Happy Halloween

Last day of the month.  Where did the time go?  This will be the first year in 25 years that I am not taking my kids out trick-or-treating.  So instead, I made treat bags and boxes for my co-workers.

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The patterns are from My Scrap Chick.  Had lots of fun making them.



Fun Tag

I spent the past weekend in York, PA with a couple of good friends at Quick Quotes, Private Reserve.  We had a blast.  Put together an entire album with 20 pages.  I just need to add pictures.

We also did this cute tag.

Private Reserve Tag

We used Viva inka gold metallic rubs on chipboard.  This was a first for me.  I didn’t like using it, but I did like the results.

We also used the paints on some of the pages we did.  This is one of my favorites.


You can see the shine better in this picture.

Already thinking about next year.  Can’t wait.

Pooh Swap

Winnie the Pooh is such a loveable little bear.  When I joined a Disney swap I knew that Pooh was the one I wanted to do.   I have had this cricut cartridge since it came out and it gave me the perfect opportunity to play with it.

Pooh Swap

The swap needed to have a character at least 5 inches tall, a title, and a journaling box.  I just had to add the sign.

Baby Paper Piecings

I have been busy working on my swaps for the month of October. I finished up the baby swaps first. This is what I made for baby boy using the color blue.

Baby Boy Swap

The pattern is from KaDoodle Bug Designs.

I also used a baby pattern from KaDoodle Bug Designs for the baby girl swap.  I did add my own little shirt to the girl, because I wanted to add more pink.

Baby Girl Swap

And for the neutral swap I used a pattern from Little Scraps of Heaven to make this adorable little rocking horse.

Rocking Horse

I am still working on the Thanksgiving swap and hope to post those soon.


Titles for Scrapbooking II

Today I’m going to share with you the scrapbook titles I did for the rest of the swaps due the end of this month.

For the School Days theme, using primary colors, I made this cute little mouse holding an apple for his teacher.  I used the pattern Back to School Mice, from KaDoodle Bug Designs.

School Days

For the Apple Picking theme, using red, brown, orange, and yellow, I made a vertical border.  I used the Apples in  Basket pattern from Miss Kate Cutables and the leaf border punch from Martha Stewart.  I added glossy accents to the apples to give them a nice shine.

Apple Picken Time

I just love squirrels and this title worked great for the Squirrels/Chipmunk theme, using brown, yellow and green.  Nuts About Fall pattern from Miss Kate Cutables and some nutmeg Flower Soft to make this cute title piece.

Nuts About Fall

And the last title, using Happy Harvest from Miss Kate Cutables and some Stickles glitter glue, is my all time favorite.  I just love the layers on the pumpkins and the glitter looks so much better when seen in person.

Happy Harvest

Since I am now done with my September swaps, its time to start next months.  I will be doing Thanksgiving and baby themes.  Can’t wait to get started.

Titles for Scrapbooking

Hi everyone.  It’s been awhile since I’ve been here.

I have been busy making titles for a few swaps that I am in.  I really enjoy these swaps as I get to see the talents of others.

The first title I did was for a Grandparent’s Theme using primary colors.

Grandparent's Day

I sprayed it with iridescent glitter dust, but you can’t see it.  Too bad.  It really adds a charm to the piece.

Next, I made a title for the theme Friendship Day with neutral colors.  I am not sure that I used neutral colors, but that is really hard to do when you use  flowers.  And I really like the flowers so I kept them on the piece.

Friendship Day

I also used a gold glitter dust on this one.  You can see this a little bit better than the other one, it just doesn’t glitter in this picture as well as it does in person.

Finally, I did titles for National Dog and National Cat Day using the colors brown, yellow, red and green.  I have 5 dogs so this one was no problem.  I’m sure I will have no problem using the pieces that I get from this swap with all the pictures my daughter, Lucy, takes of her dog.  The cat on the other hand, well, we don’t have any, but my good friend Lynda loves cats and I’m sure she can find some pictures to go with this swap.  She will be surprised when I give it to her.

Cats & Dogs

All of the title patterns are from Miss Kate Cutables.  I just love her diecuts.  The swaps are due at the end of the month so I got my titles done in plenty of time.  Hope the others are hard at work on theirs.


Week 6.  Still hanging in there and so are 3 others.  The sketch for this week:

Sketch 6

  These were the other rules to follow:

1.  Stay true to the sketch.

2.  Monochromatic.

3.  Use a border punch.

4.  Use at least 2 hand-made flowers.

5.  Use bling.

At least we started out with a two page layout and the extras seemed easy enough to follow.  So here is what I came up with.Betzy

I wasn’t really sure I liked it, but I followed all the rules and stayed true to the sketch.  After I submitted my layout for the challenge Sarah and I decided to play around with it and this is what we did.  Now this, I liked.  More my style.


Which do you like better?