Thursday, December 30, 2010

Last Layout of the Year

I completed my last layout for 2010. Here is my layout for Sketch Inspiration's Sketch #156 and Leading a Craftastic Life Shopping List Chanllenge.

Shopping List:  Flowers, Journal, 2 types of Patter Paper, Handmade Embellishment

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I Just Have to Share

Leading a Craftastic Life is one of my all time favorite blogs.  Kristin hosts a new challenge every month with a LO Sketch, a Card Sketch, Shopping List (my fav) and an Outta the Box which is something different every month.  Not to mention she offers an amazing RAK, below is this months. 

If you you like to try new tutorials then it's covered.  There are videos from different flowers to covering chipboard and even bleach stamping.  If you aren't into doing your own scrapbooking she also has a variety of items in her Etsy Shop.   Check out this super cute picture frame. 

She is someone that I have never met in person just though the blogging world and has been super helpful with tips and suggestions.  Just a nice and genuine person.  I just had to share her with you all.

Monday, December 27, 2010

It's Your Day

My first project with my new cricut.  Trinity was so excited about mamas new present she really wanted to help.  Plus, the gift was for her cousin Hailey's Birthday. 

Creating All Around

My DH got this new desk for my scrappy corner.  I was using a folding card table.  Now I have twice the amount of space and I still don't have enough room for it all.  :)

For Christmas, Meme, my grandmother bought Trinity a new art desk.  She is really into drawing, cutting, painting, cutting, coloring, cutting and really anything creative.  Now she has her own little space right next to me.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my computer room to yours.  I was extremely surprised and excited when I opened my Christmas present from my DH.  The Cricut!!!  I can't wait to create some cool stuff.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I got a phone call on my way to work that my little man hit his head on my BIL & SIL coffee table.  I had to take him to the doctor and he got 7 stitches above his right eye.  A very long and stressful day.  Now several months later it makes for a great moment to scrap.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

to much FUN

The Stuck?! Sketch site is one of my favorites.  Below is my LO I did for the December 1st sketch.  I'm hoping to have some time to work on the December 15th sketch.  It looks like a lot of fun.  Stuck?! is also having a CT Call for the next six months.  I am thinking about submitting an application. 

Don't Laugh

Ok, so here are the first two things I have knit.  I'm working on two more wash cloths.  Another green one and another made with multi pastel colors.

Trivet made from Wool

Wash Cloth made from Cotton

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Pictures Are In

I picked up my pictures the other day, all 289 of them.  Sorted through and picked out the ones that I want to scrap.  I sat down a scrapped one page of my son with my hubby.  Of course I can't find my USB cable anywhere, go figure.  Hopefully, I'll be able to post some new work for you all tomorrow. 

Now to my more recent addiction, knitting.  I'll be posting pictures of that really soon too.  I have fully completed a wool trivet and a cotton wash cloth for my big sis.  I have started two other wash clothes.  My next goal is to learn how to pearl.  Then I really want to knit a scarf using a pattern.  However, some days I still feel like my little kitty friend.  :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Better Than Naked Vintage

All vintage all the time.  Check out Better Than Naked it's a blog with great vintage finds.  Her etsy site has great times at even better prices.  I love this super cute Teal Blue Wool Derby Hat.

Not to forget but she is having a 10 Days 'til Christmas Giveaway.   For Christmas she is giving away a Prize a Day for the next 10 days.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

No Scrapping :(

So last night I FINALLY had some time to sit down and scrap.  Then I realized that I had no pictures.  I forgot that I scrapped all of them.  So, off to Costco I go tonight to pick up my next batch.  Hopefully, I'll have some new work to post soon. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Bobbeez & 8r1id Blog

After translating the blog from Dutch I was on my way.   Bobbeez & 8r1id is a fun and creative blog about her swaps and crafty projects.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New Christmas Cards - For Sale

FOR SALE: $4.50 plus shipping.  Pack of 4 - Christmas Cards.  Please leave me a comment or e-mail me if you are interested or have any questions.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Vintage Terrace "2"

Vintage Terrace "2" is a wonderful artist with what I can only picture is a gorgeous garden.  Great vintage finds and fab tutorials on her facebook page Click Here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Knitting & whingeing in Abalama-ding-dong

Knitting & whingeing in Abalama-ding-dong is a hilarious blog about knitting and everyday life.  Below is a completed project of hers.  As a new knitter it's fun to see others projects and comments.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Agree...Sanity's Overrated

Sanity's Overrated is a cool blog from a crazed SAHM of two wonderful boys.  Her book reviews are wonderful and I have added a few of her book suggestion onto my own library list.  She is a talented crafter and I find her blog very interesting.  And, a lover of Swap-Bot like myself.  Pop on over and check out her blog when you get a chance.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

hand picked

Here is my interpretation from this week sketch over at Sketch Inspiration.  We took the kids blueberry picking.  I took them last year too but this year Luke was big enough to actually pick berries.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

hanging out

Leading a Craftastic Life is one of my favorite blogs.  Her work is amazing and she has the most perfect challenges every month.  Come over and check it out.  

Friday, November 12, 2010

getting WET

I just love the Sketch Inspiration website.  Every Sunday it's something new.  I don't have a chance to scrap their sketches every week but it's so nice to have something new when I get a moment to scrap.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my interpretation:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Cards

I have been working on more items for My Scrappy Corner Store.  Here is a set of 6 Christmas Cards.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Only 5 More

I only need 5 more followers and I will be giving away my 1 year Blogaversary prize.  Don't forget to post on your blog.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hooray, I'm Finished!!!

I made two chipboard albums for a customer of mine.  The whole process it exciting, creative and nerve racking.  I always hope that the person buying it will love it as much as I do.  Here are a few pictures, let me know what you think.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

We Come in Peace

Not the best picture of my little man and me but sometimes that is what makes pictures fun.  Looking back and seeing the silliness.  Another inspiring sketch from Stuck Sketches

Friday, November 5, 2010

An Electronic Swap

I'm doing an electronic swap on Swap-Bot.  I have 4 partners total and over the next several weeks all be sharing a little about each blog.  Stay tuned. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Weekend Layout

Here is my LO that I did at the crop on Saturday.  Normally I get at least 2 sometimes 3 done but I spent more time chatting away then working.  But, great conversation and getting out of the house always makes for a good time.  The sketch is from Stuck?! I don't know what it is but I love their sketches. 
I thought it was my home computer that made my pictures do this.  I guess now my work computer is doing it too.  Sorry you have to look at my work sideways.  :(

Monday, October 25, 2010

Update from the Weekend

Turned out to be a great weekend.  Ok, I now officially know how to knit.  I'm no expert by any means and I have a feeling it's going to take me sometime.  I started a scarf and hopefully I will finish it come Christmas.  :)  My crop went well and I'll post a picture of the ONE layout that I got done.  I think we spend more time talking an hardly anytime scrapping.  Sunday we took the fam to the pumpkin patch.  I think we'll be craving pumpkins this week. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Exciting Stuff Coming Up

It's been over a week since I posted last.  Phew, how time flies.  I have very exciting news. 

First:  I'm in the process of making two custom boy chipboard albums.  One is complete and I'm starting the other one tonight.  I'm looking forward to posting pictures but I have to wait until my customer see them first.  Don't want to spoil the surprise. 

Second:  I'm going to a crop this weekend.  Hooray, it's been forever.  Nothing like girls chatting, eating and scrapping.  It's going to be nice to get out of the house. 

Third:  I'm going to try my hand at knitting.  It's something that I have been wanting to do for a while and I'm finally going to do it.  I'm getting together with some ladies who are going to show me the ropes tomorrow night. 

Can't wait!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kiwi's Blogger Follower Swap

Hello everyone from Swapbot, thanks for stopping by my blog.  Can't wait to read all of your comments. 

For everyone else who doesn't know about Swapbot, it is a site put together for people who enjoy "fun mail".  Swapping crafts, letters, emails, other art, supplies and much much more.  I have been on the site for a little over 1 year and love it.  I have meet some ever nice people along the way.  I like to swap scrapbooking supplies, craft items, kid craft items, letters, etc...

Happy Swapping.  ~Jessica (J3ss1ca)

P.S. Don't forget to check out my current giveaway. 

Friday, October 8, 2010

Road Trip

This layout is from our road trip up to my friends wedding about 1 months ago.  The kids did ok on the drive, it helped that we left super early there and back. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blogaversary Prize

Sorry it took me so long to post this.  Here is the prize for my 1 year Blogaversary.  It's a 4-pk of Autumn Note Cards.  Thanks everyone for sticking with me for a whole year. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Know Matter How Tall I Grow

I don't get to many pictures of my hubby.  So, this one is extra special because it's my FIL, hubby and my little man.  Not to mention, I have been holding on to this paper and the matching star embellies for a while just waiting for the right pictures to scrap.