Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Top Ten of 2008

Wanted to post which layouts were my favorite from 2008.

Here's my top ten:


Here's a layout that I did last night:

That wonderful star came in a project kit from Scarlet Lime.  I was supposed to make an ornament with it, but needless to say...that didn't get done.  :)  But when I saw it last night I thought it would be a fabulous asset to the page I was working on so I added it!  I still love it and I am glad I decided to use it.

Journaling reads:

"Growing up I was more of a daddy's girl then he probably even realized.  I looked up to him like no-one else.  I thought he knew everything, and that he could do no wrong.  I always wanted to find a guy like him to marry someday.  :)  It wasn't until I was an adult that I even realized that he had any faults.  I am very thankful for such a wonderful father who helped very much to mold me into the person I am today."  

Now...on to the question that I know will be asked.  No.  Kelby is nothing like my father.  :)  I think I am though.  I am a lot like him.  

How I printed on the little piece of paper:
1.  I scanned my little piece of paper.  I actually scanned it on top of a purple piece of cardstock so I could keep the full size at 8.5 x 11 so I knew the size was exact.  
2.  I created a new project in Photoshop (could definitely use another program, this is just what I used.)
3.  I opened and dragged my scanned image onto my new project.  
4.  I entered my journaling.
5.  I deleted my scanned image, leaving nothing but the journaling.
6.  I printed it on regular 8.5 x 11 paper.
7.  I took my little piece of paper and adhered it over where the journaling was on the 8.5 x 11 paper.    I actually got out my  old light box to make sure it was exactly where I wanted.  
8.  I put the 8.5 x 11 piece of paper with my little paper taped on it through the printer and printed my journaling again.  This time the journaling went right on to my  little piece of paper.  :)  

Papers--Cosmo Cricket, Making Memories, and Jenni Bowlin.  Star--DDC.  Crystals--Prima.  Trim--Making Memories.  Chipboard Letters--American Crafts.  Tickets--Ranger.  Star Stickers--Jenni Bowlin.  3D Paint--Scribbles.  Computer Font--Conrad Veidt.  

Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Years Eve!  

Monday, December 29, 2008

Same products, same ideas, different page.

So last night I played some more with my Prima winnings from the Ultimate Summer Challenge Scrapbooks Etc had.  Some of the stuff I received was the awesome "Dude" collection.  You will see more of it from me because I haven't even made a dent in my supply but I wanted to show you what I already did.  I started making this LO...

That funny picture of me was taken with fabric all around me but my that is all you saw.  My boys love this picture, they think it is hilarious.  

Here are several close-ups:

Anyways...while I was working on my layout I got really inspired by the design that was on the patterned paper I was using and so after I finished the one layout, I immediately got out the same piece of patterned paper and started on another page.  You can see by my layout how I tried to duplicate the design from the paper as the basic design for my layout.  

Close up:

It basically uses all the same supplies as the first layout.  

Supplies for "Why Pamela?":
Papers, Stickers, Journaling Card, Flowers, Decorative tape, and Ribbon all from Prima Marketing.  Brads--The Paper Studio, Letters--American Crafts, Thread--DMC, 3D Paint--Scribbles, Stickles--Ranger, Pen--Sharpie.  
Supplies for "My Little Snowboarder":
Papers, Stickers and Decorative Tape from Prima Marketing.  Brads--The Paper Studio and Making Memories, Letters--American Crafts, Thread--DMC, Paint--Making Memories and 3D Paint from Scribbles, Pen--Sharpie, Photoshop CS2, Digital frame by Sande Kreiger (downloaded at 2peas)

SC Sketch

Here's the new sketch I did for Scrapbook Challenges.   

Hope you like it.  And here is what some of the SC girls did with the sketch...

Telah Wrenn--
And on to the DT news...

Joining the following DT members...

Annie Collins
Brynn Dukes
Cristal (aka Pinky) Hobbs
Sookie Francisco
Alyssa McGrew
Andrea Tuttle
Marilyn Wiggins

will be...

Liz Chidester
Jen Gaudia
Lily Herrera

Congratulations ladies! I look forward to having you on the DT! 

Just so you know, this was not an easy decision...there were several others that I please don’t be discouraged if you tried out but didn’t make the team!

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Hope everyone had a great Christmas!  This week has been busy busy busy for us.  The week included going to a movie with the kids, celebrating Christmas with my in-laws, celebrating Christmas with my parents, celebrating Christmas just us, going skiing (well, they went snowboarding actually), and today the boys are going to Seussical and tonight the in-laws are coming over to our house for dinner.  I just wanted to pop in on the blog to let you know what has been going on.  :)

Got this for a Christmas present from my Sister in law.  I started reading it last night and it is going to be quite interesting.  She starts off letting us know that she is critical of "scrapbooking" today (says it is "driven by nothing that has to do with the rich history of scrapbooking" and "reflects many of our less impressive qualities").  Apparently she (the author: Jessica Helfand) wrote critically about this on a blog and was pretty much attacked and labeled a traitor.  Thus, she wrote this book..."Scrapbooks: An American History."  I'll let you know what I think when I finish reading the book.  :)  

I will leave you with a few pics from our day at Copper Mountain.  :)  

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A lot of fun!

I finished my last two layouts for the December reveal for ScrapLovers. Remember we are working with the gorgeous papers and trims from Webster Pages (which can be found here), but I also got to play with a few other neat things. :)

For this one, I got to use the new Quickutz tree die cut, which can be found here.

And for this one...I got to use the new sticky-back canvases from Claudine Helmuth (from Ranger), which can be found here. I had so much fun with it. I painted the canvas and made it a work of art and then just stuck it to my page. :)

I really like how that turned out too. :) And...I felt like I learned more about my family by researching the Lucas name. I am so happy I scrapped that.

Supplies for "The Aftermath":
Papers, Journaling Cards, and Trims--Webster Pages, Felt Letters--Making Memories, 3D paint--Scribbles.

Supplies for "Lucas Means Light":

Papers, Journaling Cards, and Trims--Websters Pages, Sticky Back Canvas--Claudine hellmuth Studio (from Ranger), Paint--Making Memories, and 3D paint from Scribbles, Chipboard Letters--Cosmo Cricket, Gems--Heidi Swapp, Charms--Brother Sister Design Studio (turquoise one) and the clear one was from an earring that I had (Target), Pen--Sharpie, Thread--DMC

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Beauty of Websters

Holy cow...I am in love with the Webster Pages papers and trims that I used for my ScrapLovers reveals this month.  They are gorgeous!!!  I used the new "Hello Beautiful" line.  You can find them in the ScrapLovers store here.  Here are a couple layouts that I have made with them.  I will also have more to come.  :)  

Close up:

Close up:
Aren't the papers simply gorgeous?  I can't wait to do a few more pages with them.  :)

Supplies for "Beautiful Brotherly Love":
Papers and Trims--Webster Pages, Chipboard Letters ("LOVE")--Cosmo Cricket, Pearls--Marcella by K, Stamps (letters-"brotherly") and Ink--Stampin' Up!, Crystal Effects (on "Beautiful" and the bird)--Stampin' Up!, Thread--DMC

Supplies for "Beauty":
Papers, Journaling Cards, and Trims--Websters Pages, Buttons--Basic Grey, Rub-on's--Hambly and Kaisercraft, Thread--DMC, 3D Paint--Scribbles, White Pen--Souffle

SC Sketch

Here's the Scrapbook Challenges sketch for today.  :)  Play along by going to the group or by leaving a comment and link here.  

And here is what some of the SC girls did with the sketch...

And other news regarding Scrapbook Challenges...

* The new DT will be announced on Dec. 28th.  I will email the ladies I have picked to replace the outgoing DT members.  It was a very difficult decision, there were a lot of good scrapbookers that applied!  
* We are saying goodbye to three DT members at the end of the month: Andrea Davenport, Telah Wrenn, and Rachelle Hineline.  THANK YOU ladies for all your hard work, you have been wonderful!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Stretch that Chipboard!

No...not literally.

Want to get more use out of a single chipboard...there are things you can do. You can take the piece of chipboard and trace it onto paper. Take it a step further and stitch over the lines you drew. This is what I tried, here is my page:

Close up:
Other ideas to try would include painting the lines, using the chipboard as a stamp and stamping the image onto your paper, or using it as a mask and spraying/sponging ink all around it.

These papers are from Upsy Daisy Designs (their "Spirit" line). Snowflake chipboard is from Basic Grey and chipboard frame is from American Crafts.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

One of my favorites

This is my card that I did for Deanne's newest sketch.  Check out the sketch and what others have done with it here.  

I used a glimmer screen (snowflake) and glimmer mist to make the background.  This card is one of my favorite cards that I have ever done...I just love it.  :)  

And I got this award yesterday from Tanisha:

I am honored, especially because I am so inspired by Tanisha!  So check out her blog.  

Now, this is what I am supposed to do:

"Pay It Forward":

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Provide links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Here are some blogs that I nominate for this award, go check them out:

1.  Kimberly
2.  Katie 
3.  Iris
5.  Jen

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More Pink Paislee!

Here are a couple layouts from the other night...we went to the Thornton Winterfest. It was fun. three year old gave his friend Grace (6) a kiss. I happened to get a great picture of the aftermath (their expressions). I thought it was hilarious. Later, my 5 year old told me how he would NEVER kiss Gracie. I just had to make a page about that too. You never know what their future holds...maybe someday they will be dating and I can show them this page. :)

The second layout includes some stamping! I stamped a row of circles and then overlapped the paper on them, making it look like large scallops. I also stamped down by the photos. :)

"I will NEVER" supplies:
Papers--Pink Paislee, Cardstock (the white snowflakes)--Bazzill, Chipboard borders--Pink Paislee, Lace--unknown, Gems--Kaisercraft, Letters--American Crafts, 3D paint--Scribbles, Thread--DMC

"The kiss" supplies:
Papers--Pink Paislee, Chipboard--Fancy Pants, Stamps--Pink Paislee, Ink--Stampin' Up!, Flower--Maya Road, Computer Font--Conrad Veidt, 3D Paint--Scribbles, Thread--Prism

CPS 95

So I did get the CPS sketch done this week, sketch 95.  I used the Pink Paislee papers that were on my desk.  :)  They have been on my desk all week.  In fact I have two more layouts to share with you later today (but I still have to take a picture of one of them).'s my card:

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Canvas

So I finished up with the fourth challenge over at AMM for the "Flippin' Out for the Holidays Contest." The challenge was to create a home decor item that was holiday oriented.

I started with an 11 x 14 Canvas and painted it. You can't tell on the pictures but after I painted it I painted a layer of glitter. :) Then I decided to make a scene with patterned paper. I tore the hills and traced a Maya Road house onto paper and cut it out. I layered tiny pics behind the windows so it looks like my boys are looking out. I also put some paper and lace behind the top portion of the window to look like curtains. I layered borders on the roof and the chimney is KI Memories lace cardstock layered (it was blue, I used the backside). Then I used my Slice to make some snowflakes, and I stitched a line from the top to each snowflake. The dark green trees are a stamp that I stamped and embossed and then cut out. The whole thing is titled after one of my favorite Christmas songs (It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year). I added various embellishments (including that cute bird charm on the roof) and then finished by making a border of lace around the whole thing.
Here are some pics (remember, you can click on them to see them larger):

Close up:

I had fun with my new papers from Pink Paislee. I have decided that the Tinsel Town line is my favorite Christmas line this year. (I did use a couple other papers from other Pink Paislee lines too).


Canvas (11 x 14)--Coloron, Paint and Glitter Paint--Making Memories, Papers--Pink Paislee, Chimney is KI Memories Lace Cardstock, Stickers--Pink Paislee, Stamp--Pink Paislee, Ink and Embossing Powder--Stampin' Up!, Buttons--various (unknown), Gems--Kaiser Craft (pink circles) and Glitz Design (Clear Square/Diamond), Lace--unknown, 3D Paint--Scribbles, Bird Charm--Jewel Craft LLC, Thread--DMC

SC Sketch

Another Monday...another sketch for Scrapbook Challenges.  :)  Here's what I posted for today:

And here is what some of the SC girls did...

Brynn Dukes--
Marilyn Wiggins--
Sookie Francisco--
Telah Wrenn--
We would love to have you play along!