Wednesday, July 29, 2009


OMGOODNESS!!!! I almost forgot to tell you about the Cosmo Cricket Contest going on at A Walk Down Memory Lane. Here's the scoop: Create a LO using 75% Cosmo Product. It's as simple as that. Upload it to the gallery and post to the thread. The deadline for this contest is July 31st, so that gives you 2 scrappy days to submit. Here is my entry:

And a couple close ups:

Hope you are inspired by my creation to create your own CC contest entry!! Good Luck!

Time Really Flies.......

when you are having fun!!!! And that is exactly what I have been doing! I decided last Thursday evening I had enough of taking care of everyone else and needed some me I declared an in house retreat for myself!!! My husband doesn't work on Fridays so I told him this is what was going down and he agreed!!! YAY! I picked a good one!! ;0) So Friday came and I got up and began the routine as usual...get showered, dressed, get kids up for summer school, breakfast, take kids to summer school, come home, play on 'puter!!! LOL!!!! That is so part of teh routine this summer!! I did a few chores, but mainly was getting ready for the 1st ever 1 hour card crop at My Sketch World. I needed to clean up my space and get some materials set out. What was really cool about the crop was we knew what the sentinments were ahead of time and the sketches were AMAZING!! I found out I am a much better one hour LO gal than card gal!!! Here is what I came up with an hour:

I LOVE how the birthday card turned out ad can't wait until that special someone's day pops up so I can send/give this to them!! I was pretty pleased with myself that I got three done. As I was working on he last one, my hands were shaking from nerves so tremendously it was ridiculous!!! I only had minutes left to complete it within the hour time! Phew....what a rush!!

I have done a few LOs and a couple other cards since I last posted as well. Hope you enjoy them and find a bit of scrappy inspiration from them.

This is a card I made for a wonderful cyber buddy..... you know who you are GF!!! I used a card sketch from Let's Scrap. It is a wonderful sketch site and growing community. They even have a DT call out right now, so head on over and check them out!!

This LO is a work in progress. I have finished my part now my DS will take over to do his. Malik is an amazing artist and his doodles just blow me away!! So I will be sure to update you all when he puts his tween touch on this....he had better do it before Sept. when he becomes a teen!!!! I used a sketch created by Lucy Chesna at MSW for this. If you'd like to use the same sketch visit the forum and check under LO is in the Sue's challenge thread!

Moving right along.....

These are two REALLY quick mini cards I made to include with some RAKs I sent out. Both the pinwheel and the flower were from tutorials found at A Walk Down Memory Lane. Or you could check out Lucy Chesna's blog for the flower and Nicole Wise's for the pinwheel.

Another LO.....

First of all let me just say I love me some Cosmo Cricket and have been waiting with baited breath to get the Snorkel line. A 15% off shopping spree at the LSS came at just the right time....they had just gotten this in!! I guess we're a little laid back here in the country!!! LOL! I couldn't wait to put it to use and I have had this photo just waiting to be perfectly scrapped for 3 years now!! So glad I waited! :0)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rootin' Tootin' Good Time

I have had even more fun scrapbooking since I discovered the online world of it!! I have never had scrappy friends and am so glad I have them now....even if they live in my computer!! LOL! There is so much inspiration out there and I am honored to say I have been asked by Let's Scrap to be one of their August GDTs and provide some to all the great gals there!!! I am super excited!! Cheri O'Neil does some really fantastic sketches and she really puses you to use more than one photo!........if you are anything like me you need that push because I have oodles of pics waiting to be scrapped!! Kimmy J also does a card sketch once a month. My reveal will be on Aug. 5th..... I have the sketch already and lemme tell you it's a great one!!! Right up my alley! Stay tuned here for sneak peeks of my reveal.....

Thanks friends for letting me share all the joy I receive from scrappin' and my journey in the online scrappy world!

It's Tomorrow............

the 1 hour card crop at My Sketch World!!! The sentiments are already posted and the chatter is a goin'!! It starts at 9 EST tomorrow night..... hope you are planning on stopping by!!! I guarantee it will be the most stressful fun you have ever had!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Let's Get Ready to...........CROP!!!!!!!!

Will the fun ever end???? I think not!!!!! My Sketch World is having a crop for the entire month of August!!! I can hardly wait!! Here are the details:

Hope to see you there!!! The crops are a ROCKIN' good time!!!! And be sure to join us this FRIDAY for the 1 hour Card Crop!!!!! 6 cards in an hour........are you game????

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Alert!!! Alert!!!!! Mark Your Calendars!!!!!

My Sketch World, @ is having their 1st ever 1 Hour Card Crop Challenge!!!!!!!

Here are the particulars:
**Friday, July 24th
**Sketches posted at 9:00pm EST
**Finished cards need to be posted in the gallery and linked to sign in thread by 10:20pm EST.
**The 6 sentiments we are working with will be posted the day before so you can pull papers and get psyched up.
**6 sketches will be posted and you will get one prize draw for each card completed and posted by 10:20pm EST.
**All action will take place the "Card Challenges Forum."
**WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!! Ummm...I mean....It's going to be a swell time!! Very Happy

I hope to see you there!!!!! The chattiness and friendships made during this time are if you're lookin' for a good time and have no plans on Friday July 24th join us for this fun event!!!!!!

What I've Been Working On

I had such a terrible migraine at the beginning of this week, it was really messing up my scrappy time!.........combine that with oodles of housework and I was officially going through scrap withdrawls!!!! LOL!!! Anyways, I am soo glad that I finally completed a couple of LOs since the 4th of July weekend.

This LO is titled Wii Rock. My kiddos just love the Wii and Guitar Hero is for sure one of their fav games!! I finally took the chance to document them rockin' out together!!!!

Here it is:

I used Cosmo Cricket papers, Thickers letters, We R Memory letters, and I'm not sure were the brads were from..... I've had those for a long time!!!

And here are a couple of close ups!!

I used a sketch from Let's Scrap. If you haven't been there, they have some great sketches and FAB weekly prizes from some awesome sponsors!!!!! The link is I was fortunate enough to win a Webster's Page prize kit and LOVED it!!!!! This is the LO I created with my prize:

Psalm 119:105 reads: "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path."

How wonderfully true!!! Without my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ I would be lost beyond belief!!!! I soo love this verse and when I saw this lighthouse in Maine I instantly thought of it! I am soo glad I was able to scrap this. It is going to be framed and hung somewhere in our house!

Moving right along....... I also was able to finish July's sketch from My Skecth World!! Lucy created a rockin' 2 pager and if you haven't seen it...... you NEED to check it out!!! I am not one for 2 pagers..... at all, but this one is super cool.

Here is the LO I created using the sketch:

These pictures were taken at a birthday party my DD went to. The friend is a co-worker's and friend's daughter. The drive to get to the party was well worth it!!! We both had a blast!! the trip home was a different story tho'...... I overheated and blew a tire all in one night!!! Thankfully we made it home, as DH was in IL!!

This is the left side up close. I just love this picture of the girls!!!! Little bathing beauties!!

And this is the right side up close....

And a few close ups.........

The lil' cutie the flourish points at is mine!!!!

Thanks for sharing in my lateset scrappy happenings!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Another June GDT LO

This is a LO I created of my DS using the same sketch from June by Lucy Chesna at My Sketch World. It is amazing to me that a LO can look soo different even though the same sketch was used!!

I believe just about everything on this LO is from BoBunny!!!! Just love their lines of goodies!! I fussy cut the bugs out of the paper, stamped the word smile and the arrow, and used some fiber scraps for the tag.

Thanks for reminiscing with me!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


This is the LO I created, titled Deer 2 Me, for the June 15th sketch reveal at MSW. Lucy's sketches are rockin'!! If you like'll love hers!

I just love these pictures of me and my kids at a Dog show one spring!! A friend of ours was there to take pictures of the dogs and thought it would be a great time to practice taking pictures of people too!! I was glad to be the subjects, as it is soo rare for me to be in the pictures with my kids!!!

I used DCWV's recycled Green Stack patterned papers and Prima flowers, the leaves are also from Prima. The little stick pin is from Maya Road!! I just love when I can find a way to use these!! The small chipboard letters are from BasicGrey and the 2 is Thickers, me is from BoBunny. I colored the chipboard myself by using stamp pads on the circle and deer.

A Peek Into the Past

June was such an exciting month for me!!!!!! I just have to go back and share some of my special moments. My first news arrived via email from Lucy Chesna saying I had been chose to be My Sketch World's Guest Design Team Member!!!!! I was so excited I almost fell off my chair.... my hubby had to ask if I was ok!!! LOL!! The talent at MSW is amazing!!!!! And the friendships to be made there..... even better!! If you have not checked out My Sketch World here is a link for you to do so:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Biggest News of my Scrappy Life thus Far!!!!!!!

I made the My Sketch World LO Design Team!!!!!!!!! I cannot even believe it!!!!! It was an honor to be the June Guest Designer there, but now I get 6 whole months and a BLINKIE!!!!!! I am soo in LOVE with my blinkie and will hopefully get it here soon!!!

If you have not been to My Sketch World you REALLY need to check out this site! The sketches by Lucy are rockin' and so is the talent there!! My favorite part is the forum..... I have never been to such an amazingly friendly and warm interactive board. These ladies are truly my friends now and I am just soo excited to be a part of it all!!

Here is the link to the site:

Hope to see you there!!!

July Card

My Sketch World is an awesome site full of wonderful sketches and ladies!!! This month's card sketch was outta this world!! LOVED it! Here is the card I made using the sketch provided. I used Cosmo Cricket's Hello Sunshine line. Love the bright colors of it!!

Starting a New!!

Well, I have not done so well at keeping up with a blog!! In fact, I have been Terrible at it!!!! I am excited to get going and to really log the happenings of my scrappy world. I hope you all don't mind that I will be reminiscing throughout the rest of this month on all the exciting things and not so exciting things that have happened. Hope you enjoy the ride with me and pop back often... one never knows when a RAK may be offered up here!!