Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Big Book of Scrapbooking Pages!

Have you seen this huge book full of inspirations put out by Memory Makers? This is one amazing book and I had the opportunity to be in it! So, I want to share with you today, the layouts that are in this book.


My Man Forever

Your World

An Angel Among Us

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June Zva Blog Hop Winners announced!

We'd like to congratulate the FIVE June Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:






One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Zva Creative June DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and the Design Team welcomes you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special!

As you know, Zva offers so many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was asked to share a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project.

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on FIVE of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts today, June 27th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 28th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 29th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

So, here is my project for this month!


Zva Supplies Used:


Pearls & Crystals:

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Carole Maurin

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Zva Blog Hop and Pebbles Inc DT Call

So...are you going to join us? Zva is having another inspirational blog hop on Monday. Remember, Zva gives away some fabulous prizes, so I hope you will join us. Start here.

Also, it is that time of the year when Pebbles Inc is looking for a new DT. I have really enjoyed being on this design team...fabulous talent, product and just good people to associate with. Here is the call.

We're thrilled to announce the call for the Pebbles 2011-2012 Design Team! We're looking for talented and committed designers who love to create with Pebbles products. To apply, email with the following information:
  1. A single paragraph telling us about yourself. When did you start scrapbooking? How would you define your style? What do you love about Pebbles products? Are you on any other design teams? Have you been published before? Be sure to include your name and hometown. Help us to get a good sense of who you are and your paper crafting history. Please note that previous design team experience is not required.
  2. A link to your online gallery and/or blog so that we may see samples of your various paper crafting projects. If you have a scrapbook resume we’d love to see that as well.
  3. A scan or photo of 2 scrapbook layouts, 1 card, and 1 other type of project that showcases your style. We’d prefer to see projects that utilize Pebbles products, however all applications will be considered.
The deadline for all applications to be received is July 29, 2011. The individuals chosen to join the team will be notified via email and the new team will be announced here on the blog in early August. New design team members will serve for 1 year beginning in September 2011 and will be required to submit 2 monthly assignments.

Further questions may be directed to Good luck everyone! We’re excited to see your applications!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Pebbles Father's Day!

If you are here for the Samantha Walker Blog Hop...scroll down.

I really love the fact that I can make just about anything ,any theme using Pebbles Inc products. I created this card for the blog. I am happy with how it turned out and I can't wait for my Dad to receive it the mail. So head on over to the Pebbles Blog to see the other Father's Day projects from Lisa Kisch and Zoe Nemburt. Pebbles always has fantastic ideas!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Samantha Walker CCT Blog Hop!

You should have just arrived from Samantha Walker's Blog. If you didn't start there...go back and start from her blog, so as not to miss all of the crafty fun!

I have been looking forward to this hop, for one reason in particular. Stamps! They have always been my week link in the scrapping world and this hop has challenged me to get to know my stamps a little better.

This time around we are working with Samantha Walker's stamps from Unity. They are all so stinkin' cute. I would love to add all of them to my very small stamp collection.

So, I have a couple of cards for you that I mad using Samantha's stamps.

This first one is made using the Live Laugh Love stamp set.

For this second one, I used the so cute Kokeshi Cuties stamps.

I also used some of Samantha's papers collections from Creative Imaginations, on both of these cards. You can check them out here. I used the Kokeshi Cuties and Blossom Collections.

To find more about Samantha Walker and her fabulous line of all things crafty go here:
Samantha's Facebook page
Samantha's Blog
Samantha Walker for Unity Stamp
Samantha Walker for Creative Imaginations
Samantha Walker for Riley Blake Designs

Your next stop is the really sweet and cute Eva Dobilas...I just love this girl! Make sure along the way, you leave love on all the blogs because Samantha is giving away 3 sets of Unity Stamps...yummo! Click on the icon below to go to the next stop.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Are you ready for some hopping?

The Samantha Walker Blog Hop starts tomorrow! This time around we will be focusing on her stamps from Unity Stamp. You don't want to miss this one. Word on the street is that she will be giving away her stamps from Unity! Start at Samantha's Blog and see you tomorrow!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fun Friday...some Fancy Pants Projects! is that time of the month where I get to show all of you how much fun it is being on the Fancy Pants Design Team. There collections are rockin'! I am also posting this a little earlier this month becuase if any of you are like me, your summer is going to be crazy. We have got lots of family camping trips, outings and vacations planned, but I love it!

First off, here is one using the "It's the Little Things " collection that I did last month for the blog.
Cute Friends

I took these pictures when I first learned I got on the Fancy Pants Design Team! I also used the "Its' the Little Things" collection for this one.
It's Good to Be Fancy

Here is one of my son taking a dip in the river next to our camping spot.
Dip in the River

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fancy Pants new Baby Mine!

This new line is oh so cute and if you have little one pictures laying're gonna want to get this new collection from Fancy Pants. I created this layout of one of the twin girls I watch. This is London and what a cute personality she has. She is all smiles...well most of the time. Such a fun little girl. I enjoy spending time with her.

Precious Smiles

Head on over to the Fancy Pants Blog to see all of the fun new projects using the Baby Mine Collection!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fancy Pants Product Spotlight Sneak...Rub Ons!

I love Fancy Pants products and one of my favs is the rub on because they are more versatile than people think. On this project I used rub ons and made them dimensional. Now, this is just a sneak. You have to go to the Fancy Pants Blog to check out the project plus some others projects from DT members.

Friday, June 3, 2011

3 in one today!

I know you have heard the saying, "kill to birds withe one stone," but how about killing 3 birds with one stone? I have been super busy lately and so, that is just what I decided today. I've got you Scrapbook Daisies sketch #5, some gorgeous Zva and Samantha Walker...all in one layout! Yes, there is a method to my madness and it is all in this layout! So first off, here is sketch #5 on the Scrapbook Daisies Blog. This is another fabulous sketch from Pagemaps.

Here is the layout!

So now, to leave some love to Samantha Walker and Zva! Here are the supplies I used.

Crystals and Pearls:


Samantha Walker Supplies
patterned paper and die cut shapes- Samantha Walker for Creative Imaginations
Samantha for Creative Imaginations
Samantha's Feacebook Page
Samantha's Blog

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pebbles Pagemaps layout on the blog today!

What a combo! I love Pagemaps, combined with Pebbles Inc procucts....makes for a fun layout! This layout is on their blog today along with a layout by Christa Paustenbaugh. To see Christa's layout. head on over to the Pebbles Blog.

I took these pictures of my nephew a few years back at our family reunion. This is Caleb and he is Autistic. Caleb lives a very carefree life, he has no worries or cares in the world, but Caleb loves to be free to explore. Even though we often don't know what he is thinking, it is unmistakable that when he gets outdoors ... he is happy and free. Most of us would complain when we accidentally dirty our favorite shirt or pair of jeans, but Caleb loves it. This makes him happy. This was a really fun sketch to use and in combination with the yummy Pebbles products, I was able to make a happy layout for a happy camper!