Friday, February 24, 2012

TGIF and a little giveaway!!

Hi everyone,
TGIF!  I think short school weeks are great for kids but work for moms! lol  This week I have had kids home all week because of sickness.  And some are still fighting their upper respiratory infections.  Only one kid has managed to miss out on any of the illness invading our home and I hope that I am not jinxing him by saying this now.  ha 
I have been working on a layout all week.  With the kids sick I've only found little bits of time to work on it but I did finally finish it up today.  It is a birthday layout of my oldest daughter's 10th birthday.  I am using a sketch from Sketch Inspiration but the challenge expired already.  But I loved the sketch and wanted to use it so I did.
When my bff, Denise came to visit she brought me a paper pad from DCWV - The Celebration Stack. She is a sweetheart!   It is gorgeous!!  It is so super bright and happy.  I immediately knew I would be using it to do this birthday layout.
Pretty much everything on the layout is from that paper pad.  I even cut out the banner and embellies from paper sheets in the pad.  The only things I added were ribbon, buttons, bling and a little Stickles from my stash.

My daughter loved the layout and really isn't that all that matters?? ha

Here arethe challenges that I am entering it in.:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Something with a B (birthday, beautiful girl, baby dog)
Scrapbookaholic by Abby - Dilo En Español Reto #3/Dilo En Español Challenge #3 Birthday
Just Inspirational Challenges - Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenges - For a female relative (daughter)
Willow Design Stamps - Anything Goes
Play Date Cafe -PDCC 120 -color inspiration
Friendships Garden - photo inspiration and birthday

Tomorrow I will have a full day of Lacrosse.  My ds has his first two games of the season tomorrow.  Lucky for me my mother in law is coming over to watch the little sickies so that I don't have to try to take them with us. 

The weather here in Vegas today is lovely.  It is very spring like - 70's and sunny.  Gorgeous!

Oh, I wanted to tell you about the coolest thing I bought from HSN.  I bought the We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Punch.  Have you guys heard of this totally awesome new punch???!!!

Check out how cool they are!!!  Guess what I will be playing with this weekend?!?  It is funny because I never buy things from HSN but I just happened to turn on the tv and as I was scrolling through looking for something to watch I saw the words HSN and Scrapbooking.  So I had to click on it to see what they were showing.  And this was the today's special.  I watched for a bit and then whipped out my ipad and put in an order!! LOL  I couldn't help myself.  ha
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Just thought I would share!!

Please use this weekend to work on your Something Sweet project for the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog.  The challenge ends on Wednesday the 29th 8pm pst.  I would LOVE to see your projects on there. 

**I am offering 5 Crafter's Companion Stamp sets to the first 5 people (one set to each person) to email me and say they want them.  (  Just be aware that if you take one I will expect to see a project on the March CC Challenge!!  lol  ** (US Residents ONLY)

Have a great night!!  


  1. Well I would email you but that wouldn't be fair would it? lol
    What fun paper you used on that adorable layout.
    Crossing my fingers your last kidlet doesn't get sick.
    Oh my that punch is spectacular, I love the patterns. Have you tried other sizes like an 8 x 8 maybe?
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Such a cute punch! Thanks for the heads up! I'll be looking out for these.
    Thanks for the fun interesting way to do it!

  3. Girl, I just love how pro-Crafters Companion you are! They are really lucky to have you on the team! My posting is complete and I will be posting it tomorrow!

    This lay-out is so super fun! What a great paper pack, I love the ribbon and buttons and the scallop banner!

    This 8 looks like a very neat tool! I haven't seen it yet!


  4. Awesome layout! And that punch is pretty cool....think it needs to go towards the top of my wish list! Thanks so much for the info and sharing!

  5. Love the great colors in the fantastic layout! :-)

  6. Beautiful layout! I really want those punches. TFS

  7. Love Olivia's birthday layout!!! The bling around the number 10 is such an awesome idea, and I loved how you used so many different papers. Glad you liked it girl :)

  8. Oh what a fun LO! Love the bright and happy colors and that ribbon is just perfect! WAY FUN! How could your daughter not like it?...Silly you! Hope that sickness leaves your home...ASAP!

    I would e-mail you for a stamp but think it wouldn't be fair; aught to leave chance for some new peeps:0)


  9. Very beautiful page! Love the papers you used here! All is so great!!!

  10. Stacy, thanks so much for taking part in the challenge at Friendship's Garden! Your layout is very cute! I got your comment, and yes, we are a card making challenge, not a scrapbooking challenge, so you will not be eligible for the Altered Angel prize. But thank you so much for joining us! I'd love for you to come back and join us again with a card! Blessings, Becky

  11. Great layout, fab bright colours & embellishments!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Willow Sketchie this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. hallo stacy
    wat een geweldig mooie en handige ponsen om zo je lay-outs nog mooier te maken,geweldig!
    groetjes van corry

  13. Super cute scrap page and that new punch looks really cool!!! I have also sent you an e-mail! :)

  14. Love your LO. those punches look like fun, saddly I am on a thigh budget know, will have to wait and see, if my local craft stores get them on sale, TFS, have a great day!

    1. Ups, where are my manners, forgot to say PLEASE, PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE on my mail, LOL. ;)

  15. What a great layout and so colouful.Super details too.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  16. Hi Stacy,your LO looks how you used the ribbon.That punch is awesome....have fun playing with it Stacy:)Hope the kids are feeling better soon!
    Hugs Jose

  17. What a stunning layout! Bright and bubbly, just perfect for a birthday celebration! Thanks for hopping along with us at Just Inspirational!

  18. Beautiful page, Stacy! LOVE all your vertical, pattern strips and button bits! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  19. lovely scrapbook page, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

  20. Such a lovely LO! I love how you've used our colours. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!