Monday, July 25, 2011

My supermodel

When I printed this picture off of Autumn it reminded me so much of all those model shots you see of the girl in a swimsuit walking out of the water, so of course I had to give it some kind of model title.  I used a sketch from Stuck on U sketches.

So Excited!

I've been participating in Memorable Seasons Last Scrapper Standing Contest for the last several weeks and just found out this morning I made it into the top 3.  It started with over 30 ladies playing along with some amazing creations.  I feel quite honored to have made it this far with such a talented group of ladies.  This was the LO I created for last weeks challenge of no faces, at least one color medium, and at least 2 textures other than paper.  This LO was inspired by Kyoko Matsamura.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

beach babe

Another fun beach layout of Autumn down in Galveston using one of my favorite new beach lines Fancy Pants.  I lifted this layout from XOXO lipstick chick Faye.

hole lot of fun

 I love scrapping summer photos.  Such fun bright colors to work with!  This is Austin and Morgan at the beach playing in the hole they dug.  I had a bit of fun with the title.  I created this LO using the color challenge from Colour Q and a sketch from Stuck sketches.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I was quite impressed with Austin's skimboarding.  He couldn't stay on for more than a few seconds but he was actually standing on it which is more than I can say for his brother.  I got good at snapping the pictures right before he fell so it  looked like he was actually doing it! I created this layout for a challenge at Let's Get Peachy.  They are doing a recipe challenge this month and it is quite a recipe.  The layout had include the following: a punch, ink everything, fussy cutting, ribbon, bakers twine, flowers, bling, distressing, buttons, tearing, and paint.  And I got it all in there!

Monday, July 18, 2011

For the Love of the Game

It is so much fun having boys that play baseball.  I wish they were a bit more competitive with it but I guess I'll have to be competitive for all 3, LOL!  Don't worry I'm not one of the crazy parents yelling at the umpires but I do really get into cheering at the games.  I used a sketch from Stuck sketches for this.  I always struggle with paper that has such a large pattern on it, so I tucked the photo behind the large pattern so both would still be visible in the layout.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Just want to say....

It is week 4 of Memorable Seasons LSS contest.  This was the toughest challenge so far but I have also been inspired by it.  I wasn't sure what I would come up when I saw that we weren't allowed to use any photos on our LO but I'm quite happy with how it turned out.  I used Valentines from Austin's Kindergarten party.  I will probably being doing several more LO's without  photos to be able to use all those little things I have saved and never bothered putting on a LO.

Friday, July 8, 2011


The new layouts from the design team are up at XOXO so I started lifting.  I just loved the layering in the layout Kimmy did.  I really didn't deviate much from her original other than taking out some of the frilly elements because mine was a more masculine page.

I'm a new Fit Girl

I'm so excited to finally be able to share the news.  I was chosen to be a member of the new design team over at Scrap Fit.  This is such a great site with awesome challenges.  Hope you will come over and have some fun with us!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer in East Texas

I was looking through my embellishments and saw these balloons I had and decided I had to make one more card for the Scrap whispers challenge.  If you are in East Texas one of the biggest events around is the East Texas Balloon Races.  The kids love seeing the big balloons and having fun at all the activities there.  So I made this birthday card for my nephew with the balloon races in mind.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Layout Tag

Our month of thievery has started over at Scrap Friendzy.  I put the first challenge up yesterday, so come on over and play along.  I also started a game of layout tag this morning.  If you want to play get your name on the list and lets see where everyone's inspiration will lead us to.  There will also be a RAK from me offered to one random particpant.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Wet & Wild

The Echo Park Splash collection makes it so easy to scrap fun pool pictures.  I've had these sitting around for quite while since they were from Jacob's baseball party from a year ago.  I created this for the challenge over at Design Dollies to create a summer LO based on their sketch using the colors orange, yellow, white, and aqua.
Another fun summer card for Scrap Whispers challenge.