Friday, December 7, 2012
Dec Daily Day 6 - Sake

Sake news I say more. Lol

Dec Daily Day 5 - UCI

Flower is a Jolee flower I got as a gift from a friend.

Dec Daily Day 4 - Our Fav Foods

Day four Made a list of some of our favorite foods. Dressed up with some recollection stickers from Michaels

Monday, December 3, 2012
December Daily Day 2 - Trim the Tree

I really loved these Images The Tree one I got out of a Communication Arts Magazine (u will hear this alot I have two boxes of these they r the best) The Creating from the heart was from an Old Scrapbook Convention Ad. 
I thought this was a great place to add these two in.
Right now I think they speak for themselves So I am not sure if I will add anything else to these pages.

And here is the back of the Tree Add. I added on some Journaling and a Few MAMBIE Embellishments.

Reads:  Today we trimmed the Tree. We put up the 1st fake tree since we moved to California. Things just didn't seem he same without going to pick out our own real tree. It took alot of coaching to gt the kids to participate. We need to figure out a new way to get everyone in the Spirit. I felt pretty sad most of the time. It really just doesn;t feel like Christmas time to m e right now. Christina went home from the Hospital today so I am very thankful for that... LE

Our Tree & I have some unfinished Business So I took a picture  but decided I was going to save that for an other day...
December Daily Day 1 - Making A List

For the first day, I decided to Start with where any Event should Start...
With making a List. Of course every book should feature my 3 Babies so I proudly added some silly face pics of them to the front.
Of course everybook should feature my 3 Babies so I proudly added some silly face pics of them to page one.

On the left page I split my list into Important Dates or Possible Dates. I used pencil because things will change. But I did use pen for the things that wont. Then on the right side I listed To Do Items.
The Little Calender on the bottom is a free printable you can get from Heidi Swapp's site.

On the other page are my kids top 5 list. I gave them these cards and asked them to fill them out.
Used some Martha Stewart Twine.

Some left over rub-ons from a few years ago. (Making Christmas Ornaments)
And some generic brand Present Stickers.

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Fall Smashbook

I am really enjoying Smashbooks. I Love the Fall and decided I wanted to do a Book Just for all the Fall Things I find. Here it is.

Products Used : DreamStreet Fall Papers from a few Years Ago.
The Greeting Farm: Girl w/ Basket Stamp
Tim Holtz Grudge Papers for Fall Letters
CTMH Twill/String
CTMH Fall Leaves
Generic Silk Flowers & Buttons
Thickers for the 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
December Daily Base Pages

For the first Time ever I am ahead of the GAME! I decided to do a December Daily.
I am so dedicated to getting it done. With all the Events in Life right now, I really need to have my creative time. So this will make sure I dedicate at least 15minutes a day to journaling or creating.
All My Base Pages are Done.
I used an assortment of My Mind Eye Christmas Paper ( I think I own them all LMAO)
The Cover however is some left over stuff I had from Who KNows where.
On the cover I used a paper bag I got last year at Target to make the Tree (also used to make pockets for the Inside)
I used some Little Deb? (was that the brand) Clay words I still had and Metals.
I am very glad to be using stuff from my stash....

Monday, November 26, 2012
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So recently I decided to get into this whole Smash or Journal thing.
I fell in love. At first I was thinking I would just record things as I take pictures, so I have notes and little things I save all in one place for when I scrap later.

Then I started making mini layouts on pages, adding stuff and most importantly getting things DONE. Like I was doing it and it was easy, I didn't have to say ok I am going to make a page now. Nope it just happend and became routine and easy. I was enjoying crafting again. I was slowly finding JOY again.

2012 has been a very hard year. In Sept I lost my dad, followed by a motorcycle accident my orther was in (broken leg only thank god), than a week after the service my mom had a TIA (mini stroke)  and the story continues on like that. Thanks to all my good friends and family hleping me get through this all.

Most importantly thanks to my long time friend I met online (in person once) Chris P who always encourages me, picks up my slack when I am just not bring a good friend, loves me as I am. And kicks my butt to stay putting time aside to craft or just enjoy some creative me time. And for suggesting smashbooking/journaling or whatever it was u said that made me pick up that dam book and alter it and get started.


Friday, August 10, 2012
Shinhan Markers Playtime

So The Coloring with Markers and Copics thing has been all the Rave for a while. And every time I saw some wonderful color I kept thinking of My 16yr old will enjoy those. She loves to draw and often steals my markers, color pencils, chalks, pastels, or anything she can smuggle out of Mommies stash. Owning a Large Collection of CTMH and SU Markers already I just couldn't Justify getting more Markers. Then a really awesome sale came along.... So I order some Markers and here are my first 3 Color Creations. These are Digi Stamp Images from

My 1st Attempt
My 2nd Attempt

My 3rd Attempt

Saturday, July 28, 2012
School Friends are Forever

Materials: Best of  Boy Collection Paper Pad (Stash .10)
Wooden Apple from swap (Stash .05)
Random Sticker I have had for ever (Stash .25)
Ranger Stickles

Ok so sometime I can be very bad at following a sketch. LOL this is fine, when they are used for inspiration, but when your trying to enter a challenge. Not so Good when your layout looks nothing like the sketch. LOL

SO here is my Layout . This is my youngest and his BFF at School this year. The Teacher gave him this picture on the last day of school and it had been floating around the house. So when I discovered it a little crumpled this morning, I decided to Scrap it before it got damaged. Shh don't tell him. LOL

Here is the Sketch that my layout was suppose to look like. I know it has tiny similarities but not sure if i pulled this one off enough to actually enter it into the challenge. But At least it got me inspired and I got a layout completed. YEAH! My Bother Inspiration was the RWB challenge at Funtoolas I talked about them yesterday. The layouts being put out over there are amazing. And looks like they have some really awesome kits. I need to use more stash, So I can have some cash to go spend. :). July Sketch Challenge.

Sketch from Handmade by Suzanne

Challenges Entered:
Funtoolas: Red White & Blue (Tradition or non Tradition)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

So while browsing some blogs I came across this new Forum/Site Funtoolas and these Ladies have some Gorgeous Layouts and some pretty cool challenges. Mostly I do challenges on Blogs when I do them. But I had to jump in here as I was so inspired. One of the Challenges was to Bling it out. Some of the ladies had already entered layouts which I was happy to see, as they made me look outside the box. It was so much fun to add bling and glitter to this Pumpkin Path/Fall Layout. Usually I don't add much to my boys layouts. But I really stretched myself, and pulled out the first set of photos I had. And said your scrapping these make it work. And I am so glad I did. I Luv how this Layout Came out.I had already printed the Frosted Design Sketch for the Week, So I incorporated that into the Layout.

Details Close Ups

Supplies Used : Dream Street Papers? I swapped these with someone at a crop last year.
Scraps from Scenic Route Pack, Bottom Caps I received in a Swap like 5yrs ago.
Making Memories Leather Frame, Upcycled Charm
We R Mem Bohemia Month Title Rubon, Mullberry Paper for background leaf.
Yes Everything I used is super old stash. Wit the exception of the background paper.
I am so proud of myself for moving ahead with my own personal scrap my stash challenges.

Earned on this Layout is: .75¢ (New Total Earned $1.10)

Challenges Entered:
Frosted Design Sketch (Left Page)

I Adore You Challenge Card

It felt so great to jump back and and do a challenge. I been looking for a little inspiration and motivation to keep my mojo flowing. Well I found a bunch of blogs that are still having challenges. So Here is my card I made it for a friend, who I do Adore and I can't wait to get it out to her.
Materials: Echo Park Be Mine (Stash .05¢)
Black Extra Heavy Handmade Paper - no brand from local shop (Stash .10¢)
Flowers -no brand from local shop (Stash .10¢)
Small Prima Flowers & Black Wire, Tulle (Stash .00)
DCWV Cardstock (Stash .10¢)

Closer Details

If you are wondering what the cents things is its for my own Personal Scrap My Stash Challenge
For each Item I use in my stash that is at least a year old I put money in a bank to go toward something new. I am not allowing myself to buy anything new unless it is Adhesive or once I earn some cash.
How I am Collecting/Counting: 
zero cents for tinys that you have alot of, like flowers or less then a yr old
5 cent for using items around a 1yr old
10 cents for all other items
25cent for using something 5yr or older, or that you had to stretch yourself and be creative to use.

Challenges I would like to Enter this Card Into