My Creations

Thursday, January 31, 2008


I have 2 scraplamps....they are special lamps that allow you to put a 12x12 layout inside them to be illuminated. I was in the midst of making this layout when I realized that all the paper piercing I did would look good in the lamp.

ETA: I won these lamps from Creative Imaginations. They sell them on their website if you are interested.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Shadow Box

Here's a shadow box that I made with a Making Memories kit. I still need to add some seashells as soon as I find where I put them! I tried to get a good photo of this without the glare from the glass, but this was the best I could do.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

I stamped my walls!

I've been working on this project for a few weeks. I used Stampin Up's Bold Butterfly and some acrylic paint to decorate the walls of my new studio (aka craft room). It was a difficult task because the walls have a "knock down" finsh which is very rough. The phrase is a's like a giant rub-on. I love it!! My studio is definitely my happy place!

Hang in there card

I made this card using Lynn's sketch. I made the flower using paste embossing. I used colored pencils to color the flower in a brass stencil, then I spread the embossing paste over it, then I poured glitter on top. Since I've been donating a lot of cards lately to Ronald McDonald House and Cards For Troops, I thought that the sentiment "hang in there" would be a good one to use.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Payton!!!

My little girl turns 3 today!! We will be going to see the Veggie Tales movie this afternoon.
Here's the card that I made for her.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

What I've been working on...

I completed another scrapbook page, but I can't share it just yet. I am going to submit it for a magazine call and see what happens. Here is the photo that I used. I love the color accent option on my camera!!! I just learned how to use it on our Punta Cana trip, so I have a lot of fun photography to share in upcoming layouts. One of my New Year's resolutions was to submit some scrapbook pages to magazine calls. Another resolution was to try to join a design team. I'm going to do my part....we'll just have to see what the magazines and companies say! My third and most important resolution is to donate at least $1000 to the Crohn's and Colits Foundation. I plan on meeting my goal by not buying any craft items (except adhesive and page protectors) this year. So you will see me depleating my stash of craft supplies as the year goes on! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I was tagged by Andrea at Crafty Engineering. I know I've been tagged by a few other people as well, and I need to catch up on these!!

1. Name your two favorite scrapbooking topics. My daughter and vacations! (as if you didn't get this from looking at my blog for 2 seconds!)

2. What are the two best places you’ve ever been to? Bahamas and Punta Cana. I really like tropical places with shallow, blue, warm water and white sand. Oh, and the temperature has to be hot!!

3. Name two things you do every day. Take 12 pills (down from 20+ pills a day last year) and drink a Mountain Dew

4. Name two things that pretty much everyone knows about you. I have Crohn's Disease and natural curly hair

5. What are your two favorite stores? IKEA and Michaels

6. What are your two favorite accessories to stamp/scrap with? Stickles and rhinestones

7. What are your two favorite occasions to make cards for? Birthdays and Thank You

8. What time of day or night are you able to do the most stamping? After Payton goes to bed!

9. What two things do a lot of people NOT know about me? I can touch my tongue to my nose and I used to be a cheerleader.

Now I need to tag 2 more about:
1. Alexandra of California Stampin
2. Pescbrico
Both of these ladies have wonderful creations and have been loyal visitors to my blog, which I really appreciate!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Let It Snow LO's

These photos were taken in December, right before we left for Punta Cana!

I am frantically trying to get Payton's album as completed as I can by this weekend, as we will be celebrating her 3rd birthday. Last night, I filled up 3 heaping scrapbooks with this years' scrapbook pages. There had to be at least 1000 photos on those pages!!
You can't really tell in this photo, but I was able to use a snowflake stamp and iron to inprint on the velvet ribbon on the LO above.

Princess Dreams LO

I used some OLD Stampin Up stamps that I rented from the library to create the scenes for this layout.

Wilderness Indoor Waterpark LO's

These photos are from an indoor waterpark in Wisconsin Dells

Annual Kelly Pool Party LO

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

TLC kit LO's

These LO's were made using a Top Line Creations kit. The KI blog is featuring some really cool traveling layouts right now. You all know that I took 3 vacations this year, and I could use some more ideas on traveling layouts!!

UW Platteville LO

This was my graduation from UWP with my Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.

Wrong Bottle? LO

Payton was about 9 months old here. These photos got set aside and then forgotten because I didn't know what to do with them. So I just did a quick LO to get them done.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Unforgettable LO

Jamaica photos using SU paper!!

Best Mother's Day LO

We spent Mother's Day in Jamaica. Payton was severely crabby for our dinner because she had missed her nap, but hey, we were on vacation!

Beach Babes LO

Mexico 2007 layout.

Dancing Star LO

My last photos from Mexico. Payton won a dance competition.

Ah, this is the life LO

From Jamaica 2007

Family Getaway LO

Photo from 2007 trip to Jamaica.

Easter Morning LO

Easter 2007.

Underwater LO

I used Stampin Up stamps to create an underwater scene for my underwater photos from our 2004 trip to Jamaica.

Beaches Golf Club LO

This lo has been done for a while...just waiting for me to add the title!

Master's Degree LO's

These layouts have been in limbo for a few years. So I just decided to finish them.

First Birthday LO

I've had this photo around forever and didn't know what to do with it. But at least now it's done!