Sunday, November 16, 2008


My first time scrapping at the camper was a lot of fun. I made quick and easy word books!










Friday, November 14, 2008

Another Recipe Card

At a Columbus Scrappers crop recently, I won this cute punch that makes mini fruits and veggies. I knew I'd find a use for it in no time flat...and I did!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Becoming a Zindorfian

IN September my bff and I drove to Dayton to attend a workshop by Michelle Zindorf who is absolutely amazing with a brayer and ink.

She made the process seem so very simple and I love the cards we made that day. Here is one that I've since given as a special Thank you to a good friend.



Monday, November 10, 2008

Cards for Children's Hospital Resource Center

I made the following cards for two different projects. One was a card kit swap for the Cricut Board, and the other was for card kits to donate to the Children's Hospital Resource Center, which is a community service project sponsored by the Columbus Scrapper's Board.  The content for both is the same. Make up individual kits, that include all the supplies needed to create a card.  For the hospital, parent's, visitors, or even the kids themselves, can take a few minutes, to relax, escape, and create a card, amidst the stress of their medical procedures.



This is a simple card, using generic CS and a strip pp from Paper Studio. I cut the circles using my nestibilities. The cupcake and sentiment are stamps from Hero Arts , stamped with Memories Black Ink and colored with colored pencils and OMS. The ribbon was a dollar bin find at M's.



For this card, I used generic CS, and ran the black piece through the CuttleBug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. Sheer black ribbon atop black satin ribbon (from M's) wrap the card, with a Heart and sentiment cut from my Cricut Die Cut machine.  I stamped the heart with  a Fancy Pants flourish stamp and silver acrylic paint, then added dots with the paint and a stylus around the heart.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Special Events

I made this card for a sweet young couple's wedding...


Pretty patterned paper from the DCWV wedding mat stack, atop shiny glittery DCWV glitter mat stack. Embossed stamped sentiment  atop a scalloped square cut from my Cricut. Add some silvery stickles and tie a sheer silvery ribbon around the base and you have a very pretty card.

Then I needed a card for my In Laws, who were celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary.


More patterned paper from the wedding stack, along with a stamped sentiment and a chipboard flower and bit of bling and it was done!

Scrappin Coco

Our kitty loves scrapping almost as much as I do. She is forever up on my table, rolling around or napping in the middle of all the supplies. Meet Coco, she's a blue eyed Siamese beauty.




Saturday, November 01, 2008

Garden Bake

I love making recipe cards. Collecting recipes and cookbooks is another passion of mine. Being able to combine that passion with scrapbooking is serendipity to me!  For this recipe swap, the recipe is on one side of a 4x6 card, and the other side is scrapped.



I found these darling stuffed tomato embellishments by Martha Stewart and knew they had to come home with me! The PP is from a paper slab, CS is from a mat pack, and the Title is stamped using SU! Old Olive ink and CTMH Clear alpha stamps.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wedding Layouts

What can be sweeter than scrapping a beautiful bride? Not much. Wish I had been a better photographer on this day though. But I'll share my efforts none the  less. 


Fairy Tale

I love this photo of Cindi. It seems even sweeter that is was an *accidental* photo. Not a posed shot. She really was just picking something out of her bouquet. Obviously, I didn't take this photo, Steph Carson, her amazing photographer captured this beauty. Did you know that you can click any of the photos in this blog, to see a full sized version of the photo?  My photo skills were terrible this day, I completely cut off the bottom two inches of the layout, which held a ribbon and Maya Road *Fire* Orange Velvet blossom. The ribbon and flower, came from the table centerpieces that were used at the reception.

The textured CS is from Paper Studio, I can't remember who makes the PP. Cindi and I bought it months before the wedding  at Archivers, when we were making wedding invitation prototypes. The quote is from an Anna Griffith vellum quote pack.


Love is

Another beautiful photo on a very simple layout.  Probably the easiest layout I've ever put together! Paper Studio Linen CS is covered with an acrylic overlay that I bought over a year ago at the Columbus Scrapper's Annual Yard Sale. I then added 3 of the Maya Road *Fire* Orange Velvet blossoms and voila! The page was complete.  Again, I cut off the bottom of the page, losing the *Love Is* title. (wah!)



I love this PP from Paper Studio. It's sweet and shabby, which is my new favorite style. The page came together very quickly, just using premade Jolee and Dollar store stickers and elements.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wedding Bling

This page features the diamond earring's that Matt gave Cindi for a wedding present. Oh yeah, that is the lil flower girl, who stuck to Cindi like glue.  There is a TON of bling on this page too!


The title is made from a Dollar Store foam alpha (Miss Elizabeth's) that I painted with acrylic paint mixed with glitter. The foam took the paint beautifully!


Monday, October 27, 2008

I love this page

I just love everything about it.

The background

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is a PP from an old K&Co Wedding stack. The scalloped CS is from Bazzill and I used a background stamp and choc chip ink to add the text. Then I used a Clearly Wordsworth stamp set to add the "I adore You" and "From this day forward" text over top the script stamping. The center of the scalloped CS was cut out so that the background paper and photo appear framed. The MR and Mrs chipboard embellishment came from the dollar store.


Finally, I added some brown satin ribbon and a buckle and brads from SU!'s  2007 Hodgepodge hardware set.


Yeah, I really love this page...or maybe it is just that I really love that young couple?

Happy Jack

I'm very new to coloring with markers. I don't have copics, so I am scrambling along with my collection of either SU! water based, or my Sharpies, American Crafts and Zig markers. But I am getting by, and although I couldn't get a decent photo that showed the shading on my Happy Jack-o-lantern face, I think it looks pretty sweet ( albeit simple) in real life.

Generic CS was used, with the gold colored CS being run through the Distressed Stripes CuttleBug embossing folder and then inked with SU! Choclate Chip. I think the embossing gave the card the perfect touch along with some gold colored Dew Drops.

Flower Girl

This was a fun 2 page layout to put together. It's focus is Cindi and her 3 year old niece, who was the flower girl in the wedding.  This is a really busy LO for me. I tend to scrap much simpler, but now and again...I go embellishment CRAZY!





Lots of chipboard and bling. A little patterned paper and paint.



Don't ya love the flowery lace cardstock?


Sunday, October 26, 2008


Here's a quick page I put together. Cindi visiting with her grandparent's at her rehearsal dinner.

I really like the simplicity of this page, both in its compostion and the colors.



The CS is Bazzill. PP is from Paper Studio. The flowers and scroll embellishments are MM. The sentiment is a vellum quote from Anna Griffith.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Time for Thanksgiving and Christmas

I made these two cards a couple weeks ago, for a card kit swap on the Cricut MB. I {heart} that MB.



Two versions of this one. I couldn't decide whether I liked the big or small snowflakes better. The small ones were already glittered. The big ones I glitter by painting them (the snowflakes are foam shapes) with glitter paint.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark, them embossed it in white.  The white decorative border strip was done using a scrap of white GP CS and the MS border punch. The dark blue CS and snowflake DP are from HL. The other blue CS is from a MM pad and the white is GP. Don't ya love acronyms, makes us sound like scientists rather than crafters.


I fell in love with this DP at HL. I knew it would make a gorgeous Thanksgiving card. Scored it for 20cents a sheet too! I really love this card in RL, it looks so regal.

The cardstock is Bazzill. DP from HL. Satin Ribbon is from my stash and the white circle and orange scalloped circle are made from scraps. I got to use my Nestabilities for the first time ever on this card. Oh my! Do I ever {heart} them! The pumpkin image is from Impression Obsession and is colored with a combination of MM and Sharpie Markers.

I printed the sentiment from the computer onto a strip of the Bazzill CS, and cut it out with the Stampin UP! word window. That is one greatly versatile punch!

Time for bed now.

Cheerios and Toodles!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scrapping Woman found alive and well, with paper and glue.

It has been too many days since my last post. Many things have kept me away, from being sick to being swamped, but I have managed to keep crafting throughout most of this time. I have lots of sharing to get caught up on, so I'll start with  now and go from there....

Today, well yesterday really, since it is 2am Sunday now, I completed a set of tags for a Thanksgiving tag banner swap my Columbus Scrap group is doing. I am so excited about this swap and my tag turned out so cute. It did require much creative pondering to get it to a form that I was happy with though.  Thursday night (when I actually created the initial tag design) I was wondering if it was ever going to feel *finished*, if ya know what I mean.

So for this swap, we're doing an idea that I think came from 2Peas originally. Each person participating takes one of the letters from the word THANKFUL and creates 10 tags using that letter. Once swapped, we'll each have the entire word in tags and can assemble a banner of the word for a holiday decoration. I think they will be so cute! I'll post a photo of the completed banner after the 18th, which is when we swap the tags. I had the letter "A", and my tag background was to be done in dark red. Here's my result...



Cute? I sure think so.  Hope the recipients do too.

The DP came from the clearance rack at HL. SCORE @ 20cents a sheet! The border punch used is a MS that I found on clearance too.  I used my Cricut, with the Keystone cartridge to cut the letter "A".

Oh..and as for scraps and stash elements...

The CS is so richly textured and is from a Art pad in the stash.The leaves I found in the bottom of drawer, the flowers, brads, and buttons are from my stash from forever ago...and the wheat-like stalks behind the leaves...that is a Starbucks Hand Protector that I cut into tiny strips!


Monday, September 22, 2008

I've been tagged!

Christine, from the Manolia-icious yahoo group tagged me today. You can see her very darling paper crafts on her blog.

Here's how it works.
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Ok here's 7 things about me

1. I am first generation American. My father is from Hungary.

2. I hate housework.

3. My first adult craft obsession was candle making.

4. My dream career was to be a foreign ambassador for the US.

5. I knew how to read by the time I was four. The love for words has lasted a lifetime.

6. I have very odd, very vivid dreams, and I am always wondering what could they possibly mean.

7. I believe that the meaning of life = love.

So, there's a little bit about me. Here are the 7 people that I'm tagging:

No time to tag anyone, I'll try to get to back later.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ribbons & Bows


I love how this page came together. Inspiration for the page came while leafing through Elsie Flannigan's "52 Scrapbook Challenges" Book. I saw a layout on page 71, done by Julia Scattaregia, entitled Ribbons and Bows. It made me think of Cindi's ribbon bouquet and the tradition of carrying a bouquet at the rehearsal that is made up of ribbons and bows from the bride's shower(s). Wonder where that tradition started?

I love these little metal letter embellies. They were a Xmas gift from my BFF.


The ribbons I used aren't from Cindi's bouquet, but I love how they brighten up the page.


I cut the title letters with my Cricut, and stamped them with a StudioG flourish stamp to dress them up a bit.


Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ready for Dreams

It is rainy here today, and I am so sleepy because of it. Today, I have a couple sb pages to share.

This one is a photo of DD getting her hair done before the wedding. I used psp ( graphics program) to filter the photo with a green/grey cast which I thought was cool. While I was working on the page, I was thinking about dreams, both mind and DDs. That lead to the journaling about how I was blessed with watching her dreams come true, which in reality, is my dream coming true also.

CS Bazzill--PP Cosmo Cricket--Elements (Ribbons, colored discs Cosmo Cricket) (Flowers Imaginesce) Clear pebbles are affectionately called skittles, but are really decorative beads from Michaels) (Chipboard Alpha Bazzill inked with SU! Old Real Red Classic) (Rub-ons Memory Makers)

This one was fun and whimsical. DD was SO ready for the wedding, she walked around beaming all weekend. This photo was from the beginning of the rhearsal on Friday night. Don't ya love her veil from the bachelorette party?

I made the flowers on the page using my Cricut with the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. The big one was cut with pp, then had the edges of the petals and the center inked, then stickled dots in the center too.


CS Bazzill--PP 12x12 is K&Co, 6x6 is MM
Elements: Ribbon & RicRac by Cosmo Cricket; Buttons by MM;

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

House Mouse and Happy Hoppers

Tonight's post is the remainder of the July card candy cards that I made last week. I love these house mouse and happy hopper images. Let's see what scraps I managed to add to them...

No scraps here. The bat and gloves are the candies I used along with some pp and a Hero Arts stamp.

No scraps here either. I just had to use this pp from the DCWV SUmmer stack with this cute lil seed spittin' bunny.

Gosh, no scraps here either. This candy set gave me everything but the base! Love it! I sent this card off to a dear lady who needed some cheering up today.

Another sweet lil hopper baseball player. Finally some scrap! This pp came from my scrap basket! Yeah!

And the seed spittin bunny again! And both pieces of pp came from the scrap basket!