Monday, December 27, 2010


good morning everyone! hope you all had a wonderful Christmas :D i just wanted to share you a LO i made for FROSTED DESIGN sketch challenge. i used my ARTFUL DELIGHT DEC KIT which is full of yummy goodies.this photo was taken last year for Christmas cards. here is my take with close-ups:

SUPPLIES: ARTFUL DELIGHT KIT- Echo Park Wintertime papers, alphabet, and element stickers. LYB mini banners. American Crafts holly and poinettia embellishment. American Crafts Chocolate Ribbon. chipboard Christmas Tree. OTHERS: pearl string, glossy accent, Martha Stewart edge punch, Tim Holtz distress ink.

hope you enjoy looking and have a wonderful day! God Bless!

isay :D

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Hello! the OPEN CHALLENGE #2 at SKETCHES IN THYME is up so head on over to SKETCHES IN THYME to check out what the other Mavens have done, get inspired, and join in the fun. in my LO i used STUCK? DECEMBER 1ST SKETCH where i am submitting my LO, too. i also used my SCRPABOOK NOOK DEC KIT, oh i am loving this kit! here is my LO-

and the sketch i used-

and ofcourse some close-up

and these sweet Christmas stocking buttons are from our December sponsor CHARLENE'S BUTTONS BOX so please don't forget to stop buy to our generous sponsor this month and check out her wonderful handmade buttons.

thank you for stopping by. have a wonderful day! i wish all of you and your familys the happiest of the holidays! God bless!

isay :D

Friday, December 17, 2010


i just love, love ARTFUL DELIGHT'S DECEMBER KIT!!! i was so lucky to have won the November sketch challenge at ARTFUL DELIGHT blog and miss Leeanne sent me the kit full of ECHO PARK goodies and i have been so inspired by this kit. i decided to use the kit to make a LO based on miss Debbie's sketch for the DECEMBER sketch challenge at ARTFUL DELIGHT and i also submitted this for Mel's TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLOR challenge at SKETCHES 4 ALL. so here is my take-

and some close ups for details-

SUPPLIES: ARTFUL DELIGHT DECEMBER KIT- Echo Park Wintertime collection- papers, alpha & element stickers. Fancy Pants journal cards, AC poinsetta embellishment, chipboard snowflakes, LYB jewel stickers. OTHERS: DMC metalic floss, Tim Hotz distress ink, MME brads, Thickers glitter alphas, stickles, ribbon, Sharpie fine markers, acrylic paint.

i had so much fun creating this LO. i hope you had fun looking, too. thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



good day everyone! THURSDAY TAKE #28 is up at SKETCHES IN THYME so if you want some inspiration you definitely need to go and check out what the beautiful MAVENS take on the sketch by miss Jana Eubank. i used my December SCRAPBOOK NOOK KIT creating this LO. here is my take-

and the sketch-

and ofcourse some close ups for your enjoyment-

here is CHARLENE's snowman button isn't so cute? i didn't alter it this time but i like the look it added on the LO-

SUPPLIES: SCRAPBOOK NOOK KIT- MME's Holly Jolly papers, chipboard elements, and brad, Maya Road snowflakes chipboard, Pink Paislee Alpha stickers, Jillibean soup journaling sprout. OTHERS: Tim Holtz distress ink, DMC metallic floss, Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers, twine, Charlene's snowman button, white acrylic paint, Stickles, chipboard frame.

hope you enjoy my LO. our sponsor this month is CHARLENES BUTTON BOX and you have until December 22 at 8:00 pm (est)to submit your LO. please stop by and be inspired over at SKETCHES IN THYME and hopefully you'll have the time to play along with us. thanks for stopping by. God Bless!

isay :D

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


i love the December SCRAPBOOK NOOK KIT!!! all the MY MIND"S EYE HOLLY JOLLY papers are beautiful. i've been creating LO's after LO's using this kit and i want more of this papers. i know i haven't been blogging or posting a lot in my blog, i have been busy with work and ofcourse, shopping for Christmas gifts, LOL! i have a few LO's i want to share with you but i'll try to do it every other day so atleast my blog won't be too boring :D. anyhow, here is the LO i made for MME's December sketch challenge using the quote "it's a ____ thing" yup you have to fill in the blank and create your LO using MME's paper.-

and ofcourse some close ups for your enjoyment-

SUPPLIES: SCRAPBOOK NOOK KIT- MME's Holly Jolly papers & chipboards. PINK PAISLEE sticker alphas. others: DMC metallic floss, BasicGrey & OctoberAfternoon alpha stickers, Tim Holtz's distress ink, bakers twine, MME's brad, glossy accent,mStickles, staple, gel pens and metallic markers.

I'm still not done with my Christmas shopping but i'm getting there LOL! hope you all have a wonderful day!

-isay :D

Friday, December 10, 2010


i was supposed to schedule all this posting so i'll have at least one post a day but i've been really busy so here i am with my third post for the day. this one is for PAGEMAP'S MYLB card challenge. i've used my December SCRAPBOOK NOOK kit making this card. so here it is-

SUPPLIES: MME Holly Jolly papers. chipboard flowers and tag. acrylic paint. Ranger stickles. Glossy accent. bling. Pink Paislee and BasicGrey alpha stickers. 7 Gypsies rub ons. ribbons. EK Success punch.

that is it for today. again, thank you for stopping by and have a great, great weekend. God bless!

isay :D


here i am again. i made this LO for PAGEMAP's MYLB layout challenge. i used my November SCRAPBOOK NOOK kit. i know i still have a lot of my November kit, i just love the retro look of it and i am so happy how my LO turned out. so here it is-

some close-ups for your enjoyment-

SUPPLIES: Cosmo Cricket Circa collection papers, stickers, and chipboard embellies. Tim Holtz distress ink. AC chipboard alphas. JenniBowlin alpha stickers. K&Company chipboard embellies. DMC floss. beads. twine. Tattered angels glimmer mist. Sharpie markers. gel pens.

hope you all have a wonderful day! thanks for stopping by.

isay :D


hello everyone! i know i haven't been blogging as much as i'd love to, with the holidays i've been busy with my family. i just wanted to share with you my DT work for the current THURSDAY TAKE #27 @ SKETCHES IN THYME where i used mostly of my December SCRAPBOOK NOOK kit. here is my take-

and some close up for details-

here is the snowman button from CHARLENE'S BUTTON BOX, i added some beads and rikrak ribbon to it- isn't so cute?

SUPPLIES: MME's Holly Jolly collectipn patterned papers and chipboards. Tim Holtz's distress Ink. DMC floss. EK Success punches. Doilly. Ranger ink Stickles. Charlene's specialty buttons. Jenni Bowlin. Jillibean, and BasicGrey alpha stickers. Sharpie markers.

Our December sponsor is CHARLENE'S BUTTON BOX, please check out her handmade buttons, you are sure to just love them. hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful weekend. God Bless!

isay :D

Sunday, December 5, 2010


this the great news i've been wanting to share with you. i made it to the Design team of FROM SCREEN TO SCRAP. i've been playing along FS2S challenges every month for quite some time now and when they had a design team call i just knew i needed to try and submit the requirements needed and i was so lucky i made it. thank you to miss Shazza, the director of FS2S for giving me the chance to share my creations and hopefully able to inspire FS2S followers.Click HERE to view the announcement. for this months challenge the inspiration will come from Tim Burton's "The Night Before Christmas"-

Added criteria for an extra 7 Bonus Points
Must have a minimum of three items used from the list,
use all items and receive a bonus 3 pts = 10 pts max
Note: Each item is worth 1pt

1. Pumpkin/s
2. Large moon
3. Jack - Skeleton
4. Spooky tree
5. Fence
6. Yellow/purple colors
7. Large Swirl

This challenge is perfect for all your latest Halloween photos!!


Please email your layouts compressed/resized for web viewing to

and here is my take-

SUPPLIES: DCWV, LYB, Crate Paper pp's, Recollection cardstock, Recollection 3D embellies, Colorbok chipboards, white gel pen, sharpie fine marker, acrylic paints, Tim Holtz distress ink, spider web from our halloween decorations.

I hope you all will come and say "hi" at us over at FS2S blog and play along with us on our monthly challenge. thank you again to my new family at FS2S especially to Miss Shazza. have a wonderful day!

isay :D


here is my second post for today. this one is for CRATE PAPER 1ST COLOR CHALLENGE & PAPER NICHE weekly WORD CHALLENGE "Family". i used my OCT SCRAPBOOK NOOK KIT, yes i know i still have tons of papers from the Oct kit and same as the Nov kit i still have to finish them up. oh, how i wish i have more time and energy to scrap...sigh...enough of the chit-chats here is my take on these challenges-

SUPPLIES: Crate Paper patterned paper, Tim Holtz distress inks, Ranger Crackle paint, EK Success punch, studio G stamp, acrylic paints, DMC floss, yarn, beads, PRIMA & Recollection flower, Making Memories alpha stickers, frame chipboard, sharpie fine marker, brads.

my close up shots were not pretty good and the weather here is not helping either, so i'll try to take some pics tomorrow for some details. thanks again for stopping by. i know we all are busy with Christmas coming. i can't believe i haven't started my christmas shopping! gotta start this thursday on my day off. well, hope you are doing much better than i am with the Christmas shopping. Good day to you all!

isay :D


good day with you all! i finally found some down time and was able to scrap a bit. this is my take on Fia's sketch for the SKETCHES 4 ALL first year anniversay challenge. i used my November SCRAPBOOK NOOK KIT that i love but just not able to scrap as much as i want, too. well here is my take-

SUPPLIES: Cosmo cricket papers, stickers, & chipboards. K&Company chipboard. doilly, DMC floss, yarn. Recollection cardstock. Tim Holtz distress ink. lace, acrylic paint.

i hope you all have a wonderful day. i'll be back later to share with you some great news. God bless!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010


good morning everyone! i finally finished a LO and this is inspired by Mel's current PET challenge at SKETCHES 4 ALL and CREATIVE SCRAPPERS #129. this was taken Halloween night, my husband's uncle's dog gave birth to four puppies i think and they were about 5 days old. Jylian in her cat costume decided to pet one of the puppies and she loved it, she was giggling the whole time she was playing with the cute puppy. so here is my LO-

SUPPLIES: Cosmo Cricket, K&Company, Tim Holtz distress ink, DMC floss, Sharpie fine marker, rikrak ribbon.

i also wanted to let you know about the current challenge i have over at SKETCHES 4 ALL for the 1st year anniversary celebration. you all know i love STITCHING in my LO's so my new challenge is a technique challenge and all you have to do is to make a LO/card with "STITCHING" on your creations and make sure it's easily seen in your LO. i decided to have the challenge until the end of DECEMBER because i know you all are busy with Christmas shopping and please don't combine it with any other challenges at S4A, click HERE for more info. i also wanted to remind you that the 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP of SKETCHES 4 ALL is still going on and you have until DEC 6 to join in, so click HERE to see the post and info. Also, check out the OPEN CHALLENGE at SKETCHES IN THYME you have until tomorrow to join and have the chance to win $25 worth gift card at MICHAELS, click HERE for the info.

thankl you all for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

isay :D

Thursday, November 25, 2010


just a quick post! i wanted to share with you this LO i made for F2S2 Nov challenge and GET PICKY #2 sketch challenge. here it is-

Have a wonderful day! i'm off to shopping again. Don't forget about the 1st YEAR ANNIVERSARY SKETCHES 4 ALL BLOG HOP is still going click HERE for more info.

isay :D


Helo everyone! how's your day so far? i'm here to kick off SKETCHES 4 ALL 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! and if this is your first stop then you are in the right place.

I have had the honor of designing for SKETCHES 4 ALL. I love the warm community, the great gallery, contests, and challenges our members offer. It is always a joy to share my life and my work there!

I have had many of my online friends became a part of SKETCHES 4 ALL and they love the community as well. it is your turn!

I created this layout-

using the great sketch for this Blog Hop designed by our very own Stacy R-

If you want to win this contest (and you know you do), just follow the instructions below-

1) Just follow along the hop to the next person and find the hidden letter on each person's blog to solve the mystery word. My hidden letter is "N". Make sure you leave a comment an each blog as you hop along to get credit

2) Then use the sketch posted above and make your own project and post it on Sketches4All. Don't forget to put in the hidden word you found from our blogs when you post your project.

3) Join SKETCHES 4 ALL Site. it's free and easy!

4) Make a post in the SKETCHES 4 ALL forum for this contest!!

That is it, easy peasy!!
The main prize will be the ECHO PARK paper from winter/holidays and and a $15 and a $10 gift certificate(1st and 2nd prize) from a scrapbook store that Fia will be giving away.

Now to be eligible for my rak on my blog there are a few things you can do, each one will get you another entry into my rak. I will pick a random name from the entries to win!! and here is what i am offering-

1. Leave me a comment on this post and you're in the drawing!

2. If you want another chance of winning, blog about the bloghop and/or tell your Facebook friends about it! (please link back your blog link and/or facebook link so i can see).

3. You can also earn an extra entry by signing up for my challenges at SKETCHES 4 ALL NOVEMBER INSPIRATION CHALLENGE.

4. Become a follower of my Blog gets you another entry!!

For the REALLY eager - there are bonus opportunities though.

5. If you post your entries for my 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE in my challenge group section at SKETCHES 4 ALL then each challenge entry will enter you in for more chances each!!

Do you realize that you can earn as many as EIGHT chances of winning...!

Even better, each design team member may be giving away a different kit so don't stop here! Keep moving and visit everyone's blog!

Hop on over to STACY H. blog! She is super talented and inspires me every day!

Have fun and I can't wait to see who wins!
In case you get lost here are the links to all the SKETCHES 4 ALL DT'S joining this blog hop-

MELISSA P. ( a.k.a. ISAY) yes i am your first stop :D
STACY R.strong>

Have fun everyone and enjoy your weekend! God bless!


isay :D

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Happy thanksgiving everyone! i was a bit under the weather for the past few days feeling much better today :D i'm here to share with you a LO i made inspired by the ARTFUL DELIGHT NOV SKETCH CHALLENGE, which i'm so proud to say is designed by our vey own Maven Deibbie Burns, and also inspired by ARTASTIC CHALLENGE BLOG featuring the painting of Chris Wake "The Beach" with Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points- either a sandcastle, bucket and spade or beach towel =1 pt, a few Seagulls = 2pts, a family beach photo or similar = 3pts ( i'm pretty sure i got all the demands). this is also my DT LO for the 1st OPEN SKETCH CHALLENGE @ SKETCHES IN THYME- click here for more info in this new exciting challenge at SKETCHES IN THYME and also click here to check on our new TUESDAY TAKE CARD CHALLENGE. so here is the sketch and my LO-

SUPPLIES: PP's: Colorbok. Alphas: BasicGrey. Embellies: Making Memories, Soft Spoken. Others: Tim Holtz Distress ink, Sharpie fine markers, yarn. tacky glue, foam adhesives.

My creative mojo is back but not 100% but it will do for now. i really want to scrap more so i'm going back on my tiny little scrap corner. have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! one of the many things i am thankful for is my addiction- this so called scrapbooking because i have met all of you my creative friends i am truly blessed! thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments. Again, Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!

isay :D