Sunday, February 28, 2010

the proof

i've spent the month in a calvinball contest with paula and doris to see who could scrap the most. points were awarded - 1 pt. for every card, page, and mini-album page created between february 1st and today february 28th.

i have a grand total of 239. my cohorts are still furiously plugging away. doris is currently at 93 and paula has a whopping 156. check out their blogs tomorrow for details. i might make a few more cards tonight. we'll see.

i did 124 layouts and mini-album pages. i'm sharing a few here - but can't show all - some are for assignments and some are just not anything i would share - super simple layouts that just tell our story.

one was digi.
supplies: template (two peas in a bucket) + patterned paper (digi ki memories) + tab (two peas in a bucket) + font (got milk?)

and here's my pile of 95 paper layouts...

i did one mini-album courtesy of aly dosdall on for 28 pages.

i made 114 cards here are most of them. some i sent out as thank yous, valentines and birthdays this month.

i did one altered item for the bella blvd blog crawl on friday...come back to see the whole thing and for your chance to win it!
i spent over 32 hours cropping at new england scrapbook during the month of february and made at least 2 layouts every day. as well i sat in front of the tv a couple nights and cranked out cards. i can not wait to go back to a more normal pace tomorrow. i'll tell you one thing though - this process reinvigorated my love for this hobby. i'm currently 100% back in it - refreshed and obsessed! we usually do this about once per year. next time i'll invite you to play along. 

Friday, February 26, 2010

vintage labels

lovely printable labels...what more do i have to say?

deals at the nook!

Leah just let us know about some fabulous deals going on at My Scrapbook Nook right now so I thought I'd fill you in on the details.

First of all, there are only a few February kits left and those will be given -for free- to those who sign up for a new one-year kit club membership. What a deal!! You can sign up by clicking on this link

And, when you sign up for a year membership your 13th kit is FREE!!! So, you get two kits for free!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


martha offers these lovely printable doilies!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

paper bag inspiration book

i'm thinking patterned paper and inspirational quotes or little photos. would make a lovely card as well!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


for someone that rarely posts about herself i'm just full of it this week! lol! marnie flores and i did a layout swap - you can see the results over at the blog. my creation is above. what fun to scrap with pink. aren't her girls adorable? the patterned papers here are new my mind's eye quite contrary. the alphas are american crafts salutations. the felt is fancy pants - it's really old! and there is a sass brad and two american crafts brads on there.

a layout for pebbles

here's a layout i did for pebbles this month. be sure and check out the blog for some awesome book inspiration.

Monday, February 22, 2010

new scrap space

here are a couple photos of my "new" scrap space. down to two tables and my expedit is still upstairs. getting use to having less room - but i'm liking being in the living room with everyone bustling around me. the painting on the wall was done by my little guy when he was in pre-school. dh is working on my old space for the little guy and i'll be moving into my new to me orange scraproom soon!

if you look close you might spot my bella blvd altered item in the picture!
the smart gals I crop with made their own ribbon holders for cheap. this is all the ribbon i own now - in one little bag. i simply purchased this little makeup bag for $7 and punched holes in it with my crop-a-dile. now all my ribbon is in one compact space!

just felt i should share!

it's coming...

consider yourself invited!
bella blvd, jillibean soup and nikki sivils are teaming up for an exciting blog crawl. there will be over 50 handmade giveaways from all 3 companies design team members, and 3 large product packs from each company!
i've made the cutest little altered item with bella blvd new estate sale papers - you won't want to miss out on my drawing!

on friday, march 5th, be sure to visit here, and then bella blvd, jillibean soup and nikki sivils blogs for all the information on where to go next and how to win!

Saturday, February 20, 2010



sorry i didn't post yesterday. i'm in the process of moving out of my studio so that dh can paint. finally i'm switching rooms with my son. i'll try and take some pics of my swing space to share next week. it's going to be interesting as stuff is all over the house! it's all worth it in the end. my son will have a bigger room, i won't have to share my space with his craft area, and my room will have an orange wall! :) my son's new room will be similar to the color behind this chandelier above!

anyhow, i found this at craft blog this am and thought you might like to see it!

happy weekend!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

a funny print

i want these prints for my kitchen. i think they are hysterical!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

heart garland printable paper

this would be cute on a card!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

another printable

i wasn't going to blog about valentine's ideas anymore, but this one is too cute not to post!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Monday, February 08, 2010

more inspiration

oh my - my folder is filling up again. here are some links to inspire you on this lovely monday morning. sorry no photos. i'm busy busy busy today!

. Elle's Studio . Free Valentine Download!
All Sam's Idea Calendar FREEBIE for you!
cheeky magpie » printable valentines blog Stitched Vintage Photographs Garment blog Valentine Heart Leis
crow roosters crow little heart garland kit.
design. wash. rinse. repeat. freebie to do, to do, to do
DIARY OF CLAUDINE HELLMUTH collage artist and illustrator personalized custom artwork created using your photos!
Dream In Color Ya Do The Hokey Pokey And You Turn Yourself Around...
Easy Handmade Valentine's Day Cards
Flower Patch Farmgirl Valentine Book Wreath
Free Fillable Vintage Labels — i do it yourself™
Free Printable Address-Size Labels
Free Printable Valentine's Day Card » Curbly DIY Design Community « Keywords Valentine's, valentine's2010, download, card
Inkbloom Sponsor Giveaway « Skip To My Lou
Invys Free Valentine Maker
Jinjerup Freebie of the week Daisy May Notecards
kind over matter Freebie Alert Printable Mini Valentine Banner!
mint » red velvet sandwich cookies with printable box sleeves
mmmcrafts mwah
New Advertiser Yozo Craft paper crave
Paper Glitter - Free Cute Downloads, Printables, Crafts, Kawaii, Party Decorations, Etsy FREE Valentine Labels Printable
Piccolina Designs Happy Love Month
Print it a vintage-style Valentine card How About Orange
Printable all-in-one card and envelope How About Orange
Secret Pie Shoppe Craft Valentine's Day Wall Art
Tutorial Paper Mailbox with PDF Template · Scrapbooking @ CraftGossip
Up Up, The Blog free color-your-own valentines
Valentine Freebie Vintage Valentine Card - Home - Creature Comforts - daily inspiration, style, diy projects + freebies
Valentine Printable — Natalie Jost
? The 80s me - For the love of digital scrap ? Freebie - Valentines Day Tickets
? The 80s me - For the love of digital scrap ? Freebie - Vintage Style Flower Cards

20 free download ideas from ck

Sunday, February 07, 2010


i just was selected this weekend to be on the design team at The Nook! it's a six month commitment and i'm so looking forward to it. the BEST part is they have a really active message board to talk about all things scrappy and everything else. i forgot how much I missed being a part of a community. if you are missing it too come on over and join us. it's been a lot of fun!

Friday, February 05, 2010

valentine's wrap-up

i figured it's only a week away so i'd share what i've found so far. enjoy and if you make something let me know! :)

i love these elephant cards - so cute. it's a free printable. she has zebras too!

a play on the keep calm and carry on posters. free printable!

another free printable - would be great for boys' classroom cards!

you could use these to make classroom cards or incorporate them into a card as well. free printable.

did you make these in grade school? i went to catholic school we made sacred hearts out of them in purple. :) fun!

pretty printable cards!

such a cute card. love the xoxo!

that's a homemade crayon in the middle - but you could print and add a little heart out of pp! i just love this idea!

very cute printable!

i think creature comforts pointed out that these gift box xmas cards could be used as valentine's cards - free printable.

i'll be printing one of these for my little guy - he'll love the panda.
have a scrappy weekend!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

valentine printable


i recently printed a few of these, cut them out, rounded the corners and adhered them to cards wallpapered with pink and red scraps. they made simplae and pretty valentine's cards!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

mini bunting birthday card

includes a how-to. i am going to try something similar with fabric and patterned paper!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

faux bois valentine gift

these would be easy to make with a thick marker and a block of wood - adorable!

kissing couple

oh i want to add that little kissing couple to a page or a card. adorable!

Monday, February 01, 2010

valentine card printable

guest designer at freehand scraps

oh how i love heidi's kits. this one was no exception. get on over to freehand scraps and check out the rest of my work. the gallery is lovely and so is this kit!