Blog Directory - Blogged Scrapbook Designs Unlimited: February 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

DAY 1 National Craft Month

Hi a lot going on here. Getting my next class kitted and ready to go. Don't know if YOU know...but March is National Craft month. I would love to share something every day with you for the next 30 days, either something pretty, crafty or tips on something totally cool and amazing stuff out there in crafty world.... (I am going to attempt this...ATTEMPT ............being the operative word ladies).

Since I know I am not going to be able to post for the next several days....I will be back on the 2nd...I will leave you with one of my all time favorite lay outs....I LOVE THIS PAGE. This lady loves flowers as much as I do!!!! LOL
Have a fantastic weekend!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok gang....I had a fabulous day. I celebrated my 43rd birthday yesterday and
My birthday was absolutely fantastic.
What a great day. I scrapbooked a little bit, ate some delicious food, laughed with my fantastic aunts until it hurt and spent my afternoon with my fabulous grandma.

Could not have asked for a better day.

I am blessed.

Thank you all for your calls, emails and birthday cards.

I LOVE ALL MY BIRTHDAY CARDS....thank you all for taking time and making me some beautiful cards.

I promise to post on all my goodies soon, but as you all know, I celebrate my birthday all month long...LOL. I have several more celebrations to go, so will post on those soon.

Have a happy day girls!

Monday, February 22, 2010

What a fabulous weekend.... :)

Celebrated my birthday with some friends....I think this is my 5th celebration...will recap later. What fun was to be had with some of my favorite women.

I did this layout a couple of weeks ago. Those flowers are from Prima...they are so ugly that I love let me recap my B-day celebration....

This is Noemi. She is my oldest friend years....LOL...

My wonderful buddy got up early...and I do mean early and went to the cheese cake factory to get me my hearts desire.....RED VELVET CHEESE CAKE......ok ladies, if you have never had have GOT TO TRY IT. Hay DIOS MIO!!! Talk about heaven...
I got MULA!!!!!! I'll share what I got with it later. Noemi and I met each other when we were in our teens. We have built a great deal of memories together including weddings, birthdays, marriages, child birth, and a lot more along this journey we walk. Noemi is one of the smartest women I know...I mean freakin' woman how did you understand that so quickly? I love to see how her mind works because honestly, she doesn't get people don't get buddy doesn't realize that not everyone is as smart as she is....LOL!!! The beauty of it is that She really doesn't get that SHE is really THAT smart!!!! She is truly my most faithful friend and honestly my family considers her one of my sisters. Her little sister is my sis (Ely) best friend...funny how that has worked out. God has truly blessed me with this girl. I love her with all my heart. She is humble and has the most giving spirit that you will ever encounter. I am so blessed to call her friend.
My buddy Maritza...she is such a wonderful person. I love this lady. She is one of the sweetest people I know. She is simply a fabulous lady.
Look at the amazing pillow she made me....PINK and black...a woman after my own heart!!!!! Gotta tell you girls...I am one lucky chick.
Shenny, Shenny, Shenny....if you ever want to meet a lady who will have you in stitches ALL my friend Shenny. She is truly one of the funniest ladies you will ever meet. She has a heart of gold and she makes me happy. I love this girl!!! She is also the psycho that stalks Ricky Martin.....I'm not kidding...She and HE are tight....LOL
By the way, Shenny got the NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARD!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations my friend!!!! I am so proud of you!!! WHOO HOOO!!!!
My buddy Michelle. She is one of my favorites. I admire this lady so much. She is such a good wife, mom and daughter. She is truly an amazing woman and her amazing spirit touches my soul. Michelle is one of those friends that I feel I can call and we can talk about anything. Although we do not hang out a lot, those moments we do share are very special to me. She is the fastest scrapbooker I know....LOL... and she makes me smile with her no nonsense attitude. Michelle is too busy to put up with silly is too precious to waste on things that simply don't matter. I admire that she is simply a go getter, a planner and a fantastic friend.
These are my sisters Bethsy and Margie. These are truly two of my favorite women. They share the same parents as I do and that is a blessing in itself. I admire both my sisters and they are truly Godly women. They have such great sense of humours and actually make my life a lot brighter. Bethsy and Margie got me Pandora charms. I will share pics later.
(Ely could not make it as she is going through some treatments...I missed her).
Nothing like celebrating your birthday with good friends.
Tomorrow is my actual birthday.....LOL.
Have a great day,

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wow...what a week.

Just getting a lot done here and trying to keep my chin up.....

Sometimes we get such bad news that the only thing to do is do something good for others.

Please keep my sister Ely in your prayers.

Now, let me share some happy goodness with you all.

This lovely lo is by the super talented Sharon Laakkonen.
I love her stuff. Lots of flowers and just a ton of yummineeeees.

Now check this baby out. Isn't this a great lo? I'm telling you...I am loving so much scrappy goodness out there ladies.
This was created by Christiane Muller.

You all have a fantastic weekend.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

OK....a couple of things.......

My blog has a mind of its' is driving me crazy, but hey...lets not get off track here. How about some eye candy? Yes, yes...thank you very much.

Check out this yumminess by the lovely Lia Abdullah. still my heart. Love embellies...we can simply never have enough...they are like shoes... :)
How about some more eye candy girls? Look at this yumminess. much scraplifting to do and so little time...sigh.... LOLThis lovely card was created by Ms. Betsy Veldman. Look at this adorable apron. TOO DARN CUTE if I do say so myself. It makes me feel very nostalgic....

NOW, my friends, I would so appreciate it if you would all go over and visit my buddy Ivy and help vote for her hedgehog. I know, I know....I swear she loves this thing like it was her baby. :)
Just click here and follow the instructions.. It is really easy and it will help my buddy out.

I'm off to get my goodie bags ready for my birthday and clean the pink room...arrrgghhhh
Pray for me!!!!!!!! :)
Have a great day.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

hOW ABOUT SOME Jenni Bowlin Homespun?

Check out these great ideas with the February Kit.

This is Ms. Vanessa with her lovely layout. Check out all those buttons...DELISH!!!
The next two layouts can be found on the Jenni Bowlin website.


Isn't this DELISH? I love this paper.
Enjoy my friends.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lots of stuff going on here....

Getting ready for a busy weekend and lots of scrapbooking. How fun is that? But before I bail...let me leave you with some loveliness....

This was created by the amazingly talented Linda albrecht. She has some serious crazy talent....
It makes me happy.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

look how beautiful...

There is so much talent out there it is amazing. I am sharing some beautiful lay outs with you today that I LOVE!!!! ENJOY!!!

This lovely layout was created by Toni Kelly. Love, love, love how she used the frame over her picture. I really like how she used the embellies to make the whole layout come together...although she has a lot going on, the focus of this layout is still the picture...LOVE IT!
This Layout was created by Ann McLachlan. This is still one of my favorite papers. Gotta tell you I love those flowers but look at that paper crafting!!!!!

Enjoy my friends.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Here is the February 2010 Kit

Ok many of you have been asking me for the class kits, I decided to post them here. I do have some left over, and here is the one for February 2010. It is the brand new Homespun Jenni Bowlin Line. Please don't get mad...I do not have too many left as my kits as really CLASS they are available on a first come first serve basis.
I did add some Prima Flowers...of course.....LOL

It has some lovely are so gonna love those (some of the kits come with the red butterflies)...the buttons are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Those buttons I tell you were my favorite item in the whole line.
The calendar cards are perfectly sized and the journaling cards match the paper perfectly.

That wonderful lace/ribbon is from prima, and let me tell you it is so fantastically made to glitter mist it. YUP...yessiree bob...perfect!

So sorry about the picture quality, but I am running around some massive kitting around here and I am trying to answer all your emails....
Have a great day.

I am drowning in class kits!!!! YUCK!!!!!!!

sO MANy embellies and papers..........I am going crazy...............i WOULD SHOW YOU SOME PICTURES, BUT MY HOUSE LOOKS LIKE A BOMB EXPLODED...SO NOT.

Will absolutely be sharing kits with you next week....stay tuned.
This picture has nothing to do with this post, but since it is my birthday month, I am thinking about decorations....If I had a barn...I would so do this.......LOL
Have a great day gals!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Love this..........

Have a happy DaY.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A couple of layouts and flowers....of course.

Worked on some tell you the truth, I have been scrapbooking quite a bit and as of today I have scrapbooked 41 pages in the last 15 days. I have no idea what is an original anymore and what is a scraplift....has that ever happened to you? I am pretty sure the following were scraplifts...
I made my own flower...why do you ask? Because out of all the million and a half of flowers that I own, I could not get one that matched to my liking. So get some canvas, scissors, glitter mist...My favorite friend right now...and a white acrylic dabber and huala...this is my creation.

Pretty darn good if I say so myself. LOL...
My sister Margie, gave me one of the most meaningful gifts two Christmas' ago. She made copies of some very old pictures of the family and gifted each sister a set. It meant the world to me. So here are some of those pictures. This is my mom, a good 30 years ago.
The vine that you see here, is one that I glitter misted...I know you are shocked. It was peachy and pink before I got my hands on it. LOL. Anyway, you know those are ALL PRIMA Flowers and the big old brads are from BAZZILL...yes, girls, they do other things besides paper. I also used glitter mist on my ribbon from Prima. (I have got to show you all these delicious Prima Ribbon....DELISH!!!!)'s to go.
Have a fantastic day.


Ok...first of all let me tell you that I have taken quite a bit of classes from many a teacher. The truth is I have my favorites. (I believe everyone does) With that being said, I have to tell you, if you ever get a chance to take a class with Ms. Donna Downey, artist yourself a favor, and sign up immediately. She is a fantastic teacher. Honestly. No kidding. I had the best time with my buddies, and I learned a ton of stuff.

I am a scrapbooker. I love the feel of accomplishment I get when I finish a 12x12 page and see the end results in a big fat book. Yet the truth is that I love to learn....and then teach. I am open to learn long as it's LEGAL in the U.S.A. So although my first love is Scrapbooking I love to learn something new. That happened to me. I learned NOT SOMETHING new, but a ton of stuff. What an amazing feeling to learn something, make it your own, and then pass it on. I learned something, and created my own. The fabulous Donna Downey, taught us so many wonderful little tricks. I learned to paint with watercolors...who knew my kindergarten teacher would come back in my sweet memories of yesteryear's. LOL We sprayed water on canvas, got messy, used inks and distressed all over the place, ironed, laughed like kindergartners, learned some more and got our own creative juices flowing in the process. Boy was this class really, really fun.
Here is Vane, Me, Ady, Fabulous Donna Downey, and Esther.

Look at my pretty book. I decided right there and then that this book was going to be my birthday book for 2010. (You all know, I celebrate the whole month...LOL). I decided to paint my little flowers on the cover and I used water color paints...took me forever so I suggested glimmer mist to my buddies and huala...quick instant gratification on theirs. Check out their blogs for their take on this project...too darn cute.
Here I am with my fabulous teacher...he,hee,hee.
Now I have got to tell you about this.....many people were asking our FABULOUS teacher to sign the Prima packaging we had our goodies come in...great idea...but it did not go with my vision of my I got white cardstock and ask FABULOSA DONNA DOWNEY to sign my card stock...with the request that it had to be 6x 6.5 so it could fit my beautiful birthday book....She not only signed it, but look what she did for me...she painted this beautiful heart for me.....NOW IS SHE COOL OR WHAT? I have never had a teacher do that for me...isn't that sweet? (Although I did sit on Tim Holtz legs....DON't ASk!!! I wanted to die of mortification!!!) I was truly impressed with Ms. Donna. I loved that we learned so many things, had fun in the process...and it didn't hurt that I got this beautiful painting...I don't have the heart to cut it up, so my buddy Ady, came up with the brilliant idea of scanning it and then placing it in my book...promise to share the finished product.
It's not that often that I am highly impressed with teachers. I expressed this weekend that you have many teachers out there, but not all are effective teachers. How many times have you taken a project home and not only did you leave with an unfinished project but had no desire to finish it either.
An effective teacher gets their message across and inspires her students to continue to create. This weekend we got a teacher that not only made the class stupendously fun, taught us a ton of techniques, got her vision across and also inspired us to continue to create and go beyond our own creative comfort zone. We payed for a class. We got an excellent teacher.
Donna Downey is in my FANTASTIC TEACHER HALL OF FAME club.
Ady, thank you for my birthday gift. It was the best EVER! Love you girl!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Yeah YIPPEEE!!!!

Ok...for those of you who know me, know that I LOVE to celebrate birthday's. Of course mine is my favorite...hee,hee,hee. So today, I officially begin my birthday celebrations.
My first birthday gift is GOING TO BE GIVEN TO BE TODAY...WHOO HOOO!!!!!!!!! I am off to spend the evening with the fabulous Ady and Vane. We are going to take a class at our local scrapbook store (Scrapbooks n Stuff) with the artist/teacher Donna Downey. Ady, gifted me this class, and although I have no idea what the heck I am getting into, I am looking forward to spending time with my scrappy buddies.

I will so post and give you the heads up. I am going to FLIP about this, so I promise to give you a live show...hee,hee,hee.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lookie, cutie patootie....

I love inspires to me create something pretty. This was created by Samantha Tibbet.
I love this...I am not sure if I shared this with you before...but I really, really, really LOVE IT!!!!

This eye candy was created by the very talented Linda Elbrecht.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Holy Toledo it is Wednesday!!!

Hello my friends. I can not even think straight right now. I have been so busy. Taking care of mom (had surgery last Friday) and taking care of two households. Thank GOD for sisters and a great brother who are all taking shifts and handling the load. Mom is doing good and on the road to recovery. She is such a trooper. When I grow up I want to be just like my mom. She is truly fabulous.

I have a ton of stuff going on. Retreat 2010, February crop....Will post pics on this tomorrow...February Kit/and March kit are looking good. Vane, YES, Jenni Bowlin is coming home...LOL. I will post more on these soon.

Ok, the month of February and it is officially my birthday month....WHOO HOOO! Let the celebrations begin. I can't wait. I have so much fun. We, eat,, eat, scrap...why do we always have food in the middle of some serious scrapbooking? Can someone please explain that to me?

Anyways, I am looking forward to the classes I will be teaching this month as I have 2 new projects.

And just because a post is not a post without pictures...check this out......
This beauty was created by Tracy Hudson. Look at all those delish...Flowers of course...LOL

Hope you all have a happy day.