Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Small Reno Turned Larger Project

Decided during the Let's Scrap blog hop that I wanted to make a place for my sewing machine in my scrap room; knowing I would sew on more layouts if I didn't have to bring out my machine every time I wanted to use it. So anyway, getting the sewing machine set-up ended up including some new shelves, then I had to buy pretty matching storage boxes, then I had to run out and buy pretty matching jars for my flowers and buttons (thank God for the Dollar Store), then I had to sort through buttons, flowers and embellishments. I am sure you get the idea and I am sure you have all been there at one time or another. My only regret is that I forgot to take a picture when the room was in complete chaos. Now I have a new problem; I go into the my scrap room to scrap and all I want to do is admire my new storage.
Here are pictures of the new shelves and as you can see the sewing machine is ready to go.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Elizna Parsons has issued a month long challenge at Let's Scrap. Follow this link and you will find all the details.

I finished my take on the challenge last at the first of the week just needed a chance to take a photo of the layout. I have been playing with burlap on my layouts and cards; this layout was the perfect opportunity to use burlap again.

Here is a close up of the burlap leaves, I love how they turned out.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Winners Posted

Congratulation to Christine d'Argent, she is the winner of my blog candy.
All winners of  Leap Around the World blog hop have been posted at Let's Scrap
A huge Thank You to every one who became a follower of my blog and participated in the blog hop. I will definitely play along in other blog hops in the future. I am pleased with all the cards I was able to create, with the added bonus of having cards ready to send.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Hello and Welcome to your next stop in the

If you came here from Chelsey Davis @ then you are in the right place! If not, Mindi Brown @ has the hop order to help you find your way.
I am so excited to be a part of this blog hop. I am, also, a blog hop virgin and hopefully this will not be my last. If you want to see all the lovely creations by the participants go to Let's Scrap galley and check them out.
Here is the sketch I am showcasing for the hop:
And here is my example:

Now here's the fun part! Blog candy! I have decided to give away an assortment of embellishments suitable for cards or scrapbook layouts.

This is how easy it is to enter my random draw.
-Be or become a member of Let's Scrap which you can do by clicking here it free, easy and fast! Once you get there I am sure you will love it.
-Become a follower of my blog.
-Leave me a comment telling me you are playing along.

If you would like a second chance in the draw
-Make a card or layout from the sketch I have posted and upload it the the gallery at Let's Scrap. Please tag it as such
11-17-10, LEAP50. Please note there is only a space after the comma and LEAP is all capitals.
-Leave a link to your card in the Let's Scrap gallery in the comments section here on my blog

The hop ends at 11:59pm Central Standard time February 29th, which you should be able to track using the clock on the main page of Let's Scrap.

Thanks ever so much for visiting. You have reached the final destination on Leap Around the World Blog Hop. Thanks for having joined us; if you have gotten lost along the way or have joined the hop in the middle, Mindi Brown @ is the beginning of the hop. You don't want to miss out on any of the fun!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Fifty Cards Finished

Woo Hoo! I have finished all fifty cards for Leap Around the World Blog Hop. All fifty have been posted to Let's Scrap gallery and I have joined and left the link at all the other host blogs. You can see my card creations by clicking on the tab above. I have really enjoyed participating in the hop and I now have an amazing array of cards ready to go for any occasion.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

New Weekly Sketch

It's Wednesday already and a new sketch revealed at Let's Scrap. I really like this one and can see myself using it again.

My take on the sketch, the pictures were some of the first taken with my new camera.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Woo Hoo!

My blog has reached 50 followers! Never dreamed it would happen but thanks to the ladies at Let's Scrap  and the Leap Around the World blog hop it has become a reality.

Friday, 3 February 2012

How's Your Day

Everything is going so well with the blog hop. Thanks to everyone who has become a follower of my blog so far. The cards the ladies are posting to LS gallery are awesome; giving me such good ideas. LOL
A huge shout out to Mindi, Debbie and Betty Anne; we couldn't be having such a successful hop without your tireless gals.
There was a new sketch added at LS on Wednesday and it's a corker

And drum roll, my take on the sketch. Please don't ask to many questions, I have looked better.
Real Face of 50

Friday, 27 January 2012

Delightful and Delicious

I am issuing the challenge at Let's Scrap this week, see below for the details and why not play along for an opportunity to winner a prize.
My challenge this week is all about FOOD.
We all need to eat; in fact lots of us love to eat.  We may not like to cook or we may not even be good cooks.
In some families there is a special dish, cookie, cake or meal that may have become a tradition. Families, also, gather together for special holiday meals that have become traditions.
My challenge to you is to create a single or double page layout (no cards) of that special food or meal. I have included a recipe on my sample layout; you don’t have to do that.
On your layout you must use the following:
~Some stitching (machine, hand, or even rub-on stitching)
~At least 1 handmade tag
You must use a Let’s Scrap sketch.
This challenge cannot be combined with the weekly main page sketch, special month long site sponsored sketch or the Scrap our Stash Challenge. The layout must be something you scrapped new for this challenge, not something you previously made.
To be eligible for the prize drawing, upload your entry for this challenge to the gallery by Thursday, February 10th at 11:59pm (using the clock on the main page).
Be sure to tag your entry correctly: challenge128 (all one word), followed by a comma, a space, and then the sketch number you used. In my sample layout the tag would read: challenge128, 10-18-09.
In the comment section of your post explain how you met the requirements of the challenge. Sometimes the elements of a layout are hard to see in the photos.
If you also use a technique from one of the tutorials, you will get your name in the draw a second time.
I can’t wait to see what you create. Thanks for taking my challenge.
Here is my sample of the FOOD challenge.

“Delightful & Delicious”

Used: Bazzill cs (Carob, String of Pearls & Iced Cocoa), Kaiser Scrapbooks pp “Cafe Culture” line, Dazzles kitchen stickers, Prima flowers and various scraps.

I made my DS happy because I had to bake a batch of these cookies just so I could take a picture of them for my layout; I had not baked them in a long time. LOL

Thursday, 26 January 2012

New Weekly Sketch

The new weekly sketch was revealed at Let's Scrap yesterday. Why don't you try the sketch and posted your layout in the gallery at Let's Scrap.
Here is the sketch 1-25-12

Here's my take on the sketch, I didn't use any pattern paper.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Hello Everyone,
For some of you, this will just be information 'overload', but for other less active of my friends this just might be news--and a wonderful time to get reacquainted with your scrap table.
As one of the 50 international host blogs. I am gearing up now for the upcoming Let's Scrap "Leap Around the World" February blog hop! This fun event will start at 10:00am on February 1 and end on February 29th at 11:59pm according to the main page clock on the Let's Scrap website (your clock may vary, so check the time difference).
I would love it if you joined me in this blog hop! There are several things you can do right now to be prepared:
-Make sure you are signed up as a follower on my blog. Once on my blog, just look in the right column for the Let's Scrap blinkie and click on it to be directed to Let's Scrap and sign up as a member there.
-Find all the scraps of paper you have been setting aside for the last five years. You will need them because the blog hop is all about making CARDS!
Ok, a few more details. You did read read correctly: there are 50 blog hosts! Once you have joined Let's Scrap, at each blog, you will get two chances to win some blog candy (aka: booty, prizes)! Do the math! You will have 100 chances to win free stuff..and good stuff, too! this is also the perfect opportunity to restock your card stash! The first chance comes when you join/follow each blog and leave a comment. The second chance comes when you use the card sketch on each blog to create a card, layout or other project based upon the card sketch appearing on each blog--they are all different! You then must post your creation in the Let's Scrap gallery, then go back to each blog and leave a second comment linking back to your gallery post. don't be are doing one card at a time! Our hope is that you will visit every blog, and remember you have the whole month of February to do this.
P.S. A few folks are experiencing some difficulty leaving comments on some blogs, so, to be sure you are able to do so without difficulty, be sure you are using Google Chrome or Firefox as your search engine. Internet Explorer does not always 'play nice' with bloggers.
Looking forward to seeing you at the blog hop!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Getting excited waiting for Leap Around the World Blog Hop to start; only seven more day.
Like I told, Mindi our blog hop organiser, I am a blog hop virgin so I am a little nervous about getting everything right.
I have been getting prepared, even created a layout about my preparation.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Sketch Wednesday

A new card sketch was posted at Let's Scrap on Wednesday, I am down with a mother of a cold so I am a little late updating.
Here's my take on the sketch, had a chance to put my Cuttlebug to good use.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

January 11, 2012

A new weekly sketch has been added at Let's Scrap, here it is
And here is my take on the sketch
Pretty cool Birthday gift, I think.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Challenge 126 at Let's Scrap

Over at Let's Scrap one of my fellow Design Team members, Jeaunes Vilijoen, has issued a challenge:
This is the receipe for the challenge
  • ONLY One picture; 
  • 7 different sheets of paper; 
  • The paper HAS TO BE pattern paper (no cardstock) and from a range that you have NEVER USED BEFORE
  • The layout has to have a title which is already included in the paper, as well as a subtitle (I did mine with a rub-on);
  • When it comes to embellishing: 
    • Some ribbon; 
    • 3 Flowers; 
    • 3 Brads (the three flowers at the top of the layout are brads); 
    • One metal embellishment and 
    • A button 
And this is my take on the challenge.