Sunday, October 7, 2012

Grandparent's Day Cards

So September 9th was Grandparent's Day.  I usually have good intentions to not let this day slip by but most of the time fail on those intentions.  This year I actually remembered it.  I made a card for my grandmother, who I am still blessed to have on this earth and another one for my mom for my kids to send.

This card was for my Grandmother.  It is from a Penny Black stamp.  I used my spellbinders, some flowers from my stash, a fiskars butterfly punch and paper from Jillibean Soup.

This card was for my Mom and also has a Penny Black stamp.  The paper was from a Prima 6x6 pad called Doodle Deux.  I used a spellbinders scalloped oval, the same fiskers butterfly punch and some bling and ribbon from my stash.  I bought the ribbon on clearance at Joanns for a quarter.  I couldn't believe how well it matched the paper....almost like it was made for it.

Thanks for looking and I hope to be back sooner next time. :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Last Day of Summer Vacation

Today is my last day of summer....tomorrow is the start of another school year.  While it will be good to get my family back on a schedule I will still miss the lazy days of summer.  I am posting a pic we took on our vacation to North Carolina in June to visit some sweet friends.

This was taken on a trail in some North Carolina swampland.

Friday, July 27, 2012

SSS---July Card Kit (again)

Another card I made with the July card kit from Simon Says Stamps.  This card gave me a bit of trouble...I tried sewing on it but the thread broke right in the middle.  I started to trash the entire card, but as I was re-thinking it...I salvaged what I could and went in a different direction.  I like this much better than the first idea I had.

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Getting Caught Up

So I have spent a lot of time this summer changing my albums from post-hinge to 3 ring binders.  I like to scrap chronologically...kinda ocd about keeping things in some kind of order.  I had several layouts that were partly done...but needed some titles and journaling.  These are some that I finished.  They are super simple layouts....and since they go in my 2008 albums...I kept them super simple.  My scrapbooking has evolved since then...I do like the style of Shimelle and those similar but didn't want these pages to look too out of place with the rest of the layouts in the book.

I am still working on better picture taking skills.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Deceived by Youtube

Is it just me, or do some products look larger in youtube videos?  I ordered some Mr. Hueys from and got them in the mail today.  Not really sure what I was expecting, but the bottles seemed way smaller than they have appeared in some other peoples haul videos.  This is not the first product to fool me.  I thought the Jenni Bowlin inkpads looked larger than they really were, but now that I know...I ordered 3 more.  The same goes with some of the stamp sets I've ordered.  Do any of you feel the same or am I out there on an island by myself?  I am not angry with these products...I look forward to trying them....I just thought they would be bigger.  :) 

Monday, July 9, 2012

What I have been up to and a layout

So April was super busy for me....with school and two weekends in a row away from home.  I don't think I will ever plan that again if it can be helped because it was so tiring on me.  May we were just trying to finish with school, those of you with children know that the last month is so crazy.  Field trips, honors days, money for this and money for that.  In June I have spent some time in the craft room....I am changing most all of my albums from post-hinge to 3 ring binders.  Why I didn't realize a LONNNNNGGGGG time ago that they were so much easier to use is beyond me. 

I have worked on some layouts trying to get caught up....don't know if I ever will.  This is one of my husbands birthday from a couple years ago.  We were at our favorite mexican restaurant and if they know its your birthday they sing to you, put a sombrero on your head, give you a sopapilla and also smear some cool whip across your nose.  I had no idea, but my kids told the waiters when they went to the restroom. 

I love how George the waiter is giving Nelson bunny funny.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

Ok, so it's been 3 months since my last post.  Sorry about that.  Life happens and I got lazy.   A lot has gone on in the last 3 months and I will update over the next week or so.  Anywho, the purpose of this post is to share a card I made with the July card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I just signed up with the monthly subscription on Monday and got the kit yesterday.  I know the SSS blog has a gallery where you can post creations made with this kit each month, so I wanted to add mine to that.  I made this card with product entirely from the kit with the exception of the twine.  I loved this kit and the stamp set that came with it.

I cut out the circles from one of the 6x6 pages and kinda made it into a flower, then curved the stamp to make a stem and used the heart stamp for the leaves.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Breaks Over...Back to the Real World

Wow...sorry it's been a couple of weeks.  I really enjoyed my week off from school, spending time with my Mom and with my girls.  But now back to the real world...we get no more days off from school until summer vacation.  Anyway...I did not spend hardly any time in my scraproom during my break.  I had so many other things to do, when I did have some down time I spent it catching up on some shows on the DVR.  I did make some cards.  I stamped these images off at my aunt's house several years ago and they have been sitting in a folder ever since.  Every now and then I would get one and make a card but this time I decided to color all the remaining ones at the same time and make a set of cards. 

I love these little mice!  I picked out which background paper I wanted to use first, it was a 6x12 paper pad I got at Hobby Lobby in their Paper Studio brand, and then colored the images to match that line.  I put some stickles on the frosting to give it a little bling.  The flowers and brads are some from my stash and the ribbon I bought from the $ bin at Target some time ago.  When I bought it, it was on clearance for got 4 or 6 little spools with 18" on each.  It took a whole spool for each card but for the price, who cares. :)

Thanks for looking and I will try to be back sooner next time.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Joann's Haul

Last weekend I went to Joann's and was able to snag some of the .97 clearance stamps.  I found 10 different sets and also used a 20% off total purchase coupon.  Ten sets for 8.00--score!!

Today I went back to Joann's because I had a 25% off total purchase and couldn't let it go to waste.  I found several punches and a couple of spellbinders on clearance.

I got a combo border/corner punch..lace and lattice for 4.97, two border punches...scalloped daisy and all-a-fleur for 3.97 each, a squeeze punch..loves me/loves me not  and a butterfly lever punch both for 2.97.  I found another stamp set that I missed seeing last week and they were still .97.

The Spellbinders were the Labels Two and the Lg. Octagon set.  These were on clearance for 5.97.  I also picked up some cardstock that was on sale for 1.99 each.  So I got all this for roughly 28.00 plus tax.  Maybe I can find some time during this week off to play with my new toys! 

Friday, March 23, 2012

TGIF---plus new stamps and a card I made

TGIF---I am so thankful today is Friday and next week is our spring break at school.  After spring break the time will fly until summer....WooHoo!!  I love my job but I also love being able to get some much needed R&R.

On to the card.  I put this together last night using Amy R as my inspiration.  Her blog is called Paper Prairie and Ink and I love the way she puts her cards together.  I used a tree stamp from Stampendous, some BG paper from the Pyrus collection and just some kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby.

I used Bic Mark-its to color the tree.  I really want some copics but just can't justify the cost at this time.  Maybe down the road. 

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Another Card Kit--Basic Grey

Back again with another Basic Grey Card Kit.  I put this one together over this past weekend.  I thought these cards turned out cute. 

I inked all the edges in Colorbox chalk ink...Chestnut Roan.  I also tweaked a couple of the cards just a little, made them more to my liking.  So, two kits down and two more to go.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Peachy Cheap Big Bag of Scrap

So last week Peachycheap offered a grab bag for 29.00.  I hesistated for a few minutes over this deal and then decided hey, why not?  Here is what I received.

In this picture I got an American Crafts album with a "baby kit" to go with it.  It included stickers, letter stickers, foam die cuts and some Flair buttons.  I also got some Petaloo Dazzlers, some BG glazed brads that I know are from a Christmas collection, but not sure which one.   I got some BG micro mono letters, some Cosmo Cricket glittered chipboard letters and some Kaiser craft Fozz Font letters.  I love these, they are felt and a very pretty pink.

In this picture I got some 7 Gypsies rub-ons.  They are from the Hudson Valley collection.  I got the letters and journal rub-ons and I also got some frames and tags stickers of that same collection.  From Sassafras I got some cardstock stickers, some button blossoms and 2 pkgs of Felties--Under the Sea and Party time.  From Petaloo I got some stitched felties letters, some blue rhinestones from Kaiser and some BG clear stamps--Shield.

In this last photo I got the Fancy Pants 'Dancing Girl' Mega kit.   A pkg. of BG chipboard stickers--Euphoria.  Crate Paper rub-ons in the Brook Collection.  Some Fancy Pants buttons--Oct. 31.  Some American Crafts 'Thanks' stamps and some Flair badges--Beauty.

I am pleased with my purchase.  I wished I could have gotten a different kit from the one I received...I do have two girls but neither one took dance.  I can still use 90% of the stuff in this kit for other things though.  So all in all....I got 21 seperate items plus the Baby Album kit  plus the Dancing Girl mega kit.  I think I got my moneys worth and would order a grag bag again. :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Basic Grey Card Kits

Two or three months ago I read where lots of people were getting the Basic Grey card kits at Ross.  We just got a Ross last year, Yay!! so I drove over to see if I could find some.  They only had 4 so I bought those and these are the first ones I made.  It is from the Pyrus collection and I must admit I did not like these when I saw the package but bought them anyway because hey, its Basic Grey....can't go wrong with that.  After I started working on them, I love them.

The other three collections I got were Life of the Party, Max and Whiskers and Hopscotch.  As I get them put together I will post pics.  Happy Scrapping!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Month....New Scraproom

What have I been doing for these last six weeks?  My husband and I have re-done my scraproom and I just love it.  It is in the basement and had wood paneled walls on three sides and just a block wall on the fourth.  It really was hideous.  He has told me for several years that if I would clean it out he would sheetrock the walls for me.  Well here is what I was up against.

Lots of clutter and insanity.  There was actually more than you see in these photos, I didn't take before pics but had these from a few years ago.  I had acquired much more than just what you see here.  I finally decided it was time to get this over with so I brought home many boxes from work and began the tedious task of boxing up all my stuff.  We cleaned out the room and began the re-model.

My sweet husband added some plugs to my room...I went from having two to seven.  After the sheetrock was up and mudded and sanded I got to paint.  I chose Robins Egg Blue for my color.

I love this is such a bright and happy color.  Then began the chore of moving everything back in.  It took me two weeks to unpack everything and find a place for it.  I still have a few minor things to work on to get it just the way I want it.

I still need to hang some shelves on the wall for my wood mounted stamps and bring my sewing machine back in.  I just love it now....sometimes I go down there and just sit at my desk and look around.  I know,  just call me a nerd....LOL.  Now that this is near completion, maybe I can get my mojo back and get caught up on my scrapbooks. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ok....I am seriously going to get this thing up to date

Here it is almost the end of January.  I seriously stink at this blogging stuff.   We are in the middle of re-doing my scrap room so while I am in limbo I thought I would post some of my cards from 2011.  When we are finished with the room I will post before and after photos.

I made a couple of these sweet little monkeys for some ladies in my Sunday School class.  We were challenged to send out a couple of cards to encourage someone.

A deco-mesh wreath I made for my mother.  I have always thought these looked really hard to make but after watching a couple of you tube videos...I was ready.  It is so much easier to make than you would think.

Ok. So I only got one card  I must have my pics uploaded on my old computer.  I will go searching for them and post them soon.

Happy Crafting!!