Sunday, March 30, 2008

Forgive My Absence

I know I have a post most everyday, but my daughter is in the hospital and even though she's 19 I don't want to leave her alone for too long at a time. I just came home to email her instructors at college. I don't think is any thing serious, seems like a really bad stomach virus, but they are going to run some tests. I hope to be back scrapping soon!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Day At The Park

This layout was done for Noel's challenge this week. I had so many pictures from this day, I decided to do another page. This was based loosely on Noel's sketch and with paper from her March kit. The monkeys were stamped on white cardstock and I used colored pencils to fill them in.

Week 3 of the 8 week challenge at Kits & Pieces, this week's challenge was to create a layout with circles. If you signed up on their site when I had the RAK, please log on and vote for me this week. This is the first week they are allowing members to vote for their favorite layout.

This was the first really nice day we had had in a long time and Logen had a ball at our new neighborhood park. I took a ton of pictures, until he finally told me not to take anymore! I think this is the most photographs that I have ever put in a layout.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


March layout challenge at SoCal Scrap. It had to be green, mine is definately green!

Where I Live

This picture is for the week 3 blitz at Kits and Pieces. The challenge was to create a layout showing where you live. I have lived in Memphis for over 20 years and I have been to Graceland once! But it is still what we are best know for, Elvis.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wedding Album

I finished the wedding album, I added two pocket pages for cards. I sewed 3 layers of tulle to the black cardstock and then covered the stitches with ribbon.

I Love the Postman!

Thank you Deanna and Julie for filling my mailbox with scrappy goodies!

Wedding Album

I am making a wedding album as a gift. It was hard to get started on this because I am not putting pictures in the album. I am creating a 20 page album and I am doing repetitive pages, so once I get one layout done I just do the same thing over again. I got 10 pages done yesterday here is a sample of some of the pages.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

What A Mess!

Here's a picture of the mess I am making working on the ATCs for our swap hosted by Amy. I am not going to show the finished product, that would be no fun! This is my first real try at these little pieces of art, I have no idea what the finished product should look like, I do know I made one mell of hess!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Crafts on a Whim

Check out Crafts on a Whim, Andi was kind enough to make me the featured crafter of the week.


We don't have many wedding or honeymoon pictures, we eloped to Lake Tahoe and my best friend flew in from Alaska to be the Best Woman/Maid of Honor, this picture is really dark but since I don't have many of us together I wanted to scrap it anyway.

I usually paint raw chipboard, but I left these squares the way they were and inked the edges, the color matched my sweater. I stitched the squares together with rickrack and the heart with ribbon. I did paint the heart and the arrow. I didn't need much journaling, so just wrote around the heart.

Crappy Flowers

The challenge over at Scrap Your Crap this week was flowers. I have had these flowers forever and I don't like them. They came in a kit I bought at Costco and there were thousands of the these little paper flowers in the kit. So thanks for the challenge and helping me use up some these crappy flowers!

Do you want the rest of these flowers? Be the first person to ask for them and they are yours!

Friday, March 21, 2008


My daughter drew a name and the winner is Patty. I sent a message to you if need some info. Again thank you all for helping. I will have another RAK soon.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


I will have a random drawing for anyone who subscribes to Kits & Pieces newsletter. I am in an 8 week challenge and this week I get extra points if I have the most people sign up for the newsletter. Please leave a comment after you have signed up and send me an email at (I have to have your email address to get the points). This is a great site and I think you will enjoy the gallery and message board. Robin, Judy and Deanna I already have you in the drawing. Sorry no international RAK, please sign up for the newsletter, but I can't ship internationally. I appreciate you doing this for me.


Today's Creativity

I signed up for an ATC swap that Amy started. I have made only one of these before. Today I was just trying to get started, come up with an idea and get the supplies together. Here's a before picture. The magnet set is my inspiration for the ATCs.

Here's one more card I made this morning.

Cards from Scraps

I made these cards with the leftover paper from my "hugs" layout. This is the easiest way for me to make cards, I am more of scrapper than cardmaker but when you have the scraps already out and have a color scheme it's easy to make the cards. It's hard to tell from the photo, but the cards with owls on them, I cut a circle out of the front of the card and stamped the owl on the inside.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Kits and Pieces

Please go to Kit and Pieces and sign up for their newsletter. I will get extra points for getting people to subscribe. I am in an 8 week challenge over there and I am loving the challenges, the message board and gallery. If you sign up please let me know by posting a comment here. Thanks for doing this for me and I wouldn't even ask you to sign up if I didn't think you would enjoy the projects and information.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


This is my layout of the day, I think I am still one behind on getting one uploaded a day. This took longer to finish than I anticipated, if just wasn't coming together the way I wanted.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Vinyl Record

This certainly isn't the prettiest layout I've ever done. But probably the most journaling that I've ever done. I hope my future generations get a kick out of seeing a real vinyl record and learning how much I love music. I don't have a turntable anymore so the record was useless sitting in a drawer.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Easter Dress

I managed to finish one layout this evening, I think I still need to complete one more to catch up on goal of finishing one a day in March.

This layout is of my daughter when she was six. I mainly used Noel's Hopscotch kit. I know I've said this before, but I love the paper in this kit! The photo is not that great, I hate to take the pic at night with the flash on.

I'm Back!

I took the scenic route on my trip to the lake on Friday and for now I want to share a couple photos.

My faithful companion Casey settled in for the ride on a Sponge Bob blankie.

I saw this establishment in Huntingdon, Tennessee and had to stop and take a picture. The Redneck Supply House seems to have everything any Tennessee Redneck would need!

I hope to get a layout done this afternoon, I will post later.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Easter Bunny

This picture is so bright and colorful, I went with a very minimalistic layout, it just didn't need any embellishment.
Of course, Hayes is not in the picture with his brother because he is afraid of the Easter Bunny!


I did this layout for Lesli's challenge, the challenge was to create a layout using 5 brads, 4 photos, 3 rub ons, 2 pieces of chipboard and 1 circle. I also used some paper from Noel Mignon's March kit, I love this paper! The 5 brads are on the 1 circle, the rub ons are in the title, the border at the bottom and on one of the pictures, the 2 chipboard flowers on the upper left of the layout completed the requirements. I really had fun with this challenge, thanks Lesli!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

This Is Rare

I seldom use multiple photos in my layouts, I used six photos in this one and I rarely scrap photos of myself because I am the one behind the camera! I used my Heidi Grace pack I bought at Fiskadeals, they are running a new special every day this month so check it out. Click on the picture to get a better view of the layout.

Less is Enough

I very seldom say less is more when it comes to scrapping, but I felt like this little card didn't need anything else. I used Sakura glaze pens to fill the flower in, I really like these pens, and they aren't that expensive either.

I couldn't stand it! Less is not more, so I took it out on the envelope!

Father and Daughter

I'm a day behind on my LOAD for March, so I will have to make another layout today. I made this layout for a challenge at Kits & Pieces, the layout had to include rub ons, patterned paper and metal. Once I got all the material out this layout came together fast. I hope to get another page up later today!

Monday, March 10, 2008

March Doodle Challenge - Weather is Topic

This is my entry for our Doodling Fiskateer Challenge, the layout had to pertain to the weather. My poor little hyicynth flowers were all warm and happy one day and then the next day they got five inches of snow dumped on them and now today it was back up in the 60s again!
I know it doesn't show up in the picture, unless you enlarge the pic like a million percent, but I had to tell you how I did the background. I wanted to spritz a color to match my flower and I finally achieved the perfect color by mixing a bit of grape kool-aid with a bit of berry blue kool-aid and a little water! This was so fun you will probably see every flavor of kool-aid before to long and kool-aid is only 10 cents a package, so you can buy a whole lot of kool-aid for what you would spend on dye.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Birthday Breakfast in Bed

I had to complete 2 layouts today to keep with my challenge to myself to create something everyday this m0nth. Logen had a birthday donut, complete with candle, for his breakfast in bed.

Alligator Wrestler

I did this layout from Amy's Ricetta and for Noel's Aminal Magnitism challenge. I am behind a day on my layout a day for March so I will do another one today.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Scrappy Caddy

Sandy at Fiskateers shared this quick, easy and cute caddy. The instructions are: 1. Score a 12X12 sheet of cardstock at 4 inches and 8 inches, turn and score again the opposite direction at 4 and 8 inches. Your cardstock is now scored into 9 squares. 2. Score the corner squares diagonally, from point towards center of the paper. Cut eight 3 3/4 inch squares of the same patterned paper or coordinating, then cut four of the squares diagonally into triangle. 4. adhere the paper to cardstock as shown in the photo above, leave center square blank. (I then spray with clear gloss paint) 5. Poke holes in each of the four points, embellish as desired. 6. Fold on all scored lines and fold up, folding diagonally scored squares with crease toward center. 7. Thread one length of ribbon through two points diagonally across caddy. Thread other the opposite direction. Hold together and tie in a bow.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Class-Layout #6 in March

This is the layout of the day, so far I've managed to post a layout every day in March. The flowers were cut from a sheet of patterned paper and adhered to page in layers using foam dots for dimension. The hinges on the side of photo make it able to "open" to reveal the journaling under the photo, I didn't want to take away from this photo so I hid the journaling.

Canvas Magnet Frame

This was a plain beige canvas frame that tried out some new stamps on, it made a big difference. Of course we stampers and scrappers can't have just a plain frame!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

No Adhesive Challenge

I did this layout for Lesli's challenge to create a layout using no adhesive. I found out that the crop a dile really smushes small eyelets, but I didn't use any adhesive. I wrapped the ribbon aroung the page and tied it in the back, I die cut letters as charms and attached with tiny brads.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Layout with Stitch'z

I have done so many layouts of the boys lately that I really wanted to something "girly", in addition to the stitched flower I add paper, plastic, silk and metal flowers to this page, then I anchored all these flowers with a transparent floral border.

I participated in the LOAD (layout a day) challenge at Big Picture Scrapbooking in January and enjoyed it so much that I have challenged myself to do the same in March. So far so good this is my fourth layout this month.

Bazzill Stitch'z Template

I have had these templates for awhile and finally got around to trying one out. What I learned on my first try at using them is if you are using more that one color of thread only poke holes in one color at a time, its hard to figure out what color goes where once you poke all the holes.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Future NASCAR Driver

I didn't have any racing embellishments so I had to get creative on this layout. The coke can is explained in my last post. The checkered flags are clip art that I printed on cardstock and cut out, I attached them with foam dots for dimension. The title I hand cut after printing out a blurred picture of race car on photo paper. Warning Heidi Swapp mask letter stick to photos! I had to tape the letters to the back of the race car photo and then cut the title out.

Review of the Crop A Dile Big Bite

I love the Big Bite. I did a Nascar themed page and I didn't have any racing embellishments. I don't know why but my Diet Coke can always gives me inspiration (weird huh)! Anyway right there on the side of my can was a picture of Dale Jarrett in celebration of 50 years of the Daytona 500. I used the Big Bite to punch holes through the metal and paper then put the eyelets in. Something I figured out after punching the first hole was to tape down the metal with removable tape so you get the holes punched were you want them. My first try with it I didn't want to get too aggressive, so I stuck with just 4 eyelets but I'm ready to tackle something bigger now!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I Broke All the Rules!

I broke all the rules of the color wheel and balancing! I did manage to keep repetition with the circles. This was for the class Scrapalicious! at My Creative Classroom, I must give all the credit for this layout to my instructor Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. The circles were made in a mosaic style, I ran a piece of black cardstock through the xyron, then put cut up scraps of all shapes on the sticky side of the cardstock, then covered the whole thing with red glitter (to appear as grout) and cut circles with 3 different sized punches. I adhered the circles with different heights of foam tape and dots.

Glittery Album Cover

The cover of this album was white book board. I painted the cover with blue acrylic paint in small sections then poured blue glitter over the paint and let it dry. I sprayed clear gloss spray paint over the glitter and it keeps it from coming off. I may have to patent that idea, I've never been able to keep glitter in its place! I used foam tape to adhere the invitation to the cover. I used my Zutter Bind It All to bind the book and tied scrap ribbon on the wire binding.