Friday, July 28, 2006

Blogger challnege and anATC

Friday challenge:
What were you like in high school? How have you changed? How are you still the same?
I guess Im pretty much the same. Probably 25-30lbs heavier, not quite as silly/crazy. I think I restrain my "silliness" too much in order to be a "grown up". Im more worried about what others think and less ME. I definately have more style. (I graduated almost 10 years ago.. ouch!!) I wish I allowed myself to have more fun like I did then.


This is an Artist Trading Card I made last week. As my husband says... that's one of those creepy little girl collages. hahahaha! He is right... they do look sorta creepy.

This is actually my first collage ATC attempt. I was a decoupager LONG before I started scrapping, so its not uncommon to me to collage. I just dont have any of the things anymore.

This is just a basic one... I was trying to see what I could do. Its okay. I cant wait to work more with this medium!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Joshua & Jessica 1993

I have had this picture in a frame for years!! It was always a favorite of mine. I finally took it our to replace it with a new one (these babies are 15 now) and I just had to scrap it!!

Being that Im 12 years older... I sooo remember them like this! They are still just as cute now too.... but mini adults with attitudes and craziness. They both still run up and give me big hugs when I get to see them (which isnt enough) just like they did at this age.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Altered Ribbon Storage

I woke up yesterday and just felt like altering something. This is the first altered can Ive ever made. I used an empty LaChoy chinese noodles canister. This can serves as storage for all my mini ribbon spools. I had like 30-40 mini spools with 1-2 yards on them. I unspooled them and left them loose in the can. There are slits in the top... the ribbons easily pull out when I need them.

Even better... my can matched this gorgeous desk/storage set that I got at Target. I have big cd boxes, magazine holder, files, pencil cups, and catch all baskets all in these colors. Yummy!!

My Wedding Cake

I won a prize!! Im so excited! My layout for the Scrap UR wedding challenge(#7) was chosen as the favorite of the week! (it's down below ... it's called Forever)

*happy dance* Im very excited!!

Here is a catch up for the wedding challenges... it's #3

I am totally in love with the BG Urban Couture!! This is my first layout with the line and Im already in love. I painted the crap out of the BG undressed chipboard monogram! It was so fun to alter the letter. Its actually really sparkly! I also played a bit with my stamps! Im trying to do that more and more. Im a rubber fiend!!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

My 25th Birthday (2003)

This layout was inspired by this layout by Elsie Fannigan. (I just love her stuff) I loved the bright buttons and big flowers against the black background.

Im a Penn State alumni. I love football! Matt surprised me by getting tickets for the Penn State vs Ohio state(my 2nd fave) game being played on my birthday. I hadnt been back to school since I left. I was super excited to go and show Matt everything. It was 65 degrees just for me... in November for the game. It was a GREAT game!!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Artist Trading Cards i *heart* fairs!

I was bored the other day and figured Id make a few atc's (okay so it was anyone excuse to play with my country fair stamps)

They are on glossy card... I sprayed the background with 2 colors of alcohol ink. After that dried I stamped the fair with a heavy pigment ink. It took for-eva to dry... but it gave it a very old/negative effect.

Kinda cool.

I made 3.... 2 are for trade. 1 is already spoken for. If you want to trade for the other... leave a comment under the post!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


I did this for the scrap your wedding challenge #7 at 2 peas. (happiness / blissful moment)

This is my first attempt at stitching on a layout. I used my handy*stitch.

This is Matt and I leaving the church... just before I had 10lbs of rice thrown into my dress (I was shaking that crap out all night) You shoulda seen the bathroom floor at the reception site! I wish we woulda had a camera in there!!

Monday, July 17, 2006

~*Love Doodles*~

I was bored today so I just started drawing on this piece of old red cardstock.

This was the result. I think my flowers are too uneven... and I wish I would have used a darker black for the first photo mat... but I guess I cant change that now.

I love this picture though... It shows how silly Matt and I can be. It was Valentine's Day... I had just made a gourmet dinner and we were drinking our favorite Uncle Primo's wine.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Hello from Sunny....

*Saturday 2 peas challege*
Music Im diggin lately: Moulin Rouge and Chicago soundtracks. I love to sing up while scrapping.My favorites being "Your Song" and "Funny Honey" at the moment. I rock my mp3 player.

My busy busy page.. I know but I love LOVE this paper. I bought it even though Ive grounded myself from paper at the moment.

This picture was taken Thanksgiving morning. Its my mom's half of my family. (my parents are divorced)

My brother won a t-shirt contest.. the shirt Says Hello from Sunny ...... Ohio. We all put on our tees and ran outside to take this pic to put in my mom's Christmas cards. It was freezing!!

And after this.... one of these crazies did a snow angel :) It was a blast!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Aunti Sarah's Brag Book

I made this little mini book out of my scraps today. It's 2" x 2" of fun! Im going to keep it in my purse :)


Since I dont have kids yet, I live vicariously thru these 5! Arent they little sweeties!!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Thursday Bloggers Challenge

what canceled or 'retired' TV show do you wish they would bring back?

I definately miss Sex & the City... I keep watching the reruns on TBS or HBO on demand. Im tempted to buy the dvds. I want NEW episodes!! *sob*

Id like to see some new Seinfeld too.

Iguana Beach

More Aruba pics from my honeymoon.

These pictures were taken in Aruba on the family side of Reniassance Island. It is completely gorgeous over there! The iguanas were so cool hangin around posing for me. I snapped lots of pictures with my camcorder. Boy are they ugly.... and sorta scary if they are moving fast.

I got this paper kit at the $Dollar Tree. I had stopped in to look for fun stuff for my nieces for easter and I found scrapbook stuff! This paper is was rad and the entire layout is so cheap (except for the MM rubons) I stop there all the time now! Last week I stopped in to find they had all sorts of amazing ribbon.. grosgrain, printed, looks like the real deal fancy girly ribbons!

I bought 25. 1 of each.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

DT: Vacation Title page 2005

This is going to be the title page for my 2005 vacation scrapbook. It was an unexpected vacation that just kept getting better.

My mom couldnt use the timeshare they'd traded for in Williamsburg. They had to do something... I cant remember... but they gave Matt and I the suite for a week.

And from that room we traveled. We spent several days in Williamsburg then ventured out. We went to the pool, to Virigina Beach, to the museums in Norfolk.. we stopped random fun looking places all along the way. We even stayed an extra night on the beach in VA Beach. It was a rockin vacation!

Layout made for my LSS design team.

Monday, July 10, 2006

3 cards for my Design Team

Three mini cards I made with my leftovers from the layout I made for the design team. The polka dot card was scanned with a piece of black cardstock. I hope she likes them.

I have more scraps... Im thinking about making more cards.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Goofy Girlies

Matt took these pictures of my nieces goofing around in the parking lot when they came to visit at his business. They are just so darned cute!

They were getting ready to drive down to look at all the flood damage in fall 2004 (maybe early 2005)

I dont know why the scan looks like this but the background paper is white... not shaded. I chose this paper out of my stash I was going to give away... it was too busy.. but I cut out the flowers to use it.

Friday, July 07, 2006

effer DARE #34 the *S* list

This is my first ever Effer Dare!! Its #34 "The ____ list"

Im so glad Ive found all these challenges and dares! Its making scrapping alot of fun!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Ede Fashion Designer

I did this layout a few weeks ago. Part of my 30 layouts in 30 days thing (I ended up with 28)

I took this picture of my brother last year at the mall. He won a t-shirt design contest and they made his shirt! I couldnt resist when I saw the shirt while we were Christmas shopping. Picture is poor quality because it was taken inside with my camera phone.

The smaller picture is actually a scan of my t-shirt. I folded it and put it in the scanner.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

~~Wet & Wild Waves~~

This layout is my first submission as a design team member for my LSS. She didnt say I couldnt post these here so Im hoping it's okay. If not I may be taking this down tomorrow :)

I keep worrying that its not good enough to be on the wall... and that it sucks. I need to stop that!

My freebies for the design team were lovely chatterbox papers and MM velvet summer words.

On a side note: I used the landscape 8.5 x 11 as per the Anything Goes Challenge #1

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Little helpers challenge

Scrap your wedding challenge from here at 2 peas. Scrap your little helpers.

I was blessed to have my 4 lovely new nieces help me by either being flower girls or hostesses (guest book, rices, programs etc) They all were awesome!!

This is my gorgeous niece Michaela with as my mom says "her fairy princess hair."

I doodled the vine and then stamped the larger flowers on with acrylic paint. I then added the prima flowers and sequins.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

That's alotta nuts!

There is this movie... Kung pow (or something like that). My husband LOVES this movie (its a very odd movie) It's a spoof of martial arts movies.. dubbed over in ridiculous voices. Somewhow this caught his attention...

"That's alotta nuts"

He used to say this all the time when we were first together... its gotten to be an inside joke between the 2 of us. Another thing we do that causes people to look at us like we are crazy.

When I found this picture of us holding nuts I couldnt resist.

This is a "use up" layout I do from time to time... trying to use old supplies.

I stamped the flowers with acrylic paint Ive had for years and a stamp from the $1 store.

Mixed rubons and stickers left from packs. Ribbon and paper scraps from my scrap bucket. :)