Thursday, January 29, 2009

Some new Eye Candy!!

I did a few Layouts this week for various challenges at various sites that I hang out at.  So, here you go!!

"You are the SON*SHINE of my life!"
Using a sketch by Janelle Lee.
"Flirty & Dirty"
Using a sketch by Julie Bonner.

Thanks for looking!!  I hope you are all having a great week!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Face Lift!

Well, I decided to give my blog a facelift.  Lucy pointed the way for me to find some cool backgrounds, so I thought I would give it a try.  Of course, the banner no longer fits, but I will keep trying new backgrounds and banners until I am happy with how they look together.  Keep in mind, I am really dumb when it comes to Photo Shop Elements, so it may take a while!  Feel free to leave comments on what you think!!  

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Productive Weekend....

It was a FABULOUS weekend with Lucy and Betty!  The only problem was that it went by way too fast!  It has been a busy scrappy week and I think I got some nice stuff done.  Here's a sneaky-peek!!

This was for the crop at ScrapbookDoodle.  It is a crop where you can only use scraps.  And, on this one I had to do a 6X12 page about ME using only scraps that Lisa sent me.  Thanks, Lisa!!

This was also for the crop at Doodle.  The challenge was to use hand stitching.  So, I did the large circle.  All I can say is, I need a sewing machine!!  LOL!

This was a sketch challenge for Magistical Memories.  I loved the sketch and of course, love the subject of the page!

And, this was also done for Doodle.  It was a challenge to use a sketch by Becky Higgins.  I love how it came out!  Mr. Cool at his best!!
I hope everyone out there is well.  Here it is the perfect snowy, scrappy Sunday.  Have a great day!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Upcoming Crop!!!!

Ok, Scrappers!!  There is going to be a crop at WeScrap in a few weeks!  I was able to participate in their last one and had a great time....head on over and check it out!  Can't wait to see what you create!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

I have a FABBY BLOG....

According to my friend Jacqui (all the way from South Africa!) I have a Fabby Blog!  Thanks, Jacqui!  According to the rules of the award, I have to list my 5 addictions, and give the award to 5 of my friends who have Fabby blogs!!  So, here we go!
My 5 addictions:
1.  My kids
2. My Hubby
3. Scrapping
4. Potato Chips with French Onion Dip
5. Chatting with my friends online

And I would like to award the FABBY BLOG award to (in no particular order):
1. Sue
3. Betty
4.  Janice
5.  Libby
I would also like to give a shout out to Kristi for a great new blog.  I know that Jacqui also gave her a FABBY award already.  So I just wanted to mention her, as well!

I hope you are all having a great day!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Stormy Day!!!

Happy Snow -Day!!  It was wonderful to have the phone ring at 4:30am to tell me that I could shut the alarm off and stay home today.  Ahhhh.....sometimes living in Maine in winter pays off! I have been puttering around the house this morning baking banana bread, picking up the kitchen, chatting with friends and starting to do some re-organizing down stairs.  While I have been puttering away, TWO storms have raged on.  TWO storms you ask??  Yup!  One outside....and one inside!

Here is what the storm OUTSIDE looks like:
And here is what the storm INSIDE looks like!!
I think they have darn near every toy they own out!!  But, they are having a great time together and giggling non-stop.  I LOVE SNOW-DAYS!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dear Memere....

Well, I have finished the Christmas present for my sweet Memere...better late than never, right?!!  For those of you who don't know what a Memere is, she is my grandmother.  Memere is the French-Canadian word for "Grammy."  She is super special and still going strong at 89.  Getting her a gift is always hard because she has everything she needs and really doesn't have room for more knick-knacks.  So, I decided to bug my cousins for pictures so I could make her a "brag book" of all of her 9 Great-Grand children.  I used mostly "school photos" because they are the perfect size (and that's what they sent me  :) ).

I am only posting a few of the pages here.  If I get permission from my cousins, I will add their kids' pages later.  For now, you have the cover... 

 I need to interject some thanks here--->  Thank you, Libby for helping me with how to make this cover!!  It came out beautifully!!  You rock, girlie!!
I wanted to include this page.  It is the back page of the album and has my little note to her along with a photo.  Isn't she gorgeous!!??!!
Here is Colby's page:
And, here is Elizabeth's page:
I used a Bo Bunny 6"X6" chipboard 3-ring binder album.  And, I used mostly scraps for the pages.  I learned a lot doing my first mini album, that's for sure!  I will do some things differently next time, but I think Memere will love it, just the same! 

Thanks for looking!!!