Saturday, November 28, 2009

Whistle while you work...

Does this time of year seem like a whirlwind of activity for anyone else?  I cleaned the house top to bottom earlier this week, in time for Thanksgiving Day festivities, I've purchased nearly all of the necessary Christmas gifts, I have done mountains of laundry and rearranged our furniture to make room for the tree.  I'm hoping this weekend to get the gifts wrapped and the decorations up.  We'll see.

Despite being so busy, I still managed to squeeze out a little time to create a few layouts. All images are linked to my gallery, so please feel free to swing by and show them some love.  Or, simply leave a comment here and let me know what you think.

Both of these layouts were created using the Golden Fancy kit and the Woodland Trails kit, both created by Tirza and both available HERE.

So, what do you have left on your to-do list??

Thursday, November 26, 2009


It's Thanksgiving so I'd like to give you one final thing to be thankful for.....a great freebie from MLAS!  First of all, the ladies over there are so talented.  Take a minute and check them out.


Once more, with FEELING...

Remember how I posted about the GREAT kit giveaway on Monday?  Remember how I later had to apologize for sending you on a wild goose chase because the giveaway magically disappeared (or, not so magically, but who's counting)?  Guess what....  *drumroll please*

It's back and better than EVER!

Head over to the thread and leave your comment.  You never know, there might even be some additional prizes if we get enough entries...  *hint hint*

I've linked the lovely preview image below, so just give it a click and submit your entry!!

Happy Turkey Day!

I can't speak for everyone, but I have so much to be thankful for this year.  2009 has certainly been a year of eye-opening circumstances and learn-the-hard-way experiences, but each of those trials and tribulations certainly made each of the treats that much sweeter.

My morning has been rather productive, so while my turkey is roasting and my family is relaxing and watching the parade, I want to point you in the direction of something FAB-U-LOUS....

My Life and Scrap is having a Happy Thanksgiving Give Away over at  The first FIFTEEN entries earn a FREE set of Brag Book Album Quickpages to coordinate with the brand-spankin-new MEGA collab "Home Is Where the Heart Is".  Better hurry!!

* Image is linked *

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Uh Oh!

If you came to my blog and were dazzled by the opportunity to win that GORGEOUS collaborative kit from the incredible talents at My Life and Scrap, then dashed over to DigiShop Talk...I'm sorry.  I goofed up and my contest is no longer there.  Sorry!

Don't despair, though.  Stay tuned for a SURPRISE this week...

Do you feel lucky....?

I'm hosting a contest at Digi Shop Talk and the winner receives this GORGEOUS kit from My Life and Scrap:

*The image is linked, so please click to see the details*

Do you feel lucky?  Then swing over and PLAY!  I'll draw a random winner on Saturday, so don't delay to get your name in.

Friday, November 20, 2009


It's that time again, a whole new set of challenges are up at My Life and Scrap! We've even got a new one, a Desktop challenge, which sounds like a blast!

Swing by and give them a shot, you won't be sorry!

You won't be sorry, come on over to My Life and Scrap!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Final Result...

For those of you that weren't able to make the Speed Scrap I hosted on Monday Night...Shame on You. ;) Just kidding!

Here is my layout:

Here are a few of the final layouts from the wonderful ladies who came and had fun with us.

From Jaclyn:

From Michelle:
Didn't they turn out great?! All of the images are linked, so if you like them, stop by the gallery and show them some love.

A Warm Welcome....

My Life and Scrap is welcoming a brand new designer to their ranks, Dream Big Designs.

Here's a little more about Cheri Robinson, the beauty and brains behind Dream Big Designs.

And, in a GRAND Grand-Opening gesture, she's offering a SALE!

Swing over to My Life and Scrap now to take advantage! Her kits are incredible!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Come One, Come All...

Guess what, Ladies and Gents....

I'm hosting a SPEED SCRAP next week! If you haven't tried one, I highly recommend that you head over to My Life and Scrap on Monday and give it a shot. Speed scraps are a great deal of fun. Here's a rundown of the process: you are given one set of directions every 10 minutes for an hour (7 total). After the last direction is given, you have 1 hour to finish your page and upload it to the gallery at MLAS. After the deadline is over, I will check the gallery and everyone that participated gets a PRIZE! **And, I might add, the prize this time is FAB-U-LOUS!!!

The event itself is great, but it's also a hoot to chat with the other ladies in the chatroom or thread. Stop by Monday night and say "hi"!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Happy Thursday!

Have you been by My Life and Scrap lately? There are so many exciting things going on!

First of all, we've got a brand new designer in our midst and she's filled our shop with some incredible products. If you aren't familiar with Bubblescrap Designs, here is a quick bio on the designer behind the scenes, Mye De Leon.

If you act quickly, she's even having a GRAND OPENING SALE!

Also going on at MLAS, some incredibly fun challenges!

Stop by and play along!

Last night I managed to squeeze in some computer time and participate in a Speed Scrap, my favorite of ALL the challenges. It was tricky, lots of adjusting and measuring, but here is my final product:

What do you think? Aren't the photos incredible? Completely un-touched-up. Of course, I can't take full credit, my husband took most of them. We woke up Saturday morning to an incredibly loud noise. I can't even describe it, other than to say I thought something was going to crash into the house. I raced to the window and looked out in time to see these GORGEOUS balloons gliding right over our house! They touched down all around us, in the empty lots that surround the house, and then lifted back off, one by one. Amazing. Though, I never realized the "flame" was so LOUD!

And....drumroll please....I'm FAMOUS! Okay, not really. I did get a little thrill, seeing my Template Challenge entry on the MLAS blog. Woo Hoo! In case you haven't seen it, here you go:

And here is a link to the MLAS Blog. If you haven't checked it out, you should. It's a fount of information and inspiration.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy Digital Scrapping Day!

I don't know about you, but I've been scrapping my tail off. Okay, not so much my tail, but maybe my fingertips. Much to my husband's dismay since he's been the lone ranger with our 11 month old daughter. :) On a lighter note, she learned the word "da-da" this weekend, so he doesn't mind quite as much. I haven't let him in on the fact that it was probably going to be her first word anyway, and she really doesn't have a clue to it's meaning. Let him have his moment. he he

Would you care to see some of the pages I've been working so hard on? Here you go:

Not my peanut, but he's cute nonetheless. This is my friend's little guy, can't you just see the mischievousness in him?

My adorable nephew feeding my daughter when she was teeny tiny. He was so excited to be able to do it All By Himself.

Here is my entry for Jennifer's "Artsy" Speed Scrap last night at My Life and Scrap. It was great fun to "get outside the box" for a bit.

This one is my favorite of the pages I created this weekend. When my little peanut was small, listening to her daddy play music on his guitar was our "magic trick" to soothing her. Of course, being a music lover himself, he obliged her quite often. Now that she's a little older, she knows great things are going to happen when he pulls out his guitar.

Well, Ladies and Gents, that's it for now. All of the images above are linked to my gallery at My Life and Scrap. I'd love to hear your thoughts, either here or over there. Thanks!

I'll be back later this week to tell you all about the great things happening this week at My Life and Scrap!

Friday, November 6, 2009

All Aboard!

My Life and Scrap is participating in a BLOG TRAIN in honor of Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Here is a preview of the goodies out there just for you:

Here are the designers participating, be sure to start at the top of the list to "board the train"!

Designs by Kelin -
Kate Designs:
Rebecca PSP -
Bubblescrap Designs -
Monica Larsen:
Mama Mia Mandy -
KAT Designs:
Creative Chaos -
Ellas digidesign:

Have A Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Can you take the HEAT??

My Life and Scrap is hosting some GREAT challenges this month. If you haven't already, swing over and check them out. I promise, you won't be disappointed. I also promise you won't be able to stop with just one. They are addicting! I suppose there are worse things to be hooked on, so I don't mind.

Here are some of the events going on right now. Click on any ad and you can find out more about each challenge.

Give them a shot! Once you do, report back here and tell me what you think...

Savings Galore!

There are so many exciting things going on this week in the digi-scrapping world! Have you stopped by My Life and Scrap lately? They are full of activity.

Want to take advantage of a great sale?
Here is just a taste of what's happening over there this month:

In honor of National Scrapbooking Day:

All Rebecca_PSP products will be 50% Off 11/6-11/8
Anything by Kate Designs is 40% Off on 11/8
Designs by Kelin are 50% Off 11/6-11/8
Bubblescrap Designs is marking everything down by 50% 11/6-11/8
50% Off All Mama Mia Designs products 11/6-11/8
Designz by Jlo are 50% Off 11/6-11/8

These are all on top of the already great sales and specials! Don't miss out!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fancy meeting you here...

I know, I know. Only one week in and I've already started with the extended absences. I have a very legitimate reason for being gone. I was exhausted. You see, I have a full time job that I do from home, I have a 10 month old daughter that takes after her daddy and is becoming more high maintenance by the second, and the aforementioned 10 month old's daddy. Not to mention a house to keep up with, 6 tiny puppies to care for, 2 grown dogs and a lizard to feed and clean after. Whew. I need a vacation.

Anyway, I'm back now and raring to go. You see, I have a lot of news and fun stuff to share with you!

First of all drumroll please.....I have been invited to join the Creative Team for Tirza's Treasures! Our designer, and guru, Linda is extremely talented and I can't wait to get going. She gave us a taste and I used the following kit, "Bashful" to create two fun pages.

Oh, did you want to see? Well then, here you go!

Here's the kit, available at Ahhh Scrap:

And here are my pages:

On another exciting note, I finally got my lovely assistant (also known sometimes as reluctant husband) to take some pictures of the puppies for me! For those of you tuning in strictly for a little puppy-love, here you go:

What? What do you mean there are only five? Are you sure? Oh yes, that is because I saved my very favorite for last. There is a good chance this little guy may be making a permanent home here. He's got a special little spot in my heart. Just LOOK AT THAT FACE!

Okay, I will leave you with that for tonight.