Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Family and Friends
are a wonderful part of the
Thanksgiving Holiday.
I wish you all a wonderful holiday
filled with peace, love, and many cherished memories
to scrapbook and carry in your hearts!
Love, Nancy

WIntertime papers from Echo Park

I fell in love with this paper line from Echo Park...

I just had to do a layout ....

And once I did that .... I was hooked!

I have to use it on my

Christmas Cards

Here is the front
I used Cricut Songbird for the font and Christmas Cheer for the Snowman.

And Just because it's me...
I had to add some fun to the inside!
Do you like???

11/24 Kami's Christmas cards...

Kamryn ( Kami )
my 15 year old daughter made her
Grandma some Christmas cards.
She made 22 all by
herself... and I think they look great!

Gingerbread man is cut using Cricut and Stretch your Imagination.

Inside card says:

We hope you have the Sweetest Christmas and New year!

Monday, November 22, 2010

11/22/10 Recipe box gift idea

Need a great gift idea?
My friend Jacki and I found these wooded
recipe boxes at Craftware House for a great price.
It took a little math to get all the paper sizes but...
I think they turned out great!
I have some mini wooden spoons that I want to glue to the top
or the side of the front.
( I may still do that! )
Back View .. this paper line also had matching recipe cards.
How perfect is that?

Recipe cards
OK so I still think the project cost about $20 but if we would have eliminated
the family recipe rub on we put on the front and cut it with the cricut...
that would have saved us $7.50. YES~ $7.50!!! We didn't realize how much
they were until we were on our way home. We thought about returning them
but Craft ware house is a bit of a drive ... and this time we just went with it!
It is still VERY cute either way. I can't wait to start filling it with great recipes!

Friday, November 19, 2010

11/19 Basic Grey Marjolaine kit

Basic Grey Marjolaine page kit
I love some of the NEW Basic Grey Page kits. Only problem is
I don't like that there is little or no dimension.
A lot of the papers are all printed on one piece of paper,
so you don't actually get to layer the papers.
I like the look of the actual layers.
But How great is this page kit?
I decided I want to copy the second layout a bit.
Change it up to make it my own but
create the look, by add some dimension with papers,
flowers, buttons and ribbons.
So here is my layout ....

What do you think?

DO you like Basic Grey's version or mine?

~ Kit Available ~ $10

11/19/2010 My First Car Layout

My First Car Layout
We bought Keith a car a year and a half ago...
and I have just been putting off scrapping the memory.
The photo's were printed and I started saving memorabilia.
I had everything I just needed to do it.
I found this great template at my scrap convention and just though I would fill
it full of pictures. I didn't realize how many pictures I needed.
So I had to cut away some of page 2.
Once I did that I added his driving test and first ticket along with his permits.
( yes.... first ticket... and it was $400.00! He did great in court so the
judge gave him 6 months to keep a clean driving record with no accidents or tickets. He did so paid nothing! )
I like the finished look and as he gets older and
the moments harder to remember... I am glad
I will have this!
( I don't have any pictures of my first car, no permit,or anything
to remember my first driving experience. Do you? )

Thursday, November 18, 2010

11/18 My Competition with Nadia

OK girls....
I just peeked over at Nadia's blog
and she is directing all her
bloggers to my site
to vote for HER!!!
Here is the bet ...
We both created a layout using the same papers...
( see them below - they are shamrock layouts )
The looser ( Nadia )
will have to bake the winner ( me :-)
a dessert of her choosing.
( I can't loose I don't know how to make Creme Brule' )
OK I am loosing right NOW so I am
upping the deal!
and I will
put all voters names into a hat and
draw a lucky winner.
( Votes for her or me ! )
The LUCKY winner ...
Will get a goodie bag with
( Value $ 30+)
SO ...
I will choose the winner on December 1st!

11/18 Simpsons Cartoon Layout

Simpson's Cartoon Layout
A couple of years ago my son Keith went to
a Simpson's movie premier
and had a blast!
I hunted and hunted for scrapbook paper
and just couldn't find it.
Some of those great characters our kids all love are impossible to
find as paper and embellishments.
I found a local lady here in Milwaukie, Oregon
that makes the cutest embellishments.
What do you think about my Simpson pages???

For $25 I got Homer, the 4 tv's and the donuts. All I had to do was add
the photo's, striped paper and the cardstock.
If you would like her information for some of those great pages you have
leave me a comment and I will get you her information.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

11/17/2010 My Minds Eye I Believe

My Minds Eye I Believe Collection
Layout and Kit.
From the moment I saw this collection at the store
I just knew what I wanted to do.
Keeping it simple to create this great this layout...
I Love the finished look.
Simple, Elegant and a definite feel for the Holidays.

MME CHRISTMAS Kits available: $10 each - 1 available

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


So I bought some of these Best Creations St. Patrick's day
papers last year and they have been on my to do list for so long.
So, I thought I would see what I could do with them so I took them
to the beach.
I love bouncing Ideas off Nadia.
She is always eager to take my challenge. :)

So here is the Challenge ......
you will be AMAZED!!!!
The Challenge- Each of us had the same papers. All Shamrocks and Green.
We had to create a two page layout and NOT A ST.PATRICK'S LAYOUT.

Here is two of the three papers we had.....
They are from Best Creations.

We decided to make it interesting and throw in a little bet.
The looser ( Nadia ) would have to bake a dessert for the winner. (ME :) Just kidding!
How would we know who the winner is???
You can help by voting on your favorite layout. ( Mine :) Just Kidding! (not)
What would you do..... could you think out of the box and

be creative enough to scrapbook a everyday layout with holiday themed papers???
Here they come....
you will...
LOVE ....
Love them !!!
Layout #1 Nancy's layout
Lucky Me : on the large shamrock (pg2) I used a
white gel pen and wrote:
I am so lucky I have you ... you are my lucky charm... lucky me.
( repeated all the way around )
Details: Shamrock is cut out of paper.
Do you love it?
Vote for Nancy's layout

Layout #2 Nadia's Layout

( She just had some amazing family photo's taken ... so kinda NOT FAIR ....
her photo's make the layout a winner. )

What a beautiful family!
I love that all the fonts are different.

So cute !!!
Vote for your favorite...
someone will have to do some baking :)

11/16 Beach Weekend Crop


I want to share some photos if the out beach weekend crop.
It was a blast ...
and I have to say full of
Friday night when we got there Nadia and I decided to go for a walk on the
Beach. I am SO glad we did!
The weather was perfect... had to be 60's and sunny with no wind.
and NOT a typical day at the beach....
especially for NOVEMBER!!!
Then the water got rough...

and Saturday and Sunday got colder and rainy. :(
But ... perfect for scrapbooking!
The great Beach house we stayed in.

Racky - ( AKA - Mario :) Fastest scrapper and driver in the house.
Her style is simple with lots of photo's.
She loves the photo's and does great layouts FULL of

( Driving- she is an angel........ HAHAHA NOT! When we left she told Jacki and I
to follow her. Once we got on the freeway she was long gone! :)

Leslie - Another fast simple scrapper who loves her photo's.
Leslie always has some great stories to share and great company.
Nadia- Probably the most ambitious scrapper of the weekend.
She has caught a bit of my stock pile problem.
I love the paper and always think I can add the photo's anytime.
After all you can always black and white of sepia tone your photo's.
So this weekend Nadia brought all her layouts
with one goal.... PICTURES!
( since she scraps with me ... alot... she loves the paper like I do :)
She almost filled all her layouts with pictures ,and completed
5 albums!!!

MaryEllen - The Beginner,
this was her first real crop!
Most of the crops she has come to are at my home ... and she has had a helper
or two. This weekend she was on her own ....
and she did a great job.
I am sure if she keeps it up she will be a great scrapper!

Debbie and Jacki
Debbie's style is all over the place she likes it all and loves to scrap
her grand daughter Nevaeh.
Jacki is my BFf :)
(other than my hubby and sis )
Jacki and I scrap together all the time so her style is my style. She is a

great scrapper but when we are together she lets me take the lead and that I like!
I love being BOSS :)

Here we all are scrappin!!!!

Linda - Christmas card Queen.

She did some amazingly cute Christmas cards... I am

so bummed I didn't get a photo of a done one.
Chris - New to our group drove from Spokane, Washington to
come scrap with us.
She was quiet and crazy fast with her layouts.

Marilyn - Marilyn drove down from Whidbey Island in
Washington to scrap with us this weekend. I think she gets the prize for the
longest travels.
Marilyn scrapped some great oldies. Lots of old family photo's and
a few new. I love seeing the old pictures being scrapped!

Wendy & Nadia
Two great ladies on a mission. Wendy also made her Christmas cards
this weekend. I should have spent some time photographing some of these ladies
beautiful pages and projects. DANG IT!!!!

Lots of great times, with lots of laughs. I can't wait till the
next weekend get away!!!
I think we need to start looking at some dates and
plan a spring crop.


Monday, November 15, 2010

2010-2011 Holiday Layout Collection

Here is the 2010 - 2011 Holiday Layout Collection.
There are 18 kits and one more on the way I haven't photographed yet.
Each Kit is $10 and there are limited quantities available but I will
make more to meet the demand.
Contact me to get yours today....
I am also adding a NEW feature to my Blog in the left hand
column I will post all kits available, quantity available, and price so you
can always look there if you are looking to see what I have in stock.
Enjoy the kits!!!

2010 - 2011 Winter Layouts

Here are my favorite of all the layouts I did for the holiday collection.
The Winter ones...
There is just something about snow, snowmen and winter ...
I just love it!


Holiday Magic
( This kit is already sold out - I am taking orders and will make more!!! )

Snow Day 2010 -or- 2011
( kit comes with both dates )

Snow Family

Penguin - Snow

Snow with Snowman

These are all kits and Quantities are limited so contact me as soon as possible to get your kit!

2010 Christmas Layouts

2010 Christmas Layouts




Happy Holidays
These layouts are also all kits. Quantities are limited so if you would like
one please contact me right away!