Sunday, March 28, 2010

OH!!!! How I want this Scraproom!!!!!

(Click on the picture to see the whole set up!)

Some folks covet their neighbors boats or 4-wheelers
(even though we shouldn't...because coveting things is BAD!!) 

however....I am OPENLY 
coveting this 
I would be very happy just to have that CORNER :) 

Hee Hee..
I would show my scrap area...but I am sooo ashamed! :P.
But seeing this has me
to come up with 
HUM...what space can I put this in...what should I move??

Not only do I want this set up....
but I NEED this set up! 

Check out all the pictures here. This blog also has super awesome free scrappin' fonts and LOTS MORE stuff! Pretty MOM if you lurk here...think we could put a bug in dad's ear about this set up :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Updated....Caboodle WSOTG for April....

 WSOTG: Caboodle...I love the fun SPRING colors (because I am soo ready for spring! :) worked super great for my Fathers day pictures that I FINALLY scrapped from 4 years ago!!!

 Layout Option 3....LOVE IT!!!

April Play Group WSOTG: Caboodle
Basic Kit:# G1004 - $29.95

 Includes: Caboodle Level II paper packet (pg 18)
                (Level II paper packets have 10 sheets
                coordinating CTMH Cardstock and 12
                sheets of Back Ground and Texture paper,
               other wise known as B&T duo's)
               Dimensional Elements Booksmart (pg 94)
               *This Way Stamp Set (B-Size, not in the Idea book)
               Workshop guide

(*Stamp set "This Way")             

Best kit: Basic Kit (G1004)...$
     Z1271 Tiny Tabs (pg 92).......................$3.95
     Z1125 Sweet Leaf Ribbon Rounds (pg 90)....$7.95
Subtotal: $41.85
S/H:        $ 3.33
Tax:        $ 2.50
Total:     $47.68  (best kit)

Let me know if you are interested...leave a comment :)

Page 1 of Layout 1 ( I couldn't get it to load like to other I had to do it separate...bummer)

Page 2 Layout 1

Layout Option 2

(Recommended in the Worshop Guide)
Other CTMH Products Used:
* C1386 Boys At Play ...........$18.95
* Friendship Alphabet lg.......$34.95
*Hodgepodge Alphabet sm....$22.95
*Winter Cozy Mini Medley....$7.95
  (all found in the Spring Idea Book)

Misc Product:

All layouts are out of the Reflections Idea Book....LOVE IT!!!!  I love these books and if you are trying to figure out which book to suggestion would be...put the name of each book on different slips of paper and put them in a hat....the one you draw is the one you buy!! LOL...I love them all and use them all TONS...I mix and match....for different looks and layouts...JUST love them ...the one book missing from these 4 is the New Wishes Card Book...AWESOME!!!!!!

This the Poem that I put on the Father's Day of my FAV'S!!!  The author is unknown.

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin' :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Another Covered Journal....

 More covered Journals.....My oldest daughter turned 8 this last year and ALL of her friends are turning 8 as is very possible that by the time this school year ends many little 2nd grade girls in our area will have a home made Journal! lol...I went to a retreat about 5ish years ago in Salina and learned about these fun, fast gifts and I make them A TON!!! they are super in-expensive, but by the time you are finished they look like a million bucks...okay...maybe not that much...but better than a black memo book...right! I have personalized each book with a first initial...which is fun!  The paper used for these 2 books happens to be one of my fav's for the girlies BUT it is retired :(so sad!!  I would LOVE a few more packets of it!!! It is called Life Delights (and if you are a CTMH junkie like me and happen to have a level II packet you would like to have taken off your hands, please let me know!!! I just love it!) Moving on....

Now, about this retreat (Salina, My good friend and fellow scrap-junky Tammy has had the ONLY cool scrap store in our area since I have lived here and she sold it!!! :( ...  I went into her store before I had my oldest child who is  now 10 and have followed her thru a few other locations and have purchased a ticket to each one of her CK retreats...this coming Saturday will be her 9th (I think..8th or 9th, they tend to blend together! :) and her LAST retreat :( oh, what will we do come March 2011!!!)  I didn't have a ticket for this years retreat because I thought I would just wait and go next year instead...but upon finding out that she was closing the doors to Country Keepsakes, I had to get my hand on a ticket or crash the party!!! I found a ticket...whew! thanks Kolleen!!! 

I remember the very first retreat was hosted at the High School in Salina, I went by myself with NOTHING in hand but my purse. I was TOTALLY overwhelmed by these ladies and their rolling suitcases of scrap stuff!!! I was way out of the loop! lol...I am now one of those suitcase toting  scrap crazy women and LOVE IT!!! I went all by my lonesome too...since then, my SIL has been on her staff, I have met and kept COUNTLESS friends!!! And learned the sky is the limit when it comes to playing with paper! I have enjoyed each and every moment!!! Each year just got better and better! Tam has come full circle...ending this awesome run back at the High School. The last few years I have attended the retreat with a group of super awesome friends (pretty much the 3rd wheel with my sil family! haha...) I go with her (sil Kayla) and her cousins, aunt, mom...ect....  and I love it (and them!) and am so glad they let me tag along with them...PLUS they are in my play group!!!(most of them anyway)

I am soo excited to go Saturday but sad this is it. Tam is however, super excited to be moving on to new adventures, finish raising the 2 kids she still has at home while enjoying being a grandma and being with her family. So I wish her much luck in her future and hope she comes and plays with us often so we can get our fill of her awesome smile and amazing creativity!!! Love Ya Tam!!! (SO cannot wait until Saturday!!!!) Whoot Whoot! (i know weird...but I really am whooting!)

Another Card...

A few weeks ago Jeanette Lynton posted this card on her blog with her Color Me Monday Post... (check out her blog!!!) Well, anyway I LOVED this card...So I wanted to re-create it at home and I just SO happened to have the SUPER cute stamp set she used.... "A Love" found on page 81 in the NEW Spring Catalog (leave me a comment if you would like YOUR own CTMH Idea Catalog). Anyway...the SUPER fun butterfly is made out of 2 stamped hearts and put together with the super fun Heartfelt Die Cuts (Wonder, pg 94). The other cool thing is this DARLING stamp set is one of the new "A" sized sets that are only $7.95!!! TOTALLY COOL! This is what I came up with using the  the Veranda Level II paper packet (pg 10).

Other CTMH products used are:
  Creme Brulee' Ribbon Rounds
  Chocolate waxy flax
  Cocoa Cardstock
  Tulip Ink (butterfly)
  Bitty Sparkles
Non CTMH product:
  Craft wire (home depot! LOL!)

(BTW..this is a 4x4 card)

I loved how it turned out! I made this card for one of my play group ladies who helped me out of a major BIND and let me use some of her CTMH stuff (I needed DOUBLES!) This will also be one of the cards we will make in April's Card Play Group...if you wanna play...leave a comment! Love to have you!

Happy Scrappin and Stampin! :)