Sunday, May 30, 2010

Our Design Team Challenge over at Nikki Sivils!

The object of the challenge was for one person to start by making a lo or a card.  The next person would find inspiration from that person's work and create something of their own and so on.....  This was a lot of fun.  I can't wait to see what the girls took from each lo before them. 

Go check out Nikki Sivils blog to see each of our work in consecutive order and see how each of found inspiration from the girl before us.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

ATD - Momenta Papers!

I have already done a few lo's this month using them, and I can not begin to tell how much I am loving the colors.  I am so excited about my papers that I received from them.  I have just tons of color ideas brewing in my wee little head.  Just recently they added a new design team, which I am fortunate to be a part of!  ATD - Momenta sells to big stores like JoAnn's, Michaels, AC Moore.... 

I often like to double up if I can on my design team or challenge blog projects, when and if I can.  I did lo for The Color Room, which you heard me mention before.  You will see my other ATD - Momenta lo's as I reveal them for other design teams.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Scrap It with Really Reasonable Ribbon!

On my last shipment of fabulous ribbons, I received what Bonnie, the owner of Really Reasonable Ribbon called "shorties".  They were the left over bits of ribbons she had in the store.  I sat down to do my lo for today and was inspired by that idea.  I decided to do something using my "scraps" and some of my new "shorties".  This is what I came up with!

I hope you check out the link above to the store.  There are tons of great ribbons to match your next project.  Also, be sure to check out the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog for more inspiring projects by the other design team girls!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hmmm.... What does this mean?


I have some exciting news!!  This is site you know and love!!  You are not going to believe the design team that will be revealed!  These girls are stinking amazing!!!  Each week you are sure to be googly-eyed over their talent!  This is, of course, just a little "teaser".  There is more to come later, because I just "know" you are going to want to play along.  However, you are just going to have to keep coming back here to find out more details about my little secret!!

The babies are born!!

Brett and I both picked the same puppy from this photo.  We are leaning towards a little Cajun name with a little spice.  Of course, we both picked the little girl that thinks she hot and flaunting her stuff!  I'll keep you updated with current photos as we get them!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Twisted Sketch No. 51 is Up!

I hope you come join up in the fun over at Twisted Sketches!  This week's twist is "new" - any how - any way!  Here is my take!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lucky for You *Scrapbooking & Beyond / Summer Issue*

I don't know if you have been following our "Kit Kraze" series in the magazine Scrapbooking & Beyond for the past couple of issue, but it has been a lot fun.  There are four of us girls, and we each take the same kit putting our own spin on it!  If you like the kit, be sure to check out the website above for details on how to win this issue's kit.  Thanks go out to Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker for supplying the majoring of this fabulous kit!  Here is what I did using the kit:

Friday, May 21, 2010

Check Out My Tutorial!

Ah ha!  You thought you'd find it here?  Nope, I am going to make you work for it!  You have to go the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog to find it!  The lo above is using two fabulous and fun ribbons from their store!  You have got to check them out.  The prices are great.  Here is a link to the store as well - Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

excess **Scrap Yourself Challenge Blog**

Hey everyone....time to admit a terrible fault of mine.  Yep, the whole purpose of the  Scrap Yourself Challenge Blog is to tell about yourself!  This challenge is about hoarding or collecting.  I wouldn't necessarily say I collect things, but I definitely hoard.  And, I definitely have way too much of everything.  90% of my things just sit there collecting dust.   Sorry the photo isn't better.  I am having problems taking good photos.  It is perfectly even and straight in real life - I promise.  I hope you will click on the link above and play along with us!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Twisted Sketches Sketch No. 49 and RRR!

Here is my take our the Twisted Sketches sketch number 49.  The "twist" this week was to use "color" in any way.  I think I got that covered - don't you?  If you want to do a lo like this with the little tied ribbon, I recommend Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Their prices are great,  Just click on the link, and it will take you to their store!

Come play along with us over at Twisted Sketches!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop!

You have arrived at Susan's blog!!  You should have just left Amber Goble's blog.  I hope you will leave me a comment, and then you can swing on over to Kerri Michaud's blog.  Don't forget to check out the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog as well!

Now for my card I made for the blog hop.  I just adore the ruffled ribbon that I used to make my little skirt on my card.  You should check out the store here.  It is full of wonderful ribbons galore!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Color Room Palette #5

Although, I don't do them much, I still love vintage style lo's.  Every once in a while it is kind of fun to do them.  The color palette over at The Color Room this week is more muted, so this vintage photo worked perfect.  You should check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Upcoming "Really Reasonable Ribbon" Blog Hop on the 13th!

I hope you will join us on the 13th!

On the Boardwalk Type Tray

I did this for Graphic 45's CHA booth this past January.  I had so much fun making it.  This collection is perfect for summer.  I love making ATC's as well.  This tray by 7 Gypsies is the perfect display case for them!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Showcasing Pebbles, Inc. Twitterpated

This past week some of the design team girls have been showcasing the new release "Twitterpatted".  It is so fun and girly.  Check out the Pebbles, Inc. Blog to see what the other girls have been up to.  Here is my lo I did of my adorable neice, Taylor and her friend.

Friday, May 7, 2010

I had so much fun making this wall plaque. I wish it were the colors of my scraproom. :( The papers are from My Little Shoebox and that adorable ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I did a blog post over there that gives you something to think about. Don't miss it! You can check it out HERE.

Thanks for visiting my blog!!  You guys all rock!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Color Room Palette No. 4

If you haven't checked out The Color Room Challenge Blog, you should.  Not only is the design team absolutely fabulous, they really give you a challenge!  Each week they give you a different color combination.  It is fun seeing everyone's take on the colors given.  Here is mine for this week!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Scrap Yourself Challenge 1 "High School Photos"

Ok, seriously what was Kristine thinking - pure torture that's right!!  All I have to say is "don't you be making fun of my big hair!".  This was 19.... - nope, I am not going to tell you!!  It was however the style back then, and I am from Texas none-the-less, so what'd you expect?    Hope you guys play along so I can make fun of your highschool photos as well.  I mean it's only fair right?  Here's the link ...Scrap Yourself Challenge Blog.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I just LOOOVE bright colors!

That is why these papers My Little Shoebox make me so happy - not to mention they are a little fun and quirky - like me!!   I also got some new pics to play with as well!  Pardon the one with me in it - no make- up on, sorry.   I rarely have a photo with the three of us, since I seem to always be the one holding the camera.  What do ya do?  Phooey on it - scrap it any way!!

Have a super day everyone!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Design Team Call!

It's that time again!  We had a short call a few months back, but this one is the biggie!!  I adore Nikki and Dan!  They are absolutely the most down to earth and wonderful people you could possibly design for! 

We are looking for at least 16 talented lovely ladies or gentlemen. We will be looking to fill 8 Domestic (US) positions and 8 International positions. (Every 4 months the design team will be reevaluated) Previous publication and design team experience is not required; we’ll be looking at your style and compatibility with our products.

*Submissions will start now May 1st through May 31st. There are no restrictions regarding you serving other design teams, publications, kit clubs etc. The announcement will be made Monday June 7th.


1. Any size, one or two page layouts;

2. A card; and/or

3. A paper project.

Each month you will be asked to submit:

1. To submit a blog entry at the Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker website. There will be a schedule set up for the design team;

2. Leave comments and have active community participation on Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker gallery and blog;

3. Each design team member will be asked to post at least one full post a month on their own blog and have a link from their blog to;

4. Design team member will also need to be active on the gallery at, by uploading new layouts, cards, or projects monthly; and

5. You must agree that some of your Layouts, cards, projects etc will be sent to Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker for display at CHA and or photography. (It may take up to 6 months for them to be returned to you.)

Your designs are your property and you will receive credit for them; we retain all rights to use your design as well as your picture in any name we choose, and any submitted writings in any name we choose.

Willie-Bee’s designers will be compensated with a complete bio and picture on Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker website and blog; you will receive paper and products we will want you to use for samples on our website, blog and other social media’s with full credit to you.

To submit, email the following information to Please write your name and “Willie-Bee’s DT Call” in the subject line.

**Please note that at this time we request that ONLY Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker paper be used – you may use 20% other manufacturers product for alphabets, embellishments etc…

1. In a single paragraph tell us about yourself- send a recent photo of yourself and a link to your blog and any online galleries in which you participate (include your user name or screen name).

2. Please only send 3 attachments in total, of the following:

*A single or double page layout about yourself;

*A card or paper project;

*Along with any layout that shows your true style that you love and want us to see.

3. Include your name and contact information, including phone number.

We can’t wait to see your submissions!! -Nikki, Susan & Hilde

Momenta Design Team

I am happy to announce that I am part of their new design team.  Momenta is part of ATD-Momenta which I just learned is sold in big stores like JoAnn's, Michaels, AC Moore...  They will be launching their new online store soon, so stay tuned.  They have some amazing products.  Please see my design team lists to the right, if you would like to check out the rest of the team!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Whoo Hoo! I get to roll around in ribbon!! Plus there is a Blog Hop today!

Well, if I wanted to roll around in it, because I'll be getting tons of it!  However, seeing as I might get all tangled up, I might not.  I am excited to announce that I will be a part of the Really Reasonable Ribbon design team.  When I saw the call, I knew it would be perfect for me.  I was amazed at how often I use ribbon on my lo's.  If I am going to be doing it anyway, why not do for someone else too!  Makes sense, hmmm?  It looks like a lot of the new team are card makers, and they are pretty amazing at that.  LOL, I know they didn't pick me for my card making skills.  Here is a list of the new team and the guest designers.  Here's a shout out to my very very (I say it any more than that because she'll get a big head) good friend Robbie Herring, who will be a monthly ribbon club designer.

Here's the new girls, and check below for info on our blog hop!!

Gini Cagle
Susan Dupre

 Monthly Ribbon Club Design Team

Cassie Box- May GT
Mindy Baxter-July GT
Amber Goble- August GT
Kerri Michaud- September GT
Cheryl Walker- October GT
Now for the blog hop info!!!
If you have started at the beginning, you have now just left Amber Goble's Blog and have arrived here at mine!  Please leave me a comment and continue on to Kerri Michaud's Blog.  She will tell you where to head off next.  I also have a lo that I did using some of my new ribbon from Really Resonable Ribbon.   Be sure to check our the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.

Thanks Heaps!