Sunday, October 28, 2012

Disney Blog Hop!

Welcome to the First Annual Blog Hop for...
  Rett Syndrome Awareness
  Your first stop should have been at Robin Lane's Blog, if you did not start there please go back to the beginning...
  What is Rett Syndrome? Rett Syndrome is a devastating neurologic developmental disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls. It is usually caused by a mutation of the MECP2 gene on the X chromosome. Rett Syndrome is found in all racial and ethnic groups throughout the world, and in every socioeconomic class. Rett Syndrome affects 1 in 15,000 female births. 

Early developmental milestones appear normal, but between 6-18 months of age, there is a delay or regression in development, particularly affecting speech, hand skills and coordination. A hallmark of Rett Syndrome is the repetitive hand movements that may include seizures, irregular breathing, swallowing difficulties, and curvature of the spine. Many individuals with Rett Syndrome live well into adulthood.
There is currently no cure.
For this hop I finally dug into my Disneyland pictures from last year. I used a sketch from as my inspiration!

  1. Robin L. - 
  2. Sarah Walker Woodring -
  3. Amber Leeson Curtis - <<<---------YOU ARE HERE!
  4. Suzanne Roseberry -
  5. L. B. -
  6. Robin Carroll - 
  7. Blog Candy -

We will have two lucky winners from this weekends blog hop. You must be a follower of... and leave a comment on each of the blogs to be entered to win one of the prizes.
 Prize One is a Disney Princess Scrapbook Kit, and a few Goodies from the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, a bracelet, a pen, and a car magnet. Prize Two is a Disney Theme Park Scrapbook Kit, and a few Goodies from the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, a bracelet, a pen, and a car magnet. Along with the prizes Robin will be making two $5 donations to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation in each of the winners names in honor of her Daughter.
Hop on over to Suzanne Roseberry's blog to see the next creation! Thanks for bringing awareness to this illness.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Paper Issues

I love playing along at Paper Issues.  I was excited to see my creation featured on their blog today!  Head over and check 'em out.  They have issues ya know ;)

Paper Issues Blog Design

HIMCR #69 - Thankful

This weeks challenge at Hiding in my Craft Room is to create something with the theme of Thankful or Thanksgiving.  I decided to dig through my ever growing pile of photos and found these taken at Thanksgiving in 2006.  My mom is gone now so putting this memory to paper is bittersweet.  This week we were honored to be given a digital stamp from Creative Bug on the Loose.  The little girl is so darling!  Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Pink & Orange Floral paper from Recollections, polka dot paper from The Girls Paperie by Advantus, misc. ribbon, letters and tag cut from Art Philosophy by Close to My Heart, letters stamped with Slate ink from Close to My Heart and Technique Tuesday stamp, digital stamp from Creative Bug on the Loose colored with Close to my Heart watercolor pencils.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thoughts of You

My friend's much loved aunt passed away yesterday so I created this card to send to her.  I used a sketch from Card Positioning Systems - they are saying their final goodbyes as well this week.  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Making your weekend scrappy plans?

Follow along with a Disney Blog Hop for Rett Syndrome Awareness.  Join me this weekend to learn more about this disease and see some great scrappy inspiration!

Playing along with Paper Issues

The challenge over at Paper Issues is centered around the theme "Believe in yourself" honoring Breast Cancer awareness.  My mom passed 2 years ago from breast cancer so this is near and dear to my heart.  Here is the card I created.  I started with a specific design in mind but it kinda morphed on its own into this:

I used a tag from Pink Paislee Snow Days cut in half, a chipboard sticker from Fancy Pants, jewels from Bo Bunny, starburst stickers and text sticker from Cosmo Cricket and ink from VersaMagic.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

HIMCR #68 - Die Cuts

Its time for another Saturday challenge at Hiding in my Craft Room!  This week your challenge is to use die cuts.  Jump over to Laurie's blog to see the full challenge and submit your entry for her sweet prize!  Here is the creation I made.  I used my Cricut to cut out the cupcake and banner from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge.  I LOVE this cartridge and use it constantly.  It is the reason I bought a Cricut again!!  I added some stickles and created the swirls to look like frosting.  The stamps are also from Close to My Heart.  (sorry for the poor lighting, I am still working on finding the best photo spot at my new house!)

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #154

This one was a bit of challenge for me to find colors that I had in my stash that would work for the colors they give for the challenge.  I love it though!  Thanks for looking!

Ink - Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate and Not Quite Navy, CTMH - Slate, DewDrop Ink - Eggplant and Hint of Pesto
Washi Tape
Bo Bunny jewel

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Do you Play?

Play at The Play Date Cafe?  If not then you should!!  They are celebrating their 3 year anniversary with 5 days of fun.  Head on over and play along.  I know I will be!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

It's Super Scraps Saturday at Hiding in My Craft Room!

Usually I have tons of scraps laying around but having moved this past summer and having my scrappy stuff in storage for 4 months I don't have as many as I would like.  However I did have some wings that I cut for an album I never completed and they were perfect to go with this picture my son brought home from school at the end of the year.

The background paper is Reminisce from Michael's and the ephemera are bits and pieces from things that have been sitting in my stash For-e-ver! The frame is Heidi Swapp, the sticker letters are Jillibean Soup, chipboard stickers are Bo Bunny, rubons are American Crafts and the journal spot is Jenni Bowlin.  The metal word 'Inspire' is unknown.  It was nice to pull them out and use some of them!  Be sure to visit Hiding in My Craft Room to link up your creation using scraps for HIMCR #67!  Your entry earns you a chance at the sweet prize Laurie has for this month's challenges!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Today I used products from the Close to My Heart Avonlea Scrapbook Kit.  I really love the soft tones in these papers and coordinating fabric stickers.  It helps the layout come together smoothly and easily to have coordinating products.  They were perfect to take to a little scrappy get together at a friends house without having to haul a whole bunch of products!  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

My first HIMCR post!

Hey all!  I am so excited to design for Laurie of Hiding in my Craft Room!  Our first challenge as a new design team (HIMCR #66) is to use black, orange and purple.  Here is a calendar card I created for the month of October.  I need to get better about remembering people's birthdays so I'm making a calendar of sorts to keep track.  Thanks for looking! Be sure to head over to the Hiding in my Craft Room site to see all the great inspiration from the rest of the team!

Supplies:  background paper - Stampin Up
Rubons - candelabra - Michaels
October - Bohemia (MME)
ribbon - scrap
staples - Making Memories in copper
heart and word stickers - Heidi Grace