February 17, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook February Sketch Contest

Hi friends! The February sketch contest is up and running at My Creative Sketches.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used the gorgeous My Creative Scrapbook February Limited Edition kit along with a couple masks and inks from my stash.

Here's the Limited Edition kit:

So here's the sketch:

and here's the prize package for the randomly drawn winner!

I hope you'll consider playing along with the contest.
Anyone can participate, kit club member or not, using any products you'd like!
Go here!

February 11, 2014

More My Creative Scrapbook February Main Kit: Crate Paper

The Main Kit this month at My Creative Scrapbook kit club features the beautiful Love Notes collection from Crate Paper.

Here's another layout that I made with the kit:

Here's a photo of the kit... lots of beautiful products in there:

I get SO excited for these kits to arrive at my door every month.
And... I heard what's coming for next month... *swoon* ...
You might want to reserve yours now!

February 6, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook February Main Kit: Crate Paper

Hi friends! It's kit reveal time at My Creative Scrapbook, and I'm so thrilled to have been able to jump back in this month.

The February Main Kit is filled with the gorgeous Love Notes collection from Crate Paper. Oh how I love Crate Paper! There is also a piece of beautiful paper from Pebbles plus some pretty Prima flowers, a Prima vine, trims, and Doodlebug alphas.

So here is one of the layouts that I made with the kit. I could not resist scrapping this sweet photo of my daughter and her kitty with these beautiful love-themed papers and embellishments.

I played around a bit with some stencils, stamps, inks, mist, modeling paste, and gesso for some subtle background interest on this page.

Here is a photo of the kit. I'm not sure if there are any more of these available this month or not, but if you hurry over to the My Creative Scrapbook website, you might still be able to grab one!

If you've not seen the My Creative Scrapbook design team gallery before, I hope you'll check it out.

Oh, and I have a fun little announcement... I'm delighted to have accepted the position of design team coordinator for My Creative Scrapbook. I have very big shoes to fill as the previous DT coordinators were out-of-this world incredible, but I'm honored and excited to add this to my plate.

February 5, 2014


Well hello, blog friends!

Somehow several months flew by with no crafting, no blogging, and no word from me...

I have to wonder if anyone will even see this post.
So if you're here today, you are completely awesome.

So where have I been?
If you followed my blog in the past, you may remember that almost exactly a year ago, my family and I moved into our new home. Then of course we needed to purchase furniture and other things to fill our home. Then we both needed to replace our vehicles. Then came purchasing landscaping for our yard. When do the purchases end?

It didn't take long for us to realize that our home and related purchases were costing far more than our budget could allow for.

So, this once career girl turned stay-at-home-mom-until-our-daughter-enrolls-in-kindergarten returned to the career world sooner than planned (kindergarten isn't until Fall of 2015).


My job while gratifying seriously kicked my rear end for the first several months. I think part of it was due to having been out of the working routine for awhile and suddenly needing to readjust to the many things that go along with having a job, like setting the alarm and having something appropriate ready to wear. Then there was the whole learning a new place of work's way of doing things, thing.

It's been exhausting.
I have been really feeling my age and my out-of-shape physical status.

Well I'm happy to report that after the past nearly 6 months of working mostly 10-hour days instead of the 7-hour and 11-minute days that my contract calls for, thanks to my wonderful supportive husband (and plenty of caffeine) my family life is just fine. My completely amazing daughter has adjusted wonderfully to attending full-time preschool and amazes most everyone around her with her abilities. However, housework has taken a major hit, and I've not stepped foot into my scrap room.

The time for change is now.
Well, it was a week and a half ago, actually.
Yep, I cleaned the dust off my scrap table, unclogged my dried-up-from-lack-of-use bottle of fabri-tac, and played with paper... the My Creative Scrapbook kit club February Main Kit as a matter of fact! and if you're a fabri-tac user, you can appreciate the incredible volcanic reaction that occurred when I unclogged that bottle!

I'll be back tomorrow with the My Creative Scrapbook kits along with a fun announcement :)