Saturday, March 28, 2009

March "Green Crop"

Had a great time night last night! There were 13 of us at the March "Green" crop. We wore green, got a handout with tips on scrapbooking green, brought green food (celery sticks with pimento apples with caramel, green grapes, brownies with cute green sprinkles, watermelon, chips with artichoke dip and guacamole, green tea, get the idea!), and had lots of fun.
I always give away door prizes at the crops, but if you did one of the special projects, you got an extra door prize ticket placed in the cup. One of the fun projects we did was bring an old, unwanted item of clothing to the crop. We then were to reuse some portion of it on a scrapbook layout. How's that for recycling! Cool, huh? I'll never look at old clothes the same again.
Celeste and Mary Catherine did an amazing job, don't ya think?
Here are some other snapshots from the night...lots of GREEN! (Some of the photos aren't the best quality, but the lighting in this room is not the best for photo taking!)
Thank you ladies for showing up and making it a fun night! You are the best!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Niece Layout

When I see this photo of me and my niece, I keep hearing a song in my head. "Isn't she lovely?" by Stevie Wonder. I probably should have used that for my title. But isn't my niece Anna just lovely? I made the flower/paper clip embellishment for the "Scrapping on a Shoestring" class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. I'm having a lot of fun with this class...even if I do stay a day or two behind.

Just had to let you know about this one

Vanilla Joy has another craft giveaway. This would be awesome for any scrapbooker or photographer to win. Go there and comment for your chance to win this Click Free portable backup drive. No more worries about losing all those photos on your computers. And the best part? It requires no installation software. Check it out HERE.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Another Layout Challenge

Hi there. I am loving how creative I feel when I take on someone else's scrapbooking challenge. For this one, I was to use the following:
  • the color orange

  • more than 10 eyelets (I confess...I used only 9.)

  • stickers or rub-ons

  • only what you currently have in your stash

  • something stamped (the word "hilarious" with white acrylic paint)

I think I'll be doing this more often! This particular challenge was for a class I'm taking from Big Picture Scrapbooking, called "Scrapping on a Shoestring." It's all about using what you have instead of spending a lot of money to scrapbook. Fun !!!! In case you are wondering, I did more personal journaling on the back of the layout. I do that quite often.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


I stumbled across a scrapbooking challenge here, and it was definitely what I needed for some inspiration. Here's my take, though I must say I took some creative liberty with mine.

In the challenge, I was to use the following:

1. the colors green and teal --I loved using this color combo.

2. embossed paper --My dark green background cardstock is embossed with a vine pattern.

3. paint - I used a teal paint around the edges of my cardstock, and little dots of glitter paint on my punched photo corners.

4. string --Here I used binding tape (I think that's what it's called) instead of string.

Lots of fun. I loved using what I had as well. If you take the challenge...let me see! (Oh, and by the way...these photos of me were taken in 1988! Um Hum...go ahead and say it...they're old!)

I enjoyed this so much, I decided to do a card using the same criteria. :)

The embossing at the bottom (though not perfect) was done with my Crop-a-dile! :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another Great Craft Giveaway

Vanilla Joy is at it again! They have an awesome giveaway starting today. Go comment on her post here about ColorCore Cardstock from Core'Dinations. Vanilla Joy is giving away 400 sheets of this yummy colored cardstock. Each sheet has one color on the outside and a different color on the inside (rather than the normal white core). You can emboss it, tear it, or sand it to see the second color come through. This would be an awesome prize to win. If you win, will you share? :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Scrapbook and Photography Deals

This will be quick, but I wanted to tell you about a couple of great sites I just found out about. If you are a scrapbooker, and I assume you are or else you wouldn't be here :), then you must check out Crop Chocolate. The name is even cute, isn't it? This site is kind of like, in that there's one special "deal of the day," and in this case, it's a scrapbooking item. Today's item is only $12.99. It's

a paper and embellishment pack, including 36 sheets of single-sided paper, one pack of 12 × 12 specialty paper, 10 plastic buttons, 8 metal buttons and 6 trims. Sounds like a pretty good deal. New items go up each night at midnight.

I was also informed about another site, called Just for registering (for FREE), you get 1200 free digital prints. And every month, there are all sorts of specials. Debbie Franklin, who owns Simply Scrapbooks in Augusta, showed me some watches and mousepads she had them make. Great quality and prices! So go check them out!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Baby name layout

This is a layout I did quite a while ago, but I thought I'd share it since I haven't had time to put together anything new in a while. Maybe this afternoon...who knows? Anyway...I love this layout. It's different from a lot of baby layouts I've seen. I wanted to tell Matthew about the meaning of his name and why we chose it.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Craft Giveaways

Vanilla Joy is doing some great craft giveaways this week. Today, they are giving away a Cuttlebug! Check it out and enter a comment for your chance to win. They are also giving away some fun EK Success products. LMK if you win!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

February Crop

We had a great crop Friday night. I got only one page done, pictured below, but I had a good time.

We had 14 ladies scrapping, snacking, and having fun. We had door prizes, good food, and stuff everywhere in that little room! Here are a few photos from that night.

Doesn't it look like smashing fun, darling? (sorry about the quality of the photos...I grabbed my sick point and shoot.) Our next crop, scheduled for March something...will have a green theme. We will have green door prizes, a handout on scrapbooking eco-friendly green, green food, wear green clothes...well, you get the idea!