Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Birthday Girl

Hope you enjoy this one too!


Patterned paper: Black Market Paper Society (Imported Rhythm: Bongos, Shruti Stick)

Transparency: Hambly (Vintage Plaid)

Paperclips: Doodlebug Designs (Cute Clips: Birthday Girl)

Felt: Queen & Company (Felt Fusion)

Rhinestones: Glitz Designs (Frosting: Clear)


Adhesive dots: Glue Dots, Intl.

Border punch: Fiskars (Threading Water Punch)

Felt flowers: Stampin’ Up!

Foam adhesive: Scotch

Foam letters: American Crafts (Thickers: Smoothie)

Black ink: Inque Boutique

Journaling pen: American Crafts (Precision)


1. Cut strip of transparency. Attach to middle of yellow side of patterned paper…either put your adhesive under the printed parts or be aware of where you are going to place your felt fusion and photos and place your adhesive under that.

2. Adhere felt over transparency.

3. Cut 1 ½” strip of polka dot paper (back of yellow). Trim one long edge with decorative scissors or border punch. Adhere to top of layout.

4. Cut 1 7/8” strip of striped paper and adhere to bottom of layout.

5. Adhere photos to layout as shown (4 x 6, 3 x 5, 2 ½ x 2).

6. Add title. Adhere large rhinestones to dot the “i”.

7. Adhere extra flowers. Use rhinestones from Frosting strips for flower centers.

8. Cut journaling block out of yellow. Add journaling. Ink edges and doodle around edges. Adhere on top of felt and transparency layer.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fun with Mud

This is another one of my projects from my September Serendipity projects.


Patterned paper: Black Market Paper Society (Import Rhythm: Didgerido, Juggernaut, Bongos)


Cardstock: Bazzill (Bling)

Ticket corner punch: Stampin’ Up!

Curvy trimmer: Creative Memories

Black ink: Inque Boutique

Die cut machine: Provo Craft (Cricut)

Cartridge: Provo Craft (Making the Grade)

Black marker: SU!

Rub-ons: Doodlebug Designs (All Mixed Up: Beetle Black)

Foam adhesive: Scotch

Scallop circle punch: SU!

1 3/8” circle punch: SU!

stamps: October Afternoon (Notebook Doodles, Detours)

journaling pen: American Crafts (Precision)

¼” circle punch: SU!

quote rub-on: Die Cuts with a View


1. Tear edges of Didgerido and adhere to cardstock.

2. Cut mat for large photo (4 ¼ x 6 ¼ with trim) out of Juggernaut. Ink edges. Adhere photo to mat.

3. Cut a curvy strip of Didgerido (stripe side), ink edges, and adhere about 2/3 the way to the bottom of your page.

4. Cut title out of solid side of Bongos. Ink edges with black marker. If you ink from behind, then you won’t get any stray marks on top of your letter if your marker should slip. Adhere with foam adhesive. Use rub-ons or stamps if you need to fill in your title more.

5. Punch out flowers from Juggernaut paper with ¼” punch and adhere to circles bordering the larger circles on the Didgerido paper.

6. Finish embellishing as desired.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sketch-a-pa-looza Crop

I actually got 4 layouts done this time! This crop was a lot of fun...full of sketches with twists. Now, I've got to get over to Serendipity and get these uploaded but I wanted to share them with you first. Later!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

I *heart* your blog

My friend Teresa from Serendipity left me this blinkie on her blog. Isn't it cute! This means I'm one of her favorite blogs.

So now, I need to go through and spread the love to 7 of my favorite bloggers. There's about a hundred more I could come up with. But here goes....


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Some fun stuff

Ok...like the crop coming up isn't fun but you know what I mean! By the way...that starts tomorrow and I can't wait!!! My friend Liz is coming over to scrap with me and it's going to be so much fun. The kids are supposed to go to my parents tomorrow night too so I should be able to get lots done tomorrow.

I don't think I've shown you this layout yet. I used a kit from Crop Addict (June or July I think??) and a challenge from Serendipity (show water on your page). I really love how it turned out! Those pics of Colton are too cute. Who knew sprinklers could be so much fun?!?!

Ok...here is one of my DT projects for Serendipity this month. Kristen sent me the Imported Rhythm line from Black Market Paper Society this time. If you haven't seen their paper, it is way cool! It's regular patterned paper that has been textured...think patterned paper mixed with Bazzill cardstock sort of. It's fun to play with! The clipboard is from Stampin' Up! I bought it a few months ago and have been waiting for something to do with it and this was just perfect.

So...how do you make it??? Let me just tell you!

1. Make a template for your clipboard out of regular copy paper.

2. Trace onto patterned paper (Huaca) and cut out.

3. Put on clipboard and adjust to fit.

4. Glue in place. Hint: Glue while still on clipboard…the clip holds the paper in place so it doesn’t shift. Decoupage medium works really well for this.

5. Sand and ink edges.

6. Cut designs out of same patterned paper and run through sticker maker. Adhere to clipboard.

7. Cut flowers out of felt fusion and stick to project.

8. Cut rhinestones off strips of frosting to use as flower centers.

9. Adhere die-cuts and photos to clipboard.

10.Add tags and ribbon and any other embellishments you want.

And the supplies I used...


Patterned paper: Black Market Paper Society (Imported Rhythm: Huaca, Juggernaut)

Felt: Queen & Company (Felt Fusion)

Rhinestones: Glitz Designs (Frosting: Clear)


Clipboard: Stampin’ Up!

Decoupage medium: Plaid (Mod Podge)

Sanding tools: Basic Grey (Precision File Kit)

Ink: SU! (Summer Sun Craft)

Adhesive: Xyron

Die-cutter: Provo Craft (Cricut)

Cartridge: Provo Craft (Tear Drop)

Glitter glue: Ranger (Stickles: Pink)

Jump rings: Making Memories

Tag: Making Memories

Foam adhesive: Scotch

Ribbon: American Crafts

Satin ribbon: SU!

I'm not sure why my fonts are all screwed up right now. I copied the instructions directly from my Word document that I sent to Kristen. I just need to get a pdf writer and link it so it'd look better. Oh well! I'll have some more in a day or two! Until then....

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's time for a crop!!!

It's a Serendipity Scrapbooks Sketch-a-pa-looza Crop Fest

Mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen for our first ever Sketch-a-pa-looza starting Sept 19th-Sept 21st

Since we have Back to School and the holiday fast approaching, the Design Team thought it would be fun to provide you with fun filled and easy sketches for you to create from. But of course you know us at Serendipity Scrapbooks, there will be amazing twist and turns to every sketch challenge that is provided.

We have some great artist creating sketches exclusively for this Crop. Some of them are Becky Fleck, Alicia Berry, Kazaan, Sketches by Tamara, and many many more. Oh you can't forget our wonderful design team that is working hard at creating some really fabulous sketches for you.

We will be providing over 20 prizes, games, and wonderful sketches to get your creativity flowing. And we can't forget our oh so awesome Blue Light Specials. They are famous in this neck of the woods. They will be thrown out at you through out the weekend so don't forget to take advantage of the wonderful sales. Loads of them at 50% off!!!

Where: Serendipity Scrapbooks www.serendipityscrapbooks.com
when: Sept 19th-21st (pre crop challenges starting Sept 12)
Time: Most challenges will be loaded by 12pm PST 3pm EST Friday 19th

Hope to see you there!! I have some layouts plus instructions to post for you too. I'll try to get to those in the next couple of days. :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Scrap That Moment has the gallery and the message board up and running!! We've been posting to the gallery the last couple of weeks. Today, when I got on the gallery, I decided to just click the forums button just in case, and there it was! I was so excited I just about peed my pants! So come on over, take a look, and introduce yourselves. It's going to be a lot of fun!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Crop Addict Manufacturer Kit

I got to use the Dream Street kit from Crop Addict this month! When I first opened the package, I had no idea what I was going to do...that wasn't my normal style. But...once I got an idea, the ideas just started flowing! I was afraid I was going to run out of paper before I completed my required number of projects. This is the Hugs-n-Kisses line. Enjoy!

Fragile...Handle with Care (This one was my favorite.)

Love Card



If you want to see the supplies I used, you can find them here. While you are there, check out the Dream Street Manufacturer challenge in the forums. You only have to use 70% Dream Street products (any line) and the winner will get a RAK of Dream Street stuff...can't be any better than that!