Paper Paradise

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Project Life giveaway

Project Life Giveaway Postcard
Creative Organizing is giving away this amazing Project Life Kit by Becky Higgins. Head on over to the website for a chance to win. Good luck!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

vintage journal

Here's a quick altered composition book that I made for a co-worker for Christmas. I love how it turned out. I inked and stamped some of the pages. I also added some scripture vellum through out the pages and made a pocket on the inside cover. I almost want to keep it! :)

happy scrappin'

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Project Life

Cleetus has inspired me yet again. I think I'm going to give Project Life a shot! :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

My Mojo is flowing!!

This was the 1st Sketch Challenge.

 I got a good bit accomplished this week while off on vacation!
I'm so excited! They are having an awesome crop in Dilly Land. It's a wonderful way to get my mojo going. I hope to get a good bit more completed tonight and tomorrow.

This was the "bad picture challenge". Haley had her eyes closed in this one.

This was the "family picture challenge". Now I've got to buy more scrapbooks because I have no albums for all these layouts to go in. Oh well.. just another excuse to buy more stuff...haha!

happy scrappin'

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Shoe Box Album {a work in progress}

I've had so much fun working on this project. I call it my {shoe box album}. Although I did get the "idea" from twopeasinabucket. Kerry Barker used a 7 Gypsies library tray to make her's but it's Christmas and I need to conserve so I just used a shoe box. If I ever do another one, I will use a baby shoe box. (:

Tags using Close to my heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and dyed doilies. I'm going to incorporate more journaling spots/pages next.

The pattern paper is from Stampin Up.

A little pocket with a tag inside. I'm half way finished. I hope to be finished in a few days.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sketch Night Layouts

I played this weekend. Scrapadilly was having their November Sketch night. I {heart} sketches. It's a no-brainer. AND... that is exactly what I need! I'm a slow scrapper and it takes all the guess work out for you. Besides, I could never come up with amazing layouts on my own.. :)

happy scrappin'

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Addams Family Crop

 I joined the website Scrapadilly where a lot of my old cyber scrapping buddies from Creating Keepsakes used to be. I am so excited to be reconnected with some of them! They are holding a online crop called The Addams Family Crop until Oct. 31. I did manage to get 3 scrapbook pages in this week in between work, cleaning, etc. etc. Making scrapbook pages has always been a "challenge" for me because I am so slow at it. I usually have to look for ideas for the longest time before deciding what to do/make. This scrapbook page is a scraplift from Jana Eubank. I love to scraplift!!

On this layout I had to use a "bad picture". This is not the best picture of my daughter because you can't see her entire face but I love her shadow on the hay bail.
Sweet and Simple

Lastly I had to create a layout of something I love. Of course I can't just choose one, so I chose family, reading and M&M's. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Treat Boxes

I'm so proud of my daughter. She made these treat boxes for her BFF's. It just melted my heart when she told me she wanted to do it. :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

witches brew

I made Cathy a little boo basket this week. I felt like scrapping something "Halloweeny". :)

 I also got to play with her Close to my Heart Art Philosophy Cart.

I altered a tea box to make the basket and made a ribbon bow. I love the holidays!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My dream desk

Tonight I was browsing the internet for storage space ideas and came across this desk on! I have finally found my dream desk!! Isn't it lovely?!? Wow!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Crafting with Cleetus

I haven't been doing anything crafty lately but Cleetus has! Check out his newest video! enjoy

Sunday, August 28, 2011

bullentin board

Here's the bullentin board that I made for back to school. I'm been thinking about a fall/christmas one, so if anyone has any ideas please share!! I love the little paperdolls! I think they turned out really cute! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bible Verses

I saw this idea on the zutter sisters website and thought it was so cute. I made one for my desk at work. I printed out my favorite bible verses and used the cricut to cut out the shape using center point. It can be a little tricky getting it exactly even, as you can tell in some of these picture's but I don't care. I love it just the way it is.

This page is my favorite one of all. See the little mustard seed?

happy scrappin'

Friday, July 29, 2011

Homemade Washi Tape

 I made my own washi tape today!! It was really easy! I just laid out some masking tape onto some wax paper the whole length of my table. I painted several colors. I let it dry about 20-30 minutes and then stamped on each one. Then I cut them out and rolled them up. Super easy!
Very helpful video!


Cathy saw this project in the paper creations magazine and asked if I could make it. It's very pretty and glittery but wow, this was kind of tough and time consuming. whew! But I'm glad I tackled it because it is very pretty! :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Junk/Trash/Smash Journal

It's been raining here, so I've been couped up in my scrapbook room playing for hours on end. I had made plans to make cards but after watching some videos on youtube, I decided to make some junk journals. The idea behind it, is to use all of your scraps! {Which I love} Brilliant idea, because we all have tons of scraps! Whenever I create, I always go for my scrap pile first because I have to be very economical nowadays. I ended up making 3 journals! :) I will share the others later.

I used a transparencies for the front and back covers.

I cut a vellum envelope and used some of my smash products that I bought at Archivers the other day. I bought the pen, tabs, large and small pockets. I wanted a smash album but they were all sold out.

The other day I used the last bit of Zatarain's seasoning mix {we buy it in bulk at SAMS CLUB} so I washed out the container and put my ribbon scraps in it. I love it!

Here are a couple of video's that I liked on youtube.

happy scrappin'

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Photo Tray

We played in the shack today! This is one of the projects that I worked on and actually finished. I was really motivated for a while and then it dissipated. :) I used an old Lisa Bernson kit that I won from Creating Keepsakes years ago. I really miss being on that message board. I used to live on it. But once I went back to work, I no longer had the time to keep up. :) 

happy scrappin'

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


The canvas that my daughter done for her room. I am so proud of her. She's very crafty and is now starting on her very own smash album. I'll post some picture's when she's done.

I took all the free idea pamphlet's that I always collect from Hobby Lobby and made a little book out of them. I'm tellin' ya, I am having a crazy, fun time with this bind it all. Can't ya tell? :))

 For the pages that are trifold, I took the the third page and folded it out a little bit so I could punch the holes. Easy peasy.
Below are most of the handmade cards that Cathy has given me through the years. And once again.  I made the cutest little book. :-}


Happy Scrappin'

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cricut Fun

Two post in one day but what can I say?! I am really excited that the new CTMH catalog that is coming out!! Here is a sneak peek from them about the new cricut cart that exclusive to CTMH! I am in {love}!

My next project! The Photo Tray from Hobby Lobby! Can't wait to get started! :)

Happy Scrappin