Thursday, December 31, 2009

Almost Here

I can't believe it's the last hour and a half of 2009...nor that I am going to be 45 in 2010! Where did the time go? I think I blinked one too many Do you realize that in 10 short years we will be living in the time of Buck Rogers...2020??? Seems so sci-fi to me. Although, when I was a kid and watched the Jetson's, I just knew by this time we would be living in highrises and driving air did too! LOL
2009 wasn't that bad of a year, I was surrounded by those who love me, who could ask for more? I don't set New Year's resolutions, cuz we all know...I DON'T stick to them. I'm just thankful for each and every day that I get to spend with my family and friends, and to get to do my scrappy stuff. Ok, I'm done rambling now...LOL

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Step by Step Paper Roses

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Another Frame

I liked Wendy Kwok's frame technique so much, that I created another frame using it. I made this one for my mom of my 93 year old granny. I just love how it turned out! I made those roses myself (patting myself on the After the holidays, I will do a step by step on how to make them. Pin It

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I was so inspired by Wendy Knok's project she made for Webster Pages 12 Days of Christmas, a frame made with cardboard and wet crumpled paper.I knew I had to make one. Of course, hers is using the Webster Pages products, and since I only have a couple pieces of their paper, I had to adapt it to what I had. But I still think it turned out beautifully! To check out Wendy's, visit her blog, she has done a step by step tutorial for the project.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tag Sketch

This is my take on the tag sketch from Sketches 4 All. The requirements were that you had to use bling and ribbon or lace. I went and invaded my moms craft room since I was staying with her for a long weekend and didn't bring any scrappy stuff to work on. The tag is made from a card she had received, then I just took scraps of things she had lying around. I really like how it turned out. Pin It

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Sketch Site

One of my fellow scrappers has started a new Sketch Site. If you like to use sketches, go check it out. It's called Sketches 4 All. She is giving away some great Bo Bunny products to one lucky person who uses the sketch and uploads it in the gallery. Here is the sketch for December. I'm going to get started on my take for a chance at the Bo Bunny Bo Bunny! Oh yeah...and to support my fellow scrappers new site! LOL

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

More Christmas Tags

I have created more tags for a swap using my new Christmas line by My Minds Eye. I just love these papers!

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Tags

Again on Scrappy Accents, I participated in a Christmas Tag swap. Here is what I made. I picked up these awesome Christmas papers by My Minds Eye the other day. They are already embossed and glittery, they are so pretty, I had a hard time embellishing them. They would make beautiful tags or cards all by themselves.
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A gift for Scrappy Princess

Over at Scrappy Accents, we have a Scrappy Princess. One person holds the crown for one month, and those of us who want a chance at that crown for the following month sends the reigning SP lil gifts. They can be handmade or store bought, it's totally up to the individual sending the gifts. This month Melody wears the crown. Here is one of the things I made for her. I altered a wooden circle and letter M. I think it turned out beautifully.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

Place Cards

Over at Chicks, I'm participating in a Christmas Place Card swap. Here is what I came up with. Pretty darn cute if I say so myself...LOL

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just had to share

I couldn't help myself in sharing this priceless photo of my granddaughter Josslyn. While visiting, we went to a local park and this was her reaction upon reaching the end of the swirly slide. The slide produces static, so her hair was on ends. I LOVE IT!!!

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Thanksgiving Tags

I am participating in the Thanksgiving Tag Swap over at TXScrappinChicks. Here is what I made.

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Scrappy Accents

I'm home and boy have I been busy! Not with scrapping however. One of my favorite scrappy groups, Memory Scrappers has closed it doors. I have made some awesome friends in the group, so a few of us decided we needed to create another group to keep us together. So, that is what I have been doing, designing a new community, Scrappy Accents. It is already fastly growing! We have some fun things planned for the future, such as, challenges, swaps, helping organizations, and of course lots and lots of chatting.
We are also seeking our first Design Team. Hop on over to Scrappy Accents to learn all the details. Also, check out our new group blog HERE. Hope to see you there!!! Pin It

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Sorry for the lack of posting lately, I am away visisting my mom for two weeks. I did alter one of those plasic Crystal Light containers to put my diabetic hot cocoa mix in. I will try to get a picture uploaded tomorrow. Other than that, I really haven't been doing much but relaxing. I'll get busy soon! Pin It

Friday, October 16, 2009

Digi Stamps

Do you love digi stamps? I have recently stumbled upon them...and I must say I love them! If you are a card maker, digi stamps are for you! They are so easy to work with without the mess of inks. You can fill them in with markers, chalks, or water colors. I picked up a couple from my friend Diane over at DZ Doodles. She has some cute stamps. Here is what I did with some that I had gotten.

Isn't Santa Frog just the cutest? I imported him into a program and added the "Hoppy Holidays" My mom collects frogs so I thougt it would make a cute Christmas card...well when I get it finished it will.

And then there is Toby Turtle. I just LOVE him! This is such a happy colorful card. I used a wet marker technique on my digi's. I scribble markers on a piece of transparency then use my aqua pen to pick up the colors. It gives a water color effect.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009


I wanted to share this spectacular card a fellow scrapper Cristina has created. She resides in Barcelona, Spain. The art work is just amazing! To check out her other creations, take a look at her BLOG. Be sure to click the "translate" tab by the tool bar. Cristina is a very talented paper artist and I'm sure you will enjoy her work.

Isn't this just spectacular?!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Another Months Challenges

A lot of fun has be happening over at Memory Scrappers. Jenn has issued the new Use It Up challenges for October. One of the challenges was to make a interactive card. My card uses many other challenges on the list.

Here is what I came up with. By using the lil ribbon tab, you can turn the circle to reveal additional lil messages.

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Another Month

Another Month has passed and the October layouts have been revealed from the Design Team members over at Scrapping Around The Clock. As usual, the girls did an awesome job! Check them out HERE.
The requirements for this month were, to document the women in our lives. We had to use bling, patterned paper, the color pink had to be in there, flowers, and ribbon.

Here is my take
Come join us in the creative fun and try out for the monthly Guest Design Team, great prizes are awarded each month.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009


Ok...I did it! I made my very first tutorial video. Don't laugh! I have ALOT to learn! But anyway, I posted it here...scroll down and take a look...remember...leave some lovin'...and suggestions on how to do better next time. Pin It
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Blog Spotlight

Over at Scrapping Around The Clock, I host a weekly Blog Spotlight. One lucky member a week will have their blog spotlighted on the groups homepage, the group blog, and here on my blog. This weeks spotlight goes to Michelle. She is a talented paper artist who loves her hobby. Be sure to go check out her BLOG and leave her some lovin'. While there, become a follower to keep up with her next creations. Pin It

Friday, September 25, 2009

Blog Candy for a Cause

My good friend Jenn participates in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and she needs your help! To help raise money for her walk in April 2010, she is offering some blog candy. How this is working is, for every dollar you donate, your name goes into the drawing. So if you donate $10 you get 10 chances! She is also offering chances if you link about it to your blog or facebook. Hop on over to her BLOG to learn more. Let me tell you....she always gives the BEST goodies!!!! Pin It

Wednesday, September 23, 2009



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Join our community and participate in the forum.
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Complete one layout based on the November DT Challenge

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Blog Spotlight

Over at Scrapping Around The Clock, we have started a new Blog Spotlight. What this means is, you go join the group, list your blog in the folder labeled "Blogs" in the forum section and once a week a blog will be drawn to be spotlighted. It will be featured on the group blog as well as here on my blog.
This weeks featured Blog Spotlight goes to Dawn-Marie click HERE to take a look at her blog and see what she has been up to. While you are there, leave her some lovin' and become a follower! Pin It

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Use It Up!

Over at one of my favorite chatty (and I mean chatty!) hangouts, Memory Scrappers, Jenn holds monthly Use It Up Challenges. She sets certain challenges for us and we receive points for items we have created throughout the month. The person with the most points at the end of the month gets an awesome surprise from Jenn. (she always gives such great prizes!!!). One of the challenges this month was either to use black and white photos on colored paper, or colored photos on black and white paper. I chose to do black and white photos on the colored is my take.

I actually got to use this layout for 2 challenges, On Memory Scrappers and Scrap Around The Clocks Sketch Challenge group. Here is the sketch that was offered on SATC

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Color Challenge

Over at Scrap Around The Clock, Amy has started a new group called Color Challenge. She selects a picture or ad that really catches her eye, then challenges us to do a layout using the colors in the photo. Her first pick is full of gorgeous colors! Take a look

And here is my layout using those bright beautiful colors.

I just love this picture! It looks as if my granddaughter Josslyn and her daddy Jakob are sharing secrets, while uncle Rick tries listening in.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009


There have been a few changes on a couple of groups I belong to. First over at Scrap Around The Clock, we have a new group owner. Michelle had so much on her plate, she has graciously handed it over to Amy. The site addy has changed just a tad as well, you can now access it at I sure hope you come join us over there, it is turning in to a fun place to hang out! There are fun challenges, plus, different groups to join within the group. Such as, the new Color Challenge group, Amy choses pictures with great colors, and then challenges us to create using the colors from the picture. Plus, there are other groups like, swaps and locations. Get your blog spotlighted! Once a week, I will choose a members blog to spotlight for the week. I will also spotlight it here on my blog. Also, be sure to follow along with the DT members to see their awesome creations.

For the second change, JuJu Bees Scrapbook Corner has moved. This is another awesomely fun group! You can now access it at This group is also full of TALENT! Come on over and join us!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Dax is learning to swim!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Here It Is!

My very first design team challenge with Scrap Around The Clock Challenges. Here were the guidelines for this challenge. No patterned paper, must use masking, brads, and flowers.

For the masking, I used my moms Cricut Expressions machine (cuz I only have the baby one) and cut a large scrolly shape, laid it on some light pink cardstock and used white ink around the edges, then followed with a darker pink ink for shading. I then used a fine tip memory marker and made dashes around the whole design. I also used the Cricut for the lettering and leaves. I love making leaves! I usually cut them in at least two different colors and do some shading on them with a water painting technique I do using markers. Then I run them through the Cuttlebug with embossing folders, and finish up buy wrapping them around a marker to curl the edges a bit.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Creations Revealed!

My first design team creation with Scrap Around The Clock Challenges has been revealed! Go take a look and tell me what you think. Come join us over at this fun ning community as well. Let Michelle know you heard about it from me! Click HERE to join.

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I have gotten if only I could find where I packed my magic wand to unpack all these dang boxes...LOL.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Been Busy!

Sorry for the lack of posting, I have been super busy packing and getting ready for the move. Only 11 days left! sure hope I will be ready...LOL
On a scrappy note, over at Scrap Around The Clock, we have a new forum. Michelle has been working hard to make a wonderfully fun place for us. Come check it out!!! And remember, my first design team reveal will be on the first...I'm so excited!!!
Other scrappy news, over at Spunky Scrappers the new design team is getting ready to be revealed. I'm excited to see who they are and all their spunky creations. Come on by and get spunkified! Pin It

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Remember my post "crying"? When I was whining about the malfunction of my newish camera...well...I'm a nit wit! I had been whining to my hubby for a week about it. After listening to me for a whole week, he finally asked "could it be the SD card?"....ding...ding...ding....I had never even thought of checking that! And wouldn't you know it....he had to be right! I got harrassed ALL day about not checking that first. Anybody want a husband? I have one for FREE!!! LOL Pin It

Sunday, August 2, 2009

So Exciting!

Michelle over at Scrap Around The Clock Challenges has invited me to join her Design cool is that?! She sets a theme and list things we can and can not use to challenge us. There are three groups of Design Team members, and each month we will rotate between layouts, cards, and ATC's. My first reveal will be September 1st, the theme is Love. Come on over and join to see what I come up with. Also play along...I would LOVE to see what you create!!!

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

I've been TAGGED!!!!

Sandra over at What's All The Brew-Ha-Ha has tagged me! Thanks Sandra!!!
This is the first time I have been tagged, and it's exciting! I'm suppose to list 6 non-important things that make me happy. Though I don't think anything that makes my happy is non-important...but here's my list!

1. Scrapping - I love to manipulate paper, mixing different colors and textures to see what I can create.

2. The coast - I LOVE sitting on the beach with the breeze from the waves blowing in my face, taking in the smell of the salt air.

3. My scrappy groups - Isn't the web just fantastic? Permitting us to make friends all over the world without leaving our homes.

4. The Wishblade - A personal cutting machine which gives me the freedom to design and cut my own paper piecings.

5. Green grass - I love the feel of it under my bare feet.

6. Last but not least - Naps! LOVE...LOVE...LOVE my naps! LOL

And now, I get to tag 6 wonderfully talented people!

1. Jenn at I Scrap Memories
2. Emily at Through Emily's Eyes
3. Brianna at Jill of all craft tradez
4. Molly at Life is What Life Does
5. Abby at Abby's Garden
6. Vicki at Vicki's Artistic License Pin It

Friday, July 31, 2009


My newish camera has malfunctioned! It is saying there is a "read error" and I can not download any pictures from it to my computer. I went to their web site to see if there was something on the topic...and there was....but when I followed the steps...nothing changed. I'm going to try to exchange it tomorrow....wish me luck! Pin It

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gone Croppin'

I have been trying to post about my recent crop, but blogger was having some issues and would only accept bits and pieces of the post. So I'm hoping I can get it all in tonight.

I met up with some friends I have made on a couple of yahoo groups, we met up at Journey Lane in Fredricksburg, TX. Most of us are members of both groups. Memory Scrappers and TX Scrappin Chicks. (blogger is not allowing me to add links to the groups at this head on over to yahoo groups and look us up!)

Some got lots done at the crop....I however...didn't! I was too busy gabbing to get anything complete. When I got home, I did finish what I started. I used a round wood piece and a wooden letter T and deco-podged them with patterened papers, added some bling, and this is what I created. One would think that I could of finished this in an 8 hour time frame....huh? Took me 8 hours just to get the papers deco-podged! LOL!

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Catching Up!

I'm trying to play catch up...alot has been happening fast in my lil ole boring life these past couple of weeks. And I am having scrappy withdrawls!!! lol

We put our home on the market, it sold in ONE week!!!....can you believe that in this economy??? I figured I had months to get everything ready for a move....NOT! I only have one month!

We are relocating from Kerrville, TX, which is an hour west of San Antonio, to Corpus Christi, TX, 3 hours south. So we spent 3 days in Corpus apartment hunting....ugh!!! Anyway, my post may be a bit sparse for the next few weeks. Pin It

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New Group

Don't you just love seeing new scrappy groups pop up? I know I do! I love being a part of them and watching them grow and making new friends that have the same addiction as I do. Well...I have found another new group "Spunky Scrappers". Brianna created the group to bring all of us spunky scrappers together to share our spunky creations, our spunky techniques, and our spunky life moments. Pop on over and join in on the spunkiness! Pin It

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Sketch

How many of you love working with sketches? Well over at Creative Scrappers, they have sketches! Here is my take on sketch #59. There is LOTS going on over there, come join in on the fun!

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Creative Scrappers Design Team Call

It's time for another Design Team Call and we want you!
We are looking for a total of 8 Designers!

Are you Creative?
Do you have a passion for Scrapbooking?
Do you love sketches?
Then send in your application!

Submissions will be taken today until July 8, 2009
The Names of our New Designers will be posted on our blog Fri. July 10, 2009.

Please include in our application:
Name, address, email address,
link to your blog or online gallery.
Forum User Name for Creative Scrappers

Please send us:
3 of your favorite layouts and your interpretation of the sketch posted on the blog here....

The Design Team will be required to:
Complete at least 2-3 layouts per month with sketches provided from our Sketch Designers.
Participation in our forum will be required and hosting 1 DT Challenge during your term is requested.

Exclusive to Creative Scrappers

*(You are asked to design for our Sketch Blog ONLY, no other sketch blog is permitted)*

We want each member to be proud to be a DT Member for Creative Scrappers
You will be required to post our Design Team Blinkie in signatures where permitted and also on your blog!

This is a Term position from August 1, until October 31, 2009

Pleae mail your entries to Kristine at
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Altered A

Over at Memory Scrappers yahoo group, we have a Ms. Memory Scrapper each month. How this works is, say like the month of June it's my good friend Ann, so all month long we send her lil goodies, handmade, store bought, or even found objects. Each time she receives a envie, that person gets put in the drawing for a chace at being the next months MMS. Sounds fun..huh? who doesn't like to open their mailbox and find lil goodies inside?
Here is a pic of an altered wooden letter A that I did for her. The picture really doesn't do it justice, it is MUCH more beautiful in person (tooting my own

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Beautiful Card

My good friend Jenn had her tonsils taken out, so I made her a feel better card. I got the idea from a old magazine and put my own twist on it. It was all made from scraps other than the vellum butterfly paper. I bought that ages ago because it was pretty. I think it work wonderfully on the card.

Here is the inside of the card

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Cute Monkey Blog Award

Check out the adorable blinkie I made to give as a blog award. It's on my sidebar....cute huh? Know of any crafty scrappy blogs that deserves an award? If so, click the follow button to follow me on my scrappy journey and post their blog address in the comment field and I will check them out...I will let them know YOU are the one who thinks their blog deserves an award.

If you receive the cute monkey blog award, you can freely pass it along to other blogs that you think are awesome. Just copy the code.

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I just LOVE these pictures of Dax at a small botanical garden in Center Point. He was so curious about everything and had to touch and explore it all! He especially liked the koi pond. The koi's would nibble on his lil fingers and he would laugh.

I think my friend Melody will love this layout, she really likes the look of different patterns and textures.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Just look at this cute flower I made with a zillion lil maybe not a zillion...but it sure was alot! LOL

I used Tim Holtz distressed ink techniques. They really give a cool effect! You swipe the ink pad on a piece of transparency, then use a mini mister sprayer and mist the ink with water, then slid your paper through the ink. If you need fast drying time, use your crafty heat gun to dry your paper. I then curled the lil circles around the shaft of my craft knife, then set out to glue them all together, added a decorative brad...and waa laa! a cute lil flower!

I think I need to start making some videos...what do you think?

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Needed Change

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Monday, June 15, 2009

New Sketch Site

I ran across this new sketch site and thought I would share it will all my fellow scrappers. Looks like it is going to be an awesome site. It's called Twisted Sketches. The first sketch is pretty cool and she throws a twist in there, like for the first one, you had to use ribbon in some form. Head over and check it out! Pin It

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Love Them Sketches!

I just love the sketches over at Inspired Blueprints. Here is the latest sketch, #23

And here is my take. I love this picture of Dax! He sure is a handsome fella.

Come join me at Inspired Blueprints, I need some friends! LOL

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Friday, June 12, 2009


Over at Croppinsville, USA, they are giving away some blog candy. They have been cleaning out their backroom and from the sounds of it will have some awesome goodies! Don't miss out on your chance to win, head on over to and leave your comment. Pin It

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Partner Swap

I'm a member of TxScrappinChicks, a scrapbooking yahoo group. We are doing a partner swap in which we had to make a double 12x12 layout. I had to create for my friend Amber. She wanted her layout to be based on her son Ian's 4th birthday which is coming up in July. Here is what she gets from me.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

I'm being published!!!

I received news that one of my cards has been selected for dang exciting!!! It will come out in the June issue of Scrapbook News & Review. I had to take this opportunity to do the happy dance and spread the news to all of you. Be sure to head over there and take a look around. They have many exciting things happening. Pin It

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Original Scrap Box

Have you seen the items The Original Scrap Box has to offer? Any scrapper would love to have one of their products! The Workbox will hold a whole room full of scrapbooking supplies, and the EZ View Desk...who couldn't get creative sitting at it?!
While checking out their site, be sure to check out the Giveaway Gallery. They are giving away one of their EZ View Desk to a lucky winner. My good friend has an entry, while there, go vote for entry #352 and help her out. Pin It

Monday, May 18, 2009

Please Vote For Me!!!

I have entered into a contest, for a chance to win a new craft desk from The Original Scrap Box. The winner is based on please go vote for me! My entry is #280. This is what I could win. How cool would it be to sit at this desk and create? You could help! CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR ME!
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Monday, May 4, 2009

I have been doing 4th of July cards for the military. So many of them over seas do not get any mail, so this is my way of saying thanks for all they do. I thought I would share a couple of my creations with you.

I used tag cards to make these.
I really like how the ribbon looks
wrapped around the star with a
star charm hanging from it.

This one is a spinner card. As you move the card, the star spins up and down the grid. This is the first one I have ever made. I think it turned out pretty good.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009


So Saturday was National Scrapbook Day and I played ALL day at an online live crop with my yahoo group Memory Scrappers. Jenn, the groups owner, planned a fun day of games and challenges. And I won!!! actually, I won 2 gift baskets (each valued at $50.) and a small surprise gift...what a lucky day!!!! Here is what I accomplished Saturday.

We had to use at
least 4 differnt
colors for the card

For this one, we had to use a song. I had never scrapped using a song before so what did I come up with? The monkey song! lol you know....10 lil monkeys jumping on the fell off and bumped his head...LOL For those who know us...know that we can't go any where without Monk. Dax drags this thing ALL over!

For this challenge, we had to
use the words "The Best"

For this challenge, we had
to use a sketch.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mom & Dad Layout

I couldn't sleep last night due to taking a late nap yesterday evening. So I was up until 2:30 this morning working on this layout. I used sketch #17 from
52 sketches 52weeks. It was for a single page, but I converted it to two pages to fit my needs.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Tag Swap

In one of my yahoo groups, Memory Scrappers we have been doing a monthly tag swap. Mays theme is I'm not a blingy person, so it took me two attempts to get something that I liked.
I thought I would share the final one with you. What do you think? I think it turned out pretty cool. It is hard to tell in the picture, but the wings are orange and yellow. I used Stickles, I love they way they glitter. Come check out this FUN group, there is always something going on and Jenn loves to challenge us!

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