Friday, October 31, 2008

Blog Hopping

I found some interesting things out on the blogs I check out.

Blog candy opportunity: Serenity in Stamping

Don't forget about Gina K cards for the troops. The deadline was extended to November 5. I have more cards ready to go.

Ali Edwards has a daily journal for December on her blog, it's a neat format and I'm considering creating one this year as so much happens during the holidays that I would like to have a little journal to record the highlights in.

I also found this cute little box on Mel Stampz. It is screaming teacher/bus driver/principal gift to me.

Last but not least, Felicia at Felicia's Scrapbooks has started a blog for the store.

If you found any other goodies to share, please post a comment!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Zombies anyone?

This past Saturday my husband and I attended a Halloween Kareoke party. This party had a costume required element. I'm not all that into dressing up and I'm really not into singing. I made Fletcher a costume (I'll post pictures later this week) and for myself I made a scrapbook. I decided I should be a zombie scrapbooker because really that's about the extent of how involved I cared to be. I borrowed an apron from Felicia that said "Scrapbookers do it all night long" wore a little make up and called it a night. To authenticate my costume I did create a zombie digital scrapbook that I shared throughout the evening. Below are the pages I used.





Tuesday, October 14, 2008


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I love the new winter birds stamp set by Inkadinkado. I encouraged Felicia's Scrapbooks to begin carrying the Inkadinkado stamps. I could not resist when this set showed up in the store! It is such a great value--$9.99 for so many big images.

After getting the set, I realized it would take a little more thought to use these stamps as they are for the most part solid images. This owl is my favorite stamp of the set. I haven't seen anything else quite like it.

For this card I embossed the white panel with the snowflake embossing folder (one of the best folders) and cut a white circle and a black circle with the spell binders. I stamped the owl on the right side of the white circle and then layered the white onto the black scalloped circle. I cut the circle down (a little less than half) and pop dotted it on the card. I stamped and trimmed the peace sentiment then layered it on the card. Lastly I used the stickles on some of the snowflake "dots".

Supplies: Cardstock: Raven black and white Bazzil. Ink :charcoal from Chalk Inks Stamps: Inkadinkado Winter birds Tools: Embossing folder, spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies. Stickles: Black Diamond

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Something I said I'd never do.....

I have to confess I am a paper junky. I love to make things from paper, cut, glue, embellish--I'm all about the real projects. I have never been a fan of digital scrapbooking. I do however enjoy manipulating photos.

I have been making Halloween cards to send to family and friends. I wanted to include a couple of pictures of the kids. Snapfish has a one penny print sale going on right now so I thought maybe I would splurge and send everyone two pictures this year. My dilema was I took several pictures of the kids that I really like. I had to chose between A. Narrowing my selections down to 2 pictures, B. Sending different pictures to different family members, or C. Use photoshop elements to create my own little scrapbook page to send.

I took the plunge and went with option C. I am not sold on digital scrapbooking, however I can now see some advantages (calendars, Christmas gift books) that I will be taking advantage of in the future. I am still loyal to my paper. In fact I'm going to go spend a little time with my neglected paper and create another goodie.

For now here are my creations to share. The digital elements were from



Friday, October 10, 2008

What do you make when you have one day's notice before a Halloween party?

Why peppermint patty spiders on a tree and rice krispie treats of course!

A friend of ours called last night and invited the kids to an impromptu Halloween sleepover. I know she has to work so I volunteered to make something for the party. I wanted something cute but quick. I chose to make the peppermint patty spiders I've seen on the internet lately. On one blog she had hanged the spiders on a tree branch (I don't remember who to link to).

Supplies: Spellbinders scalloped circles, Photo corner punch, black paper, googly eyes, red pom poms, ribbon, bucket from the dollar spot at Target.

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Robots in Space birthday party is a success.

The party is a success! Simon had a blast and all little people are now sleeping off their sugar coma. Scroll down to see the handmade items. This is post #2 for today.

As usual Simon received way too many presents but is very appreciative. I've shared two of the best birthday pictures.

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Where have I been lately.....

I've been super busy the last few days. Mostly with school but all my craft time has been consumed with getting ready for Simon's birthday party. The party is today and I made most of the favors for the kids. He wanted a sleepover so we just had a couple of close friends who have stayed with us before. For the party I made personalized t-shirts; the idea came from Lauren's blog where she posted about stamping and using crayons to color the images on fabric. I colored the t-shirts for the kids because it was rather difficult to color on the t-shirt part. I also made several little goodies--a post-it holder, a peek-a-boo box, a book mark and I decorated a box that held some other little treats like pop rocks. My last handmade item was the candy robot center piece. I think of everything he is my favorite. All the stamping was done with an Inque Boutique stamp set.

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