Sunday, August 31, 2008

Christmas in August!

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Okay, so my kiddos helped out with these cards. We will probably distress, and put sequins on later down the road, but they were so happy with what we got done I had to share. This is the second year we have done this, and truthfully it is a stress reliever. I cut my shapes out from the cricut and do an assembly line and let them have at it! Anyway, here ya go:
all the paper is Imaginisce, buttons are dress it up (I have had for a while, I was glad to use them up!) stamp is Provo Craft, and stickles.

Happy Halloween!

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Oh, yes I LOVE Halloween! Not the scare your brains out, but the excitement of dressing up and candy and decorations. And yes....the cute scrap booking stuff! I made some cards using the new Imaginsce line:

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Turkey and my cricut

I was playing around with my cricut the other day and figured out the measurements for this little guy:

I made this just using the George cartridge. The plaque I bought at dollar tree last year, but you could use chipboard and cut it into any shape you wanted, and crop-a-dile some holes for your ribbon.

For the measurements: For the body I cut the regular oval at 5 1/2" on real dial size for the head I cut the circle at 1 1/2" real dial size, for the beak I cut the diamond set at 1" on paper saver (I cut the diamond in half), the Gobble part is actually the parenthesis (just one side) cut at 2 1/2" on paper saver, the feathers are cut with the skinny oval, the back feathers are set at 3 1/2", and the front feathers are 3" both on paper saver.

I inked all the edges, and for the feathers I folded them in half to give dimension. I sewed around the body to give him some dimension and hold the feathers down. I loved this because I don't have to many decorations for Thanksgiving, and now I have one more!  I made this for the contest over at BBTB.


pattern paper: pink paisley, October afternoon

card stock: bazzill

googly eyes: unknown

letter stickers: making memories

button: unknown

Big toot for me! Woohoo!

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So I was in my LSS yesterday and I happened to glance at the magazines and I see this:I said to myself: "self, is this it?" (sort of still in denial) Yep! I flipped to page 69 and there I am! Sort of a surreal experience....I am still waiting for mine in the mail. I did call around to Joann's and Michaels to see if they had it yet, nope! Just wanted to share my exciting news!

Laura's sketch #7

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I had a lot of fun with this sketch, I made several different cards but this one was my favorite:
All but the rubons, jewels, and border are from the September kit at Scrapbook Circle (*your getting a sneak peak!)
rubon: american Crafts
jewels: hobby lobby
brads: unknown
card: DCWV
border: Bazzill
Pattern paper & embellishment: American Crafts

Friday, August 29, 2008

This is what I went to bed hearing....

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Monsoons are here, I love the storms....My creative blogging buddy Rebecca Tresler took these pictures last night, and I had to borrow. The drops of rain for a time were like golf ball size....totally crazy!
I know I haven't posted anything creative lately but I am planning on it later today. I do have a line up of things that I have done and wanted to share!

Monday, August 25, 2008

What kind of Cullen are you?

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Saw this quiz on my friends blog (look at my side bar). Sort of silly but fun! Take it and see which Cullen heroine you are!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Kazan's sketch #7

My take on the great sketch this week at 2 sketches 4 you:

Pattern Paper: October Afternoon

Ghost & felt flower: Heidi Swapp

Jewels: Hobby Lobby

ribbon: Making Memories

Rubons: American Crafts

scalloped border & cardstock: Bazzill

other: sewing

All but the rubons & bazzill border came from the August kit at Scrapbook Circle

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cowabunga color combo challenge #2

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Brown & Green combo on a card was the challenge today at Scrap Friendzy. This is what I came up with: pattern paper: Sassafrass lass
punch: EK success
ribbon & fiber: not so sure
stamp: That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams
buttons: SEI

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

ABC's of 2008-2009 school year

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This is the August kit for Scrapbook Circle, it was so much fun to work with! I loved the idea of not just making it a back to school album, but an all the year through. There will be plenty of journaling from the kids and I.
Pattern paper: Scenic Route, Fancy Pants
album & letter stickers: October Afternoon
rubons & ribbon: Maya Road
letter stickers: Jenni Bowlin, Scrapworks
chipboard pieces: Scenic Route

2 sketches 4 you Laura's sketch #6

Here's the card for the sketch this week, took me a bit longer. I had it all together (not liking it), went to bed came down and looked and realized I needed to add some more"love". The paper came from my friend Lisa, they were square scraps! Anyway, I like how it turned out afterall!

pattern paper: sassafrass lass
flower: petaloo
stamps: studio g, and autumn leaves, hot off the press
embellishments: beaded pearls, gold pearls
ribbon: walmart (spools)
adhesive: pop dots, tape runner, 3M tacky adhesive

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Scrapbook Circle upcoming kits

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"Oh, WOW" The upcoming kits are going to be so AWESOME! Went yesterday, and helped to pick some things for the kits. Prima, October Afternoon, Making Memories, Heidi Swapp, Kaiser are only a few companies that will be in the next kits. I am so excited to get to work with the new stuff. If you haven't seen this month's kit it's awesome! Here is a link. There are only a few left, so hurry to get your kit!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Skorch'n Sketchez"- Challenge #1

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Card following the skorch'n sketch over at scrap friendzy:
Pattern paper: fancy pants
flower: bo bunny
ribbon: not so sure
stamp: studio g
other: machine sewing

Before & After

So my scrappy space has been in need of some SERIOUS organizing. Well, I finally did it and I actually took pictures:

I found some things I had been looking for, and found things that I forgot I had! Does that ever happen to you? You know it's bad when your kids come in and tell you that, "it looks so much better!"

Did you hear? Scrapbook Circle is looking for Design Team members?

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Here is the information from their site:

We are excited to announce that we are looking for 2 new members for our design team!
Here are all of of the details:
What's in it for you?
-Our monthly kits of newly released scrapbook supplies delivered to you!
-Exposure on Scrapbook Circle's gallery, blog and community
-A chance to share what you love with others

What do you do if you are chosen?
-Complete 4 layouts each month using the kit of the month
-Post weekly on our blog
-Create something with the mini project in the kit
-Participate in our forums/community-Commit to a 6 month design team term

How do you apply?
Email the following to
-5 images of your favorite layouts you have created
-Link to your blog (if you have one)
-Short bio including why you want to be on our design team
-List of other current design teams you participate on
-List of any scrapbook forums where you regularly participate

All entries are due by Monday, August 25.We will announce the new design team members by Friday, August 29th. The new DT members will start with the October kit.

Friday, August 8, 2008


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They are FINALLY here! I LOVE them, I love to hear the stories behind the athletes and how they have over come obstacles, makes you want to root for them. I love the "peaceful" interaction between countries athletes. The amazing feets of talent, well you get the picture.... The opening ceremonies are coming on in 20 minutes! Enjoy!

Cowabunga color combos-Scrap-friendzy challenge #1

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yep another challenge! I made this layout following their recipe: Black, White, Red & Yellow.

pattern paper: Scrapworks
stamp: Autumn Leaves
ink: Close to my heart
letters: american crafts
crackle accent: ranger
I made this card with the leftover scraps, I really like how it turned out. The flowers are stamped on handmade paper, I love the look. This is going to newlyweds tonight, what a great challenge!

congrats stamp: close to my heart

Thursday, August 7, 2008

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I made this card using the August kit from Scrapbook Circle. Love how it turned out, very simple.
Pattern paper: October Afternoon
butterflies: Heidi Swapp
ribbon & notebook paper: Making Memories
staples: EK success
rubon & pearls: Kaiser
other: machine sewing

Card for Kazan's sketch #6

This is my take on the sketch over at 2 sketches 4 you for this week:

Pattern paper: SEI

Bling: Heidi Swapp

ribbon: open stock LSS

other: machine sewing, doodling

I was pretty excited because this was made with paper I have had for about 2 years, I recently used it on a layout so these are the scraps! WAY TO GO GREEN!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The book has arrived!!

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So this is "THE BOOK" (yes it's still in the box, I just got it yesterday). I wanted to reread all of the others before I did this one, but I lent them to a neighbor and it isn't going to happen anytime soon, so I might just open it today.....I hope there isn't anything pressing that I have to do today.....

Monday, August 4, 2008

Dixie Pieces Splash crop day 3

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So yesterday I got super creative and finished 7 pages! That makes 10 pages I completed and 2 cards (see previous post). I don't think I have ever accomplished so much in one day! And my kids were great, they helped me peel stickers, give opinions on what I should use. And as my DD would say "stayed out of my hair"--how sweet! Thanks to Dixie Pieces!! Anyway, I won't post all 7 pages but I will share a few:
I really challenged myself to use what was on my desk, (yes I have a VERY messy desk right now!) This Easter layout was all done from the June kit over at Scrapbook Circle, (she sells just paper packs too!)
pattern paper: October Afternoon, & Junkitz
letter stickers: american crafts
circles: cricut george
ribbon: open stock LSS
other: sewing

This picture has been on my french board for a couple of years, and I kept wondering what I would do with it. I love how it turned out. I really LOVE GCD's bright colors!pattern papers: pattern paper: GCD
buttons: making memories
letter stickers: american crafts
border & cardstock: bazzill
jewels: walmart
other: doodling & sewing

These are recent pictures, this paper and letters I have had for quite a while not knowing what I was going to do, inspiration hit.
Pattern paper: KI memories, Tinkerink
letters: tinkerink
stamp: studio G (Michaels $1 bin)
brads: Making Memories
other: machine sewing

And finally yes, these pictures have been waiting for a while to be done too, decided to crop and they worked perfectly. Funny thing about this chipboard border, they were scraps from the LSS, I used my shaped scissors on them!
pattern paper: Theresa Collins Junkitz
star: little davis designs
letters: cricut plantin scrapbook
paint: making memories

Thanks for taking the time to look, I sure had A LOT of fun!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dixie Pieces Summer Splash crop

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I've been playing today at Dixie Pieces, the party ends tomorrow; but this is what I came up with:

This was a scraplift:

Pattern Paper: Cosmo Cricket

metal photo corners, bolts: Making memories

letters & arrow: scenic route

This was for the flip flop challenge:

pattern paper: basic grey

rubon, brad: american crafts

stickles, diamond glaze

This was for the siblings challenge:

This was a challenge with ric rac & doodling:

Pattern Paper: GCD

punch: EK success

stamp: Michaels

Button: SEI

This was another scraplift:

Pattern Paper & acyrlic arrow: Fancy Pants

Brads & letters: american crafts

embossing, diamond glaze, magic mesh, photo corners