Sunday, September 21, 2008

Haunted House online Class

On Saturday, I had the whole day free. Only one child at home and didn't have to go anywhere. Fiskars was having and online crop and I could play along. I was so excited. I decided to work on the haunted house cosmo cricket online class that I had signed up for. The supplies came in earlier in the week and I couldn't wait to work on it. Loved making the shingles for the house. That is a technique that I have never done before but it was really fun. I also enjoyed creating the windows for this house. Now all I have left to do is find the pictures of the girls in their Halloween costumes.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Friday Night crop

So Friday night I went to my church's monthly crop. While I didn't get any pages finished to show you, I did manage to get all of Sarah's 7th grade year organized. Not bad considering she is in 9th grade. My goal for this school year is to totally get caught up with her scrapping so that I can stay on top of it, plus get a little of Kristen's done. Once I am caught up it shouldn't be too hard to stay on top of things. Or at least I hope not. Most months I am able to get to two different crops, one at my church Grace Lutheran and the other at a church in the town I live in, Church of the Open Door. I really enjoy both crops and hate when I have to choose between them. I think that what I enjoy the most is the fellowship with other adults. Of course in just 4 years, I won't have to go to a crop to be productive with my scrapping. Sarah will be in college and I will move Kristen into Sarah's room and convert Kristen's tiny little room into my space. Perfect for scrapping and sewing. In the meantime, I will continue to scrap at crops and in my messy living room, plus sew at my kitchen table.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Day of Creativity

Scrapaganza had a day of Creativity yesterday. You could pick from 4 different areas to create. They were offering two simple cards, a 2 page 12 x 12 layout, a fall clipboard and an ocean book. You had the chance to do as much or as little as you wanted to do. What is really nice about this, is that the girls were allowed to participate also. Kristen and I both chose to make the 2 different cards. The cards are really simple and hopefully I will remember this as the cards are a good pattern to use for making just about any style of card. Just change the paper and stamps to fit the theme.

Friday, September 5, 2008

July 4th Towels

Besides paper crafting I also love to sew. I have been sewing on and off since I was 9 years old. Hey, I can still remember the first outfit I made. It was a shorts outfit. Top and shorts. I made it out of some cheep white fabric first and then made a second one out of a green material with trim. This was not only my first sewing project, but the first sewing project that I entered at the fair. I was so proud of that outfit. Through the years I have made many things, however some of the favorite things have been clothes (dresses) for my daughters, however they are getting to old and don't want Mom to make them cute outfits anymore. A couple of years ago I purchased a Sewing/Embroidery Machine and love to play with it. One of the things that I have done quite a bit of is dish towels. I enjoy taking the feed sack dish towel and dressing it up for the holiday or season. These make fun gifts for people. The set pictured is a fun Fourth of July patterns that I downloaded from the web for free. There are all kinds of free patterns out there if you are willing to take the time to look. I entered them in this years county fair so couldn't use them for the holidays this year, but can't wait to use them next summer. Thanks for lookng

Hybrid Scrapbooking

I wanted to learn a lot more about digital scrapbooking so I took a class at Scrapaganza taught by Candi. This is the layout that we created. The hardest part was finding a picture of my teenage daughter smiling. I think that they forget how to smile for a while.

St. Louis Arch

I actually found this layout kit at the Arch in St. Louis. I was excited to find the paper as it is usually hard to find something in my area tha is specific to a national park

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Card making 101 (the remedial class)

My first attempt at making cards. I don't normally make cards, but needed 5 cards for family birthday party so decided at last moment to make the cards. I have seen better cards, but since this was my first attempt and I had a limited amount of time to do this, I was happy with the results

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

August NYOBC challenge

I belong to my LSS NYOBC club. In August they passed out 3 paper bags, told us how to fold them and the task was for us to bring them back at the next months meeting completed and ready for pictures. I used papers that I had received in a RAK so not sure of the company. I will say that I love the blue papers fo this book. I am excited to find just the perfect pictures for the book

Scrapbook your year Swap

I created a layout for the scrapbook your year swap on memory making crafts. Each person is assigned one month and needs to create a one page layout for that month. The tricky part is that we couldn't include any holidays as there were people from other countries participating. Since I love the changing season and the cooler temps (I hope) I chose to use some fo the fall colors on my page. I was also able to use the mickey cartridge for my cricut to cut the acorns and oak leaves. I never would have thought to look on that cartridge for fall stuff, but since Chip and Dale are on the package there are a few things for their benefit.


I am going to try and create a blog strictly for my crafting endeavors.
Check back often as I work to upload some of my creations. I would love
for you to leave comments about my work. Praise is always welcome, but
I would also like some creativecriticism so that I can improve. Some of my favorite crafts are scrap booking, sewing, and counted cross stitch (haven't done it for a few years as my eyes don't want me too). I can also knit and crochet, but that has been a long time ago also.