Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

This Christmas season has been more than usual busy for me. I ran out of time quickly. Sometimes I work well under pressure and I feel like I accomplished quite a bit in a short amount of time.
I made this Christmas Journal to give to a couple friends for Christmas.

Then my husband and kids needed a gift and both were Mountain Dew lovers, so we made Mountain Dew trees. Cute huh?

At school one of the ladies there had made snowmen out of pop bottles, so I decided to copy her idea for my other son to give to a friend.

And I made these santa pockets to hold a hot chocolate packet and a candy cane.

I need to prepare much earlier for next year LOL. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!! And Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friends layout

This is for the Roomie Of The Month on the House Of Paper blog. This month we spotlighted Berta. This is my take on one of her layouts.

I use Echo Park Life is Good paper.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Ideas

It was my turn to post on the House of Paper Blog last week, so I decided to share some Christmas Ideas.
These are the things I shared. If you like them and want to know how to make them, I also posted instructions. Be sure to check it out at the HOUSE OF PAPER BLOG (I posted from 11/7-11/10) :)
And of course, all products used on my items are also sold at the HOUSE OF PAPER STORE!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My latest projects

This week our assignment was anything goes. I decided to make a Christmas Planner and a little purse that holds cards.
On this planner, I used Pink Paislee Father Christmas papers. I made the album myself out of Black Bazzill. The papers and ribbon used throughout the book are available at HOP.

I googled for Purse Patterns and found one at Split Coast Stampers. I modified it a bit to make it a different size, but same basic instructions. I would share a link, but I cant seem to find it again.
I used Bella Blvd. Socialite papers for this one.

This is the inside of the purse holding 3x3 cards.

and here it is empty.

Ive been posting Christmas ideas with how to's over on the HOP blog this sure to stop by there as well. (There is a link on the right side at the top under the HOP blinkie).

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This week our assignment was to make Halloween/Fall stuff.
This layout is of my family on Halloween last year. I used Echo Park Happy Halloween papers.

I found the pattern for this box at the Martha Stewart site and thought it would make cute halloween gifts. I used Happy Halloween on this too :)
If you decide to make them, I learned through trial and error that a spray adhesive is the best option for gluing the paper and cardstock together. The other ways left bubbles inside my box, but the spray adhesive left it smooth.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

School Layout

This is my layout for the Roomie of the Month over on the HOP blog (link on the right side of my blog). This was my first time doing a banner and I like how it turned out. I used Bella Blvd. Midterm papers and stickers on this layout.

Check out the HOP blog to see what everyone else did. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Its all about the paper

This week the Design Team was asked to make layouts using paper and cardstock only. This is how I usually scrap for the most part anyway, so it was right up my alley.
For this first layout I used the brand new Echo Park Merry Christmas paper. I seem to love everything that Echo Park puts out and their 2 new christmas lines are no exception. I made the flower out of the paper and cut the lettering out of cardstock on my cricut.

For this layout I thought the colors of the Bella Blvd. Hello Sunshine papers were perfect!

As always, thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Oct. 2 was world cardmaking day and HOP posted some challenges for the event. I was able to get 3 of the challenges completed.
This first card was made for the challenge to paper piece a stamped image.

This card was made for the challenge to make a Christmas card.

and this card was made for the challenge to use sewing on your card. (the big snowflake is hand sewn).

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Here are the layouts I made for this weeks upload at House of Paper.
For this first layout I used Lily Bee Lovely papers. I made the rose out of the paper. The bling is Zva, the hearts are Heidi Swapp. This is my oldest son when he was 3.5 years old. He was the ring bearer for his cousins wedding. I may still add journaling to this layout.

I used Echo Park Happy Halloween papers on this layout. This is my oldest son at a halloween party last year.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This week at House of Paper our assignment was to complete challenges posted in the playroom.
I chose a couple challenges to complete. This first layout is from the WTCATMWP #6 challenge.
I used Bella Blvd. Midterm papers and stickers.

The cards are from 8.12.10 Weekend Challenge 3
For this card I used Lily Bee Lovely papers. I also used MLS Sunday Market clear stamps, and some twill.

On this card I used Echo Park Happy Halloween papers and stickers

Come check out the gallery to see which challenges the rest of the DT completed and come play in the playroom with us!!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Family layout

This is my layout for this month's Roomie of the Month on the HOP blog. I used Echo Park Life is Good paper...I just love Echo Park. They make such cute paper. Be sure to check out the HOP blog to see who this month's roomie of the month is.
[I scanned and merged this layout, and it didnt quite match up right, so the faces are a little distorted.]
I have more Echo Park paper to play should check out the Halloween cute!! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Winter layout

This is my latest layout for "Roomie of the Month" on the House of Paper blog.
I used Basic Grey Oliver collection. I love how versitile the paper is. The snowflake punch is Martha Stewart. The stamp is Catslife Press.
I painted the edges of my photos white for a cold feel. I outlined the lettering to give it a bolder look.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summer Fun

For our assignments this week at House Of Paper we could use any paper we wanted and scrap any theme that we wanted. I chose to do summer layouts.
On this first layout I used Echo Park Sweet Summertime papers. I like everything Echo Park comes out with and this line was so much fun to use.

On this layout I used Lily Bee Hello Sunshine paper. They are fun colors and I may need to order more!

Im not sure if anyone stops by the blog anymore...but if youre here, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


The theme at House Of Paper this week is Happiness is...
Here is my take on this weeks assignment.
My first project is a birthday card. I LOVE the Echo Park papers. This one is Sweet Summertime. Its bright and happy all by itself. The stamp is one I got on clearance at Michaels.

This layout is things that make me happy...I couldve added more, but ya know. I used Echo Park paper on this one too...this line is called Walk in the Park.

Become a fan of House of Paper on facebook and find out about sales, giveaways, and contests. There is a contest this week to make a happiness is and link it to them to be entered in a drawing for a prize. Also, the blog is updated every week and sometimes more sure to check it out. Its different than the weekly DT uploads.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Over at House of Paper we are using a sketch I made for our uploads.
Here is the sketch.

This first layout was made using Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son papers

Then I made a card using the sketch. I used Echo Park Walk in the Park papers.

Be sure to stop by the HOP gallery to see the rest of the DT's take on the sketch!
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Friday, July 23, 2010


This is one of the 5th grade teachers at our elementary school. All of my kids have had him. He's a strict teacher, but the kids all love him. Every year he makes a deal with the kids that he will eat a worm for each section of the end of year testing that the ENTIRE class can score at least 80% on. He had to eat one worm this year.

I used Pink Paislee 365 degrees paper. I paper pieced the worm. The lettering is American Crafts remarks

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer layouts

The theme at HOP this week is Summer Layouts. Come check out what the rest of the DT did in the HOP gallery

This first layout is my youngest playing baseball. I used the Karen Foster Baseball kit papers.

This layout is my oldest at his summer job. I LOVE these Echo Park much fun!

I will be posting another layout soon.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Shaped Cards

It was my turn to post on the HOP blog this week. I decided to make some shaped cards and challenge others to do the same. Come play with us! Also check out the store...theres an awesome sale! (40% off your order through Tuesday 7/13 @ 4 pm est)

I used my Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge to get the shape of this card. The paper is Crate Paper Pink Plum collection. The stamp is Stampin Up.

This card is one I saw in a magazine, I think it was Paper Crafts. I thought it was so cute. I just used Bazzill cardstock for this one. Bought shoelaces at Walmart. The stamp is Stampin Up.

For this card I used a paper piecing pattern by Windows of Time. I used Crate Paper Brook collection.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Trek gift

This is what I took around to all my "trek kids". There are Reisens chocolate candies in the cart. Inside the card it says: You are the "Reisen" trek was so much fun. To make the cart, I just made a box. The wheels are cut from my accent essentials cricut cartridge. The thank you stamp is from the set I won from Pagemaps card contest!
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Layouts

These are the layouts I made for this weeks assignment over at House of Paper. The theme this week was Beginnings / Endings / Journeys. I used Bella Blvd. Man of the House papers on both layouts.
This first layout is my son's 5th grade graduation. The lettering was made using my Base Camp Cricut cartridge. The stars were cut with my Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge.

This second layout is "busier" than I usually do, but I thought it would be fun for a change. This is one of my twins at the Breakfast of Champions. All the design elements are cut out of the papers. The lettering is cut using my Cricut Base Camp cartridge.

As always, thanks for stopping by!