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Friday, October 17, 2014

Thrifty Thursday Week # 4

Sorry that we are having Thursday on a Friday!  I completely lost track of the days this week and thought today was Thursday!  

For this week I have another card for you

This was a lift from Karola.  She does such beautiful work!

Supplies used were:

3 types or patterned card stock
2 pieces of solid card stock
1 solid ribbon
1 printed ribbon
4 small buttons
1 med button
1 punch
2 types of ink for distressing the edges
distressing tool

I used the Cricut and Art philosophy cartridge to create the circular card base, snowflakes, and stars. So if you have a Cricut....use it!

Here's an alternate picture:  Once you cut out all the circles you can create a set of six cards at once!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Have fun digging into your stuff....maybe dusting off some things you haven't used in awhile and saying....I did it without buying a thing! :) Now doesn't that feel good?



P.S. Maybe you aren't a card maker.  Well use this as an example for a small embellishment on a page or remember you don't have to copy the picture.....just the type of products used if you have them available.:)  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

6x6 Layout Thrifty Thursdays Week #3

Hi everyone!  Sorry for missing last week.  We had a scare with my youngest son on Wednesday and thought he was going to have emergency surgery.  So we were out of town.  All is good upon a second opinion he doesn't have to have surgery immediately but should get it done as soon as possible.  I then went out of town with my daughter in law and granddaughter so she could have a visit with her dad.  Wonderful weekend and I am sure she will have lots of memories.

So let's get on with this week's Thrifty Thursday Challenge. Here is a 6x6 layout that I created for a swap that I am involved with on The Crop Room II.  We are doing friendship page swaps. 

Products used were 
2 sheets of  double sided background paper.  These are some Webster Pages that I have had in my stash forever.
1 ribbon flower
1 piece of velvet gathered ribbon
4 white pearls
2 Chocolate Brown Pearls
The piece with the velvet ribbon and banner piece attached pulls out to reveal the letter I wrote to her on the backside.

Have fun! I am sure you will come up with some awesome layouts! I hope everyone is having fun digging out and using up their stash!



Friday, September 26, 2014

Follow Your Heart Junk Journal

Hey friends, family, fellow bloggers!

Well I told you that I would post the rest of the journal later...and since it's later then today is the day! :)

This was a fun little project for me. I know my Great Niece Dani liked it. I really don't know what all the supplies were that I used as  I just started creating and didn't keep track. 

This is the front and back covers of the book.  I believe that the main papers were from My Minds Eye and the polka dot paper is from Brenda Walton Maisson. I really had a hard time with my stamping on this book. I thought it was ironic that the creativity stamp rocked on me...oh well! Practice makes perfect right?

This is the first page of the book. Again I believe it's My Mind's Eye paper.  The photo on the right shows the tag that can be pulled out.  All of the smaller papers from 6x6 paper stacks from Teresa Collins Memories and Prima Printery. I also used a Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch throughout the book.

The back of page one has a small pocket with a tag. I also added a rik rak and small clothespins that she could add things to.  Each section has sheets of notebook paper and ends with a blank sheet of cardstock that she can doodle or draw on.

This was just a fun little page to do.  I created two little 6x6 pages that had pull outs for more journaling or pictures. I intentionally did not over embellish this book so that Dani could add her own touches to it. I really like how the Teresa Collins mixed with the Prima Printery gave the book a fresh yet kept that vintage feel to it also.

I created a water fall page for the next section.  I felt this would be a great way to display some photos. Following is each of the waterfall pages and the papers that were used.

 I also created another hidden pocket behind the waterfall with a page to be pulled out.

Below is the back of the waterfall page.

The last set of page dividers is above.  Just another little pocket and a page where she can slip things into it. I hope you've enjoyed this little look at my first attempt at a junk journal. 
 I did use We R Memory Keepers Cinch to bind this little book.

Hope everyone has a weekend full of happy times and scrappy times!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Week 2 of Thrifty Thursday!

Hi everyone!  Did you have fun this last week creating and carving out some of that therapy time? Did you enjoy digging through your stash and maybe using up or using some tools that you haven't for awhile?  I know I did.

This week I created a journal for my great niece.  I hope that she has opened her package by this time.

So let's get to it.  I am just sharing the front cover with you for today.  But will share the entire album later.  I know it sounds likes lots of sharing I have to do later...my room and now the entire journal project.  Well that will give you something to look forward to. ;)

Supplies needed:

2 Pieces of Patterned Paper
2 Types of Ribbon
Rik Rak
a Stamp and Embossing Powder
Misting Ink or Walnut Ink
a Couple of Small Bling
Alphabet Stickers

Have fun!  If you create something or are enjoying this please let me know!  Also if you create and share something that you have made using this post  will you be kind enough to mention where you found your inspiration.

Thanks again....until next time!



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thrifty Thursdays Challenge ~ Week #1

Hi to all my friends, family, and others that just might be surfing the net and looking around. I know I have been gone for several months.  My life has just seemed to turn upside down.  We have been trying to get the estate of my mother in law settle and have her memorial in Colorado this summer. In addition to all that goes along with the  Spring and Summer months, you know like gardening, weeding, spending more time in the sun, all that stuff.   We had 3 grandchildren graduate from Kindergarten this year.  That was so much fun to get to see each of the programs and how cute they looked.  Well at least I thought so...but I am the grandma.  The summer brought with it a few short camping and fishing trips also.  And we can't forget the trips to Grandma's house for my grandchildren who don't live in town. So my time has been very active and it seems like my blog and my creativity has went to the way side.

I also reorganized and remodeled my craft room which I will share all the goodies of that in another post.  I adore my room now!  My next hurdle is finding the time to spend in there.  With all of this said and the apologies to my followers for not being around, let me tell you what I am starting and hoping it will become a regular submission for my blog, that is if my reader's enjoy it.

This is the first week of posting a THRIFTY THURSDAY! Each week I hope to post a project and then challenge you to use product from your stash.  You of course can create any type of project for your choosing and see how many of your products you can use.  Why Thrifty Thursday?  I have heard women say that create and scrapbook...."We have too much stuff, I forget to use that, I want time to create!"  So here's to getting out your tools, papers, embellishments that you have on hand, and carving out just a little bit of time for you to have fun! After all we work hard at our jobs, in our homes, and taking care of our families.  We need to take care of ourselves too and there is nothing better than some therapy time to scrapbook and create.

Here is the project I have created:

With Christmas being right around the corner I thought now is the time to start getting those cards done.

Here is all of the products I have used.  See if you can do a project and include all of them too!

1 Piece of patterned paper
2 pieces of Card stock
Dry Embossing - 2 patterns
2 Shades of Ink (I used white and then just went around the snowman for some dimension)
a punch
a die cut - machine or store bought
bling - 2 colors
Chalk (used a peachy orange to create the carrot on the snowman's nose)
Stickles in Frosted Lace

So there you have it!  A list to challenge you!  I hope you have fun creating! And please leave me a comment if you find this challenge to be fun!

Hugs to you all!


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sew Inspired Mini Book

Hi everyone! Today I would like to share with you my latest paper bag mini book. This little chunky book was created for a lady that called me and wanted a gift for her friend that is an avid sewer and quilter.  I had a lot of fun making this and even tried something new for me. I printed on muslin fabric using graphics from The Graphics Fairy. Printing on the muslin was much easier than I thought.  The only thing I wish I had done differently was to allow more space between them so I could have had a larger margin and been able to sew them on.  I guess you just learn as you go!

Throughout the book I used Die Cuts with a View Linen Closet Patterned and Coordinating Card Stock Paper Packs. I had my trusty Cricut Expression 2 going to make tags and several other embellishments as well as my Sizzix Big Shot for embossing, and the We R Memory Keepers Cinch for binding the book.

The front cover:

I inked up the Tim Holtz mannequin die cut out of chipboard, washi tape, mini roses are from Recollections, the little pearl is from Close to My Heart, and the sewing tape button was from Favorite Findings. A note here: I had some trouble with the Washi tape curling up on the top and bottom edges so I gave them a little extra glue to make sure they stuck. I can't remember where I got the little gold flower brad. As always I had to stitch on my pages. Rather than make a list at the bottom of the book of supplies I will include them with each page what I used.

The remaining pages of the book.
I included a place on the inside of the front cover for a presentation spot. The stamp is from Stamping Up: Notably Ornate Collection. The little quilted pattern look diamonds were cut with The Blackletter Cartridge. 

 You will see a little bit of fabric peeking out in places throughout the book.  This was a scrap piece of satin that I had in my stash. What is a book about sewing without a little bit of fabric? All of the scallop topped tags were cut using Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cartridge. The framed ticket embellishments are from Art Philosophy Cartridge for Close to My Heart.There is also Prima Say it With Pearls embellishments througout the book, and where ever you see little pearls they are from Close to My Heart.

These little half pages were a new addition to my books.  I used smaller folded bags in the center of the book to the half pages.  These have openings where memorabilia or maybe the recipients own note can be added. I used the Cricut Cartridge Christmas/Noel for the quilted look piece.

The book mark I added was actually a trim from an old curtain! Like I tell people if it isn't nailed down and small enough to fit in a book scrapbookers will find a way to use it. These little chipboard accent pieces are also from Recollections.

 Here on this page I used the Elegant Edges Cart to create the background mat for the muslin piece.

 On the half page below I just loved that image I put on the muslin.  I didn't show it here but that piece actually opens up like a card with a journaling spot inside.

I hope you've enjoyed this little book as much as I enjoyed making it!
Until next time...which I am hoping will soon!



P.S.  If you have questions please feel free to ask in the comments section! 

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Hi my friends!  Today I bring you another layout that I just completed using a kit I purchased from a local scrapbook shop Paper Daisies  in Sparks, NV. That gorgeous shabby frame came with the kit.  I bought this kit at some point last year with several friends.  We finally found the time to all get together and this kit done.At some point I would love to take a class or two there.  But that requires alot more planning on my part.

However, with that said....I added the quote, the clothesline, the silver frame, the burlap, and the branch cut in the upper right corner.  The kit came with an actual branch for the corner but it just didn't suit me. I just love this paper line French Country from Graphic 45 . The clothes on the line were cut with the Cricut from the Cartridge Everyday Paper dolls, the branch was cut from Cricut Christmas/Noel Solutions Cartridge. The flowers were made by my friend Sondra aka Scrappy by Design. Thanks Sondra you do such beautiful work!  Some of the items on here I have had forever...it always feels good to dig through my stash and find something I had forgotten about and be able to use.

I apologize for the photo quality but we have been getting rain and snow, and I kept getting a glare when I tried to take the photo inside.  And of course this is way too bulky to try to scan in!

The photo was taken a couple of summers ago by my daughter-in-law,  when my husband and I were able to have most of the grandchildren with us.  It truly was a challenge to get a decent photo of everyone in this little group!

What a joy! Happy Scrapping...creating....life!



Sunday, February 2, 2014


Hi my friends!  I know you all probably think I am the biggest flake!  I have had so many life's ups and downs over the past couple months.  First in November my husband had shoulder surgery.  He's already back to work and doing fine...Praise God!  On November 21st my mother in law came to visit for Thanksgiving.  She got pneumonia while she was here and hospitalized in our hospital.  Ten days later she was sent to a larger hospital in Reno and was placed in ICU.  They discovered a lung disease that she didn't know she had.  They gave her 2 days to 2 months to live.  On January 3rd she was able to come to our home under hospice care and home health care.  She was totally bed ridden. On January 7th she passed away.  I feel that she was waiting to be with family that cared and at home instead of in the hospital.  This has been a very difficult time for us.  She was so full of vitality before she got the pneumonia.  She golfed, was the bingo caller at her park in AZ, helped tend to the gardens down there, and swam every day.  She was truly loved, blessed our lives, and will be missed greatly.

Remember the posts I was doing of the heritage pages of the book that I made for her 75th birthday?  Well here are 2 more. 
The next set of pages in the book are of my mother-in-law's maternal grandparents.  She was so blessed to have so many wonderful photos and I was so blessed to be able to scrap them for her.  Because of this I was able to get in touch with some relatives that I had met but never really gotten to know.What a blessing that is! Her Aunt Patty and Uncle Rudy were a terrific help with telling me stories about their parents. 

On the middle page I included a fold out that has all of the names and information on thier children. They had 12 of them! The bottom picture is one of the few pictures we have of her grandfather.  I included a copy of a newspaper clipping that told of their marriage. 

I will try to get more pages up shortly and maybe another tutorial or two.  We will just see what life brings my way.  I hope you are encouraged to preserve the pictures and stories of your past.  We never know when we won't be able to ask our families about their life and what they know of our heritage.

May your days be blessed with love and family.