Sunday, January 30, 2011


It has been a whirlwind of activity at our house this weekend. We had mags' birthday party yesterday and spent a good part of today working on her science fair board...glad those scrapbooking supplies come in handy every now and then ;).

Here are the little books I made for the party. They are super easy to make. Just cut 6 2.5x7" pieces of paper, fold them in half and then glue them back to back. Cut a 12x2.5" strip...embellish the front and then glue on the paper to the front and the back of the book...then cut the remaining paper off.

This is what they look like:

orange birthday book

pink birthday book

the girls had a ton of fun...and made some of the cutest books I have ever seen!
I'll post some inside pics and some tips in the next few days!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Yay! for Saturday!

It is birthday party day at our house and so there is excitement brewing. The actual party doesn't start unitl 1:00, but there are plenty of preparations going on. I look forward to sharing pics in the next few days, but in the meantime, here is Inspired Blueprints sketch #64 to keep you busy.

Inspired Blueprints sketch #64

and here are the cards I made...already sent out and received!

happy birthday...using some old crate paper, stampin' up rubons, and a cute studio g bird stamp

Inspired Blueprints,quickutz,crate paper,martha stewart border punch

holding you...using some sass from my studio calico kit and the awesome martha stewart butterfly border punch

martha stewart butterfly punch,studio calico,Inspired Blueprints

hope you can find some time to play with us this month!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Mags!

Nine years ago today almost to the minute I gave birth to the most wonderful child. I never in my wildest dreams thought that she could be more spectacular or more perfect than she is in real life. She is a miracle and I never go through a day that I don't give up thanks for letting me share her life. I love her more than my words can possible let me just say happy birthday little girl...and nine just seems way too old!


and "the" pic in a dress that belonged to my grandmother...I take one every year!

the dress...peace yo!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

happy sunday

thought I would share the little mini Imade for my sister using my december Studio Calico is tiny, wallet size picture to be exact and inspired by Celine Navarro...there is a picture facing each page, but I couldn't figure out how to take a pic of it, so you just get to see the decorated side...that's the important side right?










page 4





thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Studio Calico Metropolitan LOs

I have been scrapping and not sharing and that makes for very bad blogging. It's rainy and cold today so I have some time to share some LOs I made using my Studio Calico Metropolitan kit. I loved this kit and have used up most of it except for the awesome die cut KI calendar page that I am saving for something this month!

superstar...mags on the day she received the principal's pride award for respect.

studio calico

wrapping...the title pretty much sums it up.

studio calico,christmas

santa came...a challenge to scrap less than perfect pictures...

studio calico,christmas

christmas gumbo...

studio calico,christmas

and the last, I die cut the flowers with my spellbinders die and then inked them with distress ink and I love the way the look!

studio calico,christmas

so that is 5 LOs from my kit...I have also made 2 minis and a couple of cards with it...and now it is time to move on to my next kit...I'm working on something with it today!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

little mini love

I made this little mini card for the finally friday challenge at 2 peas and just had to share!

love mini card

Saturday, January 8, 2011

happy new year and a new Inspired Blueprints sketch

I love the holidays! It means 2 weeks off work and time to do a whole lot of stuff...but not blogging it would seem. We had a wonderful holiday and hope yours was filled with happiness!

here is the new Inspired Blueprints sketch #63

Inspired Blueprints sketch #63

and here are the cards I made:

birthday wishes...using up a sheet of sass scraps from my stash

Inspired blueprints,sassafrass lass

sending love your way...using my December Studio Calico kit

Inspired Blueprints,studio calico

thanks for stopping by and I hope you can find some time to play with us this month!