Sunday, October 2, 2011

Summer ATC's

As part of the group I was a memeber to Crafty Enablers, we did an Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap. These were the 18 I made. It was my first time and I was super self-consious about them.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Twine Giveaway

Occasionally, I stumble across an awesome give away. This is one of them for some TWINE!! I love twine it is crazy how much I love twine.

here's the link, make sure you put your name in the hat.

Monday, July 25, 2011

52 Layouts in about 52 weeks MWM# 52 Can I play!?

Some 52 weeks ago I found a great site called Because of all the great women on this site I have found a great way to keep my pictures and perserve the memories. Not only do I now have a very full scrapbook for my son, but I also have been able to share the fun with my friend Julie and Valerie. I never would have thought I would enjoy scrapbooking so much. My husband would say it has taken over my life, and in a way it has. I get to preserve the memories and stories that so many lose over time.
Heres to another 52 weeks of layouts and scrappy goodness.

MWM #52 Can I play!?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

CE Blog Challenge July

I was lucky enough to find a great group of women, who share my love for all things crafty. We just started doing a monthly challenge. This months was to use no patterened paper 0_0.. I only have 8.5x11 non patterened paper. So I was alittle out of my comfort zone. I had this picture of my sister, brother and I from May 2010 and I wanted to get it scrapped for some time. This seemed to be the perfect layout. It all worked out.

MWM # 51 First Week

It is hard to believe some days that it has already been 51 weeks of Mojo's. Thanks to scrapbook steals I have an album full of beautiful layouts and a great memory book to pass on to my son. This weeks layout was a two pager and I choose Andrus first week on earth.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Eva Turns 1

My neice is turning one on July 10th and I was lucky enough to be able to hitch a ride to N.D. with my dad. So I made her a little memory book. I started with a plain chipboard album, then traced and cut out pieces of patterned paper adhered them to the chipboard. Then I embellished and left space for some small pictures. I had such a blast working on girly pages and with girly papers. So here it is in all its glory.

MWM # 49 & 50

Sometimes it is hard to believe I have only been scrapping for a year. MWM has been going on for 50 weeks and I have managed to keep up and do them all. Here are the latest ones.

MWM #49 Incredible Pizza Fun!

MWM #50 Hello, World

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Nikki Silvis Lines

Nikki Silvis is a local designer, She is right here in Springfield, Mo. She holds classes at my Local Scrapbook Store, I have yet to be able to go to one. But she is an awesome designer. I can't wait to get my hand on the Give a Hoot Line. I Love Owls and this is perfect.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

MWM #48 and Crop Challenges

We all know I Love Love Love Scrapbook steals (SS). they are an awesome scrapbook supply deal site but they are also a great group of ladies.. Occasionally they hold an online crop, where we all get together around our computers and chat and scrap.. well mostly chat. This month was one of the croppy goodness months, so we all gathered around and chatted. SS also will give out challenges for the crop and when you complete them you get a chance to win a some free goodies!! Who would pass up free goodies :raises hand: not this scrappy diva. The first challenge is always the weekly Midweek Mojo Sketch. Challenge two is a number challenge. You have to use a certain amount of certain items or supplies.. It was 1 die-cut, 3 different inks/glimmer mists, 5 different patterened papers, 7 brads, and 9 buttons.. Not to hard right? WRONG, you have to figure out how to get everything to go with each other and that is not the easiest thing to do.. Challenge three is an inspiration photo.. it is just a bunch of random summery photos that we are to draw inspiration from.. Challenge 4 is a Gender swap, you have to use boy paper to scrap a girl page and vise versa.. And lastly Challenge five was a bonus sketch. Just a simple one page three photo page.

MWM #48 and Challenge #1

#2 Number Challenge

#4 Summer inspiration.

The loppy loops were sewn with Twine, right now you can go to Whiskers Graphics-divine twine for a chance to win some Aqua twine.. I know I will be trying to win. I love twine.

#4 & 5 Gender swap and Bonus sketch

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fathers Day Album MWM #43,44,45

My Husband has been asking me for an album of his own since he saw the one I had for our youngest Andru. I decided to make him one for Fathers day. I got a 6x6 mini album and went to work. I must say making 6x6 pages when you are used to 12x12 is really hard. I was a few weeks behind on Midweek Mojos from a site I follow so I scaled down and managed to get them all done. I also tried a few new techniques on this album, I scrap lifted a paper weaving techinque from a crafty friend on line. I also used a few of my new sew easy heads and some lovely twine I recently got from the group of crafty ladies when we all went in together and got an awesome deal.

I had the boys both make a picture to add to the album and a hand print. I have gotten andrus hand prints on tiles since he was 3 weeks old and Chuck has always wanted one. So I did the best I could with just ink.

Here is the album, in the order it is in the book.

MWM #45 Sleep

MWM #43

MWM #44 My Family

I am going to write a letter to Chuck on his page (below) but the words haven't come to me yet.

Yes, those are bud light cans and No they are not open, Andru was teething and liked to cold metal to chew on.

MWM #47 Helping Dads

Sunday, May 15, 2011

MWM # 42 Mom & Me

Here is another sketch from This weeks was a simple one page one picture layout and I knew exactly which one I wanted to use. My mom has been bothering me to take a picture with her for a year. She has single pictures with my brother and sister but I was resistant. I am always the one on the other side of the camera I am never in pictures. So we spent about 20 minutes trying to get the perfect picture. We did it sitting on the couch, standing with my sister taking it, then the last thing we tried was the elusive self portrait. It ended up coming out really well.

MWM # 41 lot of Nina Love

In order to help with my creativity I use sketches from a website each week,

This weeks sketch happen to come from one of my on-line scrappy sisters. She rocked the sketch and I tried my best to live up to what she put out there for all of us.

I have been looking at these pictures of my sister and Andru since November and I just couldn't figure out how to put them down without looking to clumpy. Andru and his Nina (godmother) became great friends over the two weeks we were able to spend in Tampa, Florida in November. This particular time Andru was trying to get her to play music on her Blackberry, It was Katy Perry's Teenage Dream. It was so cute.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MWM #40 Fishes

While Andru and I spent two week in Florida in November 2010 my mom had gotten two free tickets to the Florida Aquarium. My sister and I took him and he loved all the fishes we stood infront of the huge tank for an hour easy just so he could watch all the fishies swim around.

MWM #40 Fishies

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Diamond Club Pages

MWM #1 Beautiful Smile

MWM #2 Birthday Boy

MWM #3 Sleepy Time

MWM #4 Picture Perfect

MWM #5 Cake

MWM #6 First Christmas 2009

MWM #7 Love to Read

MWM #8 fourth Grade

MWM #9 Yummy Ice Cream

MWM #10 Change of Command

Midweek Mojo #29 & #30

I hate hate hate this page I love the pictures and the bottom half but this was made using my cricut machine for the first time and I hate the top part. But I have to leave it since it is down.

MWM #29 Thank heaven for little boys

MWM#30 How Sweet it is.. This page I love I really like using white backgrounds it seems to make the pages stand out more.