"There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it."
-Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

So, I've decided that I want the Silhouette Cameo.  It's an electronic cutter that would allow me to do so much more with, not only my scrapbook page layouts, but also with other crafts.  I've gotten mixed reviews about the Cricut and haven't really heard much about other electronic cutters.  I've even only heard from a few people about the Cameo.  But the ones that I have heard from LOVE it!  Hopefully I can raise the money to obtain one.  It's $300 at regular price.


An AWESOME week of Firsts!

This past week has been an awesome craft week!  

I met one of my fellow SOC members for the first time.  It was so nice meeting her and I can't wait until she comes back to FL.  We're planning a crop so it will be great to get a group of the FL ladies together for the first time. I'm so excited!

We met at Piktails in South Orlando.  It's  an awesome scrapbook store that has lots of items that are unique compared to Michael's and JoAnn's.  They make they're own layouts and mini-book kits which are so beautiful!  Debbie was wonderful! She showed us a project she's working on that's very extensive.  But, she's doing an awesome job with it.  I'll definitely be back to participate in one of their crops.  If you want to check them out, go to Piktails.com.

I also created a new item.  I was looking for a dry erase board in the dollar store and couldn't find one.  Saw a few in other stores but thought they were just too expensive for what I needed.  So, I decided I could make my own for less than what it'd cost to buy one.  Here's what I did:

1) laminated color computer paper
2) edged it with printed duct tape (from JoAnn's)
3) rounded the corners
4) made 2 holes with hole punch
5) tied ribbon to the holes
6) added embellies (It's 2 sided, butterfly on side showing and 2 pink hearts on the other side)

And, here's the finished product:

Now I can stay organized with my projects.

Another first that has nothing to do with scrapping (except to create a page about it) was I took my son to his first NFL game.  We went to see my home team, Jacksonville Jaguars, play.  Unfortunately, they lost to NY Jets but it was nice being in that atmosphere, especially since he loves football so much.  We even sat next to Santa Claus at the game.

Then my cousin Kim told me of her great idea for us to create mini-books for Christmas.  I love it!  So, we started our first mini-books.  It was so much fun.  This is the first page I've created:

It's so much fun working on this project (and shopping for it).  I can't wait to complete it and start adding my photos.

Well, folks!  Thank you for taking time out to visit me today.  See you next time, same scrapper time, same scrapper channel.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I participated in the FNC (Friday Night Challenge) on SOC (Scraps of Color) last night. The instructions for one of the challenges is listed below...

Use this layout sketch to create a monochromatic page using either the color red, white, blue or black.  Use splash embellishments in one of the other colors and a title that uses at least two of the letters in the words VOTE or PRESIDENT.
Below is a pic of my finished project:

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Today, I participated for the first time in SOC's Friday Night Challenge (FNC).  It was fun to do and I really enjoyed it. Below is my result for challenge #3.  We are celebrating the 8th Anniversary of SOC and had to do a layout using a given sketch that shows 8 things I love about me...

Friday, October 5, 2012

I've also made a gift book for one of my aunts using all her birthday cards from her 75th celebration. I only put adhesive on the back of each card so she can pull the page out and still open and read her cards. I surprised myself with the flower and sun I crafted on this page using my paper scraps.

Below are a couple things I've done aside from scrapbook layout pages.  I still have yet to try card making or Artist Trading Cards (ATC).  But I hope to expand to those as well as mini albums & acrylic albums.

These were Teacher Appreciation gift bags my son and I did for his 3rd grade teachers. We stamped the bags with different color inks and stickers. He made his own lil cards to put in the bags along with a cupcake scented candle, hand lotion, and a flower clothes pin clip.

This was my first time trying invitations. I made them for my son's birthday party. It was great!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hello All,

Sorry I've been absent (technical difficulties) but I'm back and ready to get it crack-i-lackin'!  I finished the 8x8 scrapbook I was doing of my son's football season last year.  Here are a couple more of those pages:

This has become my FAVORITE scrapbook page. I bought a sports paper stack. When I saw the grass paper, I knew immediately I wanted to make a football field. So I cut white strips for the lines. Found some white foam number stickers which add dimension. So I decided to cut my son's shape for the pic. It turned out better than I expected!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Another craft form is card making. Check out this awesome card my cuz made me. Her first one. Great job Cuz! I love it!!!

Great job Cuz! I love it!!!

This weekend marks the official start of summer--days filled with a little travel, fun, and relaxation with family and friends! So to celebrate, I, along with some talented crafters, have teamed up to share projects that display summer fun! Of course, a blog hop isn't complete without blog candy! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop! Plus there will be a SOC blog hop gift awaiting one visitor!! To be eligible for that prize, you must comment on all the blogs by Mon, June 25 at 11pm EST.

If anyone has any other creative artistic ideas with a Summer theme, please share!
Hey Peeps! Just wanted to share a bit of my passion. I started my first scrapbook in Jan 2001 after a trip to Colorado (my first time really seeing snow).  There was a lapse then I started scrapping consistently after my son was born. I LOVE IT!!!! I've done a baby book for him, a toddler book, 1 for our family reunion, and 1 as a gift for my aunt about her 75th birthday celebration.  I love doing single 12x12 pages as gifts.  My current project is an 8x8 album of my one of my son's football seasons. Even my profile pic was a sort of digital page done using MS PowerPoint. 

Attached are some photos of the football book I'm working on for my son and his team...