Sunday, August 30, 2009

Blog Candy

Priscilla is giving away 5+ stamp sets! Click here for details.

Sketch Sunday

Here is the 52 Weeks 52 Sketches sketch for this week.

I used pics of us on the way home from the beach last summer. We rode in our friends' convertible. Very fun!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Scrappin Cottage

Who doesn't love a shopping spree?! Scrappin Cottage is giving away $250 to spend in their store to one lucky follower, once they reach 500. Click here to check it out :) I just love their dies and cricut carts!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Recipe Card Swap

Barbara on our YahooGroup hosted a recipe card swap. We each made a 6x6 page featuring either a crockpot or cookie recipe. Here are the cards I made. I used the DCWV Retro Stack.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Something Blue

This is the page that follows the "something borrowed" one I posted yesterday. I used the 52Weeks52Sketches sketch:It's a close up of my garter, showing it's blue too. The bottom looks crooked in the pic, but it's really not.
Thank you to everyone who has left comments on my wedding layouts. I really appreciate them!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Something Borrowed

The BasicGrey challenge blog posted this card sketch:

I loved it and used it for one of my wedding scrapbook pages. This is the first in a series of 4 (somthing old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!). I really like the results. I used Basic Grey's LilyKate collection.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mojo Monday

I picked up some cute Halloween clear stamps from Studio G at ACMoore on Saturday. They were a dollar each and irrisistable. Inspired by the MojoMonday sketch, I made a card with 2 of them. I added googly eyes and just think he is too cute!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Sketch

Here was this week's sketch for 52Sketches52Weeks. When I saw it, I knew it would make a great wedding layout. I decided to use a few shots of me getting dressed.
My wedding colors were brown and orange, hence the browns and cremes I used for this layout. I decided to use some gems to make a circle (I put my circle stencil down and stuck them around to get the perfect shape) to highlight my maid of honor zipping me up. I used my SCAL program to create the scallops and title.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Today is my last official Friday off. Next Friday, I'll be in inservice and the Friday after that? I'll be surrounded by first graders.

So, today I'm enjoying Friday. Playing. With my dog, with paper, until my hubby gets home from work ;) Then, it will be Wii!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back to School Bouqet

I spent the better part of the day working in my classroom. Having a student teacher is going to be very fun and rewarding. I wanted to make a little something for her to say "welcome". So, today I crafted this back to school bouquet.
Inspired by one of my favorite lines from "You've Got Mail", the next best thing to a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils is this back to school bouquet. It rests in a vase made of brand new #2 pencils.

This bouquet features 2 fall flowers in orange and yellow. The pencil vase is embellished with orange wired ribbon that has a shimmer to it. I made her this notecard using the DCWV Grade School stack.
I'm selling these on Etsy. Proceeds go to more school supplies for my classroom :) Consider one for your child's teacher or give your own desk a fresh, fall look. My favorite time of year is fast approaching!

Amy's Mission

Amy over at is on a mission to promote our craft. As you know, in this economy several magazines and companies have had to fold their cards. As Amy writes, it's up to us to show what we've got. That the work we do in our scrapbooks, photographing our lives, perserving our stories, displaying our art - is important!

To help spread the word about her cause, she is spotlighting scrapbookers on her blog and giving away awesome incentives to do so. What a great way to build your resume, toot your own horn, or nominate a deserving friend. Thanks Mel for recommending Amy's blog!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Big Sale

My friend April told me about this shop and I feel in love. They have *tons* of Cosmo Cricket paper kits, paper, and my favorite - journaling cards. Free shipping for orders over $40 and you bet today I ordered $41.62 :) And I ordered *so* many individual papers, plus 5 kits for the price 2 kits would have cost me at my LSS. Thanks April for the tip!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Sketch

I know I've already posted a few of my sketch layouts this week, but I am on a roll LOL. I find challenges and sketches very motivating. This is the sketch from LetsScrap. I used 2 4x6 photos instead of a 5x7. I also extended it to include 2 pages. I used a Jolee's title sticker for the fun title and thickers for the 'more title'. My husband is going to journal in the box about his golf trip last year :)
With the scraps left over, I was able to make 3 3x3 notecards. I just love this DCWV Green Stack. The stamp is Stampin' UP!'s Thank You Blocks. I used the ribbon trick.

Autumn LO and Card

I am catching up on summer/fall pics from last year, prior to our wedding. This is a quick layout I made with different fall lines. I used a few buttons around the circle for the challenge that Penny is having on her blog.

With the scraps leftover from this layout (I cut a small section from behind the pumpkin paper of the background LOL) and the burgandy from the photo mats ~ I made this card. The quote came on a punch out sheet of 12x12 paper. I love the felt flower. I used the card sketch from MidnightMaddness.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Blog Candy

Bev is giving away a few of her favorite things.
Kristen is giving away this blog candy!

Holy cow Marlene is giving away this CHA blog candy.

Judy is having a blogoversary!Beth is giving away this great blog candy.

True is celebrating a new Design Team spot with a blog candy.

Carole is giving away this blog candy. Denise is giving away this fabulous blog candy!

Nilla is having a blogaversary and is celebrating with a blog candy!

Michelle is celebrating a birthday on August 15th with a blog candy!

Claire is offering this generous blog candy:

Rach is giving away 2 cool punches!

Donalda is giving away this great blog candy!

PaperTreyInk is offering one of their stamps sets! I first learned about this company through I just love their sets.

Alanna is celebrating 300 posts with this cool blog candy.
Penny is celebrating her new challenge blog with a blog candy!

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