Thursday, January 27, 2011

I need to be better organized!

I am on a real tight budget right now, so to satisfy my scrapping hobby I have been entering a lot of contests. The only thing that I am entering so many of them, I have forgotten which ones! Some of them are straight forward with leaving comments on the blog or doing a layout, card or project...but then you get to the ones that send you all over the place leaving comments here and there. I just recently found out that I won a contest over at Prima like 3 days ago! I know now what I have to do...I am going to make an altered journal so I can log all the contests I enter WITH the website so I can remember to go back and check them....the trick will be to remember to look in the book!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January Card Challenge at ACOT...

A Cherry on Top has an interesting card challenge right now for the month of January. Scraplift a CT Member's layout in the form of a card. I figured since I need all the help I can with cards I would give this one a try. I used a layout from the very talented Egle. You can see her layout I lifted here. In the meantime, here is my take on her layout!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Summer on the brain and a bit of jibber jabber!

Okay, so I started to do this "super couponing" thing and let me tell is CRAZY ADDICTING! It is such a rush to get to the checkout line and see your total...freak out...and then see all the $$$$ coming off that total. I still have a lot to learn but this is how I have been doing so far:
My first trip was to total was $33.83 and after coupons it was $14.29=a savings of $19.54!
My second trip was to total was $73.14 and after coupons it was $22.31=a savings of $50.83!
Then I tried Target again with a few more total was $105.53 and after coupons it was $65.56= a savings of $39.37!
All together in these 3 trips alone I have saved $109.74! See how crazy that is...why would you buy things without a coupon anymore when the savings are out there?
With all this saving, I figured I would reward myself with some scrapbooking time. I am still so over winter I just had to do another sunny summer layout....

Friday, January 21, 2011

I won!

Just got news that the recipe book I posted up yesterday for the LYB contest won! Yay...I got 1st. place.
I also got a card done today, I know it isn't a lot but hey, I got something done. This card is for Creative Imaginations monthly card sketch challenge. I used the Robots Rock Collection....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Little Yellow Bicycle's Savor....

I just love Little Yellow Bicycle! They were running another contest to promote their Savor line. I decided since I am always loosing my favorite recipes I would make a little book just for my favorites!

Monday, January 17, 2011

The perfect paper and the perfect sketch....

I don't know about you, but when I buy new scrappy supplies I tend to only buy stuff for pages I know I am working on so I simply love it when I find that PERFECT paper or embellishment! For these pictures that is what happened. This paper by Little Yellow Bicycle's Clothes Line collection could not have been more perfect for these pictures of my daughter playing Little Bo Peep in her school play. I also realized that this PageMaps sketch for the January contest over at A Cherry on Top was perfect for these pictures too! I love when a page comes together this perfectly!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A little bit of summer!

I know here in Illinois we haven't got as much snow as some parts of the US but, we have had a lot. I for one am done with it! I decided to go back and do some of my summer layouts just to get me out of the winter funk. Bo Bunny has this wonderful line called Sun Kissed...just perfect to put you back in the summertime mood. I also used a sketch for the sketch challenge that they are running. Here is their sketch....

Here is what I came up with...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Let it snow...well, not really...

I actually got something done this morning..or should I say I actually got something done since the first of the year! Thanks to Bo Bunny and their Tuesday card challenge I was able to get the creative juices flowing and create this card. The catch was to use any of the wonderful wraps that Bo Bunny makes. I used the Frost Wraps and papers from the Midnight Frost line which by the way is gorgeous. If you haven't seen it person you should because the online photos simply don't do it justice!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy New Year...a little late....

Okay...4th and final kid on the bus and on his way to school, dishes done, laundry in the washer, fresh cup of coffee poured and most importantly...peace and quiet!
I know this is a little late for the start of the new year but I figure better late than never. A bunch of girls over at A Cherry on Top decided to challenge each other with weekly blog prompts to get everyone motivated. There will be layouts we are working on, challenges we are doing and just some good old conversation! I decided to make my first post a Top 10 of 2010. I have been seeing so many people doing this on their blogs and I thought it was a really good idea so without further ado... I give you my Top 10 of 2010!