Friday, February 25, 2011

small kits, big payoff!

so I wanted to show you that even if you only have a little money to spend in the thatscrappgirl store , you can make several very cute pages from just a few supplies. I spent less that $10.00 on these supplies and just look at the pretty pages.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Elle's Studio XOXO

I apologize as this a repeat of a project I made for That Scrappy Girl awhile ago, but this week has just sucked, so I have nothing new to share. My camera is broken, my son has been sick for days and my husband accidentally ran over our new kitty yesterday. Yes I sound like a country music song!

Here is a little box I made using some of Elle's Studio's XOXO papers. This company has put out so many cute products including these 4x4 papers. I love smaller papers, since I love to make cards and other small projects. The "box" is a die cut from Creative Cuts and More. This box not only could be using for Valentine's Day, but for a wedding or as a little present for your sweetie. You could fill with candy, a gift card or other fun trinkets.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mojo Monday {Night} # 8

Where, 'O Where has my Monday gone?  This week we will be a vendor at the Easter Seals Crop, so while I have not been at the computer today {until now} I have had been consumed with thoughts of craftiness and scrapbooking.

Today I am going to bring you some Mojo from my friend Heather Kindt.  Heather is not a scrapbooker, but is extremely creative.  Spending 5 minutes with her and you will be inspired beyond belief.  For Valentine's Day she made me this altered paper mache tube {filled with candy}. 

I have to admit, I have a hard time thinking out of the box, so this week's challenge is to try something you haven't done before or rarely attempt in scrapbooking.  I have been sewing lately, so I am going to incorporate some fabric and/or sewing into my project. What are you going to try?

{{Hugs}} Mimi

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Friends Make Life a Little Sweeter

There are so many things I love about scrapbooking. I love that I get to be creative in a way that showcases my life. I love the fact that I get shop and use fun products. I love that I get to share my creations. I also love the fact that I get to share my time scrapbooking with my scrapbooking gal pals-The Scrap Pack!

Today's post and layout is dedicated to ladies that I love in the The Scrap Pack. This layout is showcasing photos from the Point of Grace crop that That Scrappy Girl hosts a couple times a year. The funds raised at this crop helps the churches youth group with their mission trips and other community projects. All of us had a great time at this crop and if I remember correctly got a lot done!

Because I have a little boy and I don't get to use girly things very often, I had to take the opportunity to use the adorable Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper line. I love the girly quotes and the fun colors that this line offers.

"My friend. You never expect too much of me. You are glad when I succeed but failure makes no difference to you. You give me all the help you can - but, more important, you are simply there." ~Wendy Jean Smith

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Doily Time!

Doilies are all the rage and I have a small collection of my own. I picked up these heart shaped doilies super cheap after Valentine's Day last year. I then dressed up this card with a variety of heart stickers and chipboard shapes.
Don't have the right color of doily? Time to get out the Glimmer Mist! But that's for another post!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mojo Monday #7

Happy Valentine's Day!

My current LOVE addiction is this new Baker's Twine that I just ordered.

Okay, I know that's a LOT of twine.  3400 yards to be exact.  It is so STINKIN' cute I just couldn't resist. Guess what the DT is going to be getting to play with.  Hint! Hint!  For those of you who haven't had a chance to play with the twine here are just a couple of little projects that I whipped up for today's post. And since I won't be running out of twine anytime soon, EVERYONE who leaves a comment will receive 5 yards of twine for FREE (color may vary). Be sure to email me your snail mail address.
Happy Valentine's Day!

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." -Judy Garland

{{hugs}} Mimi

Saturday, February 12, 2011

make the most of it!!

sometimes you have to pack light,, going to a crop is fun, but sometimes very stressful for me.I want to take everything in my room!Yes I know that is not feasable, nor realistic, although I have tried a few times!(no kidding!)
Anyway, my point is that sometimes u have to grab just a few things, and make the most of it. So one saturday at 8am, my friend calls and says, "I can scrap today, but I only have a few hours,so how soon can you be here?" Well this sets of the panic button in my head ...........WHAT DO I TAKE?.........OMG!I CANT BE READY TO GO CROP IN 10 MINUES!!...........IT TAKES ME DAYS OF PREP TO GO TO A CROP!!!............
So I go into my craft room and after several minutes of hyperventilating I gather these supplies,

Some lovely papers by lillybee,pennylane, and some bazzil cardstock(my staple supply)some matching ribbbon and fibers,thickers for titles and some matching buttons.
and I was able to make six layouts and one card from these few supplies! I was pretty proud of myself,, it can sometimes take me hours,to complete one layout, and days to prepare for a crop!
so here are the layouts that I made,, what do you think??

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

So Special

I hear a lot of people saying that they never scrap anything about themselves, or they are never in any photos because they are always the ones taking the pictures. I am no exception to this and even though I don't like to see myself in photos, I do believe that I need to be true to this art form and allow myself to be in more pages of my scrapbooks. So...with the theme this month of being "Love is in the Air" I thought I would do a special page of one of my greatest loves - my little boy Owen. This photo was taken Mother's Day last year at my sister-in-laws house.

For this page I used the Together line from Chatterbox. If you haven't taken a look at this line before you defiantly should, because it if full of fun and unique designs. And to be totally honest I am a sucker for adorable embellishments and who doesn't love felt? The stitched felt embellishments are so easy to use and they add so much to your page.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Love Tag

I am stopping by to share a quick and easy tag that can be attached to a gift, a package of candies you've made for your sweetie, even add it to the front of a card. When I have scraps left over from other projects I try to make a tag or small card. To attach the tab on the top of this tag I secured with a brad. You could easily attach this tag to the front of a gift bag.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mojo Monday #6

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, which in our house consisted of Football, Football and you guessed it...MORE FOOTBALL.  It's a good thing that I have come to appreciate and actually enjoy Football. 

Today our Mojo challenge is to add TEXTURE to your scrapbooking pages. 
     texture (ˈtɛkstʃə) — n
          1. the surface of a material, esp as perceived by the sense of touch

In the world of scrapbooking there are so many kinds of texture. Texture can be created with paper, ribbon, stickers, pop-dots,embellishments, etc.  Have fun with this and think out of the box.  Anything that adds dimension can be used to enhance your story.

Here is my TEXTURE inspiration.  I used tuelle, ribbon, chipboard and pop-dots to add different degrees of texture to my layout.

Have a great week!


Friday, February 4, 2011

some more jilliebean

Well hello there all our lovlies,,I decided to shre wih you a little layout I made from an older Jilliebean soup line of papers. Jilliebean is always so cute, and you can do so many things with it..
Some times I like to scrap things that are random, things other than my family and friends.So this time I decided to scrap this awesome tree that we found while visiting Charlestown SC. I LOVE this tree it is beautiful, and has so much character.
So I used the beautiful Jilliebean papers to highlight it. I used some felt thickers and some ribbon to bring it all together.
well here it is, have a peek......

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Silly in the Snow

Considering the amount of snow that everyone has had lately I thought that this layout would be appropriate for today's post. I have had this adorable photo of my son's daycare friends for about a year now, and I wasn't sure how I wanted to scrapbook it. However, after going through some of my paper stash I found this adorable paper which is Frosted by Fancy Pants. The snowflakes are so playful looking and I thought what a perfect line for this fun photo.

I used a Bazzill chip snowflake, inked it with blue ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder, and then I inked the edges again with brown ink. I wanted to use the embossing powder that I had purchased so I went for it and I am happy with how it turned out.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bee My Valentine

Happy February everyone! I am here to kick of this month's theme of "Love is in the Air" here at That Scrappy Girl. I will admit it. I'm a bit of a dork and love the clever puns that are often on cards. I am also a girl that loves her pearls and jewels as you can see on my projects.

My favorite part of Valentine's Day?? Helping the kids with their valentines. Of course this Mom is always a bit behind and of course nothing has been bought yet. Their parties aren't for 10 I have a little time! Mine only have a few years left before it stops being cool to give Valentines and I'll miss helping :-(