Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Orange Inspired LO

Hey guys, here is one of my contributions to this months color challenge: ORANGE....
I used various shades of orange for this. I LOVE mixing pattern paper, especially different companies. Can't wait to see what you all are creating.
Credits: American Craft Thickers, PP by American Crafts, Sassafrass, My Minds Eye, Bazzill CS, Mini Brads unknown, I made the boarder with an OLD Fiskars punch.

Thursday, August 9, 2007


This is my Favorite time of year.

I am so excited to be on this side of the country for Fall. Alaska was beautiful but you had to be on top of things to catch the changing of the colors. Before you knew it it would snow and all the leaves would be gone.

I haven't done many layouts with orange so it will be a nice challenge. I look forward to seeing what you Ladies come up with.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Orange: Defined

Alright guys! It's time for a new color! This month we are going with my FAVORITE...well one of them...ORANGE!!

Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red.

Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite.

Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.

Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design.

Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.

Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.

Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.

Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.

Go the distance with ORANGE. Hope you are inspired! I sure am! Be on the look out for more inspiration soon!


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Love Green

Green is one of my happy colors. It makes me think of spring, fresh smells, early morning sunrise. I just love green!!! Here is a LO of DD playing in the dirt. The main PP is Stemma, as well as the journal card. And my all time favorite KI mini alpha soup!!! I even pulled out the sewing machine for this one (that was fun)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Yeah Green!

Okay so I have to confess I haven't been here for awhile. I didn't even realize we switched colors! I was waiting for the color change but then got caught up with Life.
So I too love green. I don't have many clothes in that color but the pieces I do have I love. I like wearing green eye shadow along with it. I was at the mall the other day and saw an entire store with MAC make up. I have never used that make up but have heard a lot about it. I was over whelmed with the selection of colors. But with little ones in tow I didn't spend much time in there.

*Note to self leave boys at home next trip to the mall!

So here is my layout with green.

What wonderful layouts so far. Can't wait to see more.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

you got the greenlight*

green is so refreshing, and it really caught my eye when matched with black and white, like in the stemma paper used in the layout above.

when i first saw this paper, i knew i wanted to use it for a very special photo. a pretty photo, to go with the pretty paper, i thought. i also knew i wanted to use white cardstock, white type and a black and white photo.

later, i picked up some green bling, and a pack of black and white jumbo expoxy brads. the perfect compliments.

the layout itself had been in my head for weeks! it just so happened that green was the color of choice at the IW blog, that i decided to bring this layout to life. so last night i got to cracking, and here it is, just like i wanted it to be! here are a few other shots.

*title taken from a beyonce song

take care

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Green is my FAV color!!!!!!!! I think i went crazy this summer and bought so many green outfits, which i don't have any pictures in, LOL. But I will share some pics and old layouts.


Right Now..

I blogged that very title a few days ago, so I already had the journaling. I've been loving MM Vintage collection and the 7 Gypsies stickers! Some Basic Grey in here along with black and white doodle bug! Totally in love with Green right now!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Get your Camera and Go

First, if you haven't seen Adrienne's and Ronalyn's layouts below, you need to check those out, just awesome

Okay back to my post

Today is July 09, 2007 at now we are well into the first month of the second part of the year, my question is, Where are you now?

When is the last time you did a layout that just displayed you life right now?

No elaborate photos, no crazy design, just a checkin sheet on you,, NOW.

Are you happy, are things going okay, are things not working out, what's going on with you.

Well, I'm working on mine right now, self portrait and all, why?

because it begins with me, every scrapbook, every note, every post and then everyone else.

Next topic,, PHOTOS, I hope you guys have been taking some beautiful photos since the summer has began, I just went around my apartment getting some ones with some green it, working on my angles, yada, yada, yada, lol

and tomorrow I will check in with the progress of my layout, maybe some journalling, you never know

Think Green.....

Can you believe I scrapped? And this is not my only LO! LOL. I had fun!! Let's all give Toya a nice big pat on the back for coming up with a great idea!

I promise, I can scrap everyday for the rest of my life and never have to buy any supplies. Seriously. I went waaaaaaaaaayyy back with some KI paper, Scenic Route, and some A2Z. I used MM velvet stickers, HS Frames, mailbox stickers, and ghost letters, and 7 Gypsies stickers. I even tried a little machine stitching, which was NOT easy on all that plastic....and don't worry, I did NOT use my good machine lol. My mom made me promise not to sew paper with it! Tee hee!

And a little closeup. As I said, my machine did NOT like the layers of plastic lol. My thread kept breaking lol.

Alright guys, let's get scrapping!!!!!!

Wear It.

Matching dresses from the children's section at Old Navy! Green, it's my girl's favorite color! I can't even begin to count how many shades of green are in her closet!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Green is the color of nature.

It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money.

Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision.
Green suggests stability and endurance. Sometimes green denotes lack of experience; for example, a 'greenhorn' is a novice. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope.

Green, as opposed to red, means safety; it is the color of free passage in road traffic.

Green is directly related to nature, so you can use it to promote 'green' products.

Dull, darker green is commonly associated with money, the financial world, banking, and Wall Street.

Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.
Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.
Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection.
Olive green is the traditional color of peace.

GO GREEN GO!!!! I'm getting excited! LOL

KeyNote: Project GO to Extreme Limits

Is it July as yet?


Okay, how is your summer heating up,, do you have lots of photos already?

Because I do, just Sunday I took 41 shots watching my dsd and dh play softball and everyone one is a keeper, I'm feeling ambitious and I want to scrap all of them.

so my goal is to push my creativity to the limit and do some multiphoto layouts, simple, clean and meaningful

is anyone game?

and because I'm loving my summertime outdoor photos, we are going GREEN, because........well, just cause, lol

Lets have fun, go search your hard drive, pull out those photos, reach for some green cardstock or pattern paper with a little green in it, I want to see some embellishments, fun journalling, some funky titles and lots of happy faces.

and I will post a prize,,, yes,, because I'm feeling a little generous,, more details to follow

Let's GO

Think Green

When I think Green, I think "calm" or "nature". It's just one of those colors that leaves you in the mellowest of moods. It's my daughter's favorite color (oddly, not pink!) As for me, I just long to see green after all the snow has melted! I love working with green, and have done a few layouts with them:One of my favorite layouts in my Hawaii Album, is this "Green Layout". Hawaii is a place of rest and relaxation, green is the perfect color.

And using Doodle Bugs Paper frills and Making Memories Vintage Chipboard Buttons and my new favorite green, Chartreuse by Making Memories! (In fact, this entire paint collection, is YUMMY!)

Coming soon!

Hey guys
Just thought I will let you know that our new color for July is GREEN, I will get the keynote and new banner up as soon as I get some time, this week my family is arriving from Trinidad, so its a little hectic on my end.
However,, if you have some layouts with green or words, or inspirations, feel free to do your thing.
I got a cool layout in mind,,, can you say multi photo layouts, which is the focus for this month,, MISSION: GO TO EXTREME LIMITS,,, get as much done on your layouts as humanly possible

Can you do deal?


Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Ok. Hi Everyone! I'm Denys McFadden. And i have visited and read during the time the color was red. LOL. But i must admit, i've been too busy to post. So here I am, joining in on the fun! This is my goddaughters pre-recital shoot. She has a range of yellows :). Hope u enjoy, i sure had fun shooting this mini diva!

Monday, June 25, 2007

on sale at the market this week...

just beautiful... as soon as i cracked the husk open in the market, and saw this wonderful surprise inside, i was just giddy with excitement. I KNEW I was going to have to capture them, before they went into the pot. I knew they would be perfect for the blog!

there is something about corn on the cob, that brings up so many memories of summertime BBQs. I mean for real, cause at a good ole fashioned BBQ, corn is usually the only veggie there.

I like to cook mine with a little bit of salt and suger in the pot. When they are done, I drain the pot, and then I add more butter and some more salt and sugar, while still in the hot pot. HMMM HMMM GOOD.

I don't see corn on the cob much during the winter months, so its always a treat when the weather is warm!

...and all this to say, don't forget to scrapbook those summertime memories!!! They will be good to have when the winter hits...


Thursday, June 21, 2007

My super late intro and a project to share...


I know I'm quite a bit late in posting an intro, but here I am at last. The fabulous Adrianne and Toya came up with this wonderful Scrapalong idea. What better way to share than to let everyone who wants to participate join in the fun? I think it is wonderful how these two young, creative souls, are always so willing to create ways to let everyone feel included. So thank you both for starting this great new blog!

Now, who am I? My name is Maria. I am the mother of a 10 year old adorable girl who gives meaning to my life. That 10 year old child is also the reason why I started scrapbooking a decade ago. From the minute she was born, I became obsessed with the idea of recording memories in every way possible. I have always loved to journal and take pictures, but the idea of putting it all into scrapbook pages was born when my daughter came into this world. The rest is history.

Scrapbooking has become a part of my every day life. And now I have also been an avid blogger since the Summer of 2005, I have been teaching scrapbooking classes at my LSS since the Fall of 2005 and most recently, in May 2007, I became one of my LSS' creative team members. I also work full time at a law firm as a Paralegal and have a two hour daily commute to work. This may explain why it's taken me this long to get it together so I could post my fist entry into the Scrapalong blog.

So my entry for today will be a layout with some of my favorite subjects...my garden babies, my flowers. I was inspired by the People's magazine ad for their "Most Beautiful People" edition. I just used the concept to feature the "Most Beautiful Flowers." Hope you like it!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Art Card

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


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hey ya'll, my name is elizabeth and i'm *so* sorry that it has taken me this long to drop in and introduce myself.

but rest assure, i've been stopping by and getting all inspired by all the beautiful yellow that has been shown.

so i guess ya'll would like to know a lil bit more about me.

again, my name is elizabeth, i'm married to a fab-boo man who puts up with ALOT...lol. i have two lil bug-a-boos, mikey and bella. i live on the gulfcoast of mississippi and greta and i are the bestest of friends. we are almost done building our dream house and i can't wait to get my new scrappy/crafty room all organized and ready to be worked in.

i have been crafty since i was a lil girl. i couldn't imagine living life without some sort of craftiness in it. i started scrappin' about 7 years ago and have been hooked ever since. i think my favorite part (aside from the tension/stress reliever it provides for me) is the fondling and buying of scrappy goods! i also like to knit (but i only know one stitch ;), cross stitch, sew (again, my skills here are limited), make jewelry bits, paint, draw, the list goes on and on.

i'm also addicted to junkin', thriftin', and antiquin'. i collect childrens vintage books, fabric, and anything else that catches my eye. i love things with birdies and owls on em and love the color blue right now.

i guess that is about it for now or ya'll would get the novel version ;)

i'm really excited to participate in this and can't wait to be inspired.

oh, before i forget, here is my contribution for this week.
my yella-crime fightin'-fella :)

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Friday, June 8, 2007

keepsake idea?

I'm soliciting ideas for a knitted gift that I want to give someone, however I want to give it to them it with a box or something so they can store it once they are done using it for the baby and she is a scrapper so I have to take that into consideration.
any ideas?

Thursday, June 7, 2007

and they call it mellow yellow...

i am really feeling yellow right now. i purchased a yellow bathing suit for my daughter. she wore yellow in her recital; and i am knitting a yellow tank for her. the making memories funky vintage line has some yellow "infused" into it. i totally loved it. i used a sheet of it (6x6) for this layout.

yellow is the kinda of color you don't particulary like all the time. but in the right shade, it can rock your world. like bazzill in pumpkin seed, criss cross texture does. its the best yellow they have put out in my book. my go to yellow. its warm, and not too bright.

and while i am sitting here with my swatch box, here are some other yellows, from bazzill you might like:


take care!

Yellow Card

I just made this yellow birthday card...

I don't use yellow that much so this is a stretch for me.
I think of yellow as just a filler kind of color.
A color that is nice mixed in with some other colors.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Play Tards..wanna?

This is my layout for the red/yellow/black combo.
Not exactly how i envisioned it but win some you lose some.
How appropriate this is about cards with a statement like that huh?

For as long as I can remember I would get up in the morning or from a nap or just because and ask my paw paw to play "tards". I was about 2 when we started playing.
He started me out small with GO FISH, OLD MAID, CRAZY 8's...well you get the picture..by the time I was 5 i was kickin it with the rummy 21. It got to the point where he was bound and determined he was going to beat me..but rarely did...and no he wasn't letting me win. He created a monster. So from then on I was also known as greta the card shark. I miss him dearly
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Monday, June 4, 2007

Even little "wee ones" are inspired

My 7 year old Kayla saw me working on my "yellow" LO and asked if she could do one too. She said she was going to make it special. She put glitter glue on it. LOL. Jaelyn did one for the "RED" but saw the yellow and said she wanted to work on that...humph...

Even the little ones are inspired! lol

Crazy in love for Yellow

Do it to me baby, lol

all day long!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Ummm, yellow!

I took this picture on Friday afternoon. I love it! One thing though...now I want a macro lens!! LOL!

Yellow art work

When i first read this months colour i thought "Oh no, not yellow!!" But then i had a look at my layouts and art that i have done and i surprised myself because i do actually have some yellow to show you....Ok, so they are all different shades of yellow but thats alright - yellow is yellow, right?

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Soft Yellow

My baby S.

Sorry I couldn't help myself

Well ya know with the yellow, red and black combination on my mind lately I couldn't resist this beauty. While surfing my trash sites I came across this. You see I am addicted to celebrity gossip site and books...I'll even go as far as saying I love "trash" tv such as jerry springer, maury "who's my baby daddy" povich and garbage like that. It makes me feel better about my life. Bwhahahah!! So this is part one of my yellow, red and black combo:
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Sorry! I couldn't resist =)

Friday, June 1, 2007

Yellow is going to be hard. For me it more of a soothing color then caution. My baby's room has a lot of yellow and when the sun hits his window the whole room feels warm.
When talking about flowers yellow means friendship, Right? DH thought that and gave me yellow flowers one time and told me that he knew that I knew he loved me but he want to show me we still had that friendship. I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.
I have the picture above on my backdrop for inspiration.


I went shopping for flowers yesterday for my garden and this one was calling my name. Enjoy!

Header Inspiration

True, yellow is one hard color to scrap. I look back at old layouts and I see that I seldom use yellow. Even trying to figure out how I want the banner to look was a challenge all in itself. So here are the 2 runner ups for the title of Blog Header of the Month.

I love the title Toya came up with. "Enigma" is a paradox, a riddle, something hard to comprehend. In many ways similar to the color yellow. The uses of it are really all or nothing. Caution signs are covered in yellow used as preventive measures. But this month I encourage you guys to take yellow and test it to it's limits. Take a look around and see what this color means to you, most importantly how it inspires you. And don't forget to post it here! Enjoy your weekend!

Yellow Defined

Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.
Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Yellow is often associated with food. Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this color. When overused, yellow may have a disturbing effect; it is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms. Yellow is seen before other colors when placed against black; this combination is often used to issue a warning. In heraldry, yellow indicates honor and loyalty. Later the meaning of yellow was connected with cowardice.

Use yellow to evoke pleasant, cheerful feelings. You can choose yellow to promote children's products and items related to leisure. Yellow is very effective for attracting attention, so use it to highlight the most important elements of your design. Men usually perceive yellow as a very lighthearted, 'childish' color. Yellow is an unstable and spontaneous color, so avoid using yellow if you want to suggest stability and safety.

Light yellow tends to disappear into white, so it usually needs a dark color to highlight it. Shades of yellow are visually unappealing because they loose cheerfulness and become dingy.

Dull (dingy) yellow represents caution, decay, sickness, and jealousy.

Light yellow is associated with intellect, freshness, and joy.

Now, go...create, with yellow!

Keynotes: Project Yellow Enigma

Last week I got an email from Adrienne asking me when will we be changing the color theme for the blog..... I thought "already, what's wrong with RED?" LOL

But of course all good things must come to an end, so we can press on and start anew.

So, now we are starting a new journey and this time we are going somewhere that "most" scrappers don't like to venture. "We" are going to step lightly into the Yellow abyss, a color that is so bright, so bold, so "difficult" that its usually the last piece of cardstock you will ever pick to buy or even worse, SCRAP.

"Oh gosh, I hate yellow", "I just can't work with it", "I forgot that color even exist"... you can add your own quote to the list in the comment box, lol.

Ronalyn has blessed us with a new banner which will be up in a few, Adrienne will be gracing us with the meaning of Yellow to get us going and I look forward to everyones take on it, lots of reviews, photos, layouts, just general thoughts, please share.

Last month was so wonderful, so many inspiring layouts, all of which just put a big ole smile on my face everytime I came to this blog, gosh,, this is just a good thing.

So, wipe the slate clean, its time to go to the unknown project Yellow Enigma is now in full effect.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

New COLOR!!!!

So how have you guys enjoyed RED? I know I had a lot of fun with it, but you KNOW it's time to move on! Sometime on tomorrow, the colors will change. I won't tell what it will be, but I'm sure you guys will have a lot of fun with it. So get ready! Tomorrow starts a WHOLE NEW THING!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Taking RED to a whole new level!

Loveing RED so much right now I decided to put it in my hair!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Color combo: BRY

Black, red, yellow



it is what it is.............................HOT!

and so the wheels in my head is spinning again.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

And she scraps!

This has been a good crafty weekend for me, and the best part? Its NOT over! OK, so here is my "Red" LO! I was going to go in a different direction, but Jaelyn changed my mind. She wanted to know how to use eyelets, so she got a lesson! LOL. MY scanner has died....this is probably a good time to get the 12x12 one I've been lusting after lol.

CS: Bazzill Kraft
PP: Basic Grey
MM Textured tape
MM eyelets
Digital brushes from Designer Digitals
Fonts: Suzie's Hand and Journaling Hand

Oh, and I've been scrapping like crazy!!!!

Journaling reads: I had so much fun working on this LO. Jaelyn was scrapping with me and she was going through all my old stuff and pulled out eyelets. WOW. How long has it been since I used thouse? Seeing as how I have three zillion of them, it kinda wouldn't hurt to use a few on this! I didn't realize until this scrapalong started just how much red stuff I have. I mean, I know I like the color, but dang? From my crumpler camera bags, to my GAP RED bag, my suitcase, another red bag I carry and my dress form. I guess red is HOT! I know I like it. Can ya tell?