guess who

made featured member?

Before I spill it, if you're here for the blog hop, go to the post before this one.

Now back to my news: yep...that would be ME! Yay! I am sooo very excited to have been asked by Janet & Debbi!I have been on pins and needles wanting to spill the beans. LOL. I NEEDED some happy email! I have another toot to share, but that will have to wait until March!

SO this is CCG# 181

supplies used: Lily bee designs: paper, die cut, rub ons. prima: lace, flowers, mask, packaging for flowers. Chipbaord: buzz and bloom. paint: delta, tattered angels

I may play along again, these colors inspired me so much!
please go on over to the site and play along!

Friends, Love,&&&& Faith...It's a HOP!

 Welcome to Paper Tree House Studio's Friends, Love, and Faith Blog Hop, I am SOO glad that you're here!

 Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. If you are hopping with us, you should have hopped over from Sueli Pinheiro's blog. If you happened to just come across this post and you want to join in on the fun, make sure you jump over to the beginning so that you do not miss out: Paper Tree House Studio. We have lots of amazing ladies to visit, and I wouldn't want you to miss out on anything!

I wanted to do a bilingual post so that way our spanish speaking friends won't be left out here!

Bienvenidos a la Rayuela Amigos, Amor, y Fe de Paper Tree House Studio. Hoy estamos unidas con fuerza en el internet--demostrando nuestra fe y dándole gloria a Dios. Unidas estamos como diseñadoras Cristianas y dueñas de blogs para dar a reluccir nuestra fé a todos los que nos visiten. Si estás saltando con nosotras hoy, debes estar llegando aquí de el blog de Sueli. Si apenas acabas de encontrar esta página y deseas saltar con nosotras debes ir al principio de la rayuela que se encuentra en Paper Tree House Studio.

Here is the blog order:

1. Paper Tree House

2. Nana Campana

3. Wendy Swenn

4. Ledia Rivera

5. K Andrew

6. Noel Culbertson

7. Monique Fox

8. RuthTacoma

9.Corinne Stevens

10. Angela Lenssen

11. Nancy

12. Julie Overby

13. Rachelle

14. Kari Sanchez

15. Jennifer Evans

16. Dolores Cancel

17. Natalie Strand

18. Christel Bonner

19. Iris Babao Uy

20. Jackie Weeks

21. Carol Dunn-Hale

22. Sueli Pinheiro

23. Arlene Camacho <------hey! I know that name!!!

24 Jessie Czelusniak

25. Carolyn de Freitas

We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:

Estamos celebrando el tema de la fé y estamos feliz de poder compartir contigo nuestros proyectos basados en este verso:

"...those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." (Isaiah 40:31)

"...pero los que confían en el Señor, renovarán sus fuerzas; volarán como las águilas: correrán y no se fatigarán, caminarán y no se cansarán." (Isaías 40:31)

this is my oldest daughter with my little neice. can you tell she's adored and totally loving the attention?

First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors! There are lots of awesome and generous prizes waititng to be won!
Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today's event.

Primero, le queremos dar las gracias a nuestros co-auspiciadores generosos.
Premios? Oh, Sí! Van a ver 3 ganadoras bendecidas por varios grandes premios al finalizarse el evento.

To enter, simply hop through the blogs and take note of all of the participating DT members of Paper Tree House Studio, and make sure to jot down the "blessed words" they will have in their post, and leave a comment on their posts. Once you gather all of the words, you will have another special Scripture to inspire you to create while leaving His legacy. Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop and the completed Scripture. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, February 28, 2011 at 12 noon, EST and seven winners will be randomly chosen to win.

Para poder calificar, simplemente sigue el ritmo de la rayuela saltando de blog en blog siguiendo el orden descrito en cada blog. Mientras salta toma nota de las muchachas del equipo de diseño y escribe las "blessed words" que te van a dar conjunto a su nombre. Debes dejar un comentario en su blog y luego envíar un e-mail a con todas las "blessed words" que recogiste. Entonces notarás que vas a tener otro versículo que te inspirará. Realmente es fácil. Todos los e-mails deben ser recibidos para el Lunes, 28 de febrero de 2011 a las 12 del mediodía EST. De estos e-mail se escogerán 7 ganadores.

These are the prizes: (YAY!)
One Cricut Gypsy from Paper Tree House Studio
One Bind-it-All from Zutter
One baggy of goodies from Create 365
One baggy of goodies from Papperie
One baggy of goodies from Paper Trunk
One year subscription to Scrapbook News and Review
One $15 gift card to Memorable Seasons so that you can purchase your favorite goodies!!

In addition, many of our participating bloggers will have amazing blog candy and RAKS available for one of their blessed visitors by simply leaving a comment and becoming a follower on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let's get to the Hop!

En adición, muchos de nuestras participantes van a tener RAKS y regalitos disponibles para bendecir a las que participen en la Rayuela. Para calificar para esos regalitos, lo único que tienes que hacer es dejárles un mensaje y ser seguidoras de sus blogs. Tienes mas de 20 oportunidades de ganar en esta Rayuela!

The next stop on this blog hop is Jessie Czelusniak
Don't forget to look for the blessed words so that you can win BIG and follow our blog!
No te olvides de buscar los "blessed words" para que puedas ganar en grande y sigue nuestro blog !

And the blessed words you'll find here......

"Proverbs 3:5-6"

Have Fun!


a Love-ly banner

Hi there!

Here I am to show you a quick an easy project I made for ScrapGal.

I've decided to do something new to me, a banner! How exciting, right?

Here's the full view:

and some close ups:

This banner was so simple to put together. I used scraps from my Feb. Kit containing Graphic 45 "Le Romantique" Papers, frames, tags, and trim.  To make the patterns I fussy cut stand out, I added some glossy accents.
Now I used these tags that came with my kit

then punched the end and inked them after distressing them a bit. I added a pretty ribbon by May Arts that I already had in my stash to tie on top.

 I used this cute little mini book to use as a frame for the letters I cut out using my Cricut.
I cut out scraps to fit the mini book, added eyelets to string the tags together, and that's it! I was always afraid to try to make a banner thinking they were more complicated to make. I was pleasantly surprised and hope to make some more.

Supply List:
Patterned Paper, lace trim: Graphic 45
Ribbon: May Arts
Journaling card: Jenni Bowlin
Flower: Prima
Eyelets: We R memory Keepers

Hope you've been inspired to try something you haven't tried yet. Until next time!


The 6 PM Challenge....come one, come all!!!!

wow, 3 posts in one day....

popping in quickly to post the 6 PM challenge!

I like easy challenges, and this one will be using a specific type of photo,

Use a lovey-dovey photo, can include hugs, a kiss, can even be funny (like mine)!
Include some bling in it!

I was inspired to use CCG's latest color challenge! (not required for the scrapgal challenge, but I wanted to give them credit for the color scheme I used on my layout. totally approriate for a lovey dovey layout, don't you think?)

the 4 PM challenge is up....

over at the crop,
 and it's a 1,2,3 challenge!!!

use one heart,
two photos,
at least three patterned papers OR embellies.

easy peasy, right?

here's my layout:

head on over to the message board for more details!!! see ya there :)

Scrap Gal **** Crop your heart out*** is in full swing!!!!

Hi everyone!!! Just wanted to let ya'll know that the crop is in full swing, there are wonderful games being posted, challenges, and prizes to be won!!!
 Come and play along if you can!!!


Have you hugged someone today?

Little lady

hey you!

Can I just tell you that yesterday was a crazy day? Because it most definately was! I'm not complaining, though. Busy days while being tiresome, are great days. I go to sleep a whole lot earlier than usual. :D

Today I wanted to pop in and show you another layout I created for ScrapGal!

I got my kit and was just floored at the beautiful stuff I got. I am so thrilled to be a part of the team there and honored.

Last month creating went fairly quickly for hnads were in crafting heaven. Gotta love when that happens, right?

so without further ado!

Supplies used: Paper, envelope, chipboard, lace, tag: Graphic 45, letter stickers: my little shoebox, punch: fiskars, glossy accents, ink: ranger

Head on over to the MB and join in on the challenges there!!!

To be loved...a challenge

Monday has arrived with a new challenge over at My Paper Tree House!

The challenge? What does it mean to be Loved?

I used Nana's sketch for my layout and the lyrics to Francesca Battitstelli's Beautiful, Beautiful.

ready to see the layout?

Here it is:
supplies used: papers, die cuts: Lily bee, flowers, bling: prima, lace: making memories, chip alpha: buzz and bloom, paint: making memories & tattered angels, punch: fiskars, pen: sakura

ready for some close ups?

I traced out the die cut with some extra room on the dotted paper so you can see hints of the polka dots underneath
Here I wanted to accent the flourishes I cut from the paper with a whole sheet of bling. I just cut up to put in different areas. I'm usually very stingy with them on layouts since they can get so pricey, but I couldn't resist!  LOL!!!!
I hope you like my layout, and truly hope that you play along. :) Have a great day! 

Yay! Road Sign + Other Quirky Rings!

OK, so not a ring :) $40NZD

Duck Ring =- Front View - $35NZD

Duck ring - side view - $35NZD

Domino Ring - $32NZD

Eyechart Ring - $30NZD



Have been wanting to do these rings for ages but never had the time - NOW is the time. The bases are sturdy but adjustable and the vintage style road signs are solid brass. Unisex.

I just lost my last old rattie, Audrey, and so it is a very sad day for me :(

Hope you are all great!

Annie x

Scrap Your Heart out!

As posted in the MB:

"Crop your heart out" February 18 & 19th at starting at 9am CST

In a month that's all about love let us join together and celebrate what we really love scrapbooking!

A matrimonious occasion!!! You're invited to ScrapGals "Crop your heart out" crop where you will fall in love with challenges that will inspire you to create and take your scrapbooking to another level!!

So grab your favorite snacks & come over chat with the gals, you know you want to!!!

This crop is being sponsored by QuicKutz! We will be giving away lots of prizes including TWO LetterPress Combo kits! One in the store and one online! You don't want to miss this!!!

*If you you are a local you are welcome to come to the store and join the Gals for a crop in real life!

Feb 18 & 19th- contact the store for details!

Scrap Gal is located on

68 North Main in Cedar City Utah


Bad days.....

Hi, just popping in right quick to show off a layout I am loving. I haven't been scrapping as much lately and well, I took advantage of the tons of snow we've had in the area to lock myself up in my scrappy area and just create.

Ta Da!

supplies used: patterned paper & cardstock: SEI, Chipboard & Fabric(teal): Buzz and Bloom, transparencies (teal dots & white frame): Hambly, Alpha stickers: American Crafts, letters: Cricut/provocraft, Teal paint: Tattered Angels, Punches: fiskars & martha stewart, white paint: Making memories, pens: uinball signo & sakura, Flower: Lily Bee

I used a fabulous sketch from Sketchy Thursday, an awesome color combo (#177 to be exact), and a photo that kinda embarassed teeniest terror...LOL....

Now I know I posted about bad days and well...I decided to scrap about it...using this photo of my baby in tears...because I can empathize at the moment! I've been feeling really down lately and have been just lost in thought about what my next steps will seems like every door I have knocked on has been slammed shut...and takes its toll on self esteem, hampers my creativity, and makes me want to crawl into bed....I just have to keep in mind that while doors close, they do so for a reason! Soon (very soon, I hope!!!) the right one(s) will open up for me and make all of this seem very trivial...maybe something I can look back at and laugh. Here's to hoping!!!

some close ups for you:

here I used the scraps of punched paper to paint before I adhered the butterflies

letters cut out using my alphalicious cart., stuck on and then traced over.

a view of my pretty buzz and bloom border and lily bee flower :)

Hope you like!!! :)
have a fabulous day!

That time of the month again!!!!

LOL...OK, so this title may not be the most appealing!!!

I am always so excited when reveal day comes along, I wrack my brain a whole month ahead thinking of things to scrap about and so forth...get all anxious hoping it is inspiring....especially when I try something new.

So what do I have to show today?

My 1st reveal contains the sketch challenge over at Scrapgal!!!! Yes, I made a sketch (with the hubby's help) out of my layout...wanna see??? tell me what you think, OK?

The DT each got a different line from G45 to work with. I got Le Romantique, and can I tell you all, it was a pleasure to work with? Because it was!!!

I knew I wanted to use these papers for a layout about my son. He's gotten into this stage in which he no longer likes dressing up. I guess I went overboard with him when he was little. :(  Mommy needs to commemorate it now every time he has to dress up. LOL!!!!

I hope you all like my layout, hope you're all staying safe if you're anticipating the snow storm (like we are), and have a great evening! I am off to cook some yummy soup!