Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I hope that everyone is scrapbooking somewhere! I have plans to go to my local group and hang out with the girls for a bit. This weekend is crazy for me. I have several birthdays and this awesome holiday. This year however I let it slip up on me so I'm sorry I don't have anything planned.

Be prepared for some new goodies in May! Better late then never right?

Need some inspirations? Check out and try the challenge in the post just below this!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

(Image found on the net, just thought it was cool)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April 28th Challenge

As most of you know April 22 was Earth Day. In light of that this challenge can easily be a way to recycle some of that junk mail and credit card applications we get in the mail.

This can be as simple as one envelope or as full as all you can bind together. If you choose many you can bind it with a bind it all, brads, rings, ribbon, I could go on and on. You will also see variations in our work and interpretation of the theme. I hope that this inspires you to take this challenge. Maybe you will even choose to take this challenge and change up your entries. I would love to see all interpretations & creativity.

This idea is not mine - oh how I wish it were. During our online crop back in January. Jana found a tutorial and gave us this example. I absolutely adored it. I can see SO MUCH potential with this and it is so simple. You can spend 20 minutes on this or 2 hours it is your choice and I firmly believe that either way you will still have a rock'n mini (or card).

This is the link to the forum challenge.

Envelope Mini with a twist

This is the link to the video tutorial with in the forum.

Video Example 1

This is a video by Jana

Video Example 2

Another suggestion is this is a good way to use up the "extra" in a line where you have everything.

I know your ready for pics, I'll take a break from talking now!

This first one if my interpretation:

I really love the Early Bird line by Cosmo Cricket. You can use this line with so much. I used it on a kitchen layout, I've used it for some vacation shots. This 6 x 6 pad would make working on an album like this super easy. (It is also the give away : ).

I think this is my favorite paper from this line. Apron Strings

On the one side you have the feminine floral & on the other you have a simple geometric pattern. Both sides are also flexible if you have multiple subject. The colors are bright but muted if that can even make sense. I guess I just like the versatility of this paper.

Now to show you the work of the other great ladies.

Our Great Guest Team Member Monique I am in love with this Easter version. I love the yellow and it got a bunny!

Miss Suz Love the take on the pink paislee paper!

And last but not least Teresa Great carry out of the earth theme in the paper.

Now you have seen our work and we want to see yours!

Your entry will need to be linked here in this blog by May 11th. Share this with your scrapp'n friends on National Scrapbooking Day (May 1). You could win a 6 x 6 paper pad of Early Bird. (Winners must have a US mailing address or APO, Winner is drawn at random from qualified entries, No limit to the number of times you enter, winner will be announced in this thread)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring is in the air!

Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming and the weather is beautiful here in Middle GA. I know that this also means that folks aren't taking challenges and participating in blogs and forums as much as they do in the winter. It is my hope that you are at least stopping by and keeping up.

I also wanted to give you a sneak into the challenge coming up on the 28th. You will need to save some junk mail. Any junk mail that comes in a #10 envelope. Since April 22 was Earth Day I thought we would make this challenge a little on the recycle side.

Hope you stop back by on the 28th!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's the 14th....

So that means the design team gets to show off what they've been working on.  We also want to give you a chance to get to know our April Guest Designer Monique a bit better before I send you over to her blog to see her beautiful creations...  Look at the details in this layout!

Name: Monique Nicole Fox

Location: Maryland USA

Blog address:

Monique is just crazy about scrapbooking & as a busy mom she has plenty to scrap about.  She's on several design teams, has had her work published & is the founder of a local scrapping group.  In addition she is a published poet.

Let's make her feel welcome...
Leave a comment here to say hi & you will be entered to win a mystery giveaway from Heather.

Now off to get some ES inspiration from our design team....

Have a great Wednesday & take some time to do something creative.

Friday, April 2, 2010

I'm still here!

I know that I have not been as active here the last few weeks as I have been in the past. This is due to a move and no internet. I now have internet at my new house so I should be back and in full swing (I hope).


Scrapbooking Recipes

With the holidays coming so fast we need more hours in our day. One way I've found to help is quick and easy meals. Here is one that I love to use when I have a full day.

Lazy Log Cabin Casserole:

1lb stew meat cubed
1 can of Cream of Celery
1 can of Cram of Mushroom
1 packet of Beef Onion Soup (I don't use this. I just add salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried minced onions but I'm an eye ball cook)
Toss all this in the crock pot together give it a stir put it on low and cook it for 6 - 8 hours. Home cooked meal with just a few moments prep. Put a salad bag with it and your hubby can't be upset that there isn't a home cooked meal on the table.

Do you have a quick recipe? email me