Saturday, December 27, 2008

Out For Publication

I have never had a need for one of these signs - until now!!
Scrap N Art chose 3 of my layouts for their Jan/Feb edition of their magazine - woo hoo I am so excited about this!! So if you happen to see this in one of my galleries or here on my blog - you know why!!

Oh and I have been a BAD blogger - I have so much catching up to do and no time to do it - please stay tuned for further updates.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Join Me For some Croppin Fun!!

Friday-Saturday - December 12-13

Just a reminder - join us this weekend for our "Holiday Cheer" Cyber Crop!! The new DT's are so excited to share their challenges with you at their first Cyber Crop !

The crop will run from 6pm (eastern time) Friday December 12- midnight (EST) Saturday, December 13, 2008. Look for lots of challenges from the Design Team, prizes and games!! You'll have until midnight (EST) Sunday December 14 to upload any of your challenge entries to the gallery for a chance to win the Cyber Crop grand prize!

Hope to see you there!! Cherrie

Friday, December 05, 2008

Dreamgirls Challenge #17

I love the DreamGirls Challenge blog - it is one of my favorites. Lately I haven't had much time to play along with them - but I am a faithful follower anyway. The current challenge was to scrap something that you can't live without - the page Delores did about her Bluetooth really caught my attention (I can so relate). But it got me thinking - besides my Bluetooth - what is there that I can't live without. Here is my answer...

You should check out the Dreamgirls Challenge Blog - always something fun going on over there...

Monday, December 01, 2008

It's Official!!

Today is the first official day of my term as a PROUD Design Team member for Treasured Scrapbooking - I am still sooo very excited about it!! Look at this...

Ok so today is the big reveal day - here are the absolutely gorgeous kits for December - Ladies these kits are some of my absolute favorite ever from TS - leslie really outdid herself this month. You can bet these beauties will not last in her store for very long - better hurry up and order yours!!
Here is...Kit #1 SO PRETTY

And the Kit I had to work with this month - Kit #2 SO ELEGANT - I LOVE IT!!

And here are the 2 layouts I can share with you - I knew as soon as I saw this kit that the colors would match perfectly with my daughter's Homecoming Dance Pictures

And this is the Sketch that Cristal totally made for me - to go with my Layout (THANKS CRISTAL)

And this one was totally for fun - It is the first page for my Nashville Trip Album

I also posted my very first challenge in TS today - it is a challenge to Show your Holiday Feasts --yummy -- Here is my example

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Excitement is Building!!

I am just so excited about my 1st DT reveal at Treasured Scrapbooking. It is not till the 1st of December, but I am working on my layouts now of course. I can't show you my work yet - but I do have a little sneak peak to show you now...
That will have to hold you over for now - LOL!! I still have a few things to do before the big reveal - I will come back and show more when I can. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I returned home around 2am this morning - after the most amazing weekend of my life!!

WOW - just isn't a big enough word to describe my feelings about the Nashville Fiska-Friendzy!! This was by far the best crafting experience I have ever participated in --- just AMAZING!!. I am so blessed and thankful that I was able to fly out for this event - and it is definitely a weekend I will NEVER forget. Pinky was soooo hospitable (THANK YOU SO MUCH GIRLFRIEND), I met so many awesome people, and friends (LIke the amazing Aymee), and I simply had the best time of my life!!

Rebecca - you just floored me. You have such an incredible energy, you just NEVER stopped. Your spirit and your love of your job is just AWESOME!! Thank you so much for allowing me to help you prepare for the event, it really let me feel like I was giving back just a fraction of the amazing treasures I recieved throughout the day. I am just in awe of you Rebecca - you are Fabulous!!

To all of the wonderful people I met and enjoyed spending time with - Thank you all so much - I had an awesome time. And thanks for allowing me to feel comfortable in front of such a large group - I still can't believe I had to get up and sing in front of all of you. Just an amazing experience and I can't imagine spending it with anyone else - but all of you!!

Fiskars, Chad, Carrie, Susan, and anyone else involved with organizing this event - WOW - THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!! And Cristal - my best friend - girl I owe you - YOU ROCK!!

I am leaving you all with just a few quick photos - I have soooo many!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Unbelievable News

That my best friend Cristal(Pinky) and myself BOTH made the Design Team at Treasured Scrapbooking. Somebody needs to pinch me HARD - I am just squealing with delight. TS has been a favorite hang out sight for a long time now - it is definitely a GREAT place to play. I am just floored, I cried, I laughed, I was pacing the floor with excitement, and every 10-15 minutes I am letting out a little squeal of delight!! This is a dream come true for me and something that I have strived for. I am still just beside myself - giddy even - WOO HOO!!!

I encourage you all to join us at Treasured Scrapbooking and see for yourself what an awesome site this is - hope to see "you" there.

ALSO - Just 4 more sleeps and I will be doing this...

Heading to Beautiful....Nashville Tenneesee

I am so super excited about this trip - this is my first REAL vacation in over 10 years - and let me tell you girls I am GOIN COUNTRY...I got my Cowboy hat and some boots - I am READY!!

I also just got a report that the fall leaves are still in season - I am hopin to see some of this...That would be the icing on the cake for me!!

But to be quite honest the very best part of this trip is not the Fiska-Friendzy (which is gonna be totally awesome), it is not the fall leaves, it is not that this is my first vacation in forever, ....nope....the very best part of this trip is getting to meet my very best friend (and my new little friend Gage)

Friday, October 31, 2008

My week in a nutshell

So there was a Big Crop over at Treasured Scrapbooking last weekend and I scrapped a BUNCH!! I have had a very hectic week and I am just now addind these to my blog - but better late than never - right??

Thursday, October 23, 2008

1 Hour Sketch Contest

These little contests are so much fun and it always amazes me how beautiful and diverse the results are - given such a short time to scrap. We had a great turnout again - and I really enjoyed it! so here is my creation...

I just loved these cute papers from Creative Imaginations (Debbie Mum's line), so I wanted to whip up another page from the same set of photos as a page companion...

And this is my very first LO on Cardboard - so much fun!!

And finally - here is a fun Birthday LO of my daughter

Thanks for looking - hope you enjoyed them!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Halloween Memories

Just a fun Halloween LO I did of my sweet Ally when she was in the second grade - I just love this photo. This was the last year she showed a girly side before she went all totally tomboy on me - oh the cherished memories.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Well it is a done deal - November 14th thru November 17th I will be painting Nashville RED with my very good friend Cristal(Pinky) and Aymee from Just Scrapping.The 3 of us will be attending the Fiska-Friendzy Event with Rebecca and a bunch of other fiskateers. This is an all day party/crop, event with lots of extra fun. The event is being held at the Radison Opryland Hotel, and includes a trip to a Famous Nashville recording studio, and The Famous Nashville Palace Honky Tonk.

We are going to have sooooo much fun - I am so excited about this trip. And the very best part of all of this is getting to spend time with my girls. All I can say is...Is it November yet??

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fabulous Fall

Yeah it is still HOT in Florida, we really do not have a "Fall Season". But I can't help it - I am in the mood for fall, I am wishing I could experience fall again - I miss it. So I guess my creative side is being pulled by my mood - here is what I made this weekend...

And I have been on a roll with cards...

This one was made for the upcoming Crop at this weekend - I love May's crops - they are tons of fun - you should come crop with us too. Sat. Oct. 18th

Friday, October 10, 2008

Croppin Fun

The Fall Crop at Just Scrappin was so much fun, so many people participated - a total success.

Here is a couple more things I created during the crop week
The first is from the 1 hour sketch challenge we had - man that was a blast!

I also made a couple more cards this week for Birthdays...this one was for a very dear friend - whose Birthday is tomorrow

Then this second one was for my Daughter's 17th Birthday on Wed of this last week.

I made it to go along with the gift I got her - Guitar Hero III Legends of Rock

Hope all of you had a good week as well!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Java Monster ROCKS!!

This Rocks!!! A few months back I did this Layout for the Treasured Hunt over at Treasured Scrapbooking...

Well a few people commented that I should send the layout to the Monster Energy Drink Company - because I had made them want to go out and buy Java Monster. Well I did not "send" it to them - but I did upload it onto the Monster Energy Drink websites gallery. I recieved an email from them saying I would be getting a "goodie box" in the mail - woo hoo!! Well this is what I got in the mail...

Not one - but TWO 12packs of Java Monster Drinks - How flipping cool is that!!!
I love these drinks and they are kinda pricey too - so I am just absolutely thrilled with my goodies. And all I did was submit my page to their gallery - THAT ROCKS!!