Sunday, December 27, 2009

I'm a XOXO Girl!




I am very excited to announce that I made the XOXO Girl Design Team! XOXO GIRLS are here to show you how to be rebels....in the scrapbooking world that is. The XOXO Girls will each be given the same list of orders that will initiate their scrapbooking layouts. On the 1st and 15th of every month (starting in January 2010) their scrapbooking layouts will be posted for you to scraplift. Your challenge will be to scraplift one (or all) of the XOXO Girls different layouts each month and link them up by the last day of that specific month.

What does scraplift mean?

Basically it means copying others' completed layouts in whole or in part for your own personal use by adopting design elements and ideas that you like and incorporating them into your own creations.

The design team members will be revealed by the end of this month and the first layouts will be posted on January 1st. Scraplift your way out of that creative block!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Dip Into The Holidays

Artichoke Dip
Supplies:
Paper: Crate Paper
Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints
Alpha Stickers: Prima
Crystals: Prima
Magazine Pages: Everyday Food, May 2007

This is my all time favorite party dip recipe. Add some extra veggies, subtract the extra fat, and scoop up this guilt-free indulgence! Want to have some great fun making your own personal cookbook as well as leaving a legacy for your family? Please come join us at Creative Cookbooking!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas To All...


Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Pink Paislee
Felt: Queen & Company
Star, Gold Chips, Gem: ChatterBox
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Journaling Sticker: Jenni Bowlin
Pen: Sakura

A collection of old photos from the Tatar family's past Christmas'. My Guest Design layout for Challenge #6 'Twas The Night Before Christmas at Scrap That Poetry . The poem was written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1822 and was originally called "A Visit from St. Nicholas." We hope you have the time to join in our challenge and find some inspiration in this poem. The RAK for this month is given by design team member, Windy, and you are also welcome to join us for Challenge #8 as a Guest Designer if you are the winner!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Black Tie Scrap Affair


Scrap Attack Scrapbooking invites you to join us for a fun filled weekend of challenges, games, prizes and friends! We're planning a Black Tie Scrap Event the weekend of January 8th-10th, so make sure you save the date!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wish

Supplies:
Paper: GCD Studios, Sassafras Lass
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Paint: Making Memories Red Wagon
Mist: Tattered Angels Patina
Crystals: Prima
Brads: Making Memories
Chipboard: Chatter Box
Button: American Crafts
Tag & Stamp: Scarlet Lime
Ink: ColorBox Dragonfly Black
Pen: Zig
Miscellaneous: Ribbon

I created this layout for a Crop Challenge at From Here 2 Scrapternity.

Catching A Wave

Supplies:
Paper: Sassafras Lass, Jenni Bowlin
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels Patina
Crystals: Prima
Pen: Zig
CT layout based on December Sketch #1 from ScrapSketch.

John and Scarlett catching waves on Okaloosa Island. October 2009.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

High Jinks

Supplies:
Paper: Pebbles, Cherry Arte
Alpha Stickers: Jenni Bowlin
Shipping Tag: Scarlet Lime
Miscellaneous: Ribbon, Metal Concho, Buttons
Based on a sketch from Sketchy Thursdays

I created this layout for a Wacky Holiday Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. December 20th is "Mud Day." This is a photo of my Nephew. I am so thankful that I don't have any of my own photos like this. What a mess!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Lemon Poppyseed Bread
Supplies:
Paper: Basic Grey
Crystal Flourishes: Prima
Rub-Ons: Chatter Box
Felt Lemon: Sassafras Lass
Pen: Zig
This layout features my favorite sweet bread recipe, lemon poppyseed bread. Want to have some great fun making your own personal cookbook as well as leaving a legacy for your family? Please come join us at Creative Cookbooking!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ch{all}enge Masters Holiday Blog Hop-Day 2

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper Scraps: My Mind's Eye
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Button and Star: ChatterBox
Gems: Prima
Pen: Zig
Adhesive: Mod Podge
Miscellaneous: Ink

I created this layout for a Technique Challenge at Ch{all}enge Masters. Tired of spending upwards of $2.00 per sheet for 12 x 12 designer papers? Make your own for a fraction of the price! All you need is a little creativity and you can make your own papers that are just as beautiful as the ones you buy in the store. For my layout I created patterned papers by printing the words from a favorite Dr. Seuss book onto a piece of cardstock, tore scraps of different colored papers and glued them onto a piece of cardstock with Mod Podge, and stamped circles using an empty paper towel roll and an ink pad onto a piece of cardstock. My fellow Design Master, Kim Score, created beautiful holiday themed papers using stamps, glitter and markers. Come join the Technique Group to learn this technique as well as be inspired by the talented members of the Ch{all}enge Master community. A new technique and challenge will be posted the first Sunday of every month. Complete a layout and upload it to the gallery by the end of the month to be entered into the random prize drawing.

Welcome to day two of the first ever Ch{all}enge Masters Holiday Blog Hop! The Ch{all}enge Masters Blog was your 1st stop and you are now at the 4th stop of the hop. To be elligible for the Ch{all}enge Masters Holiday Blog Hop Prize, you must post a comment on each blog. After you visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop, be sure to go back to the Ch{all}enge Master's blog and post when you are finished. Thanks for hopping with us! Your next stop is Colleen's blog.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ch{all}enge Masters Holiday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the first ever Ch{all}enge Masters Holiday Blog Hop! The Ch{all}enge Masters Blog was your 1st stop and you are now at the 4th stop of the hop.

I want to share the wreath that I made for the Altered Group November Challenge. Many thanks to Danielle for her awesome tutorial! One of the childhood memories I have about the holiday season centers around decorative doorknobs. I was born in the 80s and craft shows were kind of a big deal, especially in my house. I remember that my sister, brother and myself all had holiday doorknob covers. I don't have many holiday decorations of my own, so I thought a doorknob wreath would be perfect. Thanks for stopping by!



To be eligible for the Ch{all}enge Masters Holiday Blog Hop Prize, you must post a comment on each blog. After you visit and comment on all the blogs in the hop, be sure to go back to the Ch{all}enge Master's blog and post when you are finished. Thanks for hopping with us! Your next stop is Colleen's blog.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

White Sand Christmas

Supplies:
Mist: Tattered Angles Lime Twist
Paint: Making Memories Red Wagon
Journaling Sticker: Jenni Bowlin
Adhesive Badge: American Crafts
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Pen: Zig, Sakura
Miscellaneous: Paper, Ribbon

The journaling reads: I must be crazy leaving sunny Florida and driving 1500 miles to snowy, cold Detroit for the holiday. I'll be back here, warm, in my dreams. I created this layout for a Color My World Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking.

Bubbly

Supplies:
Paper: Jenni Bowlin
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Flower: Prima
Brads: Chatterbox
Mist: Tattered Angels Patina
Pen: Sharpie
Miscellaneous: Ribbon
I created this layout for a Croppy Cat Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. The original layout I used for inspiration is Diana's Kiss.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Path Less Traveled

Supplies:
Paper: DCWV
Rub Ons: 7 Gypsies
Transparency: My Mind's Eye
Felt: Queen & Company
Pearls: Prima
John and Claire at Cox Arboretum, June 2008.

I created this layout for my Guest Design spot at Scrap That Poetry for Challenge #5-Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken. We hope you find inspiration in our poem and have a chance during this busy time of year to play along with us. The winner will receive a RAK from Tonia filled with making memories vintage papers, prima flowers, chipboard ornaments, ribbons and buttons. Also, you will be our guest designer for challenge #7 (1st challenge of the New Year!)