Archive for December, 2007


I joined the Debt-Free Divas group on Two Peas today.  Trying not to buy new scrappy stuff in 2008.  Well, at least for the first 3 or 4 months of 2008.  😉  My plan is to take my little scrappy budget each month and set it aside to buy tables for when I get my own scrap room later this year.  I’m allowing myself to buy adhesive, cardstock (I wanted to stock up today so I wouldn’t have to buy it either, but Hobby Lobby was out of white and cream of course!), and possibly letters for titles, since I don’t have die-cuts and will still need stickers or chipboard.

 For the first time I actually feel pretty set as far as supplies go, so I think I will be able to stick with it.  After winning the big prize package from Iron Chef and the GDT spot at scrapper’s haven as well as spending quite a bit of my birthday/christmas money at Hobby Lobby and Just Let Me Scrapbook, I have enough new supplies to last for a while. 

BUT…(knew that was coming!), there are a couple of things I have been looking for for a while that I still haven’t found and that I won’t be able to buy now.  I’m looking for clear buttons.  I love the foof-a-la bag of clear buttons, but haven’t been able to find them anywhere online where I’ve wanted other stuff and don’t want to pay the ridiculous shipping just for that one item.  I’ve also been looking for the Maya Road birds and twigs chipboard shapes and the Maya Road bird coaster book. 

Anyway if anyone has these and doesn’t want them (or doesn’t want part of the package) and would be interested in an RAK exchange from my stash, let me know.  🙂 

YAY!!!

We finally have a functioning shower in the new addition.

Eventually here I’ll have to take some pictures to share with y’all. All the painting is done and most of the furniture is moved in. Just need to buy some things like rugs, blinds, etc. still.

By far my favorite thing is the closet. It’s a true walk-in closet done completely in the Stolmen system from IKEA http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39825963 It’s the white and stainless version though. And we chose different pieces, but you get the idea. We each have a combination of this size, but with more hanging room and not as many shelves. Matt has the pants rack on his side, instead of the long set of drawers. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20062469

The walls are this awesome green somewhere between lime and sage. We have a stainless steel industrial-looking light fixture from IKEA on the ceiling that totally matches the shelving system. We also had them install an outlet high up for an iron (so the cord doesn’t get tangled) and there’s actually enough space in there to iron clothes in the closet. 🙂

While it’s all awesome, you have to live in a house built in the fifties (where they didn’t believe in closets, apparently) to truly understand how much we appreciate it.

Late Christmas Eve with all the presents.

We had a really good Christmas. I’d have to say my favorite moment though, was this one. Autumn walking into the living room and discovering that Santa had eaten the cookies she made just for him. Love that look of wonder!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Dec SnS Savvy Kit Projects

I’ve had so much fun working with this kit! All the pinks are greens are fun for Christmas, but I’ve used them for some year-round layouts as well. Fun colors and so easy to use. It’s a great mix of types and textures as well.

100% Girl Layout

I used the med and small pink ric-rac from the kit (as well as one non-SnS from my stash) to make the stems for these whimsical flowers.Supplies: CS-Hollo’s; SnS ricrac; RibbonFX ricrac; Cloud 9 chipboard shapes; various buttons; target gel pen; Zig writer pen; Walnut Stain ink; various punches

Happiness Is…

Here I used ric-rac and ribbon from the Dec. kit as well as several of my other favorites from the SnS store (check out the April Day and Night Kit–my favorite) to take the place of patterned paper. I went a little crazy with the doodling, too. 🙂
Supplies: SnS ribbon and ricrac; Queen&Co felt fusion; Darice rhinestones; Tim Coffey metal embellishment; Zig writer pen; Hobby Lobby and Michael’s cardstock; 3d adhesive; various buttons

“@ 2” Layout

I went a little wild with doodling again :-). It is cool though, how you can leave off patterned paper altogether when you add doodling and some fun ribbons! Here I used the ribbon to cover the circle left over from a Making Memories chipboard letter. I always save the negative image to use on layouts, but for the letters I know I won’t use again, I love to cover them and just use them as circles. Several different ribbons from the Dec. Savvy kit make a great background for layering the “2” on the layout.
Supplies: SnS ribbon; Queen & Co. felt fusion; The Paper Studio “2” (covered with acrylic paint and diamond glaze); Darice rhinestones; Hobby Lobby CS

Gift Bags

I threw together a couple more of these easy gift bags for last minute gifts.

Super Simple Gift Tags

my new favorite way to use up scraps of ribbon and paper!

In the past I’ve done a lot more elaborate decorating of my goodie bags for Christmas, but this year I decided it was going to be really really quick and simple or it wasn’t going to be done at all. Oddly enough, the quick and simple solution I used as gotten far more comments than anything I’ve done in the past.

It’s so easy! Just use a 2″ circle punch and a slightly smaller circle punch. Use the 2″ punch on scraps of cardstock and the smaller one on patterned paper (or another color of CS). Stack them together with a little gluestick between, punch a hole, and you’re done! Oh, but make sure you tie the bow with REAL ribbon. Real ribbon makes people feel so much more special than the plastic stuff. 🙂 🙂 🙂  Check out the Savvy n Sassy store if you need some!


Here’s another tutorial from the Savvy n Sassy Christmas Crop for y’all.  This project is so SUPER easy and can be made totally out of scraps.  A great way to dress up those gift cards at the last minute.  Sorry for the bad photos, I tried to get good ones in the dark, but it just didn’t work out very well.  🙂

Ingredients:
Arrow cardstock scrap approx 8″x3 3/8″
Arrow Christmas patterned paper scraps
Arrow ribbon scrap 4″-6″
Arrow hole punch and/or eyelet setter
Arrow eyelets or brads
Arrow embellishment for front of tag (chipboard, flower, paper cutouts, or whatever)
Arrow ink or paint (optional)

Directions:
1. cut corners from top of cardstock rectangle to make a long tag shape

2. fold up approx. 2 1/2″ from bottom of card

3. cut paper scrap to fit and adhere

4. ink edges of paper and cardstock if desired
5. punch holes in (a) top of card for ribbon (b) through both layers of cardstock on corners in the middle of card. it should look like this:

6. add eyelets or brads

7. embellish front of pocket as desired and add ribbon to top


8. slide gift card into pocket and there you go!

Well, we tied!  🙂  And they offered me the GDT position for January.  I’m really excited.  The coolest thing is that it’s not designing with a kit–I get to choose my own products from the store to design with!  I got myself some of the new KI lace cardstock and I’m dying to play with it.  Check out the Scrapper’s Haven store, forum, and gallery here: www.scrappershaven.ca

Ugh!

We’re sick, sick, sick. Enough that we didn’t get out to celebrate my birthday, still haven’t gotten a tree, I’m spending almost all day in bed, and my head feels like it’s trying to explode out of my ears. Autumn can’t sleep because of coughing and is throwing up because the spasms get too bad. Lovely.