Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Daily - Day One

Here in Texas we have few reminders that Christmas is on it's way. We have no snow and the temps have been in the mid 60's. So it will be nice to be able to work on my December Daily and have daily reminders that Christmas is near.

My photo from yesterday was of a wreath I was making for my mom. She chose the prettiest white ribbon with snowflakes on it. For the first page, I used Ali Edward's 6X8 overlays and re-sized the Day 1 overlay them to fit my album. I used a transparency that came with the Making Memories album. I hand wrote the journaling on cream colored cardstock, added Tim Holtz tissue tape, sheer red ribbon and some of the ribbon from my mom's wreath to the second page. I'm really looking forward to seeing this year's December Daily come together.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

December Daily

Just wanted to share a few pictures of my December Daily. I like how Ali Edwards is using the 6X8 pages for her DD and I love all of the transparencies she uses. I decided to use Making Memories Mistletoe 8X8 Album. I also purchased Ali's 6X8 overlays that I will incorporate into the album as I go. I went through my stash and used holiday papers from years past and some felt.

I'll be posting more pictures in the coming days. In the meantime visit Ali's blog and Flickr group for December Daily inspiration.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October MPTS Challenge

I had a really great time working on this month's DT challenge over at More Paper Than Shoes. Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year. Anna challenged us to not use orange or yellow. What??? What is Halloween without orange right? Well, it was a challenge not to use orange but I made it work. I focused on purple, green and black. The challenge requirements were ribbon, glitter, a handmade flower, and embossing.

I used an svg file to cut the banner bases from Co'ordinations cardstock. The Co'ordinations Core Couture paper has glitter already in it! It was perfect for this project. I used crepe paper to made the medallions and to string the banner. I cut out the cat, spider, cauldron, and a raven from the October 31st Cricut cartridge. I added some American Crafts ribbon and a few Making Memories embellishments. I used Tim Holtz texture fades as the embossing part of the challenge to complete the project. Of course I can't create anything without using Tim Holtz somewhere in the project!

Head on over to the MPTS blog to check out the other fabulous projects created by the design team.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September MPTS Challenge

It's hard for me to believe it's already September. Maybe because it's still in the mid to high 90's here in Texas. Maybe because I have such a hard time letting summer go. I do enjoy the fall. The weather cools down enough that we can spend time outside without roasting. The lawn turns from brown to green again. Trees start losing leaves. And of course football starts!

Those were some of the things I thought about when Anna gave us the September challenge over at MPTS. The challenge was Rusty Bucket. We had to incorporate metal or twine and torn paper. I had to enlist the help of my hubby on this one to turn a regular looking bucket rustic. Here is what I came up with:

The entire design team did an awesome with this months challenge. You can see their creations here: MPTS blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Scrapadabadoo Giveway

Hey there! If you haven't already stopped by Scrapadabadoo, now is the time. They are having a giveaway for a Zutter Distrezz-It-All. How wouldn't want to win one of these?! Besides the giveaway, Scrapadabadoo hosts challenges and they have great products in their store. Barrie and Carol are SO nice to work with and they have super fast shipping. So hop on over there and tell them I sent ya!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

August MPTS Challenge

I've been a bad blogger. I haven't posted in over a month. I do have a few scrappy projects to share with you in the coming weeks. I will also be hosting a swap over at the More Paper Than Shoes forum in a couple of weeks. If you haven't stopped by the forum, hop on over and introduce yourself. The forum is full of super nice, crafty people.

The August challenge theme was Vintag
e Paris. I used 3 mini album pages to make this wall hanging for my oldest daughter. I used the Summer in Paris Cricut Cartridge for the images. I made the paper flowers using the Tim Holtz grunge flower technique. This challenge was so much fun! I'm definitely looking forward to the September challenge.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Exciting news!!

I'm so excited to announce that I have been chosen to be a member of the design team for More Paper Than Shoes. I cannot wait to start working with the talented group of ladies that Anna chose for the MPTS design team including my sister-in-law, Megan. You can read the official announcement here More Paper Than Shoes.

This is the tag I made for the DT call.
Hop on over to the MPTS forum and take a look around. Introduce yourself, try a challenge and browse the tutorials. We'll also have some swaps being posted in the coming weeks and other exciting things for crafters!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mariposa Mini

I just wanted to share some pictures of a mini I made for a small swap between myself, my sister-in-law Megan and her aunt Helen. I chose the Mariposa paper collection from DCWV. This paper pack has beautiful papers and I knew it was perfect for Helen.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

GASC and Tim Holtz

I just wanted to share a few pictures of GASC from this past weekend. I went with my sister-in-law Megan and her aunt Helen. It was so much fun! I mostly stalked Tim Holtz's demo booth while they shopped. =)

I had to have a picture of him and I with my 'I heart T!m' shirt. My sister Amanda made the shirt for me. Thanks Mandie.
He was probably happy to finally see me leave. I took so many pictures and kept asking him questions.
Tim working his magic.
This is the cutest little box to hold all your trinkets. He said it should be coming out sometime next year.
This is one of the demo tags he made. He used tissue tape to cover the heart which he die cut from grungeboard. I picked up some tissue tape and can't wait to use it.
Besides stalking Tim Holtz, I took an American Crafts Dear Lizzy mini album class. I just finished the mini last night. I hope to post pictures soon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sophia mini album

Just wanted to share some pictures of the mini album I made for my niece Sophia. For more pictures visit my Facebook page: See Steph Scrap

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dear Lizzy & 7 Gypsies

GASC is quickly approaching. My sister-in-law Megan, her aunt and I will be taking a class called Follow Your Bliss Mini Album sponsored by American Crafts. We'll get to play with some Dear Lizzy goodies! I also just found out that T!m Holtz will be at GASC doing demos each day. I'm so excited! All 3 of us are huge T!m Holtz fans.

Anyway, I couldn't wait until our class to play with the Dear Lizzy line so I bought a few things from my LSS and this is what I created. The tray is from 7 Gypsies.

I used the Sizzix 3d Flower die to create the tray of flowers below.
I created two of the flowers below from satin and the other one is fabric paper from the Dear Lizzy line.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Baby Sophia

Hey there fellow scrappers. My sister Michelle (a scrapper herself) delivered her first baby on Monday morning. Unfortunately there were complications with both mom and baby. Michelle lost a lot of blood and had to have a transfusion. Her platelets are still low and may have to stay in the hospital longer than we though.

Baby Sophia is in the NICU and will be there for at least 3 weeks. She has meconium aspiration. She had to have a chest tube put in because of a collapsed lung and is on a high frequency vent. We are asking for prayers for Sophia and Michelle. We have created a facebook page for Sophia. Please visit the page and pray for my sweet niece and sister.

Click here for Sophia's Facebook page.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Prima goodies

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Photo courtesy of Prima Marketing

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New blog layout

Please bear with me while I make a few changes to my blog. I've had a couple of different looks over the last week or so. So far I'm liking the white background the best. Let me know what y'all think.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Love layout

It's been a long time since I had any desire to do a 12x12 layout. I mainly work on mini albums, ATCs and cards. But when I saw this Vintage Valentine paper from Fancy Pants, I thought I'd give it a go.

I made the flower myself from some satin ribbon. It's hard to see but I also have a layer of Bazzill tulle on top of the strip of satin ribbon.

It's a fairly simple layout but I'm pleased with it. I probably won't put it in an album. I'm hoping to find a nice frame to hang it in.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentine mailboxes

Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers. It's a fun holiday for children too. Every year, I make a Valentine's Day card for my daughters and give them a small little gift and chocolate. This year I decided to do something different. I found the dollar mailboxes at Target, decorated them, and filled them with 14 different notes, fun facts, coupons and more.

I'm excited to watch them read the little surprises each day through Valentine's Day. Once the 14th is over, they can put these cute little mailboxes in their rooms until next year.

Monday, February 1, 2010

One Little Word

letter P O S i T I28 V letter I scrabble letter T Y my one little word for 2010. I chose this word because I feel that by bringing more positive thoughts into my everyday life I can not only make my life better but the lives of others as well. This will directly affect my girls and my husband. And knowing that I am making a difference in their lives gives me motivation. It was hard at first, trying to be so positive. I normally see the glass half empty. But each day it's a little easier to see the positive in things.

I hope you all have your one little word for 2010 and have applied it to your everyday life. Check out Spell With Flickr to transform your one little word into something fun. And in case you haven't heard about one little word, check out Ali Edward's blog.