Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wine, wine, and more wine....

Got your attention didn't I? I am on a wine kick recently.  I discovered some new yummy wine that I am hooked on.  Normally I am a sweet wine drinker, mostly German white ones.  So, I've been on a hunt for red wines that I can actually swallow.  Most just haven't been to my liking.  I found that I really like the "muscadine" wines.  Now, I realized these are hard to find so I've had to order them online from the winery themselves.  I did that and had a few sent to the house to try different ones and I'm hooked.

On our trip to Savannah Georgia I happened on a wine store downtown.  I went in a low and behold the wines I love were right in front of me!  I was EXTREMELY excited.  I think I drove the girls nuts talking about going to the winery and wine store.  There was a really sweet man there that was telling me about all the wines. I tried a bunch and even found some Peach Wine that was SOOOOO yummy. I decided I needed a picture of the bottles because I know I've never had that many bottles of alcohol in my house at one time!  I had to preserve this moment in time!

I decided to use the photo in a layout for Challenge Masters.  This was for a "Scraplift" challenge. When I started this I really wasn't thrilled with it but I came to love it by the time I was done.  I think it may be because of the little sticker phrases by the title!  Click on the layout to read them....they make me laugh!

Materials:  Webster's Pages Papers & Lace, Prima Flowers, i-rock bling

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bye 2010!

Where has it gone? I can't believe the year is already over! It seems the older you get the fast the time flies and I don't like it one bit :( It seems like just yesterday I was changing diapers and now I have college students for kids (well, 2 of the 4).

Every year I take a picture of them all together.  Here's a layout of one of the shots.  This weeks challenge over at Scrap Tiffany is 2010, year in review.  I couldn't think of a way to include that but this is the way I sum up the year. I'm posting this early since my reveal is on Friday I wanted you to have a bit of time to send in your creations if you have one or would like to play along.  Just pop them in an email to Tiffany.

Crate paper: paper, chipboard, brads, American Craft Thickers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Glue Dots®

 “I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® design team.”

I used my favorite line,Crate Paper and I tried something new (to me anyway). Recently I love to use paint and mist  but I wanted to do a splatter effect without a heavy look.  So, I took the glimmer mist and opened it up and stuck in my paint brush and splattered away.  I really like how it turned outJust what I was going for :)


It's that time again....a new linky party over at Paper Issues!

 The New Challenge is a NEW Challenge!

Show us your NEW projects...New baby, New shoes, New stamp, New house, New ANYTHING!!!!

Link it up!

We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge!! Nikki Sivils!! Woot!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Boy Oh Boy...

Oh, Boy, Boy, Boy! That's this weeks challenge over at Scrap Tiffany.  It's all about THEM! Show us your little guys (or big ones too). They really make great LO's!

Here's my guy....

Materials:  Fancy Pants papers, Ranger Enamel Accents, AC Thickers, Distress Ink

Friday, December 17, 2010

Girl Power

FYI...This was suppose to auto post on Friday! Sorry, blogger goofed.

Do you have any photo's that show Girls Power?  If you do, you may want to play with us this week at Scrap Tiffany.  The challenge to you is "Girls Power" any way, any how.

Having 3 girls, we have lots of Girl Power around here in one form or another.
Here's my take.  One of my daughters doing her "Thing" (Barrel Racing).

I used misting and doodling on here to add to the crazyiness of all the papers. 
I'm just a sucker for using as many PP's as I can! As you can see I took the picture on a windy day, the little pom poms are blowing in the breeze!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Second Wreath

Well, I can't believe I've actually made two wreaths this year!  This is my second one.  It's made from fabric!  Oh my, yes, I actually did something that wasn't paper!  I kind of feel like I'm being a "traitor" to all my scrappy goodies!

This was a really super easy wreath to do.  It's called a rag wreath.  I actually wanted to make another one but I think I'll be waiting to do it next year since the season is coming and going so fast.

You need one floral wire wreath base and some fabric and your two hands or your kids (if you can talk them into helping you). I cut the strips of fabric 1/2" X 6". I can't tell you how many I used but it was a ton. Next, just start tying them onto the base. I double knotted them.

You can do this anywhere.  I took my bag with me everywhere to work on here and there.  I took it in the car and worked while waiting to pick up kids.  I took it in my golf cart while I sat and watched my son train on his dirtbike. I know, that sound strange.  It was quite a site me sitting there working on a wreath in the midst of gas fumes and dirt flying.


I added the "Merry Christmas" when I was finished.  It was just a cheap ornament I found at Wal-Mart that I was able to tie onto it.  The green bow was added to the top.

Please share if you make one!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I'm back! :)

Wow, it feels like I haven't posted in FOREVER!  There has been a lot going on here.  We just got home from a great trip to Savannah, GA.  It was FREEZING but we had a great time. We ate way too much because we had to get to all the great famous places to eat. Now, I'm feeling a little rounder than I was, ugh.

So, I hope you all have had some time to be crafty.  I haven't really had time to catch up on the blogs but I will gradually make my rounds, hopefully.  We're off soon on another trip because my oldest daughter is moving out of state.  Good for her, sad for mom :(

On to my reason for popping in today.  I have a Go Green challenge for you over at Challenge Masters. Maybe you would like to come play?  You have until the end of the month to be entered in to win our monthly prize. The challenge is to make an ornament from paper.  Here are a few that I made.  These were pretty simple.  If you want to know the how to, let me know and I'll share. 

Pink Paislee Paper, Glitter, Beads, Ribbon

Friday, December 3, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Sketch

How about a beautiful sketch from Scrap Tiffany
 You still have time to do this an email it in. 
Here's my take.  I had fun working with this one!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Our Friend Carl...

So, I've been holding these pictures for quite a while hoping to get a chance to scrap them.  This was the perfect sketch, Sketch 230 from Scrapbook Challenges.

These are pictures of a friendly Cardinal that has been visiting us.

Sassafrass Lass paper, flowers, chipboard

Monday, November 29, 2010

Check out Scrap Scene

Pretty cool :) See anything familiar?
Scrap Scene

Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Hook-Up at Paper Issues!

Time for another Challenge over at Paper Issues!!!
We want to see your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus/Christmukkah
...or whatever you celebrate...projects!!!

I know you all have them out there, I've seen them!  Hook them up!
Don't forget to check out the awesome Design Teams creations too!

Here are the rules:

You can link as many projects as you want...nothing offensive, please.
If you used are in!
Link to your blog post, not to the main page of your blog. We want to be able to find your project.
If you don't have a blog...feel free to link to your Flickr, SCS Gallery, we just want to find you!

Comment on a few other projects...everybody loves some love!

You have until December 25 to link up!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


For those of you able to hop on to the blogging world today.....

I hope you have a wonderful time filled with thankfulness, family, friends and of course TURKEY!

Blessings to you all!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crate Paper Crazy!

 Wow, I've been in a holiday creating mood!  I went a little Crate Paper crazy this weekend!  Here's a few project to share with you.  The first is a recycled Prima Flower box (gotta love those)!  It is now a cookie/candy box to share when I get around to baking.  I lined the box with some pattern paper as well as covered the outside sides.  I added some chipboard pieces, ribbon and glitter.  That's it!

Next is a Christmas Tree! I bought a foam floral cone for this.  I put a layer of guesso on it before I started because that green foam tends to rub off all over.  I used Glue Dots® to adhere the strips of paper onto the cone.  The strips were cut 1/2" X 3" then the ends were curled and placed on in layers working from the bottom up.  I added a scallop circle to the top and the chipboard piece.  I sprayed it with adhesive spray then shook on some Mica Flakes from Martha Stewart.  It really looks so much cuter in person :) P.S. Ignore our dead grass!  Not enough rain here :( You'd never guess it's Florida!

Here is a close up of the tree. You can see the mica flakes.


“I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® design team.”

Thanks for stopping in today :)  I appreciate it!

Monday, November 22, 2010

How about a cute sketch?

Isn't this a cute sketch?  I didn't want to change too much.
This is sketch 229 from Scrapbook Challenges, don't forget to go upload yours.

Here's my take.  This is my son trying to run up a tree!

Friday, November 19, 2010

I have issues.....

 Paper Issues, that is!!!  I made the design team for this fabulous blog!  Don't you just love the name?  I did the "Why didn't I think of that!" when I happened accross this blog.  You should really go check out the awessome designers on here, you'll be inspired.

While you are at it, come participate in our "Save Thanksgiving" post. Have you made something recently you'd like to share for thanksgiving?  Go HERE and link up with us! It's easy! No need to make anything new unless you want to, you can just post what you already have posted.

Hope to see you there!!!!

I Really Need......

More hours in the day! It seems I've had a ton of stuff to do recently and can't seem to get it all done.  I guess I could get up with the crack of dawn to make a few extra hours but that doesn't work with me, by 7:00 I'd be whipped and then no good for anything!

I did manage last week to get to a local crop at our new local scrapbook store "A Scrapbook Store & More". It's a cute new store in the Treasure Coast of Florida.  While I was there I was able to complete a few DT assignments and got started on a cute banner kit I got at the Scrapbook Expo in West Palm Beach. Hopefully I'll get that done before the end of the year, you think? hmm...

Well, on to one of the cards I made during the crop.  This weeks challenge over at Scrap Tiffany if to use Crepe Paper.  Here's my creation.

I'm going to add a little tag or banner coming out from the button part once I need to send this card. 
 That's how I will personalize it more.

Hop on over to Scrap Tiffany to see what the other desinger came up with!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You can do it too!

Remember the wreath I made for the Scrap Tiffany blog hop?
Well, I want to show you Ana's. She did one and added some cute little bells!
Go check it out: HERE

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Check it out! Paper Issues: Scallop Wreath and Tutorial

Check it out! :)

Paper Issues: Scallop Wreath and Tutorial: "Jackie has Paper Issues...and probably serious hand cramps from punching all those scallops!!! You should definitely take a look at her blog..."

Paper Issues?

Have you heard of Paper Issues?  I was searching the blog world and came accross this site.  I absolutely LOVE the name.  They have a Peer Pressure challenge this month so I thought I would link up with this layout that happened to fit!  I did this one for a challenge over at Websters Pages.  It was to use Scallops. I thought I would share with you.  This is a photo of my grandmother on my fathers side.
 I love the attitude in this photo!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Interested in doing the Hippity Hop Blog Hop?

Here is some information for you to come Hop along in the Hippity Hop Blog Hop!
We have 5 Challenge Blogs Participating in what we are calling a Recipe Challenge.

Sassy Lil' Sketches,
ScrapFIT Workout Blog,
Crop Suey,
Scrap Tiffany and
The Cuttlebug Spot.

Each Blog is adding an ingredient that you need to add to your card or layout in order to participate in the challenge.

So the Hop starts here: at Sassy Lil' Sketches

The ingredient they have added is this Fabulous Sketch!

The other ingredients are:

ScrapFIT--We want you to use 3 of the same thing on your LO.

(3 buttons, 3 ribbons, 3 brads)

Crop Suey---We want you to use ink, paint or mist or all 3.

ScrapTiffany---We want to see some LACE.

Cuttlebug Spot---We want to see some texture or embossing.

Here's my creation from the Recipe:

Hope you get to hop along.   Make sure you start at:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Holiday Blog Hop RAK Winner!

Morning everyone, I have the winner of my Christmas RAK to announce and it's:


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Holiday Blog Hop Today!

Hello Everone!  Welcome to Scrap Tiffany's Holiday Blog Hop.  We're so glad you could come join us for some Holiday inspiration!
 If you happened here on your own and would like to participate in the Blog Hop,
please start at Scrap Tiffany.

For today's hop I decided to make a Christmas Wreath.  I found many examples of this online and thought I would give it a try.  It was very simple to make.

Here's some directions for you.  First I started off with a 1 1/2" scallop punch.  You can adjust this based on the size of the wreath.  This was a small foam base only about 7". I also bought a thesaurus at the $1 store.  You may use a whole book depending on the size of the wreath.

After I punched out some I inked them with distressing ink (Tim Holtz- Red Barn and Shabby Shutters).  Only do a portion of these at a time.  You will need a ton of them but the inking is tedious and I know with me I get bored doing the same thing over and over so I took breaks and switched what I was doing.  You can also mist them if you like but I was going for more color and the ink seemed to work best for that.

Use a pencil to scrunch around the bottom and then hot glue each piece to the wreath base. 

I hope you all enjoy the wreath.  I'd love to know if you make one yourself!

I will be giving away a little Christmas RAK to one of you all. 
 All you have to do is leave a comment on this post!

Now, it's time for you to head over to the fabulous Jennifer

Friday, November 5, 2010

One of my new Faves!

Oh I love, love these colors together! 
This weeks challenge at Scrap Tiffany is a color challenge. 
Here's the colors for you, they are fabulous!

Here's my creation.  I really like how it turned out. One daughter said it was her absolute favorite, ever!  I even got a great comment from my husband who doesn't really pay much attention to my layouts.

Fancy Pants Background Paper, Pink Paislee Pattern Paper & Chipboard Alphas, Prima Felt Branches & Flowers, Recollections Rhinestone Stickers, Misc. Buttons, Glue Dots® 1/2"Craft Drots

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Scrap Tiffany - Design Team Call!

Design Team Call!!

We are looking for a few good scrappers to be part of the next, ScrapTiffany Design Team! The ScrapTiffany Blog has 2 monthly Challenges that DT members will participate in.

There are several positions up for grabs and I welcome applications from everyone, International scrappers too!

This will be a 6 month position, to start on January 1, and runs through July 31, 2011.

***All DT Submissions must be in by Midnight, (Pacific Standard Time) Tuesday November 30th, 2010. The Design Team will be notified via e-mail by December 5th.

If you've never been on a design team before, that's OK! Just take the plunge, dive right in and submit your application. I'm looking for Scrappers as well as Card Makers with a variety of interests, styles and personalities. It may be you!

E-mail the following information to with Design Team Call in the subject line.

1. Name, Address and Photo of yourself. I want to get to know each person as I am looking at your applications and galleries.

2. A little information about you, who you are, and how long you have been scrapping.

3. Are you a part of any online communities? (2peas, etc.) If so, please list those websites, as well as your username.

4. Do you have a Blog? If so, please give the address.

5. Do you currently Design for anyone? Who? Any past Design Teams?

6. Include Good Quality Photos of the following:

~4 Layouts

~1 Altered Project

***If you are a Card Maker, please submit 5 Cards.

*These projects do not need to be new, but they should show your current Style.

If you are selected to be a part of ScrapTiffany's Design Team, your responsibilities include:

~Joining in on 2 monthly Challenges, two Layouts, Altered Projects or Cards per month, due the 1st and 15th of the month.

~Actively promote ScrapTiffany on your blog and any other websites where rules allow.

~Participate in Monthly Blog activities, such as Tutorials, Blog Posts or Sketch ideas.

~Take well photographed pictures of your layouts, as well as closer images of details when possible.
I'm looking for all types of Scrapbooking Styles, so everyone is welcome to apply! Most of our Designers were First Time DT Members with ScrapTiffany, but have since joined one or more other Design Teams.

Good Luck!! E-mail me with any questions,
This was my first Design Team experience and I would encourage you to throw in your hat and give it a try!  It's a great group and a wonderful experience!

Scrapbook Challenges RAK Winner!

On to the winner of my RAK for Scrapbook Challenges Birthday Blog Hop.

Congratulations Yara, please send me your information.

Monday, November 1, 2010

How did I get from that to this.....

Do you ever wonder when you are creating from a sketch how you finally ended up with such a different style?  This is how I felt today :)  Here's this weeks sketch from Scrapbook Challenges.

This is what I came up with in the end.  I'm not sure if I'm going to make an album this size or make this a wall hanging or frame it.  Any suggestions?  This is a picture of my cute niece and nephew.

Little Yellow Bicycle papers, brad and chipboard

Friday, October 29, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges 1st Birthday Blog Hop! Can you believe it's been a year since our launch on Ning!! Join us for a week full of challenges, games, prizes and fun! The celebration will last until Nov. 4th and end with a special announcement!

If you just stopped in and would like to participate in the hop, please start at: Pamela's Blog

We have a great celebration for you. 
We have lots of challenges and games to participate in at the ning group. 

The blog hop will have a ton of chances for you to win some fabulous RAK's.
RAKS involved in this blog hop:

1. Everyone who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will be entered into the drawing to win the It’s Your Day collection from Fancy Pants Designs.

2. Everyone who does a layout based on the sketch and posts it in the Hop On section gets entered into the drawing to win the Early Bird Collection from Cosmo Cricket.

3. Everyone who joins the group during the Birthday Bash gets entered to win the Merry Christmas collection from Echo Park Paper Company

4. Everyone who invites someone to the group during the week, through the "invite" link on main page, gets entered into a drawing for the Road Map collection from October Afternoon.

Here is the sketch for you to try and my take on it:

I have my own RAK up for the winning! All you have to do is leave a comment.
Make sure to check back on Monday to see if you have won!

Lots of fun Sassafrass Goodies!

Now, Hop on to fabulous  Rene    Blog!
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