Thursday, September 30, 2010


Have you seen the October issue of Creating Keepsakes yet??
I am a little partial to this issue because 1) I really do feel like this issue is packed full of great layouts, and 2) I finally have a layout in the sketch section!!
Woo hoo!!
Remember back this summer when I was making all those layouts for my friend Lindsay?
Well she was nice enough to let me use her family pics to make this layout to submit.

Supplies: Patterned paper (Hambly-black, My Mind's Eye-striped & swirly), Chipboard alphabet (American Crafts), Glitter alpha stickers (Making Memories), Die cuts (My Mind's Eye, Making Memories), Bling (Advantus), Stickers (KI Memories), Ribbon (KI Memories)

Well tomorrow is October so happy fall yall!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Scrapbookers are cool

It's official!
Look at this article I found in the back of a recent People magazine:
In case you can't see that little blurb in the bottom left corner, let me point out that it says (when asked about her weirdest habit), "Scrapbooking-is that weird? I just love it. I could sit on the floor for weeks and put together collages, keepsakes, and photos."
No, Christina it is not weird.
Not at all.
I feel ya.
I really do.
I mean first Melissa Joan Hart was spotted at CHA!
{remember this layout??}
Then Paris Hilton came out with a line of scrapbooking supplies.
And now Christina Aguilera reveals that she is a scrapbooker at heart!
I tell ya, this scrapbooking thing is catching on!
Before long we are going to see Becky Higgins and Cathy Z in the tabloids!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

This coming Saturday

Saturday, October 2, 2010
It is the national holiday known as World Cardmaking Day!
If it fell on a weekday surely government offices would be closed and I would be off work.
To celebrate the day, I will be teaching a card class at Scrapbook Mania.
So that you can get a jump on them, we are going to be making 4 Christmas cards using the new Cosmo Cricket and Basic Grey Christmas lines.
The cost is only $10!
And it starts at 1:00.
Call the store to sign up!

Hope to see you there!
Happy Monday!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It is challenge time again over on the My Mind's Eye blog!
The challenge this month is to create a "thank you" layout using this sketch.
So I made a layout about my friendship with Lindsay.
And I got farther and farther away from the sketch the more I added to the layout!
Oh well, it was my starting point at least!
{the challenge isn't due until tonight so you can play along also if you hurry up!}
Thanks for looking at mine!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


{surely that is a real word}
{if it is not, it should be}
"Scrappage" means I have been scrapbooking and I have something to share here.
This one is about my future sister-in-law Ginny.
Who knew that almost exactly 1 year after this picture was taken in New Orleans she would be engaged to my brother David!?
Crazy, I tell ya!!
What a difference a year makes!
Supplies: Patterned paper (Fancy Pants), Chipboard embellishments (Fancy Pants), Rub-on alphas (Fancy Pants), Journaling block (Fancy Pants), Bling (KI Memories), Brads (Crate Paper), Pen (American Crafts)

OK that's all the scrappage I have for now.
Check back soon!
Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

It's ON!!

Marathon training is now in full swing!
3 weeks of the 16 week training program are completed.
D-day is Sunday, January 9th.
I am hoping 3 times will be a charm.
After the first one I never wanted to run another step.
After the 2nd one I felt like I had redeemed myself.
For the 3rd one I hope to be much better trained than I was for the first 2 and put up a time better than 4:30.
Yes sirree!Supplies: Patterned paper (My Mind's Eye-white background; Fancy Pants-pink/orange dotted; Sassafras-border strips), Chipboard 3s (Sassafras, Pink Paislee, American Crafts), Sticker 3s (Making Memories, Jenni Bowlin)
That's the goal.
But I am afraid I am might have to give up my beloved Dr. Pepper here soon in order to help me achieve that goal.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The indestructible Shuffle

You didn't actually think this story would go unscrapped did you??!!
And how perfect that today's Focus On over on the KI blog is the new KI Tatoos (aka rub-ons!).
So I used the tatoos for my title and everything else on this page is new KI too!
Lots to do this weekend!
11 mile run in the A.M.
Lots of football to watch!
Good stuff!
Hope you have a great weekend yourself!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

100 days...

until Christmas!
Oh yeah, it's right around the corner people.
I even heard a little Christmas music this past weekend!
And I got a jump on my Christmas cards with some of the new Cosmo Cricket!!
Heck, I've even bought a few Christmas presents already!
I'm on a roll!
So Merry {early} Christmas!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


on a lazy Sunday...
Thank you to everybody who came out to my "Scrap your Summer" class at Scrapbook Mania yesterday!.
It was a good time, I enjoyed meeting new friends, & we were very productive!
I left India with 2 class kits so if you want 'em, you better go get 'em!
{or call the store: 205/424-4246}
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 2nd.
That is World Cardmaking Day!
And Christine & I will each be teaching a card class at Scrapbook Mania.
Do come!
It's no secret that there is a soft spot in my heart for My Mind's Eye.
So when I saw that they will now be sending out a monthly newsletter, I would be willing to bet money that I was the first to sign up!
Here is a linky if you want to sign up too!
{it's totally free of course!}
Last week I got my copy of the April Scrapbook Trends issue & this layout was returned with it.

Supplies: Cardstock (My Mind's Eye & Wausau), Patterned paper (October Afternoon), Brad & pen (American Crafts), Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), embroidery floss
This layout will always be a reminder to take pictures!!
Even if your husband or brothers get annoyed at the camera coming out at the most randomest of times.
Who cares...
They will be thankful for those pictures later.
And may eventually be disappointed if those pictures were never taken.
And on a lighter note...
Can I get a
Thank you very much!!
Hope you have a lazy, happy Sunday!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

That's cool

Have you seen the September Basic Grey newsletter yet??
Well you should check it out because it has a bunch of great inspiration and I have a layout in there!
And I think that is pretty cool!
{see if this link works & you can check out the newsletter yourself:}

My layout is a tribute to the little lovebirds who are newly engaged & officially off the market!
Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers (Basic Grey Olivia line)


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Almost Halloween...

...and with a little chill in the air it is time to get excited about fall!
I do love this time of year!
Getting in the spirit of the season {as if I needed an excuse}, I picked up some of the newest My Mind's Eye Halloween line at Scrapbook Mania.
It is such a spooky fun line!
Supplies: Patterned paper, die cuts (My Mind's Eye Blackbird), Alpha stickers (Fancy Pants)

And speaking of Scrapbook Mania, don't forget about my "Scrap your Summer" class there this Saturday.
Last I heard there were still a couple of spots left!
It starts at 11:00 and the cost is $20.
Call the store to sign up!
Alright, that's all I've got!
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day challenge!

Happy Labor Day!
and HOORAY!! for a day off work!
Today is my day to put up a challenge on the KI blog.
I thought it only appropriate to do a Labor Day-related challenge.
So the challenge is to scrap your job!
Everybody's got a job in some form or fashion.
Some people go into the office
from 8:00-5:00.

Others work from home raising kids and maintaining the peace.
Whatever you do every day, scrap it!
Whatever takes up the majority of your day, scrap it!
Here is what I made...
Supplies: Calendar page, patterned paper, chipboard letters, Scribbles stickers, bling: all KI Memories

Have a happy Labor Day!!
Enjoy your day off!
{maybe you should scrapbook a little}

Friday, September 3, 2010

*NEW* class!

"Scrap your Summer!!"

Saturday, September 11th
Scrapbook Mania
We will be playing with fun products including the new Happy Sunny Skies line from Bella Blvd!
2 double-page layouts
I will have candy.
Call the store to sign up
Be there or be square!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Totally caught up

{well kind of}
I am now caught up on my half marathon album at least!
And I have no immediate plans to run another one, so it looks like I will be caught up for awhile.

Supplies: Patterned paper (Pink Paislee), Border sticker (KI Memories), Journaling block (KI Memories), Glitter numbers (KI Memories), flower embellishment (Sassafras), Brads (American Crafts)

Supplies: Patterned paper (Sassafras), Border stickers (Sassafras), Chipboard numbers (Pink Paislee), Die cut photo corners & star (my handy dandy ole Sizzix)

Supplies: Patterned paper (Pink, blue dotted-Jillibean Soup; Pink Paislee-dark blue), Number stickers (Jillibean Soup), Bling (Heidi Swapp & KI Memories), Journaling block (Making Memories), Mickey punch (EK Success)

Supplies: Patterned paper (Bella Blvd-blue, Jillibean Soup-blue dotted, Sassafras-stars), Glitter numbers (KI Memories), Die cut photo corners & star (the ole Sizzix again), staples