Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's Time for a Sneak Peek!!

It's time for a Sneak Peek of October's Featured Manufacturer at A Walk Down Memory Lane! The goodies I got this month are SUPER FUN to play with and I can't wait to share my full reveal with you tomorrow!!

Here's a lookie.....
Now, hop over to Sarah's Blog to see her sneak peek!! If you missed a step in the Blog Hop, you can go to the AWDML DT Blog to get the links to all of the DT Members' blogs! Have fun!!

And, while I have your attention, be sure to stop by the AWDML Forum on Saturday Oct. 3rd to Celebrate World Card Day with us!! Challenges will be posted HERE on Saturday morning and you will have until Monday night to complete and upload your cards! It's going to be a great time, so be sure to stop by!!

See you tomorrow!! ;)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

One Hour Sketch Challenge at MSW

Last night we had a great time having a "One Hour Sketch Challenge" at My Sketch World. It was a total blast!! Cheryl posted one of Lucy's sketches at 9:00pm and we had one hour to complete the LO and 20 minutes to upload it to the gallery! What a great time!! Here is the layout that I did!

If you missed it, don't worry, we will be having them about once a month. Just hop over to the forum and see when October's will be!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yippee Skippee!!!

I love when I get to share what I have been working on with you!!

This month I have been working with
Little Yellow Bicycle (this month's featured manufacturer at AWDML) and some Scenic Route Garden Grove. It's been a blast and here's what I have been up to!

This LO is a little different for me, but I think that a simple layout on
Kraft Cardstock is just what this photo needed.

This LO shows my daughter patiently waiting for the bus on her first day of 2nd grade. It seems like she is getting too big, too fast!! The butterfly was made from a template by Helen at
Waiting to Fly:

Here's another card that does not open the traditional way. It was inspired by Dawn Griffith on one of her fabulous YouTube videos. Looooove it! When you untie the ribbon, you pull the triangles to open the card and it becomes rectangle in shape. Check out this image in the AWDML gallery and in the product description, I have included a photo of how it looks open.

My kids have been BEGGING for us to start giving them allowances. So, we decided that each week when they get their allowance, they need to put at least one dollar into "save" but it's up to them if they want to put the remaining two in "spend" (like for impromptu trips to the Dollar Store) or "save" for that one item they are saving for.
Colby's Banks:

Elizabeth's Banks:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Have a great day!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Sunday challenge for you!

Happy Sunday everyone!!

This is a time of year when my family seems super busy, so we have to pare down and get back to the basics. School comes first and everything else is a nice bonus. So, this week, I want you to pare down your Layout and get back to the basics. That's right.....your challenge is to do a page with NO EMBELLISHMENTS!!!! Just photos and journaling. Some of my favorite layouts are the ones that are the simplest!

Here's one I did about my son that features this month's featured manufacturer at A Walk Down Memory Lane, Little Yellow Bicycle:

I love how this page came out and everytime I tried to add something else, it just didn't seem right. And then I realized, it just didn't NEED anything else.

So, go for it and make a Layout that gets back to the basics of Photos and Journaling, and share it with us in the AWDML Gallery!!

I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Each Wednesday, Lisa at A Walk Down Memory Lane does a fun one day sale. This week, to honor Wednesday's date (9/9/09), she is offering $.99 shipping on all orders for Wednesday only!!! Hop over to the DT blog to get the coupon code, but HURRY because the code expires at Midnight on Wednesday!!

This is a great time to check out the clearance section, the Little Yellow Bicycle (Sept. featured manufacturer so it's 15% off all month!) and the new stuff that Lisa is adding to the store each day! There is so much to check out!!!

Have fun!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy September 1st!!!

Happy September 1st, Everyone!! My sweet girl started second grade today, I had my first day of my 12th year of teaching with students, and it was a good day.

And, I get to share with you the work that I have been doing for A Walk Down Memory Lane!

The first layout is based on a wonderful sketch by the amazing Lucy Chesna. And, it's the featured layout sketch at My Sketch World! Swing by and check it out! This layout also features the Scenic Route Garden Grove line. You will definitely see more of this line from me soon! The funky flower on this layout was inspired by something I saw on the http://www.scrap-a-little/ blog.
Boogie Girl:

This next layout features my sweet girl on her 7th birthday! I can't believe she is 7 already!! And, the paper here is by Little Yellow Bicycle (who just so happens to be the featured manufacturer at A Walk Down Memory Lane this month!). This paper works perfectly with my photos and, you can get all Little Yellow Bicycle goodies for 15% off for the whole month of September!! This LO also has a cool flower that I made with my Nestabilities Scallop Circle Die!

What's up Doc is another Layout featuring Little Yellow Bicycle. This time, it's the
Traveler line. And, I also used a great sketch by the lovely Sarah Eclavea!

This is a fun (and easy) card that was very difficult to take a photo of that shows how it opens! As you may know, I have been challenging myself to make cards that do not open in the "traditional" way. This one unfolds sort of accordian style and the middle part flips over as you open it to reveal the second part of the sentiment. I used
LYB Traveler on this, too!

I hope the month of September is a great one for you!! Keep checking back here for more scrappy fun!!