Monday, July 30, 2007

August Addicted Scrapper Sneak Peak!

Wanna sneak peak?? Well... here are my recent projects I completed with the Addicted Scrappers August kit. It was such a versatile kit to work with. Tons of papers and embellishments and the pink/purples were great for girly pages while the green/browns were good for masculine or generic pages. I was able to create a variety of different looks and I still have soooo many scraps leftover! I still have more projects I wanna do with it! I loved the double-sided Upsy Daisy papers! Very cool line! And Addicted Scrappers just came out with exclusive clear acrylic stamps! I love them. (The flower, journaling oval, "Memories" word, and arrow are all from this month's set of stamps!!) Thanks for peaking!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cool Clipboard!

I had so much fun making this little circle clipboard!

It came with my July Addicted Scrappers kit (Check them out- they're awesome!). A cool trick I discovered is since I love this clipboard so much, I didn't want to permanently affix the design to the clipboard (in case I want to change it in the future- I probably won't though- it turned out so cute!). So, I simply created the design on chipboard and cardstock to add dimension and instead of gluing it down, I just laid it in place and attached/screwed the silver clipboard clip through it to hold it there! Its very secure! I love the fact that I can change my boys pictures too since the clip just holds the photo so perfectly! Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Cool Stamp Tip

If you're anything like me, you forget about what stamps you actually have because they are tucked away in a drawer somewhere. Its usually AFTER I've completed a card or layout that I remember the perfect stamp that I COULD have used if I'd have remembered it!

So... I thought of a cool idea...

Create a reference sheet of all your stamps! Just take your wood-mounted ones and lay them wood side down (where it shows the design) on a flatbed scanner... fit as many as you can on your scanner and then scan and print out a reference sheet. For clear acrylic stamps, either copy or scan the piece of paper that they are usually mounted on that shows the design. You can also just stamp all of your stamps onto a card or paper, but this seems to take a lot longer than just scanning them.

Now the next time you are scrapping or crafting, you can pull out your reference card(s) and see what stamps you actually own!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I've Been TAGGED!

I've been tagged!

My best friend Christine (check out her blog: Paper Rhino- link on right) tagged me, so I have to continue this! The rules are pretty simple. List 7 random things about myself and then tag others to do the same. Sound good? Now technically, I'm supposed to tag 7 other people but honestly I don't know 7 people that have blogs yet! So I am revamping the rules and am tagging 5 people. Once you are tagged, you need to post the rules and tag 7 (or 5!) other people by letting them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment on their blog. So... Jeff, Lisa, Dee, Didi and Jenn... you've been tagged!!

1. I competed in beauty scholarship pageants when I was in high school and college. I even made 1st runner up once and won the swimsuit trophy!

2. I am deathly afraid of spiders.

3. My husband and I were both virgins when we got married!

4. I recorded a CD with our past worship leader at church. I played keyboard. Its pretty amazing to see your name on a CD jacket!!

5. I have always loved horses. As soon as I got married, I bought my first horse "Cowboy." He is a beautiful Appaloosa- chestnut colored with white spots on his back.

6. I ran a 5k race last summer.

7. I started my college degree in journalism and was the editor of our high school paper. I also wrote articles for our local newspaper before going into teaching.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Addicted Scrappers projects

Here are some of the projects I created with the July kit over at Addicted Scrappers. This was such an awesome kit! Great boy "star" themed papers and transparency and embellishments. It was a ton of fun! I am LOVING being on the design team there! They are an amazing bunch! Thanks for looking!