Sunday, December 29, 2013

Dad's book.

It's my dad's birthday, a round number too.  His sister enlisted my help to make him a scrapbook of his early years.  Here are 4 of the 5 pages that I made.

The family on show outings.

The band he played in.  (Dad's the guitarist in the middle)

One of the schools he attended.

When my aunt brings the book back, I'll get a picture of the other page.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

HIMCR DT #130 - ANYTHING but Holiday!

This week at HIMCR we are taking a break from all the holidays.  I have a summery layout to share.

At lunch time, the boys came in and suddenly my kitchen island seats became a biker bar.  It was so fun.

I used Echo Park paper; Lily Bee Design, Bella Blvd and another type of alphas; brads and 3D adhesive.

What are you making to get away from the holidays this week?  Please share at HIMCR.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

November GD

I am pleased to announce that I will be the November Guest Designer for Scrappy Moms Stamp!  They have awesome sentiments and I can't wait to see what they come up with this year.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

HIMCR DT #129 - Do it again! CASE yourself!

This week at HIMCR we are CASE-ing ourselves Copy And Share Everything.  Carrie with CTMH is sponsoring us.

My aunt and I are making a scrapbook of my dad's childhood.  Here is the remake of one of my layouts:

 This was the original.

I couldn't stand the original.  It was dark and not fun.  That's what you get when a scrapper is interrupted literally every 10 minutes.  The remake is MUCH better.

I used DCWV paper, ribbon, brads and Waterfall Stickles on the finished project.

I hope you link to HIMCR this week, the giveaway is a stamp set.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


I bought a kit to make masks.  The kids LOVED it.  They got to choose what their costume looked like.

Their masks turned out great.  And I got to use the DCWV 8.5x11 boy stack with super hero paper.  I also used Scrappy Moms Stamps.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


It's another Super Scraps Saturday!  This week HIMCR is sponsored by Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  They provided the snowman digi I used today.

This ends my holiday card making this year.  I'm proud to say I used all scraps again.  DCWV paper, ink, Prisma Color Pencils and a Scrappy Moms Stamp.

HIMCR is having a give away this week.  You could win this:

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sassy Mouse

Here is another card.  I am still using only scraps.

I re-used a digi from Sweet N Sassy Stamps with DCWV paper, brads, ink, Prisma Color Pencils and a Scrappy Moms Stamp.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Snowflake kisses

This is my next card for this season.  I'm still using scraps!

I used my all time FAVORITE paper, Merry by My Minds Eye.  Those snowmen are soooo cute!  I also used Imaginisce (the red), and a Scrappy Moms Stamp.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


I'm not sure how all the BOYS ended up in my GIRL scrap space.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

HIMCR DT #127 - Holiday colors!

This week we are using Holiday colors over at HIMCR.  I used red, white, blue, black and silver.

It's hard to see the silver because the journaling is right on the striped paper.  The monogram is from the Don Juan cartridge and the black letters are from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.

I hope you are all having a good time.  I look forward to seeing your holiday colored projects on HIMCR this week!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Winter Wishes

Here is another card I will be sending out this season.

I'm doing very well in my goal to use my winter/Christmas scraps before cutting anything new.  This has ribbon, Ek Success tag punch, snowflake punch, Stampendous sentiment, Echo Park and DCWV paper.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Candy house

Today's card is sweet!  Ok, that was a bad pun.

DCWV paper does most of the decorating work on this card.  The punch is EK Success and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gift Tags

This year for Christmas, we are trying something new.  We are giving extended family members a gift card and scratch off.  I made tags (that can double as ornaments) to dress it up and create a good presentation.

The bow was a pain to make.  So I used the ribbon to make a circle and turn all the tags into ornaments.  This makes it easier, more practical and reusable. 

Ek Success' punch worked great.

I used one part of the image on a tag

and the other cut out parts on a second one.

We all signed the back of the tags.

I think they turned out pretty good.

Now we have to deliver them all.

EK Success punch, ribbon, ink, DCWV paper, tags, streamer ribbon.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


There's something magical about the holiday season.  Even our bunny gets caught up in it.  This is his first Christmas.  He was VERY curious about the tree while we were setting it up.  After it was finished, I let him check it out.

He had fun looking everything over and I had fun taking pictures and making this layout.

I used DCWV paper, brads, ink and Lily Bee Design Alphas.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Jolly Reindeer

I'm making a lot of winter/holiday cards this month using mainly scraps.  The next one I made is:

I like how this turned out.  I used Basic Grey & DCWV paper, Scrappy Moms stamp sentiment, my corner chomper and 3D adhesive.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Penguin wishes

It's December!  The month I made a lot of winter/holiday cards.  I have made it a personal goal to use up all my winter themed scraps before I cut into new paper.  The first card I have to share is this:

Isn't it cute?  It has Echo Park and DCWV paper, EK Success punch, ribbon, ink, Scrappy Moms stamp sentiment and 3D adhesive.

HIMCR DT #126 - Freesyle!

It's a freestyle week at HIMCR.  You can make whatever you want.  I made this layout:

Here is a close up of the left side,

and the right.

I used Plantin Schoolbook for the large letters.  Lily Bee Design makes the small alphas.  I even used deco-scissors!

I look forward to seeing your projects at HIMCR this week.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Let's eat!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I had a few minutes and decided to make a layout.  Since it's Thanksgiving I chose to do a page about food.

I made watermelon jello, or used the watermelon rind as a bowl and put jello in it.  It was really good and a lot of fun to have jello with a handle.

For this layout I used Moxxie, DCWV paper, Lily Bee Design alphas, brads and white ink.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Die Cuttin' Divas GD- Thank You

Today I am a Guest Designer for Die Cuttin' Divas.  The theme is Thank you.  I made this card.

I used 3D adhesive under the 'snow' and an Action Wobble under the sled.  It's a lot of fun and great way to say thanks for anything during the winter.

It is Echo Park paper, brads, Platinum and Cinnamon Stickles, Scrappy Moms Stamps, brads and Sesame Street Friends cartridge.

I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

HIMCR DT #125 - Thanksgiving or Thankful!

This week at HIMCR we are all making things with Thanksgiving in mind.  I took these photos 2 years ago and I have FINALLY scrapped them.

It's a tribute to the stove and the holiday.  This also lists all the foods we always make for this particular feast.

I used Fancy Pants paper, alphas, brads and ink.

Please share your thankful themes project on HIMCR this week.

Friday, November 22, 2013

50th anniversary

Tomorrow is the 50th Anniversary of the show 'Doctor Who.'  To celebrate, I made this card for my husband:

here's a peek at the inside:

I admit, it's not the best stamping.  But I still love how it turned out.  The blue TARDIS is on an Action Wobble.  All the images and phrases are from a set by Viva Las Vegas Stamps.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Die Cuttin' Divas GD - Thanksgiving

This week I am a Guest Designer at Die Cuttin' Divas!  The theme is Thanksgiving.  I made place cards for our family in preparation for the big feast.

Here is a close up of mine.  It shows the Stickles better.

This is a preview of how our table will look on the 28th.

I used Designers Calendar cartridge, DCWV paper and plain black cardstock, a white gel pen and adhesive.

I can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fast Guy

I made a layout of about one kids' current likes, so I made another for my other son.

He calls him self 'Fast Guy' so I tried to focus on that and all of his other likes including vehicles.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

HIMCR DT #124 - Die Cuts!

This week at HIMCR we used die cuts on our projects.  I made this layout of my son's current likes.

Under the picture is hidden journaling explaining everything.

My die cuts are the sun (Designers Calendar), cloud and lightning (Indie Art), clocks (Going Places) and stars (EK Success punches).  I also used brads, paper and 3D adhesive.

I hope you are able to link to HIMCR.  They are giving away a Cricut cartridge this week.

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Its a Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR!  And our sponsor is Scrap Stamp Society.  They let us use some digis for our project.  Here's mine.

It has Echo Park paper, brads and a Scrappy Moms sentiment.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

HIMCR DT #122 - Fall colors

This week we all used fall colors.  We also have Template Dreams as a sponsor.  I made this card with images from the 'Teacher Appreciation' collection.

Basic Grey is the background paper (its actually dark brown) and 3D adhesive make the small images on the right stand out.  Scrappy Moms makes the sentiment.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

HIMCR DT #121 - Use a Critter

This week at HIMCR we used any kind of critter stamp, cut out, digi image, whatever.  Even scrapbook about a critter or pet.  I made a layout of our boys and bunny.

I used a lot of Thickers, brads and various paper brands for this.  I love how it turned out.

I hope you link a new project to HIMCR this week.  They are giving away a Cricut cartridge!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

HIMCR DT #120 - Color It!

This week for HIMCR we all colored something.  I used my Prismacolor pencils on this digi from Squigglefly.

Please link a project to HIMCR.  This week they are giving away a Copic Fusion Set.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Shopping Carts

The best way to keep the kids content while I shop is the kid carts.  They know each store by the carts.  Here is my layout depicting each of them:

Their favorite is the race car cart at Wegmans.  I have to admit, it's mine too.  That one is the easiest to maneuver in the aisles.

 I used photos from the last 3 years, but most were taken in the last 3 months.

I used My World cartridge for the cart and Cursive 101 for the letters.  There is 3D adhesive under the cart, ribbons and brads on Fancy Pants background paper.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

HIMCR DT #119 - SSS!

This week we all used scraps!  HIMCR has a sponsor this week, it's Freckled Fawn
Here is a picture of their October Release:

I was able to use some of their products for today.  Here is what I made:

These colors were perfect on a card for my husband's colleague.  I also used Fancy Pants, DCWV and Scrappy Moms Stamps.

I hope you post a SSS project to HIMCR this week.  They are giving away a $20 GC.