Monday, September 28, 2009

Welcome to the my Stamp BOX blog hop

We're so happy that you joined in our blog hop introduction to our new myStamp BOX designers! If you should have happened upon my blog today, please start at the myStamp BOX blog for an amazing journey of fabulous cards and introductions to all of our new designers.

Here's our rotation for this blog hop just in case you missed some of our designer's blogs:
Trace (**You are here)
Gudrun (**Go here next)

You have a chance to win some wonderful mSB goodies just by commenting on each participating designer's blog and by collecting the letters on each designer's blog to spell a very special phrase. When you have collected all the letters and made all of your comments, please email your phrase answer, along with your full name and email address to Allison at with "mSB Blog Hop" in your subject line. You can send in your answer and information to win up until Sunday October 4th at 5pm EST
The letters that you are collecting from me are *****St
Good luck!

I would like to introduce you to one of the newest design team members for my Stamp Box.....
Her name is Ellen Sosnsoki, and here is a little bit about her....

Hi Everyone! I am Ellen Sosnsoki. I live in a small town in Northeast Pennsylvania called Paxinos with my family. I have two boys, a husband and two dogs with whom I share my days and nights. Besides scrapping and hanging out with my family & friends, I am utilizing my Master’s Degree and working PT as a mobile therapist for children with behavioral issues and a PT as an instructor at a local business college. I draw inspiration from color and texture and life around me. When I have a stressful day at work, I love to come home and create!
You can check out her blog at

Last challenge

So today brings my last challenge as the guest designer over at Scrap Tiffany.
To see what the challenge was for today, along with the Dt's fun samples, or information on being an upcoming guest designer, go check out the blog at

You dont want to miss this.....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday challenge......

Over at the Scrap Tiffany blog
For week 12, the challenge is BACK TO SCHOOL.
Here is the layout I made for it..I used a picture of ds on his first day of Grade one

Friday, September 18, 2009

New years 08-09

Using the September kit at I made a layout about the very low key New Years that I spent with ds. I loved the owl that was on the cute little card included in the kit, so I cut the owl out to use it on the layout. I stapled each wing(just for looks) and adhered to my page using a pop dot.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another layout

Using the fab September kit from Hurry and grab yours is jam packed full of delicious products.

Monday challenge

Over at Scrap Tiffany was to use your scraps.
Go check out everyone's elses terrific layouts for this challenge

Friday, September 11, 2009

genius batman

I just finished working with the September kit from and it was pretty cool to work with..I especially LOVE the included mini album(I am not done this one yet as it will be a work in progress while ds is in Grade one) but I did complete 8 layouts.
This one is titled "genius batman" and my goal with this layout was to use up alot of the extra patterned paper scraps leftover from the kit, so I created a lot of layering.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


You have got to see the FANTASTIC new stamp sets out for sale at Hive of live

Wishing you sunshine

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Where do you live?

(I forgot to post this yesterday)
But my first challenge to work on for September as the GDT at Scrap Tiffany was to scrap about my home.
It's so easy to forget to document these small details, but what a great memory to pass down from generation to generation.
I used glimmer mist, my Stamp BOX stamps, and had a LOT of fun with this page.
To check out what the DT girls did with this challenge go to

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Welcome to the my Stamp BOX alphabet themed blog hop

Welcome to the ABC blog hop with my Stamp BOX today! You should have arrived from Marci's blog
If you have just happened upon my blog today, you may want to head to the start of the blog hop today, the my Stamp BOX blog.
Here is the ABC blog hop schedule in case you missed anyone:
my Stamp BOX
**For participating in the blog hop by leaving a comment on each and every participating my Stamp BOX designer's blog, you have a chance to win one of two brand new stamp sets being released this month! So leave a comment on all of the blog posts, and then come back to the my Stamp BOX blog and tell us what your favourite project was along the way for a chance to win.
Have fun!!!!! For my layout titled "no longer a family of three" I wanted to add some brief journaling about what it feels like to see pictures of the 3 of us together, knowing that it wont happen again...I find scrapbooking to be very theuraputic, so I tend to also scrap a lot of very personal and tough subjects.
I used 3 alpha stamp sets:
Splash me a little!
lots of dots

I love the look of mixing up my alpha sets, because it's a more affordable and versatile alternative to using letter stickers on every layout.

Layout titled "road trip"
I mixed the same 3 alpha stamp sets again, but this time I stamped the word 'trip' onto white paper, trimmed each letter out, and adhered onto the patterned paper.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Check this out

Head over to for my little toot


I picked up the September kit at Scrapbook Kit Club on Monday, and on Wednesday I decided to work on a layout using the kit..well by the time the evening rolled around, one layout turned into 7 layouts and a card, and I was done the kit.
Here is a layout using it...
p.s. Is that not the yummiest Prima flower you have ever seen? I love the beadwork on it.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

upcoming blog hop

Join us this Saturday (September 5th) at 12 noon EST (or in my central time zone 11 am)
as the my Stamp BOX design team will take you from blog to blog on what you can all do with the my Stamp BOX alphabet stamps.
Yup you guessed it..the topic for this blog hop is ALPHABETS!!!!
So head over to at noon est saturday to get started...See you there!!!!