Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jennifer Steffen' s Design Team

I was chosen to be on a design team for Jennifer Steffen Check out her website here:, and shop for her fabulous digital designs here.

And this is my first official project as a member of the team:

I have been an admirer (and user) of Jennifer's page kits & digital elements for a while now and I am honored to be a part of the team.  The card and this Layout:

were made using her Waiting For Spring  page kit. I LOVE it!
Thanks Jenn! 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends Design Team 1st Projects

So I am officially a design team member at Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends and here are my first projects!!! They are made from  Shapes Designed by revidevi.  You can find them at mygrafico here.

Dress Up Party Invitation

 I am so excited to be a part of this team and I hope I can live up to the challenge.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Lift Me up Challenge

SOAR Award 2 a photo by kskreations on Flickr.

As I mentioned before, I took the Lift Me Up Challenge and got to lift from the  fabulous Karla Dudley.
Karla hosted the lift me up challenge here.

I had a really hard time choosing what to lift, she has so many gorgeous pages but I finally chose this one:

And here is my page:
SOAR Award 2 by kskreations

 If you have followed this blog you will understand that this layout is HUGE, ( in meaning not sizewise).  Ryan has had a rough year to say the least.  But last Friday, he got this award from the school for "Outstanding S.O.A.R. behavior"  S.O.A.R. stands for: Showing respect, On task, Always safe and Responsible.

This has not been the way he would have been described during the first half of the year-At ALL. His teacher nominated him because she has seen such a big improvement in effort and attitude this quarter. So I guess that means that the hard work that she and I have put in is paying off, and his medicine is WORKING!!! Yay!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends Design Team

So the first news is that I just joined the Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends Design Team.  Check out their Blog here. This is my first design team ever, so I am really excited...still working on my first project for them look for it soon.

Next, I took the Lift Me Up Challenge and was assigned to lift from fabulous Karla Dudley (check out more of her work here). And here is the page I lifted

Check back Monday for my page. Oh and if you were one of my commenters for the OLW BLog hop you have maybe been wondering who won, and the answer, thanks to the random number generator is: ( insert Drumroll here)

Commenter # 8 Cassie_lu who said: "great grow pictures"
Cassie I will be contacting you to find out your favorite color so I can make your bookmark. Congrats!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Couple Layouts

I had an amazing spiritually upbuilding weekend, and...It's almost Monday already (hear the sobs?)  So to brighten your day (and mine), I wanted to share a couple of my recent layouts.  I have an opportunity to teach a class at my Local Scrapbook Store, and this is a page  I'm  thinking of teaching.  My class would include all the supplies and how to make the 5 different ribbon flowers (many of which I found tutorials online for). I also put this little "book" (is it a book with only one little flip thing?  I'm not sure what to call it) that I just love.  Here are some close ups (mostly because I want to share these photos from my parents wedding!)

So I'm wondering- Is this a class anyone would want to take?  What do I charge? Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

 And here is a page about a certain frustrating situation from last week:

It was a sketch from Scrap Happy (If you haven't heard of it you should really check it out). 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

One Little Word March Blog Hop

So If you are joining me for the blog hop Welcome! You should have come from Karen. 
If not you're still Welcome-and if you want to check out the blog hop from the beginning go see Margie.
My name is Katrina. I am a widow and a SAHM with one amazing,  precocious 8 year-old son named Ryno (Okay we just call him that, he's really Ryan.)  I love the FlyLadyBPC and ScrapHappy.  I scrapbook, crochet and volunteer at my local Elementary School.
Anywhoo back to One Little Word...

 I've had a little trouble finding pictures that go with "Grow" for some reason.  At the beginning of the month I had some great ideas.  I took those pictures and then no more ideas!  (Just as I typed that I remembered one that I forgot to take, But I've got it now!) Well, I am going to keep working on it because one of my favorite Scrapbook Ladies says "You are never behind in scrapbooking" And the FLyLady say "You are not behind, you are just getting started" So I am just going to keep moving forward with baby steps where necessary.  To find out more about me and my word check out this previous post. 
Like many of you, I have just finished LOAD which was certainly a growth experience.  And I did at least one layout every single day in February-personally I did 32 Layouts in 28 days!  I never would have thought it.  Now I know I can do it!!! So here are a few of my pictures for "GROW"
My Scrapbook Album After LOAD. (I just thought of using this I'm so glad I did)

See those tiny little leaves that mean new growth?  This plant is in my kitchen and has been in danger of dying more than once, but it just keeps on surviving and even growing.
At one time the little one was  Ryan's shoe, now he wears the bigger one.
And look how fast he is outgrowing those pants!
The other day I noticed this in my tiny little sheltered flower bed.  It's Crocus Hooray! Spring is coming!! It's Growing warmer and my flowers are starting to grow!

The Growth Chart on my son's bedroom wall (The one I just took)

1.   I hope you have enjoyed this little peek at me & my life. I am a sporadic blogger, but have gotten more consistent lately. More to rave about?  Perhaps.  More to rant about? Certainly, and I can always ramble.
      I am a crocheter too and sometimes crochet things that scrapbookers can use so check out my ETSY store and leave a comment (here) about what your favorite item is or what you would like to see on there or a hint about how I might "Grow" my Etsy business, Or some picture ideas for Grow? (or if you just want to comment about the blog post that is okay too). I will be giving one random commenter a crocheted flower bookmark in their favorite color.  (U.S. Only Please)
Next on the hop is: Monica and in case anyone got lost  here is the whole list:

   1. Margie                
2.    Monica B                    
3.    Jill              
4.    Miranda       
5.    Donna              
6.    Lynn                                           
7.    Stacey              
8.    Lisa                          
9.    Cassie              
10. Abbey                          
11. Nicky                          
12. Holly                          
13. Karen                          
14. Claudia              
15. Rebekah              
16. Kimberly              
17. Kat                          
18. Kristina              
19. Jan                          
20. Nikki                          
21. Amanda              
22. Lisa                          
23. Sam                          
24. Maureen              
25. Kristi                            
26. Tere                          
27. Karen                          
28. Katrina                
29. Monica Bergler  
30. Mandy              
31. Lisa                          
32. Chrissy              
33. Lee           
34. Jen                          
35. Sylvia                          
36. Christianne              
37. Cheri                          
38.  Joy                          
39.  Beth                          
40.  Jennifer L              
41.  Kathryn              
42.  Heather              
43.  Cindy                              
44. Cynthiau              

 Thanks for Visiting!