Friday, May 29, 2009

Blog Award!

My sweet and awesome crafting friend, Leanne, gave me this awesome little blog award! Isn't that the sweetest! I just love her to death and am so blessed to know her! Click her name and you will be able to visit her blog, along with all her awesome creations!

There are a few requirements to accepting the Honest Scrap Award and they are as follows.
A) I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link…
B) I must list 10 honest things about myself.
C) I must put a copy of the The Honest Scrap logo on my blog.
D) I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers and list their links.

So, on to my 10 honest things about myself:
1. I am definitely a dork - trust me! From comic books to trivia games, and my personality as a whole, I am just a big ole goober! (but hey, if we were all the same, the world would be a boring place, right? right??
2. I love horror movies - the scarier the better!
3. Obviously, I love my hubby, son, and fur baby. They are my world and true blessings from God!
4. I am a Christian with strong faith who believes through prayer anything is possible!
5. I am quite the handyman (or woman, i guess!) - I usually do the little odds n ends, fix it things around the house! LOL!
6. I grew up on a farm and could drive a tractor (by myself) by the time I was 7!
7. My husband and I met on a blind date!
8. I have fibromyalgia and arthritis.
9. I love metal music - any music is fine by me, but for some reason people are usually shocked when I mention bands like Slipknot or Five Finger Death Punch. It's okay - they really don't bite! LOL!
10. I love, love, love, love, love to read! (when i am not scrapbooking - hehehe!)

I am going to have to post the awesome 7 people I want to give this award to at a later date. So check back soon for the rest of this post - and thanks again, Leanne!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Music of My Heart - WSB Challenge 17

A color challenge was issued to the DT members at Whimsical Scraps and Bugs and wow! All the DT ladies really made some great projects! From layouts and cards to gift bags, there is a lot of creativity to see, so please make sure you check them all out here.

For the challenge we had to use the colors brown, white, turquoise, yellow and red. I decided to do a layout using some recent photos of our son at his end of the year band performance. I thought he just looked so cute in his little tie and they just did an amazing job at their concert. They are super good and recently got superior ratings at Tri-State! I am just so super proud of him and the band as a whole!

All of the paper, except for the red cardstock title, is K&Co. The red cardstock is Bazzill and I cut the word heart using the Opposites Attract cartride. The flocked stickers are by Colorbok, the polka dot letter stickers are by Making Memories, chipboard stickers are by Pressed Petals, and I believe the music note stickers are by EK Success. The word 'music' is a rub-on by Colorbok, as well. The flowers are just silk flowers from my local DollarTree, the yellow button is from my stash, and the heart button I received in a swap from Cindy (snoflak) - thanks girl!! The scallop punch is by SU.

I hope you have a moment to hop on over to WSB and see what the DT came up with, as well as what our next challenge is going to be! Also, we are having our latest DT call so make sure to check out the info for that too!

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Hey Everyone!

It is that time again and Whimsical Scraps & Bugs is having a DT call. We would love to see everyone's work, regardless of style or skill level! Just show us what you got! Take a minute to pop on over to the site and check it out. Just click here to view all the details!

Happy Scrapping!

Owl Graduation Card

It is the time of year for graduation cards/gifts and teacher presents, and I am so far behind. However, I did get one graduation card done for a friend's daughter last night. Not only is it my first grad card I have made, but it is the first time I have used a blending technique to color a stamped image.
The owl stamp is by Studio G, black ink is StazOn, and orange ink is Cat's Eye chalk ink. All paper is by Bazzill cardstock. I also used some brads by Making Memories. I used my George cartridge to cut the stars. Adhesives used were pop-dots and Zig glue pen. I cannot remember for the life of me what brand of watercolor pencils I used and will have to look again.

Now, if I can get another grad card done and some teachers' gifts, I would have it made! Thank God we have a long weekend coming up!! LOL!

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thank You Card

Here is a little thank you card I whipped up using a sketch from 2S4U. I love their site and always find amazing inspiration there! For this card I used all Making Memories paper, SU stamp, George cartridge, coffee ink by StampCraft, and the ribbon and button are from my stash.

I just love the coordinating paper I used for this card and I can thank Cindy (snoflak) for that! She sent it to me in a swap we participated in. She is just so sweet!!

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Favorite Things - Challenge 16

Whew! This challenge was definitely that - a challenge! For challenge #16 over at Whimsical Scraps and Bugs, we asked the DT members to create a project of any type that answered the question of, "Why do you scrap?" The only requirement was to use their Cricut in some way on the project.

For this challenge, I decided to do something I had never done before - scrap without a photo. I have seen examples of this, as well as always read about it in my various scrap mags, but had never been courageous enough to try it. I really wanted to capture something different about why I scrap for this project, and decided to do a 12x12 layout.

I started out with an old book that I ripped the cover off of and just went from there. I made two vintage looking flowers out of some very old fabric I had laying around & some buttons. I also found a crocheted square that I believe my mother made years ago and just loved adding that element. Then, I just went crazy with doodling, splatter painting, stamping and writing.

The paper used was K&Co. from their Wild Saffron line. I also used some DCWV for the word, things, which I also cut with the Opposites Attract cartridge. I used black ink from StampCraft and the stamps are a variety of Making Memories, SU, and Studio G. The rub-ons are Color-bok and American Traditional Designs.

This layout was waaaayyy outside the box for me and not normally something I would've done, but I am glad I did it. I hope you all enjoy it and don't forget to check out the other projects, and our next challenge, over at Whimsical Scraps and Bugs!

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Symbol of My Love

Hey Everyone! Sorry it has been a few days since I posted last! The whole family has not been feeling well and I was oh so lucky enough to get the worst of it, but thankfully I am starting to feel better and I wanted to get a layout up that I did a week or so ago of my dear hubby.

The pics are from our recent NASCAR trip to Texas Motor Speedways in April. The top one was taken in Grapevine at Bass Pro Shops and the bottom was while he was driving that morning and the sun was rising. He hates the top pic, but I like it and I love the bottom one!

My Cricut was involved in the making of this layout which is actually kind of rare for me! The base paper is by My Mind's Eye, while the other papers are by The Paper Studio and DCWV. The chipboard is American Crafts, which I distressed with coffee ink, & Basic Grey, which I painted black. I used SU Robin Hood Red ink to stamp the bird, which is Studio G. The flower is Petaloo and the pearl strand is by Wright. The chipboard button is DCWV and the rub-ons are Basic Grey and American Traditional Designs. I cut some letters out of a newspaper for part of the title and the little adhesive pearl in the center of the flower is from Target's $1 Spot. Not sure who makes the heart shaped brads since I got them in a swap. I used my Glue Glider Pro on this project as well as pop dots. I also used my SU scallop border punch on the side of the red vintage looking V-Day paper, but it didn't show up very well in the photo!

I really like how this layout turned out even if my hubby hates that particular photo of him. I hope you like it too!

Happy Scrapping!
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