A new LO!

I finally scrapped a new LO! It feels good to get back into the scrapping mode... It had been too long!

So I participated in the
CSN giveaway contest at Sassy Lil' Sketches. You had to find an item in their stores and use it as inspiration for a LO using a Sassy sketch. So I used the February 28th sketch:

and this
peacock dish:

to make this layout:

It's Scone Palace in Scotland. Its emblem is the peacock, so when I saw that pretty (but expensive... 499$!!) peacock dish, I immediately thought of Scone! It's a great castle, complete with an old cemetary, a giant hedge maze, highland cattle (those cute, long-haired cows!), and of course, a few peacocks roaming the grounds!

I got to use my old Blue Hill Crate Paper that has peacocks on it. I stamped swirls on the pinkish cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed with clear powder. And did I mention that I love glimmer mist!!! I didn't have a trim that matched my LO, so I used some cream-colored dollar store trim and misted it with "Patina" glimmer mist. It matched perfectly! I also used the same color with the title on the new Heidi Swapp IR-RESIST-IBLE Alphas. I added a few Zva bling swirls and flowers (and a little dragonfly... I love butterflies and dragonflies lately!) to complete the LO!

I'll be back in a week or so with my next Sassy reveal! (Unless I really get the mojo going and make another LO before that! ;) )

I'm still a Sassy!

Yep, I'm so happy to have been picked to continue on the DT team at Sassy Lil' Sketches for another 6 months! I always love Cherie's sketches that we get to work with! And with the new sponsors, things are hopping more than ever over there! Go check out the other new and returning DT members here!

This was the sketch for the DT call:

And this was my take on it. It was my favorite B&B we stayed at during our trip to the UK last summer. It was in Devon, near Dartmoor. It was a beautiful, old, thatched-roof house with a beautiful garden. Our room was lovely, the English breakfasts were delicious, and our hostess was so nice! And there were lots of birds and rabbits flitting through the yard! It was a great stay!

I used BG Sultry papers, some K&Co and MME transparencies, some grunge flowers to which I added glimmer mist and distress Stickles, a K&Co die-cut (the bird), a punched out butterfly with added rhinestones... It was a fun LO to put together!

Go check out all the great
sketches and join us for some fun!!! See you there!

New sketches at Sassy Lil' Sketches!

Ok, so I haven't had time to scrap yet... (school's over now so I should get scrapping again soon!) But here are the latest sketches from Sassy Lil' Sketches! Don't forget, they have sponsors now so you can win a cool prize from Reminisce if you complete any June sketches! (and you live in US for this month's sponsor)

Here's the
June 14th card sketch:

And the June 21st layout sketch:

Check out all the beautiful LOs made by the DT. Remember, the more sketches you complete, the more chances you have to win! (plus you have some great LOs to add to your albums! ;)

Don't forget, there's also a cool contest going on where you can win a 70$ gift certificate to any of the
CSN stores by using one of their items as inspiration for a layout! How cool is that? You have until June 30th to complete this challenge! See all the details here!

Online crop at Love Is In The Details!

Online crops are so much fun! Members at Love Is In The Details who couldn't make it to the "live" crop in Miami, Manitoba this weekend put together an online version, complete with challenges, games, and of course, prizes! Challenges have already been posted, and the deadline to upload LOs is Sunday, June 20th at 8pm CST. So you still have plenty of time to get your scrap on and join in the fun! Check it out here!

Sassy Lil' Sketches now has sponsors!

Yep, that's right! You now have a chance to win some cool scrappy goodies by creating layouts using the sketches at Sassy Lil' Sketches! This month's sponsor is Reminisce! You can check out their website here!

Here are the details:
1)We will be drawing a monthly random prize for our Sassy Lil' Sketch participants on the 6th of each month.
2)You have to link up your creations inspired by any Sassy Lil' Sketch via Mr. Linky on the Sassy blog. The more sketches you do in a month, the more times your name can be put in the drawing.

3) Not all prizes will be open to international participants. We will note that each month. For the month of June, the drawing is open to US residents only.

Click here to get all the info from the blog! And don't forget to scrap those sketches!! :)

June 7th reveal at Sassy Lil' Sketches!

Hi there!

It felt so nice to work on this page! I hadn't scrapped in almost two months because life just got in the way. It felt so good to play with my scrappy stuff again! :)

So here's the sketch we had to work with from
Sassy Lil' Sketches. It was such a fun one with all the circles in the background!

And here's the LO I did. It's about my cat Bear, who acts all tough around people and the other kitties in the house, but is putty in my hands! He's a very exclusive cat and just LOVES his mommy! He follows me everywhere in the house, and is never far from my side! He's my big baby! I adopted him over 10 years ago from the shelter when I used to live in Fairbanks, Alaska. He's almost 13 now, but doesn't act his age. (In any case, when there's a 17 year old cat in the house, being 13 is young! lol!)

I used my new Max & Whiskers BG paper for this page, which was just perfect! I love using BG when I have lots of different papers to use in a LO. I also stamped on a transparency with Staz-On the word "LOVE" as well as a journaling stamp.

Here are a few more pictures of my purrty kitty, just because I think he's so cute! (Yup, I'm biased! ;)

So make sure to go check out all the other DT layouts at
Sassy Lil' Sketches and play along with us! And don't forget the DT call if your interested!

A day with Tim Holtz, sketches and a DT call!

Sorry I've been MIA for so long... Good news is I've FINALLY scrapped a page! I'll be able to post it Monday as it will be reveal time at Sassy Lil' Sketches! Speaking of which, I missed posting many of their last sketches, check them out! The DT made wonderful LOs, and it's never too late to do yours!

The April 28th LO sketch:

The May 14th card sketch:

The May 21st LO sketch:

And finally the May 28th LO sketch:

And speaking of Sassy Lil' Sketches, they're having their next DT call right now! You have until June 20th to put in your application for the card or layout DT. You can find out all the details

Here's the sketch you have to use for the layout DT:

And here's the one for the card DT:

You should give it a try! We always get inspiring sketches to work with! It's lots of fun!

Ok, so the only scrappy thing I've done in the last two months is spend a day with Tim Holtz!!! That's not too bad, right? ;) It was such a FUN day! Tim is a great teacher! He really seems to enjoy what he does. He was so nice and patient with everybody. He would go around all the tables, talking to everybody and helping anybody that needed it. He was always smiling! And never tired of taking pictures with everybody and signing things!! He signed my book (I had brought his book "A Compendium of Curiosities"), the mini-album I made, and the lid of my favorite distress ink, Shabby Shutters! lol! I took two classes. We made a frame with grunge paper flowers in the 1st one, and a mini-album in the 2nd one. Here are a few pics of the day!

Tim teaching:

Tim helping some ladies at my table. He was always so patient and helpful!

The grunge paper roses in progress:

Tim and me, showing off my morning project:

Me working away at the afternoon project, the mini-album.

I didn't have time to finish mine, but I'll use it for some of the flower pictures from the British gardens we visited last summer.

Getting dirty with Tim was fun!;)

Well, that's it for today! I'll see you in a couple of days with my new reveal! Thanks for reading this long post!

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