Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Serendipity Style

A challenge was posted at If It's Groovy to create a layout Serendipity Style. Simply put it's using papers, usually scrap papers, in the same color family, by tearing or cutting them into 1"-2" pieces and randomly adhering them to a piece of paper, again in the same color family, to create a new piece of paper. But there are many variations to this design as you can see at If It's Groovy from the design team there.

Here's my take on the challenge :)

Did you notice my pear paper and my title "what a pair"...cute, right :D This was a challenge for me. I had to totally step out of my comfort zone. Rip up paper! but once I got going it was fun! and I LOVE the result! So I will be creating more layouts using the Serendipity Style, especially since I'll be able to put good use to my scraps!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Featured on a Blog

I am so thrilled! One of my scrapbook pages, or now as they are called...layouts, is being featured on the Paper Studio blog, take a look :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

a Card I made

making cards is another crafty thing I do :) Whatever I create it's always fun to imagine a "story" to go with the image and sentiment. Can't you just hear the story behind these two fine ladies, "This is how it happened:"

Layering multiple pieces of cardstock/color block background, stamping a sentiment, a little ribbon and adding the image from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Collections makes this card so adorable!
hmmmmm, what secrets could they be hiding....wouldn't you like to know ;o)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Smiley Faces

There may be times when you see these alot in my posts --> :) or :P or ;) or :} or :o) or :D etc.... because I like to use them ALOT :) They make me happy :) Hopefully they will also help the meaning of what I say come through. Oh, I like to use this alot too ....... and !?! It just must be the creativeness in me :D

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day in America

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

Friday, June 10, 2011

so, I Scrapbook...

...since elementary school I've had a Scrapbook. Now, back then, I'd put in every birthday card I received, cut out comics, advertising pictures and I remember cutting out and pasting all the Kool-Aid characters in my large red scrapbook...Goofy Grape, Rootin' Tootin' Raspberry, Freckle Face Strawberry...all those Funny Face Kool-Aid names :) Can you remember any more?

My scrapbooking over the years has now evolved to a more sophisticated style, yeah, right ;) Here is a scrapbook layout (page) that I created based on the photos of my Azalea flowers this year. Did a little "fussy" cutting, hand stitching and even looks prettier in person!

This is the first layout I'm showing you on my blog and it won't be the last :) I love to scrapbook!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Beautiful Azalea Flowers

Azalea flowers are so beautiful, I never knew that until I had some of my own, but they come and go before I can look twice. One day buds, then blooms, then the flowers are dropping off like flies....way too short of a life span for me but worth every moment. This year I captured the life of my Azalea flowers in photos.

Big Fat Juicy Buds


Full Bloom

New Growth

It was fun taking these pics but I had to be quick 'cause it seemed there was only a matter of a week with flowers then the ground was strewn with spent blossoms. I'm getting me some more Azalea plants and fill my border garden for next year! On my travels this week I saw some fluorescent orange Azalea...Yay! Oh, and the deer don't eat them...Double Yay!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

no Frills, nothing Fancy

well, I'm going to bite the bullet and actually write my first post...
and here it is :)
thanks for looking!