Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sasha Scraps

As I've mentioned before, my kitty, Sasha, likes to "help" me scrap. Actually, she just wants to play with my ribbon and eat my flowers. Since this is so unhealthy for her, I have to keep all my ribbon & flowers in enclosed containers.

We were able to get some pics of her "scrapping" so I decided to devote a page to her fetish. I used a sketch by Becky Fleck from Page Maps www. pagemaps. com for my design layout.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I'm participating in a Chinese Whispers Challenge over on ScrapJazz. One of our challenges is to make 16 tags. I'd never made tags before so this was something new. I used the George cartridge for my Cricut to cut out the basic tag from cardstock and then covered (or partially covered) them with patterned paper and my other embellishments.

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Couple New Cards

I made a few more cards last night. Here are two of my favorites.

This Week's Card

This week we're to scrap what we're going to do to avoid failure. We were also supposed to journal what fun things we were going to do to help us. I forgot the fun stuff but I do allow myself treats -- I just plan them into my calorie count. I make counting calories and staying in my limit a game and that helps too.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Circle Journal Pages

I am mailing my circle journal tomorrow for the first stage in its journey. Here are the rest of my pages:

My title page -- The theme for my journal is the Scripture and Christian songs that provide us comfort during the difficult times of life.

Instruction page & location map -- The left page tells the ladies what I would like them to do in the journal and the right page is for each participant to put a brad on the map where they live.

Getting to Know You Page -- Each lady will decorate the front of her folder. The ladies will attach of photo of themselves and answer a few questions on the inside of the folder.

Autograph Page -- this will be the last page in my album. I've asked each lady to autograph this page.

New Technique for Me

On AC Bailey Designs they're having a celebration all month long. They've issued some great challenges. I decided to try the one that had us to use bleach to stamp on cardstock to make our own patterned paper. We were then to use that paper to make 2 cards to send to people. This was definitely stepping out of my box -- because I've never used bleach in scrapping before. Here are the cards I made -- yes, I do know how to count. I was having so much fun that I made 3 cards.

Dealing the Weight Loss Hand Challenge

I'm participating in a challenge on Triple the Scraps that helps keep those of us participating motivated. Here are the cards I've completed so far:

My title page for my cards:

Card #1 - List our goals
Card #2 - What are our keys to success?
Card #3 - Scrap a motivating quote
Card #4 - Scrap our food & drink weakness
Card #5 - What gift will we give ourselves when we reach our goal weight? The gift cannot be clothes.
Card #6 - Scrap one word to describe our weight-loss journey. Use a monogram to represent our word.
Card #7 - Use the theme of time on our card.
Card #8 - Describe our feelings about our scale. Do we use one? Is it our friend or enemy?
Card #9 - Our favorite healthy snack - what is our go-to food that won't get us off track?
Card #10 - What is the favorite comment we've received about our weight loss?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

This is a 2 page 8 x 8 LO I made for my Circle Journal about Words of Comfort. I used some flip-flop fasteners to make a flap on the right page. The butterfly on that page is actually a lift for the flap. Lots of journaling on these pages.

Left side Journaling: When the storms of life come and I find myself needing comfort, these are the verses I turn to again and again. When my heart is overwhlmed and I don't know what to pray, the chorus of the song on the opposite page runs thru my mind over & over again and becomes my prayer.

Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of they wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. Psalm 57:1

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. Psalm 34:19

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 62:1

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4

Right Side Journaling:
Lord, I Need You by Ron Hamilton

Sometimes when life seems gentle and blessings flood my way,
I turn my gaze away from You and soon forget to pray.
But when the sky grows darker and courage turns to fear,
My anxious voice cries upward with words you long to hear.

Lord, I need You when the sea of life is calm.
O Lord, I need You when the wind is blowing strong.
Whether trials come or cease, keep me always on my knees.
Lord, I need You. Lord, I need You.

Lord, help me to remember I'm weak but You are strong.
I cannot sing apart from You, for Lord, You are my song.
Although I'm prone to wander and boast in all I do,
Lord, keep my eyes turned upward so I depend on You.

Under the flap:

Journaling: When our son was 16, he was hospitalized to receive DHE, an IV med used to treat intense chronic headaches. DHE caused him to have excruciating pain all over his body as it affected all his muscles and caused them to cramp (and it did nothing for his headaches). This horrendous pain would last around 45 min. As I stood there by his bed, watching him struggle with the pain and do his best not to yell, that's when this song became my theme song. Because he was recovering from surgery, my husband couldn't be there the whole time. Without my usual human support, I learned to lean even harder on the Lord. Many times I prayed, "Lord, I can't do this by myself. You have to help me! Lord, I need You!"

Faith is....
Faith - Belief in the truth, value or trustworthiness of an idea, being or person. Loyalty to a person or thing.

Faith is Like a Child by Tom Fettke & Grace Hawthorne

Faith is like a child, simple in its spirit, generous and kind, willing to accept what cannot be denied...

Faith is like a child, innocent and trusting even in its doubt, Honest in its search and trying hard to find what God's about.

Faith is like a child, taking it for granted miracles can be, learning to believe in things it cannot touch or even see.

One thing, simple child-like faith and nothing more, That's all Jesus Christ has ever asked us for. simple child-like faith and nothing more.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Here are a couple simple cards I made tonight. Nothing fancy but I was able to use some quilled butterflies I've been wanting to play with.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

More Princess Goodies I received this week

I received POM gifts from two generous ladies this week.

Here's what Lisa sent me:

I've already made the cards in this kit. They turned out so cute (I followed the pics on the back of the pkg) and were so much fun to make! I loved 'em and have already used them.

Isn't this a beautiful card? Lisa said she got it in a swap.

I love rubons (sorry for the bad pic) and will really enjoy using these. I also think these hearts are very pretty. I'm looking forward to using them as well. She picked great gifts for me.

Here's what Val sent me:
She sent me a very nice assortment of goodies and a very beautiful card. The inside is georgeous too.

This notebook is so pretty. I'm using it to keep track of the challenges on the various boards I frequent and to keep notes of other things related to these message boards. It will be nice to have everything in one place. I LOVE ribbon and am not sure you can have too much of it. I am just starting to enjoy stamping and these stamps are a nice addition to my small collection.

What a nice assortment of items to alter (decorate). I've been wanted to alter a clothespin since I saw some really cute ones on SNS. I've also wanted to do a "paper bag album" for awhile now. I already have the pics in mind for the accordian album. So much scrapping, so little time! lol I also can't wait to play with these embellies. So much fun!! Val also sent me a great assortment of goodies.
My thanks to both ladies!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Reorganizing my scrap space

Thanks to my kitty Sasha, who loves to chew on my ribbon, I decided to spend some time this weekend re-organizing my scrap space. I now have all ribbon in a covered plastic tote that should be Sasha-proof. I finally sorted all my buttons by color and most of my embellies are also color-sorted as well. Here are a few pics:

Sasha-proof ribbon storage :

Here's a pic of the reason for my re-organizing my space and my "helper" during the process.


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