Friday, April 11, 2014


To get back scrapbooking and using the stash we all have horded away a few friends and I started monthly challenges.  We each get assigned a month and it could be a specific type of LO (layout) or certain items have to be on the page.

Well I didn't do them in order in fact I still have to do January and March.

I did do February though.

The challenge was to do a scrap page and use the embossing machine and embossing folders you have.  We all have them and use them on cards but hardly if ever on a page.

I'm currently scrapbooking our Disneyland 2007 trip so I thought this was perfect for BUZZ LIGHTYEAR

Here's my take on it

I thought my circles embossing folder made perfect planets for this page. I also used the Cricut to cut Infinity or Bust from the Toy Story Cartridge.  I thought it turned out great and Marcus loved it so that's all that counts.

Hopefully in the next week I can get another challenge done, but we will see I'm trying to learn to use my new machine The Silhouette Cameo. 

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping

Thursday, April 10, 2014


My craft space has finally gotten clean however this was a bit of inspiration that got it that way. Working on it made me realize how much I missed my space.

A really good friend has a daughter that goes to school with Marcus. They have been in the same classes for several years.  She's a sweetheart of a girl and our family thinks of her like she is one of ours as we do the whole family.

Anyways she wanted her sports bottle to have her name on it. I had previously done one for Marcus and his rugby bottle. She liked it and this is what she got.

I think it turned out really well and I really hope she liked it. I used the Cricut Mickey Mouse font for her name and I chose a butterfly (can't remember what cartridge it was on) on the other side because I see her blooming into a very beautiful young girl. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Revamped Space

There was time for some changes. Not only in me but in my space. Really it wasn't my space lately. It was a place to pile everything that didn't have a home or we didn't know what to do with it. It looked like an episode of Hoarders: Buried Alive. 

So it took me 3.5 days but I did it. I purged and was mean and strict about it.  

The recyclers were busy with me. Terry even had a truck load to the garbage dump. Nothing was safe. Even the dayhome toys got organized and purged and reorganized so that they too can use their space that was taken over.

I had 7 years of Marcus' school work in a cabinet. That is slowly getting purged. I have done 2 years of it so far. It's hard to get rid of his stuff but I'm keeping a few of the best and taking photos of other things I like but don't want to keep. 

My space, it's a place for me to go and relax - it's my zen place. It calms me down even if it's just me sitting there. Sometimes Marcus joins me and we put on a movie, he does whatever in the other part of the room while I do my thing in my area. 

Wanna see it all nice and clean now???? 

Here ya go

There's a lot of room for a few extra long tables for friends to come and play with me. 

So until then I will just be here creating. Feel free to come on over! :)