Sunday, November 22, 2009

OMG...a layout with a KID in it!!!! And Nikki's Winner

Hi guys!!!! Nikki has posted her winner for her layout challenge. Congrats to Paula Hanna! And you can check out the announcement and her layout HERE!!!!

This is the first "holiday season" that I have been scrapping. I have lots of plans....a few Christmas cards to those that would appreciate handmade cards, some scrappy gifts that I am planning on making to give, and a few holiday decorations for the house. Note the word "PLANS or PLANNING"! I am currently making a Christmas word banner with Nikki Sivils North Pole Night's collection. The mini paddie to be exact. Letters covered, check. Edges inked, check. Creative ideas of things to put on the letters.....mmmm....check????? I am currently stumped at the moment. I have ideas or have done 4 of them...the other four...well, I need to think on a bit! I will post some sneak peeks this week. The A is SUPER cute and I don't think I can top it for the other letters, so it will be the one letter that stands out I think.

And I RARELY happens on here...a layout with a KIDDO, CHILD, YARD MONKEY (yes....I love this term!) you name it there are not many on here. I don't have any really "small" ones to scrap...although I may have to take my co-worker up on the offer of her kids...they are super cute and one is quite the poser!

This layout is ME! Yes, I was bald as a baby...well, until I was around FOUR! No hair to speak of and the only time you knew I had any was when the little ringlets would from at the bottom of my neck when I was hot!

This is me at 1 year old! This October Afternoon paper just rocks! LOVE IT! And think I have to get more of their product soon. So fun to work with and everything just flowed! You may see more of my kid pics soon. Mom brought me a few to scrap with and I am just scanning them in and reprinting them to scrap. I really don't want to do anything to the originals. So, enjoy the layout and if you, my readers, EVER have any feedback for me or my layouts...PLEASE give me a shout out. I am still learning and hope to never stop. And if you give me an idea or a might just get featured on here!!! How about them apples...or oranges...or turkeys...since it is the holiday season!!!!

Supplies: All October Afternoon Cherry Hill papers,
Prima flowers, May Arts Ribbon, Lace unknown,
American Crafts Thickers, Paper Studio Chipboard letters,

a variety of Martha Stewart Border Punches,
Cat's Eye Inks, Fabric Tac and Tombow Adhesives,

Ranger Paint Daubers

Have a Scrappy Kind of Day!!~~Katrina

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Free to be Me, Nikki Sivils North Pole Nights, and Thankfulness

Well, it's Sunday and a rainy Sunday at that. Everyone is talking about being thankful for things this month, since it was Veteran's Day and US has Thanksgiving this month. I am thankful for the fact that most of the time we are free to be ourselves. Our veteran's have fought for our freedom over and over and this is something we all need to remember. This post is a little late in coming this week, but I wanted to say this.

I am so thankful that my friends allow me to BE ME! Being me is an interesting thing...just ask any of my friends! I am a little on the quirky side, a little too independent about things that I want or that I think I need, a little loud (ok a lot loud) and can be moody! I can come up with some strange stuff to do, but in the end it turns out fun. (nothing don't be getting any ideas!)
So this layout is about me just being silly.

I don't think I will ever grow up.....always love to laugh, always love to get my way, etc. I am just a kid plain and simple! I hate to's not fun.

And I love folding corners....I think it just gives an added touch to a layout that needs something else and you aren't sure what to do. I have to stop myself from doing it on all of them though!!!!

Supplies: My Little Shoebox Imagine a Forest line,
mini alphas, transparency, and
chipboard; Cat's Eye Ink; Prima Flower;
Martha Stewart Loopy Punch

And be watching for some Kiki-Art goodness!! I should be getting a box soon of all they have to offer and that I get to play with!! I am SOO SOOO excited to be a part of this team and I can't wait to get started...I think you are going to be surprised at some of the stuff Kiki has in store for everyone!

Also, I am making a Christmas banner out of Nikki Sivils "North Pole Nights" line! I can't wait to finish it up. I am waiting on a couple of things that I need to experiment with on making before I can finish it. I hope to have it done around Thanksgiving time for sure. Here's a pic of the papers...they are so fun...and easy to cut up. The ledger paper is my fav. of this line...although, I am a pink girl, so the whole line just ROCKS! So snatch it up for your holiday layouts and even your NOT holiday layouts!!!! Also, Nikki has a CHALLENGE going on for some scrappy goodness!!! Check out the challenge post HERE. There is still time to get a layout done and entered.....this ends on Nov. 20th.

Have a Scrappy Kind of Day~~Katrina

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

a NEW layout and back from Retreat

Hey everyone!!!! I made it back from retreat. I think I had a scrapbook retreat hangover until this morning. It was great fun and I will post some pics from the retreat soon! I took a couple of classes with Lance from Rusty Pickle and learned a few things/tricks to help with my mini book skills! Who couldn't use those?!

My goal for retreat was to try things that I had not tried before...get messy and just have fun. Well, I only got 3 layouts done, one 1/2 done, a snowman altered (will show him later) and the two mini books that I took classes for. Now seems like it might be ok....but I was there from Thurs. thru Sun. afternoon....not a lot of work completed!!! But I had fun going around talking to everyone and just enjoying not being at work! I met some fun people (Hi Ania!!!!), laughed until 3 or 4 am everynight and played back up for Kimmie, who killed the spider! As soon as I get pics of it, I will post...ever heard of having to use RED EYE on a spider??? We have proof!!!!

Here's a layout about my Thicker obsession! I created the collage in Picnik, even though I have PSE. I ended up going with the paid version of Picnik, because of the collages they have and the shine fixer...great for oily skin like mine!

Have a wonderful night and I will post more tomorrow!!!! Hugs!
Supplies: October Afternoon Cherry Hill papers,
American Crafts Thickers
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint Rock Candy,
Perfect Pearls, Making Memories Paint

Ranger Paint Daubers, Glitz Roller Stamp, Staz-On ink

Have a Scrappy Kind of Day~~Katrina

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Scrapbook Challenges New Site Lauch Party!!!!

Hey Everyone!!!

I would like to apologize first for the lack of layouts. I have been trying to organize my supplies and getting ready for retreat this coming week. Let's just say that I can't believe what I have accumulated in such a short time period! So, in the process, I will probably have a few RAK going on here at the blog after I get back from stay tuned for that!

Be sure to join us at Scrapbook Challenges on Nov. 2 for our new site Lauch Party. I don't know quite what is in store yet, but I think there will be a few prizes and you can join our new site. We have a gallery for you to post all your work, a chatroom, and more!!!! So come on know you want to!

And don't forget that grand opening is going on right NOW! This is a new site that has BOTH digital and traditional scrappy goodness! There are challenges going on on the forum, a blog train and more! So after you recover from your Halloween trick or treating, join us for awhile today!!

Have a Scrappy Kind of Day~~Katrina