Scrappin Saturday, a day late!

Good Morning and Happy Sunday!

I have been trying to remember to post some recent scrap pages I have made on Saturdays but I was up so late scrapping last night, I never had time to post. I was lucky enough to get to spend time crafting away with two of my long time friends and my sister!  I don’t live anywhere near these gals anymore so it was an extra special treat to get to do this.

I recently ordered some supplies from a favorite discount website  –  If you haven’t  heard of this deal site, I recommend checking it out!  They post a new deal every day at 8am and 8pm pacific time and there are some really good prices.  My recent order was a whole set of supplies with the chalk theme.  I got an 8 1/2 x11 pad of paper, a 6×6 pad of paper, two emblisshment kits and a 4 pack of washi tape for $36.00 and it all coordinates perfectly.  So of course I decided I need to make some pages with the chalk theme so here they are:

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Pretty much everything used in this 2 page layout is from the  My Mind’s Eye Chalk Studio line.  The 12×12 papers were some others I had around.  I did not stamp a single thing on these which is very unusual for me. I did have a challenge in mind when making them though. Over at Scrap Our Stash they continue to have challenges all month.  I found one I thought I could work with given I am still working on my wedding album. It is the Streamers,Twine or Ribbon challenge.  The twine colors I bought with this Chalk Studio line worked perfect!

It was a fantastic Saturday that went by too fast and now I have to make a 6 hour drive home. 🙁  Fingers crossed I get some time to be crafty later this week!


Purple and Yellow color challenge at Operation Write Home

Happy Friday Peeps!

I am soooooo glad it is Friday! I am enjoying some extended time at my parents house in southern Illinois watching their cats while they are away enjoying sunny CA with my brother.  One of the best things about working from home is that I can be mobile so I can work while helping out my parents at the same time. I made sure to pack up all my scrapbook supplies because my best high school friend and I will be scrapping the day away tomorrow and I can’t wait! Since I had all my stuff with me, I decided to give the Operation Write Home midweek throwdown a try.  The challenge this week was to use yellow and purple.  That didn’t seem too tough so I tried to give myself another challenge…. make a one layer card that still looked complete to me. I always find this to be a challenge. I like some layers on my cards. I feel like it really grounds things. So I struggled at first, but here is what I came up with:

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I believe it came out okay, but I still think it could use a layer under the green! Oh well, practice makes perfect I guess.  To make this one I used leftover scrap papers I had (though the yellow is So Saffron from Stampin’ up).  I used various circle punches and some washi tape to make the banner at the bottom.  The stamp is from theSee Ya Later Sale-a-bration set from Stampin’ up which I believe will no longer be available as of Monday!

Since I had paper left from these colors I decided to make one more card for someone I know who is on the mend. Here it is:

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I have to admit I like this one much better.  Maybe I am one of those people who just needs to make cards with layers. For this one I used the same circle punches (scalloped and regular) all from Stampin’ up and their Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack which is turning out to be very handy for adding tiny little embellishments to things!

Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday and you find time to create today!



A little scrapbook humor

I have had a crazy week with no time to scrap but I found a little cartoon to share that should make many crafters have a chuckle:




I think I am a hoarder/rebel/socialite. 😉 So which one are you?

~ Kristal

C&CC March Tags challenge – Use The Negative

Happy Friday!

Whew, my week has been something else at work. Anyone else having a nutso week?  I am sure glad it is Friday so I can catch up on some house cleaning and some rest and relaxation.  Then I am off to visit my parents for a week! Yay!

Anyway, I had some time to get in a little crafting and thought I would see if I could come up with something for the Catherine & Cathy Create tags challenge for March.  Their tags challenge is the toughest one for me because I don’t actually make alot of tags.  So instead I tried to make a card with a tiny little tag on it.  🙂  This struggle I have when thinking about what to make is why I like doing these challenges.  It really makes me think of new ways to create. So here is the end result:

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For this card I got to use the Freebie Sale-a-bration paper from Stampin’ Up. When I remembered I also got the wood elements from the Occasions Catalog I thought what a perfect emblishment the arrows would make! I randomlly punched out circles and used various stamp sets I had to make an arrows and hearts theme.  This is another one of those cards where I feel like it is missing something or maybe has too much of something, but I am just not sure what it is.  After a while I just decided I am going to call it DONE.  Anyway, it was another fun challenge to try.

So will you find some time to create today?  I hope so!


St. Patrick’s day Green – OWH Sketch #216

Top O’ the Morning to ya and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I decided to take a stab at the Operation Write Home Sunday Sketch a day late. Since it is St. Patrick’s Day, I dug out green papers.  The deadline has already passed for Sending OWH St. Patrick’s day Cards, but I figured I could at least use a nice green color in my sketch. Check it out:

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Lots of pretty green with just a pop of yellow! I am still using left over pieces of my Paper Pumpkin from last month.  It is really fun to try to use the items received in that kit in a different way.  This card was pretty simple, just needed to make various cuts of paper and then find an embellishment I liked. I believe this could easily be masculine or feminine.

Alright, time to get to work and earn my pot of gold for today!