Saturday, October 31, 2009

Playing Some More

Just Playing

I wanted to see how this layout would look if I took it into my sketch program.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baking Cookies at NeeNee's

We had such fun baking peanut butter cookies that I had to scrap it.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Just because someone asked if I could enlarge and show the detail in my Christmas layout here it is.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Our Little Rock Star

When I printed the pictures our daughter had taken of one of our grand son's I just HAD to scrap them. He is so cute. I didn't have an orange print paper so I had to improvise. I used an orange ink pad I had in my stash and added it to the background paper. When I laid it out I felt the page needed more so I went through my black & white paper drawer and found the mod one. It seemed the embellishments on the page got lost without it. I added a 1/4" band on the top and bottom and ran it through my cuttlebug with a sizzix texture plate.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Petting Aquarium

I realized I had not uploaded the double page scrapbook pages of our visit to the Petting Aquarium.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


I finally have what I believe is a finished double page for Thanksgiving pictures. As always I welcome your comments.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Back to Work

Well, it's the last day of my and my husbands vacation. The past 10 days have been great. I am sitting here browsing the web and my dear husband is painting the dining room. He painted the kitchen a warm French country yellow to go with my roosters collection and the dried palm green will compliment our dining room furniture beautifully.

Earlier in our vacation we had to buy a dryer as ours give up after only 15 years, LOL. The appliance dealer said it was amazing that ours had lasted that long.

I did pretty good until the past couple days. Didn't go shopping. Didn't spend any money. However, like I said until the past couple days. I did some searches on eBay and the rest is history. Bought a few tear bears, Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls, a Tim Holtz distress ink pad (my favorite ink for my scrap pages) and a couple pieces of paper.

I am still working on a Thanksgiving double page. I am not sure if it is strange it's just that I cannot seem to do single pages. Of my 5 complete scrapbook albums not one has a page inside the front cover. It's like I have so many ideas that I just cannot do just one page. And, I have to admit the last page is empty to. Call me strange. Who knows? Hopefully I can get past this one day. Most people that look at my albums (both adults and children) ask how come there isn't anything on the front page? If you have a suggestion or solution to this dilemma I would really like to know.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Made a Purchase

As much as I enjoy Sure Cuts a Lot I find myself going back to my Cricut cartridges, Cuttlebug dies, Sizzix dies and some of the other brands I have. I was reading online about the new Cricut cartridge Everyday Paper Dolls. If you have read my posts and viewed my layouts you have probably noticed I like paper dolls and Paperkins. I just HAD to order the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.

I enjoy using my Cricut Expression for it's versatility and the sizes I can cut. I remember telling my loving husband I didn't NEED another Cricut. I am so happy I gave in.

If anyone out there is interested in purchasing my Cricut Machine Personal Electronic Cutter that uses 6inch by 12 inch mats I would accept any reasonable offer. Includes cutting mat, power supply, manuals, blade and blade housing. It would not come with a cartridge so you would have to purchase your own. The Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter machine is the future of home crafting. Simply by touching a button, Cricut can cut beautiful designs and alphabets for card making, scrapbooking, and paper crafting.

No computer is required, just plug it in. Place your favorite cartridge in your Cricut and choose from hundreds of designs in 12 different sizes; ranging from 1" to 5-1/2"! That's thousands of possibilities! Cutting customized shapes and alphabets has never been easier.

The Cricut machine weighs only 7 lbs.

Just leave a comment and let me know how to get in touch with you if you are interested. I would accept a PayPal payment.

Trick or Treat

I just finished another Halloween double page layout. I am being so productive this vacation it is scary!

Happy Halloween!

Here are the Halloween pages I have been working on. The photos were taken in 1986. I had forgot that the prints are not 4" X 6" like the standard is now. Next time I will measure the pictures before cutting the mats. Our two daughters on the left and yes, that is me on the right.