Thursday, January 31, 2008

Another card for Tamara's Sketches

Im really enjoying being a part of the design team for Tamara's Card Sketches. Im doing some techniques I wouldn't normally do for the cards and Im actually getting cards made (something I've wanted to do for years) Here's this weeks card.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A mini maze album

Im addicted to these mini albums. After figuring out an easier way to make these, I could just whip up about 100 of them lol. This one is full of newborn pics of my little great nephew. Enjoy and if you're interested in learning how to make one of these, leave a comment & I could post the instructions on the blog.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Inspiration Station

So I got inspired from another blog (you can see it under my blogs that I visit, "Mish Mash") to create an inspiration station in my scrap area. This area helps me to not go out and buy more of what I already have (and didnt remember I had). Right now I set it up with valentine stuff. There's so much valentiney things in the stores now I want to buy it all but now that I set up my little area to look sort of like a little boutique to "shop" at I can have fun there for free! It's worked too because I haven't bought any of this kind of stuff since I dug out the heart stuff. I hope to change this area up occasionally depending on the seasons or my projects.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Another Blog Challenge from Scrapfreak

Another scrapfreak challenge. This one will be interesting to go back and read at the end of the year.

1. Will you be looking for a new job?
Well, it depends on how the current job goes and if something comes along that appeals to me I will definately consider it.

2. What will you do different in '08?
I am going to keep better track of my scrapping and hopefully stick to my monthly goals.

3. New Year's Resolution(s)?
Mine are all pretty much scrapbook related. Im going to do the 2008 year in review album, Christmas card challenge and just keep focused on my projects with a little better organization.

4. Any trips planned?
We're going to MI for a wedding

5. Wedding plans?
Not our own, but I know of 3 weddings that are probably happening this year & see previous question.

6. Baby plans?
None of our own but my niece is expecting her 1st baby in February, a boy!

7. Major thing on your calendar?
That'd probably be the trip to MI

8. What can't you wait for?
More snow so the trails will open so I can go snowmobiling some more.

9. What would you like to see happen different?
More snow so the trails stay open longer LOL! Sorry, I love winter (as long as there's snow)

10. What about yourself will you be changing?
Well I'd like to lose some weight, but I didn't really want to do that as a resolution because it never works out :)

11. What happened in '07 that you didn’t think would ever happen?
A renter of ours neglecting her pets and allowing a flea infestation. Sometimes being a landlord sucks!

12. Will you be nicer to the people you care about?
Well of course! (Do you really think I would say no lol)

13. Will you dress differently in '08 than you did in '07?
Probably not

14. Will you better your relationship with your family?
I hope to do more with my nieces and nephews

15. Will you do volunteer work?
We just joined the local snowmobile club and Im thinking about being the secretary, does that count?

16. Do you expect '08 to be a good year for you?
I sure hope so

17. How much did you change from this time last year til now?
Um I've acquired a lot more scrap supplies :)

18. Will you still be friends with the same people you are friends with now?
I think so, lately I've been trying to keep in touch better with old friends, it might just be through email.

19. Major lifestyle changes?
I don't foresee any changes

20. Will you be moving?
I hope not

21. What will you make sure doesn't happen in '08 that happened in '07?
A flea infestation in one of our duplexes. I do not wish that problem upon anyone, NOT FUN!

Blog Challenge posted on Scrapfreak

Here's my answers to the challenge from

What was your first...

1. concert? I think it was an Amy Grant/Michael W. Smith concert in Rockford IL, I was probably preteen age.

2. car? A 1985 Renault Alliance, boy did that little car get the gas mileage, it was a 5 speed that I learned on, haven't owned an automatic since.

3. job? So-Fro Fabrics, I've always been a crafty gal :)

4. scrapbook layout about? I think it was one I did at a Creative Memories show that I brought college pictures to.

5. grade teacher's name? Is this first grade, it would be Ms. Domask, a mean teacher I will never forget, she wasn't much taller than us kids but boy was she mean. I remember she used to tie the rowdy kids up to their desks with jump ropes.

6. pet? We had a poodle when I was born, don't remember him much. "My" first pet was a chocolate lab, Amber, still have her.

7. vacation as an adult? I think this was a trip to Colorado my 1st year of college over spring break skiing.

8. boyfriend's name? Hmmm boyfriend, boyfriend? Loni or maybe it was Phillip.

9. living arrangement after moving out of your parents' home? Does college count even though I moved back in with them after college? Otherwise it was a little 2 bdrm apartment in a small town nearby which was the upstairs of an elderly couple's home. Rent was $225.00 per month, lived there 10 months.

10. scrapbook message board to be a member on? Two Peas In a Bucket, but I don't really post over there.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Birthday Card

This is my card for Tamara's card sketch this week.

2008 Scrapping Goals

I've been seeing a lot of great ideas on some of the message boards that I frequent for 2008. I've committed to 3 challenges that I hope I can keep up with for 2008. One is a Christmas card challenge where I'll be making my cards each month so I am completely done by the end of October.

The other is a 2008 year in review album where I will be scrapping a 2 page layout each month for the month prior so by this time next year I should have a complete album for everything that happened in 2008.

And the other one is a scripture a week challenge. We're given a word and then we find a favorite scripture about that word then scrap it. I think I will just do a mini album where I'll just jot down the scripture and maybe a little bit of journaling about the scripture.

For the new year I am also hoping to keep better track of my spending and my projects I finish. I've already altered a little notebook that I can jot down my goals and accomplishments for the month. I think I'll jot down my spending in there too.

I hope all of you reach your scrapping goals for 2008 and Im going to try my hardest to stay on track with mine!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My First Etsy Sale!

I listed 2 things on Etsy on new years day and I sold one that day. I didn't want to part with it but I can always make more. It was my cute little coaster album that I used Reminisce my little monkey paper on. Love this collection! I think I posted pics earlier on my blog, but here it is again.