Friday, November 19, 2010

The Basics

I just did a post over at Scrapdango using Basic Grey's Basics line!  Be sure to check it out!  Here's a little sneak peek.  This is a card I created using 2 Sketches 4 You.  I hadn't done any of their weekly sketches in over a year and it was fun to play again!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Scrapdango Blog Hop Crop

If you are here for the Scrapdango Crop...Welcome!  If not...please join in!  For all the information, here! 

It's time for the Scrapdango Blog Hop Crop to begin. We have a wonderful new Design Team at Scrapdango, and we want to help you get to know them and to get some great challenges along the way and have a chance to win a wonderful prize of one of Scrapdango's awesome kits. 

Here's your challenge:
*Use at least 5 of my favorite Scrappy items on a layout.  Show us here.
*Use at least 2 of my fun facts...interpreted anyway you want...on a layout.  Show us here.
*Do both of the above and get 2 draws!

My Favorite Scrappy Items:  (I used them all!)
Journal Spots
Kraft Paper
Glimmer Mist
Border Punch
Handmade Flowers
Tiny Alpha Stickers
Polka Dots
Baker's Twine

Fun Facts about Me:
My husband and I have visited 18 National Parks in 12 years of marriage.

I enjoy being lost and finding new ways to get from point A to point B.
I used to be a 6th grade teacher.  (I used lined paper on my layout)
I am a huge Portland TrailBlazer fan.  (I used their colors, black and red, on my layout)
I actually like Oregon's rainy days (at least until about April!).

Here's how you should hop! 
Scrapdango Blog 
- You Are Here
Sandi <<<<<<-------------You Go Here Next

Blog Hop Crop Coming Soon!

Friday, October 29, 2010

ABC's of Cards

For the whole month of October we have been doing an abc card challenge at Scrapdango.  Thought I'd show you what I made for my challenges!  I had the letters A, G, M, S, X, and Y.

A: apples, adjective/adverb, alphabets

G: green, girly, glitter

M: metal, misting, merry

S: silly, stamping, stripes

X: x-stitching, xoxoxo

Y: yellow, you

We also have a new design team!  Congratulations to Laura, Celeste, Sandi and Audra!  Fun things are being planned now...stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tour of Portland

I combined my newest Scrapdango Kit and the Rebel Punky Sprouts album and made this fun little book!  In May of 2009, I took a Big Picture Class that was a walking tour of your neighborhood.  My friend Sta'Cee and I took the kids into downtown Portland and went through the Scavenger Hunt list that they had.  I loved all the photos I got and they've been laying around just waiting for me to get to them!  I loved this Jillibean Soup line with the negatives and cameras!  Perfect for this project!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Come Play!

Hey all!  I am teaching a class in Eugene, Oregon on November 20th.  Would love to see some friendly faces there!  I will be using a super fun album from Punky Sprouts, Crate Paper's Restoration and lots of Glimmer Mist! :)  You can find all the information here!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Punky Field Day!

I used the Alfalfa Sprout album from Punky Sprouts to make this album of Isaac's first Field Day!  I chose Bo Bunny's Sun-Kissed line for the wonderful colors!  I also had some fun with 3D Crystal Lacquer.  I used some Bazzill chipboard stars, glimmer misted them in different colors and then used the lacquer over the top.  On some I even put the word stickers on first and the lacquer worked great!  I had no problems with bubbles like I have with other similar products!  Loved it!

I will be teaching a class using the Sweetie Sprout in Eugene on November 20th for those of you who are local!  More information is coming soon or you can contact me at!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010


I saw these in my Family Fun magazine a couple months ago and wanted to make them with the kids.  My dad gave us a container of "junk" to use and we saved some lids and things that normally would have gone in the recycling bin.
We had a blast making these!  Tadd cut us 4" blocks off an old 2x4 and we were ready!  I wiped each block off with a towel but we didn't sand them or anything although I suppose it wouldn't hurt! :)  We painted one day and then put all the junk on the next.
 The Family Fun site recommends a pretty strong glue but I was afraid it would be too strong for the kids to use so I bought Aleen's Tacky glue...something I knew was safe enough for them to use!  It held everything great!  I put some on a paper plate and gave the kids q-tips to apply it!  Worked like a charm!
Here are our Blockheads!
                                             Isaac's "Graduating Darth Vader":  :)
                                              Erin's "Monster with a Top Hat":
Isaac's "Luke Skywalker":  (see the light saber?)
 Erin's "Pink Princess":
I couldn't resist playing along too!  They just looked like they were having so much fun!  So I made a freckled, buck-toothed elephant listening to music! :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Getting Back into the Swing of Things!

Now that Tadd is back to work and the kids start school in a week, I am officially starting to get back into our normal routine!  I just realized that I have some layouts and cards that haven't been posted so I wanted to get a few up here!  And look for the fun Scrapdango Contest at the bottom of this post!  I'm so excited!

The first one I did just for fun and the rest use the August Scrapdango Kit.

Hope you can join us for School's In!  Last year I participated and it was a blast!  You can sign in here!