Monday, December 31, 2012

Xmas Kitty

It's seems like forever since I done a challenge at Lasting Memories.  I've been way to busy December getting ready for Christmas, girl scouts and sick kid.  But I was able to get a layout done.

Since it was Sebastian's first Christmas with us, we took him to Petsmart to get his picture taken with Santa. I'm not sure if he liked it or not but I do know he did not like the wait in line with all those big dogs.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Liebster Blog

Earlier today I received a comment on one of my blog post saying a fellow blogger, Stacy, had nominated me for a Liebster Award. It's an award that you pass on to a a fellow blogger that you like and enjoy reading their posts. The whole point of this is to let someone know that you like their writing, get to know them better, and then pass the torch on to others that you, yourself, like. I thought this sounded like fun and now that I finally have some free time, I am going to get cracking at this!
First off, for those of you that I end up sending this Liebster Award to here are the rules!

The Rules:

1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 special bloggers to tag & award with the Liebster award
5. These bloggers must be told in a comment on their blog

Here are 11 things about me:

1. I have 7 tattoos including a gothic tinkerbell.
2. I watch hockey because of the cute guys.
3. I have several lizards but I can't stand snakes even thou they are just about the same.
4. I had 12 years of catholic school.
5. Right now I have bright red hair.
6. I hated girl scouts when I was a child but love going now since my daughter is one.
7. The only words I really know in spanish are the bad ones.
8. I have a "dead" room not a living room.
9. I can eat Taco Bell every day.
10. I like to watch cartoons.
11. Reese's cups are my weakness.

 Here are Stacy's questions:

1.  Is there a crafting technique, meduim you want to try?
   I want to try gesso but first I have to buy it.
2.  What is the one crafting product you cannot live without? 
    I'm going to have to say bling.

3.  How many crafting projects do you have on your To Do List?  
     Right now I just want to learn how to make the hair bows.
4.  What is your Favorite Movie?
     The Avengers and the rest of the superhero movies.

5  What is your Favorite T.V. Show? 

6. Name one thing on your Bucket List?
     Tell you the truth, I don't have a bucket List.
7. What is your favorite blog or website? 
     Does facebook count?
8.  What is the best online toutrial you have ever read? Post a link.
    I really don't read tutorials.

9.  What is your Favorite animal? 
10.  As a Child what did you want to be when you grew up?
      A kindegarden teacher.
11.  Any New Years Resolutions you want to share?
       I usually don't do new year resolutions.

Here are my nominees:  My fellow Child's Play Challenges Team Members.


Here are my questions for you.

1. What is your favorite restaurant?
2. How many ink pads do you own?
3.What is your favorite scent of body lotion?
4. Who would like to meet that is dead?
5. What is your favorite sports team?
6. Do you do any volunteer work?
7. How many pets do you have?
8. Do you ever fart and blame it on the children  or pets?
9. How did you first start scrapbooking?
10. What is your favorite scrapbook company?>
11. Name one place you would love to visit on vacation?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory RCS-#17

It's the last challenge of the year at Red Carpet Studio and it is an anything sweet project.  It is open to our layout and card friends.

This week's sponsor is Vampire Craftin -  You should check her out.  She redid my blog, isn't it pretty.

My layout has a story behind it.  This is the one time a picture is not worth a 1,000 words.  My Chinese Water Dragon, Stitch, was out on my kitchen table with me while I was making some gift bags for Christmas gift cards.  He usually just lays in one spot and sometimes he will move a little.  Stitch ran, like the retarded dinosaur that my daughter says, right to the plate of cookies.  I moved it away from him so he won't go on top of the plate.  A few seconds later he did the same thing but I was too slow.  As I moved the plate away, he had grab one of the cookies.  The cookie broke off and he actually ate the small piece in his mouth.  It was the funniest thing I had ever seen.  Don't worry he is just fine, he looked a little hype right after he ate it but is back to his normal mopey self.

I knew right away that this was the sweet challenge layout that I was going to do.  I hope you enjoy.

Go over to the Red Carpet Studio facebook page and check out the really cool 200 like prize.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What's Under the Christmas Tree Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to Child's Play Challenges "What's Under the Christmas Tree" Blog Hop!! We're so excited to have you here, and hope you enjoy visiting the Design Team and seeing all the great inspiration they have to share with you!

 Here is what is under my tree..... Build A Bear!!!!!

Almost three years ago, my husband and I surprised my daughter with a build a bear monkey for her birthday.  I decided to pick the name Gigi for that stuffed monkey.  Ever since then, Gigi has done everything and anything with my daughter.  Gigi also have a very extensive wardrobe, I think that monkey and all her other friends have more cloths than me.  What is also sad, that Gigi is also getting some new cloths for Christmas.  That monkey is spoiled.



 In addition to the great projects, we also have a great prize for one lucky blog hopper:

Here's what you need to do to enter:
1-check out each blog along the hop and leave a comment so we know you were there!
2-post about the hop on your blog
3-link your post on our special "Blog Hop" linky in the sidebar by December 31st
4-BONUS!! Create a layout based on any of the DTs inspiration items and post that link for a second entry!!

And if you get lost along the way, we have handy little list of all the stops on the hop below!! Have fun, and Merry Christmas from all of us at Child's Play Challenges! 

What's Under the Christmas Tree Blog Hop Master List:

Friday, November 23, 2012

Red Carpet Studio: Guest Designer Call

Guest Designer Call

Red Carpet Studio is currently looking 
for 2013 guest designers!

Always wanted to feel like a celebrity? Dreamed about walking the red carpet? Well, now's your chance! The Red Carpet Studio challenge blog is currently looking for celebrity guest designers to serve one-month terms in January, February, and March of 2013. We are looking for two guest designers a month, one for the layout design team and one for the card design team. Think you've got what it takes? Here's what we're looking for and how you can apply:

  • Create two projects per month (either layouts or cards, depending on which team you are on)
  • Post your guest designer projects on your blog/online gallery the day the challenges go live
  • Participate in one blog hop with the rest of the RCS design team
  • Comment on assigned challenge entries and thank our challengers for participating
  • Have an active blog or online gallery
  • Ability to meet deadlines, follow challenge themes, and have fun while crafting!
**Please note: Guest Designers are NOT eligible to enter challenges, win prizes, or be nominated for award shows during their one-month term. Once their term is up, they may resume participating in RCS challenges, events, and giveaways.**

As a Guest Designer...
  • You and your blog will be promoted through the Red Carpet Studio Facebook page during the weeks your projects are showcased
  • You will receive a guest designer badge that you may post on your blog
  • Your name, blog address, headshot, and bio will be forever posted on our Celebrities page 
  • During the weeks your projects are posted your information will also be listed along with the new challenges
To Apply:
Email Ashley at with the following information:
  • Name and blog address
  • Brief bio - tell us a little about yourself!
  • Design team you would like to guest design for (layout or card)
  • Design team experience (not required to be chosen as a guest designer)
  • Three photos of your work; please choose projects that are relevant to the team you are applying for - i.e. if you are applying for the layout design team please include photos of three layouts you have created
Applications will be accepted through December 20th and chosen applicants will be notified by email no later than December 27th.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I mustache you a ?

Everyone know that 'staches are the big thing right now.  Quincie made it popular with her hand person (Mr. Meatloaf) that a mustache.  After she made him, you saw those 'staches everywhere. 

I did this layout for Lasting Memories ( to use stamps) and Another freaking scrappy challenge (sketch). 

RCS # 12 ~ Famous Pets

It is the layout's team week at Red Carpet Studio,  so this week challenge is inspired by famous pet movies.  I really have no clue what my favorite pet movie is but I do love some of those supporting roles the animals play.  Like in Christmas Vacation, where the squirrel is in the tree and Snot chases him around the house.

But as everyone knows that follow my blog, I have several famous (to me) pets in the house.  I decided to do a layout with Sebastian. 

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Stamp-n-Doodle! The winner will receive two digital stamps of their choice.

Along with the randomly chosen winner of this week's challenge, the layout design team will also be taking a look at ALL of the layouts and voting on their top three "spotlight"submissions.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sketch with color

Here is a brand new blog, Sketch with color.  I've just finished the second challenge with is the sketch with a Halloween theme to it.  I still had the pictures of the no so haunted hayride that we went on.  I really enjoyed doing this layout since I love Halloween so very much.

Hello Kitty

This is for this week's sketch at Let's Get Sketchy

I found this really cool Hello Kitty paper and embellishments at Micheal's the other day.  I had to get it since everyone loves Hello Kitty.  It goes perfect with my kitty except Sebastian is a boy.  But I don't think he really cares as long as he gets his treats.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sketch~N~Scrap DT Call

I just applied for Sketch~N~Scrap Design Team.  I really do love sketch challenges and I miss it not being on Twisted Sketches anymore.  So cross your fingers.

Here is the sketch that I had to use.

Here is a few random pictures of the goofy cat.  I joke around that I am going to change his name to "What The Hell, Cat"  Because he always runs around high on catnip.  He like to try to trip us too. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy Hop

Let's Get Sketchy is having their first Fall Blog Hop.  There are many ways to win.  One is to use the color palette for a project.

I remember that many years ago I bought the Friendly Forest Collections form Michaels.  That was perfect.  I used one of the goofy pictures of the cat for the layout.  He is sitting on my scrapbooking chair.  He sits there more than me.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Turkey Toe Blog Hop

Welcome to the Turkey Toe Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Red Carpet Studio have teamed up to share with you all sorts of turkey-themed projects to help you get ready for Thanksgiving!

 If you've come from Robin's blog, you're in the right place. 

For today's hop, I made...

A Turkey Box

I painted the to of my turkey box with Luminarte Twinklings H20.  I used a gold, red and orange and blended them together.  I used fall pattern paper for around the box.  The turkey was cut from the create a critter cricut cartridge, of course I had to use my stickles to embellish him.  I also painted the ric rac, wooden letters and crochet flower with a brown twinkling.  I just looked in my stash of goodies to decorate the rest of the lid of the box.  

Follow my blog and one of my lucky followers will win this box.  It's perfect for name cards so everyone in your big family will know where to sit.  :)

Good Luck and have fun hopping!!
We also have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate

$15 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

Prize Package from Scrappin' Fab Pam

Participants have through Sunday evening to hop. The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday November 13th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!
Your next stop is Eileen's blog. Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Time for a walk

Here my crazy daughter decided to take the cat for a walk.  They did not go very far, Sebastian just wanted to go back into the house.

This is for the sketch challenge at Paper Secrets

DT- Lift Off

I'm sad that I am no long the guest DT at Lasting Memories.  I had a blast with my crazy layouts.  You girls have to tell me when it is time for a DT call. 

Here is Quincie and her baby.  She love Sebastian so very much.  He loves her right back.  I can't believe we had him for almost 2 1/2 months already.

I had lifted Toni's layout.  I hope you love it, Toni!!!!

Out of it

I think Sebastian is so adorable when he sleeps.  So sweet and innocent.  He is really a good cat, he loves to be petted all day long.

This layout is for Sketches With A Twist, the twist is to use stamping.  I stamped small flowers on the top and put pearls in the center.

For Scrap Our Stash I had to use pieces of torn paper.

RCS #10 - Clean and Simple

Our challenge this week at Red Carpet Studio is a layout challenge - create a CAS-style layout. CAS stands for Clean and Simple, meaning not a lot of details, embellishments, etc.

It was hard for me to do a CAS layout, I need enough embellishment to cover most of the page.

Quincie's goofy cat like to lean up again the walls and door.  He really looks like an idiot, but we still love him.

Our fabulous sponsor this week is The Paper Parade! They will be providing the winner with a $25 gift certificate.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Monster Mash

I work with the sketch over at Stuck On Us Sketches.  Here is what this week's sketch looks like.

So, I stayed with the Halloween theme when I did my layout.  This is from the haunted hayride we went on.  It really was not scary at all except for the disco dancing clowns.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My little gliders

It's team A's turn at Child's Play Challenges.  And our challenge is My Little Pony.  For some strange reason my 11 yr old daughter is totally in those toys again.  Thanks Hot Topics for the shirts.

 My Little Pony Jewelled Ponies

I thought it would be funny to do a My little gliders page since they are one of the littlest animals in this house.  It has also be a while since I did a page with Edgar and Penelope.  I've been doing alot of cats layouts.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Shelling out

 If you are here for the ABC Ransom Blog Hop click here.

It's my last week at the guest design team member at Lasting Memories.  I really enjoyed myself this past month and I hope the other girls loved having me. :)  This week's challenge is Shelling Out, either a beach theme or a Halloween theme(shelling out candy).  I choose the Halloween theme because it is my favorite holiday and I love all the cool scrapbooking paper out there.

Our not so little Sebastian has been with us for two months now.  We adopted him from the rescue shelter that my daughter and I volunteer at.  I feel sorry for Sebastian because we bought three different superhero costumes, fairy wings and a princess hat.  But he really likes wearing these costumes.  Here he is being the Hulk.  Sebastian looks like he is ready for some action.

Red Carpet Studio's ABC Ransom Blog Hop

Welcome to the ABC Ransom Blog Hop, 
hosted by Red Carpet Studio!

If you've come from Tonya 's blog, you're in the right place.
The Red Carpet Studio designers thought it would be fun to host a mystery blog hop while showcasing projects that can be made using all those leftover letters in your stash - hence where the "ransom" comes in. Ransom notes play a huge role in mystery/suspense films, and are often created out of random letters cut from magazines, newspapers, etc. in order to disguise handwriting. 

While we won't be doing any kidnapping or holding anybody ransom today - we do have some creative projects to share with you!

For my project using leftover letters in my stash, I created...


I actually used four different kinds of letters on this layout.  The word "batkitty" is a combo of two different packs of wooden letters from Pink Paislee that I painted with Luminarte Twinklings H20.

We're also holding some blog candy ransom! However, the blog candy is hidden, and only certain stops of the hop are hiding it. The only way you can win is if you comment on those blogs! Now, we're not going to tell you whose blogs those are (that would be too easy) but we will tell you what the prizes are!
$20 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
$10 Gift Certificate

There will be three winners. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting so we can contact you if you win. You have until next Saturday, November 3rd, to hop and comment. Winners will be announced with the start of our next layout challenge on Sunday November 4th at Red Carpet Studio.

And don't forget to check out this week's challenge at Red Carpet Studio! Our challenge this week is inspired by "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and the challenge is to create any fall or Halloween card.

Your next stop is Stacey's blog.

P.S. My letters are...N
If you can put all the letters together from each stop of the hop (they're in order), you have a chance to win a mystery prize! Once you've figured out our hidden message, email it to The mystery prize winner will be announced with the other winners on Sunday November 4th. HINT: The message is a clue as to what our next layout challenge will be. :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Double Take

Here is my third week of being the guest dt at Lasting Memories.  This weeks challenge is the "double take".  Just have to have two of something in your layout.

Well, I have two of something, two fat ass animals.  LOL!!!  Edgar the sugar glider and Chubby the hamster.  Yes, I had to do this because it is just too funny to pass up these pictures.  Since I've taken these pictures, Edgar's ass has gotten bigger and Chubby has stayed the same.  Too much coconut treats for Edgar.

RCS # 8 - The Ring

The scary movies continue at Red Carpet Studio, the layout team theme this week is "The Ring".  We want to see those polka dots and circles.  Any size, any color.

I decided to use two title circles in my layout and lots of bling and brads.

This week's random winner will receive 5 digis of your choice from QKR Stampede.  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Out of the Hat

Look at the picture below,  I had to use four of the items in this weeks Guest Design Team challenge at Lasting Memories.

For this crazy layout I did, I used Brads, Ribbon, Colors(orange), and Words/Phrases.  What are you going to pull out of the hat????

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Eat your veggies!!

On our summer vacation, my family went to the Maryland Science Center.  In the "How the body works" room, there was a veggie statue.  Yes, my daughter and husband had to take crazy pictures with it.  I would of too but then they don't take any pictures of me.

I used the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for this layout.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

It's Team A's turn over Child's Play Challenges.  We have the classic movie "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown".  I really never was much of a Chuck Brown fan but I did like Snoopy because he was a beagle.

Quincie and her friends wanted to t.p. a house one Halloween. The neighbor said it was ok as long as they cleaned up the mess.  Her, her two girlfriends and his son had so much fun with the four rolls of toilet paper I gave them.  It sure was a night to remember.