Catching Up!

Just a quick post to catch up a bit - it's been a week since my last post ... bad blogger! We had a really busy weekend with my little brother's wedding and I am STILL trying to get back into the swing of things. And just to add to the craziness of this week is the fact that there are quite a few inches of SNOW covering the ground right now - when on earth does it snow in October in New Jersey?!? All I have to say is all of this white stuff better melt by the time we go trick or treating Friday evening - can you imagine? Trick or treating with snow on the ground? Here's a quick pic I took yesterday just to prove to my hubby that it really was snowing. He works about 30 minutes from our house and while it was just raining by him it was definitely snowing by us - so much so that they closed the schools early and I had to call him to go pick up Brandon since my car is useless in the snow. Crazy stuff I tell ya!

And what would a post be without a layout to share. This is one I did last week of the boys. I really loved these photos of them wrestling around on the ground and I couldn't wait to scrap them. Aren't they just the cutest? They are at such a fun age right now where all they want to do is be with one another. Of course this doesn't mean that they don't have their fair share of fights. But even when they're annoyed with one another they like to make sure that the other is close by - just so cute!

Got Sketch Blog is BACK!

That's right! Got Sketch? Blog is back with a new look and new features. Oh and guess who the new blog coordinator is? Yours truly! :)

Val has been so busy with the Got Sketch classes, other projects, and just being a busy mom of two that she has recruited me to help her keep all things "got" running smoothly. I am so excited about this since it was through Val's Got Sketch? blog that I first discovered her amazing talent and beautiful style. And now to think I get to help keep this amazing source of inspiration running smoothly for other scrapbookers out there? Too cool!

And to kick off the new Got Sketch? Blog Val has not only updated the look of the blog but we've added a new gallery feature through ning so that everyone can share the layouts they've created with the sketches. So now you can not only gain inspiration from our wonderful contributors but from fellow blog readers as well! And let me tell ya, we just opened the gallery today and there is already a TON of eye candy to be seen! You should definitely take a look if you haven't already. Plus we're doing a fun prize drawing as well for anyone who uploads their take on Sketch 69 to the gallery by Sunday, November 2nd. Now who doesn't like prizes?

Finally here is my take on Sketch 69. This was a really fun sketch and I got to use two of my new favorite additions to my stash - my Unity stamps and Basic Grey Offbeat papers. I've always loved stamping (was a stamper before a scrapbooker) and these Unity stamps are very cool and PERFECT for scrapbook pages. And the Basic Grey Offbeat papers are just so yummy - the bright colors and bold patterns are right up my alley. Love them!

So without further ado here is my take on our latest sketch.

Happy Monday!

Just a quick post to say Happy Monday and show a project that I did last night. This project was actually made with the Scarlet Lime project kit for September. Super cute with a nice vintage-y feel to it. It came together super quick and is now proudly displayed in my scrap space which btw I am in the process or re-organizing yet AGAIN! I really want to take some new pictures and post them but every time I think I have the room the way I like it I decide I need to change something else. Ah well, one of these days. In the meantime, enjoy your Monday (or what's left of it!). :)

Bad Attitude

So I am writing this post not just to share this layout that I created of Darian. Nope. I am writing this post to ask a question - since when do boys have attitude? Having two boys I seriously thought I lucked out in the "attitude" department since it is my understanding that girls are the attitude givers (having been one myself at one time). So I thought the trade off was having to deal with dirty, grimy, gross little boy things while escaping the "age of the attitude." Obviously I was wrong ... or just didn't get the memo that little boys can have attitudes too. And it seems that both my boys have been blessed in that department because all I am dealing with lately are sourpuss faces and grumpy comments from the peanut gallery. Ah, the joys of boys!

Got Sketch Express! Peek Sketch 2

I know I'm two days late with this post but this seriously just sums up how my week has gone for me thus far. Just not enough time to get everything done and so blogging falls by the wayside. I wanted to post this peek anyway. You can still sign up for Got Sketch Express! at any time - no need to worry about missed sketches as they will all be made available to you!

These sketches and downloads are just so amazing. I mean who wouldn't want a little weekly Val/Janna inspiration in their inbox? I know I do! :)

Stamford here I come!

I am heading off to Stamford early tomorrow morning to attend the Creative Photography Retreat! I am so excited (and a little nervous since I'm going by myself) for this event. There are some HUGE names that will be teaching there like Jessica Sprague, Candice Stringham, and Renee Pearson just to name a few. Not to mention a welcome by Lisa Bearson and lots of other well-known and talented people in the industry. This was a birthday present to myself and I am so happy it is finally here. I've got my camera bag packed, laptop all set to go, now all I need to do is pack my suitcase (nothing like waiting til the last minute!). I hope to learn lots and lots of great new camera and photoshop tips and tricks that will really spice up my photography and scrapbooking. See y'all on Sunday!

Got Sketch Express! Peek

So how about a little sneak peek? This is a little tidbit from our first delivery of Got Sketch Express! that hit inboxes across the globe today. It's not too late to sign up and let the inspiration begin (no matter when you sign up for GSE you will receive ALL of the sketches that have been delivered!).

Click here to read more about this amazing program!

Reminisce Design Team '09 Search

No I didn't make the team! LOL But I did get an Honorable Mention and for a gal like me who is just coming back into this wide world of scrapbooking from a 4 year hiatus an honorable mention is still very exciting. If you want to check out the projects I created for this call you can see them all here. A very happy scrappy day indeed! :)

Happy World Card Making Day!

Well since it's World Card Making Day today I thought I would share a couple of cards I have made recently. I love making cards since it allows me to play with more of my stash and often use things like flowers, glitter and bling that I don't normally get to use on my scrapbook pages about my two boys. Enjoy your day!

Inspired Blueprints is LIVE!

Are you ready to be inspired? Our new challenge blog is live today! Come see what all the fuss is about and check out what the design team has done with our first sketch. Just click on the blinkie below to get started!


Here's a look at my creation with this week's sketch - it's an oldie photo but one that I had never scrapped before. This is my little guy Brandon at just 6 months old in the pumpkin patch.

Also don't forget that with the first of the month there is also FREE shipping at AC Bailey. There are tons of new items in the online store - lots of those new releases from CHA we've all been waiting for - so now is the perfect time to buy. Just click here or on the link in my sidebar and remember to include my name Lynn Ghahary as your consultant.