Friday, June 29, 2007


I've been on a roll lately. There are a bunch of DTs I want to try out for (still don't think I'm good enough though!), a bunch of inspirational challenges, and just A TON of eye candy everywhere that all I do is think of is sitting down to scrap! *lol*

Thankfully my son is going through a HUGE growth spurt right now... he's eating a ton and sleeping a LOT. Gives me time to work on a few LOs!

Here are a couple I did these past couple of days. I placed a big order through ScrapGal and I couldn't wait to play with the CherryArte paper!

supplies: cardstock: Prism; patterned paper: CherryArte; pen, chipboard letters: American Crafts

And then I did this LO for the HMITM challenge this week. 10 buttons, 10 stickers, 10 stamps... Whew! That was a lot. But it made a tiny dent in my stash so I'm happy about that. I'm going to try and participate more often. It was a lot of fun!

supplies: cardstock: Bazzill, Prism; patterned paper: CherryArte; letter stickers: American Crafts; letter stamps: Hero Arts; other stamp: Fontwerks; stamping ink: ColorBox; pen: American Crafts; other: buttons

Super duper fun scrap week... I'm going to try and get another LO done this weekend! :)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

gimme 5...

Ok, so I'm going to finally post all 5 LOs I completed over the course of the last week. I was on a roll. I was just getting irritated with Photoshop Elements because it kept crashing on me! Grrr...

supplies: patterned paper: Dream Street Papers; cardstock: Bazzill; foam letters, pen: American Crafts; acrylic stamp: Autumn Leaves; stamping ink: ColorBox; tab punch: McGill; other: Dymo labeler, button

supplies: cardstock: Prism (white), Bazzill (scallop); patterned paper: Paper Salon; chipboard: Scenic Route; transparency overlay: Hambly; transparency sticker: Sticko; pen: Sharpie

supplies: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Creative Imaginations, Fancy Pants; pen: American Crafts; chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp, American Crafts

supplies: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Paper Salon; chipboard: Scenic Route; chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp
pen: Uniball by Signo

And this one is from an Elsie sketch. :) Super fun.
supplies: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Scenic Route; die cut letters: "Base Camp" by Cricut; chipboard star: Heidi Swapp (pardon the scan. My scanner acts funny sometimes. :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

wii drama.

Ok, here's a little unknown fact (well, I'm sure Rinne knows this about me and my hubby)... We're huge GAMERS. *lol* Can you believe that? Me. Little ol' me. A gamer.

I was hanging out with my friends once and my friend tells my other friend (this was when I was pregnant), "This child is going to be born into a house that's pure FUN and JOY. Do you know how many video games they have?"

Yup, it's true. We have lots.

But what we don't have is a Nintendo Wii. At first I was ok not getting one. But now I want one. It looks like fun. And so I've been tempted to get one ever since Friday.

I didn't think it would be SOLD OUT all over the place!!! My obsession began on Monday and I've been calling random places ever since.

Ugh. And we have a party with friends on Sunday night and I think it would be so much to have at the party. Cross you fingers that I get lucky before then!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

feelin' lazy

It may not look like it, but I've actually gotten quite a bit of scrapping done since my last few posts... I'm just being lazy with scanning. I think I have 5 LOs done.

I'm hesitating on posting a few of them here because I might be using them to enter design team calls and other contests... You know those rules: "Layouts may not be on any other site or forum or gallery..."

Is that true? For those who are pubbed or on DTs or have won contests, do you really get "in trouble" for posting the same LO in multiple galleries?

Please answer (I know a ton of you visit my site but never comment!)... I'm really curious...

And another question for those who use multiple scrapbook sites:

When you create LOs, do you upload them to every scrapbook gallery you're a part of? Two Peas,, Scrap Supply, etc?

Thanks in advance!

plug it in. :)

Here's a plug for my pal Suzy and her daughter Angel. :) Angel and her hubby Christian were on MTV's Engaged and Underage last night. :)

I absolutely ADORE Suzy and her whole family. I've known Angel since she was a pre-teen and pre-Christian! It's so heartwarming and wonderful to see the two of them together. They're wonderful to each other and wonderful parents. :) So awesome.

To see the episode, go here:

Friday, June 22, 2007

shaped card

There's a Shaped Card Challenge going on over at AMM so I decided to give it a try... I'm in love with circles right now, so I gave my Coluzzle a workout! *lol* I love that thing! :)

supplies: Cosmo Cricket, Chatterbox, Making Memories, Quickutz, stamping ink

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

little *toot*

One of my biggest goal for my scrapbooking hobby is to either get published or be a part of a design team. *sigh* Can I do it? I hope so... But there are so many talented gals out there, my stuff doesn't even compare. But it's sure nice to dream. :)

I do have a little *toot* for myself... my Go Big or Go Home layout was chosen for Layout of the Day last week (Thanks, Melissa!) over at A Million Memories and my Big Yawn layout was featured in their article this week (Thanks Michelle and Alison! :)...

Yay me! Carl was really proud of me too. :)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

another one!

Jonah must be going through a growth spurt... He eats a ton, plays for a bit, then he's down for really LONG naps lately... I try to sneak in a layout when I can and was able to do one today. :)

supplies: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Paper Salon; chipboard letter stickers: American Crafst; chipboard strip: Scenic Route; quote sticker: Sticko by EK Success; circle cutter: Coluzzle

ninang corinne

Haven't done a layout featuring my BFF in a while... Hope she likes it...

Oh and to note... "Ninang" in Tagolog (pronounced "nee-naahng) means godmother... :)

supplies: patterned paper: Imagination Project (ledger paper), Love Elsie by KI Memories, American Crafts; rub ons, letter stickers: American Crafts; cardstock stickers: Love Elsie; acrylic paint: Making Memories; pen: Sharpie

Kinda funky... different than what I usually do... But I just received my first kit from A Million Memories and I was inspired. :)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

met my 5 LO goal for the month!

I met my 5 layout goal for the month a while back. But due to computer issues I couldn't get my stuff scanned properly. Boo on Windows for crashing all the time! But I'm super happy that I was able to do my 5 LOs... Now I just have to complete my cards goal and I'll be set! :)

AND I haven't done 2 page layouts in a while... I'm proud of myself that I did TWO. :)
supplies: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Chatterbox; cardstock letter stickers: American Crafts; pen: Sharpie; journaling stamp: Autumn Leaves; stamping ink: ColorBox; computer font: Century Gothic; other: Coluzzle

supplies: cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; patterned paper: American Crafts; transparency overlay: Hambly Studios; pen: Sharpie; die cut letters: "Base Camp" cartridge by Cricut; other: ribbon

supplies: carstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Creative Imaginations; brads: American Crafts; arrow photo turns: 7gypsies; die cut letters: "Base Camp" cartridge by Cricut; cardstock sticker: Heidi Grace

supplies: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Paper Salon, Scenic Route Paper Co.; felt stickers: Jolee's by EK Success; die cut letters: "Base Camp" cartridge by Cricut

supplies: cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: 7gypsies; decorative paper clips: Rebecca Sower; tag: 7gypsies; die cut letters: "Base Camp" cartridge by Cricut; foam stickers: American Crafts; other: ribbon, staples, Dymo labeler.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

sunday fun...

Had a super busy and emotionally exhausting Saturday with my son's baptism. Too much food. Too much chaos. Too much family. I'm worn out!

So while it takes me a while to catch my bearings, I'll leave you with this little clip from the fabulous You Tube... It always puts a smile on my face. :)

Saturday, June 9, 2007

card box and 2 cards...

Needed something to put all of my completed cards in so I fancied up a box. :) I finished it a while ago, but I finally had a chance to take a pic of it. :)

And I made a card for my dad for Father's day... It's a pic of him and my son when Jonah was only a few days old...

And this is a thank you card I made to give to our priest today... It was Jonah's baptism day. :) We've been super busy all week!
I don't know what was up with the crappy scans. Ugh...

u r here mini book

A few weeks ago I took a class at a LSS and made this cute little book with the theme "U R Here"... I thought it would be a neat little vacation book and it reminded me of the beach so I used it to scrap our adventures from our visit to Maui last year...

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Love this little book! It's inspiring me to make more mini albums (once I find the time! *lol*

Friday, June 8, 2007

been a busy week...

Sorry for the lack of updates - It's only the first week of June and I've been super busy. Between bouncing from visiting family, Carl's birthday, a wedding, a graduation, etc. I haven't had the time to sit down and scrap! I hate going through long hiatuses - my mojo slowly diminishes with them. Ugh. Hopefully I will get to sit down and do something creative soon...

Stay tuned!