Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Are you getting ready for the 4th of July? We celebrate it big around here, so I was very excited to see Polka Dot Pixels' new kit - Celebrate! What a fun kit to play with!!

Here is the page I made with it.

Some details...

I got to use this fun new Wood Grain Mini Alpha from Sassafrass!

Cardstock - Colorbok; All Embellishments - Polka Dot Pixels; Woodgrain Alpha - Sassarass; Adhesive - Elmer's; Pens - FaberCastell and Sakura; Thread - unknown

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Savoring Summer book pages 1-3

Well, working has been crazy busy, and between that and running kids around to places they need to go, and trying to get some housework done, dealing with a flooding basement, and all the other stuff, I've not found a lot of time to scrap. But, I can't tell you how much I love working in this Savoring Summer mini book kit from Elle's Studio. I got the covers and base made last week, and have been adding more and more base pages, as I get more and more paper I love. I think this will be a pretty thick mini by the time summer is over!

Let me very quickly mention - if you are trying to get something like this made, having the base of the book made beforehand is so wonderful! It makes making a page so quick and easy!

Here is my front cover.

My first page is about our little guy getting his leg broke on the first day of June. On the hospital bracelet piece, I blurred out his full name and birthdate on the photo, as I really don't care to give quite that much info out...

On the 2nd page I added some goodies from Crate paper - I love the die cut sheets that you get when you purchase one their collection kits. A 12" x 12" sheet FULL of die cuts to punch out! Yay! This frame and date element are from their Emma's Shoppe collection. Oh, and the trim came in the Elle's Studio kit, but it's from the trim set from Crate Paper's Neighborhood collection. Actually, this whole page is Crate Paper - the background is one of their papers from the Portrait Collection (swoon!)

Late last week, Lily asked me (very accusingly, I might add), "Mom, why don't you ever take us out for ice cream?". It made me feel kind of bad... But, the other day when we were at Walmart, she asked if they could get an ice cream treat - remembering that question, I said sure. On the way home, I remembered why I don't take them out for ice cream (at least not to eat in the vehicle, that is!) What a mess!! Trying to keep Jake's cast clean and dry was a real hassle. (But the ice cream sure was yummy!) So, that's what page 3 depicts. Oh, these little stickers are ones that I picked up a Walmart - they are adorable, and at just $1 for a sheet, a real steal, in my opinion!

I have more pages in the works, and will try to show them to you soon. I hope you are having a fabulous, happy summer so far!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


As I mentioned in my last blog post, my hubby and I just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. As the little guy broke his leg that day, it wasn't really a very happy day. But, I was so thankful I had made this card the day before, and had it ready to give the love of my life.

I used this fabulous new digital kit from Polka Dot Pixels - Country. It is full of bandanas, and country goodies for scrapping your little cowboys or cowgirls!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer begins...

Well, I haven't gotten any scrapping done this week, but that's not without good reason. The kids got out of school for the summer (yay!!); all the boys (but the little guy) are working with their dad, which leaves us girls to pick up a lot of their chores; the bookwork has been plentiful, as the helper thing just hasn't worked out; there are gardens to be planted; and then to add more complications, the little guy had a playground accident!

Can you believe they make walkers this small? Anyway, he's in a cast for 4 weeks, and though the walker is fun once in a while, he's not really that into it, so it means a LOT of carrying this 38 lb. 2 yr. old, and fining things for him to do while he can't move around a lot. I'm sure it will get easier as time goes by - he'll find ways to be more mobile. Oh, and guess what was really fun! This happened on my hubby's and my 15th wedding anniversary! Happy Anniversary, honey! Trips to the ER are a great way to celebrate!! lol

Oh, well. Back to the bookwork. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!