This blog as been primarily created as a place for me to record and organize my scrapbooking thoughts and ideas. Hopefully, it will inspire other scrappers in their endevours! Have fun!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mommy and Me Night

Hey Scrappers! Well tonight's post is on a project that is very different from what I usually do. A while ago my mom asked me to help her with a project and tonight we finally got around to doing it. I think it turned out pretty beautiful myself but take a look for yourself...

The reflection on the mirror is catching a little bit of a candle holder on our wall but this was as good as I could get the picture! Anyways, I cut the letters out of black vinyl using my Cricut with the 'Nursery Rhymes' cartridge. My mom got the saying from her boss at work. I like it and it really fits the mood I'm in right now...maybe she should consider gifting it to me...lol! My Cricut was having a little trouble cutting out the smaller letters and I'm not sure if it was because the blade was dull or I just didn't have the settings right. Do you think I have the original instruction sheet that tells you helpful information like what setting to cut different materials with considering I've had it for a few years now? Um not a chance! Like I said earlier, I do really like the way it turned out and even though Mom says she's not creative at all, I think this project proves otherwise. It was fun bonding over a craft project!

Just a little update on what I've been up to these days. I know I've been slacking on posting but I have a kind of good excuse and a funny story to help explain...lol! I have been creating, a lot in fact. So what's with the lack of posts? Well, my husband puts it this way: My creativity goes so crazy that I get excited,but new products or start new projects and then never use the product or never finish the project because my creativity is already on the next thing. It's so true! So I'm trying this week to wrap some things up so I can post more and share more.
So until then, Happy Scrappin'! SB

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Do You Miss Me Yet?

I feel like the last few weeks have been the longest of my life which explains why I have been slacking in the blogging area. If you think that's bad, I haven't been doing a whole lot of crafting either. I Last week I was pretty sick with a sinus infection and it wiped me out pretty good. I usually go to bed around 10:30/11:00 but last week I went to bed around 9/9:30 every night. Since then I have just been feeling extremely exhausted every night. Tonight I started covering a chipboard mini that I'm making about my 3 year old cousin. It seems like I have a ton of started projects I need to be finishing. There's just so much going on! I started working out again so I don't get home until later in the evening and then by the time I find something to eat....I'm sure you've all felt like there just isn't enough time. Today has been a really stressful day so I was surprised I was even in the mood to create but oh well! As I'm writing right now my contacts are so dry I can barely see the screen and I'm more than ready for bed. I'm praying that things will settle down in the next few months because I am more than ready to get myself back into the crafting groove and get some things accomplished! Until then, Happy Scrappin! SB

Saturday, March 5, 2011

So Happy Together

Hey Scrappers! I managed to complete a layout a few weeks ago and yes I know, I'm just now getting around to posting it...lol. Check it out!

This layout is about 90% My Mind's Eye which is no surprise considering it's my favorite line. I just picked up some AWESOME new MME paper that I cannot wait to use! Anyways, here's an overview of the layout.

I made the title using gold Thickers letters and a sticker I got from the dollar section at Joann Fabrics. The stitching is also a rub on from the dollar section as well. I thought it really anchored down the title. I believe that is a Prima flower in the corner. The paper I used was from the Breaking Free collection.

This journal tag is from MME Life Stories Kraft Cardstock. This paper is REALLY heavy duty. There are tons of papers and tags in this collection for journaling but there is also really pretty distressed papers that I'm thinking of making a mini with because the papers are so sturdy. The flowers in the corner are Prima. I really need to start making more layouts I mean it is on my 101 Goal Challenge...lol. I'm just too stuck on minis right now! Well that's all for now! Happy Scrappin', SB

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Punk Rock Valentines Day Mini

I love Valentine's Day! I know there are those out there who don't she in my sentiment but I can't help it. I love, Love, LOVE Valentine's Day. See now Valentine's Day isn't just about showing your significant other how much you love them, it's about your family too! I used a lot of different elements in this album...Enjoy!

This is just a basic paper bag alum that I made using pink paper bags. The angel wings are Tattered Angels resist chipboard that I misted with Glimmer Mist. I outlined all the pages and the cover with regular black acrylic paint. The journal tag and the tag in front of the wings is from Echo Park.

Here is what the album looked like after is was assembles and painted. Usually you want to embellish the pages before you bind them together just because they're easier to handle that way. I wasn't planning on embellishing a whole lot so I made them album and then embellished.

The plaid paper I got from the dollar section at Target. Isn't it cute?! The tag on the little flap is Echo Park.

Again, Target dollar spot flower paper and I LOVE this air balloon tag from Echo Park.

I had to much fun making this mini. Now all it needs is some pictures! That seems to be the issue with all my minis. I make the mini without any pictures in mind yet when I make layouts I always have to have the pictures first. Go figure!

I hope you all had a great Valentine's Day and spent it with someone you love! Until we meet again, Happy Scrappin! SB