Thursday, April 30, 2009

Last on the intro bandwagon

Name: Alonna "LOU" Larson

Location: Holbrook, AZ

Link to Online Gallery: I don't really have one at the moment.

Favorite children's books & what is inspiring about them: Charlotte's Web, James and the Giant
Peach, Holes, A Bad Case of Stripes, Weslandia, The Arthur (the dog) series, Slinky Malinky, and so many more. What do you expect from a former librarian?

Favorite place to read: Bed

Favorite authors: Laurell K. Hamilton, Jim Butcher, Kathleed E. Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, Katie McAllister, Charlaine Harris, ect. (all adult authors, there are way to many kiddie authors to list)

Favorite colors: Green is my all time favorite, but I like just about all of them.

Favorite flavor of ice cream: Coffee Heath Bar Crunch by Ben & Jerry's

Favorite things to scrapbook: my BFF Kimmy, my animals, my nieces and nephews, and ME!

Favorite Scrapbook companies and/or websites(include links): I am a Basic Grey and American Crafts whore. But I have also recently discovered a love for October Afternoon and 7 Gypsies. I'll have to update with links when I actually have some of my stuff loaded. I'm awful. My scrappy stuff lives at Kimmy's house and my camera lives at home so I don't update my profile at sisTV like I ought to. I promise to try harder. LOL.

Getting to know....

Hi I’m Haggith van Hees. I’m 39 years old.
I live in Zaandam, the Netherlands with my hubby and three kids.

I'm part of SiStv: haggith's profile.

My favorite children’s books are pretty much everything by Dr. Suess (but especially Horton hears a Who), Richard Scarry’s Word Book, The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and of course, Guess how much I love you by Sam Bratney and Anita Jeram. The books are inspiring because of the stories they tell and the Richad Scarry book I love because there is so much to see and help your kids with learning to talk.

My favorite place to read is curled up in bed and I HAVE to read every evening or else I can’t sleep.

I have a whole list of authors I love to read, but my favorite at the moment are Nora Roberts, Stephanie Meyer, David Baldacci, Henning Mankell, Karen Slaughter and John Flanagan (the Ranger’s Apprentice). I love reading thrillers and fantasy.

Turquoise and lime-green make me totally happy.

You can wake me up in the middle of the night for a bowl of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!!! Yummy.

I scrapbook mostly about my kids, myself, my hubby and sometimes photos of flowers blossoming. But you’ll most likely see my three kids on layouts.

I’m in love with Studio Calico kits, Sassafras Lass, Hambly Screen Prints and Prima Marketing. Those are products that usually end up on my projects.

Here are the two layouts I sent in for the DT call.

Thanks for taking the time to “get to know me” a little better. I hope I can help inspire you to create wonderful projects. I can’t wait to get started!!!

xxx, Haggith.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Introducing ....

Link to Online Gallery: SISTV
Favorite children's books & what is inspiring about them:Where the Wild Things Are.
I love adventure books, and books about Imagination
Favorite place to read: On the couch next to my Husband
Favorite authors: Robert Munsch.. I usually read How-to and Art books, so Not too many favorite "Adult" authors...
Favorite colors: Teal, Yellow, and hot pink
Favorite flavor of ice cream: Chunky Monkey by Ben and Jerry's
Favorite things to scrapbook: EVERYTHING
Favorite Scrapbook companies and/or websites: Crop Suey of course...

Here are my 2 entires for the Design Team...
I have soo many favorite books, that i created a canvas inspired by Alice 
And this vintage book Frame inspired by Peter PAn

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Introducing ....

I am Kimmy. Sadly my hair is not that cool pink streaky thing anymore. :(
Location: WINDY Arizona
Link to Online Gallery: SisTv and Create Something Everyday (my blog)
Favorite children's books & what is inspiring about them: Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit, Where the Wild Things Are, anything by Eric Carle (I love his artwork!). Skippy Jon Jones Series, The Theif Lord, Harry Potter Series...I could go on and on...
Favorite place to read: Curled up on my couch with a dog on my lap and a hot cup of tea.
Favorite authors: Children's Authors: Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle, Shel Silverstien, JK Rowling, Meg Cabot, Cornelia Funke...Adult Authors: James Patterson, Jodi Picoult, Jeffery Deaver, Kathy Reichs, Steven King.
Favorite colors: Pink, Black, and lately Turquoise & Yellow.
Favorite flavor of ice cream: Coffee Heath Bar Crunch ( Ben & Jerry's)
Favorite things to scrapbook: My neice, my family, my best friend, my dogs, & oh some guy named Josh Groban...
Favorite Scrapbook companies and/or websites:
Love Love.... American Crafts, glimmer mist, October Afternoon, stickles, Prima.

A book inspired page by me:

Inspired by Dr. Seuss Oh the Places You'll Go
Sorry for the crappy pic, this was one I did before I learned how to properly photograph my LOs!

Introducing .....


(Her computer is having issues so she asked me to post her introduction)

Name: Julie Tucker-Wolek
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Link to Online Gallery: and here:
Favorite children's books & what is inspiring about them: Anything written by Shel Silverstein! MY FAVE of his is, "The Giving Tree" :):):):):):):)
Favorite place to read: In the truck on long trips....noooooooooo worries....Hubby is driving!!! LOL :):):):)
Favorite authors: Stephenie Meyer, Patricia Cornwell, Mary Higgins Clark, and as stated above....Shel Silverstein :):):):):)
Favorite colors: PINK!
Favorite flavor of ice cream: COOKIE DOUGH!!! (They make other flavors than that??? LOL) :)
Favorite things to scrapbook: My family! :)
Favorite Scrapbook companies and/or websites: I am truly horrible about this!! I have never been a "name" person, I just truly scrap what I like, not really caring if its "in" or "out" at the moment! :):):)

Here's one of Julie's book inspired pages...

Inspired by the book "Goodnight Moon"

I am so excited to have this lady on my team, she inspires the marshmallow sugary sweetness out of me. I'll be back later to post MY intro. :)



all right, I'll get the ball rolling!

I'm Lori!
from Oviedo, Florida (near Orlando)
You can find my stuff here or here or on my blog
Favorite children's books & what is inspiring about them: oh dear, how to choose! The Velveteen Rabbit is my all-time fave---re-read it! It has some great truths about being REAL! I also love Little Women, Goodnight Moon, Pat the Bunny, Charlotte's Web, Oh!The Places You'll Go!....etc. etc. etc. :)
Favorite place to read: nice weather, definitely outside! or curled up in a comfy chair with a cup of hot tea....ahhhh, bliss!
Favorite authors: children's authors: Louisa May Alcott, Beverly Cleary, Jack Prelutsky, Dr. Seuss, Madeline L' authors: Anne Lamott, John Eldredge, Donald Miller, Jodi Picoult, Marisa de los Santos.....
Favorite colors: greens and browns
Favorite flavor of ice cream: mmmmm, all of them? cookies and cream or rocky road, probably
Favorite things to scrapbook: I don't have kids or a husband, so most of my pages are about ME, sometimes my sisters and their kids and families.
Favorite Scrapbook companies and/or websites(include links): Communities I am apart of: Scrapgal (DT), Scrapbooking from the Inside Out, Scrap in Style Tv

Here's my submission, inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit

Join us on May 1st!! I'm so excited to be a part of this team! yay! :)

Friday, April 17, 2009

DT Announcement!

Our "authors" of creativity here at Kiddie Lit will be....



The rest of you who tried out will be given the opportunity
to be guest designer for a whole month once we get the challenges going!

I will email you gals the details of the first challenge this weekend.
I just wanted to post this before jetting off to a crop tonight... at the LIBRARY! :D
Guest Designers I'll be contacting you as I need you!

Thanks to everyone who tried out. You all made some AMAZING book inspired projects!!
I can't WAIT to get this blog rollin'!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

DT announcement!!

Design Team Announcement coming tomorrow evening, so get your projects into me by
5pm AZ time tomorrow! Good luck to you's going to be hard to choose!!!

But, good news.... anyone who is not picked for the design team will get to be a guest designer for a month! : )


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Design Team Call

This is the future home of Kiddie Lit: Inspiration Between the Pages,
a scrapbook challenge blog with challenges based on children's books.

We are currently searching for a design team, if you are interested please email me ( the following:

A scrapbook page or project inspired by a children's book. You can use any children's book as your inspiration, but DON'T MAKE IT ABOUT THE BOOK! Be inspired by the art, the technique used to make the art, or even the themes or characters of the book.

Design Team will be announced HERE on this blog.
on Friday April 17th. First challenge will be posted May 1st!

Looking forward to seeing all your Kiddie Lit Projects!

PS: Can you guess what children's book author inspired the header for this blog?