Monday, December 31, 2007

Final Book Of Me Clubscrap Challenge

Bistro paper and alpha stickers, Lemonade QK, label maker, flower, kajinker stone and piercer. I've complete all three challenge, every month on the Clubscrap chat board. This has been so rewarding and love the thought of not totally hoarding the wonderful Clubscrap paper.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

West Coast Scrap Holiday Tea

For the second year in a row, the WC group organized a holiday tea during the week between Christmas and New Years. We had a wonderful time and great food at Lisa's Tea Treasure in the Pruneyard in Campbell, CA

Here is a link to the photo's I took:

Paula Best Style Canvas for my Secret Santa

I made this collage canvas for my Secret Santa to give to her for my reveal.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Another Holiday ATC

I joined a 4x4 fat book swap with the theme of Winter Art. I’ve had this idea of a tag I wanted to make with the new Grungeboard Basics and my Sizzix machine. This is not the tree, cardstock or snowflakes I’m using on my 4x4 swap, but it is close to my final idea. I still need to make that tag! Here is the ATC with leftover materials that I had on my desk last night while making my prototype. The Glimmer Mist background can't be seen in this scan, trust looks so dreamy.

Book of Me - My Legacy

I used Club Scrap, Musical Interlude black and white cardstock. The red cardstock is from Autumn Splendor. I used the Cricut Opposites Attract cartridge for the font, scanned a copy of my card and made cross cutouts from Autumn Splendor red. Thanks to Diane Ehlers for getting me past my block with this topic.

More ATC art

I've been busy creating this week. I started 20 or ATC backgrounds during my last session. Here are a few of the completed cards:

Creativity Challenge Week 12 & Week 13

Week 12 uses a clipping from the newspaper.

Week 13 uses a technique that is supposed to look like a bandana with a monogram as the focal point

Book Of Me

I've been participating in a Book of Me challenge on the Clubscrap email list for over a year now. December is our last month. A lot of the postings are personal, so I haven't shared on my blog. This 8x8 layout is for the prompt named: My Hopes

I used all paper from the Dec 2007 Clubscrap kit, Sparkle. Cricut My World cutout and K&Co chipboard letters. I used Snowflake Glimmer Mist on the white background. It really shimmers in real life.

Happy Holidays

I'm having a nice and relaxing day. Doing a little bit of cleaning (so I can play the rest of the week), starting the turkey and playing in my scrap room. I have some art to post, so stay tuned for some eye candy.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Stampin Up Spring/Summer 2008 Cattie

I got my complimentary catalog from Stampin Up 2 weeks early!!!!! Yeah!!!!!! New Stamps, cool stamps...can't wait to share with everyone.

I have a box on order and they are starting to mail out. Contact me if you would like me to reserve one for you.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

More on my Paula Best Art Day

I uploaded all of my photo's to Dotphoto:

It was a full day with plenty of animals to look at. Amazing, none of the cats are in my photo's. Maybe Kathie Wurdeman got some kitty photo's.

My Christmas Tree 2007

I still need to add a star to the top. I used 1”x4” Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper strips with quilter pins in a foam cone.

Paula Best Art Day

We got to play with acrylic paint and colored pencils. Learned some wonderful colored pencil tips. So, how do you get rid of the lines? Cover over top of with White or Cream. If you don’t want to mute/blend your original color…Prisma has a blender pen too.

Paula & Theresa brought back some great art magazines from Santa Fe and we tore out images to put on our collage.

Pictured is my finished piece.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Playing with Grungeboard Basics

I have been running the pieces of Grungeboard through my Sizzix Big Shot works great! Also works with the Cuttlebug dies. The Quickutz dies are a little to short to make a full cut. I have a wonderful idea in my head for a Christmas tag I want to make...stay tuned......

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A few more ATC's

More ATC Art

Black CS with Pearl Glimmer Mist, gold stickers from CS kit and bliss from rubon glitter package

This was going to be my Week 11 submission, but it just didn’t turn out as good as the one I submitted. I used Distress Powders (for the first time), cover of the stamps I used to mail Christmas cards and a gold foily thing I ordered from some small ephemera place.

Week 11 Creativity Challenge

Our theme this week was Christmas, Colors are Red-Green-Purple-Gold and Technique is Postage

I used Basic Grey Figgy Pudding as my background, some gossomer fiber from Clubscrap, Stampendous gold corners and the stamp is from the booklet of stamps I emptied to mail out Christmas cards :-)

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

ATC Creativity Challenge Week 10

Radiant Rain Mister, Grungeboard, Tim Holtz crackle, rub n buff pewter, stamps

Sunday, December 2, 2007

ATC Creativity Challenge Week 9

This was fun. I've always wanted to make one of these. I used a paper art doll stamp, Clubscrap unmounted stamps from Surf's up and some Glimmer Mist on the ATC card.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Week 8 Creativity Challenge Mix and Match

This weeks challenge was to mix and match items/techniques with Forest Green & Gold color

Week 7 Creativity Challenge

Mica with
Teal ink

ATC Weekly Creativity Challenge

I've been participating in this great challenge every week. Here is what I created already:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I made my first Cardkeeper book with all SU supplies.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Been a little busy the last two months

FIL came for a visit in September, Mom and Aunt came for a visit in October, plus all kinds of scrapbook/stamping related outings...things are starting to get back to order!

Oh, and we had a 5.6 earthquake last week. We were only 9 miles away from the epicenter, so we rocked and rolled.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Stampin, Scrappin & Organizing

Just been reorganizing my craft room and a little crafting...ho hummm

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Mom left California, went to Sacramento on the 30th for a ClubScrap Rolling Retreat. Had a wonderful time. Been busy playing with my new Stampin Up stamps. I may have a couple original (or semi-original) ideas to post soon.

Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mom's visit continued

Today we got up EARLY to go to Berkeley. Our first stop was at Scrapbook Territory...that store ROCKS! Shopping along 4th Street and Paper Source. Driving home we did some more clothes shopping and stopped at Picture Me Perfect. We ended the day with Coldstone :-)

Mom's visit to California

Let the Scrapbooking and Rubber Stamp shopping begin:

Thursday 6/7: Stamper's Warehouse, California Stampin, Scrapbook U, Michaels & Beverly's
Friday 6/8: Scrapbook Island
Saturday 6/9: Crop at the Ranch House in Danville and emergency trip to Stampers Warehouse
Sunday 6/10: Clothes shopping
Monday 6/11: Home Depot and pool for some sun & swimming

Monday, June 4, 2007

GAB 6 Altered Books done

We had our final GAB6 (Girls Altering Books, 6 of us) at my house yesterday. Here's my Dotphoto album of all the pages:

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Little Road Trip

Went to Oakland yesterday with Kirk. He wanted to go to a game store and I talked him into driving to Stampers Warehouse. Woohoo!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

What have I been up to

I've been going to a lot of cropping parties lately. I'm going to figure out how to post pictures to this blog eventually. I have some other chores I need to work on first.

Kirk is going to take some time off of work, so hopefully we will take a few day trips and I can get some spring pictures.

Stampin Up news

1. This blog thing is so much easier to update!
2. I'm getting excited about the new Stampin Up sets coming out, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving an email from me regarding the new catalog preorder
3. I'm going to host a Stamp Camp at my home this summer....really I am.....I have air condition

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Stampin Up Retired Stamp List

Stampin Up Posted the retired list today. So many sets are retiring! This only means....MORE NEW STAMP SETS!!!!

Monday, April 30, 2007


I have my own website, but it has been inconvenient to update. I'm joining everyone else and just created my own blog. It should be much easier to update!