Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy Feet

Ever have one of those layouts you can NOT get to come together for you?  I hate that!  I looked at this layout and fussed over it for 3 weeks.  Yup- 3 weeks, before I got it to a point I liked.  The paper if Fancy Pants, and just so fun...I really wanted to play that up!  I added a ton of stickles, doodled, added things here and the end, it was the flowers and butterfly that ended up being my final touch.   Ah...I love it when it finally comes together!!

This one is DT work for Scrapbook Express- the team is featuring Fancy Pants all month.  Be sure to stop by our gallery for more Fancy ideas!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Our House

I have seen layouts built on clear backgrounds- and always wanted to try one.  I finally gave in, and gave it a go---what do you think?  This one was built on a Hambly Transparency with a soft white grid- perfect for the winter theme.  I also used the winter line from October Afternoon for the papers and letters.  But, do you see the stamps?  Take a look- they're there!  I used the scalloped frame from Apple Blossom Studio for the picture frame, and the candy cane from ABS as one of the border strips.  Love 'em!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Scrapping Cents

How about a freebie?  Who doesn't love a freebie, I ask you?!  I found the most incredible site for digital downloads.  There freebie section is packed with goodness.  Now, even if you are not a digital scrapper- I'm not- digi'd are great for photo ovrlays, journaling cards, paper for printing, etc.  I keep a whole folder on my drive, and when I am ready to scrap- it is ready for me!  My current favorite is overlays, BTW.  Just drop an edge around a photo, print- and you have an incredible look.  Want an example?  Take a look at the Say Cheese post a couple of days ago- this pictre has a great sparkle overlay...that I punched up even more using stickles. 

Digital Scrapbooking Place

Scrapping Cents Sightings:

Mike's:  Run, don't walk!  They have the coolest stuff in their dollar bins!!  Now- be warned- they are hiding them...look for an aisle called more for under $5...there is an entire section of nifty scrapping goodness.  I walked away with great shaped chip albums- circle and square scallops, star, heart, house and car shapes. Too cute!!  There were all kinds of embellishments, papers, etc. 

Thursday, January 22, 2009


With the Scrapping in the New Year contest at Scrapbook Express, I have been pulling out a lot of past pictures. Fun!! I am loving getting to scrap my favorites. These are a few of my favorite waterfall pictures. I was playing with slowing the shutter speed down to make the water look more fluid. I was so happy when these shots turned out the way I want. Speaking of playing, I have also been playing with adding fabric to my layouts. I love the texture it adds!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Say Cheese!

Ever notice how little inhibitions children have around cameras?!  They LOVE them!  And I love the way this shot turned out!  I had a great time with this layout from beginning to end.  I added a few digital effects to the photo...and then added stickles to the photo, as well.  I also added a bunch of punched flowers and leafs to the paper for depth.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Ever have one of those layouts that just 'work'? I LOVE this layout- it is seriously on my short list of favorites. Love the paper- KaiserCraft- YUM!! But, I also had a great time making the trees. I have been playing with fabric, lately. These are made with the qk nesting flowers dies, and are burlap and canvas run through my cuttlebug. Then I just handcut some corderoy for the trunks. I love, love them!! Oh- see my new label Nesties? Sis got them for my birthday...I love my Sis!!

Love the paper, too? Scrapbook Express has it in stock!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Join Us!!

We are having a great time over at Scrapbook Express- we are Scrapping in the New Year! This is a month long competition, pitting us against another online store and forum in a battle for scrapping brag rights. Looking for some scrapping mijo? We have it in spoades! You should definitely join us!!

This is one of the may layouts I have cranked out for the competition. This one uses some Prima paper that I have been hoarding...isn't it pretty?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Scrapping Cents

I'm a day late- sorry! But, I did just see the BEST idea...look at this! This is from the Making Memories blog. It is just a cheap little silverware tray. Doesn't it work great! I think it would work for ribbon spools, small punches, stickles and stamps, too. I love repurposed goodies!

Scrapping Cents Sightings:

Target: New things in the dollar spot- including chipboard letters, stamps, brads, felt flowers, and more. Lots of cute alterables, too.

WalMart- 70% off Christmas goodies.

Hobby Lobby- 80% off Christmas goodies.

Michaels- Cute new paper and goodie lines coming in- including Making Memories- too cute!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Sketch World Sketch...

is up!! This one was so fun. I was in the mood to play, when I did this one. So- out came the felt, I was stitching, I was making lollipop flowers...I was doodling. It was fun!!

Be sure to head over to My Sketch World, and take a look at the wonderful layouts the DT came up with for you. Then, be sure to give this one a play for yourselves!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hey Sugar!!

Hey- I'm back!! I know- it's been awhile...but vacation was wonderful...the holidays were wonderful...the rest was wonderful...sigh... Hope you all had a geat time, too!! But, it is time to get back to the real here goes:

The DT at Scrapbook Express is working with Fancy Pants, this month...I love Fancy Pants!! This paper is from the Botanical Collection...isn't it pretty? Be sure to head on over to Scrapbook Express to pick yours up!!

BTW- see the pretty cream lace flowers? Made those using the ribbon flower tutorial I shared with you Sunday. Gotta say, I love 'em!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Scrapping Cents

You guys should know by now how much I love to make my own embellies. And, there is no denying it...I am addicted to flowers! Here are a few great tutorials, I found, on making Ribbon Flowers:

5 Point Ribbon Flowers

Ribbon Daisies

Loop Flowers

Basic Ribbon Flower

There you have it- another way to use your ribbon scraps, save some money- and have wonderful, handmade embellishments for your projects, too. What's not to love?!!