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Sunday, July 29, 2012

the Ryan family

I did this next LO for a few challenges over at Club CK:

the badge for altering stickers at CK Summer Camp is this one:
this was a very productive weekend!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

happy 14th birthday!

this next LO is of my son's 14th birthday! I love banners and this one is held up by 2 kinds of metal: the clippy thingy (can't think of its name right now) which is held on by a star brad. Something different and fun!

this LO was also for CK Summer Camp day 4 - use metal(s). Here is the badge we get:

finally! SIT #84 & 85

Mike went to India twice for work and he took some beautiful pictures! I finally was inspired to scrap a few and this two page LO is the result:
I feel it lacks something but I'm not sure what. I put 2 sketches together from Sketches In Thyme - #84 & 85. I thought they worked perfectly side by side! Here are the LOs by themselves:

Have more scrapping to do today! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Blessings!

Friday, July 27, 2012

CK Summer Camp #1

I created this LO for the CK Summer Camp Day 1 - to use markers and pens. There was a page we could download and use on our LO. I knew I wanted to use the banner for the LO and (this is so cool - ) there were the exact number of "flags" I needed for my title!!! Too awesome! This was a fun day and I'm not finished yet!

and here is the badge for this challenge:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

a summer tradition!

On or around the last day of school for summer break a favorite place to eat is Shogun! We have a real good time!

CK Summer Camp #3

I did this LO to document the CK convention my husband took me to and waited for me after each class as I was in a wheelchair and couldn't get around so good! He took the day off  since I had 4 classes on Friday of the convention! I am so blessed!
This page is for CK Summer Camp Day 3, "found items" and I used what I kept from the convention - the tickets to each class, the flyer for the convention brochure and the wrist bands which were required to access the vendor fair! I had a really great time!!
For each challenge we participate in for the CK summer camp we get a badge:
this is my first badge and my first time participating in this event over at Club CK!

get serious!

I have some serious scrapping to do today! I need to get caught up on quite a few LOs I want to crank out!!  Gotta get to work! Blessings!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

new blog design for...

Ingvild !!! check out her blog here  She has an AMAZING giveaway and her blog is full of scrappy goodness!!! 
this is so awesome and I love when I can post about the blogs of super talented scrappers for others to see such creative genius!
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Blessings!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Club CK Summer Camp

this will be my first time over at Club CK's summer camp! it starts Monday 7/23 and I'm really looking forward to it!

dinner with FredBird!

the boys had a ton of fun having dinner with the Cardinals manager and FredBird!

can't wait to scrap these!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Courtney Walsh giveaway...

so I was on the Scrapping Everyday Miracles site and came across a post concerning this book so I headed over to the author's blog Then I realized she is the author of 2 books I have:

I was thrilled!! It's great 'cos she just took the plunge and now has a page on Facebook: Wow! I'm floored and in awe of the way God works!!! She is giving away a copy of "A Sweethaven Summer" when you "like" her on Facebook then go to her blog and comment about liking and sharing her on your Facebook wall!

scrap room declared disaster area!

my task for today (and probably the next week or so) is to try and calm the storm in our office/my scrap room!
my husband and son made me a new work space that you would be able to see in this picture if not for the mountain of scrap!!! ha ha hee hee! get it?! scrap!! instead of - well, you know!! I'm goofy! now my coffee is cold! ahhhhh! must have more!! 
when they put in my new desk (the old one is for sale) we were able to open the closet door in this room which could not be opened because the old desk blocked it! that was a year and a half ago... and we found a ton of old scrapbook stuff! papers, an album my son had started way back when, stickers and die cuts to name a few items we found! my desk looks like the closet threw up on it! ewwww!
but seriously, on the bright side - this is perfect timing because the local scrapbook store is having a "garage sale" where you can rent a table for $10 and sell all the scrapbook stuff you don't want or need anymore! you can earn credit for the store or just $$ if you like. The sale is in August so I have plenty of time (or so I think) to go through all my scrappy stash and weed out what I want to get rid of!
I am gonna scrap today as well so I'd better get started!:) blessings all!

Monday, July 16, 2012

details, details

this next LO is one I was able to actually finish at the 12 hr. crop at the local scrapbook store Saturday. I had such fun! There were familiar faces and I made some new scrappy friends! The group I was with was so nice and I feel like I've known them for years! I loved it! This LO used pp from the Yankee Doodles collection by We R Memory Keepers and I used the Silhouette for the stars/flag border! So awesome! I loved making the banner! Have I said how much I'm loving making banners?! Well I do!Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!

Friday, July 13, 2012

not much!

just scrapping today while Mike is working from home...the local scrapbook store I frequent is having another 12 hour crop tomorrow so I am getting ready for that...I have ideas for several LOs and will hopefully get lots done at the crop! I didn't stay the full 12 hours last time. I think I can manage 5 or 6 hours! I hope to see some familiar faces! off to scrap!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

forgot the stitching!

this is the LO I did for this month's challenge over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles but hadn't added the stitching! So here is the finished page:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CSI #27

wow! I love my Silhouette! It's awesome!
Yesterday was my son's 14th birthday! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Where has the time gone?? He will be a freshman in high school this fall! anyway....
Today I've been working on a LO with banners, stamping and die cuts galore! I had such fun with this page!

Friday, July 6, 2012

feature a friend Friday!

over at "Broken Treasures" it's Feature A Friend Friday and my friend  has an awesome blog where I have a tutorial on hidden journaling and photos! This was fun! So check out this blog! Blessings my friends and fellow scrappers!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

a guest spot on "Broken Treasures"

tomorrow I will be a guest blogger at for a new friend from Scrapping Everyday Miracles! I am doing a tutorial on hidden journaling and photos. This is a great blog and I am thrilled to be doing this! So check out the blog tomorrow and let me know what you think! Hope everybody had a safe and fun 4th of July! Blessings!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sketches w/ a twist DT giveaway

this is so exciting! Rachael Funnell is a part of the new DT over at Sketches With A Twist and she is having 2 giveaways! here is her blog:  so look for the link for the 2 giveaways! it's a great blog!

Monday, July 2, 2012

SEM challenge for July

wow! the challenge over at SEM is awesome! I did this LO awhile ago and am so glad I did!
I did not copy this from anyone at SEM! It's just that great minds think alike! blessings!