Monday, November 9, 2009

BoBunny Christmas Card Sketch

Well, it's been almost forever since my last post. Sometimes I get on a roll and I'm on here all the times and then I let it get away and as you can see it's been since the spring that I've posted. BoBunny has a great challenge right now. Make a card using the sketch on their blog for a chance to win some of their Tis The Season collection. Here's what I managed to come up with:

The cardstock is Bazzill, all patterned paper is BoBunny along with the wreath tag. Letters are from Making Memories and the ribbon is Sheer Creations from Michael's. The gems are a mix of Heidi Swapp and Me and My Big Ideas. The rub-on is unknown.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Winner! Winner!

OK, I'm so sorry I forgot to draw a winner. My only excuse is a sick child who has been running a fever practically non-stop since Friday. It finally broke last night and although she is feeling better this morning, she's still got a nasty cough. But, you really don't want to hear about that, so on to the winner!

The winner is:


"I have been trying to use my old stash on LOs. I have a hard time using large bits of my new paper so I tend to use older stuff for LOs."

If this is you please email me with your address so I can get your prize out to you.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Blog Giveaway!

Wow! Wow! Wow! You've got to head on over to Melissa's blog for a chance to win her giveaway! Heck, I'd take the first few prizes, but the last one - well, I'm not telling - you have to check it out yourself. Here's the link and good luck!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Looking for a Challenge

If you're looking for a challenge, head on over to YMBD and check out the Design Team's challenges for this month. I love summer time and although we're not quite there yet, I'm totally up for the summer heat. I love it. So this month, my challenge is all about the colors of summer heat - red, yellow and orange. Here's my inspiration:

If I pick your name you could win some beautiful journaling spots.

And don't forget about YMBD's 92 Days Of Summer contest. The grand prize is a Slice! LOs are not due until September 30!! But there's a bunch of early bird prizes to win along the way, so come on over and check it out.

And don't forget to follow UYS and their month-long Blog-A-Versary. There are all sorts of yummy prizes to win.

Monday, June 1, 2009

It's UYS's Blog-A-Versary Blog Hop

Welcome to my little blog. I'm second on the list for UYS's Blog-A-Versary. I've made quite a few cards lately using my scrap stash. So my scrap bin is slowly being depleted. Yay me!!

Stop by the UYS Blog to wish them a very Happy Birthday!! And remember to check in all month long for challenges and a chance at lots of yummy prizes that will be given away.

I'll be giving away a prize on my blog this week. It's papers from Die Cuts With a View Green Stack, plus a few other goodies added in. If you're looking for a chance to score these papers then leave a comment on my blog letting me know what you've been doing with your "older" stash lately. I'll draw a winner on Friday.

Take a few minutes to head on over to Kelli's blog to see what she's been up to lately.

**To be entered in the prize of the Core'dinations cardstock packs, you MUST visit and comment on all blogs in the blog hop**

Friday, May 29, 2009

Did You Ever??

Did you? Did you ever have one of those weeks when you just didn't feel like doing a darn thing? Well, that's been my week. We had friends from out of town over Memorial Day Weekend - which was a blast by the way!! It is our tradition every year. Our friends come down from Jersey and then we invite more people over on Sunday for a big BBQ. This year was no different and the time flew by so fast. I won't get into the nitty gritty, but I can remember a time when we'd be up sitting on the back deck until 1 or 2 in the morning. We're getting old is all I'm willing to say!

Here's a LO I did commemorating our last Memorial Day weekend together.

But, I've gotten away from my week. I figured after everyone went home on Monday that I'd take it easy for the day. Right??? WRONG!!!

My mom called and reminded me that the rockers she and my dad were getting rid of were waiting for us at her house and would we mind picking them up. Today, if possible. Sure, no problem. But DH decided that he wanted the room we were going to put them in ready for it. Our bedroom. Well, that meant that sleeper chair we were taking out of our bedroom to put in the old nursery had to be moved first. Which also meant that the old nursery had to be cleaned. It had become our room for storing what we didn't know what to do with. So I spent my Monday morning and early afternoon cleaning out that room. What a chore! But it got done. Mind you, I was going to relax for the ENTIRE day. I thought I deserved it after the weekend.

So off we go to my mom's (she lived only 15 minutes away) and half way there it starts to pour down rain. So once we get there we have to wait about a half an hour for it to let up enough to be able to take the chairs out to the cars. Good thing I drive a mini-van. Anyway we get them moved and into the house and they look great. So does the old nursery. But to finish my story, that took all the energy I had - for the entire week!

So here I am Friday morning, realizing that the vacuuming didn't get done, along with the laundry and a few other items. And I'm supposed to be packing for my getaway crop weekend with a couple of girl friends. I'm supposed to leave this afternoon. Needless to say my ignoring the housework Tuesday through Thursday was probably not the best of plans. So today, the beds are made, the laundry is...well, being laundered. One load done and put away. More to come. I still need to vacuum, and pack for my trip. There are not enough hours in my day. Anyone want to come help???

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blog-A-Versary Time

UYS (Use your Stash) Blog is getting ready to celebrate their 1 year anniversary!! There is going to be lots of fun, challenges and great prizes. Come check out the site now so you can be ready when the fun starts.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

More Blog Candy

What a prize pack! Juliana Michaels is celebrating her birthday in a big way. She's giving out this amazing prize pack. So if you want a chance to win, head on over to her blog and post a comment!


Friday, May 15, 2009

Want to Win a SLICE!

Here is a quick run-down on this contest from the announcement thread:
Contest Details:

When: June 1st to August 31st, 2009 (92 Days)
Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2009
Submission Location: 92 Days of Summer Contest Gallery

How to Participate:

At the beginning of each week (Monday) we will post an inspiration thread with some tips, tricks and a YMBD original sketch. You will be required to take one photo a day each week (7 photos/week). You may choose to use some of the tips and tricks we've suggested and the sketch, or not (that is up to you). Either way, you must take one photo a day each week, and create a layout with your 7 photos (this will result in 92 photos over the summer and 13 layouts)

You must upload your layouts to our "92 Days of Summer" Gallery, (deadline for submissions: September 30th, 2009).

You must keep track of your progress and keep your tracking post up to date.
Seriously, this is not as hard as it sounds! There are going to be sketches and lots of inspiration and I think there are going to be provisions for if you miss a day or two. And most of all there are going to be MAD PRIZES! There are sponsors lined up for first and second and third prizes, and of course there is the Slice. Digital layouts are also acceptable. So come on over and check out the message board to get all the details. HERE

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Rainy Days and Fridays

Well, the only good thing I can think of for today is that it's actually Friday! Woohoo! Still, I'm stuck indoors - again. We have had nothing but rain, rain, and more rain since early last week. I think today will actually be our 11th day of rain (expecting storms this afternoon). We've had over 3" of rain in a week when that's all we get in a month's time around here. My shoes are squelching, even when I walk in the house (well, not really, but you get the point.)

Want to know why I'm stuck inside again. Poor Nick. He's home from school today with a yucky cold. I had a feeling it was coming on, but I just kept thinking (hoping) that it would end up being his allergies. He's even running a bit of a fever this morning.

So I'll stay inside and catch up on laundry and whatever else I feel like doing. We were supposed to go over to my mom's for dinner, but that's off. Now I'll have to come up with something. Uggghhh!

Hope the rest of you are having a great day!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Life With Maria

Once again, I have been so bad about blogging. Don't know why. I've actually had the time, but just not the interest. Maybe because I never think I'm any good at this or better yet - I really have no idea what to say. LOL Most of my friends would disagree because half the time they can't get me to shut up.

But DD Maria can beat me at it any time. The girl can talk. I mean really about anything, anytime. She's good at holding a conversation with herself too. I heard her talking in her room the other day (I thought with her brother) until I realized he wasn't even home. Nope, she was in just a chatting away with herself. It was cute.

She came to me yesterday and had decided to finally get her ears pierced. Mind you, we've been talking about this on an off for a couple of years. But the child is afraid of pain, needles, you name it. And of course just the thought of this sends her into a nervous frenzy. She gets stomach aches when she gets nervous. Had one last night, so I had to tell her she won't be getting her ears pierced this weekend until she's REALLY ready.

I'm still taking her, I just don't want her to be worrying about it for the rest of the week. We also got a great note from one of her teachers. And of course there was a great challenge over at Lifetime Moments this weekend for NSD. So I put them together and came up with this LO to document her teacher's kind words.

This was from her Social Studies teacher. "So often us teachers have to focus most of our attention on those students who aren't doing what they are supposed to be doing in school. I just wanted to take this time and say that having Maria in my class not only makes my job easier, but fun and rewarding. It has and is a pleasure to have her in my class. Thank you," Mr. McShane.

Isn't she da bomb!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Member Crop

As you know March is Member Month at YMBD. In addition to some of our fun activities we're letting the members run a crop. So, this weekend YMBD is hosting a Members take over Crop. Come on over for a chance to post your own challenges and play along. It should be lots of fun.

Click here to get to the Crop Forum.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Purging My Stamp Stash - Part III

Last bunch:

11. Definitely Decorative Tulips (Two Step Stampin) - $12

12. Alphabet Attitude Upper - $20

13. Alphabet Attitude Lower - $20

14. Alphabet Attitude Numbers - $10

15. Bon Appetit - $12

16. Bold-Line Alphabet Upper - $20
Here's more:

6. Quick & Cute - $10

7. Brides & Babies - $12

8. Bud Basics (NIP) - $10

9. Cool Cat (NIP) - $10

10. Little Hellos - $12

Purging my Stamp Stash

Sorry, it's been a while since I've been on. No excuses really, just didn't feel like it. However, I have been cleaning out my scrap room and have 16 stamps sets that I'm ready to get rid of. Two of them have never been opened and used. What was I thinking??? If anyone is interested in purchasing any of these stamp sets just let me know. I'd prefer Paypal payments, but if you don't have an account we can work something out. All shipping to be paid by the buyer and I'll ship first class or priority - your choice.

1. The Fine Print - $10

2. Smile (Two Step Stampin) - $8

3. Wonderful Woodcuts - $8

4. Mother & Child - $8

5. Paint Prints - $10

Friday, February 27, 2009

March is Member Month

March is Member Month at Your Memories By Design. We've decided to let the members sort of take over for the month. Challenge us, have a sketch designer, teach a class or just post a quick tutorial on something easy to do. Sound like fun? Come and join us for a fun-filled month dedicated to you!!

I'm also going to be hosting a month long Card Challenge. Nothing too stressing, just one card a day to replenish our stash. You know you're going to need it for the coming months. I'll post a challenge every day and if you complete every challenge you'll get your name thrown into a hat for a chance to win a cool prize. Check it out here.

Here's a sneak peek of the first challenge:

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fire and Desire

Looking for a contest? Magistical Memories has a great contest this month, but you'd better hurry cause time is running short. Here's the link to check it out. Head on over and tell them that I sent you. I'll be working on my submission this weekend.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

YMBD February Design Team Reveals

Head on over to YMBD to check out the DT's creations using this month's kit. You're gonna love it! My Amour LO used at least one of everything from the kit. Not only that, Catherine has a lot of new goodies in the store. Really yummy stuff!

My Whole World LO used items from the kit and also a few things I picked up from Scrapbook Star. Check out Sam's shop she's got a lot of new goodies in.

I really love my Beautiful Day LO! First time I ever scrapped a panoramic photo! I forsee more in my future!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Use Your Stash

Good morning! Well at least it's only been 5 days since I last posted. I am getting better.

Just wanted to remind you to check out the Use Your Stash Blog today for the DT creations. We're all asked to use a specific item from our stash in a unique way. Not sure how unique mine is, but I think it turned out rather well.

Keep an eye on the blog during the month for lots of fun stuff and the DT card reveal on the 15th!

Monday, January 26, 2009


I've been nudged. With a stick no less. And even I know that that means business. Who nudged me - Corey did. It's been a while since I blogged and this was her way of letting me know I need to get my butt in gear. LOL

Just wanted you to know Corey that this blog is for you!!! LOL

Not much going on. Can't seem to find my mojo - once again. I'm always putting it in a safe place and then never remembering where that place is. DH says it's one of my endearing qualities - yeah right!!

Well, I did managed to get a card done for a challenge today. Hopefully this will get me on the right track. What do you think?

Maybe it's a little too busy, but I like it! OK, I'll be back for more later. PROMISE!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Your Memories By Design

I was so excited to get this package. My first kit on the YMBD 2009 Design Team. Catherine has such awesome stuff in her store and as much as I might like to, I just can't buy it all. DH would pitch a royal fit!! LOL He just doesn't seem to understand that this is truly an addiction. If he does there may be an intervention and that just won't do. But back to the kit.

Our theme, of course, was winter. Since we haven't had any snow so far I chose some really great photos from a couple of seasons ago and created a couple of LOs, cards, and a small acrylic album.

So come on by and check out the rest of the creations from the design team. And by the way, while you're there check out the shop for lots of yummy goodness from Catherine.