July 30, 2011


I am not lazy when it comes to submitting during magazine calls but I have decided not to do so  because of high shipping costs. My supposedly first (1st) published layout was for Creating Keepsakes a few years ago. I had issues with the deadline and my submission did not make it on time. It was also too expensive for me to send. Since then I decided not to submit anymore.

Thank goodness for the encouragement I received at the Nook boards so I tried one more time. I was fortunate because my first submission to Scrapbook Trends was accepted and it was published as the cover for their August issue. Happy Birthday to me!!!

July 29, 2011

“Somewhere in Time” Blog Hop Reveal!

If you have just arrived here from Karenʼs blog you are in the correct place! If not,head back to the Scrap That! blog and join us.

Today Iʼm going to share with you August sketch that will come with the kit. I create monthly sketches for each kit to help members jump-start your creative process. Feel free to use this sketch and share them over at ScrapThat's Gallery.

Scrap That!'s  August Kit "Somewhere in Time" features the gorgeous TIMEPIECE COLLECTION which will be perfect for this sketch.  We have NINE MORE AMAZING  blogs for you to visit today, each with some inspiring creations using this fully loaded kit.

There will be three blog hop prizes up for grabs.  Some Dusty Attic, a Scrap That! Kit, and if that isn’t enough, BO BUNNY has generously offered a prize as well!  So that’s not one, not two, but THREE chances to win!!  If you upload our Blinkie to your blog and our blog patrollers see it, you will increase your chances of winning!

Now head over to Lisa's blog for some more amazing creations using the ScrapThat! kit.

July 22, 2011

More OA Fun!!!

okay here it goes.....

I AM SO SORRY for neglecting mg blog sooooo much for the past few weeks. Work is driving me crazy and my dd, who is 3yrs and 3mos old, is starting to show her personality. We went to her school and talked to her teachers to ask feedback regarding her attitude. We were told that this is the stage where toddlers realizes what they want and starts to assert themselves more.

As a parent I think that I have disciplined her accordingly so that she will grow up with good manners and respect to others but I cannot deny that this is part of growing up. Now, we have to address her assertiveness and turn it into a positive trait. I communicate to her more reminding her what's the right thing to do and to say. Aside of occasional timeouts, I prefer explaining everything to her.

Oh well I know everything will workout for the best. I am actually proud of how she is right now. We developed her to be confident, outspoken, assertive, and wise. Now that she has those traits, we would mold them into something more positive. I know she can do it!

Here is a layout of her using the July Nook kit featuring October Afternoon's 5 & Dime. Ain't my daughter adorable?

Thanks for always dropping by!

July 20, 2011

A Very Special Nook Event! Getting The Story Straight! -ONLINE CLASS

We are so excited to be offering our first ever focus class! 

Class members will be invited to their own private message board and will have opportunities for individual teacher coaching. You will learn many different effective approaches to journaling enabling you to tell your story! Class members will be eligible to win fun prizes, participate in special class challenges, all new sketches and see never before seen art by our DT! You will create like you've never created before and your scrapbooks will take on a whole new meaning as you get your own story straight for future generations to treasure!

It is going to be a month of fun, so please join us in our first ever focus class, and bring a friend!

You can reserve your space in the class here: http://stores.myscrapbooknook.com/-s...ORY/Detail.bok

July 17, 2011

Color Combo Galore's 200th Anniversary Hop


I would like to invite everyone to Color Combos Galore's 200th "Anniversary" bloghop that will begin today at 10:00 am EST. We hope by visiting the CCG Design Team members' blogs, you will be able to pick up some fun tips and techniques. Many of the team members will be offering prizes, so you will want to visit all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning some fun scrappy stuff. We are also offering a chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of August if you visit all of the blogs in our Blog Hop and participate in Challenge 200 by uploading your project to the CCG Gallery. It's so fun to get the colors before everyone else! Plus, who doesn't love to see their name in lights! The deadline for the chance to win these prizes is one week from today, Sunday, July 24, EST.

Unfortunately, I will not be joining the bloghop sequence but I highly recommend that you visit each and every blog of my co-DTs to get inspirations, tips, techniques and a chance to win some cool giveaways.

Here is the order of the blog hop for your reference:

Once you've visited everyone's blogs and played with Challenge 200 and uploaded your project to the Gallery, check in here to let us know.

CCG 200th:

July 16, 2011

A Simple Card

Giving cards is one of the easiest way to keep in touch with families and friends. Often times, others (not us who loves this craft) just send ecards or just purchase them from a store for convenience. The good thing about making your own cards is you make the receiver feel much more important. They will feel that you dedicated a significant amount of time making the card especially for them

Pebbles supplies used:
Floral Lane Just Because (751116)
Floral Lane My Darling (751126)
Floral Lane With Delight (751124)
Floral Lane Dimensional Stickers (732054)

Other supplies used:
Liquid Pearls

July 15, 2011

Pebbles CHA Peak: Fresh Goods

Fresh Goods was inspired by the look and feel of a frontier mercantile store. This collection is heavy on florals, dots and stripes with phrases reminiscent of vintage storefront signage. A bold color pallet and a hint of kraft paper makes Fresh Goods the perfect line for scrapbooking those nostalgic memories of yesteryear.
Here are some of Fresh Goods’ patterned papers and embellishments:


July 14, 2011

Pebbles CHA Peak: Welcome Christmas

Welcome Christmas will help you deck the halls this holiday season. Straight from the North Pole, this warm and endearing collection features sweater-like motifs, stockings and ornamental Christmas trees in traditional reds, greens and browns.  

Here are some of the patterned papers and embellishments:


July 13, 2011

Pebbles CHA Peak: New Addition

Bold geometric patterns, accented with sweet baby elephants and delicate florals and lace make this line perfect for preserving memories of your new arrival. It’s also great for gifts and baby shower decorations.

Here are a few of the new paper and embellishments: