Monday, July 28, 2008

August Simply Scrappin' Kit Club Selections

We had so much fun at the Simply Scrappin' Kit Club meeting yesterday!

Two of the girls making the Crew Kids Boys pages finished all ten pages and their three cards in two hours. I was definitely impressed.

For August, we've chosen Boho Blend and Rose Cottage. Since they'll no longer be available after August 10th or while supplies last, we decided to suck it up and try to complete both of them in one day. Wish us luck!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Simply Scrappin' Kit Club Day

This afternoon is the next meeting of the Simply Scrappin' Kit Club. We're doing Crew Kids Boy or Crew Kids Girl pages today.

If you haven't tried Stampin' Ups!' Simply Scrappin' Kits, you are missing out! They are chocked full of supplies. Each month we make five double-page spreads and three cards, and we still have plenty of embellishments left to make more.

I can't wait to see what the kits look like in the new catalog that comes out in August. I'm already in love with the new in-colors and know they'll look awesome in the new kits.

Remember: the Simply Scrappin' Kits in this catalog are while supplies last, and some of them are already gone. If you see something you like, you need to order it now!

I'll post pictures of the Crew Kids Boys pages and some of the cards we've made later this week.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Crew Kids Girl Sample

I finally found my camera and took a picture of the left-hand side of my latest Crew Kids Girl double-page spread. I got the idea from one of Stacey King's layouts. She's an awesome scrapper on SCS.

This is how the entire layout looks. I left room on the right-hand side to put a title.

A lot of my friends scrap multiple pictures per page, so I made this layout for them.

And while I was at it, I snapped a picture of the new paper stand my DH bought me for two cents! Isn't it awesome?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My New Paper Stand

If I had a camera--it's still missing in action--I'd post a picture of the new paper stand my DH brought home to surprise me yesterday.

It was originally made as a stand to hold poster board, but they didn't need it at the convenience store he manages any more, and the owner sold it to him for two cents!

It's perfect for storing 12 x 12 paper. Each "shelf" holds two stacks. I love it! And it fits perfectly on top of one of the shelves in my new scraproom.

Friday, July 11, 2008

New Pages--No Camera!

I was so excited to finish another double-page spread for the Crew Kids Girl kit on Wednesday night, but when I went to take pictures of it to post, I couldn't find my camera!

With all this moving, I must have put it somewhere "safe," and now I can't find it!

Send positive thoughts my way because I'd really like to get those pages posted!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Can you have too much stuff?

I accomplished my goal of moving my shelves into my new scrapbook room and getting the bedroom furniture set up in the old one by Friday night, but it seems like everytime I turn around, I find more scrapbook supplies that have been hidden from view so long I'd forgotten about them!

Until the weights and clothes are moved out of the closet in my new scrapbook room, I honestly don't know where I'm going to put everything. It's overwhelming!

Needless to say, I didn't get any scrapping done last week, but while I was moving, I took the time to look through old pages and found this one I made using the Doodle This set on page 94 in the current catalog. My friend's grand daughter was a flower in her school play, and there were so many pictures of her marching to the stage, that I decided to use some of them as the centers for flowers.

She played a red flower in the performance, so I stamped the doodle flower in basic black ink on real red cardstock, cut the flowers out, and layered two of them together for extra petals. Then I used a circle punch to cut out the background and focus on her. The set comes with two different doodle swirls, so I used them to make the stems. I stamped them in basic black first and then colored them with a green galore marker.

This is the last page in a series of pages I did about the performance.

When my husband comes home from work today, we're supposed to swap out the desks in various rooms, and hopefully, by the end of this week. Everything--including the avalanche of scrapbook supplies I've discovered--will have found a new "home."

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Scraproom!

I'm so excited! I'm finally moving into my "new" scraproom!

When we bought this place three years ago, we'd planned on turning the master bedroom into my scraproom, but the builders took so long renovating the rest of the house, that we moved our bedroom furniture in, and it stayed!

This weekend when we got back from a mini-vacation in Oklahoma, we finally started the process. So far, it's slow going since I'm setting everything up as I move, but the queen-size bed and weight bench are out, and 3 of my six shelving units are in! I've also moved in my small table with my Sizzix supplies and Cricut Expression.

I'm substituting at the junior high again today, but my goal is to have all my scrapping supplies set up by the end of the week as well as the "new" bedroom.

Wish me luck!