April 27, 2008

Another Contest Entry!!!

WOOOO HOOOO....I'm on fiyah!! I've no clue how I was able to do so much this month but it sure was fun!!

I entered this one at coordinates Collections. Come take a peek. Oh Happy Day

April 23, 2008


Ugh...there's nothing like necessary scrap room cleaning to make you realize just how much CRAP one can accumulate! I had the unfortunate realization last night as I spent an hour or so cleaning off my desk and I'm still not done. It'd be so LOVELY to weed out a bunch of stuff!!

If you are interested, please take a look at my previous posts about kits for sale. Those are still available. I also have the following available:

Stampington & Co. Holidays and Celebrations
Originally $14.95, Asking $7.50

Scrapbooking Roads (A Travel Guide for Scrapbookers, First Edition) is a 256-page softcover directory and travel guide for scrapping enthusiasts. It provides useful information for any scrapper, but especially for those who like to find treasures off the beaten path.
Originally $14.95, asking $7.50

Bluegrass Publishing Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Kids I and II
Originally $19.95 each, asking $10.00 each

Elsie Flannigan 52 Scrapbooking Challenges $14.95, asking $7.50

Kodomo Morning Glory Foam Stamp Set
Sells for $9.99, asking $4.50

Stampin' Up
Big Blossom (set of 1) LARGE $4.00
Flowers & Friends (set of 9) $10.00
Garden Collage (set of 3) RETIRED $5.00
Love Without End (set of 9) $10.00

Paper Collections:
I have partial collections of the following (some pieces were used for review purposes):

Be Blessed True Gifts of Christmas and Holidays With Heart

Daisy D's Maybe Baby, Snowflakes & Holly, Paisley Sugarplum and Halloween

Dove of the East - Japan Journey, India Journey and China Journey

Flair - Easter Surprise, Amazing Grace, Holly Jolly, Rejoice, Family Ties and What's Cooking

Pebbles Inc. - Carefree

If you would like one of these collections please email me and I will give you further information on what I have in that collection and pricing information...CHEAP!

Cropperware's Page in Progress , Originally $24.95, asking $10.00

Pebbles Ribbon Iron Originally $16.99, asking $8.00

Please email me at pbrell @ hotmail.com (without the spaces) if you are interested.

April 22, 2008

Happy Administrative Professional's Day!

I was surprised with a dozen yellow roses for Administrative Professional's Day (which is actually tomorrow). They have a beautiful reddish-orange tint on the edges of their deep yellow petals.

April 21, 2008

More Kits for Sale

Taking the Scenic Route Kit
This kit retails for well over $22! Your price only $10 plus $6.55 shipping (if mailed)

5 sheets Bazzill cardstock

Patterned Paper
ScrapWorks Canvas Collection - Citrus Flourish
Pebbles Inc. Carefree Flower
BasicGrey Mellow Collection - Flavorful
Tinkering Ink Botanical Bliss Collection - Simply Seeds/Arbor (double sided)
Tinkering Ink Botanical Bliss Collection - Floating Flowers/Bluebell (double sided)
Tinkering Ink Botanical Bliss Collection - Baby Blossoms/Buttercup (double sided)
Tinkering Ink Botanical Bliss Collection - Fancy Frills/Sprout (double sided)
Tinkering Ink Botanical Bliss Collection - D’Vine/Sprout (double sided)
Tinkering Ink Botanical Bliss Collection - Whimsical/Wildflower (double sided)
Sandylion Birthday Collection - Confetti
Tinkering Ink Westminster Collection - Ciel/Alabaster (double sided)
Tinkering Ink Westminster Collection - Blue Blot Dot/Sky (double sided)
Tinkering Ink Westminster Collection - Oval Essence/Tawny (double sided)
Scenic Route - Funky Chicken/Worn Script on Red (double sided)
Scenic Route - Circles with Text on Worn/Red Linen (double sided)

Transparent Navigational Stickers
Tinkering Ink Corner Catchers Rub Ons
GinX Anelle Alphabet Rub Ons
Prima Large Carnival Flowers My Girl
Mrs. Grossman’s Coral Reef Fish Stickers
Heidi Swapp Clear Stamp - Damask
Making Memories Eclectic Brads - City
18” each of four assorted ribbons
18” fabric strip
assortment of ribbon slides, flowers and buttons from Maya Road, Prima and more!

All Things Beautiful Kit
This kit retails for well over $20! Your price only $10 plus $6.55 shipping (if mailed)

4 Sheets Bazzill Cardstock

Specialty Paper
Prima Paintables - Circle Type

Patterned Paper
Autumn Leaves pink swirl
Cloud 9 Design WoodStone Collection - Vineyard Valencia Slate
Cloud 9 Design WoodStone Collection - Naples Color Block
Cloud 9 Design WoodStone Collection - Naples Quad
Sandylion Rosebud
Daisy D’s - Cornflower Plaid
Leisure Arts The Denim Collection - Denim Purple
Leisure Arts The Denim Collection - Four Squares Green
Leisure Arts The Denim Collection - Denim Stripe Purple
(2) Leisure Arts The Denim Collection - Denim Stripe Peach
Leisure Arts The Denim Collection - Denim Green
(2) Leisure Arts The Denim Collection - Denim Ovals Green
Leisure Arts The Denim Collection Denim Peach

Tapestry by Gibson cardstock stickers - Lavender and Lace
EK Success Little Girls clear sticker quotes
Stickoppotamus vellum stickers - irises
Heidi Swapp Silhouette Images - Daisy
K&Company Wedding Metal Hanging Rods - Silver
18” each of five assorted ribbons
an assortment of flowers, buttons, clips from Prima, Stampin Up and Making Memories and more

If you missed my previous listing, please check here.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Paper Trimmers

I subscribe to a few scrapping magazines. Two of them I've loved for years and have always gotten a TON of inspiration from them, until recently. I flip through their pages in record time and come away with little in the way of fresh ideas or inspiration. Is it just me or have you noticed that too?

I think this comes down to two things.
  1. I've become more comfortable with my creativity. I've gotten an embarrassing amount of recognition lately and that makes me feel like I can do anything!
  2. I actively seek inspiration from non-scrapping sources. Seems the more I stay away from the "tried and true" formulaic projects that are published in the magazines the better I feel about my work.
I'm not afraid to put myself out there at all. I've unabashedly contacted manufacturers, designers and other sources that I believe can be helpful to me. I've learned that the key to being successful is to market yourself, and I've come up with a plan to do just that. I'm really excited about it!!

I've had several friends joke about knowing me when [I'm a nobody] and I laugh. They are so out there! But, what if they're not? I can tell you one thing, you can't achieve goals unless you reach for them and that includes putting yourself outside of your comfort zone. (I'm so there right now!)

I try to be confident (and most of the time I'm just in disbelief about any praise I receive) but I have a dream, and for today, I believe that dream can become reality.

The scrapping community sometimes feels like an unswimmable sea, but it really isn't. I can't tell you how many people I've come into contact with that I knew "back in the day" and I remember you and I will say hello. Don't be afraid to let others know if you love someone's work. With that kind of spirit and pay it forward thinking we can become "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Paper Trimmers." Care to join?

April 18, 2008

AHEM....not to toot my own horn or anything but...

Oh, who am I kidding...I'm tooting my horn for everyone to hear! :D I have no shame!

My contest entry at SerendipityScrapbooks.com was named today's layout of the day!!
See a couple posts back for my LO titled Just Hangin'


I just posted this week's photography challenge on ScrapFriends. Learn all about The Odd Rule of Composition here.

April 17, 2008

Contest Crazy!!

Well, I think I'm officially out of my slump. I took the day off today to scrap and just chill and I can't believe how much I got done...yeah!! I've created these three for contests.

Chuck E Cheese
at CropAddict.com sponsored by American Craft

at CreateMyKeepsake.com sponsored by KI Memories and

Just Hangin'
at SerendipityScrapbooks.com sponsored by Sassafras Lass

Crossing my fingers!

April 15, 2008

April 10, 2008


I just posted the second part of my photography challenge - using clip-art to alter your photos. Here's my finished project.
Hope you can stop by and join in!

April 4, 2008


I just posted my weekly photography challenge here. This is a two-part tutorial using clip-art to alter your digital photos. Hope you can join us!

April 2, 2008

Monthly Contest Entry at Serendipity Scrapbooks

I've been a lover of Serendipity Scrapbooks for years and I like to join in their contests when I can. The March contest was using Jenni Bowlin products to create a "shabby-licious" layout. Let me know what you think. Oh BTW, not a fan of photographing my LO's (as I did here). I get the dimension but the color sucks.
What Summer Tastes Like

Detailed Close Up

Should know the winner any day now. Crossing fingers!

Happy April!!

Hey...the MemoryVilla newsletter just came out with my guest designer spotlight!! WOOHOO!! Check out my work with them here!

Luvin' life right now!!!

I'm working on more digi stuff right now too. I'm a little worried...for a girl who would *never* go digital, I just bought several kits yesterday! One thing WAY COOL about digi is that you can manipulate them so much that you could really use one kit for a lot of different looks and scrap styles and, guess what, you didn't even make a dent in your supplies...the digi files are there forever! :D

How do you like my new blog banner? Lots of layering, gradiants, applying border frames and using selection tools to cut me out of a photo to place on this background.

Honestly, I still do love paper scrapping and will likely do a lot more hybrid scrapping than anything else. It's just so hard to get the right dimension on a digi page I think!

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