Monday, October 26, 2009

A quick hello!

So Monday is off and running full steam. This week is mounting up to be a wild, crazy, no time to stop to catch my breath kind of week. So I figured I would post while I had a spare 10 mins.

Zoe and I are both excited for Halloween. She is going to be a little vampire. Theatrical blood and all. Crazy kid. I am ready for the chocolate!!! and my lame attempt at carving pumpkins. Halloween has snuck right up on us and we didn't even make it to the pumpkin patch. I feel like a bad bad Mom for that one!

This Friday, if you are in the 'Burg area and are wanting to show pity on some poor Booster Club moms and their kids...Zoe and I will be outside Sherm's starting at 10am. selling Entertainment Books for $20 with the Jinkins Fam. Stop by, say hi and pick up a book. Half of that money goes to support Fullerton IV Elementary!

Scrappy News: For the month of November I will be the guest designer at Lotus Paperie! They are a super cool challenge blog with some amazing designers. You will be totally intrigued by the challenges they have in store for November. For more information about Lotus Paperie and how they work, head on over to their blog for all the details :)

And if you haven't seen it yet but are wanting a little sneaky, check out what Christy has in store for November's Scarlet Lime Kit!!!
Main Kit Papers:

Project Kit Papers:

Ok I am off to finish my SL kit and to head on down  to the school for more official Booster Club biz... Have a great week!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ho Ho Ho!!!

Hark, is that the jingle of bells I hear...ALREADY?!

Why yes it is! Now yes, we know that Halloween hasn't even hit yet, but we are wanting to gear up and get ready for the Holiday Season a bit early and would like to invite you along for the fun!

Please join us for the Webster’s Pages 12 Days of Christmas Crop!

Starting November 12th (so you have plenty of time to create and use your crop projects):

12 days of fantastic holiday projects and crop activities!
12 days of prizes and fun!
12 days of inspiration from our design team and special guest designers!

and at the end one of the crop participants will win a 6-month design team term with Webster’s Pages!

Our crop will be held at and we will be posting supply lists and peeks early. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, October 19, 2009

And we have a winner!

First off, I just want to say thank you again for everyone who stopped by, left a comment and shared in the fun this weekend.

And without further adieu and with help from my random number picker aka Zoe:

Anna who posted:
I love how versatile the PL sketches are, they are such a jump-start to my designing!

October 17, 2009 7:08 AM

Is the winner of my giveaway! Congrats Anna. Please contact me with your shipping information.

Thanks again everyone and Happy Monday.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Pencillines Project

So the huge Pencil Lines bash has finally ended and hopefully on a good note...with my project ;)
I chose to revisit the sketch from when I was a guest designer a few months back.
Here is the sketch #137:

This was the layout I created for my guest appearance:
And here is my updated version for the Birthday Bash. I was inspired by all of the beautiful Autumn colors around me. I used papers, letter stickers, velvet trim, pearls and brass buttons from the October Scarlet Lime Pumpkin Spice kit. I also tried a fun, new technique using Shimmerz spritz, which I will be posting on the Shimmerz blog later this week!

This sketch is so fun and versatile, that I could think of a million other ways to use it. Well maybe not a MILLION but I think you catch my drift.

A special thanks to Anna for including me in her celebration...And did you hear the huge announcement? There is going to be a PENCIL LINES BOOK! It's gonna be released on December 14th! So very proud of Anna and excited to see this book in person :)

Thank YOU all for playing along and for celebrating such a fun occasion!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pencil Lines Pass the Parcel Blog Hop! ETA... RAK IS CLOSED... THANKS!

Hello and welcome to my part of the Pencil Lines Pass the Parcel Blog Hop. I am really excited to be a part of this fun celebration. Can you believe that Pencil Lines has been providing amazing sketches and inspiration for 3 years now?!

Don't you all just LOVE Danielle's blog? She is one of my favorite scrappers and such a wonderful, sweet friend. I am proud to know her!

Sooo....I am sure you are wanting to see what kind of goodies I have up for grabs??
Well here you go:

Simply leave a comment telling me what your favorite thing about Pencil Lines is in order to be entered. The drawing is open until 8pm PST Sunday evening and I will post the winner on Monday.

For my contribution to the party, I decided to revisit my guest sketch. Here is a little sneaky of what I did:

Be on the lookout for all the girls' work over at the Pencil Lines blog tomorrow!

Sooo now, where do you head? How about on over to one of my biggest inspirations. The fabulously talented Iris Babao Uy. I have been lucky enough to work alongside Iris on several design teams and have found her to be just as sweet as she is talented! Head on over to her BLOG to check out what she has going on. And tell her I said HI!

Thanks for joining in on the fun and HAPPY BIRTHDAY PENCILLINES!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A quick heads up!

Pencillines is going to be celebrating its 3rd birthday this weekend. To celebrate, Anna is throwing a huge blog bash and we will be blog hopping and having giveaways and sharing some fabulous sketches. So make sure to check out Pencillines blog and my lil ol blog over the weekend to participate in all the fun!

Here is a quick run down:
It all kicks off Friday night with a "pass the parcel" blog hop. Game rules will be posted here Friday 16th at 8pm GMT.

Midday Saturday we start our online crop with some of your favourite past guest designers; from new sketches, to archive sketches and step by steps. There is something for everyone! Whether you are a digi scrapper, conventional paper scrapper, love mini books or even cards, we have something for you all!

There will be prizes up for grabs too from My Little Shoebox, Pink Paislee, May Arts, 3ndypapir and My Minds Eye to name a few!

We hope you join in on the fun!
While you are at it, grab this blinkie and spread the word :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Think Pink with Shimmerz

It's October! That means it's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone at Shimmerz wanted to show our support by showing our Pink!! For the whole month of October, the Shimmerz girlz will be sharing Pink projects BUT, we want you to get involved also. We want you to create projects using ANY Pink Shimmerz that you have! Any shade of pink. Then, upload it to the Shimmerz Flickr Group! Each Design Team Member will choose their favorite project, and each winner will receive something Pink!

Today, I posted my pink project up on the Shimmerz blog! I was inspired by two very special people to create this. My beautiful friend Joanie who is a breast cancer survivor and a HUGE awareness advocate. You have heard me talk about her before and most certainly will again. She is a constant source of inspiration to me. She put up the good fight and beat it! Sadly, it doesn't always end that way and my sweet friend Tina lost her mother after not one but two battles with breast cancer. She reminds me to keep my mother close to my heart and to treasure the time I have with her.  With these two people in mind, I created. Here is a little peek at what I worked on.

Head on over to see what the other girls have been hard at work at as well. Lots of pink goodies EVERYWHERE!

Monday, October 5, 2009

And the winner is!!!!

Hey gals. Had a great weekend out of town and away from home!
And now it is time to pick a winner for the beautiful Scarlet Lime kit.
drum roll please............

My random number generator AKA Zoe picked:
Vel who said "What a gorgeous kit! I absolutely love these colors. Congrats on the DT! :)"

Thanks to all of you who left a comment. I only wish I had more to give away.

Lots of cool stuff will be coming up on the ol blog again shortly. Soo stay tuned!

Friday, October 2, 2009


It has been a while since Jeni and I have been able to focus on our {644.5} challenge but yesterday I was inspired...Like a punch in the face, laid out flat on the floor inspired.

My inspiration: Go scrap a JUST SAY NO layout! A lesson I think we as women should do more often. Just say no! I don't know about you, but I feel pressured to be some kind of super mom on  daily basis. I need to accept that fact that I just can't do it ALL and to tell people NO! I don't know why that is so dang hard for me. But it is. Always has been, most likely always will be. But hell, if I am going to survive this crazy thing called life, I am going to have to stop being some kind of insane people pleaser and remember to make sure that I am happy once in a while too!

Here is my {644.5} layout- NO NO NO!

If you are feeling inspired or moved to create along with us. Hey now is the time to vent, let it all out on paper! Heck, isn't that part of the reason why we scrap? I know that it is for me and that I have been diverted in a different direction for a while. It feels good to scrap REAL!

Make sure to head on over to Jeni's blog to check out her gem of a layout! Trust me, you will be glad you did :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sharing the Scarlet Lime Love!!!

Sooo guess what?!?!? To kind of kick off our debut, Christy gave each of us new Scarlet Lime Artists an October Pumpkin Spice Kit to give away! Soooo who is game for a chance at winning one of these babies?

Simply leave a comment telling me what you like most about this kit, in order to be entered. I will leave the drawing open through the weekend and post my winner on Monday!

Nothing quite like sharing the love :)
Enjoy this beautiful first day of October!