Wednesday, April 30, 2008

DT Canvas at the Crafty Scrapper

I love being me and I loved making this canvas. This was all about learning new styles, having fun espressing myself and sharing a bit of myself with all of you.

First off why do I love being me? I have seen God's blessing and miracles in my life. I have a precious little boy who just made the top score on a math bench mark at school. Great achievement in itself, but made even more incredible because his doctors told me when he was born at 1 pound 11 oz. that he wouldn't be able to learn and would be very sick. A miracle! I also have a beautiful boy who is about to graduate high school on June 10th. Miracle and a Blessing! middle son is the most amazing tuba player who tells me he knows he made 100 on his TAKS test. What a blessing! My husband has been the love of my life for 26 years. A Great Blessing. Now....I get to scrap for TCS! I am very blessed.

Making this canvas was so much fun! Since I am a hybrid scrapper, I wanted to use the best of the digital and the paper world. My crown and wings are from my friend Fantacy Bryant. The button, list and leaf are from Weeds and Wildflowers. Then I added the Simply Luxe paper as a border and stickled it all over! I also Stickled my canvas. The B was a great project that Caroline from Maya Road shared with us during a make and take at the birthday crop. The chipboard was painted stamped and covered with UTEE and heat set. It was mega fun!

So...this is blessing inspire me and fill me with such joy, that I just have to scrap about it!

Sunday, April 27, 2008


There is something about the joy Sam takes in the simplest things that simply fills me with joy.
Spring cleaning and Rawkin Alphabet.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


As I sit here on this stormy night, I was thinking about how nice it would be for a little sunshine. So...I made a little LO of my new friend that I met at The Crafty Scrapper at the birthday bash. She is such a cute little pixie playing with her grandma's glasses. Grandma told me to crop her out of the picture so I am doing what she asked. (She may not want her pict plastered all over the web!) But this little munchkin is just too cute and sunny to pass up!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Can you say "Bad Blogger"

I guess I have just been a scrappin' machine. I have been doing blog entries for the DT over at the Crafty Scrapper. I have also been going to some awesome classes there lately! I am learning so much! Getting to talk to the artists who are designing new products has been awesome.

Yesterday was The Crafty Scrapper's 3rd anniversary. It was awesome! Caroline from Maya Roads and the gals from Ten Second Studio were out doing make and takes. It was so much fun! I cropped from 10am to 12pm. Carolyn and all the gals are always such gracious hostesses!

When I do my new scrap room. I am basing it around the Graphic 45 Cherrie paper. Well....Carolyn sold that line so fast...I was left scrambling. Luxe has a new line called Simply Luxe. You can use it to accent or coordinate with anything in your stash. So I grabbed the red polkadot and some vintage photo and inked. Now I think it coodintes really well with my Cherry Crossword Paper in the middle. My friend Sharon gave me this great B. I am pretty happy with the results.

While I am talking about Luxe, they are having a DT call. Don't know if I will do it or not, one of the categories is to make some jewlery. This is my attempt at jewlery. I have never made wearable art before. It was fun.

This is a layout of one of my favorite gals. She is at her daddy's b'day party a few years ago eating a blue cupcake! I used the new Basic Grey Cupcake and the Maya Roads chipboard letters and flowers. I covered the flowers with paper and bling. I painted the letters and doodled on them. The first d freehangs from a flower.

Who is this precious gal?! She was having a great time with her grandma at The Crafty Scrapper! I tell you, the place is fun for all ages!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Challenge Layouts

The Scrap Shanty had a Spring into Spring Crop. These are some of the LOs that I made for the crop. Most of them were challenge LOs. It was a fun crop filled with great challenges. I hope you will join us for the next crop.