Monday, December 3, 2012

Friday, December 6th Giveway

I just love buying gifts during the holiday season.  I try to think of what each person will enjoy and what will get used or cherished.  I try not to get anything that will get stuck in the back of the closet, never to be seen again.  My favorite person to buy for is my son, Sean.  First, he's super easy to buy for.  If it's an action figure or action figure related, he'll just love it.  Next, he gets so excited by every gift he opens.  His reaction is what gift giving is all about.  Last, he always says thank you.  He's the absolute PERFECT give givee!!

This week's question is, who is your favorite person to buy/give gifts to and why?

Just leave a comment by noon CST Friday, December 6th, and you can win the goodies below.  A winner be chosen using and will be posted Friday afternoon.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Giveaway

I'm extending the deadline to 5:00pm today.  I would love to give away some goodies.  All you need to do is leave a comment on Monday's post.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Giveaway for Friday, November 30th

Every year the stores start putting out costumes for Halloween.  This always signals me to start thinking about the holidays.  I can't wait for Halloween to pass so I can start planning Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday shopping, trimming the tree, decorating the yard, and planning my gift giving shopping list.  I start thinking about the true meaning of Christmas and I'm so thankful that God gave his son to us.  I start thinking about how important it is to make certain my children enjoy the holidays without losing sight of how blessed we are.  I also start thinking about how I can give back or help others.  Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year because I truly believe most of the country if not the world is a little happier and a little more optimistic.

This week's question is what makes you feel like the holidays or the Christmas season has arrived?  Post a comment by noon CST Friday, November 30th, to be eligible to win this weeks giveaway.  I will select a winner using and will post the winner's name Friday afternoon.  Good luck everyone!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Winner and Technique

This week's winner is Susan D.  Congratulations!!  Check back Monday for another question and giveaway.

I saw this circle flower technique on Miss Fancy Pants and I can't wait to give it a try.  If you try it, please come back and post a pick.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giveaway for Friday, Nov 23rd

I thought about my post for Monday, but forgot to put it up.  I am thankful that I will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow with my family and we are all in good health.  Good has been good to us.  What are you most thankful for?

Leave a comment by noon CST Friday and I will pick a winner to receive a paper and embellishment pack.


Monday, November 12, 2012

November Giveaways

I love this time of year.  It gives me the same feeling that scrapbooking does.  I'm able to reflect on the year, on all of the blessings God has given me, the love I have for my family, and where I'm at in my life.  Just as I am so thankful for all I have been blessed with I want to be a blessing to others.  I want to share the warm, joyous feelings this time of year always brings me.  So I'm thrilled to let you know that there will be several giveaways starting this week.

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting the Friday Night Chat this week over on Scraps of Color.  There will be 4 challenges with a giveaway for each plus one giveaway as a door prize.  Please stop by to check out the challenges and to join in the fun.

Also, beginning Monday, November 19th, and every Monday following through the end of the year,  I will be posting a question of the week.  All you have to do is post an answer by noon CST the applicable Friday to be eligible to win.  Winners will be selected using and will be posted each Friday afternoon.

I hope you can join me for the fun and that you enjoy the holidays just as much as I plan to.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

SOC Blog Hop Winners!!!!!

Hope everyone had a great time hopping for the SOC 8th Anniversary Blog Hop.  All of the ladies have great blogs and did some wonderful projects.

An overall winner has been selected for the SOC 8th Anniversary Blog Hop.  The winner is Sheila H. CONGRATULATIONS Sheila!!!!

The winner of my blog candy is TuckSprings3!!  Congratulations.  Please email me your contact information so I can get your prize shipped out.

Friday, October 5, 2012

SOC Blog Hop

Welcome to SOC's 8th Anniversary Blog Hop! I'm glad you stopped by for the celebration! We will be hopping from 9 a.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Monday, EST. If you're dropping by from Classygirl's blog or Sharette's blog, then you're in the right place! However, if you started here, you can visit the SOC E:spire blog to join this party from the beginning!

To commemorate Scraps of Color's 8th birthday, I, along with some talented papercrafters, have teamed up to share projects based on the celebrations in our lives. We wanted to have this special blog hop to celebrate this great crafting community where we laugh, play, and create together and encourage and inspire one another.

I am at CKC so I didn't get a layout done for my post, but I did get some great blog candy.  You must become a follower  and leave a comment on my blog by Monday, Oct. 8th at 11 pm EST. If you're already a follower, you'll be counted twice! One lucky reader will be randomly drawn and the winner will be posted on my blog on Wednesday, Oct. 10th. Good luck!!! 

Thanks for participating in the blog hop.  Here is a list of blogs in case you missed any.

Blog Hop Order:

September Winner

I'm so sorry!!  I was so excited about CKC that I forgot to pick a winner.  The winner of the September giveaway is Charlene.  Congratulations Charlene!!!  You have two weeks to email me with contact information so I can send your prize out.

I'm holding off a couple of days to post pics of the October giveaway.  As I said, I'm at CKC so I'm going to have CKC goodies to giveaway.  Check back Sunday for the reveal.

As always, to be eligible to win, be a follower of my blog or leave a comment letting me know you want to win.  I'll post the winner October 31st.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

Layers, layers, and more layers

I love using layers of paper to add texture and interest to my pages.  I typically use coordinated papers in the collection with smaller prints from other collections that have similar colors.  Starting with a collection allows me to quickly put my pages together and get more pages done in the time I have available. 

I used Bella Blvd papers from different collections for this layout.  I used different punches to create my layered embellishments and added an oval sticker to the second element.  I added even more visual interest to the first element by "layering" in some doodles with my Spica glitter marker.  I just love the look, the visual interest, and it never hurts to save money by using what you have on hand to create embellishments versus buying those that are put together by the manufacturers.

Monday, September 3, 2012

September Giveaway

As I mentioned last month, I really enjoyed the giveaway and plan to host one each month.  This month I am giving away 12 spools of American Crafts ribbon.  Each spool has 4 feet and the colors are perfect for this time of year.  All you have to do to be eligible is, by September 29th, to 1) be a follower of this blog and 2) leave a comment to this post letting me know you want to win .  One randomly selected winner will be announced September 30th.

Good luck!!!!

Friday, August 31, 2012


Please let me start by saying that I had so much fun with my giveaway.  Thank you all for following my blog.  I plan to have a giveaway every month going forward so check back Tuesday to see what September's giveaway will be.  I can't promise they'll all be as big as this one was though.

Now, on to what you've been waiting for...the winners of the three paper giveaway boxes are:

Craftee Chic
I used to select the winners. 

Please email me at with your name and address.  These items will ship out next week.  You have two weeks to respond with your contact information.  Any unclaimed prizes will go in to the next month's giveaway.

I really hope the winners enjoy their prizes and I would love to see what you create!

HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!  I pray you and your family have a blessed holiday.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Paper Flowers

I just saw this post at Pink Paislee and think its a great tutorial on making your own paper flowers.  They even include a PDF download.  If you decide to give it a try, let me know how your flowers turn out. 

Pink Paislee Paper Flowers

Paper Giveaway Final Days

It's getting down to the final days of the paper giveaway.  You have until the end of the month to become a blog follower which makes you eligible to win one of three sets of scrapbook papers and embellishments.  See the details at

Example of some of the papers in one of the boxes:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sketchers Design Team Call

You know that I adore sketches.  I think they make a wonderful starting point for creating a layout.  There is a new sketch site, Sketchers, which will have new sketches each week.  They are looking for design team members to interpret the sketches and make examples for others to use as inspiration. 

I've used their sketch and have included my interpretation below.  As I often do, I took the one page layout and turned it into a two page layout.

Please stop by their blog and enjoy my layout!!


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Buttons and Pearls

I used another layout from iClassygirl.  I actually follwed this layout pretty close.  Since I was doing a more masculine page, I used buttons and pearls for my embellishments.  I often leave the button holes empty or tie twine through them.  I attended a class at CKC last year when we used brads in the button holes and I like that technique as well.  With this layout, I didn't want much bling and I wanted the focus to be on the pictures so i used the same pearls I was embellishing with in the button holes.  It was something just slightly differenct and quirky which I thought went well with the pictures.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Paper Giveaway Update

The blog is hosting a paper giveaway.  See the details at

I started getting the paper ready for the giveaway and things quickly got out of control :o)  I stopped counting at 75 sheets in each box.  I then decided that for some of the sets, I may as well give the matching embellishments with the papers.  I also decided that there may as well be some card stock to go along with the patterend papers.  Again, things quickly got out of control.  Each set is different, but I tried to spread the pages as evenly as possible.  I also took updated pics of one of the boxes.

There is still plenty of time to enter.  All you need to do is follow my blogby August 30th.  Good luck!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shave to Save Update

In May I donated some albums to a friend to help  her fundraising efforts for Shave to Save, an event to raise funds for Hope House which provides housing for patients and family members undergoing cancer treatment.  She was able to raise the funds needed to get her hair cut on stage.  A few months later and her hair is growing back by leaps and bounds. 

Way to go, Holly!!!

Disney Princesses

My daughter has outgrown Disney princesses, but I still love the happy feelings I get when I see them.  I took a Disney princess paper pad and combined it with a K & Company pastel pad to ceate these fun pages.  I also used my latest and greatest tools, my Lucky 8 punches. 

I went into my tool bin and pulled out an old cutting guide to create the Sleeping Beauty pages.  It's great to use older papers, embellishments, or tools to breath new life into your layouts.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Paper Giveaway

I go through my paper a few times a year and give away the paper I know I am not going to use.  This year is. no exception.  All you have to do is follow my blog by Thursday, August 30th, and you will be eligible to win.

I will randomly pick 3 winners to receive 50 sheets of 12"x12"paper each and I'll cover the postage.  I'm sorry, but I can't take requests.  This will be a random assortment of some of the sheets below.

The winner will be selected and posted Friday, August 31st.  GOOD LUCK!!!!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

More Sketch Translations

I used two sketches at to create more layouts.  I created a single page layout as displayed in the first sketch.  I translated the second sketch into a two page layout.  Sketches are a great starting point whether you've just started scrapbooking or, like me, you've been scrapping for a number of years.  You can make a literal translation onto your page or you can add your own "spice" to make it your own.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sketch Translations

I love using sketches and putting my own spin on them.  I tell people that I am trying to encourage to start scrapbooking, that using a sketch is like taking a recipe and adding your own go to seasonings.  I created this layout using a Sketchabilities sketch.  Let me know what you think.

I also turned it into a two page spread.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

8 x 8 Travel Album

This travel album is done in an 8 x 8 format.  It allows you to memorialize a trip on a small, less intimidating scale.

More graduation pages.  This album includes pages for each school year and was a lot off fun to make.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

New items in Etsy shop!!

New items have been added to our Etsy shop.  Stop by to take a look at new albums and two page layouts.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Shave to Save

I created albums for a friend who is raising funds in support of Shave to Save which benefits the American Cancer Society's Hope House.  The albums were auctioned during a wine tasting.  Here are a few photos.

If you would like to offer support, please visit

Monday, March 12, 2012

Albums for sale on Etsy.

I've used items on hand to create a few albums at a greatly reduced price.   Sizes range from 6 x 6 all the way up to 12 x 12.  They are priced to sell from $20.00 up to $125.00.  Below are just a sample of the pages in these albums.  Head over to my Etsy store and take a look.