Archive for October, 2007

I still can’t get over how much lace is in this kit! Here’s another layout…simple and clean (pun intended!) 🙂

Lace Detail:

Supplies: Stretch lace from the Oct. Sassy kit; Moss grosgrain from the store; unknown leaf ribbon; American Crafts paper; Basic Grey and The Paper Studio alpha stickers; The Paper Studio brads; Zig Writer pen

(And yes, I freely admit that the main reason I’m posting these is because I desperately need to get rid of stuff!)

Ok, if you’re like me, you’ve got scrapping papers and then papers dealing with scrapping.  What do I mean?  Well, generally I make my own sketches in a little book I have, but sometimes I’ll see one online or come across challenges that I like or contests I plan to enter and I’ll print them off, just so I remember to do them.  Thing is, most of the time I don’t remember anyway, and the papers just keep piling up here and there in the scrap room.  

 So this week’s challenge is to set aside a binder or a file folder JUST for the ideas that you want to use–those sketches and things that have been accumulating.  Don’t worry about altering it or making it pretty for now, just get the stuff in it.  THEN–dig down to the bottom of the desk and either file or toss any and all scrapping related papers (remember, we’re not actually dealing with patterned paper and cardstock here!) 

Well…I’d like to show you all the new projects, but turns out I can’t.  😦 

Christmas-y things for people just can’t be posted online where they might see them, you know.  😉 

Anyway…I did alter some of my alterable stash, so I can keep the rest (for now).  I did the treasure box (posted below), another sort of box as a present, and used up some 6×6 cork tiles as the front of a 6×12 home decor planning “book”.  I say “book” because I’m not sure if I’ll actually bind it or just leave it as chipboard sheets between cork covered “covers” if that makes sense.  If we get some decent light, I’ll try to get a picture this week to give you an idea of what I’m talking about.  The main reason I would leave it unbound is because it’s easier to grab a page and stick it in my bag when we go shopping and I’m trying to find things that coordinate. 

It will be a lot of fun.  There will be lots of contests, challenges, and of course, prizes.  🙂  I’ll be doing a couple of online classes, so hope you’ll come check it out! 

For Round II we were working with Eyelets, Felt, and Doodling.  Certainly didn’t win this round, but definitely had fun!  🙂


Wonder Layout:

Recycled Christmas Mini Book

There is so much lace in this kit and it’s so versatile, I feel that I’ve just scratched the surface! 🙂 Will definitely have some more projects with this kit. Here’s a link to the kit. 🙂

Here are my first few projects.

A 6×12 layout of my baby brother:

Supplies: lace from the kit; ricrac and moss growgrain from the store; DMC floss; Basic Grey alpha stickers; Daisy D’s papers; buttons

Layout of my sister from a few years ago:

Supplies: Lace from the kit; Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl papers; American Crafts Thickers; Basic Grey alpha stickers; felt flowers cut with Sizzix; Making Memories rhinestone brad; moss grosgrain from the store

Treasure Box for my daughter:

Supplies: unfinished wood box; VersaMark Lapizlazuli ink; Daisy D’s Papers; lace from the kit

b-day pics

Absolute craziness at our house right now. I’m running behind on everything. But I’m going to upload at least a few pictures from Autumn’s b-day party. Even though there are a million things calling for my attention. 🙂