Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Boost of Confidence

Today I got a little boost of confidence in my scrappy world! It was greatly needed! The timing couldn't have been more perfect as I was feeling quite down and out today!

How about you, what gives you a boost of confidence in life? In scrapping?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A little addiction....

GLIMMER MIST!! Oh, how I LOVE this stuff and use it all the time!

I have lots of scrapping supplies that I "Had to have" but never use it! When I bought my first two bottles of Glimmer Mist I was worried about actually using them!
No need to worry, I use them on everything! I LOVE this stuff! I recently squirt the last squirt out of my Pearl Mist! It was kinda bitter sweet! (I am a sentimental sap!) I was proud that I actually used up a product but at the same time I was sad to see my favorite color gone!
To fill the void I just made and order... 13 Glimmer Mist! Yes you read correctly, 13!!
Of course I had to reorder my favorite Pearl. Along the way I found a color called Bubbles, so of course I had to try that! There are also some new limited edition colors I just had to have too! Who could pass up Cadilac Pink, Mel's Diner, Route 66, Marmalade, Popsicle, Sweet Clover, Sand and Indian Corn??
Addicted?? Yes, but I use them!
How about you??
Do you have products you have bought but never use?
Do have an addiction to a product you use constantly?
Do you have Glimmer Mist? Love or Hate it?

Monday, May 9, 2011

National Scrapbook Day Challenges

Every year I participate in My Pink Stamper's National Scrapbook Day Challenges! This year was no exception! She always hosts great challenges and then offers great prizes!

Challenge 12... Kid Theme

Challenge 11... Pink, Green and Black

Challenge 10... all about pets

Challenge 9... Glitz, Glam and Glitter

Challenge 8... Summer Theme

Challenge 7... a Layout of my baby sis and her baby

Challenge 6... incorporating a tag in my project

Challenge 5... 3D I am not sure you can acutally see the depth of this card but it is full of popdots.

Challenge 4... Mother's Day

My 10 year old, Levi, asked me if he could do this one! I told him he was more then welcome to join the fun!

Challenge 3... Breast Cancer Theme

I made a similar card for my Grandmother when she was diagnosed. Now, whenever I make a BCA card I always follow the same sketch! It makes me think of Grandma D!

Challenge 2... use craft carstock

Challenge 1... Cupcake

I had SO much fun making this! I used a "snow Marker" to give the frosting some depth!

See you next year!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

National Scrapbook Day

I LOVE National Scrapbook Day and I always try to do a little scrapping!

I guess I am quite emotional this week as this NSD got me all emotional and sappy! I was thinking about when I first started scrapping 13 years ago!

I must start by telling you that about a year before I started scrapping, a friend showed me her scrapbook and I thought she was CRAZY for spending all that money and time on her album... Then I got pregnant with my first precious little boy and I decided I HAD to start scrapping! I remember those first few layouts, I was SO frugal! We didn't have much money AND we lived in Japan where scrapping supplies were very limited. I would be oh so very careful what I put on each layout not wanted to use up all my precious supplies.

My how things have changed over the last 12 years! I am not longer totally frugal, in fact I can be quite indulgent on my scrappy supplies. I am thankful to have a husband who supports me and knows that I LOVE my hobby. I want to make each layout special and if it means using the very last sheet of my favorite paper or using the last spritz of my favorite color glimmer mist, then so be it!

Before scrapping I tried several other hobbies like pottery, painting, crocheting and cross stitching. I was totally known for starting projects and NEVER EVER completing them. So when I told Brian I was going to start scrapping I am sure it thought it would be another of my temporary hobbies. Now, I have long quit pottery, painting and cross stitching but being the frugal gal I am, I kept all the tools, paint brushes and floss and I use them in my scrapping now! So, those hobbies were not a complete waste! haha

The only other hobby I have is photography but I think scrappy and photography go hand in hand.