Saturday, November 29, 2008

Enjoy the Season!

Falling leaves, turkey with stuffing and Black Friday bargains make this a wonderful time of year. Add to that a couple of very scrappy days and you have the makings of a perfect weekend. This weekend, I finished three double-page layouts plus a single page layout. And, I feel particularly accomplished because I reached into the dark recesses of my photo boxes to scrap old photos. (As much as I love Black Friday, you wouldn't find me anywhere near Walmart and its photo machines this weekend!)

My first task was to complete a sample layout for Sisterhood of Scraps' Saturday Sketch. My sketch was provided by none other than Becky Fleck, the renown author of Scrapbook PageMaps. (You can see more of Becky Fleck's great sketches at

So here is the layout:

Journaling reads: October 2001. Before we cut down the oak tree, Mark and Melissa loved to play in the fallen leaves.

You can see the sketch, my layout, and several other sample layouts at Sisterhood of Scrap (

Ingredients: Me and My Big Ideas Cornucopia paper, embellishments and rub ons; Queen & Company Felt Fusion; Fiskars Threading Water Punch.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Oh Baby!

I've been remiss about blogging the last week because my sister, Donna, was in from California for my niece's baby shower. Since she left, I've been catching up on all the things (like laundry, grocery shopping and cleaning) that I didn't want waste time doing while she was here. So tonight it will be a quick share. In honor of Jennifer's baby shower, I thought I would post the card I made.
I don't know if you can tell from the picture that I stamped the elephant three times. First I stamped it onto the patterned paper so that I wouldn't have to paper piece the thin tail. Then I stamped it onto card stock and again onto another piece of patterned paper so that I could pop up the ear. I can't take credit for the bib design. That goes to Debbie Olson at Thinking Inking. You can find her fabulous tutorial for this adorable baby bib card at I had actually seen the card right before Michael and Jennifer announced that they were having a baby so Debbie's timing was perfect.
Here is a picture of the matching envelope:
I can't wait to make a card for the baby's birth!
Ingredients: Stampin Up! Card stock; DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy patterned paper; stamp by Brenda Walton for Inkadinkado; Stampin UP! Blue Bayou ink; Michael's pearl embellishments and ribbon; Nestabilities.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

All She Wants To Do Is Dance

I've been scrapping up a storm lately but more scrapping time has meant less blogging time. Sorry. Anyway, I did this layout a few weeks ago. I usually have trouble editing my pictures for scrapping. As a result, I mostly do two-page layouts with lots of photos. Melissa's dance pictures gave me the opportunity to do a one-page layout with just two pictures which is totally out of my comfort zone but I'm really happy with the result. I've also been trying to justify many of my recent purchases by actually using my stash. LOL! So this layout includes stamping, heat embossing, use of a border punch, ribbon, flowers and a brad! Here it is:
I loved this laser die cut but I wanted to personalize it so I used my Technique Tuesday Swiss Dots stamp and heat embossed it to match the embossed cardstock. I then added the Making Memories tiny alphas to make the die cut part of my title.
Ingredients: Bo Bunny Homespun Collection Pink Punch KI Memories Pop Culture and Bazzill papers; EZ Laserdesigns die cut; Fiskars Threading Water Punch; Technique Tuesday Swiss Dots stamp; Making Memories tiny alphas; Ranger Black embossing powder; Trademark ribbons; flowers and brad from QVC.