Saturday, December 17, 2011

Some SB Pages I've been working on...

Our ATC swaps are done!

These are from Annette:
These are from me:


I found these stamp sets at the Scrapbook Expo last summer.  I just fell in love with the idea of stamping a front and a back, both of the lady and of the window.  It took me awhile to get them done though.  I colored them in with Copic markers.  Now I have to find an appropriate sentiment for the inside of the cards.  Aren't they cute?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I found this book on Amazon and downloaded a sample for free on my Kindle.  I really enjoyed the sample so I purchsed the physical book because there are alot of artistic samples in it.  The Kindle is only in black and white and that's no fun.

The exercises in the book seemed very easy, fun and do-able for me.  I just ordered it and won't have the book until thursday or friday of this week.  The question is:  Should I wrap it and put it under the tree or just start it when I get it.  Hmmmmm? 
Go to Amazon and see inside this book.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


My List:

- Finish the leftover scrapbook kits from the retreat

- Finish the Family Cookbook

-Finish my altered book, 3 pages left

- Finish my son's portrait album

- 2 ATC's for a swap

-finish my Copic class lessons

-finish my front&back lady cards

-finish the 3 pairs of pajama pants that I cut out

-cut out and finish the long dress I got for the Cruise
I just recently finished 41 cards that I had cut out years ago for a workshop I had.  Luckily they're still in vogue and not horribly outdated.  Here they are:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Scrapbook Retreat Pics!

I had a wonderful time at the SB Retreat!  It was a success!  I completed 36 pages and a complete 5 x 7 album.  Mission Accomplished!!!  Everyone seemed pretty happy with everything that they were working on. We left the "Craftin' Cabin" a scrapbook page commemorating our stay.  Here are some pics of the fun:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Military Appreciation!

I want to take a moment to thank all of our men and women of the military, who have served past and present. 

Thank you - thank you - thank you!!!! 

All the sacrifices that you make or had made on a daily basis astounds me and I feel that there is no way that I could ever pay that back.  You lay your life on the line for freedom.  You have my undying respect, appreciation and devotion.  You'll always have a very special place in my heart. 

My Grandfather served in the Army during WWI.
My father served as a Marine in the Korean War.
My son is now serving in the U.S Army.
Many of my Uncles served during WWII.


Scrapbooking Retreat Time!!!

It's just about time to pack up all my stuff and take it for an hour & a half drive north to scrapbook for 4 happy days.  My friends and I rented a cottage near a lake for the whole weekend starting Thursday.  The cottage is set up for quilters, sewers and scrapbookers. 

I've been busy making lots and lots of page kits in hopes that it will relieve the quantity and weight of the bags I'll be taking.  With page kits I have everything I need for all the pages I have planned to make all in one folder.  I'm still bringing alot of extras, like my embellishments, my alphas, my cricut, my rub-ons

We have a full kitchen so we are all bringing our own food.  So I have to pack clothes, toiletries, food and scrapbooking stuff.  I also want to bring my crochet projects for something else to do if I get tired of one thing or another. 

I'm very psyched for this brief interlude of continuous play!!!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

The 44th Challenge Finished - Using Transparencies

I would've finished this one alot sooner but I couldn't find my transparencies.  I bought some years ago and never used them.  I finally stumbled across the transparencies while I was looking for something else so I put them aside to play with.  I have never used transparencies on a layout before so it truly was a challenge for me.  Once I started the page though, it became fun thinking about what else I could add to it.  I love the colors and the photos I used of my great niece *(boy, that makes me sound old).  I'm very happy about how it came out.  On to the 45th challenge...!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pot'Pourri the 43rd Challenge

I loved this challenge because I had to really think about how to get all the items on the page in the correct order.  I stamped on the butterfly chipboard piece (grungeboard) and used some glimmer mist and an alphabet stencil in two corners, like you see above.  It adds a nice amount of texture on the page.  I used my scallop decorative scissors to cut the edge of one of the trim pieces and used a Martha Stewart edge punch for the other trim piece.  I am happy with how it all turned out.  Now, let's see yours!

Friday, October 7, 2011

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge Wrap Up!

I really need to "wrap up" this challenge so I'm posting the last ten challenges here all at one time.  As I finish each challenge I'll post the results.  Here they are:

1. (43) Pot’pourri (use the following items on a page at least once: letter stickers, rub-ons, punches, chipboard, stencils/masks, deco scissors,  ribbon, brads and stamps).

2.  (44) Using transparencies on a layout.

3.  (45) Go mega! (think really big for everything)

4. (46) Use charms and decorative pins on a page.

5.  (47) Decoupage on a page (Decoupage - the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold leaf and so on)

6.  (48) Alter a photo, physically take a photo and scratch into it or paint on it or do whatever you think will create a fun focal point on your page.

7.  (49) Make a photo montage on a page.

8.  (50) Ric Rac and Scallops together on a page

9.  (51) Stamp on Patterned Paper (Use stamps on decorative patterned paper)

10.  (52) Combine two of the challenges and create a layout.

That will complete the "52 Week Scrapbooking Challenge".  I will show you how many albums I filled once I have completed the 52nd challenge.  Woot Woot! 

Challenges 1 - 42 can be found here. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

12 x 12 LAYOUT

I was going through my stash tonight and came across some kraft papers I bought a while back.  I also have been wanting to use up some large chipboard circles that I bought from Close To My Heart a long time ago and I'm sick of moving them around all the time because of their size, they don't fit in my chipboard stash.  So I decided to start using them up. I used one on the page below. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Steampunk Mini #2

The inside pages are the same as my steampunk mini because we swapped the inside pages with a total of 4 people.  But, the covers are all different and how we've laid out the inside pages.

This mini album was completed by Annette, she said that she used an old coin folder for her cover.   I'm really lovin' it Annette, great job!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Here's my #42 challenge page: make your own decorative paper

for this challenge I used some copic markers and some spray inks on white cardstock to make my decorative paper.  I only used a small strip of it on this page.  Fun! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

#42 for the 52 Week Scrapbooking Challenge!

Here it is:  Make your own patterned paper and use it on a page or card!

Have fun!!!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Results for Challenge 41 of the 52 Week SBing Challenge!

It's been a very busy summer and I took a few weeks off, but I was finally able to finish my challenge page and here it is.  The challenge was to:  Wrap photos with string or ribbon and add a tag.


I made the covers and the first page, Annette made the second page, Ruth made the 3rd and Cyndi made the 4th.  We made the pages (and covers) out of 6x9 office envelopes.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

What I've Been Working On Lately...

I took Mary Ann Moss's class, Remains of the Day at
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I plan to use this journal as a travel journal.  My husband and I are going on a cruise for our 25th Wedding Anniversary this winter, so I "Bahama'd" it up and made it very tropical like.  I definitely want to make more.  I really liked the class and I really like how the journal turned out! 

Below are just a few of the pages...they're are 88 pages in all.