Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Kari's First Birthday

Today is actually my youngest's (RJ) third birthday. Wow, how time can fly. He wanted to go to A&W for his birthday, so that is what we did. It was so funny...he told us that the waitress was his girlfriend...oh, he is so goofy. He was being so flirty with her and we chuckled the whole time.

Anyway, today I made a layout using a photo that my sister took at Kari's first birthday 2003. I used NO patterned paper on this layout...and I think this is one of my one of my favorite pages. It is so fun. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hugs and Slobbery kisses

Here is a quick card I made for the color challenge on Splitcoaststampers- Yo Yo yellow, Going Gray, and Basic Gray. The sentiment stamp is by SU!, Alphabet Soup and the puppy stamp is by Rubber Stampede. Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 28, 2008


Whoo-hoo...another page done. I am trying real hard to get 31 pages done in Jan. Here is a page that I did using one of the Jan. layout kits from The ScrapRoom monthly kit club. The patterned paper is by American Crafts- Elegant. The journaling was done on Maya Road Memo Office Sheers. Thanks for looking.

Pages for Darcy

An "online" friend from Splitcoaststampers got married on the 19th and a group of her online girlfriends surprised her with 12 x 12 scrapbook pages and 6 x 6 recipe pages. Here was my contribution.

Halloween Highlights

Happy Monday! This is what I did with my morning. Patterned paper is from A2Z Essentials, It's Elementary. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Jan. in Wisconsin

Today was warm...22 degrees. We made the most of the weather and made snow angels, a snowman, and went sledding down the driveway. Here is a page I made of Kari and Daddy Ronnie making a snowman together. The frame idea I saw in this month's issue of Simple Scrapbooking. Patterned paper is by Basic Grey- Fruitcake. I used acrylic paint on my rubber stamps to make the background. To make the letters I traced around my American Craft Thickers and then painted them in. Thanks for looking. I hope you had a fun weekend.
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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Fun night

Tonight my sister, Jill and her friend Steph came over and we made cards together and I made a scrapbook page. We shared stories, drank some wine, and laughed a lot. It was a great time. Here is what I made. The first card is for my ds's 3rd birthday (which is on Wed.). The stamp is by Penny Black and the sketch is from Anna Wight's previous sketch challenge. The second photo is of the scrapbook page. The patterned paper is by A2Z Essentials-It's Elementary.
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The third card is a stamp Steph brought over, again this one is from Penny Black. Background is SU! Floral and the sentiment is SU!

Lastly, I used a Page Maps sketch for this card. The patterned paper and transparency are by My Mind's Eye, Bohemia and the stamps are SU! Noteworthy and Small Script.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Here is another layout I did for the Scrapbook Variety Challenge on Splitcoastampers. The challenge was to use something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Old- CTMH clear stamps- Distressed Lowers
New- Basic Grey Mini Monograms chipboard
Borrowed- Sketch from Pencillines blog, #68
Blue- Heart

Patterned paper and cardstock from My Mind's Eye-Wild Asparagus.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I have been awarded

Vicki nominated me for an award! Thank you so much are so sweet! I am supposed to nominate 10 others for the award...but I hate leaving anyone out, so this is for each of you that read my blog. Thank you!


Here is a layout that I finished last Friday. This one was for the week's Designer Diva challenge on Splitcoaststampers....GinaK and her Design Team. This page is from Amy Rysavy's sketch challenge. Patterned paper by Sweetwater.

We spent the weekend in Wisconsin Dells and had a wonderful complaints at all. It was relaxing and the kids really enjoyed the indoor waterpark.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Love you Grandma

I have fallen behind on my layout of the day challenge. Life started getting in the way...yesterday I worked at both nursing homes and went to bed early. I can still qualify for prizes with each layout I upload and at the end there is a prize package that you can win if you finish 31 layouts in the month of Jan. Right is not looking very promising, as we are going to Wisconsin Dells for the I will be 5 layouts behind...yikes.

This layout is of my mom and my 2 kids. My mom has lung cancer and has had it almost 3 years. I really cherish the moments that my kids get to spend with her.

Patterned paper is by October Afternoon- County Fair. Cardstock and Stamp are by SU! Thanks for looking. Tomorrow is my husband's 37th birthday so I hope he has a memorable day.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pay it Forward time

I visited Lastel's blog and found that she was "Paying It Forward" and since I was one of the first to comment on her blog article..I get a "prize" from her, but I also have to offer up prizes to others. So, if you are one of the first 3 people to post on this blog article, I will email you for your address and send you out a goodie. I ask that you are living in the U.S., so shipping doesn't break the fragile bank...thanks!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Our Home

Here is the 14th layout for the month of Jan. Rub-ons by Me and My Big Ideas, Patterned paper by KI Memories-Pop Culture. I loosely followed a sketch on Pencillines (#67). Title letters are American Craft Thickers and Mini-monograms by Basic Grey...painted white. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Keeping up with my Layout a Day challenge

Here is today's page for the Layout a Day challenge on Big Picture Scrapbooking. It is digital and someone (Angelica E from Sweden) actually drew all those flowers, painted them, and scanned each one. WOW! Ok, here's the credits: Background Paper by Raspberry Road Designs; Doodles by Angelica E designs; Word Art and Ribbon by Rhonna Farrer, and font by 2Peas. Thanks for looking.
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Still scrappin'

2 more pages done. Cardstock by Bazill for both layouts. For the corn page, I used AtoZ Essentials-It's Elementary paper. On the 3 Girlfriends and a boy page the patterned paper is KI memories-Pop Culture.

I am really drawn to layouts with a large place on the page to rest your eyes...and it has influenced my own scrapbooking style. What do you think?
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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Flower Child

So far I have been able to complete a scrapbook page a day in Jan...with the exception of yesterday. Here is tonight's layout. The patterned paper is by Autumn Leaves and is call Mod Techno Pop. Stamps are Fiskars and Autumn Leaves. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Thought of You

I LOVE owls and I really love that they are the trend now. I am seeing them on fabrics, scrapbook paper, rubber stamps, and my daughter even got one on a sweatshirt for Christmas. I couldn't be more happy! With my Christmas money I stopped at a scrapbook store and couldn't resist this owl stamp by Inkadinkado. The background is by Cornish Heritage Farms...Weave Backgrounder and the sentiment is a StudioG clear stamp. The branch is from the Angel Company. This card I made for the color challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers...Wild Wasabi, Barely banana, and Bayou Blue. Since I don't have Wild Wasabi or Bayou Blue, I improvised by mixing the inks that I DID have. For the Wild Wasabi I mixed Certainly Celery and Garden Green. For the Bayou Blue I mixed Tempting turquoise and Brocade blue. Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Cowboy Rondell

Here is another page to fulfill my Layout of a Day challenge. This is my ds (2). Journaling says, "Grandma Marilyn bought a pony ride for Kari and RJ at the Dunn Co. Fair. RJ was a natural and was always smiling". The pp is by We R Memory Keepers. Thanks for looking!
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Sunday, January 6, 2008

My Recipe

The Recipe For Erika

3 parts Wisdom

2 parts Enchantment

1 part Whimsy

Splash of Craftiness

Sip slowly on the beach

Christmas Cheer

Here is one of my favorite photos of my dd when she was real young. The sketch I used is from Pencillines #63 and the pattened paper and cardstock stickers are Basic Grey Figgy Pudding. Journaling card is October Afternoon- County Fair. Thanks for looking!
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Friday, January 4, 2008

More Scrapbook Layouts

You should be seeing a whole lot of scrapbook pages on my blog..I am in a "class" on Big Picture Scrapbooking that requires a layout a day (LOAD). Here are 2 pages I have done in the past 2 days. The first one has pp by October Afternoon- County Fair (LOVE it!)...which was part of my Nov. kit for The Scrap Room. The second one was in my Dec. kit and pp is by Scrapworks. Thanks for looking and wish me luck with my lofty goals!

Oh...I almost week we are getting DSL! You can't believe how excited I am!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Some Quick Thank You Cards

Here are two thank you cards that I made for Christmas gifts we received. The first one is a 4 1/4" square card. The patterned paper is Scrapworks and cardstock is Choc. Chip, Always Artichoke, and GP white. The stamp is by Inkadinkado and sentiment is SU! Happy Harmony (retired).

The second card was just a real quick one and measures 3 1/2" square. The patterned paper is My Minds Eye, Wild Asparagus. The card stock is Barely Banana, Baroque Burgundy. Thanks for looking

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Another Digital Layout

Another digital page....this one is from a free download by Shabby Princess.
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ANOTHER layout inspired by Emilie Ahren

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We were plagued by a stomach virus, but otherwise we had a wonderful holiday.

This layout is one that again is inspired by Emilie Ahren. I thought the photos were kinda bright and busy, so I didn't want to add a lot of busy paper, so I again used the StudioG stamp to stamp along a circle I made using my dh's handy dandy compass. The title letters are foam Thickers by American Crafts (I am lovin' Thickers). Thanks for looking!
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