Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Just dropping in to wish you a Happy Halloween (a few days early) and share one of my favorite layouts of Campbell when she was still a little pumpkin...

... since I haven't had much of a chance to post many pages lately I feel like I have been shafting all of you scrapbookers, so I though I'd share some of my favorite Halloween page titles. Perhaps one would work for your little ghost or goblin?

So Much Candy, So Little Time

BOOtiful (or A Bootiful Night) 


The Boo Crew

A Haunting We Will Go...


A Terror-ific Good Time

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

The Witching Hour

Witching You a Happy Halloween

You can find more ideas for great titles here at Scrapbook.comhere at Associated Content, or here at The Perfect Title.  Our vacation is wonderful... I hope to share some photos soon.  Have a fun Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Raspberry Suite's Color Challenge 18... grateful heart

Long day... my body aches for bed... I am tired but have a grateful heart because I got to spend a gorgeous fall day with my two beautiful girls. Before bed I had to put a card together for Dawn's new color challenge (I do have my priorities;). I'll be on vacation soon and I'm NOT taking my crafting supplies, so I need to squeeze in all I can before I go.

Happy Thursday! I hope you all are doing well.

Products: patterned paper (Basic Grey), cardstock (Bazzill), kraft (Paper Reflections), rubber stamp (Hero Arts CLING), sentiment stamp (Renaissance by Design), punches (Martha Stewart Crafts), others (scrap ribbon), button (Basic Grey), pearl (My Little Yellow Bicycle)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I think I'm in love...

... with a paper punch. Is that possible? Shhhh.... don't tell my husband.

I have a little poem to share that I love to read to my girls, especially my four year old who really gets into it... she is just learning her letters and the sounds they make so this one is fun for her to listen to. Enjoy!

The Hag is astride,
    This night for to ride;
The Devill and shee together:
    Through thick, and through thin,
    Now out, and then in,
Though ne’r so foule be the weather.

    A Thorn or a Burr
    She takes for a Spurre:
With a lash of a Bramble she rides now,
    Through Brakes and through Bryars,
    O’re Ditches, and Mires,
She followes the Spirit that guides now.

    No Beast, for his food,
    Dares now range the wood;
But husht in his laire he lies lurking:
    While mischiefs, by these,
    On Land and on Seas,
At noone of Night are working,

    The storme will arise,
    And trouble the skies;
This night, and more for the wonder,
    The ghost from the Tomb
    Affrighted shall come,
Cal’d out by the clap of the Thunder.

The Hag by Robert Herrick (1648)

Products: stamp (Making Memories Spook Alley), punch (Martha Stewart Crafts by EK Success), other (scrap ribbon & chocolate cardstock)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Moxie Fab World Challenge: Not Your Regular Ruffles

A quick post tonight with my entry for Moxie Fab World's Challenge: Not Your Regular Ruffles...  I love the texture created by ruffling this thick lace.

Inside reads: So Mommy Can Enjoy Her New Happy Hour (Your Nap Time;)

This one is very simple to make, just staple the ruffle around a cardboard disc and cover with paper to hide staples. Have a good night!

Products: patterned paper (Creative Imaginations); lace (Prima), cardstock (Core'dinations, Bazzill)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A sketch to share... Use Up Your Scraps

Hi all!  Its been a crazy busy week and my Halloween parade got a little delayed, but with just two weeks until Halloween I think its time to start cranking out the Halloween projects before my favorite holiday is gone for another year...

Anyway, since it feels like its been so long since I've visited I thought I'd share a sketch with you tonight. This one is one that I've been inspired by lately.

You can click here and here to see a few other cards that show variations on this sketch. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 16, 2009

My Lil' Pumpkin

Just a quick post with a fun little 8x8 inch Halloween page to share of my little pumpkin on her first Halloween.

I hope you are all finding the perfect Halloween costume for your little ones (or yourself). This year my girls are going as Thing 1 and Thing 2 (with a twist)... Campbell is going to be a glammy pink version of Thing 1 ("because I came out first, right Mommy? so I get to be Thing 1, right Mommy?") and Hadley will be her little purple bejeweled side kick:) The blue hair wasn't girly enough for my two girly girls, so they wanted to change it up a bit... I can't wait to snap those pictures!

Happy weekend to you all!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Scrap that Poetry Challenge #2- Phenomenal Woman

Its October 15th... time for our second challenge at Scrap That Poetry! Whoot! The inspiration for this challenge is the poem "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou. I remember the first time I heard the poem... it was read by Maya Angelou (probably on Oprah), and even though it was years ago, I still remember it like it was just yesterday. The words flowed from her in a very distinguished, deep tone... its not often that you get to hear such a remarkable poem read by its writer... I won't forget it.

To me, this poem to me is direct and to the point. Not a lot of journaling here, just a strong, clear and concise statement. I also tried to let my layout style reflect that as well... while this is not necessarily my signature style, it (to me) is more reflective of this poem.

We'd love to see how "Phenomenal Woman" inspires your scrapbooking!  To play along (or just see how others interpret it;), join us over at Scrap That Poetry:)  Thanks for stopping in, I hope you all are having a good week!

Products: (all from Cosmo Cricket "Girl Friday" Collection) with exception of kraft (Paper Reflections)

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Lil' Monster... Laura's Sketch 36

So I thought I'd play along over at 2 Sketches 4 You for Day 3 of my Halloween Parade. Hope you enjoy!

You can't create a monster, then whine when it stomps on a few buildings. - Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)

Products: patterned paper (Making Memories & Martha Stewart Crafts), stamps & rhinestones (Hero Arts); ribbon (Michael's Crafts), tulle (Bazzill Basics); kraft (Paper Reflections)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Black Cat...

Welcome to day 2 of my Halloween Parade... meet black cat:)

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. - Groucho Marx

Products: patterned paper, purple & black lace (Making Memories); B&W ribbon (Martha Stewart Crafts), pom pons (Bazzill Basics), stamps, tag and glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), ink (studio G), pearls (Kaiser), burlap string (May Arts).

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Products: Tattered Angel's Jack-o-Lantern Glimmer Mist and Clear Vintage Halloween Hauntings stamps; Making Memories Autumn Blessings paper pack, ribbon by Michael's 

Monday, October 05, 2009

Card and Page Monday... now that its October...

... I can inundate you with Halloween themed projects (yes, I'm the girl that decorates her house for Halloween when the first leaf hits the ground:)

I had fun playing along over at Sketchy Thursdays again with this 2nd Chance Challenge that had "Candy Inspiration" as the prompt for the layout. As soon as I read the prompt, I knew which photos would work perfectly for my layout...

I'll never forget my 2 year old saying "Stop!! Stop taking my picture..." She was so annoyed with me that she wouldn't smile because all she wanted to do was eat her sucker... it was the first sucker I ever let eat and she seriously treasured that candy.

Here are a couple of minis for my cards... miniatures are so fun to make. They are perfect to stick on a batch of freshly baked cookies or bread that you could send over to the neighbors (if you're feeling Martha Stewartish).

I hope you all have a great Monday! Thanks for stopping by:)

Sunday, October 04, 2009

WCMD Winnner

Good morning all! It sounds like many of you visited countless blogs yesterday. I did too... it was such a fun and inspiring day for card makers.

The winner of my handmade note card set and a Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly Mini Deck is... Toby. Congratulations Toby!! Please email your address to me at and I will get your prize out to you!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

World Card Making Day 2009

Thanks for stopping by on this very fun day...  World Card Making Day!  I just started making cards earlier this year and I have to tell you, it has been such a joy in my life.  Not only is it an awesome creative outlet (a much needed break from the laundry, dishes and diaper duty), but it is a great way to meet some of the most wonderful people from all around the world. The network of card makers and paper crafters that I have met in the past few months is invaluable and very special to me, so I want to say...

You all are the nicest and kindest people out there... I wish you all were my neighbors (wouldn't that be fun... we could have craft night EVERY night:)!

As a special thanks to you for stopping by, I'll be giving away a handmade note card set (posted here) and a Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly Mini Deck (to help you get a start on those holiday cards;) to a random winner. Just leave me a comment telling me how many blogs you've visited today & I'll draw and post a winner tomorrow (10/4). Now hop back to The World Card Making Day site to partake in more fun or visit other bloggers linked on this hop!

Have a happy, happy day and thanks for stopping by!

Products: patterned paper (Sassafras Lass/rainbow & Jenni Bowlin Studios/navy dot), felt butterflies (Heidi Swapp), sentiment stamp (Tinkering Ink), other (scrap ribbon & kraft)

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Scrap that Poetry Debut: if

I am so excited to be a part of a new challenge blog called Scrap that Poetry  which is debuting its 1st challenge today!!! If you are inspired by words and/or language... this could be a site for you... please stop by and play along. Here is my layout inspired by this week's poem, If by Rudyard Kipling.

To read the full version of this poem, click here. I'd love to see how it inspires you! Have a terrific Thursday:)

Products: patterned paper: Vintage Tee from the Boxer Collection by Basic Grey (medallion print); Dulcet from the Mellow Collection by Basic Grey (floral); Chopped Tomatoes from the Minestrone Collection by Jillibean Soup (red dot); and 2009 Anna Griffin (botanical drawing print). Kraft: Paper Reflections. Chipboard: Basic Grey. Border punch: Threading Water by Fiskars