Saturday, December 19, 2009

I so need more scrappy time!

I did complete 2 challenges over at for the 25 Days of Christmas. This is my fave layout of the two!

Monday, November 30, 2009

A very Merry Scrappy Season!

Hey - as if the challenges in my previous post weren't enough come over to
and play along with their
25 Days of Christmas
contest! Prizes and fun for all.... tell them I sent you
and we both get entered to win a prize!

You have to see this!!!

Oh my goodness! Karen at Pages in Time-Lasting Memories is putting on the Ritz this Christmas! Check out all the details HERE and sign up to be a member over there - its fun and free. Let them know I sent you and we can all be winners this season.

Monday, November 16, 2009

2 Cool

During the photo shoot for my daughter's senior pictures my son struck his favorite pose for me. What a character!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I love scrapping vintage photos. In fact I think it might be my most favorite type of photo to scrap! Here is a recent layout I did using Graphic 45 papers and some K&Co embellishments. I photocopied the writing from the back of the photo of the ship to preserve my grandmother's comments and handwriting.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Some new crafty stuff!

This first layout is one I created using some goodies I got from a friend in the mail - thanks Mrs. Chez!! I love the color combo of pumpkin orange and pink. Its not a typical combo which makes it all the more fun to play with!

At this month we are doing a month of Thankful Challenges! The first is to create a Gratitude Journal. I had this cute little 6x6 Bazzill mini that is perfect for the challenge. I'm about half way done creating the interior pages. My goal is to spend several times this month adding to this journal with the things I am most grateful for.

I'll be sure to come back and share the remaining pages as I finish them. Perhaps my first entry should be along the lines of being grateful for a hobby that allows me to create and refill my "bucket".

Saturday, October 17, 2009

While I am on hiatus

I need to get some things accomplished this month so I've put my crafting aside for now. In the meantime check out these gorgeous new Prima items on their blog. I am really loving all the orange shades right now!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Two more creations

I had such a great time cropping with the Gals this weekend. Even if you didn't get a chance to play along please still come by and take some of the challenges. The ladies have such great ideas there! I created these last two things today and I have to say I think they are my faves of the weekend!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Haul in Progress!!

Head over to ScrapGal to join in on all the fun!! Here is a peak at some of the challenges I've done so far....... I made the cute pumpkin with my slice and used my inks to give it dimension.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

You gotta come play!!!

Yours truly is the guest designer this month so hop on over and play with us! I have some fun challenges - and so do all the other fantabulous DT Gals!!! Can't wait to see you there!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

ScrapGal creations!

Here are some fun layouts I created for my Guest DT assignment at ScrapGal. Head over and join us this month - lots of fun things going on! SEI is our sponsor this month so enter your layout containing at least 50% SEI products to win!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Guest Designer!

Thats right! This month I have the privelage of being the guest designer over at ScrapGal. I have to tell you - I absolutely love it there. The gals are so friendly and the store owner is the nicest person. I've enjoyed shopping there, chatting there and playing along with their challenges and contests.

Check out this month's contest with a back to school theme and make sure to join us for our online crop Sept. 25th and 26th - lots of fun, inspiration!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Come join a new community!

There is a new store opening up in about a month and the initial forum has launched. Come be part of our growing community! Head on over to the Paper Maniacs Forum and join us!

I'm a little bit.... Got Mojo challenge!

Here is my layout for the Got Mojo challenge - use the prompt "I'm a little bit ___________ and I'm a little bit __________" (channel your inner Donny and Marie!) and use polka dots. The papers are part of the super awesome prize pack I won from the Moxie Fab blog and are by Graphic 45. The cardstock is SEI, b/w polka dot tape is from Heidi Swapp and the sticker letters are from American Crafts, Making Memories and the Dollar Tree. The brads are Making Memories and the bling are some cellphone bling I picked up at Target on clearance. I have to say I love this layout! I scrapped with my gals last night and it was so much fun. Oh and these papers from Graphic 45 are da' bomb baby! I love them!!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Getting my scrap on!

So the last few days I've been a mad little scrapper and created many layouts and cards. There are 2 layouts I am holding back as potential DT applications but here is a look at my scrappy goodness from the last few days. I don't know if its just a temporary mojo surge or a need for major scrap therapy but whatever it is I'll take it!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My TP book - Trash to Treasure

Several of you requested directions on how to make this little mini book out of TP rolls. I must admit I can't take credit for it - my Stampin' Up demonstrator taught us how to make it at one of our classes. They are really fun to make :)

3 – TP rolls of same size
3 – Coordinating pattern paper cut to 4 ½ x 8 ¼ size
3 – Coordinating cardstock cut to 3 ½ x 2 ½
3 – Coordinating pattern paper strips cut to 1 ½ x 2 ½
Ink colors to match
Stamp sets of your choice
Coordinating colors of ribbon
2 – binder rings
Crop-a-dile or other eyelet punch
6 – coordinating large eyelets

Step One: Fold the small pattern paper strips in half and attach to the three pieces of cardstock to make small journaling cards.

Step Two: Flatten the three TP rolls and use a bone folder to flatten the edges. Take the 3 coordinating
pattern papers and fold slightly around the flattened tubes to make application easier. Apply adhesive to the backs of the 3 coordinating pattern papers and lining them up with the edges roll around to cover both sides and overlap the TP roll.

Step Three: Using your Crop-a-dile or eyelet setter punch two holes on one end of the tubes taking care to make sure they are a sufficient space from the edge to attach the eyelets and have them spaced evenly. (After doing one use it for a template for the others to make sure the holes line up properly). Attach your eyelets.

Step Four: Punch a single hole at random intervals along the edges of the small cards (on the paper
covered end). Tie a coordinating piece of ribbon in each hole. Make sure the cards fit inside the tubes.
Some trimming may be necessary based on the exact width of your TP tubes.

Step Five: Using your stamps and paper scraps decorate each page however you wish using coordinating inks and papers.

Step Six: Attach the pages together with the binder rings and attach coordinating ribbon tied around the rings to complete your mini-album!

*********I don't have the pictures on my computer to add to the post but I do have this saved in a pdf file with the pictures so if you need a visual please send me an email at awendybird (at) gmail (dot) com and I will be happy to send you the pdf file!**************

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

What a great pick me up for an otherwise dull week! I checked my blogs this morning like always and found out I won over at Moxie Fab World! I win a collection from one of the companies featured plus a Card Creations 7 mag. I can't wait!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Crafty Goodness!

A few recent scrappy projects!

This is a mini-book I made out of TP rolls ;)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Recent Scraps

Here are some layouts I made for contests at ScrapGal. I recently got an Ott-light which makes scrapping at my desk easier. The mojo is flowing back and I like it! It feels good to create again.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

In a crafty mood!

I think my mojo may be finally flowing back! Its been awhile since I've created but I've been feeling crafty lately so I've been stamping, scrapping and sewing! I made a quick and easy baby blanket for a friend (but forgot to take a pic of it) as well as this card.

I also scrapped a layout and made two tags! Woohoo - summer vacation is good!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Has anyone seen my mojo?

I seem to have misplaced. Its been missing quite some time now. If you see it will you please send it back to me? I'd really like to create again!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Magistical Memories Blog Hop

Super fun - incredible prizes! You don't want to miss it. Go to their blog for more details - Hurry must hop by May 3rd! Tell them awendybird sent you!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I love scrapping at ScrapGal! The gals are the best and so much fun. There is always fantabulous inspiration there and super fun challenges and contests! Be sure to check out their Glitz contest this month!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Some Sunday Scrappiness

ScrapGal is having a Sketch Madness contest goin' on this month that I have had a lot of fun participating in. This is my latest :)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Unity Stamp Company's Inspirational Blog Hop!

Its finally here! You should have arrived here from the uber-talented Shemaine's blog. If not head back to the Unity Stamp Co. blog and follow the trail. (if you get lost or find a link that isn't working you can always check the list here - there is so much amazing talent I don't want anyone to get missed!)

So without further ado here is my addition to this amazing blog hop!

Stamps: Bubble Gum Tree ; words Grow and Magnificent were part of the awesome grab bag.
Ink: Stazon
Paper: Hambly overlay, Cloud 9 Designs, K&Co, Websters Pages, Bazzill, Stampin Up
Embellishments: diecut butterfly (from like 9 years ago!) and Stickles
Tip: The magnificent stamp actually looked like this:

To mask the decorative and keep just the word I used scotch tape over the pieces I didn't want inked, inked it up and then removed the tape quickly before stamping. That way I didn't need to worry about trimming out the word and had it perfectly aligned on the paper instead of possibly not having enough edge around it.

Now hop on over to Katie C's blog - I know you'll find some fantabulous inspiration there!!
Oh and I just recently found this quote that really struck me... I'm sure you'll see it on a project soon!

"When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly."
-Patrick Overton