Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Last week of Kindergarten and some fun pics

Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday that Matthew started Kindergarten. Can't believe how fast the year has gone. In two days, Kindergarten will be over, and in one month my baby will be starting 1st grade. Not sure, that I am ready for that yet, but he thinks he is!
Today was Water Day at Matthew's school. I stayed to help out and used the opportunity to take lots of pics.

Big sister Kalee stopped by with her friends on her lunch break to see her brother, and to get her yearbook signed.
Awww, to be a kid again!

Monday, June 23, 2008

New tutorial posted at Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine

I have a new Hybrid tutorial posted at the Scrapbook Dimensions Blog about
how to Format a block of text to create embellishments. Here is a sneaky peeky of the project. I'll give you a hint lots and lots of buttons.

Follow the link to see the whole project. If you are new to Hybrid, have questions about Hybrid, or just want to meet other Hybrid scrappers that share your passion for digital and paper - come see us at our NING site

Friday, June 20, 2008

Cosmo Cricket Fever

Cosmo Cricket is having a Design Team call and I caught the Cosmo Cricket Fever!!
I have decided to try out for the call because it would be such an amazing opportunity to work for this company! I really love the bold colors, distressed textures and unique style. If you have never played with Cosmo Cricket, don't walk, run to your local scrapbook store or better yet their website and check it out!

From the Hello Sunshine collection

From the Halfway Cafe collection, I created an altered frame using Cosmo Cricket's alpha button fashions, chipboard letters, trim, paper and lacing cards. I used bubble wrap and paint to create the splattered background.

From the Jitterbug Line

From the Wanted Line

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fun stuff

JanM has a new kit. This Kit is Huge... 10 Papers in deep colors with great textures.... 62 Elements and 2 Alphas... only purchaseable through Creative Team member
Gab's blog

Here is a digital layout that I made with the kit. Really had fun with this, loved the colors, the clear circles, the butterfly and this picture of my daughter. She is really growing up!

So much fun! Now for some Hybrid stuff. I have a new tutorial published on the Scrapbook Dimensions Blog

about how to add type to your photos, you can check it out here here and don't forget to stop by daily for tips and tutorials posted by the Dream Team.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lots of catching up to do...

Been away for awhile but now I'm back. Earlier in the month I had an upper endoscopy performed for some GI issues I have been having. Then, my son came down with this nasty virus called HSP, that had him really sick for 1 week. Thankfully, that has passed and I'm finally starting to feel like I can get my groove back again. Even though I haven't blogged in awhile, I have been designing so I have lots to share. First, some digital stuff - Digi Designer JanaM named a kit after each of her creative team members, and I happened to be one of them! Check out my kit.
Isn't is awesome? It is available for purchase at The Digi Chick.

Here are two digital layouts that I made with the kit.

and a layout made with CT kit Anja

and CT Marieke

I really love the paper cutouts on this, I will use them over and over again.

Be back tomorrow with some Hybrid projects.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

InterNational Scrapbook Day Blog Party!

Want to increase traffic to your blog? Do you love hybrid or want to learn more about hybrid? Join us for the largest blog party ever! On May 3rd, National Scrapbook Day, we invite scrappers the world over to be a part of our party.

All you have to do for now is join the official list at
Then to participate on National Scrapbook Day:
*Post the Blog Party Information on your blog before May 3rd and invite others to join us

*Add your name to the participating party-goers list

*Create a layered template or sketch for a hybrid card

*If you wish to make a sample card that you be swell

*Upload your template to a file-sharing service such as

*On May 3rd, post your template and SDM Party Banner on your blog, along with the list of party-goers so readers can blog hop to all our blogs (Banner and list will be available May 1st - check back here)

See you then!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Missing in Action

Wow, can't believe it has been one whole month without any blog posting. You are all probably wondering what deep dark hole I fell into. Well, my kids are out of school (off track) and my hubby is away for two weeks of military training. Between taking care of the kids and our new puppy I haven't had any time to myself, let alone time to blog. My kids wont stay little forever, they are growing up so fast and I want to spend time with them. So, I have been limiting the time I spend on the computer each day. I have pictures of Kalee's birthday and CT projects that I would like to share with you, but I'll have to post them later when time allows.

I have a new tutorial on the Scrapbook Dimensions Blog about how to create your own customized titles. You can view it here
I created this cute little card using this technique. I just love the little birdie.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Jana M's birthday bash

Today is Jana M's Birthday and you have the chance to win prizes!! There is a 28% off sale for anything in her store at The Digi Chic & Polka Dot Potato!!!
The only thing you have to do is to make a Lift from one of her Layouts!
Link to her Gallery here...
The Prices are...
1. a 15$ GiftCertificate for her Store at TDC
2. a 10$ GiftCertificate " "
3. 3x5$ GiftCertificates " "

And for all who join us is this little Freebie...

5 Papers
4 Butterflies
3 Layered Edges
and 3 Leafes...
You will get it per pm....

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Little Leprechauns

Yesterday was St.Patricks day and the kids got to celebrate at school. The Leprechaun came to Matthew's Kindergarten class and left a pot of gold chocolate coins, green footprints and a mess behind. LOL! He was so excited when he came home, he told me all about it and read me his new Leprechaun sight word book. He is such a good reader. Kalee's class didn't celebrate the holiday but she got to share in the fun at home.
Speaking of St.Patricks day, I got to make a digital layout and some quick cards from Tara Sroka's new kits. You can get them here.
St. Patricks Day quick cards and You Shamrock kit

Monday, March 17, 2008

New Tutorial at Scrapbook Dimensions Blog
Learn how to create a digital brush out of a rubber or acrylic stamp

Check out the blog for all the details here

7 Random Facts

Thanks Mique Walcutt (MLW custom designs)for tagging my blog. I am suppose to post 7 random facts about me, so here they are:

1. I was born and raised in Las Vegas for 21 years before moving to California.

2. I'm really tall 5'10 and I played Basketball in High School.

3. I am a Christian.

4. I am part Vegetarian - I eat chicken, turkey and fish but no beef or pork
for this girl.

5. I met my husband at a Fraternity party the night he graduated from College, we
married 5 months later.

6. My favorite color is silver.

7. I come from a family of budding artists and painters. I have always been an artist, if you were to meet my Mother she would probably tell you that I was caught
at a really young age coloring the toliet seat, because I wanted it to look pretty.

OK... so now it is my turn to tag 7 bloggers!!! Hopefully these ladies would be willing to share 7 Random Facts about themselves so that we get to know them better:

Julie B.
Julie Ann

Monday, March 3, 2008

I'm a Green Girl

I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a CT position with
Tara Sroka Designs. If you haven't seen Tara's amazing products you can view her store here

New Tutorial at Scrapbook Dimensions Magazine Blog

Learn how to create silhouettes from your own photos, and see the steps that I took to create these projects here

Layout credits: Tara Sroka Designs: Queen of Green kit: paper, sequins, star and crown
Journal credits: Rusty Pickle: grid paper, Scenic Route: paper and chipboard frame, Making Memories: Noteworthy letters

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Created a layout for fun today from Tara Sroka Designs Queen of Green kit.
When I saw this kit, I just couldn't resist creating a layout about my favorite frog!

I am just now getting the chance to post January projects from Kjoi studios

and Jana M Designs.

That's all the projects I have right now. I have been very busy with Design Team projects and Blog entries for Scrapbook Dimensions Mag. Make sure you are checking out their blog daily for some great tips and tutorials! We have alot of exciting things in the works, so stay tuned!