Saturday, July 30, 2011 Article Sneak Peeks

Happy Saturday everyone! Just wanted to share some sneak peeks of recent articles I wrote for These articles are also posted for! The first one on how to make a Prom Mini Album has already been published so you can hop on over and check it out at the link here. Here is a photo of the completed album:

The second article was a product review of the ever popular Nikki Sivils delightful new Summer line! Really loved working with this line and this upcoming article will include a single boy theme layout, a family double layout and a miss you card. Here is a couple sneak peeks:

This article should be up at this week!

The next one I created was a product review for the amazing Crate Paper's Eclectic Buttons. This article features a very simple single layout, an altered antique muffin tin and a wedding card! They all use the buttons and paper from either Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe or Toy Box. Really loving Crate Paper more and more these days. Here is a couple special sneak peeks for you:

This article will be up in early August.
The last sneak peek I want to share today is for one of my favorite companies, Webster's Pages! I did a product review of the fabulous new Yacht Club line. This line just screams summer vacation, but I did manage to use it for several other themes as well. The projects in this article include: A double lighthouse layout, a graduation card, birthday card and celebration card. Here is a few sneak peeks for you:

This article will publish in mid to late August!
So be sure to watch for the full articles over at or, they should all be  up by the end of August!

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Color Room Challenge#68

So I got some time yesterday to create a layout to play along at the Color Room. They come up with the coolest color palettes and inspiration and so I felt, inspired. Here is the palette/inspiration sketch from "Her Room":

So here is my interpretation of it, I kept the sketch intact and added a lovely photo of my daughter and her bff. There's some fun masking, stamping and lots of layers! My favorite part is how the bottle caps combined with some vintage pearl buttons look like sweet little cupcakes!
Here are some close-ups:

Materials Used: Studio Calico/Elementary (base), SEI, Jillibean Soup/Kraft, My Minds Eye/Life Stories, Jillibean Soup/Corrugated Button Flowers (as masks), Making Memories/Animal Crackers velvet brads, Fiskars/effervescence & apron lace border punches, Flower  punch, E. Prima/pearls, Maya Rd./Maya mist-brown, pink ribbon, Scenic Route/gold letter stickers, vintage trim, vintage buttons, vintage bottle caps

This color combo makes me happy, makes me think of a bakery and pastries, lol. 
Let me know what you think of my latest. 
Have a great week!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Church Camp Extravaganza!

Wow just got back from our one week vacation at church camp, and what a year it was! Soooo much fun and so uplifting. We really look forward to it all year long and feel spiritually recharged for the coming year.

This year's theme was breaking the cycle, any cycle in our lives that has a hold of us in a negative manner. We focused on one area of our lives to change for the better spiritually, mine was peace. I struggle with it as most mothers do, everyday anxieties and worry. So I will be working on that, with God's help anything is possible right!

I just wanted to share some photos from the past week, here are my favorites:

That is just a few highlights, can't wait to scrap them all! Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

Thanks for stopping by this weekend and joining in for the blog hop! The lucky winner of my RAK is....
Kathy said...
So sorry to see you leaving the DT....your work is gorgeous! Love the colors and patterns you have combined here, and that banner rocks! I have become a new follower on your blog, and I lOVE Jillibean Soup!
Sooo Kathy please email me at: with your name & address and I will get this prize pack shipped out to you ASAP!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Scrapbook Challenges Seasons of Change Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog stop on the blog hop! 
If you just stopped by you can join in on the Scrapbook Challenges blog hop at the beginning here: Brynn (

My name is Patricia and I am a retiring member of the Scrapbook Challenges Team. I was so lucky to be a part of this team and really loved  the sketch design for the blog hop challenge, check it out:
I  actually did not change it up much, just added a few more details. Here is what I came up with using a photo from my daughter's last Lacrosse game of the season:
This layout is almost all Jillibean Soup  
(four different paper lines: Watermelon Gazpacho, Pasta Fagioli, Blossom & Soup Staples; yellow bakers twine,Watermelon Gazpacho Sprouts & Pea Pods, Chilled Strawberry Alphabet stickers)
Other manufacturers: Banner Stamp-We R Memory Keepers/Peep, Stitch Stamp-Hero Arts, Punches-Fiskars, Pearls-Queen & Co., Silver rhinestones

Here are some close-ups:

So on to the good stuff....
 RAKS involved in this blog hop: 
1.  For one person who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop, they will get the Salt Air Collection from Cosmo Cricket.
2.  For one person who does a layout based on the sketch and posts in the HOP ON section, will receive a $20.00 USD Gift Certificate to  
3.  For inviting people to join the group one person will receive a mix of alcohol ink goodies from Ranger.
** Colors may vary 

4.  One new member over the weekend will receive a mix of alcohol ink goodies from Ranger.
 ** Colors may vary

5. MY RAK- To be eligible all you have to do is become a follower of my blog. If you are already a follower just leave me a comment on this post that says: "Please enter me in the Jillibean Soup Giveaway" It's that easy and you could win a fabulous Jillibean Soup Summer Squash Prize Pack! Includes 6 Sheets of patterned paper, cardstock stickers and a ribbon pack.

Ok that's everything, Thanks for stopping by!
Now on to the next stop on the hop: