Saturday, January 31, 2009

altered item saturday! and a crop!

hi scrappers, i am sorry i am late with my post things have been crazy here! so today i am showing you our team b altered items!

so lets get started!

before pics
Products Used:
Paper: American Crafts ALA Carte florentine 2 sided paper
Cardstock: Bazzil in french vanilla
Ribbon: dashes and dots by michael's
pearls by paper studio
flowers by Daisy Doodles in the color splash
paint used: making memories in the color chocolate
adhesives used: Yes Paste, Scotch quick dry adhesive, hot glue

she altered a CD case:
Products Used:
Patterned Paper is Giggle Stripes by Kelly Panacci
Cardstock I had on hand
Flower is from a grab bag at my LSS
Brad is from Jo Ann
Ink is by Color Box

Products Used:

chipboard coasters
pink stripped paper from paper studio
daisy doodles flowers
gem from my daughter's toy
stamped images
hearts and cupid from a cricut
tags from colorbox
ribbon from stash

hope everyone is having a great weekend and enjoy the superbowl tomorrow!

in other news!
we are holding a crop in our ning group on tuesday and wednesday of next week
lots of fun challenges and games so please come and join us!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

wanna be on a design team?

we had a dt member leave:( so we have 1 spot open for a permanent dt member
right now the term will be from feb-may after that if you want to stay we would love to have you!

so here are the details
-you will be responsible for providing 1 LO a month-i provide the challenge or sketch and its due by the 29th of each month with a product list.
-it will be posted on our blog on the 30th,please do NOT share your work until the 30th
-i do have a few sponsor things so you can use those for now
- i ask that you promote our site and blog whenever possible, please use our blinkie on your blog
and if we are running contests or challenges please put them on your blog
-taking clear pictures of your LOs when emailing them to me
-participating in the forum as much as you can
-doing 1 weekly challenge here at the forum

so if it seems like something you are interested in please email me at with the following info
-blog address
-2 or 3 of your favorite LO's
-photo of yourself
-short bio
-why you want to be on our design team

i will leave this open for a week and then announce it on 2/6

Thursday, January 22, 2009

its the card girls turn for some altered items!

so its the card girls turn for some altered goodness! i am so impressed with everyone's things!
also if your not apart of lets scrap ning group please come and join us we always have some fun challenges going on!

onto the altered items!

 she used the reverse side of a stretch canvas

altered photo frame
Products Used:
Paper- Frances Meyer
Paint-Apple Barrel
Ribbon- Offray
Ducks-Cricut cart Doodlecharms
Buttons-my stash

Cardstock: Kaiser Craft
Vagabound Collection; Nomad (cream),
Traveller (blue), Gypsy (polka dot),
stamp: TM Designs (Be My Valentine);
glitter: Martha Stewart Carnelian Red;
ink: Stampin Up Ruby Red
Heart Ornament/frame: Jo-Ann's wooden heart; hemp twine; and floss

thanks everyone for checking out our altered items, check back next week for the rest of our dt's creations!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

some new things

so this month i wanted to do something different, i wanted to shake things up a bit and all i can say is wow! these girls have really done a great job

so there task was to make an altered item or home decor item
so here we go!

I have a ton of 4x4 blank coasters around,so i decided to try to make something with them
and i did ornaments for a few friends
i found shapes i liked and cut the coasters out, the papers used were all cosmo cricket line



Solid Beige, Brown, and Black Cardstock

Creative Imaginations Patterned Paper

8x10 Artists Canvas


S.E.I. Oasis Rub-Ons

4 Brown Brads

Colorbok Notepad

Michaels Ribbon


EK Success Corner Punch

Nestabilities Large Labels

Sizzix Big Kick


I started with January using the Ace, then each month follows ... February is 2, March is 3 ... Nov is the Jack and December is the Queen (or King!)
Cut a piece of cardstock or printed paper for the background added the playing card, the mini-calendar printout and a decoration for each month. I've got photos of several months. There is a magnet on the back of the clipboard so it can be put on the fridge or you can hang it by the clip.
I think it's fun. And it uses stuff I have readily at home!

Supplies Used:
* mini clipboard
* playing cards
* cardstock & printed papers (various)
* mini calendar print-out
* various embellishments for each month

The funny thing is that I ended up looking in the basement in our pile of garage sale stuff and found it there! My trash became my treasure! LOL It was a file that we used for mail and I turned into a place to put my pictures to be scrapped
List of items used:
Brown cardstock
K&Company Designer paper
Green flowers
Jasmine Cricut Cartridge
Green ribbon
Bo Bunny Ornamental Acrylic Stamp
Brown Ink


also we also having some great challenges over at our ning group and would love to see more people playing!
and if you have recently done a altered item, i would love to post it on our blog so email me at
supply list:
before and after photos (if possible)

so what are you waiting for lets see them!

Friday, January 9, 2009

some great cards!

hello everyone! sorry for the delay but i am dealing with major sickness in my house, but everyone is on the mend now

this month our own dayna created a card sketch for the girls to use and our guest dt is one of our own LO girls!

here is dayna's sketch
and our guest dt!
I'm Kimberlee (known as Kimmie online). I'm a stay at home mom to two beautiful boys - Nicky who is 2 and Matty who is 9 months now! I'm an active member of my local Mom's Club Chapter, Kickbox, and love to cook and bake. I'm also a club volleyball coach. In my spare time I enjoy keeping my boy's scrapbooks up-to-date and making handmade cards to send to my friends. I've been a member of the Layout Design Team A for a few months now and am honored to be able to Guest DT with the card gals!

here is her take on the sketch:
Supplies Used:

Stamps: Sugar Nellie – Snowflake Sugar Nellie

Tools: Copic Markers

Copic Glitter Pens

Sizzix Big Kick

Nestabilities – Large Labels

Paper Piercing Tool

Cuttlebug Diamond Rough Embossing Plate

Papers: Solid Blue Cardstock

Solid Light Blue Cardstock

Solid Silver Cardstock

Decorative Silver Cardstock

Embellishments: Robin's Nest Baubles

thanks kimmie, love your card!

and the rest of our talented DT!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Kaiser Craft Vagabound Collection; Nomad (cream), Traveller (blue), Gypsy (polka dot), stamp: TM Designs (Be My Valentine); glitter: Martha Stewart Carnelian Red; ink: Stampin Up Ruby Red
Card : Short Cuts frosted clear card; Making Memories berry snaps; and Kolette Hall Heart stamp
Heart Ornament/frame: Jo-Ann's wooden heart; hemp twine; and floss

Supplies Used:

Cardstock and paper –Paperstudio


Sentiment- Computer Generated- Tabitha font

Hearts- Cricut- George Cartridge



Supplies Used:

Cardstock: The Paper Co.;
Patterned Paper: Me & My Big Ideas, Pink Paislee;
Ribbon: Dashes, Dots & Checks (Michaels);
Making Memories embroidery thread;
Stickers: Dimensional Stickers; staples.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Sentiment: Image from friend
Rub-ons:American Crafts Mini Marks (Book Three)
Paper Flower: stash
Plastic flower brad: JoAnns

thanks girls for the great cards
so u wanna play along? come and join our ning group and when uploading to the gallery use LSDT1
and you could win a prize!

so what are u waiting for?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year! and we need guest designers!

so i am starting the new year off with our January featured member:
each month we pick a new member of our ning group so if you havent already please come and join us!

so this month our featured member is vicki! aka skrapkat
Hey Girls
I am so flattered to be chosen for this month...thanks so much! I am also going to apologise in advance for my photos being so big, I still have not mastered how to shrink them down yet!!
I am 33 years old. Single mum to my gorgeous 7 year old daughter Ashli and we live in Australia.

I have always been a "crafty" person. But the most I made was photo frames as gifts, or cards. Then a friend invited me to a Creative Memories demonstration. I really enjoyed it, but at the time it didn't stick. Then 7 years ago, I welcomed my gorgeous girl into the world, and I made her an album from mdf and cardboard. I went into a newsagent to find some stickers for my album when I came across scrapbooking mags....I have not looked back...suffice to say the album had to be redone though with acid free

For me scrapbooking is a creative release, but its also my way of leaving a witness to our lives. I am definately a "less is more" scrapbooker most times. I love a blank background with lots of colourful embellishments. My fav embellishments I would have to say are journaling boxes, rhinestones, glitter and chipboard. Oh and I have to mention my white gel pen, I can usually find a use for it on any of my

If I had to choose a favourite line, I would have to say Urban Lily - they are an Aussie company, and they just have gorgeous, funky,colourful paper, with flourishes and butterflies all over. Another favourite is a small company called Blueyedezines, they just some gorgeous felt embellishments.

Last year I achieved 3 of my scrapbooking goals...I made it into a Design Team, which I had so much fun with. I had a layout published for the very first time, and I very recently opened my own online scrapbooking store. So as you can imagine this all keeps me very busy on the computer. I would have to say I spend way too much time online, but as not one of my friends scraps, finding like minded friends online has been fantastic.

For inspiration I like to check out other peoples of the blogs that truly inspire me is this one:

The site is french, but her layouts are awesome, and at the bottom of the page she also has blogs that she finds inspiring which are just fabulous. I love them so much I found a translation program online so that I could read them.

some of her favorite LO's

This layout is very sentimental. That bear was given to me by my best friend when Ash was born. So everyone that visited us at the hospital, and everyone that attended her naming ceremony signed it. Plus when Ash was born, she was exactly the size of that bear...weird to think about it now!!
I just love this layout, I think its those colours with the black background, and I adore those photos!!
This is one of my all time fav photos of my girl...her personality just shines right
vicki thanks for sharing your wonderful layouts and we love having you over at LS
and please go check out her blog!

we also need guest designers for February
so what i need you to do is head over to our ning group and sign up! say hello and then email me 2/3 pieces of your best work, a short bio & photo plus blog link
we need 2 card girls and 2 LO girls, i will supply sketches and so forth
and a blog button for you to use!

cant wait to see your creations and hope everyone is having a great new year