Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Celebration!

Check out this special celebrating 30 years of Close To My Heart!

This set is FREE with qualifying orders.
Include $30 of stamp sets in an order and you will be prompted to add this fun set of mini stamps for FREE.
I will show you some creations with them tomorrow.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Since it is Labor Day I thought it would be fun to share 
the layout I made about the first day of school, when we returned back to our full-time jobs.

Since we are both teachers, we still take "first day of school " pictures. Geeks!
It is always an exciting time, starting a mew year;
For this layout I used the
I also cut out the "notes" using the "Artbooking" Cricut Cartridge.
I love this paper, with the pretty colors and the chalkboard look.
Hope you get some time to enjoy with friends and family today.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

What A Hoot

Today I am revisiting cards made with the What A Hoot stamp set.
Only a few more days to get this cutie and then it's time for a new 
Stamp of the Month.

You can find it HERE.

As usual, only $5 with a $50 order.
$17.95 on its own. 
Makes cute birthday cards too.  
Enjoy the long weekend.
Hope you sneek in some crafty time.
We have a rainy forecast so I think I will be able to get some studio time.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Say What?

Just had to share my scrapbooking geekness moment...
I am currently taking the Big Picture Classes
class "Here and There Inspiration".
I had entered this "mother/daughter selfie" layout in the class gallery.
The instructors are Kelley Purkey and Amy Tangerine
(two super-creative, artistic scrapbookers whose work I have admired for a few years).

This is what they had to say about this layout:
Kelley:  "Too cute!  I love the feathers!"
Amy:  "awww, how fun.  love the feathers."
And if that wasn't enought to make my day the fabulous
Stacy Julian left this comment...
"this is awesome--colors, feathers--all of it!"

Eeeek, I about squealed with delight when I saw the e-mail with that comment from Stacy.
I think that officialy makes me a scrapbooking geek!
Proud of it too!
This paper is now gone (the Free To Be Me set) but you can still make those feathers with this cool stamp set.
Thanks for letting me share!
Isn't my daugther adorable with her red flowered glasses?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chalk It Up

Here are some Back To School gifties I made for my teacher friends.
I was inspired by the back to school projects at Crate Paper.
You can see the notebook covers HERE.
I had fun using our
"Chalk It Up" paper packet along with some puffy shaped stickers that come in the coordinating assortment.
I stamped some tags and layered with some cork shapes and buttons and tied it all off with some ribbon from my stash.
Super easy. 

I also used this paper for our "First Day of School" photos.
Hope to post that layout next. 
Busy, busy week...how about you?
Looking foward to a 3-day weekend?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pocket Pages

These pocket pages really helped me get more scrapbooking done this summer!
It was so quick to do.
The divided page, shown above, has a lot of spaces for the 3 x 4 cards.
I felt like too many for my personal tastes.
So I took some of my less than stellar pics and cropped them way down.
Like the pic of hubby facing his nemesis, the backyard squirrel which was a sculpture in the garden.  We really didn't get a good photo of either of us in the awesome walkway, which takes you under the water, by the aquatic exhibits.
Having these small pics, which I never would have deemed "scrapworthy" are included and they remind me of the fun of the day.

And pics from the Children's Mueseum of Indianapolis.
This was our first visit there with no kiddos.
It is a world-class museum and I recommend it if you are ever in Indianapolis, kids or no kids!
The story of the Terra Cotta Warriors is a fascinating one.
All the cards I used here are from the
"Surf's Up" collection.  
How convenient for me that the colors matched my pics!

Just a sample of the 122 double-sided cards you get in the collection.

Thanks for visiting!
How's your summer scrapbooking going?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

More Pocket Pages

Just wanted to share a few more projects
created with the Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program.
I used some "Surf's Up" to scrap some more photos of our Indy trip earlier this summer.
As you can see you don't have to stick with the intended theme.
This page was made with the 12 x 12 page that comes with the "Surf's Up" kit.
Here is how I used the back side of this paper.

I used the 
set to add the title and date.
I love this alphabet stamp set.

Tomorrow I will show you the pocket pages that go with this page.
You don't have to do an entire album with one kit, I mix and match all the time throughout my album.
Just wanted to remind you that the Picture Perfection special ends at the end of August.
You get any page protector package for only $3 when you purchase any
It's a great time to try it.
More tomorrow.