Sunday, November 28, 2010

Love cute little silly girls....

Maizie is at that really fun adorable well almost always. She does have a feirce indepented streak where she is not afraid to tell you in a very loud maner exactly what she is thinking. But these moments are also so stinking cute. In my silly girl page I was able to capture some of those adorable faces she makes. We had just got done making her hair all pretty when she decided she wanted to play tag so we were chasing each other and she kept saying owww and putting her hand on her head. So funny.

These supplies are all from Close to my Heart. The paper is Top Stitch one of my favorites and the stamp set is called Authentic itis a fun set with a bunch of words to descrite you or other people...adorable.
Love the cute little journal box in the set.

Oh I also used these cute little ballerina girls from a set that I HAD to have and that I have had for the longest time...yep first time I have used it. haha...I still love it though it is called Childhood Portraits.
Notice the touch of blue I added here to tie together the flower and the little tab.

Here is the left page. I love the scallop along the frame

and the right

the layout is from the Wishes it! The letters are just some brown ones I had laying around I can't remember who they are from sorry.

Thanks for stopping by...

Pumpkin Patch Fun

So I am doing another crop over at Personal Scrapper...I LOVE them they always motivate me to actually use my supplies instead of just collecting them. haha!

I totally cased this first page out of the October 2010 Scrapbooks Etc but really I had to!
I used a bunch of dies from Papertrey Ink on this page too and that cute little journal set from a recent release

A close up of the banner

November 2010 Personal Scrapper Kit featuring the Fine and Dandy line from My Minds Eye
Chipboard Alpha - Stampin' Up!
Chocolate Ink and Marker from Close to my Heart
Dies from Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How about a little studio tour?

I have had a ton of studio's over the years, usually just a corner in a room. When we moved into this house it started out in the corner of the living room again. I always liked to scrap or stamp where my family is at. I get so much more done if I can interact with them as I enjoy being creative. Well my little one wouldn't stop getting into everything so I took my daughters room when she moved out you can see more on that here well I really didn't like being in the basement and my other teen really wanted the space. I have been coveting the room I am in now since we looked at the house as it has the most amazing views...I {heart} them. Anyway back to the tour.

When you walk in the first thing you see is my table and I even have room for a few friends or sometimes the girls come in to chat, play or hang out

Here is my old desk that I used to scrap on when I had a corner in our tiny cottages. You can see more about those studio's here.
I keep my dies in the top drawer

 I keep my CTMH stamps in here...all organized for a change.
and punches

Here I have some more storage for woodie stamps and photo's I am still working on this space.

I have my printers in the closet with some more storage. On the little office bins i have a bin for each of the girls professional photo's it make sit easy when I am working on school albums and such.

more storage on top where I keep things to stamp on or to turn into gifts.

Now my favorite to me all my goodies! Inks ribbons embellishments...ahhh. these are all organized by color. Under the shelf I keep my 12 x 12 paper.

Here I keep my brads and other doohickeys all at the tips of my fingers. I also keep my most used tools here.

Last but certainly not least all my colors. My prisma's, my regular markers and my Copics.

Well thank you for sticking around. I do have a bunch of stuff I want to change but there are many many things to do around the house first. I will keep you posted though when I do decide to do an update. :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Quick Holiday Cards

A week or so ago I had some friends over for what we like to call the Crafty Girls Swap. Basically at one time or another all of us have been in stamp clubs and didn't want that commitment anymore BUT missed the relationships that we made there. One day I thought to myself I miss my stamping friends! Thus Crafty Girls was born. We have kept it small and have only met a handful of times but I see this continuing on for a long time because it is so enjoyable and fun. Here is the card that I came up with.

As you can see it is pretty simple but I did pay attention to details. I added some glitter to the swirls on the trees and some liquid glass to the brads. The tree's are popped up and I distressed the edge of the ivory as well as each block the tree's are on.
Another view

Mistletoe level 2 kit CTMH, Chocolate Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock, Cranberry Brads, New England Ivory and Chocolate Ink. Martha Stewart Punch. A Timber stamp set  from CTMH

Monday, November 22, 2010


I have been wanting to make some banners for my fireplace and so now I have finally made one for Thanksgiving. I cannot belive it will be upon us in a few days. I am doing things a little different today and showing you the end project first.

I am not so sure if I would have ever finished this one but if you visit me on a regular basis you know I love a good challenge. Well over at Personal Scrapper they are having another crop I LOVE THEM...both PS and online crops. So so so much fun...tons of challenges to get my creative jucies flowing. So ok here is what I started with finally used my Cricut, I don't use it enough.

Cut out tons of leaves and scallops as well as acidently cutting a zigzags

As you can see the scallops ended up being used as well as some scallop circle nestie's. The paper is some old travel kit that I had from Stampin Up that used In colors from 07 maybe? I also used that cute swirl stamp The Present from CTMH I love this set. We got it free from convention.

This project really took me all day because I was making it so complicated but in the end I decided less was more.

I also added some cute buttons and some ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed the banner project and head over to PS and join us if you like :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Consider It Cased

So a while back I stumbled across a blog idea that I thought was really fun. She cased a random card and made her own version of it. As you know from yesterday I enjoy a good case and also like to give credit when I do it so without further ado when I saw this card over at Lisa's blog during the last SOTM blog hop I knew I had to make it! It is sooooo gorgeous!

I changed out a few things and here is what I came up with.
I can't wait to send this card off to a good friend this morning. I hope she enjoys the simple beauty. I will be making this card again. It would be a great set of gift cards in various colors.

I used a few different stamp sets.The handwriting is from Secret Bird Society Collection from Kaiser Craft. I won that earlier this year at CHA and was not sure if I would use it but then I spotted the handwritten stamp and was thinking score! Next I used one of my favorites from CTMH Treasure Life it is simply beautiful! Last I used a cute little word set from SU called Congrats.
Colors: Bamboo & Gypsy from CTMH, Cardstock: Bamboo, White Daisy
Details: Line Thread and Classic Scalloped Large Rectangles from Nestabilities.

I hope you enjoyed my first Considered it Cased card.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Case Study #14 - Happy Birthday!

So I have been wanting to play along over at Case Study. I am the queen of casing so this is perfect for me. I love to look at a card or a scrapbook page or even a photograph and get inspiration from it. Sometimes I change a little and sometimes I change a lot. Here is what I came up with:

Here is another view of the details

Here is Heathers card over at Case Studies...isn't is so adorable!

CTMH It's Your Day stamp set, Cherry-O Papers, Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, Tulip, and White Daisy Cardstock. Tulip, Chocolate, Blush, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Sunset Inks. Liquid Glass and Stickles. Red Ribbon, Chocolate Waxy Flax, and a Button.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Sorry to be MIA I have been organizing...organizing my life, my craft things, my photo's. Wow that is a lot of work.

I moved my living room around. I don't have photo's to show you yet on that as I am still working on the mantel and the floors...ugh I can never keep up with those. Light colored hard wood floors + kids = tons of work! I also have been picking out paint colors for our entry way and living room. Now that we have been here for a year I have finally started to figure things out. I will hopefully be sharing those things soon.

Craft things - I moved my studio from the basement up to the old nursery, moved the baby now toddler into the teens room and moved the teen into the old craft room. I wasn't using the huge space and she was coveting it so now I have a great view and a smaller more manageable room and everyone is happy :) especially ME cause I have this view from my desk

Photo's...oh how these get away from me so fast. I love taking digi photo' now instead of guessing what I took I can see if and delete the bad ones. Wait...stop...did I say delete the bad ones? Uh yea....I never seem to do this step! What if I need all 50 photo's of the baby drooling? How can I delete that photo of Savannah's leg kicking the soccer ball, or Danielle walking. haha am I the only one who has a hard time deleting the stuff that belongs on the cutting room floor?

I have figured out a good solution for me I am a chronological scrapper so I just do it by month and then have subfolders for different events and what-not.

I promise to have some new stuff soon.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Croptoberfest projects

Well I wanted to post these indivudually but since I have completely fallen off the planet and it isn't October anymore I thought I would share what I was able to finish over at PersonalScrapper's Croptoberfest and move onto whatever is next.

I was able to get so much scrapbooking done! I like the way all of these turned out some photographed better than others.

October PageMap

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas

Focus on one photo



Fall Sketch

Make your own embelishment

Recipe Challenge - this was really cool mine is based on an Nutty Carmel Apple Pie receipe
Threes...Threes and more Threes

Stay tuned for some more cards and scrapbook pages. I have had a busy October full of crafting and playing with the kids. I am super excited to get together with friends next weekend to make some cards and I might see if I can squeeze in a crop on Friday.