Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wii play

So, Santa brought my nieces a Wii game for Christmas. They couldn't wait til I could come over and play it with them (or maybe they just couldn't wait to gang up on me!) They beat me thoroughly at everything but pingpong - and boy did they have fun beating me, LOL!

Final two days of BPS LOAD challenge!

Whew! I made it - 31 layouts in 31 days! Here are my final two pages. This is our family "gang" on a motorcycle trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway last spring.

This layout goes back to 1992 for some pictures of my DD and her friends at a sleepover at our house.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sketches by Tamara

Just found out that I made the design team for "Sketches by Tamara"! Cool! Check out her blog for some awesome sketches - layout sketches on Mondays and card sketches on Thursdays.

Iron Chef contest over at Scrappin!

Check out the new contest over at Scrappin You have a chance to be the "Iron Chef" of scrapbooking. This is such a great site, with lots of challenges and wonderful people....and now a fun contest!

Day 28 & 29 @ BPS

Almost the end of January - hard to believe!

This layout shows my nieces, enchanted with the talking palm tree @ WDW's Animal Kingdom. They weren't sure whether to be scared or curious, but curiosity won out!

I love this paper line from Stampin' Up. It worked great for an AAM layout - this one was for an ad challenge (American Express ad) over at

Day 26 & 27 over a BPS

Still on track for a layout a day!

This layout is an assortment of photos from last year. It's fun to look back and see what good times we had!

Went back a couple of years for the photo on this layout. My DD getting a makeover from my niece. Based on a sketch by Alecia at

Day 25 @ BPS

This is what my nieces tell my DH - "girls rule and boys drool". They love to aggravate him!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Here's my layout for day 23 over at BPS. Boy, do I hate to admit that this picture of me is 50 years old....yikes!

This is my layout for day 24 - my lab Samantha, who definitely is my "shadow" dog! this one is based on sketch by Tamara (

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Still going on the layout-a-day challenge over at Big Picture Scrapbooking. Thanks goodness for all the challenges at Scrappin Mojo and ScrapAttack to keep the ideas coming! Here are layouts for days 20, 21, and 22:

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Day 18 and 19

Two more layouts - so far, so good on the BPS challenge! These layouts did double duty for challenges on and The scenic photo was taken during a motorcycle trip through the Shenandoah Valley last year.

Day 16 & 17 - layout a day challenge!

These layouts were done for challenges @ and, and made my Day 16 & 17 layouts for the challenge @ Big Picture, too!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Day 13, 14, and 15 over at BPS!

15 days now and I've still managed to keep up with the layout-a-day challenge. Whew! These are two layouts of my nieces at Christmas, and another of them at Walt Disney World this summer.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Power of 5 - from

The Power of 5 - challenge from's first cybercrop of 2008!
1. Five things I can’t scrapbook without:
Computer, printer, ATG gun, inks, cardstock
2. Five places I have traveled to most recently
Book store (fun!) - Chili's - Target - work - gas station
3. Five things I watch on TV
Football playoffs! - Monk - Numbers - Without a Trace - Cold Case
4. Five foods I can’t stand
Anchovies - Mint chip ice cream - oranges - poached eggs - buttermilk
5. Five reasons to visit iScrap!
Challenges - contests - ideas - conversation - information

Day 10, 11, and 12 @ BPS

Made it through 12 days of January so far, with a layout-a-day! Here are days 10, 11, and 12.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Day 8 and 9 over at BPS

These are my layouts for days 8 and 9 over at Big Picture Scrapbooking. I'm also doing a "use your stash" challenge at, so I'm rediscovering a lot of items that I'd forgotten I had, LOL!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Layout a Day Challenge over at Big Picture Scrapbooking

I signed up for the challenge class @ Big Picture - a layout a day for the entire month of January! Can it be done? So far, so are the layouts for the first seven days. You can still sign up - there's no fee and BPS is giving away a prize each day!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Queen Kat Designs Blog Challenge

Gee, it's been awhile since I updated my blog....guess that better be one of my New Year's Resolutions! Queen Kat Designs is having a round robin blog challenge (Thanks to Penny for sharing this!). Here are the cards I made for Penny's challenge. You can check out other cards on her blog: