Monthly Archives: May 2009

Have a box like this? Full of cards looking for a good home and you’ve given out as many as you can and still have leftovers, because let’s face it making them is just plain fun. I challenge you to join me and send them off to Cards for Heroes. You’ve probably heard of this organization, but maybe like me and haven’t taken the time to learn more. I stumbled onto a blog hop to promote the organization over the memorial day weekend and was moved to participate. How it works: we send our cards to a CFH shipper and they send them oversees to Afghanistan, Iraq and other bases in harms way and the folks serving can take there pick to send back to their loved ones instead of having to buy mega-expensive cards…and we all know that handmade cards are 100s of times better than store bought cards. Their also looking for any hero cards, cards with notes from random people like us sharing gratitude. So I made a few of those with some scraps hanging around my desk…now I just need write in them and send away.
I did make one special card for the extra special Mary Kay for her birthday last week. I think I may have over done it…go figure, me over doing it, sometimes I can still here my HS art teacher saying sometimes less is more…and other times it’s just right.

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So let’s dance, this last dance
let’s dance, this last dance
let’s dance, this last dance tonight

Sad, so sad, tomorrow is the last day for my beloved Scrapbook Destination. I have loved nearly every moment and wonder what Saturday’s will be like after tomorrow.

So, come on baby, dance that dance
come on baby, dance that dance
come on baby, let’s dance tonight…

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Idol Withdrawal

I know it’s been over a week and I really should move on with real life, but thinking about this performance makes me smile a week later, so that must be good for something. Sorry this is about the best quality I could find.

PS…yes Houston I realize I just posted a country artist on my blog, the ends of days must surely be near.

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Mix it up…

Just wanted to reassure all that despite my recent forays into the digi world, I’m just as content to push paper around for hours, and while this layout ended up being super simple, it sure didn’t start out that way…I tried fussy cutting and then some pleating and I forgot what else, but in the end I came home to stacked flowers and tiny alphas, you just can’t beat them for the perfect pop of color.

Patterned Paper: MME(dotted background), Cosmo(Title, Stripe)
Embellies: Primas, unknown button
Alpha: Making Memories

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Bubbly Toes

So this was the layout I started a few days ago and mentioned that it wouldn’t really fit with the blog. Distressed and vintage papers on a layout about modern tech just didn’t jive, go figure remember I started working on after my bedtime, but with a picture of cute baby toes, what could be better?

Template: Katie Pertiet, Remembering You Designer Digitals
Patterned Paper: Jessica Sprague Thank You Kindly Kit(peachy floral), Rhonna Farrer 2 Peas(Brown Distressed) SBetc. Sweet Country
Elements: J Edwards Smoothie Shop Designer Digitals(Stitching), Ali Edwards Designer Digitals(Blessing of You)

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Reflect

“Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some” Charles Dickens


This week my ever wonderful friends at google reader recommended the ‘One Little Word(OLW)’ blog, I love it! (totally stole the quote from OLW) I wonder if I’ve been under a rock or so lost my own little world to have missed it for so long. I met the lovely Rhonda P at Emily’s house not so long ago, it was great to see more of her work and some other uber-talented scrappers. If you’ve missed it too, definitely worth checking out. This weeks word is reflect, couldn’t be more perfect for my little space of cyberspace, with that as a jumping off point, I returned to my idea of a digi-page celebrating the 100th post and thinking about why I blog. I think it’s a little funny to scrapbook a blog that’s about scrapbooking.


Despite the fact that it feels like ‘little old woman who swallowed a fly…’ sound in my head to do this page, it was excellent to really think about this blog, what my goals are and remember why I spend the time to develop it. Hopefully it will be a reminder to me for ‘those days‘ when the last thing I want to do it blog, those are the days I probably need to do it most. Reflection, indeed.

Patterned Papers: JEdwards Designer Digitals(Smoothie Shop:floral, stripe, hotpink) RFarrer 2 peas(green scallop)
Elements: MWise Designer Digitals(Reflect), SBetc(ribbon), JSprague(Scratchy overlay, recolored)

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Card Fun


I’ve totally been in the card making/stamping mood lately…I blame enabling blogs like Jennifer McGuire, Angela and Becky(just to name a few, I could go on and on) and if my ‘scrap’ stash is any sign I could go on and on making cards and not buy supplies for years (where’s the fun in that) since I’ve been on a supply shopping spree lately, I’m justifying it by combining old papers with new stamps or vice versa.

First up: a card for the weekly challenge on the Hero Arts Blog. Pattern look familiar? Sentiment looks like it’s on a grocery bag? That’s because they both are…this week’s challenge was to recycle/repurpose something for the card, as I was putting away the bag I realized how cool the ‘pineapple’ print would be as a background for a card and since I was cutting up the bag I might as well use it for the sentiment and accent pieces, I think it turned out pretty cool.
Next a lift of a card Jennifer McGuire did awhile back,…go figure… mine didn’t come out quite as cute as hers, but I still like it, the color combo makes me happy.
Lest you think I forgot my bellas, think again, although this card doesn’t technically use a bella girl, the precious owlies are from stamping bella so that still counts.

Finally a card I did last weekend but never got around to posting…again using a die from the summer QK ‘Re-Use’ special edition set. This is the tree that sold me on the set, I didn’t notice at first glance the number of teeny tiny leaves that made up the design, much smarter to use the relief(is that the right spelling for the leftover part?) I think the alpha is awfully ‘metro’ like, but I still like and think it will come in handy. I also used my score pal to add some decorative embossing…
see what I mean, new things with old supplies, I’m giving myself a billion brownie points to trade in for more new items at some point…heck I’ve got to find a way to justify it some how.

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