Thursday, July 25, 2013


Hello everyone!  If you are visiting my blog, this is a shout out to a brand new design team that is entering the cyber world.  If you are a teacher, you are going to LOVE this one!  Why?  Because if your district differentiate's curriculum, this challenge blog does EXACTLY THAT!  Participants will get a list of items on a tic tac toe board, and you get to pick the combo of 3 items you want to include on your layout. Talk about an awesome concept!  The teacher in me thinks this would be an exciting blog to become a part of and follow in the scrapbooking world.  Check it out!


This is a layout I did for the Simple Sketches design team call.  We were to create a layout based on the sketch found below, and this is how I interpreted it. First, I found these pictures of my girls sporting "moustaches" at our local amusement park, and the sizes of the pictures fit the sizes needed on the sketch.  In addition,  I love chevron's, and the Valentine paper from Bella Blvd not only had chevron paper that fit this sketch to a "T", but also was double sided and had moustaches on the back of it!  I tweaked the sketch slightly by using an actual moustache sticker rather than letters as the title at the top.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with this sketch, and I really hope that Simple Sketches selects me to be one of their layout designers.  Crossing my fingers!


I thoroughly enjoy being a member of scrapbooking design teams.  I love conversing with people who share my love of paper art.  And I definitely enjoy a challenge of making a project with a theme in mind. So, I'm putting myself out there again and submitting this layout to Child's Play Challenge.  The first challenge for the month of July asked participants to make a layout based on the toy "the tire swing."  I decided to submit this layout because I love the circle created by Little Yellow Bicycle to anchor the title of my layout.  In addition, tire swings are fun because of the motion.  I love this picture of my daughter waving down a taxi (tires on the taxi...get it?)  Heehee!  Anyway, in the words of Dory on Finding Nemo, you have to just keep swimming.  In other words, if you want to accomplish a goal, you have to continue to put yourself out there despite the outcome.  My goal is to become a member of another design team, so I truly hope this does the trick!

Saturday, July 20, 2013


My mother is a fantastic interior designer.  She finds the most beautiful fabrics, furniture, accessories, etc. to finish her rooms with throughout her house.  We call her front bedroom the "Paris room" because it looks like a she recreated a Parisian boudoir in that room!  My daughter, being the ham that she is, grabbed a hat from the room and began wearing it around the house like she was a fashion model.  So of course, I had to snap a pic of it!  A few weeks back, I found black and white flowers in a $1 bin at Michael's and thought, hmmm....these could be cool for something in the future. Well, once I got this picture developed, I knew I had the perfect flowers to accent this picture!  That, and a few black and white papers that look like they came straight from my mother's bedroom!

Friday, July 19, 2013


Just because there's not snow on the ground, doesn't mean Christmas can't be celebrated a few months early! Happy Christmas in July, everyone, and welcome to Red Carpet Studio's Christmas in July blog hop!

If you're unfamiliar with Red Carpet Studio, we're a challenge blog that challenges crafters to create projects inspired by movies! Right now we offer alternating weekly card and layout challenges, but starting in September we'll be opening up our challenges to any types of projects that fit our theme, as well as extending the duration of the challenges to biweekly to give you awesome crafters more time to create and play along! We're also having a design team call!

Now onto my project..

This is Stephanie J of RCS.  I love Christmas!  I love the stations that play Christmas music all day long.  I even start investigating in October when my local radio station is going to start the 24 hour Christmas music marathon.  Some of my favorite movies of all time are Christmas related.  For example, I love A Christmas Story so much with Ralphie and the Red Rider BB gun that my family and I took a trip to Cleveland, OH just to see the house where it was filmed! I'm always looking for a chance to scrap all the Christmas pictures I take, so I was pretty excited about this Blog Hop.  I used Doodlebug design Christmas paper and cardstock stickers along with pointsettia stickers from Hobby Lobby to showcase my daughter getting her American Girl doll Kaya for Christmas.  (And then deciding she should be an American Girl doll....)  Being in the middle of a heat wave where I live, it was nice thinking about Christmas, snow, and cool weather for a few hours!  Enjoy our blog hop, and don't forget to check out the blog on Sunday to see this week's new challenge!



And of course we have some wonderful sponsors giving away gifts to those who are a follower of Red Carpet Studio (either through Google Reader or Blog Lovin') and comment on EVERY stop of the hop!

$5 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

5 Digis of Winner's Choice

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday July 23rd along with the winners of our Action Wobble challenge!

Your next stop is Anneliese's blog

Happy Hopping!

Saturday, July 6, 2013


I have never been a chronological scrapper.....I like to scrap whatever inspires me at the time.  Sometimes it's paper, sometimes it's pictures, sometimes it's the time of the year....In this case, it was all three!  This week's RCS challenge revolved around the movie "Star Wars."  In other words, use stars somehow.  I loved the Pebbles Inc. & Doodlebug Fourth of July lines released this year & how each company utilized stars on their papers. I've already published one picture using the Doodlebug stars; I just felt this picture needed that particular paper to be used again along with the cute embellishments and other patriotic papers from Pebbles, Inc.  My dog plopped himself down in front of an American flag in my yard.  My oldest daughter, who loves her dog more than anything, plopped down next to him, and I took this gorgeous pic of the two of them.  They truly are the best of friends, and I thank my lucky stars that we adopted my dog from the shelter a few years back.  He has been the greatest friend ever to all of us!