Thursday, May 31, 2012

Water Baby - Pink Paislee Port Beach

I made this layout using the Pink Paislee Port Beach digital kit available at  It's really a fun, happy kit!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Art of Observation Class - Extraordinary

Extraordinary week in the Art of Observation with Heidi Swapp.  I am loving this class.  If you ever get a chance to take one of Heidi's classes.... DO IT!.  She has a great way of teaching you and making you feel like you're sitting at her craft table like a good friend.
This week's Theme...... EXTRAORDINARY
 I made the Memory File, but haven't added photos yet.  I haven't quite decided how I want to document "Extraordinary" in a photo sense.  I've got a few ideas.  I love Heidi's concept of the graduated layers of the mini book.
Here are some fun shipping tags I made to stuff in the pocket.  If I need more space, I'll take the tags out and replace them with photos.
I made the Extraordinary shape file with the Silhouette.  I used Heidi's idea from her Sugar Chic Collection.

Thank You Card

Holy Cow!  I made a card!   I have gotten away from my favorite part of scrapping and that's cardmaking.  First I was in full blown tax season at work and by the time I had downtime, I wanted to sleep.  Right after tax season I went on a trip for work, and stopped on my way back to see my brother and his family in California, all the while I've been taking the Art of Observation class with Heidi Swapp, so my spare time has been spent trying to keep up with everything including my Jessica Sprague obligations.... I know you can relate.   Today, I took the day off just for some "me" time.  The house is quiet, nothing but the soft hum of the dishwasher for noise.  I went upstairs planning on straightening my craftroom up and instead I whipped up a card.  It felt really good.  Sometimes, it's the little things.

Hope you are having a great day!

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Fun new Washi Tapes

I found these fun new washi tapes at Target today.  Can't wait to play

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Art of Oberservation - Week 7 - Life's Lessons

 Here we are in week 7 of class.  This week's memory file's theme is "Life Lesson".    I used a Color Magic Memory file from Heidi Swapp's collection.  All of the envelopes are random from my stash.  I used my Silhouette to make all of the little flags and tabs.  The "life lessons" was made by Heidi and she shared the png file in class.

 Here's a closer view.  I wanted light gray and light yellow, but once I misted the folders with Tattered Angels Charcoal it was quite a bit darker than I was shooting for, so I went with a more vibrant yellow to compensate.  The vellum envelope contains "Mom was right".  You know, all those things your mother used to tell you and you would roll your eyes - now that you're older you find yourself passing along the same advise? 
Each of the envelopes contain an insert with Lessons I've learned.  Some are Silly like the ones below and others are serious.  The mini yellow file folder contains my "serious" lessons as well as photos of the people in my life who have taught me valuable lessons in life.
This is the outside of the folder.  I misted seam binding and sewed it into a ruffle right on the folder.  Gotta love sewing machines and scrapping!!

 Here's a close up of my "silly - kid" lessons

And my "Funny Life Lessons"

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Altered Clock inspired by Heidi Swapp

Do you watch Heidi Swapp's weekly show on My Craft Channel?  This week her project was how to alter a clock.  It was so easy!  I love this idea!  I made this one for my good friend.  The photo is her two granddaugthers.  I think she's going to love it.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Art of Oberservation - Week 6

It's week 6 of Class with Heidi Swapp. This week's theme "Love Language". It was supposed to be how I show love to those around me, but I decided to make my folder about how others make me feel loved.  I made the title with my Silhouette.  The "Love" is my handwriting.
Here is my book.  It's full of those people (and my pups) that make me feel loved. 
I really enjoyed this project.  It was a lot of fun to make and a lot of great observances that I often take for granted.
It's yet another take on a memory file folder.  So much fun.
I love the seam binding on the banner.  So much fun!!
I cut all of the hearts with the Silhouette.
The little homemade journal book has all the ways my family and friends make me feel loved.  I wrote a page or two about each of them.

Are you loving the Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic papers yet???  They are so yummy and fun!
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