Category: simply scrappin

whoooo am i? {part 1}

ok. so, i knew i wanted to do some scrappin with this new owl paper.     

i knew i wanted to do something different, but i wasn’t sure what.     

so, i just let the creativity lead me…   

i decided to go with the question, “whooo am i?”     do you feel that way too?   

there are soooo many roles that we play, that sometimes i’m not sure which “hat” i am currently wearing.

i used some new birds that i had bought yesterday.   because they are embossed, i simply rubbed an inked cotton acrossed them, to accent the color. 
i wanted to use many layers.   wanted it to be very detailed with embellishments.   

i used some felt adhesive leaves, some flowers…ribbon, wood pcs…foam glue dots…

the scalloped yellow paper that i used as the background, i cut the corners off and added them at the bottom.   for extra bling, i used my glitter pens to add detail to the items.


the painting of “who”, at the top, isn’t perfect, but neither am i.  so that’s the layout so far. 

it’s not finished. 

i still need to answer the question, 

Whooo am I?

scraps of this & that

here’s another tin…just to show you that any color theme works!   not much supplies needed, (other than the candy & tin, you probably can make this from scraps you already have!). 

  • tin $2 available here
  • 1 or 2 sheets of paper, not even a full 12 x 12 sheet required to cover tin & candies (more if making a gift tag)
  • ribbon (enough to go around the tin once)  more, if you want to attach a gift tag
  • optional embellishments for top, such as flowers, rub-ons etc
  • Hershey nuggets (only 12 fit in the tin)

they are sooooo quick & easy, yet look impressive.


same tin, (just different lighting).   LOVE these owls!

wonderful weekend

i had such a wonderful mother’s day weekend, that i wanted to scrap-it first thing this morning.  (the picture is somewhat blurred out….but it is taken by-way-of the rear view mirror…during our road trip saturday).  (the paper, phrase tags, fabric tape and stickers all came from target–couldn’t wait to get them home and use them!)

  • my weekend started out on friday evening…my son came home from school and gave me a card and poem he had written for me….LOVE IT!  (see that post here)

  • saturday morning started out superbly when i stepped onto the scale and had lost another pound!  finally, i reached my first goal of losing 17 lbs.!!!
  • my guys (hubby & son) took me out of town shopping allllll day saturday!  i got to make all of the decisions…where to eat (chili’s & pizza hut), where to shop (especially archivers & target…) 2 stops at starbucks…..need i say more???  it was FANTASTIC!  and the weather was beautiful!!
  • oh, and my hubby, (who spoils me), bought me a beautiful outfit (skirt/shirt/shoes) from Ann Taylor Loft!!! Thanks honey!!!

  • sunday came and we were exhausted, (which unfortunately means we overslept and missed church)…so, i relaxed in my pj’s most of the day….watching I Love Lucy, Little People marathon, Jon & Kate Plus 8 marathon, the First 48…….once again, i got to have my choice of lunch and supper!  and i even had time to scrap & browse blogs!!!
  • oh and did i mention, they got me a Cookie Bouquet from Cookies by Design!  my absolute favorite gift!!!  i gobbled up one cookie (eeks, 400 calories)(extra hard workout on the treadmill made me feel better less guilty) and i still have 2 more cookies to enjoy.

whew!  whatta weekend!  i really appreciate all of the effort that went in to giving this mom a wonderful weekend.  i hope all of you moms had a super mother’s day too.Thanks guys!  love you!

sweet altered tins {mother’s day gifts}

well, i finally used my first tin that i purchased a month or two ago, from papertreyink, (which i love!  this company is the best!) anyways…..i’ve been waiting to create with them, and found mother’s day to be the perfect time.

their website and blog have many great ideas for these tins.

i used a beach theme for this particular one, (thinking of the person it would go to)…i covered the bottom of the tin with one type of paper, then covered the inside bottom, with another type, (still in the same theme line).

on the top, i put a coordinating rub-on.

each piece of candy, (hershey nuggets), are wrapped with a strip of paper in the same theme.

i wrapped a piece of matching ribbon around the oustide bottom of the tin and also tied it with a piece of the same ribbon.

i then, made a small gift tag using some of the same paper and rub-ons.the pictures aren’t the best because i took them with my phone….

hoping to make some more this weekend!


a bump in the road {life @ 13} scrapped

i’m pretty happy with how this layout turned out.  i just love this paper and am happy to finally have used it.
the scrabble letters have been in my sticker album for a long time.  finally using them.    love how the title works with the road theme of the paper.
i don’t know why, but i love this little skull rub-on.  it’s from a set of rub-ons that are the same theme as the paper.
i’ve had these numbers so long, i don’t even remember where they’re from….i like how they add more dimension to the layout.  of course i enjoy using my favorite { }
you can see here that i cut out pieces of the paper and attached some of them with foam dots, to add dimension.  cutting out tiny paper items and using them for embellishments, is something that i’ve been reading about over on christine middlecamp’s blog.  she creates amazing layouts.  very detailed.  alot of handcrafted embellishments that make her layouts ‘pop’.
…just another view…..happy scrappin!

just mouse’n around

 mickey-card-1.gif my parents recently returned from vacationing in florida and brought back all sorts of goodies for us.  i happen to have some mickey scrappin stuff, so i made a quick thank you card. 
 mickey-card-2.gif used different sizes of scalloped circle punches, cute matching ribbon, 3D stickers and some quickutz rub-ons.
 mickey-card-3.gif …added this to the front of the envelope….more 3D stickers and quickutz rub-ons…
 mickey-card-4.gif …inside of card…another sticker…
 mickey-card-5.gif and this is the back of the envelope…a little more ribbon to add color and a metal rimmed sticker.

quick & easy & mousey cute!!