Sunday, June 29, 2008

It's Baseball Season

My son played his first game last week and I've done my first layout.
I painted the chipboard alphas for the title and then stamped them with a baseball stamp my sister gave me for Christmas. I love the effect.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A New Look

I thought I'd try out a new look for my blog. Let me know what you think.

Monday, June 23, 2008

I'm Addicted!

To online scrapping contests that is. LOL I started the month with Willow Traders' Scrapvivor and now I'm playing Love Bug's Bugzee. It's a scrappy version of Yahtzee and I got 3 more layouts done this week. I'm fast running out of album space and I'm happy. That's a good problem for a scrapper to have. Here's my favourite layout of the 3.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Awesome Customer Service!

The grid lines on my Making Memories paper trimmer have started to wear off and it's hard to measure accurately with it. I went to their website and put in a complaint about it and I immediately got a reply that a new trimmer would be sent out. Wow! It arrived today and I am so happy. I commend Making Memories for their great customer service!

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Little Update

I'm officially eliminated from Willow Traders Scrapvivor. Not a surprise. It was an exciting game to play, but I don't think I could do it again. It's not for a slow scrapper like me. LOL Once again I have to say how impressed I am with the ability of those still in the game to produce quality layouts at such a pace. Way to go ladies!

Scrap Overload

I just can't keep up with those amazing ladies at Willow Traders. I've been lucky to get 2 or 3 layouts done per challenge and many of them have done 10, 20 or even more. I am in awe!

I did get this digi layout finished for the challenge ending today. I'm dedicating it to my husband, the hardest working man I know.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Scrapvivor

The theme for challenge #3 is using song, book and movie titles for the layout title. I am having lots of fun with it. So far I have used Billy Joel's 'Sometimes a Fantasy' to describe my collection of fantasy and sci-fi books and Toby Keith's 'Your Smile' for a layout about my niece. Need to put on my thinking cap for some more ideas.

Friday, June 6, 2008

New Scrapbook Community

Have you heard of Scrapbook Faves? It started out as a site where you could share links to your favourite scrapbook ideas with other scrappers. As of Monday they have added a forum to the site and made a great site even better. I hope you'll check it out.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My Scraproom

It is finally just about organized the way I want it and I thought I would share a few pictures. I still would like to cover the plywood desk top and I have some organizing yet to do on the sewing side of my room, but I'm happy with what I have now.

This is the left side of my desk. The parts cabinets hold all my little embellies like brads, buttons, eyelets, photo turns and more. I have button jars and flowers on top of the cabinets and more flowers on the shelf. My pens and paintbrushes are in ceramic planters I picked up at Dollarama.

















This is the right side of my desk. I have a home made version of a Clip it UP in the corner and all my loose ribbon in jars (also from Dollarama) on the shelf. The desk organizer holds mailing envelopes, a mini Cutterpede, notepaper, chalks and a few other things.

















At the end of the desk, I have wire racks with all my paper, cardstock and albums. On the peg board there is all my acrylic stamps, Fancy Pants and BG chipboard, other assorted chipboard, bling, and other items in original packaging that don't fit elsewhere. The shadow box holds all my inks, embossing powders, stickles, Twinkling H2O's and punches.

















This is the island my husband built for me. The top came from an old coffee table I picked up at an auction. On the other side I have drawers to hold my Cuttlebug and dies, trimmer, circle cutter, ribbon spools etc.

















On the wall to the right of the wire racks, is the door, then a file cabinet and my sewing machine cabinet. On the last wall I have a large unit with bins for fabric and patterns on the bottom and a shallow shelves on top where I keep collectibles. Hopefully I'll be able to post pics of that area next week.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Got Sketch 101

There have been two pre-class sketches posted for the Got Sketch 101 class and I have to say if they are a sample of what is in store for us, I am sooo glad I signed up. I combined the 2 of them for a 2 page Christmas layout and I am really happy with how it turned out.