Thursday, March 26, 2009

Register and Win

I am so excited about the wonderful things happening at The Shaker Box. I've been creating with my monthly kit today and just love all the goodies in the April package. If you haven't seen their kits, you need to head on over there and sign up for access to the site. There is a new challenge posted every day too! It helps keep that mojo going strong.

To celebrate the re-opening of the message board associated with the kit club, I've decided to sponsor a contest. Each new member will be entered into a drawing in which one lucky person will win a complete monthly kit. The drawing will be held on April 20th and the winner will be able to select an available kit of their choice. Keep in mind there are some awesome paper kits, amazing digi kits, and adorable card kits.

Sign up today at then come back to my blog and leave a comment. Tell Linda, the owner, that Mindy sent you to the site. After you leave your comment, your name will be entered to win a monthly kit from The Shaker Box. It's the place where creativity and friendship meet!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Production has started...

I've had a very productive day, receiving an order for table decorations for a wedding in California. The products I need were ordered this morning and as soon as they arrive I can start the alterations. In the mean time I've started putting together the design I will be using for them. Beyond that, I finished Conner's scrapbook and it's ready for delivery. Here's one of the final layouts.

I've already got an order for another scrapbook and will be starting that soon. But first I think I will focus on finishing the table decorations and getting them shipped. Also, on April 1st I will be revealing my design team project.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Guest Designer

I will be the Guest Designer in April for The Shaker Box. If you haven't checked out this fantastic kit club, come take a peek. Signing up is easy and tell Linda that I sent you. After you make your welcome post, come back here and make a comment. One lucky person will be selected to win the same April Kit that I will be using for my creations! Don't forget, you have until April 5th to comment.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Album Progress

I've got about 22 pages complete for Connor's album and still many, many pictures to work with right now. I would venture to say that before I am finished it will be close to 40 pages. Here are a couple of the latest pages that I've finished and hopefully I will get back into my scraproom today and start another few. Don't worry Brooke, it will be finished before his birthday!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Class Time and Prizes

It's been a long week, but I did manage to make some progress on Connor's scrapbook. It's nearly finished, but I need to pick up a few things for some special pages. I plan on taking some pictures today and then will get them uploaded to my gallery.

Saturday is always a good day around The Shaker Box. There are a week of challenges posted and today is class day! Vicki is hosting a Tattered Angels class and will be working with Glimmer Mist. I can't wait! There are also some weekend contests and a new layout of the month program that you need to check out. Over the last couple of months, the site has really grown and we have a great group of women that I am glad to call my friends. If you have time today, check out all the activities going on there!

Also, I will be announcing the winner of the Making Memories album kit RAK tomorrow evening. You still have a little time to get your entry posted. I have seen a lot of great layouts and cards. Also tomorrow, I will be posting the latest Restless Sketch. Check it out and tell your friends!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Clean-up

Wow, it's been a great weekend. I personally finished a dozen layouts and finished my night last night helping Jill get her ribbon basket organized. She said her cat had been in the ribbon, but let me tell you, it was chaos. Karrie, was the most productive and completed a mini album and nearly a dozen layouts too. Brenda managed to get a lot of detail work completed using stamps and paints. She has some patience!

Let's finish the weekend with some clean-up. Your challenge today is to make at least one card using nothing but your scraps from this weekend. It can be any type of card, for anyone. Remember to upload your creation to a gallery. You have until 6pm tonight. The winner of the Making Memories album kit will be posted by 9pm. Good luck and have fun!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Challenge #2

Good Saturday morning! After a late night scrapping here, I'm trying to get my day started while watching the rain. All is quiet in the house and everyone else is still sleeping. I thought this would be a good time to post the second challenge for the weekend. This should be an easy one to get you started.

Challenge #2 ~ Scraplift This
Scraplift the blocking pattern of this quick layout. Use what ever embellishments you choose. Remember, have your creation uploaded to a gallery and linked back here by 6pm on Sunday in order to be eligible for the Making Memories kit. More importantly, have fun!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Series Challenge!!!

Ladies, my week-end has started and I hope you are ready to do some scrapping with me. I am going to run a "Series Challenge" through Sunday. You have until 6pm to finish your projects and upload them to a gallery. Don't forget to put your link on my blog in the comment section.
Layout #1...
Create a spread related to a song. I selected "I Melt" by Rascal Flatts. On your layout, I want to see three different styles of lettering. Good luck and have fun with this!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Get Ready...

One more day and the fun begins! The girls should be here tomorrow afternoon and the scrapping will start shortly thereafter. We don't want to forget about our friends who couldn't make the trip, so I plan on posting a few challenges this weekend on my blog and at The Shaker Box. Jump right in and play along. I have a great prize kit that was donated by Making Memories and I would like to give it away to one lucky person. It includes a mini album, a paper pack and some embellishments. Here's what you have a chance to win. Now just post a link on my blog or in the gallery at TSB and let us now that it's out there.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

2 More Days!

Friday will be here before you know it! It marks the beginning of the first annual Restless Creativity Crop and a much anticipated package has arrived and will be delivered tomorrow by FedEx. Mark your calendars and get ready to participate in some fun on-line challenges. We are setting a goal for everyone to create at least six cards during the weekend, which will be donated to cards for our military personnel through the website Won't you help us help those who are stationed away from home and their families. Check back in here Friday for more details!

Design Team Announcement

Linda at The Shaker Box has made her decisions and posted the new Design Team. There are so many talented gals out there and I want to congratulate the following:

Introducing the NEW DT for TSB:
DT Coordinator - June, July, and August : Jennifer F
DT Coordinator - September, October, and November: Mindy

Guest Scrapkit designers:
May: Howdee (Ellen)
June: Leslie
July: Mindy
October: Lisa Marie

Guest Card Kit designers:

Project Kit Designers:
June: Vicki
July: Amy

Digi Designer:
March, April, May, and June - Leslie

Visit the gallery and check out the great kits available!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Great Weekend...

What a great weekend it was, an on-line crop at The Shaker Box. There were tons of challenges, games and even a Design Team search. Linda should be announcing her choices for the DT tonight or tomorrow. Here's one of the layouts I did for a crop challenge from Saturday. It was a special sketch by Allison Cope that she created just for the crop.

I was selected last week to be the Guest Designer for April and started working with my kit last night. I will just say right now that the papers are amazing! If you haven't seen The Shaker Box kits that Linda puts together, I encourage you to visit her site and take a peek.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Somthing Fun

I finally had a chance to dig into my February alternative kit from Life Preservers Scrapbook Club. The papers were perfect for this set of photos. Addyson had her pink boots and Hannah Montana scarf on with her Mardi Gras beads and wanted to have an Easter egg hunt. It was July! She rode that 4-wheeler all over, at full speed, looking for the plastic eggs that I hid.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

On-line Crop

The Shaker Box "Shakin' It Up Again Crop" and Guest DT call Friday March 6th at 6:00 pm EST through Sunday, March 8th Midnight As part of our grand re-opening celebration, we are hosting a fabulous online weekend crop with something for everyone. Whether you are a paper scrapper, digi/hybrid scrapper, or card maker you are sure to find something that sparks your creativity here.

We are also looking for a few Guest Designers to work with our monthly scrap, project, and card kits. For more information, please register with our site before the crop if possible at . The DT call specifics will be announced at the crop on Friday. Check us out, I am sure if nothing else, you'll have fun! For further information, please contact us at

Paying It Forward

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Fiskar's Fun Day in Cave City, Kentucky. Besides having a great time and meeting some great people, I was able to help the Lead Fiskateers organize the materials for the classes. They were so busy! Again, a great job Rebecca and Stephenie!

Well today I received a package in the mail. Wasn't I surprised when I opened it and it had Fiskar punches and a thank you note from Rebecca! What a wonderful gesture. In the spirit of Fiskars, I have decided to use these new tools, along with the products and tools I received at the event, to "Pay It Forward" to our troops overseas. You can join me in this effort. Visit Cards for Heroes at for more information.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fun Layout

Since I finished Kennedy's album a couple days ago, I decided yesterday to work on some of my own family pictures. I was able to get a couple layouts complete and got my work area cleaned up a bit. I had some fun making this layout of Addyson and Marbles, using some Heidi Grace papers I received during my Fiskars weekend. I love these "love bug" papers.

Monday, March 2, 2009

It's a Crop!

If you like to scrapbook and socialize, then join us for an on-line crop at The Shaker Box. This is a great community of gals and they are hosting some great challenges and games this coming weekend. There will be prizes, RAKS and some great conversation. It all starts Friday the 6th and runs all weekend. Hope to meet some new friends there!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pubbed On-line

Finally March 1st has arrived and the first thing I did when I woke up was get online at to check out the March magazine. The baby album that I made during my tenure on the Design Team at Keep In Touch Card Shoppe was published. The chipboard album was a gift for my friend Julie, who had just given birth to her third child. Check out the links and let me know what you think!