Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ScrapFit Design Team Call and BIG Changes

Hello all of my fabulous friends, I know its been forever since I've updated my blog and I will catch everyone up in the next day or so...but I wanted to go ahead and give you guys heads up about the ScrapFit Design Team Call that is going on....
Not only is their a DT CALL, but big changes are in store for ScrapFIT too!!!
I've been with ScrapFit now going on a year and have LOVED working with Kelly and all of the fabulous Fitgirls. Unfortunately, Kelly has decided to step down from ScrapFit and hand it over to someone else and thankfully one of our own fitgirls, Sara Zenger is going to take it over. I'm really excited for Scrapfit and for Sara to see what the coming year, has in store for us...I hope all of you atleast tryout for this DT, its a great one to be on!!!

Here are all of the details:
ScrapFIT Design Team Call

February – July
Submission Deadline – December 30th

ScrapFIT (www.scrapfit.blogspot.com) is a growing scrapbook challenge blog that will give you a real workout! We have 2 workouts (challenges) per month and they are sure to push you out of your comfort zone and inspire you to try something new! We are looking for 10 fun and creative designers (aka -FITgirls!) for our February - July term! We are also looking to fill 6 Guest Designer spots, one for each month (Feb- July). If you would like to be considered for only Guest DT spot, please note in your submission.

FITgirl Requirements:
*You must have an active blog
*You must be commit to 2 layouts per month based on our challenges
*A person who enjoys inspiring others
*Someone who is committed and turns in projects on time
*Someone with enthusiasm for ScrapFIT and their challenges and the dedication to help promote ScrapFIT through their own blog and other site they participate in.

What To Expect From ScrapFIT:
Although this is not a paying gig we can help spread the word about your scrapbooking awesomeness!
*A special FITgirl blinki for your blog
*Your photo, name and link to your personal blog on the main ScrapFIT webpage!
*A great addition to your scrapbook resume
*All of the challenges will be giving to you at the start of your term so that you have plenty of time to work on them when you have the chance.
*A fun and relaxed group to work with.

To apply please send the fallowing information to szenger@twcny.rr.com by December 30th:
Please put ScrapFIT DT Call in the subject line

1) Name
2) Address
3)Email Address
4) Link to your blog and/or online gallery
5)List of other Design Teams past and current
6)3 examples of your best work. Let us see your style!
7)Tell us why you would be a good fit for our team!
8)A little bio about your –if you are chosen this would be your introduction bio.

Winners will be announced on January 1st. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Welcome to DirtyScraps very FIRST Blog HOP!!!!!!

Are you ready for some excitement?
Well, DirtyScraps is having their very first Blog HOP...
each designer has a special giveaway on each of their
blogs to give away to ONE lucky person!!
(I'm giving away alittle special RAK)

So let's get this HOP started!!
Here's what you do....
Start at DirtyScraps Blog
and "HOP" on over to every blog
that you are directed too.
Make sure to leave a comment on EACH
DT's Blog and become a follower(you have to leave
a comment on the DirtyScraps Blog and ALL of the
DT's Blog, in order to be eligible for one of the Prizes
from our generous sponsors.)

Check out these fabulous prizes that we are giving away
for this Blog HOP....

First, Liz Schaefer is giving away some awesome prizes...
some Spellbinders(which work in your diecut machines) and Misc.Paper Packs...

Spellbinders "Impressabilities"

Our next prize is the Purpose KIT from "Scrapbooking from the Inside Out"

And Last but not Least...
a Gift Certificate to
"The Crop Stop"

Okay, so your NEXT Stop is at Kelly's Blog....so get to HOPPING....

Thanks for stopping by.....

Friday, October 15, 2010

its been a rough week....

Well, I've been dealing with some
medical issues that I have been putting
off for about a year now and honestly, I
can't put them off any longer, so the time has
come for me to get my butt in gear and
do something about it. So, I haven't been
scrapping alot here the last couple of weeks,
but I have managed to get a couple of things
First off, TODAY is Reveal day over at ScrapFit!!
Another fabulous Workout #30...

"Color Me HappY"
its a color challenge,
I want to see Black, Orange, Lime green and Purple.
Use a solid colored Cardstock, in one of these colors,
as your base--the rest is up to You!!
Use this photo from BG Eerie Line, as inspiration.
Here is my layout for this Workout...
I also used Sketch #124 from Creative Scrappers
to do this layout...

"Its all in the eyes"
these photos crack me up...Danielle had gotten this candy
eyeballs for her birthday and honestly, the kids both
thought they were disgusting...not good at all....so what
do you do with them NOW...you PLAY with them, so I caught
Kaleb playing with them and putting them in his eyes...so I
couldn't help but to take some pics of my crazy son.

Check out the awesome October Sketch from
Imaginisce, the put up a NEW sketch every month
and so I'm finally joining in on the fun...

Here is my layout using this sketch...


Have a Wonderful week!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

DirtyScraps Blog Hop Oct. 23rd & 24th!!!!

Are you ready for some FUN!!!!
Well, DirtyScraps is having our
FIRST, yes first Blog Hop!!!
The Blog Hop starts October 23rd
at midnight central time and will end
midnight central time, October 24th.

The DirtyScraps Designers are very excited
about our first Blog Hop and are looking forward
to some new followers on our blog and seeing
our loyal followers joining us for this
fun Blog Hop!!

So Mark those Calendars!!
Your not going to want to MISS this Blog Hop!!
Not only do we have some Fabulous sponsors that are
giving away some awesome prizes, but
each DirtyScraps Designer has put together a little
goodie to give away on their personal blog...so you'll have
multiple chances to win!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

a Couple of NEW Challenges for you....

Omg, I just LOVED
doing this Workout for
ScrapFit...the songs were
so much fun
going through!! Brought
back all kinds of memories...
I think my favorite is Monster Mash
Here are all the details...

**The Monster Mash**
A song title Challenge!!
You must use a song title at the title of your card,
layout or altered item. The twist it must be a
Halloween Song!! Here is a link to the Top 100 Halloween
And just for the heck of it, make sure you use ribbon and buttons!!

And look at the AWESOME Prize for this workout...a gorgeous kit from "Little Black Dress Kit Club"

And here is my creation:
"I put a spell on you"

Also, Challenge #18 is up over at DirtyScraps
and its REALLY a great one....

"Really??I mean REALLY??!!"
Well, we all have those events that happen,
or those people you meet that you just say
I can't even believe this is happening! Who is
this person and why have they crossed my path?
these things only happen to me? ReallY!!
Did I just Really drop my phone in the toilet?
Did you just Really say that to me??
I can't believe I just did that in front of everyone!!
You know those crazy moments that leave you
speechless because its too much!!
That's the page I challenge you to get dirty with....

Here is my layout for this Fabulous Challenge:
"OMG Really?"

You can read my journaling on the DirtyScraps Blog!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Where have I been???

Oh man, I haven't blogged in forever...
No excuses though, just incredibly busy, I think??
So what have I been up to?
Well, we went to Virginia Beach over Labor Day Weekend
to visit our friends Gene, Rachel and Janessa
that moved up there recently...had a wonderful time!!
Here's just a few of the pics that I got while we
were there....our goofy kids....

Some more goofy pics of the kids, I mean
of the adults and kids...
Miss you guys already!!
So its back to the grind, kids in school, getting
myself back on some sort of schedule...hmmm, don't
think its working!! Bill's been traveling alot lately, so
its been scrapping time for me...Yeah!!!
So I've been scrapping with my fabulous
September Kit from Tallyscrapper

Here are a couple of my layouts using this gorgeous
"Hold on to Summer"
Close-up of the banners I painted with pink Acrylic paint and
then glittered them up with some of the Glitter Glam in the kit!!
"Sweet Thang"
upclose of flowers I made using papers from the kit!!

Also, Survivor has started over at Tallyscrapper, as well....and
the first challenge was a doosey, by ms. Christine
The challenge was:
*Use a Will Ferrell Quote as your title
*Use Banners and Doilies on your layout
*Use the colors red and yellow
"How many sarcastic pills you take this morning?"

this photo of Danielle and her uncle crack me up....they have
such a love/hate relationship :)
Have a WONDERFUL week, my friends!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

So hectic here lately.....

Isn't it suppose to slow down,
when the kids go back
to school????
Well, it has been a craZy week...
Bill had his throat surgery last
Wednesday and is doing great!!
Thank you to everyone for the prayers
and well wishes, its greatly appreciated!!!
Well, both kids have started back to school,
Danielle is in her last year at New Bridge Middle
and I think she likes being top dog over there
this year!! Kaleb has started 3rd grade and seems
to like his teacher...we'll see!!! He has also started
soccer again and the games should be starting
We are heading out of town this weekend to Virginia Beach
to visit some good friends of ours, that moved there
recently...we're going to spend the day at Busch Gardens,
the kids are super excited, but honestly I super excited to get
out of J'ville for a weekend!!!
So, I've been on the computer all morning, getting things
ready for a couple of REALLY cool Challenges we have coming up!!

Yeah, Survivor is coming back in a few weeks, I'm so excited.
This is the one show that Bill and I religiously watch
together...Can't wait for Sept. 15th!!

So that means that we are starting up the "Survivor" Challenges over at
Tallyscrapper!! I just love these challenges, they get me really
thinking outside the box!! Get all the Details HERE!! And look at this
awesome prize that one lucky WiNNER will get....a Zutter Distress-it-All

Come on over and check it out!!

Also ToDAY is REVEAL day again for another FABuLous Workout from ScrapFit...
Workout #27 Get Your Sketch On---
a sketch challenge. use the sketch below to create a LO. Take this
simple sketch and do something to WOW us!! This sketch came from Sassy Lil' Sketches!!

Here is my layout "Say What?"

This is actually a photo that my daughter, Dj took of herself...
she is so funny...I just love her expressions!!

Well, I've been having a blast using all the NEW Sassafras Lass "Indie Girl"
Papers that I got in a kit recently...they are just perfect for those girlie
layouts....I used them on the layout(above) and on this layout I
created for a couple of challenges...
"So You Think You Can Scrap" challenges that are going on over at
Tallyscrapper and I used the lastest sketch #119 from Creative Scrappers!
Here is my layout...

Have a Wonderful week, my friends!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thoughts2Paper Christmas/Holiday ONE-DAY BlogHOP

Are you ready for some Christmas Fun in August...I know I'm ready for some cooler weather and the smells of the Christmas season....I just today bought my first Yankee Candle "Spiced Pumpkin" which is my all-time favorite!!

Well, Thoughts2Paper is having a Christmas/Holiday One-Day BlogHOP...each designer has made a special Christmas project to share with all of our friends!!! And to top that off, I'm the NEW Forum Coordinator for this fabulous online community and this is my first post using some of the awesome goodies found in the Thoughts2Paper Store!! I can't tell you how excited I am to be part of such a FUN and Talented Group of ladies!!

So let's get this HOP started!!
Here's what you need to do....
  • Start at the Thoughts2Paper Blog and "HOP" on over to every blog you are directed too
  • Each of the designers have made Gorgeous Christmas Projects using items from the Thoughts2paper Store
  • Make sure to leave a comment on EACH designers blog(you have to do this in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize)

So for my Christmas Project, I decided to make a Christmas Banner....

The Pennants are made of Chipboard and I used the gorgeous Collection "Christmas Mint" by SEI, just love these papers. I added some bells and wire for the finishing touches.

And the owner of Thoughts2Paper is graciously giving away a $40 gift certificate to the Thoughts2Paper Store as the Grand Prize Winner for this Blog HOP. So get to "hopping" and make sure to leave a comment on ALL of the designers Blog.

**Make sure to STOP by the Thoughts2Paper Store, we are having a HUGE SALE, get 40% off of your purchase. Use Coupon Code to use is CHAROOM...make sure to use all caps and put the code in at the end of checkout**

So now for your NEXT Stop on the BlogHOP, just click on the "Thoughts2Paper" BlogButton (below)...

Thanks for stopping by and "Hopping" with me and Thoughts2Paper!!


Another FABuLous DirtyScraps Challenge!!!

If you haven't stopped by DirtyScraps, to check out the AWESOME challenges, well then, you are just MISSING out....we have another great challenge this week for you...

Challenge #16: Your LOVE hurts Me

It's funny how people hurt the ones they love the most.
Sometimes is it so toxic you have to cut them off, sometimes you
can handle it but it's a daily struggle, sometimes you just avoid it
altogether. This challenge is all about those who love to hurt you
or just blindly hurt you while saying, "I love you".
No it might not be intentional, but it still hurts.

Maybe its the sister who constantly says how horrible your
children are, or the friend who always criticizes your weight.
Or the parent who only sees their child who makes mistakes
and does not acknowledge your accomplishments.

Its ok to see the pain, and its ok to still love them.

It's therapeutic to be aware!!

Now GO get Dirty!!

Here is my layout for this challenge....

**This Boy is Loved**

We also have an AWESOME sponsor
for this Challenge...
Scrappy Jo's

$20 Gift Certificate to their Online Store!!!



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My BIG NEWS....I'm so excited to share...

That I'm officially designing for a
NEW online Community, Thoughts2Paper.
Liz aka Javagirl is the owner of this
awesome NEW online community. She has
some great designers and a fabulous ONLINE
Up till this point, Thoughts2paper has been a
blog and store and she has decided recently to
add a forum, so I'm going to be the forum Coordinator.
I'm really EXCITED about this NEW venture for me.
I look forward to when the forum is completed and
we can start having some fun!!

But till then, check back TOMORROW for the
Thoughts2paper Blog Hop...Some awesome Christmas
projects to share, as well as some awesome Giveaways!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

MME Challenge #14 and ScrapFit BlogHop **WINNER**

Just a quick post today...
I've been trying to do the Monthly
challenges over at MME Blog, just love their NEW
collections and well I'm trying to win some of
This was the Sketch for Challenge #14...

Here is my layout using this sketch....

I used alot of different MME Papers on this layout:
*MME Dreamy2 Dazzling "Girls Only" Born with it/Rain Drops Paper
*MME Dreamy2 Dazzling "My Girl" My Princess/Pink Circular Paper
*MME PennyLane Feeling Groovy "Life, I Love You" Love Birds Paper
*MME Wild Asparagus "Mother" Stripe/light green Paper
*MME Bohemia Barefoot "You & Me" Transparency Flower

If you haven't checked their blog out...head on over!!!


I wanted to thank everyone that came to my blog for
ScrapFit's One-Year Birthday Celebration Blog Hop,
I had so much fun reading everyone's comments....
I promised a little RAK for visiting....
So without further ado...
#11 Faye Marie

Send me your email addy girl and I will get your RAK out
to you...
here is my email:
In subject, put ScrapFit's Rak Winner

Don't forget to Check out the current WorkOut #26 over at
ScrapFit!!! We have some Awesome Sponsors and this WO Sponsor is

The Little Black Dress Kit Club

Have a GREAT week, my friends!!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Are you ShOCKED....I am!!!

I can NOT believe it...I actually blogged
three, yes 3 times this week...I do believe
that is a record...lol!!
Well, we have another FAbuLous
Workout from ScrapFit....

ScrapFit Workout #26: Dress it Up!!!
For this workout, I want you to dress up
your layout, card or altered project!!
Use your bling, use some sparkle, make
it shine!!
And what the perfect sponsor for this
Workout then "The Little Black Dress Kit Club"

They have offered one of their awesome Kits
and let me tell you, they are Fantastic Kits...
You are going to want to be in the running for
this prize!!! Thank You so much

"The Little Black Dress Kit Club"...You ladies ROCK!!!

Here is my project for this Workout....

I used lots and lots of stickles (all over the
butterfly and then outlined the ghost butterfly
with more yellow stickles, added some Stardust
stickles to the stamped sentiment and added
some HS black bling)
Also, don't forget about ScrapFit's One-Year Birthday
Celebration Blog HOP is still going on till the 18th. Make
sure to get all the details over at Scrapfit!!
Have a Wonderful week!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

OMG, I'm so Happy and Excited!!!!

I have some fantastic NEWS to share...but I can't quite announce it yet. As soon as its officially announced, then I will share with all of my friends!!! I have to thank my good friend, Cristal...Love you girl!! And of course, the sweet lady that is putting this all together.

So until I am able to tell you, I've been working on some challenges and just having some fun scrapping...

Here is a layout I did for a challenge over at Tallyscrapper....
**GiggleBox** ( just a quick layout I did of my son, Kaleb been giggly. He has just got the cutest laugh)

I also have a sneaky peek of upcoming Workout #26 over at ScrapFit!!
Workout #26 will be out on Aug. 15th, make sure to check it out.

ALSO, don't forget about ScrapFit's Birthday Celebration Blog Hop going on NOW...Get all of the details on ScrapFit!!! And if your hopping, check out the Blog HOP Post below!!!


The Newest Challenge is up over at DirtyScraps!!!! And Team RAW
did a fantastic job with this one....

"The Games We Play"

Games are for Children right?
I don't think so!! From the playground to kindergarten to High School
and beyond....life's little games.
It's so easy to get caught up in the emotional games,
material games and power games as an adult.
This challenge is all about recognizing those games.
Maybe you have a relationship that you are always trying
to one up eachother? Or you have a friend that is always trying
to drag you into their drama. Whether we like to admit it or not,
everyday we face some sort of game!!
So go scrap it and go get dirty!!!!

Have a wonderful week my friends!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ScrapFit's ONE-Year Birthday Celebration Blog Hop

August marks one year since Kelly started the ScrapFit Challenge Blog!! It's our ONE year Blog Birthday and You are invited to join us in our Celebration Blog Hop!!!

Well, lets get this party started right!!
Here's what you have to do:
  • Start here, at ScrapFit for the Celebration Blog Hop and "hop" over to every blog that you are directed to.
  • Each of the Designers have made a layout/card with a recipe challenge for the birthday celebration
  • Make sure to leave a comment on each designers blog
  • Our Blog Hop will CLOSE on Wednesday, August 18th.
  • To increase your chances of winning ONE of our fabulous prizes, you will need to do ONE or ALL of the following...(make sure to leave a comment on the ScrapFit Post with what you did)

**Do the Recipe Challenge (below)

**Become a follower on the ScrapFit Blog

**Complete the Scavenger Hunt (details on the ScrapFit Blog)

Here is the Recipe Challenge:

  • Every party needs cards, so use Cardstock as your background
  • Wrap that present really good, use some bright colorful pattern paper
  • Don't forget your bow, use some ribbon
  • Since its our 1-year Birthday, lets see ONE Photo, ONE button, ONE brad, ONE rubon and ONE embossed item
  • Have to have confetti, so lets Mist that layout like confetti falling

Here is my recipe layout:

(I also used Creative Scrappers Sketch #116 for this layout)

So what's a party without presents, so for our ONE Year Birthday, we are giving away some awesome prizes from ScrapFreak and Scrapstreet!! Also, if you leave me a comment on my blog, I will pick one random person for alittle something from me!!!

I hope you are having a fabulous time on our Birthday Celebration Blog Hop and enjoying all of the designers artwork along the way-----Now your NEXT stop on this party train is the lovely Mikki's blog!! Hop on over and leave her some lovin'!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME and ScrapFit!!!!

First off, I want to thank everyone
for ALL of the
Birthday Wishes
that I got by email, Facebook
and websites!! I had a good
birthday, okay an interesting birthday!!
My kids and hubby made me
breakfast in bed before my hubby left
for San Diego, CA.(cuz he wouldn't be
here over my bday) Well, he was
suppose to be gone for three weeks,
and ended up in the ER in SanDiego and found
out he has a herniated disc and so they sent
him home early, with screwed up flights, he didn't
manage to get home til Sunday, on my bday.
I had to drive to Raleigh to pick him up, so it
wasn't the day I had planned, but atleast he was
home with us!!

Speaking of Birthday's...

ScrapFit is having their ONE year Birthday!!!!
Join us for a month long Birthday Celebration.

Well, we are going to start out with
Workout #25 "Wet-n-Wild"
for this Workout you need to use
mist, paint, stickles, ink---any one
or all of them!! For an added twist,
I want you to get some paper
wet, create something with it
and use it on your layout.
And we have any AWESOME Sponsor for this WO from

Here is my layout for this Workout....

All month long, ScrapFit will be celebrating their
ONE year Birthday. So to start off the party,
ScrapFit will be having
a "Celebration Blog Hop" from August 11-18!!!
What a fun way to get to know all of the
NEW Fitgirls and win some Fitabulous prizes.
The sponsors are from
ScrapFreak and ScrapStreet.
Thank you to ALL of our fabulous
Sponsors this month!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Being Creative and having fun....

So are YOU doing any FUN scrapbooking
challenges this summer???
well over at Tallyscrapper,
we have started a NEW Challenge called

"So You Think You Can ScraP"

and the first Challenge was
so MUCH FUN...here is my first layout...

There are 4 different teams and each team basically has the
same challenge expect for a few different elements...
for Team Nikki/LJ, we had
to do:
**8.5x11 size Layout
**use paint
**Our color scheme was blues
**and use a wallet size photo
AWESOME challenge!!!

So I got my July Kit from Tallyscrapper
and can I just say....
IN LOVE with it!!!
The colors, the vintage feel...check it out...

"Tallyscrapper July Kit, Watson"

Here are a few of my layouts
using this fabulous
"Country Girls"

"Kids Day" I used the July 7th sketch from Sassy lil' Sketches for
this layout...

Also, a NEW Challenge is up over at DirtyScraps...

Challenge 14: IMPACT

Here is my layout for this challenge using
the July Kit from Tallyscrapper...

"You will never know the IMPACT that you have had on me"

Also, here is a sneak Peek of my layout for ScrapFit WO#25
that will be up on 8/1...(Make sure to come back to see
the full reveal!!!)

Have a Wonderful Week!!!!