Sorry I've been MIA. I was nursing a little one back to health and now have strep as well. Be back after the antibiotics kick in.


Free Friday #27

Halloween is in full swing around this house. No school today so we are heading out to a fall festival if the weather cooperates. The Rooster (aka Cooper) let Emmitt and I sleep until 8:30 so our day is just beginning.

Lots of new kits this week in the TwoPeas store. Now if I only had time to use them myself! :(
DigiKit - Circle Page Pieces

Circle Page pieces are great for layering onto cards and pages. Use them whole or cut them up into pieces as needed.

DigiKit - Cupcake Birthday
Need some quick and simple cards or tags? Then Cupcake Birthday is the kit for you! The kit contains one card overlay and one tag overlay. Simply layer over cardstock or patterned paper for quick and easy cards. Kit also includes extra shapes and welded word titles for scrapbooking as well!

Don't forget to stop at the TwoPeas shop and download your free FreakyFreebies kit as well!

Today's free cutting file is a Spooky Skull!

Have a great weekend!


Scribble Scrabble

Cynthia from Scribble Scrabble asked me to be a Guest Designer at the Scribble Scrabble blog this month! Her papers are simply stunning. Please stop on over and see what I had the privilege to create with Scribble Scrabble products!


Halloween Die Cut Project

Do you love Halloween projects? How about banners? Be sure to visit the TwoPeas Spookcraftular event blog today! I am the Guest Blogger and have directions for making your very own Halloween banner made from Digital Diecuts. One of which is a new free kit!

Supply List:
                FreakyFreebies (it's a free kit!)
                Borderlines Set 1 (could also use punches!)
                Borderlines Set 2 (could also use punches!)
                Borderlines Set 5 (could also use punches!)
                Lace Circles
                Banner Cuts
Pattern Paper - Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus
Tinsel Ribbon - Pink Paislee
Glitter Paper - American Crafts
Mist - Tattered Angels (Graphite, Lime) and Maya Road (Purple)
Eyelets - WeRMemoryKeepers
Other: Cardstock, Hot Glue, Tissue Paper, Gems, Staples, Plastic Ants


Book Winner!

Whoops! I almost for got to pick a winner of the book today!

Using a random number generator to pick one lucky winner out of 54...

Random numbers generated Oct 11 2010 at 18:35:27 by www.psychicscience.org

and the luck lady is:

Blogger Me, Myself and I.... said...

oh, i soooooo want this book!!! thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your inspiring layout with us!!!
October 6, 2010 3:58 PM

Misty - Please email me so that I can send out your prize! lainalamb@oh.rr.com
Thanks to all who stopped by and left a comment!


Free Friday #26

Before we get to the free files, I wanted to share a new kit I designed for TwoPeas - Beautiful Butterflies. The kit contains 4 different butterfly shapes with three different options for each butterfly. Twelve butterflies in all for $4.00. I think the shapes are are perfect for pages as well as cards! If you do make a project, please remember to let me know so I can share with everyone here on the blog!

Today's free file is....a fun arrow label!

Don't forget to leave a comment on Tuesday's post for your chance to win a copy of Jennifer McGuire's new book 101 Creative Uses for your Scrapbooking Supplies! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.



I haven't done a sketch here in quite a while. I was approached by Mélissa Malebranche a Creating Keepsakes reader this week for the sketch of my Apple Picking page in the October 2010 issue page 73. It was so nice of her to contact me and of course I wanted to share with her. I whipped the sketch and thought, why not share with my blog readers as well?

Here's the sketch:

And for those who love my free digital cut files...here is the Tree in the back ground too. Most of it was covered by the crepe paper leaves but I thought it might be useful for a spooky Halloween page too!

Don't forget about the new Jennifer McGuire Book giveaway! You have until Sunday at midnight to enter!


New Book and a Giveaway too!

Are you a huge fan of Jennifer McGuire? Me too! I always flag at least one of her techniques and ideas each month in her Tools and Techniques CK article. I have learned so many things from her over the years. When the editors at Creating Keepsakes asked me to contribute two pages to her new book, I was honored beyond belief.

I had the opportunity to receive an advance copy of the book for preview. It is amazing. CK always publishes top notch publications, this one goes above and beyond. The title says 101+ and it delivers. Many of the ideas use products you most likely have on hand. Jennifer sparks your creative process and inspires you to use those products in new and different ways.

Here is a preview of one of my pages in the book:

To see more of the book, visit this preview area as well. Want to get a copy of the book for yourself? You can purchase the new issue right here. I even have a coupon for you to save a little money! Use coupon code FS101B for free shipping on orders $25 or more and expires 12/31/10.

Want to win your very own copy of the book? One lucky blog winner will win a copy from me! Simply leave me a comment below and I will pick a random winner. You have until midnight Sunday Oct. 10 to enter. I will post the winner here on Monday morning.

PS - Told you I was a fan...here I am getting my photo taken with Jennifer at CHA Summer 2010. I did refrain from asking her for her autograph. :)


Work In Progress October

The gallery is up. Make sure to stop by the Work In Progress blog to see everyone's amazing pages. Cindy Liebel and Nancy Damiano have joined the team, making it even brighter than before! There are still a few kits left and now you can purchase directly from the blog via PayPal.

Here are my pages and projects...

 I made this quick little project for my mother's kitchen frig. She always has bits and pieces of photos, ad, reminders hanging on her refrigerator. This little hanging "frame" can now hold all of those items in a more stylish fashion. To make it, simply take a 12x12  - 4x6 photo sleeve page and add eyelets to the hole openings. Fill the photo areas with your favorite papers and embellishments. She can change out the 4x6 month rectangle each month. I left mine blank for her to add in birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Easy and cute!


Free Friday #25

Another week of me not posting anything until Friday! I have a good excuse this time. I was in Kansas City part of the week. I got to see my friend Rebecca Cross the owner of Pink Paislee. She is an amazing, creative person with boundless energy and enthusiasm. I love getting to know people to have as much passion for the industry as I do.

It is now October and the official beginning of Halloween season at the Lamb House. I promised the kids we get out the decorations this weekend. It is one of their favorite things to do!

If you are ready to make some great Halloween crafts, make sure to check out the SpookCraftular Halloween event at TwoPeas beginning on Monday. You never know who you will see or what freebies you may find during the month...hint. hint.

Today's free file is a PUMPKIN!