Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sassy Lil Sketches August 28th Sketch

Here is my take on the August 28th Sketch Challenge at Sassy Lil Sketches. I LOVE this paper so much. It is Summer Song from My Minds Eye.
So bright and cheerful and just plain FUN! The pictures are of my sister and her granddaughter and the new "baby doll". She just loved that baby doll that I got her. She followed me around asking me to take pictures of her "baby".
I have been out of touch for the last two days because I have been off at the Paris Hotel having a mini "adult" vacation with my husband and with our friends, Chris and Denise. We had a blast! So sad that it ended so quickly. We miss them already!
Crazy week so far, we had our vacation, kids started school and yesterday my husband got a promotion!! (congrats to him) Lots of good things happening here...hope your doing as well. Hugs!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sassy Lil Sketches Blog Hop Sketches...

Hi again,
Amazingly I am doing a second post (live) again today. I was a scrapping fool yesterday and did 5 layouts and 6 or 7 cards and a tag. Crazy!!
I am giving you two of my creations in this post because they are for a Sassy Lil Sketches Blog Hop which ends tomorrow.
If you have a little while to play along today you should go check it out. http://sassylilsketches.blogspot.com/
I used one sketch for a card and made it with scraps from a layout I just made. I stamped it and then used some stickles, added some ribbon from my stash and voila....
The other sketch I used for my birthday layout for Blake. He is my sister's grandchild and he turned 4 while I was in Oklahoma. I took a ton of photos because he and his 2 year old sister followed me around and kept asking me to take their pictures. And they are cute and sweet so I of course I did it.
I used a Martha Stewart birthday edge punch, and I used some pp and embellies from All About Boys by DCWV. The big red star is from Prima....I got their surprise box and it was one of the goodies that came in the medium size box.
So there you go...Hope you like them. I had fun making them....
Hope the rest of your day is wonderful.

Sunday Sunday

Today we am hanging around with my friend, Denise and her husband, Chris. Swimming in the pool, having a bbq and chatting. So this is a pre-recorded post (or whatever it is called).

I made this card yesterday for the Scrap Girl Of The Month challenge #5 at Sketches4you. The requirements are that you make your own sketch (did it), and you must add two buttons (done) and two flowers (also done).
I have really been in a holiday card making mood. So expect to see more....hint hint
I used a white base card, corner punched two corners, stamped the spider web in the corner, stamped the spider tied on the ribbon I purchased at Michaels, added two black flowers, put two green buttons on top and added orange floss knots to the top of the buttons and then sprayed the whole thing with Black Magic Glimmer Mist.
Fun and fairly simple.
Well, I am off to play with my friends...(pretend like I was really here...lol)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday 2nd Post

See I told you I was going to post something else today.

I have been a scrapping fool today. So far I have made 4 cards and 2 layouts.

This one is for the August Sketch Crazy sketch #2 at Sketches4you. I used a picture I took on our RV trip to OK last week.

The kids were in the upper bunk of the RV playing behind the curtain. They really had a good time on our trip. It was a "last hurrah" for them before they start back to school on Monday.

I scrap lifted the ribbon idea from Teresa Jaye's blog...you should go check her out. She has tons of great ideas on her blog. http://teresajaye.blogspot.com/

Okay, that's all for now..lol I want to get back to scrapping...more later...

Back Home and Ready to Scrap

Hello everyone,

Happy Saturday. My children and I arrived home late yesterday from our trip back to Oklahoma. The drive was pretty smooth and the kids were pretty good so it was all in all a satisfying trip.

Now to get back into my regular mode of scrapping and posting my creations! I am planning to finish up here on the computer and scrap for a few hours and then post something for you to enjoy. So come back in a few hours and see what I made.

I am really in the holiday mood and starting to "feel" fall even though I live in Vegas were it is SUPER HOT! lol

I received several fun scrappy things for my birthday last week and can't wait to go make something with them. Plan to see flowers...tons of flowers...because I got tons of flowers for my bday! LOL

I want to thank everyone who sent me such kind birthday wishes and for everyone who joined in on my TH blog candy giveaway and pledged to follow me. I will do my best to make your visits to my blog worthwhile!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Winners Announced of the Tim Holtz Blog Candy!!!

Okay everyone....sorry for keeping you waiting but every time I had a minute to post my computer would freeze up and then we had my birthday celebration with family and friends. I am just now finding a minute to let you know the names of the 2 winners of my Tim Holtz Blog Candy.

Drum roll please............the first winner is.... Bearcrazyman who said...What a great give away. All linked up here.Stephen- Bearcrazyman http://bearcrazyman.blogspot.com

Stephen, please email me your address and I will get your goodies in the mail... scrapwithstacy@gmail.com

And for my second drawing.....the winner is.....Khristen who said...http://khristenscraftroom.blogspot.com/2010/08/happy-sunday-tim-holtz-giveaway.html What a great giveaway!

If you would both email me your addresses I will get your prizes in the mail. You will have until Monday August 30th to send them to me after that I will choose another winner.
I wish I could have given out even more stuff for everyone. Thanks so much for participating in my blog candy. I have had so much fun checking out all the blogs and reading all the comments to me. And I really hope to keep seeing you visit my blog and commenting on my creations.

Happy Birthday from me!!

Hijacking Stacy's Blog

Hi guys and gals. I am Denise and I'm hijacking Stacy's blog w/o her knowing it! See I put it together for her, so I know her password. (Evil Laugh!) Today is Stacy's birthday so let's all send her some birthday wishes!!!

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear Stacy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

Love ya girl! (Sure hope this doesn't get me into trouble, lol.)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Candy Still Open...Sign Up and Follow Me....

For everyone visiting my blog - I am leaving the sign up for the candy open until tomorrow (24th) so you can still sign up and become a follower....and be in the drawing tomorrow afternoon.

I am hoping to reach 300 followers and only have 4 more to go...

I can't wait to pick my winners and give away my birthday presents! Thanks for checking out my blog and following.

Until tomorrow....

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tim Holtz Blog Candy Giveaway!!!!!

**This post will stay at the top for a while soooo scroll down to see the newest post. **

I was looking at my blog and noticed that since I started this blog in March I have had more than a 1000 hits! Pretty amazing and exciting.

As a way to celebrate that and because August is my birthday month I have decided to give away a few special presents to one lucky winner!!

What am I giving away you ask??(!)

I am giving one lucky person a awesome blog candy of Tim Holtz products!!! What!!...you exclaim......Oh my goodness....you scream.... (lol)

Since TH is such hot property right now I just thought I would give you what you want!

Here is what I have for the lucky winner...

1- Film Strip Ribbon (Idea-ology)
1 - Muse Tokens (12 tokens)
1 pkg - 48 Charm Fragments
1 pkg - Grunge Flakes - Stampers Anonymous Stamps
1 pkg - Journaling Tickets - (Idea-ology)
1 pkg - Grungeboard - Basics - Plain (10 sheets)
1 pkg - Grungeboard - Plain Elements (94 shapes)
1 pkg - 3 sheets of 12x12 Grunge Paper
1 pkg - Ruler Ribbon (36 inches)
1 pkg - Timeworks Masks (5 pieces)
2 pads - Distress Ink (Brushed Corduroy and Frayed Burlap)
1 pkg - Tissue Tape -Symphony (2 rolls- 16 yards each)

There you go - a FAB CANDY if I do say so myself!!!!

So now I bet you are asking...."Stacy, how do I get in on this great giveaway??"

Just do the usual..... 1) Become a follower
2) Post about my Giveaway on your blog.
3) Post a link back to this contest on your blog and keep it there until this contest is over.
4) Leave a comment here with a link to your blog.
5) Do all this before 11:59pm on August 23, 2010

**(If you don't have a blog - just become a follower and leave a comment. Be sure to check back on the 24th to see if you have won because I won't have a way to contact you)

That's all. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

I will chose a winner using True Random Generator on August 24th (my birthday) and post it here on my blog. You will have 7 days to contact me about winning. After 7 days I will pick a new winner.

Good Luck!!


This Blog Candy is going so well that I now have over 100 followers!! (woo hoo!!) So, I decided since you were giving me that present that I should maybe give out a 2nd RAK as a thank you!!!

On August 24th after I pick the first winner of the first RAK...I will then pick a 2nd winner for a second RAK!!

And here is a picture of the second RAK and here is what is includes:

1-pkg -Visual Artistry Stampers Anonymous Stamps

1 - pkg- Numerals (11 numbers, 22 fasteners)

1- pkg - KeyHoles (5 keyholes, 10 long fasteners)

1 - pkg - Philosophy Tags (12 tags)

1 - pkg - Swivel Clasps (12 clasps)

1 - pkg - Flourish Mask (1 piece)

Smaller but still ALL TIM!!


Stacy H-W

Blakes 4th Birthday!

It has been a crazy week so far. Not much scrapping being done but I did make these two birthday cards today for my great nephew's 4th birthday today.
We went to his birthday party and had so much fun playing with him and his 2 year old sister too. I just love those little stinkers!
On one of his cards I used Go To Sketches stuff. And the other card I just threw together with stuff I had.
Blake liked them (and the $4 inside!! lol) I guess that is all that matters.
I am hoping to maybe do some scrapping tomorrow...I am behind and need to actually do something tonight for a challenge I am posting tomorrow on Sketches4you... Guess I should get offline and get busy!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lala's i-rock giveaway!

Okay everyone,

I made it to Oklahoma and spent the day moving someone...

The car I am driving has no air conditioner working in it and it is 100+ degree F here!! Super hot day - I thought I was going to melt! lol

I drove here in my RV and it is a little cumbersome to drive around so I am borrowing the hot car! lol

I am too tired today to scrap but wanted to let you know that my friend, Denise-
is having an i-rock giveaway on her blog.

The funny thing is that I saw the i-rock at the store and rushed and bought it for her (and me) and then popped it in the mail....but since it is my birthday this coming week she saw it at her store and bought me an i-rock and then came to visit and realized that she now had extra i-rocks! lol (great minds and all that...lol)

So, one of you guys could score an i-rock from our eagerness!!

I LOVE mine and I am sure you would love it too. Go check her blog out anyway...she rocks it everyday!!

More scrapping tomorrow...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I am on the road as you read this driving to Oklahoma. My 3 older children and I are making a last minute spur of the moment trip.
The RV is loaded, the kids have bathed, dogs are ready....
5am will come early... I like to start at 6am - the roads are quieter and you can get farther without the kids being crazy.
My boys are awesome road travelers since we drive back and forth to OK from NV several times a year...but my dd usually flies with Daddy...so we will hope for the best.
It is going to be a short trip, we have to be back by next Friday the 27th. So that is why I am scheduling this post to post while I am on the road.
I made this card (as I mentioned yesterday) for a challenge at Sketches4you. It is a challenge to use different shapes to make a card. I had fun making this butterfly card.
I just got an I-rock and had a blast blinging out this card! I really am liking the i-rock. It is pretty simple to use and the results are great! My only complaint is having to hold the button down the whole time to keep it hot. It is very awkward to do that and would be easier and safer (for me) to not have to try to hold in such a way as to keep the button pushed down. I have already burned myself trying to be "safe". It isn't a bad burn but it hurt! ha
I stamped hello! on the card and then had the brilliant idea to emboss it -----well...the embossing liquid blurred the ink and makes it really difficult to read. So that was a bad idea and I was completely done with the card at that point...and I am not doing it again.... I guess whoever gets this card will just have to squint! LOL
So you probably will get another post late on Thursday...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sassy Card Sketch!!


It is a nice day here in Las Vegas...by nice, I mean sunny and hot and the kids are in a good mood! lol

I made this card yesterday. I used the Sassy Lil Sketches card challenge sketch which I LOVE! And I did an Ink Challenge for Denise's Let's Ink at Sketches4you.

It is a fun technique. You emboss and then ink over it.... The first one I did I used orange paper and it turned out very UGLY! lol I think re-doing it with white paper helped.

I like how it turned out...what do you think? Have you done this type of technique before?

I am working on another card right now...so keep your eye out for it... It is for a challenge to make an differently shaped card. Now aren't you curious??

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday Funday

It is the start of a new week and I am feeling very upbeat! We had a great time visiting with our guests this weekend!! How fun and surprising it was to have them come so spur of the moment!!!! They are back home now but it was awesome to have them come over to see us.
Today I finally finished up this layout that is my example for my Stash Challenge at Sketches4you. I drew up this sketch and want it to be the jumping off point. And whoever does this challenge needs to use buttons too. Easy enough.
I did a layout about my dd's Gotcha Day. We adopted her and got to go to pick her up on her 1st birthday. So it was a doubly special day. The nannies at St. Lucy Center in Taiwan had gotten her a cake which she shared with all the other February babies. It was so sweet of them.
I used paper that I got from Pink Paislee in a surprise box. (so fun to get a surprise box) You can still order one until August 17th....here..... http://pinkpaislee.com/warehouse-sale/
I used my Pagoda Cricut cartridge and my Cuttin Up Cricut Cartridge to do the title and an embellie. I used buttons from my stash. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch that I got on sale. RIbbon and floss from my stash. Stamped a few things. Made it sparkle with some crystal Stickles...
I'm happy with it. And I hope you like looking at it too! Go check out my challenge at Sketches4you (click on link on sidebar). I have a great prize for the winner.

Limited Edition Workbox Giveaway

Here is the Limited Edition Workbox...isn't it awesome! I would die to get one!
There is a way to enter to try to win one....check out...http://www.obsessedwithscrapbooking.com/ For all the details...
Check out the original scrapbox here ...http://theoriginalscrapbox.com/catalog
It is an awesome opportunity...so jump on it!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Card Challenge - Birthday

Happy Sunday!

My friend, Denise, and her family are here visiting so this will be a short post. I started a new card challenge at Sketches4you. My challenge is to use this great Pagemaps Sketch. And since my birthday falls within the time frame of this challenge, you must make it a birthday card... Super easy challenge.
Here is my example that I made. I used some fun paper I got at Big Lots and cut out the birthday presents from a different sheet of pp and then used pop dots to raise them up. Stamped, punched, glittered and blinged it out! lol
We spent the morning in the pool and then ate some pizza. Denise and I stayed up until almost 4am talking outside by the pool last night... I think we could both use a nap!! LOL
Hope you had a great weekend...pop over to Sketches4you and give my challenge a whirl! I do give out good prizes!!


Scrapbookpatty is having a big blog candy giveaway!! It is huge! You should definitely rush over to see about getting signed up for it!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Denise is coming, Denise is coming...

I actually did quite a bit of scrapping last night but can only show you one of them right now because one is for my new card challenge which I will post on Sunday the 15th (so not too long a wait) on Sketches4you.
And the other one is a layout that I made for Sketches4you also but it isn't going to be seen until August 30th...
So what I have to show you is a card I made for Dannette's Card Sketch challenge at Sketches4you. I used some pp from My Minds Eye (Spectrums Cool) and Deena's Penny Lane. The flowers are just some in my stash so is the bling...
You should go check out her challenge at sketches4you. You can click on the link on my sidebar...
My friend, Denise, is coming to visit us (very spur of the moment) with her family. We live about 300 miles apart and yesterday I said jokingly, "come have margaritas" and this morning she said...."is the offer still open?" So, of course, I said, "yes!" and they are now in the car on the way!! Woo hoo!!
We are all so excited...
Maybe we will get to scrap together some tomorrow!!
Hope your Saturday is equally exciting....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rose Blossom Legacies Blog Candy

Brenda at http://www.roseblossomlegacies.blogspot.com/ is feeling that life should be celebrated and wants to share that feeling by offering up some yummy candy.
She has tons of wonderful things offered so you should rush over to her awesome blog and check it out. You should go check her blog out even if you don't want the candy. She is a sweet woman with tons of talent!
Hurry....rush off...go...see....love....

More Yummy Goodness

More yummy goodness from http://lifeandtimesofa12x12addict.blogspot.com/ Today she has a giveaway of Sassafras felties...rush over there now and comment!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kids Inspired

It is Wednesday already! Can you believe it? It is a nice hot day here in Las Vegas.

Last night as I was making my bookmark for Fia's SGOTM challenge #3 at Sketches4you, my 3 older kids became inspired to scrap. They each made a bookmark and my 10 year old son, Jesse, decided he wanted to make his first layout!

Fia's challenge is to make a bookmark, use orange and green, stamp on it, use a ribbon and it has to have a book title, author or magazine name on it. Mine is the one with the quote from Harper Lee who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird.

The kids did all their own scrapping...I actually left the room and went and watched tv. I am so proud of their creations!! And I am happy that they wanted to do it.

Quinn's bookmark is the one with Mary Pope Osborne on it. Olivia's is the one with her name on it (she is referencing a paper she wrote) and Jesse's is the one with his name on it (he is also referencing a paper he wrote).
Jesse made the Water Park Fun layout using 2 different colors of blue paper because they reminded him of water. He used 3 pictures of his little sister from a waterpark trip and he stamped on it and added flowers.
He was so proud of himself when he brought it to me and showed me and he is eager to make another...
I'm a proud momma!!

Life and Times of a 12x12 Addict Giveaways

Tracie at Life and Times of a 12x12 addict http://lifeandtimesofa12x12addict.blogspot.com/ is having several great giveaways including this one for this Cosmo Cricket Crafting kit, one for these awesome embellies (flowers etc) and for the fixins to make a sweet topiary. You should check out her blog this week...she is cleaning out the cupboards!! And her blog is great to look at even when she isn't giving things away!

Really Reasonable Ribbon Candy

Really Reasonable Ribbon is having a really great blog candy giveaway...
Look at that picture! Doesn't it look yummy!??!
You should go check out their site and see about that candy!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2nd Candy Added

Just in case you didn't read about it in the post above....here is my exciting news.

I am so thrilled to announce that I will be adding a 2nd RAK to my Tim Holtz Blog Candy Giveaway!! And this 2nd RAK will go to the 2nd person drawn.

I am adding this RAK because there have been so many people signing up to enter that my followers are now over 100!!

It is so exciting each morning to log on and see who all has visited my blog and read their comments and then go visit all the other awesome blogs. So many ideas and fun people....just a blast! So I do thank all of you for visiting, for following, for commenting...and for all the great ideas!!

I am also going to do my usual and show you something I made!! lol

I made this layout for my Stash Challenge at Sketchs4you. (you can click on the picture on sidebar to get there) My challenge this week is to use this great pagemaps sketch and to make the layout 3-D. (the layout can't be flat) (ie, flowers, ribbon, crimped paper, flocking etc)
I used a picture from my wedding. It is of the whole wedding party. My wedding was in Nassau, The Bahamas and these are the friends and family who traveled along to share in our experience. It was lovely and fun.
Have a good Tuesday!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Challenges Galore.

Hello Everybody!
I'm back...sorry I took the day off yesterday but I just didn't feel like posting! lol
I did so a little scrapping this weekend.
I made these Christmas cards...why is that Christmas cards are so fun for me??
One of the cards is actually for 3 different challenges. The first challenge is the sketch challenge at Paper Pretties http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com . I love this sketch it is detailed but easy..
I also used a color challenge from Just For Fun http://jffstamps.typepad.com/ . I thought these colors were perfect for a Christmas card!
And my final challenge is the snowflake challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/ You just need to have a snowflake on your card...easy peasy...
My second card is being entered in this challenge too and also in Fia's SGOTM Card Challenge too.
So there you go...my two Christmas cards. Don't they just get you in a happy mood??
If they get you in a happy mood...you should come back here tomorrow and read my exciting news!! It will really get you in a happy mood!!
Have a great day today!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

1st Layout of My Wedding

Happy Saturday!!
It is actually not a horribly hot day here in Vegas. There is a little breeze and we haven't hit the 100s.
Our pool has been super hot since we got home from vacation...(100+) and not really too safe to swim in for more than a few minutes.
But my lovely husband has been leaving our pool cover open for the last few days and miraculously....the water was actually swimable this morning.
It is still warm but not hot. We got in about 9am and stayed until 11am when I went in and made brunch...we ate, cleaned and then right back in the pool for a couple more hours.
Then baby down for a nap and the rest of us have just been vegging...
But I did make this layout last night for Brenda's sketch challenge at Sketches4you. It is pictures from my wedding 16 years ago. I am new to scrapbooking and have mostly only done kid and husband layouts. So this is the first one from our wedding.
We got married in the Bahama's and took a few friends and family with us. Beautiful.
Hope you like it. And I hope you are having a great weekend!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cards for Fia and Christy

I made these cards for Fia's SGOTM Card challenge at Sketches4you. She is doing her Scrap Girl of The Month again this month and there is an awesome prize so you should go join in and try to win!!
I also entered the "It's Your Birthday" card in Christy's Be Inspired challenge (there is a picture to inspire you) and also in her color challenge to use Turquoise and Red. AND in Fia's Punch and Tear challenge...so got a lot of mileage out of that card!! ha
And I made it for my friend who's having her birthday this month....I think she will like it. I especially love that Martha Stewart punch!! Super cute.
In real life you can actually read the sentiment on the "Good Friend" card....(ha) It doesn't photograph well.
I am working on a layout today that uses my wedding photos on it so it is taking me a little longer than usual. You will probably get to see it tomorrow. (if I ever finish it! ha) I have never actually scrapped my wedding photos before. I was challenged to do it by Brenda's sketch challenge at S4U. She has a sketch to follow and you are required to use pictures that are at least 10 years old or older and to handwrite you journaling... And since my kids are 10 and under...not alot of kid pictures to use!! LOL
Don't forget to sign up for the Tim Holtz Blog Candy Giveaway. If I get 100 followers I might just add something extra to give away to a second winner...(not necessarily a much but still Tim and still good)!! We are getting close...
Happy Scrapping!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Really Last Minute

I got crazy and decided to hurry and make another layout for Sassy lil sketches. Today is the deadline for all the July stuff. I did every challenge except this one and I like this sketch and had some cute new pictures....soooooo here you go.
I used some fun TPC Studio pp "Undersea Adventures" . I love the bright blue and lime green colors. They went really well with the blues in the kids swim suits. I used some buttons from "my jar". Cut out the title using my Cricut - cutting up cartridge, added a little bling and some inking and journaling... Done! Now I just need to link to their challenge...
So this will be a short post. But hey....two in one day!! woo hoo!

Sassy Lil Sketches Last Second

Hi there, I decided to wait until the very last possible second to finish up this layout for Sassy Lil Sketches. It is due today. I actually had it mostly made about 3 days ago but wasn't really in the mood to do a good job. So, I put it aside for awhile. But since it was due today I got busy on it last night. And here is what I came up with.
I have just gotten into playing with inks and trying to distress things so please cut me some slack! lol I took these pictures a couple of months ago. My dd was sitting at my desk eating cheese puffs and her head kept getting progressively closer to the desk until she was laying her head down on the desk still eating.
I thought it was pretty funny and thought I should make a layout about it but didn't find the sketch I wanted until I saw the SLS sketch.
I used Tim Holtz paper, Ranger Inks in vintage photo and fired brick and Ranger black archival Ink. I added some Making Memories Panorama embellies and some random buttons and floss I already had. And there you go.
My kids and I made birthday cards yesterday for a friend of the family. I plan to post them on here tomorrow....so come back...lol