Sunday, June 13, 2010

SCRAPFIT Workout #21

This time the challenge over at was WORKOUT #21 “Exercise Machines”
For this challenge you must use a “machine”. What machines you might ask? Punches, Cuttlebug, Sizzix, Slice, Cricut—any or all will do.
Well guess what, I don't have a lot of punches much less machines. I own a Sizzix but don't have but one die (GASP!). I cut all my lettering out by hand either by using a stencil or making one from the computer. Anyway. . . .(wow, I am so long winded today!) I decided to use my long forgotten crimper. I guess that is a tool. You have to even look closely, the crimping is done on the strip across the middle of the page. These are a couple of my son's college graduation pictures. Isn't he "pretty" ;-)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

SCRAPFIT Mini Challenge #2

I loved the new mini challenge this month over at ! The challenge was to make a tag. For me this was a way to get a kick-start on my Christmas gifts. Every year I make gift tags for all my fellow teachers. Well, I say every year, I didn't get to last year because my husband and I were too busy working second jobs. With the economy the way it has been, we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a good deal of "extra" money. The only problem was I barely finished my Christmas shopping, let alone got much crafting done. So when I saw this challenge I thought "YES!", I will actually start my Christmas crafting this summer. (Wow, I sure am gabby today, sorry.) I got these tags from a pair of Lee Jeans that purchases several years ago. As you can tell, these tags were begging to be altered.
They were held together with a piece of leather, which of course I have already used :) Here is the final product, my FIRST Christmas tag of 2010!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I finally bit the bullet, sort of speak, and dove into the challenge over at . I am a huge fan of all their work but to be honest, I wasn't sure if I was ready. Oh well, too late for that thought. I even started to hide my journaling, which I am famous for doing, under the picture, but again, I was determined to be brave. Here is my entry for the Serenity challenge

The journaling reads:
"I love sitting on the pier at sunset. It is the one spot in this world that is
always peaceful and quiet. Maybe, it is the gorgeous view. Maybe, it is because there are so few people. Maybe it is because it reminds me of my Dad.
Whatever the reason, I feel peaceful at the lake."

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Layout #3 for SCRAPFIT Challenge #19

This layout was not only done with old left-over items, it is an old picture. It is a picture of my family from 1998 and one of the last photos ever taken of my Dad. The sister's tiny little baby in the picture is now 12 years old and my son, standing between my husband and me is now 23 years old and stands about 6'4" tall! This is the only copy of the picture I have since we didn't have digital cameras back in 1998, or at least I didn't have one. I don't even have the negative because it was taken with my sister's camera. To be honest, I had a very hard time scrapping this picture. It is the first picture I have been able to scrap of my Dad since he passed away. I've wanted to, I just wasn't able to. It was extremely emtional, I looked at the picture for a very long time before I adhered it to the page. I don't know that I did it justice, but you can actually lift the picture up for my journaling, which is way to personal to show. I think I need to write a note to my friend Cristal at and let her know that I finally "understand" DIRTY scrapbooking. Scrapbooking isn't always easy.

Sorry, to ramble on! Thanks for looking!

Layout #2 for SCRAPFIT Workout Challenge #19

Now remember why I love to scrapbook! It makes me happy! I am out of my "yucky" mood and ready for summer! Here is my 2nd layout using nothing new! The brown background paper is so old the edges were bent so I hid them with the pretty patterned paper. I got the chipboard letters several months ago from a store called "Tuesday Morning". I don't use chipboard very often, but I really like these.

Thanks for looking!

Card for SCRAPFIT Mini-Challenge

The mini-challenge over at said "All you have to do is make a card using some of the same scraps that you used to make your LO for WO #19". Hmmmm. . . . I thought it would be easy, but since I was using scraps already, it got to be a little more difficult. Here is my card, made from the same scraps as my first layout. I didn't use red for the accent color because I didn't have enough left, so I substituted green.

As usual, this card is for my sweet friend Lottie. She is battling lung cancer and she has had a rough week. I never show the inside of my cards because I don't share my message with anyone but Lottie.

Thanks for much for looking!

I'm (finally) Scrapping Again!

WOW, it has been a while since I have actually sat down and scrapped. I really hate when that happens too. But, leave it to to get me back on track. This time the assignment was "Recycling Made Fun. This is a USE UR STASH challenge---nothing new allowed!!" Extremely east for me because I have not bought anything new in what seems like forever. This layout is a great example, the layout was done around my son's college graduation and the background paper was bought for his HIGH SCHOOL graduation. YIKES! The other black and white papers were left over from a mini book I did for a friend's birthday several months ago. The tiny bit of red was was left over from a wedding album I did two years ago. My goodness, I never throw ANYTHING away :) Thanks for looking.