Thursday, April 23, 2009

Adorable....part 2

I'm having trouble getting my photos to upload tonight. This was supposed to go with the last post but didn't. This is the second page of the spread. Supplies outlined in first post.

Adorable....isn't she?

My favorite crafting to do is scrapbooking so you'll probably see more of that here than anything. And of course my people in the world are my grandkids so what could be better than scrapbooking pictures of them? So here are some more pictures of our little cutie Addyson. I think these are her 6 month pictures. What I started out doing was trying to come up with a 6x6 layout that I could use as a progressive page for my new scrappers club that starts next month. I'm thinking this could work. And then I always love to use as many pictures as I can. I find it very hard to do anything but 12x12 layouts because of that. So I had to make it a double page layout. Always seem to have a need for that one too. So here they are. Let me know what you think.

Supplies: Chocolate Chip (my fav right now), Certainly Celery and Certainly Celery DSP cardstock
Accessories:Texturz plate with Big Shot, On Board Batch of blooms(covered with Choc Chip DSP), the letters -CRICUT - still don't remember what cartridge

Been too long.....

I can't believe it has been almost two weeks since I posted something. My how time flies. It's not that I haven't been creating, I've been having some fun with that. I wanted to wait to post anything else until I got my watermark created because I keep reading posts on Splitcoast about how you are supposed to do that for projects using Stampin' Up!. Well, you know how things goes with computers. I thought I had Adobe Photoshop Elements on my machine, turns out that was before I bought the new hard drive. So, I had to dig up the software again. Then of course my cd-rom wouldn't read the darn CD anymore. My machine is rather old for a pc. I think it is about 5 or 6 years old and the CD player only works when it wants to. I also have W2K so it is getting harder to find software and stuff that is compatible with it. So anyway, then I had to install the software on my daughter's computer. She of course never 'plays' on hers unless Mom wants to use it for something. It took me the better part of an evening to create my watermark. Not because it is anything spectacular as you will see, but because I was trying to get it done while watching the video on Stampin' Kub's site (that I found through SplitCoast) on my pc while trying to create the watermark on my daughters machine. Oh, yeah, and running into the livingroom to watch Chuck too. I think I need a new laptop with wireless. Then I could watch tv, scrapbook, and surf the web all at the same time if I wanted! That would be heaven. Soooo, I am going to follow this post up with one or two more of projects that I've finished but haven't posted. Depends on how much sleepier I get. Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


I love to scrapbook but don't do it often enough. Yesterday afternoon I started on this page for my granddaughter, Addyson's, first birthday. Finished it off a little while ago. Taking a break from my morning of cleaning. As you can see once she got started on the cake she really got into it! I love the bold brights together, makes everything pop. Everything used here is SU! with the exception of how I cut the letters. I used my daughter's CRICUT machine for that. I just love that machine! It is hard to see in the photo but on the green I used one of my new texture plates with the Big Shot. Been dying to use those. Didn't come out as raised as I hoped but I found a tip somewhere this morning that I'm going to try next time. The tip was to mist the paper with alcohol before running the paper through the Big Shot and it leaves better impressions. I'll let you know how well it works once I give that tip a try.

I got my inspiration from a terrific site that I found while surfing from one site to another. It is called Got Sketch? Wonderful sketches to get you started.

Supplies: Petal Party Simply Scrappin, whisper white cardstock
Accessories:Circle scallop punch, 1/2" circle punch, paper piercer (all for the flowers), Top Note die, the letters and number -CRICUT - can't remember the cartridge, I'll edit the post after I look at it again.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Box in a bag

Last nite was our club meeting. We did a couple of projects but this is the only photo I've gotten to come out so far. This is a cute bag that comes from a Splitcoast tutorial. It was an easy project.

Paper: Parisian Breeze, Chocolate Chip(bottom & tabs)
Accessories: Double Stitch Choc Chip grossgrain ribbon, Baha Breeze striped grossgrain ribbon, wide oval punch, scallop oval punch, round tab punch, Oval All stamp set and lots of sticky strip!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Woven Basket

Well, here it is. My first posted project. I CASED this from Splitcoast. They have a good tutorial there on how to make this. The eggs are courtesy of my beautiful little granddaughter. She enjoyed coloring eggs today. I think I need to get better at taking pictures of the projects....

Edited: Hmm...I must have changed the picture because I don't see any eggs!

Paper: Certainly Celery
Accessories: So Saffron brads and ribbon.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I absolutely do intend to share projects that I have created but things have just been so hectic. You know how life gets. I'm making it a goal for myself to have my first project posted by the end of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Technique University Class #2

Learn and complete 15 different techniques per class, for six classes. Completed techniques will be mounted on a 6x6 sheet of black cardstock. At the end of the six weeks of classes you will have an album full of techniques to inspire you for your crafting projects! (album not included)

Class fee is $25. $20 of this fee can go towards an order that you can place the night of the class. Please bring your own adhesive and scissors. All other supplies for classes will be provided.

Techniques this class include: Poppin' Pastels, Spiral Punch, Watercolor Pencils, Baby Wipe Stamp Pad, Faux Silk, Split Negative, Spotlight Stamping, Glitter Window, Microbeads w/Sticky Strip, Circle Scallop Punch Flower, Ghost Stamping,Shadowing Technique, Heat & Stick Powder, Punch Polka Dots, Word Window, Roller Background Paper

Location: McAllister's Deli, Jefferson City
Time: 5:30pm
Date: April 17

Don't worry if you missed the first class, we'll be having it again!


Well, I finally did it. I have my blog started. Been working on it on and off for two weeks, can you tell! LOL! Really, I piddle with things forever. Just decided to go ahead and get started with it so you will most likely see some design changes in the coming weeks because like I said, I like to piddle. I love messing with the code behind this almost as much as I love scrapping and stamping. Anyway, I've created this blog as a way to share my crafting. Hope you enjoy and come visit when I have some actual projects posted!

Oh, did I mention that I am also a new Stampin' Up! demonstrator so I'll be using this blog to keep my customers updated on upcoming events and things too!