October 29, 2008

October 29th Sketch

Here's a new one!

My favorite subject........

My C.J. He is by far my favorite subject to scrap. He makes scrapping easy. Though always getting the perfect picture may not always be that easy. He is your average 2 year old. Never sits still. He is constantly running and playing. So I take the pics when I can. They are not always as I want them to be, but hey, that's life. And that's how I want to remember it. Here is my favorite subject, in a not so perfect picture, just lookin' cute.

October 28, 2008


An easy way to lay out a page is to start with blocking. The rest just sort of falls into place. Blocking can be done with pics, or patterned paper, or groups of embellies. The choice is yours. Here is an example of a Layout I just completed using blocking.

October 27, 2008

Bittersweet Days

This page was very hard for me to do. I am glad it is done, but it has taken a toll on my emotions. I often find myself avoiding these types of pages. But I think that they are just as important to document as the happy times.

The journaling: Life. Death. You can't have one without the other. I sit here, with tears, writing what I have not been able to write for three years. A journey of new life, and the sadness of death. I received the dreaded call on September 22, 2005. The call came from Kelly letting me know that grandpa had passed. I cried. It was at that very moment that I knew the baby I was carrying was a boy. That was verified by ultrasound the very next day. I like to believe that my grandfather played a role in the decision of whether I had a boy or a girl. I think he must have spoke with God to grant me my wish. Thanks grandpa. I love you. I miss you. Love, Kathy

October 25, 2008

When all else fails....

Ok, I have been facing some serious scrappers block lately. I really wanted to scrap today, but I had zero ideas or inspiration running through my head. So I just grabbed a photo, three patterned papers and a coordinating piece of card stock. I took the three pieces of card stock and laid them on top of each other. I just started cutting. Then I separated the pieces and formed the puzzle like border on the left side of the page. The rest just sort of fell into place. I really like how this one turned out


October 24, 2008

Altered Countdown Clipboard

With the holidays right around the corner, here are two clipboards to help you count down the days!

The first thing you want to do is alter the clipboard any way you want. Christmas, Halloween, Vacation, etc. After everything is down and sealed with Mod Podge, do the following.

I found very flat washers that I adhered to the clipboard where the numbers would go. I attached using Tacky Glue, and I think they held pretty well. Then I bought magnet strips to attach to the back of the numbers. Get the flat magnets, not the rolls, these seem to work better and lay flatter.

Here is a pic of the washer and magnet.

I thnk I will hang this close to the refrigerator so that I have easy storage for the rest of the numbers. I did numbers so that I could count down for a month. You will need

0 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

You can always add a third washer and more numbers if you want to count from further away!

Have fun, and post here if you make one, I would love to see them!

By the way for those on a budget, this project is VERY inexpensive.

Washers (5) .94 @ Walmart
Magnets (5 Strips) .77 @ Walmart
Clipboard .97 @ Walmart

Paper~ Stash
Paint .44 @ Walmart.

Total cost for two projects, $5.85 w/tax

October 20, 2008

October 20 Sketch

Another one to play around with. Remember, if you complete the sketch please email me a copy of your completed Layout and I will added to my blog!

October 18, 2008

So besides not blogging......what have I been up to?

Well I have gotten some scrapping done. Though it is not some of my greatest work. I have been working from sketches that can be found at Page Maps. A few of the designs are my own. So here is what I have been working on lately:

Bedtime Story, based on a sketch from PageMaps

Big Boy Bed, designed by scrapnkitty

Beach Feet, designed by scrapnkitty
{Nature Boy} based on a sketch from PageMaps

As promised.....

Ok, so as you know I have been in a rut lately. I think I finally worked myself out of it. Here is the latest sketch. Please feel free to email me your completed LO and I will be more than happy to post it here!

October 13, 2008

I forgot to blog......

Wow, with the winter months setting in I think I lost track of time. I have been scrapping here and there. But sorry to say I have not created any more new sketches. I promise to get back on this soon.

I just wanted to drop in say to those that are listening, or reading that I am here and I have not forgotten you. I will be back with some more sketches soon!

Happy Scrapping!

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