Thursday, December 30, 2010

The December Scraptacular kit...

is NOT just for holiday pictures!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Scrapping OFF the page...

Here's an altered wooden "purse" by Kaiser Craft. Can't get enough of the fun/whimsical Crate paper line.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

scraptacular saturday!

happy saturday before christmas scrappers!! i am especially happy here, it has been a crazy couple of weeks for us! my bab y boy turned 2 on wednesday the 8th, the day after he started up with asthma. by wednesday the 15th we were in the hospital, he had pneumonia in his right lung :( we are home now, and he is still fighting his sickies!

so on to the scrappies...

run out of gift tags? use you scrappy supplies! i used the father christams kit for this tag

and this is me! my very first christmas back in 1974!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Challenge/Project of the week! ~ Skipping Christmas

Well, not _really_ skipping Christmas, but for the Challenge/Project of the week we are!

I, the Grinch, Challenge you to create a Layout, card, project, Whoozer-Witzger of your choice.  The catch??  You MUST use holiday/winter papers/Embellishments in a NON-Traditional way!  No holiday pictures allowed.  Remember, the Grinch is here and looking down at you from the craggy mountain top.

This is not to say that the Grinch has no spirit.  Take a look at what's been created with that too-small heart!
Grinch here used the Christmas Frost kit for that Layout.  LOVE the colors!  Would you think that these were all "Wintery/Holiday" papers?

So let's go for it and create!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

No Christmas pictures???

I'm so caught up on my scrapping that I don't have any Christmas/Holiday pictures to scrap right now. However, the Father Time kit got me excited to scrap the holidays. So...I created a layout that will make my life so much easier when I DO have the pictures! (I'm so proud of myself for actually working AHEAD)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

christmas card

i made this cute card with the december father time kit.
i used the negative from the holly leaves on the die cut sheet to cut my own leaves.

i then embossed them with my qk and added amgel wings shimmerz to the leaves.
i then added glitter to the holly berries

i hope this inspires you to used some fun techiniques on your next card!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

magnetic santa banner

isn't this a cute new way to use a banner!!??!! you i added magnets to the back of each and it now resides on my fridge!!!

i am cheap, so i traced the jennie bowlin banner :)

cut them out of chipboard
decorated with the awesome father time kit!!! do not miss out on this kit!
here are a couple close ups of my banner...
aren't these the cutest embellies???
i hope you are al inspired to create a magnetic banner of your own!

Friday, December 3, 2010

making ornaments with leftovers

everyday in December we are working on creating ornaments, some to keep, some for our Jesse Tree and some to give away...
on December 1st we created these very simple stocking ornaments...

they are a GREAT way use up leftover paper scraps (mine are from the December kit) and what was the best part was what we put inside... i asked each of my children to write an encouraging note to someone who they thought could use one this holiday season. they quickly thought of neighbors and even a friend who has terminal cancer. it was refreshing and heartwarming at a time when children can be thinking about what they want for the holidays. they delivered their ornaments with their little notes tucked inside with a chocolate and were so excited. and the recipients seemed very thankful we thought of them. we will be dong this again next year....

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Drive by....

STILL creating with the November kit...LOVE IT!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sketchy Monday and a peek

here is the fun December sketch.....

and here is a fun card, our design team member, Amy Bender, created with the December kit using this sketch....

and here is my example with the sketch created with one of the December kits...

i hope you will give this fun sketch a try!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

happy saturday!!

it's chilly and windy this am i could use a cup of cocoa! for this page i used the die cut paper, but because i'm an 8.5x11 scrapper i cut the decorative edge off. used the last banner from the kit (on the sticker sheet) and here is a close up of the adorable stick pin s in the kit!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gratitude Quotes for the Holiday.

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say "thank you?"  ~William A. Ward

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.  ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.  ~John E. Southard

Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.  ~Kak Sri

If you have lived, take thankfully the past.  ~John Dryden

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”  - William Arthur Ward

Anthony Robbins said: "When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wall Hanging with November Kit Scraps

This week I have a challenge for you as it was definately a challenge for me. I would like you to take a chipboard album, or any kind of “board” that is similar in texture. For me, I used an actual chipboard album that was about 7″x7″. Instead of using it as an album, I pulled a page from the album & made a wall hanging.

I used the left over supplies from my November kit.

This is a photo of our friends (& the little boys that I watch every day). I just loved the picture & decided to make it a wall hanging to give to them for Christmas.

I plan on making several of these for our parents of the girls. So, instead of one album, it has turned into several Christmas gifts.

If you decide to accept this challenge, please post in the challenge thread in the forum so we can ooo & aaahh over it!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

happy saturday!!

i hope you don't miss out on this awesome kit!! so many goodies in there, and i added a LOT to this page! gavin never gets tired of a spoon and a bowl! i'm hoping santa will bring him a play kitchen this year!
i used my quick kutz oatmeal alpha for the "small boy", cut out of the back of one of the kits pattern papers.
*nitasha please email me your info again! i lost all the emails on my phone!!!!*

Sunday, November 14, 2010


One style of scrapbooking that I always gravitate towards is layering. The more layers, the better. Here is a page I created using Basic Grey's Pyrus line from the November Scraptacular kit. I started with a circle, and then just started piling up the square and rectangle layers on top...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

ok this is my favorite page i did with the kit!!!! i inked the letters with chalk ink. added an alternate paper above the top banner to draw your attention to it! and matted the last pic!

now about the food at the ny ren faire...
pic #1 an amazing gigantic pickle!
pic #2 shaved ice (strawberry yumm)
pic #3 chocolate covered cheesecake on a STICK!!! awesome!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

ZVA Bling!!

If you haven't discovered all the gorgeous ZVA goodies Beth has in the store, then you're really missing out. It can be found HERE.

I also wanted to share a LO I made using some bling I got at Scraptacular. The pp is actually vintage Pink Paislee...uh "Vintage Moon" that is LOL And the pretty pearl brads and the black velvet flowers are Creative Charms.

The journaling is a poem by John Burroughs titled "Waiting" - I managed to fit most of it in, but did cut out one stanza:
SERENE, I fold my hands and wait,
Nor care for wind, or tide, or sea;
I rave no more ’gainst time or fate,
For, lo! my own shall come to me.

I stay my haste, I make delays,
For what avails this eager pace?
I stand amid the eternal ways,
And what is mine shall know my face.

Asleep, awake, by night or day,
The friends I seek are seeking me;
No wind can drive my bark astray,
Nor change the tide of destiny.

What matter if I stand alone?
I wait with joy the coming years;
My heart shall reap where it has sown,
And garner up its fruit of tears.

The waters know their own and draw
The brook that springs in yonder height;
So flows the good with equal law
Unto the soul of pure delight.

The stars come nightly to the sky;
The tidal wave unto the sea;
Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,
Can keep my own away from me.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Finally Fall!!!

Now that it's cooler outside, the leaves have changed colors, and it's FALL...I was definitely ready to scrap some Fall layouts. I love anything that is Basic Grey, so the fact that this kit included some Pyrus got me really excited!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

happy saturday!!! yay for november kits!!!

seriously you need the november kitchen spice kit from scraptacular!!!!

i made this adorable reicipe book with it!
i copied the recipe page i got with my kit on my printer, and cut chipboard covers slightly larger.

i covered the chipboard pages with the "word" paper from the kit.
inked and picked my embellies. used the crop-o-dial to make the holes

i used lot's of layers, added foam adhesive behind the oven mit sticker. tied it together with some ribbon from my stash, and this is what i made!


Monday, November 1, 2010

a new challenge~

hey scrappy friends!!! i added a new challenge on the message board this week... A RECIPE CHALLENGE!! (and a little gift if you play along!!)

my challenge for you this week is to create a page with this recipe:

use these items on your page


a paper pieced item {i made a tree}

a row of embellies { i used the pretty paper made into buttons with the tools from Epiphany crafts that fit perfectly}

a tag

some glitter {alphas for me and glimmer mist}

and here is my page~

i hope you will come play with us... and this is a peek of one of the November kits, so make sure you keep checking the store to buy this very beautiful kit!!!! :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

happy halloween1!!

happy halloween from the marchant family!!!!! sorry i am a day late with my post, but we are super busy this weekend with all the fun and festivities! are you crazy busy too?? here are the costumes we picked this year...

alexa blue fairy
wil spooky vampire...
gavin adorable robot!!!

i hope you all enjoy this day! don't eat too much candy!! take amazing pics you can scrap with the halloween kit!!
i also wanted to announce the winner of my saturday rak!!
please email me your info!!