17 November 2009

They're here!!

There are really TWO!!

Big Sister Chloe

Sadie and Daddy

Peter and Yaya

16 October 2009

Altered Recipe Album

How do you go from this...
...to this?!?

With a little help from Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird line, of course! With such a great array of patterned papers, stickers, journaling blocks, and paper borders, this was super easy to whip up! On the inside, I made folders to house loose recipes, and to serve as dividers between the sections. Jenni Bowlin's Reverse Tiny Circle Alpha Stickers in red were the perfect addition for labeling the course.
To make the tabs, I used my scallop punch on the scraps, then folded the circles in half and stapled them to the edges of the folders.

Finally, I added some Maya Road trim and a few buttons to the cover. For the binding, I just used one of quotes from the paper borders to add the title:

Now that I've got this done. maybe keeping all my clipped recipes organized will be that much more fun! Thanks for stopping by!!

18 August 2009

Mini-Albums Galore

The first is from Martha's class at Sisiversary. I thought my getting-ready wedding pics deserved a worthy home (all by KAREN HILL PHOTOGRAPHY, btw), and this seemed like the perfect fit!

This is made from file folders, with a really cool button binding, as taught by Amy Tan at this year's Sisiversary crop. Love the way it came out!

26 July 2009

Florida bound

I know, I know, WHAT in the world could possess me to go to humidhotsticky sweaty Orlando in JULY?? CHA, that's what! And I leave tomorrow, so excited to experience all the crafty goodness, and well as hang with Lori again and meet some of the Gals :)


Here are a couple of new layouts I made while on vaca in NH...don't want to say it too loudly, but I think my mojo just may be creeping back!

14 July 2009

Can't believe how lucky we are!!

We're having a girl AND a boy!! How cool is that? D. and I were giddy to find out that Chloe will be getting a sister and a brother--and of course to find out both babies are developing normally and look totally healthy!

10 July 2009

Three more days...

I'm getting really excited...In just 3 days, D. and I will find out if these two little lima beans

are 2 girls, 2 boys, or one of each!!!

06 July 2009

Sisiversary '09...

...was totally fun, and I am so glad I went! I had to pull a few strings to make it all happen, but it was so worth it in the end. First and foremost, meeting online friends in person was fantastic--way better than I could have imagined! Secondly, having SO much time to myself to scrap and get creative was amazing! Here are a bunch of pics I have lifted from various folks--I brought my camera, but didn't take a single photograph--doh! These first 2 pictures are courtesy of the fabulous KristinaK--who also happens to be one of my favorite scrappers and was my roomie as well!The only shot I have of the three roomies together--so glad I got to spend time with these to lovelies!

Me looking rather focused on getting scrappy!

If one of these is yours and you'd like credit, please let me know!
I could try to explain this, but ...

Amy Tangerine's mini-book class

Me and "colemeec"--aka one cool chica!

Me and Paperpoppies--Sandy Pool--"we are the Creative Type "

charm swap ladies

my two roomies--KK and Lori

Erin Willis and I display our creation for the "SO you think you can scrap" contest

Me and Lori--who is one of the funnier people I have met in a long time--had a blast getting to know her better!

Getting our scrap on at the crop

17 May 2009

Fun Stuff...

Summer Lovin Crop happenin over a ScrapGal.com! I actually got a lot done :)

This one was for a "scrap about your nickname" challenge, and for a "menu" challenge. I had to use 6x12, b&w, 4 patterned papers, stitching and paint. The nextone was for a challenge to finish up a lo you've had sitting around for a while...this one has been on my table since February!

There's a contest for using My Mind's Eye also happening right now...so I used some patterned papers I had stashed on this layout that was for a scrap your workplace challenge. I also had to use a time card, which I of course forgot until the last minute...but I think it came out ok!

This last one is probably my favorite--the challenge was to use the lyrics from a song called Colors by Kira Willey...I think I could use the lines from this song again and again--you might just see more!