my ScrapMuse is…

happy to be able to show the gift I made my son’s speech therapist.  It turned out different than I expected, but also better 🙂 So here we go!

I used a rub-on along the bottom of the pictures and used a journaling die-cut sticker, for the therapist to write her thoughts (we also gave her a card for our thoughts)

I had strips left over from another project, which I stacked and used Rubber Stampede brown dye ink on the edges.  Lots of ribbons and fibers (the red border is actually a Hambly sticker border on a blue ribbon) and a chipboard bracket.

I found this collection called White Out.  The background paper as well as this piece here come from that collection.  I put a tiny die-cut circle, outlined part of the flower and used a cloud stamp.

Button with brown twine, letter stickers, and an M I cut from a sheet of the Garage Sale line from Recollections.

I’m really happy with how this turned out.  I got inspired by something I saw in a commercial 😛  So I put the letter stickers down, then used my aqua colored pencil and a ruler to block out the area around the title and colored in the space.  The title reads “Ta Winsee,” which is my son’s way of saying “Thank you, Lindsay”

And here it is in its full glory!

So here is my supplies list (off the top of my head):

WhiteOut collection double-sided patterned paper (orange circle and red flower)

K & Co. Ephemera (envelope, arrow, and red butterfly)

Rubber Stampede (blue and brown dye ink stamp pads)

Kelly Panacci die-cut stickers (“T”, “W”, green plaid tag)

Cloud stamp

Sakura .30mm black pen

Recollection Garage Sale (“M” block)

And for a little treat, speaking of my little one, for this first birthday, my husband thought a photo album of picture from his first year would be something nice to show on his birthday.  When I finished putting all the photos in (it was 2 4X6 photos per page), the bottom space was empty, and I wondered: how am I going to separate the years for people looking through.  Enter my tag divider idea.  I’ve now done two and I’m finishing p his third year divider.  Here’s the 1st year’s divider:

As you can probably imagine, there’s a lot of different stuff in here.  I’ll give a supply list that I’ll update later.


K & Co. Ephemera pack (red wagon, yellow and blue button die-cuts, green ticket, words, and pinwheel)

Hambly border stickers (red loop)

Simple Stories Destinations (background card)

Transparency Sheet All Boy

Thanks for looking and feel free to comment!

Also, don’t forget, Memory Works is clearing out all the old stuff, so the clearance items are even cheaper!  Plus, new lines are coming out practically evey day, so snap them up!  You may still be able to purchase the August Memowry Works Express kit Camp Out, and September’s is called School Day and looks really cool!

And as always, if you like what you see, but don’t have the time, let me know!  We can work together to make a beautiful photo memory album that won’t break your wallet 🙂

Happy Scrapping!

my ScrapMuse is…

really happy to be able to share this with you.  So my husband’s grandmother celebrated her 100th birthday last year.  Among her gifts, my mother-in-law (her daughter) suggested doing a scrapbook album of her life thus far.  I thought, wow!  That’s an awesome idea.  So we gathered up TONS of pictures, scanned them (we had pictures from the late 1800s!) and I made her an album.  Here’s a small taste for you…!

The album had a picture window in the front cover, but instead of a picture, I did this, using her initials, CEH.

The black “stitching” is actually my black Sakura .30mm pen.

 I used stamp ink markers to fill in the lines on the paper and make the flower.

 The flower in the top left corner is actually 4 layers. I cut a flower out of the paper collection I was using, distressed the edges, then the whole thing. I took a chipboard flower next and sanded off the glitter spots (didn’t work with my color scheme, & I liked the distressed look). I added a small paper flower and then a tiny die-cut for the center.

The large chipboard letters stand for the name of the camp she used to go to every summer for many years.  The die-cut leaves had flower as well, but I dressed them up with paper flowers with brad centers

I hope you enjoyed the show and I will post more pages from this album later.  If you like what you see, drop me a comment!  And thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping!

my scrapmuse is…

going to upload the layout I made for my son’s speech therapist.  As usual, it didn’t turn out quite the way I intended, but I really like it!  Hope she does too!

In the meantime, I’m going to share some more glorious Memory Works stuff!

First off, the August Express Kit, Camp Out, is now on sale for anyone who wants to get their hands on it 🙂  Keep in mind, they’ll go fast!  Just $29.95 (plus S&H) and it can be yours!  And even if you’re not a camper, there’s still loads of projects you can use it for.  Yippee!  Let me know via email is you’d like to purchase.

Now on sale!  August Express Kit…Camp Out – lots of great elements!

Next we have a sneak peek for September’s Express Kit entitled Study Hall.  I’m really liking what I see here, especially since my little guy starts preschool this September. *sniff* I just know I’m gonna cry… So if this little taste inspires you to purchase, as above, it’s $29.95 (plus S&H).  Send me an email and I’ll make sure you get it!

September Express Kit- Study Hall – can you tell I’m excited!

And one more thing before I let you go…Simple Stories has added three, yes, three! new collections for all of your upcoming scrapbooking needs (or stuff from last year, we all have ’em 😉  Introducing Harvest Lane, Take a Hike, and Handmade Holiday!

New from Simple Stories for Fall, three new collections: Harvest Lane, Take a Hike and Handmade Holiday

So if anything at all interests you, send me over an email and we’ll get you your goodies!  My email is  You can also find it ony me Contact Me Here page.

Happy scrapping!

my ScrapMuse is…

very busy with ideas and projects rolling around in her head.  So I’ve got a few projects in the works, whch I promise to post as soon as they are done!  One is a gift my son’s speech therapist, and there’s a few personal projects that are in various stages.

On the Memory Works side of things, we’re in catalog transition time!  Well, what the heck does that mean, you may be asking.  There are two full color catalogs a year.  During transition time, all the awesome companies we know and love are coming out with new lines for Fall, so all the Spring/Summer stuff starts going on Clearance (as in right now!), so once it’s gone, it’s gone!  It’s the post-holiday/season sale that we scrapbookers love!  So while there’s tons of clearance stuff, there’s also new Fall stuff coming out.

Here’s what’s new now:

Bella Blvd

Designer tape, a Thanksgiving line that a little “outside the box” (in a GOOD way), and birthday collections for all those autumn and winter birthdays.


Full of warm autumn colors and may I say that Serenade is just beautiful!

Fancy Pants

does it again with four terrific themes that can do so much!

Teresa Collins

Everyone has their favorite lines.  I think these will become some of mine!

Plus the August edition of Memory Works Express Kit is out!

Introducing:  Camp Out!

Memory works puts out a monthly Express Kit for $29.95 a month.  Sometimes themed for the month/holiday/season, sometimes they’re simple delightful.  Always a nice monthly fix for your scrapbooking tooth 😛

That’s all for now!  Please comment or email me!

Namaste and happy scrapping!