Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Few Projects

Can you believe I haven't even touched a scrapbook page in over a month?? It's been pretty busy around here. For some reason, I decided that the wallpaper in my kitchen HAD to go. So off it went. And then the real fun began! My kitchen is now wallpaper-free, walls painted asparagus, cabinets painted almond cream, and new hardware put on the cabinets. It only took a little over a month! I'm still waiting on Brannon to caulk it but if he doesn't hurry it up, I may decide to just do it myself. No...I've never tried to caulk anything so that should be interesting.

I HAVE found a little bit of time to finish my haunted house. It didn't really turn out the way I had visualized it and I keep thinking of things that I should've done instead. I started it a year ago, but when I went to buy the drippy goo punch (by Martha Stewart), it was no where to be found. Kristen at Serendipity Scrapbooks tried to find it for me to order but it wasn't available anymore. So I put my little house in the closet and there it stayed until a few weeks ago. Back in July, I got an email from Kristen telling me that she was putting in a pre-order for that punch if I still wanted it. You bet I did! Now, my little house is sitting on my mantle instead of being shoved in a closet. Colton was "helping" me finish it the other day, throwing a fit if I didn't do exactly what he wanted. I do have to say, that I did like most of his ideas. ;)

These are the pictures I told you about a couple of months ago. They are from the Jessica Sprague class I took. I'm taking another one right now. Or let me clarify...I'm signed up for it but haven't had a chance to really start it yet. It started on Monday and is a 15-day class so I'm going to try to catch up real quick and then see what happens. If you've never taken one of her classes, you don't know what you are missing! She has some really fun ideas and techniques using your computer...mostly Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (you can download a trial version if you don't own the program to take her class with). You can find them at

Saturday, we are having a craft day at church. I'm in charge of doing a few of the projects and I'm thinking about posting the tutorials on here. It depends on my time over the next week or two. I'll try though! I'm doing a maze book, 2-4-6-8 box, and a gift bag made from a sheet of patterned paper. I'll take pictures of the projects that I make and post them. Hopefully, it won't take me a month to post again. :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Yep...I've been scrapping....

just not as much as I had been. These are the projects I did for the manufacturer contest at Crop Addict. This month the contest is being sponsored by Pink Paislee.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Playing with Digi Again

It's time for a new digital kit from Scrapper's Guide so I've been playing today. If you want some quick and easy lessons to learn digital scrapbooking or even how to use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to edit your photos, go to Scrapper's Guide. This is Linda Sattgast's web site. I love all the little tricks I learn from there and all the digital kits I get every month (I'm a Premier member so I get a new kit + video lessons at the first of every month). It is seriously worth the investment!!

A Few More Layouts

Since all of my design team terms have ended, I had time to just do layouts I wanted to do with whatever I had on hand. I miss being on the teams but at the same time, it was nice using from my stash. I'm still going to be around Crop Addict doing the manufacturer kits as they come up though. If you want to learn some cool Photoshop Elements tricks, check out Jessica Sprague's web site. She offers free classes a lot of times...just sign up for her newsletter and you'll know when they are. I took her latest free class and that's how I did the photo in Fly. I also have some projects that I framed with photos I played with after this class but I haven't taken pics of them yet. I'll try to do that next week. Until then, hope you enjoy these projects!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tamron Lens Giveaway

They are giving away one of Tamron's new SLR lenses. I really want one of these so I don't have to change my lenses out all the time...they are kind of an all-in-one type lens. Anyway...wish me luck!! Click on the link above for more information and to enter yourself.

For some reason I can't get Blogger to post the link. Here it is if you need to do it manually. Just highlight it and copy it and then paste it in your web browser. Sorry, I tried...don't really know what's wrong with this today.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Crop Addict Projects

This kit is by far my favorite kit from Crop Addict. I couldn't stop playing with it! I've got some paper left that I'm wanting to use too so you may see some more projects from it soon. If you want the kit, just click on the photos in the sidebar and it will take you there. There's stuff from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey and Fancy Pants Summer Soiree lines included in the kit.

One of the items in the kit is a policy envelope from Bazzill. That's what I made the mini-album out of. A few years ago, I had bought a little mini-album thingy from Making Memories (I think it was called inner pages or something like that). It had a cardstock cover and little page protectors. I have held on to that thing thinking that some day I may actually use it. I wanted to do something different with the policy envelope so I folded it in half and adhered the inner pages to the inside. I folded it so that the envelope opening would be the back cover so I could undo the enclosure thingy and put extra photos or whatever in there. I used Lime Rickey for the patterned paper. The pics of the little pages below the mini-album pic are the pages inside the album. Since Caden has only been to Kindergarten, he only has the one page done. I really liked how it turned out!

I've been using a lot of collages for my layouts lately too. I just have too many pics that I want to scrap and I don't really like doing 2-page spreads anymore so the collages have become my new best friend! I use Picassa sometimes to make them but I like having more control over it. (Picassa is a free photo software from Google.) I found a BUNCH at Scrapbooks, Etc's website. I've been making some of my own too. I'm about to do a tutorial on making your own for Photoshop Elements at Crop Addict. I hope to have it done in the next couple of days. So head on over there, if you're interested!

Have a happy 4th!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June Crop Addict Projects

Well, as usual, I'm late posting these here. It's been crazy since school has been out. This month I got to work with Piggy Tales The Ants Go Marching Collection. I really, really loved playing with all that bug paper! Hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Crop Addict's April Kit and Kit Option

All of these with the exception of Grace Place was made with the kit option and the 1st Kit 1/2. Grace Place was made with the 2nd 1/2. I wish I'd had more time to work with the 2nd 1/2. I really love that 3Bugs paper! If you want one of the kits, you'd better hurry! They sell out really fast!!