What I remember...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oh, this blog...

I really don't know what to do with it...


Anyone out there?

FYI, lots of fun ScrapMatters stuff will be going on this week and next. Be on the lookout!

Friday, March 6, 2009

My fun project

...that is not related to scrapbooking but I guess it could (embellish as you'd like, use a digi alpha, etc...).

I saw this image several months ago and it kept popping back into my mind, so I just decided to go ahead and try to make my own!

I used a map of the Rennes, France area that I've been holding on to for 12 years--it's about time I made some use of it!

I trimmed the map to fit the frame I'd chosen and then glued the map down onto the cardboard that came with the frame.

Next I purchased some vinyl letters. You could use one of those cool cricut machines, or take advantage of your friends vinyl lettering business, or maybe even go to the craft store and find some there, but no...I have to be difficult. I found the letters at Wal-mart near the For Sale signs--they were cheap and exactly what I was looking for...
However, I thought the black letters would just peel off the white background, yet in fact they were one in the same, so I had to cut out each letter individually. Sigh...not as easy of a project as I'd expected, but it didn't take too much time.I layed out my letters on the map, next, which was really easy because the map already had a grid on it!!! Then I simply peeled the back off and carefully placed the letters onto the map.
And here is my finished, super simple project. It's going to hang up in our basement and hopefully make an impression on my children! Hopefully...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

FREE Awesomeness

Do you want these CUTE CUTE charms for FREE??
Of course you do! Head on over to the Speed Scrap and you'll get it!Also, more FREEness...starting next week...you won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Friday the 13th and a Speed Scrap

This will not be your "unlucky" day...
I've seen them...you don't want to miss out. I'll be back on Friday to post NICEness and what I've done with them!

And don't forget about the Speed Scrap tomorrow night, hosted by Melanie!!!Here's the prize!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Loving, as usual, Leah's newest kit!! We haven't had any snow yet this season, but I managed to use this adorable kit!!
You'll have to check out the newest challenge on Leah's CT blog. It's a scraplift challenge hosted by Jessi. Hopefully, you'll find some inspiration from the LO--I know the subject of the LO is inspiration to a majority of my layouts!!

AND it's SPEED SCRAP time, again!!! Here's the forum for it...hope you'll come and join me!! Erica made the BEST participation prize for it--an Ode' to Denise Beatty!!!! Now you, too can scrap like Denise if you come to the Speed Scrap (#63)!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

A New Week

Mondays are not typically my favorite day of the week, but this week there is so much new scrapping goodness out there, I can't stand it!!!

is giving away one ROCKING kit as a daily download during the rest of the month!I had so much fun using this kit!!
AND over at Leah's CT blog, Mary Ellen is hosting a "Recipe Challenge"--kind of like a slow paced Speed Scrap!! (Get out there and try it. This is a new blog, so your chances of winning are high and we want to spread the word!!) You can win a kit of Leah's...and she has two new kits out today over at ElementalScraps. One is SWEET and the other is ALL BOY!

Here's what I did for the recipe challenge using the new kit "Sugar High"...
And here's a layout I did using "Hard at Play"...
Keep you eyes peeled for the ScrapMatters.com January newsletter (sign up for it on their blog) AND Elegant Word Art by Bethany has some fun stuff coming out on Friday!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Kiss My _____

Do I have your attention??

With a new year ahead of me, I have great expectations to keep this blog hopping...I'm thinking it needs a new design.

But in the meantime, I wanted to ALERT you to a fun challenge with a great prize. Leah's CT will be having weekly challenges on her blog, mommyish.net. This weeks challenge is about making those New Year's Resolutions and then scrapping them! Something I need to do! Next Monday, there will be a drawing for someone to win a free kit of Leah's. Check out all of the details here.

Here are her newest releases (and what I've created with them) available at Elemental Scraps...And there is much more to come from this talented chick in the near future!!