Sunday, April 10, 2011

Two more pages

What a crazy week of Spring Break. Not too much spring happening around here, it actually snowed one night. Gotta love the PNW!
The next two pages are almost complete. I wanted to post what I have so far. I need a few embellishments so I'll be plugging in the pazzle this week. I have some additional paper so the next two pages will be out pretty quick.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

High School Layout

I have 4 upcoming classes, one of which is a high school layout class. I've been busy designing a layout that is gender neutral. In class I'll have additional embellishments suitable for boy or girl. Shown is the first double page layout.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

So glad it's come back!

It feels so good to come back to scrapbooking after a few months off. I forgot how much I enjoyed it and how good it felt to complete a page or two.
My youngest son will soon have a room of his own. Unfortunately, it is Scott's and my office. While getting my scrapbook stuff cleared out and put back on my dining room table, I decided to put the supplies to use.
This layout uses paper by CTMH. By now it's probably retired. I never really had anything to use it on but after a cold, wet, snowier winter than usual I desperately needed a hit of springtime. I'm not sure who to credit the tulip to. I want to say Amanda over at but can't be 100%. Here is the final result.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Nothing, nada, it's just not there

call it attack of the weather. It's actually been a really nice fall, by Seattle standards. This has left me wanting to spend most of my time outside. The thought of sitting inside working on a lO is just so darn unappealing. Thus, my creativity has gone, vanished, disappeared.

I know that scrapbooking is a great creative outlet! I love the fact that you can take a couple sheets of paper, a picture or 2, a little time and create a treasured page. I also like going to the LSS and loading up on all the fun, cute new items, then taking the above and creating a treasured page.

I've been cleaning my scrapping space and realize that I have so much yet I'm still in a rut. I don't really want to sit and scrap. I was so looking forward to the CKC Seattle. Browse the isles, do some make and takes, get my creative mojo back. Scott's on call this weekend so it didn't happen. In fact, it seems that there is someone someplace that is making it near impossible to create.
Last month I wanted to order a paper pack. Told my friend what I wanted to order and it was ok to hold off a week or so (so we could add it to someones order and split the shipping.) Order never came in. I guess it wasn't placed. Yep, my feeling were hurt but I got to thinking maybe it just wasn't meant to be.

I've decided maybe I need to do an "out with the old, in with the new" sale. I'm going to spend the next few days organizing and selling off some stamps and papers. Maybe then I can get back to scrapping! Back to doing what I love to do.
We'll see.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Snowman card

Here's a cute little card we'll be making in my upcoming card class. It uses one of my favorite items-glitter mist! And another great $$ saver-fingernail polish. The stamp is inkadinkado with added color via stickles. Most of my ink pads are from CTMH but I had to stamp this cute guy with the Ranger Archival Ink. I couldn't figure out why the snowman was smearing when I went over him with the stickles. A trip to my local LSS, a few buck for some more ink and I was good to go. Still learning something every day!

Once you get the hand of spraying the mist it is so fun to use and adds that little bit of "splash or bling" to your project. I used some clear sparkling nail polish to cover the plain snowflake brads. The nail polish being enamel will adhere to the metal brads. I tend to purchase the white or more plain brads and bling them up with my nail polish. Works great!! It also works great in a pinch as a glass paint. Fingernail polish and papercrafting, who knew??


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pointessa card

Did I spell that right? All I know for sure is this is a super cute wpc file that I purchased and just had to cut. Of course, I'm having a blast with my stickles, and my new MS glitter glue. They are both awesome products. I have to say that IMO the stickles just hold their shape better. But, both hold their shine and shimmer!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hybrid stamps

For those who know me you know that I am not a super stamper. Maybe it's because I do mainly scrapbooks and not cards, but, stamping, coloring and then cutting is not for me (as you can see in the pictures)! I never was a color in the lines type of girl.
When I did my Halloween layout I needed a tombstone or two so I went to a font website and downloaded tombstone dingbats. Printed them out, cut and colored and I was good to go. Yep, I could have used a stamp but in this case I didn't have one and was not inclined to drive to the store and buy one.
One of the cards I'll be doing in my upcoming class needs Christmas bells. Small Christmas bells. They type I'll most likely not reuse on a 12x12 layout. Off to the font site I went again.
Some people call this hybrid card making or hybrid layouts. All I know is there is a ton of savings to be found online. I for one, am all for savings!