Sunday, May 31, 2009

{pink sketches #35...

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday pattern papers, Stampin' Up! cardstock, American Crafts Thickers, Fiskars scallop punch, misc. buttons, & Xyron adhesives

This ones a twofer! Used the fab. sketch over at pink sketches and also sherry's blog challenge #3-April Showers Bring May Flowers:Scrap a page using pictures of flowers or flowers as embellishments or scrap a picture with rain.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

{hijacked by the thicker craze...

There was news on the web that Big Lots had Thickers for $2! So, Christina & I couldn't resist & took a trip to Galesburg. When we got there & there were none to be found, we asked a clerk if she "maybe had some in the back yet?". Long story short...we sat on the floor at BL and helped the poor clerk tag them & we went home 20+ packages happier!

{It didn't stop there because Christina "hijacked" her mom when she got home and went to the BL in Davenport to stock up on more! Hear her funny side of the day HERE.

Thanks CK for a fun day!

This layout is also for Sherry's blog challenge #7-Die cut page:I think most of us have a die cutting machine of some sort. If not use purchased die cuts.
{the flower behind the title is cut out using my Xyron PCS}

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

{hangin with my peeps...

...okay Aaron says I'm a dork because of the title, but...whatever!?!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

{and the winner is...

~*~ Stephanie ~*~...
I always love history.... none of the other classes ever held my interest and attention other than the electives like band and art...
I'm already a follower!

Congrats Stephanie! Please send me your shipping info to
meganklauer{at}yahoo{dot}com and I'll get these goodies sent to you asap!

Monday, May 25, 2009

{pink sketches #34...

Head on over to pink sketches blog for this weeks sketch and to see what the other DT members created! Don't forget to send your layouts to to have your layout added to the gallery on the pink sketches blog!

Supplies: Stampin' Up! cardstock, Kaiser papers, American Crafts Thickers, Making Memories & Sassafras stickers, Sharpie marker and Xyron adhesives.

This is also for Sherry's blog challenge #4-Black and White:Use a black and white photo or mix color and black and white.

**Don't forget about the give-away in the below post! You have until tonight at midnight to enter!**

Saturday, May 23, 2009

{teachers pet and a give away...

It's been awhile since I showed you THIS peek, but I finally have most of the projects done, so I can share.
Loved playing with all the new yummy goodies from the Teachers Pet line by Imaginisce...

It was perfect for making those end of the year gifts for the teachers! I have one little guy in Kindergarten and one in preschool, so there were 12 teachers to make for. For the first project I used my Xyron 510 machine with the two-sided laminate cartridge {remember THIS post using the 510 and the perm. adhesive cartridge}...

I also used strips of the patterned paper to decorate the top of notepads from the office supply store...

And got a layout done about Coe's first day of school this year. I can't believe his first year of school is almost over!

And now for the give-away!
I am so greatful to Xyron & Imaginisce for this great line and want to pass on some of the goodies to one of you guys!

Up for grabs:

1 12x12 sheet of each of the following papers from the Teacher's Pet line:
Wipe that up!
Welcome to Room 10!
{no} passing notes!
My new pencil box
When's Recess?
Number Cruncher
Teacher Talk Rub-ons
School Notes acyrlic stamp
Grade A mix flowers
3 felt pieces

How to enter:
{You have 2 chances}
1} Leave me a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite subject in school was!
2} Follow my blog (already a're already entered!} have until midnight on Monday May 25th...winner announced on the 26th...

I still have lots of goodies left from this line to play with, so check back to see what else I create with it!

Friday, May 22, 2009

{just a peek...

...can't show it all yet, but here's a little peek...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

{the long lost rainbow brite doll...

Sherry's blog challenge #10-Your fav. childhood memory:It could be your fav. toy as a child or a special occasion that happened when you were a child.


Journaling reads:
She was always one of my favorite dolls growing up & she was the "it" toy of her time. I believe my original is still @ mom & dad's amongst all of our other childhood playmates.
It was to our surprise when cleaning out grandma & grandpa castor's attic space that mom & I found an original rainbow bright still in the box. I...{in a childlike manner}...I exclaimed, "oh, my gosh! It's my rainbow brite doll!" and mom replied, "That's where that thing went! That was the year I had bought it for you for
Christmas and hid it so well, I had to buy you another one before Christmas day!"
After 21 "long lost doll" was finally found!

Monday, May 18, 2009

{shakin my sassafras....

So excited about THESE... on the Sassafras blog!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

{pink sketches #33...

...doesn't every four year old act this way?
Head on over to Pink Sketches to check the other DT layouts!

{Studio Calico's Peter Piper add-on kit}

Friday, May 15, 2009

{16 months old...

One of the great things about being the "personal photographer" for my nieces and nephews is the fact that I always have pics of them to scrapbook. :0)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

{always friends, no matter what...

For Sherry's blog challenge #6-Calander page(day,month,year):Let us know your schedule. Let us in on your crazy life.
This started out as going to be a layout about time and me doing my best to manage my family, friends, work, photography, plus other various "hobbies" I enjoy. It turned into this page when I flipped over one of new Studio Calico papers...loved the "next week, next month, next year, forever". So, it started as something totally different, but I am so glad I took the time to do a page about one of my bestest girlies! So Sherry, not sure if it counts, but thanks for this challenge cause I may have never gotten this page done otherwise!

{you drive me crazy and make me smile...

Sherry's blog challenge #9:Your ocd:What is it that drives you crazy. Your pet peeve.

How did I ever scrapbook before my Studio Calico kit arrived? I'm really not sure. It's my new "go to" goodies!

Anywho, I think I should explain this crazy layout a bit:
My wonderful hubby thinks he is so funny and loves to be a "smarty"... to put it nicely. He loves to do things just to test my nerves I sware! So, over the past 11 years of his little pranks and jokes, I have learned that it is better to just fight back rather than get mad. :0)

Journaling reads:
One of my biggest pet peeves is how Aaron leaves salt all over the counter and table any time he eats anything! I had been giving him a hard time about it, so one night as we we're heading out the door; I noticed a neat little pile of salt on the counter...which had obviously been "planted" there. So, as a little revenge I decided it was time to teach him a lesson and cover his side of the bed with the rest of the salt!

Yep, don't mess with the queen honey! :0)

Monday, May 11, 2009

{create like no one's watching...

Pink Sketches #32...
{Using the Playground kit by Studio Calico and my fav little gadget... the Xyron Design Runner.}

Sunday, May 10, 2009

{happy mother's day...

This year Ginger and I decided that for mother's day we wanted a morning of turkey hunting by ourselves. We had so much fun and had my bird on the ground by 6:10am. Not just anyone would wake up at 3:30 in the morning to take a friend hunting and help her get her first bird. Thanks Ginger!

Also went out yesterday with Aaron & Paul and got to see a great show with 4 toms, a jake, and a hen. Even though we didn't get a bird killed, it was an awesome experience! Thanks Paul!

Friday, May 8, 2009

{workin on this...

Playin with the yummy new Teacher's Pet goodies from Imaginisce...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

{cards, cards, and more cards...

I had a few cards I needed to check off my to-do list...and I just received my first studio calico kit and the yummy add-on kit I won from Davinie's NSD challenge in the mail yesterday, so I had to create something! I also used some sassafras, moxxie, Xyron Design Runner and a few other goodies from my stash.

These are also for Sherry's blog challenge:
#5-Anything but scrapbooking:Do something creative besides a scrapbook page. Make a card or anything crafty.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

{have you "got moxxie"...

Design Team calls over at Got Moxxie! Go check them out!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

{for the love of vinyl...

Just wanted to share this blog I found linked from Scrapaganza's...
Signs by C.J.

Gotta share the love...she's from Sherrard!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

{no girls allowed...

Head on over to Pink Sketches to check out the rest of the fab. DT layouts!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

{happy national scrapbook day...

{warning...large post}
I took part in a few of the challenges over at Studio Calico and here is what I came up...

emily challenged everyone to use a self-portrait:

maggie challenged us to be inspired by this print...

stephanie challenged us to use something old...

nicole s. callenged us to use 3 different pattern papers...

tina c. challenged us to embrace the "white space"...

nicole h. challenged us to use ledger or graph paper...

kelly challenged us to use this ad for inspiration...
{it inspired me to save up for a larger circle cutter!}

davinie challenged us to use handstitching...good thing cause I can't run a sewing machine to save my life...

Get to scrappin ladies! You have until midnight tonight (Sat) to post your creations to the gallery over at SC!
**Don't forget about the below post and the chance to win a 6mo. subscription!**
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