Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Scrap Hop Blog Challenge!

We are doing the Scrap Hop again and again, I have no project to show :(

This week we are doing hidden journaling.

Please hop on over to Ashley's blog to check out her project!

Also, please make your way around our circle for some fabulous projects from some very talented ladies, I am so proud to call my friends!

Friday, July 10, 2009

New Sketch July!

Here is a sketch for July!

My computer is still dead at home. :sniff:sniff: so I haven't been able to do anymore new sketches.

This will be the last month of prizes, so join in the fun!

July's prize comes to you from
Heather has generously put together an awesome kit with lots of goodies. I'll take pics and put them up on the weekend. But trust me, Heather is fabulous! Go visit her store.. She's got awesome kits, and a hopping forum with a Summer Sizzling Crop party going on right now with prizes!!
Like the last ones, load your layouts based on this sketch to the gallery. At the end of the month I will randomly choose a winner and they will get the fabulous kit by 3 Scrappy Boys.
I will put up my last and final sketch for a while in about 10 days.
Have fun! And keep scrapping!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Scrappy Blog Hop!

I suck! I haven't been able to do any scrapping, so I wasn't able to do this.

But please HOP on over to the other scrappers and see what they came up with..

Thursday, June 4, 2009

How many ways to count?

Yes, such a big flake I am. How can I say I'm sorry for neglecting my poor blog.. Sure I can go on and on about all the terrible things that have befallen me lately. But I won't. I will just I'm sorry! :(

I have a winner for the April/May Sketch Challenge though!

Congrats to

Please email me your mailing info so I can send it over to Daisy Bucket Designs for your RAOK.
Also, my computer finally died at home. I am so sad, not only do I no longer have my program to sketch, but I also had 3 months of photos I had not backed up sitting in there. Literally brings me to tears. I have to pay some guy to come out and try to save them, then I'm chucking the old gal. Not sure when a new computer will be in our plans, but I do have a cheapy desktop I bought from work, that is good enough to surf the web.
So I have 2 sketches left from my original drawings. I will put these up shortly. I have a fabulous kit from 3 Scrappy Boys for a RAOK for June.
I might make some changes to layouts entered (may enter any layouts from any of my sketches to be eligible -- but wait for the announcement).
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Scrap Blog Hop - Mother's Day Style

Here we are again, at the Scrap Blog Hop!

We are celebrating Mother's Day at the Scrap Blog Hop, any project or LO.

This is what I did.. I really dislike this picture of me.. but it's the only one from this trip to Ojai with my mom that I have..

My mom and I went to the Ojai Spa and Resort. It is gorgeous there! Look at our view from our room! It was a nice and relaxing Mother's Day and we spend so little time, just the 2 of us, it was nice to spend it together. I don't think I tell her enough, how much I appreciate her.

Hope on over to Ashley's blog to see her special project! And keep hopping to see all the talented work of our hoppers!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

One More Thing..

I really want this paper from Daisy Bucket...

I seem to be on a spending freeze, but one can dream right?

Tell me what your favorite products from Daisy Buckets are in the comments and follow me and I will drop your name in the bucket!! I know we don't always have time to do layouts, but it's always fun to drool over excellent product!

So see, your chance for double points.. Score!

Monday, May 4, 2009


How stinking cute are these stamps from Daisy Bucket Designs!

Could one of these stamps be in your RAK from Daisy Bucket?? Submit your layout for your chance to win a kit from this wonderful company!! Hurry...Deadline is May 8.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pretend it's the 15th! New Sketch

So last week was pretty bad. My son was soo sick. At first I thought he had the flu, fever (febrile hallucinations and all!), throwing up, crabby.. Then his fever broke and he had blisters in his mouth. Yup, hand, foot, mouth. Lovely. So needless to say, my sketch didn't get up..

I will extend the deadline for one week.. So get your layouts in the gallery by May 8 for your chance to win an awesome ROAK from Daisy Bucket Designs!

This sketch was inspired by one of my layouts last year, which was inpsired by a layout in a magazine I saw.

I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day Scrappy Blog Hop!

In honor of Earth day Scrappy Blog Hop wanted to showcase some of our amazing talented scrappers.

We used recycled items on layouts, cards and projects!

Here is mine!

The butterfly and "stems" of the flowers are recycled from clear packaging. The packaging came from the clam shell of some stamps!
If you have any layouts you've done from recycling, I'd love to see them!
Now HOP on over to Ashley's blog and check out some of her amazing work!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009


Final week of Scrap Idol!

The Challenge was to use 6 of 6 elements, and only those elements, plus 6 random journaling spots.

Here is my entry:

6 pieces of pp
6 flowers
6 chipboard pieces
6 rain dot stickers
6 stitchings
6 buttons

I love all the dimension the stitching gave it. Also stuff is on pop dots for some more depth. It was hard to distress and stitch all those papers.. Only cause I just recently started hand stitching. It's a little addicting, but hard work none the less.

Hoping to get some more scrapping done now that it's over.. It was so fun and challenging to do this. Broke me out of my zone for sure. I am glad I joined. But now I can get back to my 'normal' programming.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Are you ready for April???!!!

Here is April 1st sketch (a little late!)

Enter your layout based on this sketch to the Blueprint Gallery for your chance to win an awesome RAK from Daisy Bucket Designs! They are going to put together an awesome kit for you of their products, so take a look at their website and look at all the fun goodies they have!

Thanks to our April Sponsor

Thursday, April 2, 2009

March's RAK Winner!

And we have a winner!!!!!!!!!!!

The winner of March's RAK from Elle's Studio is.............



No shit.........

it is

Kelsy, email me your address at blueprintsketches at, so I can get your goodies out to you!
All the layouts were fantastic!! I love to see what you guys create with the sketches I draw up. Thanks for playing!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

One Sweet Day

I know you are all waiting to hear who won March's RAK.. Give me a minute. I'm working out the details of April's RAK so I can put that up too.

In further news, I'm in the final two of Scrap Idol!!!!!!!

No freaking way?! How can that be? I am so excited, I never even thought I'd make it past week one. But I can at least say I am happy to be here, it's made me think outside my box and these are some of my favorite layouts ever.

Here was my entry for this past week.

It was a color scheme (can you pick it out? hehehe)

It was an emotional challenge for me, because when I saw the color scheme, I knew I had the perfect paper. It's been sitting in my stash for over 3 years, unable to scrap the pictures the paper was intended for. But I did it.. Through tears and all, but it was complete.

(if you wanna see a slightly bigger version, click on the pic)

A Scrappy Blog Hop!

For the last 2 years I have belonged to an awesome online community of scrappers. I have grown so much as a scrapper because of them. They are my friends and my inspiration. Everyday I can find something that inspires me from these wonderful ladies.. I adore each and every one of them, and that's why we are doing a blog hop! I want to share with you, my readers, the awesome work these ladies do.. So, without further adeiu, next on the blog hop is ASHLEY. She's got two gorgeous lil boys (another one on the way!) She totally rocks her layouts, and has given me so much inspiration!


Friday, March 27, 2009

New swaps

I'm hosting a Spring swap on the message board I am part of.

This is for my Journaling spot:

We are all about critters and animals, so this is my animal spot. (PP and ribbon from Stampin' Up!):

Like I said, we love critters. Curly label punch from Stampin' Up! Prima Stamp.

Ohh, don't forget enter your layouts based on March's sketches for your chance to win the awesome RAK by Elle's Studio!

Check out their awesome blog. Elle's Studio is turning two! They are offering some extra goodies for ordering from them this month! Woot!

Monday, March 23, 2009

You Data

So I joined this ad thing called You data. I was referred by my friend Crystal.

I was skeptical at first, but it works! It's not gonna make you rich, but may help with some scrapbooking supplies!!

The way it works.

You sign up. You have to have a paypal account. You only provide them with the email you have with paypal.

You log on to the site as often as you like. You click on ads, about 5 come up at a time. And it has a running tally of how much is your "bank".. Right now I have a whopping $1.76. Hey I said it wasn't going to make you rich, but anything to help with scrapbooking habit, right?

If you wanna join, click on my referal link:


U R My Son Shine

Scrap Idol Week #4...

No square corners. This was a little tough, only cause I like to have more direction. Like use certain colors, use this sketch, or use x amount of products, you know.

So I had to think outside the box for this.

I always settle on pictures first. They build the LO based on that.

I cornered every "ray" and used a circle as the base.

I used some swap stuff from Kat, and others, and Kelsy's inchie.. I just rounded the corners of the square. So what do you think.

There are only 5 players left, and two get voted off this week. EEEKKKK!!!
AND I'm up against some VERY talented ladies!

Oh! and while you are here, take a look at Elle's Studio! She's got some fabulous stuff at her shop!

How cute are these? I love to use journaling tags in my layouts. Nice and simple, with a taste of retro chic!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

3/15 Sketch

Okay, not really the 15th. But I was out of town this weekend, and then got sick from said out of town weekend.

But here is the 15th sketch
Remember to enter your layout based on this sketch to the gallery. For each layout you upload your name will be dropped in a bucket for a random draw to win this fabulous RAK from Elle's Studio! And if you haven't visited her site yet, GO NOW!.. She has some aweomse little journaling tags. They are very reasonably priced too!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Candy Winner!!

Using the lucky winner is #4!!


Please email me your address to blueprintsketches at