Wednesday, January 26, 2011


So I was blog hopping last night and came across a neat challenge and decided to play along ( killing three birds with one stone, work on my older photos and single layouts, work on my layout challenge - 52 for 2011 and have some fun with this one.)

The Challenge was to celebrate The Scrappiest blog and their 100th sketch

(please click on the picture for a better view.)

So this is what I came up with using their sketch. (you can pull out the little tab for hidden journaling about my birth - weight and full name)

These are just some of the pictures that I raided from my parents on my last visit. It was so much fun sitting on the floor with my dad, and going through years worth of photos and memories. I ended up taking stacks from their albums all of which I have promised to scan and return to him.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Card Challenge

Today I had a great phone call with one of my closest friends Jenn - about our upcoming trip to convention. SOOO Excited I must add! She let me know that she was starting to make cards to swap while we were there. Well knowing that I would total be ticked at myself if I did not do this also I really made myself sit and start making some cards.
My idea is to create cards for my card challenge - 24 cards in a year and just make sure I make extra so that I have some for convention. I ended up making 6 total of this card. Lets see what I end up with at the end of June.
Cards 2/24
Layouts 2/52
Helens 1
Cards for convention 6

Sunday, January 23, 2011

jan 22 2011 Layouts

This layout is to be used for two challenges first the Helen layout challenge - This is a layout from Cherish with the left hand page turned to fit what I needed. The second is the regular 52 layout challenge.

I know this picture is harder to see - now this is a single layout I did from one of my older pictures. We had this photo taken for my DH for christmas in 1998.

Cards 1 / 24
Layouts 3 / 52
Helen 1

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Jan 18th,2011 Wings Card and tag

I know, I said I was not really good at making cards so I was going to pass on the card challenge. But I decided to give the Card challenge a try as well, I figure I should be able to make a least 2 cards a month right?! So here is the first. I also complete this cute little tag as well.

Cards: 1
Layouts: 1
Helens: 0

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jan 14th layout #1 for 52 week challenge

This is a really bad shot I know, I tried cropping it in photobucket and moving it over that way but it did not work - sorry - so for now please do not look at the messy unmade bed of my daughter in the back ground. lol

Ok so recently I joined a challenge that i found on a fellow CTMH consultants blog -
you can check out Rosalynd Kelly's work here .
The challenge is to make
52 layouts this year.
2 cards a month.
There was a added challenge of doing every card in the wishes book as well as follow and do all the challenges from Helen Onulk's blog found here

Now I am going to do the 52 pages and all of Helens as well. I am really bad at cards I find them really difficult (not sure why but is one of my weak points) so I don't think I will do the wishes book. I may push myself to make one card a month we will have to see.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Jan 7 2011 - Insperations blog hop link party

So this is my creation using the new products from the January mini brochure, which by the way has loads of fabulous deals! Tresa Black was hosting a a blog hop link party so I thought I would join along
Make sure you stop by and take a look at all the wonderful work there!

I used a canvas, 8X10 purchased at the local $1 store, painted it with an off white acrylix paint.
Edged the canvas with my black stamp pad (CTMH)
Used a piece of Black CS as matting - distressed
Paper from wings level 2
Pleated ribbon also CTMH
and the two stamp sets January:find your style and also Dreams come true

I hope you enjoy!