Friday, October 31, 2008

Berry Yummy!

Oh my goodness- I cannot believe I forgot to show this to you. My only excuse? I was crazy busy the first of the month with the WCD celebration at SNR. Sorry!

This one was made using 3 Apple Blossom Studio Stamps. I love these stamps! Cannot say that enough! I embossed the candy cane stripe onto the black cardstock- great look! Then, I used the scalloped border to go around the simple- but I love the look! Then, I used the Circle journaling stamp- and then used foam squares to pop it out. The bottom circle is made of seed beads- sewn on.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dr Robotic

Made this a ways back for the Card Section at Scrapbook News and Review. Fun, huh?! I love the Cogsmo line from Cosmo Cricket! Too cute!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Sometimes you either laugh...or pull out all your hair in frustration! I choose to laugh! He he he!

This one was made for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Think Pink Contest over at Scrapbook Express. Be sure to join us for all sorts of fun and contests in our gallery!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Scrapping Cents

Saw this awesome idea for Stickles storage, and had to share!! How easy is this- and it would work for Stickles, liquid Pearls, alcohol ink, paint tubes...heck, you could even store glitters, sequins, beads, etc this way! Love it!! Thanks, Lulu- what a great, simple...and CHEAP idea!

Stickles Storage

Friday, October 24, 2008

Birthday Chuckle...

I don't think I ever shared this card. I made it for a young friend on his 16th birthday...and it still makes me chuckle! So...know anyone like this? Remember the days? I do, lol!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Journey

Used the stunning Basic Grey Scarlett's Letter collection for this...I just love this collection, such depth and detail to this paper!!

When I started this diet, it was just that- a diet. A temporary thing to loose a
few pounds. It always had as the primary goal to lose as many pounds as my
body would allow me. I knew that would probably not mean ending up buff.
It quickly developed into more than a diet, though. I realized that in order to do
anything of value, I was going to have to let Jesus guide me. It became a journey.
I learned that the changes would have to be life long and come of a desire to please
Him. I learned that Jesus is my strength in all thing-this too. I was taught that
self control is not gift of the Holy Spirit, but a fruit- for all who claim to be
Christians to wield. Through the process, I grew so much closer to my Lord.

Somewhere along the road, I lost sight, though. I forgot the goal, and substituted
another...the perfect dress size. So, when the end of my weight loss came—I was
actually disappointed. I had lost 120 pounds, and all I could ask was- is this it?
I looked in the mirror and saw what Satan wanted me to see. I had to be
reminded...reminded of the goal. I HAD lost every pound my body would allow.
More importantly, I had to be reminded of the Lesson. I had to be reminded
that it was never about the destination. It was always about the Journey...
and Who I allowed to lead it! And what I allowed Him to teach me along the way.

Looking for the Scarlett Letter Paper pack from Basic Grey? Check out Scrapbook Express!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Issue 7 is up!

Great news! The October issue of Scrapbook News and Review has published! We now have 4 times the content of the leading scrap mags- with complete sections for card, altered art, mini albums, product reviews, and addition to just plain awesome layouts and scrapping articles!! And, remember- $4.99 gets you access to everything we have ever published- for one month...not just the current issue!! Imagine...a scrap library for 4.99!! Check it out!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Scrapping Cents

This week, our Scrapping Cents is going to deal with Fonts. If you have an electronic die cutter, fonts are invaluable. But, Even if you do not, fonts can be a great asset to a scrapbooker. Whether you use them for printing journaling, printing dingbats to use as embellishments, making your own rub ons, or to print a title- fonts are a huge weapon in our arsenol!!

This week, I want to introduce you to 2 font managers- both free. Nexus Font is a slick application that lets you view, compare, install, uninstall and even create favorite lists for every font on your system. Font Thing does many of the same things- but it also allows you to load the font for one time reboot the system, and the font is automatically uninstalled. Now, why do you care? A couple of reasons...first, every font you install uses system memory. This means if you have a lot of fonts installed, your system will slow down, and performance will degrade. Also, if you have hundreds of fonts, like I do, sifting through them to find the exact font I want can take forever! A font manager lets you organize them into catagories- like titles, script, dingbats, etc.

Oh, and now that you have a great font manager, I thought you might want a great site for free fonts: check out DaFont. It Rocks!!

Scrapping Cents Sightings:

I have seen some reports of awesome clearance prices at T' might want to check it out!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fancy Pant-sy Clock

It's been a while since I've shown you anything altered. So, what do you think of my 50 cent clock? I found this at a garage sale...and paid all of 50 cents for it. Then I painted it, added a bunch of Fancy Pants goodness to it...and voila- a Fancy Pant-sy Clock!! I love this line of papers- don't you?! You can get them over at Scrapbook Express!


I never showed you Haley! This is one of my fav's I've done recently. I made it to tell a special young lady how much Jesus loves her. I used the wonderful Paper Loft line- I love, love the texture of this!! Such depth to the paper! Anyway- all of those beads are hand sewn on...and I used a scrap of real denim to mat the photo. Several rows of stitching add the perfect frame, I think.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Sketch!

A new sketch is up at My Sketch World...and, dang it was fun!! I decided to do this one as a round layout. I've always wanted to try one, and this was the perfect chance. I swear, the hardest part of this, was getting the right size circle traced and cut. I didn't have an 11" dinner plate, lol. Then I decided I needed and 11 1/2" circle, instead...let me tell you, that was a bad plan- since I added all the circles around the edge to make a scallop. Now the doggone thing won't fit in my album, hehehe! Oh, well- it was fun!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scrapping Cents

Ever wish you could get the look of those great shaped papers, without spending the big bucks? Or maybe you want a shaped paper out of a favorite patterned paper? The solution? Easy peasy...I have bought paper just for the shape. Then trace onto a regular piece of whit cardstock or kraft paper. Cut it out, and now you have a template. I have done this many, many times...easy, and it works like a charm!!

Scrapping Cents Sighting:

Here is a free download from A Million Memories...these are the cutest journaling spots!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

U Rock!

This one was just plain fun! I used the Spooktastic Collection from Bo Bunny...available at Scrapbook Express. The tiny rhinestones in each leter give it a great punch, don't you think? See- not all holiday paper has to be used for a holiday!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Still Waters

This one took me over 3 hours to hand sew each of those tiny seed beads into place...but I love the effect! The papers are the lovely Sonoma Collection from Scenic Route. If your looking for them....Scrapbook Express has them!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's HERE!!

It's a holiday- a great, great holiday!!  It is World Cardmaking Day- and I am so excited!!  I mean- who wouldn't be?  A full day of scrapping goodness--at the amazing event over at SNR, new papers and fun from Scrapbook Express...and it's even raining, here!  Hey- there were even gifts involved, at my house!  

Looking for a great day, too?  Join us over at Scrapbook News and Review for our WCD Winter Wonderland Card Crop!!  Seriously, you will not believe everything we have planned for you!  Games- lots of fun games, over a dozen challenges, co sponsors, exclusive sketches, new techniques to try, galleries filled with holiday goodness...want to see the new holiday lines from all the major manufacturers...WITHOUT having to travel all over the internet??!!!  We have a gallery set up, and ready for you to drool over!  OH!  And PRIZES!  I did mention prizes, right?!  Well- we have tons of prizes- and they are going to be given away all day.  Come on over!!  You'll be glad you did!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Call for Holiday Cards

I know, I've been neglecting you all this week- and I have some really nifty new projects to post, too.  Remember WCD is tomorrow?  Of course you do!!  You all are planning to attend the WCD Winter Wonderland Card Crop at SNR- right?!  Fact is, Jenna and I have been crazy busy getting everything ready for our fun day.  You would not believe what we have planned for you!!  Challenges, games, tons and tons of prizes....  anyway, I took a moment, cause I had to post the current call for you!

Are you ready to have your treasures published in the fastest growing, most exciting publication in the industry? Scrapbook News and Review is accepting submissions for its November issue. We are looking for cards on these subjects: 

-Christmas, Winter and winter Holidays...bring on the holiday cheer! 
-Thanksgiving- including cards, table scapes, placecards, etc 
-Welcome cards 
-Thank You cards 
-Anniversary Cards 

The Details: 

--All Cards should be submitted by Oct 12th. 
--Images should be no larger than 350 pixels on the longest side 
--Image names should include card name and your name...For Example:  Happy Birthday by Mary Smith.jpg 
--Please include complete supply list in submission 
--Please include contact information. 
--Cards may be previously seen. If chosen, we respectfully request they be removed from any blogs or galleries. An 'Out for Publication' sign will be provided upon request. 
--send submissions to: 

Holiday Projects:

The holidays are fast approaching, and Scrapbook News and Review is looking for your favorite holiday projects!! Submissions are being taken for altered goods and projects with a holiday theme---projects must reflect the religious nature of the holiday. How does your family keep Christ in Christmas? Do you have a favorite advent calendar? Advent Candles? Ornaments? Wall Hanging? Nativity Scene? Show us!!!! 

The Details: 

--All Projects should be submitted by October 12th. 
--Images should be no larger than 350 pixels on the longest side 
--Image names should include card name and your name...For Example:  Happy Birthday by Mary Smith.jpg 
--Please include complete supply list in submission 
--Please include contact information. 
--Cards may be previously seen. If chosen, we respectfully request they be removed from any blogs or galleries. An 'Out for Publication' sign will be provided upon request. 
--send submissions to: