Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I love to scrap but one of my other hobbies is crocheting. I am not the best crocheter and I usually pick easy things to do but I really enjoy it. Our blankets in our living room were starting to look a little shabby so I decided to make a new blanket! I found a really cute blanket to make on the Lion Brand website. The pattern was really easy but it was just so fun and colorful. I have been working on it off and on for the past few weeks and finally finished it today! Let me know what you think. Here it is:

Monday, February 16, 2009

February Design Team Challenge

Here is the design team challenge for this month. Our challenge this month was to use a black and white picture on our layout. I also tried a few new things along with this layout. I have never embraced chipboard much but I finally found some swirly chipboard shapes that I loved so I painted that with acrylic paint. I also was watching a scrapbook show on HGTV and saw these awesome ribbon flowers and thought I should try that out on my layout. Here is the link to the episode http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_scrapbooking/article/0,2025,DIY_13776_4453391,00.html I practiced a few times and couldn't get one of the flowers to work quite right. I don't know if my paper was not the best for this or if I had the wrong ribbon or what it was but I was bound and determined to get some ribbon flowers. I ended up Googling scrapbook ribbon flowers and found a youtube clip. This lady used a little different technique so I tried it and it worked much better for me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9P4bfuAHPQ. I ended up using 1 flower from the scrapbook show on HGTV and the flower from the youtube video to finish my layout. I thought they turned out pretty good for my first ribbon flowers! Hope you like it! Here it is:

Happy belated V-Day!

Hope everyone had a good Valentines weekend! We didn't do much at our house. We have had the stomach bug in our house for the past week so we were not quite sure how everyone was going to feel on Saturday. Luckily we were all OK on Saturday so we just ran some errands. Nothing to exciting for us this year.
Well, I have still been a huge slacker on keeping up with my blog so I am going to bombard you with new stuff! LOL I finally learned how to change my background to a fun background but then it messed up all my gadgets for some reason. I finally got it all figured out (I hope).
First off, here are some pages that I did when a friend and I went to a crop (this was actually back in like November! I guess I forgot to put them on the blog).
The first 2 are from last year's 4th of July (as if you couldn't guess that youselves! LOL)

This one is from when we went apple picking last September! We had never been apple picking before and it was a lot of fun!

This next one is an old picture. It was just sitting in a frame behind the one that we were currently looking. I thought it was silly to hide them in the frame so I am hoping to scrap several more like this one. Time to get the pictures out of hiding! LOL

Here is another birthday layout from Mason's b-day party last September:

In January the design team I am on had an altered item challenge. I was racking my brain for what I could alter. Finally I went down into the basement and started looking through all the stuff we had in our garage sale pile. I ended up finding this mail organizer thing and thought it would be great for holding pictures that I want to scrap! Here is the before and after.

Are you starting to feel bombarded yet???? LOL
Here is one of Mason from when we went to this fun place in town called Paradise Park. The kids really love playing there and Mason's favorite part is the ball pit. And then I finally got Mason's first day of preschool page done also!

Here are a couple of layouts from sketch challenges and our crop from over at my Let's Scrap group on Ning.