Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Fall Creation

While going through a box I found a bag of old spoons from my grandmother. These particular spoons are from American Airlines. Believe it or not they not only used to serve real food on the airplane but you got to eat it with real utensils! My aunt was a flight attendant which is how I imagine my grandmother ended up with these.

I really wanted to make something neat with these and being intrigued with the utensil art I've seen on the net in various places this is what I came up with. I used glue dots to attach the spoons. I'm not sure that will hold up well - its hanging on the wall now so we'll see. My next approach will be to dig out the hot glue gun and try that if these glue dots fail me. This little wall hanging is my entry to the Paper Issues challenge to create something in honor of Thanksgiving.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Play Date Cafe is hosting another color challenge and I really enjoyed playing with these colors and just may have figured out what I want to do for our Christmas cards this year! The stamps are from Close to my Heart. For ink I used Stampin' Up (So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Not Quite Navy, Perfectly Pomegranate, Red Riding Hood and Baja Breeze) and StazOn in Black. The cardstock is Bazzill and the pattern paper is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Play Date Cafe #54

Have you seen this great challenge blog? I love it. I've done a few of their challenges thus far. Here is my entry for their most recent one - to use stucco orange, celery and white. I found as many oranges close to stucco as I could in my scraps to create this. I love using up scraps! The stamps are from Unity Stamps - love their unmounted red rubber! Thanks for looking!

Sketchy Thursday's

So I printed this picture over a week ago and just couldn't get the layout to work. I finally just put it up figuring I'd eventually get to it or not. When I opened the Sketchy Thursday's blog today their sketch was perfect! The layout came together in about 20 mins. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Card

I took the challenge at The Play Date Cafe to use the colors orange, pink and yellow - which happens to be one of my favorite combos. This is a card I made for a friend that I just recently got back in touch with via Facebook. I stamped the butterfly in So Saffron ink then used Crystal Effects to add some shine and help the wings shape. I stamped the sentiment in Regal Rose, used chocolate chip to outline the butterfly and sentiment then mounted it on a piece of My Minds Eye paper and added a sheer orange bow. Easy peasy!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Retro Layouts

I love taking photos from when I was younger and scrapping them - especially the polaroids! Here are two layouts based on sketches from the Sketchy Thursdays site. Hope you like them!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Maui Bound!

My husband is in the running for the prestigious President's Club at Leslie's Pool Supplies. If he receives this honor we get a trip to Maui on the company. Can't wait to go! ScrapGal's Spa challenge was to scrap a dream vacation and right now we are definitely dreaming of Maui! I used the right side of this week's Sketchy Thursday sketch as inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sketchy Thursday's Sept. GDT

I absolutely LOVE scrapping with sketches so I was uber-excited to find this way cool challenge blog - Sketchy Thursday's. I've done a couple of layouts with their sketches now (but only submitted one so far) and just had to jump on the chance to submit for their September guest designer spot. I really like how this layout came out!

Head over to their blog to check out this week's current sketch challenge. Its a great 2-pager (which I love!!) I'm getting started on mine today!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Current Work

So my scrappy mojo seems to be slowly oozing back and I thought I'd share some of my new favorite layouts. We moved my craft desk out into the family room and it seems a change of location may have unearthed that mojo that was hiding with all the dust bunnies!

This first layout is of my newest niece. She is such an itty-bitty cutie-patootie! I just love all my nieces. They are so much fun!

Next up is a layout of my daughter who graduated from high school a year early. I took her senior photos out at Madera Canyon. When the weather cools off I see more photo shoots in my future!

And last - Brigham was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints back in April and I used the sketch from the Sketchy Thursdays blog with a challenge over at ScrapGal to complete this layout.

Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully I'll have more goodies to share soon!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

So its been awhile.....

a long long while since I've scrapped anything. I didn't intend to take a hiatus but the mojo fled to parts unknown and with all that has been going on in my life I just didn't feel like scrapping. However recently, due to what I have no idea, I have felt that little creative tug pulling me back to my scrappy table. Here are my recent creations.

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I'll keep up with this new creative spurt!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sketchy goodness!

I found this sketch challenge this morning at
and just had to do it. This photo my daughter took last night was perfect and I had to scrap it!

*the journaling says "with angel songs and wild imaginings"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Recent work

I am participating in the LOAD this month - LayOut A Day. While I am not getting one done a day I am getting way more done than I did last month! Here are some favorites:

LOAD Day 20

LOAD Day 3

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Go over to caardvarks to check out the Becky Fleck sketch for this month's contest. I love her sketches!