Monday, January 28, 2013

My Scraps & More Sketches

This weekend I went scrapping with my friends and I would like to sh2 sketches I picked to do.  Both of these are from My Scraps & More sketch Blog

The first is from this sketch:  .

This is my cousin & me at my retirement party.
Just want to say I loved working with those hexagons.

and here is my take of this::

Next I did a Christmas Picture of my Beagle & Santa from this sketch. 

and here was my take on this I used My Minds Eye Christmas line with bling, some felt trees and poinsettia's by JoLee.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

It's a beautiful day for a birthday!!!

Today, I am sharing a card with you.  My Sketch World has several challenges to do all month and this is one of the last ones for me to finish.  It was to make a card with a bingo card.
Jillibean Soup is the maker I choose and they had a bingo card.  I circled the #12 and put bling around it.  It is going to a special friend whose birthday is February 12th.  I also found a sticker "It's a beautiful day for a birthday" and set it on top of an arrow I made t points to the #12.  Next I had this flower that was made out of muslin and made a bow out of several strings of twine and put a pearl in the middle.  I can't wait to send this to her.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The People & The Place

Still on the Retirement train to get these layouts done.  I am working on the place and the people.  I used a very appropriate titled line of paper.  It is called "The Good Life", by Fancy Pants.  I used the line, chipboard, frames and embellishments along with some star buttons (to pick up the colors) and twine.

and now for the right side of the page with the stars.  Love this line.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Read All About It

Hi, I have been working on some Retirement Pictures from my Party I had and  I am determined to finish the album.

This one I did a 2 page layout and used For the Record2 by Echo Park.  I use the paper and embellishments only.  I did cluster the embellishments from the chipboard and layered them and had fun with that, as you can see from the picture.

The next picture shows the left side which has Katy and Christine with me. 

The left side has pictures of me with my cousin, my MIL, and a girlfriend who I graduated with from High School. 

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

New Blog starting called Its About The Boys

This is a perfect call I saw for me.  Do you realize how many photo's of the boys I have?  I think this will help me whittle away at that pile.  I can't wait till it opens.

Here is the information on it:

Design Team Call--Updated

Update: ladies I have decided to move the DT application deadline up to Jan 20th, this will give those who are selected a fair chance to get their first reveal layout ready. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience.

Welcome to About a Boy Challenge Blog! We are a new challenge blog dedicated to getting those photos of our boys scrapped! To help us get off the ground and running we are going to need a Design Team so we are holding our very first Design Team call. I am looking for about 6 talented committed scrapbookers to provide one layout a month for our challenges. The term will run for a 6 month period from February 1, to August 1, 2013. Challenges will be provided to you well in advance.

Why apply for our team?

•To be inspired and to inspire others

•To be on the ground floor of an up and coming blog

•You will be a part of an amazing group of women and develop lifelong friendships with women from all over the world.

•Your work will be featured on Facebook and Pinterest.

What is expected of our Design Team?

•Complete 1 project a month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance).

•Comment on participants entries

•Commit to a 6 month term (Beginning of February to beginning of August)

•Keep an active blog that is updated frequently

•Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the About a Boy Challenge Blog.

How to apply:

•Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply

•Tell me a little bit about yourself to include your style and whether or not you are on any other design teams. (no previous DT experience required)

•Provide links to your blog and any online galleries.

•Include 3 projects that best represent your style.

•Place our DT call on your blog to help get the word out.

We are accepting applications through January 20th. New design team members will be notified by January 20th and the first reveal will be Feb 1st. I know this is a short turn around however; the first challenge will be easy. I promise you! Please email your applications to

International members are welcome to apply!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Retirement pages

This weekend I went to a scrap with "Embellish It" in Garden Grove, CA.  It w fabulous and I got some pages done along with some classes.
I am sharing with you a layout I did of my Retirement Party using Basic Grey Lucille, their embellishments, buttons and twine.  It worked perfect for me to use those pictures and I got a 2 page spread done.

So here they are and now I have to document on the page with me on it and put in my book.  Very easy and nice looking.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gift Card for Chritmas 2013

I know the Holiday season has passed, but I wanted to use up some paper I had from Jillibean Soup, so no one says you can't be prepared for next holiday season.  I know I will give gift cards so I made another gift card holder that will be perfect for first class mail.  I used the Christmas collection from Jillibean Soup, some washi tape , a small coin envelope to hold the gift card. and some red cardstock from Stampin'Up.

This is what I came up with: 

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Birthday Tim!!!


Those of you who really know me know that I adore his work and know I am trying to do more, but I am no where's as good as he is.  I totally love his inspiration that he gives me and the Steampunk stuff goes so well with my Boys layouts.

Anyway, I ran across a challenge at Studio L3 to make a birthday card for Tim.  So I was all over this and very intimidated and knew I could not do a perfect tag, but could make a card using his product and techniques.  So I made him an easel card using his embossing folder on Coordinations Paper and sanded it.  Next I stamped my favorite stamp -- the umbrella man, which I backed in paper.  Next I needed a sentiment so I used his letters and took the word Happy Birthday and put it all which ways, like Tim has letters in his desk.

Sorry, it took  long to finish this post but Blogger seems to be having problems so I will show you the entire card also, but the pictures are not going where I want them to so bear with me.

Here is the total card: 

Hope you had a fabulous Day Tim and thanks again fr the inspiration.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My 12 favorites from 2012

Happy New Year!!  I can't believe it is 2013 already.

I thought I would pick my top 12-- 1 for each month.

January found me scrapping Matthew's new toy.

February found me scrapping my little get away to Vegas and the jackpot I won.

March was this Easter card I made.  Love the pink and I am not a pink person.

April was my tags based on the directions from Tim Holtz

May found me capturing a picture of Matthew,

June was an old team baseball team shot of Matthew from 1991.

July was making LOTS of Thank You's for all my parties.

August was doing a page of when Kenny got his tonsils out (finally)

September was another Tim Holtz tag I LOVED!!!!

October I did this layout of a castle from Ireland using a black and white photo and Halloween paper distressed.  This was my favorite layout of 2012

November was Kenny's bike he got for his birthday.

December brought me to finishing pages for the Ireland Christmas album gift.

I did not count how many layouts I did but I know I did more than last year, since I had more time.

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