Thursday, November 24, 2011

What's your scrapping style?

I'm sitting here reading a Bo Bunny blog entry about their new Snowfall collection and I'm just thinking it's not me. I have it sitting in my Crop Chocolate shopping cart but I'm not going to get it. It's faded colors that have a vintage or distressed look.

That leads me to think what is my style? I like bold clear prints in neutral colors. I don't like shades that are too bright like Whooligans. I also don't like a very busy background page. I also don't like alot of pink or girly shades like Kissing Booth. I like simple and basic embellishments that don't draw attention away from the photos. I like streamlined multi-photo layouts where the focus is on the pictures not the artwork.

Here's some examples from my old layouts

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Sorting through some old files and found this layout I entered in a challenge at 52 sketches last year. It's so simple and Anthony is so adorable (he's going to kill me when he grows up). I'm going to have to try using this sketch again. Maybe with those sea lion pics I've been trying to scrap for 6 months.

Friday, November 11, 2011


I confess I'm just not a cat person. I've tried but my nose just can't get along with them. That said though I love the layouts I just came across on Lexidh's Google+ page. The sketches are just wonderful and the cats are adorable. Go check her out.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

In memory of a new angel

Over the last few years I've followed Paper Haven regularly. First for her amazing card designs and then for her battle against cancer. Katie Renz was a young woman about my age with three small boys. Yesterday her husband Kevin reported that she was finally able to end her fight and find peace at 5 am yesterday morning. My prayers go out to Kevin and her sons.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Made by Manda

Still cleaning house so I haven't done any crafting of my own. In sorting through my email though I came across Manda's blog and just wanted to give her a shout-out. I don't know about you but I struggle constantly trying to figure out what to do with scraps. She has some great ideas how to use those little edges or scraps that I would normally throw out. Since organizing my scraps is on my to-do list I'm definitely going to keep her projects in mind. Just love this layout of hers. Go check out her blog

Do you have any new ideas on what to do with scraps?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hot Chocolate

Other than just the great prices one of my favorite parts of shopping at Crop Chocolate is the Hot Chocolate. Unpacked my last two orders today and here's what was in the hot chocolate.
When you check out from CropChocolate, there is the option to add an item called "Hot Chocolate". It's a grab bag for $2.49 and worth at least $5 (we've all decided it's typically more than that!)

Trying to Get Organized

Trying to mass organize and purge my scrapping supplies
Got the stickers finished today. Page kits and paper are next.
Right now with so many supplies its a bit overwhelming to find the time and space to scrap.
Hoping to find a new crop spot in the city.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What have I done that you've missed?

Not really much. With my injury I didn't do much this spring/summer. Hoping to change that now that fall's coming. Hoping to pick up some more jobs so if you're looking for bookmarks, cards, invites, etc then hit me up

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Update on My Life

Nope I haven't gotten lost Just been a bit MIA. I took a bad fall at the end of March and since then have been off and on leave. I've been in a bit of pain and slightly loopy so haven't been too scrappy. I've done some small cards, cuts and paper piecing that I'll post in the next couple days.
I'm also doing a purge of both craft items and books to a) make space and b) to try to supplement some of the income loss.
Check out my ebay and etsy at and to see some of the items I have for sale. The scrappy items that are not posted in the next day from the list below will then be added to ebay.

Just thought I'd ask you first and see if I can save myself the hassle of ebay. Trying to make enough so that I can supplement the loss in pay and still do a couple fun things I had planned. Unless it says otherwise the items are brand new. Shipping is based on zip code. I cant get to the regular PO right now so sorry but I can't do international shipping. Let me know if you need a photo. I've tried to find links to items since I cant attach photos here.
Check out my ebay site for other non-scrappy items

1. $6 Paper House Productions U.S. Travel Paper Pad 12 x12
http://www.scrapyou ph-pp-0002e. html

2. $6 S.E.I. Alpine Frost Kit

http://store. scrapbook. com/sei-8- 2599.html

3) $5.00 Geo-Punch- Daisy
Used but in excellent working condition\

4) $6 Making Memories Just Chillin' 12 x12 Paper Pad

Same patterns as\

5) $4.00 Sticklers 3-D Stickers & Pens Kits

Easy and fun way to create custom color stickers! Simply peel off a sticker, apply on surface and color in! The metallic die-cut stickers are great for use on scrapbook pages, cards, crafts, cell phones and more.

6)$2.00 Finishing Accents Chipboard Tags & Frames

7)$5.00 Martha Stewart Wedding Cake Acrylic Stamp Set

The packaging has some scratches & sticker residue but the stamps have never been used and have no damage

8) $2.00 EK Success Fresh Stickers It's Cold Outside

Fabric Handmade Sticker Collage

9) $2.00 EK Success Fresh Stickers School Time

Fabric Handmade Sticker Collage

10) $2.00 Jolee's Boutique 3D Stickers

Lady's Leather

11) $2.00 Making Memories Design Shop Embellishments

Bon Voyage

12) $2.00 Making Memories Design Shop Embellishments

Celebrate Party

13)$5.00 Martha Stewart heart and flower clear stamps

14)$2.00 K & Co Studio 112 Floral Baby Embossed Glitter Stickers- 24 Pieces

15) Frances Meyer College Dorm Stickers- 2 sheets

16) $2.00 Jolee’s 3D Mailman Stickers

17) $2.00 Frances Meyer Bubblets You Did It

18) $2.00 Cloud 9 Design ABC Chipboard Accent Stickers Chocolate Chalet

19) $2.00 Jolee’s By You Quillettes Bunny and Bear Bunny,details,,453716354.html

20)$2.00 K & Co Studio 112 Stars & Stripes Embossed Stickers- 25 Pieces

Monday, February 21, 2011

Valentine's Day Letdown

I didn't sell a single card this Valentine's Day and I have no clue why. I'm open to suggestions on how to improve my etsy shop so go take a look here and honestly tell me what you think. What would sell? What cards do you think I should make next? What style?

At least most of my Valentines Day cards were actually love cards so that means I can pass them on to Operation Write Home to be used by soldiers in Iraq and Afganistan. Hoping to stamp them and send them on their way today.

PS My followers are growing so expect a surprise drawing of a variety of paper, stickers, embellishments and more once I hit 50. So invite folks to come follow me

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Craft it Forward

I saw this on The Crooked Stamper and decided to give it a try.

I promise to make a handcrafted item in
2011 & mail to the FIRST 5 people who comment that they would like to join in, only asking in return that you post this on your blog and offer 5 people something you make by hand and mail to them this year.

Sounds easy enough. The bestest part is I get THE WHOLE YEAR to make something. That's, like, forever, right? In my world it is. You watch, it will be Dec 30th and I'll be scrambling. :/

So if you'd like to play, just comment and let me know!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Leavin' on Jet Plane

It only took a year and a half since my San Francisco trip but I've finally done the first layout.

The pattern papers are SEI Enroute, the ribbon & stickers are KI Memories Jet Setting, the Thickers are American Crafts Typo Chipboard. The tools used were Scotch 3G, Fiskars Cutter, Creative Memories Corner Rounder and the Xyron Create-a-Sticker

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Scrap Your Stash

I'm a few days late but I've done horribly in Jan. I organized my Valentines/Love Stash and made some cards for my etsy but regrettfully none have sold. I'm thinking towards Spring/St Patricks Day next. But I also brought a kit I wanted to finish up my SF layout project then realized just how much travel goodies I have. Putting it all together in one organizer and hoping to use it for all of my mini trips too. Entered a leftovers swap and looking forward to paring down especially my Christmas and VD goodies. I didn't do any layouts for Jan but hoping for at least 4 for Feburary starting with my annual solo Superbowl challenges. So, if you know of any good travel layout challenges this week or love/heart/Vday card challenges for this week?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I need a second opinion

What do you think of the flower on the upper left side? Is it too much or should it stay?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Baby Boy

A Humorous Take on Valentine's Day

Take My Heart Don't Set It Free

I got this fun die-cut poem from a swap and I knew I had to use it for a card. The pattern paper has a sticthed design and then I used a needle and some fiber to give the die-cut also a stitched feel as well. The background paper is DCWV. I don't remember who the accent is piece is by.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love with Kisses

When I saw the DCWV Rockstar mat stack this sheet just said Valentine's Day to me. It took me forever to find embellishments that worked with it without overpowering it. I chose a contrasting light pink in two different shades for a Cricut die-cut and a glittered flower from K & Co.
All of this is put together on a scalloped A2 cardstock base.

This card meets the Paper Variety pink and black challenge.

To purchase this card go to my etsy site

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Home is Where the Heart Is

I combined a couple of sketches and came up with this fun card. The background is made from a lightweight paper with cuttlebug embossing.

This card made the requirements for The House that Stamps Built and Get Sketchy

Look for this card in my etsy site tomorrow

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Lots of Hearts

Friday night I went to a crop determined to begin scrapping Valentine's Day cards for my etsy store. With a case full of diecuts, stickers, cardstock, ribbon, patterned paper, rub-ons and a variety of embellishments I went to work. Over the next few days watch as I how you what I created. Majority of them will be available for sale in my etsy store but if you want something special e-mail me for a personalized creation.

Glitterbabes put out a cute sketch this week

Here's my twist on it (note the glittered paper used on the patterned strip)

This card also meets the Pollycraft "New Things" challenge. The stickers are new from a package that I FINALLY opened from last Valentine's Day.

As well as Lexi's Creation's "Say It with Love" Challenge and the Top Tip Tuesday "Anything Goes" challenge

I honestly don't remember who made the patterned papers but the sticker is S.E.I. (I think). The die-cut hearts are all cut from Cricut with the George cartridge.

To purchase this card click here