Saturday, August 25, 2007

Saturday Findings

HIYA all.... love Saturday posts... my time to post my finds and enjoy my cuppa joe!!! LOL

First thing first...time to change the QOTW(s)... LOL check em out!!
The Quiz of the Week is...... WHAT IS YOUR INNER COLOR?
Here is my answer!!

Your Inner Color is Blue

Your Personality: Your natural warmth and intuition nurtures those around you. You are accepting and always follow your heart.

You in Love: Relationships are your top priority, and this includes love. You are most happy when you are serious with someone.

Your Career: You need to help others in your job to feel satistifed. You would be a great nurse, psychologist, or counselor.

WOW... how appropriate and nail on the head is that??? LOL What are you?

The new Quote of the Week is posted too... love it!

I saw this on one of my Craftzine daily newsletters and I chuckled... first cause I pictured myself walking to the restroom at work with this dashing new creative pouch and no one but me would have a clue at just how creative it really of course that and IT'S BRILLIANT!!! Here is the link to where you can purchase this on ETSY. Here is the blog of the crafty one that makes these.

One little Word blog has posted the next challenge word.... BALANCE!

Michelle made this card... and I am in love!!!! What stamps are those girl?????

I love KI Memories challenges... their latest is to do a two page layout.... simple to the point... and always doable!!!! LOL

LMAO... my girlfriend Robyn has a hilarious post on her blog... Check it out here

CPS #27

One thing that I truely love about scrapping is that it enables you to play around with style.... one minute you can be linear, bold, shabby chic, muted... never ending... Well my YAYA Mellisa has been really playing with style as of late... MELLY.. keep it up... your newest creations are breathtaking!!!!! Check em out here

More in the YAYA news.. Tanya moved on to the next round of here latest scrapping adventure... CONGRATS girl!!!!
Katie has posted all kinds of her latest work... sweet Kayleigh celebrated her 1st B-day in style... PINK PERFECTION... check out the latest of Katies stuff here
Have a great trip Steph.. relax and enjoy every minute with your family!!! Oh and check out the latest pic she posted... EEEEEEEKKKKKK.. gorgeous!!

Pencil Lines Sketch #46

The Journaler's Junction latest challenge... scrap a conversation!!

Queen and Coy posted a great idea... layering brads!! Check it out here

Well folks.... I am more to post but have to stop sometime...LOL especially considering that this has been ready for posting for a day


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Who needs to scrap when you have BIG FISH

BIG FISH games that is... LMAO

So I am a mahjong junkie to begin with and have really been getting somewhat tired of it lately. So yesturday I am on BIG FISH GAMES and come across this game called AZADA. It's a huge puzzle game that enables you to figure out mini puzzles to get past each chapter of this magical book that solves the grand puzzle. I am on Chapter 3 (I'm not too sure how many chapters there are to go) but I am loving it...LOL It's like opening up a huge variety puzzle book (which I love) and just going page to page. If you like puzzle games this one is good... kids and adults alike will enjoy it... now in saying that.. kindly let me remind you I have alot more kid in me than I do adult.. TEEHEE

So I guess I am seeing a puzzle scrap page in my future... lord knows I have to light this fire of creativity under my arse sooner or later... the stash is still looking the maybe if I cut up my patern paper and try to make it in a puzzle.. I'll find my mojo... (insert roll eyes right here)


Monday, August 20, 2007

Think Blog Award/Blog listed

So have you seen all the fun blog awards that are out there... I love it!!

Michelle awarded me the ... seems she likes my posts!!! LOL So now I have to share the love and pick a few blogs that make me think... here they are!!

1 - Gettin Sketchy makes me think because her sketches are heavy with design, which suits me fine seeing as I love the shabby chic cluttered look of layouts. Here sketches inspire me to use a variety of different products in my stash!!!!

2 - All Free Crafts makes me think because it inspires me to use other craft elements on my pages...

3 - Funky Photo Friday makes me think because it challenges me to think of different perspectives when taking pics!!!

4 - Multi Photo Scrapbook Layout Gallery makes me think because it gives tons of examples of different ways to use up the billions of photos that I have accumulated... all on one page!

5 - The Journaler's Junction makes me think because it prompts me to get a great story/comment on my pages... and I can always use a good

Now thinking blogs pay it foward... share the award!!

I was also listed as a newly discovered blog on Stampin' When I Can blog. If you haven't checked out this blog... please do. Allison updates daily, and shares everything from blog candy, sketches, tuorials she comes across on the web!!! Allison YOU ROCK!!!!
Have a good one everyone!!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Challenge Sunday #10

Good morning... I thought I'd mix it up this week with the challenges... Hope you have time to scrap!!!

Do a black and white LO/Card... this is open to your own interpretation (be it a black and white photo or using black and white products )

Journal on a tag... I know you have tons of them in your stash.... try using them up by journalling the theme of your LO/Card

Create a linear LO/Card... straight lines, clean and crisp

Use Queen & Coy products on your LO/Card

Use my QOTW (quote off to the left of my blog)

If you complete all the above challenges by next Sunday... I will RAK you some blog candy... You won't be disappointed!! Just send me an e-mail and provide me the link of your creations (with your permission, I'll feature them on my blog aswell) and your addy, and goodies will be on their way!!

Have fun scrappers!


Saturday, August 18, 2007

Saturday Findings

I love Saturday's.. I get so caught up on the world while enjoying my fave brew of java... Considering I am doing this with a broke bum, and I can't do anything but stay in one place, my entry should be so long today... sit back and enjoy!! :)

You'll notice to the left of my blog that I have added a QOTW (both quote and quiz)aJust another fun addition to my blog... I'll also post my response to the quiz...LOL If there is anything you'd like to see added to my blog.. drop me a comment...

Here are my results for the QUIZ

You Are Sunrise

You enjoy living a slow, fulfilling life. You enjoy living every moment, no matter how ordinary.
You are a person of reflection and meditation. You start and end every day by looking inward.
Caring and giving, you enjoy making people happy. You're often cooking for friends or buying them gifts.
All in all, you know how to love life for what it is - not for how it should be.

Well there is no secret that I have hit a creative rut, but if there is one person who will be able to get me out of it, it's my girl DI Here is her latest card sketch... GORGEOUS.. and I love that she now calls the DIagrams..LOL

Be sure to drop her an e-mail if you do her sketch... she loves showing off other people's creations that are inspired by her DIagrams.

If you ever get to the point where you're having a hard time coming up with fresh ideas.. check out this place called All Free Craft Blog.

Here are some Quotes by Rosalyn Carter that I just love!

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try -- you don't take the risk.

Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.

Here is a photo decor piece made by Kayla Richards on Scrap Tutor

The step by step direction can be found here

Basic Grey just send out the August newsletter.. the link is here

Great Photo Challenges at Funky Photo Friday.... try them out!

I LOVE THIS... Vintage Wall Art!!

Curtosy of How About Orange blog. Check out the tutorial here!! BTW.. cn you see this being done with scraps of PP?? I sure

Care to see another creative way to store your buttons??? Check it out here

The Journaler's Junction has issued another awesome challenge... Use the phrase.. THANK YOU! Find all the details and examples here!

My gal Lucy Chesna has been creating up a Check out her personal blog here and leave her some love!!!

KI Memories has another challenge posted.. This one is based on a Book Cover.. details here!

Well not as long as I thought it'd be... but I do have hundreds of pics that I need to go thru so that I can develop them... So I will sign off for now!!!

Have a great SATURDAY..


Friday, August 17, 2007


No word of a lie. I fell down the stairs and badly bruised/cracked my tailbone. freakin hurts like a biotch!!!! So here I sit on my doughnut, taking my happy drugs, praying this will heal quickly.. I feel like such an arse..... Will this summer get any better already??


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Challenge Sunday #9

So it appears that many people are on an ELSIE kick right now... and why not.. the gal is classy, funky, hip, ecelectic, and down right talented.. So this weeks challenges are based on her book "52 Challenges". I will eventually be posting all of them as the challenge weeks go by, but today you get 5 to pick from.


Convert a fave pic into a black and white image and then use it as a focal point on your page.

Grab a few ribbons and cluster them together on your page.. you can attach them to CS, secure them with a pin, use ribbon slides.. anything!

Whether it's with your own handwriting, or a doodle rub-on, find that open space on your photo and doodle

Try making your own pp by stamping or painting or anything you can think of... then scrap it.

Use white as your background, and go from there..

That's it for the challenges this week scrappers... ENJOY!


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Saturday Findings

YYYYAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNN and STRETCH! Hard to get moving this even after two big cups of java. Well I am taking some time to check things out and hopefully this will bring some of my mojo back...LOL I am hoping to do some more organizing and cleaning of my scrap area today! Making some mini kits... I also ordered some pictures thru Costco last night... maybe some new stuff if just what the scrap healer ordered..LMAO

Off with some findings..

Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet? Well Crafty Daisies has posted lessons for those keen to learn here


curtosy of ArcaMax

My Girl DI HICKMAN has been crazy busy as of late... Check out the new look of her blog, se her latest creations, ctahc a few awesome tutorials, use some sketches and read about her new selling line of digi products. SO PROUD OF YOU BABYCAKES!

Maria has been busy again... what a sweetheart doing this for a troubled friend..

Check out more details here

Found a couple of cool posts on ScrapScene
New vintage like online store called ONE HUNDRED WISHES
Tutorial for making crepe paper flowers here

Jenni Bowlin Pimped her desk... see it here

Here is an awesome tutorial to make an altered binded journal. This is from Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas blog. This is what the project looks like and here is where you can find the instructions.

Gettin Sketchy has her latest hallenge/sketch up... just gorgeous!

Recent pic of Naomi Watts with her little bundle of joy... she looks amazing!!!

It appears that my YAYA Mellisa is teasing me.. Apparently she made thismini book scrapping in very girlie colours and now I have to wait for IRL to see it.. LOL

Creative Imaginations has a Pazzazzill Sweepstakes on the go.... just submit a project using the pazzazzill products.. details here

To my lady bug friends... MARLENE AND SANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I adore you and hope your days were full of love and happiness!!

Wanna cool site for POP CULTURE.... check it out here.. great for those jump into the past challenges.

Well I am going to sign off for now... hope you enjoy your reads.. have an awesome day!


Wednesday, August 8, 2007

So UnInspired

Have you gone thru this? I have tried going thru my stash... seeking out my challenges.... LO's to scraplift... NOTHING!!!!!!!!!! Nothing is inspiring me. I had the opportunity to scrap this past weekend and I ended up jumping from one project to another... mini album.....LOs.. you name it. Nothing is working!!!! I have spoken to a few of my friends and family and I feel so bored with scrapping lately. SACRELIG... did I seriously just say that????

Well the summer hasn't been all that great and I guess that may be feeding into the lack of inspiration... Funny.. cause scrapping normally cheers me up!!!

Maybe it's just a bad rut!!! Tell me I am not alone!

What do you do when you have hit a creative RUT????? Do Tell!


Saturday, August 4, 2007

Harry Potter is weird/Let's talk Kits

So since my boy has been down I have taken an avid interest in Harry Potter. I mean I saw the first movie when it came out, thought it was ok and haven't seen any of the others. Well with this whole fiasco of the latest book coming out and the 5th movie in the theatres, I decided to try and take an interest in it again, as it doesn't only really intrigue Cody.. but my girls are also going nutso over it. I have come to the conclusion thay Mr HP is right weird....LOL I never was into fantasy, and never really got the intrigue in it... but these movies have really impressed me. The special effects are wonderful... and while I find myself all too many times wondering what just happened and having my 10 year old have to recap cause I can't get my mind wrapped around it, I would have to give it an absolute thumbs I have the first book and I think I just may indulge and see if I find it equally entertaining!!! LOL

That being said... I know that my YAYA Katie had been asking about kits and what ones were good. Well I do get quite a few of them and have been around the block here and there where kits are concerned... Here are few things I am expecting at my door this month... CAN'T WAIT!

Some Jenni Bowlin

Back Porch Memories

Tie One On


I know quite ridiculous isn't it...LOL But I rarely go to my LSS as I love coming home from a hard day at work and finding a box of goodies waiting for me!!! LOL I am a nut!

One of my FAVE sites to check out kits is actually the TOP 50 Kit site... All links are there and you can pick and choose! I am also a fan of Willow Traders, who has a listing of all kits, and some peoples reviews etc. Christina also does a Kit of the Month, and New Kit on the Block. Mondays are coys advertising days! My girl Lucy's site Memories from Scrap also lists all kind of kits. So check em out!

Here are some August kits from various companies out there!







You can imagine I am sure just how many are out there, and I could be here all day! LOL So if your looking into kits.... that's where you start. I change it up all the time so happy browsing... and now I attack the July kits that I have drooled over but haven't cut into yet!! LMAO


Friday, August 3, 2007


So MOM IS OFFICIALLY RETIRED!!!!! I can't believe it and must say I am so happy and excited for her. She is going to have the time of her life, puttering around and doing the things that she has wanted to do for some time now. Make the most of it mom... you are on your own time now and I hope you are showered with all the happiness you deserve!!!!!! I love you!

I ended up going to Endless Memories and enjoyed their amazing Xmas in July sale. I picked up an Elsie Album, a few sheets of PP, some other odds and ends and only ended up spending $15. Considering I am in the UYS club... I figured that was even pushing it. I am hoping to get some scrapping done this weekend... and watch a few movies with my family!