Thursday, April 29, 2010

Zva Hop!

I had a great time hoppin' around for the Zva Creative blog hop, and finally finished up something for one of the sketches!

Using the sketch on Lynn Mercurio's blog, I created this:

I've had this enlarged square photo FOREVER, a few years back when I was obsessed with photo enlargements, hehe, and the Zva sketch was a perfect fit!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bling Bling

Yes, I'm aware that the term "bling bling" is, like, totally outdated by this time, hehe, but I'm still using it as the title for these 2005 photos that are FINALLY scrapped in an album! :)

I made this layout back in March at that scrap retreat...didn't love how my handwritten journaling turned out, but LOVED nestling little Prima centers into the Dear Lizzy trim!

I recently saw a FAB layout by Dina Wakley with green Pink Paislee gems nestled into the trim, and it reminded me that I hadn't posted this layout yet! Hers of course is bold and trendy and gorgeous...mine is more simple and classic, but EITHER WAY, ya gotta try nestling SOMETHING into that DL trim, I'm telling you! :)

Come Win a Prize!

Over at the Snobby Walrus blog, there's a sweet give-away going on!

You've got a GREAT chance at winning some awesome products from MME, Sassafras, and Fancy Pants:

They are giving away one large "His" collection, along with FIVE mini-sets!
Go enter today!
(let 'em know Keri sent you!)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Be Random!

After being challenged by Celeste Smith over at the Nook Crop to use this Random Color Generator, I made THIS:

My random colors were hues of gray and red-orange, which was great for this sushi theme. I used a strip of mini-patterned-paper squares from the packaging of the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl crafting kit, along with some SC Anthology, dew drops, ruffled trim from Pink Paislee, and one of my fave new EK success border punches.
Fun, bright, simple.
I'm definitely gonna give that color generator another whirl soon!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Check out these Challenges!

Snobby Walrus is sponsoring some super-cool challenge sites this month, so go check it out!

The first is over at NVS Girls...the inspiration for this challenge is this awesome Wonderland collage...lots of GREAT details to get inspired by!

By entering, you COULD win this:

The second challenge site being sponsored by Snobby Walrus this month is

XOXO Girls.

They've got DT layouts to get inspired by, and by lifting and posting one of the DT layouts, you could win this sweet Snobby Walrus prize:

So...go get INSPIRED today! :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Color Room #1

Have you been to The Color Room yet?
It's a GREAT new Ning site that debuted their first color challenge this week!

The sketch and palette were SO gorgeous, I had to play a couple of times!

Here's what I came up with:

I'm definitely crushing on that G45 paper and those Glitz Designs pearl circles, *sigh* :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Time for a Splurge?

Over at Snobby Walrus,
some of the SPLURGE (add-on) kits are sneak-peeking!


LOVE this fresh mix with the 7 Gypsies Avignon and Hambly wood grain!


This one is an elegant mix of Prima, G45, and American the color palette here!

These Splurge kits are add-ons to the main kit, Puddle Jumping, and will be available for pre-order on April 15th.

Come join us in the Forum for all the pre-debut fun and anticipation! :)


Why am I crowing like a rooster, you ask?
Well, it MIGHT be because I am a new design team member at:


The Design Team is:

Michelle Burry-DT Coordinator
Kristy Wiseman
Emily Spahn
Jill Cornell
Wendy McKee
Jing-Jing Nickel
Charity Hassel
Keri Babbitt

Um, can you believe it?! I couldn't, when I saw my name on that list and recognized EVERY other name on there...MAJOR talent, I'm just sayin'! :)

Midnight Rooster (check out their facebook page and become a fan!) will be debuting the first kit in May, with exciting products like exclusive stamps and custom-made accents. It's gonna be amazing, no lie.

Needless to say, I'm beyond thrilled and honored to be a part of this top-notch debut team.
So, if you hear random rooster-crowing that sounds KINDA like a rooster and KINDA like some strange mom embarrassing her kids in the middle of Target, you'll know it's just me getting excited all over again in anticipation of all the fun I'm about to have at Midnight Rooster. :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Jenni Bowlin and Pencil Lines

LOVED this Pencil Lines sketch, with Jenni Bowlin as the featured sponsor.

Here is my take, using Jenni Bowlin Homespun and embellishments:

Can't BELIEVE that the little cutie in these photos is now NINE?!?!

I'm such a SNOB!

Fabulously exciting news...I'm a new designer over at
Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts!

Go check out their forum, blog, and store...great products like Prima, American Crafts, Tattered Angels, and 7 Gypsies, plus here's a peek of their debut kit:

Puddle Jumping

This kit debuts in May, with unique one-of-a-kind vintage items, and a GREAT mix of manufacturers (think 7G, Tattered Angels, MME, AC, Marks, and Prima!) I'm working on projects now, and having SO much fun scrapping everything from kiddos-with-umbrellas to my sweet grandparents...can't wait to show you!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hooray, I'm featured!!!

Just a quick toot, if I may, hehehe!
During my morning blog hop, I clicked over to Pink Paislee's Blog, and I'm like, "Hey, that's my daughter!" :)

Such a happy and fun surprise to see my layout as a Friday Fan Favorite, whoo hoo!
(Thanks for letting me share...also, stay tuned for some FABULOUS news from me very soon!)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Freestyle Fun

After reading THIS POST by May Flaum on Ali's blog the other day, I was REALLY in the mood to just grab a photo that spoke to me, and scrap for me and me ONLY, worrying about trends or mass appeal or publication, etc etc. (which I definitely sometimes catch myself doing!)

The quick, no-stress scrapping was such a blast...I just turned on my tunes, grabbed whatever was close and fun and bright, and put this page together:

LOVE this photo of DD and cousin in such focused and animated conversation...they were really on one this day, and hardly ever see each other, so it's awesome to see them chat away so seriously when they're together!

If you don't have Lemon and Cream Maya Mists, GET SOME, hehe...such a blast to play with and great versatile colors!

The kids helped me make those smiley buttons, which is another happy element for me on the page, PLUS I'm in LOVE with the loose-ended orange twine!

So...grab a photo or two and enjoy some zero-stress, shiny, happy scrappin' TODAY! :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Full Monty!

Ok, here's a look at the projects from yesterday!

I LOVE the vintage flashcard sets from October Afternoon...the Farm Fresh one had perfect words for an anniversary mini. I covered the front with Dear Lizzy fabric...SO easy since it's adhesive-backed! Inside, I kept it super-simple, with little clusters of elements and word my fave butterfly stamp from Studio Calico!

Next up, this page with some of my new fave colors: Saffron and Indigo!
I used Shimmerz Spritz in Sapphire and Chickadee, which are both fab, and had fun diecutting and embossing old scraps from a Hambly overlay:

Last but not least, hehe, here's the result of my play with the new Pink Paislee goodies!!!
The Artisan Elements are a BLAST to alter! I coated mine with yellow glitter glue, then encrusted them with two types of metallic shimmer fun fun! :)
Also, LOVE their new houndstooth tape, alpha, and paper: