Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches - Sept 21st Sketch

Happy sketch day!

Here is the sketch:

And my layout:

These pictures were taken on the Kenai River in Alaska. I grew up in Alaska and my family spent a TON of time on the Kenai. This was the last morning that I woke up at the family campground before it was sold. It was just perfect.

I hope you find time to play along with us at Sassy Lil Sketches this month!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sassy Lil Sketches: September Sponsors

First off, the September 7th sketch is posted here!

Next, Sassy Lil Sketches has two more generous sponsors for September!

Our paper prize is a Cricut cartridge from Memory Miser.*

Our digital sponsor is a $10 gift certificate to Digital Delights by Louby Loo.*

We will be having some extra layouts and cards this month using some of the digital designs by Digital Delights.

Please be sure to check out both of our awesome sponsors!

Remember, to be eligible for the September prizes your layout needs to be uploaded to Sassy Lil Sketches (using Mr. Linky) by October 5th at 11:59 PM EST.

*The paper prize is open to US residents only. The digital prize is open to all US & International residents.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches Blog Hop!

Here are the details! (Better late than never! I should eventually be smarter than Blogger...)

Sassy Lil’ Sketches “Hidden” Treasures Blog Hop

August 23rd through August 30th, 9 PM. EST.

We are having a Blog Hop…Sassy Lil' Sketches style! We want you to get to know our new Sassies. There are some pretty fabulous prizes to win, too!

The Sassy Lil' Sketches "Hidden" Treasures Blog Hop starts at Sassy Lil' Sketches where you will find two sassy sketches and the rules for the blog hop.

The Sassies:
Brenda B.
Brenda R.
Isabelle (Zabou)
Jessica Bree
Laura (ME!)

Our awesome, amazing, and completely generous sponsors for Sassy Lil' Sketches Blog Hop:

Thoughts 2 Paper
Scrappy Jo
Crop Stop
Apron Strings Designs
Crop Chocolate
Bo Bunny

And here is the layout that I created for the blog hop!

First, the sketch I chose to work with:

And my layout:

The pictures here were taken at the old location of the Neon Boneyard. It is so neat to visit and hear the history of Vegas as told through signage. I recommend everyone should visit the new location!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the Sassy Lil' Sketches Blog Hop!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sassy Lil Sketches: April 21st Sketch

Here it is, my first layout for the SLS DT! Woohoo!

First, the sketch:


And my layout:


close-up of the different fonts and layers:


If you are curious about any of the products used, leave me a comment and I'll let you know - I do remember that the papers are Basic Grey. But I don't remember if they are all BG or not! Helpful, I know.

Don't forget to visit Sassy Lil Sketches on Monday for the Sassy Lil Sketches Blog Hop! We have some really fantastic sponsors so be sure to play along!


I forgot that I had whipped up two layouts for this sketch (I know, crazy). So here it is, my sister and her husband. Totally adorable (made with mostly Melody Ross products).

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches...and ME!

I'm very excited to announce that I've been asked to join the DT at Sassy Lil Sketches! I love a good sketch, lucky for me that is what Cherie and Katie put together. Sassy Lil Sketches posts new sketches 4 times each month and they also have awesome sponsors!

Check out who the girls have for June. To enter the drawing, all you need to do is link your layout (via Mr. Linky) that you created using any of the June SLS sketches. Easy as pie!

Be sure to visit some of the other ladies on the DT, here are a few links to get you started:

Kelly Bea
Brenda B

I can't wait to show you what we have in store at Sassy Lil Sketches!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pink Ninja Addicts Blog Hop and Giveaway!

I love when I find a fun and funky blog in the scrappin' world. This one just speaks to me.

Go and check them out, the ninjas have put together some amazing work. I'm so inspired to get messy! Seriously, I'm at the office right now and I'm just *positive* a sickness is coming on. I may have to go home and release the mojo. *cough*cough*cough*

And don't forget to follow the hop rules so you are entered in the giveaway! The prizes include scrap kits and owl plushies...oh my! The owl plushies are to.die.for.

Head on over and check it out! Pink Ninja Addicts Blog Hop

Monday, April 26, 2010

Blog Spotlight

I thought I'd take a second to point my followers to my friend LeeAnne's blog Art.Faith.Love.

Just some quick history, LeeAnne and I have known each other since grade school. Her mom was our Girl Scout troop leader! (And yes, we watched Troop Beverly Hills!) We lost touch throughout high school after LeeAnne's family moved out of state. A few years ago I received a Christmas card from her and was pretty ecstactic. I probably regaled my husband with the saga of Laura & LeeAnne at Girl Scout camp about a million times. (Totally not fascinating at all.) Thanks to the wonders of technology and social networking, we are back in touch. I follow her blog and just adore the person she is today. An intelligent & creative wife, daughter, and friend. LeeAnne, next time I am in your area, the coffee is on me. (Seriously, is it not SO cool to find old friends and see the people they are today? I just love it.)

Go check out her blog, Art.Faith.Love and I just know you'll like what you find!

LeeAnne & Laura (I'm terrible with dates, I'd guess 5th grade here.)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mean Girl & Sketchy Thursdays

I did this layout for this weeks Sketchy Thursdays sketch. I love the sketches that Diana & Heidi post, so much fun to work with. This weeks sketch was great and for once I actually did a pretty literal interpretation! Yay me! I'm pretty notorious for taking a sketch and warping it to fit my needs. Sometimes so much that you can't relate the two. Oops.

Sketchy Thursdays Challenge Sketch 4/8/10

"Mean Girl"

"2010: Our baby girl, Lizzy. Contemplating life, love, and probably (most likely) a nap. Our (sic) clawing another cat's face. She's nice like that."

Don't you hate when you finish the page and find a misspelling in your journaling? Argh.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Scrapfreak Stuff

Holy crap, not only did I actually scrap - I'm blogging too! It is a miracle. Or something.

First up, for the March 2010 Sketch Inspiration at Scrapfreak:

Next, also for Scrapfreak, the April 2010 Sketch Inspiration:

And a fun Valentine's card I made for my darling husband this year. I lifted the design from someone on the internet...if it is you, thanks!

Thanks for looking! Hey, maybe I'll actually post again this month...er...year?

P.S. - we have made Montrose part of our family...he's just beside himself with happiness! Or so it seems. He sleeps a lot, which is the sign of a very content kitty.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Well, I seriously abandoned this blog! Hopefully I'll do a better job of blogging this year. I've abandoned my scrapping lately as well. ScrapSketch is back up after a little end of year break, so I'll be posting layouts soon!

For now, let me introduce Montrose. He decided to take up residence in our backyard a few weeks ago. After a few heartbreaking nights with him crying through the rainstorms, we just couldn't let him stay outside anymore. Just call me the cat whisperer!

We keep saying we're just fostering him for now...but I'll be honest. We are completely smitten with him (even if the other 4 cats are 100% NOT smitten). I'll be shocked if he goes to another home!

Montrose, the handsome devil: