Monday, October 26, 2009

lo: stealthy

I figured it was pretty sad that my youngest used my Bella Blvd. product before I did so today my goal was to use them on a layout. I'm a simple scrapbooker so a bit here and there suites me just fine and I love, love, love the cute little stamp!!! Needless to say, I am happy with today's creation.

I feel like I’ve been more than a slacker in the scrapbook department lately. I’ve been scrapping for a long time and go through many ups and downs and pretty much just try to ride it out. This time - since I wasn't feeling it when it came to creating layouts - I decided to make a quilt and I think stepping out of my comfort zone and doing something completely different really helped. Towards the end of the quilt process, I couldn’t wait to be done so I could get back to scrapping! It feels good!

Use Your Stash total: 12 down, 38 to go.

Happy Monday!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

if I don’t pay attention, little people get into my stuff!

My youngest decided to make something for his older brother… when I was working on his Halloween costume and slightly distracted. Drew using my scrapbooking leftovers normally isn’t a problem. He normally knows what he is and isn’t allowed to use, but I happened to have put new product right above the drawer he’s allowed to get into so he thought it was okay… and he was being sweet to his brother...

I guess he likes the Bella Blvd. Super Stud labels and stamps as much as I do!

Is it just me or does his face totally say, “you know you love me!”

Thursday, October 22, 2009

adventures in sewing (when you really don’t know what the heck you’re doing!)

I made a Rag Quilt… I am beyond happy with how it turned out! I’d never made a quilt before but always wanted to try and was wanting to break out of my comfort zone with creating so I decided to go for it... no time like the present!

  • I used these directions.
  • Fell in love the Fiskars 45mm Comfort Grip Rotary Cutter.
  • I was originally only going to do the center colors but it wasn’t as big as I thought it would be (math and I aren’t friends).
  • It was suppose to be a weekend project… and the main center portion was but then I had to go and add to it and extend the process.
  • Bought black fabric to go around it to make it bigger… cut everything, pinned it… didn’t like it… took it all apart.
  • Went and bought black fabric with polka dots and started over… liked it!
  • Somewhere in there I had an adventure with the batting… I’ll spare you the details…
  • In the middle of all this I started a Halloween costume (what was I thinking?!).
  • Clipped everything with my Softouch Micro-Tip Scissors.
  • wa-la!

I am a happy camper and am looking forward to when it finally gets cold (and stays cold!) because I’ll have something colorful and warm to curl up on the couch with!!!

Have a great week… from the sporadic blogger!

Friday, October 09, 2009


Fabric... I might have a new love...

Starting a new project! :-)

Sunday, October 04, 2009

anniversary card and a Christmas ATC

I have no idea where my time has gone lately because I haven’t created (or blogged!) in forever. I finally got a chance to make something yesterday (it was World Card Making Day after all) and it felt good!

Happy Anniversary Card

Christmas ATC

Use Your Stash total: 11 down, 39 to go.

Have a great week! I hope to be sharing more soon!