Sunday, January 31, 2010


I wanted to do this last year but didn't. The challenge is to do a page of as many or as few photos and/or etc. from "your life January 2010". The last Sunday of each month, I will post the same challenge and so on. It may get me/us to slow down and smell the roses and put a memory on film or in writing or keep that keepsake. If all goes well, we will have 12 pages (or more) of 2010 by January 2011 of next year! A lot will happen, so lets get in there and scrap it! If anyone has done this.. do you have any good tips?? P.S. Bye bye January!


Grammy challenge was fun, ya'll blew me away, I gotta step it up..yikes! LOL. I'll post this weeks challenge this eve, I think I have a goodie! Kel


Here is my LO! I had a blast thinking about this all week and then constructing it this afternoon. I used: DCWV Rockstar Stack paper; Tim Holtz Grungeboard shapes inked with ColorBox White and SU! black inks; Thickers alphas, Making Memories rub on alphas. The journaling is lyrics from The Jonas Brother's song, "Play My Music". (but you knew that - LOL!) Thanks for the challenge!! Dawn


I took this Grammy challenge to heart and did page of my favorite band, U2, they are up for a grammy this year, lets hope they win!!

Also took a closeup of the star because I used Alcohol inks. Thanks, Kelly for showing us that technique so easy and fun, and it really made the stars pop!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010


I pay for court time.. I look over, the dude is "playing" his racket.. LOL


That in 1987 the scrapbook trend became a full-fledged industry when Cheryl Lightle and Rhonda Anderson founded Creative Memories, THE 1st company to offer direct to consumer photo-storage info, products & hands-on assistance. THANKS LADIES!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

QUICK EASY TAG using alchohol inks

You will need: Glossy white paper, alcohol inks, applicator,
edging ink, floral stamp, tag punch and ribbon

alcohol ink the paper with whatever color
combo you like, have fun!,let dry a minute and punch tag out

Stamp with StazOn ink and, punch a hole
up top and add ribbon! Eaaaasy Peeeasy Pretty!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Welcome Susan!! Feel free to sit back, relax and roam around our small, but friendly blog! Nice to have you following along :) Enjoy your stay!


Lace a strip of ribbon through punched holes along one side of the border to create a pretty-looking page accent. Anyone tried this?? Sounds like a cute idea

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


GRAMMY CHALLENGE, by Tara "A star"
(our friendly Stampin' Up Demonstrator-see link below)

Sunday, January 24, 2010


In honor of the Grammy's inspired!!!music, red carpet, bling, lyrics, album covers!..just get noisy, get funky & get that page done! Send lo's to if you want put on blog! Have fun!!!


Me at 2ish!

Saturday, January 23, 2010



Friday, January 22, 2010

Laurie Finished this week's Challenge

This Laurie age 3.


Hi Kathleen! I'm glad you stopped in. I'm hoping our little blog gives you some BIG ideas on scrapping! Hang, scroll, "scraplift", comment, laugh or just look...Whatever floats your scappin boat! LOL...Just as long as you know you're as welcome as can be and we're glad your here!

LAYOUT "Valentines Day"

Ok ladies here is my shot at a Valentines Page. I used DCWV patterned paper, Old World Stack. I also used StampinUP! Red paper. The words Be My Valentine were cut out at 9" using the Wild Card Cartridge. To make the frames I used Stretch your Imagination, #14, cut at 5 and 6" each. For the little Heart Tags I used Home Accents cute at 1" each. The rub on is StampinUP Rub on. I do love StampinUP rub ons. Enjoy. Once I get a picture for it I will post that as well.

I hope everyone has a scrapping weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

SENTIMENT: cute for valentine cards

"A hundred hearts would be too few ...
To carry all my love for you" -Author unknown

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


TIP: Use a lint roller to pick up little baby pieces of paper and such off work surfaces, self and rugs! I just "lifted" that idea off ProvoCraft site. Makes sense to me :) -Kel

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

VALENTINE layout by Kel

A plain, simple warm Valentine Layout using PAPER: all DCWV "Rustic" 12x12 paper stack xcept the hearts & Be mine which are DCWV Textured Neutrals. Colors are great, kind of burnt reds and dull pinks.. with glitter..real pretty
HEARTS: cut @ 2",1.5" & 1" on Cricut Home Accent. (#50) then sandpapered.
"BE MINE" is from Cricut Alphalicious @ 1" MAT: is cut 5x7 . STRIP: cut at 1.5" x 6"STRIPED MAT: 6"x6"SCALLOP: Cricut Alphalicious 5" (#38)
The flower is from a cuttlebug embossing folder then sandpapered


Welcome Judy and Dawn to our little piece of blog heaven...hehe. So glad you stopped by and I hope you do often. This is my first attempt at something like this, so feel free to laugh out loud as often as you'd like! I'm glad I have you gals along for the ride as I figure this all out and scrap it forward as best I can!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A BOY AND DOG layout by LB

My photographer friend, Dawn, took these pictures from across the street. I loved them and had to scrap them. I stamped the the blue paper (which is of course StampinUP! paper), with a StampinUP! stamp. I used two different winter papers, that I thought looked nice. I also used sandpaper on the blue paper to make it look like the wind is blowing. Not sure if that shows up.


I started out with these two pictures that I loved of my husband and son. I had them both laying on my mat. I thought let me do something with clean lines and this was the finished product. I could have added more embellys, but it would take away from it. The square I cut from Home Accents on the Cricut they are 2.5 inches. I love to use the Cricut for shapes because tehy come out perfect everytime!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I went "SCRopping"

Here is my "haul" from Michaels.. all for $13.50! Clear stamps, Calendar set w/ al the trimmings, board books, stickers and tape.
Here is my "haul" from JFabs! Great clearance stuff!!! All for under $25 bucks! Rustic paper pad, celtic stamp set, stickers and even mono refills!!


Okee dokee Scrappers

We never take time for ourselves. So...lets do just that. This week, the challenge is to scrap a page with a picture of you in it. You at any age. It can be a kindergarten school pic, it can be a pic of this past week, or take one of yourself right now! But, it has to be just you! Surround your page with your favorite colors, favorite quotes, favorite poems, songs......whatever! Just make it about you. Looking forward to seeing all pages soon! Have Fun! Serenity now!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

BROTHERS Under 30 min. layout by Best Hobby Eva

This page took me under 30 minutes to do. I have had this picture since 1997 and I always loved it. It is my brothers and husband. I used the title Brothers, instead of brothers-in-law. They are a close bunch and consider themselves brothers.

I used Cosmo Cricket, Earth Love & The Boyfriend paper stack for the background page. The strips of paper are cut at 1.5 inches and 1 inch wide. For those I used Cloud Nine Coco Mint. I love, love this paper stack. The colors and prints are amazing. Believe it or not the buttons I found in an antique store. They had baggies next to a huge bin of buttons. I filled up the baggie and paid $1.50 for a ton of buttons. You never know where you are going to find scrap supplies. The letters I did with the Cricut, using Plantin School book and paper from the Cloud Nine stack. On the bottom I used paper ribbon, I have had this ribbon for so long and decided I needed to use it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

TECHNIQUE: alcohol inks & gypsy

This was fun. On the vellum I used Alcohol inks. It is easy, fun, and fairly cheap after initial expense. You use tiny drops of ink, so they last a long long time. I will post pics of how I did the inking in the near future. The bottom border was created using my gypsy. Welding is such fun and really changes the look of things!