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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway #2!!

Jen from the Coconut ScrapShop has generously donated this "Embellish 2008 Idea Book" for scrapbookers and stampers!!! Ready…set…embellish! Introducing the Embellish 2008 Idea Book! Loaded with how-to ideas to add the latest accessories to your pages! Need inspiration to jump-start your next layout? Embellish 2008 is your ultimate resource for how to use embellishments! Everything from metal, chipboard, alphabets, bling, rub ons, flowers, acrylic, stitching, ribbon, stamping and much more. Fun is in the details - and we’ve got over 160 pages of pure fun just for you! Get your copy today!

To enter this giveaway, visit the Coconut ScrapShop and let me know what your favorite item is!! I'll draw a name this weekend!!

Also, on July 31 at 6pm EST, there will be a special August kit reveal party at the Coconut ScrapShop!!! Be on the message board tomorrow for the party to get a sneak peek at this wonderful kit!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway time is here!!!

Blog Candy!!!! Up for grabs is a brand new, unmounted Stampin Up limited edition stamp set "Garden Collage."

Just visit The Coconut ScrapShop and let me know what your favorite item from the store is!!

I'll draw a name this weekend!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Loving Liberty LO

Another layout from the July Coconut ScrapShop kit. This is Payton with her cousin (who was in the 4th of July parade). I stamped the star background with the stamp that was included in the kit. I also altered one page from the tabbed book that came with the kit to use as a frame for the photos. I used foam stamps and acrylic paint for the title.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Jump on the Bed LO

I'm back to showing you the layouts I made with the July Kit from the Coconut ScrapShop!!! The colors were easy to mix and match to create a layout for any theme.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Precious Belle LO

Ok, this is the last of the Black Market Paper Society layouts that went to CHA. I had to make sure our family cat was featured so that she wouldn't get mad!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lovely LO

This is another BMPS layout that I did for CHA.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My layout at The Paper Element booth at CHA!!!

Here's a photo of The Paper Element booth featuring their newest paper lines that I hopefully can get my hands on in the next few months!!
Many thanks to Jen Martakis for taking this photo of my layout at The Paper Element booth!!!

Learning to Swim LO

I love the papers in this Black Market Paper Society line. They go great with swimming photos, and we all know that I have a lot of those! These are the first photos of Payton in Jamaica when she learned to swim!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Memory Lives Forever LO

This layout is made with the Letters From Paradise collection from the Black Market Paper Society.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pretty as an Orchid LO

This layout features the "Let It Bloom" line from the Black Market Paper Society.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Shell Hunt LO

This layout is made with the Black Market Paper Society's "Ebony and Alabaster" line. It is debuting at CHA right now!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dandelion Dreams LO

This layout is from the Black Market Paper Society's "Letters From Paradise" collection and is on display at CHA! The colors are great and I love the journaling tags that match! I made the flower out of their paper using an old technique....I'll have a tutorial on how to make it later.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Wave Pool LO

This is one of the layouts that will be at CHA for the Black Market Paper Society! I love the colors in the "When the Weather is Fine" collection! I stamped the title with foam stamps and acrylic paint.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

On display at CHA!!!!!

I'm so excited...I've got 15 layouts that will be displayed at CHA Chicago this weekend!!! They will be at the Black Market Paper Society booth and The Paper Element booth. I'll be unveiling the layouts that you haven't seen yet starting tomorrow!!

I really wish that I could have been able to attend CHA. It's so close...only a 2.5 hour drive....but I just couldn't snag a pass to get in.

If anyone is going to CHA, can you please take a photo of these two booths for me??

We Got Spririt LO

This is another layout from the Coconut ScrapShop's Cheerleading kit. I love the cheerleader paper and the little embroidered stickers that come with the kit!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Our Squad LO

Here's another layout done with the Cheerleading kit from the Coconut ScrapShop. It comes with lots of rub-ons and cute little cheerleading uniform stickers!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cheerleading Memories LO

The Coconut ScrapShop just made a new cheerleading kit!!!! I was a cheerleader throughout high school for wrestling, girls and boys basketball, and football, so I have my share of cheerleading photos to scrap! Now these photos were taken over 15 years ago, so let's not laugh at my hair, shall we??

Sunday, July 13, 2008

First Swings of Spring LO

I love the FAQ post-it that came with our Coconut July kit! There are several kinds in the store...for only 10 cents each!! I'm sure to stock up on them! These are photos of Payton finally going out to play on the swingset this spring after all the snow melted and it was above freezing!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Special Sunrise LO

I love the amber paper that is included in the July kit from the Coconut ScrapShop! I thought it would look perfect with the sunrise photos from Punta Cana. The die cut arrows and journal blocks that are included in the kit are so much fun to work with too! This layout is inspired by the sketch from Sketch This!

Friday, July 11, 2008

July 4, 2008 LO

After the 4th of July parade, we went to the local park where Payton got her face painted and we ate some over-priced hot dogs. Payton had a good time. This is made with the Scenic Route papers from the Coconut ScrapShop.

I am pleased to announce that altough my term with Coconut ScrapShop is due in August, I will be staying on as a designer for another 6 months!! Yeah, I'm so excited!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Manati Park Bird Show LO

These photos are from a bird show that we saw in Punta Cana. The birds were really cool, as they rode around in remote control cars, skateboards, bikes, and rollerblades! This layout is made from the July kit from Coconut ScrapShop!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

American Spirit LO

These photos are hot off the press from this 4th of July. Every year we attend the hometown parade. This layout is made using the July kit and the add-on cardstock kit at the Coconut ScrapShop. I painted the letters, then stamped them with a star stamp in Versamark and heat embossed. Sketch is by So Sketchy.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Never too Cold for a Freezie Pop LO

Now that it's warm out, I can scrapbook my winter photos! This is Payton eating a freezie pop in a snowstorm this past winter. This layout is made with the July kit from the Coconut ScrapShop. The kit comes with an alterable mini book, but I decided to use the tabbed book pages in my layout instead. I highly recommend getting the cardstock add-on for this kit, as it is only a few dollars and will help you produce several more layouts.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

This Girl Can Snorkel LO

The July kit from the Coconut ScrapShop is here!!! It has a 4th of July theme to it, but since I didn't get a whole lot of good Independence Day photos yesterday, I'll be using it in creative ways to apply it to all different themes. The kit consists of many double sided papers and die cuts from Scenic Route and some Heidi Swapp chipboard letters. I love the ric rac that comes with it too!

In this layout, I wanted to journal about Payton's first snorkeling trip. We went on a snorkeling boat to a reef in Jamaica this past May. Payton did such a good job with her flippers and breathing through the snorkel! The only problem we had was that her face was too small for the smallest goggles we could find, so it leaked stingy, salty water into her eyes. But she still stuck her face in the water to get a look at the reef.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go LO

Yup, this is my 10th layout that I designed with my Paper Element goodies. I always like to use up my scraps, and that's what I did with this layout. Payton is all dressed up in her Easter dress here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Spread Your Wings LO

Payton really liked this layout from the Sugar line of The Paper Element. She said, "Mom, you turned me into a butterfly!!!"

This layout is probably the heaviest one I've ever made...with the chipboard butterflies and the metal flower. I made my own ticket and barcode using the Cricut and some stamps.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 magazine

Yippeee! I have six layouts that are published in the July issue of magazine!! Here's the direct link to them: