Sunday, February 26, 2012

My poor little blog

Hello blogland!  My poor little blog has been neglected for two weeks, but I've been super busy with things in the house, two daughters birthdays and some health issues.  My craft room has been turned upside down, but it's a good thing - I started to look for something I knew I had and ended up finding some great treasures I'd forgotten about, so it's been clean and purge time for me and lots of items added to my Etsy store so they don't go to waste! I've gotten some layout pages done, and here's one of the pages - this is one of my favorite pics of the girls when they were little, looking for Santa on Christmas Eve:

I used some Simple Story elements to make this page one-two-three :)  And have you stopped by Crafting by Designs lately?  Fantastic challenges from fantastic guest designers, so be sure to stop in this week and join us.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day Two of Scrapbook Throwdown

Hello blogland!  I'm a day behind, but wanted to share my project from Day two of the Scrapbook Throwdown.  Our challenge was to use a color theme, and I found my inspiraion on Pinterest.

I chose the inspiration picture because of the graduated shades, which I love, and thought of a new paper collection I just picked up from Paper Crate - and they matched pretty well.  I made the white twisted ribbon flower and added some Prima pearls and added a pink pearl brad in the center.  For the hearts I just used some scraps from the collection and a Martha Stewart heart punch.  Day two - check! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Scrapbook Challenge Throwdown

Hello blogland!  I was a lucky winner of a spot in the Scrapbook Throwdown that started today, and I'm soooo glad!!  I'm so far behind on my scrapping and this is just the push I need to get back on track and get those creative scrappiness going again :)  Today's challenge was to create a layout using 4x6 pictures - check!

I kept my layout pretty simple, not too many layers.  What I did do was reuse the outline that I cut out from the photo mat on the left and used it on top of the two photos on the right.   I used Simple Stories Year in Review on top of a  piece of Tim Holtz cardstock for the layout - just love Simple Stories!!

Day one down, can't wait for day two :)

PS - I forgot to add, this is my daughter Amy who did her SECOND Tough Mudder event with a group of friends (Team Gooney) and raised money for The Wounded Warrior Project.  Twelve miles thru mud and water and hills and electric wires and under barbed wire, but she finished!! So proud of my little Tough Mudder!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Quick Valentine Candy Bags

Hello blogland!  How did it get to be February already?  I was busy, busy today - I was asked to make an assortment of candy bags for Valentine's Day which was fun, fun, fun :)

All I can say is I need a new bag of M&Ms.....I also took a trip to A.C. Moore today and was surprised to find that their paper pads were all 40% off and they had a TON of new My Minds Eye 6x6 pads which I ended up paying just over 2 bucks each.  Sa-weet!  I was really happy to see that many of them mix so well with the Simple Stories line that I'm using for several scrap projects and I can't wait to get my hands on some of their new lines being introduced at CHA.  More scrappy goodness......