Monday, August 7, 2017

Cards, cards, and more cards part two

So I found more prestamped images. They are neverending I tell you. I still have more along with some random die cuts. Does anyone else have this problem?

I really love the way this group came together before:

When I saw the superwoman I knew right way that I wanted to pop her up on these little spring tings that I have had for a while...cause again bashing my stash. Mind you since I just cleaned and put them somewhere safe it took me hours and hours to find them.

 Worth it!

This adorable little image is a digi stamp from Mo I am not sure if she still makes stamps or not but her stuff is great. She has layers and is printed on copy paper, cause I was testing my copics but I loved how it turned otu so I made it into a card anyway.

This one is not colored with Copics but stamped and layered I saw a card that Karen Pedersen did and just had to make it. So I made the star and never the card so now I came up with my own thing.

Sorry this one is sideways I have turned it a few times and it keeps flipping back.

I made this one with the one woody stamp that I still have from SU. I played along with a sketch from Sketch N Scrap from when they had a online crop recently. I also used some nest-abilities dies as well as that cute Hello die from  CTMH. Used up some more embellishments on the cards too.

Apparently I did not take a finished photo of the car alone. You can see that one below.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Cards cards and more cards

Hello friends I hope you have been good. I have been having a blast this summer graduations, family reunions, traveling, camping...ELOPING.

It has been great. I also have Fridays of in the summer time. I have been playing with my Cricut Air about fun! I discovered Vinyl and making shirts.

Wow my scrapbooking has suffered a little and I will show you some more of my vinyl projects soon but today I thought I would talk about cards and scraps and putting it all together.

I have been cleaning organizing my studio and ran across tons of prestamped images that I would "make into cards later"  Let me just say right now these are old! I would say they are from about 7-8 years ago. They also have already been colored. I dug through my paper scraps (yay me) I pulled out stuff I thought would match and started putting cards together.

Do you see all of the embellishments on this card? Yep that is because I am using them now that I have them sorted by color! I also pulled out some dies and used my big shot for the oval as well as the dots on the green paper.

 Next up some brads...and again old card stock scraps.

I have had this prestamped image the longest. I think it is from A-muse. Again more old embelishments.

This girl always made me laugh so hard. I also had some sentiments stamped with it. I had no way of using it so I just cut it apart and made up my own random little flower. I also used a die that is fringe for grass here.

 More old stuff ribbon and that bling spray.

Now I am bulding up my card stash as I get rid of my paper and embellishment stash.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Organize me please!!!

That is what my studio has been screaming at me for a good long time. I have been slowly going through my stash. I joined a Facebook page all about bashing your stash, honestly I should be bashing more of it but it is going better than it did last year so that is something right?

I have went through my paper and organized it by color and the pattern paper by manufacturer. I was being bothered that red isn't' always red but now that I have them sorted by company typically red is red.

I broke down all my Pocket Scrapbook cards by color...and then discovered that even though I love the rainbow it did not work for me here! See above statement about red not being red. I then moved all the cards back into sets and boy did I feel better.

My stamps are pretty good too grouped by type, sentiment, birthday, outdoors, fall, summer, get it.

Embellishments....ahhhhhhhh the horror!!!! They are in this drawer.

 Others are in this bin

The ribbon, they are ok and the buttons...does anyone still use buttons? I shall try as I bash my stash to make this a thing.

 You know what I never use hardly any of it! My work lacks the pazaz that embellishments bring. I even have brads and eyelets tons of them in every color. Because that is what a paper crafter needs everything in every color!!

So I decided to sort...everything by color. Then maybe I would use it up instead of only using it with the paper pack it goes with. The sorting took hours I have a lot more stuff than I thought. hahha ok ok just kidding I know I have a lot of stuff.

Let me tell you how awesome it was to get rid of all that packaging! So much and now I have a beautiful set of embellishments that I can...and HAVE been using.


Pewter and Gold

 Black, White, Silver

 I found these next bins at Hoby Lobby and just love the room that I have. They stack on top of each other.

Red - look at all of those goodies. I also sorted brads and that is what is in the little round tub.


 Yellow - that flower in the middle was bugging me so I have since moved that to the green bin.

 Pink - this one is extra deep I have a lot of pink stuff.



 Purple...I need more purple in my life.

 Blue - I also have a ton of this so this one is also deep.

 Here they all are together. Let me tell you that this has helped SO much I have been actually using this stuff up. Things that I have had for years and years and years! I must confess I did ditch the eyelets. I kept the brads though and have used them.

How do you store your things? 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Week 7 pocket pages lots of love

Week 7 was a lot of fun! It was valentines Day....awww I love a day of love. I got to see my dad, I got my hair highlighted, it has been years! My fiance`s daughter moved out of state last year and she called me a few weeks ago to surprise him so we have that here as well. Week 7 was fun fun fun and full of LOVE. Since it was so eventful I used two pages this week to tell all of the stories I wanted to share. 

Oh and do you see that weather photo? 60 degrees in February is unheard of here in the midwest!!! that is for sure newsworthy. Don't you fret winter came back in full swing. I am so thankful it is now spring as that is probably my favorite season. Everything is new and fresh. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Winky Face

Sometimes things just come together the right way. When I first got this cute paper I was trying to figure out what I wanted to use it for and then I remembered these photos of my little one learning how to wink. I couldn't believe how perfect it was since the paper even has winks on it! 

I decided to do this style that I have seen many times before it is actually perfect for paper scraps or if you have a lot of 6 x 6 pads of paper around.

I made the embellishments with the Artistry CTMH cartridge and added some quick journaling strips.

I like to do these journaling strips.

Here is a close up of my film strip and my little flags

Supplies from CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
Pattern Paper -  Some Kinda Wonderful
Cartridge - Artistry

Monday, March 27, 2017

Pocket Scrapbooking Week 6

This week was a slow week we had the Superbowl (how about that game?) at my moms, some cute grandson photo ops and oh...we bought a new car! So even though it was an exciting week I didn't have a lot of photos so I used this cute alternative size page protector. Something fun, something different and I used some more of those sport theme cards.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Pocket Scrapbooking Week 5

Hello and welcome to week 5 of my life. I am very happy to be staying fairly current in my album so far. I have never made it past the first page when I have tried pocket scrapbooking in the past. Yay me. This week we didn't have to much day to day stuff going on but ended up going out for a pizza/game night and then another night met some friends for cards.

I lost by the way...I don't know how I am very good at spades.

I used cards that I had gotten up at Tuesday Morning a while back. They are actually sport them cards and I just cut them up and made them work. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Week 4 - Pocket Scrapbooking and Organization

So Week 4 features photos of my daughters graduation from the National Guard. We are not really suppose to share where she is at or details so instead of showing you my finished page I thought I would show you a little bit of my process and organization while working on Pocket Scrapbooking

I found a great tracking tool on Pinterest that I love to use when planning my weekly pages. I fill that out and select my pocket page style

Next I cut down photos that I ordered using the collage feature from the Project Life App. That way I can order 4" x 4", 2" x 3" or 2" x 2" photos without the crazy expense of a special size. I just order a 4" x 6" and cut them apart. 

From there I assemble my pages using my PML cards. 

I store my cards in a medium size organizer from CTMH I saw a lot of people storing their cards this way on YouTube and the best part about it, is that it fits in the top of my Raskog Cart from IKEA.  I had originally kept them by color but recently I discovered something about myself that I never new. I scrap much better by collection. So now my cards are sorted by collection and that way everything goes together easy peasy and I don't have to worry about my pinks being a little off from one another.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Oh Deer!

I didn't mean to leave for a few weeks but let me tell you I have been a crafting up a storm so I have some goodies to share with you.

I am working on several things this year as I scrapbook. I am trying to stay current Pocket Scrapbooking and I am working on filling in the gaps in my 2013 album. I also want to finish up my daughters school albums as they both graduated several years ago. One in 2009 (she is up to 5th grade and doesn't have to much going on in middle and high school) and one in 2013 (she is up to 7th grade and she was my active girl) I am happy to say I am current on my little ones school albums. Whoo hoo!!!

I worked on these photos last month for a fun crop over at Sketch-n-Scrap. If you are ever looking for inspiration because you are stuck they have hundreds of sketches for you to start with. This was Sketch 101

Anyway today is not about school albums it is about my 2013 album. When I first started dating my fiance` we used to see deer's everywhere. This is one of our first dates where we ran into several deer on a walk.

Supplies from CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cocoa, Juniper, Glacier
Pattern Paper -  Jackson, Picture My Life Jackson Cards
Embellishments - Jackson Complements, Glacier twine, Glacier Sequins 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sweet...sugar rush

So I just am in love with our new paper pack Sugar Rush is has my name written all over it with three daughters. I have been playing with it all month and have made so many projects with it that I will be sharing with you.

I know I mentioned how I am doing pocket scrapbooking this year but don't think for a second that I won't be doing a lot of traditional scrapbooking as well. Currently I am working on finishing up 2013 and it has been fun going back and reliving one of the best years of my life to date.

Here is a sweet page about my dad bringing my little one a new bike just because.

This is a great page for using up some scraps. I also used up some of the zip strips on the top of  the Sugar Rush papers. It would also be very easy to adjust this layout and add more photos if you needed to.

Here is a close up of the journaling and some of the embellishment clusters.

Supplies from CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Whisper, White Daisy
Pattern Paper -  Sugar Rush
Embellishments - Sugar Rush Complements, Sugar Rush Dots
Other - Sugar  Rush Washi Tape

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Consider it Cased - Banners and stars oh my!

I have another Considered it Cased card. I ran across this card and just couldn't get over how simple yet adorable it was. I have made banner cards many many times before even banner cards that look almost exactly like this one. What I loved the most was the little strip of paper along the left hand side as well as the banner being a smidgen off center. I will for sure be using this pattern again and again and again.

My middle daughter just graduated from Basic Training and AIT she joined the National Guard. I am so proud of her and this is the card that I made her. I was originally going to do something using standard patriotic colors but the card took me here and I just went with it.

Supplies from CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: White Daisy 
Pattern Paper -  Sugar Rush
Embellishments - Sugar Rush Dots
Other - Gray Bakers Twine, Star Nestabilies 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Miss You

Welcome to another addition of Throwback Thursday. I have had this paper for years. When it came out I thought it would be perfect for travel or masculine projects. I joined a Facebook Group last January and recently have gotten really involved in it. The group is called Bash Your Stash and it encourages you to use what you have. This has always been my motto simply because if I don't use something I find that it goes out of style or I don't like it anymore.  Plus if I use it up I can get more

One of the challenges in early January was to grab 15 items and put them in a bin or basket and keep them on your table top so that you will be encouraged to use the items throughout the month on your projects.

The items from the BashKit on this card is actually that wooden plane and the USA cricut cut. I took it a few steps farther and also used this old paper, some old velvet ribbon (ohhh so soft) and brads! Yes I used brads on a card. 

Full disclosure...I didn't finish my BashKit stash. I used about half of the things I put in there. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pocket Scrapbooking - Week 2 and 3

Whoa here I am again with week 2 and 3!!! It is really working this time. Now I just have to keep it up. How are your scrappy goals coming along?

I don't really tend to follow hard set rules when I scrapbook. I like to keep it fun and so I pretty much do what I want and what I like. My life is one that I love but it isn't always super exciting. I worked really hard to make my life lovely and simple and so there might be weeks when there really just isn't much going on. Especially when we are in the middle of winter and it has just been cold and dreary out there.

With that being said. I combined weeks 2 and 3 so I didn't end up with a pocket page full of pretty pockets filled with PML cards. I want to keep my album photo heavy with a good balance of filler and journal cards.

I feel like I am starting to get the hang of this. Some of it seems to just be patient. I might not like how one pocket is looking but then when I put it all together it is like magic happens and it just works.

Supplies from CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Pomegranate,  Whisper, White Daisy
Pattern Paper -  Sugar Rush
Embellishments - Sugar Rush Complements, Sugar Rush Dots
Other - Sugar  Rush Washi Tape

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Extra PML Cards - Hooray!

Several years ago I was in a kit club and I loved it! One of the things I would try to do was use up the kit within a month or two of getting the kit. That way I could keep a fresh rotation of supplies I love on hand. In January most, but not all, of my projects came from the Workshops Your Way Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Kit from Close to my Heart. I love getting their kits because it all coordinates and it just makes my life simpler as far as trying to match supplies from different companies.

I know I am being wordy today but stay with me here I do have a cute project I am just giving you a little background. 

CTMH also made some changes recently, I think within the last year or so, and started adding PML cards into their paper packets. This is great for someone like me because I am actually doing pocket scrapbooking this year. However what if you don't do pocket scrapbooking? Well you can still use them in traditional scrapbooking like I did a while back on these pages. You can also use them on cards which is what I typically do. 

Supplies from CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Pomegranate
Stamps: Flower Market Collection
Ink: Black
Pattern Paper -  Sugar Rush
Embellishments - Sugar Rush Dots

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mama's little helper

My little one is so super creative! I decided to move some things around and organize my space so that she could start scrapbooking with me.

She is concentrating on her journaling! Yay

Now she is gluing her photos in. She is a real natural.

She completed about 5 pages but these were her favorites.