Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Card Inspiration at Practical Scrappers

Practical Scrappers has some awesome Christmas cards to inspire you (  Here is what I did:

Here are some cute ones from the rest of the design team and readers:

Did I tease you enough?  Do you want to see more?  Stop by Practical Scrappers:

Take care and Happy Holiday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving *pencil* mini album: created for WeScraps and my daddy/step mom


(1) pencils
(2) hair bows
(3) glittery ribbon
(4) 12x12 metallic paper
(5) Thanksgiving embellishments/layered stickers
(6) heart dolies and leaf dolies
(7) fabric flowers
(8) metallic leaves
(9) $.99 store bought card


(1) crop-a-dile
(2) tape runner/glue glider and glue dots
(3) cutting board/paper trimmer


Step 1:  Gather your supplies and tools.

Step 2:  Cut 2 12x12 papers in half.

Step 3:  Fold the paper in Step 2 in half.

Step 4:  Put the squares in Step 3 on top of each other with the open in on the left.  Then punch 2 holes with your crop-a-dile.

Step 5:  Put a hair bow upward in the top hole.  Leave a loop.  Put a pencil into the first loop.  Bring the hair bow up into the second hole.  Slide the pencil into the loop.

Step 6: Embellish with dolies, flowers, layered stickers and ribbon.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch Is Having a Giveaway

Once Upon A Sketch is having a giveaway.  You have a chance to win this gorgeous album kit featuring Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection.

Stop by for a chance to win:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My First Month As A Designer At Practical Scrappers: a review

I am so proud to have made the DT of Practical Scrappers.  They are a wonderful group of ladies to work with.  This is what I have been up to during my 1st month with Practical Scrappers.........

Layouts With Paper Clips and Pins

Layouts With Staples

Layouts About Fall/Autumn

Layouts Using Music Prints

Stop by and check out my layouts and the other Design Team Members.  Thanks and have a blessed day!

Paper Fashions is having a Cricut Cartridge giveaway!

Paper Fashions is having a Cricut Cartridge giveaway!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

DCWV September 2011 Stack-a-holic Template Challenge

My son Christian started 3rd grade in August 2011.  This is a layout of him arriving at school. 

I made this layout for the DCWV September 2011 Stack-a-holic Template Challenge located at

I used DCWV's Nana's Kids Stack.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

DCWV "The Grade School Stack"

My son started 3rd Grade 8/22/2011.  The layout is of my son Christian and his home room teacher Mrs Cooper. 

I made this layout using DCWV's The Grade School stack.  The letters are red metallic like the apples in the patterned paper.  It is really pretty in person.

  • DCWV The Grade School stack # PS-005-00030
  • Colorbok metallic red chipboard letters # 63113
  • notebook paper
  • paper clips

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I am a prize winner at SRM Stickers! Whoohooooo!

I am a prize winner at SRM Stickers!  Whoohooooo!  I won a Nikki Sivils "School is Cool" paper collection and some SRM stickers.  Thanks SRM!!!!!  You'll rock!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook Giveaway

This month Sassy Lil' Sketches released a sketch-a-licious ebook (  I am 1 of 20 designers selected to appear in the ebook.  Wouldn't you like to win a copy for lots of inspiration?  All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment that you are a follower along with your email address.  A winner will be selected randomly on Monday 8-22-2011. 

Here is a sneak peak of the SLS sketch and the 2 pager I created:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook has been released!

I am thrilled to announce the first Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook has been released! I am 1 of 20 designers that was selected to star in this awesome Ebook.

The Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook features about 70 brand new sketches designed by Cherie Averill!

You'll find sketches for layouts with one, two, three & multiple photos! You'll even find double page sketches! Plus, sample layouts from talented designers that will spark your creativity!

Most of the sketches use standard photo sizes (4x6, 5x7, 8x10). To get extra mileage out of the sketches, switch it up! Use the sketches to create cards, double pagers, etc.! If you need ideas for "switching it up", check out the cards in the Sample Layouts section or visit the Sassy Lil' Sketch blog on Saturdays.

The Sassy Lil' Sketches Ebook is available for online viewing or you can easily download and print it. It's your choice!

8-11-2011 Sketch Challenge At Sketchy Thursdays

It is back to school time.  So for the 8-11-2011 sketch, I was inspired to scrap some of my school pics from 2010 and 2011.  He looks the same.  Right?  Anyway, here is my take of the sketch called "They Grow So Fast":
Now here is the awesome sketch:
Here is the link to the challenge so you can join in the fun:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays

My son Christian just finished the 2nd Grade in June 2011.  On August 22nd he will be going to the 3rd Grade.  The following layout has his 2nd grade pics on it and is based on an awesome sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.

(1) K and Company School Scrap Kit # 30-541146
(2) Reminisce Making The Grade Stickers / Second Grade # MTG-117
(3) Recollections School Days 3D stickers # 106859, 77188-2009-12
(4) yarn/floss
(5) notebook paper
(6) Teaching Tree Wall Border # 832387-03341-018-1101

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Adhere In August With Helmar

Helmar is having a sketch challenge.  When I saw it, I was instantly inspired.  My mind ran to some pics of Christian playing with his Dragonoid Colossus. 

Here is my take of the sketch:

Here is the sketch:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays and Our Little Monster At The Park

Every 6 months Christian goes to the Dentist.  There is a cute little park I always take him to after his Dentist appointment.  I always get some awesome pics of my little monster in action.  Sketchy Thursdays sketch inspired me to capture Christian's fun time at the park.

1.  SEI cool curt patterned paper # 8-4710 "Monsterville Collection"
2.  SEI welcome patterned paper # 8-4601 "Monsterville Collection"
3.  SEI silly simon patterned paper # 8-4712 "Monsterville Collection"
4.  Bazzill JTE cardstock strips, lemon lime # 303210
5.  Recollections Kids monster stickers:  #139449 and 139480
6.  Reminisce "At The Park" stickers # ATP-101

Sketch source:

Splish Splash Splash and Best Creations

This summer me and my son have been hitting waterparks in VA.  This layout has pics of my son Christian and his friend Jordan having a good time at Pirates Cove Waterpark.


Prima's August 2011 Build A Page (BAP)

You'll know how much I love sketches.  When I saw Prima's August BAP, I was instantly inspired.  It was on my top 5 to do list for the crop I went to Sat 8/6/2011.  Here is the sketch and the layout I made of my beautiful mommy.

1.  Cricut cartridge *Home Decor*
2.  Cricut cartridge *Office Help*
3.  Prima Marketing *Signs of Spring* die cut # 881351
4.  Prima *The Breathe Paper Collection* patterned paper # 712006
5.  Prima *Summer Mix* # 716448, 655350-2009-11
6.  Prima *Daisy Mix* # 716387, 655350-2009-11
7.  Prima *Say It In Crystals* # 715243

Sketch/BAP source: