Tuesday, May 26, 2009

At the Zoo...

Practicing with peekers. Cutting these little buggers out was VERY time consuming!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wine Country...

Making my own paper piecing...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!

To all of the mom's out there, I just want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Practicing with layered flowers and a more complicated background.

On a side note, I wish they made a scanner for scrapbookers that had a 12x12 bed. When I get one border straight in a photo, the opposing is usually slanted. Oh, well.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Favorite Finds

These are scrapbooking tools I have found that I could never live with out. I am sure this will grow as time goes on.

1. Instant Krazy Glue Single-Use Tubes - Essential for attaching metal charms and plastic bling, these save me tons of money since I don't waste any of the glue from it drying out after I open it. They last about a week after they're opened before they become dried out.

2. Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite Punch - It will punch a hole in anything and makes setting grommets so easy.

3. Perfect Layers - A Matting Tool

This creates even, perfect borders when matting your photos. You adhere your photo to a sheet of paper then line up the ruler along the edge of the photo and cut with an exacto knife to create perfect borders every time.

Wish List

I am so not hard to shop for. Just walk into a craft store and pick up anything and you've won, but if I had even more money than I have spent on craft supplies (which is an amount too embarrassingly large to mention here - too say I was addicted and insane is accurate), here's what I would get. Too bad craft supplies aren't free.

1. Any number of fabulous scrapbook books from - my Amazon Wish List.

2. Martha Stewart Double Loops Punch Set

Friday, May 1, 2009


Welcome and thanks for stopping by. I love looking at scrapbooking blogs and have found so many great ideas by reading them. Maybe, eventually, I will be good enough for someone to do the same from mine. For now, I'm just charting my learning journey. Usually, when I do a layout I am trying to pick up a new technique - borders, distressing, layered backgrounds (still struggling a lot with this one), and titles (trying to do something more original than just sticking a big block title in the upper right corner) - you name it and I usually want to try it. I'll be posting my efforts here. And if you're relatively new to scrapping like I am, then let me know. I'd like to see what you're up to, too. We can share tips and learn together.