Monday, February 14, 2011


Okay, I have to admit that we don't really celebrate Valentine's Day at our house. I'm not sure why, but dh and I have never really been super crazy about this holiday. I always say I expect him to tell/show me he loves me very day....not just on Valentine's day.

Anyway, I did want to let everyone know about the upcoming Red Hot Crop over at From Here to Scrapternity. It's going to be three days of challenges, games, fellowship and fun! I sure hope you can come join us, and if you aren't a member of the board, all you need to do is sign up and we will get you activated ASAP.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Okay, since I have some free time this afternoon, I decided to share some of my latest creations. I've been working my way through several challenges, over at SAS, at Birds of a Feather, and of course, at Scrapternity. I'm also having tons of fun using up my stash of kits!

Snow Day:
This layout was created using my awesome prize kit from SAS. I would have never ordered these Crate papers on my own, but have had so much fun using them! I took this picture of Taylor during one of our December snow days.

Healthy - Get, Stay, Be:
This layout was created for several resolution challenges. 2011 is the year I want to get healthy. Yes, I NEED to lose weight, but I also want to get active, eat better and drink more water, too. I created this whole layout using old BG, tags and flowers from my stash.

Him & Her:This layout was created using a sketch from Page Maps. I love this picture of my dh and dd, and LOVE this line of Christmas paper from Lily Bee (a new favorite line of mine!!!)

Identical Looks:

This is my current FAVORITE layout! I had so much fun using all the paint on this one! I created this for a stash challenge over at Birds of a Feather, and have to admit that now I'm addicted to using bubble wrap and paint on my layouts :D
This is my dh and dd (again). The picture was taken in 2006, and I was amazed at the fact that they had identical looks on their faces. And, they are still two peas in a pod!

Family Rules:

I created this layout using the January kit from Birds of a Feather. This is the first kit I've received from Amy, and I LOVED it! The papers worked so well together. This layout was also used for a Croppy Cat challenge over at SAS, and will go into my Faithbook album.

Pretty Princess:
I loved Amy's kits, so went and picked up her November kit. This layout was created using that kit. The only things I added were the flowers (yellow/brown), the trim and the overlay (corner pieces). Lots of fussy cutting on this one and I loved the Webster's Pages.

I Expect Us 2 Show Our Love Every Day Not Just on Valentine's Day:I created this layout for the Lovebird crop over at Birds of a Feather. We had a recipe to use, and I also used an older kit from My Creative Scrapbook (with lots of added alphas, flowers, bling and trim).

Love You:
Another layout created for the Lovebird Crop. This was a picture challenge, and I pulled my inspiration from the colors and the fact that there were two birds in the picture. I loved using this green paper from my stash, and then adding all the black and white elements (which I pulled totally from my stash).

Good morning, All! It's been a crazy month with lots of snow days, two hour delays and jury duty here in southern Ohio! I love the snow, but it sure wreaks havoc with my classroom!
In other news, the latest Lipstick Chick challenge has gone live! There are lots of awesome layouts from the DT, and the prize this month is super yummy, too!
Here is my layout for the month of February:

I was so happy that I was able to create this layout using scraps from my stash. Several of the papers are at least two years old. The picture was taken after Taylor's Christmas program in December. The title of the layout is: All Because I Dared to Believe in Love.

And, here is a peak at the prize for this month:

Our sponsor is CANDY SHOPPE DESIGNS. In order to be eligible for this prize, all you need to do is pick one of the awesome DT layouts from the XOXO blog, scraplift it, and post your version over at the XOXO blog. Easy, right?
Also, you can head over to Candy Shoppe Designs and join their BLOG HOP MEME all month long in February for a second chance at winning this prize package filled with sweetness!
Let me tell you, I've played with this kit and it is super yummy!
Okay, time to be productive. However, I will be back later to share some of my latest creations. This weekend I participated in an online crop over at Birds of a Feather and had so much fun!
Have an awesome Wednesday!!!