Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Christmas Table..

This was my first year to really dress up my table.  My grandmother gave all of my china to me almost 22 years ago... can you believe I have never used it.  But we have started new traditions at our house... which includes hubby's lasagna for dinner.  We had a wonderful time.  (Notice my little place cards! )

Merry Christmas to you all!   

Thursday, December 02, 2010

It has been a long time....

and I have not scrapped in a long time.  Mojo, life, time, etc has just not been in my favor.  :(  But I plan to get busy over the holidays... I am sooo far behind! :)

But until I get a new page ready to share... I'm going to share my precious baby girl.  Her MPact girls group from our church had a Fall Fashion Show.  I was able to do photo's for the girls after they were all "dolled" up! 

I was very proud of my little one... she did a great job and was of course... beautiful! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wow, has it really been that long....

Over a month and I'm so far behind!  I apologize to those that follow my blog, real "life" has greatly been challenging around my house.  Lot's of long stories.... so thankful that I know the Author of it all, and it is in His hands.  (However hard it may be to leave it there at times, right?)

Here is a Layout to tide you over until I get some work done!  I'm considering launching back into crops in my area... there just isn't a lot on my side of town.  But that requires some heavy thinking! ;)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sorry I have been missing...

it has been a really busy end to summer for our house... although summer is far from over weather wise!  But it is time, none the less, to get things ready for school around here!  I love home educating my children... they are my gifts and blessings!

One thing that has kept us busy this week is the birthday of our youngest little girl!  Happy Birthday to my sweet Cayla!  What a joy and a blessing you have been to our family!  We love you!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Kraft Kuts...

I've had these awesome papers in my stash for some time... but the challenge arose to use them!
Hope you enjoy the layouts!  ;)

This first LO is of my youngest little one.  These were just random photo's of her playing outside, but captures her sweet face so well!

The LO above is a random photo of my two youngest, who are best buds.  We had just ended a photo shoot and they were tired.  Little brother decided to take a rest in her lap.  I love how her hands held his head... sooo sweet don't you think?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

One more for today...

Another challenge...  but I love the way it turned out.  Used some old stash of Fancy Pants - All Fall.  Thanks for looking!

A digital challenge from Colorful Creations!

Here is the challenge if you want to play along!  All Grown Up Challenge

And here is my LO:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

And the winner is....

My winner for the Colorful Creations Blog Hop is - AUDRY!  Please contact me through the Colorful Creations website and we will work on getting your order from Memory Works!  Thanks so much for playing.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


The Colorful Creations Blog Hop is over!  Thank you all so very much for playing.  Please check the CC website for the winners.  Everyone did a wonderful job!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Welcome To The Blog Hop for Colorful Creations!!!

Welcome to our first Colorful Creations blog hop!! We are so excited to introduce our site and our Design Team to you!!
If you have arrived here from Lisa's blog, welcome to the Colorful Creations Blog Hop!!!  Or if you have stumbled here by chance and want to play along then you can head back to Colorful Creations blog to start at the beginning and collect your words.
Colorful Creations has been created as a place where members can rally together as a crafting community, showcase their crafting talents, share their ideas, learn, and participate in exciting challenges. Our Design Team is here for you - to provide inspiration, to answer questions, or even just chat!!
Hello and welcome. I am Vanessa (BLOGHOP6) one of the Design Team Members of Colorful Creations.  I dabble in a little bit of everything.  I love making layouts and creating sketches. I love using papers, and flowers, and BUTTONS, anything that makes my pages come alive!  I will be hosting monthly challenges here on my blog and giving away lots of goodies. Please check back daily to see all the good things I have in store for you.
How does the hop work? You will hop to each Design Team member’s blog; there you will find a challenge and scrapbooking related word. While you are there you will participate in that blog’s challenge, collect your word and then “hop” to the next blog. A link to the next blog will be provided for you.
The last blog will direct you back to Colorful Creations, once you have visited all seven blogs, participated in that blog’s challenge and collected your words, please come back to Colorful Creations to post your words in the gallery with the tag for that blog.
Blog Hop Challenge
In celebration of our first blog hop I am hosting the following challenge today only.
Ok... So What is My Challenge?   
Glad you asked!  I have a RECIPE Challenge.  It is very easy... just follow the recipe that I will post below, use all of those items in your LO and post the LO on the Colorful Creations website/gallery AND link it back here!  I think anyone can handle this one!!!
Patterned paper 
A Bird
Title - The Title of the Page must be the Title of a Song (any song)

Here is my Sample LO (Song Keep On Lovin' You - Reba McIntyre)

1. You MUST be a follower of my blog and;
2. You MUST also be a registered member at Colorful Creations. You can do that here
We hope that you will take part in all the challenges as well as continue on through the blog hop. 
Please make sure you visit the entire team today: If you're joining us mid-hop, be sure to hop all the way around!
Thank you for joining me on the hop today. Be sure to make your way to the end of the hop where you can be entered to win this Blog Hop Grand Prize Candy: 20.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM MEMORY WORKS!  (

Your next stop is:  Colorful Creations Blog!
Blog challenges cannot be combined with any other CC challenges and must be new as of July 17th , 2010,  Entries must be uploaded to Colorful Creations site No Later Than July 21st to be eligible for grand prize drawing. 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Colorful Creations Blog Hop.....


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lay out share!!!

Hey everyone!  Just a few more days till Colorful Creations blog hop!  I'm so excited!  I'll have my challenge and prize up on Friday evening.  You really want to participate in this one... it's going to be awesome!!!

Anyway... here are a few layouts for you look over.  I think I'm getting a little better at my digi's... what do you think. 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Colorful Creations Blog Hop!

Next Saturday ladies!  It's going to be a blast!

Stamp and Create is an online store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, CC Designs, Sweet Pea (coming soon), Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Cosmo Cricket, Kaiser Craft, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always 20% off!!), charms and more!!

They are always adding new items to the store…go over and check out their awesome store at  I am sure you will find something you like!

As a sponsor of the Colorful Creations Blog Hop, Stamp and Create will give you 10% off everything in the store if you use discount code colorful (one word – all lowercase) at check out. The discount code is valid from July 17th – 24th.

Stamp and Create will also be awarding our Blog Hop Grand Prize Winner a $25.00 gift certificate to used in their store!!!!!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Colorful Creations Blog Hop!

Hey there everyone!  Just wanted to give you some heads up on Colorful Creations blog hop coming up July 17th.  It's going to be so much fun.  I'll be posting more info in a few days... and you can come back here on the 17th to find all the details for the day.  We are being sponsored by:
Grand prize will be a 25.00 gift certificate from these great folks!  And each Design Team blog will also have a prize to give away for their individual winners.  So... there is a big chance to win more than one prize.

I'll have my prize listed later on this week!  Mark your calendar! :)

Friday, July 02, 2010

Another Challenge for Colorful Creations!

My new challenge for the Totally Scrapbooking group at Colorful Creations.  It's going to be fun... the name of the challenge just had me giggling... it's very "unlike" me.  So join me for the "Calling all Strippers" challenge!  I know you will love it! :)

Here is my LO for the challenge....

Monday, June 28, 2010

Colorful Creations Digi Challenge...

Here is a cute little Digi that I created for the new challenge at Colorful Creations.  I am still trying to learn my way around the Digital world... but I admit.. they have some beautiful things!  It's fun and quick and you can do it literally anywhere!  ;)  Thanks for looking!!!

Challenge Masters Design Call!!!

Here are the details!

Ch{all}enge Masters {} is looking for new Design Divas! The term will run from July 2010 thru December 2010. If chosen, you will be responsible for issuing your first challenge in July!

I am also looking for someone to help secure sponsors for us & someone to be our PR person! If interested in either of those spots, please let me know with your application.

Here are the Design Diva requirements/Guidelines:

* Post 1 new challenge on the assigned date each month along with an example for your challenge.

* Be an active presence in our gallery, making sure at the very least that you leave a comment on each of your category's submissions.

* To be an active presence in our forums on a daily basis. You will be required to initiate a minimum of one new topic on a weekly basis & to make our members feel welcome. We focus on having fun while providing inspiration for our members!!!!

* To proudly display your Design Diva Badge on your blog & in your sig lines at other sites (as allowed) & to help promote Ch{all}enge Masters however/wherever possible.

* Check the Design Diva group for posts containing important information or requiring your response on a daily basis.

* If you have stuff going on in your life or are going on vacation, please contact me ASAP to let me know!

* Since there is no compensation for your design duties, you are eligible to participate in all of our challenges to win the prize each month!!! Please play along as much as you'd like!

To apply, please send a link to your blog and/or main gallery to: Also please include your full name & email address. Submissions will be accepted until June 30th, 2010. Please include your top 3 choices for which groups you would like to lead! Current Ch{all}enge Master team members are welcome to re-apply! Thank you & I can’t wait to see all the submissions!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Have I told you ....

that I LOVE Colorful Creations.  The ladies there are amazing!  And on top of such great people, we have some great challenges!  Here is my LO from this weeks Sketch Challenge.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Want even MORE challenges!

You have to try Challenge Masters!  Such a great group of ladies and they have a TON of different challenges each week!  :)  Here's the Link:  Challenge Masters

New Challenges at FH2S!

June 15th challenges are up and ready!  Join me here:  FH2S - Challenges

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Isn't she cute.....

A really simple layout of my sweet little one.  This is from Easter 2009....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wow... it's been a busy few days...

let's see!  I think today I'll share this LO that I did that combines challenges from  FROM HERE 2 SCRAPTERNITY and CHALLENGE MASTERS! 

I love this paper from Crate Paper!  My flowers are cute little things I made from gathering ribbon and sticking on a button!  So simple, but so nice on a page!  Thanks for looking.  Join me at one of my Design Team sights!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Recipe Challenge at FH2S

Join me here:  FH2S Recipe Challenge

It's a great challenge and there are many more there to do as well! :)

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Join me at Colorful Creations...

for our weekend CROP!  There are some wonderful challenges out there! 

My first one to sponsor was "SHOW ME YOUR GIRLYIDE".    You can see the details here:  Colorful Creations Show Me Your Girly Side

And here is my layout for the challenge:

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Colorful Creations - Totally Scrapbooking June Challenge

This is my LO for the first challenge for the Totally Scrapbooking group that I lead for Colorful Creations!  Join me and let's get busy!  There are so many amazing ladies at this site... so much talent!  I am having a blast designing and working for Colorful Creations.  See my Design Team "blinkie" on the side and click to join us!

Design Team! From Here 2 Scrapternity!

I've been at this site longer than any other and it's a great group of ladies!  I'm honored to be serving on their Inspiration Team!  Join us for some fun!  Click on the Inspiration Team "blinkie" on the side.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Missing in Action...

That would be me.  have spent the week (and still there) at the hospital with my husband!  I pray I'm home and back to scrappy good times by the weekend.  Thanks for your prayers!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010



Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Day... Oh Happy Day!!!

Checking in on my blog today and realize I HIT 30 FOLLOWERS!!!!  I am really happy!  Later today, I'll draw a winner and announce it!  Some great scrappy goodies coming your way!!!  Woooo Hooo!

For now... join me on Challenge Masters for the card challenge for May !

Challenge Masters Card Challenge!

 My really simple "shape" card! 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Well, I'm happy to say...

I was accepted on the Design Team for From Here 2 Scrapternity!  Here is a LO that went with my entry...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mother's Day Winner....

By the draw of my sweet little Cayla.....

Anneliese from Queen of the Crop blog!  

Send me your mailing addy to:
            creatingsensations AT!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Another quick share...

This is for my FAVORITE site called Challenge Masters. (yes I have more than one favorite)  It was a quick impromptu challenge... and I created a Digi.. because they are kind of fun... although I love my paper!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Still trying to like Digital.....

Here is a LO I did for my FAVORITE scrapbook site.  I know you want to visit there too!  Colorful Creations

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Awesome new group!

I am spending lot's of my online time at a new scrapbooking group called COLORFUL CREATIONS! This is shaping up to be an amazing group of ladies... and the DT is so very talented! (I'm fortunate to be one of those DT's for the new group!) Just found out I was chosen.

So all you wonderful ladies... just hop right on over and join our site! There are so many great challenges there! Here is the link to Colorful Creations

Now, you can also go to Totally Scrapbooking Album Cover Challenge  (By the way, this is my first challenge posted on CC!)

If you join... send me a note on my blog.  You might even get something scrappy in the mail!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mom to Seven and So Blessed.

Anyway… Sunday morning the kids got up before me and made cinnamon rolls and coffee!  And each one of them that was home came in with a bag in hand… (Shawn and Amy’s were given to me by the little ones too.)  Each child picked out a figurine that represented them.  I love each one… and they do fit them perfectly.  In the photo going left to right is Sheila – the more mature of the girls, Shawn – pointy chin and bigger ears (always our joke with him), Macaylin – with her new kitten, the tall one in the center is “me” (Dana bought it) then Amy – she sits like that all the time at home, Caden – if you have ever had him “pose” he always has his knee up.. it’s his “stud” look, Caleb – “Indian” style with his hands in his lap, and in the very front Cayla – my little “prissy-girlie" one!  Oh I just love each one.  It was such a wonderful gift! 

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day...

I hope all you mother's out there are blessed and loved beyond all measure today!  God is so good and faithful... as a mom I know there is no possible way I could fulfill this role with out my Savior!  Happy Mother's Day!

By the way... a photo of my family and a write up about being a mom to girls is featured on If It's Groovy - Mom Style

Leave me a message before Wednesday, May 12th and tell me what you LOVE about being a mother... and you will be entered in a drawing for a scrappy prize!

Here is the card I made and gave to my mom.  She is such an amazing woman, and I'm so glad to have her!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Awards for Me!

I recieved this sweet award from fellow blogger Allison.

These are the rules of the Sunshine Award:

1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award to 12 other bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received the award by leaving them a comment on their blog.
5. Share the love & link to the person from whom you received the award.

OK so there are so many fabulous blogs out there & awesome blogging friends, but here are my 12 nominees:

Friday, May 07, 2010

Bo Bunny Share..

This is my most recent LO of Macaylin.  (Although the photo is from 2009)  I just loved this paper!  I purchased it at one of my shopping trips to my favorite LSS The Scrapbook Princess .  Paulette and I attended the same high school years ago... so it's nice to support someone I know.  She's also a beautiful Christian woman... and that is always a plus!

One thing I used on this LO that I have never done before is a "hat pin".  I just loved it in the flowers that were layered.  I see more of these in the future!

Thanks for looking!  Leave some love.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

More moving news!

Again, due to the cost change of NING, another of my favorite sites is relocating!  Challenge Masters can be found at their blog: and their new home:

And while I have your attention, here is a new LO I finished this afternoon.  The papers are Penny Lane, such cute colors too!  I used my Cricut for a lot of it, and of course buttons. (I love buttons.)  These photo's are almost 2 years old now! Wow how fast time flies!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

If It's Groovy Update...

Due to so many changes in NING, and the fact that they are now charging... IIF is back to the blog.  And there are some fun changes coming as well you won't want to miss.  Here is the link for anyone interested!

If It's Groovy

Sunday, May 02, 2010

LO Share...

I completed a LO for the Faithbooking challenge on If It's Groovy.  Here is the final outcome!  Remember to visit IIG and play along!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Almost there!

I see 27 followers!  How exciting!  I've been super busy the past few days and haven't had anything to post... but they are coming! 

Don't forget about From Here To Scrapternity's Birthday Bash going on.  Challenge Masters always had amazing challenges for you to do.  And If It's Groovy is going strong!

See you soon!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tell your friends... win a prize!

Hey everyone.  I'm still trying to get my blog followers to 30.  So... share my blog and have your friends sign up... I have a wonderful prize from Memory Works coming to some WONDERFUL person!  I'll choose one winner out of the group when I hit 30.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Love to be challenged!

Here is a my card for a challenge at Challenge Masters.  I am working as a Design Diva in their cards forum, and we have a great challenge this month.  You can find it here:  Challenge Masters April Card  This is a NING site so you  may have to join... they have so many wonderful challenges!!!  (It  also doubled as a challenge from: From Here 2 Scrapternity in their Birthday Bash Crop!

And here is a simple LO from If It's Groovy .  The challenge was to do a LO using a shadow.  I thought this little picture of Cayla was perfect!  (Thanks to my amazing photographer/daughter Macaylin.)

More challenge items to come! 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Team call for From Here 2 Scrapternity!

Your full name (board username too)
State you live in (call open to US and Canadian residents only with Canadian residents paying partial postage)
online galleries and your blog (MUST have a blog)
current DT commitments or future commitments
past DT positions

*1 newly created layout for this call with you as the subject and this title:
10 things about me that are FABULOUS!

2 recently created layouts that best show your style
1 card
1 paragraph as to why you love to scrapbook and what you could bring to FH2S (why should we choose YOU)

You will need to register for the site and start to actively participate as well so we can get to know you

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another quick card share...

much like one I shared the other day... I love this retired SU paper... so glad I finally pulled it out! More to come!!! :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A few thing to share...

This first layout is some older pics of my little one.  This was a sketch challenge that I did for FH2S!  The item below was for the April Altering Challenge at Challenge Masters!  I thought it turned our really cute!  The flowers were cut with the George cartridge on my Cricut at different sized, then layered! 

Don't forget the month long birthday bash at FH2S!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Scrapping away....

Just wanted to remind you about From Here 2 Scrapternity's Birthday Bash!  There are so many great challenges, and wonderful prizes to be won.  And of course it's a great group of ladies!  Join in the fun!

Here is a layout I completed for one of the challenges.  The assignment was to "scraplift" myself.  So I'm going to show you the one I chose to "lift" then my new LO.  Enjoy!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Challenge Share...

Here is a card I created for a challenge!  The paper is retired Stampin' UP!  The flowers were cut with my Cricut and then layered.  My squiggles are just small strips I cut and curled around a small dowel.  Super easy!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Sweet Boy!

I can not believe it has been six years since my youngest baby boy came into our life.  So different from his older brother... blond hair, blue eyed and full of smiles.... And now six years later... he is still exactly the same.  But his smiles tell all kinds of stories! ;)  Caleb, I love you so very much.  I can never imagine a day without you!  Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!!!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Happy Birthday to From Here 2 Scrapternity

Join this great group of ladies for a month long PARTY!!!!!!!

Just go to FH2S

Friday, April 02, 2010

Card Share..

Just wanted to share two really quick cards!  I can't even remember who the manufacturer of these papers are... I've had them forever!  (I'll have to see and post that later.)

Anyway... they are just really cute little cards for kids!  More to come!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Don't forget about my Blog Candy giveaway...

A super prize from Memory Works!  See here:  Give Away for all the details!

So very excited!!!!

I was asked to join another amazing group of ladies as part of their design team.  Challenge Masters has great challenges!  So many talented ladies it's crazy!  I will be working under the Card Master... as part of the Card team!  I'm happy, happy, oh so happy!...

Here is their Ning site:  Challenge Masters  and their blog: Challenge Masters Blog

Come on over and see all the wonderful things they have in store!!!  You will love it!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I can't believe

how much I can get done, when I MAKE myself sit down and just work!  I completed so many cards and giftables for our craft show today and tomorrow.  It has been chaotic and crazy and fun!!!!
Here are a few more cards and things:

 PS.  Although I am no longer a demo for Stampin' UP!  I still think their products rock... so you will still see many cards made with SU items.  (I can just use up more of my retired things now!)  In my opinion, there isn't any card stock or ink out there any better than SU!