Sunday, February 28, 2010


Here I am! I promised to be back Sunday with the next ScrapFit challenge. BUT...the first isn't until tomorrow! I was thinking today was March 1st. Guess I was trying to speed the winter up and get to spring!!! That's okay, you get another day to finish up your current challenge and get it posted! I'll be posting challenge #15 along with my March challenge tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping! See you tomorrow....and it will be worth your stop! I promise!! :)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Getting Sassy with the Dirty girls!!

Are you up for a blog hop? Sassy Lil' Sketches, Dirty Scraps, and ScrapFit girls have teamed up for a blog hop! The hop is running Friday 2-26 through Sunday 2-28.

At each of the 3 challenge blogs you will get a requirement for your layout.
Link up your "Get Sassy with the Dirty FITgirls" layout to Sassy Lil' Sketches,
Dirty Scraps & ScrapFIT by midnight Sunday, Feb 28th
to have a chance to win a prize at all 3 challenge blogs.

Here is my example, created with the February Alternate Kit from Life Preservers!

Non kit items: mesh, brads, eyelets, ribbon, chain, safety pin, chipboard letters, thickers, distress inks, rubons from a previous kit

Get started at Sassy Lil' Sketches!!

Coming Sunday...a new scrap challenge at ScrapFit and my March Challenge for ScrapFit!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Challenge Posted!!

Today is Feb 15th and that means it is time for a new challenge at ScrapFit!!

Challenge #14

The Power of One is what Workout #14 is all about!
You have to do a Monochromatic LO using either pink, red, white or black!

I, of course, chose pink!!

Reminder: click on any of the photos for a larger view!

I put a rub-on on the top of an acrylic piece then wrote the journaling with a Sharpie. I used light pink paint, and a mix of shades of Ranger Distress inks to color the back.

The key is a naked pieces from Bazzill that I covered with light pink paint from Making Memories. Once the paint was dry, I covered it with a variety of shades of Ranger Distress inks. The final step, covering the key with Distress Rock Candy paint.

To add some texture, I used the cuttlebug and embossed the acrylic flourishes from Bo Bunny.

I cut the flowers from pattern paper, inked the edges, and added a bit of Ranger Distress Rock Candy paint of the edges.

Have a super scrappy day!

Monday, February 8, 2010

How was your weekend?

Me? I had the best time cropping with the ladies at Life Preservers! They are a hoot! I was blown away by the all amazing challenges and make'N takes the DT put together!! I really didn't accomplish much scrappy wise, I was too busy chatting it up on the boards...imagine that?!

I did host another 1 hour sketch challenge using a wonderful sketch from my sweet friend Aymee at A Sketchin' Southernbelle.

If you are looking for some inspiration check out the board and gallery at LP. The ladies have done some incredible work!!

Have a happy scrappy day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Happy Saturday, everyone!

The Crop at Life Preservers is in full swing!! Wohoo, I've definately been having a Latte fun!! I've got a bit of scrappy goodness to share with you today, so let's get down to business!!

But first, before I get into my goodies from the crop, I want to share with you my layout for the Scrap Bachelor Contest for week 3! We were to do a layout about music in our life. I used a sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches for my inspiration.

Now, here are a few of the things I put together for the crop.

Newly posted, is my Build a Snowman Challenge!

I used my snowman to create a Valentine card for my son.

I hosted a 1 hour sketch contest using a super fun sketch from the ladies at Creative Scrappers!

Here is my version

I will be hosting another 1 hour sketch contest Sunday at 1:00pm Central. I would love to see you there!

Next is a Winter 2010 Color Combo challenge.

My example

That's it for today! Now, I am headed back to the crop to complete some of the other fun challenges and super cute make n' takes!! Stop back tomorrow and see what I was able to complete! Or, better yet, meet me there!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

TGIF!! Time to Crop!

Wohoo! I have been looking forward to Life Preservers Latte Love cropping weekend for a while!! We will open the weekend with an early bird sketch created by our own ubberly talented Sandra at 6:00 tonight! The DT has been working hard putting together double shots of challenges, Make N Takes, and games! It is sure to be a "Latte" fun!

Here is another layout I created with the awesome January Alternate kit

Non kit items: buttons, butterflies, jute, floss, ink, stitching, fabric

I hope to see you at the crop!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wow! I just realized how long it has been since I posted!! I was busy working on challenges for our up coming crop at Life Preservers!!! The crop starts Friday evening and goes through Sunday. I hope you’ll pop in and join us for some super sweet games, Make N takes, Challenges, and chatter. It is sure to be a “Latte” fun!! details are here!

Speaking of a “Latte” fun, I got my Life Preservers January Kit in the mail!! IT is the first time I've had the pleasure to work with October Afternoon papers. I am in love with these Farm Fresh papers!! The ribbon/trim in the kit are perfect with it!

I have to say that I don’t feel my projects have done these papers justice. I’ve lost my scrappy mojo, but I’ve been trying to pull myself out of this little lull!

First, I’ll share a layout I created with the kit. I do like the end results, but it is not at all where I was going when I started!

Next, I created a cover for a gift bag…..I really don’t like how this turned out. It seems to be off balance somehow….or maybe it is just me?!! This is my first attempt ever at a shaker box!

Time for a new challenge at ScrapFit!

The challenge is to create a bra card….thank your friends for their support!!

You can find a template and instructions here!

Have an awesome day!