Sunday, October 17, 2010

Page Shares

**Sorry, I thought I set this to post on Friday but it appears I didn't hit the 'publish' button :-(**

I have managed to get *some* scrappin' done in the past 6 months. I'm still working on finishing RJ's baby album and I've been scrappin' a lot of 6x6, 8x8 and mini albums. Here are a couple of pages that I completed a while back, but hadn't shared here.

RJ and one of the little girls that he used to go to daycare with. She's such a lil cutie pie and she had the cutest lil crush on RJ! BTW- I love my lil handmade flower! I used this Hero Arts stamp and some punches to make it!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (
Green at Heart)
Embellishments: stash- button

Tools: Cricut Expression (Lyrical Letters & New Arrival); EK Success- circle scallop punches; Stickles; Hero Arts-
flourish background cling stamp

You may remember these pictures from our trip to Orlando for the Cavs v/s Magic game. I still get a kick out of RJ's pics.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Marrakech)
Embellishments: Bazzill- Just the edge (stars); Basic Grey- journaling spot
Tools: Cricut Expression (Sports Mania & Plantin Schoolbook); EK Success- corner rounder

I want to try more techniques & use more of my supplies on my pages. I used my Cricut Expression and some Basic Grey paper that I've been hoarding on both of these layouts. I don't use my Expression as much as I'd like to, but I'm trying to pull it out more often. I've done pretty good about limiting my scrappin' purchases to the necessities. Now to completely contradict myself, I've joined 2 kit clubs recently...... Studio Calico and Scarlet Lime. I've always wanted to try a monthly kit and these 2 companies seemed to offer the best value and variety. I just received my 2nd kit from both companies and I am VERY happy thus far. They give you enough product to create several 12x12 pages, some cards and maybe even a mini album. My hope is to be able to share what I create with each month's kit on this blog. I won't promise that is how it'll go. We'll just play it by ear ;-)

That's all I have for today. I hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying a wonderful Sunday!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Where have I been and what have I been up to?

That's a good question, but a better one might be "What HAVEN'T I been up to?" Let's has been C.A.R.A.Z.E.E!!! That is putting it mildly. We've traveled some (not as much as we hoped), attended and hosted lots of parties, been audited 3 times for our small business (they are SERIOUS about fraud), RJ has joined a t-ball team and he's started pre-school! I cried more on his first day of school than I have in the 4 years he's been on this Earth! See, look at how cute my little man was on his first day:

I made sure not to cry in front of him, but once I walked out of that classroom IT.WAS.OVA :-( We couldn't find a pillowcase small enough for his nap pillow so I had to break out the sewing machine and make one. Here's the finished product:

I know it's not a garment of clothing, but it's something! As if starting "big kids school" wasn't enough growing up for me, we signed him up for t-ball. He loves it! The kids are all older and bigger than he is, but he doesn't let that bother him! Here he is at the first practice *my kid is the little one on the left* :

Here he is before and during his first game:

His team is 2-2 and he's learning a lot and playing great! Which reminds me......I don't know why a super smart board member (insert sarcastic smiley) scheduled an AWAY t-ball game on a Tuesday night at 7:00 in a location that is 30 miles away from our home field! We're just getting home and he has yet to get his bath. This has been a L-O-N-G night :-(
I have a few pages to share with you on Friday so until then......Have a great 'hump' day :-)


Monday, October 11, 2010

Mic check.......Is this thing on?

Whew! There are some MAJOR cobwebs growing around here! How you been, how ya momma been? Sorry, you'll have to excuse my silliness. It's 2:30 in the morning as I type this and I'm a little delirious!

I've been super busy for the past few months (more on that later) with family, work and just being me . I wanted to drop-in to let you all know that I am still here and while I haven't posted any much in the last few months I am still getting my craft on ;-) I've scheduled a few posts for the next couple of weeks to catch you up on what's been going on with me.

Here's a pic of one of the projects that I'll be sharing with you in the coming weeks, enjoy!

*All About Me Mini Album*


Saturday, April 3, 2010

TGF Battle of the Design Teams, Week 2

I'm back again to post my card for this week's TGF Battle of the Design Teams. This week we were challenged to create an 'easel' card. I have NEVER made one of these before, but I found a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and it was pretty easy to follow. I used Kazan's sketch 49 at 2 Sketches 4 You to create my card. Here it is:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: K&Co (Wild Raspberry)
Embellishments: Stickles; stash- ribbon
Tools: Martha Stewart- Doily Lace edge punch; The Greeting Farm- stamp (Lolli Anya); Papertrey Ink- stamp (Signature Greetings); Spellbinders Labels 3; Sizzix Big Kick; Copic Markers

Our team voted my card to be the 'official' entry for us this week. In order for us to move forward in the challenge we have to be in the top-half of votes received. So we need your votes to continue! Please visit The Greeting Farm's gallery and vote for the 'Team Moxie' entry. You will need to register, but it only takes a couple minutes. We'd really appreciate your help to get us thru to next week! Once you've registered, you can vote by leaving a comment on the 3 cards you like most. Our entry will be filed under 'Team Moxie' here: TGF Royal Battle Week 2

Thanks for stopping by :-)

TGF Battle of the Design Teams, Week 1

Hello again! It's been over a week since I last posted so I thought I share some of what I've been working on. I'm currently participating in The Greeting Farm's challenge for their blog readers and fans. We were all put into teams and each week we are presented with a different challenge. The challenge for the first week was to create a 'retro' themed card using the colors in this image:

Here's what I came up with:

Cardstock: Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (Kitchen Spice)
Embellishments: Basic Grey- stickers; Martha Stewart- glitter; The Greeting Farm- stamp (80's Anya)
Tools: Spellbinders Labels 8; Sizzix Big Kick; Copic Markers

I just have no idea how to even begin creating something with a 'retro' theme, but hey I gave it a shot!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

On the go!

Hello again! So I didn't get around to posting my layout for the scrap-a-long bad. I finally finished my taxes and was just too exhausted to put together a post :-( My plan last week was to use 2 sketches...yeah, that didn't happen! I used a PageMaps sketch for the layout and used up more of the Basic Grey paper that I had been hoarding. Here's the sketch:

Here's my layout:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Lime Rickey)
Embellishments: Basic Grey- stickers (letter, border, chipboard arrow & bird); American Crafts- Thickers; Me & My Big Ideas- journaling spot
Tools: Fiskars- white gel pen

I wasn't completely happy with the layout at first. It felt like something was missing so I added the faux stitching. As for this week's sketch(es) for the scrap-a-long, I'm participating in the 'Battle of the Design Teams' challenge on The Greeting Farm blog so I'll be creating cards and maybe an altered project.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, March 15, 2010

How Delightful!

Popping in again to post a quick card using some stamps I just order from a new company, Lawn Fawn. Since I needed to make something quick, I decided to use the current card sketch challenge on the Bo Bunny blog. Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

Cardstock: Bazzill & Recollections
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (Kitchen Spice)
Embellishments: Making Memories- buttons; American Crafts- embossing powder; Lawn Fawn- stamps; Stash- twine
Tools: Spellbinders- Deckled Rectangle dies; Versamark

Thanks for stopping by :-)