Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tamia's Album

I am making my youngest stepdaughter, Tamia, an 8x8 album of my son Gavin. It is very hard on my but I am doing it for her. Here are the pages I have done so far.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Who knew a couch could be so pretty

I was inspired by the sketch over at Let's Capture These Sketches to do this lo. One of the prompts is to use 3 items starting with the letter B. I just blue birds, blue paper and Aidan has on a blue shirt oh and blue flowers

Who knew that a handsome boy could make a couch look so pretty?!? This is Aidan on my friend Hope's couch. He fell asleep after killing zombies for a couple hours. I think he is the perfect accessory to her couch!!!
I used the Chloe's Closet line from Making Memories. I love how the page turned out!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Life

Prompted by the new song at Scrap It With a Song I created this lo featuring my new boys. These pics are from my phone and are over a year old. Not a day or minute goes by without me thinking of Gavin and missing him. Any picture of him is so precious now. I love being able to see that sweet face, even if it is frozen in time.

The journaling says: There is no measure for my love of you both.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Guy

I did a couple of layouts featuring my pretty boy Aidan.
The first is based on the promt at Scrap It With A Song, which was based on the song "My Guy".

This lo features the MME Abbey Road papers. He thinks he is a speed demon!!
Did you scrap this weekend? Link me up!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I scrapped

I fell in love with these adorable embellies from Imaginisce from the Live Loud collection. I didn't get any of the paper, but I got all the embellies lol.

Here is a lo I made using them:

I did this lo of my neice using the What a Hoot, Penny Lane line from MME.

Monday, October 25, 2010

I have issues, do you?

Some dear friends have created a new challenge blog called Paper Issues. They have posted their new challenge, here is my entry.

So go and follow and show us your creations!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Have You Heard???

Have you heard about this awesome company called Thirty-One? Their motto is "products with a purpose"

I am in love with their Purse + Skirts!!! Here is how it works, you buy the basic bag in black or brown and then you purchase all these adorable skirts,  it is like getting a whole new purse without changing all your stuff out!!
Here is the skirt purse in Floral Fanfare don't you just love it?!?

Thirty-One offers all kinds of stuff from purses to apron's to organization and even stationary!!!

This month when you spend $31 you get the Organizing Utility Tote for only $5!!!
 That is an incredible deal!!
Oh and just out is the holiday gift guide with a ruffled purse skirt and new holiday patterns!!! Are you super interested?
go here  Thirty-One

Click on  the line "Loraine Sizemore" and shop now. You can shop both the regular catalog and the holiday catalog.
Here is a link to the holiday catalog Winter Gift Guide

Here is a peek at what is in that Gift Guide

So head on over and place an order today!! It is a great chance to get some personalized Christmas gifts taken care of!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Not A Scrappy Weekend

Well I didn't get one scrappy thing accomplished this weekend. I did find some super cute stuff.

Check out this awesome embroidery pattern  that I found over at http://www.myowlbarn.com/2010/10/owl-love-you-embroidery-pattern.html   I would love to embroider this and put it in my bedroom.

And look at this adorable pumpkin, can you guess what it is made of?

Go here http://thefrugalgirls.com/2010/09/oh-so-cute-toilet-paper-pumpkin-craft-2.html
to get all the info on how to make this adorable pumpkin!

Oh and one last crafty item,
Head on over to http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/toilet-paper-tube-halloween-creatures-128396?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+apartmenttherapy%2Fohdeedoh+%28Ohdeedoh%29   to see how to make these awesome guys from toilet paper rolls!! I love the owl and they also remind me of Where the Wild Things Are!!

One last thing, Studio Calico is having an awesome giveaway that I didn't find out about until today. Go here http://studiocalico.typepad.com/studio_calico/2010/10/welcome-to-the-new-studio-calico-blog.html and leave a comment saying I (Loraine scrapadikt) sent you and give us both a chance to win some awesome prizes!!!

Did you get any scrappin done this weekend? Find any awesome craft ideas? Link them up!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fallin for Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year!! College football, long sleeve tshirts, hoodies, bonfires... I love it all!!!
Here are the last two lo's I did for the October Afternoon manu challenge over at Scrapgal.com. They also worked for the back to school sketch athon over at http://sketchesforyou.ning.com/

This lo features my super adorable son Aidan. I was trying to take a pic on his first day of school and he kept making these silly faces.

This pic is from my wedding day. It is one of my absolute favs from that day. I love the huge grins.

Check out this awesome Echo Park Giveaway on Cherie's blog http://sketchesforyou.blogspot.com/  How cute is that Halloween set???
What do you love about Fall?

Friday, September 24, 2010

October Afternoon Love

 The manu of the month over at ScrapGal.com is October Afternoon, so using papers by them and sketches at Creative Scrappers and Sketabilities I made these layouts:

I love this lo of my son Aidan and our dog H. It is based on the sketch at http://creativescrappers.blogspot.com/

 This lo is of my niece at the county fair. I used the sketch at http://sketchabilities.blogspot.com/2010/09/designer-reveal-and-sketch-30.html

I was inspired by my (gassy) son to do this lo

Pull out your October Afternoon and share your creations over at scrapgal.com

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Scrappy Weekend

Scrapgal.com had the Fall Haul crop this weekend and I got lots of scrappin done. Ofcourse I used sketches too!!

This zoo lo was inspired by the 9.16 sketch challenge at http://www.sketchythursdays.blogspot.com/

This lo featuring my oldest step daughter was inspired by the sketch over at Creative Scrappers, http://creativescrappers.blogspot.com/2010/09/sketch-121.html

I also used a sketch from at this months pagemaps.com to make this lo.

It has taken me months to find Dr. Seuss stuff for a page of Aidan in his Dr. Seuss hat. Here is the lo

And finally here is the Halloween door hanging I made.

I think it was a really productive weekend. What did you get done?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sketchy Sketchy

I have already raved about how much I love sketches, I have been scrappin my heart out using sketches for some inspo. Here are a couple of lo's I have done.

Another Zoo lo using the ScrapFit Workout 27

I love the sketch of the month for Sweet Peach Crop (http://www.sweetpeachcropshop.com/blog) It also works for the Sunday Sept. 5 challenge at http://thestudiochallenges.blogspot.com/2010/09/sunday-challenge.html

Have you been using sketches lately? Link me up!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

SEI Love

When I began scrapbooking, about 7 years ago, SEI was the first company I fell in love with. They are also the first kit club I ever joined I loved everything about them. The papers were perfect weight, lots of embellies, price was awesome not to mention the excellent designs. They have had a design team call the past two weeks and I got my entry in just under the wire. It would be so awesome to have free product and know about new designs before anyone else!! I won't hold my breathe though, but a girl can dream. :)
Here are some lo's I did with SEI papers. I am inspired by them again and know just what pic and papers I am going to use on my next lo!

Do you have mad SEI love? Tell me some of your fav lines and link me up to your SEI lo's!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Drowning in paper

I had such big plans for my Labor Day weekend. I was gonna scrap everyday and spend most of Monday scrapping. Well, at first things went according to plan, then Monday at about 10 am I went outside to check on our boxer, H. As I was backing away from him I fell in a hole he had dug. I twisted my ankle, took about 6 layers of skin off my palm and suffered some other scrapes and bruises. Needless to say I didn't get any scraping done after that. Yesterday I was finally able to hold my scissors without my hand hurting super bad.

Here are the lo's I completed. I have been trying to scrap our zoo trip in April.
To get a jump start on these I used sketches.

For this lo I used a sketh at sketchabilities, find it here: http://sketchabilities.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-30-design-team-reveal-23.html

I used the current sketch at Ally Scraps for this one. Find it here: http://allyscrapsblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/september-sketch-contest.html

For this one I used the current sketch at Scrapbook Sussies. Check it out here: http://scrapbooksussies.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-sketch-challenge.html

I have paper everywhere right now. I am almost over doing Zoo themed pages. I might have one more left in me. Stay tuned!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Prima Time

Over at www.scrapgal.com the manu for the month of August is Prima. I know there are some huge Prima fans out there, so head on over and share your creations for a chance to win a prize!!

Here are two lo's I created using Prima.
One uses the Mommy & Me line and the other uses the Umbrella Collection.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Busy Busy

I was looking around for some inspo last night and today and came up with several things.

I found two sketches over at sketchythursdays.blogspot.com that I really liked. Here is my take on sketch 7.8

This lo also works as an entry into scrapgal.com manu of the month. This lo uses KI Memories Juicy Summer line. Gotta love a BOGO!

I plan on working on their new sketch tonight or tomorrow. I love me some sketches!!

Another awesome find was sweetpeachcropshop.com/blog
They have an awesome sketch up right now that I plan to use. They also have a Try it Thursday contest and last weeks got extended. It was to use glimmer mist on your los. I have two that I have done but can only show one right now as the other is super secret. :)
Here it is:

I just love that photo.

All the CHA sneak peeks have been coming in. I love seeing all the new stuff but am not excited by as many lines as I have been in the past.

Where do you go for inspo?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

KI love

It has been a busy couple of weeks for me. My husband, son Aidan, and I went on a mini vaca to Savannah GA and to Tybee Island. We had a great time!! It was all too short but well worth it. We are already plannng our next trip.

Over at scrapgal.com the manu of the month is KI Memories. I have a ton of their stuff. Here is the first lo I created with KI and I used the sketch from sketchabilities.com.

Here are a couple more lo's I have I have done in the past couple of weeks.

I created this based on a lo from Creating Keepsakes. I used the Making Memories Passport line.

This one is using Bo bunny, I sure love them!

Head on over to scrapgal.com and share your KI creations, you just might win something!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Peacock Love

I love using sketches!!! They help me get started when I have nothing in mind for my lo. Bo Bunny put up a sketch contest on Friday. This worked out for me since Bo Bunny is also the Manu of the month over at Scrapgal.com. I love when one lo works for two entries!!! I used the new Peacock Lane collection. I love the purple and turqoise!! My sister took my neice down to the river last weekend, thankfully she had on a purple swimsuit so the pics worked well with the Peacock Lane.

Come on over to scrapgal.com and show us your Bo Bunny lo's for a chance to win a prize!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Just days after my last post my family suffered a terrible tragedy. My beautiful son Gavin has gone to be with Jesus. The loss of a child is the most difficult and near unbearable thing. I am thankful that I am a scrapbooker and have all of these wonderful memories and pictures of Gavin. It took a month for me to be able to scrapbook again. I was inspired by a picture and paper from the MME Love Me Do line and a sketch from MME. Below is my lo and I could not be more pleased with the result.

The journaling reads:
You had been home sick for almost a week when I took this picture. We had read books and had lots of snuggle time. I grabbed the camera to capture this moment because you had come to me and said "You're my best friend!" It was the sweetest thing. I had no idea it would be the last photo of you. There is no doubt in my mind that you know I love you with all my heart. I know that my love floats up to you in heaven and I feel your love floating down to me. Mommy loves you, always.

I hope you find some inspiration from my lo.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Scrap Whispers & ScrapFit

This week I created a lo that worked for a couple of challenges.
The challenge over at http://scrapwhispers.blogspot.com was about Change. The challenge was to change something about your lo. On the below lo I changed the photo corners by covering them. Over at http://scrapfit.blogspot.com the challenge was to use your stash. The papers and embellies I used are from Heidi Grace and I have had them for a while.
I love how this lo turned out!!!

Scrapfit also has a miniwork out where you make a car from your scraps. Here is my card