Thursday, August 20, 2009

Halloween Stamp Camp Projects

I sent out an e-mail about my upcoming stamp camp for Halloween and a few of you couldn't open the e-mail. So below is a picture of the projects we will be completing.
The triangle box opens up so you can put a treat in it. You can also put a treat in the envelope and the other project is a cupcake topper. Don't forget that the class is on September 5th, I believe that is the first Saturday of September. The cost is $10, so if you are attending please have your fee to me by September 27th. Thanks for looking

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Stamp Sets for Sale - $5 Blowout!

Hi Everyone,
If you're are interested the stamp sets pictured above are for sale. The price is $5 a set. Let me know if you would like to buy any of the sets by e-mailing me.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Here is another layout that I made for my 4th Annual Scrapbook Event. I created my own template for the tree trunk and used the scalloped circle punch for the leaves. The alphabet set is retired unfortunately, but I used it anyway because I pretty much used up all of my non-retired letter stamps on other pages and I hate repeating myself. If I could have, I would have made the red circles look like apples but I thought it would have just taken to much time! I liked the way it turned out. Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Card Tin Organizer

Here is my card organizer. Sorry for the retired DSP, but I have a lot of it and wanted to use it! I made this for a friend's birthday. A few weeks ago I also made one for customers who placed $75 or more in orders. I forgot to take photos! A good reason to make another don't you think? Plus I was in a card making frenzy after convention! Here is a shot to show what the dividers look like. All I did was color the words with markers and them punch them out with the oval punch. Here is a closer shot of the tag. I love it! I used the crop o' dial to punch holes on each side of the tin. I ran ribbon through and tied knots at the end for the handle. Yes...I love the fact that it can be carried anywhere! So let me know what you think. Is it genius or what? Well okay, maybe not a masterpiece per se but I love it :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

One Happy Family

Here is a double page layout that I created for my 4th Annual Scrapbook Event. I do one big scrapbook event a year. Everyone that attends, completes 10 double page layouts over the course of two days. I used the Friends 24-7 stamp set. I also used a sentiment from a book that is full of titles and sentiments used for scrapbooks. I thought it went well with the page and printed the sentiment out on my printer. I did have to use the Stamp a Majig for the stamped page on the right. It took some time, but it was well worth it. I wanted to used colors that matched the cardstock but at the same time, I wanted to use scraps too! This is how it turned out. I also used the Lovely Letters stamp set for the title. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Day Pop Music Died

I have been wanting to start a scrapbook apart from my family scrapbook, that concentrates on the things we witness, day to day, in the news. Mainly about things that really are meaningful to a lot of people, but at the same time I've wanted to write my own perspective on such events. I was never more prompted to write about a news item until last week. You know, it is so easy to forget that none of us are promised tomorrow. We make all these plans thinking that we have all the time in the world but really none of us knows when we will leave this earth. I was reminded of that in a sermon given by the minister of my church, Danny Saltz, a couple of weeks ago. So with that said, please read my journaling that is in this scrapbook page (it is a little long). Here it is:
On June 25, 2009, I was at work listening to the radio, specifically KDES 104.7, when the D.J. came on and said that Michael Jackson had been hospitalized. I thought to myself, “Thank God he’s not dead.” Around 3:30 that day I heard from my boss that they were starting to announce on television that Michael Jackson had died of cardiac arrest. My heart dropped and I immediately felt this sense of loss. Seriously, I have never felt this way about any celebrity! I mean I was so saddened when Princess Diana died. But this was something else. I couldn’t understand it. I got in my car and drove home from work. By this time the radio stations were starting to play his music sporadically. In that moment when I heard I’ll Be There, the tears came. I’ve mourned people close to me but like I said this was something else! I was feeling so much sadness and thinking this is utterly ridiculous, I don’t even know the man personally! It took some time for me to realize maybe I never talked to this great music icon but I did know him. Here are the details!
· I remember sitting in front of the T.V. watching the Jackson 5 cartoons; I was entertained by that cartoon as a kid.
· My Mom used to play the Off The Wall Album day and night. Well, maybe it wasn’t that much, but I remember hearing all of the songs from that album. I also remember thinking as a kid; I really like a lot of this music!
· I remember hearing Billie Jean on the radio and absolutely loved that song. I also remember sitting in front of the T.V watching the 25th Anniversary Special for Motown. I was enthralled by Michael’s dancing! You could feel the awe from the audience coming straight through the T.V. as he did his moon walk! It was special!
· When I heard Thriller for the first time, I didn’t really think the song was that special. The video changed all of that! Growing up in a time where MTV was all about music videos was not a big deal to me until the Thriller video came out. As a pre-teen I couldn’t get enough of seeing it. If you would have asked me then, they didn’t play it enough!
· Lastly as a part of my early 20’s I went out to nightclubs a lot. I remember all the fun I had dancing to Remember The Time.
So maybe I didn’t know Michael Jackson personally, but I did know his music. I could go on and on about it but I don’t have enough room. Yes, there will always be scandal attached to his name and people will always think he is weird or a freak, ultimately though, he was a musical genius and that is the way I will remember him!
Well that is my post for today. I hadn't seen any others out there of the blogs I follow about any historical type of events and so this is my first but not my last. Yes, for some, death is a depressing subject, yet for others it is a celebration of life! For me Michael Jackson's music will always be associated with some good memories. Thanks for reading and looking :)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Magic Kingdom

I've never been to big a fan of Disneyland. I know...the horror! So scrapbooking Jasmine's Disneyland photos wasn't an easy task for me. This is still probably my lease favorite layout. I guess I'll have to live with it because it's done deal :) After this I only have one more layout to post and that one will take a little while because I forgot to take a picture of it, the second time around! The letters are not chipboard, they are just from letter stax by Crayola. At least the photo quality isn't as bad as some of the other layouts I've been posting! Oh yes...I d have one single page layout that I will be posting soon (non Jasmine).
Here is the left side of the layout.
Here is the right side of the layout.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Public Enemies

I just came home from the movie theater. We went to go see Public Enemies. I know...I'm not a movie critic but I have to comment when I've seen some really fine acting! I have never really been a Johnny Depp fan, but I gotta tell you he is one talented actor! This movie isn't one you will take the kiddies too. I also appreciate the fact that there was no nudity. Seriously though, Johnny Depp gave an awesome performance! I enjoyed the movie! There is a lot of gun battles in this one and the arrogance of John Dillinger, if this is really based on truth, just took my breath away! There were some parts of the movie that made me just snicker...yes I said snicker! So...if your in the mood to just see some good acting, go check it out :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

San Diego

Here is a two page layout of Jasmine's trip to San Diego. If you look closely at the picture of the whales you'll see a splash zone sticker. I bought some Sea World stickers and wanted to use them so I placed one sticker on the photo and then the water drops near the title. I had a lot more stickers left but the whole trip was not just of Sea World so I had to restrain myself :)
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Trip to Seattle

Okay here is layout that I made for Jasmine's Seattle trip. I like the chipboard letters, you can't tell from the photo but the letters have some kind of industrial type of lines on them, maybe I should call them graphic lines...I don't know but they are cool! I did take a photo of the left and right side but they didn't come out to well, so this is the best I could do!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

We Gather Together

Jasmine had several pictures of family gatherings. So this is a combination of those pictures on one layout. Again, sorry for the quality of the photos. I was in a rush to take these as I wasn't home doing it, I was at Jasmine's and I wanted to get in and get out. I normally take some time to make sure I have a decent picture and in this case I didn't :( I really like these letters from Stampin' Up. They are the Jumbo Outline Alphabet. The photo below is of the left side of the layout.
The photo below is of the right side of the layout.
Leave a comment! Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wild Child & Zoo Combined Scrapbook Page

I love these chipboard letters. This photo doesn't give you a great idea what they look like but you will see the detail in one of the photo's below. So this layout is a combination of Vijay getting his big boy bed and a trip to the living desert. I wanted to use Big Boy Bed for the title but when you buy chipboard letters you have to be mindful of what letters you are using. You only get so many of each letter. In this case 3 B's would have been to much! So Wild Child is really my substitute title. The right side is a trip to the Living Desert and I just love these photos!
Here is the left side.
Here is the right side. In this photo you can see a little better what these chipboard letters look like. They are really cool! I bought them at Michael's.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bits of Me

Here is another layout. I used this title because I had different photos of Vijay doing different things and this seemed to fit. Once again, these are chipboard letters. I did take a photo of the layout together but the quality wasn't so good! This is the left side of the layout.
Below is the right side of the layout. You'll notice that Jasmine already added her journaling. I just love it!
Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Year's Scrapbook Page

Okay I managed to get some pictures of the rest of Jasmine's layouts. Sorry for the quality of the photos. Here is a layout that I made over 3 or 4 years ago. I originally made the layout for a stamp club and it has been sitting in a scrapbook...unused, for a long time. When Jasmine gave me some New Year's pictures, I knew then I would end up using this layout. Both stamp sets have retired, I don't remember the name of the letter alphabet set but the other set is Perfect Party and it was one of my favorite sets! I just thought I could use the set for other things besides birthday layouts :) It was versatile!
Here is the left side of the layout! lettering isn't exactly straight but what do you expect without using a Stamp a majig! :)
Here is the right side of the layout!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another Card

Okay, here is another card. I think I'm going to call Jasmine tonight and see if I can go by and take pictures of the rest of the pages I put together for her...tonight! So maybe I will have a photo of a scrapbook page up tomorrow. As for now, here is a card I made. By the way, remember the older post about the altered coffee can? Well I altered another coffee can and stuffed it with 20 cards for my craft booth. This is one of the cards that was in the coffee can. The card I posted the other day (Friends 24 -7) was also in the coffee can. All product is from Stampin Up.
Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Card Gift Set

This orange plastic case came with some bath items at one point. Anyway, the bath items were all used and I still had this little case so I decided to make some cards for it and then added a little paper with stamps for the outside as an embellishment. The case actually zippers up so it really is a good place for storing cards.
The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up so is the stamp set. I forgot to take photos of the cards individiually, but you can see them partially through the case. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Card

If you remember, a while back I decorated a coffee can for my friend Mj and made a set of cards to go into the can. Well I recently altered another coffee can and made a set of cards to into the can. I did end up selling it at my table. Here is one of the cards that was in the can. I love these color combinations too! I've really gotten some mileage out of this set because I love it so :) The sentiment, Friends 24-7 is from the stamp set with the same name. Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Set of Cards In A Post It Note Holder

I'm so bummed! I was getting ready to post another "Jasmine" layout and something must have happened with my camera because when I went to download the pictures they were gone. Unfortunately, I already gave Jasmine her layouts so I don't have them to re-photograph. I was so hoping to post my New Year's layout today. Hopefully I can get with her another time and go by her house to take pictures of the layouts. Anyhow, for some strange and mysterious reason, my younger son, Joe, brought home this empty post it note holder. I asked him if he was planning on using it and he said, "No you can have it." Needless to say, it sat around for about a month. I knew I wanted to make some note cards for it and this is what I came up with.
There is a price tag on it because I was making all sorts of projects for a booth I had for a women's day event that my church put on. I mainly used patterned paper for the cards and stamped the sentiment on each card. I have a lot of projects I took photos of that were displayed on my table so for the next few days you may see those until I can take pictures again of Jasmine's scrapbook pages. Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Proposal

Okay so this is not a scrapbook layout but a movie review. I keep forgetting to tell you all that I went to a sneak preview of this movie, The Proposal, with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. It was the best romantic comedy I've seen in a while! It was sooooo funny! We laughed through the whole movie! I think it releases this weekend so if you haven't seen it you have to go check it out! Believe me it is worth it! You will laugh til the end :)

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Page

I know it is not that time of year yet, but keep in mind I'm scrapbooking for someone that has loads of pictures. Besides, there are no rules about scrapbooking :) Anyway, here is a layout of Vijay in school and pictures of the thanksgiving projects that he made. So cute! Once again I left blank spots for journaling!
Here is the left side of the layout.
Here is the right side of the layout.
I don't know where Jasmine got the borders or Thanksgiving stickers. I think it might have been Target but they went well will the layout. Let me know what you think :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

California Adventure Scrapbook Page

I'm thinking that in the next 9 days you'll probably have seen more pictures of Jasmine and her family than pictures of my own family. Sadly, I have boys who refuse to look straight at a camera. Did I mention they are teenage boys? How I wish I could just capture tCheck Spellinghose moments of them being themselves! I'll keep trying until the camera is pried from my cold, dead hands :) So... here is a page with some pictures of Jasmine and her family's trip to California Adventure. This was a really easy layout. It came together pretty quickly and this was actually the first one I finished. I haven't been posting these pages in the order that they were completed. Anyway... I love the little dimensional Disney characters! I used chocolate chip cardstock because that seemed to be a dominant color in the photos. The alphabet letters are by crayola. They are mounted on the page with foam tape.
As always, here is the left side of the layout.
Here is the right side of the layout.
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Here is another page combining different things in Vijay's life :) The letters are not chipboard but they are stickers. They came in black and white and I mounted the black sticks onto white cardstock so that they would standout against the black cardstock I used for this layout. I wish I had more arrows when I was making this page...but I used what little I had. The middle of the right side of the layout is blank. I left it this way so that Jasmine can journal about the different pictures. Just in case you are wondering, I always used mounting tape to mount the letters onto the page.
Here is the left side of the layout. I do have to tell you that I'm a dork! I took pictures of these layouts and thought to myself, "I wish I could eliminate some of the background around the photos of these layouts...duh! It only occurred to me today that I could crop the photos! Hello!
Here is the right side of the layout. Leave a comment...I would love to hear what you think. And by the way I really have simple style of scrapbooking. The tons of patterned paper that some people use on a layout is just not my style and I wouldn't have a clue where to start with all those patterns. I'm a firm believe that less is more :) I like the pictures and journaling to speak for itself! Until tomorrow :)