Friday, February 21, 2014


In case you didn't realize, I took a long break from scrapping.   The only pictures that I have really kept up with, are back to school and birthdays.  I bought several Project Life cards, thinking that it would be easier to do, but I didn't really like it.  I use the sheets to add extra pictures to my scrapbooks, but I didn't really use the cards.  But I bought all these cards, that I need to use.  And this is what I came up with this week.  I like that they all co-ordinate, and I can just pull them out and use them on my traditional layouts.  I got this put together and finished in just under an hour.

These are not PL brand cards.

These pictures are of an after school trip to the ice cream shop.  Just an every day kinda thing for us.  I snapped these pictures with my phone.  Something else that I am not used to!

Stamps are Amy Tangerine, Thickers, and Recollections wood veneers and washi tape.  The enamel dots are Queen & Co.

Happy crafting!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Happy Halloween

I wrote in my last post how I made some orange and black bakers twine, using my Glimmer Mist.  Here is my layout that I used it on.

I used a couple of different Halloween papers.  I have to admit, I love Halloween paper, so I have several different collections!  Echo Park, Theresa Collins, and Making Memories are some of my favs.  I also used my skull washi tape, from the dollar bins at WalMart.  I'm sure you will see more of that!  Happy crafting!!

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Dusting off my Glimmer Mist.

I have been working on a new Halloween layout. Yes, really. I know, I know, it's been forever since I've posted something, but I had to share this little tip.

I wanted to make a banner for my layout using bakers twine. But I didn't like the black and white on my layout which has cream. So I spayed it with my Glimmer Mist, and now I have orange and black bakers twine!!!  I sprayed it on some wax paper and rubbed it in with my fingers.  It wastes less than trying to spray it all on!  Of course, this works with any spray ink.

Happy crafting!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Scrap Our Stash Monthly Challenge

This month's challenge at Scrap Our Stash is to use three patterned papers from different collections and to use rub-ons.  It seems like I haven't scrapped in months,  oh wait, that's true.  So I decided that I needed to get back to it.  And what better way to start then a challenge?  I had lots of pictures to choose from, but I chose this years back to school photos.  I am current on birthday and back to school layout, so I decided to try to keep up with those layouts!  

I managed to make all three layouts this week!  Yeah for me!  I used papers from LYB Head of the Class, and Generation Z collections.  Both were double sided, so I was able to use both sides.  Also papers from Echo Park Everyday Eclectic and one very old sheet of Reminisce Stripestock collection!  The rubons are the A, B, and C and are used from three different collections.  Other products are; Dear Lizzy stamp, Paper Studio brads and washi tape, American Crafts Thickers, and Cricut Street Sign.  
Happy crafting!!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lego Party!!

In the excitement of the birthday party, I forgot to take pictures of all the stuff that I made, lol!!! I will have to hang up their banner again to snap some pictures! I did remember to take pictures of the totally AWESOME cake that my friend made for them!! Not only did it look awesome, it was so tasty!! A big thank you to Haley! My boys loved eating the "buttons" off of it! Happy crafting!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Lego Party invite!

While searching through all the Lego party ideas, I came across this one for the invitation. I liked the idea of using a picture of Legos, but not the handwriting on the Legos. So we set up a little background and I let the twins pick out one guy for their picture! And this is what I came up with. I tried using the actual Lego Font, but since it's an outline, it didn't show up well on the background. I could have added the text on top of a white box, but I think this font looks just as cute. If you use this idea, make sure to offset your subject so you have space to print your information. I will send these to Sam's Club to be printed for $.17 each! Cheap and cute invitations!! Happy crafting! Pin It

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Birthday time again!!

It's time to start planning my twins birthday party again! Wow! I can't believe that they are turning six! Where does the time go? They have both agreed on a Lego birthday party at my house. This will be a first for us. It's always been easier to pay someone to host it for me!! But we are running out of locations for something new and exciting. So a party at home it is!! My goal for this Lego party is to keep to a budget. I want to stay around $100 for decorations, gift bags, and games. I got a great start at the Dollar Tree. Instead of paying an outrageous amount for the Lego plates and napkins, I am going to use primary colors. I found square plates, napkins, forks, tablecloths, and buckets. I really don't think that 15 six year olds will be wondering where the Lego napkins are!!! Pinterest has been a great inspiration!! I've found so many games and ideas for decorations. And to stay on budget, I will have to make almost all of the decorations! I will keep you guys posted! Happy crafting! Pin It

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Joy Christmas Garland

Here is another cute little Christmas decoration that I made for the mantle, a ribbon garland. This was easy to make, but a little time consuming. I used several different Christmas ribbons, all in the same colors, red jingle bells, and red glitter cardstock. I cut the letters out with my Cricut and spaced them evenly out on some white ribbon. Then I cut and tied, cut and tied, cut and tied, and, well, you get the point! Fill in the spaces with the ribbon and add your jingle bells in. I ended up using about 12 different ribbons, and half of them I used the whole roll. But I think it was worth it! What a better way to keep some of your favorite ribbon for next year! Happy crafting! Pin It