Sunday, July 3, 2011

Scrapping The Music Blue Skies

Scrapping The Music, Blue Skies by Willie Nelson

Here is my submission for nesxt challenge:

This is the only picture of have of Shawn and I. We have known each other since 2nd grade but spent 18 years out of touch after school. We just went to our 20th high school reunion together. And, we pretty much shocked everyone. LOL! I love the lyrics to this song and found it very suiting to our relationship. Here is what I used:

Stampin Up punches, markers, ink & ribbon
Odds & Ends paper by Cosmo Cricut
Cuttlebug and embossing folders
file & scissors to distress

Wish me luck! I had a great time creating this layout.

Friday, July 1, 2011

HIS Challenge for July

I used the pictures of the youth helping me and my father with Christ Church UCC's weekly soup kitchen. The is:  “The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”

- Ben Franklin
The paper I used is new to our store by 7 Gypies. I love their paper! I used my new punch from Stampin Up as well as new ribbon. I love the color combinations. To get involved with this challenge please go to: Thanks!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

5X5 Summer Mini Album

My latest creation which I am teaching a class on in is a white board 5x5 album which I purchased at the scrapbooking convention in New Jersey. I plan on filling it with pictures of Makenna and Gavin swimming this summer.I love the paper! Mini books are great for small events and few pictures.

What I used:
Little Yellow Bike 'Boardwalk' paper
Stampin Up! Ink
Stampin Up! Punches; Scalloped Circle, Scalloped Border, Modern Label
Stampin Up! Crimper
Creative Memories Corner Rounder

Friday, May 20, 2011

Scrapping The Music - Dream Big

Here is my submission for the Dream Big Challenge. I used our pictures from Mother's Day. The paper is from Stampin Up! as well as the embellishments & the butterfly punch. I absolutely love the words to this song. I used the word smile since the day was filled with smiles....

June Happy Inspirational Scrappin Challenge

Here is my latest layout for the Happy Inspirational Scrappin challenge in June. We have picked a quote in honor of Father's Day. The quote will be posted on the challenge blog on June 1st. Check out the challenge by going to

I used paper by BoBunny called Olivia
Stampin Up! punches: scalloped circle, circle, and scalloped border.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Teachers Gifts and Matching Cards

I love Makenna's teachers and wanted to create something for them that they could cherish forever. One of my all time favorite paper projects to give as a gift is the Explosion Box Album. Although it is not my favorite to make, when it is done, it looks so awesome. I used the school paper by BoBunny to create the projects  ad their matching cards. For directions, please leave a comment. I will email them to you. Happy Sunday!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Scrap That Poetry Challenge #40

Here is my submission for my sister-in-laws Scrap that Poetry Blog. I used the pictures of my kids with the animals from The Center for Animal Health and Welfare (and one of our dog). I love that my children share in my passion for animals. It is one of the many things we love to do together to make a difference in the world.

I Love To Be a Mother

Some houses try to hide the fact
that children shelter there.
Ours boasts of it quite openly,
the signs are everywhere.
For smears are on the windows,
little smudges on the doors,
I should apologize, I guess,
for toys strewn on the floor.
But I sat down with the children
and we played and laughed and read;
And if the doorbell doesn't shine,
their eyes will shine instead.
For when at times I'm forced to choose
the one job or the other;
I like to be a housewife but
I love to be a mother.
...Author Unknown

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