Thursday, November 12, 2009

My new favorite shop

And *GASP* its not a scrapbook store!!

Hawthorne Threads

seriously, I've been sewing a bunch lately, getting ready to open an etsy shop - so stay tuned.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Halloween and Christmas!

The owner of Back Porch Memories asked me to do a Halloween mini album kit for her store. I had a blast picking out all the goodies and playing for two whole days until I came up with this!  FYI – the kits are sold out, but you can enjoy the eye candy here.

Two little tags stuck in a pocket with a spider tag hanging from it
Left page folds out, middle page is a 4x4 acrylic page and right page has a little bling spider on the web
Kraft envy on the left holds three tags to put pictures on.  Right page is WRMK black lace on an 8x4 acrylic page.
Silly Faces page, unties and folds out to show two picture spots.  Pumpkin is corrugated.
Tombstones are tags that come out of the grass to journal on.  Moon has 3 hidden journal or picture spots that rotate out.
The last page, with a hanging tag that says ‘EEK’

I had a blast making it and couldn’t wait to share.  I have some other projects too that I’m getting ready for Christmas – here’s a mitten and snowflake garland made from two Maya Road chipboard books. Pardon the horrible pictures – welcome to winter in Alaska and no good light!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Help Make This Little Boy's Early Christmas

Five year-old Noah Biorkman is in hospice and we need your help to make this the best Christmas ever by sending him Christmas cards! His family will be celebrating Christmas this weekend.

Noah Biorkman
c/o 99.5 WYCD
2201 Woodward Heights Blvd.
Ferndale, MI 48220-1511

read more here

Friday, October 23, 2009

I have been creating!!!

I just can’t post any of it because its either been for the store in town or its for Christmas gifts. But trust me, I’ve been scrapping and sewing up a storm!  Here is a LO I did for a scraplift challenge last month that I can post now  :D

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My love for my husband

is combined with my love for purses and my love for my sewing!!!
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So I figure while hubby is deployed I can at least wear a reminder of him on my arm every day!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sew Cute Shop Amy Butler Birdie Sling GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Um... yum - yet another purse to add to my list of wants!

Sew Cute Shop Amy Butler Birdie Sling GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Oh Look what I'm gonna make next!!

How adorable is this!!!

I am so making one in the near future (but I went ahead and entered the giveaway too - maybe I'll get the pattern for free!)

Monday, August 03, 2009

Ad This was featured on

Check out this week’s ad over there and we were featured in a Scrapstreet article here!  My take is on the second page… or you can just see it right here ;)

My take:

Monday, July 27, 2009

I had so much fun playing with my letters!

The challenge this week over on AD THIS was to play with embellies and different fonts in your title.  Here was the ad we had:
and here is my take:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A day late…

There is a new ad up at the AD THIS blog!! Here is my take, swing on over there to check it out!
and here is my take:

Monday, July 13, 2009

A new week… a new ad!

Head on over to the Ad This blog to see this weeks fab takes on this ad:
July 13th
And here is my take:

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Some LOs because I can’t sleep

Here are some LOs I’ve done the past few weeks that I haven’t shown you – enjoy!
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Ad This Weekly Challenge

Yep, its that time again! Another weekly Ad inspiration from the Ad This blog!
Here is this weeks ad
June 15th Ad
And here is my take. The twist this week is to use five different mediums in your LO. I used paint, ink, paper, fabric and wallpaper(the textured brown behind the photo mat)
Don’t forget to head on over to post your take for a chance at the Guest Designer spot next week!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Ad This DT!!!

Woohoo! I made the Summer DT for the Ad This blog!  So ladies, head on over and post your takes on the ads!
This week’s ad:
June 8th Ad
and the twist is to use three different fonts on your LO.

Here is my take:
Be sure to check us out every week for a new ad!

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Have you heard of this… its taking old things and altering them so they can be used again!  Well, my favorite type of Up-cyling is altering my girls clothes.
Sierra and Ruby now officially wear the same size, but it doesn’t matter, because both of them put holes in their jeans like nobody’s business.  I just went through their winter clothes and basically none of the jeans are useable for Karis.  The jeans still fit the older two now – but they don’t want to wear jeans (and of course, we have tons), they want shorts and skirts for the summer, and they most likely won’t fit next fall. Besides, there are holes and it gets awfully cold here!
So here is my solution…
Ordinary pair of jeans with holes in the knees:
So you’re probably thinking, cut them off for shorts – duh!!!  But have you ever noticed that jeans fit tighter than shorts… and especially Ruby, whose thighs are more generous, its not comfortable to have just plain ole cutoffs.
And of course there are HOLES in the KNEES – so you can’t make them capris….
But you can make a skirt!!!!  I convinced Sierra to keep this long (she wanted a mini skirt) and I wanted to put a ruffle on the edge, but she wanted it to fray – so I didn’t finish the edge – this is one of her favorite skirts now.
But – these ‘bermuda’ shorts I think are adorable.  They are longer so you don’t have to worry about thunder thighs sticking out, but not quite capris.  And I think the ruffles make them just a tad bit longer and feel more stylish than ‘my mom cut off my jeans and is making me wear them this summer instead of buying me shorts!’  LOL!
I have a few more pairs of holey jeans – I can’t wait to play.  I’m going to make Ruby a skirt and put a ruffle on it, and of course, they each have a pair of plain cutoffs, but I need to use up my fabric scraps and I like to play!!
Speaking of scraps, I’m thinking of appliquéing some flowers, birds, and butterflies on some of the girls (and mine!) plain t-shirts… I’ll post pics if I like how it turns out.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Just some new LOs

Here are a few LOs I’ve done for challenges and contests and such that I can show now.
This one was for a Guest DT spot at Back Porch Memories.  I didn’t make it, but I still love the LO! The subject is pretty cute too!
This was for a telephone scraplift over at OSU.  I doodled all over, even the flowers that I then cut them out to embellish the doodles.
This I did using an ad from Ad This  DSC_0095
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Here is a scraplift challenge from BPM. Using the yummy May Scrap Attack Scrapbooking kit! DSC_0101

Monday, May 18, 2009

OOH! Look what blog I found!!

My favorite type of challenges are Ad challenges.  I love using the ads as inspiration, either as a sketch, taking the color combos, the patterns in the ad, and seeing the cool graphic designs!  So I was totally psyched when I found this blog!
Ad This! 
They post an ad every Monday and you have a week to get your LO linked for a chance to be a guest designer (and I think they occasionally give out prizes too!)
So here is my take on this weeks ad
And they are having a DT call, so of course I’m sending in some LOs for that too.  Be sure to check them out!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Back Porch Memories Spring Fling Crop!

I’ve been cropping for a week over at BPM for a chance to win a six months subscription to  Paula’s awesome kits!!!  Here are the challenges I completed.  You get your name in a drawing for each challenge – wish me luck!!!

Color Therapy – color in a stamped image
Better than Hallmark (black and white card with a pop of color)
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Leftovers Challenge (use leftovers from projects you completed during the crop – LOs below)

I see through you – make a card using a transparency
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Heat Embossing
Paper Flowers – make your own paper flowers
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Recipe Challenge: page layout – any size, word title, flowers or stars – any type, pictures – any size, handwritten journaling
Feeling Edgy: use two or more techniques on the edges of your paper (die cut, distressed, inked)
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
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Beautifully Rustic – I used cardboard with glitter, and inked up some bling
New Beginnings – scrap about something ‘new’ – think Maddie counts :D
Overkill Challenge – use lots of one type of embellishment
Font-tastic – use different types of fonts for your title
Ad Inspiration
Scraplift someone in the crop
WHEW!! That’s 28 entries – I so hope I win!!! I love BPM kits!!!