Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lazy Days

Evening All,

So even though I have the best intentions, sometimes I just don't get round to blogging anymore...whether it be because of work or some other excuse. True, I don't scrap as much as I used to when I lived a life of leasure, but I've still been making pages here and there. Here is one I finished yesterday.
I used Alphabet Soup papers, some neat color coordinated office supplies, buttons, pleated ribbon, and just a few prima flowers. I really like this effect because it reminds me of a memory box. The alphabet card is from October Afternoon.

This page is just all kinds of filled with little knick-knacks that just make the page. The title bar is a strip of patterned paper from the left side of the layout that I repeated the title on. This strip was backed on one side by a cupcake liner....awesome, right?

Thanks ladies for your never-fading support, comments are appreciated as always!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

She's Baaaaaaack!!

Hello Everyone,

I am officially back from my hiatus...I hit a little scrapbook "plateau", I got lost in a foreign land where nothing I seemed to create was good enough or ever got finished. It was almost like that recurring dream where my layouts came to life and tried to eat me alive...

I have awakened from that dream, my creative cap is again firmly in place. My experimentation has prompted the firm placement of our sewing machine on my scrapping table. Almost every layout I do now, has some form of stitching (much less labor intensive than all the hand stitching I was doing) And I am now finally ready to unleash my pages for all of you...

This page is one of my latest was inspired by the amazing picture of my Mama. I thought she was beautiful in it, and in turn it inspired me to make a very girly page (something I usually avoid) I named in "Fleur de ma coeur" a.k.a "Flower of my heart".
In this page I wanted people to be aware the picture was of my mom so I included one of the alphabet cards from October Afternoon as shown above. The only thing I added to it was some stickles to punch up the M.

I stitched the flower below the picture "free hand" which is why it is uneven in places, I think it adds some character. The other flowers in this page are Prima. The semi circle of paper at the bottom is cut from Dear Lizzy - Spring flowering fields paper. The alphabet stickers are Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses.

Other than that I added some pearl accents and some journaling.....that's all she wrote!

It's good to be back ladies,

Happy Blogging!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Evening All,

Trying to be productive and getting pages done is extremely hard when your body decides to give in to a bug....yes ladies, I have a good ole case of the sniffles, but its been taking a toll. I am miserable.

I hope to be a lot better by tomorrow, I sure don't want to start working like this.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Check this out ladies!!

Good afternoon ladies,

I just spent the morning with some wonderful children at Ashford High School, we had a blast.

Today is a very special day for me....I have my first guest designer spot at Scrappin Silhouettes!

Their sketch was a lot of fun to play with, check it out!

And of course, my take on the sketch:

I hope you all check it out! Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Finally new post!!

Good evening all!

I have many good things to report:

-First off, I rocked my interview and have subsequently been offered a job today. (I don't care how part time it is, it's a job)
-I have new pages to share....yes ladies and gents, I have been working on new pages and projects, I have just been very tardy with updating my blog.

So here it pride and joy, so cute and pretty that it will be a class at Paper Moon in the month of September! Please check it out!

This class is going to be so much fun! It is a design class, which means no two people are meant to end up with the exact same design of the layout.

I hope to see many of you during my classes!!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Cricut 101

Good morning all,

I will be teaching my first Cricut 101 and subsequently Cricut 102 classes today at Paper Moon.

If you have a Cricut and you still have queries about how to use your machine.... come see me!

If you want to make sure you deciphered the "secret code" that is the technical description in the manual, but you're not quite positive... come see me, I have the decoder ring!

If you feel comfortable turning on and using the machine, but you want to harness its full potential, come play with me in my 102 class!!

Cricut 101 is at 10am this morning, and 102 is at 2pm... if those times are too close to the day for you, no worries. Call Paper Moon to see when the next Cricut classes are available.

Happy Scrappin!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Holy Grail of pages

Evening again!

This last page qualifies for three challenges:

-The Pink Elephant (sketch)
-Frosted Designs (recipe challenge, my 6 items will be named)
-The Pink Ninjas (selfish)

First off.... if you haven't checked out the Pink Ninjas yet.... do so right away, these girls are gifted! My title qualifies this page for their "selfish" challenge. I wouldn't share my Joey with anyone!

Second of all, this page has been created in the style of the Pink Elephant sketch. I took the projected layering to the next level.
Okay, now for Frosted Designs' recipe challenge... I used 6 of the 10 items listed. They are (not in order):
-Punches (Note the border punch used below)
-Ribbon (two strips of thin, and one strip of wide purple ribbon)
-Felt (the flowers)
-Flowers (aforementioned)
-Purple (one of the main colors)
-Glitter (I used Stickles on the outside of the edge punched strips and on the tips of the brads)

Thank you ladies, hope you enjoy my always please comment!