Friday, April 1, 2011

SEW easy

I was inspired yesterday when a friend of mine said that she bought her first STICKLES and couldn't put them down, then she was discussing her love for sewing but her machine was broken (I got my first machine for Christmas 2009 and haven't used it yet), but she does like the handmade sewing she has seen on pages. LIGHT BULB flickered...I have two pages that needed sewing that I completed at the History in the Making two weekends ago, so I broke out my needle and thread and went to town last night. It felt good to get one paged completely sewn since I already punched the holes. I will post pics as soon as the second page is completed.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

History in the Making craft house

I will be attending my first weekend at the History in the Making craft house in Wichita, KS. It will be nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, kids, house and chores to concentrate on my hobby!

I will update you on how this house ranks against Maple Memories... Share your thoughts or opinions and any do or don'ts.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Who is ready for GANZA? My title reminds me of the book, Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton. I am finishing laundry today, so that I can spend the rest of my week preparing page layouts. My goal for this GAG is 30 pages. I have to do it! My twins are 4 and I am not yet finished with their first year album. UGH...

What is your goal for this GANZA?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

5 weeks, 3 days

Do you know what happens in 5 weeks and 3 days?! Go ahead, ponder away....I am still waiting...some of you know and I bet those that do are screaming at their computer screens now!

Crop*A*Ganza starts at 9AM on Friday, September 10. Guess who will be there at 9AM?! ME!
Sisterhood of Scrapbooking apparel is the shirt supplier for this AWESOME bi-annual crop. We came up with the theme and the shirt design. WHY, you say? Because we LOVE going as much as the other 180 ladies do!! This is the CROP to end all CROPS! If you haven't been, you are missing out.

Not only will you be able to pick up your CAG Crop and Roll original shirt at registration, you will have the opportunity to buy any one of the THREE more original designs at the Scrap*Funattic booth. I will not share the designs with you just yet, but if you leave some feedback, I just might...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day

As we welcome the unofficial start of summer with a heat wave that I am not ready for, please remember those you have LOVED and LOST this MEMORIAL DAY.

I am headed to the lake with my family as we have every Mememorial Day weekend since I was born...if you are counting, that makes it my 34th. My grandparents, who are both no longer with us, bought a cabin in the 50's, so my family has always been close because of this weekend and every weekend in between now and Labor Day. I LOVE and MISS you both!

Take care, remember sunscreen and definitely keep the camera close!

Monday, May 10, 2010


I was cleaning out my storage closet the other month and I found a tote full of scrapbooking magazines that I have kept through the years; Memory Makers, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Etc., Simple Scrapbooks. I used to (before I had 3 kids) pour over each page the day the magazine arrived in the mail. Dream of the spin that I could put on each layout that I saw, I might have even placed a post-it or four...then reality set in and the magazine made it into a pile.
Then the day came that I was able to redesign my scrapbook room/office, so in the tote went all my magazines. Now to the present day, I have all these magazines (some of them date back to April 2005, check the date on the blue headlined Creating Keepsakes), so what to do?
Insert Alica and DC and their magic that they create with their video camera for Scrap*Funattic's blog. Alicia, the scrapbook organization guru, says to rip out the layouts or ideas that you like, put into a 3 ring binder for later reference and recycle the mag.
Well, I could put the magazine in the recycling bin, but how about reuse before it hits the recycling compost pile. Some of these magazines have a lot of life in them, some of them I never even tore a single page out of it. I am going to let my cousin, Lindsay, check them out this summer since she is just starting out with scrapbooking, then I will give them out to whomever believes that they could get some use out of them, the rest of them are going into my garage sale pile to make themselves useful for another set of eyes and hopefully inspire another layout or six.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Introducing Mrs. Smith

My AWESOME friend Heather Smith is FEATURED again for her amazing digiscrappin TALENT. Visit the link to see some of her layouts and a quick interview.

Now, all of you can love her layouts as much as I do!!