Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I successfully did it again! I did some scrapping for myself, before doing my special orders. YAY! ME!
Here is what I challenged myself - use scrap pieces of paper, and items I got on my thrift store excursion and glitter and machine sewing. Do you think it is to busy??? Be honest - I can take it! (Besides - it is my daughter that makes it awesome, anyway you look at it - tee-hee!) Happy Crafting!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We are planning a trip to Disney, so we have been looking through different literature and web sites about activities to do while we are there. So when I saw this cute little notebook with "Tinker" on it - I just couldn't resist fixin' her up a bit..........
If you would like me to alter a notebook for you - just drop me an email. I have a link on the top right of this page!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
A couple of years ago we went to the The Jungle Forest Cafe' while we were there I took a photo of my daughter with one of the restaurants life size elephants. My father loves Elephants (big collector - has hundreds of statues, etc) , so I enlarged the picture to a 5 X 7 and scrapped it and put it in a frame for my dad. He loves it and has it hanging in his kitchen. Fun project and great, memory to give someone that really has everything - you know the person that is hard to buy a present for.
Friday, February 20, 2009
While I was at work today, my mind wondered a bit....yes to my scrapping. What else right???? So I thought how much I enjoy scrapping, that is why I decided to sell items on ebay (it wasn't to start rolling in the dough - LOL) - but then I reflected on how I haven't really done anything for my scrapbooks. So I have come up with a plan of attack. I am going to start doing at least one personal layout just for my albums before I start on any ones special orders, or blog challenges. I think this sounds reasonable, don't you??? So, after I had an enjoyable dinner at Famous Dave's - YUM! YUM! I scrapped this layout. I have successfully finished one layout for our family vacation album from this past summer - now my next plan of attack is to finish the entire album before we go on this years family vacation in a few months/ Can I do it? I think I can, I think I can, I think I can..........
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I made four cards tonight. They are long over do to be sent. So, tonight I sat down and made them. I have several friends that have been going through a rough patch - so I wanted to let them know I was thinking of them. The first three are all handmade, the last one I just altered because I liked the verse so much.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The photo above is the one in my 6/6 - it is of my daughter playing in the leaves this past fall (I say playing - she says - doing all the work while I took photos -whatever!)
I already tagged my 6 in an older post - so everybody enjoy!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I found some really cute mini paper bags to make some albums for ebay. They are really pretty spring colors. Just cute. When I got them all put together, they measure 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches. I made 9 tags that can be pulled out. Just a little cute mini-mini album to put family photos in and give as a gift or keep on your desk at work.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I have been working diligently on the family recipe books. As many of you know my step mom died this past October. So I got her recipe box from my Dad and made copies of her recipes. Most of them were written in her own handwriting - so that is why I copied them. I wanted to make them as personal as possible. I have successfully completed two of them tonight. All the insides are complete on the rest - I just need to finish the covers on the rest. Whew! I have enjoyed doing it and hope that all her siblings enjoy it. I also made one for her kids and my siblings. And, I also made one for her very best friend that she worked with for many years. I adapted the covers from the very talented Renee. Please go check out her blog - she is so talented and awesome. Her Paper Bag Albums are such an inspiration to me - she is truly an artist! Creative Paint & Paper
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I have been asked to be a Designer for Paper Blooms. YAY ME! This is a new challenge blog that I hope everyone will participate in. It's gonna ROCK! There is still room for 2 more designers. I would love to work on a team with you and I look forward to seeing what masterpieces we can come up with! Be sure to go check out Leah at her blog - she is awesome and so very talented!
Here are the requirements - PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!
Do you love embellishments? Then this design team call is for you! I am looking for two (2) talented ladies to design with products from my brand new Etsy shop, Paper Blooms and to be a part of the new Paper Blooms Challenge Blog!
*Compensation: As a DT member you will be sent a variety of embellishments that are carried in the shop to play with!
*This is a three (3) month commitment.
*You MUST have a blog that you keep updated regularly.
*Must be able to complete and give ideas for challenges that will be on the Paper Blooms blog. Challenges will be posted once a week.
*You must promote the Paper Blooms blog and store whenever and wherever appropriate and give credit when using product from the shop.
*You must keep up with emails and respond in a timely manner as this will be the primary source of communication.
*Be reliable and on time in getting pictures of your projects to me for the blog and uploading to your blog.
*Send 3-5 good quality pictures of your favorite projects featuring the use of embellishments. These may be new or recently created and can be anything from cards LO’s or altered items.
and any DT’s you are currently on or have been on (please include links)
**DT experience is not necessary to apply. ALL applications will be considered equally.
Email your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line put PB DT Call. At this time I can only accept U.S applicants.
Applications are being taken now through March 4th. New DT members will be contacted by March 6th and announced on the Paper Blooms blog March 9th.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
As a scrapper, each season brings more exciting things to scrapbook. Well, I was sitting here reflecting on the winter season and it made me smile to look at current photos of my daughter and then some past layouts, I have done from previous winters. This was done a while back, but it still makes me smile.....she just cracked me up looking down at her hands as if to say - "HEY! WHERE DID MY HANDS GO????"
Here are the steps:
1. Say one nice thing to the man in your life. (My husband is there to support me and hold me up and catch when I fall - he is wonderful!)
2. List at least 6 ways you measure success in your life. (1. my faith 2. my family 3. my friends 4. being a good employee 5. enjoying my crafting 6. being positive)
Now to try to narrow down and give this award to five other blogs...wow this is so tough, because everyone is so talented....
Friday, February 6, 2009
Here are a few more spiral notebooks I made for ebay. I hope to get some scrapping done this weekend. I have two special order albums to work on. Plus, I am still trying to get those 12 recipe albums done for my family members, plus I have a special order for a recipe album. TRUST ME, I am not complaining! I love it! As, you all know this is great therapy for me. Keeps me out of trouble (well, accept for the part where I go shopping for papers, embellishments etc....LOL)! Have an awesome weekend!
If you want me to make something special, just drop me an email request - using the link at the top right.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Got a "LOVE" album completed tonight to list on ebay. I had fun with it. Just did lots of color and heart detail. I also listed several more spiral note books, I have gotten such awesome response that they will make great gifts, I went a head and listed 4 more. You can check all the stuff I have on ebay by going to the link listed on the top right of this blog!
Have a great Wednesday!
I would like to hand this award off to Stef over at Glitterbabe Greetings - where all things sparkle... she is so super sweet. She stops by very often to leave very sweet comments! Thanks Stef!