Scrapbooking SOS - is all about why I scrapbook. I scrap for me, my sanity and
for my creativity. Of course, my family benefits from it too.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Half Moon Witch Light Fixture Cover Up

I have a light fixture in my Kitchen that has been missing the glass cover. I know it was missing last Summer when we stayed in my Father-in-Law's rental house and well... Put it this way if the mechanics of something is working properly that is all that matters!
So, here is what you see if you look up:
Oh, so pretty right!

So, Since I am having Family Dinner at my house Sunday and I am going with the Halloween theme. I made this light cover up!

So, Do you want to know how I made it?

Using my Cricut and the A Child's Year Cartridge I cut out 4 of the 2 different style witches. I varied the sizes too. The largest was cut at 5", then I when down to 3 1/2" and then two cut at 2 1/2" - The witches represent our family members. Hubby, Daughter, Son and Me....oh and there are two cats on one of the designs. So, my two dogs are represented.....maybe under a spooky spell!

Next, I tied the witches with one strand of embroidery floss in an ivory shade.

I just guessed that I needed about 4 half moons & mounting strips in Yellow. Using my Creative Memories Custom Cutting Tool - Jumbo Circle. I cut out 4 half circles in mulberry paper.

Attached my yellow cardstock strip, which was cut 1" x 12" and to the back attached mini glue dots. Using the mini glue dots facing the edge of the fixture I stuck each section up.

Adjust as I when around the fixture and TA-DA, Hocus Pocus, Al-shsam!

Echo Park Page

Here is a page I made using Echo Park Papers. I caught my boy after the sounds of laughter turn to silence...So, as a Mom you know it is time to investigate. Found him inside his toybox and the toy spread across the floor. When I asked him,"Who did this?" He replies, "Becky DO!"
At 2 years and 1 month old, I am always amazed at how much he picks up! I am always saying "Monkey, See Monkey Do" and blaming his sister for his mess is just one of those moments.
After, I asked him, "Who is going to clean this up?" Luke called Becky to join me in the toybox and as they are cracking up with laughter. They tell me, "Mommy"
Sorry it's a gloomy day here and at night my lighting is bad.

I made this tag below by using some scraps and the EP paper names from the papers I used. 

Popped up my stamped and fussy cut letters

If It's Groovy: Halloween Dinner is Served!

If It's Groovy: Halloween Dinner is Served!: Ewwww if you have not thought about Halloween dinner yet this is a cool and very wicked way to serve up a ghoulicious meal!!! Just look at t...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gratitude - Mid-year: Week Twelve

Sunday October 23rd - I am grateful for a lazy day with my husband and kids!
Monday October 24th - I am grateful for a fun decorated Halloween house.
Tuesday October 25th - I am grateful for a Play Group Halloween party!
Wednesday October 26th - I am grateful for a pushing myself to go to Zumba.
Thursday October 27th -  I am grateful for a two big pumpkins and a plan to carve. 
Friday October 28th - I am grateful for a great dinner with friends and kids played the night away! 
Saturday October 29th - I am grateful for plans and prep of a Halloween themed dinner.  

Monday, October 24, 2011

If It's Groovy: Home Sweet Home with Michelle

If It's Groovy: Home Sweet Home with Michelle: We were given the challenge to expose some details about our hometown. Well, my hometown is actually Jen's (IIG's Design Team Member) hometown...

Liftateers - Year 3, Week #7

I missed out on doing Week #6 But I am working on that one.

Here is my Week #7 - lifted from Jeannie #5377

I need to finish the title the ink was still tacky-- thinking calling it "Together" and add some doodling to the banner.
When I took this photo I had to add two more family surnames to the list of families at the wedding at relate to my genealogy.
I will update once I finish completely!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gratitude - Mid-year: Week Eleven

Sunday October 16th - I am grateful for the effort my husband & nephew made to calm Becky on her first time Power Skating and on the ice in two years!
Monday October 17th - I am grateful for a trip to a new library, a good book and napping kids!
Tuesday October 18th - I am grateful for a delicious one pot casserole and cooking class with Becky!
Wednesday October 19th - I am grateful for a fun night scrapping.
Thursday October 20th -  I am grateful for a lazy day and home-made potato soup. 
Friday October 21th - I am grateful for Pizza! 
Saturday October 22nd - I am grateful for a somewhat sunny day!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, Trucker!

I needed to make a Birthday card for my Brother-in-Law....but it stumped me.
He is not into anything that I could theme the card around.
Really if he is not on the road, he is working on various projects my Father-in-Law has going.
So, on the road fit especially when I had a stamp set by
Inkadinkado: Road Trip
I had some black ink, my stamp set and some scraps just waiting for a home. I tapered down the black roadway to have it going off into the distance. I found to add my lines to the road before taking the picture. BUT Here is what I created:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fun Halloween Card & Cool Witches Brew Cupcakes

Here is a fun Halloween Card I made:

Here is a closer look at the detail:
Close to My Heart(CTMH) stamp: Spooky Cobwebs, September 2011 Stamp of the Month: Wicked
Ink: CTMH Black, Ink It Up Silver Metallic
K&Company Fuzzy Spider
Black Cardstock
Purple Spider Stripe
Scrap Papers

I will be making these Cool Witches Brew Cupcakes soon! Here is the picture from the recipe. I will have to update with a photo of mine when I made them.....See how they come out!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Gratitude - Mid-year: Week Ten

Sunday October 9th - I am grateful for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at the Kavanagh's cabin!
Monday October 10th - I am grateful for organization. Kids clothes are all done now on to mine!
Tuesday October 11th - I am grateful for the Playgroup and Becky's excitement in a new friend! 
Wednesday October 12th - I am grateful for my children's sense and enjoyment in exploring!
Thursday October 13th -  I am grateful for hand me downs and friends with kids a little older!
Friday October 14th - I am grateful for my daughter's first playdate and it's my Birthday!
Saturday October 15th - I am grateful for a great furniture fine that works!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Liftateers - Year 3, Week #6

I missed this one. I started out with good intentions. Pulled out some papers to work with and embellishments. Just never got the chance and a few times I did non of the photos I had already printed fit the bill!!!
I do want to try this one in the future, though!

Here is the page we were given to lift from Deanna #4244

If It's Groovy: Friday Night Card Sketch with Michelle

If It's Groovy: Friday Night Card Sketch with Michelle: Hey Card Makers and Scrapbooking Enthusiasts! Michelle is back with a great card sketch! Enjoy :) Deb♥

Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Day to ME! Happy Birthday to ME!

Well, Today is my Birthday!
So, I wish I had some projects to share with you. I have working on quite a bit lately!
Some need those finishing touches....dates, title, journaling BUT I will have them up soon!
I starting doing some sketches of my Pages, LO and cards. So, keep your eyes open for their postings.
I have also been working on my Design Team things so they are a secret for now! I will link them when they get posted!

I have a retreat coming up and been slowly getting "kits" together for that....of course trying not to dig into them on my weekly scrap nights are hard.
Well, enough for now! Hope you enjoy the my birthday, today!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

If It's Groovy: Happy Birthday McQueen Style :)

If It's Groovy: Happy Birthday McQueen Style :):

Michelle is here today to show us what she has been experimenting with :) Deb♥ So, my son turned 2 on September 18th and we planned his pa...CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO READ MORE!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Gratitude - Mid-year: Week Nine

Sunday October 2nd - I am grateful for a good family dinner at Sherilynn's!
Monday October 3rd - I am grateful for a winning tender(bid) and a phone call for my husband.
Tuesday October 4th - I am grateful for cinnamon rolls! Becky and I had a cooking class together! 
Wednesday October 5th - I am grateful for life!
Thursday October 6th - I am grateful for scrappy friends!
Friday October 7th - I am grateful to be able to explore my surroundings!
Saturday October 8th - I am grateful a good movie and friends!

Liftateers - Year 3, Week #5

Here is the page that was are inspiration from Ladydoc Karen #2858

Here is my page:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

If It's Groovy: National Book Month Oct 2011

If It's Groovy: National Book Month Oct 2011: This is the month of books! We love them, we buy them, collect them, check them out of the library, hang out at book stores and read them...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Gratitude - Mid-year: Week Eight

Sunday September 25th - I am grateful for the enjoyment my kids are having since our move!
Monday September 26th - I am grateful for patience and understanding.
Tuesday September 27th - I am grateful for a girl's night out to the movies. It's been a long time!
Wednesday September 28th - I am grateful for another night of Zumba!
Thursday September 29th - I am grateful for another scrap night!
Friday September 30th - I am grateful for my family and having them together!
Saturday October 1st - I am grateful a movie, popcorn and chocolate!

Liftateers - Year 3, Week #4

Here is our inspiration: By Jill #4440

Here is my lift: