Thursday, March 20, 2008

A few things I've been working on...

I picked up this wooden letter last summer at Target on clearance. [Some] assembly required is running an altered letter challenge, so I figured this was the perfect opportunity to get something done with this. I don't do a lot of altering, but it's a lot of fun when I do. I love these vintage papers from Websters Pages. Considering Im not much of an alter'er, I like the way it came out. I haven't decided whether I'll keep it my office or my scrap room.

This is a layout I completed this week with the latest sketch from Tamara on her blog . I think I've got just about all the Easter pictures for last year scrapped now!!

And this layout I finished up last night. I used Pencil lines new sketch this week to complete the challenge for Scrapping the music challenge of the week, which was Lenny Kravitz's song Fly Away. I immediately thought of Christmas Eve when my husband was giving our nephews airplane rides. I don't work with bright papers like this too often, but this pic was too fun not to use them!

I've got a baby shower next week for my cousin's daughter, so Im thinking about making a tag book or an exploding box for her. Stay tuned for that!

Have a great week! If your up for a crop this weekend, Scrapcity has Scrapfest going on starting Friday all through the week. I'll definitely be popping in as much as I can!

Happy Spring!!

Finally, some signs of spring starting to pop up in our yard!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Busy busy busy!!

I've been getting so much done this week and having a blast over at 4SS this week. They have a week long crop going on and the challenges are awesome! Something for everyone. It's going on till Saturday so there is still time to get involved! Here's a couple things I've completed for their crop:

I'm so happy to finally be getting my Easter pics from last year scrapped!

I also just finished my layout for Scrapping the music's latest challenge. I got a chance to use my new Jenni Bowlin papers, Tangerine Dreams. All I can say is wow, these papers are absolutely beautiful!! I've actually ordered some more!! This layout is based on the Prince song "The most beautiful girl in the world".

The sketch is from a sketch challenge over at Sassy Scrappers.

The weather here is still cold!! We do have some signs of spring with the crocuses all popping up and the daffodils starting to break through the ground. Not soon enough though!! I'm ready for some warm weather!

Have a great week!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

I love my Cuttlebug!

My husband bought me a Cuttlebug this past Christmas just because I had to have it. I had bought some dies and played around with it, but it wasn't until I bought my first embossing folder that I realized that I love this little machine!! I've only got 2 so far, but they really can dress up a card or layout! I may not buy a whole lot of dies for this, but I'm definitely going to invest in some more embossing folders! It's amazing how much of an impact embossing can make!! Here's a card that I recently made using my swirl embossing folder.

This next layout I did for a challenge on Serendipity Scrapbooks . The challenge was to create a layout using only cardstock. The embossing folder was perfect for this!! I gave plain cardstock dimension and made it pop!

I also want to thank everyone for their well wishes concerning my dad. It means a lot!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

My latest layout

I just got this layout finished last night. I used Pencil Lines latest sketch, and completed this challenge from Scrapping the music. I've never completed any of their challenges before, but I've been reading the blog for a couple months now. Overall I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

In non-scrap news, my dad just got home from the hospital last night. He had his stomach removed 2/25/08 because of stomach cancer. He has really made a remarkable recovery from this very intense surgery. Now, he just needs to learn a whole new way of eating. He needs to eat 6 small meals a day, instead of 3. Just like the people who have the gastric bypasses. They were able to make a stomach out of his small bowel, but obviously, it's much smaller than a normal stomach. Once he completely recovers from this surgery, he needs to have one more round of chemo. He's been through so much in the last 6 months, and it just amazes me how strong and positive he has stayed throughout this time. I really believe that is the reason he has done so well. He tells us he has too much left that he wants to do in his life, and he's not going to let this stop him. And I really do believe that he will fight this and win!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Okay, I've always been a paper scrapper, and probably always will, but over at Scrapbookersclubhouse Jenn has a challenge for hybrid scrapping. She listed a great place with tons of digital freebies I found so many awesome items!! I started playing around and found some great stuff over at . So fun and easy to use! Im sure there's a ton more stuff I could do, but for starters I used her stuff to create my header on my blog. Im definitely going to play around some with this digital stuff! Now I actually need to get back to the challenge!

Monday, March 3, 2008

My first blog entry

Hello! It's been a while since I've had a blog. I had a knitting blog, but since scrapbooking has taken over and consumed all my free time, I figured it was about time to start my own scrapbooking blog. I started scrapping over 10 years ago when my sister hosted a few Creative Memories home parties. I discovered my love of scrapping then, but wow has scrapping changed since then (and so has my scrapping!). Bear with me as I re-learn this whole blogging thing, and I hope I can entertain you from time to time!