Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Scraps & More New Year Resolutions Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Scraps & More first blog hop!
The arrival of a new year always brings resolutions along with it. We at My Scraps & More are focusing on these resolutions all through the month of January with a crop on the forum and we are starting it off with a blog hop!

This is the order of the hop:

My Scraps & More blog (start here)
Lisa (you are here)
Shawna (go here next)
My Scraps & More Blog

As you hop along to each of the Design Team's blogs you will be collecting "ingredients" to our New Year's recipe. After you have collected all the ingredients, create a layout using those "ingredients". Post a comment on the My Scraps & More blog with a link to your layout.

Layouts are due Sunday, January 8, 11:59 pm.

Tammi will randomly select a winner for the grand prize of Fancy Pants Winterland paper collection.

Watch along the way, some of the design team members are giving away RAKs with their own requirements.

Happy Hopping!
For my resolution, I choose to quit a bad habit. I started smoking back in my senior year of highschool and have been smoking ever since, twenty some years. I have tried to quit a few times (New Years Resolutions) with no success. When I went in for my yearly checkup in September, I talked to my doctor about it and he prescribed me Chantix. I started taking it and have been smoke free since October 8th! Now if I could only give up the chocolate, lol!
Anyway, here is my layout using some JilliBean Soup:

For my "ingredient", I would like you to use some twine on your layout. If you don't have any twine, you may use string or fibers. Also, for anyone who leaves me a comment, I will enter your name in a random drawing to win a RAK from me. I would love for you to become a follower, but it is not necessary to win the RAK.
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the hop!
Ok, now off you go to see what Shawna's been up to.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Blog hop

The arrival of a new year always brings resolutions along with it. We at My Scraps & More are focusing on these resolutions all through the month of January with a crop on the forum and we are starting it off with a blog hop! The blog hop will start on December 31st. You will collect ”ingredients” along the way to use in creating your own layout. A winner will be chosen from all of those playing along to win the new Fancy Pants ”Winterland” collection! We hope that you will ”hop” on over and join in the fun!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I made...

Something other than a Christmas card! lol! It seems that's all I have been making lately.

I took the last challenge of the week at 365 Cards, Day 292, used the Sidewalks Collection from October Afternoon, a lot of fussy cuttin' and came up with this cute card:
The challenge was to use soothing colors and images on your card.
There is nothing more soothing to me than being outside on a summer day, light breeze blowing, birds singing and the kids laughing. Oh gosh, I miss summer already!

Christmas Preparations...

I am almost ready for Christmas, I think I finished the shopping last night and made my last card this morning. All I have left to do is the baking and a little wrapping.
I wanted to share the last of the cards I made using challenges at 365 Cards. I just found this blog recently and have been loving the challenges!
My first card is for Day 289, pretty petals. I handmade the poinsettia for this challenge.
My second card was for Day 290, base challenge. I used chipboard as my base for the card.
For Day 291, diamonds and pearls challenge, I came up with this this:
Now off to get that baking done. lol
Thanks for stopping by! Make it a happy day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A few more cards!

Just finished up a few more cards and wanted to post them before I turn on Survivor. I am having a blast with the JilliBean Christmas Chowder line and challenges from 365 cards!
This first card is for Day 287 Feeling blue-green challenge:
and my second card is for Day 288 Triple It. I used 3 circles: 2 punched buttons and 1 JilliBean PeaPod, 3 squares: 3 epoxy stickers from my stash and 3 triangles: my banner.

365 Cards

I found a cool blog that posts card challenges daily, it's called 365 Cards and played with a few of their challenges while making a few more Christmas cards, hey, I thought I had enough made, but used every last one of them and still have a few more friends to mail them to. Any who, this first card is for day 286, super sketchy Sunday. I love banners so this sketch jumped at me!
For my second card, I used day 285 Touchy Feely challenge. For this challenge you needed to add 3 textures to a card. I used: dry embossing on my turquiose cardstock, glitter on my snowflake and felt trim:
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I would like to thank everyone for taking the time out of your busy schedules and stopping by my blog during the My Sketch World blog hop! I appreciate each and every one of you!
For my RAK, I had Sierra choose a number between 1 and 31 and she choose the number 28:

toni-n-tn said...
absolutely gorgeous, girl! love the vintag-y layers, and the way everything
just pops!

Congrats Toni!

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Sketch World Blog Hop

Calling all card sketch lovers! We’ve asked our designers to choose their favourite Lucy Chesna card sketch and challenge their partner to show you ways to create wonderfully inspiring cards, each with their very own a twist! Our international designers on this hop are:

Lisa Moen (you are here)

Lucy Chesna (go here next)

The details:

1. Visit each blog and leave a comment. Read carefully, there maye be individual requirements as some desingers are offering little prizes of their own!

2. After you have visited each Designers blog come back to My Sketch World blog and let us know what you thought. Part Two of the hop ends Monday, December 12th, 11:59 EST.

3. Everyone who posts a comment on each blog will be entered to win ! Winners will be randomly chosen.

4. To receive an additional entry, scraplift a card and link it back to the My Sketch World blog and tell us in your comment what inspired you!

5. Have fun! Be inspired!

Nicole challenged me to use this card sketch and also to add some distressing to my card.

I took my distressing tool to all the edges of my papers and then inked them. Here is what I came up with:

and a close up:

I would love if you would follow along with my blog. For everyone that leaves me a comment I will throw your name in a hat to win a random RAK from me. Just remember to leave me an email addy so I can let you know if you win.
Now you are off to Lucy's blog for her beautiful card!
Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

MS&M Design Team Reveal

This month at My Scraps & More, Tammi sent the design team My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2 collection. It's gorgeous! When I first saw this collection, it screamed heritage to me, so I choose some old pics my Mom had given me to scan in a few years back and created 2 layouts, the first one of my Mom and my uncle dancing at a wedding and the second one is of my grandparents:

I also created this card:

You can check out what the other design team did on the blog. You can also check out the 12 days of Christmas contest that started today at the forum.

Also, if you have some free time, My Sketch World Blog is having a blog hop this weekend, Dec. 3! Hope you will join in on the fun with lots of prizes along the way!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

MSW reveal

Well, I am a little behind this month with taking the annual weekend shopping trip with the girls to Madison and then we extended it to go to the Monday night Packer/Viking game in Green Bay! Thanks Sandy, the game was a blast! Here's a quick picture of the 3 of us ready to go to the game:
Now here is my card for the Nov. 15th card sketch at My Sketch World, I used the new line Season's Greeting line by Echo Park. I am a huge fan of EP and they never disappoint me.

Monday, November 7, 2011

I am Thankful for....

The new contest, I am thankful for..., has started at My Scraps & More! Every weekday in November a new prompt/challenge is posted to play along with.
Today was my turn to post a challenge and sample layout.
I love watching my kids play in sports, whether it's baseball, volleyball, football or basketball. I also enjoy my Sunday afternoon Packer games... so my challenge was to create a sports layout and add a pennant or banner to it.
Here is my layout:
Hope you play along this month with us at My Scraps & More!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

MSW Challenge

Hello scrappy friends!
It has been a fairly busy week for me so far, just had a few minutes and wanted to share a card I made. Every other month I come up with a new card challenge at My Sketch World. My challenge this month is to create a thankful/thank you card with lots of layers. I started with a piece of scrap cardstock that I used for Glimmer Misting pieces and ended up with this:
Love the outcome of it!
Hope you'll stop by and check out all the other great card and layout sketches this month.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Scraps Is Thankful for....

It's members! Come join in on the fun every weekday in November for prompts to get your mojo flowing at My Scraps & More.
Hope to see you there!

Thanks to my daughter, Sierra for making the blinkie! She's so smart!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

One more layout

Good afternoon! I have one more layout to share that I did for the True XOXO Scrapbooking Blog Hop! I loved Emma's Prima Paintables and have had these in my stash for a very long time, I almost took them to the LSS's garage sale, and so glad I didn't! I had a blast painting it and love the outcome of my layout! Thanks for the inspiration Emma!
I used Raechelle's October 10th sketch at My Scraps and More along with the new Sidewalks line by October Afternoon. Love this line!
The photo was one my DD took at lunch with her cell phone, so it's not the greatest, but I still wanted to scrap it for the every day moments in her life.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hugs!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Finally Some Scrappy Time!

With Greg being on call this last weekend (and getting called in) I found a lot of scrapping time, FINALLY! I almost got caught up on all the sketches for the sketch-a-thon at My Scraps & More and did a blog hop at True XOXO Scrapbooking along with some of their challenges.
Here are the layouts I did:
My first layout was a lift of my good friend, Lisa Watson at XOXO. I love her work and loved her sample layout on her blog!
Mr Lazy was inspired by one of my favorite songs, The Lazy Song and by Jaclyn's challenge on her blog. I used a sketch by Tracy at My Scraps & More:
For my layout Teaching Spoons, I used a sketch by Janelle at My Scraps & More and used Khristen's challenge off her blog to use a child's artwork on a layout:
For this layout I used a sketch by Tammi at My Scraps & More and also took Alaina's challenge on her blog and used a chevron on my layout:
I have another layout almost done, but who knows when I will have time to finish it... hoping tomorrow morning before work.
Have a great day!
Thanks for all the inspiration ladies!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Homecoming, 2011

The girls that I work with and I decided to make a float for the Homecoming parade this year, we had so much fun making it and had even more fun throwing candy to the kids last night!
Just wanted to share a few pics today:
Austin and his school spirit, we had to go to Walmart Wednesday night and get him orange and black

A few layouts from Scrap It To Win It

Hello! The kids don't have school today, so that means a day off for me!
Just wanted to share a few layouts I made for the Scrap It To Win It Sketch-a-thon going on at My Scraps & More. Every week day in October, Tammi and the design team are posting a sketch, if you love sketches this is the place to be this month! Lots of fun, games and prizes!
This layout was created with the 10/5 sketch and the challenge to go along with it: scrap a holiday.
This layout is the sketch for 10/4:
and this layout I created using my sketch I posted on 10/11 and my challenge was to use a grid on your layout.
There's plenty of time to catch up on all the sketches, you have until November 6th to post them. So what are you waiting for? Come join the fun!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wanted to share a quick layout.

Hello! I just wanted to share a quick layout since it's been awhile.
The Scrap It To Win It sketch-a-thon started on Monday at My Scraps & More and goes to the end of the month. A new sketch is posted on weekdays with a challenge to go with it!
I posted a sketch on Monday and just wanted to share my layout with you.
I used an older Scrapdango kit for this volleyball layout of Sierra. I just love these papers from the Twig line by LYB.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Scrap It To Win It!

Do you like sketches? If you do, then head on over to My Scraps & More!
We are having a sketch-a-thon in October! A design team member will be posting a sketch and a challenge to go along with it every weekday in October. There will be a winner each week for fabulous prizes, plus there are RAKS to win along the way!
Please feel free to share this contest and blinkie with all your scrappy friends.
Hope to see you over on the board

Thursday, September 22, 2011

WonderFALL crop

Are you looking for some fun this weekend? Have time to scrap? Then join us at My Scraps & More for our WonderFALL crop! A fun recipe challenge has already started but you still have time to sign up for your food and drink. You can check it out here. There will be more challenges and games posted tomorrow and Saturday. You can find more info about the crop here. So what are you waiting for? Head on over and check it out, I would love to see you there!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches

I had time a week or so ago to play with a few of the August sketches at Sassy Lil' Sketches, I just love their sketches!
I used week #1's sketch for this layout about Austin's birthday gifts:
and for this layout I used week 2's sketch:
With heading back to work tomorrow, after having a wonderful summer off, I am hoping to play with the card sketches and the other layout sketch sometime soon.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 22, 2011

MS&M Crop

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? We are saying "Goodbye to Summer" with a crop this weekend at My Scraps & More. There will be games, challenges and prizes! We already have bingo words up (go pick yours!) and there is also a fun challenge that Tammi has started. Go check it out!
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Sketch!

There is a new sketch challenge up at the My Scraps & More blog and the prize is the Playground Collection from Echo Park! I love the fun, bright colors in that collection!
I played with the sketch yesterday. I flipped the sketch 90 degrees and used a pic that Sierra took of Greg and I at the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, CO. We each got 4 tokens to sample their beer, but I could only sample 2, the second one really hit me, it was so potent! Guess I can't drink as much as I used to, lol. Anyway, 1 of the tokens made it back to WI and I used that on my layout:
Thanks for stopping by and hope you find some scrappy time today!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sketchy Thursday & MSW Challenge!

I fell in love with the 8.11 sketch at Sketchy Thursday earlier this week and just HAD to use it! I combined the sketch with Ginni's Recipe challenge at MSW, part of her recipe was to use lots of pics, so I printed my pics wallet sized and decided to do a 2 page layout (which I rarely do).

Love the outcome of it!

Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Quick Post

Just wanted to share my sketch and layout I posted over at My Scraps & More the other day. I have been loving the look of white space lately and have been adding (or should I say, leaving) more of it to my layouts lately.
Here is my sketch:
and my layout is of Austin at the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA last summer playing in the ocean. I used Echo Park's yummy Splash collection.
Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, August 12, 2011

New DT reveal!

Tammi started something new this month, a monthly design team reveal! She sent the design team the new line by Echo Park, Victoria's Garden. I am a huge Echo Park fan and loved playing with it! Check it out in the store .
My first layout is of Sierra and her 2nd cousin Lana, with their blue tongues:
My second layout is of Sierra and I on the steps of the Stanley hotel in Colorado:
I also created an elegant card:
Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a scrappy day!

New at My Scraps & More Blog!

Tammi is posting a new sketch challenge at My Scraps & More Blog every Thursday! This weeks prize is an "Odds and Ends" collection from Cosmo Cricket! You can check out yesterdays sketch HERE
I used the new Fancy Pants "Off To School" collection available in the My Scraps & More store for my Heidi layout:
Hope you find time to play along! Happy Scrapping!

MSW Reveal!

Where is August going? It is flying by for me, before I know it, it will be back to school and that means back to work for me. :( I guess it will be nice to get back into a routine once again.
I thought I posted my August reveals for My Sketch World, but I guess I didn't. So I will share them with you today.
Lucy posts sketches usually twice a month (layouts and cards) and they are fantastic! Go check them out!
Here is the card sketch:
A lady I used to work with at the Bistro years ago, celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary in June, so I created this card with the sketch for her and her hubby:
Here is the layout sketch:
and my layout of Austin on July 4th:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Scrap lift challenge

I posted a challenge at My Scraps & More on August 8th and just wanted to share my layout. I lifted my friend Lisa's(pictures2pages) Circle of Girls layout. I fell in love with her layout and just had to "lift" it! You can check out the challenge and Lisa's layout here.
My layout is of my sister, Donna, myself and our Goddaughter, Kianna.
Thanks for the inspiration Lisa!