Saturday, May 30, 2009

Fun Sketch!!!

I found this sketch several years ago and can not locate the owner. This is a wonderful sketch - her name is on the bottom but can not locate website. I used October Afternoon/Hometown, sone star die cut paper, buttons, ric rac and thickers.
If you havn't tried a sketch - this is a great one to get your feet wet on. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bunco " goodies"

I'm in a bunco club and it was my turn host a few weeks ago. These were my table decorations. Wrapping the candy with a stamped label is so easy to do and can be done for different celebrations - like a birthday!!
I clipped the table number to these clips for the center of the tables!!

This was the "table goody" for the girls. If you are interested in this - email me and I will get you the measurements to you. My motto is easy, simple and cute!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cruise Fun!!

I did a quick layout of our cruise adventure a few weeks ago. We didn't have a great time but did enjoy it. Now I don't know that we will do it again but we might if we can get some of our buddies to go with us. Anyway have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Encyclopedia of Me/ "R" and "H"

The top one is a little dark but I wanted keep posting my progress on this very "special" project. My album is starting to take shape. The two words I chose for "R" were my DH Randy and my DS Richie.
My two "H" words were my maiden name "Hyde" and "Holy Bible". I will keep you posted and it is still not to late for you to join in!!! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. Remember to thank a veteran today.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Legacy of Love/OA and Jenny Bowlin

This was a fun challenge and got me to thinking on a way to tie all three of these photos together. I used Jenni Bowlin, October Afternoon and some cool XL brackets by clear scraps that I inked with StazOn black ink. I added some buttons, pearls by Kaiser and added a hand made crocheted flower by my mother -in-law. Thanks for the challenge Noel! This kept me busy all day!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Just for FUN!!

I had this cool Brownie Box that has been speaking to me. So today I did something about it. I cut it down to 4x4. I had enough for 4 pieces and two 6x6 pieces that I haven't put together yet.
Here is the box flat. I used a guillotine cutter to cut the 4x4 size. The card board is thick so this worked great. I love the kiss on the front of the box!!

Here they are ready for the bind-it-all. This is really a quick easy project ( if you have a bind- it- all. I added ribbon and all done. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mother's Day Fun

We had such a fun day, all of us, on Mother's day. I played with my grands and gave as many kisses and hugs as I could get away with. They are so sweet!!! The layout is using October Afternoon/ Detours and Bazzill card stock. The title is right-they are a gift to me. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Stretch those supplies

The was one of the Stimulus Challenges over on AC Bailey. The challenge was to start with five sheets of patterned paper or card stock or mix it up but just five papers and one alpha set , ten buttons or brads and see how many layout's you get out of those supplies.
I got three layouts and a little set of cards. This wasn't really a challenge for me because I always try to stretch my supplies as far as I can.

I usually don't put just one pic on a layout either but I didn't have another pic so I went with the one. This is son #2 with me. He had taken us out for lunch for Mother's Day!!

These little cards are about 4X4. I used the rest of the scraps I had left to make these. This is a fun thing to always do-stretch those supplies!!! Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Bloom in Progress

This is one of my favorite layouts for several reasons. This layout shows just how pretty my granddaughter is and it has some vintage buttons on it and it is the first layout that has been published. I worked so hard on getting everything just right-I love that process!!! I hope you are inspired and have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

eek 5 grands...

This is an acyclic album I did as a Project of the month for AC Bailey. I used Night Light by October Afternoon. I had a great time putting this together. I wrote stories about the kids-things that they have said to me that I don't want to forget. This is the cover.
This is page 1 and 2. I added some buttons and a felt arrow. I used zip dry to adhere the paper to the acrylic album. Love that stuff!!!

This is page 3 and 4. On this one I made an envelope and put a "cute" memory in it. More buttons!!!
This is page 5 and 6. Wish you could read the stories. So funny!!! Little kids say the funnest things!!

This is 7 and 8. More buttons and felt - always make stuff look good.
This is page 9 and 10. All of the product came from AC Bailey. This is a fun project and what a great gift this would make. GO take a look. The link is in the side bar. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, May 11, 2009


These are two layouts I did quickly. We were riding around the ranch and the cactus blooms are every where so that needed to be documented and I had to document our first chicken egg. Living on a ranch these are big moments in the life of a farmer/rancher. We are still green from all the rain we got a few weeks ago. Still hoping for more!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

More Bo Bunny/Abbey Rd.

I love this paper. It is so green and lush just like our garden is. We got 9" of rain in two weeks! I used the chunky charms by Bo Bunny to frame the picture of the garden. It will save us money at the grocery store, so what a great stimulus plan.
The cows have been so hungry. We have been feeding lots of hay!! They are really enjoying all the green grass and are fattening up nicely. This layout is using the Abbey Rd. patterned paper and Bazzill card stock. All supplies can be found in the e-store at AC Bailey. Link is in the side bar.

I love making these flowers -very cool looking. So easy, too!!! All you do is cut 4 circles - each a little smaller than the previous one. Distress the sides with your scissors or a distressing tool. I used Ranger crackle paint and just hit the edges with it. Let the flowers dry for about 10 minutes. Attach the brad in the center and there you have it a "way cool" flower!!! Hope you try these. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bo Bunny/Abbey Rd

This layout is showcasing our beautiful garden gate, that leads to the pond, and the sweet jasmine blooming all over it. It smells so good!! The pretty flourishes are Bo Bunny chunky charms. I love how they
compliment the layout. I loved working with this paper set. It has lots of GREEN in it-so I loved it more. Everything up here is so lush and green, so this paper was perfect. We have had 9" of rain in three weeks! Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


This is the last of the kit showing the reds in the paper. So cute !!
This is the packaging for Prima corner embellishments. The card board backing was so pretty I couldn't throw it away. It made a really cute, easy little note pad. Hope you are inspired to make something today and have a wonderful day!!! Go check out AC Bailey-great stuff!!! Really!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Blog Hop Winner....

Lisa Harris....A big congrats to you!!!!


When I first got my hands on this kit I wasn't sure it was user friendly but after working with it I realized just how user friendly it was. The paper is August Collection. It has purples, greens, browns and reds!!! Just lovely.
I just peeked and AC bailey still has eight sets up for grabs. Go here: Have a great day and I enjoyed reading all the comments from the blog hop. Thank You for stopping by. The winners will be announced later today on the AC Bailey forum.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

AC Bailey NSD Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I am so glad you found me today! AC Bailey is having a blog hop for NSD and guess what? You can win some "scrappy stuff" just by hopping from blog to blog. So come hop with us!

My name is Connie Mercer and I have been a consultant for ACB since April 2008. Another consultant introduced me to AC Bailey. I joined the design team in September 2008 and life hasn't been the same since. There are many things I love about AC Bailey but three things really stand out for me. I love the free shipping I get for all orders over $35 on the 1st of every month. Second would be the products--my favorite product line is October Afternoon--I love it and want it all!!! I love the vintage feel of the paper and the embellishments that match the paper line. It makes doing my layouts so much easier and faster. And third, would be the customer service Erica gives to not only her consultants but her customers as well. So pull out your paper & pics and have all your favorite snacks on hand and join us for another memorable weekend. As you move from blog to blog each of the ACB DT gals will be teaching you something special - something about scrapping, something I hope you can use on YOUR pages. On my blog I'd like to teach to layer with those "way cool" Fiskars border punches. I think this is fantastic for cards and layouts and it is so easy! Check this out:
I used the scallop, threading water and apron lace border punches. I find I use these more and more. Here's the link to the punches. Decide on what paper you want to punch your borders from and punch away. I did three and layered them with the Sassafras Lass. Ink them all up so they will POP off the page. Start layering them - you could even add some ribbon or trim for demension. Doesn't it look GREAT!!!
Thanks for stopping by and remember - post a comment so you will be put in the drawing. One lucky gal posting on my blog today will win a prize just for having visited my blog. Also I want to remind you that if you create a layout using the techniques learned today, and post it to the ACB forum/gallery you will get a chance to WIN that KOTM pictured here. Awesome, right!! Next stop is the crafty cafe at

Enjoy the day!!