Sunday, July 26, 2009

Yeah, it's time for CHA!

CHA is here and I am so excited. I don't know if I am more excited about the show or about having 3 days off from work. I guess it doesn't matter - either way I know I am going to have a great time. I can't wait to see all of the new things that the manufacturers have to offer. I will post updates on my blog starting tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I <3 Thickers

When I find a storage solution that really works, I like to share it with others. I really love using Thickers (from American Crafts) on all of my projects. I have aquired so many packages of Thickers that I had to find a way to store them so I could find them when I needed them. I found this great container one day when I was shopping at Target. Now I can easliy flip through my Thickers and see what I have very quickly.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Have you ever tried sewing on your scrapbook pages? Here a look at a page I did this morning. I thought I would add a little detail by adding some stitches to the page (I have never tried this before) I think the results were pretty good.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My first 8 1/2 x 11 layout

Here's my first attempt at a 8 1/2 x 11 layout. I think I like this size - less space to fill up. This is one of my favorite photos of all time. This photo was taken by my friend Luis. That little cutie is his son, Caden (about 4 - 5 years ago).
Another creative stretch for me was the use of stickles. I love the way stickles look but I often struggle with when and how I use them. The Mickey icon and the letters for Caden's name have been "stickled". I have never used this much of my "stickles" on a project.
Hope this inspires you to stretch your creative muscles ;-)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

It may seem a little odd but this is what I made my dad for Father's Day. He loves this dog and has hardly any pictures of him.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Photo blog updates

I have finally figured out that I should just use my camera phone to take pictures for my POTD project. I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner. The pictures aren't high quality but I am not striving for perfection. To view my photo of the day blog, click the link on the right side of the screen.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

An oldie but a goodie...

Our IT guy in our office recently found out that he will have a new addition to his family in December. He is a great guy and this is going to be their first child. I think it is very cute how he comes into my office and will just drop some random baby information. This week he came into my office and said "Well, it's just one..." One what? I was thinking, but quickly realized he was talking about the new baby which I have lovingly nicknamed "Sea Monkey". Any one who knows me knows that I LOVE babies! So having a new little one on the way to buy cute stuff for thrills me. Plus, we get to have another baby shower! (YEAH!!!)

That leads me to the photo below ... this was a diaper wreath I made for a baby shower we had in our office last year. Super easy to make and functional because you decorate the wreath with small baby items (botties, mittens, teething rings...) You could also use the diapers if you wanted to. This is a super easy, super cute project that is sure to WOW the parents to be!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Flip flop album (Cosmo Cricket)

Here's a peek at my first attempt at a mini album made out of flip flops. I think it turned out pretty good. Just need to find some photos. Patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Snorkel.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bungle Jungle mini

Here is a mini album I made for some pictures of my favorite little guy using the Bungle Jungle paper from Sassafrass Lass. I absolutely love this paper - it is so great for pictures of kids. I have been doing a lot of mini albums lately. This one is called a flip out album.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You've gotta love Disney!

Who doesn't love Disney? Growing up so close to the House of Mouse it was required that you like Disney. That's probably why when Debbie suggested a Disney album for a March class a jumped at the chance.

The class will be on March 28th. Please contact Scrap Paper Scissors for more information:

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New projects

I just finished two projects. I think they turned out pretty good. The first is a small baby book made with a Maya Road Scalloped ring album. I think I am going to add a couple more touches to this album. It's going to be a great class. Also the papers are double sided. I used the sides of the paper that were kind of gender neutral but this could be totally frilled up for a girl or toned down for a boy.

My next project was a Valentine's Day explosion box. I told Debbie that if I was going to do another explosion box class we were going to make this one special. On this box the base layer has flip out panels and the middle layer is a clear acrylic sheet. Super COOL!!!
Now it's time to start thinking of ideas for March!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Normally I am not excited about a new but this year is different. I am glad 2008 is over. Don't get me wrong, 2008 wasn't a bad year - it just wasn't a great one. Like many years, 2008 had it's ups and downs but we made it through ok.

January has brought me a renewed sense of hope. I feel inspired. I feel like I can do something. Not sure what that something is but I know it will be great. This year will be the year Thomas & I celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. This will be the year I turn the big 3 - 0!!!

I hope 2009 has something special in store for all us....