Thursday, December 31, 2009

Publication!

I am so excited to say that I will have seven of my layouts published in the "Scrapbook Inspirations Idea Book" by Shimelle Laine. She is a super talented scrapbooker. You can find a lot of her work on Two Peas in a Bucket (she is a Garden Girl) and also at www.shimelle.com. The book will come out next year. I will keep all of you posted!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

December Kit Reveal!!!

Oh, are you ready for some yummy scrappy goodiness by Let's Capture Our Memories? The December kit reveal will be happening this Friday 5pm MST and for you Canadians, 8pm!! Come on by and see what it up!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

LCOM November Kit!

I know it is a little late, but here is what I did with LCOM November Kit!!






I know it is a little late, but here is what I did with LCOM November Kit!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

LCOM November Kit Reveal...

will be happening Friday December the 4th at 8pm, Canadian time and 5pm MST. Come by and see what the Design Team has created! http://www.letscaptureourmemories.com/forum/index.php You will be blown away!

LCOM 12 Days of Christmas!


12 days of Christmas LCOM style!
I can't think of a better way to get into the holiday spirit! The LCOM design team will be hosting 12 days of challenges, there will be 12 days of prizes just for checking the forum and signing up in the appropriate days' thread... and of course something new on sale each day for the 12 days! Hope you'll join us!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

We have a winner for the LCOM Scrapcature RAK on my blog!!

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I glad you all participated in the blog hop. LCOM has some awesome talent and even better ladies! And the winner is...... Susan Coish!!! Congrats! Email me your address at samgubler@yahoo.com and I will send you out some goodies! Thanks everyone for playing along!

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Rak!!

I will draw for the RAK tomorrow morning, so that gives everyone a chance to do the blog hop throughout the evening. Check back tomorrow morning 11:00 AM Canadian time and 8:00 MST time (my time) for the winner!

Are you ready for some blog hoppin'?

Hi and welcome to the Let's Capture Our Memories Design Team blog hop!!! To start, please go to the L-COM blog http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.com/
Visit each of the blogs in the order given! Leave a comment on each blog and return to the L-COM blog. Leave a comment there telling us you have completed the blog hop and your name will be put into a draw for some fun goodies by Let's Capture Our Memories! http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.com/
Along the way you may also have chances to win prizes from the individual blog owners, so make sure to read each blog post!!
Here is the blog hop order!!

L-COM BLog http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.com/
Zoe Nemburt http://ceydaboo.blogspot.com/
Jenn DiPaolo http://divadsgn.blogspot.com/
Melissa Mann http://www.iheartpenquins.blogspot.com/
Guiseppa Gubler http://guiseppagubler.blogspot.com/
Amy Daigle http://isabellenathalielillian.blogspot.com/
Allison's Blog http://yourmemoriescanada.blogspot.com
Back to the L-COM Blog (www.letscapturethesesketches.blogspot.com)

Thanks for playing along, and now you can hop on over to
Amy Daigle http://isabellenathalielillian.blogspot.com/

Everyone who leaves a comment on my blog will be entered into a drawing for a little prize! Come on, who doesn't love free goodies?

A little about me!



1. I love to play Tetris!
2. I danced all my life until about 21 when I met my hubby.
3. My name is originally Italian, but it is a family name from a Danish grandmother.
4. I recently lost 50 pounds!!
5. I carry a rare genetic disorder gene(The Bubble Boy Disease gene) and have lost a son to the disease.
6. I have moved over 15 times in my life. I have lived in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Maryland.
7. I love camping and the outdoors.
8. I love to garden.
9. I have been married to my Hubby for over 12 years and have 2 kids and an Angel.
10. I have had 3 scrapbooking publications and I am expecting 2 more in Scrapbook Trends Magazine next summer.

My lift of Zoe's layout!

Here it is!

Monday, November 16, 2009

ScrapCapture with the Queen of Let's Capture our Memories and the Design Team!


Please join Tanya, the queen (and owner) of LCOM and the design team for a scrapcapture! Wondering what a scrapcapture is? Well, DT member Zoe has been kind enough to let us use her layout for this event! Create your take on the layout - 'capture' whatever you choose, as much or as little as you like. Once you have finished your layout, email it to Tanya at rntmunn@nb.sympatico.ca. The design team is playing along and on Friday, November 20 will be revealing their layouts during a blog hop, along with some other interesting things about themselves! Oh my! The blog hop will begin at 8PM (AST)... and at 9PM Tanya will be revealing the layouts from everyone who participates. The DT will be choosing their favorite to receive a great prize from LCOM. Stay tuned for details of the blog hop! All layouts must be submitted to Tanya by Friday, November 20 at 5PM (AST).

SOOOOOO.... who is playing ?!?!?!?!?!

Challenge 23!


Challenge 23 is live! This was a fun one (ok, I came up with the challenge, but I enjoyed putting this page together about my kids)! Check out the challenge and play along!! Some goodies await! Have looksy below!

I want you all to take a few minutes to think about the things that make you happy! I know we all have so many of them. Your challenge is to do a layout on the things that make you happy! It could be one thing that makes you happy or many. It could be as simple as your cup of coffee in the morning to the sweet smiles of your little children. Go for it! What makes you happy?
Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to Butterflycrafts1@aol.com by 30th November to be in with a chance of becoming our December guest designer and this month the winner will also receive a Tango Kit from our November Sponsor Studio Calico - A big thank you to Studio Calico for sponsoring us this month xx

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tooty Tooty!

I got an email last night for Paige Evans at Scrapbook Trends Magazine. She has asked for one of my mini albums! Best of all it is for the "One Amazing Album" article! I couldn't believe it! I am still in shock! My album gets its own article! SWEET!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Sneak of Challenge 23


Oh, It is sneaky time again! This challenge 23 and it will be live on the 15th! So, check out http://butterfly-crafts.blogspot.com/2009/11/challenge-22.html on the 15th to play along!

Challenge 22 is Live!



Challenge 22 is going on now at butterfly Crafts! Here is what is going on and here is my layout!

Here is the challenge 22 topic:

If you could be any character in any TV show or film, who would you be and why? Would you choose someone who's character you relate to or someone who is a total opposite to yourself?

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to Butterflycrafts1@aol.com by 30th November to be in with a chance of becoming our December guest designer and this month the winner will also receive this Tango Kit from our November Sponsor Studio Calico - A big thank you to Studio Calico for sponsoring us this month xx

Go to http://butterfly-crafts.blogspot.com/2009/11/challenge-22.html to see what the 1st of the month Design Team has come up with!

Journaling:
This girl is beautiful, tough and smart! I would love to get out onto the streets and kick some bad guy's butts! LIV ROCKS!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Oh! Check it out!

The Let's Capture Our Memories Design Team came through with flying colors! They rocked the October kit! You have to go check it out at letscaptureourmemories.com. Here is what I did with the kit!



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Let's Capture Our Memories October Kit....


will be revealed soon! I am so excited for this one. It is so much fun and so versatile. Pick it up ladies! Here is a sneak!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

A pub for me!

I got the email Thursday night! Scrabook Trends wants to publish one of my mini books! I am really excited! This only my 3rd publication with them! I would love to continue to do more with them!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Butterfly Crafts Challenge 21!


It's live! Here is my layout! The challenge was to scrap a defining moment in your life. Come play along!

My journaling reads:
I knew in that moment as I held you and watched you take your last breath of life, I knew that I needed to live my life in such a way that I would be worthy to see you again in the next life

Hi Everyone,
It's time for Challenge 21, this is the first challenge for our new 15th of the month DT and big thank you to Guiseppa for coming up with this challenge:

We all have a time in our life when we have had a moment that changed our life for the good or the bad. I want you to scrap that defining moment, a moment that changed your life. It could be the birth of a baby, when you met your significant other or a career change. Tell us about it. Help us to learn a little more about you!
Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to Butterflycrafts1@aol.com by 31st October to be in with a chance of becoming our November Guest designer and winning our October RAK.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oh Sneaky Sneaky!


Challenge 21 starts tomorrow. Go check out Butterfly Crafts tomorrow to see the new challenge! Here is a sneak!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Big TOOT for me!

Well everyone, I have just been named Butterfly Crafts new Assistant Design Team Coordinator. I am so excited to be on the team again. I am looking forward to some fun and new challenges. Tomorrow you can go over to Butterflycrafts.ning.com/ and meet all of the new Design Team members! This should be another fun three months, so join us in our challenges every 1st and 15th of the month!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Let's Capture Our Memories September Kit Reveal






Let's Capture our Memories had their first Design Team kit reveal last Friday. It was pretty amazing what the design team came up with. Really, you should go and take a look at the Septmeber kit. Go to letscaptureourmemories.com and find out for yourself. Here is what I did!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A little delay.

Let's Capture our Memories has decided to delay the reveal of the Design Teams takes on the September 2009 kits. Some of the kits came late to the design team members and we had a few other mishaps. The reveal will be on September 25th, so keep your eyes pealed for some amazing layouts made with an amazing kit!

Friday, September 18, 2009

It's getting closer!


The big reveal for Let's Capture Our Memories is this Sunday the 20th! Come and see what the Design Team had done for their September 2009 kit! I know I have had a fun time working with it. It can be purchased on line. Just go to letscaptureourmemories.com to purchase it, but don't forget to take a look at what the Design Team has come up with on their blog letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.com. Here is a sneak peak of what I did.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Challenge 20 @ Butterfly Crafts!


It's here! Time for challenge 20 and here is how you can play along!

For the next challenge we'd like you to do a layout about a summer family tradition. Could be something you do every year, something you just started this year or something you did when you were a kid and miss.

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to Butterflycrafts1@aol.com by 5th October (you have a little extra time this month as I will be on vacation) to be in with a chance of becoming our October guest designer and this month the winner will also receive a $30USD Gift Certificate from our September Sponsor Scrapmuse - A big thank you to Melissa for sponsoring us this month xx

Here is what I came up with! Enjoy and have fun!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sketch #8 @ Let's Capture Our Memories


I love Let's Capture our Memories. It has been so much fun participating in all of their challenges! I am so thrilled to be a part of their Design Team. This sketch was a fun one. Once I saw it I wanted to participate. You should too. You have until the end of the month. All you need to do is make a comment on their sketch blog http://letscapturethesesketches.blogspot.com/ and then post a link to your blog or the Let's Capture Our Memories Gallery, showing your version of the sketch! Here is mine! You can also participate in any of their other sketches. There are four a month. This gives you an opportunity to win a RAK! Four opportunities if you do all four sketches!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sneeky Peeky Challenge 19 @ Butterfly Crafts!


I bet you can't wait to find out what the next challenge is. Challenge 20 goes live September 15th, so get those supplies ready to create that layout! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Stay tuned!

My take on Challenge 19 @ Butterfly Crafts!


The challenge was to create a layout about your favorite song. "Somebody" by Depeche Mode is my favorite song and why you say? Well, this is the song that Sam played right before he proposed to me. Come on and play along. Here are the details.

It's time for challenge 19, so here is the challenge:

For the next challenge we want you to create a LO about your favourite song. Why is it your favourite? Does it bring back special memories?

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to Butterflycrafts1@aol.com by 5th October (you have a little extra time this month as I will be on vacation) to be in with a chance of becoming our October guest designer and this month the winner will also receive a $30USD Gift Certificate from our September Sponsor Scrapmuse - A big thank you to Melissa for sponsoring us this month xx

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Yah! Another DT for me!

Your looking at one of the newest design team members for Let's Capture Our Memories! I am so excited to be designing for them. Everyone over there is so nice and so talented. Go on over to letscaptureourmemories.com and see for yourself. They have some amazing kits and some amazing and fun people. I will keep everyone updated on what's happening!

Getting ready for challenge 19 and 20!

Challenge 19 will go live soon! I can't wait to see what the 1st of the month DT's have come up with so I can participate! I am working on challenge 20, so get ready for a sneak peak!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

My latest Publication!


I just thought I would post my latest publication from the June 2009 Scrapbook Trends Magazine. My son was so funny about his bedtime ritual. Here is what the journaling says:

Every night when we tuck Sterling into bed, we went through this same ritual. Soon after laying down, he would look and wait for this to begin. After saying "stinky feet", he would laugh and shake his feet. We enjoyed this as much as he did

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Challenge 18


Here is the whole layout for Challenge 18 at Butterfly Crafts. It was to scrap your best friend. Well, I do have to say that my Hubby Sam is my best friend! Come on join in the fun!

It's time for challenge 18, thanks to Vicki for coming up with this great challenge:


The next challenge is all about your best friend(s). What makes them special, how did you meet, what things do you do together? Show off your awesome bff(s) to the scrappy world!!

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to Butterflycrafts1@aol.com by 30th August to be in with a chance of becoming our September guest designer and this month the winner will also receive this gorgeous ribbon Kit from our August Sponsor Angel Crafts - A big thank you to Angela for sponsoring us this month xx

Friday, August 7, 2009

Butterfly Crafts Challenge 18 Sneak Peak!


Hey, here is a sneak peak of challenge 18 at Butterfly Crafts. The challenge will go live on August 15th, so come back to see the rest of the layout!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Butterfly Crafts Challenge 17


Well, it's true and for anyone that knows me, they know just how much I love Diet Pepsi. After loosing 43 pounds, I have cut back a lot. I believe it helped me to loose weight. Oh, I do love a Diet Pepsi now and again, but I have to be careful. So, here is my layout, dedicated to the one I love, Diet Pepsi! Join in the challenge yourself.

It's time for challenge 17, so here is the challenge:

For the next challenge we want you to create a LO about a favourite food or drink. We want to know what you can't resist, whether it be home cooked, a favourite restaurant or snack - what is yummy to you....

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to Butterflycrafts1@aol.com by 30th August to be in with a chance of becoming our September guest designer and this month the winner will also receive this gorgeous ribbon Kit from our August Sponsor Angel Crafts - A big thank you to Angela for sponsoring us this month xx

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Butterfly Crafts Challenge 16! Ahh! It's out!


Well, here it is! My layout for the challenge! Don't think I am too weird. Go ahead! I dare you! I want to see some of your quirks and idiosyncrasies!

Journaling:

Ok, so here is the truth, some corky things about me. Some things I keep to myself, some things people already know. I usually keep a chocolate stash somewhere in my scrapbook reoom, I rotate my underware so that it gets worn evenly, I love Diet Pepsi (no secret there), I can't stand finger prints on my stainless steel refrigerator, my feet have to be clean when I get into bed, I spray my dog with cologne spray if he starts to stink, oh yeah, I am truly a brown head, not red head. So, the secrets are out. Some say it is obsessive compulsive, but these are just some of the things that make me, me!

This challenge is about scrapping your quirks and idiosyncrasies . Things that you do that make you special, maybe a pet peeve or a funny habit. Maybe it's weird maybe it's normal...it's up to you!

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to Butterflycrafts1@aol.com by 30th July to be in with a chance of becoming our August guest designer and this month the winner will also receive a gorgeous ribbon Kit from our July Sponsor Angel Crafts - A big thank you to Angela for sponsoring us this month xx

Blog Link - http://butterfly-crafts.blogspot.com/2009/07/challenge-16.html

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Butterfly Crafts Challenge 16 Sneak Peek


Here is a sneak peek of challenge 16. It will start on the 15th of July, so stay tuned and I will post the whole layout on the 15th!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Butterfly Crafts is having their Cahllenge #15 right now. So hop on board and take the challenge. Here is mine!

For the next challenge we would like you to design a TRAVEL inspired layout. It can be anything from your favourite vacation spot, a fun road trip or a special day out with the family.

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to Butterflycrafts1@aol.com by 30th July to be in with a chance of becoming our August guest designer and this month the winner will also receive this gorgeous ribbon Kit from our July Sponsor Angel Crafts - A big thank you to Angela for sponsoring us this month.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Latest Publicaton!


Hi all! I just thought I would share my latest publication from Scrapbooking.com Magazine. This one is of my son at the beach in California. It was his first visit to the beach and he was so thrilled to be there.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Butterfly Crafts Challenge 14


Ok, so here it is, the challenge 14 for Butterfly Crafts! Scrap your childhood fear! I was talking to my mom not too long ago and I asked what I was afraid of when I was young. She told me that I was a pretty fearless child, but I did have a fear of going potty on the toilet. Apparently it took me quite some time to be potty trained, so that is what I did my layout on. Kind of funny, I didn't ever think I would do a layout on my toilet training issues but here it is.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Butterfly Crafts Challenge 14 Sneak Peak


Here is a sneak peak of challenge 14 at Butterfly Crafts. Check the blog on June
15th to see what the challenge is going to be.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Butterfly Crafts Challenge 13




Here is my layout for Challenge 13 over at Butterfly Crafts! It is out, Mike Rowe is my crush! Don't laugh too hard! This is one good looking man!

Monday, June 1, 2009

My Publication

Scrapbooking.com Magazine has their June ezine issue it out. I have a layout in it, so check it out! http://scrapbooking.com/article/73293

Also, Butterfly Crafts has released their first challenge of the month:

Create a lay-out about a past or present celebrity crush. Whether you lust after McDreamy or were in love with 'New Kids on the Block' when you were a teenager.

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, http://butterflycrafts.forumotion.net/gallery/index.htm leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to Butterflycrafts1@aol.com by 29th June to be in with a chance of becoming our July guest designer and this month the winner will also receive a gorgeous ribbon Kit from our June Sponsor Angel Crafts - A big thank you to Angela for sponsoring us this month.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Well, here it is!

I guess it is close enough to Sunday. They have officially announced the new DT's on their site, so I thought it would be ok to post it on my blog. I will be designing for Butterfly Crafts! I am really excited. It looks like I will be working with some really talented people from all around the world. This is all so new to me, but I am up for the challenge. I will keep my blog updated with everything that is going on at Butterfly Crafts.

Friday, May 22, 2009

A DT for me!

Yes, it has happened, just like I said it would! I just had to patient. I have been accepted on a Design Team. I won't say just who yet because they are going to announce it on their blog on Sunday, but I will post again on Monday to share the news!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I've been thinking.

I want to do more scrapbooking for people. I think it is a good opportunity for me to show my work. I would love any responses from people who may have ideas or thoughts about this. If, anyone is interested in having their scrapbooks put together I would love to talk to them about it. Just an idea and a thought. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Good News!

I got an email this morning. Scrapbook Trends had forgotton to send me the email saying that my layout was moved to the June 2009 issue. So, I have to wait another month, but at least it is going in the magazine. I was worried that it was going to get bummped all together. I can breath a sigh of relief!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ups and downs.

Well, first to the good news. I got an email last Thursday from Scrapbooking.com Magazine and they asked for one of my layouts for publication. I am pretty excited. It is a good way get my name out there and have the appropriate people see my work. So, that layout will be coming out in May or June (I am not quite sure). With some good sometimes comes disappointments. I received my May 2009 issue of Scrapbook Trends Magazine in the mail on Saturday. I was suppose to be in the "Showcase " section of the magazine. I flipped through it anxiously and NO LAYOUT! So, I have emailed them to find out what happened. I am sure there is an explanation as to why it was not in there. I just hope that someone would be kind enough to let me know what that is. This was going to be my 2nd publication with them, so I was so excited. I have feeling this happens frequently in the scrapbooking world and I may have to get used to it. So, as soon as I know, I will let everyone else know as well.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's been awhile!

I know, I haven't posted in awhile, blame it on Facebook. I joined not to long ago. My friends and family kept trying to get me to join and I put it off because it was one more thing I would have to do. Well, to those of you who know, one word, ADDICTING! So, I will try to be a little better.

I am waiting for next publication in Scrapbook Trends Magazine. It should be in the mail any day now. I will let you all know when it comes. I won't be able to post the layout for a few months. The magazine has to be out that long. I am still anxiously waiting for a DT position. I know it will happen, I just have to be patient. Have a great day!

Monday, March 23, 2009

My First Publication!


This was my first publication in the January 2009 Scrapbook Trends Magazine! It has been out long enough that I can now post here. I am looking forward to another publication coming out in the May 2009 Scrapbook Trends Magazine!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Storage for my Scrapbooks!



I am so excited to share my new bookshelf I got put in on Saturday! It fits all of the scrapbooks I have done (about 60)and it still has more room. I love it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

23 inches of snow!



Yesterday was a real doozie! When I woke up it was snowing and there was already 8 inches on the ground. It didn't stop there. It snowed ALL DAY! We ended up with 23 inches. On Sunday there was no snow. I could see all of my grass. Now I have to wait to see the grass again. I am so ready for some warm weather.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sorry, I have been working my butt off!

I have been so crazy busy lately applying for DT positions that I have rarely had anytime to blog. I did apply to and didn't get picked for another DT position, but hey, it's early on and I haven't been doing this very long. I must not get discouraged! I know and I have a feeling it is only a matter of time before it is my turn. Soon, I will post some more layouts! I just finished a few that I would like to get put up!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Family



I thought a few of you would like to meet my family. So, here is a picture of all of us! Braden is 12, Janica is 10 and most of you know that I have a 3 year old that passed away almost 4 years ago. I have been with my sweet husband for almost 12years!