Sunday, May 25, 2008

more Blackboard mini book pages

One of these days I'm going to be finished with this baby..but for now I'm satisfied with doing 2 pages at a time, hee hee! Here are my 2 newest additions. Embellished with more Grafton with a Bazzill paper edge and some primas thrown in. Also used this cutey Basic Grey frame that I've been hanging on to.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Christmas in May, ROFL!!

Well, its no wonder I can't get my scraproom organized...everytime I start on one end and before I get halfway across the counter, I find something that needs immediate attention. Well, tonight I found this cute pic of Jacob at his little polar express party at school. It was stuck in with some Christmas embellishments that I was going through awhile back. Yes..its that messy! haha! So, I had this partially done page with this awesome Rhonna Christmas paper (she makes the best swirly flourishes!!) So, I finished it up tonight..better late than never I guess. hee hee! Have a wonderful holiday weekend wherever you are~ I'll be heading to my SIL's family lake house to spend with Hubby and his family tomorrow night. Can't wait for a nice relaxing time. hugs,T

EK success corner rounder

Woohooo...I'm finally getting to play with my new EK success corner rounder, I love this little thing! I saw a tutorial a while back on doing your own scallop edges. You use this little darling. All you need to do is remove the edge attachment, turn it upside down and start punching. I couldn't wait to play with it so I practiced on this card for my nephew Josh who just turned 16. Notice how nice and crisp the scallop cuts are. I'm going give it a whirl with a circle next. I know my cricut cuts scallop circles but I love the large deep scallops.

Blackboard mini album pages..

Hooray, I finally finished up two more pages in my Summer mini album. I'm going for the beach theme. I'm using papers and embellishments from the Grafton line of Scenic it!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Monday, May 12, 2008

A new Cosmo Cricket project

Ok, I have in my hands a new blackboard mini book...I love it! I love scallops, I love the black, I love the size..its just perfect! So, I started on the front page today and I've decided to use this one for a mini summer album. The large flourish stamps by Fancy Pants works great on these with a little white embossing powder.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Clock revamped..

Ok..I added a little something something to my altered clock. A shout out to all the girls on the Croppinsville Creative Crew for all their suggestions toot is my finished product. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I was looking through my pics and found this layout using an overlay..ya gotta love these things! I think this one is from Autumn leaves because I recognize those Rhonna flourishes..she does the best flourishes! All you do is add a couple pics..a few embellishments and you have an instant layout...perfect!

Cosmo Cricket altered clock....

Isn't it amazing how when you go to the store you start visualizing how certain things will look altered, haha! I found this round wooden clock that originally had a rooster on was begging to be transformed.

Step 1: sand off rooster

Step 2: paint entire surface with sage green paint

Step 3: grunge it a little with a brown paint leaving just a little bit of the numbers showing

Step 4: use your pattern papers, die cuts, and rhinestones to add a little spunk to the background.

I used Cosmo Cricket "Fleuriste" papers and die cuts.

This little creation is going to Croppinsville USA ~ Allie needs a clock don'tcha think?!

Friday, May 2, 2008


We are all super duper excited about Allie's new store... Croppinsville,USA... The grand opening is
fast approaching with the online store a few steps ahead of the brick n mortar. To celebrate the upcoming event
Allie will be giving away some great scrapbookey prizes to the first orders going in during grand opening. So come over and
join us in the countdown to opening day! While you are there, check out the awesome 'go green' blog challenge. See how Croppinsville USA is doing their part to better the world for our children, and see what things you can do to make a difference as well. You might even win a box of 'go green' blog candy for your efforts!

Stay tuned for more great happenings and creations as I 'dust off' this blog and get busy!

Its Springtime....go play!