Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year's Eve!!!!

Every year we celebrate my Dad's birthday on New Year's Eve. This year is very special. He turns 80 years old. I am truely blessed to have both of my parents-I love you both so much!!! and Dad Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!!! I'll love you forever................

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

3 Bugs in a Rug/Simple Pleasures

Both of these layouts are done with Simple Pleasures by 3 bugs in a Rug. I used border punches on both of them and love the look it gives. Fancy-comes to mind!!!
I love the journal spots by jillibean soup. They are just the right size , just the right size to tuck and really cute!!!! Hope you are inspired and thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Inspiration vintage style

This is inspiration to me!!! I love the chandler crystal at the bottom and the old buttons and key. What great finds these were!! I loved them when I found them and love them now!! I have this in my work room to do what it does best "inspire me". Have a Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Acrylic card

I saw this at a scrapbooking show last year and thought it was very cool to use an envelope as a pocket for the inside of the card. Here is my version. I used one acrylic sheet as the back of the card . I Stamped it with brown Stazon ink, along with the envelope, and attached to the acrylic card back. Added some ribbon and a flower to the front. The card is about 5" x 7". Easy project and you can make it as pretty or plain and simple as you want. Thanks for stopping by and I have a great New Year's !!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday!!!

Our tree this year. I didn't get all my stuff out but used my "favorite" ornaments. Micheane ( our neice) is home and we are wishing everyone a very "Merry Christmas" and a Happy New Year!!!!
Sending many"Blessings" your way!!!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Basic Grey / Figgy Pudding

This is a fun project for all of you list makers out there. You will need :
1 legal size note pad cut in thirds ( the office supply store can cut them
for you)
patterned paper 4" x 12"
front flap / coordinating paper 31/2"x 3"
adhere patterned paper to back of notepad
fold front flap in half and adhere over top front
add ribbon or trim
Hope you enjoy making these. Great for gals and guys and what a great gift for those list makers out there!!!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping in!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kid Art!!!

This was a fun project to do with the "grands"!! It lasted about 5 minutes and then -they were DONE!!
I used Color Me by Luxe and Kraft Kutz die cut papers. Added some buttons and trim and told the story. I hope the parents love them!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Encyclopedia of me album

I have done a few more pages in my " Encyclopedia of Me" album. I love doing these - just have not had lots of time lately. I still have several letters to do.
My word for "U" are US of A and underestimate. This is a fun process, finding your words that relate to you.
My "B" words are beachcomer and buttons. This is a fun project and have enjoyed it very much. Another project from AC Bailey. Have a great day and start an "Encyclopedia of me" album soon.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Recipe cards!!

I love doing these!! All of my favorite recipes are on cards like these and what a better way to use those "scrappy" papers left over from layouts.
These were done for swaps over at AC Bailey
You never know what theses girls will come up with-a very talented bunch!!! Hope you stop by and say say "hi". Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

October Afternoon scraps!!!!

This is the negative from the die cut sheet of journal boxes. I show this to you so you won't throw them away. I cut about 1/8" off all sides , of the die cut sheet, so a small
edge of the Bazzill cardstock shows, to make a nice frame for the layout. I used some Jenni Bowlin mini alphas and American Crafts thickers to spell out the names. I love how it came out!! Hope you give it a try.

Handmade flowers!!

We had a flower swap over at AC Bailey
These are the flowers that I received in the swap. I was pleasantly surprised with what was sent. The girls in the swap did an awesome job. Thanks to all the gals!!!! Stop by and say hi. We have some great ideas on the forum for Christmas "handmade" gifts!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Today is Friday!!

Today is Friday and a new "Freaky Friday" challenge will be up on the forum at AC Bailey Designs . This is last weeks challenge that I hosted. The challenge was to do a layout on a favorite Thanksgiving or holiday food. I chose to do homemade noodles!!! A favorite food of my family.
The acrylic tags can be found here . Hope you have a great day and you make something!!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Some more Monstrosity!

I am really crazy about this paper set from Sassafras Lass/ Monstrosity!!!
It is perfect for kid pictures of any kind. The colors are bright and fun!! The design of the paper has cute elements to it and the monsters are really "likable"!!
The blacks and oranges go great together. Hope you get to be "scrappy" today!! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sassafras Lass/Monstrosity

These are some "kid" cards that I made using up the scraps of Monstrosity.
I left them blank on the inside so I can stamp what ever occasion I need. I added some trim and mini alpha stickers to the front and that's it. Very cute and easy!!!
This one is my favorite at this time. I like how the bursts highlighted the photo. It is cut out of one of the pattern papers in the Monstrosity set.
I put all the the "goofy shots" that weren't used on this one. Showing just how many we took to get a good shot for this years Christmas card. Have a great day today and try to squeeze in some "scrappy time".

Thursday, November 26, 2009

5 of our many Blessings!

Just wanted to say "Happy Thanksgiving" from our family to yours!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!
This layout is done with Amber Road Collection by Pink Paislee. This paper is absolutely gorgeous!! {{hugs}}}

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My mom & dad

I just loved how this came out!!! The papers matched the photos to a tee. I love it when that happens. I used some fabulous papers by SEI/Moravia.
It is the KOTM/Nov over at AC Bailey. The papers are earth tones mixed with some deep blue. Just stunning!!! Got to get cooking!!! Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Still using Scraps!!!

Still using up scraps. I just love it. You know a stray piece of paper from this pack and one from that pack-makes for a great layout and more space in my paper file. The top layout is from October Afternoon/Night light and the second one is from Scrap Within Reach/cottage line. Hope you are inspired to use up those scraps. Have a great day!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Card Class

After church today I was invited to go to a card making class -so glad I went!! It was so much fun and nice to visit with friends. The cards below are gift tags made out of gift tags- just enhanced. These two were so fun to make and really spectacular looking!!!
The first one the left is an acrylic card made with a pre- made tag for the embellishment. So cute!!!! The next one is a card made using a tag punch and a pre-made tag.

The first one is a block style card. The second again made with a pre-made tag as the embellishment. The third one had ric rac sewed on and the Santa is cut from wrapping paper. Thank You Annabell and Beth!!! See ya next year!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

AC Bailey Jingle Bell Hop!

Welcome to the AC Bailey Jingle Bell Hop! With the holidays literally around the corner, the AC Bailey Design Team has decided to help Santa (and you) out this year with some fun and easy projects to make the holiday gift season a bit easier. And just like Santa, we've also gotten some extra help this year and asked some additional elves to help out and post some of their cool projects too! And if that isn't enough help...we've also arranged for some early Black Friday sales just in case you need some products to get the projects completed.

So come out and meet our Elves...check out their projects..leave a comment on their blogs and be eligible for a prize-upload some of your completed projects from the tutorials into the AC Bailey gallery and be eligible
for another prize! projects need to be completed and uploaded into the gallery by Tuesday, November 24th at Midnight Eastern to be eligible for a prize.
Hi everyone. My name is Connie and I'm on the DT for AC Bailey. I love scrapbooking and all kinds of paper crafts!! My project is a covered journal using A/C duct tape. The tutorial has nine frames, each number will be referring to that frame in the collage picture - so let's get started.

Cast of Characters:
composition notebook or your choice
a/c duct tape (silver - shur tape) hardware store
nail polish remover
photo tape
Staz-on ink /Timber Brown
Tim Holtz/sanding grip
slide frames (9)

1. Cut strips of a/c duct tape 2" longer than the size of the notebook. You will need 6 for the front and 6 for the back.
2. Remove the red lettering on the a/c duct tape with the nail polish remover.
3. Lay your first strip of duct tape down on the notebook-over lapping until the entire front and back are covered.
4. Cut the hang over off with scissors and then use sanding grip to sand off the edges-sanding in a downward direction.
5. Use the sanding grip to distress the front of the notebook- pound and hit the notebook with the end of the grip to add marks in a/c duct tape.
6. Apply the Staz-on ink to the front of the notebook-small sections at a time. Rub off with a paper towel. Continue this process on back side also.
7. Cover the slide frames (2" x 2") or cut your own using a die cutting machine. Mine are 2" x 2 1/2". Same process as on the front and back. Ink them and rub off ink with paper towel.
8. Cut you pictures to size and attach to the back of the slide frame and then attach with photo tape to front of notebook. Do all nine frames this way.
9. This is the fun part-embellish to your liking-add buttons, flowers, hearts-pretty stuff and ENJOY!!!!

Glad you stopped by-leave me a comment so you will be eligible for prizes and the next stop is Lisa's blog ! Have a great day!!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

What a "find"!!!

I went to my favorite antique store in New Braunfels and found this "old primitive tool carrier". I tried to walk away but it just kept calling my name and how great it would look on my work table- so I bought it!!! Just wanted to share a "great find". Have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Scrap within Reach/Elliot

Two of the boys!!!! This paper was perfect for these pictures. I love the "fallish" feel of the paper and the plaids-reminds me of "plaid cotton shirts".
The orange, green, and brown tones are just beautiful and "fallish". I am so ready for fall, cold weather and hot chocolate. Come on over and take at look what AC Bailey has in the store!!! Great stuff. And................
Jingle Bell Hop & pre-Black Friday sale!!!!

AC Bailey Designs Jingle Bell (Blog) Hop!
November 20th thru 22nd
AC Bailey Blog
With the holidays literally around the corner, the AC Bailey Design Team has decided to help Santa (and you!) out this year with some fun and easy projects to help make the Holiday gift giving season a bit easier!
Just like Santa, we've gotten some extra help this year and asked some of our "local" ACB Elves to help out and share some of their favorite Christmas Projects and Gifts, too! AND... we've arranged for some early Black Friday sales just in case you need some products to get your projects completed ;) So, come on over, meet our Elves and check out their fun and easy Christmas project tutorials.
Leave a comment on their blogs and be eligible for a prize - upload some of your completed projects from any of the tutorials and be eligible for another prize! (all comments and uploads must be posted by 12am EST 11/23)
so, if that wasn't cool enough....there's this!AC Bailey Designs Sale
November 20th thru the 27th Enjoy Black Friday ALL week!! Take 40% off ALL American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, Kaiser, Staz-on inks ,Bulk Buttons ,and Ribbons and EVERYTHING in the While Supplies Last Section! *Offer not valid for Albums.*In stock items only.*One coupon per customer, cannot be combined with any other coupons.* Discount will be taken from the price shown in your cart. Use code BLACK to get your discount.AND... Buy a Gift Certificate and get another for half the amount FREE! Buy a $10 GC and get a $5 one, FREE! Buy a $100 GC and get a $50 one, FREE! *Limit 1 per customer* Free GC cannot be used until after DEC. 1st*Additional GC Code will be sent separately to the Buyers email address provided with the order.
Hope to see ya!!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I have been working on this project all year. I found out about this from Patter's blog . At then end of the year I will have 52 scripture cards for 52 weeks in a year. Every other week she will post a word and you are to put scripture to it and make a card for your 7Gypsies spinner. I will have a beautiful daily bible devotional resource sitting on my desk that I can read anytime.
Another plus is I have used scrap papers to make the scripture cards - so nothing is being wasted. This has been a very "neat project" and have gotten lots of compliments on my spinner. Check our Patter's blog and start you a scripture spinner. Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I love using up my scrapbooking left overs!! That is what I did today-scrapped my scraps. The "Freaky Friday" challenge over at AC Bailey is using those bits and pieces, so we have room for new stuff. On these two layouts I used some old Crate paper/lemon grass and added embellishments!! Get your scraps out and use them up-then you will be ready for some new stuff.
Thanks for stopping by and have a "scrappy day"!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Calendar/BG Lime Ricky

Cast of characters:cardstock 3 3/4" x 4 1/2"patterned paper ( I used Lime Ricky) 4"x 4 3/4"hemp or twine, ribbon,large button,calendar,thickers ( for year)
1. Go to and create calendar.
2. Pick out papers and photos.
3. Cut cardstock, patterned paper and calendars to size.
4. Edge patterned paper with scallop edge or one of your choice.
5. Use crop-a -dile or hole punch to make a hole in center top part ( to hang)
6. Use hemp, ribbon or twine to attach button - for hanger
7. Add year

This will make a nice teacher's gift!! Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Button Pumpkins

This layout was done for a progressive challenge over at AC Bailey. Each design team member came up with one element to add to a layout. Mine was to make pumpkins out of buttons-so here is my take on that. Some people said my pumpkins were rotten but I think they have a character all their own. I used Bazzill cardstock and Sassafras Lass/Monstosity. This paper pack is so cute and perfect for children. All of the supplys I used can be found at AC Bailey Designs. Hope you try this!!! Have a great day.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

09/09/09 Documenting my Morning

This was a fun one. Another challenge over at AC Bailey. How many times does 09/09/09 come around? So we documented our day. This is how my morning goes. Coffee, feed cat, load up feed in mule, feed deer, feed chicken and let them out to roam all in my Croc's!!! My favorite shoes.
Just a fun post-have a good one!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall card with book mark

What a great card to make with a little gift inside. The book mark on the corner is a 4"x 4" square. Just pinch in the middle to get the center and then fold in towards the center to make your point. That is what goes on the corner of a book page. Decorate to your liking and your all set. I love this time of the year-so I did a fall card. Hope you try this and have fun doing it!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oldies but Goldies .....

These pictures really take me back. These are the closet thing to Halloween
I have. Cute pic's though!! The school the boys went to when they were small had a dress up day at the end October so they could have the fun of dressing up.
I used the October Kit of The Month from AC Bailey. The papers are from Pink Paisley. I made some cute pumpkins and candy corn to focus on Fall.
The pumpkins are three ovals about 2" tall-lay two of them side by side and the third one on top and you have a cute pumpkin. Take your marker pen and add some highlights to the pumpkin. Too cute!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!