Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Year In Review: My Top 10 Favorite Layouts

The Washington Post published their year in review:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/style/collection/the-best-of-2013/

The Wall Street Journal published their year in review:

Now I am publishing my top 10 favorite layouts of 2013:

Have you done your blog post yet about your favorite projects?  If you have, leave a link to it in the comment section.  I would love to check it out.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Page Drafts Christmas Sketch Release: Christmas Cheer 2013

Hi everyone!  Happy Holidays!!

I am 1 of 13 designers that is participating in this AWESOME Christmas release by Page Drafts.  Below are the sketches and my take of the sketches.  Please stop by Page Drafts (http://www.pagedrafts.com) and see what the rest of the designers created.  Lots of great inspiration!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Page Drafts Christmas Release is in a couple of days.

Page Drafts Christmas Release is in a couple of days.  Make sure you follow their blog and get their emails so you won't miss out on an AWESOME release:  http://www.pagedrafts.com/

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sketch N Scrap has announced their design team for January-June 2014.

On 12/3/2013, Sketch N Scrap announced their layout design team for January-June 2014.  And guess who is 1 of 6 of their new designers?  Yes you guessed it!  Me!!!  I love sketches and I knowwwww I will love being a designer at Sketch N Scrap.  Go and see who else made the design team:  http://sketchnscrap.blogspot.com/2013/12/welcome-to-our-newest-dt-members.html

Monday, December 2, 2013

Whooohoooo!!! I am the November My Mind's Eye sketch challenge winner!!

Whooohoooo!!! I am the November My Mind's Eye sketch challenge winner!!  Thanks MME!

Go and check out the announcement: 

Here is the MME's sketch and the layout that won:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

58 Pins and 17 Likes Thanks To Scrapbook.com

I was hanging out on Pinterest this morning.  I was looking at "Let's Capture Our Memories" sketches.  I came across 2 cards I had made.  Scrapbook.com had added them to their "Cardmaking and Tag Ideas" board.  My cards got 58 pins and 17 likes.  Awesome right!  Go and see the pin and likes:  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/51369251971730967/

Here are my cute cards:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Meet The New Member To The Fox Family: Nikon D3200 with 24.2mp

Meet the new member to the Fox Family:  Nikon D3200.  This new family member comes with......

24.2 megapixel CMOS and captures high-resolution images up to 6016 x 4000 pixels. The EXPEED 3 image processor provides super-fast operation and exceptional image capture.

18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 AF-S NIKKOR VR lens and with image stabilization for intricate picture detail and fast, accurate autofocus. 

I am looking forward to playing with my new baby this weekend.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fun at Scrappy Chix Crop 11-9-2012

I went to a fun Scrappy Chix crop in Millersville, MD where I met some nice ladies.  I am glad that I went.  There were lots of smiles and laughs.  I even got six layouts done.  Four layouts I created of the top of my head and two I made based on sketches at Practical Scrappers and GrandDiva's Creative Corner:


Here are some group pics from the crop:

Friday, November 1, 2013

Whooohoooo! I am the October Imaginisce sketch challenge winner!!

Whooohoooo!  Thumbs up!!!  I am the October Imaginisce sketch challenge winner!!  Stop by and see the announcement and the November sketch challenge:
Thank you Imaginisce!  You'll made my Friday and weekend!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My Mind's Eye October Sketch Challenge: Joy Ride

Here is my submission for the MME October Sketch Challenge and the sketch by Ronda Palazzari that inspired the layout:

1. MME Boy Crazy Collection "Stitched" 12x12 # GB1002
2. MME Boy Crazy Collection "Sticker Accessory Sheet" # GB1015
3. MME Boy Crazy Collection "Chipboard Elements" # GB1014
4. MME Boy Crazy Collection "Ready Set Go" 12x12 # GB1004
5. MME Boy Crazy Collection "Tag" 12x12 # GB1012
6. MME Boy Crazy Collection "Felt Stickers" # GB1020
7. MME Hip-Hooray Boy Accessory Sheet # HH1007
8. 3 tag die cuts

Pull out your MME stash, create a layout and submit your layout:

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The weekend has gone by toooooo fast.

I had a nice weekend. 

Saturday, I went to a fun fundraiser crop in Bowie hosted by Michele Herring at Mt. Oak Church.  I also went to Hobby Lobby in Laurel and Michael's in Bowie.  Then I went to the Regal Bowie to see "Baggage Claim".  It was a funny movie with some chocolate eye candy.  The plot was predictable though.  It was entertaining as a movie should be.

Sunday, I slept, watched TV, unpacked my stuff from the crop on Saturday, tidied up my scrap room, scanned my layouts from yesterday, and just goofed off.  It was a carefree day!  I only have 1 regret:  I overslept and missed church.  At least I did watch some tele-evangelists on cable.

Here are 5 of the 6 layouts that I created Saturday.  1 of them I need to add some finishing touches to it.




Have a wonderful and blessed week.  Bye for now.

Good News! I am 1 of 13 Designers for Page Drafts Christmas Sketches Debut.

I have been doing a "happy dance" since Friday.

Emma Stafrace sent an email announcement on Thursday 10/17/2013 but I didn't read the email until Friday 10/18/2013.  I am 1 of 13 Designers for Page Drafts Christmas Sketches Debut. 

I love Page Drafts sketches and you will too. 

Go and following Page Drafts on Facebook and via the blog for lots of inspiration and to see what the awesome designers create in December:



Thursday, October 17, 2013

What a wonderful day today was in the DC/MD/VA area!!!

What a wonderful day today was in the DC/MD/VA area!!!  The federal government shutdown has ended.  I did an Imaginisce sketch challenge.  I met a cutie pie name Brandon.  I got pampered with a pedicure, eye wax and massage.  I went to Michaels to get some Hero Arts Stamps and left with more than I had intended:  4 Hero Arts stamps, 2 Hampton Arts stamps, 1 Craftsman stamp and 6 Studio G stamps.  Not to mention that I racked up on Recollections goodies that were/are 40% off.  Then I went to Hobby Lobby and got some Paper Studio goodies that were 50% off.

Check out my new stamping goodies:

Yummy right?  I can't wait to play around with them.
Check out my Imaginisce sketch challenge entry:
Here is the link to the challenge just in case you might want to participate:  http://www.imaginisceblog.com/2013/10/october-monthly-challenge-and.html.  Pull out your Imaginisce goodies and get to scrappin.
Bye for now!  Good night!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Furlough Day # 16

Furlough Day # 16 only produced 1 layout.  I scrapped my son's 5th grade pics.  I used yummy products from Imaginisce, EK Success, Jillibean Soup, MAMBI, Echo Park and Jenni Bowlin.  Well Here it is.  What do you think?

Furlough Days # 14 and 15

This week I have been keeping busy.  Monday 10/14/2013, I organized my pictures.  I have been printing them out and they were still in the CVS packages.  Tuesday 10/15/2013, I created 2 Imaginisce layouts using their Geek Is Chic Collection.  Wanna see?  Here ya go:

I entered this into 2 challenges at Scrapbook.com; the 2 pic challenge and the boys challenge.

I entered this one in the 1 pic challenge and the boys challenge at Scrapbook.com.  They came out cute right?  I even shared them on Imaginisce's Facebook page.  I hope they like them.

I also put them in my Scrapbook.com gallery.  Go an see the comments people left:  http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=199877

I will be creative later on today Wednesday 10/16/2013.  Stop back by my blog or check out my gallery.  It is 1:29am and I need to go to bed.  Bye! Bye for now!!!