Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Scrappy Goodies!!

My lovely scrappy friends from Personal Scrapper hold Secret Sister Swaps a couple times a year... I was so lucky to be able to participate this time around! I purchased some really fun Bo Bunny stuff for my secret sister Addie. I hope she has as much fun using it as I did picking it out! While I was sick last week, I came home after a tough day at work to a package on my doorstep... Yep! My secret sister ended up being Jess- she got me the awesome goodies below! My absolute and complete favorite part though is the Crate Paper kit! I just love that company! Something about the colors and patterns I guess just get me! LOVE THEM! Obviously I can't wait to get crafty with it!

I am also sitting on some great layouts for Nuts About Sketches that I can't reveal just yet as they are for November. Love how Shawn is so on top of things and has stuff out to us so quick! I think she sketches in her sleep! I've got a scrappy secret that I can't tell just yet, but check back soon!! I can't wait for this one!!

Don't forget to head over to Scraps Of Us for the cybercrop this weekend! Great games, great contests and loads of inspiration! Vicki will also be announcing the new DT! They are gonna be awesome!

~Til next time! <3

Monday, October 19, 2009

A New Week...

It's Monday again... Though I don't have a lick of scrappy projects to share, I figured I should keep with the weekly blogging (just in case anyone is checking in!)

I'm at home today with both kids as of lunch time... So sad! The sitter called to let me know that J had a temp of 102 so that meant he needed to be picked up! The rock-paper-scissor game picked me since Paul was chasing some of his high needs kids around with their own teacher out. We made it home and got the Tylenol going. After a little bit of a nap, he's now watching DVR'd episodes of Clone Wars! At least he's easy to please! Miss A is still napping, so here I am! We'll stay home tomorrow again for sure, then it's Daddy's turn if need be...

This weekend we finally made it to the pumpkin patch and apple orchards! I just love this time of year! I didn't go too crazy with the pics, but I think I got some good ones! I have the November sketches from Shawn at Nuts About Sketches, so I can hopefully start on some of those with these pics!

Til next time~

Monday, October 12, 2009

More Scrappy Anniversary Goodness!

Well, we are almost half way through the month... Since all of October is the anniversary celebration for Scraps of Us, Vicki has put up another one of my sketches and takes on the site! You'll need to head over there and take up the challenge to have the chance to win a great prize! Remember, there are challenges daily, and each one has a prize! Don't forget to look into the DT call as well! Vicki is a great person to "work" for! The first round challenges need to be finished soon, so get over there!

I just love how this layout turned out! Papers are WeRMemory Keepers again from a wonderful Personal Scrapper kit! I got to get out of my little box on accident with those title letters! The @ was not planned! I'm usually so careful about checking out which alphas I have, but, whoops, I missed this one! I'm also having loads of fun with the fussy cutting too! (who knew?!)

~Til next time <3

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another Weekend Bites the Dust!

Wow... time really flies... No, I mean REALLY!! This was a three-day-er for us, so I really can't believe that it is Sunday already. Today was sort of a sit around kind of day. Not a ton of anything in particular was really completed. Maybe some laundry, a scrap page, oh, and Paul discovered that our early freezing temps beat us to winterizing our trailer. Not such a great discovery- he went out to grab a pair of shoes and saw that there was an icicle hanging from the kitchen faucet! He made a call to a friend and was able to figure out how to take care of it! Phew! That's a HUGE relief! Luckily, all the lines appear to still be intact!

I somehow missed sketch #40 for 52 Weeks, but I went in and grabbed #39 anyhow while I was working on stuff for Scraps of Us and Nuts About Sketches. The papers in this are from my new Personal Scrapper kit. I am just in love with the Dream Street papers! I can't wait to find some more pics to use with them! We are hoping to get to the pumpkin patch next weekend, so that will provide me with some awesome autumn pics to use!

Just a quick post for today! Til next time!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Anniversary Challenges!

There are two great things happening over at Scraps Of Us right now... First, it is our very first anniversary! Things are underway and challenges have already started! As part, Vicki has asked the DT to do some sketches for the daily challenges with a sample LO to go with. Well, my first sketch appeared the other day. I am so very new to sketches, but it was so exciting and a little liberating to sit down and make my very own sketches! For a very techie kind of girl, I don't know the ways of "digi-sketching" yet (please leave me your suggestions!) so for now, it is pencil and paper! No snickers about the crudeness of my sketch, but I hope you like it too! Head on over to see the new reveals each day!

This LO uses WeRMemory Keepers papers from the Tiffany's line. I just love the sparkle on some of these papers! Pics are from Miss A's grand debut into the world! She was the speedy delivery of the two kiddos!

The next great thing is the DT search also over at Scraps Of Us! I know I have some awesomely talented followers out there, so you should all head over there and think about taking a stab at it! We'd love to have you! Vicki's looking for people who do layouts and cards, so give it a try! Hope to see you over there!

Til next time~

Monday, October 5, 2009

New NAS Sketch and SOU Anniversary Party!

Party?? Did someone say party?! Yes! We are celebrating the one year anniversary over at Scraps Of Us! I can hardly believe how fast time flies! It's been an awesome year. The site had a recent revamp and is going strong. We've got some new members there and Vicki is also hosting a DT call! If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a great team, you really should sign up! Head over there and see what she's got in store! At the end of the month, there'll be an awesome cybercrop. (I've taken a peek already at the festivities, and trust me, you don't want to miss this!) If you're looking for some great inspiration, it's a great place to stop! I've been busy with some sketches and LOs for the month-you'll need to go there to see what I've done! :)
Also, since it's Moday, that also means Shawn has a new reveal over at Nuts About Sketches! I just love the LO I did for this one! I've never used the KI Memories diecut paper before, but I was looking for something a little different, and voila! These are also colors I don't normally use at all, let alone together, but who could resist scrapping my pics of my little guy! (Those are actually tubes you crawl through he's playing with, but neither of my kiddos have ever done much crawling in them-they prefer the "garbage can" approach!)

You'll need to head back to NAS later for Shawn's great two-pagers! She's one of the only ones around who has them on a regular basis. Works great for all the pics we always take, eh?! Also, more great NAS news... Shawn's started a forum so everyone can upload their great takes on her sketches! You'll need to head there as well!

Well, I'm so excited to be here, posting on a Monday and all, but I really must head out! I got my new Personal Scrapper kit in the mail today... Can you say, "Dream Street?" These papers are TO DIE FOR!!! I tell you, if I had the money, I'd order two or three of Erica's kits every month! LOVE THEM!!! Also, I picked up a Scrapbooks, Etc. at the store and my CK is here as well! What a happy, scrappy day around here!

~Til next time,

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Nuts About Sketches Week 76!

I'm feeling a little slackish... It's hard to get an update in early in the week! I've been spending my Wednesday on-line time doing my ScrapbookCalls duties (and I must add, I think I've finally gotten the hang of it!). So here I am finally on a Thursday, once again awaiting my beloved Grey's Anatomy-I'm still heartbroken over George! The work week is almost over, but I'm now behind in both school and scrappy ways! Oh, the insanity! Does it ever end??

Well, I'm hoping you headed over to Nuts About Sketches already to see the Monday reveal. The DT has some great takes on Shawn's sketch for this week! I just love that there are all types of scrappers on this DT! It just shows what a great variety of styles there are- and they are all amazing!

So here's my take... I liked this one a bunch! The "moose park" as we call it, is just a really fun little community park near my dad and step-mom's house. The kids love to get in the wagon and take a walk there! It was time I scrapped some of the mounds of pics I've taken there! One of the favorite things (as seen in the LO) is to ride on the tire zip cord! Kids and grown-ups alike could probably spend hours going down it!

Til next time~ <3