Thursday, May 31, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - May Tim Holtz Challenge

I finished my tag in the nick of time. Love the faux enamel flowers using UTEE.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Food Challenge

over at 2peas i participated in a food challenge scrapbook layout. i did one on a food memory namely splitz grill in vancouver, b.c. (best hamburger i have ever eaten!) i can't wait to go back and have another one.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

I'm a Zipster

Back in February I won a free zipcar rental from the member's bowling party up at Garage on Capital Hill. Well my credits expire at the end of May, so I booked a car for Sunday and Christopher and I drove out to Mt. Rainier. Sunrise was closed due to snow so we drove out to Chinook Pass which recently opened.

I got to drive a speedy little Audi and boy can it accelerate! Christopher wanted to use the restroom but you needed a shovel just to find the door.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Visiting the Troll

here's a little share from NSD at the challenge was to use a mask and spray. i had this sunburst forever and never used, go figure! well, i love the results!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Giveaway Friday

Hello all,
Happy Friday. It's a 3 day weekend and it's looking really pretty outside here in Seattle. I have two items to giveaway - Maya Road chipboard letters and black and white journaling sheers.
I know it's mainly my family and friends who visit this blog, but if you are interested in this freebie and you are not related to me or in my craft group I would love to send this to you. Just leave a comment.
Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Mind's Eye - Hole in One

This is a layout I made for the My Mind's Eye May Challenge. (Use feminine products on a boy layout.)
My background is from the Lost & Found line. I cut the trees from the Be Merry line and made it into a banner. I then matted the photos from the Tres Jollie line and embellished from the Be Amazing Rhonna Line. I also used the packaging from Rhonna's button collection to trace a label. My finishing touch is the confetti on the bottom for a festive look.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

what a day!

my job worked me like a dog! man, my legs felt like they were going to collapse. my coworker called out sick and i had to cover for him. lucky him, it was a hella busy!
my bus ride home, i plugged into my mp3 player and seriously washed away all my stress from the day (nirvana- bleach album)
i got home, cleaned the apt., opened the internet and what do you know i spent an hour on the 2peas blog hop for the garden digest. seriously makes me happy seeing all the inspiration over there.

i have changed my tunes to techno and am enjoying chair dancing while surfing.

this was a layout i made at for NSD. we had to use their sketch as an example and this is what i came up with.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mr. Hipster

I made this layout for the spring splurge challenge (week 3 -fashion)
I had a sequin blue arrow by Heidi Swapp and liked the back side better.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Off we go...

Today was the Heirloom Rubber Stamp Show at the Puyallup fairgrounds. I met up with Adora and we headed south stopping at Paper Muse in Sumner and Ben Franklin in Bonney Lake. The show was much smaller than I remember 10 years ago! Not many exhibitors and only one booth really tickled my fancy...thank you Bello Modo. I found those tiny wood veneer of stars, people and travel items from Studio Calico.

Once we finished there we headed back north to Tukwila where we hit up Impress Rubberstamps and I threw down a wad of cash. I had money to spend and the stamp show didn't cut it for me!

So with my bag full of goodies, I should have some new creations to share shortly. Please Hold :)

I leave you with 2 layouts I finished from NSD.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dream Big

Here's a layout I made for the spring splurge challenge (week 2 pink).

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Pic

Here's a pic of my mom and i. We met at Claim Jumper in Southcenter with the rest of the Wiley clan. Had a nice little outing, took her to Macy's for some shopping then called it a day. Christopher and I also took his mom out to Serious Biscuit at South Lake Union. Love Serious Biscuit- Great Vibe, Design Space and Food. The seating loft overlooks the industrial kitchen and we could watch them prepare the rhubarb pie, which was delicious by the way. Will definitely go back there again.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Give Mom a little Love

This Sunday is Mother's Day and I whipped up these two cards and envelopes for my mom and Christopher's mom. Used the negative from the Sizzix "i love you" die cut then stitched around in red thread.
Now we just need to figure out where to eat! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Safeco Field

i was so bummed that i didn't get a picture of christopher's dad who was also at the game with us. christopher's kids were spoiled rotten by grandpa!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dear Dad from Megan

made this one in the nick of time for the spring splurge challenge (week 1 Bling)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Oh Yeah!

i love being a busy bee! did you participate in any of the NSD challenges? how about a crop?
i focused on 2peas and So much inspiration there. i have so many layouts to post after my busy weekend.
here's 2 challenges i did using a negative and paper piecing. (2 things i don't often use.)

christopher and i went to the movies saturday night and watched the avengers. i didn't think i would like it, but they do throw in a lot of comedy. i would recommend this movie just because i like thor so much, ha!
when i woke up sunday morning, i checked the winner's list at and there was my name listed. is super generous on NSD and gave away a ton of prizes. seriously like over $19,000 dollars worth. gotta love it!

Friday, May 4, 2012

National Scrapbooking Day

so it's almost here and i will be scrapping the day away. Christopher wanted to go camping in Leavenworth and i put my foot down! we compromised on staying home saturday (for me to obtain as many freebies as i possibly can) and then sunday we would go on a day hike.
i have had this 8.5 x 11 album from scrapworks for YEARS and i am finally filling with layouts of Christopher and his kids. it makes me so happy.

tonight i got a jump start of NSD fever by hanging out in the party room at Everyday Storyteller. i didn't win, but they have a super charged up playlist that i have been listening to while scrapping a halloween layout.
rockin good.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Christopher's Girls

Challenge by Shannon Tidwell to create a fringe background.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

On a roll...