Thursday, April 12, 2012

Organizational Personality

Found this organization flow chart on the website. I gives me a lot of insights to how I handle things. Click on pic to get all the details of this chart, or click here...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Disney Pics - Part 1

I sorted through a huge box of photos a couple weeks ago, and found all the Disney World photos all in a photo album, in cronological order, and journaled. Along with that were a set of duplicates. I went to a 12 hour crop last night, and got the Magic Kingdom photos done. I still have Epcot, Universal Studios, and Sea World to do, but that's ok. I'll get them done.

The bears are ready to go! Each one of our children brought their bear.

Lettering comes from Cricut Mickey Font cart.

Paper come from Scrap Your Trip.

Not knowing what Disney World is like now, I don't know if the Haunted House is still there.
It was fun though. The ride included "ghosts" that rode with us.

Paper comes from Scrap Your Trip!

The mouse ears were cut from the Cricut Mickey Font cart.

I can't tell you where this paper came from. I bought it in a package of primary & seconary colors, of dots & stripes.
It was on clearance, and I thought it would be perfect for the Disney photos.

The words are again from the Mickey Font cart. I tried something I'd never done before - using the end caps on that cart.

Paper again from the errant named package.

Right hand page - paper from Scrap Your Trip.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

From This to This #5

I was made aware of a website where the creator made paper flowers from the Tim Holtz Pinecone die. There is a view there, too. Take a look

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I haven't dropped off the face of the earth

I'm still cropping, but during the holidays it's been too busy to post anything. I did come up with an idea, though. Well, several, but this one has to do with something I got last year. I found this CD rack, and cleaned it up, but wasn't certain how to make drawers for it. After all, I'm not good with saws and such. However, today I found a link to Paper Castle where she made a cabinet with drawers. Her cabinet is made of foam board, and the drawers are made of card stock. But I want to make my drawers from foam board. I'll post pics when I get them made. :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Above Rubies is having a giveaway >>>

>>> starting today, and ending Sept. 8th.

Go to the blinkie in the right column, and check it out...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Neat site

This site has some great ideas for using your die cutting machine. Take a look.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Next crop is July 1st!

Looking forward to doing some scrapbook pages, after making cards last time. I've got a few ideas running around in my brain. Hope they come to life, and I can stay awake until midnight. With a late spring my allergies just kicked in. I'd like to get some layouts completed.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 10th crop!

Last night, instead of cropping scrapbook pages, I made 31 greeting cards. There are no "greetings" on them, as I want to put those on as I use them. Some are obvious, like the baby cards. All are A2 size. I mostly use women's cards, baby & sympathy cards. My family is "small" when it comes to guys. If you have any questions, feel free to email me. Thanks for looking. I always love comments.



Saturday, May 21, 2011

From This to This #4

Here are several videos using stickers for more than stickers. You'll understand once you watch these. I thought they were facinating, and plan to use several of these next weekend when I go to a scrapbook crop, and instead, make cards. Click on the link below to go to Youtube.

Marah Johnson videos!

Marah Johnson has 31 videos. Look above the video screen for her name and link to all her videos. Lots of fun projects here. There are videos on making glitter brads, foil brads, using up your leftover stickers and chipboard pieces, plus lots more.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 13th crop!

On Friday, May 13th, I went to another crop. Had a ball. Took along 24 - 12" x 12" pages that needed to be finished. Each needed something small: journalling, a bit of bling, a missed embellishment that I'd forgotten at home. I got 23 of the 24 pages done. Dumb me took the wrong Cricut cart with me to finish that last page. I finished it at home instead. I also finished putting pics on the pages I made for the 2nd puppy book. Need to do a bit of journaling, but as far as I'm concerned it's finished.

My next crop is on May 27th, and I think I'm going to make greeting cards that night. I need to stock up on cards for the year, and it will give me the opportunity to do that.

Monday, April 18, 2011

17 Hour Crop!

My local scrapbook store had a 17 hour crop beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday morning (April 16), and ending at 1 a.m. Sunday morning (April 17). I didn't make it the whole time. I left about 9 p.m., after hitting a creative block. I couldn't think of one more thing to do with the projects I had brought along. I had made twenty-two 8" x 8" pages, at another crop, for a puppy book featuring my dogs Buddy & Chelsey. When I told Wayne about the pages, he asked me to make him a book, too. So I somewhat recreated those pages for a book for him. I was missing some of the papers and embellishments, but substituted items I did have. I turned out well, I think. I couldn't look at another puppy page once his book was done, so I went over to my son's 8" x 8" Logan High School book, and worked on that. Got a portion of that done.

Anyway, here are the pages from Wayne's puppy book. I may add some more journalling and embellishments before giving it to him.

CLICK ON ANY PICTURE to make it bigger.

It begins with Buddy. He loved posing for pictures. Wayne in 1986.
Buddy loved having his tummy rubbed. Like the family pic?
Buddy loved sitting in our laps, even when he was this big.
He was a smart puppy - He was looking at his Christmas stocking.
Such a tired puppy! 
Buddy always wanted to be in the middle of everything, especially when the kids were involved.
Here was a wrestling session with dad.
Buddy loved his treats, but especially liked to chew on the 1" slice of tree trunk we removed from our Christmas tree each year.
Just a casual stroll around the yard. 
Three more pics of Buddy.
He was a Beagle and Brittany Spaniel mix.
Chelsey loved her squeaky toys & pillow.
She would watch at the window or door for the kids, or dad to come home.
Another pose of her looking out the window.
Chelsey was a Beagle German Shepherd mix.
Playing with Wendy as Andrew looked on.
Taking a break.
When she wasn't getting enough attention, Chelsey loved to grab a pillow from the couch and run.
She'd get behind the dining room table, and growl at us if we'd try to take it back.
So tired after Christmas Day gift opening.
Another pose on her pillow.
With Dad and Alora.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Summer Sizzler

My local scrapbook store has a special going this summer (actually beginning in May). They are offering a Summer Sizzler Pass. The pass entitles the owner to one crop per month (May through August) for $5 each. Includes supper and hourly specials in the store. Oh, did I say it's a 12 hour crop each time.

Yup, you guessed it, I signed up. Couldn't pass that by.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Had so much fun!

Another crop last night from noon to midnight. Finished, from scratch, 13 pages; 2 pre-made pages; and journalling on one page. So that makes 16. I only stayed until about 10:15. I hit a creative wall, and just couldn't do any more.

I signed up for a 17 hour crop in April. It's from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. The plan is to make page kits to work from. I've got lots to do. Need to sort more pics, and get them organized. I bought a Creative Memories box, with zipper top. Hold 20 two pocket hanging files. I'm going to organize my pages in this box. I should have it all grouped and get lots done.

Have lots of pages to show you. Now I just have to get them photographed and posted. {{sigh}}

Monday, March 21, 2011

My friend, Susan

My friend, Susan, has such talent for making projects just pop. On Saturday, March 19th, she posted a  project that she had done, taking one stamp and making several versions using that one stamp. Susan loves Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi, so those influences are there, but she throws in her "Susan-ness." You have to see it >>>here<<<. Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scrapbook page ideas

I'm always looking for pages ideas. Here's a list from another blog. Maybe it will help you, too...

My childhood Best Friend.
Clothing styles when I was 16.
We went camping....
A typical Saturday for me.
My very first memory
A weekend at grandma's house
My favorite road trip
The first time I kissed a boy
Going to the county fair.
Christmas as a kid
My childhood house
My favorite home as an adult
When I got engaged..
What we did all summer.
If I had a day all to myself.
Visiting a foreign country
My hairstyles.
The first time I sewed...
Christmas as a mom.
Reading books to my kids.
My wedding day.
Foods I love.
Foods I hate.
When I was 12....
Childhood pet.
Sports I can play.
I cried.
5 things I wish I'd done, but I was too scared to.
the first time I voted.
our childhood car.
I lied.
A trip to the beach.
I was in the school play.
Hidden talents.
songs I still have memorized.
the price of food from a grocery store.
Someone I love passed away.
My baby was born.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

From This to This #3

My friend, Susan, sent me a black diecut of Tim Holtz Halloween house. I wasn't sure what I'd do with it, but yesterday she sent me a pic of what could be done with this diecut for Christmas. See what you think of the idea below. (Susan has a wonderful blog, too. Click on her name to go there and check out her great ideas.)

Tim Holtz, has another idea on his blog. (Click on his name for another tag.)

I personally think this tag is adorable. I like Tim's, too. :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

From This to This #2

No pic on this one, you need to use your imagination! :)

Decorate Glue Dots for Instant Embellishments!
Apply embossing powder to Pop Up Glue Dots. Then use your embossing gun to set the powder for a cool three dimensional effect.
Create a polka dot pattern on any paper by applying glitter to Craft Glue Dots.

~ From Jeanette of Scrappin' Stars Yahoo Group

Saturday, October 16, 2010

3rd Crop!

I really think I'm addicted. LOL I went to my 3rd crop last night, another 12 hour version. Managed to make six 12 x 12 pages (including pictures), and 21 of 22 - 8 x 8 pages (excluding pictures). The smaller pages are for a puppy book I want to make of our two dogs, Buddy & Chelsey. I PROMISE to post lots of pictures real soon of what I've made in the 3 crops, before my next crop which is a two day crop. Starts at noon and goes until supper the next day. There are a group of us renting a conference room at a local hotel, and just cropping. So, by then I really need to have lots of stuff ready to go.

Friday, October 1, 2010

From This to This #1

I've decided to see how many examples I can come up with of using one item to create another. Maybe the pictures here will help!  I took Martha Stewart's Iron Fence punch (top: halloween inspired), and simply cut off the bats to make a year-round fence (bottom).

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cricut Search Site

I was given this website address. You can search ALL the Cricut carts when you look for any particular images. Thought it was cool.

>>>Cricut Search<<<