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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


It's been such a busy week so far around here -- I haven't had a minute to sit down and craft! Too many other projects happening!!! Hopefully I'll get around to making a few somethings today! I'm participating in a Fiskateer blog hop on Sept 10-11...and I have to get my projects made already!!! I also joined a liftateer group...and I need to get my card for that created before the weekend!!! So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that some free time will appear in my busy schedule...hopefully today yet!!!

Have a blessed...and not so busy day!!! :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Two Blue

This is the first two page layout I made of our blue berry picking trip this summer. I still want to find a few embellishments that having something to do with blueberries (if possible) to add  all over the pages. But for now, this is as good as it gets. :)

What do you think???

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Determined Camper

This layout was so much fun to make! The photos themselves are awesome -- totally hilarious! :) It's pouring rain, but one determined guy sets out to build a campfire anyways! You gotta love those moments -- especially when you manage to catch them on film. :)

This is actually an original sketch -- kind of an amazing accomplishment -- especially when it comes to working with circles on layouts. It's complicated...because I love the circles look, but I still find it hard to come up with a layout I like when I try using them. This one just happened...and I LOVE IT! :) I think it's also the all works together so well. TFL.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

No Embellies

I"m all into scrappin' again! :) I love it when my layouts finally come together -- without too much stress and time spent on them! :) Not to mention my pile of photos on the "to scrap" pile is finally getting thinner! That's  always a good thing, eh???

Here is my first layout of our blueberry picking / camping trip we had last month. I lifted a layout from the gallery at Fiskateers (they had a online crop all about lifting layouts and cards from the gallery). LOL -- the layout turned out soooo different than what I had originally set out to create, but I absolutely LOVE it!

The checkered paper is from the Creative Memories line, but the rest is just stuff from my stash. I know the page is a little on the simple side, but I love that style. Somehow some layouts don't need any embellishments to make it look good! :) I did lift the title to give it a 3-D effect (which you can't really see from the angel I took the picture from), but it's still there. :) Simplicity works -- why mess with it! :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Better Late Than Never

Fiskateers had an online crop last week. There were over 20 challenges...but it was such a busy time for me, I didn't get all the ones done that I wanted to. One of the challenges was to close your eyes, pick a paper from your stash, and then create two cards with it. Sounds...interesting. LOL I did make the two cards, but unfortunately I was too late to participate in the crop -- time ran out! Bummer, eh? But on the bright I have two fabulous cards to give away! So, no worries! :) And I get to show them off to all you great people as well. LOL

I've been scrapping a lot with the Fiskars Sunburst border punch. I saw a lot of people were creating cards using multiple borders...stacked up. It gives such a great effect -- and I just love it! These two cards showcase two different effects you can get -- I'm not sure which one I like better, as they  both look great! :)

I also borrowed the small butterfly punch from a friend...and although they are tiny...any butterfly helps make a card look great! LOL I just loooooove butterflies -- any size! :)

wee Memories -- butterflies , party time tuesday -- anything goes ,
our creative corner -- it's embossable , penny's paper crafty -- anything goes

TFL :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Punch it out!

I've loved working with a friend's sunburst border punch. My cards are being created so fast -- and I'm having them pile up already -- but I'm lovin' it!!! :)

Here is one of my latest cards. :) I definitely need to get some border punches of my own (like 3 or 4!!!). LOL

I dry embossed the plain white background of the card to give it a little something extra. I love the effects it gives. I've tried adding some new embossing images -- this time it's a daisy -- working with the theme. Trying new things...just to keep myself from being bored! LOL

Crafty Card makers -- Birthday
Paper Sundays -- Metal

Kaboodle Doodles -- Add Some Metal

TFL :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

camp out

Well, I'm back with another layout. Someone said to me last week -- "I don't like scrap booking! Card-making is so much simpler." It may be "simpler" to some people, but for me...sometimes making a card is just as challenging as coming up with a layout!  For me, it varies. Ask me which I like better, and I'll probably say scrapbooking one week and then card making the next! LOL

So,'s another layout I created on the weekend.

The online crop at had me all inspired -- not to mention working with my camping photos again.  This layout especially was a blast to create! It came together sooooo fast -- I think it was the papers! LOL I've been saving this patterned paper for awhile...just couldn't bring myself to use it. But I pulled it out and decided it was time...and I love it! :) TFL