I hope everyone is staying cool this summer! It's so hot here - I'm not a huge fan of it being this warm!

Here's my take on July's Sketch for Scrap. Inspire. Create. This is the first sketch I've used of theirs and it was a lot of fun. The challenge was not to use cardstock - made me realize how much I rely on cardstock! :)
Here are a couple of other layouts I was able to recently complete.

Don't you just love this paper by Bo Bunny - it's from their Block Party collection? I'm defintely going to have to pick up more of this!
I'm still working on my new project for my scraproom. I was going to paint chalkboard paint onto my cabinet doors, but then I decided if I was doing that I might as well use magnetic paint as primer so that I can use it with magnets as well. So far the cabinet has 5 coats of magnetic paint and one coat of chalkboard paint. I think after one more coat of chalkboard paint we'll be good to go. But now...I'm going to need to make some cute magnets right? :)

Enjoy Summer!



It has been so hot here lately that I have been in my scraproom whenever I can, not just because I want to, but because its down in our basement and it stays nice and cool. I was able to complete a couple of projects and I've also been painting on a little project. I've got one more layer of paint to do hopefully tomorrow morning. I'll be posting pics soon - I'm pretty excited about it!

Happy Summer!


I splurged...

The other day, I was in at Michael's to get an item with my 40% of coupon and they had Thickers on Clearance! So I had to pick up some right?? I was pretty excited!I haven't gotten a lot done scrappy wise the last couple of days, but hopefully today I can work on some projects. Here are a couple of pictures from our camp-out at Detroit with our church. We had such a blast! Blake got to go on his first fishing trip with Daddy & Grandpa. He had a blast! He tries to say 'fish' now, but it comes out 'dish'! :)

Blake also got to go for a ride on Grandpa's swing bike.

Blake is trying to say more and more. He now says "mow mow" for a tractor. And if you ask him where something is, he'll lift up his hands and say "Ummmm" It's really cute.

Not too much else going on...hopefully soon I'll post about all of the projects I'm going to accomplish today! He, he, he... :)

Have a great rest of the week!


My Room~

My scraproom isn't completely done (there is a long list of to do's for the honey like trim around door/window, etc) but enough done where I've been able to finally get some scrappy projects done! Here is a picture as you walk in the door:
The big white cabinet on the left wall has my sewing supplies, fabric and also some of my gift wrapping supplies. Right next to the cabinet is a set of the cubes. On the back wall is my Expedit from Ikea (I love it, but it dearly needs to be organized). On the right wall, my sewing desk is right as you walk in followed by my work desk. Right beside my work desk is a set of 4 cubes.

Here is a picture just to the left as you walk in the door. I hung a curtain rod on the wall and then added some hooks for an instant display of some pages I've done. I also have my Poang chair from Ikea.

Do you remember my post last week about the cabinet doors I bought from the antique market? Well here is a pic of how they turned out. They were originally hinged together, but I took them apart, painted them white, bought new knobs and had Eric screw the hinges into the wall so that you can open them up. I then put up some flower wall stickers that I bought from Target. (I'm really disappointed in them though and will probably end up buying something from Uppercase Living later).

I still have lots I want to do in the room. On the white cabinet, I think I'm going to paint chalkboard paint on the doors, but I want to look into how to 'frame' the paint.

I also am thinking of doing a collage of embroidery hoop wall art like the one I saw on this post

but I'm thinking of having 5-7 hoops of various sizes and overlapping them for a more collage look.

Let me know if you have any suggestions/ideas for my room! I'm really excited to start getting some projects done now!

Wishing everyone a great week!
Thanks for visiting!


Catch up...

This week is just flying by... We were camping this past weekend and I'm still playing catch up.
Here is a before picture of a project I'm working on to put up in my scrapbook room.

I was pretty excited when I found it at an antique market on the 4th of July in Silverton. It was only $8!! Score! Hopefully this weekend I'll have my scraproom organized enough to take some pics to post.

Have a great rest of the week!



Happy 4th of July!

I think today is one of my favorite holidays!

Eric & Blake drove Eric's Grandpa's tractor in the Mt. Angel parade this morning. Blake had a blast.

Yesterday, I was able to get one scrap page done. (I apologize for the poor picture of the layout)

Supplies: Patterned Paper-My Minds Eye, Diecut-Cricut (Opposites Attract); Stamps-Studio G; Ink-Close to my Heart; Pearls-Queen & Co.; Flower-K & Company
The Journaling Reads: Blake can always put a twinkle in my eyes and a smile in my heart

I'm off for now to get ready for the BBQ later today. Have a great holiday everyone!


Here we go...

Well, here we go on my blogging attempt...

I have debated for quite awhile about it, but then decided that I am so behind on all of my projects that I'm hopefully this will get a little motivated and if nothing else, will provide somewhat of a journal of our lives so that when I scrapbook I'll have the details already to go.

To kick it off, here is a project that I've been wanting to get done and its kind of got my mojo back going to dive into all those crafty projects I've got planned! :)

Blake, my almost 15 month old son, goes to a child care center in Mount Angel. Each day they write down on a sheet of paper what he eats, when they change him, when he sleeps and some fun little notes about the day. I've been saving them all because I wanted to do SOMETHING with them. I finally decided to whip out my Bind-It-All and laminator and get to work.

I grouped all of the sheets from 2009 together and laminated them back to back in order. I then added some black cardstock and binded them all together. It's nothing fancy, but I'm happy with the results. It will be so much fun several years from now to go back and read through them!

(Please forgive the photography-these pics didn't turn out the best)

Here's the front view:

and here's an inside view:
Thanks for stopping by!