Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Why Do I Scrapbook?

I wanted to create a piece of art for my scrapbook wall stating why I do what I do. I am not all that into pictures of myself (see yesterday’s post…you’ll understand) and I wanted to do a LO about me without any pictures. This is what I came up with.
I used the Felicity paper pack (January 2010 CTMH special) and stamp set.
I made the flowers using the circle punch and the hydrangeas are from OTC. What you cannot see is all the bling. The swirls are all glittery and there are raindrop stickers on all of the flowers. The title is also Stickled.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Last of the Tickled Pink

I have a few scraps left over to make a few cards, but I managed to get through the rest of the paper. For my last project, I made a paper bag album journal for my weight journey. I have always struggled with my weight. In fact, there was never a time in my life when I was not overweight and that includes when I was a baby. It is easy to blame heredity and genes, but in the end, it comes down to the fact hat I am the only one who can take hold of the problem and try to better myself. So, I created this journal as a tool for me to use, to write down my weight loss/gain and I have included hidden tags, on which I can write what I am feeling, frustrations, etc. I think it will be invaluable for me.
I think it is really ironic that, by using a scallop punch, my tags look like I took bites out of them. (Diet not going well..must eat scrapbook projects!)
Tickled Pink
I Am
White Crossgrain
Paper lunch sacks
SU! Scalloped circle punch

Sunday, August 15, 2010

5 Minute Tickled Pink

I decided on another 5 minute card challenge. The Tickled Pink stuff was all out anyways. This is what I ended up with and it only took 4 minutes and 16 seconds. Woo hoo!
Tickled Pink
I Am
Happy Forever – July SOTM
Happy Holidays
1 1/4” Circle Punch
White Crossgrain
Cloud Nine Design Rain Dots

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Tripled Pink

You may be wondering as to the wording of my title. It is because I used our Triple Play as a template for this mini album. If you are wondering what Triple Play is, you will have to visit my website to find out. It is a great special and you will not be disappointed. It starts tomorrow and goes until the end of September or until they run out, so grab one now. They are a lot of fun!




Tickled Pink

I Am

Triple Play

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tickled Pink and Pinker!

One of my all-time favorite paper packs from CTMH has to be Tickled Pink. The stamp set that it came with is also definitely in my top 5! I have some new paper on it’s way from the paper sale, so I thought it was time to use up some of my older paper. Picking through it, I pulled out the Tickled Pink bag and challenged myself to use it all up before the new stuff got here. We shall see if I can do it! Today I created a journal. My mom and my friend and I are going to the Woman’s Journey of Faith conference in November. We get to stay in a hotel and I am so excited. I thought I would make them bit up a goodie bag and am putting a journal in each one. This one is for me, but I plan on making them both one as well…with different paper, of course because this package will be all gone ;)




My Creations Journal

Tickled Pink – National Scrapbooking Month special 2009

I Am – SS that came with Tickled Pink

Assorted Ribbons – some CTMH, some not

SU! Build-a-brad

Thursday, August 12, 2010

5 Minute Card Challenge

I don’t have much time to scrapbook lately, with the new job and all. So, I decided to challenge myself to make a card in five minutes. I figured that way there would never be an excuse not to post something. After all, it takes more than 5 minutes to brush my teeth. So, including the time to grab supplies, this card took me 5 minutes and 28 seconds to make. Not too shabby!



I am not sure where most of the supplies are from. ( I had to grab what was handy, right!) The stamp is the Treetops stamp from CTMH. One of my favorites!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lasting Memories Challenge #3

The challenge at Lasting Memories this week is to do some stamping on your layout. That one is not a difficult challenge for me because I live for stamping. I am a stamp addict and I am trying to remember the last time I did a LO without stamping. For this particular LO, I did a lot of stamping. It actually makes me cry when I look at it. I love how it turned out, but it makes me remember how hard it was being a single mom. I wouldn’t trade a second of the time I got to send with William, though. And, it id turn out in the end, as his dad and I smartened up and let God take control of our family. Now, with two little girls added to the mixture, we make a great bunch.
June 19, 2009 021
June 19, 2009 018
June 19, 2009 020
Bamboo and Black Cardstock
Homestead Alphabet (retired)
I Am (retired)
Playful Flourishes
Silhouette My Stickease (sold out as of a few days ago)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Christmas Cards and Blog Candy

I made a set of ten Christmas cards and I love how they turned out. I was happy to get in some crafting time. So happy, in fact, that I made 2 of each card and decided to give one set away. It comes with ten cards and ten envelopes. To win, all you have to do is become a follower. All followers will be entered to win. Good luck!
Jingle Lvl 2 (If you hurry, you can get this pack for $6.00 today. That is 61% off regular price)
Jingle Creative Basics
Merry Pursuits
Clear Sparkles
Tulip Crossgrain
Creme Brulee Crossgrain
Tulip Mini Medley
Wishes Just Because Workshop – pages 68-73

Speaking of blog candy, I am sponsoring the challenge this week at Lasting Memories Layout Challenge. Here is what I am offering as a prize. Go on over and find out how you can have a chance to win it!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Day 6


Game On

That’s Amore

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day 5




Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 4




Friday, August 6, 2010

Day 3


Animal Cookies

It’s A Guy Thing

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Day 2 for Paper Sale


Moon Doggie

Good Times

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sale Starts Today!

Magic Moments

Back Woods

More To Adore

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

And More Paper

I will post some artwork soon, but I want to make sure you see the great papers before the sale starts.

Majestic Blue

Perfect Day


Monday, August 2, 2010

More Sale Goodies




Sunday, August 1, 2010

Paper Showcase

I thought, since I have no time for crafting for the next few days, that I would showcase some of the awesome paper that is going on sale!


Simple Pleasures