Saturday, May 31, 2008

This is what $19.80 worth of ribbon looks like!!!

I rocked the 2 for 1 ribbon sale at Jo's as well as the lovely 10% off ALL items coupon (equaling 4 free spools of ribbon).
I have made layouts and gotten an order in the mail and gone to the LSS, BUT my camera is at work so alas no pics for now. I will try to blog monday night with those lovely pics.
ta ta for now!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

This week's projects

I fussed with this layout off and on all week and then finished it last night while I watched "National Treasure 2" and "P.S. I Love You"-which is very sweet and SAD!!!!! But the good, bittersweet kind of sad, ya know???

This is a gift for my nephew's birthday. It's a sign for his room. I hand painted the paper and the letters, then I mod podged it all onto cardboard that I hand-cut. Think he'll like it???

I've been shopping too, I babysit for my scrapbooking money. That way I am not cutting into the household bill money for my addiction. I had a little extra cash last week too for some other odds and ends that I've done lately, like carpooling and stuff. So I actually bought quite a bit. I totally look for deals, sales, clearance, and I use coupons ALL THE TIME!!!

I bought the new noteworthy line, plus the one journalling pad that I've wanted and been unable to find, yay! Also I got 2 papers from Animal Crackers. I ordered this from 2 peas with babysitting money from 2 weeks ago:

This was sale/clearance at Craft Warehouse (The Basic Grey wasn't on sale), I only spent $22 total!!! (babysitting money again)

This was from my LSS (carpooling money):

Clearance at Jo's!!! I spent $14, I think. (Babysitting $ again)

Mike's, only $10. (I had 2 coupons, carpooling $)

I ordered some stuff last night from a pretty reasonable website:

I ordered 6 (2 each) Making Memories Garden Party shaped papers, 3 Basic Grey 6X6 pads ( Lily Kate, Romani, and Scarlet's Letter), and 5 Pink Paislee Office Lingo papers. I will post a pic when I receive my order. With shipping it was only $28.00. Not bad. They have a lot of Basic Grey Clearance. So that's part of this weekend's babysitting money, already spent. The rest will go to Jo's 2 for 1 ribbon sale this weekend, and maybe those wooden KI Memories buttons, if they are on sale of course! And I have a 10% off coupon!!! Ok, shopping for scrapbooking supplies may be almost as exciting as actually scrapbooking, but I think I've written enough about shopping for now!!!
Some experiments:

Dyeing paper with Tea, makes a nice soft brown parchment color.

My ingenious and simple (don't forget cheap!!!) ribbon solution: shishkabob skewers and tape!!! I should have taken a pic before of the tangled spiderweb mountain of ribbon. Since I'm buying ribbon this weekend I wanted to make a nice home for the new ribbon that is coming!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sisterchicks Go Brit!!!

I just love the "Sisterchicks" book series by Robin Jones Gunn. And the newest one just came out!!! Check out this fun, heart-warming series. I would describe it as, "Christian Chick Lit"!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Been in an old timey mood...

And I've had lots of ideas percolating inside my imagination for a week or so now, they all just came together on this layout. As always, I will journal later!!!
For a fun website to play with making your photos old timey, visit:
It's in Japanese, but it's easy to figure out how to do it. And you can right click and then save the edited photos to your computer and then I'm assuming you can print them.
Just feelin' nostalgic...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Look at Ham! And other news...

This is Ham, our new Hamster. Isn't she too cute??? I am so in love. Her fur is the softest, and I love to snuggle with her in the rare times when she'll actually sit still.
In other news, DH is back and starting a local job on Monday. We are so happy. We hate hate hated having him drive over-the-road. Thank you Jesus!!!
I've been trying to not spend any money on scrapbooking so I've been getting really artsy. I have also been "borrowing" ideas from around the web and blogs, etc. Trying to make my own version of some of the stuff I've seen lately. Like these newspaper flowers...
I may have scraplifted a certain popular brand here for my very own homemade pp and chipboard letters, can anyone guess the brand and the line??? I'm going to make a birthday present for my nephew out of it.
I saw white painted-looking chipboard on someone's blog and decided to paint some ugly old chipboard that I was holding on to white or black and then stamp on it. I love how it turned out.
And last but not least, I stamped on vellum and then cut it out by hand. I thought it turned out nice.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

A New Layout

I had a very tough week at work this week, luckily I have tomorrow off. So tonight I came home from work, had Thai food for dinner, and decided to scrapbook.