Tuesday, January 31, 2012

More Baby pages

As promised more baby boy 12x12 pages!!  This is the kit I wasn't going to buy at Hobby Lobby and my friend Susan talked me into it, THANK YOU SUSAN!!  This kit is so adorable and soooo easy to whip up pages with.  Of course the crinkly ribbon is from over at Kimberly's blog and I love how versatile it is, boy, girl, it doesn't matter.

The page with the banner is my favorite page in the entire book, just a fun clean page and it it all from the kit, except the ribbon!.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Baby Boy Book 12x12

Happy Monday everyone.  A big shout out to our new followers!! Thanks for becoming members of our family we hope you hang around for a bit.  If you have a blog, please let us know, we would love to check it out!!!

I have finished my 3rd baby album!  This one is a 12x12.  Let me tell you this came together so quickly, more so than the 8x8. So weird.

For these two pages, my base is of course StampinUP! as well as the ribbon.  The letter paper is from my stash and Sweet Boy and the diaper pin are cut from the Creative Memories Stork Cartridge.  I have small little envelopes and I used one behind the photo frame and rubbed on a gift!  I am so happy how t his album came out. I will show you more pages during the week.

I hope everyone has a great Monday!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Another Birthday card

Here is another birthday card I did. This one is for my Sister. Her birthday is in February, like my cousins, as is Dawn's.  I can't show you Dawn's card until after her birthday.  My sister love's pocketbooks, so again, my pre loaded cartridge came in handy!    Again with the crinkly ribbon (ok so I have a problem) over at http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/.  This ribbon was white, so I ran it through my purple stamp pad so it would match. I used Happy Birthday folder and ran it through the cuttlebug and just inked over Happy Birthday, some perfect pearls and I was done. I am really kicking butt on February's cards!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fun Birthday Card

Good morning Scrap ladies!!  I feel like I haven't posted in forever! I hope everyone is doing well!  While Kel was off on her awesome scrap weekend, I was down in the scrapcave creating!  I made this card for my cousin who loves, loves shoes!!  The shoe is cut from a preloaded cartridge for the Expression 2 called Alphabet,so figure they would call it that!  Of course I had to add some crinkly ribbon that I bought over at  http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.com/.  Her products are amazing and her prices are fantastic as well as customer service.  I always get the products very quickly.  You have to check out her blog, her work is amazing!!  

The paper I used was from an old DCWV stack, if you look closely it talks about corsets and skirts, I thought how appropriate for the beautiful shoe.  The inside stamp I absolutely love (how true) I have been dying to use this stamp for ever.  I got this from Dawn's mother-in-law, Noni as everyone knew her as.  She was an avid crafter and we are blessed enough to have inherited a lot of crafting items and get to put them to good use.  I am sure she is smiling down on us.

I hope everyone has a great day!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Here is one of the LO's I did at my weekend crop. This is my cat Ocho. My son named him. I have no idea why he named her after the Spanish name for the number 8, LOL, but he did. We adopted him from a friend who does foster care for cats. This little guy was born of an unhealthy, beat up looking stray in her neighborhood and we just fell in love. He is healthy and happy now and runs and jumps in and out of anything and everywhere.. LOL. His favorite food is Peppers! Go figure! The crop I attended was sponsored by Creative Memories and I got this very easy layout idea from the CM Idea book. It's a must have, it's filled with. OOOODles of great ideas!! The letters and the paw print are cut from the CM THIS and THAT cartridge. I LOVE this cartridge!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Here is a page I did of my kids on their first day of school. Which year it is, I have no frikken idea.. LOL. I started scrapping when these guys were like 15 and 17, So, anything prior to 2009 is a blurr.. LOL. I did leave some space to journal in their ages and year, so I will do it. My daughter will know exactly when and where just by looking at her particular outfit and backpack. I at least journaled about how I love to take their picture under that particular tree and how they always looked so happy, etc.
I used the Creative Memories Page Planner book and found this layout. The book tells you exactly what papers , embellies and tools to use to duplicate it. Because I was at a CM crop, I was able to get up from my seat, turn around to the table and buy and use what I needed right there and then. It was awesome! I even have supply leftovers.. LOL
The little SEPT. ticket is 7 Gypsies

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A CROPalicious Time!

Here is a view from the hotel I stayed at in York, Maine for my weekend crop. It was a bit bizarre early in the morning. It looked as thought these thick heavy clouds were touching the ocean. That is Nubble Light Lighthouse in the distance. It was FREEZING out!
You can't have a crop without homemade woopie pies.. LOL. This entire pan was filled to the rim Friday night.. LOL This was taken Sunday a.m. Notice the healthy, untouched fruit to the side.. LOL.
SCRAPtini's anyone!!!!
Here is a shot of my messy scrap area! 5 feet of paper heaven!! LOL
Here is a photo of the room from one end to the other. I was the first one in at 6 a.m. this morning.. Overachiever! LOL

cropping away!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pocket Pages

I was trying to decide what to do with all the school work and birthday cards that I have saved over the last few years, as they are really starting to just be clutter sitting in the 12x12 box of "stuff" to be scrapped. Then, I came across an adorable pocket page that someone on the Silhouette Flickr group had posted.

I cut the front shapes out with the Cameo, attached those to 6”x12” cardstock and then sewed the whole thing by machine to the base. I will embellish them more as I decide what is going in the pockets (school papers, bday cards, etc.). Quick, fun, easy and it will clean up my clutter. Yay!

Monday, January 16, 2012


The shower's have come and gone but I wanted to show one more layout that I didnt' get to post last week. The stamp was from Laurie's Fiskar's baby stamp, the paper was from my stash and the buttons from Lauries stash. I also used some of Laurie's scrunchie ribbon, that stuff is awesome! Hmm, so pretty much this is Laurie's layout.. LOL. On the right you can see half of a page. I used a MS border punch on some polka dot paper, added a ribbon and called it a day.. LOL. This week I'll be preparing for a weekend crop that I'm off to Saturday! So, I'll be sharing and looking for some packing tips for sure!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

BABY WEEK Continues.....

Baby Week Day 4! Here is a page from my boy book. I was getting a bit tired off all blue so I went with the yellow and mint green. I saw this weaving idea from some ideas Laurie had printed off. I really thought it was different so I tried it and liked it. The cute little stamps on the side are part of the set Laurie got, I believe its by Fiskars.

Baby Week - Day Three

Good morning, welcome back to baby week.  Here is a page I did for my album and I thought they could use this page for when the baby comes home.  I cut out Welcome Home from the Creative Memories Stork Cartridge, I just love this cartridge.  The rest is from the kit! So fun!!  I can't wait to give them the book!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Baby week day two

As promised, I finished my first page of the book. The new stamp set I got at Amazon was the perfect touch. I wanted my cousin and his wife to be able to record the date, time and weight and length of the baby on the page.  I used some embellishments that came with the kit and I cut out the name Ava from the Creative Memories Stork Cartridge.  Perfect pearls above the photo mat and some glitter pen here and there, and that pink heart stick pin, I have been dying to use and I finally go too!. Done!  I love doing pink pages, I never get to, having two boys!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Was it a tornado, a hurricane perhaps............

No, it wasn't a natural disaster it was creative minds at work.  Kel and I got together Friday night to work on our baby books, we had so much fun!  At one point I looked at the table and said I need to take a picture of this for the blog, the ladies will never believe it!  We did manage to crank out some pages that we will be showing you this week. Kel is doing boy and I am doing girl!  The picture of the stamp sets are ones I bought on Amazon.come and I love them!  I swear between Kel and me we used them all in one night.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Baby Girl Pages

Hello Everyone!! As promised here are some pages from my album.   These are actually Page 2 and 3. I am still working on page one.  So I figure they can have a picture of baby and mom and dad and baby.  I made the picture frames 4x6, double matted them and I used the All Mixed Up Cartridge for the letters.  I have page 4  and 5 complete as well.  I will show those tomorrow.

I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday and gets some scrapping done this weekend!! I hope to get at least half of the album done!! We shall see!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Working on a baby girl album

Good morning!  I usually don't use an album kit, actually this is the first time I bought one.  When we went up to Hobby Lobby over the weekend, they had this for 14.99 and I had a 40% off coupon.  I thought the album alone is worth that and I don't have much time to get this done.  The shower is the 14th of January.

The papers and the embellishment are so cute. I figure I can add some of my own.  I will be showing you the pages as I do them.

Any helpful hints would be appreciated!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cousin Page

Happy 2012 Everyone!  Here is a page I did of my son and my niece. Believe it or not, they are only 2 weeks apart.  My son is 5'10" and my niece is probably 5'3".  They are super close and they get along great I love it!!!

I was inspired by this page over at Nic Howard's blog,  http://nichoward.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/12/last-days-of-2011.html .  She has classes over at Big Picture Classes, http://www.bigpictureclasses.com/ and I took one of her classes and I was blown away.  She has such amazing talent.  If you have a chance you should really check her out.

I used some Tim Holtz' product on this page and the base brown is from Core'dinations.  If you ask Kel she may say I have an addiction to it (I don't think so, I just LOVE it)!!  The circle image is cut from Accent Essentials.  The tickets and the tape measure are Tim as well as the paper underneath the picture.  The lace is Graphic 45, again another small addiction I may or may not have.

I would still like to add some more things on the bottom, just not sure what yet.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Magical Memories

Good morning and Happy 2012! We hope that you had a fun and safe New Years and that 2012 has started out fantastic for everyone!

One of my 2012 goals is to get our trip to Disney scrapped before a year since we went has passed. That gives me till July. I started this weekend with making the album cover.

I used a 12x12 Modern album from American Crafts. I love these albums because they are made of heavy chipboard that you can decorate yourself. Right when we got home from the trip, I got a ton of papers and supplies from Scrap Your Trip. It really is an amazing site for all things vacation! I also got some supplies from scrapbook.com. To start, I laid down the base papers and inked up the edges with black ink. I cut the big Mickey ears out of patterned paper with my Cameo that I got for Christmas. The "2011" is a die cut from Scrap Your Trip and the bottle caps and title sticker are from EK Success.

I am going to keep this out in plain view in the scrap attic. Hopefully, this will inspire me to keep going and get this trip scrapped before July!