Friday, February 27, 2009

for the love of...

for the love of
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Well, girls...I haven't scrapped in an eon! Here's my newest project. Sorry the picture sorta stinks. I had to use my phone to take this camera is still dead and I haven't charged it yet.

So, this is a picture of Joe, being a reluctant model (one of my favorites of him by far!) for my first crochet project. I did this layout for a challenge over at Scrap Mojo, and entries are due by the 28th.

Do you love the colors? I did the journaling to the right of the photo, directly on the paper. Simple and short and to the point! I used products from so many different companies - Tinkering Ink, Love, Elsie, Sass Lass, etc. And also added a little handmade crochet heart.

Hope you like it, girls!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

first scarf

first scarf
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Scrapbooking has taken a back seat to other things lately. Mostly life. But I was inspired by a dear friend to start crocheting. It was difficult at first, because I had a lumpy yarn that wasn't very workable for a beginner. But once I bought this new stuff, it went so quickly. I did this scarf in less than 48 hours!

Joe was such a good sport wearing my scarf. SIKE! Man could he be any more pouty?! Such a baby. After all, I had intended for him to have the scarf...until he informed me he will never be a scarf man. Whatever! So I'm keeping it for now.

My next scarf is an apple green lumpy scarf, made of the lumpy wool I couldn't use before because I sucked. I figured it out now, though, and am looking forward to trying to make someone wear it for the next picture!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The girls

Alright - my last post for today. I still have more, but am getting tired, so will save more for another day! :) The quest for using up older papers and supplies continues.
The first LO I used Harley Davidson paper and stickers along with scraps of ribbon.

The paper here is Adorn It - I love this paper because you really can just have a throw down and be done with it. I used the Cricut Happily Ever After cart. for the title, Noteworthy paper for the journaling, and stitching rub-ons which didn't work too well, so are now in the bucket! :)

All about the gardens

I am so behind in my posting. Good thing I have some 'themes' going on here. First was the back to school stuff, and now I am all about the gardens. :)
These 3 lo's are about using up stash. I have so much stuff that is just sitting around (who doesn't), and I've been feeling guilty about buying new stuff...well, here are 3 LO's that I just used what I had on hand!
This first one is a picture of my Dad's fish pond in the backyard. I wish I had used a bigger picture, but too late now! :) All the papers were left overs/scraps from other projects. I did use my trusty Cricut for the lettering, the frog and fish.
The papers on this one are all Cloud 9 Design - Max's backyard Collection "wide grass stripe", "dragonfly Shadows" and "luster Golden leaves" Again, I used the Cricut for the lettering. The chipboard letters were leftovers.
This last one is of C picking corn and peaches from his Great Uncle's garden. I used paper that I bought from the bus tour many moons ago....paper is My Mind's Eye - Bohemia - "my journey stripe" and "sunny days" The letter is KI Memories hip chip and Creative Imaginations felt. I used my Crayola Cutter to cut the flowers out.

Pre School

Here we are, nearing the end of October...getting ready for Halloween. :) I am just getting around to posting my little man's first day of preschool and his love of the show and tell bag.
This LO, I used just Stemma paper - Pre-K and the matching rub-ons. For the lettering? Um, yeah, they were leftovers from another project, so I can't give props to those.
Again, I used the Stemma, Pre-K paper (the words), the main paper though? I am sorry to say that I neglected to save the paper strip, but I LOVE the paper! Has a little glitter on it, the whole line was so adorable! I wished he was in Kindergarten so I could have used more of the line - oh well, hopefully they will come out with something better for next year! :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

First Day of School & Dance Class layouts!

Well, can you believe Halloween is a week from today! Woohoo!!!! I know each of us will have a ton to scrap between Halloween bashes and stuff. Looking forward to seeing everyones creations. I wanted to share a few layouts I did over the past few weeks. Well my baby started preschool on October 2nd. The following layouts are of my daughters worksheet and my daughters first day of school.

I am going to copy and paste the discription I used on my site gallery!

My dd's worksheet she did at school. I loved this scenic route paper for this because of the ruler and stuff. I used pop dots to pop up the Super and corner chipboard things to look like an arrow. I popped up the circles which are also chipboard. The number 3 I wanted highlighted on the ruler so I used a chipboard number 3 square and popped that up as well. Used Stickles to add a bunch of 3s in multi colors to add more. Used a noteworthy journaling sheet for the journaling and cut it in half. I used stickles to outline some of the dots on the paper as well as the 3s. inked the paper scollop line

The second is of my daughters first day of school. Again is the discription I copy'd from my gallery.

My daughter on her first day of preschool. She is like me and when she is nervous she doesn't want you to talk to her or look at her and forget taking her picture. lol. These two were the only two I could snap before she was going to have a fit! She is 3 and wanted to pick out her clothes for school. The journaling reads - Where does the time go?? My baby is officially a big girl and started her first day of preschool. She was nerous but put on her brave face and headed in. Mom was also nervous and cried in the hallway after kissing her good bye. 10/2/08

I used creative imaginations paper which I cut up. I used two different pps by the same creative imaginations line and used a generic piece of yellow cardstock in the back. I used pop dots to pop up the clouds that I cut from the paper. I also popped up the bird which was also cut from the paper. I used a cool thing I got at the LSS for the sun its a calendar turner by maya road. It has the date on it and says - A day to remember. Used a rub on from Daisy D's for the Milstone cloud. I used Scenic Route chipboard school pieces. for the First day of school and the green brackets and used my white signo pen for the journaling. Used foam squares on the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL and doodled around it! Trees and corner things also popped up with foam squares.
The last layout is my daughter before heading to dance class and at dance class. I will copy and paste the discription from my gallery at
My daughter takes dance every Wednesday. I have her pose before we head to dance class each week. Sometimes I can sneak in a picture while we are there. Those are the pics at the bottom. The pics at the top where before we went to dance class in the yard. I used a lot of scraps I had. The chipboard flowers are layered and are by Junkitz. The brackets also chipboard from Junkitz as are the Be You. I used Rusty Pickle Girly Girl Stickers for the quote which I love and thought went perfect with the layout! I used stickles to outline the ballerina that was on the paper and the flouris that was on the paper. Cut around my daughter on the bottom and the scalloped paper is a scrap I had! The pp is scrappin' sports #444 live love dance.
Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Cupcake Loves Cookies

So, I had another throw down. I used a lot of scraps I had left over from the BOO Letters I did. All papers are Creative Imaginisce Halloween Line 2008. I did some distressing with ink along the edges. I doodled what I thought would look like cross bones (X's) around the pictures. Added some ribbon I thought could pass for Frankenstein's stitches and some bottle caps. To create the title I used Stickles for the word Cookie, Thickers Felt Letters for My and Love and Chipboard word Cupcake. I created this for a doodle challenge on Thanks for looking! Until tomorrow. (((HUGS))) Nicole