Friday, January 30, 2009

Design Team Altered Item

I am a member of the design team for
We were challenged to find an item to alter...

I decided to alter a DVD case. We always make a DVD of our photos from each year and send my grandmother a copy. This year I made a case to go with it. Here is what I did:

DVD Case

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Well I really like what I have done this week!

Some layouts I have done this week.

This was a LO inspired by the lyrics from the song by Kimberley Lock. A friend sent the lyrics to me because she said it reminded her of me.


My Silly Boys

My boys love to make silly faces and wear silly hats. These are some photos that we snapped in Savanah, GA.

Silly boys


This is My son in 2006. He loves to play soccer.


My Dad

I love to make LO's about my dad. He is my mentor and inspiration. He is there when I need him and is always lending a helping hand to anyone in need!!


Get Dirty, Play Soccer

This is another LO of my son in his soccer game. I always make a LO for my boys and one for me.

Get dirty

FSU girls

This is my nieces in their cheerleader outfits. They love to wear them.

FSU girls

I am happy to be scrapping!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Busy Week!!

Well I have been busy this week getting some LO's done. I wanted to share them with you. I have been trying the layering technique and have used it on a few of them. Let me know what you think!!

Life Goals. This was a challenge posted on


A page for my youngest son. He is a very sweet boy and gets a lot of negative comments from his brothers, so I did this LO to let him know it is ok to be himself.


Explore New Places. The photos are from our trip to Savanah GA in Aug, 2007.


Another LO from our trip to Savanah, GA.


A LO from St. Marks, FL. I love these photos.


Sunset in Florida!! 7-08


Another LO with the Sunset pictures from Indian Beach, FL!
This is my favorite LO right now!! I love the layering.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Love Notes Clipboard

I love this!!! I used my versamark and my Stazon. I am so going to go buy more of this stuff. Well, I will probably wait for my tax return and then I can buy a lot of it!!

So here it is.

I used an acrylic 5x7 clipboard and stamped with some Fiskars stamp and Stazon. That was the coolest thing. Then I stamped "Love" on the top. I then created the paper for the back and added the "Notes" to it to make a 3D look. Then I started stamping with the Versamark to get the water mark look and also used destressing ink. Once I was happy with it I ran it through the Xyron the wrong way and attached it to the back of the clipboard. Then I rubbed the Stazon along the edges of the clipboard. I love how it turned out.

Love Notes Clipboard

A close up look:

Close up 2 of clipboard

another one:

Close up of clipboard

Recycling LO

This was a challenge in Tallyscrapper's. We had to use 5 things that are not scrapping related and create a recycle LO. I found myself going all over the house trying to find things to use.

I used a gift card and cut out "Celebrate"
I used a coaster and cut out the "R"
I used a paper towel roll as the background for the word "Recycling"
The Silver flower was cut from the top of a coffee creamer can.
The Superman tag is from my hubby's shirt. (I had been saving that to use on something.)
the red bag is from a gift at Christmas.
the Mountain Dew can was cut from the box.
the yellow trim is from a dress I made.
The Spongebob and the patterned paper is from a magazine.

The title says "Celebrate Recycling, it is the BEST kind of FREE!"Hope you like it!!

recycling LO

Friend LO

I was trying new things with this LO. I have seen LO's where they fold the flowers in half so I tried it. Also used my Versamark to make the flowers on the paper that is vertical. It turned out better than I thought it would.


here is a close up of the embellies:


I am in love!!!

Yes, I am in love with 2 new products. Actually I have had them for months but did not know what to do with them. After talking to my friend Kathy the other night, I decided to give it a try and I am in love.

Thanks Kathy!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Mini toilet paper roll album!!

I got this idea from Beate on Cafemom's!! It turned out better than I thought it would.

Tell me what you think?

This is a Valentines gift for my DH. He loves to put mini albums on his desk. He works in sales and get many comments about them. Probably why I like making them. Hee, Hee!!

Front of the album:

Page 2 and 3
page 2-3

Page 4 & 5
Page 4-5

Page 6 & 7
Page 6-7

Back of Album
Back of TP album

Sideview of the album. I will put love notes about the photos int he pockets.
Side view of TP album

I am happy with how it came out. Thanks Beate!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Our son is 18!!!!!

where, oh where has the time gone. Seem like yesterday I was helping him learn to walk. It is amazing how fast they grow.

He celebrated by getting a Tattoo!! Yes that was all he wanted to do on his birthday. His Nanna, my mom, took him to get it. Rob and DJ went too. Thank goodness they did not get another one while they were there.

Here is the tattoo, it is on his right forearm:

Here he is blowing out his candles:

Our Disney trip!!

Well DH and I were able to go to Disney from Jan. 6th to Jan 8th. We had a blast. It is so different going with out the kids. I know... how mean of us. Well, they really did not want to come with us. They are teenagers, they don't like to be seen with their parents. lol!!

Here are some photos of the trip:
January 6th
Waiting to get on the Ferry!
Waiting to ride the Ferry over!

At Magic Kingdom! See the Castle?
At Magic Kingdom

Had a great time at Epcot too!

January 7th
At Universal Studios:

Cool Car!!

Waiting to ride Shrek 4D:

At the City Walk, See Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville in the background. We had dinner there.
At City Walk

Rob with Captain America:
Captain America

January 8th
Hollywood studios
Look Rob is wearing Mickey's hat:
Look he is wearing Mickey's hat

Stopped back at Epcot and Rob held up the globe:
holding the globe in place. LOL!!

Rob got to ride a Segway too!!!
Riding a SegWay!!

And one last stop at the Magic Kingdom before we headed home:
Magic Kingdom

Overall it was a great vacation. My feet were sore and Rob's knee was hurting but it was worth it!!

Oh yea... here is the tub in the master suite of the condo we stayed in:

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy to be scrapping!

Well I was able to get some more pages done. I am so happy to be scrapping again. I love the Holidays but it makes it hard to scrap when you are so busy with all the other stuff.

Here is a LO of our Family on Christmas Morning. Even the dog slipped in!!
Family 2008

Here is a LO of photos from 2001. I am almost done with the photos from that year. Try to do a LO everytime I scrap. Should be done in a month or so. I am trying to keep these LO's simple so that they fit well together with the other LO's from that year.
GG Pappa 2001

Here is a LO of photos from Homecoming 2008. My son and his girlfriend had a blast.
Homecoming 2008

Friday, January 2, 2009

Got some pages done!!

Well I am starting the year off right. Got 3 Lo's done and it is only the 2nd. My goal is to do a LO for each day of the year. We will see how I do!!

Here is the first LO. It was a challenge on

Here is the second one. It was a Sketch challenge on I just love the sketches that Renee finds. They give me great inspiration!!

Here is the 3rd one. It was a challenge on I love this LO!!

Well that is what I did tonight. I plan on doing more tomorrow. Want to get the rest of 2008 done before the end of January.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Well another year has come and gone. Seems to go by faster every year.
We have so much to be grateful for in 2008 and so much to look forward to in 2009.
I hope everyone had a great New Years!
Here's to a great 2009!!!