Monday, February 28, 2011

February results - Scrap Our Stash

Denise at LaLa's World  challenged us to scrap our stash. Again this month I failed absymally. I only lasted until February 5th, when I went to Goodwill and found a candle ring made of flowers and beads. It was 55 cents and will make many embellishments. (I did use some of it already). A few days later I stopped at Michael's and got a couple sheets of paper on clearance for 19 cents each. (Not that I needed more paper, but again I used one sheet that day.) The real failure came on the 17th when we went out of town and HAD to stop at Big Lots. You see these 12 by 12 paper pads were $4.99 and there was an entire pad of the paper I'd bought a few sheets of earlier. So a couple pads came home with me. I did make 8 layouts this month, only that didn't make a dent in my stash at all. Should I try the challenge again in March, or should I just admit I'm a hopeless shopper?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Birthday Sundaes

Birthday Sundaes is a weekly challenge blog beginning March 20, 2011. The goal of Birthday Sundaes is to build up those birthday card stashes! It is owned by my friend Kristie who just loves to make birthday cards and hopes you do too! Types of challenges Birthday Sundaes will be hosting are color, supply, recipe, inspiration & technique challenges incorporated into birthday themed cards.

This is sure to be a great challenge site. Join in on all the fun. See you there.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Look Out World

This layout was made for the baby contest at Scrappin-n-chattin.
The picture is of my mother helping me as I learned to walk.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Magical Blog Award

I was tickled to received this award from Kim. Please check out her magical blog. Along with the award comes the following instructions. You have been TAGGED. Create a post where you post the 'Magical Blog Award' image.You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 to5 favorite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.

Here are my 3 favorite blogs:

1. Yolie
2. Kathryn
3. Karel

Thanks for the award Kim.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

sweet denise

When I found the picture of Denise, sitting at the telephone table, I knew I had to scrap it. Some friends and I had been talking about kids today not knowing what a dial phone was or that phones werenn't always cordless. Then I found the sketch about at Sketchy Thursday and everything came together. I'm not sure of the exact date, but the outfit she is wearing was a 1st birthday gift.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Maze Album

A friend at work (who has never scrapbooked before and asked for my help) is getting married and wants to make a gift for the maid of honor. She did some research on the internet and found a maze album. I made this album for practice and like how it turned out.

I found the instructions for folding and cutting here. Since this makes 16 pages plus the cover I used 9 photos and just embellished the other pages. It was fun to make and I will be making more.

Caterpillar Card

A quick card I made for my youngest grandson's birthday. When he opened it his older brother saw the google eyes and said, "That's from grandma. She makes cards like that." Can't tell from the picture, but I used an Action Wobbler under the caterpillar so it moves.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I received this award from What's Scrappin! Thanks so much. Be sure to check out her blog. I now have to tell you 8 things about me and pass the award on to 8 others.

1. I am surrounded mainly by boys. One son (and two daughters), six grandsons and one brother.

2. I live with six cats, (four black, two gray; four are boys).

3. I love cola (pepsi is my fave) and never drink coffee.

4. I'm a Toys R Us kid. Been there 10 years.

5. My favorite color is blue, yet my room is lilac (walls, bedding, even pajamas).

6. I'm addicted to blog hops.

7. I think chocolate should be one of the main food groups.

8. February is my favorite month.

The eight blogs I am sending this award to are:

Suzanne at Scrap With Suzy
Kim at Me-Ma Kim
Theresa at Scrappy Art Crafters
Sue at The Scrappings of Sue
Abby at My Scrap Stuff
April at Scrapper Forever
Ashley at Marine Wife's Scrappin' Life
Kristie at Kreated by Kristie

Check out these blogs too.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

All Boy

I love this photo of my first grandson and used it with the sketch from Frosted Designs.

Mark's First Birthday

This layout, of my son's first birthday, is based on the sketch at Lasting Memories. He was a real cutie in his red suit. And how about the smiley face cake his great-aunt bought. Good thing he doesn't visit my blog, since the picures are from 1980.