Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I thought I'd post share my local scrapbook store! Scrapaganza recently moved into a larger storefront and now they have even more room for product and crop/class space. They have a great blog too: Scrapaganza Blog.

Check out the classes they are having in April! Wendy Vecchi is coming to teach 3 classes and it will be awesome! Funky flowers with grunge paper, a mini book and a fragments journal. I'm taking the flowers and journal classes. Can't wait! Wendy is a designer for Stampers Anonymous and Maya Road and a Ranger Demonstrator.

I crop almost every friday at Scrapaganza, when they have their crops scheduled. And when I can, I like to just go and crop on my own there to get away from distractions!

And it's nice to see a scrappy store thriving!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Kissy Face

I did a few layouts this weekend and this one is my favorite of them. So I thought I'd share.

I used Kaiser papers ('What a Hoot'), a key from Tim Holtz, Martha Stewarts branch punch, Thickers letters.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Here's a new card I did with inspiration from Dawn's Inspirational Card Sketch blog, sketch #8. It's funny how sometimes I draw a complete blank on a sketch, then suddenly while I'm working on something completely different, suddenly inspiration strikes.

This card feels very "zen" to me, so I will probably send it to someone who's really stressed. I stamped a whole sheet of cardstock (12x12) and will be making more cards to use up the stamped cardstock. I also got a layout using some of the stamped cardstock. Actually, that's what I had originally been working on. Layout is below. :) Stamps are by inkadinkado, ribbon by EK, breathe charm by Tim Holtz.

Oh, and aren't the colors of the cardstock on the card yummy? I found this pack of cardstock at Big Lots, the company is "Nature Preserve" and this is the yellowstone collection. The pack has 5 different earthy colors and I'm quite taken with them. Normally I find neutrals... well... neutral. I'm not a neutral sort of gal. I like colors. But these are lovely. Oh, and the paper is 100% recycled. Awesome! I bought the only two packs left on the shelf.

This is a pretty simple layout. Not what I had planned to do with these pictures at all. But it's okay. The picture on the bottom right is one of my all-time favorites of my son at this age. It's like he's doing T'ai Chi play... know what I mean? :D

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Go see this RAK!

If you haven't been there yet, go enter to win this RAK Kristi B. is giving away.


Pretty darned awesome! And if she gets 50 entries, she'll make up a 2nd RAK for a 2nd winner.

Just do it!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Thank you card

Yay, I got Dawn's Inspirational Card Sketch #7 - inspired card done early this week AND am getting it on my blog before the last possible minute.

I'm considering making a "set" of cards using the same color scheme and printed papers, so this is the second card, last week's being the first. I might give these cards as a gift later.... We'll see if I make more or if next week I decide I'm tired of these colors. lol

Oh, and I've never done this size card before. Mostly because I'd been sticking with the standard half-sheet size. I thought I'd start breaking out of my box here. lol

Here it is.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Grateful Card

Whoa, I very nearly forgot to get this card done in time for Dawn's Inspirational Card Sketch of the week! This one is sketch #6.

Since I won the blog candy last week, I thought I'd use something from the stuff she sent me. :) This is my take on the sketch, using one of her handmade flowers that she sent me! Woo!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I'm lucky!

I won some blog candy from Inspirational Card Sketches! Dawn plans to offer blog candy every week but to get your name in you have to create a card inspired by her sketch, and link it to her blog. Hop over there and try! You could win too! and you'll have a pretty new card that you made!

Here's what I won! Dawn made the flowers herself, which is so awesome!