Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fave Thing About Spring

 Be sure to check out the new challenge at These are a Few of My Favorite Things! It is about spring:) 

Spring is really great out here, we start getting the swimsuits on to stay cool at the local splash pads.


Friday, April 29, 2011

Yeah for Friday

Here is a picture taken from Easter brunch, I think it shows all our personalites rather well! 
1.Water for Elephants (haven't seen the movie yet)
2.Royal wedding hoopla and commemorative items!
3.Shop Sweet LuLu- makes me want to have a party ASAP

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Something New

These pictures have been calling my name since December. They are both 8x10 collages, and felt a little busy for too much embellishment. I applied the same format for both pages to simplify the process. Still some color and pattern, but tried to keep the focus on the photos.
I have been learning how to create sketches digitally, so plan on seeing more in the future:)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Die Cut Organization

 I do still have quite a few manual dies...Sizzix, Quickutz, Spellbinders-just couldn't part with them even after getting a Cricut. So, I decided to split them out by brand. Then I somewhat grouped them by type and size.
Yes, this part took a while to do. I then cut all the shapes out and glued to paper to make a die cut book. Both the die and cut out out have been numbered.

I have a few border punches, so I used the same concept for those. For all the time it took to get this system up, I can say that it was worth my effort. Now I know exactly what I have and where I can find it!

And yes, Happy Easter! This is my sister and I back then...I love how my momma dressed us all up!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Egg-stra Fun

 Here are some goodies I have been working on lately...

 My sister is getting married this summer, so a card for the shower, (which I am missing this weekend, boo!)

 A birthday tag.

I am down to just a few photos to scrap from last year, here is a Halloween one.

Last week our little church playgroup had an egg hunt. You can see Audrey's strategy. All pink eggs! Sometimes it is good to just go with what you love:)

Monday, April 18, 2011

GYSO #16

Be sure to check out the new sketch at GYSO! The sketch was perfect for cutting out all the little playing cards. Loved all the hearts, it fit right in since they love the carwash...Or maybe all the snacks at the carwash!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Just a couple of random cards on a Thursday!

I have been thinking of some Mother's day gift ideas, and asked my mom if she would like me to do up a set of cards so she has some to give out to friends and family. She really liked that idea. I am thinking of just doubling up what I make, so I will have a set too. I am always in need of birthday cards and never have them! So, some card strategy is in order for the next week!
I also need to photo my new die cut organization. It will likely be in two posts, this was the most time consuming project in my craft room makeover.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cute Overload

 First, I wanted to share  a little video tutorial that I did up on the Scrapbook Sussies blog on how to make this mini:) I have been wanting to make a video with our little Flip camera, it was fairly easy to figure out.

We went to Princess on Ice with our pals Julie and Brookie, we had such a ball! Who can pass up on a chance to dress up?!

More to come, it has been a really off week- and it is only Tuesday! Audrey has a stomach bug, and we have had some real sadness with our extended family. Many prayers for an improved rest of the week.


Monday, April 11, 2011

A Winner for the Blog Hop!

McVic said...
Love the laundry layout! Fun!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

No Housework Day Blog hop

Welcome to the National No Housework Day Online Blog hop! If you have arrived not knowing until now about the hop, no problem...just go back to If It's Groovy where this hop starts and work your way through. You may find games, prizes, projects and how do-you-dos along the path :) We would appreciate it if you sign up to keep in touch with us by "following" and would love your comments!
Perhaps you arrived here from Becka, from Creations with Becka 
Hope you enjoyed that stop and the others so far!!!
We celebrate this national holiday by scrapping today and into the weekend with projects that remind us of housework or getting away from it!!! Take the day off, put up your feet and let's hop!

 I wanted to do a layout about laundry,I really try to remember that this is just a season in my life, with all the kids laundry...and to not let it stress me out too much!

Now, for my giveaway! I figure you might have some housework to do after taking the day off from cleaning, so how about some cute gloves and scrubber? Oh, yeah and a nice pile of scrapbooking goodies:)
How to win: Just leave a comment! For two entries become a follower, or let me know if you already are one.

Thanks for your visit, please head over to see Jen at the Crafty Diva Lounge, Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Scrapbook Sussies

You have got to check out the April kit! I had such a fun weekend scrapping my way through the kit...And, I still have a couple of sides of printed papers I haven't even gotten to yet.

 We went to see monster trucks a couple of weeks ago, and I loved how perfectly the embellishments and papers matched for this layout.
 Look ma- a two pager! This one was allot of fun to do.
 This is the April Sketch, I have been wanting to scrap her first haircut so bad!
And a Spring card. I always need extra cards!

I have a tutorial that I really want to do with this kit, so hopefully I can get it going by the end of the week:)

Monday, April 4, 2011

GYSO #14

Get Your Sketch On #14 is so much fun! It is sponsored by Hazel Olive Designs, we were able to choose some designs, just about everything on this layout is digital that I printed out!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Embossing Folder Organization

 I am going to admit that embossing folders are one of my under utilized tools. I saw this post at Crafting with Class, and loved the system that she used! I went a little crazy with the label maker, but am really happy with the results. Being a visual person, I really am excited about being able to flip through the samples, and then easily pull out what ever number the folder is. Yay!! 
Next will be die cut organization...It was the most time consuming project, but I am hoping it will pay off in the long run.