Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I absolutely LOVED this kit I used by BLT DeZignZ called My Everyday Valentine Kit. I wasn't too sure where exactly the LO was going. First it started in the direction of just being a LO of the kit contents,such as the awesome stool arrangement and maybe a bouquet arrangement of the flowers included. But as I was working... a little head kept popping up in my mind! A little Austin head I might add. A little girly for the birth of a boy??? I think NOT!!!! Hope you enjoy....

Friday, June 1, 2012

Getting My Feet Wet Again....

Hello! It has been an adventure these past couple of months with my recently added new addition to the family. But now that baby boy is going 3 months, it was about time to get my feet wet again.

So, do we all remember that kit that I had asked for some photo ideas for the LO? Well I wanted to complete the LO BEFORE I had the baby, but things didn't work out that way. So three months later, I finally was able to get all my ducks in a row to complete the LO. After the baby was born and during my recovery, it seemed that all my computers went to the crapper. So it took even longer for things to get done waiting on Dr. Hubby to attend to the ill fitted machines. But nonetheless, we are back up and running.

I'm excited for the things to come and delightful and relieved that these layouts came out the way they did. They could have used a little more attention... but after looking at it for so long, I just needed to finish it up.

The layouts are created using CBT Scraps' Patched Love Kit. You can find this and others at

I found old pictures of my mom back when she was in girl scouts. My whole life I was told how much we look a like. So, I knew that I had some "like" photos of me in brownies. Thought they would look good in this "Like Mother, Like Daughter" LO I created using CBT Scraps Patched Love Kit.

As for my second LO, I found the best picture of my mom as an infant and my grandfather together. It was too sweet not to use with the same kit.

 Now that I got my creative juices flowing again, I'm so eager to get back into the swing of things.

Truly Scrappin,

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Photo Scavenger Hunt.... Help a creatively blocked friend!!

Hello Friends! Well, I have T minus 4 days until I welcome Baby Presley into the Sareyani Family. Boy am I excited to get rid of this baby bump. I have burnt my belly on the stove multiple times and it is getting harder to wash the dishes! But I need yall's help...

I have one more layout to accomplish before I go into the hospital for a couple of days. So I'm sending my friends on a photo(s) scavenger hunt. I need some good ideas that can be used to go with CBT Scrap Patched Love Kit (found @

I just adore this kit, such pretty embellies and papers! But I think that because the kit is too cute for words, I'm having a hard time finding the "perfect" photo to fit it. SO, if anyone has any ideas of some cute photos that they can find, I'd so appreciate it. Keep in mind the photo's will be used publically on scrapbook forums and my blog, so don't send in anything you may not want the public to see. There is always a chance where it might be edited or used for magazines, challenges, and other media, so again please be aware.

It can be of ANY picture you may think of (as long as you have rights to the picture), but doesn't have to be of a person specifically. I hope I can count on some creative inspiration from you guys!!



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Two posts in one day???

I know can it be? But I just wanted to get this out there for those who might have missed it on the website.

I have recently become a member of and I was able to create two fabulous layouts using CBT Scraps Dance Away kit. I'm a HUGE Elvis fan and I wanted to do a layout of him (and one day of my trip to Graceland) and this awesome kit provided the perfect "catch"

This other layout is from my wedding. I had a very "traditional" wedding going for the vintage times (very simple). I was able to spruce up part of the reception a little with the same kit by CBT Scraps in this layout....

I am working on some others to be posted soon... wish me luck!!!

Truly Scrappin,

My name is Melanie and I am a Scrapbookaholic!!

Does this sound like you, too? Well you have stumbled upon your safe haven.

Let me do just a little confessing of my own to start out with....

First off, I am a wife and a mother of two with another on the way, due in March. (Can't wait to celebrate that by adding just one more thing I MUST scrap!)

Second, I am a stay at home mom, who has very little time on her hands, BUT, when I do have any extra time..... my passion is scrapbooking. It doesn't matter if it's digital, traditional, card making, stamping,etc. If it has to do with being "artsy fartsy" and creative along with LOTS of embellishments... I'M THERE!

I have recently discovered I am a "discouraged perfectionist." SO for the past SEVERAL months, I have been staring blankly around my office, trying to get my thoughts together as to how to start this confessing process. I wanted to be able to share with fellow scrapbookaholics my trials and tribulations. I wanted a place where I can get feed back from like -aholics, but more importantly I wanted a place where I would be accepted and understood for my addiction.

Since I am going into the hospital in about a week for a scheduled c section, I wanted to get "caught up" on my layouts and kits before I went MIA for a couple of days. To get everyone else caught up, please follow the link provided to my official website to gain access to your FREE kits.

Here are some of my layouts I created using the FREE downloadable kits provided for you:

If you do download the free kits, please become a follower by clicking the "join site" button in the right column to stay up to date on future free kits. Also, a little love below is always appreciated!

Truly Scrappin,