Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Where has the time gone?

How sad is it that my last blog post was nearly 6 months ago. Where has the time gone? I feel like my life is so chaotic that I don't have time for any creativity and scrapping. I have a bunch of photos printed that I want to scrap but don't have the energy to get it started.

Since I do not have a designated scrapping room or area, I normally work off of my dinning room table. I pull out tons and tons of supply and then when I am done, I don't put it away. It is terrible! I always say, "why put it away if I am only going to need it tomorrow again". The sad thing is, tomorrow never comes.

Is it only me?

Hopefully I can get something out soon.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Invites

My little man's 5th Birthday party is quickly approaching. A Super Hero Extravaganza it will be, but I will be writing more about that on my other blog...

I handmade the invites as I do each year and I have to say, these bad boys came out pretty damn good!!

What do you think??

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I joined Etsy earlier this year... I still don't have many items listed. It is strange... if you ask me to come up with something for you, I can do it. But to sit there and come up with a new design, I draw a blank and this is why I haven't posted any new listings!

I have been having fun with Alchemy (special requests). I actually got a huge order that way. I am doing a wedding! Me, little ole me!! I have to make up the table Menu's, favor tags and cupcake picks all in a Hot Pink and Navy Blue Lego Theme. I have to say they items are coming out good but have to make so many.

As I am working on this Etsy order, I am also working on my son's 5th Birthday party (just finished making the invites and boy oh boy, I think they came out super cute! - I hope to post pictures of them soon!), and I still putting in bids on Alchemy.

Wish me luck and I will show you some finished products soon.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

My New Toy!

I love getting new scrapping and crafting items. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside! Recently I treated myself to the Sizzix BigShot.

I have to thank my friend Rosie who is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for her guidance on this purchase. I ordered from her Stampin' Up! site and was so happy. I got 2 free gifts, which I have to say were pretty impressive... I got to choose from a huge list of freebies and none were those cheap give-a-aways that other companies just want to get rid of. If you are not familiar with Stampin' Up!, I highly suggest visiting Rosie's blog and checking out her site... you will not be disappointed!

For my free gifts I choose a border punch and a Happy Birthday (4 piece) stamp set on wooden blocks. I love them both and plan to use them very soon!

I have my eye on a bunch of Sizzix dies and I can't wait to get my hands on them!! The machine is great and so easy to use. I love my Cricut but this is just so much easier. I don't have to worry about plugging it in, or if the paper is sticking to the pad, or if it will cut all the way through, etc.

Happy Scrapping to me and you!

Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm on Etsy!

So I finally did it... I joined Etsy. I posted a few items to start for sale. I have a lot of ideas but still need to make samples to post. Funny thing is all the ideas I have and all of the ones I have actually implemented in the past are already for sale on Etsy! There are a lot of talented people on there. Way more talented than me, but I thought I'd give it a chance... you never know :)

I am actually in the middle of a special custom request project/sale and I am hoping to have it done this week and will be able to ship it!

Click here to my site... check back for new items!


Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

It is that time of year again when I go and make promises or set goals for myself that I never seem to keep. So what will make this year any different?

Here I am and it's been months since I have even touched this blog. Where does the time go and why don't I ever have time for anything anymore?

Speaking of no time, I haven't scrapped and it kills me. I want to, I have pictures set aside and tons of ideas but just no time. And putting aside the time, I don't want to always dedicate my dinning room table to it because I have a hard time cleaning up. I just always say "well I am going to do it again tomorrow, why clean up" and then months later the mess is still there.

These past few months I made a bunch of Christmas ribbon tags (unfortunately I didn't take pictures of them) to sell at craft fairs and a local holiday shop. They were really cute... embellished circles with a punch of curled ribbon on top. A nice touch to a gift bag or wrapped gift but.... they didn't sell. I guess they weren't as cute as everyone told me they were :(

While I was making these tags, I thought I should get myself on Etsy. A part of me wants to because I like to create but then the other part of me doesn't because I don't think I am all that good. Yes Negative Nelly is in the room!

Putting all of this aside, I have to sit and make my goal list for this year. Goals for scrapping, organizing and the rest of my hectic life!

I will be back sooner than later and get everything in order!

Until then.... Happy Scrapping!

Friday, July 31, 2009

New Toys!!

I have been shopping here and there for supplies, common stuff. But just yesterday I went out and got myself something I have been eye'ing for quite sometime.

The Martha Stewart Circle Cutter!!

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to use this! I have an old Fiskars circle cutter but it does not work efficiently and I am hoping this does the trick!

I have been admiring how some people add thin circle borders to their layouts and couldn't figure out how they did it and now I know ;)

The instructions recommend using a glass mat. I didn't even know such a thing existed! But I did manage to find one at Michaels and picked that up as well.

I can't wait to get my hands on it this weekend!

Click here to watch the tutorial on YouTube.

2 Picture Layout: My Son

It has been pretty difficult to find time to scrapbook lately. With the summer comes, lazy days by the pool and lot's of party planning for my son's birthday. This year he will be 4 years old.

With that said, I caught a great picture of my son after a long day in the pool. We sat on the grass and had some snacks and he lay on the grass on his tummy holding his chin up with his hand....

2 Picture Layout:

I am so happy on the way this layout turned out. I had the 12x12 grass paper in my stash for the longest time and as soon I realized I wanted to scrap these pictures I went digging for this paper - the perfect paper! All the layered papers and embellishments are all 'outdoors-ie' and work out great. The paper tree is by MyKi, a site that sponsers Scrapnwin and is handmade and so very adorable.

I hope you like it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Finally One for Me...

I always scrap my son and I mean ALWAYS. I finally did a page for me and it is not as girly as I wanted it to be. I plan on doing another one soon, very soon, with pinks and whites :)

I went with the baby blue and brown color scheme to match my dress in the picture. Even though this layout is simple I think it is elegant.

I did something for the first time on this layout. The blue scroll... it was a bare piece of chipboard and pressed the entire piece onto an embossing pad and then used blue embossing powder and my heat gun and embossed it. It came out awesome! I have embossed on paper before but this is my all time favorite material to heat emboss! It came out so regal. I added blue jewels to the ends for extra sparkle.

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

3 New Layouts

I have been going really slow lately with my layouts. Futzing around I guess (not sure if I spelled that right!). I would look at my supply... pick out pictures... and then decide not to do it at that moment. And that went on for a month or two. Finally I got my groove back (well kinda) and I got these 3 layouts done.

3 Picture Layout:


These are pictures from my son's first carnival, last year in 2008. I had a hard time finding a filler embellishment for the empty spot that I had on this layout for a few weeks... it was done but was still missing something. The best thing I could come up with was buying the mini swirl pops at a local Party City. I figured it went with the pictures of my son sucking on his first big swirl pop!

1 Picture Layouts:

Chocolate Pudding Pirate!

I love this layout!! I love the picture! It was soo perfect and soo not planned! My son was eating chocolate pudding, made a mess and just as a snapped the picture he was raising his arm and the spoon was covering his eye! Totally perfect and totally priceless! I used the Storybook Cricut cartridge to cut the title and used Cats Eye inks to antique the edges. Printed my journaling and used star eyelets to set the journaling down.

Pool Side

This is an old picture from last summer. Actually the first pool day of last season. this page is pretty simple but do feel like it is missing something. The mat behind the picture is actually Crayola shapped papers I got in the dollar section of Michaels. They worked out perfectly for this layout - looks like a splash of water!

I hope you like them! More to come soon, promise :)