Saturday, April 20, 2013


For this RCS challenge, we had to make a layout to honor Brad Pitt.  In other words, in some way, we had to incorporate brads into the layout.  I guess this layout is a double shout out to Brad Pitt with the fishing pictures.  (A River Runs Through It....get it?) :0)  Anyway, I decided to use the brads to anchor baker's twine to frame my layout.  It's like pseudo stitching on my layout which I thought was a nice finishing touch.


I love being on the RCS design team!  I love it so much, I'd really like to get involved in some more design teams as well.  So, the latest team I'm applying to become a member of is Sketches in Thyme; a sketch based design team.  I love working with sketches; I love having a pattern to go from and then tweak it in a way that reflects my style.  We were asked to create a layout based on one of the three sketches featured in the month of April.  I chose this sketch...

And I created this based on the sketch....
I love this picture of my daughter goofing around in a souvenir shop in Charleston, SC.  She put on these octopus fingers and acted like the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz with them.  I loved this sketch because it was a single picture sketch.  Slanting it a touch really helped set off the picture.

I so hope that Sketches in Thyme decides that I would be a good fit for them.  I feel like I'm a dependable team player when it comes to groups I'm involved in at work and within the scrapbooking world.  Plus with summer on the horizon, PLENTY of time to scrap and make all sorts of goodies!  Crossing my fingers and hoping for the best!

Friday, April 19, 2013


Welcome to Day 2 of the Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue Blog Hop!

Wedding bells will soon be ringing as the wedding season is almost here, and the design teams of Red Carpet Studio and The Paper Nest Dolls have teamed up to provide you with some beautiful wedding inspiration by creating projects using Paper Nest Dolls digital stamps! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Red Carpet Studio.

Red Carpet Studio is a movie-themed challenge blog that runs weekly challenges, alternating between layout and card challenges each week. All of their challenges are inspired by either a movie or aspect of Hollywood!
The Paper Nest Dolls is a brand new digital/rubber stamp shop that sells adorable stamps inspired by the designer's children. Their stamps are sold here and they just started a challenge blog as well!

For my project today, I made...

For this project, I decided to make a favor a bride-to-be could use at a wedding shower as a centerpiece for a table.  I used the digi stamp entitled "Wedding Couple" from Paper Nest to build this project.  First, I took a simple, inexpensive frame from the Hobby Lobby to give the "directions" for those attending the shower.  The poem inside the frame reads, "Because you are OLD pros at marraige and we are very NEW, we would like to BORROW words of wisdom so we are never BLUE."  Surrounding the frame are two envelopes where guests can write their messages to the bride to be.  I kind of wish I would have had something like this when I got married....something like this could have possibly made that first year with my husband a little more tolerable...Hee Hee!  Fourteen years, two kids, four pets later, we are still going strong!  Thank you for participating in our blog hop!  Enjoy checking out everyone's wedding theme projects!

The Paper Nest Dolls owner and artist, Christine, is very generously providing us with some blog candy from her online stamp shop and her brick and mortar scrapbooking store! To be eligible to win you must comment on every stop of both days of the hop. 

Two $20 Gift Certificates

Prima Flower Prize Pack

Ready for the next stop? It's Candice's blog! Red Carpet Studio
The Paper Nest Dolls

Happy Hopping! :)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


This was a layout I made for a design team call a few months back for the Nuts About Sketches blog.  Although I didn't make the team, I did get the chance to make a layout using my absolute FAVORITE pictures of my girls my dear friend and former neighbor Scherry took for me back in October 2012.  It was one of those layouts that came together very quickly.  The sketch was easy to follow, and I absolutely loved the Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn collection I featured in this layout.  My husband bought me an easel for Christmas to display my favorite layouts; this one is out quite often!


This was the most recent layout posted to the RCS challenge blog.  The inspiration for this blog were movie reel.  In other words, we needed to make a layout featuring a frame.  Whenever I think of movie reels, I think of those old projectors my elementary teachers used.  And when I think of old movies, I think of film stars from the 1930's like Charlie Chaplin.  To be a fly on the wall of my brain....Anyway, I took this picture of my girls and my neighbor girl posing at our local amusement park wearing their Charlie Chaplin mustaches they won playing a game of some kind.  I've been looking for the perfect pictures to use my October Afternoon "Midway" paper, and suddenly I found myself "framing" this silly picture of my girls with all the fun patterns found in this collection.  I guess they have actually "been framed!"