you with messages, prizes, and challenges.  :)

Moving on.
 I am late announcing a couple winners for Sketches4All.   So here I go:


Congratulations to Jennifer Earley
You are my blog winner for the Sketches4All blog hop for December 2014. 

 Congratulations to JanetG
 You are the winner for the Sketches4All December color challenge.

 Ladies please email me your address ( and I will send you out your prizes as soon as possible. 

 Thank you for reading through this long post!  lol Even with dictation function on my MacBook it sill took me almost all day to complete this post!!! Whew!!

~ Rochelle

Friday, January 9, 2015

January The ScrapRoom Kit Reveal

Hey All!! 

Today I am sharing with you my projects I created with January's The ScrapRoom kits.  You can view the entire kits HERE on The ScrapRoom website.  

First up, here are the layouts from the Flavor Of The Month kit:

 From Pebbles "Happy Day" Collection:

From American Crafts - Amy Tangerine "Stitched" Collection

From BasicGrey "Vivienne" Collection
(inspired by PageMaps sketch)  

Here's a card I had with American Crafts Collection:

 and gift card holder I made with the Pebbles collection:

Here's the layout and card I made with The ScrapRoom's Double Shot kit:

From Carta Bella "Warm & Cozy" Collection: 

From Pink Paislee "Bella Rouge" Collection: 

Here's what you get with each kit:

Flavor of the Month:

Double Shot:

Please visit THE SCRAPROOM website for more information on these kits!

Happy Scrappin'! 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

"Captured" Layout

Hi Crafters!
Today I'm sharing a layout I created for Scrap Our Stash Challenge using Sketches In Thyme's sketch.  Take a look:
This is my sister and her husband.  They came to visit me for Thanksgiving.. 2013.  So yeah.. a little behind but catching up! :) 

Here's the stash challenge going on right now at Scrap Our Stash:

I used:
T - twine
W - wood (hearts)
I - ink 
N - numbers (2013)
E - enamel shapes (arrow & parentheses)

I also used this sketch from Sketches In Thyme for inspiration:

For more information on these January challenges, click on the links below:

Happy Scrappin'! :) 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015 Tic Tac Toe & Scrappy Friends Challenge

Happy New Year!!!  

January Tic Tac Toe Challenge
As always, my Scrap Friends and I get together monthly and give you all an individual challenge and a group bonus challenge.  This month we have 3 Scrappy Friends hosting challenges, so that is 4 chances to win with just 1 layout!  Woohoo!

My challenge for you is to pick 3 in a row (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) and use those items on your layout.  Remember when you post on your blog to note which row you picked. 

And here is the prize I will be giving away:

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 January 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:
I used the first row: Sequin, 2 photos and die cut.

 I also combined my challenge with the my Scrappy Friends challenges and I encourage you to do the same for more chances to win. :) 


COMBINE any of my Scrappy Friends challenges above (Brenda's Sketch and Kelly's Word challenge) with my Tic Tac Toe challenge OR complete 2 or more of the challenges above (mine, Brenda's or Kelly's) and you are automatically entered into the BONUS PRIZE Drawing:

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


DEC TIC TAC TOE Challenge winner is….
Please email me your address at

DEC BONUS Challenge winner is….
Please send email to

to claim your prize!!!

Have Fun :)