Sunday, August 16, 2009

Holy bugs!

This page was made for the current contest at the Mix It Up! blog. You were to use these colors as inspiration and they provided this sketch as well. I took everything pretty literally. These pictures were perfect to cut small squares from. I really like the story behind this page. The journaling says: "The tradition started when I brought home a cardboard mouse as a kid. The mouse would find its way to various places in the house. Now my kids enjoy hiding all kinds of bugs for Grandpa. He enjoys returning the favor! 7-28-09" When we visited Grandma & Grandpa last month we specially packed some "bugs" in our carry-ons for the exact purpose of hiding them under Grandpa's pillow. When my kids woke up Tues. morning, this is what Grandpa had waiting for them. Every time we turned around there was another "animal" waiting for us. And to think it all started with me & a cardboard mouse when I was 8! Such a fun family tradition to remember! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More blog candy...

Scrap It Forward is also giving away some blog candy. You have until Sun. Aug. 23rd to enter. You can check out all the details here. Good luck!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Steph from the blog "Where'd All My Money Go?" is having some blog candy for having 25,000 blog hits. She is giving away a gift card to the lucky winner. Want a chance to win? Just click here to read all the details. Good luck!


This page is for Scrapping Out Loud's current contest. The challenge was to rip paper on you LO. These pictures were taken on our vacation to IL. Uncle Preston is the "candy uncle" and he always has candy for the kids. He is mostly known for his candy necklaces but this time he brought out candy rings for the kids. I love how in this picture my niece, Madison, is looking at Hannah and then at me. Thanks for looking! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Up & Away

I made this page for the current Pagemaps contest. I love these pictures I took of my nephew Aaron on our vacation this summer! He laughs & smiles so easily. I also used some new grungeboard I bought at the beginning of the summer. It's under the bottom circle picture. I inked it & then put Stickles glue on it. Not sure what the dark shadow is at the bottom. It must be from my scanner. Anyway, enjoy and thanks for looking!

Going green

Want to see some projects where you can repurpose some of the things in your house? Deanne Burton is having a month long project where she "going green" and recycling things around her house. Check out her blog & be inspired to "go green"!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Decorative Pins

I found this on the Sisterhood of Scrap forum. Basically it's just a jewlery pin with beads on it. You can also open the top and add charms if you wish. I rarely make cards so these two are a big deal for me :) Anyway, I made 2 cards using the pins and I thought the people that looked at my blog would like to see them since they might not have access to the forum. Enjoy!