Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Out of the Loop

So my husband has had 3 weeks off from school and clinicals, the weather has been amazing, my oldest read his first book, and Ive been working on assignments that I can't share (yet).  All this = Jamie not blogging or reading blogs :(.  I am back today to share a card I made for Paige's Cards challenge on the Northridge Media blog.  I love Paige's Cards challenges because they give just enough that you're not starting from scratch, but you still have plenty of room to do what you want. Here is my card for the Father's Day challenge.

I can hardly make a male related card that does not include a moustache.  Other than the Bazzill cardstock this is made from Echo Park's "Little Boy" line. I don't think it needs much explanation, but if you want to cut a perfect moustache just use a bracket shape.  I made this with my Dad in mind, I thought maybe I could make one for my husband that said no.2 Dad ;), and maybe on the inside it could say "if the no.1 Dad is unable to fulfill duties then the no.2 Dad will take over" lol.  So I have noticed with the pretty weather I spend much less time sitting down and crafting, so my question is do you craft more or less during the spring and summer?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm not worthy

So I had a bit of a Wayne's World moment when I got this news

From Scrapbooking From the Inside Out
Happy to announce our DT for July-Dec 2011! We had a record number of submissions and narrowed it down to a lean, mean team that will knock your socks off!
Melissa Elsner - DT Coordinator

Pamela Palmarini
Laura Croft
Jamie Long
Mette Kallander

I am over the moon excited!  I want to thank Rachel and everyone from SFTIO for taking such a chance on me.  The kits are so pretty and fun, and they have such great prompts I can't wait to get my little hands on one and (hopefully) make it sing!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


For your viewing pleasure

Can you tell Im ready for summer?

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Sorry, I couldn't resist.  Here is our lucky winner
Melissa said...

How nice of you! Thanks for the giveaway chance! :)
email me your info    joshnwillsma@gmail.com
Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


I have been loving Echo Park.  I had to forgo my usual kit this month so I picked up some paper packs at my lss and they are so fun (For the Record is my fave)! I went to crop night at my lss Friday night to start the NSD celebration early and I discovered a chevron punch and I got so excited I made a puddle! OK I just spilled my sprite zero in my lap, but I was very excited and I went a little chevron crazy.

Here is your shopping link: http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/475249-joshnwillsma/1732319-beautiful-2-me/?c=t
 This is the first layout I made and it's a combination of "For the Record" and "Little Boy" papers, and some bits from my stash. I punched out all the chevrons and then glued them down (this took awhile, but it was worth it), then I added some random stitching.  I added the photos and stickers, I was just laying some buttons on my page to see if they matched and I liked it so much so much I just glued them down ;).  I added my title and made some journaling lines with my ruler and added my story.  When I was done I was like "I sure wish I would've added some splatters before I put the photo on", but I decided to throw caution to the wind and I just covered the pic with a bunch of paper towels and splattered away.  I added the twine last and I made a little notch in the edge of the paper on one side and then wound it around a button on the other to keep it from wandering.

I continued with my chevron frenzy, but this time in card form
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This is pretty simple and straight forward which is how I like my cards.  I just punched and adhered my chevrons and added my stickers.  This is a great general use card to add to my stash.

Ok finally I took a brief respite from my chevron induced mania to make a page based on add on sketch #3 from Sketch Support.  I decided to make this sketch into an 8.5x11 layout, I have been making this size alot latey, it's my fave for small photos, or single photos.  All the circles and the base of the cupcake are all hand cut. 
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I put the border stickers down first, then I used some hexagons as a mask and misted a honeycomb background to go with some of the papers.  I glued down the cupcake base and adhered my photos.  I tucked the other circles in where it was pleasing to the eye.  Then I added title and all my little stickers.  I used a cute red button for the cherry and used my sharpie pen for all the doodling.

Thanks for looking! Enjoy your national scrapbooking day weekend

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

NSD giveaway

Hi! It's that time again to celebrate scrapbooking with National Scrapbooking Day! Though Im sure some of you celebrate alot more than just the one day a year ;), if you're anything like me anyway.  I had an incredibly original idea to have a giveaway (jk about the original part).  I have some squares of material girl fabric from Cosmo Cricket, 10 yards of the peach pink paislee soiree twine, and a Studio Calico "past due" stamp(used).  All you do is leave a comment, and if you follow me you will be entered twice.  Don't worry if you already follow me then you are automatically entered for that.
giveaway close at midnight saturday and the winner will be posted on sunday

Monday, May 2, 2011

Stash Buster

Do you have lots of scraps of paper and leftover alphas? Of course you do, and if you have little ones I have the project for you.  I made and alphabet ring for my oldest out of some leftover alphas I had.  I made 26 2.5x2.5 in squares, then rounded the corners and punched one whole in each square in the upper left corner.  I put one uppercase and one lowercase letter on each square.  I thought the fact that they were all different fonts would make him really pay attention.  I also chose to use a ring so I can take the cards off and put them in random order for an extra brain workout.  Here is my final product, thanks for looking.