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world card making day

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i have a list a mile long of cards that i need to make for people.  it just keeps accumulating week to week. 

with today being “World Card Making Day”,  i decided to make a few. 

i wanted them to be simple, yet pretty. 

i also wanted to use supplies that i have on hand.  i’ve been trying to do that more often.  i seem to buy way too much scrap supplies. 

for this project, i simply used a few sheets of coordinating paper, a sheet of kraft paper, (which i love), a few buttons, my glitter mist and a favorite punch. 

i didn’t put any type of sentiment on them yet.  i’m not sure which one i’m using for which person yet.  i figured i could either add a stamped sentiment later or use them as blank not cards. 

did you make a card today? 

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{autumn greetings} color challenge

i scrapped this layout for a color challenge over on sistv. i never realized that you can put this widget into your blog and view the layouts!  very cool! 

with yesterday being the first day of autumn, i chose the fall color swatch for this challenge. 

the picture is actually a postcard that i got at our church garage sale. 

on this layout, i also tried using my sewing machine to stitch on paper.  a long time ago, i owned a mini sewing machine specifically for paper, and it was awful.  i hated using it.  so, i’ve been nervous about trying my regular machine.  but, i think you will see stitching on a lot more of my layouts! it was a lot of fun! 

i also tried another fun & easy technique that i saw in a magazine recently.  the chipboard arrow was a dingy color of brown, so i wrapped it with bright yellow thread to add more color and texture!  too easy!! 

all of this was stuff i had on hand.  i’ve been trying to use more of my stash…. 

i hope you are enjoying the first bits of fall. 

the women’s Bible study that i attend started today.  it was so good to see some faces that i haven’t seen since spring.  very excited to study God’s Word with these ladies! 

…but i’m no june cleaver…

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“i love my family…but i’m no june cleaver” 

this is a continuation of my “altered vera bradley catalog” that i started a month or so ago.  i had fun turning it into an art journal/journal about me project.  i wanted to try different scrapping techniques….and yet journal about things like my faith, my feelings, my opinions. 

this double page layout is about the fact that yes, i love my family….yes, i enjoy cooking dinner, but yet….i’m no june cleaver.  i occasionally make poor priority choices, such as, maybe, blogging, when i should be cooking dinner.  LOL.

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this next double layout is about the fact that people may say i’m an old fashion girl. 

i modge-podged some pictures of old shows/movies that i love. 

the journaling reads:

“I enjoy black & white movies and TV shows, probably because I prefer not to hear or see excessive swearing, violence or sex.  I appreciate manners and am shocked when people are rude.  I enjoy watching shows from times when the innocence of children were protected and marriage vows were treasured.  I guess that makes me an old-fashioned girl.” 

now, don’t get me wrong.  i don’t live in a bubble.  i’m not a prude.  i just think that on some things, it would be nice if we could take a step back in time… 

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to the moon, alice!

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well!  i’ve been a really bad blogger lately.  it’s been a whirlwind month of busy-ness. 

but it’s over!  so, life can return to normal. 

first off, i made these ATCs for a “moon & stars” ATC swap over on sistv

i’ve only seen the honeymooners a few times, but i love old black & white tv shows.  back when you didn’t have to worry about all of the sex and swearing on tv. 

i’m so happy that it’s friday! 

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{love The Office}

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enjoyed a very relaxing saturday yesterday.  beautiful weather, enjoyed a good book, a visit to the ice cream parlor before they close for the season, and late last night, a little scrapping!! 

my hubby & i love The Office.  we watch the dvd’s practically every night.  during the season, we have a standing date night to watch The Office together. 

last night, i went into my scraproom, enjoying some tunes on my ipod and suddenly had an idea to scrap! 

i grabbed this calendar and put together a page within a few minutes. 

nothing elaborate, just a simple page that was a lot of fun to throw together! 

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girls’ getaway mini albums

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whew!  i’ve been working on these 2 mini albums for the last 24 hours. 

they are purse-shaped chipboard albums.  i filled them with pictures from our girls’ getaway overnighter.  my mom, sister & i went to columbus a few weekends ago….of course i was snapping pictures….so, i made these gift albums for them. 

i had a lot of fun putting these together.  the albums, diecut background papers, coordinating chipboard embellishments & journaling tags were each in the $1 bin at michaels.  i think i even got them for less than a buck per pack. 

i love the 50’s pin-up girl flair…too cute. 

i layered lots of flowers & ribbon… 

used some of my favorite stamps…buttons, ribbon, label-maker… 

these are just a few pictures from the albums. 

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of course, i had to add some starbucks scrappy goodness! 

O-H-I-O

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i love football season! 

i love the chill in the air…watching “the big game”… 

these are my O-H-I-O State Buckeye ATCs for a swap over on sistv.com

they were a lot of fun to make. 

i chose paper that is textured like a football, handstitched them to look like a football, OSU stickers, used my label maker, Brutus the Buckeye paper and printed out my swap info for the back. 

can’t wait to see what everyone else did! 

GO BUCKEYES! 

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lovely weekend

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well, i hope your weekend was a lovely one!  i had a lovely weekend!!! 

first of all,

i scrapped these little lovelies for the “going green ATC swap” over on scrapsinstyletv.com….(love that site) 

my inspiration was a new t-shirt that i have. 

they say “going green? love the earth. love the creator.” 

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also this weekend, our nephew was married!!! 

it was a beautiful wedding.  beautiful dresses.  beautiful weather! 

below is a picture of me & my hunky husband. 

after the reception some of us snapped some family pix outside. 

enjoy your monday! 

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freak’n friday

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i finished up my first ATCs yesterday….for a swap over on sistv.com

they are a lot of fun to make. 

i can’t wait to see what others have done with this theme! 

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a few days ago, my son turned 15! 

it’s hard to believe.  where has time gone? 

(today we went bowling with family….had a great time.)   

a few nights ago, ON his bday, we enjoyed some s’mores around our fire-pit. 

ohhhhhhh the days of summer…..  

life is good. 

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itop {my new toy}

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yea! 

received my new toy yesterday….the new scrapbooking tool…i-top!!! 

i made 2 of the brads last night, using the pre-punched, adhesive paper that was included in this kit. 

the picture below is the first one that i made….woodgrain! 

isn’t it cute? 

this kit includes templates to trace before cutting out.  you can also purchase punches

i am going to play with it later today….i have a few coffee themed ideas that i want to try with it! 

yea!  what’s your favorite scrap-tool?  leave a comment and tell us about it! 

enjoy your tuesday! 

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