Monday, August 31, 2009

hoo do you love?

Here's my latest layout for ScrapSketch. Last Saturday/Sunday/Monday my parents and I took the boys to Build-a-Bear Workshop as part of their birthday present, which means that I got to hit up Archivers so I've got a TON of new papers and goodies that you'll be seeing in the coming weeks/months. I've never known anybody to get so excited about new paper, LMAO, you get it though right?!?

On all of the letters and hearts I used UTEE to make them puffy and glassy, I really LOVE the look, it adds a lot.

Here's a look at that cute little owl, I pop dotted his belly so he looks more 3D.


Cream CS from Michaels (not sure of brand), Brown CS (scallops) misc. scrap from stash.
Ripe avocado CS from PaperTrey Ink
Patterned papers, Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy
Die cut owl and branch, Cosomo Cricket Mr. Campy
Buttons, rustic wood from PaperTrey Ink
Little hearts are a small heart punch from who knows where, I've had it forever :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

RAK winner!!

So life has gotten in the way of my blog for the last few days. Sorry for the delay in announcing the RAK winner.

Thank you so much to each and everyone of you who hopped over to my blog. Thank you to those of you who also chose to follow me, I hope to see you back again soon. Thank you to those of you who played along and linked a layout inspired by one of the ScrapSketch sketches. Thank you for your kind words and inspiring comments, I truly do appreciate all of you taking time out of your busy days to come and visit me!!

and the winner is. . . . . . . . . . .

junqueandroses who said "Love your blog"

Please email me at and I'll get your prize sent out to your a.s.a.p.

Friday, August 21, 2009

ScrapSketch is "Bringin' back the oldies"

You have found your way to the caboose of the ScrapSketch August Blog Hop. I hope you've enjoyed all of the amazing layouts the ScrapSketch gals have created for you! If you haven't been there yet be sure to check out all the CT's blogs (link list at end of post).

Our theme this month is "Bringin' back the oldies" so all of the CT members chose one of the first 20 sketches. Well, being that I don't like to "color inside the lines" so to speak, I used Sketch #22. Yeah I know, I'm such a rule breaker ::wink:: haha

Now because of the "oldies" theme I chose an old picture for my layout. This is my little sister and I in 1988, talk about a blast from the past. I couldn't bring myself to use the actual picture and it needed to be cropped and enlarged a little bit so I scanned and reprinted the picture, hence the less than stellar quality. But I feel it goes with the "old" feel I was going for.

Now, here is the RAK I have up for grabs. It includes a K&Co 4"x5.5" inch raw chipboard mini book, a Brenda Walton Small Wonders Boy 4.75"x6.75" mat stack from K&Co and a package of 5 gelly-o frames from Rob and Bob Studio.

Here's what to do for entry:
Leave a comment on this post for 1 entry.
Make a layout using this or any other ScrapSketch (link to it on and leave a comment here to tell me about it) for 3 entries.
Follow my blog for 2 entries.
This RAK will close on Monday August 24th at 9p.m. eastern time.
Here's the blog hop list, make sure you check them all out and there are RAK's along the way too!!
2. Jenny
9. Jackie <---- You are here :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

always be yourself

Here's my latest layout for ScrapSketch. This is my youngest boy and he is such a character! Everyday he makes me laugh out loud, he's always doing something silly like jumping into the bath with his clothes on.
The title block flips open to reveal the journaling about all the silly things my little one does.
Hope you like it.
Papers: Patterns October Afternoon Nite Light, Cardstock Bazzil Basics

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Check out our sweet mohawks!

My silly boys used to insist on having mohawks every time they went in the tub. Dylan (my oldest) used to pronounce it more like "mo-ocks" and it was just so cute coming out of his little mouth. He would make me laugh every time. Fun times.

The page is based on sketch #134 from ScrapSketch.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Turning one is totally fun!

Some older pictures again. These are from my baby's 1st birthday. He just turned 3, which is unbelieveable to me. Seriously, these pictures were just taken yesterday, I swear!!
In any event, I love the way this layout turned out.

Patterned Papers: Making Memories animal cracker jack
Cardstocks: Bazzill basics
Cricut cartridges: Sesame Street font
Border punch: Fiskars scallop edge
misc. buttons

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


This picture is an older one. It's my oldest boy in my sanity saver, the Jump-a-roo. For months it was the only way I was able to get anything done around the house. Gosh, I miss the days when my boys were so little.

Making Memories Chloe's closet patterned paper, journaling block and buttons.
Cricut cartridge: Pooh Font
Border punches: Martha Stewart heart and fiskars upper crest

Monday, August 3, 2009


Here is one of my favorite photos EVER. On Mothers day my inlaws and parents both came out for dinner. It's always a treat to get everyone together. Anyways, we took the boys to the park and had a photoshoot. On the way home everyone was cold and tired but I talked them into sitting on the township hall steps for one picture. Can you believe how great this turned out, only one shot, seriously!! Everyone is looking and smiling, even the boys! I wish my sister had been there, unfortunately she was working. If she was in there it's be perfect, but as it is now, it still means a lot to me.

The layout uses a ScrapSketch layout. Steph also has an awesome RAK for the month of August so go over to and check it out!!

Patterned Paper: (I'll have to get back to you on the them ::wink::)
Cardstocks: PTI craft, sweet blush, plum pudding, hibiscus burst, new leaf, lemon tart, and summer sunrise
Cricut cartridges: Plantin Shoolbook (title and bracket), Storybook (title block)
Punches: Fiskars Upper Crest and EK success notebook edge
Stamps: PTI background basics text style
Buttons: PTI hibiscus burst, lemon tart, new leaf, and aqua mist

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I have a confession to make...

... I am a total award slacker!! and I have been completely spoiled!

There are many wonderful ladies who have nominated me for some very special awards lately and today I'd like to take the time to acknowledge these wonderful ladies!

Aymee Gandy nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger award. Thank you so much!! Aymee is on the Chirper Challenge DT and we are so lucky to have her. Her work is amazing and so detailed. I love her innovative techniques and she always inspires me! Thanks again Aymee

I was nominated twice for the Circle of friends award. Both Lisa and Jeannine nominated me! How lucky am I?!? Thank you both so much
Lisa - Bug Junkie makes the most beautiful mini books and you've go to check out her tutorial on bread dough charms, totally fun! She is also a super sweet person whom I hope to get to know better!
Jeannine is an awesome scrapbooker and an even better person. I'm looking forward to getting to know her better!

Lisa - Bug Junkie also nominated me for the One Lovely Blog award. Thank you so much for thinking of me Lisa, you have one lovely blog too! Hugs!

Jeannine also nominated me for the Honest Scrap award. Thank you so much for thinking of me, I'm truly honored!

Sonia Kertznus nominated me for the beautiful blogger award. Thank you so much, this is such a beautiful award and I'm so honored you thought of me! Sonia is a fabulous scrapper and cardmaker. She was on the Chirper Challenge with us for a while and helped me out SO MUCH! Her color combos are to die for and her elegant simplicity inspires me all the time. Thank You Sonia!

See, I told you I'm completely spoiled!!! In the coming days I'll work on passing these on one at a time.

Thank you ladies so so much! Every one of these awards put a huge smile on my face and I'm so honored.

Hugs to all!

Get in shape challenge

This week's Chirper Challenge was to create a shaped card or layout. I decided on this darling little hello kitty with peek a boo bear. This cut is super cute because the bear is on the inside of the card, how fun. The font is Sesame Street font (my all time favorite, if you haven't noticed ::wink::) I used a small heart punch on the bottom of the ! I just thought it fit perfectly.

Here's a close up of the letters. I used diamond glaze on them and the eyes and nose for some dimension.

See how cute this bear is


Papers: Black CS (WalMart), Sweet Blush CS (PaperTrey Ink), Hibiscus Burst CS (PaperTrey Ink), White CS (WalMart), Misc. Brown CS, Heart PP (Sassafrass Lass)
Ribbon: Hibiscus Burst (PaperTrey Ink)
Button: Hibiscus Burst (PaperTrey Ink)
Cricut Carts: Hello Kitty Greetings, Sesame Street Font
Diamond Glaze and Machine Stitching
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