Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CSI and Scrapfit Layouts

Just a couple of quick layouts to share. This first one is for the banner challenge at Scrapfit:

I had so much fun experimenting with paint for this one! Sorry for the crummy photo. The weather is not cooperating. I used two textures in my banner, fabric and paper.

This next one was for CSI a week or so ago. I'm just late in posting it. Bad scrapper lady! It was also for Ashley Horton's November Sketch it Out Challenge at Club CK. Loved the sketch!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Busy Busy Busy, the Sequal

Life never seems to slow down now a days. Sheesh! I have been running full speed for quite some time. I will go ahead and admit that I have been indulging my other hobby/obsession a bit lately, too. Here's a crochet piece I just finished:
It's an autumn shawl. It's also Tennessee orange. Maybe I'll wrap up in it and cry when they lose again tonight. Ha! My aunt taught me how to crochet years ago and I recently picked it back up. I think I'm "hooked" again. :) 

I did manage to squeeze in two pages this past week. The first one is for this week's CSI challenge:
I adored the color scheme this week. The next one is for Ashley Horton's Sketch it Out challenge for October:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

The past few weeks have been soooooooooooooo busy! I have barely had time to blink, much less scrap. I finally found some time today and finished this layout:

This was completed for last week's CSI challenge and a PageMaps contest. I used the color scheme from CSI and the PageMaps sketch. I am in love with the colors. That October Afternoon cloud paper in the background is going to be making plenty of appearances in my layouts for a while, as I'm totally in love with it.

The pictures are of my little guy, who is no longer so little. I was watching him run around and practice soccer kicks on a bouncy ball this summer, thinking "Where did my little one go?!?!?!?!?". He's definitely growing up on me, and Momma is not taking it well. Sniffle.....

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

CSI Case File 29

Hello everyone. I have a couple of layouts to share. The first is for this week's case file at CSI. The color scheme this week is just beautiful:

I will admit, though, that the pink threw me a bit. Scrapping boy layouts with pink is so tricky. I decided to use the pink as a accent color and keep the amount small. Here's my page:
I had so much fun with this page. When I was at my LSS a few weeks ago, I found some adorable polka dotted felt on clearance. I am absolutely loving it and hope they still have some when I make it back over that way. 

My next layout is a just-for-the-fun-of-it page: 
Yup, that's wood grain paper... again. I found that in Hobby Lobby the other day and bought it in several colors. I absolutely love that paper and I'm sure I'll use it way too much. :) 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Layouts to Share

Hello everyone. I have a few layouts to share. This first one is for CSI case file #27 and also for Scrapfit's Warm Up # 29.  Here's my layout:
I had a ball with this layout. I adored the color scheme from this week's case file and was intrigued by the idea of using a long title. I tend to do short, one or two word titles, so this was different for me. It's titled "Why am I losing teeth? I'm not old!". Journaling reads: "When you started losing teeth you thought you'd need to get false ones like "an old guy". You, my dear, are a mess!"

This next layout was from last week's CSI case file # 26. I struggled with the color scheme but wound up happy with the way it turned out:
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July Sketch it Out


Happy fourth, everyone! I just wanted to quickly share my take on the July Sketch it Out challenge from Club CK.  Here's the sketch:
I loved this sketch. As has been my habit lately, I only used one photo. For some reason I am recently obsessed with one photo layouts. I have no idea why. I changed the other photo spots into blocks of pp and fabric. Here's my layout:
I love that picture of my little guy. :) He had a ball dressing up for old timey photos and flirting with the young photographer that day. lol. Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Another Coptic Stitched Journal...

If you were looking for the red, white, and blue blog hop click here.

I finished another coptic stitched journal tonight. I think I may be getting a wee bit obsessed with coptic stitching. This time I covered the binding with felt so the stitches don't show on the sides. Here's the cover:

I used a brown paper bag for parts of the journal. I crinkled it and then smoothed it back out before attaching it to the covers. The covers are made by tearing the cardboard backing off a stack of patterned paper and covering with the bag, paper scraps, and some felt. Here are some shots of the inside:

I wanted this journal to have tons and tons of little pockets for stashing junk. For some reason I seem to accumulate a lot of junk that requires stashing.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop

Welcome hoppers! :) You should have arrived here from Jordan's blog. If not, you might want to go back to the beginning at Amanda's blog.  For this hop, we all created a new project with a red, white, and blue theme. I did not go with a patriotic theme, but I did go red, white, and blue. Here's my project:
I created a coptic stitched notebook. If you've never done coptic stitching, it's really not that difficult to get the hang of. I learned by watching a youtube video and am now hooked. I started out with these cheap-o folders from the Dollar Tree:
I trimmed them down to size, covered them with pretty paper, inserted some printer paper to make my signatures, and stitched away. The folders were actually quite cute to be cheapies and I probably could have used them without covering them..... but that would just make entirely too much sense. lol

Thanks for stopping by for the hop! Your next stop will be Lorri's blog. Here's the order of the hop in case you get lost:

Stop by again some time! :) 

Child's Play Challenge Entry

I decided to play along over at Child's Play. One of the June Challenges was to do a page based on the theme "Where the Wild Things Are". That has always been a favorite read aloud at our house. I had this picture of my boy in the river and decided it fit the theme, since he goes completely nuts in the water. Here's my layout:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

ScrapFit Polaroid Challenge and CSI Case File 24

I decided to dive in and complete my first challenge at ScrapFit. The challenge was to use Polaroid photos. I haven't seen my Polaroid camera in, oh, say, 20 years or so. Thus I decided to make my own Polaroid-ish photos. Here's my layout:

I have been seeing layouts lately with brick or chicken wire designs. I'm thinking they're stamps or masks maybe. I love the look and decided to doodle my brick/rock/whatever they are designs in the corners (that's the scientific name, of course). I enjoyed this challenge!

My next layout is for the CSI challenge. I am finding myself quickly getting addicted to these challenges. Here's my layout:
Did you ever finish a layout and decide that you don't know if you love it or hate it? That's this poor little layout for me. I cannot for the life of me decide if it's super cute and abstract-ish or super weird and pitiful-ish. I got tired of debating about it and just uploaded the rotten thing already. lol. The half star thing is hand drawn and painted, by the way. I learned how to do that in Geometry class approximately 127 years ago. Unfortunately, it's the only knowledge I retained from that class.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Frosted Designs Challenge

I completed this layout for the Frosted Designs challenge to use stitching. I stitched the title (which I'm not entirely thrilled with, by the way), and the circles.

Thanks for the challenge!

Monday, June 11, 2012


A quick layout to share...

I completed this layout for the homecoming challenge at Scrap Our Stash

This very precious picture is of my great-great-grandparents. They were married for something like 70 years when they passed away, both within a week or two of each other. I wish so much that I had been born a little earlier so I could have met them, they sound like they were truly exceptional people. Here's the page:

I am very proud to say that I finally combined my other addiction (crochet) with scrapbooking. Crochet is my lazy day habit, since I can do it while laying in the recliner. lol. I crocheted a simple frame for the picture and added the other details. I know I could never do that picture justice, but I'm still tickled with the way it turned out.

This layout was also supposed to be for the CSI challenge last week, but I simply ran out of time to finish it. We went on a vacation (which turned out to be a terrible disaster), and by the time we got back I had missed the deadline. Oh well! I love the color combination anyway. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Layouts to Share

Hello in blog land! I have a couple of new layouts I wanted to share. The first one is for Ashley Horton's sketch challenge on Club CK. Here is the sketch:

I immediately thought of windows when I saw the sketch. This sketch was really easy to work with and very adaptable. Here's what I came up with, just in the nick of time:
I doodled the scenes in the windows and colored them with good ol' fashioned crayolas. 'Cause, you know, only the highest end scrappy supplies for me people. 

This next one is a layout I created about our first official day of summer break. I should really write some sort of ode to summer break, since I adore it so much. Here's the page: 
 For this layout, I used strips of white cardstock. I punched random circles, backed it with dimensional tape, slid colorful scraps behind the holes, and added buttons. The journaling is inside the little envelope. Innovative, I know. Ha!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are having a blessed and happy day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Welcome to the poor little blog that has been neglected for far too long! I am planning to have more time for all things scrappy this summer and will hopefully update this little blog much more often. I am going to start things off by showing off my brand-spankin' new scrap room. :) All the kudos for this room go to the hubby. You'll have to excuse some of the poor photography. The window makes for great light but also a lot of glare. That's my excuse anyway. Here goes:

This is the view from the door:
The big shelf was my Mother's Day gift. It is currently holding some albums in the bottom, random crochet projects and some of my coptic stitched notebooks. As a side note, I am becoming addicted to coptic stitching! That really isn't an ugly black chair you see, by the way. It's an ugly black chair that is going out the door as soon as I get a snazzy new chair. See the distinction? hee hee...

This one shows some random shelves which aren't honestly all that pretty. They are desperately awaiting some jazzing up.

Let's pretend those are much more glamorous, shall we? Moving on, this next picture is the beautiful desk my husband built me, and I adore it:

My desk is by far my favorite part of the room. When my son outgrew his toddler bed, years ago, we stuck it outside in the shed where it was sadly neglected. My husband resurrected it to build this desk. He used some other random wood as well. It makes me grin to know that it used to be my little boy's bed, but also makes me want to cry because he's been out of it for so long. Sniffle. My hubby wanted to sand it down and paint it, but I sort of like the peeling paint-two tone thing so I asked him to leave it. Here's a view of the top: 
These are the rails that were on the toddler bed. I use them to hang cards from when I finish them. The basket inside is a very cheap dollar store find that I covered in scraps of patterned paper. When I started this room I knew I wanted bright colors everywhere. Since I live in a house full of guys (hubby and son), I try to squeeze in bright and cheery at every opportunity. :) 

Which brings me to my handy, dandy desk organizer: 

It's a yard sale find that I covered with some scraps of patterned paper (sensing a theme here?). It holds approximately 17,000 pounds of junk and has lots of nifty little holes for hiding stuff that has no other home. Here is another organizer: 

 This is another cheapie that I added patterned paper to. Three cheers for scraps! 

Here's my page display: 
This idea came from someone on Club CK. I cannot for the life of me remember whose it was. Whoever you are, thanks! Sorry for the poor picture quality! Again, the glare did it. 

Thus ends the grand tour. Hope you enjoyed it. My husband built this room from the ground up and I am forever in his debt for that. All I really did was paint and decide where to put stuff. lol. Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Page Maps CHA Contest

I decided to try my hand at the Page Maps CHA contest. I loved the sketch:

And here is my layout:

The stars and letter tiles are wood pieces that I picked up at Hobby Lobby the other day.
The paper is by Momenta, I believe. Thanks for stopping by!