Monday, October 31, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone. Glad you enjoyed the It's All About Catitude blog hop. Thanks for all the comments about my kitties. There were 21 comments on day one and 15 on day two for a total of 36.

Comment #28 is #7 from day two - Mommahobbit. An email has been sent.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lasting Memories #62 - Memories to Cherish

Good Sunday morning everyone and welcome to a new challenge from Lasting Memories. This week the challenge is to use the word CHERISH and to make a layout about someone or something that we cherish. I cherish my children and the fun times we had when they were little, so I made a layout from a trip to the beach in 1984.

Cardstock from my stash
paper from g.c.d studios - Daydream Ensemble
flowers from Prima
buttons from my stash

You have until Saturday, 9 p.m. eastern time to enter your layout at Lasting Memories. Be sure to check out the awesome inspiration from my design team sisters too.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's All About Catitude Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to day two of the It's All About Catitude Blog Hop. If you came here from Janet's awesome blog then you are on the right track. If not, then start at Barbara's blog so you don't miss any of the fun.

We are hopping to celebrate National Cat’s Day and  to encourage hoppers to adopt a little furry friend! Today I've made a layout of my kittens' baby pictures. Just look at those sweet little faces.

Cardstock from Target, letters from K&Co. paw prints and patterned paper from DCWV. Kitty face is a rub-on from my stash.

Now hop on over to see what the talented Linda has created for you.

Here is the entire line-up in case you get lost.

1. Barbara B.
2. Crafty and Green (Tina) -

Friday, October 28, 2011

It's All About Catitude Blog Hop

Welcome to the It's All About Catitude Blog Hop in honor of National Cat Day, October 29, 2011, and our furry little felines hosted by Barbara.  Eighteen crafty ladies have come together to create some purrfectly adorable projects in honor of our furry little felines. You should have arrived here from the talented Janet. If you just happened upon my blog, please start here at Barbara's blog so you don't miss any of the fun. The hop will run for two days, October 28, 2011 and October 29, 2011.  So please be sure to check back each day to see what new project each of our talented ladies has in store for you.

My project is a layout of our one year old cat, Baxter, and his brother Spike. In all the years I've had cats I've never had one that slept in the bathroom sink before. Imagine me trying to wash my hands after using the bathroom at night, WITHOUT turning on the lights. Big surprise for both me and the cat. After Baxter disappeared, Spike started sleeping in the sink, but stopped after a month.

Supplies used:

Cardstock - from stash
Patterned Paper - from Target $1 pack
Rub-ons from my stash
Chipboard letters from K&Co.

I have a small blog candy for one lucky commenter.

The next stop on the hop is the talented Linda. Hop on over and see what wonderful project she has made.

Here is the complete list in case you get lost.

1. Barbara B.
2. Crafty and Green (Tina) -
3. Haidee
4. Janet S
5. Vicki
6. Linda T
7. Lisa
8. Jamie
9. Gill
10. Princess Penelope.
11. Gina
12.  Inga
13. Vicki R -
14.  Yvette L.
15.  Wendy T.
16.  Julie K-
17 Lynda B.
18. Shannon M. -

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

It was a fantastic hop. Thanks for all your kind comments. The winner of my blog candy as picked by is #4. An email has been sent to Ashley.

Ashley Nicole said..
This is an awesome banner. I love the spiders hanging down and the little witch. Love that the letters are in circles. Thank you so much for being apart of the hop.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Lasting Memories #61 - Bling It On!

A new week brings a new challenge over at Lasting Memories. This week is all about bling. I love bling and flowers, so it was easy to add some bling to this layout of a cousin's wedding. There's a row of orange bling next to the picture, and green bling between the flowers, on the title and on the journal spot, plus the flourish. This layout is also for the color challenge (orange, black, purple, green) at Scrappin-n-chattin.

Cardstock from Target
Ribbon from stash
Flowers from Prima (bottom), top flowers from stash
Bling from Recollections

Check out what my design team sisters created for you. Hope you join  in the fun at Lasting Memories this week. Link your layout by 9 p.m. eastern on Saturday, 10/29

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Halloween Blog Hop. I hope you are having fun. I am lucky #13, so you should have come here from Staci's amazing blog. If not please start at Ashley's blog so you don't miss any of the fun.

Sponsors for the hop are:

Make It Crafty - 1 digi
*Must visit their Facebook page and "Like" them
Joy's - Halloween Puns stamp set
*Must visit their Facebook page and "Like" them
Cricut Craft Room - Cricut cartridge, twine and goodies
*Must follow her blog and say hello on Facebook

There will be a grand prize given by Ashley which will be a $50 gift card to the winners choice of Michaels, Joanns or AC Moore. To be entered:

*Comment on every blog in the hop
*Become a follower of each blog

 My project for this hop is my first banner. I cut the words on my cricut from Simply Sweet, using the stitched font. I place a piece of contrasting paper behind each letter and "stitched" with a white gel pen. The witch is from Paper Doll Dress Up and the spiders are from doodlecharms,. Of course these needed google-eyes.

My blog candy is a RAK of embellishments.

To win:
Be a follower
Leave a comment with a way  for me to contact you.
I will announce the winner on Sunday.  Now hop off to see Amy Jo's awesome project. Here's a list in case you get lost along the way.

1. Ashley -
2. Lisa ~
3. Ellen -
4. Dena -
5. Zenita -
6. Gina -
7. Liz -
8. Cindy-
9. Cyndie -
10. Lisa -
11 .Mindy -
12. Staci ~
13. Vicki ~
14. Amy Jo ~
15. Maria ~
16. Janet~http:/
17. Jearise -
18. Lynda -
19. Carol -
20. Shannon -
21. Erica -

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Add Some Dimension

It's a brand new week which means a brand new challenge at Lasting Memories, the challenge blog that is all about layouts. The challenge this week is to add dimension.


I took an album of the wedding layouts from this summer to work, since I was the only co-worker to attend all three weddings. My co-worker Scott teased that I never made a scrapbook about him. He knows I don't have many pictures of him, but forgot that his wife and I are facebook friends so I have access to her photos. It's fun to add dimension, even if it's hard to get the layout into the page protector. I added the ruffled ribbon, the two layer butterflies, three layer flower and bling on the chipboard title.

Cardstock from Target
I-rock gems from Imaginise
flowers from prima
butterfly punch from Martha Stewart
patterned paper from DCWV
ribbon from Making Memories
Chipboard letters from K&Co.

This layout is also for the "loving couple" challenge at Scrappin-n-chattin.

Now head over to Lasting Memories to see what my design team sisters have created. I hope you will join us and play along.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Endless Love

Each month the yahoo group, Scrappin-N-Chattin, issues five challenges. One of the challenges this month is to use the colors green, purple, orange and black. These might be Halloween colors, but were also the colors of the bouquet at a wedding my daughter attended in September. The bride carried orange sunflowers with black centers, plus green leaves, tied with purple ribbon.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Artful Delight - At the Beach

The challenge at Artful Delight is to use this sketch:

At first I was going to use only one photo, but when I saw the placement of the kids in the photos I realized the three pictures would work together.

The picture doesn't show it, but there are wave patterns on the cardstock. I used a foam sun and a clear sticker for the title "At the Beach". I've also enter at The Paper Variety, where this week's challenge is nautical - anything ocean, beach, fish, pirates, lighthouses, seashells.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lasting Memories #59 - Tags and Sketch

This week's challenge at Lasting Memories is to use tags on your layout and this sketch is given to get you started.

My layout is of my friend Stephanie getting ready on her wedding day, and showing off her gorgeous engagement ring. I used paper from DCWV, cardstock from my stash, title from Recollections, gems from Hobby Lobby, flowers from Goodwill and ribbon taken from the treat boxes at the wedding.

The visit the others on the design team to see some awesome inspiration. Then create your own and join us at Lasting Memories by Saturday, October 9th at 9 p.m. EST.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Giveaway at Pixie Dust Paperie

Do you love pretty paper and embellies? Then you will be interested in the giveaway going on at Pixie Dust Paperie. Here is is picture of what you can win.

Go check out the gorgeous kits and enter for your chance to win.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lasting Memories # 58

The challenge this week at Lasting Memories is Recipe Time with a Little Twist. We are challenged to use:

1 photo
2 embellishments (I used buttons and butterflies)
3 colors (I used brown, red and green)

and to use song lyrics.

After picking this picture I typed the words "lyrics boxes" into google and found a song by Charlie Winston called "Boxes". The lyrics I used are "Who am I supposed to be? With these empty building blocks I can be a thousand me's." These reason I loved this picture of my grandson is because when his dad was the same age he also played in the boxes that my office supplies came in. My son doesn't remember so I had to journal his story on this layout. Who needs toys when you have an imagination?

Supplies used:

Cardstock from my stash
Patterned Paper from DCWV
Butterfly punch from EK Success
Buttons from my stash

You have until 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th to join us. Make sure to visit Lasting Memories and check what the other design team members have created for you.