Friday, January 21, 2011

Round Robin #1 for 2011

Loved lifting Christy's lo for this month's Round Robin. She had a gorgeous design that used a photostrip so I stole one of my dd's photostrips! I used the Retro Tapestry kit for all the pp and the bling scattered around the page. The twist this month was to use three things on the lo that you have been "hoarding." I did use three things from my stash but, I wouldn't say I was really hoarding the items!

Here's my dd and some of her friends acting silly at the mall. They love to hit the photobooth each time they are at the mall. And, personally, I love scrapping these pics! I tore apart the large black flower and the large blue flower to make the multi-colored flower in this lo. The smaller black roses are from a past kit and the other flowers are Petaloo flowers that were from my stash. The Prima bling and bracket were from past Swirlydoo kits while the leaves were from my stash. tfl!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Here's my lo for our second Snow Day Long Distance Scrap. We used Pencil Lines sketch #209. Then we added some additional rules. Sheri said we had to use glitter and an embossing folder. Then I rolled the dice and we had to use two butterflies or snowflakes with the first roll and seven flowers, brads, buttons, or eyelets with the second roll. Go here to check out Sheri's lo.

All the pp are from a past Swirlydoos  kit. The small flowers are all new Petaloo while the large flower is Prima. I added some leaves from my stash. The Prima centers, cb swirly, and brads are all from a past kit. Btw, there is glitter on all the flowers and I embossed the cream strip across the top of the page. There are seven small flowers and two butterflies. tfl!

Snow Day!

Yes! Even StLCoP (St. Louis College of Pharmacy) canceled classes for the day! I have been told that has not happened in years! sis and I are doing a long distance scrap until I go into work this evening.

The first challenge: Use Pencil Lines latest sketch, complete the lo, and post to your blog within one hour.

I used my latest Swirlydoos kit and some stuff from my stash to complete this one.

Go to my sister's blog to check out her intrepretation of the sketch.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

btw, i {heart} u

Using the scraps from my latest Swirlydoos  kit I made this lo based on a sketch from PageMaps. Texting has led to a new language of communication especially for our children. I used the lingo of my dd's generation to convey my love. Again, another self-portrait she snapped in her quest for a fb profile pic.

The large yellow Petaloo flower was from the kit as well as all the pp. I added the large orange flower and smaller flowers, all Petaloo. tfl!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The odds are...

One of the Swirly Girl Challenges this month is being hosted by DT member, Robin. Her challenge is to use odd numbers of things on the lo. So, 1 of something, then 3, 5, 7, and 9 somethings. And, the twist is to use 11 of something on the lo.
I was able to go so far as the twist with another lo of my dd. The self-portraits she took are just perfect for this kit so I keep using them.

1 picture
3 pp strips & 3 leaves
5 butterflies & 5 tickets
7 gemstones
9 flowers
11 eyelets

I tore apart the big black flowers included in the kit so I could use them on several lo's. All the pp is from the current Swirlydoos  kit. The only thing I added from my stash are the small Petaloo flowers and Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist. tfl!

Monday, January 10, 2011

My Girl

Hey, what do you know! I was able to scrap another page! I used more of my dd's pictures to complete this lo. All the papers are from the latest Swirlydoos' kit.

A happy accident here: I ordered a 5x7 collage print so I would have smaller pictures for this lo. The collage was printed with a black border (which I didn't order) but it looks great with the red bg paper. I added some Prima bling, Petaloo flowers, leaves from my stash as well as a transparency from a past kit. tfl!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Wow! I actually got to scrap a lo last night. Shocker! I used the new Swirlydoos kit which is filled with bright colors from the Melody Ross collection. Definitely makes me think of spring. I found some pictures on my computer that my dd had taken of herself. I am pretty sure she was trying to find a good profile pic for fb. When I saw the bright colors in this month's kit her profile pics immediately came to mind. So, here ya go.

Everything is from the kit except the extra Flora Doodle flowers and leaves. Well, I already worked out today and the house is clean so off to pick up some more prints from WAGS and do some more scrapping before I have to go back to WAGS for work. tfl!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It has been a looooong time...

since I have posted to my blog and that is because I have not been doing very much scrapping. *sigh* There has just been too much going on with finals, work, and the holidays. I had hoped to spend three lovely days just scrapping but I was called into work today. And, I know that I will probably get called in again tomorrow. So much for the mini scrap retreat I had planned.

Here is my latest project: an altered TH Configurations that I received from Swirlydoos as part of the technique add-on. The box was covered with Collections paper and TH tissue tape, then inked with TH distress inks. I added a lot of TH embellishments as well as items from the add-on kit. I even raided the game closet for a Monopoly piece, a die, and a Sorry game piece. Some muslin, burlap, and lace added texture to the boxes. An old family heritage photo was included to lend vintage charm.

Round Robin #10

I am finally getting around to posting the final lo for 2010's Round Robin Challenge. The twist for this challenge was to scrap a favorite Christmas memory. I remember as a young child sneaking around the house trying to find Christmas presents. I guess I am old enough to confess that one year we found them in our parents closet hidden on the top shelves behind clothes and boxes. Another year we were pretty sure they were in the trunk of the car but we could never figure out how to sneak out and look! Well, my parents got us good one year. They put the Christmas tree on what we thought was just a square, white platform. It turned out to be a Christmas present for my brothers. I would say they got the last laugh that year! So, I scrapped a picture of the Christmas tree on top of the platform (a.k.a. basketball goal).

A Sneaky Christmas