Taste the Rainbow!

So, I don't have any new krafty projects to share today, but I have missed sharing something on my blog...so I thought I would share a few of my pins from my rainbow Pinterest board. Enjoy:


Take a Hike!

There is a new challenge posted at Punky Scraps...and it's a recipe challenge!! Use any of the following in your layout/project:

1. Use canvas

2. Use chipboard

3. Use the posted picture to inspire you (it's a cool paint splattery creation...check it out!)

4. Use 3 staples

5. Use a black and white image

6. Make it monochromatic.

I tried to do all of them...but sorta failed on the monochromatic thing...oh well...it's only 2 colors! :)

Eric and I went hiking while we were in Catalina. It was a lot of fun, but I really do have one major complaint: How come I look like a sweaty, sticky mess and he looks even better than he usually does? It's not fair people! Boys get all the luck! ;o)

Thanks for popping by! Check out Punky Scraps to see the other layouts and to play along!!

Layout: Cardstock: Recollections; Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye; Canvas Tree: Prima; Alphas: American Crafts, Pink Paislee, Jillibean Soup; Punch: Martha Stewart; Staples: Tim Holtz; Paint: Apple Barrel; Envelopes: Pebbles; Button: My Mind's Eye; Corrugated cardboard: Unknown


What's Your Vice?

We all have one. Mine just happens to be cupcakes. Ohmigoodness...I love me some cupcakes. I can't pass a cupcake store without going in. I don't know what it is about the delicious little things. I even have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them. So, here is my layout for The Creative Type:
The prompt is obviously to scrap your vice. And you can tell by that picture that I'm not kidding about my cupcake obsession. I look like a 12 year old on a sugar high :o)

So, what's your vice? Stop by The Creative Type & play along with us!

Layout: Patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park; Tags: American Crafts


Summer Mini

As Summer draws to a close, I figured it was a good time to share a mini book that I made. The mini book highlights my Summer 2010. I used a whole lot of Doodlebug Design products in this:
Thanks for making it through this photo heavy post! Enjoy your work week!


Punky Scraps Sketch Challenge

Hi, everyone! Happy Friday!

Today there is a new challenge posted at Punky Scraps. It's a sketch challenge. I always love those. It's so fun to see how everyone can interpret one sketch so differently. Here is what I created:

I'm happy to be using some of my Studio Calico "Boardwalk" kit. I love the colors in there...and it's perfect fro scrapping pics from our Catalina trip.

Now it's your turn! Head on over to Punky Scraps to see the sketch and play along!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, Crate Paper for Studio Calico; Twine: My Mind's Eys; Alphas: Studio Calico, Sassafras;Canvas: Pink Paislee; Sticker: American Crafts; Paint: Apple Barrel


Meet Merv!

While E and I were in Catalina, we decided to a little photo shoot by the water one evening. While we taking photos, there was a seagull who seemed very interested in what we were doing. The seagull had a cute little personality, too. If you looked at him, he would cock his head to the side and stare back at you. When you turned your head to look at the camera, he did the same thing. Needless to say, we thought he was pretty adorable and we eventually decided to call him Merv. Luckily, we caught all of Merv's shenanigans on film...
I was happy to be able to use some more October Afternoon "Boarding Pass" on this one. I still can't get enough of that line!
Enjoy the work week...I hope it goes by quickly for ya!
Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Tattered Angels; Everything else: October Afternoon


Woohoo! Happy, happy weekend!!! I know it was a short week, but that's really when the work weeks feel the longest.

I have a quick layout to share for the current challenge at
Punky Scraps. This challenge is a photo inspiration challenge. Head on over to Punky Scraps to see the photo and see what the other talented ladies created.
And, I have a quick little tip for you today. I posted this layout in my Scrapbook.com gallery and my Studio Calico gallery and a few people have commented about the "great stitching." It's not really stitching. I was super lazy so I just drew zig-zags around the edges of everything, using a fine tip Sharpie. :-)

Before I leave, I just also want to remind everyone that a new challenge is up at
The Creative Type. This month you're asked to scrap about your vice. I have a lot of those :-) I get to share my project mid-month, but you can play along right now. The prize this month is a cool print from a very neat Etsy shop, Peace, Love and Cupcakes.

Enjoy your weekend! May the crafty force be with you (I'm in FULL dork mode today)!

Layout: Patterned Paper, Stickers: Lily Bee Designs, Metal Badges, Foam Alphas: American Crafts



Hey, everyone! I have 2 quick cards to share with you. I know I'm not a super big card person, but I had fun with these:

Card 1: Card: K & Co; Patterned Paper, Buttons, Borders: Doodlebug Design; Black cardstock: Recollections; Alphas: Lily Bee Designs

Card 2: Card: K & Co; Cardstock: DCWV; Patterned Paper, Alphas: Doodlebug Design


I'm alive...

I've just been enjoying the end of sweet summertime...at Catalina Island. I have lots of new pictures, so hopefully scrappiness will ensue :o)