Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Release - Sneak Peek

Misty O'Brien Designs has a great new release coming out in a few days.  Here is a little teaser for you guys!


Stay tuned for more info!

Today is the Day!

Did you attend the Speed Scrap at My Life and Scrap last night?  I was a little late, but I did make it.  Those ladies are fun and Jaclyn's Speed Scraps are a blast too.

In case you missed out, Michelle, and equally awesome, hostess-with-the-mostest, is hosting one this afternoon.  If you want to visit with the ladies, have a great time, and complete a layout all at once, this is the place for you.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday FUN!


It's not too late!  Head on over to My Life and Scrap and prepare to be blown away at the fun-ness that is know as a SPEED Scrap.
To entice you a little more, here's a little treat:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

Good Morning!

I'm enjoying a lazy day at home today.  We've got a combination of snow and rain coming down outside, and I might mention it's coming down horizontally, so Avery and I are decked out in our comfy sweats and have no plans to go anywhere.  Thank goodness.  Now, tomorrow?  That's a whole different story.

Can you believe it's almost February?  Where did January go?  I remember thinking "wow, it's almost 2010" what seemed like just moments ago.  Sadly, I have a feeling that this is just going to continue, each year zipping by.

On that same note, can you believe it's Thursday?  Or, as we say over at My Life and Scrap, Thrifty Thursday.  What that means for you: the designers have gotten together to offer a HUGE selection of products for $2 or less!

Head over now and take advantage.

And, because it's cold and snowy and I'm feeling warm and cozy, here's a freebie just for you:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Everyday Happenings...

Misty O'Brien Designs has teamed up with Spinky Dink Scraps to create this gorgeous 365 collab:

Everyday Happenings has GLITTER!  (if you're like me, this is a big deal)

For a limited time, you can get it for 20% off, so don't delay.  It's available at Gingerscraps and Stuff to Scrap.

Also, take a few moments to become a Facebook Fan.  There are great things happening over there!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Exciting things are happening...

...over at My Life and Scrap this weekend.  Today is Thrifty Thursday, and it's not too late!  Swing by for some great savings!

Tomorrow, Jaclyn-the-Great is hosting a Speed Scrap that you don't want to miss.

And for those of you that aren't night owls, Michelle-the-Wonderful is hosting one on Saturday afternoon!

Since it's almost Friday and I am going out of town this weekend...I feel like celebrating.  Here's a freebie for you to enjoy!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Accept the Challenge...

Here's just a taste of the challenges currently taking place at MLAS.  You know you want to go.

*Each ad is linked, just click to find out more*



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Can you handle it?

*cue Rocky theme song*  Are you up for a challenge?  My Life and Scrap has a whole new batch of challenges ready to go.  Stop by and play along.

I'm heading up two of them this time:


Did you have a good Monday?  Mine was crazy-busy.  I'm so glad it's over, I'm going to give you a freebie.  I'm generous like that.  :)

Speed Scrap TONIGHT!

Just wanted to pass along that Cara is back at it, hosting another F.U.N. speed scrap.  Stop by, you're sure to have a great time!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Did you see??

The amazing and talented Jaclyn threw me for a loop yesterday at her Speed see, I am WAAAY behind in work, so I wasn't so much participating as I was chatting.  Anyway, I kept trying to visualize the layout, based on her instructions, and it seemed vaguely familiar but I couldn't figure out why.  At the end, she did a big reveal, she'd used one of MY pages for inspiration!  So, I guess technically, I DID participate!

Here's a peek:

Isn't it sweet?

Thanks for looking.  As a reward...I'm going to give you a freebie.  :)

You know you've got photos lying around from Christmas that need scrapped.  Take advantage of my generosity with this GORGEOUS quick page, and get them done!  Just download, stick your photo in and VOILA!

Thanks for coming by.  I'd love to hear what you think of the page and/or the freebie!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Project 52 - Week One

Are you participating in Project 52 or Project 365 this year?  In case you aren't familiar, you strive to take a photo each day or week for an entire year.  I've always thought it was a great idea, but never tried it myself.  This year, I'm going to go for it.  Of course, here we are the 15th of January and I'm just posting my first layout.  Yeah, I know.  At least it's done, though, right?

What do you think?

Get Ready...Get Set...


Over to My Life and Scrap, that is.  Those fabulous hostesses, Jaclyn and Michelle, are at it again!  Jac's got a Speed Scrap happening tonight and Michelle's is tomorrow.  Are you ready?!

Now, on to other business.  It's been a long morning.  I'm going to take a page from Brandi's book and play "Not Me".

 - It was not me who turned off the alarm with the intention of sleeping past my usual 4am wake-up.
 - It was not me who groaned at the glorious sound of her one year old awake down the 4:13am.
 - And it was certainly NOT me who laid on the couch with a blanket while she redecorated my kitchen in Cheerios from her high chair.

BUT...because it's Friday and I think Friday's are pretty great, I'm giving you a freebie:


Saturday, January 9, 2010

And another one bites the dust...

Speed Scrap, that is.  I finished my third one in two days.  Whew!  What can I say.."my name is Stephanie, and I'm addicted to Speed Scraps".  This final one was hosted by Michelle, and it was loads of fun.  She always teases us with a theme, and this week we discussed all of her favorite foods.  If you weren't able to make it, don't worry, she's going to be back at it again next Saturday at 2pm EST.  Jaclyn is also hosting a Speed Scrap on Friday at 9pm EST, if you're a die-hard like I am and want to squeeze in as many as you can.  :)

Here's my final creation.  The photos are not of my peanut, though, they are my daughter's best friend.  Isn't she a peach?

What do you think?

Since it's Saturday, and I'm feeling generous, I'm going to toss out a freebie for you.  One condition, I'd love to hear if you like it and/or decide to grab it, so leave me a comment.  :)

Time Flies...

Sweet Tomato Designs is a guest designer over at Digi Design Resort this month.  She's created a gorgeous kit, specifically for this occasion, but it is exclusive to DDR, so hurry over and get your copy before it's too late!

Here is  my first layout using it, and I can tell this is going to be one of my "go-to" kits.  It's extremely versatile and has elements applicable to each day, week or month of the entire year!

One down, One to go...

Did you attend the Speed Scrap at My Life and Scrap last night?  If not, shame on you!  Just kidding.  We had a really good time and Jac's instructions were FUN.  If you're interested, there's another one in about an hour and a half (2pm EST). 

Here is my final product:

Just before the MLAS Speed Scrap, Connie Prince hosted one over at Gotta Pixel.  Let me tell you, back to back speed scraps puts me in a great mood.  Of course, I had a 1 year old singing at the top of her lungs through part of it, dinner in the oven, a cranky and cold husband arriving home from work...So, I had to finish it up a little late.  Oh well, I till had a good time.

Here's my final product for Connie's SS:

Thanks for looking!  I'd love to hear what you think and I'd love even more to see you at the Speed Scrap this afternoon! 

My Life and Scrap is hosting not one but TWO weekly Speed Scraps, Friday at 9pm EST and Saturday at 2pm EST.  See you there!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Z Pink Boudoir Designs has done it again.  Just look at this gorgeous kit:

*image is linked*

Here is the first page I made using it.  Keep your eyes peeled for more pages to come.  It is a very versatile kit with rich colors and beautiful elements.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Hop on the Speedway...for a Freebie!

Speed SCRAP, that is.  My Life and Scrap is hosting not one, but TWO Speed Scraps this week.  Head over there Friday night, and again Saturday afternoon for a great time.  Fun challenges, fun ladies, fun TIMES.  Or, if you don't feel like scrapping, come hang out and chat with us!

And...since I'm such a generous hostess...I'm tossing out a freebie for you guys (and gals).  Enjoy!
If you download it, I'd love to receive a comment.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Blue Christmas...

Did I mention the fact that I was chosen to join the ranks over a Z Pink Boudoir Designs?  With the chaos that is known around here as November and December...I don't think I told many people.  That's not to say I'm not excited.  I am SUPER excited.  Zeee, the head honcho, is such a great girl and her designs are really stunning.  I've been anxious to get started.

Here is my layout, created using the Blue Christmas kit (believe me when I say the papers in this kit are drool-worthy):

Here is a peek at the kit preview:

Didn't I tell you it was nice?  

It's officially 2010...

Have you set any goals for yourself this year?

I, for one, am striving to keep my camera near me more (both at home and when we're out). It amazes me how often I see something really neat, or scary, or breathtaking - and of course, my camera is safely tucked away in it's case. At home.

Secondly, I want to push myself a little more in scrapping. I think we often take the "more pages, more pages, more pages" approach and don't stop to consider the quality of what we're doing. I want to create more of those pages that make others, and myself, stop and say "wow".

Third, my family learned the hard way in 2009 that your life can change in the blink of an eye. I hope to take a little more time each day to stop and notice the wonderful life that I have. Who cares if there is laundry to fold and dishes are piled to the ceiling? My family is beautiful and every moment I get to spend with them is priceless.

Let's see...number four is going to have to be to get outside my comfort zone a little more in the kitchen. I am such a foodie. I love watching the Food Network on tv, and I am subscribed to an embarrassing number of food blogs. In 2009, I did a pretty good job of trying new things and testing new recipes. I want to continue in 2010.

And number five. I'm going to say it. I hate saying it. I am going to try to get in better shape, physically. *cringe* I think it's a common goal across the planet, most people want to start eating better or exercising more, etc. We eat pretty great, but with an infant as my full-time companion, exercising has been pretty tough. Luckily, she's getting old enough now that we can go out with the stroller or go play at the park.

I think that's enough about me. What about you? What are you going to try to work hard (or harder) at in 2010?