Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy 14th Birthday, Jacob!

My son loves Comic books!  So, this is the birthday card/banner I made him this year!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

4 ACT cards ready to put in the mail for the "Altered Selfie" swap At ATC for All!  Love trading and receiving little pieces of artwork from all over the world.
ACT For All
Photobomb ACT Swap
June 2017

It was a lot of fun doing this swap. A bit out of my comfort zone, and fun to try something new. I enjoyed the freedom of creating something that was imperfect. And, using magazine cut outs and captions felt creative. I found a lot of funny and quirky images AND words that were fun to put all together!  Some of them made me chuckle,  and I decided to keep the captions I used clean. But, I could have made some really riscat!!!  Heee!
Yes, I know this picture is sideways. LOL!  Technical difficulties...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Summer "Simple Scrapbooks" with Layle! Scrapbook Island Creative Escape, Los Gatos, CA.

I am so loving these types of scrapbooks! They are interactive,  fun, creative, and so neatly organized. The plastic pages give a crispy finished touch!  Check out this new summer line of paper, stickers, embellishments,  and Washi tape!
Now, I have my summer album made!  Just add summer fun photos as they happen!  I love making these for my boys about different occasions or events!  I am in love with Simple Story albums!  My new addiction!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Well, here is a little story.  I recently started doing swaps at Last week, I saw sign-ups for a vintage tag swap. So, I happily signed up. The next day, I received a response from the hostess. She said I could not join her swap because my work was not "good enough." I was so sad. Made me doubt my work, my joy for scrapping, how I identify myself, etc. I replied to the host stating I was surprised and sad to hear I was being excluded. I said I have taught scrapbook and rubber stamp classes. I have been on design teams...  She replied saying that she is the hostess and makes the rules, and that I needed to be gracious and mature about her decision.  Basically, she is rejecting me and I need to grace her.  Basically, she is going to be rude and I need to just take it.  After a lot of thought, I replied with the only thing that made sense to me ... "God bless you."  May she see some day how excluding people, and telling them they are "not good enough" was a choice hopefully she should not repeat. I am thrilled to tell you, 3 scrappers on that chat thread contacted me and asked me to privately swap with them. Beautiful!  These people also visited my gallery and left positive comments about my work.  Love!  Let's build one another up, for with that we shine ourselves!  This is a tag I made last night to send to one of my new friends.  One who reached out to me, and made me smile.  Thank you!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

June - Summer & Beach Swap Kit:

Included:  Prima flowers, butterfly bling, and BBQ brads

Included:  Yellow bling flowers, buttons, and misc. paper and fabric flowers

Thank You Card - Watercolor markers

Sunflower Card

French ATC

Summer ATC

Technique ATC

Transportation ATC

Friday, April 28, 2017

ATC cards:  Orange, Steam punk, and Container Themes.

Pocketletter:  My Favorite Things Theme
Sent to New Jersey. Partner Swap

Birthday card for a friend at work. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

 Scrap for a cure!
 Winter banner...
 New year card...

(Whoops!  These Halloween cards are crooked, kinda just like me!)  LOL

Halloween and fall...