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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Mother's Day Cards

Here are my Mother's Day cards that match the albums I created. I used the Elegant Soiree Paper from Stampin Up! as well as the Crimper and the Eyelet boarder Punch.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day Gift

Hopefully my mom will not check out my blog any time soon. I was just so excited to show off my gift to her. This album is from Close To My Heart. I used paper from Stampin Up! For Mother's Day I decided to use pictures from our annual Easter egg dying event and from Easter. I am in the process of creating another one for my daughters other grandmother. ( :

Monday, May 2, 2011

Scrapping the Music - Falling Slowly

Falling Slowly was actually hard for me to scrap to since I really could not find pictures that I had developed that fit the song. However, did find this picture of Makenna in her brother's old rollerblades. She is determined to learn how to rollerblade so that Daddy will buy her a pair of her own. I loved that she came out with the helmet and the pads. Makenna did do really well and only fell a few times. I hope you enjoy the layout. I enjoyed creating it.

Here is what I used:
Stampin Up!:
Border punch
Corner ticket punch
The Big Shot and two die cuts
Scalloped circle punch
BoBunny paper
Cricut Machine

The flower technique was taught to me by my sister-in-law. I use it all the time. This was my first attempt at creating a large flower. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easter Layout for HIS Challenge

I am so excited to start the Happy Inspirational Scrappin Challenge tomorrow! I love what the Color Creators have designed for this challenge. Here is my take on the quote which will be posted tomorrow.
What I used
Stampin Up! Products:
Scallop Border Punch
Big Shot

Close to My Heart Paper Piercer
Cricut Machine

To become a part of this challenge, please go to: We'd love to have you join us!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sympathy Card

My boyfriend's boss just lost her husband so I created this card for her today. Here is what I used:

Stampin Up!: Thanks for Caring stamp set, Real Red & Early Expresso ink, small Ticket Corner punch.
paper by Basic Grey

Candle and Holder is by PartyLite, which I also sell.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Reversable Pennant from Close to My Heart

I finally finished one side of this today. My friend Jess from Close to My Heart taught this class in my store. I decided to create it for my daughters room. Makenna loves it. One side says Makenna and the other says Shine. Makenna is my sunshine. She has a light about her that I am so glad she shares with the world. I could not have picked a better word.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scrapping the Music

Scrapping the Music Challenge this time is Hanging by a Moment. Because I really love this song I was inspired to scrap to it. In the picture is my dog and the only cat out of my 3 that tolerate him. When I saw the line: "Here until you make me move" I thought it was a perfect fit for this picture. My dog will stay until the cat bats him in the head 3 or 4 times. I had a lot of fun with this challenge.
What I used:
random scrap paper
the Cricut Machine
the CuttleBug
Stampin Up! ink and markers
Stampin Up! punches: Scallop Trim Border & Scallop Edge Border
Stampin Up! ribbon

Get Yout Sketch On Challenge #14

I used this sketch today to scrapbook the bowl-a-thon that I participated in. The bowl-a-thon was a fundraiser for The Center for Animal Health and Welfare. On my team was Jess from A Furry Tail Come True, my Aunt Sheree and my daughter Makenna. The fundraiser raised over $40,000. We were all so thrilled to be a part of such a successful event.

What I used:
Everything was from Stampin Up!:
The Cricut Machine was used to cut my pictures into circles.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Get Your Sketch On Challenge #13

Here is my next challenge entry for Get Your Sketch On. This is sketch #13. I used this picture of my daughter because I thought it was so silly. The picture was taken after my daughter went down the hill once on her sled and got snow inside her coat. She ripped off her snow clothes and said, "I'm done!" So my dad grabbed this ski mask and put it on her head. Her response to this 'new hat' was, "Look what Pop-Pop's makin' me wear!" Well, she put all of her stuff back on and sledded for hours. We could not get her in the house. Thanks dad for fixing the issue by lending her your ski mask. It made a great picture for a layout.

I used:
Paper by Little Yellow Bicycle
The Cricut Cartridge Accent Accentials
The CuttleBug Machine
Stampin Up! Punchs, Ribbon and Ink
Chipboard Letters

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Card Creations March 19th

I used designs by Jen Harper of Close to My Heart with BoBunny's Olivia paper. I love this line.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sled Free

Get Your Sketch On Weekly Challenge

Love this sketch. This is my first time entering this challenge. The picture is of Makenna deciding to sled down my parents hill without her sled. She didn't get very far.