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Survivor2 - Scrapping Safari

I've barely caught my breath from participating in the Amazing Digital Scrap Race 5 when Survivor 2 -Scrapping Safari started!  What was I thinking???  Hmmmm... probably that I love to scrap and I love a challenge!  This one's a little more serious - there' only ONE ultimate survivor at the end of this competition.  I'm hoping it will be me.  I'm already working on some alliances.  But in the end, it's my layouts that will get me eliminated or to the finals.

Here's the first week's challenge:

You will need to create a LO with a safari theme. We are not monkeying around this year.

This layout Must to include All the following items:
•At least one jungle print paper somewhere on your layout
•Tiki torch
•Foliage (tree or plant)
•The word Safari
•Border (Around a photo or around the whole LO)
•A large title

And here's my layout:

If you want to leave me some love, I'd appreciate it.  Click here.
I'll let you know how I do....

New Releases from Chelle's Creations and Man in the Moon Designs

I've been under the weather, so I'm sorry I didn't get this up sooner... but here are awesome new releases from Chelle's Creations and Man in the Moon Designs. 

I just love this kit, Easter Morning, from Man in the Moon and Stolen Moments - isn't the bunny the cutest??  And yum... I could just take a bite out of that chocolate bunny... I think that's why they made the chocolate alpha (with the bites out of it - LOL). I'm inspired to take tons of pictures this Easter so I can use this kit over and over!  I find new things to love about it every time I use it.

And although Drew's not old enough to be a basketball star, I really think Chelle's Slam Dunk is so fun!  I can see using it with Drew playing basketball in the driveway or being in the gym at the Y.  It's surprisingly versatile!  Here it is...

Check them out.  You will love them, I promise!

Been too busy to post!

Lots going on... lots of work on creative teams!!!  I've got a couple layouts to share and then I'll have something exciting for you on Monday.   *Anxious*  It'll be great! 

Here are some LOs I've been working on,..

This layout is of my nephew, my brother and my dad.  I just love it... and ScrapMuss Designs had the perfect kit to use to showcase it, BeautiFALL.  You can get it at ScrapMatters.  I submitted this layout for Challenge 11 of the ADSR5 too.  :)

And here's a layout for Chelle's Creations new super cute kit, The Carrot Patch.  You can get that exclusively at ScrapMatters

Have a great day!

Chelle's Creations new Friday release

Check out Chelle's super cute release that came out today!!  Think of what you could do with all of your Egg Hunt and Easter pictures.  Awesome, right??  I especially love the cute little felt bunnies.  Cute... cute... cute!!!  Here it is:

The Carrot Patch - this link will take you to Chelle's Store at ScrapMatters.  Get yours before Monday and you get 20% off her kit!!  Buy early and save.  :)  C'mon... you know it's too cute to live without.  LOL

Click on the title link to go to Chelle's Blog.

My Chalenge 9 for ADSR

Here are the instructions for this challenge:

The first step of the challenge is to look at the color wheel. You and your partner must choose opposing colors on the wheel, so for example, if you pick blue, your partner must use orange. It should be the predominant color in the layout but it does not have to be the only color used.

The second step is incorporate this quote in some way:  “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” - Mary Lou Cook

You can use any part of this quote as your inspiration. For example, you could make a layout about growing. You could make a layout about breaking the rules, etc. You can use any part of the quotes or words from the quote. The quote itself does NOT have to appear on your page.

The third step is to include the following:  You MUST include paint. This item is mandatory.

Then, pick 7 more from this list:  swirls, glitter, black and white photo, 2 alphas, something metal, stitching,
patterned paper, funky font, journaling.

Here's my "eye catching" LO:

It's a GOOOOOOOD Day!!

I just received news today that I'll be joining the Creative Teams for TWO, count 'em, TWO awesome designers:  Man in the Moon Designs and ScrapperGirl Designs.  I am seriously on cloud nine!!!  So not only am I working for Chelle's Creations, but now I get to create for these great gals too.  Awesome!!!! 

Chelle's Creations new release!

Chelle just released a beauty of an alpha and just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day! It is Lucky Me Alpha. Check it out!  Here's a preview:
Click here to be taken to her store at ScrapMatters.

New Purse on it's way

I just designed and ordered my next new purse!  Love it!  Here's a look at both sides.

Want one??  Comment here or go to my Facebook page and we'll start creating YOUR special purse.