Thursday, March 31, 2011


Guurrrrrrrl, the Glitter & Glam challenge over at ScrapFIT channeled my fabulousness this week. We were asked to sparkle it up and that I did. My fave girly girl was the inspiration for this layout, she's very "fanchee" (fancy). She is definitely here to live it out loud...this I know for sure.

 I was scrapbooking responsibly this time around and made another list! Woot! I wasn't able to make one the last time because I was using a lot of old supplies and was absolutely clueless.

lips, hearts & ice cream cone- Thickers tiara accent in glitter black
patterned paper: sparkling pink & blue background- DCWV "The Mademoiselle stack", pink script- Echo Park Paper Co. "Be Mine"
epoxy stickers- DCWV "All Dressed Up"
distress inks: worn lipstick, pumice stone, victorian velvet and I love tumbled glass 
glimmer mist: Patina
glossy accents
pink bling- Making Memories
black script stamp- Prima #536305
butterfly- Recollections "Boutique Fleur"
flowers- Prima & Recollections
ribbon & feather from a broken headband
Hello Kitty ring
some bling!

I'm going to be brave today and move around a lot of things in my scrap studio. The last time I did this, I ended up not remembering where I creatively put things. Until next time...have a scrappy weekend!

Friday, March 18, 2011

27 Flowers

The fabulous ladies over at Scrapbookers Anonymous challenged us to put the flowers that we haven't touched in quite some time into our layout. When I first learned of this challenge from Lea's blog, I immediately thought of my poor drawer of flowers that I have long abandoned in favor of newer, fancier flowers that I have recently started to buy.

I used to buy the bunches of flowers from Michaels when they were on sale and pull them apart to put on my layouts. I would even pull apart the fake Hawaiian leis that I got from a party and use those flowers. Ever since my first splurge on a 40% off canister of fancy flowers, Prima have been my go-to's and my drawer flowers have been my go-nots.

The challenge was to use at least seven flowers, store bought and not handmade. I had such a fun time going through my drawer picking flowers to use. DCWV's The Grade School patterned paper is so fun and colorful and called for lots of flowers. I folded flowers over and adhered them to chipboard pieces for this project. The end result: a colorful LO about my darling preschooler, some much needed love for my long-forgotten flowers, and inspiration for my next mini album. Thanks SA!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

You don't need gas to shop online

So last weekend, I made my first online scrapbooking purchase. I's nothing new to most crafters out there but for to me, it was a first and it was FUN! I have been waiting for my LSS to bring in Graphic 45's Curtain Call. I just couldn't wait anymore and headed over to That website was the first one to pop in my head since it is so prominently featured in many of the haul videos that I obsessively watch on youtube. I just enjoyed walking down the virtual aisles and throwing things into my cart. And you will not believe how much I was thinking about our letter carrier this week...crazy. I totally cleaned up my scrap desk so that my new scrappy products would be impressed when I took them out of the box and welcomed them to their new home. Ooooh...I love my new paper collection and I can't wait to get altering.

While I was down at the online store, I noticed that they have a blog. On this blog, they have challenges! I love challenges because they give you new ideas to work with. It's pretty exciting creating on a deadline and it's fun to see how other people interpret the challenge.

For the month of March, they are featuring Julie Bonner's first sketch challenge:

and here's my layout:

 Her sketch is super cute and it was fun to put together.

Oh! And....I actually made a list of everything (almost everything) that I used on this layout. I've started taking notice of these lists when I visit blogs and I'm trying to get into the habit myself. I am a mixer and matcher of products, I just love the look of different collections brought together. I have fun matching things up in my own way.

Ok, the list already:

patterned paper: K&Co Addison Blue Garden Swirls, PinkPaislee-House of Tree-Parisian Anthology, DCWV Be Mine, October Afternoon-The Thrift Shop-Good Junk
scalloped circle: Lily Bee French Couture
stickers: Webster's Pages Hollywood, Prima
ribbon: May Arts
die-cuts: K&Co Cut N Paste (mason jar & yellow button)
Tim Holtz film strip & tissue tape
paper ribbon: Creative Imaginations
heart locket: Prima Marion Smith collection (love her!)
flowers: Prima & Recollections (aren't they the same thing...kinda?)
Distress Inks: tumbled glass (my fave), walnut stain (of course), pumice stone, vintage photo and peeled paint
heart stamp- Making Memories Love Struck
metal butterfly- Recollections
and a tiny, itty, bitty, sliver of G45 paper

I don't know if I did that right. I left out the adhesives to make the list appear shorter. Have a scrappy weekend!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I'm so in love with Graphic 45, sorry hubby

My love for Graphic 45 has driven me to audition for their design team call. Their vintage-style papers are beautiful and have changed my scrapbooking life forever. My world turned upside down when I purchased my first two sheets of Graphic 45 paper at the 2010 ScrapExpo. I had never done vintage before, never thought about it...but my eyes were drawn to and mesmerized by the images on the Domestic Goddess sheets. I was drawn in and permanently hooked onto their gorgeous vintage images from the 1920's and 30's.

Graphic 45 papers are so inspirational and fun to work with. I heart them so much. My kids and husband are aware with my infatuation with Graphic 45 and are fully supportive and encouraging of my love for all G45. Take a look at some of my Graphic 45 creations...I had a blast putting them together.

That's all I've got for now. Thank you so much for checking me out. Graphic 45, call me! Loveyou.