Monday, August 24, 2009

Busy Weekend

I have been busy in my scrap room this weekend. I decided to send the cupcake box to my brother for his birthday. I had purchased a can of actual "cupcake frosting". But the can stated "contents under pressure" so I decided it probably shouldn't go to Arizona via mail. I sure did not want it to burst while in transit! What should I use intead? "Jiffy" frosting mix, of course! I remember when I was a kid that was the extent of "prepared" frosting. All one has to do is add boiling water! I was shopping at Meijers and they carry that particular product. The Jiffy Frosting mix fit perfectly in the box, too.
Many people make accordian albums so I wanted to try one, too. I used a 6x6 accordion album which I completed using SU! paper from the Razzelberry Lemonade collection and Rich Razzleberry & Melon Mambo cardstock. It is colorful and can be used for any photos as there is no theme. I think it is really cute. But for me, the 6x6 size definitely limits the size of photos that can be added on this particular album size. If I was going to give this 6x6 accordion album to someone, it would already have the photos. That way they would be trimmed down to fit the mats and/or pages. My next accordion album will be a 9x9. I have also been working on another memory box for a wedding shower that is coming up. It is turning out to be very pretty and when it is complete, I will post a pic or two. I see a memory box class in the future. I had a productive weekend. Hope you did, too. Find yourself some scrapping or stamping time!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Birthday Box

While surfing the internet a couple of weeks ago, I came across a photo of a project--cupcakes in a box. I am a sucker for cupcakes and when I saw the photo, I just had to try to make one. So here is my 1st version! I used SU! cardstock for the cupcake diecuts and blue scalloped square--which I created using my Cricut. To complete the cupcake box I made a little 3x3 matching gift card. Now I need to work on improving this project. It is very cute, but it does need to be changed a bit. Off to my scrap room.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tropical Shower

I was visiting my friend who is a demonstrator for another company and she had some of her sample boards out. A few of her samples had white backgrounds accented with various cardstock, pattern paper and embellishments. I remarked to her that I would have to remember that a white background is very pretty when accented with bright colors. I will be going to a wedding shower next month and need to make a card. Since the theme is tropical I played around with my SU! ink to see what kind of card I could create. I used Stampin' Up! ink, cardstock, punches and the SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the greeting on this card. I am very happy with the finished product--it is simple, pretty and crisp! Another good thing--SU! and other products can be used together. If you are like me and have products from more than one company, don't be afraid to combine inks, papers, etc. And--find yourself some stampin'/scrappin' time.

Friday, August 14, 2009


I just looked at the pics I have in my post and if you read the journaling, I need to correct something! It should say "birdfeeders" not "birdfeeds"! LOL

Sunny Days Simply Scrappin' Kit

I purchased this Simply Scrappin' kit from SU! and I am very pleased with it. There isn't one paper that I will not use. Many times, I order a kit like this and a couple of the pages aren't my style or colors and those pages accumulate in my non-used paper area. I have my Cricut--which I would be lost without, so I rarely purchase stickers. The stickers in the Simply Scrappin' Kit are so cute, that I am using those embellishments rather than make embellishments using my Cricut. I have also decided that I would save myself a lot of time if I handwrite my own journaling rather than print all of my journaling on my computer. I will try that for layouts that only require a small amount of journaling, but not when I have a story to write about a particular layout. All things considered, I feel that this kit from SU! is well worth the money. Enjoy the day and find yourself some scrappin' and/or stampin' time.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Weekend Projects

I helped one of my friends make a Honeymoon scrapbook for her niece. This is one of the layouts that was in the scrapbook. Anyone who saw this, commented on how pretty these pages were. So, I recreated them for my blog and to use in one of my scrapbooks. As I was taking a photo, I decided that this will be a great two-page layout for my Scrapbooking 101 class this month. I have been seeing cute post-it note holders on a number of websites that caught my attention. The acryclic picture frames needed for this project were on sale--buy one get one free. So, I purchased a couple of the frames and using leftover paper, I made one for myself with a matching pen. It is a cute little gift for someone. I will be making more of these in the future--simple and useful, too. Until next time, find yourself some stampin' time!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Been A While!

I haven't posted in quite some time, but I have been playing catch-up, not only with my scrapbooking but also with cleaning the house. My husband went to Canada for a fishing trip, so I decided I would use that time wisely and clean closets and pantries, etc. And I was successful! I have two large bags of clothing that will go to the Goodwill Store and when I open the pantry doors, I can actually see everything on the shelves.
As for the scrapbooking, some of my scrapbooks were just too heavy because of the amount of pages I had in them. I decided that from now on I am going to limit the number of pages in an album. In order to accomplish that I now have added two albums to my shelf. I have also decided that I am going to switch all of my albums to the snapload system. It was a real pain to be screwing, unscrewing and rescrewing the posts and screws in order to remove pages from an album and add them to another. The picture to the left shows how the snapload system looks in a scrapbook. The photo to the right is of the packing for the snapload system I am using. It made reorganizing my scrapbooks a whole lot easier.
Check back over the weekend as I am back to scrapping and stamping. I will be posting a project or two very soon. In the meantime, find yourself some stampin' time.