Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Nothing Can Stop Me Now!", I knew I was going to scrapbook my new car (not actually a new's used...but new to me!) but I was struggling with the title. Then when I saw the twist for this week's Twisted Sketches sketch ("Stop") I knew what the title would be! (
Journaling: After a month of walking, riding the bus and bumming rides off of people whenever we could, we finally got another car!
*For those of you who might be wondering, the car is a 2007 Nissan Sentra.

Monday, May 23, 2011


I am submitting this layout to Twisted Sketches (
This week's twist is "play". Since I had done this surprise for my husband, which was a play on words, I decided to use this for this week's twisted sketch.
Journaling: I bought Bill a can of cashews, put them into a basket and attached a note: "I am nuts for you."

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Journaling Spots & Flowers"

Today I received my prize I won on Lori Apgar's blog ( from Frosted Designs' National Scrapbooking Day online crop (
Lori sent me these great journaling spots and these beautiful pink flowers! Thanks again, Lori!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"I Need More Buttons"

I decidede to use my new craft organizer that I won from the Wayward Girls Crafts blog ( for my buttons so I can keep the different colors seperated to make it easier for me to find specific colors of buttons when I'm doing a layout. When I put all my buttons into the organizer, I realize...I NEED MORE BUTTONS!!!! Lol! My husband and I are going to the mall tomorrow to pick up some photos we had taken last week so I'll make a point to pick up some buttons while I'm out!

"Congratulations Quetta!"

I created this layout to submit to Sketchy Thursdays (

Journaling: Quetta received her diploma in Pharmacy Tech.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"My Favorite Photo"

I created this layout to submit to My Favorite Things challenge blog ( The current challenge is to scrapbook your favorite photo. That was easy for me because I recently got my first photo of Bill, Corey, Quetta and me all in a photo together. Usually it's Bill taking a pic of me with the kids or me taking a pic of Bill with the kids. I had been wanting one of all of us together so when we went to dinner on Cinco de Mayo Bill asked the waiter to take a pic of all of us together, which he very graciously did. So, this is my favorite photo!

Yet ANOTHER Prize!

Wow! Unbelievable! I just found out that I won another prize from the Frosted Designs challenge blog ( in their National Scrapbooking Day online crop!
That's 3 prizes in 2 weeks that I've won!

"My New Craft Organizer"

Today I received my craft organizer that I won from the Wayward Girls Crafts blog (!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Rose From Bill"

I am submitting this layout to Frosted Designs ( for their Fabulous Friday Challenge. The challenge this week is to use ribbon or twine on a layout. I attempted to make a rose out of ribbon. Here is a close up of it:


Wow! I'm running out of time to get this layout submitted to Twisted Sketches! ( This is a layout based on T.S.'s sketch from last Wednesday. Today is the last day before the new sketch is posted tomorrow! I couldn't get this layout done any sooner though because not having transportation I haven't been able to go anywhere to get pics printed. I rode the bus to Wal-Mart today and got this pic printed to do this layout.
When I saw the twist on the sketch last week (curve), this is what my mind came up with...
Journaling: When other people look at me they see fat... but when Bill looks at me he sees beautiful, sexy, curvy.

In the sketch, the journaling was on the bottom left of the page, but for my layout, I flipped it to the top right of the page.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Another Prize!

I would like to thank Lori Apgar ( for choosing me as the winner on her blog for the challenge she hosted on the Frosted Designs blog (! She hosted the hidden journaling challenge.

Monday, May 9, 2011

"I Won a Prize!"

Exciting news! I won a craft organizer on a giveaway at the Wayward Girls Crafts blog!
Thank you so much to the ladies at Wayward Girls Crafts!

"Love Letter"

I am submitting this layout to Frosted Designs ( National Scrapbooking Day challenge to use hidden journaling. I created a pocket out of patterned paper to put a love letter from me to my husband into. I hope that counts as hidden journaling.

"Cinco de Mayo 2011"

I am submitting this layout to Frosted Designs ( National Scrapbooking Day challenge to use a border punch on a layout. I used the border punch on the solid color cardstock. I just recently bought this punch and was excited about using it! It's a beautiful design! For those who may be interested, the punch is from EK Success.

"Fall Wedding"

I am submitting this layout to the challenge at Frosted Designs for National Scrapbooking Day( to use birds and / or butterflies on a layout.
Journaling: Corey and Quetta keep putting off their wedding date. Now when I ask them if they've set a date yet, the best I can get out of them is: "Hopefully sometime this fall."

"U A-Z"

I'm submitting this one to Frosted Designs ( for their National Scrapbooking Day challenge to use flowers on a layout. I layered a white flower on top of a red flower and topped it off with a self-adhesive heart gem.
I created this layout for my husband to use all of the letters of the alphabet to tell him some of the aspects that I love about him.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

"Happy Mother's Day"

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are mothers!

"So In Love"

I created this layout for a one hour challenge at Frosted Designs ( for National Scrapbooking Day. I actually got this one done in about 30 minutes.
Journaling: Corey and Quetta are so in love!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

"Paris & Aunt Nora"

I created this layout to submit to Frosted Designs ( National Scrapbooking Day Challenge to create a girly layout and use one item on the layout that can't be found in a scrapbook store or scrapbook dept. of a store. My non-scrapbook dept. item is notebook paper.
Journaling: Paris is my friend Lucy's daughter. She is 6 years old. They live in Texas so I only get to see them once a year, but somehow I have developed a strong bond with Paris.

"Home Chefs"

I'm entering this one into 3 challenges: Sketchy Thursdays (, The Scrapping Chics Challenge Blog (, whose current challenge is kitchen-themed, and one of the National Scrapbooking Day challenges at Frosted Designs (, the challenge being to use circles on a layout.
Journaling: Bill brought home a catalog from work that had work related apparel. I asked him if we could get chefs coats to wear when we cook at home. He said yes and ordered them for us.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"My King"

I am submitting this layout to Club Ck's ( weekly challenge for this week (May 1). The challenge this week is in honor of the royal wedding. The criteria are: (1) You have to use a royal title in the title of the layout (2) You have to use bling on it. I had recently created a layout about Bill and my nicknames for each other (I'm his angel and he's my king) but I didn't use bling in it so I had to create another one using bling. I got to thinking about how I would create another layout using my nickname for Bill, then when I was watching The Newlywed Game yesterday one of the questions the ladies were asked was "Which of these famous Davids does your husband remind you of?" When I'm watching the show, I try to answer the questions as if I was being asked. Well, when she asked the question, I was expecting King David of the Bible to be one of the choices, but he wasn't. Anyway, I got to thinking why Bill is like King David and I came up with the idea for this layout. Here is the journaling: "I was watching the Newlywed Game. The ladies were asked "Which of these famous Davids does your husband most remind you of?" I was expecting King David from the Bible to be among them, but he wasn't. The choices were: David Beckham, Dave Chappelle and David Hasselhoff. My husband isn't anything like any of them. He's more like King David, because although he has his weaknesses, he has a good heart, just like David, the man after God's own heart. Coincidentally, my nickname for Bill is my king.

Monday, May 2, 2011

"Picnics (My Favorite Thing About Spring)"

I created this layout to submit to
The current challenge is to create a layout depicting your favorite thing about spring. My favorite thing about spring is the weather is finally warm enough for picnics!