Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I'm around......

but haven't really scrapbooked lately. Its been busy around here with the holidays and birthdays. My days go by super fast. I will post a cookie sheet Christmas calender I made last year at Pebbles [scrapbook store that closed down in Vegas] tomorrow. Until then, take care!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

According to Wikipedia.....

one in four households has someone playing golf; one in three has someone involved in scrapbooking.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just Jawing Cards

Here are the cards that have caused my scrapbook room to be turned inside out. I got the idea from SCS and I love the way it turned out. I did change the size of the card to a 6x6. The stamp set is called Just Jawing from Stampin' Up and the paper is from Doodlebug Designs.
The eyes and bow are glitter. So Cute!!!

All the pink paper is from Close to my Heart and the skull paper is from Stampin' Up.

Ribbon from Wal-mart. Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Reality about our Scrapbook/Craft Rooms

This is a picture of my scrapbook room which was taken this morning. When we moved last summer, I was not only excited about our new home but also because I was finally going to get a scrapbook room. I've been making these cute Halloween cards the last few days [which will be posted by weeks end] when I realized how messy my room looked.
This is my actual workplace and it is so messy!!! I guess this is how it looks when I am deeply involved in a project.
And then I tend to drop scraps of paper and ribbon on the floor. But I do end up picking it up before I run the vacuum through the room. So tell me....how does your craft space look like, when your in the middle of a project???

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I am alive!!!

Just wanted to pop in and say hi. I've had a computer, on and off, for the last few weeks. One guy told me to buy a new one so I did. The other guy says, I can fix it. So he does and I take the new one back. Get it??? Anyway, I recently did a swap and should be getting it back soon. I designed 2 double page layouts and will share some pics. as soon as they are in my hands. Until then,

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

30-Minute Layout

As I was talking to my sister-in-law this morning, I found myself in my scrapbook room. I started playing with some paper and next thing you know, I've created the last page on my sons 2nd year album. All done in less than 30 minutes.....and on the phone too!
Now that I look at the stickers, I should of put some 3D foam in the back to make them "pop".
3 brads in the upper left hand corner. I love the way it came out! Very simple and very fast! Have a Happy Wednesday!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Good Times

I don't know how you scrapbook but I do it chronologically. This is my now 5 year olds 2nd birthday. Make sense??? I need one more layout to finish up his album and move on to my other sons album. I will write up a post on my photo organizational skills and journaling very soon.
I used Coluzzle's file folder template for this. My 2nd birthday are Good Times stickease by Close to my Heart. Make a wish!!!
My 2nd birthday!
Enjoy and Happy Monday!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Potty Training Layout

Here is a layout I finished yesterday. Its my son at 2 years old being potty trained. Look at his hair.
Embellishments from Close to my Heart.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Just Because Card Kit

Aren't these cards so cute??? Well they are part of the Just Because Card Kit from Close to my Heart.
This card kit was so popular, it sold out in 17 days.
I made sure I picked one up for myself as soon as they were on sale.
The colors in the cards are Cocoa and the new one.....Tulip!
Close to my Heart came out with 4 new colors.
Tulip. Creme Brulee, Juniper, and Sorbet.
I put these together Labor Day weekend. I guess I am more of a scrapbookin' girl than a card making girl...but I was really enjoying putting these cards together. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Want some free groceries???

Go to my family blog HERE and find out how I spent $3 to get cheese, Wheat thins, salad dressing, hot dog weiners, and Crystal lite for FREE!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Well this card is an oldie but goodie. I created it about 2 years ago but it continues to be one of my favorite cards of all time. I used some stencils from Lasting Impressions to do this cards as well as the paper. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 31, 2008


Here is another card I created on Tuesday. I am so happy I am back into creating some cards and pages. I will continue my fun next week because I am packing tonight to go to California again. I love that we are a 4-hour drive from my loved ones. Enjoy this card and we will see you next week.
All products from Close to my Heart unless otherwise stated.
Boom-Di-Ada Creative Basics
Hollyhock CS
White Daisy CS
With Love SOTM stamp set
Say it in Style SOTM stamp set
Dimentional Element Flower
Hollyhock stamp pad
Olive button
Threading Water punch by Fiskars

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

How Sandra got her Groove back!!!

Yes ladies and gents..........I got my craftin' groove back!!!! I really feel like its been forever since I've really been able to sit in my scrapbook room and do some fun projects. I did a few cards but here is my favorite card. This was scraplifted from don't remember who because I saw it and sketched it out [as I usually do when I scraplift]. I changed a few things on it.
Its your special day! Embossed with a Window Charm on it.
All products are Close to my Heart
Blue Ribbon paper pack
Indian Blue Corn CS
Outdoor Denim CS
Cranberry CS
White Daisy CS
Life's a Jungle stamp set
Party Invitation stamp set
Today's Date stamp set
Big Pinks white flower
Circles window charm
Black Bitty Brads

Monday, July 28, 2008

Brillante Weblog Award

Many thanks to Bella and Takisha for nominating me for this award. Blogging is such much fun. I really enjoy looking at everyone's artwork and posts. Your all so talented!!! Here is the list of 7 bloggin' buddies I will be nominating for this award.

Here are the rules of the nomination and award acceptance:
1) The winner can post the logo on her blog
2) Link the person you received your award from.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Put links of those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated

Friday, July 25, 2008

Water Bottle Pouch & Journal

I had posted the original design of the Water bottle pouch here on my family blog. My sister-in-law is a Spanish teacher and has the summer off. She came down to visit for a few days and we actually got to make some really fun projects. I really haven't been in my scrapbook room at all this summer. So she wanted to give some of the staff a small gift and this is what we did. We made 16 pouches. I think I might make some for the staff at my boys' school.
This is a journal I made her.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I am back!!!

I AM BACK!!! YES MY SISTERS....I am officially home for 2 weeks though. I was in Ca for one week and will be returning in 2 weeks for some more "down time". We had a ton of fun. Check out my family blog for what we did those few days. It should be updated today or tomorrow. So before I left, I was browsing 2 peas message boards and found this new paper stack. I went to the Joann's by my mom's house and they had none in 12x12. I had them call the next closest Joann's which was 15 minutes away......AND THEY HAD IT!!! I was so happy because I really wanted it. So I was lucky enough to buy the last one they had in stock. Its was on sale for $9.99. Look at the delicious paper in the stack. Its not all the pages but just a few.

This stack is called The Grade School stack by DCWV. Its a premium stack with glitter and foil. Enjoy the view!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


I am so sorry I haven't posted anything new in awhile. I've been super busy with my new smoothie business, kids, my hubby, and my home. I will try to post something before I head out to Ca on Wednesday.
Take care, Sandra

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day Shirt Cards

Thanks to Tamara Sandwisch, I was able to make 10 of these Father's Day cards. She posted the instructions, along with pictures, on our Close to my Heart bulletin boards. I even mailed them out early enough so they would arrive by today. I sent them to my dad, father-in-law, brothers-in-law, and some friends. This blue pattern was paper from a DCWV paper slab.
This green paper also came from a DCMV paper slab.
This was my favorite shirt! Its from AMM. The stamp is from CTMH's Say it in Style. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Creative Basics & ATG refills

Hello fellow scrapbookers and cardmakers! Hope your all doing well! Here is a single page layout I did using the Creative Basics Boom-di-Ada collection. I love this color combo!
Sweeleaf CS [cardstock] by CTMH
Hollyhock CS by CTMH
Buttercup CS by CTMH
Creative Basics Boom-di-Ada paper pack by CTMH
The Works Alphabet stamp set by CTMH
Just Blooms Paper flowers by CTMH
Ribbon from...I forgot...sorry!
Scalloped square by Quickutz Revolution
Family fun
Just Blooms Summer Posies paper flowers.
For a few years I was only using tombo adhesive for my paper craft projects. Recently I discovered the ATG gun which I love!!! Its super permenant and goes on paper really easy. So I've been looking for the Gold refills which are the 1/4". To get a good deal on these refills, go HERE!!!
Thanks for looking and Happy Thursday!!!!!