June 30, 2008


Hi all! Well, we leave this afternoon for our houseboat vacation and will return next Monday - I am so very excited and really looking forward to spending some quality time with the family swimming, tubing, playing games, and hanging out!!! We did this about four years ago and had so much fun!!! We are going to Lake Oroville which is only about ten miles from the house but feels a world away when you are out on the lake in your floating house. I will be taking tons of pictures and promise to share when I get back!! I have scheduled posts for this week so don't forget to pop in and check out what I have made - also, my DT submissions will be up online as well on both Thursday and Friday. And, yes, I have Scrapbook Saturday all ready to go! I don't want you all to forget about me while I am gone - LOL! So, I will be doing a small surprise drawing when I get back...for each post you make during the week I am gone, you get one chance at some blog candy from ME!!! Want to know what it is??? A gift certificate to Coconut Scrapshop - yep!!!! So, ya in??!!! I hope so!!!! But, here is the catch - the post MUST be made on the day that I publish, not all five in one day! So, you have to visit me each day that I am gone and leave a comment - not hard, right? Also, since today is the last day of the month and I am leaving on vacation today, I am doing the drawing for the sketch blog candy when I get back. Today is the last day for folks to get their sketch cards done - you can do it after today, but you will not be entered in for blog candy - I think that is only fair to the ones who got it done in time! So, t0day I have a card to share that I did for Julee's Mojo Monday challenge (last weeks) - I totally loved this sketch! I wanted to make up some thank you cards so I have some on hand for when I need them rather than having to scramble and get one made at the last minute! So, this will be added to my stash! I will leave you with the card recipe - everything on this card is Stampin' Up! except for the little pearl accents. Maybe we will get some of those in the next catty too - here's hopin'! So, I will have lots to share when I get back, but I need to go finish up some last minute things and then, I am outta here!!!! But first, read my second post -I am so very excited!!!!
Card Recipe:

Paper - Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Taken with Teal, Whisper White card stock, Flowers for You Designer Series paper
Inks - Mellow Moss Classic Stampin' Pad, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker
Stamps - Fresh Cuts stamp set
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Slit Punch, mat stack and paper piercer, Chocolate Chip Narrow grosgrain ribbon, Stylish Silver Hodgepodge Hardware

*****SECOND POST*****
Calling all scrapbookers!!!!!! Remember when I told you that I was chosen for the Design Team for Coconut Scrapshop???? Well, Jen also honored me with the privilege of designing the July kit which will be available for shipping TOMORROW!!! I am very excited about this kit, and love the way it came together! I wanted to share with you all some sneak peeks of what this kit consists of because I think you will LOVE it!! And, if you have never purchased anything over at Coconuts before, you get $10 off your first kit - pretty cool, huh?!!! And, there are two add-on kits as well available in the store, which are fabulous!! So, here is what comes in this fabulous kit:
Featuring Scenic Route's - Liberty Collection, 2 each of 12 x 12 double-sided papers: Jackson Street, Franklin Street, Johnson Road, Grant Street, and Lee Street. Includes 2 Background Blue Grid Worn papers.
One 12 x 12 Liberty Collection Die-Cut Sheet
One 12 x 12 Liberty Scrap Strip, double-sided
Packed full of embellishments! An Autumn Leaves acrylic stamp by Rhonna Farrer: Star
Scenic Route Tabbed Chipboard Mini Album: Includes two rings and Four sheets
Scenic Route Chipboard: Plain Star Chipboard Shapes
Heidi Swapp Raw Chipboard Alphabet: 146 pieces, 4 sheets
Scenic Route Coordinating Liberty Collection Buttons
Red, White & Blue Rickrack: One yard of each
Prima Carnivale Flowers: (The last of these limited edition flowers Prima had in stock!)
Knock! Knock! FAQ Sticky Journaling Note
Coco'nutty Inspiration Sheet by DT member Pamela Young to give you ideas and inspiration on how to use the products!
So, you want to see the sneak peeks - here they are!!! Check these out:

Aren't those papers yummy? And I love, love, love naked chipboard!! And flowers, buttons, ribbons, oh my!! Not to mention a wonderful chipboard album! If you like what you see, head on over to the Coconut Scrapshop and let her know Alex sent ya - smooches!!!!


corinnesomerville said...

WOWZA GIRLIE !! You've been busy !!! I love this kit...great job!!! You card is so adorable...love it!! 31 more sleeps till convention ! I'm thinking that I'm actually going to be missing some sessions at convention because I'll be too busy hugging you !!! I can't believe we're going to be seeing each other so soon !! I'm seriously having troubles sleeping cause I'm so excited !!!
Have a great vacation and enjoy every moment with you family !!! Looking forward to seeing lots of pictures when you get back !! :)

Love ya !!

pescbrico said...

Oh, I wish you a wonderful time with your family! :)

Scrappy Girl said...

Hope you have a great time with your family! I plan on peeping in on ya all week. Love that kit! I am sure they are glad to have you as part of their design team. Enjoy the sun.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Ahhhh...the thought of relaxing on a houseboat sounds so wonderful. Have a wonderful time...I know you will. Wonderful kit!!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

CONGRATULATIONS! The kit looks awesome!!

Tracy.H said...

Beautiful card, Alex! And congrats on the kit...it looks awesome!!

Have a fabulous time on the trip...take lots of pics!! :0)

Pamela said...

beautiful card!!! Have fun on your vacation Alex!

Chris said...

wow!! i am totally jeoulous of you today!! vacation and designer of a HOT< HOT kit!!! YOU ROCK!! and great card too!!! love the colors, and that sketch. you have a super time on your vaca, and know that i'll be checking into see what you have left for us stalkers!! i'll miss your comments on my blog while you are gone!! have a fantastic time!!!

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!! it has such an elegant look and the colors are lovely!!
The kit looks fabulous!!
Have a Safe and Super Fabulous!! time on your vacation!!!...Hugs, Ila

Marilyn said...

Your card is STUNNING!! How do you pull it off!! I know you'll have a fabulous time with your son - a houseboat - what a dream vacation! And I ADORE the new kit you helped design - I am really thinking about purchasing it!! Thanks for doing the blog candy too!

Lauren said...

I do love the papers you chose. You are on a roll chica!!!!

Vicki said...

Have a great time on the houseboat! Can't wait to see the pictures. I love the card. It's very pretty. Great kit design. You did a wonderful job! Bet it sells out very quickly.

Christi said...

I'll miss you Alex!! You know I'll be here every day. That kit looks fantastic!!!!

Latisha said...

Have a great vacation with your family! See you when you return

Donna said...

wow, you're so awesome Alexandra-scheduling posts! spoiling us. Sounds like a ton of fun at the lake house! love your card & that kit is fun looking!

Mistylynn said...

That is so AWESOME! Great kit too. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, the layers are perfect!

chelemom said...

YEA for you!!!! I love this kit!!! So pretty and festive!!!

Carolyn King said...

How exciting--looks like an awesome kit...have a great vacation!

That card is great too!!!

Melissa said...

Super cute card Alex! As you know, I ordered my kit last night and can't wait to get it....Woo-hoo!!

Have a good time on the houseboat and take lots and lots of pictures!

Many Blessings,

a portland granny said...

Loved your thank you card! It is really beautiful! I've been looking at it to see how I could fit the idea on a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card. (Its cheaper to mail) You always have great ideas.!!

Have a wonderful week. Hope the weather is just right!!


Michele said...

Enjoy your vacation girly! I will miss you!

The coconut kit is awesome and I totally can't wait to get my hands on it! You did such an awesome job putting this together!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Your card is soooo elegant!!! I love the accent pearls!! And congrats on the design team!!! And totally enjoy every moment of your vacation 'cuz it just flies by!!! LOL

Rose Ann said...

Have a wonderful time on your vacation, Alex!! I will look forward to your stories and pictures!!

I love your beautiful card, and your awesome kit!!!! Great job with it all!!!

christie said...

Love your July kit!
I hope you have a blast on the house boat! Take lots of photos!

Dawn Easton said...

FAB news!!! Love your kit...cool!
Have fun!

Manna said...

Love this card, Alex! And congrats on your July kit! Way to go! The kit looks great!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful Alex, that is awesome news girl, I am so happy for you. Have an awesome vacation!!!!

Erin... said...

wow you are sooo organized before your vacations!!! beautiful card and scrap kit!!

Diane said...

Oh that vacation sounds great right about now!!! ENJOY every minute of it,you oh so deserve some special time with your wonderful family,can't wait to see some pics!
Congrats on the kit,it looks marvelous!!!!

NattyK said...

Lovley card, and the kit looks fab, you will have lots of fun with it. Have a great holiday. x

Emily said...

Great card Alex! I love the layout! Your kit looks awesome! I bet that was fun picking everything out. Have fun on your vacation!!

Maureen said...

totally fabulous!!!