Wednesday, November 5, 2008

magistical memories

ok- so big news in the smallish life of annie brown. i have made round one of the magistical memories dt. there are 2 rounds. and so i am doubtful i'll make round 2. but a girl can dream. i'm just gonna give it my best shot. i'm excited and honored that i made it this far. what a cool company to be associated with.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

crop stop's november kit

you will love the doodlebug christmas kit featured at this month. awesome papers, so christmas-ie. love the cards i was able to crank out with this kit. a little bit goes a long way, and everything made in these pics was from the kit. i didn't add extras from my own stash. the kits are an awesome value.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

cropstop's grand opening

on my birdie, i used a paisley for the wing, cardstock for the beak & feet, then used stickles on the eye.

ok, so here's my challenge:

you have to use a die cut of a bird on your project (can be a project you are using for another cropstop challenge) but you have to embellish the bird. oooohh yeah. and it has to be supa-cute. since cropstops nov kit is christmas themed, i'm considering my bird to be "a partridge in a pear tree." and here is my supa cute bird. and yes, its from the nov kit. check back tomorrow and you will see all my november kit creations. email me your project ( and i'll pick 2 lucky winners for a few goodies.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

scrap scheme #8

this is challenge #8 i did for scrap schemes. i love using circles in my layouts. and i love the cheery cherry line from creative imaginations. what a cool combo. i also used lots of stickles on this layout, thanks to cropstop. thanks hj for all the colors of stickles, they are addictive.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

josh's maraccas

no comment.

Monday, October 27, 2008

ashtyn at the pumpkin farm

another layout that i adore- because it has ashtyn in it. and a lot of my fav papers & goodies. (sassafras lass, magistical memories, rusty pickle, fancy pants, heidi swapp.)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

gone, daddy gone

ok, for all you violent femmes fans, gone daddy gone is what came to mind because i'm dorky like that. i'm in gatlinburg for the weekend with some fab friends but i wanted to leave you with some new layouts anywhoo. i love being able to schedule posts ahead of time. i heart blogger. (and magistical memories)

Friday, October 24, 2008

scrap schemes

what a cool jolt of inspiration scrap schemes has to offer. here is what we got to use for inspiration, and here is the layout i came up with. i'm lovin it like mcdonalds.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

card for papa bear

this is a birthday card i made for my dad. inside was a gift card for red lobster. so guess which one he liked better- the card or gift card? did i mention the fact that he is a male?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

cropstop blog hop

welcome to blog #1 for your world card making day challenge. here is challenge #1 by me.

1-your card has to be primarily pink (since october is breast cancer awareness month)
2-your card has to have a heart on it
3-your card has to be for a special lady who has touched your life
4-there is a sketch for you to follow, although you may make adaptations if needed

my card is for my momma. she won the fcs star award this week. and she won a week long trip for her and dad to go to dc and see all the sights, all expenses paid. and our family is very proud of her- so i made this congrats card for her.

after you complete challenge #1, you can hop on over to trace's blog for challenge #2( and see what she's got going on. also, i will be giving away a few freebies to 3 lucky winners who complete my challenge. so get those tape runners ready and drink your coffee, because there are lots of cool challenges to take part in today. and anytime there are challenges, you know cropstop is gonna hook you up.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

class kits up for grabs

last night's class kits are available for purchase- $25 plus shipping. (i will ship the cheapest shipping method. i have 5 kits available. first come/first served. you can leave a comment or email me with the subject line "class kits 8/28/08." all cardstock is either bazzill or dcwv textured papers; cardstock colors vary with each layout however they all coordinate with the pp. 90% papers are from the ki pop culture line. when you get your kit, a few substitutions may be made on the pp, and your kit may have more than one of a pp to choose from on a few layouts. layouts 1 & 2 are scraplifts. you know you do it too. lol. off to work after 4 hours of sleep. but hey- its friday, right? and tonight i'm scrapbooking with mom & sherryl, so i'll have that to look forward to!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

sneaky peeky for 8/28 workshop

this is from the ki pop culture line. gotta love that die cut flower paper. (still have crappy camera, sorry pics aren't great)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

cards, yo

here are a two cards that i've made this week. hope you likey.
black & white card: making memories paper
pink/green/blue card: junkitz transparency, stampin up scallop punch, stemma rubons

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

sneaky peeky

ok- here's a sneak peek for this thursday nights workshop. (embellies & journaling haven't been added yet) we will be completing a mini-book. most of the dies are from accu-cut. the freebie for thursday will include a bonus layout for you to take & make. can't wait to see ya, girlies. i always look forward to my thursday nights with ya.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

altered mini purse

i made this little mini purse for claire. she loves it when i make her stuff. i'm sure it will hold many treasures- jolly ranchers, bubble gum, one earring because she lost the other one, phone numbers of friends that have been scribbled on a scrap piece of paper, polly pockets, a rubber band, or maybe it will just get shoved in her closet with all the other "lost" items that will never again be seen. ahh, to be seven years old again.

Friday, August 15, 2008

street cred

yo- check out and buy stuff from them. they are cool. you will like them. drinnnnnnk the purple kool-aid.

for real- its official, they are the boss of me. muh ha ha ha. and the world shall become when you go to the site, scroll down to the bottom, look for "the cropstop crew" and click on it. there you will see my 10 seconds of fame.

they will have an online gallery and mb SOON. join it, yo. then we can all pretend like we're celebs. only without the tacky jewelry....and without husbands that give us hundreds of dollars a month to spend on paper and stickers and glitter....and without the rehab.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

8.14.08 workshop at my hacienda

if you missed tonight's class, but got the kit-i am posting the examples in one post. i apologize for the quality of the pics- as it is past bedtime and i had to take the pics inside- and you know my fuji camera takes crappy inside pics. (hey girls- i had a blast laughing at you tonight)

stay tuned for tomorrow's blog post--- big news--- or you can just visit and check 'em out.

today's overachiever count: its august 14 and i've made 17 layouts and 31 cards. and no- i don't have 31 friends if thats what you are wondering. but hey- you never know, rockstar husband could go mainstream tomorrow. and i could get 31 instant friends. and elsie flannigan could be workin' for me. shaaah right. and monkeys might fly out my butt.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

class layout

so here is a layout that we are making in tomorrow nights class at my house! just a little sneaky peaky. this one is my fav from all 6.

Monday, August 11, 2008

love card

this was a card that i made from a sketch at 2sketches4you, which is one of my favorite sketch sites. i had originally made it for an anniversary card, but i gave this card away yesterday at a bridal shower. and i must say- my card was the coolest one there. lol. items used were: hambly transparency with brown circles, hand stitching with embroidery thread, prima flowers, queen & co brads, bazzill edges, elsie softies, heidi swapp chipboard heart.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


this is a layout that i did as a challenge at the journaling junkie site. it was about nicknames. the paper is all screnic route.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

charity art auction

the journaling in this layout says it all.