Saturday, February 26, 2011

yes, just another page

It was such a dreary day here. Definitely an afternoon nap kinda day. Can't believe March is nearly here, but looking forward to spring like you wouldn't believe. It's been such a cold winter with SO MUCH snow!! Our little boy is ready to go run around outside in some warm sunshine.

I'm excited about Monday. I signed up for Christy Tomlinson's SheArt mixed media class. And I am also excited to announce that I have almost succeeded in my quest to not purchase any scrapbooking supplies during the month of February. Only two more days. I can do it!

Such a simple page, but thought I'd share anyway.

SUPPLIES cardstock: DCWV | patterned paper & label sticker: Crate Paper | pen, puffy alpha stickers, & chipboard accents: American Crafts | mist: Studio Calico | Tim Holtz tiny attacher | Glossy Accents to glue "pleats" to page | other: sewing machine and thread | Crate Paper Blog Sketch Challenge February by Emily Pitts | pleated trim tutorial on Crate Paper blog 2/25/11 by Kenzie Wilson

Thursday, February 24, 2011

That Hair

I love, love, LOVE this page!! I decided to try Studio Calico's weekly sketch challenge for the first time. 

SUPPLIES patterned paper: Pink Paislee (orange), My Mind's Eye (grids), Crate Paper (yellow dot and yellow/white) | yellow loopy border strips: Bazzill Just the Edge | silhouette rub on: Basic Grey | ink: Stampin' Up | yellow cardstock: DCWV | puffy alpha & journal pen: American Crafts | paint: Liquitex | small alpha stamps & border punches: EK Success | chevron stamp: Studio Calico | other: thread & sewing machine
Studio Calico Sunday Sketch Challenge 2/13/11 (I flipped it upside down)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

C is for Chicken

My latest layout. It doesn't really feel like me, but Lucas really likes it and that's all that really matters.

SUPPLIES patterned paper: Crate Paper (background), October Afternoon (yellow), Cosmo Cricket (green floral), Studio Calico (off-white), Sassafras (numbers) | chipboard hen & rooster: Martha Stewart Crafts | letter "c": Cosmo Cricket | frame & stickers: Crate Paper | chipboard alpha: Basic Grey | ribbon & pen: American Crafts | accordion lollies: Silhouette (shape: accordion_lolli_C02660_1) | border punch: EK Success (bracket) | white paint: Liquitex | other: shipping tag, thread, button, twine

Monday, February 14, 2011


loving : the quiet time I get while my son naps
loving : this warmer weather. It's in the 40's!!
wearing : jeans and a comfy sweatshirt
deciding : what to make for dinner....probably lasagna
eating : a handful of pretzel M & M's
cursing : our big puppy for treating our couch as his new chew toy
planning : how to decorate Lucas' new room that now has drywall!
sorting out : ideas for the updated LFYC web site
wondering : if we're ever going to celebrate my birthday (Lucas was sick last week)
anticipating : sharing my favorite bottle of wine with the hubby tonight after our son is in bed
loving : that my son woke up just in time to dance with Ellen
wishing : you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I'm on a roll

Not only is Lucas on a roll, but I'm on a roll with another page completed.

cardstock: DCWV | patterned paper: Crate Paper and Basic Grey | punches: EK Success and Creative Memories | yellow letter stickers: Jenni Bowlin | black alpha stickers: American Crafts | stamps: Studio Calico | pen: Copic Multiliner | ink: Memento | white paint: Liquitex | other: thread & sewing machine

So I have goal this month, and it's a really good goal for me: to not buy any scrapbooking supplies. I have plenty (and that's an understatement) of supplies, and need to focus on what I have. Think I can do it?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Did you know...

Did you know that if you cut the border made with the EK Success Large Circle Border Punch in half, it makes a large postage strip border?

So proud of myself—I figured that out all by myself during that Snowpocalypse we had last week when we were all stuck inside with cabin fever. I scrapped a two page layout and a single page layout. I really love that border punch!! Can you tell? I've used it on every layout I've made since I purchased it.

supplies used:
"Hey Valentine" 
kraft cardstock: The Paper Studio | patterned paper: Crate Paper | stamps: Studio Calico, EK Success, and Stampin' Up | punches: Stampin' Up, EK Success, and Martha Stewart | pen: Creative Memories | mist: Studio Calico | frame: K & Co. | other: sewing machine & white thread

"Just Us" 
cardstock: Bazzill (white), DCWV (yellow) | patterned paper: My Mind's Eye and Crate Paper | ink: Memento | pen: Copic Multiliner | stamps: Studio Calico | punches: EK Success | other: white thread & sewing machine