Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Scrappy: Tutorial up at AAM!

I'm so excited about being featured this week on the All About Me blog for a tutorial.

To find out how I made the customized bling, check out my post here.

Have you tried anything new recently?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scrappy: Long Distance Relationship

Leigh and I were in charge if this week's challenge at Handmade Love. The challenge we issued was to create a card AND a layout using five specific items.
Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock, October Afternoon paper, alpha stickers,

The journaling on the picture reads: Even though the drive is not that bad I wish we were in the same place. We've been in a long distance relationship for 15 months and I look forward to the time when we can really be together.

I know that you are probably sick of hearing me gab on about my relationship, so I promise it will be back to me for the next layout!

Come check out the other Design Team members' layouts and join us for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Scrappy: *us*

The current challenge at Handmade Love is a scraplift challenge. I love scraplifting other scrappers and making the design my own. This challenge is to scraplift a page by Shannon. I love her style- it is feminine with lots of white space.

Supplies:Bazzill Cardstock, Pink Paislee papers, Prima flowers and pearls, Pink Paislee alpha, white pen.

As you can read on my layout, I'm really ready to be in the same town or state even as Ryan. I love the time we spend together and being away from him gets more difficult each time we part ways. I know that we belong together and I hate the distance between us.

Any tips for a (short) long distance relationship?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Scrappy: Giving up?

This week's challenge at the All About Me Challenge Blog is to use the quote "Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go." I had a difficult deciding on a topic and for a while I was pretty sure I wasn't going to figure anything out for this assignment, but the more I thought about it, the more I kept coming back to one thing: Dance.
The journaling:

Come and join us for this challenge, there is a great prize offered this month!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Break!

I'm on Spring Break from school and my mind is on a break as well- I'm finding it hard to focus right now so I'm just calling it a week this week!
I'll be back to blogging next week after I'm recharged!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Scrappy: Handmade Love Challenge Blog

This weeks challenge at Handmade Love is to use a sketch from Studio Calico. I love the sketch and what the other DT members have done with it. I decided to make a quick and easy card with the sketch and I loved making the inchies! Check out the other member's take on the challenge and submit your own take here.

You know when you create something, but you aren't in love with it? I like this card, but I want to add some things to it- I'll update later this week with the new version of this card!

It's Spring Break week and I'm ready to get some homework and scrapping done- Woohoo!

What does this week hold for you?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Scrappy: I am ENFJ

The current challenge for the All About Me Challenge Blog is "My Personality" and when Melissa issued this challenge I was more than excited to get to work! I was inspired by this month's featured sketch by Sketchabilities.

Supplies: Lily Bee paper and rub on, Kaiser Craft bling, Black Ink and Black BIC pen. Make your own lined paper here.

The journaling reads: I believe in my dreams and see myself as a helper. I am a global learner. I juggle a high number of responsibilities and project simultaneously. I neglect myself and my needs for the needs of others. I am ENFJ.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Scrappy: December Daily

I know! I know! It's almost March- why am I just now posting my finished December Daily? Because I JUST finished it! Every couple of weeks I make a Scrappy To-Do list of sketches I want to work on, DT assignments, and new ideas. Scrappy time is not very frequent with grad school, so I try to make the time I do have effective by knowing what I want to work on! I've been meaning to finish my December Daily, but needed to heal from our Christmas loss. On Christmas Eve our dear dog Pepper went to the vet and was diagnosed with pancreatitis. She spent two days in an emergency vet's office 45 minutes away. We saw her on Christmas and then she took a turn for the worse the next day. We were able to see her right before she died and it was one of the worst things I've ever seen in my life. I just put Christmas away for a while, but this week I felt inspired to finish the album.
Pages 1 & 2
Pages 4, 5, 6 & 7
Pages 7 & 8

This last page is what inspired me to finish the album. The Starbucks coffee sleeve will always remind me of the trips to see Pepper. On Christmas after seeing Pepper, the only thing open was Starbucks, so we stopped for some White Chocolate Mochas. This week's challenge at Handmade Love was to incorporate something non-scrapbooking related on a layout. I knew that I had this sleeve and wanted to use it as a pocket. I put a well-worn copy of the song I sang on Christmas Eve in the pocket.

Please join us for this week's challenge and stop by to see the other DT members take on the challenge!!