Sunday, June 28, 2009

Christmas in June

I finally got around to adding the pictures to a double page I put together last November for a challenge in the scrapbook group I belong to. Now, if I could just find those Thanksgiving pictures I could have those pages finished too.

Garden Pictures

We love flowers. These pictures were taken June 2008 of some of our flowers. Most of them grown from seed and these were their first blooms.


I just couldn't resist using the leftover page for a background for some pool pictures of our grandchildren.

Random Thoughts

Today is the last day of our week vacation. I did not get a lot of scrapping done however I did get to finish some other craft projects. We had a wonderful visit with 4 of our grand children and they crafted with me as well. (pictures to follow)

A very special lady and my new online friend helped me to design/make a file for my SCAL. I signed up for a swap in the scrapbook group I belong to and the theme is Splash Pool Time. I knew I wanted curly q's and I knew the words I wanted. Penny ran with the idea and made me a svg so I could cut it. Unfortunately I am an inpatient person and flaked at the end when I used my Sizzix and some dies to finish quicker rather than cutting the additional files she created for me. Check out her blog in my sidebar. She is an amazing artist and will definately inspire you.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Yesterdays Crafty Time

I purchased the dies sometime ago to make these page peekers. I think they add a whimsical aspect to my grand babies pages. I keep looking for addition dies to make these. What would be even better would be if I could find SCAL files and be able to make them easily in larger quantities.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Getting Organized

I have it all laid out for maximum efficiency. My loving husband said he will build me some shelves as soon as I tell him what I plan to store on them so he can incorporate into their design. He is such a sweetheart. I like Toile. See those teapot decorations? And see that frame to the right? It is Mary Kay Crowley pictures. I just enjoy her artwork. The heart hanging from my altered clipboard was a gift from my daughter about 15 years ago. I like to have it where I can see it. To the bottom right of the photo is a small bookcase that holds some of my Cricut cartridges. I have to sort them alphabetically to find them.

Here another of my attempts at getting organized. It doesn't hold all my gadgets however, it does hold the things I use the most. I need to get those buttons and skittles into those jars. In the bottom left of the picture do you see the little hand print? That is my youngest grand daughters hand print. When I visited her school for an ice cream social she gave me the hanging and has a lovely printed poem about Gramma's. I need to frame it and get it on the wall. Did I mention this organizing attempt only cost me $6.00?

Monday, June 22, 2009

BBQ Shrimp or Blackened Seasoning

I believe I have come up with the perfect seasoning for barbecue shrimp.

2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Swap Pages

made 20 of these pages for a Disney book swap for boys
my submissions for a dinosaur swap
made 20 of these pages for a Disney book swap for girls

I decided to upload a few of the projects I have been recently working on.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I Make Dirt Look Good layout

Another double page I scrapped of my dear husband and youngest grand son.