Tuesday, October 12, 2010

For Baby Keira

A few weeks ago, I was at a local scrapbook store and I had a chance meeting with two of my scrapbooking idols whose work I've admired since the days of Simple Scrapbooks Magazine. I so miss that magazine *sniff*. One was Wendy Smedley, the other was Angie Lucas. And can I tell you they are just as sweet in person as I imagined them to be. Very genuine and real. I've been able to chat with Wendy a few times about some of the life experiences we have in common right now so it was awesome to meet her in person.

Well, Angie and her husband were able to adopt a beautiful baby girl and she was thrown an online baby shower. When I got the e-mail, I knew that I wanted to share more than advice and links to great products. I wanted to send her a piece of my kids' babyhood.

When my first baby was born, twenty years ago, to be exact, I was given a cassette called "A Child's Gift of Lullabies". Each of my babies, in turn, were settled to sleep on many occasions by these songs. In fact, my 14 and 11 year-old sons listened to them until they were both 8 or 9, they loved them so much. Shhh. Don't tell them I told you ;).

And of course, I had to scrapify the cover and include a handmade card to go with. :)

So now I'm passing these sweet lullabies on to baby Keira to enjoy. I'm always so happy when someone adds a new addition to their family and I wish them the very best!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Stamp-A-Stack cards? Check!

I had some time Friday during my boys' piano lessons to finish up my collection of cards for my November card class! Hopefully, everyone will like them. I think there's enough variety to satisfy everyone's style. Yeah, I know. There's no Halloween cards. I made those back in August so I'm already ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas to come. Makes me feel like listening to a little Bing Crosby. :)

Off to clean the house now before creating more cards for our school Halloween Carnival Boutique. I'll post those later.

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Did you know Stampin' Up! has a clearance rack? They do! Go there now to get GREAT stuff for up to 80% off!! Supplies are limited so go there NOW!

You need to have me listed as your demonstrator to get the preferred pricing so go to this link and then click on "clearance rack" on the left.

Create something....it's good for you!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Do you love leftovers?

I didn't love leftovers as a kid. In fact, I pretty much hated them. Tasteless, soggy. Just how my Dad liked them. Yuck.

I have felt pretty much the same way about crafting leftovers. Especially, what to do with all those sheets of stickers that have only 1 or 2 pieces used from them? Well, in an effort to be more financially responsible, I decided to make some cards from my leftover stickers.

For the card on the right, I came across a sheet of Winter/Christmas photo stickers. Don't know how long I've had them, but I'm pretty sure it's been a long time. I just started randomly placing them on the card front, letting them hang off the edges of the card. Then I trimmed around the card front and presto! I have a fun collage-type Christmas card. Just add a pretty ribbon and a snowflake punch out of my favorite green cardstock (Old Olive to be exact) and there you have it!

The card on the left was the same idea but I used Christmas word strips to randomly decorate the card front. I trimmed off the excess, die cut two great snowflakes using my Big Shot and used two big red brads that I've had in my stash for years.

Now I love leftovers! If you found this inspiring, and create something new with your leftovers, I'd love for you to share!

The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.

Don't Hate me Because my Cards are Done!

Okay, first off. I need to apologize that my last post was so heavy. Hope I didn't depress anyone too much. I had a really inspiring weekend and I'm starting to feel much better.

I was invited to a friend's house on Saturday for a scrapbooking retreat. I prefer to do my scrapbooking at home because I never know what supplies I'll need so I chose to work on cards instead. Christmas cards to be exact. It was fun to get together with friends, to watch/listen to General Conference and to complete a project. After about 3 hours, all my Christmas cards were finished! They just need to be addressed and sent. One less thing to do in December. :)