Saturday, July 25, 2009

thank you!

oh, and i must thank mara for featuring me as scrapbooker of the week over on her blog. check out here super chic blog and her totally cute tags and such in her etsy store!

thinking of you

card made for fun. was inspired by hero arts new cling stamps. they are so cool!

mother's day frames

matching frames made for mother's day presents with photos of the kids in the them. i think they turned out well!

oh blogger, how have a neglected thee?

i.e. new posts soon:)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

finished lily mini album!

click on the photo to see the rest on my flickr!

feel free to leave any feedback and/or comments!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


kath is having a great giveaway here on her blog. did i mention that it is some basic grey stuff??? lovelovelove it!
only one more day to sign up! hurry!

Friday, March 6, 2009

new mini album!

my newest mini album project... all about lily! and no, i haven't finished the last one that i sneak peeked here;)
i am really excited about this one. it is turning out so great and i am proud of myself! i've used a lot of techniques and a lot of different products (i tend to use products from the same line so it looks cohesive... and yet this is cohesive and funky... how about that!) i only have about 4 more pages to do and then it will be done. this time, i am keeping this one for myself... i deserve it;)

hopefully, if i stick to it, i will post the final results in a few days! here's to actually finishing something!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

boy cards

i seem to have a creative block when it comes to cards for boys. why is it so hard to not think about ruffles and bows when i'm not even a girly-girl? it should come easy for me! anyways, here are two cards geared for males that were needed recently...

the dino card was for my nephew who hasn't been feeling well and the 10 card was for a friend of brendan's who just turned 10. duh;)
both were cut out using illustrator and my silhouette. the dino card is a gatefold card with a zigzag edge. the 10 card i am really proud of because i welded the numbers together and made it a folded card by mirroring the numbers and scoring it along the top to fold it. i hope that makes sense;)
i really liked this line of paper from basic grey when it came out for the fact that brendan loveloveloved dinosaurs when he was little. now that he is 7, he doesn't talk about them much, but if i ever get around to scrapping all the dino pics i have, these papers will come in handy. for now, they make great boy cards:)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

last minute teacher gifts

i whipped these up today for brendan to give to his teachers at school. i made the bag template in illustrator and cut them out with my silhouette. i made the little crepe paper thingies and i really see myself putting them on everything! too cute!

valentine's day crafty goodness

i wanted to share what i made for my husband for valentine's day. he has already received his present because i suck at keeping stuff from him.

i made a little felt folder thingy after getting some inspiration from this post at the shabby chic blog.

my interpretation:
what's inside you ask?


a cd:

a card:

and coupons:
also the letter i ordered from the world's smallest postal service.

he liked it;)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

just getting back internet after the ice/snow storm we had here. kentucky is under a state of emergency with over 100,000 still without power. in some county's, they are under a boil water advisory or without water all together.

here is a (crappy) pic of the tree that barely missed our cars.

i'll be glad when this is all over!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


i just ordered one of these for my husband for valentine's day with a quote from our wedding vows. how incredibly cute! and it's miniature!!! who doesn't love miniatures?
if you are interested in getting one for your sweetheart, i would suggest ordering soon... i am sure they are getting lots of requests!


in the spirit of CHA (and since there is no way i'll ever be able to go to one), i wanted to share a couple links to those who read this blog... gauche alchemy has compiled two lists of links to giveaways and new releases on their blog and i wanted to get these out to all who are interested.
if you go here and here, you will find some links to manufacturers who are having giveaways and releases of new products.
also, serendipity scrapbooks has a great directory going on here on their message board of sneak peeks of new lines by many different manufacturers.

also, feel free to leave a comment with your favorite manufacturers and their new lines. this is all so exciting!

Monday, January 26, 2009

take a peek

a mini album i'm putting together in hopes it will motivate me this year to get some stuff done. look forward to seeing the finished product soon!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

what happened?

in case you are wondering, i moved all my project 365 posts to a new blog:
go here to see!

i wanted to keep this one craft stuffs only with the occasional personal update.
less clutter, more organization!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

elephant pocket card

card made for the latest challenge on the hero arts blog; pockets.
the polka dot paper with the brad pulls out to reveal the recipient's message!

supplies used:
patterned paper: fancy pants
cardstock: bazzill, archiver's
buttons: basic grey
stamps: hero arts
die cuts (card, flowers): silhouette
ink: versacolor
brad: doodlebug
other: twine, sewing machine, thread

Saturday, January 17, 2009

this year- a free online mini class

photo courtesy of shimelle

shimelle is hosting a FREE online class here on her website. you don't have to sign up or anything, just visit her blog for downloads, ideas and even a giveaway! go here for details about the class and to start in on the fun!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

zoobie giveaway!

i never grew up is having THE CUTEST giveaway here. i've never heard of zoobies before, but oh my! how adorable! check them out here.

thanks tree

card made for this week's hero arts challenge using layers. i tried using up some scraps from my stash, so i haven't a clue what products i used.
hero arts stamps: clear design trees, birds and messages used.

Monday, January 5, 2009

journaling cards- free download!

i've decided to put up my journaling cards for download. if you do download them, please leave a comment on this post. also, let me know if you have any problems downloading them, etc. for this is my first time doing this.

here is a preview...

click on photo to download.

9 journaling cards with a camera, plate/fork/knife, house, suitcase/briefcase, car, bottle (for a baby) and a heart. there are two with the corners left blank so you can stamp/embellish them however you want.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

project 365

today starts project 365 for me. i'm looking forward to documenting this year in photos. let's see if I can stick with it;)

i have other resolutions, but i'll keep this short.

what do you plan on doing this year?

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