Friday, July 5, 2013

Kiwi Lane July Blog Hop!!!

Hello! I'm so excited to be a part of this month's Kiwi Lane Blog Hop. I was given Paradise Template Accessory Set.

My boys love going to the beach! And what perfect templates to work with then Paradise when scrapping our 1st Beach Day of the Year. I love how fast my layouts are completed when working with Kiwi Lane.

* I also used Bracket # 1 and Cascade Trail # 2A and 2B designer templates.

And remember to leave a comment on each blog (including Kiwi Lane) for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop. Below is the complete list of blogs:

  1. Kiwi Lane
  2. Monique Liedtke
  3. Jennifer Budge
  4. Cari Locken
  5. Jennifer Nicholes
  6. Regina Mangum
  7. Becki Adams
  8. Julie Ann Cordero
  9. Jessica Laureano   <----- you are here
  10. Gail Owens  <----- next stop

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Play & Sweet Dreams

I signed up for Studio Calico Pop of the Page 2 online class, and am loving it. It has helped me expand my scrapbooking style. Here are 2 of the layouts I have done for my "homework".

Week 1 Challenge : was to create a layout inspired by an example given


Week 2 Challenge : was to use mixed media. I used Gesso and watercolors for the 1st time and loved it!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

v dub luv

I am loving Basic Grey Bowties that I picked up at the Orlando Scrapbook Expo. The papers really went well with this picture of my oldest with his beloved VW Bus. I was super excited to see that there was a car pattern sheet that included a VW Bus and Bug!

I used Kiwi Lane DT Doodles 2013 week 18 sketch and paired it with The Paper Girls Challenge Blog : Challenge # 31 : Doodle Time.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Vroom! Vroom!

I came across Kristine Davidson's blog "Just Being Creative" and fell in love with her sketches. The sketch I used comes from her latest book Creating with Sketches Vol. 2.

The layout also qualifies for the following challenges:

About A Boy For this challenge we had to create a layout of our child being a typical boy.  

"Lasting Memories" : We had to create a layout using only 1 photo.

Monday, May 6, 2013 the Beach

With the beginning of the month comes many new challenges on some of me favorite scrappy blogs.

For this picture of my boys at the beach I've decided to use The Paper Bakery May Sketch Challenge # 1.

I will be entering this layout in the following challenges as well:

SWAT Drill # 7 :  Tic Tac Toe - I used row 1 down; 3 buttons, stitching, and 3 different manufactures (Fancy Pants Park Bench and The Good Life, My Minds Eye Indie Chic, and Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze)

Scrap Your Story Challenge # 10 : Favorites

Red Carpet Studio # 35 : Black Swan - create a layout using black as the prominent color!

2 Broke Girls Cupcake Special # 3 : Photo inspiration - I've pulled the yellow/gold and turquoise  colors

Scrap Our Stash Challenge # 3 : Pattern Paper Party - 3 different manufactures (Fancy Pants Park Bench and The Good Life, My Minds Eye Indie Chic, and Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze) and a rubon (at the Beach)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mr Man

For the 2 Broke Girls Cooking Class 101 challenge for April was to emboss. I broke out my embossing powders and heat gun that have been collecting dust to add the arrows in the top right corner of my layout.I've forgotten how much fun it was to use!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Suit

I dug deep into my photo stash for this picture of my oldest from 2011 and paired it with ScrapbookSteals MWM Amber # 7. The papers and buttons have also been hanging around for a few years as well. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

My Boys

I love this picture of my boys!
I paired my picture with the Paper Secrets April 15th Challenge: A Page Map's sketch with a twist to use wood.  I used MME Indie Chic paper, MME enamel did,  and SC Wood veneer stars. 


Sunday, April 14, 2013

You Rock

I am following the new challenge site 2 Broke Girls. And found their Cupcakes by Design Sketch # 2 perfect for this picture of my oldest playing with his guitar.


This months Scrap Our Stash Challenge was to use one polka dot paper, one striped paper, and one bird, butterfly, or bee. The dot and striped paper would be easy for me to work in a layout of my boys, a bird or butterfly not so much. So I thought that here's a good chance to use my little stash of girly supplies and do a page of myself. :)  I used just a few pages of my 6x6 MME Dolled Up and a wood vaner little birdie I picked up from my local box store.

Messy Eater

Who doesn't love the messy faces of a toddler self feeding, and what's messier then spaghetti! I've paired these wonderful pictures of my youngest with ScrapbookSteals MWM Amber # 6 sketch and About A Boy's April 1 Challenge : Use Chevrons, which just happens to be another love of mine. :)

Mid Week Mojo sketch challenge Amber #6

I have also entered this into Memory Nest Whimsical Wednesday # 3.


Lunch Date

I loved the simplicity of the months My Minds Eye March Sketch. I paired my picture with MME Alphabet Soup and some MME Enamel dots.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

ScrapbookSteals Guest Sketcher!

I don't know what I was more excited for, being asked to be a ScrapbookSteals guest sketcher or being able to work with Fancy Pants The Good Life. I remember when I first heard of ScrapbookSteals, before there even was a Mid Week Mojo. Every week there was always such great inspiration and that has helped turned scrapbooking into a major part of my life. So you can imagine how nerve wracking it was to come up with a sketch.

I loved working with The Good Life. The colors go so well together with the pop of red. Not the mention all the yummy goodies this collection comes with, the chipboard frames and layered stickers help give lots of dimension.

I can't wait to see everyone's take on the sketch, and THANK YOU ScrapbookSteals in helping me document my good life!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Park Fun

For this layout I combined Kiwi Lane Designs DT Doodles - 2013 week 12 sketch and the About A Boy March 15 challenge - use your scraps.

 As I was going thru my collections, I noticed that the Lil' Buddy Collection from Pebbles I purchased a couple of years ago only had a single 12x12 sheet left and the rest was scraps. Which of course is perfect for the About A Boy Challenge.

The Sketch: (I only used the left side)

And my layout with the last of Lil' Buddy

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pumpkin Picking

There were 2 wonderful sketches over at ScrapbookSteals this week, by guest sketcher Michelle King. I choose to work with sketch Amber # 5a.

And here's my layout

Monday, March 18, 2013

Little Moments

Can I tell you how much my boys love Chuck E Cheese? Too much for this already tired momma. But of course I had to snap picutres to document my youngest going for the first time. I paired Echo Parks For the Record 2 (LOVE LOVE LOVE) with ScrapbookSteals MidWeekMojo Sketch Amber # 4.

The fun sketch:

And my take : 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

My Boys

Love this picture of my 2 boys!

I used MME Sunshine and MME Indie Chic "Nutmeg". I also used Studio Calico Wood Vaneer Stars for the 1st time. LOVE THEM!

Here is the Kiwi Lane DT Doodles - 2013 week 10 sketch that I used :

And here is my layout :

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Night Before Christmas

Every year our local park has a Christmas festival. Santa arrives via Helicopter, they have a snow area, face paint, etc. My son loves it! These are the pictures from 2011, as well as all the supplies (excluding the strip a washi tape). Why is it that holiday pictures are the hardest to scrap? LOL

I used this sketch from Scrappin'n'Happy March Challange :

Here is my take :

I am also entering this layout in the following Challenges:

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Here is my version of Paper secrets March 1st sketch.
My littlest one addicted to bananas. There pictures are of him eating them by himself for the first time.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring 2013 ATC

A bunch of scrappy friends and I do an ATC swap seasonally. These ladies have such great talent and is always an inspiration.

Here is my ATC

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Turkey Day 2012

I used Echo Park's Sketch to scrap this picture of my boys from Thanksgiving 2012. I paired this sketch with Scrap Your Story's Challenge to use 1 picture.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

My Own Personal Super Hero

For my nephew's birthday party my sister threw a Suoer Hero themed party. All the children were a different Hero and my youngest was Captain America. Isn't he the cutest?
For this weeks Scrapbooksteals MWM Amber #2 the large circle reminded me of Captain America's sheild and knew it would be a perfect sketch for this photo.

My Little Monkey

My youngest is such a little ham. Once you laugh at something he does over and over. On this day he keep bring my husband his hoodie sweater, then playing around he put it on the baby. It was this cutest!!
I paired these pictures with the Kiwi Lane DT Doodles 2013 week 8 sketch. I love Kiwi Lane templates, thatmake putting together a layout so easily!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Trimming the Tree - 2010

I finally got around to scrapping tree trimming pictures from 2010. It gets hard to find the motivation to scrap holiday pictures every year. I used Carta Bella - Merry & Bright. Loved the colors in this collection.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

1st Food

This weeks ScrapbookSteals Monday Craft Madness Challenge is to use Citrus color combo. As I was going thru my pictures to scrapbook, I came across these pictures of my youngest eating "real" food for the first time. So with these pictures, I used ScrapbookSteals Mid Week Mojo Sketch Challenge Amber # 1 and The Paper Girls Challenge Blog Challenge # 26 to use washi, to comlete this layout.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentine's Day 2012

Since we are now passed Valentine's Day for my youngest again, I thought it was time to scrapbook pictures of his first when he was only 5 weeks old. I have used S.W.A.T. 's Sketchy Saturday sketch and About A Boys challenge : Oh Baby.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


I love this picture of my youngest playing with Daddy's controller when he was 9 months old. He loves anything with a cord. I used it for this weeks ScrapbookSteals Mid Week Mojo Jade # 10 sketch, as well as this month's About A Boy challenge Introducing.