Sunday, January 30, 2011

Laurie's latest challenge

Good evening ladies, Kel and I are on a challenge roll. So we figured we just keep on going. I did this page for two different challenges. The first challenge is, . I love this blog because each week they have a new challenge layout. Go on over and check them out. The second challenge is for, for this challenge you have to have a bug on your layout. I think the butterflies fit the bill. They are giving away a cricut cartridge. Go on over and check them out as well.

I actually stitched on my page. I just got the W R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Piercer. Let me tell you I love this new tool. It works awesome!! I got it over at HSN, and I can't even sew a button, and look at the stitch I did!!

Here is what I used to make my layout:

DCWV Linen Closet Stack

Butterflies are cut from Sentiments cartridge the big one is cut at 3" and the smaller ones at 1 3/4".

I used the Tim Holtz Alterations folder on the circle.

The letters are from Dajaview self adhesive.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Good morning ladies! All the cards have been received!!Woohoo!!! Kel and I worked very hard last night sorting all the AMAZING cards ! I am telling you, I think all of you have outdone yourselves. We are posting a few pictures so you can see the "science" that goes into the sorting of the cards and so you can take a sneak peek of what you will be receiving. A HUGE thanks to all of you that participated, we truly have extremely talented women that follow us. I have to say I really enjoyed making these cards and even though 30 seemed like it a lot, when all was said it done it didn't feel like a lot!! Thanks again ladies and Kel and I will get out in the mail by Monday!!! Enjoy!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Here is a card I did for the sketch challenge over at Frosted Designs for their January challenge. It is posted on their January 25th post. I used the papers from Immortal Love DCWV pack. The stamps are from my stash. I added a few brads, some plain pink ribbon and stickled it all up a bit. The ribbon is from Laurie's stash. She had used it to wrap up goodies she brought the the crop we went to and I stole it once the goodies were revealed (brownies..yum) LOL. We love to recycle!

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Here is a challenge my daughter Amanda did for my other blog Crafty Twilight Mom She wasn't in on the running for the prize as she has a lot of stuf...MINE! lol. She had fun doing this..She is trying to start up her own blog... Pieces Of Mandi She wants to do scrapping and crafts, but I have a feeling it will be more pocketbook reviews and manicures.. LOL. We'll see.. The chipboard on this is from the DCWV chipboard set.. the musical notes came from a pic that Amanda found on google. the other stuff is from my scrapbooking supply collection.. LOL. This was fun to do with her :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Here is an absolutely gorgeous page Dawn did for a challenge on another blog and the challenge is do a layout that wold make you say BRRR!!I definitely say BRR!!! I love everything about it!! Fantastic job Dawn!!
Dawn wrote "Here is what I came up with for this challenge. The snowflake mat was cut with the Silhouette; the background paper is 100 years old from some old winter stack; vellum stack quote. I purposely turned the flash on while it was snowing to get those white reflections off the flakes in the foreground."
Don't you ladies just love this page???

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Here is a fun challenge I did for GREAT blog I came upon Scrapping the Music They have this great concept of challenge their blog followers to scrap something to a song. The one I entered was inspired by the song "Stand By Me" Please visit their site to hear and see all their fabulous talent!! The layout to my sketch came from Becky Flecks' Page Maps 2 book.. LOVE IT!! After I listened to the song on the above blog.. it made me think of my son and all his great great friends from Scouting..They are a great bunch of guys who really have stood by each other and still continue to. I also have to mention that I used some scraps left behind by my bff's at the last crop we attended. Told ya I'd use em gals.. LOL.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Vote please and a big Welcome

Good Monday morning. It is a balmy -1 here in Boston. I think where our fantastic follower Karen lives, it is even colder!!! Kel and I entered a challenge over at Papercraft Star: Challenge 29 Opens !!

We didn't realize that folks have to vote on our projects. If you would be so kind head on over and give us your vote. Scroll about half way down the page, it is challenge #29. Thank you! They are Kel D and Laurie B! Thanks again!!

We also wanted to give a big welcome to our new followers, Scraplebe, scrappingjoy and Jessica! Welcome and take a look around. Please join in the fun, we have swaps, challenges and great great fun!! Don't forget to leave a comment! Also if you have blogs please let us know we would love to see them!! Thanks!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Good evening!! I did another challenge (I told you Kel and I were very busy getting our challenges on!!). I did this challenge for two challenges, this is a great blog with fun, fun challenges and make you scrap your stash and . They are a fun bunch over there and offer different sketches every week and fun prizes!! So this is my take on the sketch. Not the best timing on my part (doing this page), as my poor Patriots lost last week and are out of the running, so sad. I love me some football. This is my and hubby at a game. Well we were actually a store near the stadium after the game, letting the traffic go.

I did the banner use the Sports Mania cartridge. I used the Design studio to weld it together and then use George and the Basic Shape for the letters. I decided to use white paper as my background and then I glimmer misted a bit of blue.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Challenges done by Kel and Laurie

The weekend has arrived. Woohoo!! Kel and I got together last night and did a few challenges we will show the others through the week. This one is due today. We entered the challenge over at You have to use at least two of the following colors, and two of the following, ribbon, embossing, stamped image or die cut. Kel is also entering her card over at

This is Kel's take. This card is soo cute. She used brown's and blues and die cut the butterflies, embossed the little blue strip and stamped on the butterfly. I love, love this card. The polka dot paper is from DCWV Linen stack, such an awsome stack. The blue paper is StampinUP! Great job, Kel!

I chose this because I am going to entering it in another challenge (will show during the week). I choose the blue and the pink and I embossed the little cup. I used a Tim Holtz folder, they really cut deep, some places actually ripped and this is StampinUP! paper. This is from Tags, Boxes and more cart. I inked the edges of the cup and used this little friends die cut.

I also entered my cute little cup over at This is an awesome blog that you use your cricut carts for the challenges, great fun!

Friday, January 21, 2011


Good morning ladies - once again is snowing in Boston! This is one snowy winter! I did this layout at the crop and it was sooo easy. I used two pieces of Bo Bunny coordinating paper. A few embellishments and I was done. I was so happy with the end result. This is picture of my girl cousins, my niece, my sister-in-law and my sister at Thanksgiving. I love these ladies. This is a little piece of chipboard that I used a rub on from Creative Memories and added some ribbon from StampinUp!!

Family is cut from the Heritage Cartridge, I love this cart, page 39 cut @ 3 inches.

The tree is also from the Heritage cart, cut at 5 inches, it is on page 24.

Here is the end result. I was so happy with it!! I am on the far left and my sis is the second from the right.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

12x12 Layout by Kel

This is another layout with my daughter. She just LOVES to take pics of herself... LOl.. I think it's great that she expresses herself that way. I wasn't sure what to do with these pics because the background of the room in her pics is this awful mustard yellow..ugg.. But, I pulled it together with the Linen stack from my favority fave DCWV. Then, Dawn had these transparent floral pieces. The top border then the overlay on the bottom right. i just LOVE these. I forget who makes them, but I will check it out.. the ricrak along the left are these cool borders from Bazzil. They are white and I just inked it. The pack comes with all kinds of designs. Both the transparents and the bazzill pieces are really fun to use and they so brought this page together. You'll notice that the page layout is similar to the one I used yesterday.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Here is a layout I did at the recent crop I went to. It's my daughter in her Halloween costume.. She went to a concert with her friend Dee in which they both dressed up. Later another friend had a get together and her friend was the Cookie Monster.. LOL. This layout was pretty simple. I rounded some edges on some paper, I added some swirls around the edges and then some cute Elmo stickers. I didn't want the tradish halloween colors, but Idid add a strip across the middle about trick or treating. Which at 16 she still did.. LOL Can't keep a girl away from her chocolate.. LOL. PS, sorry about the glare in pic.. I was in a rush when I took.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Crop day and fun pictures

Good Tuesday morning, it is snowing, yet again in New England, woohoo!! Here are some pictures that our inhouse photographer, Dawn, took. The first picture is of the table with, Kel, Susan and me. The second picture is me and the third is Dawn. As you can tell from the table, we were quite busy (and messy).

Just a reminder, swap cards are due by January 26th. I have 20 of my 30 cards done, so excited. Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

Monday, January 17, 2011


ALL OF OUR CHALLENGERS.. WOO hoo!!NOTE: Laurie's email is Laurie and I couldnt pick just one, so all of you who submitted a challenge for this wins great mix of brads from the . Eyelet Outlet & Brads - Scrapbooking Brads, Scrapbook Eyelets Please visit when you get a chance, it was so kind of them to send us these great brads to give away. They love to have their customers do projects and submit for their gallery.. so have fun with that! Please send your address to so we can get your prize in the mail.. We've already got them separated , bagged and in envelopes and ready to mail. Here is a look again at all our challengers! RHONDA, JEAN, KATE, DAWN, MARIJO and JANET.. CONGRATS!

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Good Sunday morning Ladies. I entered a challenge over at They have a fun circle challenge and I love me some circles. They have some great layout challenges you should go on over and check them out. Sometimes it helps to get those pages done. This is the challenge.

Here is my take on it. I have a pets stack, I think it is DCWV and I saw a clever, clever idea over on Jean's blog,
Jean used the cricut to cut her pictures. I thought I would give it a go. I used George and the Basic Shapes to cut out all my circles, and cut out my circle pictures as well. It worked like a dream. Thanks for the great idea!! I have so many dog embellishments, I put them to good use on this page. Our German Shepherd's name is Jake (he came with that name, our youngest wanted to change it to Thunder) and our Golden Retriever is Lightning, hence the title J&L.
Enjoy your Sunday and gooooooo Patriots!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Here is a gorgeous card for our Red, gold and brad challenge! I LOVE this sent over by Marijo at Scraptastic Grammy. This is what she had to say "Here is my entry for the Red/Gold/Brads challenge. I used the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art for the heart. Stamp is from Hero Arts and the punches (for the words) are from Stampin Up. The red paper is Bazzill and I can't for the life of me remember where I got the hammered gold paper (behind the heart). The 3 gold brads are from Joanns. Hope you like it because I really had fun with this challenge"

Also,, Welcome Olga and Sandra to our blog.. Click on their pix to visit their blogs!

Friday, January 14, 2011


Here is Rhondas beautiful Layout for the red and gold challenge.. I just LOVE this.. I really like the word brads.. I will definately have to seek those out! Thanks for joining the challenge.. good luck! You can check out more of Rhondas awesome talent

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Here is Dawn's adorable lil thank you card with the most adorable reindeer on the front. The dots on the white matting are shiny gold and his lil nose has some sparkle too! This image was cut using the Silhouette, which Dawn is a master at! I've got one too and really need to visit Dawn for a tutorial! I'm luvin this lil guy, I'm sure you gals do too!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Good morning, up here in the Northeast we are under 12+ inches of snow and more to come.

Just to reiterate this is who is in the swap
1) Kel
2) Laurie
3) Dawn
4) Janet
5) Jenny B
6) Rhonda - Bumble Bee
7) Jenny Mac (Ms. Jen)
8) JD
9) Karen
10) Tara

Here are the deets:
1) Due to us by the 26th of January.
2) Make 30 "all" occasion cards. Meaning you can make birthday cards, sympathy cards, valentine's cards, any occasion you chose! Example, I have made so far (I need to get busy), 10 birthday cards, and then I think I will make 10 sympathy cards and maybe 10 thank you cards. You don't have to make 3 sets of 10 of the same, you can make 30 different if you like, or 2 sets of 15 if you like, totally up to you. I am trying to make this as clear as I can, I hope it works, lol. Sometimes not easy to put in words, lol!
3) Email me and I will give you my mailing address,
4) Make sure you put a self addressed stamped envelope in the package you send to me. What we have found works is, just put the same amount of postage you use to mail the package on the envelope on the inside envelope.
5) Of course have fun!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

12x12 Layout by KEL

Here's a page that I put together at the crop I went to on Saturday! We had so much fun and a lots of laughs. This lo is pretty simple. I used a white bazzil border strip on the left page. I stamped it and ran ribbon through.! I punched the edge of the picture mat with a MS pointsetta PAP punch. I embossed and sanded the strip under the pics on the right page using Laurie's 12" cuttlebug plate..I forget the name sorry. I'm pretty sure that the papers I used are Cloud 9.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Brad Challenge LO by JANET

Here is a great layout by Janet over at This is a lo she did of her daughter when she was young opening presents at christmas. Too cute Janet, thanks so much for sending it over. Good luck with our challenge!!

Friday, January 7, 2011


A big welcome goes out to Elaine @
McVic @ Check out their blogs. Thanks ladies for becoming followers, we have great fun!

The Swap is officially closed we have 10 people, that was quick! This is who is in the swap
1) Kel
2) Laurie
3) Dawn
4) Janet
5) Jenny B
6) Rhonda - Bumble Bee
7) Jenny Mac (Ms. Jen)
8) JD
9) Karen
10) Tara

Excellent, thanks for signing up ladies! Remember 3 all occasions cards per person for a total of 30 cards. Mail them to me, (to get my address) by January 26th. Please remember to to put a self addressed stamped envelope in with your swap. That way we can return it to you. Otherwise you won't get the swap back. Let's keep our fingers crossed for no flakers, lol! If we do then everyone will get a few more cards!! Thanks again, this will be fun, we have such a talented group the cards are always awesome!!

MOM Layout -using brads and swap information

Good Friday morning all!! Kel, Dawn and I are so excited it is Friday, tomorrow is our all day crop. That is right ladies 12 hours of non-stop scrapping, card making and NO husbands!! Woohoo!!!!

Here is a layout I did a while ago, but it fits so well in with the brad theme, I thought I would pull it out. I wish I had the Brad Outlet when I did this page, they have such a HUGE selection.
This is me pregnant with our first son (who will be 16 in May). There is a ton of white space which I know drives Kel and Dawn crazy, but I wanted to showcase the picture of me, because I don't have that many pictures of me pregnant and the picture is a 4x6.

Now on to the Swap. Ok you have until the 9th to decide if you want to participate in the swap. You need to make three all occasion cards per person. We will CAP at 10. Right now we have 7 people (So that means 21 cards):

1) Kel
2) Laurie
3) Dawn
4) Janet
5) JennyB
6) Rhonda - Bumblebee
7) Jenny Mac

Please let us know if you want to participate and we will add your name to the list. They are do back to me by January 26th.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Hiya folks....It's Thursday..woo hooo. Me and Laurie are even more excited for this weekend to come because we have an all day crop on Saturday. I'm sure we'll be posting some pics from that. Here is another page I did from my Florida trip. Universal was fun! Soooo dang much to see, I just kept clicking my camera. I had so many pics.. I had to do a bunch of collage pages. I used some more Eyelet Outlet brads. These ones a lil bit more fun. BTW they are doing FREE SHIPPING right now and if you haven't checked them out.. you should definately check out there CLEARANCE selections.. WOW..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Me and my family had gone to Florida for vacation and I had taken a gazillion pics! I was looking for some fun embelly's to add to pics and found these great brads at Eyelet Outlet. On this page i have sharks, palms and Falmingo's! These are definately brads I wouldn't find in my local store, so it was great to see the selection of brads and eyelets they had there. The winner of the challenge will see some of these cuties in their prize pack!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Good morning fellow scrappers! Happy Happy New Year! Kel and I are back in full force with swaps and challenges!!

So this challenge is a Red, Gold and Brad challenge. Here are the rules:

1) It must be a layout any size you are accustomed too.

2) You must incorporate red and gold

3) You have to have three brads.

4) You have to be a followers

5) Of course you must have fun!!

I did this layout of my boys opening presents. I used red card stock as my background paper and My Minds Eye, I Believe is the polka dot paper and the tickets (as you know they are my favorite. Tim Holtz Alternation folder, with Perfect Pearls. I also used the Perfect Pearls (Gold on each of the four corners of the paper. The three brads are from

The deadline for the challenge is Saturday January 15 at 9:00 pm edt. The prize is an awesome selection of brads that the Eyelet Outlet & Brads donated for our prize. A big thanks for the wonderful brads. You won't be disappointed.

Please check out the sidebar for an award we won from Rhonda over at We have passed it along to five awesome blogs, check it out!!