Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Speed Scrap a Day!?!

What are you doing during the month of May? If you are looking for something fun, head on over to GingerScraps and check out a Speed Scrap. They will be held EVERY DAY during the month of May! Gotta love that! 31 days of Speed Scrap! WHOA!

Char of Wyld Web Designs even made a handy calendar to post in your scrap space so that you don't miss out!
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

[i]NSD Speed Scraps at ScrapMatters

Mark those calendars! Here is a break down of all the [inter]National Scrapbooking Day Speed Scraps.

Check out this thread for more information!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Queen of Scrap

ScrapMatters has more big news! Check out this message from the queen herself, neeceebee of Denise Beatty Originals

Check out this awesome kit - it is one of the participation prizes for the contest - you know you have to play now, right?

This kit is seriously full of natural wonders (clever title then, yes?). Just wait until you unzip it to play! Here's a LO that I did using just a small sampling from Natural Wonders.

Full details of the contest will be revealed in the ScrapMatters forum on May 1st.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Get Ready!

Doesn't that sound like fun? Mark your calendars and put aside a little cash for this one!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

P365 Week 15

P365 Week 14

P365 Week 13

P365 Week 12

P365 Week 11

P365 Week 10

P365 Week 9!!

I've decided to do some catching up on my P365 LOs since ScrapMatters is down for maintenance! You'll probably see a few more of these very soon!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

I hope you are all having a great Earth Day! This year in honor of Earth Day, I have decided to start a garden. I was recently turned on to this idea of square foot gardening. The founder of the idea is so eccentric that he made me want to dig in. Plan on seeing some garden/veggie LOs very soon.

I'm bringing back my "Happy Earth Day to You!" kit for free. Snatch it up!

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Speed Scrap Postponed

ScrapMatters is updating their server (hooray!), so the gallery has been locked. It's kind of hard to have a Speed Scrap without a gallery, so Andrea has postponed it until today! Be there tonight, Wednesday, at 8 PM Central assuming the gallery is back up and running!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Monday!

I just love Mondays when the hustle and bustle of the weekend are over and I can sit at my computer, do laundry and hang out with Clark. I guess Mondays are a bear for everyone else, but I just LOVE them!

And this Monday is going to get better! Britt is hosting a Speed Scrap at ScrapMatters today at 2pm Central. Check out your participation prize!If you can't make today's speed scrap, never fear! There's another one tomorrow at 8pm Central hosted by Andrea (chia). Denise created this cute mini as the PP. Those papers are a must have!

Another reminder that today is the last day of the ScrapMatters Design Star Challenges. Head on over to the forum and check out the awesome alphas you can win just for creating a LO. This is also the last day of the Design Star Contest...not sure when we'll find out the results, but wish me luck. There are so many talented designers out there that I am just happy that I have made it this far.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Like Totally Awesome

GingerScraps is officially a Sunshine Girl! And her first collab is in the store now. Check it out at here. Don't you just love big hair and converse?

And here is a LO that I created with it...I so wanted to use the shoes, but couldn't figure it out. I'm sure I'll be making many more LOs with this kit anyway! I thought the colors were perfect for our little Iggy-Wanna.

And here are the 2 LOs that I did for Speed Scraps yesterday!

This first one is using a free template by Linz from the ScrapMatters Tuesday Template challenge, The Soldier's Wife by GingerScraps, a flower (recolored) from Like Totally Awesome, and a string (recolored) from Britt-ish Designs

This little LO was created for Haynay's SS (and Krista's stacked challenge). I used the cute boy kit Benjamin by Jeni Hopewell.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Two Speed Scraps Today!

We're calling this a Two for Thursday...

Haynay is having a Speed Scrap at ScrapMatters this morning at 11 AM Central. Check out her's so super cute! Hope to see you there.

After Heather's SS, head on over to GingerScraps for another 2 hours of speed scrappin' with yours truly!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Speed Scrap 4/16

I'm hosting my very first Speed Scrap at GingerScraps tomorrow! Come check it out!

Here's your participation prize:

This alpha coordinates with my Happy Earth Day to You! kit that I submitted for the Design Star Contest at ScrapMatters

Monday, April 13, 2009

Fun Challenges!

The DS Contestants have really done a fantastic job with creating fun challenges and fun alphas! Check them out at

Here are 2 layouts that I created today. In these challenges, there is double dipping allowed too, so I was able to complete 4 challenges with only 2 layouts - SCORE!

This first LO is of some pictures and newspaper clippings that I have held on to for a very long time (almost 8 years, I guess!). Christine's photo challenge and GingerScraps new kit, The Soldier motivated me to get this scrapped. Then I stumbled upon Krista's stacked challenge and thought that would be a perfect look for all my clippings. I am really happy with how it turned out. I usually like to include some journaling, but it didn't seem to fit. I may create a second page with my thoughts, feelings, reflections from that day. I guess I should go dig out that journal.

This second LO is for Ro's template challenge (free template!) and Brianne's ABC Challenge - which is really a challenge! But I really like the way this one turned out as well.

Anyhow...go check out all the fun Design Star Challenges!

ScrapMatters Girls

This is such a great group to be a part of! Just wanted to put my plug in...I've been a member since the group started, and it is really fantastic to be out there leaving love and helping ScrapMatters be the wonderful place that it is! APPLY!

Eco-Trip (Roadmap to Scrap) Challenge

As part of our Design Star Contest, we were asked to host a challenge and provide an alpha as a participation prize. One of my favorite challenges at ScrapMatters is the Roadmap to Scrap. But this isn't any old regular RTS, there's a little twist!

April 22nd is a favorite holiday of mine…Earth Day! So in honor of our planet, I thought I would use eco-friendly principles to guide our eco-trip. Your LO does not have to be Earth Day themed, but you’ll be applying some green principles as you create.


1. Choose 2 or more photos or you can duplicate a single photo
2. Arrange the photos so that they are not touching each other. (do you separate your recyclables?)
3. Use at least 3 papers (stands for the three pillars of green living: reduce, reuse, recycle)
4. Add a string and embellish it – if it is already embellished, good for you! (embellish your world with flowers and beautiful things, not litter)
5. Use a combo font/alpha for your title (Together we can make a difference)
6. Including something green in your LO or something from nature
7. Reuse something in a new way – recoloring, blending, etc.
8. Add something recyclable: metal, cardboard, newsprint, plastic (all other paper types are excluded)

In order to reach your destination, you MUST have all 8 things in your layout. Be creative and if you use something that meets more than one requirement, lucky you!

Here’s my LO that I created using these instructions (and my Happy Earth Day to You kit)!

You will have ONE WEEK (Deadline: midnight, April 20th) to scrap your layout. Post it to the ScrapMatters Gallery AND in the forum here to get your participation prize.

You will each receive this super cute Earth Day Alpha for completing this challenge (alpha coordinates with my Round 2 and 3 DS entries Happy Earth Day to You)

I hope you can come with me on this Eco-Trip, and I can’t wait to see what you create!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Home Run Derby

Haynay is on a sports kick! She's hit this one out of the park for all you baseball fans! She has made all of her sports kits (Football Fanatic and Hoop it Up) to coordinate in colors, so essentially you get a huge mega kit for all of your little athletes.

Be sure to check out Haynay's blog for a little freebie!

I'm not a huge sports fan, but I did find these pictures of my failed attempt at softball back when I was in fourth grade.

Yesterday's Speed Scrap

Here's my LO from yesterday's Speed Scrap. When I saw this picture of my friends and I when I was younger, I knew I had to scrap it! I used my new Adventures in Reading kit that is available for FREE from ScrapMatters in their Design Star Gallery. You have to be registered and logged in to view the gallery and download links.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Speed Scrap tomorrow

I'm hosting a speed scrap tomorrow! I haven't hosted one since January or February, so I feel very out of practice. I'd love to see you there! Check out the awesome participation prize you get just for playing! Thanks to WM [squared] Designs for donating this awesome mini!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mom's Matter!

This month at ScrapMatters I'm hosting our first ever printable hybrid exchange for Mother's Day. Visit for more details...

Here's the project I created: paper fortune cookies that you can use to write all the reasons you love your mom or as an updated version of the coupon book.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Adventures in Reading

My new kit unveiled! Here is my entry for ScrapMatters Design Star Round 4. You can download it for free at ScrapMatters. You have to be registered and logged in to see the gallery. There are some other amazing kits over there too! Check it out....
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

3...2...1...Blast Off! Blog Train

Welcome to the next stop on your mission, space ranger! You have arrived at Planet Plum Dumpling from Steph's blog, Planet Scrappy Cocoa. If you get lost in cyberspace, go back to Ground Control, because Ginger's blog has the map for the whole mission.

Here is my part of the kit.

Link has been removed, but you can purchase the full kit at

Here's a LO that I did using this fun collab! I created this for the Template Challenge at you can head on over there and pick up the free template as well!
While you are waiting for your download to finish, why not open another window and go check out the Gingerscraps forum? There are games, challenges, and other digi-scrapping goodness going on all weekend long! These download links will expire on Thursday, April 7th... so make sure you get them while you can. After that, you can buy the whole kit in the Gingerscraps store.
Your next stop? Planet CT Laura

Here's a little Speed Scrap FYI for this weekend at GingerScraps
Friday, April 3
Jen: 4 pm Eastern, 3 pm Central, 2 pm Mountain, 1 pm Pacific
Barb: 10 pm Eastern, 9 pm Central, 8 pm Mountain, 7 pm Pacific

Saturday, April 4
Erin: 11 am Eastern, 10 am Central, 9 am Mountain, 8 am Pacific
Steph: 5 pm Eastern, 4 pm Central, 3 pm Mountain, 2 pm Pacific
Misty: 9 pm Eastern, 8 pm Central, 7 pm Mountain, 6 pm Pacific

Sunday, April 5
Christie: 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain, 5 pm Pacific

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Big News!

This is such a busy weekend! Make sure you stay in touch so you don't miss out on any fun happenings! You may have noticed by my new blinkie that I have been invited to be on the GingerScraps CT. I'm very excited because they have a lot of new things going on right's the official announcement - stay tuned for more exciting news!
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