Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Ettes & Company!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday dear Ettes & Company...Happy Birthday to You!

That's right....Ettes&Company is celebrating it's 1st birthday! Wow did that year fly by! And what amazing designs they have put together over the course of the last year. But the best part of this celebration is that you get the presents! They are having a great sale and freebies throughout the day. Check out the ad below for more details. Click on the image to be taken to their shop.

Wait until you see the wonderful birthday kit they have put together. It's called Celebrate and it's perfect for all those birthday layouts, for young or old! Here's a layout that I created with the Celebrate kit. I just love it. Just click here to go to their store and check out this fabulous new kit.
They also have 3 other mini kits that are being introduced at their birthday celebration: Barnyard Friends, Rocketman, and PSiLY. They are absolutely adorable! So stop on in and help Ettes & Company celebrate, grab a few freebies and some new kits of course! It will be a wonderful day.

Thanks for looking and happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

You up for a challenge?...also another freebie for you!

Are you up for a challenge? My Life and Scrap has some really great challenges going on right should really go check them out! Read all about them below and then go here. They are tons of fun and will provide you with lots of inspiration!

So did you go pick up the Dec 1st freebie from Ettes and Company?'s another! It a calendar page for February! Keeping going back each day through Dec. 12 and you will have a fantastic, easy to complete calendar project. And did I mention how totally cute it is too! Click on the image to download from the Ettes and Company store!
Thanks for looking and check back never know what surprises I might have!
Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's a Birthday Bash you won't want to miss!

Okay...first of all I want to send my apologies to the designers and stores I CT, and to those of you who take the time to take a peak at by blog now and again. I have neglected my poor blog for too long! But lots has happened in the last few months. Our son got married, my mom turned 75 and I became a grandma for the first time. So forgive me and I promise not to let it go so long again!

Okay so on to the fun stuff! Ettes & Company is celebrating their first birthday! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! But the best part get the gifts! That's right! Starting Dec. 1 for 12 days leading up to the big birthday bash there will be a daily freebie. Collect them all and you'll have yourself a calendar all ready to go.....just add pictures! That sounds like a wonderful Christmas present in the making to me! And better yet it's free! Check out the ad below for additional information about Ettes & Company's birthday celebration.

Here's the Dec 1st freebie. The image is linked so go on..... check it out!

I'll be back in a day or two with some of the LO's I've been scrapping over the last couple of months.

Thanks for taking the time to look....see you soon!

Happy scrappin'


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Team MLAS is in the house.......

Okay, so I told you that I was a part of team MLAS and we are participating in The Battle of the Creative Teams at Digiscrap Addicts. is my week 1 submission. Our challenge was to create a page with white space and all five team members had to create LOs with the same color scheme. We went with Black and White, using a Black and White photo. We all did selective coloring on our photo and added a splash of green to make the LO pop.'s my week 1 LO.

I'd love to hear your comments! (If you click on the image it will take you to the gallery at DSA.) Better yet.....check out the Team MLAS thread here. My other team members have some amazing LOs. Click the image or the links in the thread to leave a little love in the gallery! And if you'd like to become a cheerleader for us.....check out this thread. If you like what you see we'd so appreciate your votes on Monday or Tuesday. (One vote per person, per category each week for 4 weeks).

Thanks for your support!


Mara, JennifferMarie, Anne, Grace and Dorene

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Votes Pleeeeeaaaasssseee! And check out this new designer!

So I just had to stop in quick and give you an update on a couple of things. First, I've had the privilege of being asked to be on the Creative Team Battle Team for My Life and Scrap. is hosting a Battle of the CT's! There are two catagories, designer teams and store CT teams. It's going on for the next 4 weeks. Each week we will be given a challenge and then each member of our team has to complete a LO for the challenge and post by Sunday evening. Then everyone has the chance to vote on their favorite LOs. I would so love and appreciate if you would be willing to come out and support me and my fellow MLAS team members, Mara, Grace, Jenniffer Marie, and Anne. We've been given our first challenge and you'll be able to vote all day Monday and Tuesday for this weeks challenge! Hope you'll come out and support us!

Okay for the other news....I had the pleasure this week to create a couple of layouts with the beautiful kit, Sweetest Thing. It was created by Janice's Scrap. She's a new designer in the New Designer Program at Stone Accents Studio. Here are two LO's I created with this amazing kit!

And here's a preview of her kit.
Please go to and give her some support! She's a wonderful new designer and I really hopes she continues because her kit is absolutely fantastic!
Well, that's all for now. I'll be back soon to let you see the LO I created for our fits Battle of the CT's challenge. And again, any and all your support would be soooo apprectiated!
Happy Scrappin!

Friday, July 10, 2009

How About A Challange and Inspire Me Please....

So... you need a challenge? Well, I've been a little busy so far this month. I'm currently hosting 3 challenges. You only have a few more days to join me in my scraplift challenge at So hurry on over and check it out. I'm also hosting my first ever hybrid challenge at It's a really cute pocket organizer. Check it out and link me up to your versions of my project! I'd love to see them! And last but not least, I'm hosting the Garden Sampler challenge at Come play along with me and you'll get a free mini kit of some of the items from Pretty Scrappy's July collab called Drama King. Check out my So Proud of you LO below to see the mini kit you'll receive.

I have some exciting news. Well, at least I think it's exciting. If you've noticed, I have a few more blinkies hanging out on the side of my blog. Over the last month I've had the honor of being invited to be on the CT's for 3 more fantastic designers: Colie's Corner, TMA Designs, and Laura Burger. Check out the LO's I did for each of the wonderful designers below.

So now...for the fun part...I get to share with you the layouts I created so far this month. All my designers and shops keep me hopping so I have a lot of LO's to share. So with no further they are!

The LO below was created with the absolutely beautiful kit called 4 A Moment by Designs by Laura Burger. You can pick it up here at I chose to make this a monochromatic LO, but her kit has some other beautiful colors in it as well.

Let's Go Bulldog's was created with the fantastic kit by Colie's Corner called Beyond A Dream. I love the colors and the variety of elements included. You can get here kit here at
TMA Designs has a gorgeous new kit called New Creation available here at It is a truely amazing kit. All the papers and elements are just beautiful.

All the wonderful designers at have collaborated on a new kit called Time to Get Away. It's a fantastic kit to use for all your vacation pictures (and non-vacation pictures too)! You can pick up this fantastic collab kit here.
Remember that Garden Sampler challenge I was telling you about earlier? Well here's my LO I created with the mini kit from the Drama King collab. This mini kit was created by designer ShareYourMoments. She created a fantastic mini kit. Everything you see on my LO is included. So come enter the challenge and get it for free! Just hop on over to and pick it up!

I also created this LO using papers and elements from the full collab kit Drama King. You can pick it up here at This kit was made for all those LOs you need to do of the men in your life, from little boys to big boys!

Here are three LO's I did with the fabulous kit, Wonderful World by the fantastic Ettes at This is an absolutely huge kit! You won't be disappointed! Check it out here. It's so versatile, it can be used for many different themes.

Well, that's what I've been up to for the first 10 days of July...but I've got lots more to do so I better get a crackin! And I've got some projects to get done before our son's wedding in September and before our daughter-in-law delivers our first grandchild in October. It's a boy!! Can't wait to see our little Aiden once he arrives into this world. So lots of excitement coming up for us this fall, can't wait to share with you all. Hope your all enjoying your summer (or winter for our friends down under)! Thanks again for taking the time to visit my blog and I'll be back soon. You never know what kind of surprises I might be able to conjur up by then.
Take care and happy scrappin'

PS. I almost forgot the most exciting news of all......I got my dream camera last week. A Cannon Rebel digital SLR T1-i. I'm so I just need to learn how to use it! LOL!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Need a lift?....

Well....a scraplift actually. I'm hosting the scraplift challenge for the first half of July over at Here's a little ad telling you about it.

And here's my interpretation of the lift.

And if you want to see the gorgeous LO I lifted this from, go here to check out the challenge thread in the forum and the LO, Beautiful, by MLAS gallery member Rainyday.
My layout and the ad were created using the gorgeous kit, Lemonberry Fizz by Kimi's Kreations, available here at MLAS.
So what you waiting for? I want to see all of your wonderful creations! Stop on by and scraplift with me. You'll even earn points towards free product from the MLAS store.
Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sale! Did I hear Sale?.....

Yes! There's a sale going on at They just released a fabulous new kit called Splash N Summer. It's another amazing collection! There's some fantastic wordart, stuff for bar-b-que and picnic layouts, summer and beach.....just about anything. As you can see from my layouts below, you can use this awesome new collection for something not even related to the beach or summer. If you hurry and snag it up before the end of day Sunday, June 21st, you can get it for 20% off! Now why wouldn't you want to go pick it up right now! Just click here put it in your shopping cart and you'll be all set to scrap away! Don't forget the sale only goes through Sunday! Thanks for checking out my blog and I'll be back soon with some more news and layouts to share! Happy Scrappin' and hope your having a great summer!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly....

Okay, so I think that's a title to an old western movie. I thought is was kind of appropriate for this post since I have alot of good news.....a little bit of bad....and actually no ugly (unless you want to count my numerous ugly hair days - but my dear daughter fixed that today - so I'm all good to go!)

So lets start with the good news. There's so much I 'm not sure where to start.
  1. I'm starting a new job tomorrow. That's really exciting but a little nervous about it as well. I'm a business analyst by profession and this role will require me to be a project manager as well. So that's a little scary...but I'll get it eventually.

  2. I was selected by JuliaDesigns to create a couple of layouts with her beautiful kit, A Perfect Day. That was so much fun and exciting to have a chance to work with a different designers kit. All the wonderful designers out there have their own style so it's fun to see what I can do with them. I have my LOs posted below.

  3. Did you notice some changes to the blinkies I have displayed here on my blog? Pretty Scrappy has accepted me on their site CT team! I'm so excited to get started. They have a bunch of really wonderful designers there. I have a layout below that will give you a sampling of the wonderful kits available there.

  4. During May, Scrapable and My Life and Scrap were a part of Creative Team Appreciation week. A whole bunch of designers got together and created a super mega kit for their creative team members and then they had some really fun challenges. It was a blast and I have some layouts below that I created using the awesome kit they provided us. Thank you so much to all the designers and stores who participated! It always feels good to know that you are appreciated.

Wow, that was a lot of good here's the bad news. Due to Digital Candy closing their store, Calalily Designs has decided to take a break from designing. So I won't be able to feature anymore of her wonderful designs here. I also won't be creating for Been There Scrapped That any longer. So that's why I'm jumping for joy to have the chance to be on the CT for Pretty Scrappy. I know I'll be able to come up with some really great LO with the kits by all the wonderful designers there! enough chit's some inspiration from some of the wonderful kits I had the opportunity to work with during the month of May!

These first 6 I created from the awesome My CT Rocks kit that all the designers put together for Creative Team Appreciation Week. Thanks again ladies!

This LO below has to be one of my all time favorites that I've done so far!

And you know me.....gotta love the Ettes & Company! These first two are from the beautiful kit, Princess Collection!

Shiver me any pirates in your house? This LO was created using the Pirate Collection from Ettes & Company. It can be used for many different things but works really well if you have any Mateys you need to scrap about! ARRRRGGHHH!

This month at Scrapable, one of the designers I had the pleasure to work with was Tabby Scrap Designs. Her Child's Play kit is what I used to create this LO:

Just the Thing Collection was the kit from FlutterExpressions that I got to work with as well. It has paper, embellishments etc for both boy or girl pages. It's absolutely beautiful and you can pick it up at Scrapable as well.

My LO Little Princess was created using the absolutely stunning Tiffany Twisted kit by Designs by Laura and a great template, Simple Life by Kate Designs. Both of these items can be found at My Life and Scrap!

Here are the 2 LOs I was telling you about earlier. They were created using A Perfect Day kit by JuliaDesigns. You can find her beautiful products at

And last but not is some inspiration from Pretty Scrappy. I used the Creations by Rachael B's kit, My Secret Garden to complete this LO! It's a fabulous kit! You can find it at

Guess that's all for now. Take care have wonderful beginning of summer and I'll be back soon to tell you about some more wonderful kits I be working with in the near future. And let me tell you....the Ettes & Company have a fantastic beach kit, Some Beach...Somewhere...coming out soon that you really need to check out! It's going to come with, I believe, 5 full alphas! Wow!!!

And Pretty Scrappy has this great mega collaboration kit, Fun in the Sun, coming out tomorrow! It's "Sun"tastic!

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Crazy Days of May

Okay, so things have been pretty crazy this month so I appologize for not putting out a new post for the past few weeks. And in the midst of it all I'm trying to wrap up my current job (my last day is Friday) and gear up for the new job I'll start on Monday. But just so you know.....I've been a buzy beaver creating lots of LOs and I will be back this weekend to add a post to showcase some of the great kits I've had the opportunity to work with the last couple of weeks. So have a good rest of the week (we're getting close to Friday! woohoo!) and I'll be back this weekend with more news and LOs to show you what I've been up to!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Let the Festivities Begin......

That's right.....(Inter) National Scrapbook Day festivities have finally arrived! There's so much going on and so much I have to tell you so let's begin with one of my favorites. As I'm sure you're all aware, I am a huge fan of Ettes & Company. I was so excited when I found out that they were going to allow me to create a quick page to give away for FREE during the NSD festivities. Here it is! It was created using one of the 3 (yes that's right! 3) new kits that were just added to the Ettes store this week! This kit is called Magical Memories. It really is magical what you can do with it! I hope you like it! Just click here to download the FREE file! If you want the kit it can be found here.

Note: link to download has been disable.

Need a little inspiration on how to use the quick page? Here's a layout I created with it called Fun Times.

A couple of my fellow CT members also have some freebies for you. Go check out these blogs:

AnnaMarie -
MaryRuth - (not available until Saturday)

Also, I just have to show you a couple of other really cute layouts I was able to do with the Magical Memories kit.

Isn't he just so darn cute in this Mousey dance outfit! LOL! Ssssshhh! don't tell him I put this one on my blog!

And if you think that kit was really cute.....check out the Pirates Collection. Got any Mateys in your family? This kit was so much fun to work with! Here's another one from that awesome kit!

No pirates in your family? Well don't be's another new kit, the Princess Collection. It's just perfect for that girly girl Princess in your life! Or use it to show off your own inner Princess! LOL!
So if you like one of these kits (or all of them like I do!), head on over to Ettes & Company. Starting at midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow there will be all sorts of fun. They're having a scavenger hunt that sounds absolutely fun with some great giveaways as well. And there's a layout contest going on too!

But that's not the only fun going on this weekend. Check out the sweet deals at Scrapable this weekend! Their May collab kit is absolutely beautiful!

Here are a couple of layouts I created using the May collab, One Kit For All Families! Check it out here.

So head on over to and join in the festivities there!

Oh boy, my fingers are getting sore from typing and I still have more news! Check out this Sweet LO I did with a template from B&B Designs, called My Simple Life 3 and the oh so beautiful kit called Playful by Kari Hentzelt. They can both be found at

MLAS has some sweet sales going on for NSD! Make sure you add them to your list of stops to make this weekend when your out surfing in digiland!
Colie's Corner Creations has this great kit called Beautiful Day that you can find at Look at the the LO I created with it. Aren't they just too cute!!!

Stop in at BTST and check out the new May challenges they have going on. Participating could get you up to 50% off! Now that's a deal!!!!
And last but definitely not least, is the wonderful kit Happy Go Lucky by Calalily Designs. I created this adorable LO of my oldest daughter when she was little and celebrating her 4th birthday. I can't believe that this picture was taken over 20 years ago! Boy how time flies when you get older! You can snatch up this beautiful kit at Click here to see the rest of Calalily's wonderful kits. And if you go there during all the NSD festivities, you'll find it on sale! Who doesn't like a sale!!!!

Digital Candy has a bunch of fun NSD activities going on as well so be sure to stop and check them out this weekend.
Whew....I think that's all for now. I'm off to take a nap so I can get back up at midnight and start checking out all the fun activities and spend some of that money that's been burning a hole in my pocket! I've definitely had to restrain myself from buying any of the awesome kits that have come out. I've been waiting for this day for a long time! See you around digiland this weekend!
Thanks for checking out my blog and hope you like the QP!