Friday, October 9, 2009

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5 Years

I celebrated my 5th wedding anniversary on September 24th. The traditional 5 year gift is wood so I wanted to think of something creative to make. I saw this memory box and knew instantly what I was going to do. I stained the wood with a few different colors of ink and used my scrapbook supplies to decorate the top. As far as everything inside, I included little trickets, all with meaning
Inside are the following:
A key to my heart
A clock for our time together
A four leaf clover because I"m lucky to have my husband
A picture of two little kids to represent our kids
A initial for each of us
A penny from the year we were married.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pillowcase Dress

My niece's Birthday is coming up and I've been itching to make her some things. With two little boys I don't get to make dresses, bows and things with ruffles. I didn't have a pillowcase to use but bought some adorable fabric and used the same concept of the pillowcase to make this little dress complete with satin ribbon ties.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

So Silly

I finally found some time to sit down and scrap. Scrapbooking usually isn't a summer hobby of mine but I find it so relaxing that all my supplies are still out. Hopefully I'll continue to find time to scrap and unwind...
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Glitter, Shimmer and Shine

The Glitter, Shimmer and Shine class is over at Feeling Scrappy so I thought I would share some of my work. I got quite a few cards done with this class. I learned a lot of great techniques and am honored that I was able to help teach part of the class.
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Friday, May 22, 2009

Got Inked

The Get Inked class over at Feeling Scrappy is over, I had a blast showing some techniques and learning a few new ones. I thought I would share some of my work from the class with everyone.

Inking chipboard using an ink pad and toothbrush

Pen work

Making your own background paper

Reverse inking to make paper

Alcohol Ink

Sunday, May 17, 2009


One of my favorite things about Spring is seeing all the beautiful flowers in bloom. Some tulips from my yard and lilacs from my sister, a wonderful spring arrangement.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Get Inked

It's almost time for the Get Inked class over at Feeling Scrappy. It starts May 11th! It's a 10 day technique class with all sorts of inks, ink pads and pens. With step by step instructions this class is perfect for those wanting to try something new.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Making A Paper Flower


2 sided paper
tape runner
button with thread

First you will need to cut out 8-9 circles (depending on the size of your flower) to make the petals. I cut eight 1" circles.

Roll in or bend the sides of the circles to form the petals.

I then cut a 1 1/2" circle and ran my tape runner around the edge to adhere my petals.

Thread on a button in the center for your finishing touch.
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Tuckered Out

I've been loving Cosmo Cricket's new Lil' Man Collection. This time I used it with some pictures I've had of my oldest son. I found him sleeping like this on the window seat of our toy room, things had gotten a little too quiet and any mom knows that's usually when you find trouble.
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Friday, April 24, 2009

1st Birthday Invitations

Owen's Birthday is fast approaching, actually his party is next weekend. I've been fractically trying to finish the invites for his party. If it wasn't for Mother's guilt I think I would have just e-mailed everyone, but Aiden had handmade invites for his first birthday and now that I think about it a homemade cake. I guess I better get thinking about Owen's cake. I printed a picture of him that slips into a pocket along with the party details. I used Cosmo Cricket's new Lil' Man collection. I loved the mix of vibrant colors along with some muted colors also.
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One of my favorite embellishments are buttons. A while ago my Grandma gave me a tin full of buttons that she has saved through the years. I'm always finding a new button I've never seen before while digging through the tin. I love using them on layouts and cards because they are a little something extra special than just a store bought button. What are some of your favorite embellishments?
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Little Late...

A dear friend of mine had her third son back in March and I finally got around to finishing a gift to send her. The heart is drawn freehand, I used Cosmo Cricket's new Lil' Man Collection along with some vintage buttons I had. I then framed it in a simple black frame.
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Pansy Pots

The snow has all melted, the sun is shining and we hit 70 degrees today! I've been itching to get outside and get some yard work done. The boys and I took a trip to and picked up some pansies and a few pots. We made a little pot sculpture for our pansies using a piece of pipe and large pot I already had. I can't wait to see how it looks when the pansies fill out!
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Featured Scrapper

I was honored to be asked to be the featured Scrapper over at Feeling Scrappy. I've taken three classes so far and I'm excited to be the guest designer for May and June's classes. I have loved discovering my own scrapping style through the classes I have taken. If you get a chance please check Feeling Scrappy.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Small Steps....

Life seems to always be crazy! Working three days a week and then trying to keep my head afloat at home the other days I'm home is sometimes hard. A while back I made this dry erase meal planner. I "try" to plan our meals a week in advance so there isn't any last minute digging, trying to throw something together. Another advantage is that my husband works with in walking distance from our house and comes home everyday at lunch to let the dog out, so if it's a day I'm at work and forgot to pull something out he can just check the board and pull something out. I'm hoping these small steps will make life much easier!
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sketchapalooza 3

Sketchapalooza 3 just wrapped up over at Feeling Scrappy and I thought I would share some of my layouts. I LOVE the sketch classes over there, they inspire me so much. Thanks to all the wonderful design team members for doing another fantastic job!
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This is one of my all time favorite pictures of my oldest son, I've had it in my picture stash forever. I've never found the right paper that really showcased the photo like I wanted. I found this paper and fell in love with it, it has two of my favorite colors, green and brown. I used some lyrics from Rascal Flats song My Wish for journaling. The page is clean and simple with just enough embellishments to let the picture shine!
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Friday, March 27, 2009

Making Papa Proud

Having boys sometimes makes scrapbooking a challenge, I don't want the pages to seem too girlie but sometimes I want to use that flower-y paper and some flowers on a page. I found some paper recently that lets me do just that without being too girlie. This is the latest layout I finished for Feeling Scrappy's Sketchapalooza 3.
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Friday, March 6, 2009


One of our favorite places to go is the zoo, so much so I have a seperate folder just to save zoo pictures to. Here is a layout from a trip last spring. Aiden had so much fun in the praire dog tunnel.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cards Galore!

I finally have my card collection stock piled. I'm hoping there isn't anymore more last minute card making before running out the door to my next event.
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