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!