Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 5 layouts for 2009

So I was checking out one of my favorite sites (blogs) and was inspired to pick my top layouts from 2009. Now I haven't completed a page since July, but I decided to give it a try. Here are my choices.

This layout is from my 2008 Journal Your Christmas album. I loved this project, but didn't keep up with it for 2009.

Not sure how old Sarah was in this picture but love the colors that were used. I can't take full credit as this was a kit I purchased from Scrapaganza

A picture of the Mixed Choir. This page actually goes with the next layout.

This is a picture of Sarah in her Mixed Choir Uniform. Very few freshman make the mixed choir. They have to be recommended by their middle school director. This is the only year that Sarah will wear that uniform as she auditioned for and made Acappella choir for her Sophomre year.

I love this page that I did, showing how Sarah is both on the football team and a cheerleader. Way to get involved right at the start of her high school career.

This was much harder than I thought it would be to choose 5 layouts. Especially since I haven't completed a page since May.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A new venture

I have been trying to figure out someway to make some extra money. After talking to a few people and showing them a towel that I made for my husband for the football season. I have made up a second one now for the basketball season and to have a picture so that I can show people. I can change the colors for your school colors and also the symbol for the sport depending on what you desire. The ATC stands for my husband's position, and I can substitue either a position, name, or jersey number on the towel. Now to figure out what to charge. The towels cost between 2-3 dollars and then there is the cost of the thread and fabric stiffner. I am thinking of charging around 6.00 for a towel but am open to suggestions. Let me know if you have any ideas. Hoping to get a couple more made up tomorrow or this next week so that I have a few more variations for examples. Please leave me comments and let me know what you think. Thanks

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Super Happy Mail

A couple of weeks ago there was an online crop pink held at the Fiskateers site. It was not only very fun but also educational. People were sharing about how cancer and breast cancer has affected either them or their families. There were also challenges related to the scrap pink theme. I was one of the ones who won. The package with my RAK came today from Fiskars. Wow, I can't believe how much stuff was packed into the box. What perfect timing for all of this goodies. Thanks to conferences I have tomorrow free. I have a few swaps that need to be finished and then I get to play. What fun goodies to play with. Thanks Cheryl and Fiskars

Friday, September 18, 2009

finally, it has been a long time

Okay so it has been a very long time since I have felt creative. Really been missing the creative outlet, but it just wasn't too happen. So I have been trying to figure out a way to get a little extra cash and thinking that I could put my crafting skills to work. I am thinking about seeing if I can make a few items that I could sell on Ebay or Etsy. I came up with this card design tonight, hoping to make a few more tomorrow along with some dish towels. Let me know what you think and how much you would be willing to pay? Thanks

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Win a cricut cartridge.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Snowman ATC

Okay, so I finally decided to jump in with my feet and try my hand at an ATC. The final push was a snowman ATC swap on Fiskateers. For my first ATC cards, I am really happy with how it turned out, but I am open to suggestions from those of you who are more experienced with ATC cards.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Favorite things Crop

Spent the past two days at Scrapaganza's Our Favorite Things Crop. What a good time. This year I actually went with 3 other friends. Usually I go by myself and find myself someone else who is by themselves to sit with. It was so nice to sit with others that I know. We had so much fun, talking, laughing, and cropping. Since it was Our Favorite Things Crop we were given each of the design diva's favorite things. I ended up bring home more stuff than I took. I am never going to get my stuff used up.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Kristen's 4-H projects

For Kristen's 4-H project this year she decided to make a poncho and blanket. She loved getting started on some basic sewing. The only problem she had is that Sarah and I are both right handed and have right handed sewing shears, Kristen however is a lefty. She found it really hard to cut the fabric. Yes, I will be getting her a pair of sewing shears soon, just for her use. Now she can't wait for a football game so that she can stay nice and warm.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lovely blog award

I received this blog award from Tiggers Scrap Place. Thanks Patty for choosing me!

Here are the rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. These are the 15 blogs that I am passing the award to. I will add more blogs as I get a chance this week. Stay tuned.


Debby's Dares

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Simple project to organize those plastic bags

Used some of my free time today to make a simple project to organize all of those plastic bags that seem to multiply all over my house. Took a new hand towel, sewed bias tape on the inside about two inches from the top and bottom. Threaded elastic threw the bias tape and then sewed up the side. Finally took a piece of twill tape and attached the two ends to opposites of the top. Finally a nice looking place to put all of those bags and when I need one, they will be easy to find.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

End of the year teacher gifts

Kristen has been begging to learn to sew and also to give her teacher a baby gift. Her teacher is expecting her first child in a few weeks. I figured that decorating a couple of cloth diapers and making some fancier spit rags would be a good introduction to sewing and a very useful present for her teacher. Kristen was thrilled to be able to use the sewing machine and make her very own present for her teacher. I still say that a homemade present is much better than a store bought one anyday.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

NSD 2009

I can't believe how much I was able to get done. It really helps to have the pictures cropped and papers already choosen. 45 layouts in all. I am now finished with 7th grade, but I still have 8th and 9th grade to go.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Shoebox Swap card

I was invited to participate in the Eastern Iowa Shoebox Swap. Sounded like a good time, only problem is I have never really done cards before. Since I couldn't decide on a theme for my card, decided to go with something that could be used for many different themes. Even though my card was one of the more simple cards at the swap, many people commented that it was a cute card. I might have to come up with a few more card designs. Just what I need yet another hobby.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Gardening Journal

Kristen loves to garden. She actually has some bulbs coming up in a flower bed that I tried to plant bulbs in about 14 years ago. Mine never came up, but it looks like all of Kristen's are coming up. Since she has done such a good job with the clearing out of the flower bed and then planting all of her bulbs, she is getting her own gardening tools for Easter. I decided to also make her a journal so that she can keep track of what she plants and when. I am sure that she will really like this.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I was tagged

I was tagged.
The rules state that you need to find the 4th folder in your picture file and then find the 4th picture and upload it to your blog. Then pick 4 other people. Here is my picture. My 4 picks are on my other blog

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It came, I am so excited

I spent about 1 1/2 hours on January 1st trying to order this kit. The web site kept shutting down. I wasn't sure that I even got in to place an order. Every one started getting their kits right away, and I wasn't hearing anything. Finally I called the company and was told that they had no record of my order. Since the kits were sold out there was nothing that could be done. Besides the ones that were getting their kits many were also placed on back order. It took over two months for the back ordered kits to come in, and then the company started shipping them. I finally get an email with a shipping number on it, but once again I check with the company and they still don't have any record of my order. Didn't know if it would come or not. Was so thrilled to see this in the mail yesterday. Thankfully, I have been keeping my pictures up to date. (Check out my project 365 blog, link on the side). Started putting the kit together today. Almost done with the first two months.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Are you getting tired of JYC yet?

I spent the weekend at a crop that our church was hosting. What a great time. My goalwas to complete my JYC album. I am sure that your are thrilled to know that I am almost done. I have to get some more pictures developed, but otherwise all pages are complete. Now I can move on to Sarah's album. I really am hoping to get caught up with her stuff now. I have all of her 7th grade year cropped and the paper picked out. Will see what happens next.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Journal Your Christmas Again

I keep plugging away at this album. I am really looking forward to getting it finished. Hoping to finish next weekend while I am at an overnight crop.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

More Journal Your Christmas

I am finally getting a chance to work some more on my Journal Your Christmas Album. Here are another 6 pages. I have really enjoyed doing this and can't wait to get the entire album finished.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day

This was a joint effort between Kristen and myself. She tells me earlier in the week that she needs Valentines Day at school. Wouldn't have been a big deal, except this is conference week so I have to stay at school late two nights and have meeting the other nights. Anyway, I woke up at normal time this morning (even thought I didn't have school) so that I could get a box for made for her. She then had fun using up some of my embellishments and stamps to decorate her box. I think that this box is going to have to last for another 2 years. I can't be doing this daily. Of course this was done with no pattern. If I would have been smart I would have searched for a pattern online and printed it out while at school. Wait I couldn't do that because even though we had conferences and needed access to grades the computer search engines for the district were turned all blocked. At least she had fun and doesn't have a plain box or bag. Kristen has to be a little different from the norm.