Sunday, May 4, 2008

too tired

to type anything about this.... going to prefill from SIStv...

yay!! happy NSD girlies :)

i was hoping to get more than one page done today, maybe even get in on a little challenge action, but alas... creativity called and had me tied up with this one all day! phew!!! lucky me, i was taking breaks (i.e. standing up and dancing along to my latest Zune playlist while i worked, lol!)

this totally rocks, i HAD to get this pic of me & my #1 homeboy scrapped -- clearly my new fave :D the "3d" image and glasses i made in photoshop (i assume it works w/ real 3d glasses, those ones are a LIL small to tell!!)

thanks for you amazing commentage and viewership as always... tee hee... methinks its time for bed!

"We Live in 3D"

* Cardstock, lg. Star Brads - The Paper Studio
* Pattern Paper - KI Memories "Love Elsie", Darice, Kamio "Alice Chan"
* Mesh from bag of tomatoes
* Stickers - KI Memories "Love Elsie", Kamio "Alice Chan", Paper Bliss
* Sm. Star Brads - Making Memories
* Alphas - American Crafts, SIStv "Rockstar" Collection
* Bling - Wal-Mart
* Felt - Michael's
* White/Blue/Red/Gold Sakura Gelly Roll pens
* Photoshop CS2 - 3d effect & glasses

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

★ SCRAPSTARS CHALLENGE #1 ★ "The Soundtrack of My Life"

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!! our site is finally LIVE AND OPEN FOR ACTION! woo hoo ☺!!!!!!




our first challenge is "Soundtrack of my Life" -- do a LO of your favorite bands / songs that you consider to fall under that category... the twist is that you have to use at least one album cover somewhere on your page!! ☺

sorry about the blurry pic - in part why we were delayed from our original release date of Tuesday: i have been traveling back and forth between ohio and texas and have somehow lost the USB cord for my camera somewhere in between :( so i had to settle for a cell phone pic instead ! my apologies - i promise i will put better pics of this up when i get a new cord - it looks more fabulous in better quality ;)

thank you a bunch for checking it out, and thanks to everyone who has supported us in getting our site off the ground!! we are super-excited to be able to share finally - and we can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for our challenge!!! good luck, ladies, rock it out!!! we love ya ♥


"The Soundtrack of My Life"

* Cardstock - The Paper Studio
* Pattern Paper - KI Memories "Pop Culture" & "Love Elsie"
* Rub-on - Sassafras Lass
* Gelly Rainbow - KI Memories "Love Elsie"
* Holographic Star Paper - American Greetings wrapping vellum
* Alpha - Target $1 Aisle
* Coaster - Imagination Project
* Star Stickers - American Greetings
* Brads - Making Memories Shimmer Stars "Bloom"
* White / Black Sakura Gelly Roll pens
* Album Covers:
- Linkin Park "Minutes to Midnight"
- The Beatles "Yellow Submarine"
- Xzibit-A "Waiting for Yesterday"
- No Doubt "Tragic Kingdom"
- Alanis Morissette "Jagged Little Pill"
- Nickelback "The Long Road"
- Eminem "Encore"
- Justin Timberlake "FutureSex/LoveSounds"
- Breaking Benjamin "Phobia"
- Nirvana "Nevermind"

Saturday, April 5, 2008


"I am of Ireland" in Irish Gaelic...

loving this pic... it's selectively colored so that the green shows through - even my eyes - which is hard to tell from this pic!

the BG is totally felt... glued onto some CS of course... and everything else is GREEN!

another one for my "mono" series...

thanks for stoppin' by !!

Dad's Irish Eyes

* Cardstock - Paperbilities
* Felt - JoAnn Fabrics
* Pattern Paper - SIStv Sonora High Class of '79; Green Graph (my own)
* Bling - Wal-Mart
* Stickers - Scenic Route; American Greetings
* Alpha - American Crafts
* Flower - Bazzill
* Brads - Making Memories; Queen & Co.
* Ribbon - KI Memories
* Lace - Offray
* Chip Heart - Heidi Grace
* Green Staples - Making Memories
* Sakura Gelly Roll - White, Green Glitter

Friday, April 4, 2008

my girlies are hard at work!

getting ready for the big reveal -- we're so excited!! this is gonna rock :D


Bekka Bess


Aren't these AMAZING :) i love working with such talented chicas.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sneaky Peaky :]

wondering what this is all about?

me and a few of my girlies have a surprise in the works!! more details soon.....

i think i could have done SO much more w/ this page!! i just got tired of working on it.... it's actually version 2.0 - funny story:

the first version looked exactly like this except the music paper was thinner and ran horizontally (where the stars are). i thought it would be cool to paint my hand w/ white and slap it in the middle behind the "Scrapstars" then add a few stars from various masks... uh not so much :P

the first coat of white paint dried on my hand before i got it on the paper because it put it on w/ a paintbrush.... not the smartest idea i had today. so then i finally just squirted a bunch of paint all over the paint paper on my desk, smeared my hand around in it till it was nice and gooey, and smacked it on the paper.....

it looked like Neanderthal hand.

seriously, i tried to fix it but it just got worse and worse. so i tore it all off the page and started again. THIS TIME NO PAINT.

i ran out of embellies that would be good for this situation, and gave up about 2:00AM with this being the final result. it will hang on my wall above my desk as a little "inspiration poster" of sorts.

meanwhile you get to wonder what it means.


PS - Inspired by / Quote from the AMAZING Bekka!!!

* Cardstock - Bazzill, Paperbilities
* Stripe Pattern Paper - my own design
* Music Pattern Paper - KI Memories "Love, Elsie"
* Alpha - American Crafts
* Bling - Wal-Mart
* DYMO Labeler
* Felt Stars - Queen & Co.
* Blue Glitter Glue (JoAnn's)
* Hot Pink / White Sakura Gelly Roll
* White Paint Marker

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy Birthday (Mom)!!!

this card i made for my "mom" - aka Shannon's mom, Veronica :)
her birthday is Thursday.

i had really hoped to get my hands on the new Love, Elsie lines that went exclusively to Hobby Lobby last week, for the dragonflies (bc they're her fave) but they didn't have it at my Hobby Lobby :( i was bummed.

BUT it did give me an excuse to use the Sassafras Lass i've been hanging onto forever.... waiting for the perfect project, of course! think this was it!!

hope she likes, it goes postal tomorrow ;)
TFL, as always...

* Pattern Paper - Sassafras Lass; Creative Imaginations
* Felt - Michael's
* Ribbon - Making Memories
* Bling - Wal-Mart
* Sticker - Q*Lia "Sweet Menu" Memo Pad
* Journal Spot - Glitz
* Pink Glitter / Green Glitter Sakura Gelly Roll

Sunday, March 23, 2008

paint & wanted posters

i finally PAINTED on one of my scrapbook pages...
i'm so excited/nervous!!!! it was all really fun though!

the first page is of my nephew; my BIL is a hatmaker, and he found the hat and altered it so it would fit on his cute little head!!! i thought the wanted paper was a good choice, and it worked out so well!! the caption reads: "My DAD makes awesome hats... and I wear 'em good!!"

the second page is for the ScrapMojo challenge... to use the quote from Dr. Seuss and use a book cover for inspiration. mine started with "The Cat in the Hat" -- but you can see where i took it and ran away with it! the girl is Kiana - my stepson's half-sister. thought it would be a nice gift for Shannon (their momma), since i have been making some for my SIL too. the paint was funnn.... and messy. i used bubble wrap to stamp on the paint, then i cut a strip of it off and adhered to the polka dot ribbon... which you can't tell because i had to take pics w/ my cam for these - my scanner just wasn't cutting it tonight :P

thanks for stopping by as always!!
and thanks bunches to ScrapMojo for keeping my wheels 'a turnin!

my DAD makes awesome hats


(my DAD makes awesome hats)
* Cardstock - Bazzill
* Pattern Paper - Scenic Route; Karen Foster; Hambly
* Alphas - KI Memories; American Crafts
* DYMO Labels / Labeler
* Stickers - KI Memories "Love Elsie"
* Ribbon - Offray
* Quote Bubble - Scenic Route
* Corners - Creative Imaginations
* Chip - K&Co.

* Paint - Apple Barrel
* Cardstock - Bazzill
* Pattern Paper - Sassafras Lass; KI Memories
* Journal Spot - Creative Imaginations
* DYMO Labeler
* Sticker - Q-Lia
* Gel Round / WOW / Chip Buttons - KI Memories "Love Elsie"
* Rubon - DCWV
* Ribbon - Offray
* Alpha - Making Memories
* Blue Stickles
* Black / White / Blue / Hot Pink Sakura Gelly Roll
* Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser & Credit Card Embellie