Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to TrailMakers 1st ever Christmas Bloghop!!!
You should be joining me after visiting the TrailMakers blog, which is where you want to officially start the hop.  This is the first time I have been in a bloghop and if you stick with me till the end I promise to pick a winner for some RAK's!!

If you haven't checked out our store here, you need to... we have just started an awesome kit club and the December Kit is to die for... it has all sorts of yumminess in from Lily Bee, Bazzill and Prima just to name a few
          Isn't all that just delicious, there are 18 sheets of paper plus all the embellies!!! 
Head over to Paper Trail when you finish with the hop and get yours!!!

I used Bazzill white cardstock, spritzed with a little GlimmerMist and Lily Bee pattern paper, there is even a little stamping along the bottom. I finished it off with some of the cardstock stickers, chipboard stickers and Thickers (for which I have a serious obsession)

I borrowed this sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches

I am all about decorations so here is what you need to do to have (3) chances for a RAK from me, which will be drawn by my hubby on Dec. 5th...
  1. Become a follower of my blog
  2. Also become a follower of the TrailMakers blog 
  3. Leave me a comment that you are following both blogs AND your favorite decoration(s) for Christmas-mine is my living room tree, which is done in blues and browns to match
So I hope you have enjoyed visiting me and I do hope you will come back soon... now you are off to visit Sandi

Monday, November 22, 2010

Scrap the Moments 1st Challenge....

Check out the 1st challenge for Scrap the Moments: Your challenge is to create a layout using something that you find around your house on the layout. For example, a ticket stub, receipt, business card, anything like that! You can use a photo as well, as long as you have something else on your page! Get creative!! Email entries to dvnmre@yahoo.com and spread the word about our awesome new challenge site! Layout is due Dec. 6.

Here is a layout I did using tickets from an Auburn football game a few years ago...
and for all you football fans out there WAR EAGLE!!!!  Iron Bowl bragging rights for the next year!!!

TrailMakers BlogHop

You are cordially invited to join us here on December 1st at midnight EST to debut the December Paper Trail Kit. Believe me it is full of absolute GORGEOUSNESS!!!! Each of the Design Team Members will have a DEBUT project to share with you using the kit and a little birdie told me that there will be RAK's at each blog too! Then you will want to race to the Paper Trail to purchase the December Kit, which is pure yumminess, because they will be gone quick as a wink!!! The blog hop will last until December 4th at 11pm EST and then RAK's will be pulled on December 5th and announced!!! Are you ready to get your hop on?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Exciting News!!!!

I made the design team for Scrap the Moments challenge blog and I am so excited!!!

These are the other girls I will be working with and I am so excited because they are all so talented.

Meridy Twilling

Sarah Nancarrow

Carrie Walz

Laurie Leahey

Emily Combs

Mary Pat Siehl

Catherine Oakley

Angela Hathikhanavala

So be watching for our very 1st challenge...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Join me for some Mouthwatering fun!!!

TrailMakers challenge is all about food this month! We are incorporating anything food and recipe related this time. Maybe you are working on a family cookbook, or you still haven't scrapped your Thanksgiving layouts from last year, or maybe you give food gifts to your friends for the Holidays and you create pretty packaging for your containers. Whatever it is we want to see it this month.

Because we do have a holiday this month this challenge will go for the entire month this time. You will have until Saturday, November 27th to submit your project to Mr. Linky at TrailMakers .

As a special surprise - our kit store, The Paper Trail, will be giving away a prize valued at approx. $15 to one lucky participant this month if we have at least 10 participants! If we do get at least 10 challenge participants, I will randomly choose someone to receive a package containing Pink Paislee's Parisian Anthology Elements and the Alphabet as well. These go PERFECTLY with our November Vintage Family kit which is on sale in the store.

Now who wouldn't want to win these, especially if you have bought the Vintage Family kit from The Paper Trail store... this kit is awesome for those old family photos you have been waiting to scrap!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010


So this week's challenge at TrailMakers is one of my favorite subjects... FOOD!!! I love good food, any type, American, Mexican, Chinese, Sweets(my fav)... and the good thing is my hubby LOVES to cook and I have to admit I am pretty good guinea pig for him to try new recipes out on.

One of my all time favorite recipes that we cook together is LOADED POTATO SOUP... I wait all year for the cool weather (I don't eat soup when it is hot outside) to get here just so we can make this.
For this yummy layout I used Moxie Joys of Baking paper and alphas and a ScribbleScrabble Sweet n Sour die cut and I printed out the ingredients from my computer (hate my handwriting).  And I just realized I didn't actually list what you do, but basically mix everything together except the cheese and sour cream and bring to a boil then add the cheese and sour cream.

Also new at the Paper Trail store is our kit club and I have to say it is pretty awesome, you can do a month at a time or 6 months subscriptions.  This is the Vintage Family kit for November
and it is in short supply so be sure to grab it up.  I think it is perfect for vintage photos since it is full of MME and Pink Paislee.
Here is a layout I did using the kit

Saturday, November 6, 2010

More Scrappiness

So here is another layout, yes that is 2 in a day!!!  This is for Sketchy Thursdays challenge, they provide a sketch and you run with it, here is the sketch for this week
And here is my interpretation of it, I have been dying to scrap the ultrasound pics from the day we found out what the twins were gonna be, 2 boys by the way... Shelli just is 20 weeks now so we are 1/2 to holding these peas in person!!!  I can't wait to spoil my nephews rotten!!!


Well I have been a busy little bee last nite and today in my scrap room, which is pretty good for me cause here lately I haven't spent near enough time in there.

First off I did this layout for Ch{all}engeMasters impromtu challenge, where we had to use the word Thankful, a tree, 10 embellies and one photo, which I used from a quick trip we made a couple of weeks ago to High Falls Park and Buck's Pocket
This layout also qualifies for Creative Scrappers, Sketch #128 , it shows a 12" photo, but I love this 8" x10" because it shows of the paper and it is the 1st time I have every used anything larger than  5" x 7".  Now I will have to start printing bigger pics because I love how this turned out!!