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.