My Creations

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Do You Know LO

I made this layout with the sketch from I Am A Scrapaholic. It has a hidden journalling card behind the photo. I used Teresa Collins Bella Girl paper - I am addicted to her paper!!

Top Secret Reveal Party and The Coconut Showdown!!

Come join us at The Coconut ScrapShop as we reveal the new, secret manufacturer: Black Market Paper Society in our June Kit of The Month. {This new manufacturer is so underground, they don't even have a website yet!}

The Coconut ScrapShop's Design Team will be hosting a Private, reveal party at our forum/message board on Sunday, June 1st at 4:00 p.m. EST. You must be a registered member to participate, so come over now and get registered so that you can chat with the DT and see this gorgeous new paper and June kit.

THE COCONUT SHOWDOWN - Win $100 in prizes and a Guest DT spot for July!!!

When: Monday, June 9th thru Friday July 4th (winner to be announced Saturday July 5th)

Come get creative with us! Contestant will be judged on: Creativity, Photography, and Overall Design/Appeal. So all beginners are WELCOME! There will be no eliminations, just lots of coco'nutty creative fun! The Overall winner will receive over $100 worth of Coconut Product and a Guest Design Team Spot for the month of July!

During the entire month of June a new challenge will be given by a different Coconut Designer every Monday and will be due by that Saturday with the exception of the last week of the contest, the challenge will be due on Friday. Please be sure to join the message board and become a member as well as the gallery

Scrappers like you will be able to win prizes, products, RAKs, and other fun goodies through out the month of June. I really hope to see all of you at the shop!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wave Reviews LO

I love this photo of Payton looking out into the ocean. The photo corner is made out of flower shaped glitter. The papers and embellishments are Cloud 9.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Nature LO

Here's one last layout made with the May kit from Coconut ScrapShop. I always like to use up my scraps from the kit, so this layout helped me do just that. The photo is of me in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Back from vacation with great news!!

We got back from Jamaica early yesterday morning. In all, we encountered about 6.5 hours of delays so we traveled all night long. Not much fun to do with a 3 year old, but she did really well. The trip was lots of fun....Payton learned how to swim!! She was swimming from one side of the pool to the other without any help! We are so proud!! We also took her snorkeling - she did a really good job with it. I've got loads of photos too!!

I have some awesome news to share....I got back from vacation to learn that I am going to be on The Paper Element's original design team!!! I'm very excited to be part of this manufacturer's DT, as they have some awesome papers, stickers, and rub-ons in their collections. Here's a link to the site: It sounds like I may be creating layouts to display at the next CHA, which is beyond amazing to me!

I also recently sent in six layouts for consideration at magazine and I just found out that they want to publish all six of them in the July issue!!! I'm so excited!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Just Add Water LO

We should be arriving home from Jamaica late tonight. I hope you enjoyed this week of layouts that I did at the scrapbook cabin while we were gone!!

Another family photo taken in the pool in Punta Cana. I love the Stampin Up magic mesh in this one!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Family LO

I love this family impromptu photo taken in the Dominican Republic with our coconuts!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Wet -n- Wild LO

I used a TLC kit for this layout. I thought Wet -n- Wild was a good title, as that is what Payton was at the time of the photo!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A Visit to the Dentist LO

Yup, I brought the camera with me to Payton's first Dentist appointment!! She did such a good job sitting still! And no cavities to report!! The Dentist did comment about her pacifier habit, which we've been trying (with no success) to get rid of. Anyone have any advice for discontinuing pacifer use?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Flipper Fun LO

We are headed on a vacation to Jamaica on Friday!!! In the meantime, I have some layouts scheduled to post on my blog...I've never scheduled them before, so let's hope it works!!

I love the Jenni Bowlin papers that I used on this layout. Also used the Adorn-it sticker paper for the title. The big swooshes are from an Autumn Leaves stamp set and highlighted with Stickles.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Merry & Bright LO

This was our Christmas card for 2007. I used the Love, Elsie Noel paper for this layout. I love the funky, nontraditional look!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Pretty Birds LO

This layout was made with the Coconut ScrapShop's May kit using the Office Lingo line of paper. I painted the grungeboard and then put pearlizing paint on top for added sparkle. The photos were taken in the Dominican Republic.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Blog Candy Giveaway For A Cure!!!

This weekend is my Take Steps For Crohn's and Colitis Walk!!! As many of you know, I have suffered from Crohn's Disease for 11 years. I have been in remission for a year and am dreading the day that it comes back. Crohn's is an inflammatory bowel disease with no known cause or cure. Symptoms include severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue. I had surgery in 2006 to remove my appendix, several inches of my small intestine, and to repair holes in my large intestine.

I am 3/4 of the way to reaching my $1000 goal for the walk!!! I want to thank everyone that has donated to this wonderful cause - I really appreciate it!!

Please help me reach my goal!! There will be three winners!!! For every dollar you donate, your name goes into the drawing. Here is a link to my pledge page:

Prize 1: Stampin Up Party Punch Stamps (new, unmounted)
Prize 2: Stampin Up Garden Collage Stamps (new, unmounted)
Prize 3: Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder (new, never used)

I will announce 3 winners on May 14. Good luck and thank you!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

By the Shore LO

I just love this photo of Payton in Punta Cana!! The paper is from Crate Paper. Love the colors!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Dominican Republic Diva - Coconut ScrapShop May kit

I used the sketch featured on the Pink Paislee blog for this layout. The Pink Paislee paper and die cut goes so well with Payton's swimsuit! Look closely at the vertical and horizontal lines...I have tiny pearls scattered about. I used the Tim Holtz grungeboard by inking it with alcohol inks and then applying crackle paint. The result looks just like leather!

What a Ham LO - Coconut ScrapShop May Kit

Coconut ScrapShop's May kit is here and it is wonderful!!! It features the Office Lingo line of papers from Pink Pasilee. There is a ton of stuff included with this one....I will easily make 7-8 layouts with this kit!! Look at the cute wooden scrolls that come with it!!

These photos are of my daughter on her birthday in January. The layout is from a sketch on Pencillines.

Mommy's Girl LO - Coconut ScrapShop's May Kit

The May kit comes with so many little extras...lace, pearls, buttons, grungeboard! Look in the corner of the photo and you'll see a tiny boquet of nosegay flowers! How cute!

Swimming With The Fishes LO - Coconut ScrapShop May Kit

These are photos of me swimming with the dolphins in Punta Cana. I painted and put crackle paint on the grungeboad word "swimming" for a neat look. The word "Fishes" are puffy stickers that came with the kit. I haven't seen puffy stickers since 5th grade!! How fun! Click on the photo to see the detail.

Cat-o-lantern LO - Coconut ScrapShop May Kit

Yup, I'm finally getting to my Halloween photos from last year!! The border is a die cut from the Office Lingo collection. The skulls and crossbones are Tim Holtz grungeboard. I love the grungeboard because I can color it whatever color I want and it is so easy to use!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Twinkle Toes LO

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!

This is another layout designed from the Coconut ScrapShop's Ballet Kit. In honor of NSD, the Coconut ScrapShop has their past kits at 40% off until May 4!!!! That means you can get this awesome kit for only $12.60!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Making Christmas Cookies LO

I used the Love, Elsie Noel line of papers for this layout. I love the nontraditional Christmas look!