Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hip Hop Boo...

So, Thursdays are now "Hip Hop" days for me - can't wait to blog hop over at Unity. The designers are so talented and I'm always so inspired. There are also wonderful specials each week and today, we get our first look at the fabulous November KOTM (page down in today's Unity blog post) - Wow, I can't wait! And there is always lots of fun in the Splitcoast forum all day on Thursday!

Here's the layout I did using my Scrapbook Circle November kit, a Unity stamp and a few SU stamps:

So, Hip Hop BOO this wonderful Halloween week!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cards & a layout link

Made these cards for the MOPS moms at our church to make tonight (love the MS dripping goo punch for icing on a cake!). Found the shutter at a thrift shop today. Have seen several folks, including my online scrapping friend Jamie use one as a backdrop and just had to try it!
Oh, and that third layout I did with the November Scrapbook Circle kit, well you'll just have to go over to the Scrapbook Circle blog to see it :o)
Have a nice Tuesday!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Scrapbook Circle Nov Kit & WWW

So, I used my Scrapbook Circle November "Fresh Squeezed" kit for a few layouts this weekend during the first ever Scrapbook Circle Boo Bash:

I did one more layout, but you are just going to have to wait until Tuesday to see it (unless you go browse the Scrapbook Circle photo gallery). The first layout here, "my BEST year" was also done for the WWW challenge over at Willow Traders (Weekly Wednesday Willow challenge). Come by every Wednesday for a new challenge posted by a different "willow"!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Come Crop with Us at the "Boo Bash"!

Scrapbook Circle is having our first ever online crop this weekend, Oct. 24-Oct. 26! Come join the fun in the forum where all the challenges will be posted Friday morning, so you'll have all weekend to complete them! There will also be games... lots of ways to win! And don't forget to be checking the blog regularly for new tips, ideas and projects! The November kit with Basic Grey Ambrosia and Collage Press Jackson Lodge will be posted Oct. 25! Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Online Creative Classes & Crops - love them!

I'm so excited to be taking Dina Wakely's Art Journaling class over at Debbie Hodge's "Get It Scrapped" community. I have taken a bunch of Debbie's scrapbooking classes (which are wonderful). This morning I also signed up for a free class to start Nov. 9 over at Stories in Hand.
We're also having a fun crop over at the Scrapbook Circle forum this weekend, Oct. 24-26. Please come join us for a "Boo Bash" where we'll have LOTS of challenges, prizes, a few games and tons of fun! All the challenges will be posted Friday morning, giving you all weekend to scrap and create! It will wrap up Sunday afternoon, so mark your calendars!
Under the willow tree at Willow Traders, we're going to start WWW: Weekly Wednesday Willow challenge where each week a different "willow" will post a new challenge. We'll inspire each other and have a lot of fun creating together. Be sure and check it out!
Now I'm off to pull out some gesso and acrylic paint... can't wait to get started on my Art Journal!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Highly anticipated & greatly celebrated...

Tessa is 5! She has been so excited about her birthday. To be 5 like most of her friends... to have her first "kid party"... to have Grandma here for her birthday... so many reasons... and wow, did we celebrate! Ever read the Berenstain Bear book called "Too Much Birthday"? We almost got there. Thurday the 9th, actual day, was the "school party" (and I'm so sad that those pictures disappeared into a black hole). Friday was an "off day" since Dad got stuck in Maryland. Saturday was the "Creatures & Critters" kid party with 13 5-year-old friends, lots of crafts, games and face-painting. Sunday was the "family party" with Grandma, Uncle Ken, take-out Chinese, cake & presents. Happy Birthday, sweet Tessa!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Busy week...

Although this layout is true, this week I have a lot of housecleaning to do since that darn "Housekeeping Fairy" has yet to make an appearance. With Grandma coming to visit and Tessa's "Creatures & Critters" 5th birthday party on Saturday, well, let's just say it's time to focus on the house. I have loved creating with Scrapbook Circle's "Share the News" Oct. kit! If you have a minute, check out the Idea Gallery - fun stuff! And join us Oct. 24-26 for an online crop in the Community!

And I'm so excited to have won a stamp set from Unity this weekend, over at the fabulously talented Heidi Sonboul's blog. I'm still working on my WCMD cards, but hope to get some finished today! Happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hello October... and a challenge

It's October 1! Wow, love October... crisp fall days, blue skies, multi-colored leaves, Tessa's birthday (she's so excited), Halloween... fun fun month!

Today Stacy Julian posted a GREAT challenge on her blog: Give Yourself a Present. Go read about it. I think it's a super idea. I'm already snapping pictures this morning (ahem, have a feeling I may take more than 10... but I promise to weed out the best 10 that most capture my day or our lives NOW... 10-01-2008). Will be fun to see the changes in a year.

Here's a layout that very much captures who I am today and this year. I used the fabulous Scrapbook Circle Oct. kit (and you can check out more designs in the gallery today and in about a week even more):