Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Then I decided to look over in the Christmas clearance stuff. I didnt see anything right off that was scrapbooking really. Then i seen a 20 cent rack with tons of little stuff in it and started digging thru it. I pulled out a pack of jewels, there were 48 in a pack, and then I was like ooooooh! The 2nd thing I am probably the most addicted to in scrappin is jewels. The cheapest I have probably ever gotten them is $1 at a CKC convention or $1 maybe at Michaels off the cheapo rack. BUT I dont get them that often. SO when I go to the conventions I stock up. My Mom came over and started digging with me to help and before I knew it I had like 18 packs of jewels. I got a lot of green/gold packs but hey for 20 cents I didn't care. That just means I can add tons more to a page at once!! LOL Then they had a lot of the Christmas words spelled out with the jewels for 20 cents. My mom would say U already got this one right, I said I don't care I want them all for that price!! haha. I had so much fun . So if U have a Michael's close by and haven't checked out the 20 cent rack yet, it might be worth a trip to look. Then if U see some paper packs in them middle aisle with some clearance stickers on them, maybe let someone scan them for U... U might get a few $4 packs of paper like I did!! Happy scrapbook shopping!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
here is a link JUST INCASE anyone wants to look-hahaha
and here is my page
All I had to do was use at least 3 of the following-I used all 5
1. Use orange and brown. - that one is obvious of course
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Then here is the other page I done about a month or so ago that was also a featured page. When I scanned this picture it made my jewels look green above the orange circle-they are actually orange. The ones around the yellow circle are not orange either but yellow. The butterflys I used for this page were made using my friend, Wendy's Butterfly and Dragon template by Hot Off the Press. It is being sold by paperwishes right now. Everyone can get one- http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4007352..
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Welcome to WV's Winter Wonderland. Starting last Sunday we have had nothing but snow.. Very unusual for us.. The most we usually get in a winter is a dusting or 2 or 3 inches maybe. This winter we have by far already past that up a couple of times. This storm or a couple storms combined has dropped probably a total of a foot on us again. We got about a foot back in December too on my daughter's birthday, Dec 19th. My daughter has yet to go BACK to school from her Christmas vacation and it is Jan 10th now-LOL. We are both girls who love to stay up late and love to sleep in BUT I have to admit that we are both going nuts. She is as ready to go back to school as I am for her to go back.
My Husband took me and my daughter to my Dad's barn and we rode our 4-wheeler around in the pasture. Roger hooked Kandis' sled to the 4-wheeler and we pulled her around for a long time.. Well as long as our cheeks could stand it, it was so bitter cold. Kandis had so much fun. I laughed so much at Kandis trying to stay on the sled and me trying to stay on the back of the 4-wheeler and try to take pictures at the same time.
I had some sunglasses on and I had to shortly shed them and give them to Kandis to wear while sleigh riding.. She looked super cute in them of course-hehe..
Thursday, January 7, 2010
My 1st page I finished up is of my step-son, Clayton, and my daughter, Kandis.. These are 2 peas in a pod... I struggled forever for a title for this.. I had this finished probably a week ago but had no idea what to write. My husband said to put Ham N Cheese-becuz my daughter can ham it up for the camera as soon as it is pointed toward her and Clayton does exactly the opposite-Cheezzzeee!!! hehe.. He used to NOT care so much for me to snap his pictures-but he is Ok with it now-I think he just got used to it... haha. The middle picture was taken this August by my sister in law who owns a photography business.. Her name is Kim, (http://www.epportraits.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=5329814) here is a link to her blog. This is my favorite picture she took of them that day... Then the other picture is of them this past Christmas.. Growing up sooo fast is right... They will be 15 in less then 3 years and that freaks me out.. Scary... Driving!!! Where has the time went.. I love all the layering of paper on this.. I am all about layering. Me and My Friend Wendy(http://wendybaisden.blogspot.com/2009/10/new-page-layout.html) did this page together but our pages turned out totatlly different. That is really odd for us-hehe.. I had NOT ever tried the ribbon like this.. I just stickied it with double sided tape on the bottom and crinkled it up when it put it down-it did awesome.. We had some parenthesis that we traced and cut out.. I am sure the crickets have them on a cartridge.. We used a sowing machine. Love some petaloos on all pages-hehe. I used my new cricut cartridge, ashlyns alphabet for my letters.
This 2nd page has been done for sooooo LONG.. I just wanted to print me off some journaling strips.. Another page that me and Wendy done together one day.. We hand made the flowers.. We just used circle punches and then bunched up the paper to crinkle it all up.. made a few strips for the stems. We just used some design paper for the backgrounds-I believe this was all out of a minds eye BIG paper back. We cut the owls and gophers out of a big paper pack by DCWV-Green Stack. I used my white pen to make stitch makes all over.. This is me-My Grandma Smitherman(my Mom's Mom), then my Mom in black, and my Aunt Janet. My aunt and grandma were visiting WV from Michigan.. Simple page.
This Page is of me and My husband, Roger.. These pictures were all taken last December 2008. I scraplifted this page off of the cover of a scrapbooks, etc magazine I get in the mail.. They did theirs in fall colors and theme.. Soo I opted to do different colors and did mine just a tad different, not very much though.. This one is a sooooo eay-there wasnt much to it at all, I almost didn't even post it, because it was so easy.. but it is a good page of me and my sweetie.. I love the meaning I put behind it... The paper I used here is all from a Mind's Eye Christmas Paper pack.. I love Mind's Eye..I do love most all paper though-hehe.. I used my flower punches from the brad punches.. Then Again I used petaloos. I put tiny red gems in the middle of the white circles above the flowers. I noticed 1 is missing already and I ran out-OOOPS!! I like this page-LOL
I did this page this evening late-All New.. This paper is sooo pretty with Kandis' snow suit.. I was dying for my daughter to get a new snowsuit this year just so I didnt have to scrapbook her orange hunting snow suit she has wore for about 3 years or longer-hehe.. It's terrible when U start buying clothes-to take the perfect pictures-so U will have the perfect pictures-to scrapbook-haha.. This paper is from a DCWV big Christmas paper pack I got clearanced last year after Christmas.. SO everyone needs to be checking out Joann's and Michaels for clearanced paper-I got this at Joann's last year.. I used my Mickey Font on my Cricut to cut out this font. I inked all my paper I think on this except the dark purple.. I had bought this rick rack at the charlotte CKC in August.. SO I was excited to use it on here. My Mom gave me these cool snowflakes. They worked perfect on this page. Then I just journaled right on the page with my white pen. I have been using that a lot lately.. I got this idea out of a creating keepsake or scrapbooks etc. magazine. I just changed it around some and made it my own.
I hope If u looked at my pages U got a few new ideas!!