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Monday, January 30, 2012

still monday

Finished another LO - this one for an issue challenge at Club CK, using the colors brown, teal, and purple. I used two pics from a visit to the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Spring of 2010. This LO only used what I had in my stash yet again!
The paper is from M.M.E., the jewels are Martha Stewart, the flower is Bazzill and the stamps are S.E.I. The rest is misc. from way back when!

start of the week

just rockin' to some kick *** music while I scrap the day away!!! Just finished a LO for a challenge at Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday - To use 3 patterned paper, 2 buttons and a 1 word title. On this page I am still using only what I have in my stash! I'm super excited about this "spending freeze challenge!"

For some crazy reason, I'm really into hand stitching on my LOs these days! I really am just enjoying the creative process and not worrying about time and outside distractions. For example I love caller id so I can decide whether or not to answer the phone or just ignore it altogether! No worries! Of course I will answer when it's important...
Hope everyone is having a fabulous start to the week - it being Monday and all!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

so sunday

Had a busy weekend and was on the move quite a bit! Real stiff today as a result but had a great time! Finished a LO for a challenge over at ScrapFit which is Workout #60 "It's The Simple Things" and I used a photo Mike took a couple years ago of one of my favorite flowers - the Gerber Daisy. I'm real big into stitching on LOs recently and flowers. Guess I'm wishful thinking about the upcoming Spring season! Had a blast with scrapping today - listening to my "Pride and Prejudice" CD and just enjoying the creative process!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

fd #33 etc.

     I just finished a LO for Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays #33! It usually takes me longer to come up with a plan but when I saw Ashley's sketch - BAM! - it hit me and I knew what I wanted to do! I love Ashley's sketches! You can check her out at Once again this LO uses only what I have in my stash like patterned paper from the Recollections line @ Michael's, Bazzill cardstock and borders, ribbon from who knows where (and when!) and a few other misc. items. I had fun with this! Well, off to the next challenge!

Monday, January 23, 2012

moody monday...

I have several LOs started and finished 1 today! I hope to do some more after I post this!
 This LO has me trying a new technique which is one of my scrappy goals this new year! I wanted to learn how to make a "chevron" strip to put on a LO or a card...I was on Studio Calico's blog a few weeks back and saw a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire (love her work!) on how to make one. So I tried it and I love it! It did take me two tries to really get the hang of it 'cos I used really patterned paper and got confused a couple of times piecing the papers together to make a strip. All the papers I used are from Basic Grey's Indian Summer line and this whole LO is from my "stash!" I still have not broken down and bought anything scrappy this year! It's killing me! But I'm holding out 'til (hopefully) the start of April or CKC here in June...

This was fun! I hope to be back later with another LO!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

So scrappy!

Not feeling scrappy today! Have some LOs started...just need to finish them but having trouble feeling scrappy! Anyway...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Blog Hop @ Frosted Designs today!

yay! check out the blog hop over @ Lots of great ideas and cool techniques to learn and be inspired by! I am going to scrap at a friends today so I'm gonna hop tonight! Have a great day! Blessings!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

a scrappy day!

     Hi there! I did this LO today of me in 1992! The pics are of me and the horse I rode in college way back when! "Streaker" was a Percheron and I loved him dearly! I moved back home when I graduated that year and had to say goodbye to my equine pal. So I found these pics and did a LO to remember him by.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Rainy, Scrappy Day!

Wow! It really stormed last night! I spent the day so far scrapping! Here is a LO for ScrapFit's WWU #22 - use stars:
     This next LO I finished today is for Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays #32. I used only my stash again on this page and I just went clean and simple. The paper is SEI, the "bling" birdcage is by Prima and the rest is misc.:

     Now I am done for the day and I'm going to relax and get ready for the Bible study at church tomorrow which is Beth Moore's "James: Mercy Triumphs." I'm very excited that I am able to participate this year! I can't wait!
     So that's 2 LOs today and I will hopefully get a chance to scrap again after Bible study tomorrow! What an awesome day! Blessings!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I'm back!

     yay! I'm back! My last infusion of m.s. medicine hit me hard and I was down and out for a few days! But I'm back to scrapping and here is one I did today:

This LO is for ScrapFit's Workout #59 - Inspired By The Music - Pat Benatar's Love Is A Battlefield. This song came out in 1983 and I was 12 going on 13. I found this pic of me during that time period and used it for this LO. Wow! The memories of back then......

Saturday, January 7, 2012

good morning blog hoppers!

yay for blog hops! scroll down to yesterday's post to get started....thanks for hopping and have fun!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Just had to have it!

     Welcome to my humble blog! Tomorrow is the New Year "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop and as I was digging - yes, I said digging! - through my stash I found this tool:

It’s been 2 years since I used this tool but I just had to have it when I saw it being used in a tutorial video! Just had to have it! Wanna know where I found this “awesome” tool I just had to have and haven’t used in two years? It was at the bottom of my tool basket! But I just had to have it!!!! It's funny because I did use it on a project recently but not nearly enough to justify just having to have this tool!
C'mon...we've all been there! The pretty paper, the newest tools and gadgets, after holiday specials, etc. Thus the start of "the stash!" I was challenged by a friend recently with a photo as inspiration to create a LO for the new year. This is what I came up with and everything on this page I used from my stash!

It's amazing what you can do by just searching through your stash! So now comes the cool part! I have a small giveaway:
this 4X6 s.e.i. album from "The Preservation Series." Like the tool I just had to have it but it is new, unopened and just too cute! Just be my 30th follower and leave a comment with your email info and it's yours! Enjoy the hop! Blessings!
This is the blog hop list:

Congrats to new ScrapFit girls!

     Congrats to the new ScrapFit girls! Two I recognize from Club CK: Erin B. and Steffanie! Yay! check it out! Awesome work from these two ladies so I can't wait for the challenges coming in the next few months or so.
     Don't forget tomorrow is the "Use Your Stash" blog hop! Here's where to start:










Lisa Peters


Scraps to Treasures


Happy Hopping!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year's Challenge!

     I have been scrapping today and must say I have had a blast! I did this LO for 3 challenges! This was so much fun! I was motivated by my friend Tina from Club CK to do a new year's challenge inspired by a pic of her cute dog Flikka!
       You can check out her blog at She takes wonderful photos and she does wonderful work! For this LO I used this week's sketch at Sketchy Thursdays and was inspired by Tomomi:
Everything used to create this LO was from my stash: the pp, the brads, the rhinestones, the journaling tag (from Jillibean Soup) and the Thickers too!
     Don't forget to check back here on Jan. 7th for the "Use Your Stash" blog hop! Off to scrap some more! So here's my LO:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

good morning!

     Today I am going to get back to scrapping! I took a few days off to refresh and revitalize my mind, what with the holidays come and gone and all. There are times when I can't stop scrapping and then there are those times when it's like nothing is happening! So I take a step back, look at the blogs and websites I follow fellow scrapbookers on and get new ideas, fresh inspiration and some energetic motivation! It happens to all of us at one point or another. But what I love about the art of scrapbooking is that you can go back to basics or scrap outside the box trying out new techniques all at the same time! It's amazing!

Monday, January 2, 2012

new technique!

     I'm not big on making resolutions for the new year but one thing I would like to do is learn how to take better pictures and to learn more digital techniques that I can with photos to use on LOs. Today I learned how to "selectively color a photo." I started with a photo of my son and colored only the Santa hat he is wearing! This was fun! I did this LO for the Sketchy Thursdays challenge and was inspired by Corrie and Mariko and Diana. Thanks ladies!

blog hop coming up this weekend!

a new year has begun and it's a good time to use your stash! which is the theme for this blog hop!











Lisa Peters


Scraps to Treasures



so join us this weekend for fun and creative ideas on using your stash from some extremely talented scrappers!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

ScrapFit workout # 58 win!

The Winner of Workout #58 - Mini Pics 
Kelly R
Yay! Thanks to These challenges are always fun and "challenging!" Check out the new challenge for the start of the new year!

Happy New Year!

yeah...that about says it all! am starting the "photo a day" class here in a few minutes on Studio Calico...other than that there's nothing going on!