Monday, April 26, 2010

I'm A Lollipop Girl!

I'm super excited to be a part of this mega talented team at Candy Shoppe Designs. C.S.D. (Candy Shoppe Designs) is a foxy paper crafting challenge blog that all started with a little sugar and a lot of spice.

If you've been looking for some place to create real-life stuff without having to sugar-coat it then you've found it! You'll soon discover that C.S.D. is not the average challenge blog with off-the-wall inspiring challenges like "Striptease 101" and "Watch Your Language."

C.S.D. creations are SO sweet to look at they are called Eye Candy. C.S.D. also offers Sweet Tooth Tutorials and kits to feed your appetite that we call Sweet Confections and Taste Testers (Mini Kits).

So, become a C.S.D. sweetheart (blog follower), rock our link badge on your blogs, participate in the bi-weekly challenges and grow as an artist with us. We make it FUN!!!

Ladar Love

Paper: Moxxie
Pen: Uni-ball
Miscellaneous: Cardboard

I created this layout for the new Kraft & Bright Colors Color Challenge at Design Dollies. My husband is an electrical engineer (it's o.k. if you're jealous ;)) and he gets to play with lasers at work. I have no idea how he managed to take this photo of his co-workers out on the range with a laser, but I just had to scrap it. If you want to play along with the Dollies this week, create something NEW for this challenge and link back to us before next SUNDAY, May 2nd at midnight EST for your chance to win this:

Sunday, April 25, 2010


...are you ready?? The {SAS}sy Team is putting the finishing touches on a National Scrapbook Day Crop to beat them all! We've got a ton of prizes lined up and ready to hand out plus games, challenges and so much more!

Here are a few of the AWESOME sponsors we have this year!!


Make sure to mark your calendars - our Pre-Crop Challenges and Games start on Wednesday April 28th. The remainder of the festivities start on Friday April 30th and run through Sunday May 2nd! Hope to see you online!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Flower Girl

Cardstock: SEI
Paper: American Crafts, Kaisercraft, Kiki Art, We R Memory Keepers
Alphas: American Crafts
Flowers, Pearls, Crystals, Packaging: Prima
Satin Blossoms: Precocious Paper
Chipboard: Tattered Angels
Ribbon: Webster's Pages
Mist: Shimmerz, Clearsnap
Ink: Clearnsnap
Photography: Wayne Maki

I created this layout for the current color palette at The Color Room. The colors are perfect for this photo of Claire from my brother's wedding.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Cardstock: K & Company
Paper: Basic Grey, Hambly Screen Prints
Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints
Chipboard Alphas: Made for Retail, Inc.
Pearls & Crystals: Prima
Pen: Uni-Ball
Miscellaneous: Date Tag, Ribbon

I created this layout for the new Brown-Orange-Teal Color Challenge at Design Dollies. Claire had so much fun playing in the leaves that I raked from the yard last month. One of the perks of living in Florida is that the leaves fall all year round, not just for a couple of months. However, I would rather rake leaves than shovel snow! If you want to play along with the Dollies this week, create something NEW for this challenge and link back to us before next SUNDAY, April 25th at midnight EST for your chance to win this:

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Little Honey Bee

Cardstock: K & Company
Paper & Embellishments: Pink Paislee Queen Bee Collection
Tiny Type Alpha Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Pearls & Crystals: Prima
Ink: Clearsnap
Pen: Sharpie

I created this layout for an Ad Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. These photos of Scarlett taken at a friend's party are my new favorites. She's as sweet as honey.


Cardstock: K & Company
Paper: Crate Paper
Foil Alphas: American Crafts
Chipboard Butterflies: Tattered Angels
Flowers, Flower Centers, Pearls, Crystals: Prima
Stickers: Crate Paper
Mists: Tattered Angels, Smooch
Ink: Clearsnap

I created this layout for the last stop on the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Scrap Around The World Tour. My key words for this challenge were "unique," "chocolate brown" and "grass green." Everyone who completes this challenge by midnight PST on April 30th, 2010 will earn a ticket for the prize drawing to win a $20 gift certificate to the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

XOXO Girls Challenge #8

"Daddy's Girl"
Paper: Graphic 45, Basic Grey, GCD Studios
Alpha Stickers: Jillibean Soup
Lace Trim: Prima
Jewels: Queen & Company
Paint: Kaisercraft
Mist: Tattered Angels Dreamsicle
Pen: Zig
Miscellaneous: Cardboard

Join the XOXO Girls in their eighth challenge! Your challenge is to scraplift one of the Team O layouts (make sure to let us know who you scraplifted). To enter the challenge simply leave a comment with a link to the direct post where we can find your scraplift creation. For an even greater chance at winning you may scraplift more than one of the Team O layouts.

The XOXO Girls will be picking the monthly winner and this month our sponsor is Snobby Walrus. If you think the Walrus is a funny character, you should see all the people over there! They'll put a smile on your face too! Besides the forum and all the cool people who hang out at the Snobby Walrus, they have a funny blog and a fabulous online boutique that is a MUST SEE!!! Included in this prize pack are papers by Teresa Collins, My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey, Graphic 45 and Daisy D's! The yummy embellishments are by American Crafts, Tim Holtz and 7 Gyspies!

The due date to link up your scraplift(s) for this particular challenge is 4/30.

***Stay tuned for the 10 finalists in March and our Design Team Call to be announced soon!***

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Walk In The Park

Paper: Creative Imaginations
Allpha Stickers: American Crafts
Flowers, Pearls, Crystals, Packaging: Prima
Shells: Henderson Beach State Park, Florida
Punchinella: Gauche Alchemy
Die Cut: My Mind's Eye
Paint: Kaisercraft
Ink: Clearsnap
Pen: Zig
Miscellaneous: Cardboard, Metal Embellishments

My daughter Scarlett walking on the beach at Henderson Beach State Park. She was such a great sport, letting me paint her foot! The journaling is a proverb; footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down. I created this layout for this week's Design Dollies Elements Challenge. This week's Elements Challenge is for YOU to take a walk in the park... you can interpret this creatively, but NOT too loosely. You have until Midnight on April 20th to upload your Walk inspired projects via Mr. Linky to be included in the drawing for this fabulous prize:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter '10

Paper, Butterflies: Jenni Bowlin
Pearls: Prima
Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Clearsnap Chestnut Roan, Dark Moss

I created this layout for a Stampin' & Scrappin' Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. I needed to stamp my journaling. I didn't want to forget that Scarlett was laughing in this photo so I stamped all her giggles. I just love how cute the girls look in their Easter clothes. Thanks Grandma!


Scrap Attack Scrapbooking's April Kit
Paper: Glitz Design
Alpha Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Flowers: Prima, Queen & Co.
Lace: Prima
White Sultan Flower Center: Prima
Chipboard: Reminisce
Kraft Bag: Scrap Within Reach
Stamp: Scarlet Lime
Ink: Clearsnap Chestnut Roan
Photography: Wayne Maki

I created this layout for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking's Scrap Around the World Tour Japan Challenge. The girls were so excited to play with their cousins Yosef and Dylan over the Christmas holiday. We don't get to visit with family often so this is a very special photo.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Paper: Cosmo Cricket, We R Memory Keepers
Cardstock Stickers: We R Memory Keepers
Flowers: Prima
Flocked Lace: We R Memory Keepers
Journaling Card: Elle's Studio
Pens: Sakura, Zig
Miscellaneous: Blue Sequin Flower, Buttons
Photography: Wayne Maki

I created this page for a Journaling Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. This photo was taken last February at my brother's wedding. Claire was such a beautiful flower girl and I LOVE that she remembered to have fun!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April Showers...

Paper: Bam Pop!, Sassafras, Basic Grey, Crate Paper
Rub-on: Hambly Screen Prints
Plastic Embellishments: Gauche Alchemy
Mists: Tattered Angels Patina & Sherbert, Clearsnap Smooch Silver Foil
Pen: Zig
Miscellaneous: Flower Gems, Cardboard

...bring May flowers! I created this funky door hanger for the Design Dollies first Elements Challenge for April. This week's challenge was "April showers bring May flowers", and showers and flowers were to be incorporated into my project. Adina will be posting the April Elements prize soon! You have until next Monday, April 12th at midnight EST to link your newly-created project back to the Design Dollies Blog to be eligible for the prize draw, OR if you complete any combination of our challenges this week, the deadline is SUNDAY, April 11th at midnight EST. I hope to see you all play along!

Little Sister

Paper: Crate Paper
Rub-ons: Daisy D's
Pearls & Crystals: Prima
Pen: Zig
Ink: Clearsnap
Miscellaneous: Sister Sticker

I created this layout for a Croppy Cat Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. This month's inspiration was SherrieScraps and I loved here original layout entitled Class Trip. Being the little sister, Scarlett sometimes gets overshadowed, but she's learning to figure things out her own way, on her own terms.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Paper: Prima, Pink Paislee
Overlay: Hambly Screen Prints
Alpha Stickers: Prima
Pearls and Crystals: Prima
Flowers: Prima
Butterfly: Prima
Miscellaneous: Transparent Leaf Flourish

I created this layout for the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Scrap Around the World Tour, which is now in India. Claire had never played in a pile of leaves before this day, so it was a big deal for her.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Paper, Chipboard Stickers: Moxxie
Chipboard Alphas: American Crafts
Rub-On: Glitz Design
Flower, Crystals, Pearls: Prima
Ink: Clearsnap

I created this layout for a Color My World Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. The challenge required the use of magenta, green and blue, and the new Moxxie papers were just too perfect! I'm so glad that Claire and Scarlett have each other AND that they get along most of the time. They're all smiles here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Once Upon A Time

Cardstock: SEI
Paper, Pearls, Crystals: Prima
Rub-On: SEI
Ink: Clearsnap
Photography: Wayne Maki

I created this layout for a Scrapbook Play Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. This is a photo of my Brother and Sister-in-Law on their wedding day last February.