Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Challenging Myself

One of the hardest things to do for me is to scrap and frankly, photograph myself.  I actually like this photo of me and so I decided to use it to let people know some little known facts about myself.  Ali Edwards actually was my inspiration for this layout. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Altered Teacher's Gift

I have been holding on to these older Maya Road tins for a couple of years and decided to try something different and alter them.  They could be put on a tray for a gift, like the picture shown, or you could add magnets and they could attach to a dry erase board of file cabinet!  They were so easy to alter and I used my scraps!

I cut 6, 3/8" x 8" strips of paper.  Then I used my handy dandy Tombo Mono-adhesive - green bottle only - to attach them.  I used the same glue to add 8 1/2" ribbon scraps to the lid. 

Then I did a shredded flower, painted it with some Shimmerz and glitter, layered it with a prima and a school brad and added a jewelry tag.  The tray is from a dollar store and it is magnetic also so they could stay here!  I shredded some paper to add color!  Hope you like it!

Baby Jayden

I just became a great-auntie today and now will have some baby photos to scrap real soon!  Welcome Baby Jayden, 5 lbs. born at 8:50 am - Thursday, August 18th!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Come join us!

Join us for an amazing time!

New Scraproom - Finally almost finished!

Well here it is.  It is almost ready.  I am waiting for a countertop for a cabinet but honestly, I am pretty happy with the results.  Everything is basically repurposed.  I only spent around $150.00!  Not bad!!!

Please ignore the dirty window behind the curtain!

This is my acrylic stamp storage.  I thought that I would be sticking forever!  It is a 3' x 5' piece of plexiglass!  Underneath is my swap storage area.  Just a curtain rod with clips.  As I use some of them, I will replace them with more.  I find that if I can see things while I am scrapping, I will use them more!  
My great-grandmother's old hutch with old jars for    ribbon storage.
Spinning Storage Rack from Walmart!
Mounted Stamp Storage
Wall Storage - chalkboards from Big Lots and the center piece was from a little shop on the Florida coast.  Used to have plants in the pots.  Now it fits my extra pencils, wire tools, markers, etc.
Chipboard storage!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday, August 8th, 2009

My first post - yeah!  I want to thank all of the ladies at Cookin' Up Creations for the inspiration and encouragement to set up this blog.  I don't have much to add today, but in the next week, I will post pictures of my new scraproom.  I have decided to go with a Flea Market theme.  I managed to be lucky enough to get a countertop from my husband's work place and as soon as it is installed, I will post!  Thanks again ladies!  And Happy Scrappin'!