Monday, June 30, 2008

A Share...July Kit...Card Drive

Hi everyone! Before I get to the new KOTM, I wanted to share a page I did with the new goodies that arrived in the Bakery.... (BTW...I know I look like a dork but I was excited that Ted got me a FLIP camera for Mother's Day! LOL )As always, a detailed shot....How fun are all these KI products? I had to use them all. :)
I know, I's almost July 1st. The new kit of the month is called FIRECRACKER and Mellette Berezoski is the guest designer. Here is a peek at the kit.....
and here is just one of the samples from the July kit. I am so in awe of her work, always have been. Truly a talent.... Check out the Bakery to see her other projects!

One more thing before I head to bed....I am currently on a roll creating cards for Jennifer's card drive. Check out her blog to find out the details and start creating! :) Jennifer is a fellow Cincinnati gal and is super sweet and I love that she put this together. She is so generous that for each card you send her, your name goes into a drawing for a prize and guess what? Scrapbook Bakery is a proud sponsor. There is a pic of our prize on her blog today. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Well Hello....

It's been a week already?? Wow. Time is really flying. Thought I would jump on to answer your questions but first I thought I would share the card I made for my Dad on Father's Day (since I have been meaning to since the 15th!) Sorry for the bad pic but you get the idea....I sanded the chocolate brown cardstock and the last circle I used a clear pebble on top to highlight the NO.1 Dad. On the inside the card was this....

A vintage map of our area from 1967/1968. Anyone who knows my dad knows he loves maps. He is funny like that and when I gave this to him (along with his McDonald's gift card), you would think I gave him a million bucks. He is not into material things, I love that about him but it makes him hard to shop for! :)

Okay, time for Q & A...

Laura asked.... "What are the 5 things that you CANNOT scrap without?" Great question!

Well, I am going to cheat a little! lol I am going to say that the obvious things like my 12x12 trimmer, adhesive, and scissors don't count. hee hee So, after that my list is:

1. String...thanks to Robyn, I am officially obsessed with tying string on a project for that finishing touch.

2. Buttons....LOVE them. I have a rainbow assortment in my studio and I use them on 90% on my projects. So fun.

3. Pop Dots...thanks to Jennifer for showing me the way! :) I am loving the shadow that they create.

4. Stamps...I was not a stamper in the beginning but now, I use them very often. They are great for making patterned paper.

5. Brads...I think I might have a problem with Brads! lol I have way too many but again, they give a nice finished touch.

Now, Sara's question..."How do you organize your albums? By events? Or by date?"

Another great question! Well Sara, I am in the process of organizing albums and as soon as I am done, I will post pics! I mostly organize my albums by date. It's just easier for me. However, I do have some mini albums that are usually done by event. I also was buying all kind of albums....a sophisticated one for the family, a camo one for my son, etc. but recently I decided to buy the American Crafts binder albums to give a more unified look on a shelf. Again, I will post pics soon.

Thanks for the question girls! Now, I have a question for sister (Melissa) is having surgery tomorrow and I was wondering if you guys had any ideas for something fun I can take to her house tomorrow to make her feel better. I am going to bring some scrapbooking magazines and probably make some dinner for her and her hubby but any additional ideas would be great. Oh, and if you can say a little prayer for her or keep her in your thoughts, I would appreciate it.

I'll be back soon with some Bakery related stuff. Thanks for stopping by and reading this long post! :) Have a great night.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Scraps and Share

Hi. I finally found a minute to post so I wanted to share the card I created from the scraps from my last post. Nothing too fancy. I am really loving these longer cards. (from K&CO.) I like the extra room to create....

I also finished up a simple, super quick layout using the pics from Alex's surprise trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum for me for Mother's Day and lots of MM product...
As always, a card to match...

and a details shot... It's hard to see, but I used the Bazzill bling cardstock with a Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder and added some bling inside each flower.

That's all I got for now. Been in a funk lately about a lot of things. I'm not going to go into the details but just wanted everyone to know that I appreciate and read every comment you leave. Thanks for stopping by.

Leave a comment and ask ANY question (scrapbook or non-scrapbook related) you would like. I will answer them next post. Have a great day!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Creative Play...the sequel

Laura and I decided to do some more creative play. This time the "rules" were to use green and yellow, a Hero Arts background stamp, and the cuttlebug. Throw in some heat embossing and this is what you get....

This is Laura's Layout:
(ETA: Laura asked me to remove her image for publication.)
She always amazes me. I just love her layout and how she used soft colors. I also love her photos. Her daughter is beautiful. Check out her blog for more details.
This is my layout: Journaling:
You were one of the few selected to create a mural to support the homeless in Cincinnati.

Your dad and I traveled downtown for the big reveal day and when I saw your mural, it literally took my breath away. It was simply amazing.

You did such a good job and we are so very proud of you. I can see your art taking you places and I can’t wait to see your future creations. You are one talented young man. Love you lots.

I used a cuttlebug embossing folder on a strip of gray cardstock (far left) and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Here is a closeup:

I love how "shiny" it makes it look. I stamped the Hero Arts background stamp on white with black ink. Just love that stamp. I won it at Jennifer's card class last week. I know I enable too much BUT you must go pick up one of these stamps because they are so much fun to use.

Okay, back to bed. I have a horrible sinus headache. Have a great weekend! Please let us know if you played along...we would love to see what you created.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Like a Kid on Christmas Morning...

Today was product day! I received two boxes of new product for the store today and I was like a kid on Christmas morning ripping through the boxes. I just entered these KI Memories goodies in the store...Aren't those yummy colors? I also ordered some of the new La-Di-Da the soft colors....
You can find all of the pricing at the store. Off now to enter the new Heidi Swapp! I will be back soon with a fun share! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Have you ever...

I thought it was time for a little mindless, random blogging. (even though I have a hard time posting without pics! lol )

I am in the middle of revamping everything about my house and as I was cleaning and organizing, I kept thinking if anyone else has ever experienced the same things I am. So, please tell me I'm not alone as we play a little game of Have you Ever....

Have you ever...

*cleaned out your home office and found a paper from about 10 years ago? I found a few unimportant papers that dated back to 97' and was a good reminder that I hold on to way TOO many things!

*started too many projects at once? I have completed gutted my scrapbook studio...the basement is getting redone....and my living room needs painting! Sometimes I have a hard time focusing on one thing. lol

*started cleaning your scrapbook area and start to calculate how much you have spent over the years on this hobby? I started and stopped...WAY TO SCARY! lol

*wanted to just throw away all the stuff your hubby keeps that you know he doesn't need? Sorry honey, we need room! lol I'm sure he would say the same of my scrapbooking stuff. lol

*wanted to sell every piece of furniture in your house and start all over? lol

Like I said, please tell me I'm not alone. lol I am making progress though. The home office is almost done and the garage sale pile is getting bigger by the minute!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Project Pics

As promised, here are some pics of some of the projects I worked on my weekend retreat...
(note: I used my Cuttlebug on this one! It's hard to see but I did it on the chocolate brown paper)

Journaling: This picture was taken right before your second high school dance. Sigh. I don't know where the time goes. Thank you for letting me capture these moments even though I know it isn't "cool". You do it for me and I treasure it.A closeup of each page.....Another two page spread on Alex's birthday....sorry for the bad pic! Alex had 15 clues to solve during his scavenger hunt to find his birthday present (an electric guitar)
A closeup of each page....
One more favorite using MM product...
Also, I made some cards b/c I am just like Jennifer and Laura. I have to make cards with the mess leftover. :) Here are some cards from the last page "mess" ....
I wanted to put my message on the inside of this, I made a pop-up greeting....

What else? My birthday was Monday. I had so much fun. My hubby and I went to dinner and then to see the Sex and the City Movie....SO GOOD! I am wanting to see it again already! :) When I got home that night, my hubby and son got me this. I also got a stereo system to play it from my scrapbook studio. I LOVE it!

Well, off to get the house clean before Jennie picks me up for Jennifer's card class tonight. More soon...thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

New Month, New Kit

Hello. I just got back from my weekend escape. It was wonderful! Feeling refreshed but already back to work. New month, new kit. This month's kit is called Sweet and Sassy...
I was too happy to hear that Valerie Salmon agreed to create with June's kit. I LOVE her work and it was such a pleasure to open up my email and see these adorable creations...

Thanks Valerie! You MUST go check out her online class she is offering HERE. I hear it is filling up fast!

I will post the projects I created this weekend soon and other fun stuff. Going to bed now. Hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for reading!