Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My pink and black mini

This is a mini that I just finished and it is done in pink and black. I used chipboard and added a lot of elements. Take a peek.

My Girls Gone Scrappy trade mini from Cris

This is my trade mini I received from Cris Cunningham at A Little Bay Studio. Thanks Cris, I love it!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A new mini album

This is another mini album that was inspired by Laura D. of Following the Paper Trail

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Some more minis

I've recently fallen in love with the mini albums. They are so much fun. I really like them because you can use materials you have around on hand instead of buying the pricey albums. Of course, if you want something special you can still wait for the sales and get the traditional ones but these are just too cute. This one I made of my DGD who is ten months old. I'm trying new techs and craftin supplies. Take a look. These are some of the pages. I tried to upload a video but I was not successful. I'll try that later.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Mini Albums that is. I've fallen in love with Mini albums. There are three terrific crafters who put the ohh, ahh in mini album scrapbooking. They are Bona: Live, Love, Scrap; Marion: A Piece of Craft.com; and Arlene: Butterfly Kisses. These ladies are awesome. Check them out. Here are some of my minis that they have inspired me to create. But I just can't stop making these, they are so addictive.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Take Note

This cute altered mini composition notebook was scraplifted from Lisa Johnson's blog, Poppy Paperie. So head over to Target and pick up a few to alter.

That's My Business

Remember the now forgotten plastic cassette holder? I found a way to resurface and renew them. While browsing through the October issue of Scrapbook,etc., I came across this nifty project by Deena Wuest. Here are some samples that I did. So grab an issue and get crafting.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mini ME

I recently finished a mini album of myself. Since I'm always doing layouts of other people, I decided to do one about me. I used chipboard throughout and various die cuts, some Cricut and some rub-ons. I getting a little tired of doing 12x12 albums, so I'm embarking on a mini album spree. Hope you like.

Monday, August 31, 2009


The Stampinup exclusive Bigz Die has so manypossibilities. The die that I recently crafted as a round bottom that attaches to it but instead I scraplifted this idea from Jody Morrow who scraplifted it from Tandra . I sewed the bottom closed instead and what a cute idea. Jody referred to it as a fabulous handbag. Cute! Cute! Cute!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tucked Away Revisited

Here is another sample of Lauren's Timeless Template called Tucked Away. I dressed it up alittle using Lauren's sample on her blog. Super Cute! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another Timeless Template

Lauren has done it again. She's created two more Timeless Templates. They are Foldngo and Tuckedaway and they are adorable. Way to go Lauren.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Some Layouts I finished

This layout uses chipboard that I painted yellow( the word "smile") and a brad that I made to match my border below. It also uses some sparkly chipboard that I purchased and some other chipboard that I made using my Sissix machine. The flower is an artificial one that i took apart from a grouping of flowers. The hearts are also self-made chipboard that I cut out using my Cuttlebug and a Cuttlebug die. And the cutie in the pic is my only grandchild.(Yipeeeeeeeeee!)

Here are some layouts I've been working on. This layout has a garden theme because on occasion I like to get in the yard and so some planting. I used some chipboard letters that I've had forever and a new circle journaling stamp. The silhouette image is a free .svg file(can't remember which site I got it from though, sorry) and the flower embellies are also from the same chipboard letter collection.Next, I decided to use some of my metallic CS and my new gadget------- The BradMaker. I love this thing. It easily transforms any of your CS or fabric into a brad to match your projects. Some say it's just a covered button maker and maybe so but I think it is designed perfectly for its intent. So ladies if you want to use your old button maker go ahead, I'm keeping my bradmaker.LOL. The font on the layout is using the SCAL program and a free font that I downloaded. Last but not least,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Who likes a Big Shot?

Well you might like this one. Stampin Addicts.com not only has some great ideas for using
Stampin Up Bigshot Machine but they are also giving away a Bigshot Die Pack. So hop on over there.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I finally got around to finishing this project. I took a piece of junk of board that is used to attach fabric samples on and first of all applied gesso to it so I caould get a sort of blank canvas. Then I applied a piece of solid cardstock. Next, I used pieces of cut-out patterns from some pattern paper and pieced them all around to frame this picture of my youngest daughter. I also used skittles or dewdrops in the center of the flowers. I added a big flower and made a makeshift stand for the back of the frame so it can sit upright. All the materials were things I had on hand.

My take of the Scrapbook Expo- DuluthGA

About a week ago, my scrapping buddies and I attended the annual Scrapbook Expo in Duluth, GA. What a great time we had. We arrived there on Friday and headed straight for the convention center. The vendors were everywhere. I was very meticulous in searching for what I wanted. I even had a list. I got several of the things I wanted and then some. So my buddies and I agreed to make something right away with some of the goodies we purchased. You know how those tools can get pushed into a draw and never see the light of day again, right? So we fixed that problem. We set a day, Sunday a week, and we will gather together and show off our projects and what we had acquired. Another exciting thing happened at the expo. I got to meet several ladies from the Cricut Messageboard. I will include a pic of us. Here's my take of the scrapbook expo goodie "I got". It is a layout featuring none other than Gramma's Sweetheat. The black border at the top was done using my new Tonic border punch. The pink felt border was also purchased at the expo. The stamp in the bottom left-hand corner is a Heidi Swapp clear corner stamp(these were a dollar). This vendor had some awesome deals. The retro glasses and font is from SCAL. In the group picture, that's me second from the left. Thanks for looking.

Got Milk?

What an overused expression. Right? But this template from Lauren Meader will never fall into that category. This is one of her newest "Timeless Templates" found over at PaperTreyInk's site.
Oh the possibilities are endless. You can check out her blog to see her samples.

All Boxed up

All my scrapping buddies know me to be crazy about boxes. I love all kinds of boxes. So I created this box using Dawn's instructions. It used two 12x12 sheets of cardstock. It will make a lovely container for gift-giving. Try one.I also used the Bigz Topnote Die, the positive and negative portions for the top of the box. I used the Sissix leaf diecut and the To and From diecut as well. Let me know what you think. Oh, the DP is from American Crafts. I got that awhile back from Tuesday Morning.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Coffee, Tea or.......

Every morning my routine is pray, fix my coffee and pray some more. I found this really cute coffee cup template on MelStampz blog just this morning. It is linked to another person on the Splitcoast Stampers site(Stampztoomuch). Take a sip, I mean peek and pour up your own creative ideas and craft one. These are so cute!!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

another TRI shutter card

These cards are very addictive:

Bagging again

Well Jen and I are at it again.  I sent her the word and she designed the bag.  It's a CUTIE.  It will hold a number of cards and their envies.  Cute, Cute, Cute.  Thanks again Jen for taking time out of your busy, busy schedule.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tri Shutter Card

Look at this neat idea I stumbled upon.  It is called a TRI shutter card and it's so easy and quick to make.  I saw some samples on the Sistas Challenge blog and clicked on a link to the tutorial for this card.  Try one.  You'll love it.  The link is : Craftiblog

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wedding Bells

A few pics from a wedding I attended last month.  The couple were young but had a good foundation from both sides of the family.  Congrats Micah and Ashley!!!!