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" ;-)

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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!

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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."

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