Thursday, January 29, 2009

Super Bowl Weekend Crop at Citrus Tree!

Are you ready to crop? I sure am! I'm planning to lock myself in my scrap room this weekend and crank out the layouts for the Citrus Tree Studio Super Bowl Weekend Crop. It's going to be a blast and there are so many cool prizes!

Please see the forum for details here: Super Bowl Weekend Crop

Crop Challenge Schedule and Sneak Peeks
Postings will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31st*
*All times are Eastern.

9:00 a.m. - Layout Challenge (Technique) by Tammy


No special supplies needed for this challenge.

10:00 a.m. - Layout Challenge (Ingredients) by Pamala


Please choose from the fabulous list of beverages and snacks for our Super Bowl Snack Menu Challenge. Each choice stands for a scrappy item or requirement.

BEFORE this Challenge begins on Saturday at 10 am EST, please pm me your choices:

Pick one from this group.
Other Beverage

Pick up to five from this group (minimum of three).
Chips & Salsa
Cheese & Crackers
Veggies & Dip
Ham Roll ups
Pickle and Olive Tray
Cocktail Franks

Pick one from this group.

Please pm me before 9:45 am EST on Saturday, January 31 with your choices.

I will post the list with the choices and what they translate to on Saturday, January 31 at 10 am EST, plus any additional information -- it's going to be fun!

11:00 a.m. - Layout Challenge (Scraplift) by Tammy


No special supplies needed for this challenge.

12 noon - Layout Challenge (Product) by Stacey


- Rub-ons, variety of 3 manufacturers (and anything else to make a page!)

1:00 p.m. - Card Challenge (Colors) by Pamala


No special supplies needed for this challenge.

2:00 p.m. - Layout Challenge (Sketch) by Jana


No special supplies needed for this challenge.

3:00 p.m. - Layout Challenge (Quick) by Stacey


journaling block or circle punch
paper piercer or small hole punch
1 - 12x12 piece of cardstock (for a base)
1 - 12X12 piece of double-sided patterned paper
1 - piece (1/2 inch by 12 inch) of patterned paper
4 - brads
1 large and one medium matching flowers
alphas for title
2 - 4X6 photos (I used vertical pics)

4:00 p.m. - Layout Challenge (Recipe) by Nicole


- scallop paper or punch
- corner rounder
- 5 brads
- 6 patterned papers
- ribbon
- at least 3 pictures, one being matted

5:00 p.m. - Layout Challenge (Sketch) by Nicole


No special supplies needed for this challenge.

6:00 p.m. - Project Challenge (Quick) by Jana


No special supplies needed for this challenge.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Gabe has such a funny fascination with catching snowflakes on his tongue. It doesn't matter how cold it is outside when it snows he wants to go "catch snowflakes". Well, it's been snowing off and on this weekend and yesterday was the day. Since he couldn't catch any on his tongue he decided to lick 'em off his shirt. What a cute little goof!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jammie Day

Today was pajama and pizza day at Gabe's pre-school. He has been so excited for the past week because he knew he was going to get to wear his pajama's to school and of course that also included his bath robe and slippers. He was so darn cute this morning that I had to take pictures!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Art Inspiration

I tend to gather inspiration for my layouts from many different sources. Sometimes it's from a sketch or new patterned papers, and other times it's from nature in general. Today is challenge day at Citrus Tree Studio. I had the pleasure of issuing the Art Inspiration Challenge this month and when I saw the following print I saw so many possibilities for layout design. Here is the print I used from Susan Zulauf:

For my layout I used the same white background with the blue square base. I then created my own sunshine shape using coordinating patterned paper and machine stitching on random rays. You may recognize the photo as it is the same one as my blog header but it just seemed to go with this layout theme the best.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Guys, Guns, and Pink

Have you seen the new "Mocha Kisses" kit from Citrus Tree Studio yet? Wowzers, it's gorgeous! Today is the day of the big reveal and I'm pretty excited to show you the kit and what I did with it.

Mocha Kisses uses the American Crafts "Romance Collection" and the Teresa Collins "Crush" line. After I got over my panic attack of designing with pink, I fell in love with my projects. Who says guys and guns don't go well with pink?

Here is my first project which is a little mini album called "My Guys".

The next project is a set of book marks which come in the main kit. They were very fun and easy to make.

And finally a few layouts:

As usual, I have food in my mouth...lovely pics huh?