my ScrapMuse is…

loving the fact that I get to show off Memory Works products!  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m an Independent Consultant for Memory Works, whic sells all kinds of scrapbooking supplies and tools.  All the name you see in the magazines and online, plus they have their own Simple Stories line, which has about 10+ collections itself.  And each collection, while themed, can be used with all the other collections and can be used for page themes other than what they’re designed for!

I’ll give a quick ‘for instance’: their Destinations line mainly deals with travel, however, I used elements from it for a page for my sister’s college graduation.

This layout highlights my little one’s 1st Halloween.  Most of what I used was from Memory Works October Express Kit from 2010 (I absolutely LOVE Halloween, one could even say obsessed, which I happily admit)  So I’ll upload the pics and please, feel free to comment!

my ScrapMuse is…

glad for those of you who have stuck around, even though I did not make my ‘next day’ post as promised.  For that I apologize.  I’m going to try to post once a week.  With a full-time day job, plus hubby and little one, things can get hectic 😛  All you parents out there will understand, I hope 🙂

So, I’ll be making the post I planned to make, plus an  extra, to whet your appetite for more.

Here’s the remaining four pages of the brag book I made for my mother-in-law, starring my adorable munchkin (who’s turning 3 soon; these are all first year pictures)


Thanks for looking and leave comments!

Namaste and happy scrapping!

…eager to share a project with you…

I want to try to update this once per week, however, it’s going to be a little crazy sporadic as I get used to the blog and get pictures for you wonderful people to see!  So here’s some pictures from a brag book I made my mother-in-law, featuring pictures of my little guy with different nicknames that have developed for him.

I originally planned for the photos to be B&W and stick with colored papers, etc.  However, the photos ended up being in color, so I flipped it, adding touches of blue and yellow (my hubby’s and my fave color, respectively).  The album is chipboard album from 7Gypsies (I love that company, among others :P).

So here’s the cover, plus the first 4 pages (yeah, I’m a tease, I know :P)   Come back tomorrow for the rest!

Brag Book cover

He is aka (the “aka” is hard to see, but that’s part of the charm I think.)

Brag Book page 1

Sweet *Heart*, I stamped over a chipboard heart to make a mask, and the word “sweet” is a rub-on.

Brag Book page 2

Our Boy; used buttons with fibers for the “O”‘s, stamped the other letters in black cardstock in white pigment ink, and adhered a blue button to the center of the die cut flower and used my white gel pen to cover the extra non-matching color.

Brag Book page 3

Character; Papa’s nickname for the little guy, and he’s wearing his monster hat. I insisted on it and everyone who saw it (he’s grown out of it) loved it. The cricket is a rub-on, while the swirl and letters (three different sets) are stickers.

Brag Book page 4

delicious; one of Nana Cele’s (she’s actually his great-grandma, but we thought that’s a mouthful for a baby, you think?) nicknames; the text is hand-written except for “delicious” which is alphabet stamps with black dye ink.

Happy scrapping!

my ScrapMuse is

ready to rock and roll…..hopefully 🙂

So hey there, blogosphere!  And anyone else who wants to hear my ramblings! 🙂  Ramblings will deal primarily with scrapbooking; my hobby, my creative outlet, my obsession.  Think it’s right up there with chocolate, and I am fully admitting my addiction to chocolate :P, just try to find healthy fixes for my chocolate tooth 😛

Anyway, on to scrapbooking.  I discovered it about 7 years ago, and have only looked back once (gasp! some of you might be thinking, you were going to stop?!).  Yes, I was, and the short, short version (kudos to anyone who gets that movie reference) is my personal life was in great upheaval and very few things in my life were safe from my wrath.  Everything has quite settled down by now, to some degree, and I am back with scrapbooking, with a vengeance! 🙂

So I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to scrapbook (anyone who has a hobby/love/obsession in their life will understand my enthusiasm) and to cement that love even more, I became an Independent Consultant for Memory Works.  Memory Works is a direct sales company that, you guessed it, sells scrapbooking supplies.  And not just papers; tons of stuff.  Collections  by designers you read about in the magazines (cuz i have yet to find that stuff in big box craft stores), tools, embellishments, inks….suffice to say, there’s a LOT!  They also have their own line, called Simple Stories, and that line currently has more than 8 12×12 collections, along with a few other collections in smaller sizes.  All the collections coordinate with each other, so you can stick with one line or combine, it’s up to what your muse tells you is right.

In addition to my consultant business, I also provide scrapbooking services for others.  The terms most often are professional scrapbooker or scrapbooker-for-hire.  What it simply means is you like the look of scrapbook pages, but don’t have the time, etc. to get the project done.  So I use your photos and make BEAUTIFUL pages.  Please, feel free to grab a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, whatever floats your boat and peruse my gallery.  I’ll mention layouts that use Memory Works supplies, since not all of my projects do (going into scrapbooking stores is dangerous for me 😛 )

Namaste and happy scrapping!