Thursday, January 22, 2009


The new Paper Trunk is here!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!! I am so honored to be a member of the Trunk Design Team -- the product is amazing and all of the ladies are all wonderfully talented.

Soooo -- take a look at the SPECTACLAR new line.

This is MAYBE BABY! I love the detailed patterns and the totally scrumptious color palate. The possibilities are endless!

This is the SOCIALITE! The colors and the patterns are simply fantastic.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We witnessed History -- We were there on Inauguration Day!!!!!!

We did it! America did it! I was so honored to be on the National Mall with MILLIONS of people and witness the inauguration of President Obama. It took us only minutes to get on the Mall. We took the Metro into the city from Virginia. Easy Peasy! We watched the Inauguration on the big screen -- cheered with all of the people -- and cried tears of joy! And, then it was time to go home. It took us FOUR (YES FOUR) hours to get out of the city. The boys were exhausted and cold. At one point they broke down crying because they were so cold but they pulled it together. In the end, I know it was an unforgettable day. One they will never forget. Despite the cold and the crowds people were polite and kind. I chatted with strangers in the crowds and everyone stayed in good spirit. What a day! What a wonderful day!

Now, I have a dilemma. I am actually intimidated by the significance of the day and not sure at the moment how I will scrapbook these images. I have yet to scrapbook Obama's Rally in Leesburg Virginia. I think it is kind of like my wedding photos that I have not scrapbooked. I THINK that I want to create a Obama album but that seems like a BIG task -- so I am not sure what I will do. I have also collected a lot of memorabilia and need to include it in the album. I would appreciate any suggestions.

As always thanks for stopping by and HUGS to ya,

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hawaii was beautiful!

I had such a wonderful time and experienced the wonderful Aloha spirit of Hawaii. The people, the food, the weather and the culture -- WOW! Amazing! I will return.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Too Much Fun!!!

OMG I had so much fun with the ladies in my home and the SISters online! I was up soooo late! Talk about being tired today. Anyway with so much going on last night I was only able to finish one page -- HE HE HE!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday -- HUGS!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Fabulous Friday!!!

It is Friday!
I finished my "dollar store" project and am pleased with how it turned out. It will hang in my scrap "closet." I used the word START in the center of my project because it is my word for 2009. Ali Edwards has championed for sometime the idea of selecting a word each year. She recommends selecting a word that inspires you. I have decided START will be my word this year. I pondered using CHANGE -- but decided that it did not exactly express my 2009 goals. I SUFFER from a severe case of PROCRASTINATION! There is no medication for my illness. I need to focus on JUST STARTING -- not being afraid of not completing a project or a deadline. If can just start instead of avoiding a given task I know that I will make some progress. The word has already become my mantra and I am pleased to say that it is working. I was avoiding some work and just told myself - no YELLED at myself -- to START!!!! I did not need to finish everything in one sitting but I could at least START. And guess what -- I started. It felt good yall. Real good.

The idea to combine the word START with my "dollar store" project came from Francine. I saw in the SISTV gallery her frame project using her word for 2009--GROW. It is beautiful. I decided that I wanted create a similar project with my goodies. TALK ABOUT SYNERGY! I had already purchased my "dolllar store" stuff and posted my video about my idea before I saw her frame. As SOON -- I mean as SOON as-- I saw her frame I knew what I was going to do. SO THANKS FRAN!!!! She is one creative lady and host multiple blogs. I don't know how she does it. Check her out and leave her some FANTASTIC FRIDAY LUB! make my Friday even more FABULOUS I received a box of goodies at my door. Guess who sent them? Watch >>>>>>>>>> to find out! :):):):):):):)

1. Trim paper to desired size. My frame was 8 1/2 by 11 so that is the size that I trimmed my paper for the box.
2. Score all 4 sides of the paper. I scored mine at 1 inch and .5 inch.
3. Where the 1 inch scores lines meet you will have a square in each corner of your paper. Cut out all 4 squares.
4. Fold in the paper on the 1 inch score line.
5. Fold the paper on the .5 score line.
6. Basically -- this is it . You should have a box form at this point.
7. Using a quick drying adhesive, glue the corners of your paper so that your box in a more solid form.
8. Now you can adhere the entire box to a page or project of your choice.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Get your scrapbooking supplies from the dollar store

It is a beautiful day!
I am choosing to embrace the gift of another day and I hope that you do the same.
One of my errands this morning was a run to the dollar store and while I was there I found a few goodies. Check out my video to see what I found and what I plan to create.

Smile--its Thursday!
Oops -- it appears the video and sound are not in sync. I used my webcam with this one and I will have to investigate how to fix this synchronization problem. AARGH!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Another scrapbooking technique tutorial

Today, I wanted to try to make a tutorial that is not sideways. HE HE HA HA!!!!!! This is a quick how-to on a ruffle technique that I frequently use on pages. Hope this is helpful -- Hugs!

(((((((You can also view this video on a bigger screen at YOUTUBE)))))))
And....just is another page that I created a few weeks ago. It, too, has a ruffle on it. This page also has another scrappy flower on it -- love it.

Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

How to make a scrappy flower for your layouts

This page was chosen at SISTV for this week's "catwalk." WOOHOO! As usual, I layered lots of STUFF on my page and the flower is one of my favorite items. Several scrappy SISters have inquired about how I made the flower, so I made a very quick tutorial. I first saw this technique at Irene's blog. She is really awesome and has a lot of wonderful techniques to share. Check her out and give her some LUB!

This is my FIRST video -- so please forgive my TOTALLY amateur effort. Yes, I filmed sideways -- I don't know why. Big oops! Anyway, I hope you enjoy and have fun with this.

Here is a close up of two more similar flowers that I made. One is made from paper and the other using felt. I put both on a quick tag.


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Saturday Crop at SCRAPBOOKS PLUS

Some of my local scrapbooking pals went to Scrapbooks Plus tonight. I wanted to go -- but it just was not in the cards for me. My goal for 2009 is to use my own stash but it would have been nice to go to the store and smell some paper.....laugh with some friends....touch some prima flowers. OHHHHH AHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!

What are your scrappin' plans for '09 -- scrap at home, at a friend's home, at a store????? Do you plan to use up your own stash or buy more beautiful things?