Sunday, June 29, 2008

New layouts & I'm getting published

I bought this really cool tool a couple of weeks ago from scrapbook dreamer...its an edge distresser from Tim Holtz.

I've been using it A LOT on my layouts lately....I know it has been around fro a while but I am kicking myself in the but for not getting one sooner! Using this cool little toy I created one of my favorite layouts I have ever done.

Materials used:
Basic grey paper & chipboard
Worldwin cardstock
Sakura white pen
American Crafts brown pen
Brilliance ink pad
Offray ribbon

I have a few more layouts that i have done that I have forgotten to post....

This is my hubby's baby photo & info...

materials used;
Basic Grey paper & chipboard
Melissa Francis hand prints & teddy bear
wrights lace
colorbox chalk
Queen & Co. gems
crafts glitter

Our boys school photos

materials used;
Rusty Pickle paper & stars
Offray Ribbon
EK Success chipboard letters
Kaiser gems
Junkitz gems

More of my hubby and his sister when they were younger;

Materials Used;
Melissa Frances paper & chipboard
Bazzill cardstock & Flowers
Crafts gems
Offray Ribbon
Brilliance Ink pad
Prima Flowers

THREE of my layouts were picked up for publication this week at Ready, Set, Create! I am super excited! Thanks Jen!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer fun has started!

It was a fabulous weekend! On Saturday we stayed home and tinkered around the house...nothing too exciting but a nice relaxing day! On Sunday we went out to my parents trailer at Wildwood campground. There was a nice small car show going and it was fun walking aorund looking at these awesome cars!

We then took the boys to the beach just down the road. Although it was cold you never would have guessed it! They didn't care, they wanted to go in the water!

I also got another layout done....I seemed to have lost my mojo so if you find it can you return to me please? lol!!!

This is my hubby Jon when he was younger with his sister.

Laura has chosen the ladies that will be joining and the Dreamer design team! I couldn't have picked better ladies! Congrats Kathi, Dawn, Katie & Meg!!!! Your work is amazing!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Fathers Day photos

Just thought I would share some photos from Fathers day. Every year my brother Rob and his lovely wife Brenda hold the celebration. We also celebrate my moms birthday (June 12th)

This is my mom & dad (married 45 years)

and this is my brother Rob & his wife Brenda and my niece Ashely and her boyfriend Mike

Ashley & Mike

My brother Pat and his Kathy and their kids Alicia and Ryeland

My sister Deb and her hubby Brent (Brady was working)

My sexy hubby and our boys

My crazy dad and our crazy boys!

And Ryeland & Alicia with our boys

Hope you all had a fabulous fathers day!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

More layouts...

Just wanted to share a few more layouts I did....

This is another for June's reveal at scrapbook Dreamer...

Here is another double page I did about my dad with my boys....

I used from Scrapbook Dreamer

Daisy D's & Creative Imaginations paper
Fire Heart 12x12 Cardstock - Bazzill
7gypsies quote box
Precision Pen - Black - .05 Tip - American Crafts

other materials
crafts ribbon
Basic grey chipboard & letter stickers

Some random photos of my hubby when he was little.

This was for the scraplift challenge I lifted JJ Sobeys - Oreiller poilu

***Cosmo Cricket paper (available at SBD)
***Tim Holtz paper distresser (available at SBD)
***AC brown pen (available at SBD)
Fancy pants chipboard
Brilliance ink pad
? stamp

I did this one for the sketch challenge at dreamer using a sketch from Cheries' sketches

and page 2 I did for the photography challenge using Kayla's layouts A Sleeping Baby as inspiration

Thanks so much for looking.

Hope all you dads out there have a fabulous tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Weekend fun

Saturday was soooooooooooo hot I thought I was going to melt! To keep the boys cool and let them have some fun we set up this awesome water slide (after lathering them up with sun block) their Uncle Rob & Aunt Brenda got them for Christmas last year. They had such a fabulous time!!!!! I think they were wrinkled by the time they were done playing

Hope the weather is nice where you are and thanks for visiting my little blog!

Monday, June 9, 2008

More reveal and first layouts about Jons new car

As I posted earlier in my blog we bought a 1976 Chevelle Laguna for my hubby...being a scrapbooker I couldn't resist doing a layout.....

I used some of my kit from Scrapbook Dreamer for June to create this layout....

The boys have been hard at work with their daddy on the new car....Of course I HAD TO take pictures....

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New month a Dreamer

A new month means new reveals, challenges and contest at Dreamer!!!

This month I got to work with some great papers from Fiskars! The paper is all double sided or flocked! SOOOOOOOOOO yummy!!!!

I created this double page about the love between father and easy with great supplies!

Here is a close up of some of the detail

The quote reads
'Every now and then beautiful angels appear cleverly disguised as ordinary human beings....Dads'

journaling reads;
There are some bonds that are the bond between our boys and their dad. Cody & Tyler miss their dad a lot while he is the road all week and look forward to the weekend when their dad is home. Tyler is out in the shop with him, mirroring everything he does. And Cody can’t wait for dad to take him fishing! Jons loves his boys so much, they are his world, his heart, his reason for being

Materials used;

***Fiskars patterned paper ***(available at SBD)
***Tonic edge distresser ***(available at SBD)
brilliance ink pad
prima flowers
crafts gems
BG chipboard letters & rub ons
Tim Holtz Grungeboard

This months contest is up over at dreamer too


This month, our contest asks you to show off your layouts celebrating Dad, weddings or anniversaries! There is something in there you can do!

Submit your layout for your chance to win!

When you win a monthly contest, you'll also win a spot as our guest designer for a month. As a Guest DT Member, you'll have the chance to toss out the question of the day and to design your own challenge. What fun!!

This month's winner will have the opportunity to join us as a Guest Designer for the month of August. This gives us time to pick a winner and to ship out your winnings!


This contest is worth a shopping spree to our store worth $25.

All items need to have been made between June 1, 2008 and June 30, 2008 to be eligible.


Enter as many times as you'd like.

The contest will end June 30, 2008 at midnight (CST). The winner will be announced in our forum shortly after.

Please post your creations to the correct area in the gallery under Contests. If they aren't there, we can't judge them!

If you've won a contest in the last 3 months or are a member of the DT, you are not eligible for this contest. If you live outside the US you will receive the shipping credit of 4.60 but will be responsible for any charges above that. If you aren't eligible to win, we would still love to see what you're up to so share your layouts with us!

Good luck!
Laura & the SBD team!

and don't forget all the awesome challenges at Dreamer too....and you still have time to apply for the design team!

The Design Team Call for will run from May 6 to June 15, 2008.
All submissions will be reviewed at the end of the submission deadline and winners will be contacted and announced by June 20th.

As a DT Member, you will be expected to do the following:

1. Upload at least two layouts prepared with product sent monthly and one additional project of your choice. Your creations are to be posted in the gallery along with details about each project, products used and any special techniques such as paper tearing, painting, stamping, inking, distressing, ect. in your description.

2. Post one scrapbook related challenge to the forum per month.

3. One scrapbook related article or review bimonthly with clear pictures. The article can be a how-to or an article about the latest trends in scrapbooking. You will reserve the right to said articles and how-to's with the express permission that they are to be used by for at least 6 months and cannot be posted by you to any other site during that period of time. further reserves the right to include those articles and how-too's on the main site, in news letters and on the blog.

4. Positive and encouraging participation in our Gallery & Forum along with participation in our online events such as crops, chats or classes. Our goal is to be an active, friendly site.

5. Advertise on Yahoo or MSN Groups as well as your blog if you have one and anywhere else it is acceptable to do so. This can be a simple, “Have you seen what’s new at”, “Come to my chat!”, “Did you see my layout….?”. Be sure to include a full link back to the site so people can find what you are talking about easily. Be sure to add Design Team Member for in your signature line when possible.

6. Finally, a six-month commitment to give your best and to help make it a wonderful friendly site.

Here is what you will get in return:

1. A 25% off retail discount on MOST purchases from Very few things are exceptions!

2. A $25 Gift Certificate for you to purchase items from the store.

3. International recognition as a Design Team member for a growing online scrapbook store.

Submission Process:

You need to register on our forum and post at least 15 times during the DT Call so we can get to know you. You also need to upload your creations in our gallery under DT Call 2008. You can upload as many times as you would like. It is important that you include your name & user ID when uploading to the gallery so that we can properly identify you and your work. After you have submitted to the gallery you will need to email us (more info below) the questionnaire.

Complete the following and email to:

Please put DT CALL in subject line.

• Name, mailing address, phone number, email address
• Your screen name
• Links to other online galleries that show your work
• Scrapbook Resume if you have one (not required)

Include the answers to the following questions in your email:
1) Why are you interested in a DT position?
2) Have you ever designed for another website/company? If so, who?
3) Are you currently designing for another website/Company? If so, who?
4) Are you active on any message boards? Which ones?
5) How long have you been scrapbooking?
6) Do you have a blog? What is the address?
7) Do you do any altered items or stamping?
8) Who are your favorite manufacturers? (top 5)


Monday, June 2, 2008

Gone fishin' and hubby's new baby!

Last weekend we took the boys fishing out on the boat and they had a great time! They each caught fish and were super excited. I love to watch them when they get excited about things...they are so animated and fun!

My hubby also got a fabulous gift this weekend...well him and the boys! He got a 1976 Chev Laguna! It's a project car for him and the boys to restore and have fun with. He works so hard, its so nice that he finally got a toy!