The Rules...

We love to see all of your beautiful creations but to be in for the prize drawing it must be a scrapbook layout or mini album. After all that is what we are about here. We all love to stamp on our cards but sometimes we forget to use them on our layouts and other projects. They are cheap embellishments and plentiful after all. You are welcome to combine our challenge with others. Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Boni Boutelle-Jones.....

My name is Boni Boutelle-Jones and I hail from Southwest Virginia mountains where I share space with my husband, my youngest son, and our two ferocious watch dogs Groucho and Zeppo; (my oldest boy is in the USMC stationed in Okinawa Japan). I started stamping about 12 years ago and it has been my Happy Place ever since. Not only do I love the instant gratification I get from completing a project in a small amount of time (see I work outside the home 55 hours a week) but I also love sharing a little bit of me with each project that I create. I started to seriously scrapbook about three years ago and have completed approximately 24 albums. What I love about scrapbooking is that I get to feel, remember and reflect on all the things in my life that truly matter and those things that keep me real, from the silly escapades of my children and pets, to the heartwarming and wrenching moments that make us who we are. But most importantly I love that I get to leave a legacy behind that will mean more than anything else that a person can leave. I am leaving a piece of me and how I was attached to you. And when I am not working or stamping and scrapping I love to read mysteries and sappy love stories, cook for my family and friends, watch Whose Line Is It Anyway with my son, and try to take good pictures. Please visit my blog at and leave me a note to say “hi” – I love meeting new people and truly enjoy sharing in others creativity and what inspires them.

And here is a sample of Boni's work.....

The wait is almost over! Our first challenge will be posted this Saturday so stay tuned!

Have a good day!
Alex and Melissa


  1. Nice meeting you Boni! :) Great layout!

  2. FABULOUS layout Boni - I am soooo excited you are a part of this talented team!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  3. Ohhhh Boni, I am in awe of all you awesome card makers. Such talent. I have to say your hang ten, ready for the beach and the ducks were my absolute favorite cards. I love all the dimension on them. I am in awe. I was sorry to read about your son being hurt, sure hope he's healed up by now. He's such a handsome young man. I can't wait to see your work on the challenges.

  4. Welcome Boni! Your layout makes my heart soar! We are blessed to have you as part of our team!

    Many Blessings,

  5. I loved checking out your blog. it is nice to meet you!