Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fave Things-Scrappy Tools!

A new challenge is up at These Are a Few of My Favorite Things, and it is about your FAVE SCRAPPY TOOL!

I decided to do a page about scissors, and my boy goofing around, it was the perfect match:) 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Stamp Organization

I don't think I have gone more than a week of posting in a very long time, if ever! Well, I have been on a spring cleaning/organizing rampage:) 
I am still not close to done, but did want to share the first phase- which was stamp organization. All of my acrylic stamps are now in binders. One for all shape stamps and one for alpha stamps. I used We R Memory Keepers page sleeves, because they are a little bit sturdier than the regular ones that you will find at the office supply store.
I also thinned out my regular rubber stamps. They now all fit in a small 3 drawer container.

 Here are a couple of pages of the acrylic stamp pages. I took out all the outer packaging of small stamps, and adhered the plastic backing with a sticky dot on white card stock. I slid larger sets directly in the page protector.

The alphabet stamps were also slid into page sleeves. I do have a few sheets of Technique Tuesday stamps, which are conveniently already set up for a three ring binder.

Embossing organization coming soon!

Monday, March 21, 2011

GYSO #12

For GYSO #12, we had the opportunity to work with some digital items from Amber Ink. The floral paper and yellow polka dot paper were easily printed on my home printer...just love the versatility of that! Also, the banner and balls are printable. Have a great Monday!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Birthday Boy

 The birthday boy, five already!!
This awesome tanker truck cake was made by my friend Cynthia. She is an amazing job with all the realistic details!

I did mini cupcakes with little candy legos on top that he took to school... He had a great day, and is still working on the many lego sets that he got!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Weekend Scrapping

So, you can't really see it, but the front of the card says "A mom time out." I want to put a little gift card to Sonic or somewhere, a little pick me up for a special mom:)

I have about 8 pictures left in my stash of "must scrap" pictures! Allot of them aren't really from a specific occasion, just pictures that I really love.  

That about covers recent crafting, now it is time for the scrap room cleanup!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bag Inspiration

I needed a gift tag for the above bag, something perfect for spring! I used Mother's Day bouquet cartridge, seriously my favorite go to cart. right now. Can never have too many flowers!! I really want to make some really big flowers, just haven't figured out exactly what I am going to do with them...over sized bouquet maybe?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

CSN Stores Review

I will be doing a product review for CSN Stores, where they have awesome wood swing sets and so much more!
Someone in our house is having a birthday very soon...may have to pick out some legos! My girlfriend offered to do up a birthday cake for him, and wanted to know what flavor he likes. He requested lego flavor...Still trying to figure out what that would taste like;)
We did Legoland last week in Ca, it was really fun for the little ones, and I will admit that I also liked it. Can't wait to scrap some lego pictures!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Picture Perfect

Just some random projects today:) The last of my "need to use Indie Art cartridge" card, added lots of bling, but hey you can never have enough sparkle in my book! The second is a layout using a picture of Audrey from a couple of years ago in Dallas. We took her with us to go to a football game, but my mom surprised us and watched her during the game.
I have allot of individual pictures printed that I love, but have been hanging on to them for the longest time! Last year, I was printing pictures monthly, but started getting overwhelmed by the big stack of pictures. So as they have been dwindled down, I have only been printing new pictures that I know I will immediately scrap. Can't quite figure out my picture printing strategy for this year...Any tips?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Scrapbook Sussies March Kit

Here are my layouts for the March Scrapbook Sussies kit. I loved all the papers!!
Wanted to let you know...beginning in March 2011 Every kit will have a new value of $40.00 with no increase in kit price!!
$29.95 for a $40.00 kit - EVERY MONTH!!
This month includes BOTH My Little Shoebox Harmony AND Nikki Sivils We Are Family lines.

Thanks for stopping by!

GYSO #10

GYSO #10 is too much fun!  This week is sponsored by Christian Paper Crafts and the prize is a membership.

I was given these photos quite a while back, and just love to see how much the kids have already grown since 2008:) 
We had allot going on last week... I'll share the fun parts for now- we went to San Diego over the weekend. It was such great weather and a nice little get away.

Ooh, and thanks Jean for the bloggy award!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More Indie Art Cards

As I was working on my tape card from the last post, I realized that I hardly ever use the Indie Art cartridge. So I pushed myself to make a few more cards from the cartridge.
Been busy making all kinds of crafts, hopefully will get them all photoed tomorrow:)