Monday, October 29, 2007
Timi O. Mercado sent me her layout this morning, and here's what she used!-
(materials used and journaling):
Title: 5 Reasons to Celebrate ME
Materials used: Patterned papers: Rouge de Garance, Chatter Box and Urban Lily (Linen); Cardstock: DCWV; DCWV alphabet stickers, brads, buttons, glitter glue (blue), metal photo corners, DMC embroidery floss, Fancy Pants stamps, Uni-ball Signo pen (white)
1. I am PASSIONATE. I put my whole heart and mind into anything that suits my fancy.
2. I am CREATIVE and it shoes in my craft, whatelse but SCRAPBOOKING!
3. I am SIMPLE, with simple wants and needs, putting importance to life simple's pleasures.
4. I am a LEADER. And I do it well.
5. I am EASY TO GET ALONG WITH. I easily fit in a group. I don't have enemies.
This next layout entry is from my Friend Corinna-Scrapbooker for hire!
Corinna creates most of her layouts in 8 1/2 x 11, and you'll always find ribbon and great journalling on each page.
Here's Thea's layout!
her journalling reads....
October 31, 2007
This page is so totally NOT what I had in mind for my “self-esteem building” page. I guess my muses were invading today. It IS Halloween so I shouldn’t be surprised. I have been trying to straighten up/organize my scrap room for 6 years. Yes, I said 6 years and I’ve finally realized, through reading countless articles and books, and talking to friends and my 16 year old daughter who does happen to speak wisdom on random occasions that I don’t like to scrap in solitude. I need wide open spaces. In the ACTION. Gotta see what’s goin’ on. Then it came to me that in only 1 & ½ years, Brittany will be off to college like her brother Erik and the whole house will be empty. SO, I’ve decided to go ahead, turn the scrap room into a Studio. Really make it a place I can be crafty. I am at the top of the stairs so not really out of things since I’ll be the only thing in the house, except for Rocky, the beast. If I want to scrap in the kitchen I can take what I need BUT if everything in the scrap room is where it should be and easy to find it should be easy to put away. Keep your fingers crossed.
So, what does this have to do with Jill’s challenge you ask?
Well, I like that I can think things out. It may take awhile but I eventually get to where I need to be. I’m a good listener because I realize that God gave me 2 ears and 1 mouth so I can hear twice as much as I speak. I’m supportive of the underdog because I’ve “been there done that” and am not going to let others take advantage. I’m pretty confident though sometimes I’m shaken in my shoes. I act as if….. Having 2 alcoholic parents taught me a lot. I kinda like me. I realize there are things I can’t change, gave up the high heels years ago, but I figure I’m a work in progress and I’m progressing nicely!!!
I know that several of you have said that you have been really busy and you want to send in a layout for my contest, so since this is my FIRST contest, I'm going to bend the rules a bit and slide back the due date until November 5th. If your layout isn't emailed to me by then, too bad so sad, gonna have to catch ya on the next contest! =)
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Of course, my response was "OH MY GOSH>>>>PLEASE tell me you're KIDDING ME!"
his response---"nope, not kidding!"
my response---PLEASE PLEASE tell me you're kidding me!!!"
his response---"ummm...NOPE, not kidding!"
My response---"did you do this cause you're getting back at me for spending tons of money at the scrapbooking expo tonight?"
his response---"nope, just got bored, and she needed a haircut!"
my response---Holy crap, my poor baby!"
his response---"give me a break! THere's fires all over California, 1500 hundred houses have burned, over 1 million people have been evacuated, and you're MAD about a bad haircut?"
no response from me....
So...I guess I could say that I made it a point to NOT feel guilty for spending money at the expo, cause he butchered my baby's hair. I got home, she was already in bed, so I got to sleep without seeing it. THANK GOD.
I woke up in the morning, and Jadyn walks in with a HUGE pout, which I attributed to her bad haircut, and Jacob walks in behind her and says with a smirk "I always wanted a little brother!" Then Jadyn sings "I'm a boy, i'm a boy, i'm a boy!!"
are you laughing yet?? NO??? Ok then...here's a picture!!!
All I gotta say is, she's gonna look like a cross dressing princess for Halloween, and those bangs DARN well better be longer by the time we do Christmas Pictures! haha
Friday, October 26, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
This first layout is made with bazzill as the background paper (love it!) I think the stamps are from my two Heidis (swapp and grace..hehe) and I can't believe I forgot who the patterned paper is from...I'm sure someone will see it and know instantly to remind me!
this second layout I LOVE! I took the new Making Memories scalloped paper and cut it in half. I was only going to use one half, and then I decided to just SEE what it would look like if I layered it. Inking the edges gave it the last "shabby chic" touch! The flower petals are from a bunch at joanns, and the button on the flower is one I made from some fabric I had (probably also from Joanns) The background paper is Crate Paper (one of my faves!) and I THINK the rub ons are Heidi Grace. The font is a sizzix border alpha strip.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
So I was in Kohls the other day and I saw this ADORABLE outfit which I thought would be perfect for the Pumpkin Patch for JADYN (my youngest). It was a plum/burgundy colored onesie type outfit with pretty white arm cuffs and leg strips with flowers on them, and one of those birds that you see in all the layouts these days on the side of the hip, with felt like flowers sewn on and embroidered. Totally perfect for a layout, right? I bought it, put it on her today, and was ready to walk out the door and get my perfect pictures taken for my perfect layout...and she looks at me and says "I POOPIE, MOMMY!" omg...SO i run over to her, and she leaked through the whole outfit! (I know, TMI!~) I was soooo freakin bummed! I took off the outfit in a huff, and then searched for something else to put her in. I finally settled on a white dress with ruffles all over it, cause nothing else stuck out for me....did i mention i was bummed? We went to the pumpkin patch, took our pictures, paid WAY too much for a few dorky rides, TRIED to take pictures on the big pumpkins only to get yelled at by the workers, all of which MUST have been pmsing today ( i wanted to yell that I just paid 20 bucks for 3 dorky little 3 minute rides, so she'd better shut up about the picture on a pumpkin thing, but i kept my mouth shut) and then went home. ****note to self.....white dress....dirty pumpkin patch....not a good idea~!***
here are some of my fave pics from the patch.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
For this layout, you can make your page (or 2 page layout) in 6x6, 8x8, 12x12 OR
8 1/2 x 11, you choose. I thought about making the first contest "holiday theme related" but then, every contest right now is Halloween, so I changed my mind.
Here goes... This is gonna be a "self esteem building" layout!
I want you to create a page about YOU. It does NOT have to have a picture on it though, if you chose not to have one. What it DOES have to have on it, are 5 things that you like about yourself. You can make it silly, you can make it serious-doesn't matter. Included on your layout should be solid AND patterned paper, any way you want to do it, and you have to use SOME kind of stamp, whether it be Alphabet, or Shape stamps.
I was going to judge these layouts on my own, and post the winner only, but I changed my mind on that one as well. Every layout I receive will be posted on my website, and viewers get to vote on their favorites in the comments section. The one with the most votes wins, so tell your friends to come to my blog and vote!
Winner will receive a new autumn leaves page kit! I will be posting a picture of the page kit later on this week!
**ALL LAYOUTS MUST BE EMAILED TO ME BY OCTOBER 30TH, SO LET'S DO THIS!!!**
email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I hope I get a lot of participants because I would love to be able to choose from a lot of talented scrappers works! I bought the prize yesterday, and I think it's a great one!
The clue for the prize is....
Friday, October 12, 2007
I think I'll begin with Iris Babao Uy. I met Iris online just a week ago, after seeing her pages in one of my favorite scrap magazines. I immediately freaked out at her amazing layouts, because they're SO the style that I dream of having. Iris was just recently named one of 2008's Memory Makers Masters! What an honor! Iris is from the Phillipines, and is making her way into the scrapbooking world like wildfire! She also designs for October Afternoon, Badgirls kits, Scraplovers, and Scrapbukan. When asked what her scrap style was, Iris replied that her style was free and full of texture. She has no rules, and she doesn't plan her pages. She is inspired by her photos and products, and her layouts just flow from there! Looking at her layouts, you will see very intricate cut work, so fantastic that I acctually asked her if some of her layouts were digital, to which she replied NO. I believe that Iris is gonna go a LONG way in this industry, and I wish her the best of luck!
Edie is my best friend of 3 years. We met in one group, and ended up finding out that eachother was a scrapbooker, and I think I've ruined her since then. She can't let a Joann's coupon go to waste, local scrapbook stores know her by name, and she owns pretty much almost everything sizzix has ever made! Yes, I'm a bad influence..but it's fun! Edie is a great scrapper. She is kind of shy and modest about it, and doubts herself too much when it comes to her work. She has been a Scrap-room guest designer, and recently got picked to design a sample page for Pagemaps.com. I'm so proud of her! Edies pages are fantastic. out of the thousands of layouts I've seen in the past 10 years, nothing compares to her amazing talent of finding the PERFECT paper to match her pictures. Everything flows SO SMOOTHLY and just FITS. She says her scrap style is Eclectic. She uses clean lines, is journalistic, and her photos are always the main subject. Edie is not a professional photographer, but her pictures are about as close as it gets. Every picture she takes showcases something wonderful about the subject, whether it be a personality, a feeling, movement, or just the dew on a rose. Edies layouts are light on embellishments, and heavy on paper. She is a paper FREAK just like me! Here are some of Edies best works
Last but not least, is my dear friend Klo. Klo laughs at me because I tell her she's famous. She's met almost every scrap celebrity there is, from Lisa Bearnson to Allie Edwards. I went to a Scrapbook Expo here in california last year, and I was talking to this one company from around here, and I mentioned Klo, and the guy that worked there said "I know Klo" and I said "MY KLO? She lives in Nebraska!" It was then that I realized that my famous Kloey really gets around...(in the scrap world, that is!) Klo is a design team member for Pazzles, and also is the Events coordinator for Scrappin USA. She is the inventor of the new Kloriginal designs cd for the Pazzles cutter. Klo's style is eclectic. She uses her pazzles for everything, and I've seen her create amazing works with it! Examples of Klo's Pazzles pages are below. Enjoy!
Thanks for taking the time to view some of the layouts from my talented friends . To learn more about my girls above, check out their blogs listed on my site.