Points to consider

Friday, April 28, 2006

1 - Good: I got my Creating with Paper guest design team kit! Very cool stuff! Very colorful and fun!
2 - Bad: I have WAY too much OLD patterned paper! Need to purge some! I have become a paper snob!
3 - Good: I am kicking out layouts for competitions today (2 done!) cos I'm trying to get ahead for my parents arriving tomorrow!
4 - Bad: Parents arrive tomorrow and I'm not ready! *runs around like headless chicken!*
5 - Good: I am using more embellishments
6- Bad: No Studio Friday today I don't have time :(
7 - Good: I am learning to prioritise!
8 - Bad: Not enough hours in the day!

This is one of my competition entries into Fear Factor. I used rusty pickle, scenic route, 7 gypsies from the Feb Scrapologie kit! Yep I still have that hanging around, and the March hardly touched, and Aprils. The new kits go up for sale soon and I just love them! Darn Ranjini and her awesome kits!



Wednesday, April 26, 2006

So I am gonna be SO busy over the next couple of weeks. Still working on DT projects for Crafty Keepsakes. My parents arrive on Saturday for their vacation. And I have my guest spot at creatingwithpaper in May. As such I am prioritising this week. Less time spent on 2peas and other message boards, concetrate on DT boards, lurk at others. I need to get DT stuff done for Crafty Keepsakes, problem is my head is just BUSTING with ideas! I made the mistake of flipping through "the big picture" again last night and I'm fired up again! I should really read through my books more often! I'm still waiting to get Cathy Z's new book - clean and simple the sequel. And Ali has a new book coming out, and Elsie has one in a few months too!
I also have lots of alterable projects I want to do. First things first got to get back to the monthly commitment at crafty keepsakes :)



Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Well April continues in its good news! I just got notification that I'm Mays Guest Designer at Creating With Paper! Awesome site with Great kits! I'm so excited right now! Everything that's been happening this month has just been a whirlwind! :) I can't wait to get my goodies and start creating! Thanks to Robin and the team at Creating with Paper! Details of the kit are below! Photo from creatingwithpaper

Full kit details
Lush Swirl Double Sided Paper
Luch Pink Stripe Double Sided Paper
Lush Travel Double Sided Paper
Bazzil Cardstock-5 Sheets
Lush Alpha 2-12 x 12 Sticker Sheet
Lush Dot 3/4" Twill Roll
Lush Friend 3/4" Twill Roll
A-List Letter K
Flower Brads (6)
Sassy Hula Stamp Set by Stampendous
Lime VersaColor Stamp Pad
Lush Multi Strip Double Sided Paper
Lush Pop Double Sided Paper
Lush Daisy Double Sided Paper
Lush Summer Mini Sticker Roll
Lush Elements 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet
Lush Summer Mini Epoxy Stickers
Jolee's Summer Stickers

edit: also a good mail day! Got my RAK from Chelsea (yum!) and 2 of the target dollar spot small recipe binders. Also updated to add kit details :)


First Desing Team layout =)

Saturday, April 22, 2006

So I did my first DT layout last night. Not gonna post it cos they want a 2 week exclusive. So to see it go to my gallery at Crafty Keepsakes.
Loving the Karen Foster Friendship line, the rub-ons are awesome! And me scrapping with pink again! Weird! Loving the striped paper too! I also did a tag with the scraps from the layout, and have plans for a mini album with the rest of the Friendship line. Angela offers a kit with the papers; cardstock; tags and rub-ons too. How awesome is that, all the work done for ya, just add it all straight to your cart!


Sunday Scribblings - chocolate

Chocolate - oh how I love thee.
Although it seems you do not love me.
As I savor each milky mouthful.
Later I know I'll pay the price.
You see I have eczema and migraines
and one of my triggers?
Is the delicious, and silky - chocolate

So for now I'm content with the occassional peice
just to keep my skin and mind at ease.
I settle for carob for my sweet cravings
In the end I guess it all works out
for I don't have migraines, eczema and...
it stays off my hips as well ;)


Studio Friday - tools of the trade

Friday, April 21, 2006

Target dollar spot oh how I love thee! I think these are supposed to be for gardening. Small metal tins and packs of metal stakes. Saw them on Ali's blog a few days ago and been waiting for a Target near me to stock them! Now what am I going to DO with them? No idea.. yet! They currently just look pretty on my windowsill. Isn't that enough?


It's a good mail day!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

So Monday I finally made my first DT order at Crafty Keepsakes. Today I got my goodies! The stuff is so much nicer in real life than on a screen! Naturally I got the dog stuff ;) Some gorgeous doggy papers, charms and clips from Around the Block. And after a great deal of thought I went with the Karen Foster Friendship line. Let me tell ya that these papers rock! And the rub-ons are soooo cute! Angela the store owner also put me a little extra in :) A sheet of junkitz essentialz paperz. Do you see it just up in the top left? Yep its SPOTTED PAPER! Perfect for me! Loving it all, and I have LOTS of ideas to use it =) off to CREATE!



Did this layout from a Sketch at Createmykeepsake, by Sandi. Using my craft robo also! Having a few ideas with it I just need to sit down and play with it! Maybe next week! Anyway this one is of me and Sandra (my MIL). PP is DCWV, flower=dollartree, buttons, ribbon = offray, font = old century, clip = floracraft


Life path number

Got this from Monica's blog.

The Life Path 1 suggests that you entered this plane with skills allowing you to become a leader type rather easily. Your nature is charged with individualistic desires, a demand for independence, and the need for personal attainment. Many of our military generals, corporate leaders, and political leaders are men and women having the Life Path 1. When you display positive 1 traits your mind is capable of significant creative inspiration, and it possesses the enthusiasm and drive to accomplish a great deal. You are very good at getting the ball rolling; initiating new projects is your forte. You are at your best when confronted with obstacles and challenges, as you combat these with strength and daring. This is both the physical and inner varieties of strength. With this strength comes utter determination and the capability to lead. As a natural leader you have a flair for taking charge of any situation. You have a tendency to do this, even if, at times, it is not appropriate for you to do so.
Highly original, you may have talents as an inventor or innovator of some sort. In any work that you choose, your independent attitude can show through. You have very strong personal needs and desires, and you feel it is always necessary to follow your own convictions. You tire of routine and highly detailed tasks rather quickly.
You are ambitious and assertive in promoting yourself. Although you may hide the fact for social reasons, you can be self-centered and demand to have your way in many circumstances. That said, for the most part, you are considered very good company, friendly, good-natured, and a wonderful conversationalist. People like you and are drawn to you. It is a good thing they are, because you are very sensitive to disapproval and you don't handle it very well.
There are several ways that the negative side of the 1 can show up. The 1 always has the potential for greatness as a leader, but they may fail as a follower. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to follow for a while before you are allowed to lead and this can be a difficult time. When the 1 Life Path person is not fully developed and expressing the negative side of this number, the demeanor may appear very dependent rather than independent, particularly in the early years. If you are expressing this negative trait of the number 1, you are likely to be very dissatisfied with your circumstances, and long for self-sufficiency. This might be defined as the weak or dependent side of the negative 1 Life Path. On the strong side of this negative curve, the 1 energy can become too self-serving, selfish and egotistical. Avoid being too bossy and demanding.

What's your life path number?


Cards and tags done recently

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Just a few cards and tags done recently, for the 2peas pub birthday group. I'm working on more right now will upload after the birthdays :)


Design Team

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

So after changing my basket about 5 times I finally submitted my order. Man that's tough work! I mean you think you know what supplies you want but then you start to think about what would show off the stores product better, is the selection diverse, is it current. I love the pet stuff so that was a given for me, but the other theme I wanted I just really struggled, and oh if I get "that" I should get "that" but what about "this". Such a tough choice. There was also a toss up between clip-its and a tape-roller, in the end I went with clip-its cos the local stores here don't carry the pet ones, but they do have the rollers. And Angela is adding more stuff all the time to the store so it's only gonna get harder next month!


Day 21 of the 21 day challenge

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Wow so its 21 days ago that we all started this! And now I have a complete album! Well almost! I actually have 2 pages left to fill, which I will title "what I have learnt" and "where to go from here". I'll do those pages this week. If I take ONE thing from this challenge its that once I put my mind to something I CAN do it! Creating one thing a day isn't difficult. Keeping to lists isn't difficult. And I have challenged myself a LOT over the past 3 weeks (thanks to this and other challenges) and I am better for it. Plus I have created. I really hope to continue creating every day, even if its a small item, or just writing in my journal or on my blog. Heck even just playing around in photoshop (yep I said photoshop not my trusty PaintShopPro!) SOMETHING every day, that's personal to me. I also hope that my journalling on layouts becomes more personal. And I am truely inspired to get back on track with other personal challenges that I've let slip. Thanks Rhonna! You are such an inspiration!


Sunday Scribblings

When we were wee....

For me it was *I*. I am an only child, just me. As such I had an active imagination (as most kids do), and a thirst for learning. I used to read A LOT. I had (and still do) the knack of "turning off" the real world and immersing myself into a book, or TV, whatever held my attention at the time. I can still do it now, just shut out everything else and engross myself in something.
I loved art (and still do). Coloring books, Reading, playing with friends. The innocence of playing in the street when no-one worried about getting abducted, cos your local area was safe. Going to school and having morning milk breaks, and afternoon naps. Finding joy in playing with sand and water. Modelling with playdoh. Playtime where you pretended to be Charlies Angels running around the playground after "bad guys". When the only worry you had was the closet monster or the one under your bed. When your life was scheduled and you didn't mind.
I miss it. The schedules, not the closet monster (though I still can't sleep with the door open!). The routine. Something I'm trying to implement into my life right now is some routine. Not working really throws you for a loop when you have all day to do 'stuff' then rarely acheive anything. At least when you were young every day was different, new and exciting things to learn. I miss that.


Studio Friday - Hands + day 20

Saturday, April 15, 2006

This weeks studio friday was about hands. I took these photo's yesterday but only just got around to uploading them. This is my hands in their usual positions. One navigating the other semi typing. If not here then they are on the other table holding paper and assorted craft supplies.

Day 20 wow! Its gone fast during this challenge! Lots has happened during this time for me, and I've learnt a lot about myself. I love creating something everyday so hopefully if I can take one thing away from this challenge its that. This page was done digitally and printed. Used shabby princess elements and Rhonna's quote


What an awesome April!

So along with everything I get a RAK today from Chiara. DAYUM that girl can RAK! Awesome awesome RAK! Some yummy delicious scrapworks pp (slobber) and some Leave Memories Stamps. AND the awesome thing about the stamps (other than them being unmounted) is the are Time/nature related! Lol! How perfect! By far this is the best RAK ever! I mean a whole freakin sheet of stamps! Awesome! What a darn month April has been, one heck of a ride!
Now Bob has been out all day (so far) and all I've done is print photo's off for a layout. Not got the layout DONE, no, but heck I did my Rhonna challenge and designed a blinkie (see over to the right there --> I made that!). To infinity and beyond!


Retail therapy

Friday, April 14, 2006

Shopping! Ah shopping! Its not often I go out craft shopping now. But I do enjoy a little splurge now and again. Got these stickers and page protectors from the target $1 spot. They had some alterable items in like coupon organisers and recipe boxes but I'm good for those! The page protectors are 6x5" and in packs of 30, should be good for making a small handmade album or something. Alpha stickers are always good :)
I popped into Joanns and got the new summer DCWV stack, loving the flower papers in there! Heck I've not seen one stack I didn't love, they are such good value that even if there are some papers you don't like just using 20 of the sheets makes it worthwhile! They had the dog stack but only in the 8x8 size, waiting on the 12x12, I *love* anything dog related! Just up from Joanns is Beverlys, like Joanns only better stock, AND they take J's and M's coupons! So I used my coupon on some lil'Davis chipboard letters. (yes that's MORE alpha's!). Ok now to the creating!


Rhonna day 19

Hope. Again another great quote from Rhonna today, this one by Emily Dickinson. This is another tough day for me, first one in a while. And this is the second attempt at todays page. But I love how the page turned out in the end. This is the first time I've used this DCWV paper, not a big fan of the b+w florals but I took some markers to it to add some yellow (the slide mount has yellow polka dots) and I love it! Why didn't I think of it before! doh!


DT Toot!

I got accepted for a design team today at craftykeepsakes! What a month April has been for me! First simple scrapbooks and now a design team! Go me! Anyways the team seems a perfect fit for me which is what I wanted. A small new site, which I can grow with! Awesome! Its a dream come true! The ladies look like an awesome talented bunch. Can't wait to get started!


Day 18 Rhonna's challenge

Thursday, April 13, 2006

This quote was apt for today! Despite my best planning efforts things went awry this morning! The dogs saw squirrel dart in front of us and up a tree and chased it! River yanked the leash right out of my hand, and now I have a possible strained wrist and forearm. It just doesn't "feel right". Consequently my brilliant planned day has had to change. No gardening, lifting or afternoon dog walks today. At least I can catch up on some light chores and crafting :) For this page I dug out the colored pencils. Initially I was going to blend the colors with the blending tool I have but I can't find it! I know its in here somewhere! *sigh* time to tidy up AGAIN!


Day 17 of the challenge

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

So I discovered something today. I work much better with a plan. A list, anything that tells me what I have to do. This isn't new news to me but its something I often forget. Todays quote was "If not now, when?" I planned todays agenda of things that needed doing and planned the day hour by hour (granted the day isn't finished yet). So far I have a HUGE amount of stuff done! I included a brief outline of the day on my page. You know this is something else I've noticed, I journal alot on these pages, yet my regular SB pages have little (or hidden) journalling. Liking the layered look lately. And I wrote in biro! I hope Rhonna continues with this challenge its been fun!


Rhonna Farrers 21 challenge - day 16

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Another day down! 5 more to go! I'm gonna miss this! Must start journalling more! The quote for today was: Stop the habit of wishful thinking & start the habit of thoughtful wishes (Mary Martin). For me it started me on another big journalling page. I tend to over-analyse things. I need to STOP and think about my gut instinct. I need to start trusting myself, going with my intuition. I also need to stop thinking negatively. Make time! If not now, when? (another quote from Rhonna's blog!) This is the third page for this entry! Because I did over analyse.
Rhonna stated on her blog that there may or may not be a third round. I hope there is! I have so many things I want to create as new habits! My mind is racing a million miles a minute with new things I want to do. I need to stop, sit, and write them all down... then go from there.


Bad Blogger!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Ok not updating as much as I wanted to this last few days! But I finally got round to scanning my challenge pages from day 11 - 14. Been busy with competitions and challenges. At first I thought about quitting the layout competitions but honestly I'm loving some of the pages I've done. Using the craft robo also, and my printer more. I'll upload the contest ones as soon as I hear about whether I've made it to the next rounds (more elimination ones, and yes I said I was done with these! after these 2 I am I swear!). We didn't do a lot over the weekend, just some quality downtime. We did go out on a little hike Sunday afternoon, and took our camera's so we have a few nature shots. Oh and on Saturday we bought another fruit tree. This one is a satsuma tree. We also harvested a whole lot of oranges this weekend, the navels are SUPER juicy and sweet! Delicious!


I'm back with day 15 challenge

Ok so I have done day 15 today! Up to date and just need to link it all up. Todays really spoke to me:- "good habits result in resisting temptation". So very true. So my biggest temptation. This thing, this computer! How time just flies once you get into the virtual world! So I took a photo of how the desk is right now (notice the glass of water - another habit I'm trying to form!) and I put 2peas website on the screen as that is the message board I frequent most. But my other weakness is blogs. In fact just the internet in general. I stopped my world of warcraft subscription on April 2nd as I just spent too much time playing that also (another HUGE time sink!). If things aren't getting done around here now then its ME that's the problem! The page is cg (including Rhonna's quote) with handwritten journalling. Weird how I prefer using handwritten journalling on these pages yet on my layouts I hate it!


Scrapologie April kit - urban couture

Contents of Urban Couture: All paper and cardstock is 12" x 12" unless otherwise noted:
1 sheet Bazzill Watermelon
1 sheet Bazzill Sunbeam
1 sheet Bazzill Green Tea
1 sheet Bazzill Breathtaking
1 sheet Bazzill Iced Cocoa
1 sheet Bazzill Mocha Divine
12 sheets of patterned paper from Basic Grey's Urban Couture Collection:

  • 1 sheet Pashmina
  • 1 sheet Cashmere
  • 1 sheet Lux
  • 1 sheet Brocade
  • 1 sheet Loselle
  • 1 sheet Damask
  • 1 sheet Ratine
  • 1 sheet Silk
  • 1 sheet Merino
  • 1 sheet Jacquard
  • 1 sheet Mila
  • 1 sheet Gabardine
1 Heidi Swapp Silhouette Images Shapes in Lime
1 Heidi Swapp Chipboard Alphas - She in Lime
3 Fancy Pants Big Board Chipboards (designs will vary)
3 Heidi Swapp Flower Shapes in Butterscotch
1 package Basic Grey Flourish Rubons
1 package 7 Gypsies photo connectors
1 Seven Gypsies 97% Complete Tag - Receipt
1 Seven Gypsies 97% Complete Tag- Photo
3 diecut bookplates in chocolate brown
1 yard May Arts ribbon - pewter
1 yard May Arts ribbon - strawberry sheer
1 yard May Arts ribbon - sweetpea
1 yard May Arts ribbon - chocolate brown grosgrain
1 yard May Arts ribbon - strawberry satin

Ranjini always selects great items for her kits. Love the ribbons and the chipboard she chose to go with the papers. This is again just for my purposes so I can remember exactly what was in each kit (manufacturers) cos I forgot the first two kits and couldn't remember who made the ribbon.
Scrapologie kits rule! And all the future kits look AWESOME! May is SEI + Scrapworks papers! June is chatterbox, paper salon and scenic route :) The great thing too is that Ranjini lets us vote on the selections if she's having a tough time deciding. Urban Couture ROCKS! I love it much more I than I thought I would. But then I only JUST got round to using March's kit so look for April kit layouts around May/June lol!


Sunday Scribblings

Sunday, April 9, 2006

This weeks prompt: REAL LIFE

What is REAL LIFE? I had a whole thing typed out but it just didn't feel me y'know. Like something forced something I think everyone wants to hear. I often do that. Just give people part of me, not that whole thing, afraid of hurting feelings, of being too raw. I'm afraid people won't like the real me. The person with the bad PMS, who is quite capable of erupting in a mad tirade of verbal abuse and rage one minute, yet breaking into tears the next. Yet for those two weeks I am me... raw. That's real life. Raw. It's an unedited documentary that, one week is boring shit and the next full of excitement, twists and turns. Its about choices. Whether you see the glass half full or half empty its up to you. Real life is what you see when you turn OFF the TV and go out into the world. Its what you experience when you STOP taking photo's and come out from behind the camera. Its who you meet when you get out of the virtual world and actually venture out of your house. Its nature, its the cycle of life, its beautiful and ugly at the same time... its balance. But more importantly real life is what YOU make it.


Studio Friday

Friday, April 7, 2006

So I decided to jump on a few of the challenges going around (incase you hadn't noticed), and today is Studio Friday The topic for this week is:

"What is the view like from your studio? Real or imagined..."

This is the view from my scraproom (or should I call it my studio now? hmm). Our street is higher than the surrounding streets so we overlook the next streets gardens. Eventually we are going to put a fence along the top (separating the garden into two, maybe three tiers) so you won't see the houses from the window. I love the hills around us. Lovely this time of year after all the rains we've had. What you also can't see is to the left of the photo is a power cable pole which the squirrels travel on daily, to the disgust of my dogs who think that squirrel watching is an official sport. The squirrels travel along the wires, to the orange trees (off to the far right) and pinch and orange to eat! Who knew squireels ate oranges? Also out my window is the pool directly under the window. And a few weeks ago we had a pair of visitors, so thought I'd also add this photo


SS in the mail + Rhonna's Challenge day 10/21

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

So I packaged off my layout today to Simple scrapbooks. I sent it on its merry way with a quick blessing of "please arrive safely". Yep I talk to my mail! Anyway until I know they received it I'll be panicking that I won't get "in". So positive thoughts for my little layout in it HUGE box.

This is Rhonna's day 10 challenge. All about change. How strange the last 10 days have been. The quote says "it is in change that we find purpose" Heraclitus. Whilst thinking about the quote I saw this background paper (rusty pickle I think) and then the scenic route (harlequin) lying on my table from a previous project and I remembered about these butterflies. They are vellum. I remember vaguely getting them in a RAK a year ago from a pubster (I don't even remember who!). And they sat waiting to be used and today they came out! I can't help but feel kinda like a butterfly this week with the whole SS call. Its a time of change this week as I re-evaluate my goals. I took time this week to make some other changes in my life! Some overdue clothes shopping for one!


Rhonna Farrer 21 day challenge - day 9

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Todays quote is about personal goals and improvements seeing every small thing and embracing it. I'm not competing against Martha Stewart with the housekeeping but I'd rather not live in a tip either! Scrapbooking wise I'm not competiting against everyone else cos if *I* am happy with my work then the publishing is the cherry on the cake.

This leads the second page I did today. Yesterday I posted about how I could retire because I'd achieved my personal best goal of being published in Simple Scrapbooks, then I happened upon keri smiths blog and found this list. It hit home that yes I have achieved my current goals but that doesn't mean its over! I need to re-evaluate and make new goals. I did blur the journalling as its an indepth look into how I react to the list and its personal :)

That layout in turn lead me to this one. New scrapbooking goals. I can't manage my time in my scrapbook room without new goals! The little trophy card has the details of my call yesterday from Simple Scrapbooks :) The goals are listed in no particular order. Some are dependant on ME, some on external forces. The design team issue is one I already had for the year so its the only one I have left from my original goals for this year! What I planned on doing (but never got round to!) was making my own! The Spotoncreations Design team! Members = ME! Seriously I get a monthly kit club and all I need to do is USE the submission info I have and CREATE with the kit. I haven't touched last months yet and Aprils in on the way! This is something I have to start doing! Using my supplies. CREATE CREATE CREATE! I have a monthly total of scrapbooking goals (includes submissions, layouts, challenges etc) and I do usually meet these goals. I need to have them posted on my whiteboard to keep track of! Maybe I will post them to my blog every 1st of the month? Make myself accountable! Ok I might just do that! Good idea Di! ;0)


Rhonna Farrers 21 challenge - day 7 + 8

Monday, April 3, 2006

Day 8 - Rhonna's quote with some of her doodles (freepea kit 2peas) and my journalling, this is a digital page, printed. All about the journalling today. Rhonna asked what changes we'd seen in the last 7 days of this challenge. Honestly I think the biggest one for me was seeing that I need to take better care of myself. I neglect myself. I took time today and bought some new t-shirts and a new bra! I desperately need to sort through and organise the clothes in my closet. I'm a low maintenance woman but seriously my clothes are lacking! This leads to me not wanting to have my photo taken cos I look a mess. So I'm prioritising and taking better care of myself.

Day 7 - Is all about replacing the old with the new. I emphasized the quote for this one. A little journalling. Reminding myself that I need challenge and practise. Out with the old in with the NEW.



So thats it I can retire from scrapbooking! I have acheived my big goal today. Simple scrapbooks wants to publish one of my layouts! I am so freakin' excited! This is huge for me! Its a national magazine available on every newstand, and they want MY layout?! Holy Moly!

No smilie is big enough for this blog today!


Sunday Scribblings

Sunday, April 2, 2006

So I was browsing through Rhonna's comments for the 21 day challenge and found this awesome new challenge called Sunday Scribblings. Its a weekly challenge with writing prompts. Not something I'd normally do cos I'm not a writer but then who knows? This weeks challenge is to the left "What would you attempt if you knew you would not fail?"

I would attempt anything that was legal :) well that's the short answer, but that is the answer regardless of failure! Personally I don't care about failure. Just because I don't achieve my goals doesn't mean I failed. You only fail at something if you don't learn from the experience. Its like Thomas Edison said "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work". That is how I view failure. Learn from it, grow, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try again. Now if the question were "what would I attempt if I had more time?" Well totally different answer! I have lots of things I want to acheive in this lifetime and I should really make a start...


Day #6

Saturday, April 1, 2006

Todays quote "the flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all" mulan. Todays peice was created digitally and printed out, took inspiration from rhonna's colors in the quote and ran with it. I even included a photo of me! Altered the transparancy so its faded, for me it represents a blossoming, not quite fully visable but you can see the potential. Added some DCWV paper for a matt and some prima's with beads.


Cards done recently etc

Quick update of some cards I have been creating. Some are from March, some are for April. I'm trying to get out of the linear thing. I'm loving the pink baby one. Seems I am quite into pink lately, who knew? I also just ordered my April kit at scrapologie. I really couldn't decide whether or not to get this kit, but after seeing the studio girls gallery and some of the layouts on 2peas I've gone and ordered it! Its not my usual style of papers and I guess I needed some inspiration. I'm more of a 'color me silly' or 'hang 10' collection kinda gal so 'urban couture' seemed a little fancy for my scrapping but I'm loving the stuff I've seen so far!

Also its Melissa's birthday today! Our wonderful host for the 2peas birthday group (1). Happy Birthday Melissa! This is her birthday tag. KI papers; MM eyelets; Offray ribbon; DCWV rub-ons.