Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas Album

I've been putting together my supplies for my Christmas Album and am so excited to begin working on it. I went through my list again, and made some changes as to what I wanted in it. If you are playing along with me, please share your pages. Also, feel free to change the topic of the day - some things are important to some people and not to others! I don't think I shared this before, this is the card my club members made last month, it holds a gift card inside - unfolds at the celery strip of paper.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey day!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you have a great day with family and friends!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

mom's card

This is the Christmas Card I made for my mom. I borrowed a layout from SCS and atered it just a bit. My mom choose this stamp set Sleigh of Toys from SU for me to use for her cards. It is a great set and I'm sad it retired! All supplies are Su except the ribbon(misc), the little silver swirly thing (Joanne's) the ribbon is tied to and the white and blue dotted paper (scrapworks)and eyelets (Joanne's). The colors look a little off in the picture, but the brown in the sleigh, border and ribbon are really the same color.

Monday, November 19, 2007

the last card

Here is the last card:

Supplies: White, black and Cool Caribbean Cardstock, Basic Black ink, blush blossom, pretty in pink markers, scallop cirle punch, circle punches, white gel pen, Shapes and Shadows

busy, busy, busy!!!!

I'm sure everyone is super busy as the holidays appraoch, just like I am. I've been busy trying to get packages in the mail for Christmas, hopefully today they will go out - if not definately tomorrow! So here is one of the projects I had last week, a friend ordered 6 sets of cards for teacher gifts for Christmas and I wanted to get them done early. It is only letting put some of the pictures on in one post, I'll have to do another post with the last picture.

Last year, I read about a scrapbook that you make one page of each day in December, so this year I decided to do it. I made my list of what each day will be and starting December 1st, I'll post one topic each day. If you'd like to play along you'll need to have your album size determined by then. I think I'll be making a 6 x6 or 8x8. And I will probably be using scraps, I have a huge scrap pile! I think this will be lots of fun and a good way to record all those Holiday Traditions!
Supplies: Blue Card; SU Night of Navy, Cool Carribean, Certainly Celery and Whisper White cardstock and ink, SU Priceless and Too Terrific Tags Stamp Sets, Circle punches
Frog card; White, Black cardstock, Scrapworks orange paper, SU Black Gingham ribbon, Unfrogettable, Celery and Old Olive Ink
Doodle This: White cardstock, Blue Bayou and Wild Wasabi ink, glitter gel pen, SU Doodle This Stamp set
Striped card: lt. brown cardstock, su rose red petal prints, bashful blue, marigold morning, wild wasabi cardstock, su moss gingham ribbon, misc blue ribbon, SU so many sayings and small sayings
Thanks SO much: misc green, white and blue cardstock, SU cranberry crisp cardstock and ink, bashful blue ink, SU Whimsy Jumbo wheel and So many Sayings

Monday, November 12, 2007


Hello - I'm looking for ideas for a mini album? Anyone have any ideas...Maybe my brain just isn't in the scrapbooking mode because I can't come up with a single idea that sounds good to me!

Thursday, November 8, 2007


This is a page I did for the design team I was on at my local scrapbook store. It was fun and a little challenging to use that silver beaded stuff. My sister-in-laws are so cute! It looks like the brads in the upper corner are pearlized in the picture, but they aren't - they are just silver brads that I drew a white line around with my gel pen. I used my white ink pad to smudge the edges to give it some extra little something...
Supplies: Black CS, sisters patterened paper, sliver brads, silver beaded stuff, pink cs, ribbon,su word window punch.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

My Keiki

What do you think of the new layout for my blog? It was time for a change!
Another favorite page...This is a page I turned in at my LSS for a page layout contest--it won! That was exciting for me. Unfortunately, the store has recently closed (the contest was last spring). I miss having a store so close! This is a picture taken of little bit last spring while we were in Hawaii. One of my all -time favorite pictures of her. I crossed a few things off my list today, but I also added a couple...
Supplies: DCWV Mat stack paper, SU Tempting turquoise ink, certainly celery ink, round tab punch, Celery ribbon, Petals jumbo wheel, white gel pen, EK turquoise frame, misc ribbons, primas

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Does anyone else feel like Christmas is coing too quickly and you to-do list is growing rather than shrinking! It's all about prioritizing for me - I have one gift done and shipped (the receiever wasn't all that happy about having her present sitting in her house for 2 months and not being able to open it!) Next up is more gifts that need to be mailed, I cna't wait to share them with you all, but it will have to wait until after Christmas! I did finish a baby gift this week and will get it in the mail tomorrow so i can share it later this week. A couple of weeks ago I found a special on prints for just 6 cents each - so I ordered all the photos I had waiting to be printed - 385 photos came in the mail to me. I had to narrow them down - I was close to 500. So i have a rather daunting stack of photos to get scrapped! I thought I would share some of my favorite layouts that I have done recently. I love this one because I rarely get to use orange and blue and green together on a page. My girls are very girly girls and almost always wearing pink. Little bit said the other day to me "only pink mamma" Oh dear - she is only 22 months old! She learns a lot from her big sis! I used my crop-a-dile to set the three little orange eyelets in the ribbon. I love that tool! It has to be right at the top of my must have tools!
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, patterned paper from a DCVW stack, Misc sticker letters, EK little yellow ducks, SU Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon, misc blue and orange polka dot ribbon, SU Only Orange ink,