Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Monday-BBTB-Scrappin' Sports and More Projects

This week over at BBTB we were challenged to use the cute little bunny from the doodlecharms cartridge. Since, we were snowed in last week and the kids were home, Ashlee and I had fun making a little gift for Great Grandma. The idea was to turn this little challenge into a gift that we could give to her at lunch on Saturday.

Here's what we came up with:

The pattern papers and the little carrot are products from Scrappin' Sports and More. One of our challenges this month is to make a gift for I was able to combine that challenge with this one :)

Teacher appreciation week is just around the corner and I love to give little gifts throughout the week to my kids teachers as we have been so blessed again this year with the best teachers! This little card will be given out during the week.

Again, all pattern papers and the cardstock sticker are products from Scrappin' Sports and More.

Saturday when we finally made it out of the house we headed down to Denver to go to lunch with Grandma, Grandpa, and Great Grandma. We had a really nice time and Great Grandma loved her little basket which made Ashlee really happy ;)

After lunch we headed off to pick up a cousin and took the kids to monsters verses aliens...such a CUTE show! If you haven't seen it yet you will want to take the whole was the best animated show that I have seen in years!

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

SS&M layouts and I've been tagged.

This month over at SS&M 2 members of our design team (Peggy and Shannon) both issued us challenges. We were challenged to mix some SS&M lines (this layout I won't be sharing because I have submitted it and the rules state that we can not share), use a sketch by Becky Fleck, create a layout of a mascot, and finally use a song title or lyrics as inspiration for your layout.

Here's what I came up with:

Here's the layout using the sketch:

Here's my layout that was inspired by a song: (I choose my brown eye girl...because I always think of this song when I look at my DD)

And here is my layout of Rocky the Denver Nuggets Mascot:

So I was also "tagged" by Reneé. I am to post the 6th picture on my computer in the 6th folder....and then explain the photo. Here's the 6th picture in the 6th folder.

This is a little picture of Ashlee 2 years ago on the back porch eating a popsicle, doesn't get much simpler than that. I am to tag 6 here I go.

1. Regina
2. DeeDee
3. Sharon
4. Donna
5. Krista
6. Michelle

Have a great day everyone :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Monday-BBTB Spring Challenge

Well it was sure starting to feel like spring here in Colorado...until today! We are expecting rain, snow and chilly temps! Last week we were in the mid 70's almost the entire week so you can imagine how lucky we feel now (LOL). With any luck this will be our last storm of the season and we will officially be enjoying spring weather.

Over at BBTB we celebrated kicking off the spring season with our challenge this week. We were challenge to use the "spring" cut from the stretch your imagination cartridge. This cartridge has so many fun cuts and has to be one of my all time favorite shape cartridges.

I also paired up this challenge with the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge and added "spring" onto a little purse. I also added some pattern paper from Heather Bailey (thanks Reneé), a flower, some hand stitching, ink and a cuttlebug folder was used to emboss the front.

Anyway, here it is :

This little purse will be heading out the door to a friend of mine. Inside the little purse is a bag of Easter peanut m&m's!

Have a super week everyone!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Scrapbook Trends *Toot* update

Today I received a fun little package on my door step. A while back I had mentioned that my little dress card using products from Best Creation, was going to be in an upcoming party planning idea issue of Scrapbook Trends...and it came today! Of course I was super excited to be published in this idea book...but what was even more exciting is that it's filled with other designers that I know! How cool is that! Congrats to ALL of you crafty girls!

Here's a scanned picture of the book and my little contribution to it:

I hope you are all off to a great weekend! I am planning on staying up WAY past my bedtime and actually creating something. It's been a few weeks since I have been able to craft so tonight is the night!

Monday, March 16, 2009

BBTB Challlenge

This week over at BBTB we were challenged to use the pillow box cut from the cricut wedding solutions cartridge. This cartridge has so many cute cuts on it and honestly so many that you would just use for everyday it is so much more than just a wedding cartridge.

Every year at my kids school we have a "teacher appreciation" week. I typically will take in a few small things to each of the teachers. So I decided to get a jump start on that and use this challenge for one of my gifts. I plan on filling it with M&M's or another little treat.

Anyway, here's my project:

On another note, we are having a BEAUTIFUL day here in Colorado. Expecting a high of 70! It looks like a perfect day to be I am sure we will be riding bikes after school today.

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Starting a new week...BBTB Challenge

Is it just me or did this last week really just fly? Time just keeps marching WAY faster than I would like it to! It's crazy that we are already in the month of March. My kids keep reminding me that they will be out of school for summer break soon. I have to admit, as much as I love having them around, this kinda scares me. They seem so grown up then this year...and I am sure they will really keep me hopping this summer.

With Summer vacation right around the corner, I felt inspired to incorporate it on the challenge this week over at BBTB. We were challenged to use the HWY cut from the going places cartridge. This cut (well close to this cut) is also on the cars cartridge (in case you do not have the going places cartridge).

Summer around here for us means lazy days, more sleep, lots of swimming, picnics, parties, BBQ's and of course vacations! We love to travel! so we tend to take a lot of mini little trips during the summer. So I thought a travel notebook might be a good idea to keep everything straight!

Here's my take on this weeks challenge:

Isn't this paper and chipboard the CUTEST ever? It's by Cosmo Cricket! I just love this little "s'mores" line by darling and so much fun to play with!

If you get a chance this week, remember to play along with us at the BBTB site! We would love to see your take on this weeks challenge! and there is also a new contest starting make sure to stop on over at the BBTB site and join in the fun!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Toot and an amazing contest...that you need to check out!

It feels almost strange to blog on Wednesday! I have a small toot. The contest that I was in over at, our results/"final scores are in and I ended up being the Winner! Thank you everyone that left me nice comments and offered me encouragement throughout the contest!

Speaking of contests, is getting ready to kick off their annual Star contest, which is much like the hall of fame or memory masters contest! The winner of this contest is honored to be the scrapstreet star of the year! With this honor comes a HUGE prize package of $100 dollars worth of scrapppin' goodies!!! Also, if you have ever dreamed of writing for a magazine (ezine)we will be welcoming 2 new staff members!!! This is an amazing opportunity for someone!!! I know I sure have enjoyed my almost 3 years with the magazine! So what are you waiting for...the game starts March here for all the details!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Last Contest Entry to share

This was the last week of the contest that I have been in over at This week, we were each able to issue a challenge to someone else in the contest. We could make it as difficult or as easy as we wanted.

Jenn issued my challenge which was to complete a layout about myself using multiple photos and then make 4 cards with the scraps. Also, one of the cards had to have ALL of the same embellishments that were on my layout.

This took a lot of planning and making sure that I had enough (or extra's) so that I could also use them on a card.

I decided that for my layout I would use pictures of myself from different periods of my life and give "advice" to that girl in that moment.

Anyway, here's what I came up with:

Lots more to share this week! Have a great Monday Everyone!