Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sneak Preview

A new kit is going to be available at The Crafty Scrapper in August. Now this kit is so awesome! I love it and you are going to want it! There is so much product in this kit! I was the third person to get my hand on this one kit and this is what I created with it!
This is a LO of my mom's 5th b'day.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Little Pixie and Some Graphic 45

I really love this Graphic 45 paper. I think I used every single paper from the line on this layout. I wish my camera could have taken some great picts of the layers.

This picture is of me after my mom gave me a little trim. (My hair was around my hiney! LOL!) Such an experience that to this day I will not tame a pair of scissors to anyones hair.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I was looking through my blog and realized I have never shared my mom's new craft cottage. It is just a little place all her own where she can create and dream.

Let's knock on the door.

"Come in, come in!" Mom says. "Why don't you stay and make yourself comfortable?"

When you first walk in, you see her machine ready to sew away. Pockets for her embellishments and stickers. Plus her great monograms.

I love the details on the monograms. There is a little something to represent each of the special people in Mom's life.

My mom covered the top of the shoe bag. Too cute!

My Daddy made Mom this great little table the perfect size for making cards or layouts.

My mom made the cute little curtains.

One thing about mom is that I can always count on cute little whimsical details. I wonder who Mom thinks of when she sees this cute little angel.

Two sweet little birdies. Sam loves these guys.

I love all the pin cushions that she is making. The mouse is precious. There is also a donut that I can't believe I didn't get on film. The little bird's nest are too cute.She also has some new crafts that she has made just for me to go in my new classroom!

This is a little sitting area. I think a comfy chair is soon to come. The area is perfect for her cutting table.

Mom has a lot of storage for all her materials and supplies.

My mother and father have worked really hard to make this happy spot. It is a great little place. I think every crafter needs a place like this!

Thanks for the tour Mom! I can't wait to come again and play!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Crafty Scrapper Challenge and Brook is a Winner

Over at The Crafty Scrapper, they are having a challenge. There are these awesome kits filled with fun paper, lace, ribbon, letters, cards and buttons. All you have to do is buy the kit and send a picture of the LO to Sherri or post it to the DT blog. Then a winner will be picked for a $25 gift certificates to The Crafty Scrapper. What a treat! Now...I'm not in the running for the GC, but I played along and this is what I came up with. This is my little Sam when he is 2 mos. old 3 pounds and 12 oz getting ready to come home from the hospital.

Since he was an early bird...I started thinking about songs with birds....and "Close to You," came to mind. When I grabbed this picture, the due date predictor wheel was attatched to it. So...I added it too! The journaling is on the back of the cards that are hanging from the ribbon in the birds mouth.

I AM A WINNER! I just won a custom digital kit by Danielle Young. She asked for ideas and I gave her a humdinger of an idea for a kit! I can't wait till she is done with it!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Graphic 45 LOs

I have to say that this company is my absolute favorite line! Graphic 45 rocks! This new paper is awesome.

I hear people talking about their style of scrapping....and I have really never had any idea what my style is. But if I had to say I had a style...this would be it. I have no idea what it is called...but this is what I like.

This is my favorite all time pink and yellow paisley dress with dog ears.

One tricycle...two gals. Aunt Carolyn wasn't happy about my momma tagging along.

Aunt Carolyn on a stick horse.

Lynn, A Carolyn and mom on the front row at the radio station where they would sing.

I had such a great time making the LOs. TFL!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I just made this LO about my son Luke. We were watching the Lunar Eclipse last Feb and he he was just pondering what was beyond the stars. I just glanced over at him sittling in the chair watching tv and he looks so much older now. It is amazing how quickly they change.

I had fun playing with this kit "Space Fanatic" it was made by Andrea Gold. She has been making such fun kits to use with kids lately.

On the tag he asked me what he thought was out there. On the bigger piece of card stock...I put the definition of a lunar eclipse.

I'm busy getting ready for the all day crop at The Crafty Scrapper on Saturday. What are you doing?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Rocket's Red Glare

Here in Fort Worth, is a no no to set off fireworks. When we went to visit my brother and his family we were so suprised. The Fourth of July is like something out of a movie. The town had a big fireworks display. Each of the neighborhoods had a display. The churches had displays and all the families on the street were setting off firworks. I sent my husband to the fireworks stand to get my guys some so they could share in the joy!

This is a digi design made with Kris Myers' Country Antique Kit.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Make a Cake

When we visited my baby brother in Arkansas. I was able to play with my two nieces. One of the highlights of the weekend was when Sam and my nieces guided by my SIL made a lovely cake for my brother.

The kids all worked very well together. What I love in these pictures is that my little Rachel is so involved in the cake making process. You can see that her sister is helping her so sweetly. It just really warmed my heart! My precious niece has autism. It is really hard to understand what these families have to go through on a daily basis. If you would like to help you can visit this web site.
I used Cosmo Cricket "Hello Sunshine" and Simply Luxe papers , Thickers alphas and Petaloo flowers and some great buttons that I got from Pursley Discount Fashions in Duncaville. It is the lace, ribbon and button wonderland. I could literally spend hours playing in the buttony goodness!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Our House by the Sea

A book of the name of this album that I made the other day at the Crafty Scrapper. The album is a sheer house from Maya Road. I really love the look that the sheers have when you place paper behind them. The papers I used today were mainly from Creative Imaginations, but also from Flair and K&Co lines. It is all so easy to write on these sheers using a Slick Writer. And every once and a while, I have thrown in some Icing from Glitz.

Since I so do not have a house near the beach....I used the pictures of my Uncle Jim's family. He sent me precious pictures of his family all through the year on the beach. I hope you enjoy them.





I hope you enjoyed the little journey through their year!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Making Sketches Today

I'm going to The Crafty Scrapper on Friday to play. I have a project I am working on for the DT there. It is a Maya Roads Sheer House Album that is going to be Beach House Album. I've been throwing around some ideas. After seeing Tim Holtz technique for July....I have some more ideas.
I've also been making some sketches. Here is a sketch I will share with you.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Getting Ready for the Fourth!

Just a few red, white and blue things that I cooked up for my classroom and for the element challenge over at the Scrap Shanty.