Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wedding Gift

My cousin asked me to make a page to go in a frame for a wedding gift. I used a laser cut overlay with wedding words over black cardstock and framed the page with tulle and put flowers in each corner. Hobby Lobby carries a 12X12 frame especially made for scrapbook pages, I the frame for $10 when they had them for 50% off.

Friday, May 30, 2008

OMG Tim Holtz Left Me A Comment!!!

Look at the comment section on the post from yesterday when I was showing off my Scrapbooking Diva shirt. I told you that shirt had super powers!

I sent Tim Holtz an email earlier today thanking him for solving a problem I was having with distress inks puddling on my acrylic stamps. When I was in the chat room with him he answered my question and solved my problem. He said to stamp the clear stamp on permanent ink first and then in the distress ink. I inked the stamp with Staz-on and stamped on a scrap piece of paper, then inked with the distress ink and it worked like a charm.

From Cute To Cool

My Nephew Ben, in a "looking back" layout for I Scrap. They are having a contest that you have to complete 3 layouts from a list of prompts, the grand prize is a Xyron Wishblade! It's a long shot, but I had to give it a try.

It's amazing how fast he has grown up in the last year, my cute little Ben is gone and has been replaced with a handsome young man!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Scrappy Shirt

Isn't this the cutest t-shirt ever!!! I bought it from Judy, she had made some totes with this design on them and I asked if she could make me a shirt. I had to wear today because I was going scrapbook shopping, everyone in the stores oohed and ahhed over it! Hubby's out of town so this is the best picture I could get of me wearing the shirt!

Thank you Judy, you are the greatest! I've come to learn she do just about anything creative, she is one talented lady. I even feel more creative just wearing it...I think it has super powers!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Very Active Imagination!

You will have to click on the pic to read the journaling to understand why Logen is wearing his long johns sitting on a package of diapers!

I used these really thick felt cutouts from Fancy Pants for the car and bracket and Thickers for the title. I like the dimension of this felt, it comes in a package of four different colors of 12X12 sheets with a ton of different cutouts. There are bright colors for boy themed cutouts and pastel for the girls theme.

P.S. My May 11th post of Logen's first tee ball game layout was Scrap City's layout of the week for this week.

Tim Holtz

I joined I Scrap yesterday because they were having Tim Holtz as a guest in their chat room last night. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was worth the $5 fee to find out. Well, Tim was in the room for over an hour and after the chat hostess concluded a brief interview the attendees were able to ask questions. It was awesome, I was chatting with Tim Holtz. He answered everyone's questions. It was well worth the $5 to join this site. It is normally $25, but they are running a special right now to get new members.

It is not an ordinary message board, they don't sell scrapbook kits. They have great contests with awesome prizes. I wouldn't normally recommend a site, but this one is really great. They took requests for who we would like to chat with, I said Heidi Swapp. They have promised to have other chats like the one with Tim. They are offering a free techniques class at the end of June.

If you decide to join please click the blinkie I put up on the right and mention my member number #712448, I get points that you can redeem if you mention the number.

Acrylic Stamping Technique

I saw this technique in Scrapbook Etc. Magazine. It doesn't show up very good with the pink ink but I think you get the gist of the idea. I put the clear stamp on the block backwards and made the pink impression, then put it on the right way and stamped the black.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fun Layout!

I always have fun with the challenges at Scrap Your Crap and this was no exception. This week's challenge was to use 5 or more pictures on your layout.

I had to drive my brother's Jeep back to his home after it was repaired in Memphis. I was afraid to drive it on the Interstate because when big trucks would pass me it felt like I was going to be blown off the road. So I took the back roads and turned a 2 hour trip into a 3 1/2 hour trip, but there was no traffic and some really funny sites!

This is how I made the road on my layout. I ran the toy truck tires over my ink pad and then on the paper. It would have been better to have a truck with bigger tires and more tread, but this was all I had. I think I'll look for a new toy truck on my next trip to the dollar store.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Great Weekend

This is the first Memorial Day weekend that I remember when the weather was perfect! Not too hot, not too cold...just perfect. Spent two days on the water, I'm still rocking to the waves a bit, had some great food and to quote Johnny "a good time was had by all!" Here's some pics that will make it to a scrapbook page another day, too tired to scrap today!

My baby Bro singing and playing a very difficult song by Gov't Mule called Soul Shine, but he sure sounded good. Check it out, it is an awesome song.

My sister-in-law Leanne and me. I left my sunglasses at home and found this pair in the kitchen cabinet, who knows how old they are, but they served the purpose. Snatched Michael's hat while he was in the water! We had boats tied together like the redneck yacht club.

Matt, the captain, Greg my husband, nephew Ben and my brother Michael.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Color Combo Challenge

This is for Noel's color combination challenge, not colors that I would have put together...but I love them! Also, for my Scrap City wildcard challenge.

Heading to the lake this holiday weekend, no internet, but hope we have good weather and some R&R! I hope everyone has a great long weekend.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Winter Theme Challenge

I made this layout for the Theme Challenge at Scrap City. The challenge was to create a Winter themed layout. This was no problem once I got Noel's kits. I ordered some of her older kits from last winter so I had new goodies to play with and get my challenge completed!

Canvas Challenge

This challenge at Scrap City was to alter a canvas. I painted these, then stamped with acrylic paint and glued the ribbon around the edges. I thought they would look good in the playroom. I am certainly no artist, so rubber stamping with paint was the option for me!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Scrap Your Crap Challenge of the Week

This week's challenge at Scrap Your Crap was to use foam stamps. Not a problem, I have a ton of them that I haven't used in months. I used them for the letters and the sun. The "waves" I created with a what once was a corner stamp, I cut it into 2 pieces so it would look like waves! Dust off your old foam stamps and enter this week's challenge.

Unity Stamp Notecards

I stamped these note cards to include in RAKs and mail to my fellow scrappers. These Unity Stamps make the greatest impressions, far superior to any stamp I have tried before.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Beach Mini Album

I sprayed painted the raw chipboard white to make the inside pages easier, I didn't use background paper on the inside. The problem with creating an album like this is you don't have much room to scrap on the first few letters, still it was enough room to put the best pictures, even if I did do some creative cropping.

Friday, May 16, 2008

My Granny & Me

Doesn't she just look so happy holding me! My Granny passed away when I was 10 years old, but she sure packed a lot of love in those 10 years and I still think of her most everyday.

This layout was scraplifted from Misty's blog post on May 12th for a challenge at Scrap City. The challenge was to find a layout that you loved on someone's blog and "lift" it, of course Misty was gracious enough to give me her permission to copy her layout. I "made" these flowers by layering several different ones...some were silk from the dollar store, some were Primas and some were Heidi Swapp. This layout was inexpensive to make and really like the simplicity. I journaled on the back of the page, I do this when I have a lot to say and don't want to clutter my layout.

ATC Swap

My ATCs from the swap that Amy organized. They are beautiful and all so different, there were some very talented girls in this group. I have a question that I have them, what do I do with them? Tell me how you display or store yours.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Rub a Dub Dub

This is for a Baker's Dozen challenge over at Fiskateers. The layout had to include transparency (I used alcohol ink on a piece of transparency), circles, Thickers, Bling (I used Rain Dots), Rub on, 2 patterned papers, chipboard, buttons, flourish and a rubber duck! This was the perfect photo to include a rubber duck on the layout. I cheated a bit the flourish is a rub on and the Thickers are chipboard, but I just couldn't add anything else or I would have had too much!

This is based on Page Plans sketch this week.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Button RAK

I am giving away buttons to whoever guesses how many buttons are in the picture over at Fiskateers. Go check it out. Winner will be decided on Sat. at 3PM Central Time.

edit...I need to be more specific, you have to go to my post "Button RAK" on the fiskateers message board and guess over there. To see the picture of my buttons go to my profile, my fiskateer number is 3429.

Glitzy, Glittery, Blingy Fun Layout

The challenge this week at Scrap Your Crap was to use bling. I did a page for my play book, the scrapbook where I put just fun stuff, I used glitter, foil tape, bling and sequins! I put a thin coat of modge podge on the paper then covered it with glitter, tapped off the excess and once it was dry I sprayed a clear coat over the glitter to keep in place. I glued the sequins on by spreading a layer of glue over the glitter and just poured some sequins on top.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Crazy Cat

This it what I deal with every day! My scrap space is always a mess and some cat is always looking over my shouldler, sitting in my chair or laying on my the page that I am trying to work on! Most of the time it's Meg (she's the one behind me in this pic), Homer is my big fat cat that likes to sit in this chair...but once I sit down he is out of there! Homer was a rescue cat that was full grown when I got him so he is not so social. Meg is a rescue also, but we have had her since she was 5 weeks old so she is kinda clingy...doesn't like to be alone.

If you are looking for a pet please try and adopt or rescue rather than buy an animal. I have 2 cats and 1 dog all were rescued from certain death and they are the greatest pets. No they don't have pedigees or papers and will never win a dog or cat show, but they love unconditionally and are grateful to have a good home.

Helping a Fellow Scrapper

A fellow scrapper at Scrap City is compiling an 8X8 album to send with her daughter when she goes to school in the fall. I made this 2 page spread for her with 10 tips for college kids.

I am not much on making cards, but I couldn't resist these stamps when Hobby Lobby had them for 50% off. One reads Live it Up and the other Girlfriends Matter.

Monday, May 12, 2008


This is for Scrap City's color combination challenge this month, you had to use green, blue and yellow. This paper is from one of Noel's kits, she has some great stuff!

This picture is a school picture, so this layout is a good example of what you can do with those old school pictures that have long been replaced with current pictures in frames. The back drop on this one was really ugly, so I just cut around Kristin!

Update-This layout was the layout of the week at Scrapcity...Woo Hoo!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Logen's First T-Ball Game

This is for the May sketch challenge at Scrap City. I did some stitching on the the mat to mimick the stitching on the baseball.

Photos from Logen's first baseball game. I captured his first trip to home plate! They are really cute to watch, his team is made up of 4,5 and 6 year olds. Logen's 4 so he is one of the younger ones and doesn't have a clue what to do, but when the coach says run...he runs!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

My Take on Page Plans Sketch

This is my take on the Page Plans sketch of the week.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Cassie's Mini Album

Here is the finished album. I used proof photos from a sitting done in 1990, these are the perfect size for a mini book and I had just enough photos to complete this 10 page album.

The trick to working with acrylic is to use things that look okay from the front and back. Double sided paper is great, I used a lot of rain dots, plastic flowers, epoxy stickers and gems. For adhesive I used mini glue dots and tacky glue that dries clear.

Of course these pages don't photograph very well but you can get a closer look by clicking on the picture for a more detailed idea of how I did this.

This album was certainly not the easiest thing I've done, but I do like the result, so it was worth the trouble!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Acrylic Mini Album

I have been working all day on an acrylic mini album, but I just couldn't stop until I was finished. I had never done anything like this, it was a challenge, but I really had fun! I think I needed a challenge, seems I've been stuck in a creative rut lately. I took one picture before dark and this page isn't complete, I will post the whole thing tomorrow. In the meantime I will share this tidbit.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My Mom

I wanted to create a layout in memory of my Mom for Mother's Day. I found this picture and was able to get it enlarged, I expected to lose some quality of the photo after I did this, but it came out pretty good considering the age of the photo.

I wanted the focus of the layout to be the photo, so I kept it very simple and I am pleased with they way it turned out.


Check out the Fiskateer blog, I am the guest blogger today! May sent me a set Kimberly Poloson papers, stickers, rub ons and brads about a month ago and asked me to complete some layouts to be featured this week. This layout was also created with that kit. The paper is really beautiful, some of it is flocked (I'm sure you can't tell that from the photo).

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Alton Brown

If you don't watch Food Network you probably don't have a clue who this is, but he is on several shows and was recently in Memphis promoting his new book. My Aunt and Uncle went to a book signing and although he doesn't look all that happy in this picture, they said he was really nice and that people from all over where there to see him.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Backseat Drivers

This is for May's sewing challenge over at Fiskateers. The jornaling is on Logen and Hayes' "Driver's License" in the blue jean pocket.