Wednesday, December 29, 2010

52 Sketches

The Disney yahoo group that I am on has been having a 52 weeks sketches challenge all year long.  Each week a new sketch has been posted.  While some of the members have completed almost all of the sketches, I am far behind.  Yesterday I was able to get 12 pages done.  While I still have a ways to go yet, (19 layouts) I at least made good headway yesterday. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A new venture

I am trying something new.  As you have seen by the last couple of posts that I am playing with vinyl now.  I have created several different window clings for athletics.  Of course the ones I would create first would be for Clinton High and the River Kings and Queens, but other schools and designs are available.  I can also make ones for Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Swimming, Baseball, Softball, Cheerleading and other designs.  Please contact me if you are interested in getting your own, or working on a fundraiser for your organization.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A second Vinyl Cling

My second vinyl cling for the car.  I made this one for Sarah's car.  She wanted one that said that she was a cheerleader.  Behind the cling you will notice her old poms from the last couple of years in the back window.  I am having a lot of fun designing these vinyl  clings.  Can't wait to see what else I can make for the home with the vinyl.  I might have to try one of those cute sayings for the wall. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Vinyl Clings

About a month ago I found out that I had won a gypsy.  I was excited, because the gypsy would allow me to use my cricut in many different ways.  I am able to use different cartridges all at once and move things around to create a design.  I have seen the vinyl clings and decided to try my hand at making one for Kurt.  I know that the picture doesn't really do it justice, not sure how to take a good picture, if you have a suggestion  let me know. Next on the agenda is a cheerleading one for Sarah's car and maybe a cheerleading mom one for my car. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Grace Scrapbooking Retreat Nov. 2010

We had our 3 crop retreat at Grace Camp this weekend.  This year we had it in Peter retreat center.  What a fun building to use.  Even has a sunroom off to the side, that we used for dining. This was the setup before everyone arrived.

We had a composition book contest. Here were some of the supplies

DeJe working hard on her Christmas Card project

Everytime I go away to a crop that is overnight, Kristen sends me with one of her pigs. This time Football Pig was able to come with me.  Here he is checking out my supplies to make sure that I have everything.

Football pig went visiting to see what others were making

We had a Kitchen stocked with all kinds of goodies

Here is a friend from Church Lindsay

Sarah dishing up some breakfast

The notebooks that were entered in the contest.  Everyone is so creative

More people working

Time to get your scrap on

Some of the pages that I finished.  Not sure why some of the are turned wrong.

And now for an announcement.  I am totally caught up with one of my albums.  I have all of Sarah's freshman and sophomore cheer pictures done and her album is completed at the moment.  Now the bad news.  The next cheer season starts in two weeks, so I will no long be caught up, but I am planning to enjoy it while I can.
Our next retreat will be March 18-19.  Hope to see your there.
And finally my tablemates and friends.  Deje, Sarah, and Catherine.  Catherine was the first person to organize this retreat and has since followed her husband to Ohio, but she came all the way back just for our retreat (not really, she wanted to see her family, but we can pretend).  The other two are my co-organizers.  We spend lots of time at a a pizza and wing place in town planning the retreat and eating. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

win a gypsy

check out Pinky's blog.  She is giving away a Gypsy for the cricut.  Just become her follower and tell her that I sent you.  She blogs about scrapbooking, chickens and her life.  I look forward to reading her blog every day.  Thanks so much.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Win a gypsy and oops I got carried away , here is my fiskateer winner

If you want a chance to win a gypsy for the cricut then head on over to Pinky's blog and check it out. 

Okay, so I totally got carried away with school, work, doctor's appointments, and fighting children that I totally forgot to draw a winner for my Fiskars scissor's giveaway.  So without further ado here is the lucky winner

Scraples:  This is a great idea!!!

So Scraples you have until October 16th to contact me with your mailing info


Friday, September 10, 2010

It's an Orange and Green Hop.

For the past few years I have been a member of a great online community sponsered by Fiskars.  Before I joined this group when I thought of Fiskars, the only thing that came to my mind was the famous orange handled scissors.  Now when I think of them, I think of all kinds of fun scissors, squeeze punches, border punches, corner punches, trimmers, and of course friendship and support. Today I am privilaged to join them in the Fiskateers first ever blog hop.  Before I tell you about my fun project lets get a little housekeeping out of the way, if you have come here from "Kelly Starsky 6446" then you are in the right place. If you have stumbled upon the blog hop you can start at the beginning at the Fiskateers Blog.

As I have aged, I seem to have a problem remembering what wonderful toys I already own.  I have been looking for something that I record all of my toys in, but yet would be small enough that I could take it with me.  I decided to create a 3 ring binder.  I used an 8inch chipboard binder from Pine Cone Press.  Actually this was left over from a class that I took a few years ago.  Never got around to creating the project.  I painted the edges of the album with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Daubers Sandal.  After the paint dried (which doesn't take that long) I coverd the paper with Coredinations cardstock, choosing the orange and light green from the REtro Mod Squad collection.  These two colors were almost an exact match for the Fiskateers colors.  I used Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. I have to say that of all of the wet glues I have tried for scrapbooking this is my all time favorite.  I love that it comes with both a point for detailed work and a bigger brush on the opposite end.  Since I am trying to also use up my stash before purchasing anything new, I just used a cheap piece of black cardstock, not sure but I think that I purchased it from Walmart awhile back.  I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the letters with Plantin Schoolbook.  When I cut out smaller sized letters, I loved to use my Xyron X sticker maker to put adhesive on the back of the letters so that they can be attached with out to much of a mess. I used the Fiskars Corner Rouder squeeze punch to round the corners of my papers so that they match the corners on the chipboard album.  I must say that the squeeze punches from Fiskars are probably the easiest punches I have ever used.
Once again because I am trying to use up my stash, I choose a piece of green patterned paper that I already had in my collection.  Not really sure of the brand for this one.  As you can see I didn't have quite a large enough sheet to cut out two pieces, so I ended up piecing the back page together.
For my inventory pages, I am creating documents on my computer using Microsoft word.  Each page will stand for a different product.  I have decided at this point to list all of the items available in that line and then highlight the ones that I have.  I know that I will need to update my lists every so often , but at this time, feel that it is better than a handwritten list.  Plus this way, I can put a pencil mark next to items that I really would like to get, making it easier for my husband and children to purchase a gift for me, without having to ask what I already have, or what I would like.  (DH if you are reading this, the hint is for you).  I have many more pages to complete with this project, but only limited time, so I am trying to add a page or two every week.  Since I am on a no buy kick, I am hoping to have all of my lists created before I let myself purchase new supplies.

I will probably eventually add dividers as I get more pages created.  I am hoping that this size works well for me, I don't think that it is too large that I don't want to carry it, nor do I feel that it is so small that I can misplace it. 
I have plans to finish the outside of the album yet.  I am thinking about putting Inventory down the spine of the album and would also like to add some embellishments to the front.  I played with a few things while making it, and nothing seemed to work.  If you have any suggestions feel free to leave me a comment.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

FIL's album

Last December we moved my Father In Law into the nursing home.  During this time, I inherited 3 boxes full of pictures.  My goal is to work through the boxes and create a scrapbook or two for him with all of the pictures.   Sad to say many of those pictures were not labeled, so I am not sure who is who.  Luckly, I was able to figure out most of the grandkids, so decided to start there.  I have created 10 pages for his album.  The first two will be the title page to this section of the album, and then a single one page layout for each of the 8 grandchildren.  On the Grandchild title page I made a list of each of the 8 children including their middle names and their birthdates (and death date, when applicable).  I choose to use blue cardstock for the boys and a pink for the girls. I will also create a section for his 5 kids.  I might do a two page spread for each, as I am sure that there are enough pictures to create a two page spread.  After this I want to start the great-grandchild section.  This will take some help from either the parents or grandparents of those kids as I really don't have too many pictures of them.  After that I will create pages of both my FIL and my MIL plus pages for their wedding.  Hopefully after that is done, I will be able to narrow down the pictures a bit more.