Tuesday, February 15, 2011


i made this little layout for e & j.
{i made them each one for "their" scrapbooks.}
i tend to be a keep-it-SIMPLE scrapper.
while i was on the retreat i used my friend sandy's cricut cartridge called Wild West. i don't own a cricut ...{yet}... but carrie was SO generous and let me use hers. i had fun cutting out letters for my pages. when i seen the {outlaw} i knew i had to cut it out with an extra "s" because i thought of this picture i had of the boys.
looking at the picture now
i am reminded of these little things:
  • the boys were 3 1/2 and still in their cribs.
  • we lived in the "rental".
  • grandma kc sent the cowboy hats from texas.
  • they were riding our rocking sheep lulu. {a gift greg bought me for my birthday in 2003.}
  • how much i loved those shirts.
  • how well they would play together. {and still do... most of the time :)}
  • how blessed we are.

the card stock colors i used were:

chocolate chip

crum cake {kraft}

night of navy

happy scrappin'~

andy :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy {valentine's} day!

i sent these out to the grandparents this year.
{usually} i get flowers for my birthday and
just take a picture of the boy's with my flowers.
this year i didn't get flowers for my birthday,
i got a new camera instead!
{and i was totally FINE with that!}
happy valentine's day!
andy :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

feb 2011 club cards

here are the cards we made at my stamp club: {cased from here}

i {cased} all three from cards i seen on splitcoaststampers
{sorry i couldn't find the other two links again!}

i need to get back in the swing of things after taking a little break!
happy stamping!!
andy :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


last friday i packed up my scrapbooking things, wrote a chalkboard note to my boys and i was off for a girls scrapbooking weekend!
ok, ok, so it wasn't that easy to just run out the door. LOTS of {planning} go into these weekends! this was my 3rd retreat and *this* year i wanted a plan of what i was going to work on and i didn't want to bring my WHOLE stamp room. {...again!}

this year i made {packets}.

a few of my friends {kelsey & angie} are ALL about the packets! there are many different kinds of {packets} but i kept mine simple.

i started by:
  • determining what i wanted to scrapbook
  • got the pictures ready or got them ready to be printed
  • picked out the papers i wanted to use
  • if i had journaling done i printed that to the size i wanted or just made notes
  • found what stamps, punches, ink colors, ribbons, buttons, etc. i wanted and added it to a pile.

after everything was collected i added the pictures {some i had to add later after i printed them}, papers and smaller embellishments to a plastic 12x12 storage pouch.

if i had a sketch idea i also added that to the packet.

and me, just being me, i typed out a master list of the packets i made.

here are some of the packets that i made up and put in my basket:

in my SU! tote i had my scissors, adhesive and the other essentials.

after i made my packets i organized everything in a few totes:
chick flicks are a must!
i also brought a few IRIS 12x12 holders.
two hold my on-going projects and i brought an empty one to put my finished pages in. food. {and drinks!}
you can't go the weekend without eating and or drinking! i was a good girl and only had my pepsi. :) we had pizza friday night and then divided up the rest of the meals for the weekend. here was my table while i was working.
i LOVED my little {set-up}.
i also used carrie's cricut a lot and some of the other cartridges the girls had with!
{thanks again everyone for sharing!!} it was so much fun to hang out with the girls for the weekend,
and as always, it was nice to come back home to my boys.

andy :)