Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Scrap Review

This new site launches tomorrow (lots of giveaways)so be sure to check it out at

Friday, February 27, 2009

Feb Challenge - About Hubby

On this page about my Hubby I decided to tell something about him you probably didn't know. All the pp, ribbon and rub-ons are from Stampin' Up, every thing else is from the stash.

Did you recognize my inspiration? It's PS sketch #22.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

What you might not know about me part 2

I decided to just go head and do another page about me, having trb deciding what to do about hubby (to many things to choose from). This is a little embarrassing, I hoard toilet paper. See for yourself. This is sketch #2 from Pink Sketches.

Feb challenge - Week 4 the me you might not know

Today's challenge was to "scrap something about yourself that not everyone know". When I read about this challenge two thing came to mind right away, so I might do another page about this later. Well today's page is about my love for old cemeteries, that's old cemeteries not new funerals. I did not resize the photo, so if you would like to see the journaling you can single left click on the pic to make it larger.

For inspiration I used Pink sketch #14, that I turned on it side. The pp is from K&Company's Blue Awning collection; mulberry paper, ribbons, button and flower from my stash, chipboard wings from Fancy Pants' the Daily Grind collection and last but not least Thickers.

To see Pink Sketches for yourself check out their blog at

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shoot like a girl

This is a lo I did for Christina's November club sketch challenge. I finally got around to getting permission to post this from the girls or their parents/family. It's a simple 2 page lo with a little bling.

I plan to add the details of Skyler's hunt on the inside of the flap.

I sure am proud of these girls and I'm planning to expand the lo with more pics this year.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Feb challenge - week 3 - us now

This is us now (well really a year ago). Even though we're twenty-three plus years older we still love doing things t0gether in the great outdoors, "Some things never change". The thickers I used were chipboard so I decided to camo then. I did it so well that they're hard to photograph, sorry.

You may have guessed, this is a hybrid (part digi, part traditional).

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Just for fun

Since Sherry said she wasn't going to show any more pics of Megan, I thought I'd share a photo from my wedding that shows Megan and myself. I cropped out the others because this was great of the two of us and not so good of the other gals in the wedding party. Those of you that know Megan's boys, doesn't Chase look like her when she was little? I think she was four in this pic.

Feb challenge - Week 3 us-then

I did another digi page, after getting inspired by Christine's pages last week. I'm still very slow and learning a lot so bear with me. Today's page is from our honeymoon (over 23 years ago). Boy do I wish I was that size again (my wedding dress was a size 4). You can view it full screen at

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

I just want to wish you all a Happy Valentines Day!

Feb. Challenge - Week 2 - Where you live

I am so thankful and feel so blessed to have a home to call our own, especially this day and age when so many are struggling. I was going to use my design runner to add some journaling on the yellow strip, but I'm having some trb. I think I need to get new batteries.

I started today's LO with this page made at Christina's IRW club (November, I think) . Thanks Christina!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fancy Pants - Splended

Here is a Valentine I made for my husband using a little Fancy Pants Splendid patterned paper and a few other manufactures. I went through my Splendid paper so fast that I wish I have bought more. When will I ever learn. I also used Fancy Pants Rub-ons, love them! Trying for masculine, humorous and not to mushy.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Feb Challenge - Week 2 my space

Here is a quick LO of my scrapping space (spaces). My "stuff" is in four rooms, Living room, office, kitchen and a storage room. It's not very convenient running from room to room but it's my space for now. Yes, I did get my Valentines gift a little early, Woo-Hoo! It's not full yet but come this weekend it will be. In the picture it looks like its hung a little to high but I needed to have room to lift the printer lid.

I bought this old tool box at a auction and I love it. It has a brass tag that says "Bloomington, Illinois" on it ( and that's a special place to me). Someday I'm going to use it as a blanket chest but for now it's used for scrapping and stamping supplies.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Feb. challenge - Week 1 Style (now)

It's 11:30pm and I'm running out of time so I'm posting this. I would like to take a little time and do some sanding on the picture to distress it. I'm afraid if I do it in a hurry I'll regret it. This page is going to be one of several about our cowboy action shooting days so the journaling will be on another page. Paper is from The Paper Studio, embellishments are from Fancy Pants, the Paper Studio, buttons from my button collection, and the title is thickers.

I'm really into black and white photos on a black background paper right now.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Scrapping space, better late than never

During our Jan. Challenge Megan asked us to post pictures of our scrapping space. Well I'm finally showing you mine. Paying bill, working on the computer, using the phone, stamping and scrapping all happen in this tiny spot. This is not a space to be proud of, but for now its all I've got. My supplies are stored here, there, and every where in any number of boxes and bags. I do have eight of those storage cubes in the living room, but you need to move some small furniture to access them.

We were discussing this very thing over the weekend. As it stands now we are planing to work on a crafting space upstairs this coming summer. I've heard this before so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The space I'll be using is presently an unheated, uninsulated storage room. We will need to tear everything out to the studs. I'm ready!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Todays the day.....

that I start doing something about my caboose. Martie (a friend from work) and I have been complaining about what poor shape we are in. We wanted to do something about it and I suggested we wait until Feb (because I didn't had time to exercise due to the Jan Challenge...priorities you know). So here it is Feb 1, 2009. Today's the day. Why am I telling you this? This way I've shared it with you all, now I have to do something about it. Sigh....Deep breath....Sigh again, now it's time to get up and move. Martie, here I go!!!

No there are no photos to document my progress, none that I'm willing to share anyway.

Feb. challenge - Week 1 Style (old)

I like this challenge, all I had to do was show an old LO. I started scrapbooking in May 2007 so I could document vintage photos. I had been gatherings supplies for a couple of years. I just didn't have the courage to start until Megan started giving us a sketch challenge at her Stampin' Up club. Here are my first three LOs. They were done as a gift to my Mom.

Done on May 17, 2007 for my Mom about her Mother. The oval with the beads is a broach I made with a photo of my Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

This was done June 10, 2007 for my parents Forty-eighth Anniversary. (This year will be their Fiftieth)

This was done June 17, 2007 for my Mom about her Dad.