Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's been a long time.

It has been a very long time since I have posted anything new on here. Well, the summer has been busy. We have had so many visitors and I have gone back to work as well as continuing with my triathlon training. So all that being said I really haven't been spending a lot of time on my scrapbooking. I did manage to squeeze in an evening a few nights ago and accomplished my July project 12.

Now it's not by best layout but what I love about it is that I added the kraft folder where I hid all of my journaling (because July really was that busy). I also tucked in a few photos that I didn't incorporate into the layout.
Anyways, on a sad summer note our yard was broken into sometime last week and we had over $500 worth of tools stolen. I don't care about the tools but we have a 1/2 acre yard and all I can think of is what if this person was lurking around when the kids were out there. Why do people have to do things like steal from others????
Anyways, hope everyone on the east coast are staying safe.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Do you smash?

Hey everyone, how is your summer going? I keep hearing that kids are heading back to school already, thankfully my little one has another month.
Today over at the Urban Swank blog I am showing how I added an envelope pocket to my smash book.

You can check out more of it HERE.
Also, Practical scrappers has a fabulous giveaway going on!!! Jump on over to the blog to see how you can win a Burlap and Butterflies scrapbooking kit!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

It's about time!

Do you know how long it's been since I scrapbooked for myself? Way too long!!! I have a whole bung of Studio Calico kits piling up in my scrap room that have been calling my name. I haven't bought any new supplies (besides my SC kits that ship automatically) in who knows how long. That just isn't like me. Although I'm sure hubby is thrilled I'm not spending money ; )
Anyways, this weekend Shimelle is having an online crop and I thought I would try and play along as much as I can. I starting with her mix and match sticker challenge.

I used parts of my Studio Calico kits as well as some Sassafras stickers, Basic Grey stickers, and AC Remarks stickers. I also used 3 different stamps and couldn't help but add some mists.
Here's hoping that I can do a lot more layouts!!!!
By the way, did you catch my post at Urban Swank yesterday? You can see it HERE!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011


Thank you to everyone that participated in the Practical Scrappers Anniversary blog hop. I used and the lucky number's chosen were:
20 & 5
Nicolle said...

What a pretty LO! I love to scrap the Happy and the sad events as well.....tfs!..:)

Jessica said...

Super cute layout, but so sad!!! Poor little one. I am a follower of both blogs.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Last 2 items for recipe challenge

Well, we did it! The Practical Scrappers anniversary week was so much fun and now is your last 2 ingredients to complete your recipe challenge: Brad & Chipboard
Now I can't wait to see what everyone has completed! You have 2 hours to complete your project and post it over on the Practical Scrappers blog.

Here is my final project using all of the ingredients:

Day 1-Monday: Cardstock, Patterned Paper
Day 2-Tuesday: Ribbon (I used the aqua lace), Flowers (I stamped my flowers using a Studio Calico flower stamp)
Day 3- Wednesday: Button, Bling(little pearls in the burnt orange semi circles)
Day 4- Thursday: Sticker (butterfly), Ink (from my stamped flower)
Day 5- Friday: Floss or Twine(around photo and on button), Something Red(my butterfly sticker is a redish orange)
Day 6- Saturday: Brad (on the top photo I used an black arrow brad. I also added some cream mini brads that blended in), Chipboard (snail)

Please make sure you link your creation up on the Practical Scrappers blog.

Also, you still have time to participate in the blog hop from yesterday. Just make sure you leave a comment on that post by Sunday night.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A blog hop and ingredients for day 5

Welcome back to day 5 of the Practical Scrappers Anniversary week! Today is
the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop. You should have found me through the fabulous Claude. If you get lost at any time, just head back to Practical Scrappers where the entire list is.
We're sharing projects that relate to the number two since it's our second anniversary! Today I'm sharing a project with you of my 2 year old that broke her arm, using 2 photos.
I've got a prize to give to TWO of you who visit and are a follower of my blog and Practical Scrappers blog. All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know you were here. I'll be giving away some goodies from my stash.
Here's my layout:

Thanks for joining us on the hop and I hope you have fun. Your next stop is the creative Fern.

Also, if you are participating in our recipe challenge, todays ingredients are: Floss/Twine & Something Red

recipe challenge day 4

Welcome back! Are you enjoying the festivities going on at Practical Scrappers Anniversary week celebration? If you haven't joined in on the fun come on over to the blog and join in.

Todays recipe ingredients: Sticker & Ink

If you need to see details just head on over to the blog for all of the fun things going on!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Practical Scrappers Day 3 ingredients for recipe challenge

Welcome back! Are you enjoying the festivities going on at Practical Scrappers Anniversary week celebration? If you haven't joined in on the fun come on over to the blog and join in.

Todays recipe ingredients: Button & Bling

Are we having fun? I'm sure we are going to be getting pretty creative with this : )
And little sneak of how my creation is looking:

We also are celebrating two page layouts. Here is what I created:
You can check the rest of the creations over on the blog.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Recipe challenge day 2

Welcome back! Are you enjoying the festivities going on at Practical Scrappers Anniversary week celebration? If you haven't joined in on the fun come on over to the blog and join in.

Todays recipe ingredients: Ribbon & Flowers

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Are you ready for some fun?

Happy Monday!!!! It is a beautiful day and I have some fun things to tell you. Practical Scrappers turned 2 and we are celebrating!!!! We have a fabulously fun week going on over on the blog and some great contests too.
"Join us all week long for fun features, an online recipe contest, a blog hop, and all kinds of fun prizes! Stay tuned to see how you can win a gift certificate to Robin's Nest, a Scraptastic kit, or a Pink Paislee gift package."
The recipe challenge is going to be a fun one. Here are the details:
All this week we are going to be doing an online recipe contest.
-Each day, Monday thru Saturday, I'm going to give you two new items to add to your project (it can be any kind of papercraft).
-You can add one of each item or long as it's on there somewhere.
-You are also able to alter it in any way you wish (so cardstock can be punch, embossed, etc). -
On Saturday evening at 8:00 Eastern Time I will give you the last two things to add and you will have two hours to complete your project and link it up.
-If you are an international participant and need me to email you the last two sooner, please email me at and we will figure it out!
-I encourage you to start today because it's just fun to go day by day, but if you can't start when you can and still add all the items in that same order.
-As you are working don't think of each step as your final chance to add that item, that's why I give you two hours at the end you can go in and add anything and everything else you want to it at the end.
-A winner will be chosen and announced next Sunday! The prize will be a $25 gift certificate to Robin's Nest.
-Pictures/adhesive are a gimme...I expect you'll start with those :)

So please head on over to the Practical Scrappers blog to get all of the details and play along. I will be posting the 2 ingredients for the recipe challenge each day.
Todays ingredients are: Cardstock & Patterned Paper
Have fun and keep checking in!

On a side note I saw one of my layouts was mentioned on a pretty fabulous designers website...
Have a great week everyone!!!