Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sugar & Spice? - Paper Popsicle Sketch

Here is my layout based on the sketch from Paper Popsicles. Not sure why Maddie's crying - but it makes you wonder about the Sugar & Spice thing! Thanks for looking!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

HEY! 1 little INDIAN Boy made Top 10

Everyday has a Top 10 list - it's on the home page. The 10 gallery items that get the most hits or votes are placed on the list. I made the list!!!!!!

How Cool is This? - Sketchy Thursday Challenge

Wow is - this outside my box or what? The yellow is actually paint - and the black dots are randomly,(I don't do random), placed with a dotriffic pen!
When I showed it to Niko he read the title - and said "Cool". I asked "so you like it" to which he replied "No, it has too much white, you need to put flowers everywhere". He is my best (?) critic.

This will also double for the "Use your stash" challenge.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Another Design Team Rejection!

More Rejected layouts for Pink Sketch Design team. The Indian Boy layout was actually based on a sketch - the other page is actually the first page of a 2 page layout. I worked really hard on the sketch - but apparently it wasn't what they were looking for. I did not do a very good job of sending it - I messed up on the attachments - which probably didn't help any either. Oh well, another learning experience. I think I'm going to give up on the design team idea for now.
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Here is a close up of the thumbprint indians - they even have googlie eyes!

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Got Milk - Cooking it Up With Katie Recipe Challenge


This is my entry for the Cooking it up With Katie Challenge. The Challenge was to use: 1 image, 2 shapes and 3 paper embelishments. This was really a fun challenge.

The picture is Niko and Jonathan at the Berry Farm. No, it's not a real cow!

Thanks for looking
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

PiaNO also works for the Scrap & Stamp Saturday Challenge

This just happend to fit into the Scrap and Stamp Saturday Challenge - it had to be distressed - How distressed does Niko look - oh - they meant the layout. And it has to have at least one stamp. My journaling circle is a stamp - next time - I'll stamp first and then cut out the circle - live and learn!

This is a picture of Niko. The journaling tells how he had his fist recital - he had practiced and was going to do great - but when it was his turn he FREAKED and ended up not performing.

I'll have to do another page titled PiNAno - that's how he says it!

Thanks for looking

99 Cent Target Scrapbook STUFF!


These are the items I bought - there were a lot of cute stickers - and other paper packs of glitter paper. I bought mine at Great Lands Target.
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Friday, September 25, 2009

PiaNO Recital - Scrapsketch Challenge

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HEY! Target has some cool 99 cent scrapbooking stuff

Not in the dollar spot - but actually in the scrapbook aisle. I also overheard two of the associates talking about resetting the scrapbook stuff - and talking about clearancing it! Gotta go check it out!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My latest discovery!

Okay, did another sketch challenge and once again didn't even get noticed. I think maybe my pages are TO much like the original sketch. I thought that was the whole idea of the sketch - but when I look at the layouts that get noticed they are sometimes VERY far off from the sketch. I guess I need to try just using the sketch as a starting place and not try to make it look like the actual sketch. This doesn't really make sence to me - but it seems to be the way it goes. Anyone else have an opinion? I really would like some feed back. Am I really soooo far off?

No, scrapping today - gotta clean. Tomorrow night is Scrap Night at Kathy's. Come join if you can!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another Sketch Challenge

This is the Friday challenge from scrapsketch - better get busy!

Sketchy Thursday Layout

Here is my Sketchy Thursday entry for this weeks challange. A fun page of Niko and Jonathan at the Strawberry Patch.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Check out this Song

I don't know what I'm doing - but if you click on the spot where it says White Man - it will take you to another blog and there you can play the Y tube video. It is worth the trip! Check it out and let me know what you thought!

White Man by the Michael Grungor Band

White Man by the Michael Grungor Band

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Found another great sketch I want to do...

It's from Paper Popsicles. I better get busy - I have the Sketchy Thursday sketch that is due by midnight on Wed. (I think) and Katies challenge and a design team entry and, and, and... So why am I sitting at the computer?

Check out Tuesday's Teaser @ Sizzix

Check out Sizzix Tuesday Teasers - the Big Shot Express is only 149 and includes a complete font. They are usually over $300. Great deal if your looking for a cutter!

Monday, September 21, 2009

What a sweetie!


These are the flowers Bob brought home last night - he knew I had been having a rough time! What a sweetie!
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Walgreen Photo Special

You can get 30 4 x 6 pics for 3.00 with the code apple30. I think it's through the 26th. I orderd 30!

Check out Sketchy Thursday - Cosmo Cricket giveaway

Sketchy Thursday (click on the X in my Favorite blogs)is having a give away today. All you have to do is leave a comment on their blog to be in the running for some great Cosmo Cricket paper. If you leave a comment because I asked you to and I win I will share 1/2 of the winnings with a randomly chose poster from my blog. So here is how it works:
1. You post a comment on Sketchy Thursday's blog and mention my blog The Scrappinpsycho
2. Leave me a comment saying you left a comment on Sketchy Thursday's blog.

If I win I will randomly choose one of the comments on The Scrappinpsycho in re: to the Sketchy Thursday giveaway comments - and will split my winnings with you!

Good luck!

This is the Sketchy Thursday sketch for this week! I haven't started it yet - but hope to have it done by Wednesday night deadline.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Niko lost his first tooth - it was so exciting for him. He's excited about the tooth fairy coming to bring him a dollar! I had to put his tooth in a little bottle for him to take to school.
Wish I could have gotten better pictures. Another layout for my list!
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

What do you think?

Am I getting any closer? I've tried every suggestion I've been given - and still not sure I've got it! Niko says I'm older than him - so I don't have to make it perfect. Not asking for pefect - just decent! I guess I'll just keep trying! What do you think?

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Still struggling with taking pics of layouts! BUT

I have gotten several suggestions from my NEW friends at Sketchy Thursday. Those ladies are awsome. Several have given me tips - and even more have taken the time to check out my sketch and blog... They are awsome. YEAH FOR SKETCHY THURSDAY!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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I have my layout finished for the design team call - but cannot get a good straight picture of it. I've tried several methods of taking the picture - flat - with camera flat above - I tried putting it on the wall - didn't work! No matter what I do I tend to get the picture crooked - so when I try to crop it - it looks awful! Anyone know what I mean. I've had several people try to help - Kristen Faust from 2 peas - but she uses photoshop to straighten. I've tried straightening in picasa - but continue to have the same problem. Here are examples of what I'm talking about.

I'm working on a layout for another design team call

It's due tomorrow. I'm almost done - then I need to take the pictures and get it downloaded. Better get at it!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

2nd side of BOS Challenge. Not sure how to get these both on one post! Maybe next time. Check out the original layout that I lifted on
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Side one of BOS Challenge for
Second side is above! Can't figure out how to get them together!
I finished the Friday challenge for - oops! just a little late!
Fun pictures of Maddie! Thanks for looking!
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Snapfish has collage prints for 9 cents!

Snapfish has 9 cent 4 x 6 colages! They also come in 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 sizes. They are on the home page under what is new....

I hope to get some ordered and then I'll share!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Snow Cone -

My entry for the Thursday Sketch. It was really hard to get a good picture because of the rain. I really need to work on getting the picture straight. Any suggestions? Thanks for looking!

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Sketchy Thursday Sketch

I'm in the process of scrapping this for the Thursday Challenge. I should get it done soon. It has been raining here all day (we need the rain), so I'm not sure I will be able to get a decent picture of it to post! Well See!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Nothing to blog today

Hopefully, I'll have time to get some layouts edited and can add them this weekend... I've been blog hopping - there are some great blogs and challenges out there. Now if I only had more time in my day!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Side 2 of Field Trip Layout

I finished the 2nd side of this layout. I was anxious to post it - so I didn't get a good picture with good lighting to work with... I just wanted to post this seems how it is done. NOTE TO SELF: layout both sides of layout when I do a 1 page challenge, even if I don't have time to do both sides - otherwise I don't end up getting the same ballance in the 2 pages as I would if I plan them both together.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Scrapsketch Friday Challenge

Here is the sketch from for this weeks challenge. Hoping by posting it - it will make me get started on it. We shall See!

Monday, September 7, 2009

No scrapping today - - -

But I did plenty of shopping! Some scrapbook related of course. I'll post the cool picture frame I got from TJ Max for .30. It will be awsome with layouts in each of the openings! I also got something to better display my layouts when I finish them - so they don't get put in an album right away. I'll share more - hopefully with pictures later!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wow - I can see the difference!

It wasn't that apparent until I looked at it on the blog. Guess I know what I'll be doing from now on before I post!

Practice Makes Perfect - Part 2

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Practice Makes Perfect! I hope!

One of the peas sent me a pea mail regarding the quality of my photos of my layouts. She has a tutorial on her blog that gives step by step procedures - but it uses Photo Shop. I attempted to do this with picassa. I will attempt to post the BEFORE and AFTER... We shall see.

Not quite getting this blogging the image. So this will be considered the first - although I would have cropped it - before I would have posted. The other version - is Above?????

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Got another layout done! I decided to partipate in the BOS Challenge on Twopeas - I was surprised how quickly (for me) this went together. So I just had to share: