Friday, April 6, 2012

Vellum sayings humor stack

Here's some examples of a few pages. The pages are vellum so the photos picked up detail from some back pages too

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Card Challenge

This is a card swap challenge I did back in December.  A buddy sent me some patterned papers and embellishments and I had to use them to create a card.  The photos below are of the supplies, my first attempt and the final card which I sent to another buddy.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Antipasto Kabobs

One of my addictions is Crop Chocolate. I've decreased my purchasing since they stopped person to person swaps but still spend waaaaaaaay too much money and time on that website. Anyway one thing that we're doing this month is a recipe appetizer swap so I had to make 20 cards of appetizer recipe. I chose these antipasto kabobs which will definitely be something added to my summer party cooking list.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Originally, I had planned on doing all these San Francisco layouts with song title layouts but as I started doing the late Saturday and Sunday layouts last weekend I forgot all about this. So much for original titles. Still have terrific photos though. Love how well mine fit with the professional photo from the Smith Novelty kit.

Patterned Paper is SEI Enroute

Cardstock is Bazzill

Alphas are Thickers Typo

Sticker is PaperHouse

Cutout photo is Smith Novelty Co San Francisco Kit

Monday, April 2, 2012

All About Me

I started a 6x6 album a few years ago of mini layouts all about my online scrappy friends. Looking forward to adding a few mores pages due to a scrapaholics swap I'm in for March. Here's a few of the pages I'm mailing out today.

The great thing about these pages is I was able to use up some 6x6 scraps as well as scraps of ribbon and assorted NYC stickers. I keep getting these stickers in swaps but does any New Yorker really use NYC stickers?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Other Random Projects I've done lately

The first picture is of some ornaments that I altered with names for the special lil ones in my life

The next pic is a Valentines card I made for my Mister with goodies from my scrappy stash.  Those lil googly eye K&Co 3D stickers are a purchase I got a couple years ago from Walmart.

The third pic is a ring that I made to display a variety of Christmas cards that I received in the 2010 and 2011 Holiday seasons.

The fourth pic is a paperdoll that I made for a Scrapaholics home repair swap.  He was made from the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge.

The final pic is of a Christmas card that I made for a swap using a variety of goodies from my Christmas swap.

Full House

One of the highlights of my tour of San Francisco was getting a clear view of The Painted Ladies.  I loved the show Full House when I was a teenager.

I used the sketch for the Scrappin-N-Chattin Monthly Layout Challenge 

Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Papers: Americrafts Designs Roadtrip and MAMBI Travel

Alphas: MM Green Felt

Border: Basic Grey Wander

Bling: Craftworks Candi

Sticker: Jolees Boutique San Francisco

Ribbon: MME Lush

The Big House

This layout took over 4 hours to finally get these pictures arranged in a way I want and to choose papers that worked together. This was definitely the most time intensive layout I did last week.

Patterned Paper: MAMBI Travel and Smith Novelty Co San Francisco

Pens: Staedtler Triplus Fineliner and MS Calligraphy Pen

Stickers: PaperHouse Chipboard and PaperHouse Gems

Ribbon: MME Lush Brown

Sew Ribbon

This was the other make n day I got to do. It was a birthday card made with Sew Ribbon but with glittery paper instead of ribbon. After checking out the Sew Easy I don't think I want one of those after all but I'm loving the Sew Ribbon. My one complaint is that the holes don't cute clean enough though it might just be the paper quality. There's a bit of tearing and roughness at the holes.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cabbage Flower

Last weekend I got the chance to participate in two quick lil make n takes. One was this adorable lil flower. I can not find the business card for the vendor to tag her :( It was really simple though just involved 6 same size scalloped circles and a stapler. Its something similar to the one seen here.

Pictured here is my final result

Looking Over the City

I suceeded with an amazing accomplishment today. Well, amazing to me at least. I completed a 24hr challenge on Scrappin-n-Chattin. You choose 3 collections you'd like to use and get assigned a buddy. That bouddy chooses which collection you actually use as well which of 3 collections you use. With my schedule the idea of commiting to completing an entire layout the last Saturday of the month is overwhelming. I signed up once before but never made the deadline but this time I managed to do it. Of course its time probably better spent cleaning or ebaying or studying but its done!! Now just praying I win :)

So, this is yet another layout from San Francisco.

The sketch is from Scrappin-n-Chattin.

The paper, journaling box and embellishments are from Basic Grey Wander

The smaller letters are some very old Making Memories stickers

The word "CITY" is American Crafts Thickers Milkshake.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sittin on the dock of the bay

I had hoped to enter the Lasting Memories animal challenge but missed the deadline so if you of anyone who has an animal challenge this week please let me know

This is a layout I've been mentally planning for months down to how I wanted that paper piecing on the bottom left to look. It'll be clearer when I have the chance to upload a daytime pic

Patterned Paper: DCWV

Alphas: AC Thickers Nutmeg

Sea Gull Sticker: Jolees


Chipboard Sticker: Paper House Productions

On the Road Again

Made it to a crop this weekend and finally got some scrapping done for the first time in maybe 6 months at least. Got halfway through my 2009 SF pics so making progress.

My pics aren't the best right now so please excuse but wanted to get these up for the Scrap Fit and Paper Variety and Scrappin-n-Chattin challenges

Patterned paper, chipboard, brads, adhesive ribbon - Basic Grey Wander

Black Cardstock- Bazzill

Alphas- American Crafts Delight