…oddly desperate to use all my supplies…

…okay, maybe not all of them, but I have such a stash that I want to do something with.  Mainly because I’m having new product envy.  Strictly speaking I’m not really able to purchase new stuff (having lost my permanent job and now looking for a new one), so I’ve been trying to find challenge blogs (plus I love the inspiration and the, well, challenge :P), and different little projects to make to use what I have.

On this train of thought, I’ve discovered art journaling (and yes, there are challenge blogs for that too! wow :P) and some other names in the scrapbooking industry overseas (mainly Europe).  I’ve added a couple new links to my sidebar.  One for SODAlicious and another for I Like Grey.  Both overseas and both with some fantastic stuff!  Check out their blogs and let me know what you think.

And now, a little teaser, I’ll be posting the sneak peek for the March Express Kit from Memory Works.  You know how some sneak peeks just get you salivating to see the whole thing?  Yeah, this one did that for me…so stay tuned later on 🙂

Happy scrapping!

…revealing a new layout…

…it’s challenge time!  I mentioned in an earlier post that I really don’t like pink and this month is the love month, and while I’m not against the holiday, or at least the sentiment, pink tends to be everywhere this month.  Red I don’t mind as much, but I can’t really do pink. So I was very excited to see this color scheme on the ILS blog for February.  And this Creative Scrappers sketch #246 provided the layout.  I flipped the sketch around to fit my photos better, and made this to cheer up a single friend of mine, who has hated the past few Valentine’s Days.

Strangers, Friends, Family:

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My husband and our friend were matched up as college roommates.  Even though my husband is from LI and our friend is from the Bronx, they didn’t even know the other existed.  What started as a nervous 2-hour phone call developed into a close friendship that is still strong to this day.


Supplies include:

Kraft and black cardstock

DCWV Paper Stack Tattered Time and Asian

Simple Stories Destinations “journey” sticker, “Noteworthy” and large journaling die-cuts

Letter stickers “Strangers, Friends”

Metal cut-out letters “Family”

Marvy Uchida Stamp Markers Plum

Brads, brown and tan photo corners, large paper clip

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge

Studio G Asian lettering stamp

Studio G black and brown pigment ink

Border stamp dots double row

Corrogated cardboard


Happy scrapping!

…revisiting a previous topic…

…the question of redoing a layout that you might not like or certain situations have changed.

So I asked your opinion on redoing a layout.  I “improved” a layout I did for my younger sister’s graduation from college.  The original layout pictures are missing, but I remember what I did, and what I was trying to do.  Didn’t quite work.

So I saved two of the pictures (just got rid of one featuring her at-the-time-fiancee-now-ex-husband) and started almost from scratch.

Here’s the new and improved…and while you don’t know what the original look like, I’d still like your opinion on the new and improved lo…



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A little background: my sister graduated from UCF.  Their school colors are black and gold and their mascot is the knight, as in UCF Knights.  I tried to stick to those colors as much as possible, adding in tan, white, or yellow when necessary.

Supplies include:

Once Upon a Time paper pack – knight paper

Pink Paislee Honey Bee patterned paper

K&Co. chipboard letters

Large chipboard letter: “R” in title

Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letter stickers: “new”, “2007” “REASONS TO SMILE”

Bling: rhinestone swirl, yellow gem flower centers

Simple Stories Destinations: ticket and “GRAD” alpha stickers

Avery: journaling tag

Flower: various patterned papers and die-cut from a card I received

Buttons, black acrylic paint, dimensional adhesive, copper glitter glue

Tsukineko Gold pigment ink

7Gypsies fabric tape

So what do you think? Questions? Comments?

Happy scrapping!

cold, tired, and inspired…

cold because we got hit with snow, and while I’m not complaining (I’m from Buffalo and living in Florida for four years gave me a serious jonesing for winter snow), I don’t like being cold…

tired because the apple my son partially ate yesterday disagreed with him and decided to log it’s argument at 12:30 in the morning.  We had to change his pajamas and the bed sheet twice and clean his blankie, which he would not go back to sleep without, so after everything was said and done, we all got to sleep around 1:30/2 o’clock in the morning…

inspired because even though it’s February (and no me and hubby are just fine, I just don’t like pink, or diamonds, or all the jewelry commercials for said jewelry that have totally outrageously astronomical prices), I found a scrapbook challenge that I actually want to do!  It’s from another blog I follow by a wonderful photographer and artsy, wicked cool scrapbooker who’s a Design Team member for another blog.  Aaaaanyway…the color scheme chosen for this month has no pink!  and the red is more or a maroon/red-brown.  And so I’m going to do a layout featuring my husband and a very good friend of ours who has impacted our lives and who is like family, so Greg, that upcoming post will be for you!

For now, please enjoy some delightful goodies from memory Works.  I haven’t posted anything from them recently, and show you all some scrapbooking link love…

First off…The February Express Kit “Fanciful”


Next, for those who want to throw a party, a class, or just have a big group that would love to order stuff…MW Hostess Incentive for this month…


And finally, for those who aren’t fans of winter, a little spring sunshine from My Mind’s Eye…


my eye’s been caught by Notable and Remarkable…how bout you?

As always, thank you so much for coming to see me, feel free to comment, and happy scrapping!