Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Don't you just love birthdays?

5x5 Birthday Card using the Birthday Extravaganza paper stack from Paper Studios, the Doodlecharm & Storybook Cartridges

Me too. Just the smell of frosting and freshly blown out candles makes me feel good. They should make a line of birthday scented aroma therapy products. Despite what some divas may believe, getting a year older is the best part. (Cake is definitely a close second.) The American Cancer Society is the official sponsor of birthdays. What does that mean? It means they are fighting a disease to give those living with cancer an opportunity to celebrate another year of life. 

While we can't all don lab coats and head to the laboratory in search of a cure, we can give. The Little Rock Scrappers are now taking donations for the 2011 Relay for Life. You can donate whatever you like. A $90 donation ($80 for cancer survivors) will allow you to participate in our Relay for Life Scrapbooking Event on March 11th and 12th.

For two days we will scrapbook, make cards, eat, laugh, and have a good time all for the purpose of giving some one with cancer the chance at one more birthday. Will you join us? 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Declutter your home and inspire creativity

Need a way to clear clutter in your home and inspire some new scrapbook pages? Why not scrapbook some of those framed photos?

This is a picture I removed from a Mother's Day frame from 2009.
It's just as cute and takes up much less space!

Picture frames are nice, but they can take up space in your home. In the spirit of New Year’s organization and decluttering, try taking some of your photos out of the frames and get them onto a page.

Once those pages are in an album, they can be placed on the coffee table or tucked away on the book shelf. You can pull them out whenever company is coming, or you just feel like taking a little stroll down memory lane. Meanwhile, your tables, dresser tops, and desks are clear. Also, there are less picture frames to dust. Put those frames in your yard sale box or give away bag. Yay!

These letter stickers come from Close to My Heart.
I added cardboard and ink to help them stand out.

The cardboard comes from the box my Cricut came in.
I just can't throw anything away!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The little tin that could

Before: Earl Grey tea tin
After: Super cute recipe box!

 Whenever I see a container, I am always thinking about how I can repurpose it. This little box lived under my friends desk for a while because she had the same idea. Luckily, she let me have it and the rest is history. There is hope for hoarders everywhere! 

Paper by Webster's Pages, Sign Stickers by Close to My Heart
This was a simple project using only paper, a couple stickers, ribbon, and some chipboard for the name tag on the lid. I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the box. (And my handy painter's tape trick I showed you in August) I cut out some pies and stars from the patterned paper. A little ribbon and this all American Recipe box came to life. Luckily my husband has been on a cooking kick, so while I have this handy little box, I haven't had to use it. (Which is fine by me!)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Thank You!

Yay, we did it!

Thank you to everyone who visited the Scrabooks Etc. website to vote for my Christmas layout. I received a certificate today for being the weekly winner. Thanks again everyone. Great to start the year off with such good energy! Thanks to Scrapbooks Etc. too!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Once upon a time...

Happy New Year everyone! I look forward to getting buckled down and blogging more this year. I have loved the blogging experience so far and aim to do it much more in the coming year. Thanks for reading, please always feel free to share your thoughts and ideas!

2 page layout using Webster's Pages
Thursday I went to the Scrapbook corner in search of stuff on sale. As usual, I manage to want regular price stuff instead. This paper is from Webster's Pages. I was going to get the Christmas paper, but I hate buying Christmas stuff after Christmas, even though that is the smartest time to buy it. I mixed this layout with some Webster's Pages paper I already had. They all coordinate so well together. Normally I am such a primary colors person, but with this paper I guess I make an exception.

Got to us the old Cricut Machine for my page title.
I love to cut out shapes from the paper to use as embellishments!