Friday, November 12, 2010

Lot of fun layouts and SOME BIG NEWS!!!!

Ok...I'll tell the news first.....  I can happily announce that I'll be joining the Design Team at MEMORABLE SEASONS -- So excited, so honored and so proud to be part of this team.  And the store ROCKS...Where else can you get "just released" product for 20% off...I mean she gets it in, and lists it for 20% off...not that you have to wait 6 months for a sale. .... and speaking of sales.... VERY OFTEN Jill has a sale and puts all the new stuff on sale too....what?  Yep, not can very often get product that is only a few months old for 40% off....  And we have a very fun Message Board too... not too big and not too Goldilocks said "Just Right"!!!   If you visit, please be sure to say that I sent you!!

Ok..on to some layouts:

SCRAPBOOKERS ANONYMOUS November challenge is to use HOLIDAY paper on a non-holiday layout.  Well, I love die-cut paper, so I bought this Halloween paper from Pink Paislee's Hocus Pocus line...and we don't really celebrate Halloween.  So I used it here with the center cut out for a layout about our new hamster.

One of the very talented ladies, Carol Sheetz, over at the Memorable Seasons board did her first sketch ...It's really awesme and it's posted at the CLIP IT UP blog.  I liked it so much I printed it out and it didn't sit too long on my sb table before it turned into this layout:     (Glitz papers, Studio Calico Wood stars, ..oh, I actually cut the paper in the circle shape..I was trying to just score it but I pressed too hard..oh, turned out ok!)

And I did 2 sketches over at SKETCH SAVVY that I wanted to share:

And today is DT posting day over at ALPHABET CHALLENGE where this week is C=Cats.
Ok, we're not cat people, but Lions are cats right?  I pulled out these old photos of Joseph.

This layout I made for William, the adoption counselor at the Arizona Humane Society (where we adopted Ella, the hamster).  He mentioned that he always gets photos of dogs & cats in their "new homes" but never of "critters".  So I made him this layout (words in the voice of the hamster) and dropped it off the other day.  
(Used Teresa Collines Celebrate line)

Over at MEMORABLE SEASONS Megan hosted a challenge this week to use a "grid" design on your layout.  So, I did this one...pretty simple, but I got stuck at the end and didn't want to "over kill" it, so it's DONE.  I'm ok with that...

Also, Kristin at Memorable Seaons hosted a challenge to do a mini with stripes & 3 diff color flowers... 


  1. First comes first - CONGRARTS on the new DT position!!! I went over there and wanted to say "Hi" and say you sent me, but I got lost over there and didn't know where should I leave a comment... silly me...
    Anyway, I love all, but all, your new layouts and mini. especially I love the red one (the first). I think the cut of the circle really turned out great.
    And to me, your grid lo is very beautiful (I really didn't get why you're not too pleased with it...).
    I love your style, and I love how you use dark, even black, cs and turn it into a vibrant & cheerful lo. I need to get some lessons from you...
    Have a super duper weekend!

  2. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! CONGRATS girl! That is AWESOME!! And look at you go!!! These are all AWESOME!! WOW-ZERS!!! And how cool you made a lo for the Humane Society! I bet they loved it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Oh my word Joni!! How in the world do you find time to get allllll of these LOs done?! I feel like such a slacker!!! Your rocked everyone of these sketches!! Especially the one with the big circle... love that one!! And Congrats on your new dt!! She is lucky to have you!!
    barb :)

  4. Congratulations on your selection to the Memorable Seasons Design Team... I am really looking forward to working with you and the other Designers there!

  5. COngratulations.... You deserved it...

    WOW...beautiful and stunning layouts... love them all....

    Thank you so much for playing with US at scrapbookers Anonymous...xx

  6. wow!!! these are all fantastic. Where to start??? The way you cut the Pink Paislee paper on that first one is awesome. And I love those Sketch Savvy layouts you did. those sketches are great. I will have to check that site out.

    Thanks so much for digging into your stash and playing with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

  7. First of all; CONGRATS for making the DT at Memorable Seasons!! Your work look awesome!! LOVE it all and I'm soooo glad you found the time to play along at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!

  8. Wow, how fun are these! I would have never known that was Halloween paper. It looks perfect! Thanks for digging into your stash and playing with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

  9. Wow, you have been a busy scrapper! Congrats on making the DT! Love your use of the Halloween paper, I never would have known. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

  10. Holy moly, you've been BUSY! First off, CONGRATULATIONS! You will be AMAZING on the DT at Memorable Seasons! Next, thank you for using my sketch! I love the layout you created!! Last . . . all of your work is wonderful! I love that you made that layout for the place where you adopted the hamster!!

  11. Congratulations! Welcome to the team girl.
    We are excited to have you join us.
    Love the layouts and I am so jealous of all that you have gotten done.

  12. Oh yea! Congrats! My good friend Kristin designs for Memorable Seasons and really loves it. Great store too.

    Thanks for linking me, I always love seeing your pages. Awesome job with the sketches as always. I love the little sub! Oh and that scaredy cat page is just the cutest thing

  13. Congrats on your DT post. Wow,where to start so many fab LO's all so much fun. I love how you used the Halloween paper on a non holiday LO. Thanks for playing along at Scrapbookers Anonymous !!!!