Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Shadow Box Frame & cute graphic

I have been wanting to make some layouts to put in a shadow box frame for a while. I am always a little scared to try something other than layouts. I know this is basically layouts, but I usually work with 12x12 and this is 8 1/2 by 11. The cool thing is that I can put big thick embellishments on the layout and they still fit in the frame. I have several more of these that hang on the wall. I have one that is huge and I am still trying to come up with something for that.

Also, I was going through my collections of graphics and found this and thought you might like it!

Have a great Tuesday and stay warm!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby Albums

Thought I would take a break do a little blogging..and share a pretty graphic with you!

Okay so I had this idea to create a baby girl and baby boy album to sell on ebay. My thoughts are that I will create 24 pages, one a welcome home baby page and the remaining pages for each month. Now I am re-thinking the whole idea! WOW, I have spent the last 3 hours just picking out the paper for each month. I think once I get the layouts complete I can use them as a template for the baby boy album.

Why is it that things sound so much easier in your head? I should look at this as a learning experience. This will be the first time I have sat and created a album with matching paper and embellishments. Cross your fingers for me:)

Until next time...


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Woody, my hero!

So for the past two weeks or so I have had a scrapbooking block. Terrible is the only to describe it. I get such joy out of coming into my scrapbook room and creating layouts. I would walk in, look around and feel nothing. Well I ordered some products from my favorite on line scrapbook store, Memorable Seasons, they came and as I was putting them away I started feeling better.

I started going through my goodies and found some neat Debbie Mumm paper that I forgot I had. Well that lead me on a Woody (Toy Story) adventure. I knew I had some pictures of Ethan meeting Woody and Buzz. So I just started tearing, cutting and I was off! I wanted to make a banner, so I made a template for one, that was a challenge for me! Took me about 6 times with my ruler to achieve the look I wanted. Next I wanted to learn how to tie these beautiful double bows that I have been seeing everywhere. I googled it and found just what I was looking for. I also wanted to add some real twine to the layout and once I saw this woody embellishment I knew that it would work great. So there you have my woody adventure.

P.S. Go check out Memorable Seasons!

Until next time...


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My sweet little friend

So I am still dealing with our wonderful dog passing. Up until now I have not been able to talk about it, it was just to painful. I know it may seem strange to be so attached to an animal, but Pita was an amazing dog. My husband had her for about 2 years before we got married. She was a part of my life for 10 years. When our son started school it was just me and Pita and she became my shadow.

She was diagnosed with Congestive heart failure March 2009 the vet told us that she could live 2-24 months. Dealing with heart failure is not that hard, just lots of medicine. But in November she really started to go down hill in just one weekend. We all woke on Saturday morning November 13th and she was not feeling well. We went on with our day, we watched her and she was getting worse. My husband took her to the animal hospital and they confirmed our fears.. Kidney failure.

You see a vet can't treat both.. one or the other. So when we took her in to her vet Monday morning Nov. 15th we were hopeful that they could give her some wonderful medicine and everything would be fine. Somehow in the back of my mind I knew the time had come. I didn't think I could handle letting her go, but when the vet told us that it was time I knew I had to do what was best for her. She was in pain, she could barely walk, she couldn't pee-pee anymore, so on Monday November 15th at 10:10 Pita went home to the waiting arms of our Heavenly Father. I still feel this great emptiness in my heart not sure if that will ever go away. My husband and son are ready to bring another friend home from the SPCA, but I don't think I am ready. Maybe in time I will be, just not now. This picture is one of the last ones we have of her. Well my husband has some of me saying good-bye to her at the vet, but I can't look at them right now.

If you can, please open your heart to a animal. You will be so happy you did!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I am so excited that the holidays are here, cool weather, fires and lots of baking. I was in my scrapbook room several days ago and I created this Christmas layout. I listed this on ebay, if it doesn't sell then I will keep it for myself. Nothing seems to be selling on ebay right now. I guess everyone is busy with all the holidays.

This layout took several hours to create. It all starts with the paper for me. I found this beautiful holly paper in my stash and off I went. I cut a big circle out with my cricut. Don't know what I would do without my cricut! The brown flowers in the layout are from a flower stem from Michaels. I got this in the clearance section. It had about 30 flowers on it. Great find!

That is about all for now! Have a great day!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Nice lazy Sunday here. We are just coming off of a great cold snap and another one is on the way! We may make into the 20's! I am so excited. My husband is going on a bike ride today and Ethan and I are going on a bike ride as well. Peter goes on a very intense bike ride (not for mommies and children) Anyway, I have a new layout that I finished last week. I also have two custom orders to finish. Having trouble with one.

So here is the layout that I am listing on ebay this week. This is a picture of my granddaughter when she first started walking. Is was so cute to see her take several steps and then fall and get back up and go again.

That is about all today. I am also including some free vintage graphics for you to use.

Have a great week!

Until next time...


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Tuesday

I am usually at church working with the kids on Tuesday's, but we are on a break until January. So I am in my scrapbook room working on some new layouts. I was going through all my vintage clip art and found some that I would like to share. Please feel free to use!

Until next time...


Monday, November 29, 2010

Hi there! I have some not so new layouts to post. I am starting to feel better about Pita's passing, so I thought I would post my layouts. These three layouts where so fun to create because they turned out completely different than what I had planned, I love that! The first layout titled dreamer was created with some yummy papers. The balloon paper is Websters pages, the others are My Minds Eye. The flowers were all hand made. The title and butterflies were glittered by taking a foam brush and glue and brushing evenly over each piece and sprinkling glitter over them. I learned that trick from Martha Stewart. The other two layouts were created with My Minds Eye Bella Bella line. I love these papers! The butterflies on the layout titled That Face I printed them out and used the foam brush/glue/glitter technique. I used Martha Stewart frost glitter. That is about all for now! Thanks for stopping by.

If you have a extra few minutes, please leave me a comment so I know you were here!

Until next time...


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Great time

I went out to dinner with some special friends last night. Had a wonderful time. It was just what I needed to get my mind off of everything! I am finally back in my scrapbook room working on some layouts. I have been thinking about creating a 12x12 premade baby album. All you would do is add your pictures. Not sure I want to take on a big project now.

Anyway, I was going through my wonderful vintage clipart and I came across this. Please feel free to use this.

Until next time...


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I lost my wonderful sweet little friend on Monday. The sadness is overwhelming. I am trying hard to work through this terrible time. I found this poem and it puts in words what I can't say right now.

Treasured Friend

I lost a treasured friend today

The little dog who used to lay

Her gentle head upon my knee

And shared her silent thoughts with me.

She’ll come no longer to my call

Retrieve no more her favourite ball

A voice far greater than my own

Has called her to his golden throne.

Although my eyes are filled with tears

I thank him for the happy years

He let her spend down here with me

And for her love and loyalty.

When it is time for me to go

And join her there, this much I know

I shall not fear the transient dark

For she will greet me with a bark.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I am really ready to start decorating for Christmas, but Peter tells me it is to early. So I found found this and it makes me feel happy! I wish it would snow here!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sweet Austin and Ethan

I saw this picture today when I was looking for photos to scrap. This just made me smile. Those two little guys get together and make lots and lots of noise!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hump day and a new layout

Hump day is usually when I have to hit Wal-Mart. I don't look forward to hump day:( But I do have a new layout to post that I just finished. I created this for our trip that we took to the mountains in 2008. Ethan took this picture of Peter and I in front of the chapel that we were married in. I hand cut and inked all of the layers for the flowers. There are about 5-6 layers per flower. Took me a while. The vines and frame around the word family I cut with my cricut.

Until next time...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My mom

Finished another layout today. I am not sure if I want to list this on ebay. Spent a long time on this one. I LOVE the way it turned out. This is a picture of my mom when she was about 6 or 7. You can still see the tape that held it in the original book at the top of the picture.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thanksgiving Mantle

Nothing new in scrapbook world. Just thought I would share a picture of my mantle. I have been decorating this for about 2 weeks. Finally got it finished!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Family Layout & picture of sweet Hannah

Peter was gone all weekend, so Ethan and I were on our own. We went shopping, went to Michaels and had lunch at Olive Garden. While Ethan was playing with his new toy, I decided to spend some time in my scrap room. I wanted to create a family layout. Those seem to really sell on Ebay. So here is what I came up with. I am listing this tonight along with my berry sweet album and berry sweet layout.

Until next time

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Berry Sweet Paper bag album ~ SOLD

This is what inspired the Berry Sweet phase that I am going through right now. I can't get enough of making girl pages and albums. I spent about two weeks making the album. I am listing this on ebay this weekend. Along with the Berry Sweet page. I used so many elements making this album. On the cover is a chipboard dress form that I painted, added some cream colored tulle, rhinestones and ribbon. Of course lots of sparkle and flowers:)

Until next time...

Berry Sweet Girl

I worked in my scrapbook for a while yesterday and here is what I came up with. I love, love, love Webster's pages. I also love using doilies on my layouts. That is my thing now. I also used little berries that I had stashed away.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy Saturday!

Peter and Ethan are at his parents helping them clean out their garage and I am working in my scrapbooking room. Doesn't get much better than this...listening to Pandora Radio, making a paper bag album, sleeping dog beside me and a ice cold Pepsi!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I love Tuesdays!

I love Tuesdays because I get to work with the sweet children at my church. I love being around children, it always makes a bad day so bright!

Don't have any new scrapbook pages to post today, but I am working a 8x8 paper bag album for a girl. I am doing this album in hot pink and lime. The title is Berry Sweet. I will post as soon as I am done.

Until next time...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Back to School ~ SOLD

Here is a layout that created for back to school. This layout really turned out cute! I used a real ruler and crayon to give the page some depth. Added some of my favorite Prima embellishments and stickles. I also made a sweet little apple banner with my cricut and spelled out the word cute. I love my cricut, it makes me happy:)

Update ~ This layout sold about 10 minutes after I posted on Etsy! That is so exciting!

Until next time..

Vintage Dream ~ SOLD

Here is a new layout that I created for my Etsy store. This is called Vintage Dreams. This layout turned out very dreamy and soft. I did a lot of distressing and inking on this page. I used my favorite embellishments Prima flowers all over the layout. I found the cute heart with wings charm on ebay. Of course I added lots of sparkle! Have a great afternoon!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Two new layouts!

Hi there! I have two new layouts for ebay. The first layout is all about Family. I thought I would be a little different this week and make a two page spread. This was a lot of fun to create. I love the hand pointing to the words family photos. I also included a sweet poem about family. Anyway hope you enjoy

The second one is a sweet girl page. I always have the best time creating girl layouts. It is nice to be able to let out my inner little girl out and create! I used a white doilie for the background and the paper is Webster's Pages. There paper is amazing! I did a lot of distressing and I used Prima flowers all through out.

I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment so I can know you were here.

Until next time..

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Saturday!

Our weekend started off really nice. Ethan went to THe Family Marital Arts Center last night for a party. Peter and I stayed home and ate pizza (which I am paying for now) and we watched a really cute movie called New in Town. The coolest part was that the local woman in town are scrappers!!! Today my mom and I are going to Michaels and Joanns. Peter is staying home and deep cleaning the rugs.

I have some new layouts that I have been working on but don't have the pictures yet. So I thought I would post a nice vintage picture. Isn't that picture to die for??

Until next time

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Feeling bad today, up all night with a migraine. I found this picture and it made me smile!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Butterfly girl

This layout was fun, but it took a long time. I wanted to create something fun with some pop. I think I got it! I hand punched all of the butterflies, there are over 60. I added diamond stickle to all of them. The tag and word adore was cut with my Cricut.
That is all for now!
Until next time!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vintage Tea Party ~ SOLD

This was my first attempt at tea staining and water distressing. I LOVE using Graphic 45 papers on this layout. I also went to a used book store (could have spent days there) and bought some used childrens books. My son asked me "can we get lost in here" and I said "I would love to get lost in here" Anyway, I found some pages in the book that fit the style of my layout. Tore them out and used the tea staining technique. I think they turned out pretty good. I also used my Cricut to cut out the little tea set.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sugar and Spice ~ SOLD!

Oh WOW where do the time go? I have been so busy with life and all the goodies that it brings. I did get some time over the Summer to create some wonderful pages. I went out on a limb and created a bright and colorful layout to sell on ebay. This took me a couple of days to get it just right.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vintage baby girl ~ SOLD!

What a great weekend! Wii, ice cream cones, Joanns, movies and scrapbooking. I spent most of my birthday creating this sweet baby layout. It was so much fun to make. I love my Cricut and the word baby and the flourish were cut with my cricut. The little baby card I bought on Etsy. I have this layout listed on Ebay, hope it sells!