Monday, December 28, 2009

Last Scrappy Day Before 2010

I hope everyone has had a wonderful and safe Holiday so far! 

We will be scrapping this Wednesday for the last time in 2009!  Sadness, Relief, or just plain ready to start a new Year!  The theme this week will be to complete an unfinished project.  Bring something you didn't get done in 2009 and get it done!

Have a safe New Year Celebration!  Be back next week for new challenges and inspiration!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Snow & Scrappin!

We're Scrapping this week.  Still being inspired to make more gifts!  This time by Anthropologie!

Hope to see you!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Scrappy Scrappy!

Handmade candle idea and picture from

It's that time are your handmade gifts started or even done? Time to keep the momentum going! We are scrapping Wed. Hope to see everyone with a ton of projects to work on!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Eve Scrapping

I know we're all panning for our family gatherings this week. Cleaning, scrubbing, planning, cooking, we may need a little break from all the hub bub! So we will be scrapping on Thanksgiving Eve even if it's just to take a breather from all of your preparations! Hope to see you!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Little Inspiration - No Scrappin this week!

Photo from Country Living

Time to start getting ready for guests. Are your menus planned? I realize it's not crafty inspiration but it's good to be inspired in all areas! So I thought this was appropriate!

Since we're not scrapping this week everyone will have some extra time to plan. Have a great week!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Fall Colors - Playing Catch Up

Almost half way through November. We're all starting to make plans for the Holidays. Join us this week to work on projects for upcoming events or past events either way it's all good. Our challenge this week will be Catch Up only because we seem to be falling behind!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

I Challenge You

There is a blog Just Christmas and Birthday Cards that challenges you to create one Birthday and one Christmas card each week. This is a great idea if you start at the beginning of the year you will have over 50 by the end of the next year. It's just 2 cards a week. Super simple right? So why not give it a try this next month see how it goes and if we love it we'll continue on with the 2 cards each week! We can share them here on the blog that would be fun! If someone that wants access to write to the blog doesn't have it just let me know. Here is a little Photo inspiration for Christmas and Birthday to help us on our way!

Photograph by Country Living

Photograph by Country Living

So this week we are not scrapping we are going out to celebrate Dianne's Birthday. But after our dinner and PIE we can come back and scrap if everyone wants to anyone that can be here about 8:30 or 9ish is welcome.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Last Week Before Halloween! Are you ready?

Photograph by Country Living

Here it us October is almost over! Only a few more days. Are you ready for the trick or treaters? Are you ready for the school parties? Are you ready for November? Well we are scrapping this week so you can have a little more work time to get ready!

Hope to see you!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Just a little inspiration this Week!

All the leaves are falling! My yard is covered!!! I'm sure every one's yard is covered! Time for those fall leaf pictures outside frolicking or how about some beautiful trees changing color?

No scrapping this week I have to work. I will see you next week though! Have fun and make sure to do something with fall leaves this week! Just think of all the beautiful colors you can bring indoors to create with!

Monday, October 12, 2009


I was wrong we are scrapping this week but not next week! I'm confused this month! So here is a bit of Halloween for inspiration this week for all of your Halloween preparations! Hope to see you Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Time To Scrap

Wednesday is almost upon us! We are scrapping
this week.

Don't you just love a good hayride? I've never been on one with a truck pulling it where you could carry mugs of something hot in your lap like these people but I have been on enough hayrides to know how much fun they are! What is one of your favorite fall memories? How does that inspire you? We can scrap fall memories or make something else fall to remind us.

Hope to see you! Stay warm and dry!

Monday, September 28, 2009

And Fall Is Here

It was 80 yesterday and today it's fall! Just like that! BAM!

We are scrapping this week same time same place. Here is the weekly inspiration piece. A scene from Pottery Barn. Still some green but the colors are clearly starting to turn.

Ok so this week I would like to issue a scrap challenge. Whatever scraps are sitting on your workspace from this last week(I will clean mine off sorting the giant box today). Use those scraps to create a card or layout. Only scraps, you can add card stock for the background and once the base is built you can add one embellishment from your stash!

Hope to see you Wednesday!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Scrapping Wed. Here We Come!

We are scrapping again this week. Since it seems like fall hit this weekend with a little moisture I thought this inspiration piece is was just perfect!
Hope to see everyone Wed. Evening!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Only Inspiration this week!

Found this picture at the Where Women Create website. Just fell in love! Hopefully this will inspire.

No scrapping this Wed. the Chicago Craft Collective is meeting at the store and I'm working so hopefully I will see everyone the following Wednesday and you will have been totally inspired by this photo! Have a great week! Make pretty things!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Lets get BRIGHT

We are scrapping this Wednesday! And we are going to be using BRIGHT BRIGHT HAPPY COLORS! Here is a picture to inspire you. If not with color then check out the geometric patterns or the cool flowers that splash of black. Lets see what we can do with this piece! See you Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Craft Fancy Here we come!

So we are meeting tonight only over at Craft Fancy. I'm so excited to go off site and crop. Hope to see everyone!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Chicago Craft Social

Here is the Link for the website in case you lost my email!

Sunday, August 09, 2009


We are scrappin' this week. Instead of a game or baggie challenge though we will do another inspiration challenge. It's hot and summer outside finally so why not consider the beach? I love this photo it's very inspiring! Have at it come up with something amazing!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

We are scrapping Wed.

We are scrapping this week. Be sure to check out the previous post for this weeks challenge if you wish to participate.

Here is your inspiration piece. How cool would this office be?

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Scrap Challenge Wednesday

Ok DIANNE had a FABULOUS IDEA! Next Wed we are going to do a Challenge! Here is the deal. Each person that wants to play makes up a Baggie of items from paper to embellishments. We then switch and create something with a baggie that is not their own! This sounds like fun and we will have a bit of time to prepare between now and next week! Ok back to our regularly scheduled silence until Monday's inspiration piece!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


We're back we arrived late last night and we're getting things put away and cleaned up. Someday I might have a room that looks like this! Isn't it lovely? So since I'm dreaming this will be our inspiration piece for this week!

Anyway we are scrapping this week can't wait to see everyone it's been a couple of weeks now!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Bring On The Sun!!!!

Summer Vacation has Officially started as of 45 min ago!!!!!! How stinking exciting! Ok so what does that mean to us? Scrapping is even more important!!! We are scrapping this Wed. of course and above is a little piece of summer inspiration! How happy are these colors. Maybe we can entice the warm weather and sun to come out and play?

See you Wednesday!

Monday, June 01, 2009

ORANGE Inspirations

We are scrapping Wednesday. So here is a little citrusy inspiration for you to enjoy! Why not try Orange? This little gem of inspiration from color to pattern to outdoor tents with pillow floors is from Z-Gallerie gotta love their stuff! Have fun hope to see you.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Over The Rainbow

We are scrapping this week of course and with the rain we are getting I thought a rainbow would be appropriate inspiration. Lots of things you can do with a rainbow. Let your imagination run wild! These wooden toys are from a favorite site for inspiration, ROMP they have such fun stuff! Hope to see you Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We are scrapping this week. And for your inspiriration here are some cool bowls from Gypsyville. I Love the patterns and colors! These are very inspiring! Hope to see you!

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Inspiration & Scrapping Wed.

How was everyone's Mothers Day celebrations? Good I hope!

So we are Scrapping this Wed. and hopefully there won't be too WEATHER so you all can get here without ruination of any supplies!

So here is some springtime happy inspiration for you. I love this color combination and polka dots. There is so much here to be inspired by! Grab your pink and green scraps and come to play! Maybe we'll do a timed project.

Hope to see you!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Scrapping Wed. Challenge

I love love love this color scheme! It's cool and refreshing! I challenge you to do something with this.

We are scrapping on Wed. but we are starting at 7:30 as we have our school open house earlier in the evening!

Have fun see you Wednesday!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Back to scrapping!

So it's time to get back to scrapping. We will be getting together this week.

Here is the inspiration challenge for this week from Garnet Hill. There is a lot to choose from, the pattern, the color scheme the glass lamp for a clear element, the poster, the pillows, the quilting on the duvet. I could go on and on there is lots here to inspire you and I just love the soft soothing feel!

Hope to see you! Have a great week!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Inspiration

So since we aren't scrapping this week. I thought I would share some spring inspiration to keep you going!

Quick reminder Camp is this Friday for those signed up.

I'll see some of you on Friday and everyone else next Wednesday.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Holiday Challenge - No Scrapping This week

So this week there will be no scrapping. My house is contaminated with the stomach flu. First we thought it was just Abs getting over that nasty cold she had..... But alas she went straight into the stomach flu and now Dave has it. ICK.

Anyway I didn't want to skip the challenge so I encourage you to make something holidayish and to give you a little inspiration I've brought you more cookies from TwoSugars. Their cookies are amazing! I think the penguin cookies from earlier in the year were from here as well. I couldn't resist the bunnies.

Or the beautiful Egg platter for Easter.

Of course if you don't want to make something Easter you certainly do not have to you can choose to be inspired by the colors or the way the cookies are on the platter. Or even just the ribbon. Hopefully it will just inspire you to create a pretty this week!

Hope everyone is well! Take care.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Month New CHallenge!

I know it's going to be April Fool's Day and I should do something clever. However at the moment I'm not feeling very clever. Sooooo I'm going to go with things that make me happy instead. These colors make me happy, make me wish for spring to be here now and all this gloom to go away. In that line, I challenge you to create something using these happy happy colors! One or all of them it's your choice.

Back to scrapbooking as normal this week!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Last Weeks Challenge

Here's what I completed for Marnie's challenge last week. I hadn't planned on doing a layout it just kind of happened.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Holiday Challenge - A Bit Different

So this week we're going to do our holiday challenge a little different. I'm going to ask you to bring specific supplies and we will each create one item with those supplies. Here is your assignment if you choose to participate.

Bring with you -

1 Scrap of Holiday Paper preferably wrapping paper however I know some might have stored theirs in a not so easy to reach spot so I will accept a scrap of scrapbook paper.

1 piece of coordinating cardstock(any size)

3(can be more) holiday embellishments from the following list(they can all be the same you just need a minimum of 3)
acrylic shapes

1 Holiday greeting, this could be a stamp, rub-ons, stickers, cardstock titles etc. you get the idea you need a way to get holiday words on your project.

As always I am promoting the Christmas Holiday to get things done before the Late November/Early December rush. However if you would like to bring items from another holiday you are always welcome to do so. ST. Patties, Easter and Passover are our next big ones so you may choose to work on those or even 4th of July or Halloween it's totally up to you.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Caught Up

Heres my layout that I did at Marnie's last week. It incorporates the nature challenge and the paper piercing challenge.

And also here's the card I did for the challenge this week.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Punched and Pierced!

How cool is this idea? Not to mention easy on the wallet. Try punching or piercing a design on your project this week! Have fun with it!

We are scrapping this Wednesday and Cake and Ice Cream so come hungry!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Well it's that time of year!! Double Filet-O-Fish is back at McDonald's. Marc stopped there on the way home from basketball on Monday night and we had a late dinner. They were so YUMMY! And, the great part is that I can eat one and not worry about it affecting my blood sugar. Of course I can't have fries but it didn't even really bother me.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and scrapping tonight!

Happy Ash Wednesday everyone.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Nature/Texture - Challenge 4th Week February

Pattern & Texture it's all around us in Nature and all around us in Art. Our Scrapbooks and cards should be no different! Here are some inspiring photos for this weeks challenge. You may be inspired by the thistle or the wood grain or just even the color of the serving pieces. Whatever it is create something Nature inspired this week!

We are of course Scrapping tomorrow and at least there will be no fear of a blizzard since it will be over 40 degrees.....

I think someone is making up camp? I have 1 kit left, beyond that, if anyone is interested.

Hope to see everyone!

Also Don't forget if your participating in Ana's Swap it is due tomorrow as well! Of course Paula we know your an over-achiever! I still have not completed my cards yet!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Holiday Inspriation for Week 2 February

These cookie ornaments are very inspiring. Use the colors or the shape even the snow caps on each to create a project this week!

Don't forget if you don't want to do Christmas your welcome to work on any other holiday!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

My Shimmery Project

From last weeks challenge. Not like adding sparkle or shimmer is a stretch for me but I did break out some supplies I never use. My LuminArte paints and painted white and black cardstock with the same colors choosing which I like better for each project is fun. Like here I chose the Aqua on black for the background. I also did the same with Acrylic paint. I stamped the stars on some yellow Heidi Swapp painted on black. I stamped the stars and seaweed(exhaust flames) and cut them out. The stamps are all jusjohanna's Odd Bird Planet and I colored the Rocket with my Copics and cut it out. The moon is the Circle Dot Background cut into a half circle and highlighted with a grey Copic. Rub Ons are Doodlebug.

Can't wait to see what everyone does with Shadows tomorrow night!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day

This weeks Scrapping challenge is to use shadows to create layers on your project. Your shadows can be in photos or with paper, pen, whatever you like.

Hopefully the Groundhog won't see the shadow or ours for that matter.
Photos inspiration by Mata Patne
and Darwin Wiggett
at Better Photo. This site has amazing photography and inspiration check it out! See you on Wednesday!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Wed - Sparkle Challenge

Here is your inspiration for the last scrap night this month.
You can use this as you like but this to me sparkles and shines. So add a little glitz to the page or card you do. Your welcome to use colors and themes as inspiration as well!
Don't forget for all the challenges you participate in this month your name goes in for a prize drawing.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

No Scrapping this Week!

It's the 3rd week! So no scrapping! Time off to regroup! See you the following Wednesday!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Last Week's Holiday Challenge

So Marnie challenged us to do something with snowflakes. Here's my contribution. Very simple but cute.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Last Week's Wellie Challenge

Here's the two layouts that were inspired by Marnie's Wellies challenge. While the paper doesn't match any of the Wellies that were in the picture...they are patterns that I think would make wonderful Wellies. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this week's challenge!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Want a Prize?

Each week you participate in the challenge your name will go into a hat. At the end of each month I'll draw a winner!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

2nd Wed. Holiday Challenge

As I mentioned we'll be doing a Holiday challenge the second Wed. of each month. You can change the holiday if you like but the challenges will be Christmas related most of the time to prepare for that holiday. That being said here are 2 pieces of snowflake inspiration. These lights are super cool. And the cookies are most yummy. These are just a jumping off place, a little nudge! Go nuts with color and ideas!

So we are scrapping this the 14th unless the snow stops us for some reason. Hope to see you ready to Rock the Challenge!

From Marnie's "Wellies" Challenge....

I actually did a layout.....the first one in a long time :):):)

Thanks was nice to know that I can still do something larger than an A2 card!