Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Scetti...challeng page

This is from a sketch on Gettin Sketchy
I really loved the sketch, and it was out in perfect time to partake in for NSD. Nicole and I decided to give it a go. This is what I came up with...
I LOVE the big picture of C and thought it would be a perfect picture to blow up and use as the bigger circle. I used the trusty Cricut to cut out the scalloped edge, then used flowers on each scallop, just to add some texture. The patterned paper was scrap that I had, so am not sure who it was from and the plain papers are all bazzil. The flourish stamps are from Close to My Heart (thanks again Nicole for letting me use them)!

NSD Stuff - Finally!!

OK, so I have been really behind with posting - heck, I am behind with scrapping!!! This being pregnant thing is really tiring me out! I have no energy to waddle my way down the stairs to my lovely scraproom! I am just now getting around to taking NSD pics off my camera! Sheesh, I have been lazy these days!
This first LO was real quick - I liked the paper - it said it all for a zoo visit. My good pal Nicole had an extra wooden monkey and that really seemed to complete the page. As far as journaling, I'm going to do that on the next zoo pages from that particular day.

This next LO was another quickie. I've been sitting on this picture of my son eating a lime, trying to figure out what to do with it. Then I stumbled upon this summer lemon/lime paper that I've had in my stash forever and thought "how perfect" I wanted the focus to be on the larger picture with the sour face, but I wanted to include this smaller cute face, so I journaled on a "lime" and stuck the picture behind the journaling.

OK, now for my favorite...well my top 2 faves (the next one will come in another post because it was a challenge page). Anyway, we were all showing off the newest doodling templates we all had, and again, my pal Nicole came through with the Princess one! I was so excited because I knew I had this picture of my niece that I thought would be perfect for the template!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

publication part 2


My June issue of Creating Keepsakes mag came in the mail today! Know what that means? I get to view my words, published in a REAL magazine for the first time EVAH. EVAH!!

And I totally forgot to be excited about it at first. We had a long day of playing and errands, and E and I both crashed at 3 when we got home. I checked the mail, smiled at the magazine (excited to have something new to finger through) but resigned to go to sleep and read the mag later. It didn't even occur to me this was THE ONE. I was tooooo tired to care.

Then, when I grabbed the magazine on my way to the kitchen to fix dinner, it hit me. "OH MY GOD ELEANA! This is IT!" Then, when I found the page I'm on, I realized they not only published an edited version of my story (which was SO long at first) but they also included a blurb from my letter to the editor as a focal point for the article! WOOP WOOP!

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Yeah, The quotes that say "Nichole, VA" and have clearly had the last name and city whited out are MINE.

I'm so excited, and ever thankful they chose something from me. Next on my to-do list for fame (haha!): publish a LO!

Saturday, May 3, 2008


**edit: winner isn't announced until the 15th.

and I'm really excited to see what you all ended up accomplishing on NSD!

Hey hey! I managed to squeeze out a tiny little page a couple days ago under motivation of winning a contest (the jury is still out on this one). The rad chicks at Scrapmojo hold monthly contests, and the winners usually get a free kit from any one of the AWESOME kit clubs out there these days. The great thing about Scrapmojo is that their challenges are super unique. Last month they called for Dr. Seuss inspired pages.

This month's challenge was themed around the hit film Juno. We had to use an element from the movie poster in our layouts. And also the title to one of the songs from the soundtrack had to be incorporated somehow. You can view the entire blog entry for the challenge (and all the awesome mojo DT layouts) here.

I chose to use the song titled "superstar" for my inspiration. About a week ago Eleana found some hair bands I got for her and chose to put them all on her wrist a la Madonna (think rubber bracelets). This was too cute to pass up with my camera. I cropped the picture to feature mostly just her hands (the lighting was bad anyway, and she wasn't doing anything particular with her face).

I used the stripes in the movie poster as my inspiration, but didn't really have any striped PP that would work for the background. So I made my own using pink and blue bazzil strips I cut, layered over some navy blue (to bring out the navy blue stripes in her pants).

I think I went stripe crazy. As Barry the bee's BFF in Bee Movie would say, "It's so stingin' stripey!"

I threw in some Love, Elsie notebook PP, and some Tres Jolie stripes as well. The title is Thickers, the peace sign and the birds are Basic Grey, plus some bling under the title, a pair of foam slippers (I think Sharon passed these to me a while ago on a sticker sheet of princess stuff) and some ribbons in the top right corner.

I didn't really journal a lot, there wasn't much to say. I think I managed to squeeze on the white tag: "bracelets until bedtime." Which is pretty much the gist of it. She wouldn't take them off until bedtime. The end. ;) (The whole title is Accessorize like a Superstar).

(winner to be announced today! aaah!)

Friday, May 2, 2008

A little of this and a lil' of that!

Hi Ladies,

It has been a while and I apologize for not posting sooner. For a a while I was on a roll and then I got side tracked. I am a bit on top of my game now, however I feel so yuckie. I am having a bit of a stomach bug yesterday and today. Feeling nausea, heartburn, ingestion, upset stomach well you know how the rest of the PEPTO ADD GOES goes. I ate so much junk within the last two days that I am feeling like H - E - double hockey sticks! Well enough of my moaning! Lets get on to business as usual! =)

My Cute Scootin' Alicia was fun to make. Bringin' out my FUNKY SIDE a bit! I just love the Die Cuts With A View, Posies glitter paper. This one is named Posie Paisley! Fun paper to go with a fun picture of Alicia. She pooped on the potty two times in one day and so that called for a big ol' prize, a new scooter. She woke up on Sunday and noticed daddy put it together and had to practice in the playroom all day! Too cute! I used the KI Lace paper and Prima Embossed flowers with funky brads in um. Bazzill purple paper and my signo pen! Journaled around the paisley!

I pimped out a Bo Bunny Love word book for my mom for Mother's Day. These books are so addicted and so much fun to make! I used mostly Fancy Pants Spring Line. Of course a ton of Embellies and my Signo pen, they are both a MUST! Some bling, flowers ribbon, rub ons and ink! Feel free to check out my gallery for all the products used which I listed. Too many to list here.

A Few Mother's Day Cards I made using all scraps, stickles, colored pencils, Stamps from CTMH and some generic stamps. The butterfly stamps are made by Autumn Leaves, The envelope with the flowers is Stamping up/ The papers are Fancy Pants, ink is Close to My heart (WHICH I AM SELLING NOW)!
The layout - YOUR FAVS @ 2
I used Junkitz paper for the circles. I used Heidi Grace pink paper and added bling to it. On the back of the pink paper was the blue paper with the rub on flowers I added and bling to those as well. The frame around Alicia is a rub on. The tag with the Prima flowers pulls out to describe where Alicia was when these pictures were taken. Then on the bottom I used my signo pen to write a few of her favorite things at 2 years old. I listed Paint & Painting ( for a total of two of the same thing) I am not feeling well so that should excuse that lil' mistake!!
We are having National Scrapbook Day at my house tomorrow. I wish you were here with us Nichole. (((((HUGS)))))) I don't even have a web cam or we could of did it through the web with you! Just know you are here with us in our hearts and I will take a ton of pics so you feel as if you were here. We should have this page popping with creative crafty altered art, layouts and cards tomorrow. Happy Scrapping to all my scrappy pals! Love, Nicole