Friday, August 30, 2013

What a wonderful set of goodies!

Quick swap over at - three pp, three cs (all 4x6), 2 $1 embellishments and a handmade item.  Wow - KMG went to town - look at this wonderful canvas she sent!  Totally love it (photo doesn't do it justice).

I will sooo have fun scrapping with these materials.  I know the photos that will coordinate beautifully, now to find them!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

52 Week Swap

Want to get in on the Scrapbook fun?  Head over to the messageboard to sign up.  Drop me an email to and I will add you to the group so you can participate.  All information is there.  Just showing the format of this year's 52 week swap.  Mailings are every two months.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Having fun with a new technique

I finally had a chance to learn about a technique I found over at youtube.  It uses elmers glue and paint to create your own crackle technique.  Advantage - not having to have as many colors of crackle paint.  I am not giving up crackle paint, but this is great for a particular color.

Decided to give this a try for a humorous ATC Scrapbook swap over at Scrapbook Messageboard on my site.  Here are my results (just the background piece).

I used a white/black polka dot background paper with some circles glued down.  This is then mounted on regular cardstock that is acid/lignen free.  The only catch, if you are worried about longevity of your scrapbooks, is to be sure and not have a photo touch this particular piece.  That doesn't really worry me as this piece will be used in one of my personal books.  If they last my lifetime that is my only concern.

The Youtube video instructions can be found here:  If you visit her blog, she has some great ideas.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Color Challenge Entry

August's Color Challenge over on is brown and pink or brown and blue.  I was thrilled with my auction purchase of some bird chipboard stickers that coordinate with a pack of paper I already owned!

First - the page in my smash journal before adding:

Next, after adding the bird sticker, the Dr. Suess embellishment (Dr. Suess theme items this year) and journaling on the pull out piece - my page is almost done.  Still need to add the photos (they will get developed - I don't print at home).  Space for a 3x3 photo and the two individual shots I have.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

It's that time of year!

That is my super fancy computer cooling tray in the background!  I got tired of the $39 ones breaking after only a year, so ds told me about the cookie cooling tray idea.  Found on sale - 2 for $7.  Definitely cheaper than the cooling trays.  

Friday, August 2, 2013

Looking for

8:05 am cst - not sure what is up, but it appears that my site has gone down.  I cannot reach my server for the site either, so guessing that is what is up.  (their direct phone number is busy as well, so thinking my site is not alone in this issue)

Messageboards - as soon as I know what is up, I will email members

Shopping Tote orders - check out my etsy shop at or I have listings on ebay as well.

Sorry for the inconvenience.  This is beyond my control at this time.