My Little Place In This Big World

Friday, July 17, 2009

I've moved

to a new blog - Starting Now  :)  I know, I know, why the change?????  Well, after not blogging here forever since our move, I decided - why not a fresh start.  Hope to see you at my new blog home!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Long Time, No See

I wish I was better at this - I am online so much - but between my 2 DTs & the sketch site, well this guy gets neglected for sure.  Here's the recap for the past weeks:

*  52 Sketches 52 Weeks has chosen an awesome design team - with almost 100 applicants, it was a tough decision - here are the 8 that were chosen - click on their names & check them out!!!

*  The new kits have been revealed for SD4U & they are so much fun!!  I am still working on my assignments & will post them later this week!!!

The first kit features Basic Grey's Marrakech:


And the second kit features Bella Blvd's Swing Into Spring:


*  I am hosting a monthly sketch challenge at My Creative Scrapbook - this is an exclusive sketch for them & you can all join in!!!  All you need to do is register on the site to join in the fun - here's the sketch:


I will be popping in later this week to share my DT work - see ya then!!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Tons of DT Work!!!

Alright, I've spent the last week finishing up a bunch of DT work - here are some pics:

For My Creative Scrapbook I created 3 layouts - the kit was AWESOME with lots of fun Cosmo Cricket papers as well as tons of additional awesome embellishments!!







Here are a few more projects from my kit for Scrapbook Deals 4 U - I was sooooooooo excited by these little roses - aren't they adorable!!!  Such a wonderful kit :)


Thanks for looking & have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hello - remember me :)

I'm back - 2 weeks later  :(  Sorry - it has been busy, busy as usual.  A bit of AWESOME news - I made the DT at Scrapbook Deals 4 U.  They feature 2 wonderful kits each month & have a very active forum with all kinds of fun things going on.  This month is their 1 year anniversary & there will be challenges all month long.  All participants will be eligible for a chance at a wonderful GRAND PRIZE!!!!  The first challenge has already been posted - head on over :) Below are some pics of this month's gorgeous kits:

Minestrone Soup featuring NEW Jillibean Soup papers :)

Secret Garden featuring NEW Dream Street papers


I am designing with the second kit & it is BEAUTIFUL - there are only a few left, the first kit is already sold out :)  My first layout with this kit is below:


And here is a close-up of the flower:


I will be posting again this week - I know, I know, I will be a somewhat active blogger :)   Thursday is the big reveal for My Creative Scrapbook - can't wait to show you those layouts & I will also have the rest of my projects from this wonderful SD4U kit!!!  Also, I am running a Sketch Challenge at My Creative Scrapbook that will run until this Sunday - check it out here!!! Have a great night - off to scrap :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Okay - this will be a super-long post - first off I want to share my latest creations from My Creative Scrapbook.  These are all from their February Creative Kit - the first one is based off the sketch I provided for their kit.

I just received the March creative kit & all I can say is WOW - SO AWESOME!!!  I can't wait to play with this one - at the beach right now but will get to work on it as soon as I get home :)

I was tagged by Nessa & here's the deal - just go to the place on your computer where you store your photos, then to the 6th folder, then the sixth photo.  Take that photo, put it on you blog & tell it's story :)

Here's my photo:

This was of my son this past summer at the beach.  He was LOVING the sand!!!

Alright ladies - you are officially tagged - start looking through those pics :)

I was also nominated for The Fabulous Blog Award by Debbie - thanks so much!!!!

Once you win this award you are to list 5 of your addictions & then pass it on to five fabulous friends. Here are my 5 addictions:

#1  Diet Coke
#2  Scrapbook Supplies
#3  Ice Cream
#4  "Girly" Movies
#5  Pandora Radio

I am nominating the Fabulous Award to these fab five:

And to my hubby - a flashback to our past - 

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Tuesday!!

Well, I have been working on my layouts and sketch for my Guest DT spot next month at My Creative Scrapbook - such a fun kit - can't wait to show everyone!!  I was really happy with my sketch sample for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks - I had been sitting on these Basic Grey Urban Prairie papers for a while but loved them once I got scrapping :)  I think I might submit it to the Basic Grey gallery & see what happens - you never know :)


I'm always looking for new scrapbook companies and found this one recently while surfing the web - Marks Paper Company.  Their papers are beautiful - definitely check them out!!!

Bella Blvd. recently ran a giveaway of one of their new lines & I won - new goodies will be on their way to me - can't wait out check them out in person!!

Here's a little You Tube love for you -  I Love the Rain the Most by Joe Purdy

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm Back :)

Hello - okay - I haven't kept up with my initial statement of blogging 3 times a week - but I'll get back on the wagon - I promise :)  The last 2 weeks have been a bit crazy - just launched my new online community for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks - it has been such a great success so far - it is really exciting.  We had almost 90 entries for the first sketch - WOW!!  It is so neat to see everyone's take on the sketch :)  I also took Ryan to his first class today - it was only for an hour but it was his first time without me there with him.  I'm not going to lie - I peeked in the window 4 times - I couldn't help it.  Of course all the kids are seated nicely except my son who was running around the room - he's still the sweetest boy I know though :)  I applied tonight for Bella Blvd.'s Bella Artista call - fingers crossed - here is the layout I made using their papers. All the design around the scalloped paper was hand-drawn & I dotted the letters that appear polka-dotted - it took forever but I like the effect of both.  Also, I know it is usually "I love you to the moon and back" but I saw this title used on a layout in a magazine & thought it was perfect with this cloud paper :)

Well I promise to blog again this weekend - I'll leave you with a little tune - silly puppets but love this group :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Hello 2009 - I'm ready for a new year!!!

Welcome 2009!!!  Alright I am trying to start off on a good foot with the blogging - I was so good at the beginning of last year . . . we'll see :)  Justin & I just got back from OC - we spent New Year's there with Ryan.  We went out last night & left Ryan with his first non-family babysitter (Justin's bosses' daughter).  It was liberating to say the least :)  My parents watch him whenever we need it but there is a slight guilt factor there - I don't know why . . . they LOVE him to pieces - I just know he can be a lot of work - he's two and busy, busy, busy.  

So a new year means new goals - right?  Well here's my top 5:

#1  Spend more quality time with my family - go places together, work on our house (declutter), have meaningful conversations, play Skip Bo with my husband (I always win the first round), watch movies, teach Ryan how to swim . . . hmmm . . . 

#2  Lose the 25 lbs. I'm still carrying around from the baby weight.  I didn't struggle as much with the weight from Ryan - I was so motivated.  But this time - with all the circumstances surrounding the loss of the baby - we'll the motivation has not been there (it doesn't help that I'm an emotional eater either).  

#3  LEARN PHOTOSHOP!!!  It is pathetic - I have had it since last May but still don't know how to use it.  I did recently buy a book to help me - we'll see.

#4  Organize my photos in some kind of meaningful way - they are all on my desktop - I don't know what I have - a mess!!!

#5  Get on the design team for a scrapbook supply manufacturer - a dream . . . 

I've never done the Ali Edward's one little word thing but I think this year I will - my word - balance - I've lost sense of it at times - it is difficult to do everything I want to at this point in my life - I need to find a way to balance my family, friends, and my own personal goals.  So balance is the word for this year . . . 

I was asked to be a Guest Designer for My Creative Scrapbook again in February - so exciting & flattering!!  Their DT is so AWESOME & TALENTED!!

I will leave you with an adorable video & song - it makes me happy!!!