Thursday, December 20, 2007

My First Digital Page

My goal for 2008 is to learn how to do digital scrapbooking. I don't want to get rid of paper, and with dial-up...frankly I don't care to do to much more of digital scrapbooking. My friend Renata and I have been scouring the internet for digital freebies to try it out. She did her first page yesterday...and I thought it would take me a year to learn...guess not! This was a download that I have had for a while..I hope I credit it right: mlima_papersampler

Thanks for looking!
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Sunday, December 16, 2007


On Sunday, Dec. 23rd I am hosting our family's Christmas party. There should be around 20 people I have plenty to do. Do you think I did much of anything? Um...yep...2 scrapbook pages and a card. The card was a CASE of Lisa Zappa's card...she's the Featured Stamper on SCS. Here is her card: Blooming with Happiness. The two scrapbook pages were done for the Scrapbook Diva challenges...Lizzie Anne design team handed out 5 challenges.
Thanks for looking

Friday, December 14, 2007

Somethin' to make you smile

My friend sent me a bunch of emails today...and this was a funny photo she sent. It made me chuckle...seeing as I live in Wisconsin...and most of the males in this area will be doing this very thing tonight. Have a great Friday!
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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Another Anna Wight Sketch card

Here is another Anna Wight sketch card. This card also fits the SCS Ways to Use it Challenge for the day...monochromatic cards. The trees are embossed in a very pretty glitter embossing it really shimmers. The trees are a stamp by Northwoods Rubber stamps and the snowflakes are a SU! set called Snowflakes. The kids grabbed and man-handled the card before I got a good photo of you can see the wrinkles...grrrr.

I made this card to send to a SCS and blogging friend. Her favorite color is purple and her comments on my projects always make me smile *wink. Thanks for looking!
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Sweet Miss Daisy

Here is a card I made for Anna Wight's blog challenge...use her sketch as a starting point. If you haven't visited Anna's are in for a real treat! She is a crafter extraordinaire! Here is her blog: Sassy & Sweet.

For my card...I used some My Mind's Eye Bohemia double sided cardstock and the stamped image is from SU!'s Summer by the Sea and the sentiment is SU! Noteworthy. Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Santa's Here...

and all he brought you was this stinkin' gift card!

That is what I am going to write on the inside of this tri-fold gift card holder. The technique I used is paper piecing and for his beard I used polyfill. The gift stamp is a $1 clear stamp set from Michael's (StudioG). Again I used that Angel Company stamp set...which I don't know the name of. Thanks for looking!
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Here is a tri-fold gift card holder. The stamp set is a retired Angel Company stamp set (?). If someone knows the name of this set...let me know. I used Stickles on Rudolf's nose, bell, and the holly berries. Thanks for looking.
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Sunday, December 9, 2007

That Smile

This is a page for SCS's Scrapbook Diva challenge...use swirls on your page. The patterned paper is Sweetwater-Make Life. Thanks for looking!
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An angelic ornament

Another altered CD. This is my dd 2 years ago in her Sunday school program. Patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket- Gretel and We R Memory Keepers. I cut out the scalloped mat from the patterned paper. Thanks for looking!
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Saturday, December 8, 2007

A Perfect Day

Here is a page for the Scrapbook Variety Challenge on SCS...get inspired by an ad. Here is the ad- Princess.

The patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Gretel that was part of my Scrap Room Nov. Kit. Today my Dec. kit came...oh, I hope I get some good photos this Christmas because the paper and embellishments in this kit are so fun! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Delightful Child

Get inspired by Emilie Ahren...that was this week's Scrapbook Designer Diva challenge. Here is her layout: Sugar & Spice. I am having such a great time with this new challenge...trying on others' styles...just for a page.

My mom bought me 3 months of a scrapbook club subscription and after a lot of late night research I decided to try The Scrap_Room. I am lovin' all the fun papers, cardstocks, and embellishments. This page is in the Nov. kit...KI Memories Pop Culture patterned paper and softies. The stamp is a $1 set I found at Michaels...StudioG clear stamps. For the title I used American Crafts black vinyl Thickers. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Today I finished a scrapbook page. This page is for the week's Scrapbook Variety Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Here are the directions that Peggy listed on SCS:
SBVC03 Eyelet Doodling 11.23.07

How about a cool technique this week? It's called eyelet doodling. Here's what you'll need:

2 pieces cardstock, with high contrast
hole punches in various sizes, 2 is okay - 3 is better

Step 1: Draw a doodle in pencil, lightly (or stamp on the back of your paper with a doodle stamp). It can be as simple or elaborate as you'd like. You can always practice on scraps, then trace your design on your good paper.

Step 2: With the largest hole punch, randomly punch large holes in your design.

Step 3: With the middle sized hole punch, punch holes in your design.

Step 4: With the smallest hole punch, finish putting holes in your design.

Step 5: Erase the remaining pencil lines, LIGHTLY, so as not to tear your paper.

Step 6: Take your coordinating cardstock and place behind your punched design.

TIP: Try not to punch the holes TOO closely, but spaced about evenly apart for the best result.

This was such a fun technique! The color combination was the week's combo on Big Picture Scrapbooking and the sketch is the week's sketch on Pencillines. How fun!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New Picasa software


I somehow deleted a photo editing software that came with my tonight I downloaded Picasa. WOW...I am happy with it. Here is a photo I found of yours truly.
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So this is my life... (not stamping related)

A day in the life of me:

So, today is playgroup day...the day I can count on getting out of the house. RJ has a good time and all goes well. We go to the library, he picks out 5 or so more VHS tapes on top of the 6 he checked out yesterday. Both him and I are having a good day. Then...I get a call from my job (in Arizona), a resident at one of the nursing homes has had a stoke. So, I run out the door once my dh comes home from work and get there at 5:35 pm. Well, I visit with a 95 year-old woman for an hour or so, help her eat, check her ability to safely swallow food, ask her a lot of questions. I have her look at a book with some line drawings...poor lady...she can't even label the picture of the bed...which is the easiest item on the test. Oh, dear...situations like this make me feel so bad. Now I have a lot of work in front of me because I will see her 5 times a week for the next month. I got home right as the kids were falling asleep...both were crying a bit because I wasn't home to tuck them in. So, that's my day and tonight I am going to go to sleep being thankful for the unpredictable, yet stable life I have. Thanks for putting up with my late night ramblings!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Inspired by Sarah Jane Dowsett, second edition

Well, I had so much fun doodling on the last scrapbook page, that I did one more. For this page the cardstock and pattened paper are by Die Cuts with a View. Stamps are Autumn Leaves by Rhonna Farrer alphabet, as well as Fiskars alphabet. The flower is an Angel Company stamp and I used KI Memories Color Lab flower rhinestones. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Inspired by Sarah Jane Dowsett

Today has been a crafty day...too cold outside to do anything out there. Here is a page I did for SCS Scrapbook Designer Diva get inspired by Sarah Jane Dowsett. Her page is on the top, followed by my page.

cardstock: Vintage Violet, Buckaroo Blue
patterned cardstock: Wild Asparagus by MME
chipboard letters: Mini monograms by Basic Grey
jounaling stamp: Autumn Leaves, Rhonna Farrer
Accessories: journaling pen- thin Sharpie, snap by CTMH, ribbon by Offray

Christmas Cards; Part II

Here are 2 more cards I finished up this morning. Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Christmas Cards

Today I received a call from my cousin (Hi, Theresa!). She wanted to see some Christmas cards that I would consider making for her and my aunt, Nona. Tonight I got three done, and started one more. Here are the two that I finished tonight and tomorrow I should get a chance to make some more. The eggplant pine cones were inspired by a card by Kelly (Atomicbutterfly) on SCS. She uploaded a card with pomegranate pine cones. Thanks for looking...and go ahead and leave a comment regarding which card you like the best.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

All About Coordinating

This is the scrapbook page that I made for Nichole Heady's SCS Scrapbook Designer Diva challenge...which was to stamp your own patterned paper and make embellishment/s to match. I used SU! Snowflakes set with Autumn Leaves Flourishes. I dry brushed white acylic paint on the black cardstock to create a snowy look. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Two cards and Two Scrapbook Pages

Well, the other night I stayed up late and made a few cards. The pine tree card is sparkly because I used glittery embossing powder. We put up the Christmas tree today, so now I am ready for a Wisconsin winter! The bunny card was inspired by a card that Hallmark had on their website. I didn't have a small enough I drew it. Not my favorite card...but I guess they can't all be.

The scrapbook pages I did for the debut of the the Splitcoast Designer Divas Challenge. Nichole Heady and the design team from Papertrey Ink each provided a challenge. Taylor vanBruggen's challenge was to use a previous card sketch challenge on SCS and turn it into a scrapbook page. I used Sketch #3.
The patterned paper and Thickers are both by American Crafts.

The second page was for Lisa Johnson's challenge- No patterned paper. The layout was inspired by a page I saw on 2peasinabucket by Jamie Waters...Mine. Isn't that photo just precious? Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Not my best work

Here is a card I made the other night...I did a nice job lining up the lights at the top...but then it all went down hill from there.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

One more altered CD

I tried out my new Crop-a-dile...that thing cut right through the CD. I don't know how I survived without this tool. Here is what I created. Thanks for looking!

Altered CD ornament and a dps

Since I have been on such a crafting roll...I decided to keep it up. Last night I altered a CD for the brand new Scrapbook variety challenge on Splitcoast. Today I went craft shopping because the Crop-a-dile was 30% off at Joann's. That Crop-a-dile is a I need to punch holes in CDs now..hehehee. Well, I ventured over to Archivers in Woodbury for the first time. I have tried to hold out for so long..and I caved. A friend suggested that I buy a 3-ring binder album there...since I also NEEDED them. My recent scrapbook pages have no homes... and I am completely fed up with post-bound albums. Maybe it is just me...but I fill them up so fast and then just DREAD taking it all apart to add refill pages. Being as clumsy as I am, it never is an easy task. I am just done! So I bought 2 American Crafts albums...and they are gong to be so easy to refill. I also found some great paper on sale at Michael's and of course some Christmas $1 stamps (too many!). Left Archivers with some rub-ons, chipboard, and Thickers...which I used on that Scooby Doo page. If you haven't tried them..they are chipboard letters with adhesive. So easy to throw on your page. Tonight I needed to try out some of my new stuff, so I used Sally's sketch for the week- SBSC114 on Splitcoast. I used my new Boho paper from Michael's. The stamps are Autumn Leaves Flourishes by Ronnna Farrer. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

One last page...

Here is just one more I squeaked out before the upload deadline for Virtual Scrapbook Night (VSBN)on Splitcoaststampers. This was Lindsey's use felt on the page. I used my Cuttlebug to cut the letters. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

And Still One More

Yesterday I did one more scrapbook page before work.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Here's a couple more

Here are a few more pages I did.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

I've Been Scrappin'

Here are some pages that I did for SCS Virtual Scrapbook Night...which actually is all weekend.

Friday, November 2, 2007


Just a very quick post today...Kari has early release from school today, so we are getting our flu shot. Fun day!

Here is a card I made using an Angel Company stamp set...I think it is called A Child is Born. Circle of Friendship is the round sentiment and I used the Cuttlebug slider die to make the slider. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Carving Time

It is that time a year again and this year RJ requested a Scooby-Doo pumpkin...ummm....Ok. So how do you think I did? I found the stencil online, used the sharp pointy end of a compass and my craft knife to create this. The hat (witch) was supposed to be an outline...but it didn't hold up while I was carving. Thanks for looking. Oh...and Kari just wanted a traditional Jack-o-lantern with triangular eyes. Last year we did a "Wizard of Oz" theme and she had Dorothy on her pumpkin, I had the Cowardly Lion, and my sister had the Tin Man.