Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Well, yesterday (Tuesday) I put up a post with a bunch of layouts (from work..shhh)....even checked the post before I left work to see if I had any comments.  Got home and sometime during the evening pulled up my blog and the post was not there...  I signed into work (from home) and the screen with my "new" post was still there, but when I refreshed the screen....VANISHED!!!  Once again, I've lost a post to the BLOGGER BLACK HOLE!!!!  So, I'm going to try to recreate it today (Wednesday)... sorry that it doesn't line up with my DT posts that were YESTERDAY!!!

At SCRAP OUR STASH every month we have a "pagerize" challenge (lift someones layout)...this month Sarah did this really cute layout below called Da Boyz.
I liked the cluster of embellies at the bottom and I even had that same trim!!!  Also, I really liked her strong color scheme, so I used some LYB (older line) papers and this is my result is below. 

And...this layout (that I posted a couple days ago, but wanted to share again) is showcased over at the NIKKI SIVILS blog today (yesterday).

And....  FROSTED DESIGNS sketch along Tuesdays gives us this cute little sketch...and I liked the simplicity of it, so used Bo Bunny Block Party to document last year (2009) xmas play called the Gingerman (photos of my son Joseph & his best buddy Kyle)

And, at SKETCHES IN THYME this's not really my turn to have a project turned in...but I loved these buttons by our sponsor CHARLENE'S BUTTON BOX, so I used a sketch from THE SCRAPPIEST and got this little gem done!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Some snow in the Desert??

Hello... I don't normally post on Sundays...but I was honored to make the "sample" layout for Susan Stringfellow over at her sketch blog SKETCH SAVVY....   I had lots of fun using the new Jillibean Soup Christmas line! 

And over at Scrap Our Stash our December challenge is to do a BIRTHDAY's our 1 year birthday of the blog (and it's someone else importants birthday too.... next week!!)
Here is a layout I did using those "day before" birthday photos..  I used Sasafrass Count Me In line which is pretty I went w/a Black & White photo.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Are you ready for Christmas?

We're all decorated....most (yea, most) of the presents are bought.  I still need to wrap the Santa gifts....  so we're looking good.

Here are some layouts for this week....

SKETCHES IN THYME we have this cute little sketch...and here's my layout...  I used Nikki's Tree Love papers, so I sent this to my friend Julie and hopefully we'll be seeing it on Nikki's blog soon!!

And over at Alphabet Challenge this week is H = Hats.  As I was going back loooking through some old photos, I found these pics of Joseph in the crib... with his Cat in the Hat quilt (that grandma made) and he's wearing it like a a layout is born.  This was important to document where that little quilt came from.  After I did the layout (he's 7 now), he made me pull the quilt out of his closet and he's sleeping with it again.  This is why scrapbooking is priceless!!!  I don't know if he'd ever have remembered that quilt (when he was an adult) unless I'd have done this simple page...but now he does and he'll appreciate that quilt!!

This month at MEMORABLE SEASONS our sketch designer is the super talented Susan Stringfellow...she brought us this 2 page sketch and my layout is below using Basic Grey Wander & photos from San Fran where Joseph had his charicture done.

So, I do sometimes work on layouts for fun or other challenges...(although sometimes by the time I finish them it's past the!!)  So here are a few more!!

Another awesome Susan Stringfellow sketch at SKETCH SAVVY and my trying to prove that a line of paper called INDIE GIRL can be used for BOYS too!!!

And at Scrapbookers Anonymous their December challenge is a layout using all rub-ons and no patterned paper.... ok, this was harder than I thought it'd be...I have TOOO many rubons to choose from and I like pp... i did use some Paper Tape (stars & red strip) & a ticket, but everything else is rubons!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Flying Free & Snowman Poop!!!

This week at FROSTED DESIGNS our challenge is RIBBON!!!  Now I"m not on the "regular" challenge team any more...I'm on the sketch team....but Barb over at FD calls me an "overachiever"....I kinda am proud of that!!!

So, also our sponsor this month is THE CUTTING CAFE and she sent us some really cute digis!!!  So Joseph and I used old embellie packaging, and used the digi snowflakes & digi tag to make these cute little gifts for G-parents....we used Ribbon to tie the tag onto the embellie container. I mentioned that I'm really on the SKETCH team at Frosted....and Tuesdays are new sketch days....(every other week) here is this week's sketch and my layout AND I USED RIBBON for the regular challenge this week.  I pleated it along the lower edge and added a little spash to the top right!!


And this week at ALPHABET CHALLENGE G-Glitter.... and I used glitter alphas & embellies on this layout.  Also, there is a DT call over there....I'm stepping down after I finish this round of the alphabet (K will be my last letter since I started w/L last time)...   This is mostly a card/project blog and I loved being the only layout person ... but with a total of 5 DT's.... I had to make some tough choices and this term was coming to an end, so it just seemed appropriate. 
Had fun, great challenges ...great ladies....lots of commenting (over 100 entries per week!!)

And over at MEMORABLE SEAONS Kristin posted a challenge to do our "kryptonite" color...meaning the one we DON'T use.  Well as I got started...I got out this Prima Paintable paper and started working and ended up doing this layout with colored pencils....  not really what the challenge called for?  Pic in San Fran on the Cable Car (realized I need to go back and journal that on the layout!!) 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

TGIF!!!! YEA BABY~ first and foremost, I have to post my DT layout for ALPHABET CHALLENGE this week which is G=GLITTER.....

And I guess second I should thank all of you that dropped by for the FROSTED DESIGNS blog hop!!!!
Did you do a Glitter layout??   Did I say I was going to have 2 winners?? I lied a little...and here's why...I have a big giveaway stack.... AND... I am soooo thrilled with how many gals we had do the blog hop.... I decided to pull a bunch of names...  SOOOOO...IF you see your name below...send me an email at and give me your snail mail address and I'll be contacting you for a little prize...  now...I must say that my giveaway stack has some new (like packs of cardstock or pp), some gently used and other misc stuff in it...  so I hope everyone is ok with some gently used stuff!!  (like a package of embellies with 1 gone...kwim?)  --- so if you're on this list and you have a baby boy (or old baby boy photos that need scrapped), please let me know cuz' I have a nice package of stuff I never used and now my son is 7, so I weeded that stuff out of my stash (1st person to tell me they want the baby boy pack gets it!!)
Oh, so here's another you already have the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety collection (last year, but still really cool) ??  First person to email me that you don't already have that gets that entire collection pack!! (yikes...that's a nice prize, huh?)

Ok...  Here we go....--- yea, I know...I picked 5  .... so shoot me!!!

Kathy Alsman
Nikki T
Jessica Navarro

Monday, December 6, 2010

Random DT layouts for this week...

HELLO ALL!!!  If you're looking for the FROSTED DESIGNS BLOG HOP.....CLICK HERE to be directed to that post!!!

Otherwise, sit back and enjoy some of this week's layouts (or do both!!)

Over at SCRAP OUR STASH, December is our FIRST BIRTHDAY of the blog so December's challenge is to do a Birthday layout.  Here is one I did of Joseph getting his bike on his 7th Birthday.

And over at SKETCHES IN THYME here is this week's sketch & my layout:

And at ALPHABET CHALLENGE this week it's F=Foliage... wreaths, holly, xmas trees...etc...

And a little bonus layout I did for my DT at MEMORABLE SEASONS where last week's challenge was to use 2 (and only 2) pieces of cardstock and 2 (and only 2) pieces of patterned paper.  Also the theme is answering 2 random questions about yourself.  Here is my layout:

Thursday, December 2, 2010


WELCOME TO THE BLOG HOP FOR FROSTED DESIGNS.... ..if you didn't start HERE HERE HERE to go to the beginning and start in order!!!

You should have arrived here from ESTHER'S BLOG!!!

I have a layout to share with you.... for our weekly GLITTER CHALLENGE!!!  I cheated just a little and used MME Lost and Found paper & embellies that were already glittery...but OMG, it is so glittery it was a challenge to use it!!! Plus I did a BOY page with check this out: I have a prize to giveaway.... Here's how to be in the running.... become a follower of my blog...AND leave me a comment and let me know if you've ever done FONDUE before?  Did you take the kids?  This layout was the first time we took our son (he just turned 7) was perfect!!!  Anyhoo...what prize should I giveaway???...ok, here's the scoop...I have a HUGE stack of giveaway stuff, so I promise you won't be disappointed.  Be sure to come back on FRIDAY 12/10 to see if I picked your name!!!  I might even pull 2 names!!!

Ok, now on to FROSTED business!!! I bet you want my word???  It is  "Hanukkah"...that's right... 

 Once you get all the words to the phrase you need to email Diana at to be eligible for the grand prize RAK.

If you finish the challenge and link it to the FD blog (Use Glitter on your LO) your name will be put in again for the grand Prize RAK. now to get to the next blog CLICK HERE TO GO TO ANGELA'S BLOG!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

DEC Kit Reveal at Memorable Seasons

Well, at MEMORABLE SEASONS they send their DT a kit every month of products that are carried in the store and the DT gals do up some fancy stuff and reveal it on the 1st of each month.  SO.... as a new member of the DT there, this was my first kit and today was my first reveal.

So, we got Echo Park Wintertime Collection (paper & stickers) & Bo Bunny Midnight Frost (various paper & embellies) in our kits along with some Maya Xmas Chipboard, Adhesive, Prima lace, Chalk ink...(did I forget anything?)....
Anyway...I did  6 layouts and 2 cards...  I'm down to a few more cards to go, but here is what I revealed today...