Wednesday, December 21, 2011

i'm in loooooove

with pinterest.

i recently joined, and knowing full well i would become instantly addicted, dived in headfirst.

found a scarf i had to make. found it on pinterest, and followed the link to this creative blogger...

she has so much fun stuff, and i can't wait to try other crafty ideas she's posted.

for my scarf, i used fleece instead of wool, and added a few extra stitches here and there to keep it pinned a little flatter. i love it. love it so much, i'm making another. see attached photo. lol

this was a wonderful distraction for me.

kept my hands busy.

we had to have our beloved boxer dog put down last saturday, and making this scarf kept me busy so i didn't sit and look at her stuff and be sad...

thanks for looking, and go hug your pets. :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

december scrappy chic stuff

december. already. how can that be?

well, believe it or not, it's here, and here's my stuff for december's scrappy chic kit. very cute stuff this month! i was kinda out of christmas-y pictures, though, so i scrapped what i had.

finally yeah. my kid's over 15 years old, and just learned how to blow a bubble. :)

happy birthday tesa (official cardmaker for the work peeps, i am...)

six reasons why we love this dog this one was fun - i love these pics of my girls...

happy birthday kellie

mardi gras i've been waiting for the right colors to scrap these photos, and this kit filled the bill. perfectly. :)

happy birthday, carla...

that's it for now. i'm working on my little mini about my day on 11-11-11. simple & cute.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

november's scrappy chic kit

fabulous fall foliage - that's what we had this fall... i can't remember a fall this beautiful! living in alaska, we don't have a lot of variety in fall leaf colors, but we had an extended fall this year (meaning it didn't snow at the beginning of october! lol ) and it was just gorgeous.

i made my daughter pose for a few pictures, and that's just what i got. thankfully, i got lucky and snapped one that made me gasp...

then, once i got the november kit from melinda at scrappy chics, i gasped again, because the colors were dead-on perfect for my photos. go get your kit HERE and be sure to check out the blog.

check out the contest (announced on facebook - go and be a fan of Scrappy Chics!) that's being held. here's the details on the little contest...

SC's is celebrating its one year "gone live" anniversary!!! In honor of our anniversary we want to see what you have created with our past kits. Please post any paper craft you have created with SC's kits. We will pick a winner to be a guest designer for January 2012. So send in your stuff!!! We can't wait to see it!!! :)

sweet here's the picture i fell in love with, and the paper that got my creative juices going!

little miss sunshine the title says it all, until you read the journaling... lol

fall color

birthday cards... need i say more?

well, that's all folks - just got word that the december kit is in town & i can't wait to get my hands on it - thanks, melinda, for having me on the team, and thanks, heather, for delivering the kit for me! :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

october scrappy chics kit...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous kit!!!

i LOVE the line - one i haven't had the pleasure of playing with before - it's called authentique. you can find ordering info here... as always, melinda has pulled together an amazing array of product. thanks, melinda - i know this month was crazy for you!

thrifty fashionista my first layout is one of sam, wearing a dress i bought when she was a year old. i used a piece of ki memories die-cut paper (both the die-cut paper and mists are from my stash) as a mask for the background, and sprayed with a couple of mists.

meeting fritz a simple layout, using a sketch from sketchy thursdays - perfect for these pictures of sam meeting her second cousin...

she (mini book) i was thrilled to find a mini in the kit this month - my only problem was deciding what to do with it... i ended up printing out some of my favorite pictures of my girl in black and white, and making a mini called simply, "she" with the inside pages having verb titles. the chipboard pages were painted with a charcoal acrylic, then a variety of painting techniques were used on top of that.

hope you get a few ideas out of my stuff - i had fun with it! thanks for reading...

Saturday, September 3, 2011

september scrappy chics kit... it's stuffed full of simple stories stuff! this is the first time i've played in simple stories, and i'm in love.

live life in COLOR my project this month involved an old broken clock i had laying around in my one-day-i-might-use-this pile. just a cheap plastic wall clock - i painted the exterior (i recommend sanding it first, if it is a cheap plastic one, otherwise the paint scratches off VERY easy. i need to sand this THEN paint!) and saved the paper clock face to use as a template for my layout.

1996 for this layout i used some old photos of samantha and i, shortly after we got to take her home...

words to live by (sketch based on a sketch from sketchy thursdays) i used a mirror image of this sketch, and bumped up the journaling area. used a lot of paint on this one - smudged brown paint on the pink cardstock, then dribbled some grayish-black paint on top of that.

well, that's september's kit. actually, it's a small PORTION of september's kit - the kits are always so full of scrappy goodness that i always have plenty left to use for other projects. i guess it helps that i'm naturally thrifty, though, and like to stretch my supplies!

best of luck to melinda at scrappy chics - she's flyin' the coop and LEAVING alaska! we'll miss her up here, but all you lucky lower 48'ers will get a chance to meet her, maybe - she'll be more centrally located on the west coast! lucky for me, though, we'll keep in touch - and when i visit her area, i'm SO going to pop in & see her!