Thursday, November 17, 2011

#6: Opal 4

Starting to work on getting the scrapping back! This is from Scrapbook Steals Midweek Mojo! Love the MME Lime Twist!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Layout 1-5: I love Christmas and Distress Ink!

# 1: This is for the Scrapbook Steals Christmas Card swap! I love the buttons and the distress ink on the scalloped bit.

#2: This is a Christmas card for me to send out! I got this paper from a wonderful woman in Canada in a swap box! I am normally not the super traditional type, but I love love love this paper! 

#3: Made this card for a friend to take to a craft swap! Used stencils from my swap box and then the Fall edition of Distress Inks.

#4: A friend just lost her mother in law so I made a thinking of you card with Authentique Blissful and then a new woodgrain stamp! I really need a heat gun to do some embossing with the woodgrain! 

#5: This is a thank you card for my swap box person! She sent me the stencil I used and then I used the Tim Holtz Distress Inks! LOVE! 

42-50: WOO HOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I made Christmas Cards for the Scrapbook Steals Christmas Card Swap! Rounded out my 50.  I am starting another 50 challenge! This time though, I am only allowed cardstock and adhesive! Seriously!

#39-41: Rounding the Home stretch! :)

The next three layouts are Opal 1, 2, & 3 from Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo! If you don't already do those layouts, go check out the blog on Wednesdays at 11AM EST.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Layouts 32-38

Topaz 4

Topaz 5: Sweet Thing

Topaz 6: Best Friends 

Topaz 7: Hanging with my Uncles

Topaz 8: Jen B and Tiny T 

Topaz 9: Surprise 

Topaz 10: Life is Better Together 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Layouts #28-31

 I had a blast scrapping this past week.  I finally got Ty's 15 month pics printed so I had some wonderful pics to work with. The start of the scrapping week started with a friend's layout for Midweek Mojo: Topaz 3! She did absolutely amazing with it! I used MME-Good Day Sunshine and a lot of Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Here is what I came up with:

The next layout I did was at a Mommy's night out crop! I had a blast talking to other moms and getting to scrap! I used EP For the Record.

Saturday, April came over and we hung out and scrapped.  I love what I created both of those days! Here is the first! This is my ABSOLUTE favorite pic from that photo session! I used MME-Oh La La and Fancy Pants Artist Edition Notebook. 

And lastly, a fun layout using Fancy Pant's My Family.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cards #20-27: I am a machine!

So it is official! I am a machine this weekend! I think the realization that I screwed up and gave into weakness has pushed me to try to get to 50 quicker!

#20-22: I think I saw these on Britta's blog and loved the idea of a bright color with black and white! Wish I had some twine to go in the eyelets...but oh well.  These are going to the August Swap at SS! 
#23:This is a birthday card that is going to the August Swap at SS.

#24: OMG, I NEED A SILHOUETTE! I love the butterfly design on it.  This is also going to the SS August swap. 

#25: This card will be going to a friend soon!!!!! She has been my best friend since first grade and we live about 600 miles apart now.  I miss her a ton! 

#26: Another SS Swap card

#27: Another Christmas Card.  That is the last one to say Joy with those thickers! I am pretty much out of letters! lol. Used scraps from Crate Paper from my layouts from last year!

Friday, August 5, 2011

# 18 and 19

So I actually scrapped last night again! I am going back to school in two weeks and will be taking two science classes, so I worry that my scrap time will be limited with the amount of studying I am doing.  I have already gotten the 1963 Encyclopedia on human anatomy from my mom so I can start to learn the muscles and bones!

But back to scrapping.  My first layout is this weeks Mid Week Mojo from Scrapbook Steals! I have been dying to use MME Good Day Sunshine since I got it from SS! The beach trip Kevin, April, Lee and I took with the boys last month was perfect for it!

The next layout/card is a card for the August swap with SS. I really love working with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  For Christmas, I want them all! lol.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

In a moment of weakness...

Well I had a moment of weakness...I bought stamps at Michaels today.  I went in for colored pencils...but I have really fallen in love with the tutorials from Britta Sidwerski.  They were Prismacolors and on sale for 70% off! Amazing Deal.  I have done REALLY well keeping my spending down, so I figured I could swing in and get those and get out. WRONG!

I looked at the clearance wall. The one side had some cute scrapbook stuff that I was able to pass up. I walked around the corner and BAM, there was an entire wall of Hero Arts stamps! They were 75% off! I bought some.

So I am starting my count over again! I will get to the 50. From now on, I am sending Kevin into Michaels to pick up my adhesive!

I have decided that this moment of weakness was ok! It was for things I will use over and over again, so it doesn't mean I had to start all over!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Challenge #11-17....I am a truckin'

Movin' right along! I am trucking! I really want that heat gun(my hair dryer is getting old fast!). I only really scrap on weekends, so I try to get as many done as I can.  I am not one to sit and linger on layout after layout.

#11-14 are the next set of cards for my wonderful mommy friends that gave Kevin and I the ticket to see the Foo in November.  I still cannot believe they did that! Their generosity is absolutely amazing!

#15 is because my dear friend Charissa told me I had to do the Scrapbook Steals Card Swap for August! You make 10 cards and send them into SS.  They in turn take all the cards and give each person a card from each participant! Pretty cool idea if you ask me! Can't wait to see what everyone creates! My first card is a congrats on a new baby card! 

#16 is another baby card.  Our friends, Mikey and Leslie, just found out they are expecting a little boy soon! I was in the mood to make another baby card so I made this for the arrival of Aiden Christopher! 

#17 is a card for a friend.  She didn't have time to make one for Rachel and Olivia.  The inside says "Wishing you lots of sunshine and smiles! Feel better real soon."

Saturday, July 30, 2011

#7-10 in the challenge

I have been totally in the groove with scrapping today! I am up to 10 layouts! 20% of the way there! I am SOOOOO excited! I am finding that I really need a Happy Birthday stamp set, but there is that pesky spending freeze.

Layout 7 I have been working on for a long while. We went to Florida for Easter and it was the first time friends of my parents from back in Ohio got to meet Ty and we got meet their granddaughter, Maddie! Here is the layout!

#8: A thank you card for a wonderful scrappy friend! She is an amazing woman who I am so grateful to have "met."

#9: A Back to School card for my nephews! They love anything skulls so figured they needed something for the first day back! 

#10: This next card is a thank you card for one of the amazing women in my mommy's group. They all went in together and bought Kevin and I tickets to see our favorite band, The Foo Fighters.  I still cannot believe they did that!!!!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

#5 & 6: Mid-week Mojo Topaz 1 & a Birthday card

So for the last 53 weeks, I have been tuning into Scrapbook Steals on Wednesday for the Midweek Mojo.  This week was no exception! AMAZING! Kristy Lee really knows what she is doing in the sketch department!

This week I didn't sway far from the sketch and even took Kristy's journaling but changed the words to fit Ty.  Here it is: My chunky, smart, adorable, polite little man!

This is Fancy Pants Happy Together for paper and buttons. Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type in neutrals and then Thickers in Nutmeg.

So my mother in law's birthday is next week.  Figured I should probably get a card mailed out.  Since I have found a new addiction in stamping and cardmaking, figured I would make her one! It is based off the Britta tute I watched a week ago and looks an awful lot like the thinking of you card I made for Rachel...which brings me to my next conclusion...I need to either A. Win the Lotto or B. figure out how to get to 50 layouts FAST! This mama needs a new and different flower stamp and some other(or all) distress inks. But here we 6th layout in the fight to 50!