Friday, August 31, 2012

Too busy to blog

I have been so busy lately I haven't gotten to my blog.  Which made me think well that is counter productive...  I have been busy creating though, and that is productive!
In between getting ready for back to homeschool, gardening, planning two birthdays I have been completing several projects including applying to a few design teams.  Time flies!
The vegetable garden has been providing me with an abundance of produce and I have been trying to come up with creative uses, including giving some away to unsuspecting neighbors!
I have dried tomatoes, frozen tomatoes, cooked tomatoes into chili, sauce, pasta sauce and salsa.  The pickles have been , well, pickled and made into relish.  The squash is in the freezer, after blanching of course.  The beans have all been eaten.  The raspberries for jam, well, they never made it to the jam making stage as we ate them all!   And as if I wasn't already busy enough, my new greenhouse (unassembled) just arrived yesterday.  So maybe this will not be a so relaxing long weekend...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Baby 12 x12scrapbook layout

What my baby looked like at one year.  Made with Websters Pages papers and trims.

Monday, August 13, 2012


I often find it difficult to obtain masculine and yet not babyish scrapbooking supplies in the market.
But here is something I did using a variety of products that I altered.  Among them I especially enjoyed the way I found to make embellishments with Clearly Scraps and Epiphany Crafts.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Core Cards Creative Frenzy

I just made these three cards with the fabulous Core'dinations card stock.  Lovely paper that can be altered, distressed, torn, stained and more!  I used the Vintage collection and the Graphic 45 coordinating colors.

Card # 1: made With Core'dinations and Graphic 45 papers, die cuts by Tim Holtz, lace and cording from my stash.

Card # 2: A6 card made from Core'dinations, overlay is also Core'dinations embossed with Tim Holtz folder and sanded.  Sewing mannequin is Tim Holtz die cut, Core'dinations and Graphic 45 papers.  Label with saying is scrap of Core'dinations, Die cut Stamping Up, inked with Tim Holtz, stamp used: from Homemade. Buttons from my collection.

Card#3: A2 card made from Core'dinations , also used for other papers on card.  Die cuts frame by Sizzix and Cuttle Bug.  Stamp is Prima.  Paper button is Graphic 45, inks by Tim Holtz, cording my own.