Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Color of Winter LO

This LO is one from the Winter ones I'm doing. I took this photo of my dd out in the snow right after our huge storm. I added the quote in using the Picnik program from Facebook.The quote says; "The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination."

I made the Angel ornament using Tim Holtz Memory Glass. This little items are very addicting ladies!! I also got the doily idea from Irene Tan's Blog. She's is full of wonderful ideas!

I also used Stickles to add the glittery effect on the pp. Gotta love Stickles!

Products used;

K and Co. Life's Journey pp
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Faded Jeans
Fiskars Circle Punch and Border punch
Martha Stewart lace border punch
Prima Felt Embellishment
Jenni Bowlin Calendar card
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Prima flower Centers
Stickles in Aqua
Glitter Snowflakes- can't remember what brand

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 28, 2009

January Kit Now Available!!!

Available now at Pages in Time and it is PACKED full of wonderful goodies scrappers!!! Check it out!

This months kit is jammed packed with lots of wonderful Paper all paper is double sided!!
Alot of it from Basic Grey Origins New Line,Bo Bunny new line and Prima, and embellishes,gems,flowers,rub on's,alphabet stickers,Prima swirl and flowers,bird.You have the option of adding the add on kits as well. I'm ordering asap!!!

Don't wait they tend to sell out very quickly!

This is the Jan kit-Sells for $25

The first add on kit is $12


The second add on is $8


Isn't this kit filled with great items?! If you are wanting this kit and add ons click HERE and go to the Products for Sale Tab to find January's Kit of the Month!!!

Happy Shopping Scrappers!!

My Design Team LO for January!

After receiving my DT Kit from Karen at Pages in Time, I couldn't wait to get started!! I love all the goodies and beautiful pp!!

This is my January LO I've done, using all the supplies from the Pages in Time DT kit. Keep in mind that this kit is different than the monthly kits she sells. Those are very AWESOME too!

I've used a photo I took out on an abandoned farm when the frost was just so beautiful.Take a peek;

I used my Cricut Winter Woodland Cartridge for the lettering, trees and dove.
Home Accents Cartridge for the swirls.

I'm so excited to get going on my next project for the DT!

Supplies used:

GCD Studio Line Flowers pp
GCD Studio Boy Madra pp
Creative Imaginations Sparle Snowflake Die Cut
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink
Glitz Frosting Blue Bling
Distress Crackle paint in Picket Fence
Adirondack acrylic paint dabber in Snow Cap
Home Accents and Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridges
Tim Holtz Blending Tool

Thanks for stopping by!! Remember you can get these products and much more at Pages In Time.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Blinkie Business!!

Ok I've gone mad over blinkies! Thanks to Angela's blog and her designs I am trying to add blinkies to my favorite blogs, sites, stores etc. She is SO sweet that she even made me one! It's in the upright corner above my profile. Now if I could only figure out how to add the code so you can steal it, that'd be great! So bear with me as I learn the ins and outs of adding my blinkie so that it will link back to my site. Also, if you would like to share in the blinkie love, I would more than happy to post yours to my blog if you do the same for me. I will check out the blog first just to be sure it's appropriate. How great it is that we can share our love for scrapbooking and all things crafty with others around the world!

If you're interested on checking any of the cool blinkies Angela has made, please join us in the Blog Couture Group at Pages in Time,or visit her BLOG.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Scrappin!

This is a LO I did using the Bo Bunny Gypsy Line that I got at the Pages in Time Store. I love the quality and vibrant colors of this line.

As always I love to add dimension

Products used:

Bo Bunny Gypsy pp and cardstock stickers
Prima flowers
Christmas Red Stickles
Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Grungeboard
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink in Rust and Stream

Thanks for stopping by! If you are looking for any of these products or others, click HERE

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Frosty Winter

I love the look of the frost on the trees here. So last weekend, we went out so I could take some pics of it before it was gone. I think it is truly beautiful. I have several pictures I did and am deciding if I want to do them all in lo's or make a mini album. What do u think? Well I started with a lo of me and my dsd's. I love this photo and really wanted to try to capture that 'frost' feeling of winter, but without traditional colors..etc.

I chose to use "Bo Bunny's Snowy Serenade Die Cut Glitter" available here. I love using die cut pp in lo's. It makes them much more interesting.

A few close ups to see detail:
I used stickles to try to add a little giltter. I used it on the scrolls and lettering.

For the frosty lettering, I inked it first with Raisin Alcohol ink and then dipped a toothbrush in white paint and used the splattering effect, then topped with Icicle Stickles.

Products used:

Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade Glitter Die Cut
K and Company Life's Journey PP
Making Memories Ledger Epoxy Metal Frames
Imaginisce Paper Flowers in Amethyst
Graphic 45 Christmas Past pp
Tim Holtz spinner and sprocket gear
Adirondack Raisin Alcohol Ink
Adirondack Currant Alcohol Ink
Tim Holtz Blending tool
Home Accents Cricut Cartridge
Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge
Tim Holtz Fragments
Glossy Accents
Prima Artful Collage flowers
Inspirables Simply Botanicals Sticker

As always if you're looking for these products or any others please visit us at Pages in Time! I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Be blessed

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pay it Forward-My first blog award!!

Thanks Angela!

I received my first blog award from Angela Holt! It is an inspirational award and I was so humbled to receive it.

She is amazing and tho her blog is undergoing construction right now, please visit and check out all the cool things she is doing. Great stuff scrappers!!

So the award is a "Pay it Forward" award. I think this is a really great idea, as it is so nice to be able to bring inspiration as well as compliment those who inspire you.

When you get the award, copy this message into your blog post when you pass on the award to someone else: 

"I am going to look for blogs that inspire me no matter how much bling, posts, links, etc they have on them. If I see something that actually invokes a change in they way I look at the world or how I think about papercrafts or if the person says or creates something that brings about novel ideas in me then they get the award.

I will post their first name and a link to their blog. I will leave them a message on their blog letting them know what I thought was so inspiring. Then, on my blog, I will write five or more sentences describing what kinds of things inspire me, what do I do with the inspiration and how can I pay it forward to others."

I have chosen to forward this award to Amarilys aka Amy, a DT member from Pages in Time. Her blog is full of inspirational sketches and designs!! Personally, and she doesn't know this, but I go to her blog when I need to get inspired to do sketches. I am new at it and it's gets very very frustrating when you don't know what you're But when I see her work, it amazes me and gives me a fresh new look when I need it. Also, when I look at her layouts, I can see what an incredible designer she is. All of the DT members are! There was one layout she did of her wedding and you could just feel her was just beautiful!

So I thank Angela with all my heart for this award and now pass it on to Amy! Please visit her blog @
You can also view her LO's by clicking HERE

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

This just in!!!

Good news Scrappers!!! I have just pulled this information from Karen's PIT Blog. Read on:

I am extending the Christmas Give-Away with lots of prizes to Jan 24, I have been so busy as I know you all probably have been too with the Holiday season that I wanted to give you all a little more time to get in on this. And no its not too late to join in, I will be adding more ways to get points and some fun new twists! And yes more Prizes to Win too!

Hope you enjoy this Holiday Season, get to be with love ones and share in the meaning of the Christmas. Take time for yourself and have a chance to relax and be merry! Merry Christmas Everyone!

If you would like to be a part of this great fun giveaway, Click this link: Pages in TIme. There is lots of fun to be had Scrappers!!! Have a great week!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Beauty Blooms LO-Texture Challenge

Since I am all about textures in my LO's, I've started a challenge at Pages in Time, called the "Texture Challenge". You will most likely always see some sort of textures in my lo's and cards. From fabric and burlap to pearls and lace, I love anything that gives my lo's dimension. So for this I challenged the ladies to use at least 3 different types of textures in their lo, card or altered item. If you would like to join click HERE

Here is my take: Using those GREAT Websters PP's again!

Dimensional view:

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to visit us at Pages for all these great products I used:

Websters "Postcards from Paris" paper pack
Websters Silhouettes
Evanscraft Barn Red pen
CM black fine tip pen
Glossy Accents
Artic Ice Stickles
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Aged Mahogany Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Blending tool
Tim Holtz Grungeboard Letters
Prima Say it in Crystals Pink Bling
S.E.I. Mimosa rub on words
Prima Gem Flower Centers
Stickabillies Postage Stamp Sticker

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Bo Bunny Gypsy pp!

For this LO I used the Gypsy line from Bo Bunny. I got this great pack from the Store at Pages in Time! These pp's are packed with color. If you know Bo Bunny, their pp is high quality too. I received this pack only 3 days after I ordered it so the shipping time at Pages is fast just so you know;)

For this LO I also used one of the Vintage Fairy Images I got from Pages too. I love these. They're very very pretty and nice quality...I'm all about quality when doing my lo's.

I also used an idea I saw on Irene Tan's blog and gallery. I like how she used the strips of paper with the brads on the end. But then again..anything she does is FAB!

I curled 2 of the edges of the pp and underneath it, layed another contrasting pp of the same line.

I used a Martha Stewart punch, inked some white daisies with Tim Holtz Rust and Espresso Inks, and added a Hummingbird that I found. The Traditions embellie, I looped with some twine I had.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Oh the Beauty of You Layout-Websters Postcards from Paris PP!

I did this lo for a challenge over at Pages in Time. Ann posted a Progression Challenge in which you had to do a lo showing the progression of something/someone..etc. This is my daughter, Faith growing up thru the years.

I used Webster's Postcards from Paris paper pack. Which I purchased from PIT I highly suggest these pp's. They are high quality and the colors are vibrant. I also used some other goodies, like the Websters Silhouettes  I got from the Pages in Time Store.

I cutout the birdcage and peacock from another pp to add for dimension. 

Close ups so you can see the dimensional side of the LO.


Products used:

Websters Postcards from Paris paper pack
Christmas Red Stickles
Tim Holtz Fragments
Vintage Photo distressing ink
Fired Brick distressing ink
Negative Strip by Narratives by Karen Russell/Creative Imaginations
Ribbon, twine and flowers were from WalMart other then the little white one-That's Prima:)

For any of these products click HERE

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Products Listed at Pages in Time!!

Oh my goodness!!! I've just seen some new products listed at Pages in Time! I think I'm totally in love with the Harlee-Quinnz paper. Butterfly Garden rocks!! The colors of these pp's are amazing!! Also listed is lots of cool Bo Bunny products, including Gypsy and Delilah.  I've added a couple of images of the pp so you can take a peek..but'll want it all!!!

Harlee-Quinzz Garden of beauty pp from the Butterfly Garden Collection

Bo Bunny Gypsy collection - one style shown

And Bo Bunny Deliah collection- one style shown

Go check out all the styles and products of these beautiful collections before they're gone!! Just go to Pages in Time and click on the Products for Sale tab.Also, if you're Christmas shopping for someone and not sure of what they'd like, she also carries Gift Certificates..Happy Shopping!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Another Challenge from Pages in Time

Well no sooner had I finished Maggie's challenge, that I was off to do another. Karen, our wonderful fearless leader at Pages in Time, gave the DT members another challenge to do. This one was very cool as it had to do with us expressing our favorite Christmas memory and journaling about using a beautiful vintage photo she found..which I clipped the pin onto. I'm not much for journaling, in fact, I'm pretty bad at it, so this was a challenge for me. I'm so glad she picked this topic though. It really let me express my fondest Christmas memory. This layout is simply called "The Pin" 
Thanks for taking a peek. Got any Christmas memories you love? Share them with me!!

The journaling reads:

This pin has a great story behind it.
When I was a little girl,
my Mommom would wear this pin
on the lapel of her coat every Christmas Season.
 She would sit me on her lap, so I could stare at it's beauty.
I thought it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen.
After she passed away, I thought life would never be the same.
She was my other half and she was gone.
As Christmas approached, I still was deeply saddened.
I didn't think Christmas would be much of a happy holiday.
Two days before Christmas Eve, I received a package from my father.
It had gifts for the kids and me inside .
As my daughter and I unpacked,
there was a small gold box that read "Open Now" on it.
As I opened it up, I recognized it instantly!
It was my Mommom's pin.
My Dad knew how I loved that pin
and wanted me to know that she was still with me always.
Needless to say, it brightened my day and my Christmas.
Knowing that I could have her near me every holiday from then on out.

Products used are:

Graphic 45 Christmas Past pp
Christmas Red Stickles
Vintage photo distress ink
Black Soot distress ink
Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses pp and alpha stickers
Red Christmas ribbon from your local Walmart

If you're looking for any of these HERE!

Special Layout for Christmas

One of the DT members, Maggie, over at Pages in Time put up a Christmas layout challenge. The challenge was to make a layout with a special Christmas memory. My memory is the Christmas Carolers that my Grandmother made when I was only 7 (yeah..that was in 1974) They were originally 6 of them. I remember her making these and her letting me help a little. By the time she passed there were only 2 left. I was the lucky one that she passed them on to. They are so special to me and I will cherish them well as the memories of them being at her house every Christmas.

I used Bo Bunny Believe pp, and cut out a Reindeer from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses collection. Also layered some of the BG pp with it. Made some swirls with  Christmas red Stickles, and distressed the edges. Cut out the tag using my Cricut and used Fired Brick and Pine Needles Tim Holtz inks. The journaling is on the pull out tag. Prima flowers.

Close ups of tag, reindeer

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

New Graphic 45 Layout

Well I've done so many Christmas tags and cards that I decided to break away and work on a layout.

For this layout I used all Graphic 45 papers. These have to be my favorite pp's ever!! The beautiful pictures are very vibrant, the quality is outstanding and they all can intertwine with each other. If you are looking for these pp's check out the Pages in Time Store. The flowers are Prima. I used alot of Tim Holtz distress inks..another one of my favorites, to distress edges and color the pearls. These items can also be found at the PIT store.

And don't forget about the Huge Christmas Giveaway at Pages in Time!

Thanks for stopping by!

A closer look at my favorite part of the layout:

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas giveaway-Earn xtra points!!

There is another fun way to earn extra points over at Pages in Time's Christmas Giveaway! Below is a 2 page sketch made by Suepup over at Pages. If you use one of these sketches, it's worth 20  points. If you use both, it's worth 50 points! So come on over, earn those points, make friends and have some fun at Pages in Time.

For a closer look click HERE

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New December Kit is here!!!

The December Kit of the Month is now available at Pages in Time!! Look at all the fabulous goodies you get! All for only $25. That just the first picture..the second pic is the Add on kit which you can add for just $12 For more info on what is included click here: December Kit. Hurry and order because they go very fast!! Get yours now!!

The Add on kit is below:

Monday, November 30, 2009

HUGE Christmas Giveaway!!

A HUGE GIVEAWAY is happening at Pages in Time!!

Want to know what you can win.

*One Grand Prize A big scrap book giveaway that equaled to over $150.00 in merchandise!*One $50.00 Gift Certificate*One $25.00 Gift Certificate* Five $10.00 Gift Certificate*A Spot on our Design Team as a Guest!** Lots and lots of other store prizes!

The more you do the more you can win!

Ok what do you need to do: You get points for doing these things! Stop by daily and post a lo,pic or card at the Pages in time Blog and in the gallery at Pages in Time! State its for the Christmas Givaway!

 Every thing you enter in the gallery gives you 2 points. If its a X,mas lo,card etc you get an 5 extra points!~You get 10 extra points if you join a challenge and do the challenge!~

You buy a gift certificate here for a X,mas gift or even for yourself at least $10 you get 3 points if you buy one $25 you get 5 points,and if its above that you get 10 points!~

You join a group and participate in it! 6 points if you are already in one, start a new group -10 points!~

Do one of the X,mas games that is posted! Each week a new X, mas game, anyone who participates gets 5 points-Winner of the games gets 10 points!~

Find the hidden Santa's around the site and tell me where you found them, you will get 5 points for each Santa you find. There will be one hidden Christmas tree ,one Angel, hiding through out the month, find them and you get 15 points!

More Extra Bonus Points:
Post a tip or technique -3 points for each one you post.Post a sketch (has to be your own) 15 points. Post a Holiday Recipe-4 points each one you post. Leave a comment on Karen's blog 3 points each time you do. Post a video-6 points. Start a new Discussion anywhere on the site 4 points.

Extra Extra Points!
Have the most friends here on line 20 points! Have a friend sign up 15 points each friend that signs up! Blog about our site 12 points!

How am I going to keep track of your points,you will keep track of your own points then send Karen as email [do not post it in the forum] your points, you can keep adding them up through-out the month. Karen's email is

This is going to be fun!! Join us in our first ever Christmas BIG GIVEAWAY! I promise everyone who enters wins! This is going to be a fun way to win prizes!!! Come and join us!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bling Challenge!!

Well there is a fun challenge going on over at Pages in Time! Barbara started a "December Bling" challenge. The more bling the better!! So get your Bling on and join us for some fun!! Here is my take on the challenge:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

O' Christmas Tree

Today is tree decorating around our house and maybe some online shopping at Pages in Time since the hubby's working all day!

Over at Pages we all were asked to send in a Christmas Card to Karen's store for her to display. (How cool is that?) This is my take:

This was made using Graphic 45 Christmas past pp and an old music sheet I just printed out over the internet. I used some gold lace ribbon which I found at your local WalMart and red buttons to accent. Edge the border of the card with a lacy border punch and put a strip of matching pp inside. Some Basic Grey Chocolate Chipboard letters, and then added Christmas Red Stickles to add some shine. 

Friday, November 27, 2009

New Items Added!!!

For all you scrappers out there!!

Karen is adding more items at her store over at Pages in Time!!! Click on the "Products for Sale" tab and see what she's added!! Lots of cool stuff and I know where I will be using my Christmas money ;) Also keep checking back as she keeps adding more new products!

New DT Challenge

For the new DT, Karen gave us a challenge to make a card, tag or LO using her new logo (designed by Amarilys) and this is mine. I wanted to use each of our profile pictures to design a lo. It's my first DT and I'm pretty excited to be part of such an AMAZING team of talent!! So I want to always remember this!!

I used My Minds Eye pp, Prima flowers, Pink Say it in Crystals, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink, some pearls and Making Memories mini roses, and a touch of Graphic 45 ;)

Close up of the logo and details :

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Ours was full of fun and family. It was really nice to have my dh's brother and his family with us, along with their mom. Now that everyone is gone, it's back to scrapbooking for me!! I'm having!

This is me with some of the family:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Exciting News!!

I am so excited to be chosen to be a part of the Karen's Design Team at Pages in Time!! What a fabulous opportunity! There are so many talented ladies there! I will be working with some wonderful talented designers  and can't wait to get started!! I recommend checking out the site if you've never been there (link is to the left) She has a great site and store with new products, LO's and tips everyday to keep your creative juices flowing!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Heritage Mini Album

Now I am working on a mini album for my Mother in law for Christmas. Most of it will be her and my Father in law..aka..."Bump". Lots of inking edges on this to make it look old. I also love using the lacy border punches. I am going to post some how to's soon too.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Picniked photo

My dsd took this picture of my other dsd, I really liked how she used Picnick to alter the photo. I use it alot also. She wanted me to do a LO using her picture so here is what I did:

The flourishes are from the Home Accents Cricut Cartridge. I got the flowers at WalMart and just inked them with Tim Holtz Rust ink.

I'm also working on Christmas cards and tags. I like doing my own as do most of my scrapbooking buddies. Here is my take on a Tim Holtz tag I saw once. I made a matching card to go with it. Lots of inking and stamping.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

More Bags for Christmas!

Christmas Bags

Been working on Christmas bags..since the season is coming up fast!

For these bags, I just bought plain bags at your local Walmart or Kmart. Inked the edges first, and then used my Cricut machine to cut out the most of the patterns. I drew some by hand. Added Stickles for a glittery effect.