Friday, February 26, 2010

Sketch Inspired Layouts

A sketch really gets me scrapping! Here are a couple of layouts I finished recently which were inspired by sketches.

This is for A Peek Into Yesterday's sketch challenge for the month. Sketch is from PageMaps Used Basic Grey Lemonade pps for this one.

This layout is based on a sketch #84 by Valerie Salmon. Used Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday and October Afternoon Cherry Hill pps for this one.

And this one is for Design Dollies' last sketch for the month. Used Pink Paislee, and BG bittersweet pps, plus flowers from Prima and the local craft store.

Journaling: ...someone who knows everything about you and loves you anyway. (unknown).

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


This is sketch #42 at Inspired Blueprints...

And this is my take....

I actually had a hard time working with these Cosmo Cricket papers coz the colors are not the colors I'm used to. I'm not into neutrals so much, hehe!

Hurry! You still have until the end of the month to work on this sketch and upload it in the gallery!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Inspired by Challenges

Challenge blogs really help me in finishing layouts. Here are some that I finished recently:

1) For Method Playground's felt challenge.

2) For Scrap the Girls challenge using Mark Twain's quote: "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no on is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like its heaven on earth." These are photos from Ally's first Christmas school program!

3) For Dotty Divas ad challenge. Those are Ally's chubby little feet when she was 2 years old.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Welcome to the "Spread The Love" blog hop for ScrapMuse

If you have just happened upon my blog, you'll want to start at the beginning of our blog hop.Take the time to leave some love on each design team members blog post for the blog hop and once you have visited (and commented on) all blogs, leave a comment on the ScrapMuse blog to let us know about it.

Here is our blog rotation for this evening

1. Kimmy
2. Ruth
3. Valerie
4. Deanna
5. Teresa
6. Holly
7. Berta
8. Missy
9. Janet
10. Chiqui - YOU ARE HERE!
11. Pauline
12. Kristy
13. Janelle
14. ScrapMuse blog

ScrapMuse is a mid-month kit club which will soon be celebrating their 6th year of offering kits that feature all the latest and greatest scrapbooking companies such as Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, Prima Marketing, Fancy Pants Designs, Jillibean Soup and so much more! ScrapMuse publishes a monthly newsletter featuring great technique articles, inspiring layouts and fun tips. At the ScrapMuse website you will find an active, friendly message board and gallery.

For information about ScrapMuse’s monthly schedule, including kit reveal, shipping, payment dates, and to sign up for the monthly ScrapMuse kit, please visit the Join Us page or email Three and Six month prepaid subscriptions are available now in the store. All memberships and subscriptions will begin with the March 2010 kit.

I would like to show you today how versatile the ScrapMuse kits are some of my favorite layouts from the last 8 months that I have been working as DT.

Also, I would like to share with you today what makes ScrapMuse unique. Each month’s kit is not just packed with papers and embellishments. You will also find additional products that you can “play” with. Here’s what I mean…
The June kit has a Jenni Bowlin pincked album, for July you get a paint dabber and a 6x6 American crafts modern D-ring album, for August we got to play with gesso and a canvas! For September you get a bottle of Ranger glossy accents, for October there’s a sticky backed canvas in the kit, and for November, you get a bottle of Smooch. For December , you get to play with Shimmerz paint, and for January, there’s a bottle of Ranger Distress Clear Rock Candy crackle paint!!! How cool is that!!!

Sorry this post is quite long. Now, please hop over to Pauline's blog to catch more fun ideas on how to use your ScrapMuse Kit.

Thank you for visiting us all today, we hope to see you on our Forum and have you join the fun of our month-long celebration of Love and ScrapMuse

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Guess who's been published?

Okay, its not just me but the whole Inspired Blueprints design team! Yup, you have read it right! Inspired Blueprints was featured as blog with a purpose over at eMagazine! The story starts here and my layout can be seen here! This is really excitng news for me!

Here's the layout I'm talking about...

Here's the sketch...I hope you play along with us!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Noche Buena - a lucky layout!

Title: Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Dinner)
Journaling: What matters most is being together (12-25-2009)

I made this layout for Butterfly Crafts January challenge and the prize was a spot fot their Spring DT. The winner was picked randomly and I guess I got lucky! Woohoo! Read the announcement here!

The DT call for the Spring DT is still ongoing...details can be found here. Why don't you give it a try!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

February is Love Month at ScrapMuse

spread the love

When you think of February you think of LOVE! At ScrapMuse we are going to dedicate the month of February to spreading the love. "Spread the Love" will be a month long contest held on the ScrapMuse message board. We are going to spend the first 5 days of February getting everything ready for you. You will have the rest of the month to earn points by spreading the love about Scrapmuse, participating in weekly challenges, joining our Blog Hop, and posting on the message board. Since the contest is all about love.....there will also be random "love" points handed out! You will find a complete list of rules and ways to earn points on February 5th in the "Spread the Love" section of the message board. The grand prize for the scrapper with the most "love" at the end of the month will be a Brand New March 2010 Mega Muse and a July 2009 Mega Muse. We will also select a second place winner from a random drawing who will win a March, 2010 Mini Muse.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Scrappy Saturday

I had a scrappy day with the LB Scrapaholics last Saturday to celebrate Rita's birthday. We met up at 2 pm and called it a night by 10 pm. I'm so happy I finished 4 layouts! I planned on finishing 5 but eating and talking got in the way. LOL! Here are my finished projects...

This one is for the sketch challenge at Design Dollies!

It feels great to have these photos scrapped! Have a great week ahead!