Saturday, December 27, 2008

Photo Organization and storage

I had this great idea for the new year to organize and scrap many of my photos that are just in boxes. However, when we attempted to organize and label the photos we gave up after about 4 hours. So on to plan B....I'm just going to choose a few pics a week from the boxes and scrap the. Hopefully the task will be a bit less daunting that way.

First Your Story Book

I wanted to share my observations about the Yourstory personal electric binder by Provocraft. Santa was very good to me this year and brought me one. Let me start by saying that this book was made for the 2 year old in it, so I'm sure she will add her own embellishments.

The good...
I made this book using the kit that came with the binder. The kit contains a black 8X8 cover and matching pages. There are flat sticker letters and embellishments (I really hate flat stickers and disgarded the remaining) also included. I was able to complete the book using only the kit, mat paper and bling for the flowers in just one evening.

Once I had the pages assembled I binded the book, it took 2 attempts to make sure all the pages were well binded. It seems if any embellishments were to close to the edge it didn't bind that area well.

The bad.....
The covers are very thin and you can only use a minimal amount of pages, depending on how think the paper is and your embellishment style.

I didn't use alot of embellishments for fear of them interfering with binding. I did do one page with ribbon to see how it would work. This was the only page that didn't bind with the first binding attempt.

The cover selection is very limited, although you can alter the covers to make them more pleasing to your taste. A stampable cover would be great.

Thanks for visiting and stay tuned and my next book will have more embellishments and I will use an alternate paper source.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


If you haven't found your way to the ALBTM blog or ebay items. You need to check them out now. They are just beautiful, and for this month there is an extra added bonus of blog candy! Who doesn't need more scrappy candy for the holidays!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Checking Out Blogs

I was searching some of my favorite blogs and found youwant the cookie blog and who couldn't resist. Of course I'm trying to loose weight but who could resist a cookie that's not really a cookie, but scrappy blog candy. If you want a cookie that's really not a cookie, check it out. It's yummy! Another amazing crafter!

Well wasn't that crazy, I thought I permalinked it to the title and it's not there. Will have to search for it and see if I can find it again. Sorry.

Monday, November 17, 2008

RAK Challenge

You have the entire month to complete and post this challenge.
Enter as often as you like.
The challenge:
Stalk any item in the gallery ( tickles your fancy.
Create something using the gallery inspiration.
Post here in comments section with a link to what you stalked and your creation.
My family and I will pick the winner and send out your prize. If it's too hard to pick a winner (like we ever agree on anything) I'll use a random number generator.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

All that and a bucket of chicken: Tags and an major award! (Also a blog giveaway for anyone who wants to play)#links#links#links

All that and a bucket of chicken: Tags and an major award! (Also a blog giveaway for anyone who wants to play)#links#links#links

OK, I have to confess I've never been tagged, I really don't even know what a tag is....but I want to play along. So here goes.....

Five things that make me happy:

1. My family

2. Ice Cream and Diet Cherry Pepsi

3. Scrapping

4. Getting Mail

5. Getting new scrappy goodies

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I won, I won, I won!!!!!

I'm so excited, I won my first contest ever!!!! Check out my Christmas Card Post below!!!!!

Thanks so much to sheet load of cards!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

House Mouse Stamp Post for Ann-Marie

My wonderful PSS asked me for a list of the stamps she has already sent me. So here it is...
Hot Cocoa
Be Mine Heart and Sole 04
Chocolate Heart 02
Beary Good Friends 04
The Graduate 06
Having a Ball
Muzzzy To/From
2 part Harmony 02
Throwing Daisy Petals
Dragon Fly-ing

And non-House Mouse
Whimsy Snowman

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hey girlfriends. If you check in here, make sure you check in over at Scrapfriendzy for WCMD!! There are tons of challengs and games. Fun! Fun! Fun!

I would do a blinkie but I just don't know how. :(

Here is the link:

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Christmas Card

I used sheet load of cards for the first time. Ya gotta check them out Here are the cards I created for a card swap on the cricut mb's. I actually made 8, but the September design makes 6. TFL
My favorite SAS product has got to be the paper. I love to have lots of choices! I love bazzil cardstock and the stamp is IDD.
Spoon Full of Sugar is also a Christmas Card.
Ya gotta love it when a card works for lot's of different things.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cricut Cartridge List I have....

Accent Essentials
All Mixed Up
Animal Kingdom
Baseball Solutions
Camp Out
Dreams Come True
Home Accents
Locker Talk
George and Basic Shapes
Happily Ever After
Indie Art
Mickey and Friends
New Arrival
Paper Doll Dress UP
Paper Pups
Plantin SchoolBook
Pooh and Friends
Stretch Your Imagination
Stone Script
Tags Bags Boxes and More
Christmas Solutions

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My wishlist

My wish list doesn't show up in the new format. But I love the pink so I'll just start a new list here.

Black, Grey and Red Primas
Chalk Inks
Fall Stamps (Non Halloween) or this set
Christmas Stamps like this set
Fall Brads and Bling
Christmas Brads and Bling
Any embellies (except flat stickers)
Clear Ebossing Powder
A paper cutter that actually cuts straight! and is portable.
Any paper punches
Anthing SU or Technique Tuesday (Many splitcoast swaps are specific to SU paper)
This stamp set
or any adult type sets.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Has Childhood Cancer touched your life????

Look here to see how Childhood cancer has affected one of our scrappy sisters. Please do what you can to help. Thank so much for whatever you can do.