Thursday, January 14, 2010

I got a card done today

I am so bad about getting cards done. I love doing them but seem overwhelmed by the small space. Silly I know! Today my friend and upline came over and she worked on cards for her stamp club and I have a blog idea I am going to start next week and it's using this cute CUTE paper.

The paper can be purchased from the new mini and is called Sending Love and the stamp set is from the Sale-a-bration catalog called Happy Moments and you can get this set for free by placing a $50.00 order from the idea book or the mini. I will have more projects using this FABULOUS paper next week. I almost forgot the embossed dots are also a folder we now sell featured in the mini catalog.

I'm off to watch a movie with my hubby. Have a good one

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Page #3 for the Scrapfit crop

I got another page finished for the crop over at Scrapfit. We had to have bling and something with wings on the page. Can you believe I didn't use Stampin Up for this page. Ok maybe the cardstock is Stampin Up but that's it. I have such a hard time using other supplies now but for 2010 I made a resolution that I would try once a month to use old stash and get it used on my pages. It's not that I don't other products but I am partial to Stampin Up these days. It isn't even because I sell it. It's because I love how the guess work of matching stuff is taken away from me. I love that the cardstock matches our patterned paper packs perfectly and then to top that off it matches our inks too. Anywho, this page and the pictures I just love of Mitch and my mom. That is his best buddy and friend in the world. I love the bond they share. It's such a special relationship.

Hug the ones you love

Friday, January 8, 2010

1 Hour Sketch Challenge

Over at Scrapfit forums they ran a 1 hour sketch challenge and being the pokey scrapper I am I didn't get it in on time. That's ok because I had a fun time doing it. I discovered I take a bunch of pictures but not always in a vertical position so to find a grouping of photos that fit this sketch I had to go with Halloween. For me that is fine because I LOVE Halloween and so do my kiddos.

To do this page I used the paper from Stampin Ups idea book and catalog called Cast A Spell, it's filled with lots of great images perfect for scrapbooking spooky pictures. I also used the Loads of Letter chipboard alpha that are also found in the idea book and catalog. I sponged the letters with black but you couldn't see them so I dauber them with craft white and kept applying the craft white ink until I had the desired effect. The font I used for "2009" and the "One scary dead girl!" I got from the internet called Chiller.

If anyone is interested in any products please let me know and I will reconnect my Stampin Up website.

Have a good one

Winter Wonderland online crop

I joined a super fun site called Scrapfit workout blog
. They are holding a weekend online crop with some fun challenges to try out. The challenge this page was done for was the Holiday card challenge. Katie challenged us to use those photo Christmas cards on a page and use some of the regular card as embellishments. I did have a lot of room for embellishments so I used a frame that held one of those pics and I cut it up and used it as an accent. I used one sticker and one piece of cardstock but everything else was from the cards our family received this year. I LOVED this challenge because every year I never know what to do with those pictures but I hate things to just hang around the house. Well Katie has helped me with how I am going to use them every year.

Twice a month a Scrapfit they have a workout challenge (no you don't have to actually workout) where they give you a challenge to work on for 2 weeks. They are so much fun and they give great ides and the Design Team is so very talented. Hope on over to their forums and join in the crop this weekend. There is a great grand prize up for grabs.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Altered recipe book

Well I finally got my recipe book scanned and I opened the book up to my first recipe page. I have to get familiar with my new scanner but for now this is the book. It is an 8.5 x 8.5 chipboard album that Stampin Up carries. I love this size and might actually do a couple of mini albums using this size. At a Stampin Up convention (which I have never gotten to go to) they had a really cute idea using these albums. The idea is a yours (devoted to my hubby), mine (devoted to me), us (devoted to my hubby and myself) and them(devoted to the kids) albums. I want to fill them with tons of stories about my childhood and my hubby's then when and how we met and what we did before we had kids, and last but not least a book of all my fav pics of my kiddos and the fun we have had as a family through the years. Some of my kids need a

I know this book doesn't actually look the size I stated but I have to figure out my new scanner software and stitch. I have to wait for my oldest to wake up and help me out...LOL... I plan on making each kid their own cookbook and for Christmas I did one for my sister and my cousin (which their covers aren't completely done yet but Thursday I will complete them.

I forgot to add that the album was covered in paper that is retired from Stampin Up as well as the ribbon found on this book. The flowers are from Stamipn Up pretties kit and they come in white but are so easy to add color to. I used a sponge dauber and an ink pad. Super easy and the kit has TONS of flowers in it. The recipe page is also using Stampin Up products and I did this page is a class.

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year everyone

Hi everyone

I hope you all had a great holiday season. We had less stress this year which is weird because we had way less money. Hubby is moving up on the list at the union and should finally go back out to work this month (keep your fingers crossed for us). It's been a long road but somehow we have survived, we also learned the importance of what a savings would have done for us this past 5 months since he has been out of work. The kids had a great Christmas still and I learned to look at those sell papers on Sunday and not pay full price for any of what I bought. Imagine that, not paying full price AND I wasn't out on the 24th shopping like a mad women...LOL

I hope your New Years was a safe and fun one. Did you make any resolutions? I know I did and this year I hope to keep most of them. Last year I made realistic goals but to many this year I scaled it down a bit.


1. Use up some of my stash at least once a month. Drag out all those bags of purchases I have made over the years and use it and STOP the hoarding...LOL
3. organize my stash ( 30 minutes a week on this project)
4. do at least 1 page and 1 card weekly
5. get my kids recipe books going again


1. start a Christmas Club at my moms bank for next year (I never knew they had this. You add money to it and you can't touch it until November...LOVE IT)
2. pay my bills on time and stop paying late fees.
3. get my business running to help contribute to the household. ( I need to take my Stampin Up business more seriously and not so much as a hobby or a source to get cardstock


1. lose 5 pounds, and when that 5 pounds is gone set my goal for another 5 pounds
2. get moving

I think these resolutions are all doable and now I just need to get to them. Take care everyone and the next post I have will be a page or a card.