Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More from JuJu Bee's Sept. 09 Kit

I love the September Kit from JuJu Bee's so much that I just can't stop using it! I have made 2 more LO's from it for a total of 5 now and I still have so much left over. All I can say is WOW! Julia has definatley packed her kits full of enough product to keep you busy for a long time.

For this LO I wanted to show that the kit CAN be used for boy pages too! So if you are ever looking at a kit thinking....This kit isn't for me, I have boys....It can work!!

If you haven't had a chance to check out the KIT club yet then it's definately one worth looking into! And you won't regret it....Octobers KIT will just blow your mind :-) I am still drooling over it!


Monday, September 28, 2009

JuJu Bee's Blog Buzz' Winner

Hello ladies! Thank you all so much for playing along with JuJu Bee's and the DT this weekend for our first ever Blog Buzz and Online Crop! We had such a blast and have actually started planning another Crop due to how fantastic this one went! If you still haven't joined us in the forum then I would like to invite you to do so. There is so much going on and it's full of wonderful ladies and inspiration!

Oh, and the Blog Buzz'! I wouldn't not announce that!!
After a random drawing we have an awesome winner.

Rita said...
My faves are buttons, ribbon and chipboard. Thanks for the chance to win!!
September 27, 2009 7:11 AM

Rita, please shoot me an email at with your address so I can get everything shipped out to you!

Thank you all again for playing along!!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blog Buzz' JuJu Bee style!

Hi there beautiful people! I'm so glad you buzzed in!
If this is your first stop, please go to JuJu Bees so that you don't miss out on more chances at great prizes!

By now you have seen the beautiful first kit from JuJu's new kit club. There is so much to love, isn't there? My favorite part of the kit would have to be the embellishments. What girl doesn't love some pretty embellies right?! If I had to choose just one, ok two embellishments from JuJu Bee's kit it would definately be the black lace and the Handmade Glitzy Posies by Sammye Jo! So tell me, what are some of your favorite embellishments? What do you find that you just can't get enough of?

Leave me a comment telling me what your to die for embellie is for a chance at this prize:

Then you will want to buzz on over to my friend, Trisha's blog She is waiting for you with another chance at a scrappy prize! Happy buzzing!

This will be open until Sunday night Midnight :-) Good luck and don't forget we have our Fall Frenzy Crop going on at JuJu Bee's all weekend as well. We would LOVE to have you join us for more chances at some awesome prizes!



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Glitzin' it Up LO's - JuJu Bee's Sept. Kit

So...I have been a busy little BEE! The past few days I have been playing around with JuJu Bee's September Kit and I have to's AMAZING! I am in love. I have posted 3 LO's here and I can honestly say there is product in this kit that I haven't even opened....paper not touched. Oh, it's a beautiful thing. I can't wait to play with it some more :-)

If you haven't checked out JuJu Bee's Kit club then you definately should! Julia still has a few kits left so go get yer self one!


Monday, September 21, 2009

Dotty Diva's - Advert Challenge #3 Reveal

Oh, it's that time again! Time for some Dotty Divas fun! This month's Advert is just delicious and made me thirsty. I have to say I honestly drank more Chai teas than normal this month, and I blame it on the "research" I needed to do for this LO! haha Have you checked out the Dotty Divas's pretty awesome! You have free range to do whatever YOU want with the Ad. Now that's a challenge!!

Here is The Dotty Divas Advert Challenge #3 - Pretty Cool right?!

And here is my take on the Ad. I had so much fun working on this LO. Like I said before...I did my research ;-) but besides that I also played in my paper shreader. Yeah, those things can be used for SO much more than shreading bills. Heck, I think I even have credit card pieces on this LO! Oh, and Mod Podge!!! It's my new love, I don't know how I ever lived without it! Starbucks Iced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte is my proof that true love can be bought!

This month we also have 2 awesome sponsors which means a super prize! The Challenge winner will recieve 10 packs of new Thickers from American Crafts and a 25 pack of Bazzill CS (your choice of colors) from Cardinal Colours. Now that's an awesome Prize!!!


52 Sketches...52 Weeks Sketch #38

Hello & Happy Monday! I hope you all have had a wonderful start to your week. Things around my household are finally getting back to normal and I am very grateful for that! The kids are settled into school and Bubbu is finally ..... OK with the fact that he no longer has his sisters full undivided attention 24/7. And me, well I have been very busy and I wouldn't have it any other way!

I have good news!!!
I just found out that I will be rejoining the amazing Design Team for my second term over at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks!! I just love Julie's sketches and am so very excited to be working with her and along side some awesome ladies again! Thank You Julie!

This weeks sketch is just fun! Simple and fun...and a great way to use multiple photos and get some playful journaling in there too!

And here is my take on Sketch #38. These pics were taken on Sept.11, 2009. We were outside playing when Koen picked up a branch that had fallen off the tree. He turned around and said exactly this, "Wook, it Baweees mom!" and he played with that branch for what seemed like hours (ok, only like 20 minutes). It just amazed me how he knew what they were! Koen is a smart little man....he gets that from his momma! ;-)

Oh, and don't forget the prize! Yes....there is always a prize too! This weeks sponsor is the Fabulous Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. They are donating a Kit to the lucky winner this week, so come on over and show us your wonderful creation based on this weeks sketch for your chance at picking up this amazingly awesome prize!!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Growth Chart - Sept. MOSD Project

Hello Beautiful People! It's MOSD time :-) I love this time of the month....when I get to share something that I just love!! I am so excited about this project as it was inspired by my son. I was just looking at him and reminiscing about the days when he truly was a little baby...and man, has he grown!!! So that made me want to create my little one his very own growth chart and MOSD has SO many fabulous products that made this project just come to life!


For this growth chart I used various wonderful MOSD products. For the base of the entire chart I used the Clearly Designed Flipped Out Acrylic Album, using only the inner pages and back cover. I trimmed down the back cover to be the same size as the inner pages so I would have 5 uniform acrylic panels.

I then started to decorate! I used Basic Grey ‘Lime Rickey’ collection because it blended so well with the fabulous MOSD 1-2-3 Intricacy that I used to back a few of my acrylic pages. To adhere the papers to the acrylic I simply used Mod Podge!

One of my favorite things that I used on this Growth chart was the MOSD Toddler Boy Edger. I cut it apart so I had multiple little vehicles to play around with and added details with a pen. Easy and fun and Oh so CUTE!!

Then there are the Oh SO fabulous MOSD Binding Rings that hold this bad boy together. I chose to use clear to keep in theme with the Acrylic! If you do not have any of these binding rings then they are definately a MUST have item! Simple and easy to use and just wonderful!!

As you can probably tell my DS loves cars or as he calls them 'carsh'. And I just love it when I get to combine a passion of someone I love with that of my own! As sad as I get that my little man is growing up I will always have little things like this to remember his 'younger' years! Which is, afterall, The main reason I scrapbook!

This was my first time working with Acrylic and I absolutely loved it!
I am now a believer :-)
I hope you all make your way over and check out all that Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs has to offer. It truly is an amazing company and I just love working with their product! Make sure to check back next month to see what I have in's sure to be BOO-tiful!



JuJu Bee's Full Kit reveal - Glitzen' it Up

It's what we have all been waiting for...The FULL reveal of JuJu Bee's September Kit!
Isn't it beautiful?! I absolutely love love the 'Olivia' line from Glitz Design & I am so excited that Julia has chosen it as the shining star in the first kit! This kit also includeds handmade embellies from 62 cards made by SammyeJo...let me tell ya, this girl is SO talented!!

There are still a few kits left this month, so head on over to JuJu Bee's and make sure to secure yours!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A La Carte - Challenge #8 Sack Lunch

The new menu is up and it's sure to satisfy ones scrapbook cravings. What am I talking about you ask? A La Carte's new challenge of course! Challenge #8 Sack Lunch comes at the perfect time of the year.....time to send those kids back to school! I have had the wonderful opportunity to be A La Carte's Guest Designer for the month of September and I have had such a blast working on these challenges.

Who wouldn't have a blast when you are working with a menu like this:

1. Use a brown paper bag.
2. Use primary colors.
3. Use alphabet stickers as your background.
4. Use notebook paper.
5. Use something that measures.
6. Use the word first.

You simply choose a minimum of 3 items off the menu and cook up your LO!
The LO I created using this Menu is of my Daughter's teacher/student meet and greet the night before school started. They were so excited to be heading back to school and I was more than happy to get snap happy with my camera :-) They started Kindergarten and 4th grade this year. My house is very quiet now!!

Once again I would like to say Thank You to A La Carte for choosing me to be your Guest Designer this month! It's been an honor to work along side you ladies. And I would love to encourage everyone to head on over to this fabulous blog and get to cookin'.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Guest Gutter Girl for September!!

I have had the wonderful opportunity to play in the gutter this month right along with some very talented ladies aka the Gutter Girlz! Have you had a chance to check out their blog and play along? You should! The challenges are amazing and definately different. They make you go outside of your typical comfort zone and scrap things you typically wouldn't, using products you normally don't dream about using. That's what I LOVE about the Gutter Girlz!!

For example, this month's challege consists of:

THE PROMPT:I'm not ur bitch, BITCH
THE SONG:U and Ur HAND by Pink

You can choose to use what you want and take your LO as far into the Gutter as you desire :-) This month I opted to use a lyric from the song "I'm not here for your entertainment" as my overall feel for the LO, and used red lipstick. For the Lipstick I simply treated it as if it were paint and added a layer of Glossy Accents over it to seal it in. Simple and Easy!

Another Wonderful thing I LOVE about Gutter Girlz is the
End of the Month Mojo. On Aug.30th Lara posted a wonderful mojo moment using paint...and we all know how I LOVE me some paint! So I took inspiration from her in using paint on my LO, and also used this fabulous technique that Aphra brought to my attention!

I hope you all Stop on over at the Gutter Girlz blog and play along with the challenges and stretch your Scrapping Horizens! And Thank you SO much Gutter Girlz for letting me play in the gutter with you for the month of September! I had so much fun with you ladies!



Monday, September 14, 2009

JuJu Bee's has a New and Improved Forum - Come join us!

Have you Heard? JuJu Bee's has a brand NEW and IMPROVED forum! That's right, Julia wanted to give us all the best experience possible and has moved the forum here! This will make our Fun & Scrapping experiences together so much simpler and more enjoyable!

And the best thing about it is that it's just in time for our Upcoming First ever Online crop and DT Blog Buzz....that's right, the JuJu Bee's don't hop we Buzz ;-) The crop starts on Sept 24th and goes through Sept 27th. There will be Scrapping and non-scrappy challenges to give everyone a chance to play along and win some fabulous prizes!

And if you haven't had a chance please stop over at the JuJu Bee's Store and check out the amazing NEW kit club! And keep your eyes peeled for the full reveal coming soon! This is one Kit Club that you definately don't want to miss out on!

So come on over to the New Forum and introduce yourself! We can't wait to meet you!



Friday, September 11, 2009

Dotty Divas *Blog Candy* Giveaway for your Kid

Dotty Divas is giving you a chance to win a wonderful prize for your child! We are having a little *Blog Candy* give away and all you have to do is become a follower of the Dotty Divas blog and leave a comment. There are 4 scrapbook packs to giveaway sponsored by the amazing Craft-ED. We have 2 different ages, they are Key Stage 1 (age 5/7) and Key Stage 2 (age 7/11).
What kid doesn't want to Scrap like mom?! These kits are tailored to help teach your little ones the basics! So come on over to Dotty Divas and leave us a comment for your chance to win one of these Fabulous Scrap Packs and while you are there join us in this month's challenge! Can't wait to see what you create!


Saturday, September 5, 2009

A La Carte - September Guest Designer!!

I would like to give a huge thanks to A La Carte for choosing me as their Guest Designer for the month of September! If you haven't stopped by the A La Carte blog you definately should. It's ran by a few awesome ladies too: Aphra & Frances. These girls have some mad scrappin' skills!! The challenges are amazing and you will definately get hooked! What I love about their challenges is the fact that it works off of a menu and you get to choose what you would like to incorporate into your LO! So fun.

The first challenge for the month, which is posted on the 1st, is based off of this menu: (You choose 3 out of the 6)

1. Use an ampersand, dollar sign, or other symbol in your title. 2. Use three shades of green. 3. Use a silver, gold, or brass embellishment. 4. Use a tree. (Even though money doesn't grow on them!) 5. Use stamping as your background. 6. Use book print or an actual page from a book.

Here is my LO based off of the challenge:

I basically created this LO for me! It's to remind me to just take the time to love myself every once in awhile! With life being so hectic, I think we all forget to just stop and think about ourselves...and we need to!! The menu items that I chose to use were: 1. Ampersand 2. Three shades of green 3. Silver embellie 6. Page from book.

I had an absolute blast working with this menu and I am sure you will as well!! Make sure to keep an eye out for my second LO reveal on the 15th at A La Carte! And thank you again Aphra and Frances for the opportunity to be your Guest Designer this month!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

JuJu Bee's Sept Kit Sneak Peak and Fun News!!

Hello all my lovely scrapping friends! I hope you all have been having an Absolutely Wonderful week so far! I know I have been keeping very busy with the kids starting school next week and all the fun things we have been doing just to get ready!

Today is a very special day....I am going to share some long awaited sneak peaks with you from JuJu Bee's Scrapbook Corner! I am SO very excited for you to see these, as I know that you will just LOVE love LOVE the entire kit!!

Are you ready?!
Are you excited?!
I know I am!!

Oh, my fun does this kit look already?! And honestly, there is SO much more it's crazy how much yumminess Julia has packed into these beauties!

Here is a little run down of what each kit will include monthly:
*6-10 sheets of patterned paper *2-4 sheets of cardstock *At least one alpha *Journaling spots *A variety of embellishments, which may include: flowers, buttons, rub-ons, chipboard, ribbon and more!

To learn more about these fabulous kits and all the little details please visit

In Honor of the launch of JuJu Bee's very first kit we are having a little PARTY!!! That's right, a weekend full of festivities and we want YOU to come play along with us! From September 24-27 we are having our first ever online crop. It's going to be filled with all sorts of challenges, scrappy related and not, so everyone has a chance to play along and win some fabulous prizes!!

We are also having a Design Team Blog Hop that will last the entire weekend. I am so excited about this as I have never partaken in a blog hop! So on Sept 24th make sure you stop back by because below I have a picture of my blog hop give-away! So if you want a chance to win....then come play along!! All it will take for a chance to win this one is a little comment left on my blog between Sept 24-27th!! And then you can hop all over the place for chances to win other awesome prizes as well!!

I hope to see you Buzzin' your way over to JuJu Bee's! It's truly an amazing community and we would love to have you join us!!