Monday, April 28, 2008

A Supportive Husband

I have mentioned this before, but I have a very supportive husband...he doesn't give me a hard time about scrapbooking at all.  He really is awesome.  Anybody else got an awesome, supportive husband...give him a shout out in the comment section.  :)  Anyways, so in honor of my is a LO:

I actually included it in my HOF entry, under the favorites assignment.  There is quite a lot going on in this page.   Not exactly my typical work, but I do love all the details.  

Journaling Reads:
  • He doesn’t mind being called “DH”
  • He gives honest feedback
  • He takes time to look at your work
  • When guests arrive at the house, he proudly gets out your scrapbooks
  • He knows exactly what “SOY” and “HOF” are
  • When CK calls, he calls his mother
  • He knows exactly how much money you have spent on scrapbooking supplies
                    and the #1 sign:
  • He doesn’t comment on the pile of laundry, despite the fact that he knows how much time you’ve spent scrapbooking. 
Journaling on circle reads:
DH=Dear Husband (I learned this on the CK Message Board,  CK=Creating Keepsakes (magazine), SOY=Scrapbooker of the Year, HOF= Hall of Fame (these are CK’s two biggest contests), LO=layout, SB=Scrapbook, pp=patterned paper, CS=Cardstock, WTG=Way to Go! TLF=Thanks for looking  :)    LOL
Supply List
  • Cardstock—Stampin’ Up! 
  • Patterned Paper—Basic Grey, Rusty Pickle, Mustard Moon, Stampin’ Up!
  • Stamps—ART Warehouse, Limited Edition
  • Paint—Making Memories
  • Ribbon—DCWV
  • Hambly Overlays
  • Chipboard stars—Rusty Pickle
  • Computer Fonts—Elephant (the numbers), Dirty Ego (Dirty ego--journaling list), CK Man’s Print (journaling on circle), CK Melton (title),  Anklepants (on photo)
  • Letters—Part of the Boys will be Boys kit by Rhonna Farrer, downloaded at
  • Markers—Stampin’ Up!  
  • Computer Software Program—Microsoft Digital Image Suite 10
  • Brads—Making Memories
  • Embroidery Thread—DMC

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

Yeah...we have a winner for the Rusty Pickle class kit, chosen by a random number generator. Here is the winning comment:

Blogger blondegrrlie said...

I would love to get the Grafton Boys Chipboard by Scenic Route! I LOVE everything by SR and I havn't seen these yet! Thanks for the chance to win that neat kit!

April 21, 2008 9:20 AM

Send me your address (send it to, with "blog candy winner" in the subject) and we'll get this right out to you.  :)  Congrats and have fun!!!

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment and tried for the blog candy.  I will do it again soon.  :)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Legacy of Love

Here is yet another HOF layout.  It  was for the last assignment, which was just to include 4 of your "favorites" that have never been seen.  So, this is one of my favorites.  :)

* People using stitching guides for stitching on their pages is very popular…but I say—why buy those when you can use a stamp.  I stamped my flowers and then stitched right on top of them.  When I add stitching to my page, I always poke my holes first, it makes it a lot easier.  And then for the stitching you see here, I did backstiching, which means that I brought my thread through a hole (back to front) and then went through the previous hole.  On the back, I then advanced to second hole and came through and stitched through the previous hole again.  That probably makes no sense at all, but I had someone ask me a question on how to backstitch so I was tring to explain.  :) Maybe I will have to put together a visual tutorial.  
Supply List
  • Patterned Paper—Fancy Pants, Basic Grey
  • Cardstock—Bazzill 
  • Stamps—Fancy Pants (flowers and frame), Stampin’ Up! (small letters—“love”)
  • Letter Stickers—Marcella by K
  • Hardware—Stampin’ Up!
  • Lace—Carolace
  • Pens—Stampin’ Up!
  • Computer Software Program—Microsoft Digital Image Suite 10
  • Computer Font—CK Vegas Nights
  • Embroidery Thread—DMC
Journaling Reads:
These ladies are the most kind and loving women I have ever met.  They love like nobody else, they support their family and especially their husbands.  They have spent countless hours serving their church and displaying the love of God.  Everybody they know KNOWS that they genuinely care about them.  These are my role models.  No matter how times are, I want to be like them…because they are Christ-like!  

Thursday, April 24, 2008

HOF *Photo Extraordinaire*

Ok, first of all, don't forget about my blog candy, which is still can scroll down or click here to see it.

Second, what is up with blogger lately?  Is anybody else having problems with it?  I have the hardest time getting it to load seems to be hit or miss.  It is just not working well for me and I have been getting frustrated.  Anybody else in the same boat?

Thirdly, my actual post.  :)  Here is my LO for the Photo Extraordinaire assignment.  It is a two-page spread, which I really don't do anymore.  It is very simple, but I really wanted to highlight the photos.  

Supply List
  • Patterned Paper—Cosmo Cricket (green), Basic Grey (gray) 
  • Cardstock-- Stampin’ Up! (craft colored cardstock…main cardstock)
  • Stamps—Creative Imaginations (circles with dots—on white cs), Stampin up (circles on bottom of craft cardstock and the letters in “break”), and Fancy Pants (journaling lines on frame)
  • Paint—Making Memories
  • Letters—Quickutz
  • Computer Software Program—Microsoft Digital Image Suite 10
  • Frame—Rhonna Farrer, downloaded at
  • Chipboard—Fancy Pants
  • Font—Baskerville Old Face
  • Brad—Making Memories
  • Embroidery Thread--DMC
Journaling Reads:
 Kelby has learned how to manipulate me.  He knows that I am not an outdoorsy girl.  He knows I don’t typically enjoy hikes.  But he also knows just what to say.  Six words…that is all.  “You can take lots of pictures.”  And I go.  

A Fun LO is another LO from my HOF entry.  To be honest, this one was one that I may have changed out if I had had more time, because I wasn't completely satisfied with it, but that is ok.  I still like it.  It's something new and a different.  :)  Anyways, it was my LO for the "designing with 3 or more photos" assignment.  Tell me what ya think.  

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My first mini book

I had so much fun with my first mini book that I think I will do another one!  :)  My first one was for my HOF entry.  Here it is:

I put it all together with metal binding rings.  The last page actually has a long piece of the book hanging out that you can fold over and tuck into the cover in the spot where I sewed the fits nicely in there and keeps the book closed.  You should be able to click on the images to see them bigger...I know they are so small.

Supply List
  • Chipboard—
  • Binding Rings--7 gypsies
  • Cardstock—Stampin’ Up!
  • Paint—Making Memories
  • 3D Paint--Scribbles
  • Hambly Overlays
  • Chipboard stars—Rusty Pickle
  • Pens—Stampin’ Up!
  • Patterned Paper—Scenic Route, Basic Grey
  • Metal Dots- Colorbok
  • Rub-on’s—SEI
  • Frames—on page 3: Rhonna Farrer (downloaded from, red scalloped frame on pg. 6 is from S. Freeman (also downloaded from
  • Circle with star design— Part of the Boys will be Boys kit by Rhonna Farrer, downloaded at
  • Sewing Machine Thread--Sulky
And, in case you can't read the journaling...
Journaling Reads:
The Firefighter and the Dragon were very different from each other.  The Firefighter was handsome, smart and happy.  He knew how to love and how to help out.  The Dragon was cute, playful, and temperamental.  He enjoyed being loved and like to be the center of attention.  They thought that they couldn’t be friends because they were so different.  But they were lonely all by themselves.  Then they discovered that they had more in common then they thought.  They both loved laughing and playing in the leaves.  And they both loved going trick-or-treating and eating candy.  So they became friends afterall.

Monday, April 21, 2008

ScrapLovers Reveals is that time again.  Remember, this month's kit was sponsored by 7 Gypsies with their new Nottinghill Line.  You can find these products here.  Here are two more LO's that I made with this awesome line.  

And don't forget my blog post below...with a RAK out to one lucky winner.  :)

And for more blog candy, check out this site here.  It ends tonight at midnight, but she has a great blog, so even if you miss the deadline--still check out her blog.  :)

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Yeah, I have some blog candy for you on behalf of the Coconut Scrapshop!  :)  Check it is a Rusty Pickle class kit called "Mama's Angel" designed by Candice McLean.  
The supply list (all comes with kit) is HUGE! Here are the highlights:
6 x 6 chipboard album
all the papers
pipe cleaner
lots of buttons
quote sheet on transparency
metal binding rings

So, here's the deal.  To be in the drawing for the blog candy, you need to visit the store here, and browse through it.  Don't forget to check out all the new stuff that they have.  Then come back to this blog entry and leave me a comment telling me what one thing (product) you would love to have from the Coconut Scrapshop.  :)  Easy enough.  I will draw a name on Sunday, April 27th.  

And check here for even more blog candy.  :)  

Friday, April 18, 2008

What's Going On

This is my LO for my product challenge that I just issued on Scraplovers.  The challenge is to use paint and embrace the idea that scrapbooking is art.  Join in on the fun here.  

This is my most recent sketch.  I have posted in on the Coconut ScrapShop MB with a RAK out for one lucky person who does the sketch.  Join in here.  

And you won't want to miss this.  To Celebrate National Scrapbook Day, Scraplovers is having an online crop on Saturday, May 3rd, from 9am to 9pm (CST).  Check in every hour for a new challenge, game, or make-n-take.  There will be a Store Scavenger Hunt starting at noon, and live Bingo from 3pm to 5pm.  And then you won't want to miss our live chat with Iris Babao Uy from 8pm to 9pm.  Her work is amazing!!!  You can find her in Memory Makers, she is a MM 2008 Master and regular contributor.  She is also on the design teams for Prima and October Afternoon.  Here is her Scraplovers gallery.  

So you won't want to miss out on all this fun...get it on your calendar now.  There will be lots of chatting, fun, and prizes!  Remember, all times are in Central Standard Time.


You can find blog candy here, here, and here.  And look for some fun blog candy coming very soon on my blog.  :) 

Thursday, April 17, 2008

10 Beautiful Blossoms

A little while ago Creating Keepsakes requested a flower from was something that I had put on another page and they wanted me to make a new one...a fun, bright-colored one.  And, of course, I did.  You can find the article ("10 Beautiful Blossoms") online now,  download it here.  The whole article (by C.D. Muckosky) is great, filled with fun, funky flowers.

And here is my original LO that had the flower on it:

Monday, April 14, 2008

A Canvas

This was my first canvas project.  It turned out a little too neat and pretty compared to the artsy picture I had in my head, but I still like it.  It was for my HOF entry (Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame contest), and I didn't have time to make something new. But it does make me want to break out the paint and a canvas and see what else I can do.  The words were from one of those wall saying things, from a company called Uppercase Living.  The canvas itself is 14" x 14".  I will start revealing more of my HOF entry, so come back to see more.  :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

One last LO...and a letter

Ok, here is my last LO for the April kit from Coconut ScrapShop.  (But I still have lots left, and I make some cards or something).  It is much more simple than the others.

And here is what I did with the awesome dome ring.  I have to apologize though because I just could not get any decent pictures.  I wrapped a letter inside the ring to give away.  You could do this with invitations, letters, flowers, whatever you want.

The ring itself, I painted pink (just the inside of the ring) and put a green flower rub-on on top.  Here's a close up of the ring, but again, the picture is really bad...sorry.