Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Page For All Seasons Contest....Becky Fleck

I have just discovered the site and I LOVE IT! So many wonderful layout and card ideas! It is a must for any papercrafter and I am so glad that I stumbled upon it and can't believe that it took this long! This LO is for a current contest, "Becky Fleck....A Page For All Seasons." I have already created two LOs using this one sketch and have added it to my "keep" sketches.

I used a photo of our friends taken last month at Church. My supply list includes: Heidi Grace Clear Word "JOY" Sticker, K&Co Papers, Karen Foster Autumn Papers, Die Cuts With a View Papers, Pebbles Inc Sticker, Raffia and Thickers. I put some extra TLC into this one, I covered my Thickers Title Brackets with cardstock, sanded the edges and inked them all over to "age" them. I also "hand stitched" (yes, I sewed....sigh.....) across the bottom of the photo and covered one of the Heidi Grace Hearts with cardstock, sanded the edges and wrapped it with raffia! I love this page and I am sure that when I look at it many years from will spark a memory....afterall, isn't that WHY we scrapbook?

I hope that you enjoy my LO half as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fall is Fading....

Hi all. I am feeling a bit blue....Fall is fading fast in my neck of the woods, and we all know "what" comes next! I am a warm blooded person living in a all season climate. DH and I often joke about flying south for the winter and never coming back ;) I guess that loving 3 out of 4 seasons is enough to be thankful we will just stay here...firmly entrenched in the hills of Eastern Kentucky :)

I have been busy in my craft room again....and just when I started this post, I realized that I don't have my supply list with me. (hehe)...I guess that I can show my LO and card now and give credit later :)

This is my ALL TIME FAVE layout! I absolutely love, love, love the way this page came together. The orange, browns and greens just make me happy....all Fall feeling and warm! And of course, I love the son and his finacee! I snapped this photo on a Sunday afternoon at Church and knew that I would create a page around it somewhere down the road. I just LOVE the big green Petaloo flower! I makes sense of the butterflies flitting all around and gives the page a POP of color.

More business around here....we are celebrating an "early Christmas/Thanksgiving" this coming weekend with my inlaws. Can't wait to see the family traveling in for a few days...and everyone loves and early Christmas, right!

Thanks for stopping by....have a great, scrappy day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

CPS 142 Weekly Challenge

Hello and happy Sunday to you all! Today is my son's 22nd birthday....whew....the years have flown! We had a wonderful church service followed by an early Thanksgiving Dinner there which we combined with a birthday dinner for Jay! He spends most of his time there, so it was only fitting that all of our church family celebrate his big day with him!

I have become addicted to the CPS Blog! What great sketched and ideas! This is my take on this week's challenge. This is sketch #142 and I was inspired for a Fall design.

It promises to be a busy week, so I have scrapped and created every available minute this weekend. I have finished several LO's and have a new alltime fave! I will post it later this week when the lighting is better :) Now that it is dark by 6pm, I don't have much evening light to grab for natural light photos.

Hope that you all have a great day and a wonderful week! Until next time....

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I'm Crafting....

Hello all! I am excited to post today. I have been working on a couple of projects and FINALLY have a big one completed! But first, I have to tell you, I have found the perfect pie for those of us watching our "girlish figures" ;) It is called "Pie In A Jar!" That's right, an 8 oz serving of any kind of pie that tickles your fancy. Not only are they so cute...they are so simple!!!! and soooo yummy!

Aren't they adorable? I fixed peach and apple and both were wonderfully received! You can go to to find the instructions for these goodies! I simpy used store bought pie crusts (gasp!) and found that 2 9" pie crusts made 6 pies in jar. I also used canned pie filling and after filling the jars, placed them on a baking sheet and baked in a 350* oven for 50-60 minutes. Viola! A single serving dessert perfect for these fall days.

I was inspired by Melissa Phillips to do a chipboard Christmas Memory Album and thoroughly enjoyed this project. I cut my album to suit my design ideas and the rest, as they say, is history.

There are pages for pictures, pockets for favorite recipes, small embellies EVERYWHERE....just right for making me smile when I look back year after year.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy a glance into my crafty world. Until next time....happy scrapping.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

CPS 141 Weekly Challenge and Other Crafty Things...

I am loving CPS (Card Positioning Challenge) sketches! If you've never visited them for inspiration, do is a must. I love the simplicity of this sketch and since I was in a Christmas "Creating" Mood...viola! A simply divine card for someone special....stamped inside with "Make a Wish."

(supplies for this card were Nature Preserve Green Cardstock, Scrap Holly Berry Paper, Michael's Celebrate Christmas Holly and Berry, HL Ribbon and Kirby Polosa Layered Sticker)

I was in a glittery mood for this card. I love the cream and green with a touch of elegant. The K and Co. Ancestory Paper with the cream flourish was perfect for what I had in mind. (other supplies: Hallmark Ribbon, Michael's Leaves and Holiday Berries, Kirby Polosa Layered Stickers.)

I have also been busy with a group of Country Christmas Cards and a couple of other things, which I will show you later :) My work schedule returns to fulltime this week, so I am getting in each and every scrap moment possible.

Hope that you all have a great Sunday!