Tuesday, December 23, 2008

a little gift and an apron

With Christmas coming, I wanted to at least make a gift... I did for my sister-in-law. But I needed to do something else. So I made this tutu for my girlie. I also got her the Tinkerbell movie to go with it. It was so stinking easy! I love it. Just for fun I thought about posting the pic of DH wearing it around his neck, but decided better. Maybe one day if he teases me too much.... I have to have some retaliation! Enjoy!

Also, here is the apron I made earlier in the month in less than 24 hours from purchase of fabric to completed product! Go me! Ü

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I finished the calendar last night. I am super excited about it. I can't wait to see it in real life. For your enjoyment.... I really do have the cutest kids!

Monday, December 15, 2008


So, I had a friend over the other evening and she said that she really wanted to do calendars as gifts to the grandmas this year. I told her we could do it, so we got this template from Janet. Of course, when we bought it on Friday it was $10 and now it is $5.... Hurry over before the sale is over. I have been working on it since, and I have been having so much fun! Here is some of what I have done. Enjoy!


I can't decide what one for January I like better, darker or lighter? What do you think?

Friday, December 12, 2008


I love, love, love the smell of yummy, fattening things... Especially cookies! (and German chocolate cake!) So, yesterday morning while my girlie was at school, I baked. And they are yummy. Everyone thinks so.

And this is what little guy did while I baked. Sat in a box and watched "My Friends Tigger and Pooh"

Monday, December 8, 2008

finally fixing it

So, as some of you may have seen my misspelling in my blog address, I have finally figured out how to fix it. YAY! I am going to be adding the other "p" in the address. I just want you to have a heads up so you can be prepared to fix the link in your blogs and favorites folders. And those of you who do bloglines will be able to fix your feeds. The new address will be scrappingirlsplace.blogspot.com

Sunday, December 7, 2008

new do

Just thought I would make the blog a little festive! I love, love, love Christmas! I will have another post later this morning... Time to get ready for the day!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


So, I have been sewing up a storm! Well, actually my crafty friend has been sewing up a storm with only minimal questions. We each have 2 munchkins, although one of hers is a pre-teen. Don't kill me Crafty Friend. I think I need a new name for her. I like how my old YW leader is islandmom and I need one for this friend. I digress.

So, with 3 girls and 1 boy running about. I finished a gift for my wonderful sister-in-law. Helped my Crafty Friend make a couple of aprons, made invites for a few things (YW in excellence, PTA bingo), went to Grandpa's house for turkey day, set up Christmas and took millions of photos. Then, Tuesday night I had the crazy idea to make an apron for my cousin as a birthday/hostess gift. Off to the fabric store yesterday morning with Crafty Friend. We get into so much trouble there. Got the fabric, washed it (very important!), cut out the pattern, worked like a little bee worker. Then, this afternoon it was done! I made the whole thing in 24 hours! WOW! I need pictures. Crafty Friend took them and I need her to email them to me. I will put it up when I get them.

Oh, and big pat on the back to Craft Friend, she has completed the 4 aprons that she needed to have done in less than 2 weeks! AMAZING!

And another round of applause for her, she hasn't ever sewn before and she is a PRO! I like to think she owes it all to me, but no, not at all. She is a great seamstress! I did teach her a few of my tricks, so I can say I helped her.

This is Crafty Friend and I.... Just thought you would like a photo of who I am talking about!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

i am still around!

I know, I know.... I have been MIA for a while. I have been busy. I started the Stories in Hand class and have been working away on that.... For more info, check here. Let me show you what I made for that class! It is all about getting the stories of your life out there. I am really excited about it. I made the binder and it has all sorts of promt questions and places to write the storie ideas quick, with when, where, what columns. I have even more ideas on how I want to organize the stories in a bigger form. The possibilities are endless.

I also have a friend who likes to craft! I mean, really. It is hard to find someone who likes the same things you do, has a munchkin the same age as one of yours, and who you feel completely comfortable with! I have found such a person. I am really excited about that. We are making some Christmas gifts, more on those after the big event! We have also made some little decorations for our homes for the holidays! We did a big "T" and "C" for Thanksgiving & Christmas. Here they are in their unfinished glory. We put the paper on the letters we got from Joann's modge-podged over them. In this picture we are waiting for them to dry. The "T" is done in Matte modge-podge and the "C" we used luster and mixed some glitter in it to make it a little more festive. It is really exciting to see them.

Here is a photo, not the best, for some reason my flash wouldn't go off. I need to wait for crafty friend to email me her photos too. But these are the completed "T". We put 3 different ribbons around the top of the "T." Ricrac around the seam of where the 2 different papers meet. Ribbon and a tag with the words "give thanks" and "family" around the part where the "T" meets. Super, super CUTE!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

in honor of the day

So, I have been doing some scrapbooking. I just have been busy with parties and running around with the munchkins, I haven't had a lot of time to post them on here. I am really still in love with templates. I just snagged Janet Phillips November Grab Bag here. I can't wait to see what is in store there! Enjoy!

Happy DSD

So to all of my digital scrapbooking friends, Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day! My favorite sites are having amazing sales at least today, some through the weekend. My favorite is scrapbookgraphics. My good friend has an awsome new alpha up. Even better, it is only a BUCK! YAY! She has fonts and another acrylic alpha too. Check her out. I am super excited to get some of the things I have been eyeing, but didn't want to have to pay full price!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

something on the side

So, I have finished 2 of the 3 aprons I am making. YAY! I am so excited for them. I will post pictures later.... I made this -
altered can for dd's teacher. It is a can (think soup, fruit) that has a pop top lid, I took my pampered chef can opener and opened it at the bottom so the pop top is still intact. Used whatever soup was in the can.... Washed the can out. Decorated the outside. Stuffed it with candy. Super glued bottom on. Tied ribbons on the pop top. Off to pick DD up from school! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

2 weeks

So, I have been working on these aprons for two weeks. Life gets in the way sometimes. I have one almost finished, just the halter straps. The other one is waiting to be sewn together and the halter straps done. Then, I have another that is cut out and ready to be made. I will have some photos up soon. Just not of the one for my dear sister in law. She knows she is getting one for Christmas, she just doesn't know what it will look like. Who am I to spoil that suprise?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

if only

If only there were more hours in my day. I have so many things to scrapbook, but I have committed to making an apron for my coffee group. Plus I am doing a couple of other sewing things and they take up table space. In order to get dinner back on the table for us I am having to give my scrapbooking time to sewing. Soon, very soon I will be back at it! But, here is a page a did a few days ago. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

way back

So, I am playing catch up with the last 6 or 7 years of life. What happens to time? Oh wait, time passed in the form of the two cutest kids ever! But, now with this wonderful thing of digi scrapping I can scrapbook for 3 or 4 minutes and leave it on the computer. Don't have to worry about cutting paper, cleaning up before 2 sets of messy hands can touch it, running out of anything! I love it.I am so grateful to islandmom for introducing me to templates, it really does make the scrapbooking go faster!

So, this is from when dd was about 5 months old. Her first Christmas. WOW, time has flown. I still remember when she was this little. The little guy with her is 4 months younger and weighs the same as her!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I am now finished with ds' baby book. Each of my kids get a scrapbook with thier first year, then it is family albums. I am so glad to be done with his book. It has 39 pages, off to Costco I go! I can't wait to have them. He will enjoy looking at them. Now on to getting caught up for the rest of our lives!!!! Here is the last picture from his album. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

New Do

Well, it is about time I updated the site. Gave it a little face lift if you will. If you are wondering where I got the super cute scrapping stuff, it is Harvest Spice by shabbyprincess. The super cute font is called Doodle Dance by Fontologie. I thought about doing a halloween theme, but then thought better of it. I would probably forget to change it at the end of the month and then it would be a big problem. If I didn't have so many things going on, I would be better about it, but thus is the life of a wife and mommy. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

halloween 2006

Yes, I am still doing baby book for baby boy... a few years late. Here is the halloween from 2006, his first. I love when I can do one layout and it can be for 2 things. YAY! I am just a few years behind on some hollidays. I am all caught up on Christmas, so that has to count for something. Super ready for this baby book to be over, I get teary eyed when I see how little he used to be. Now he is growing up on me. Potty training and using big sentences. I think this is why people keep having kids. They remember the little guys. But, with a hubby that is going to be gone for a looooong time, another baby just isn't a good idea. I will have to live through photos.

Friday, September 19, 2008

yep, it happened

I called it! I bought my photoshop elements 6 at the end of August. I was looking for the link for a friend who wants to start digi. They now have photoshop elements 7!!! Oh well. If anyone is looking for PSE 6, amazon.com has it. It is $20 off with another $20 rebate. So, you only pay $60!!! Good deal!

On the short of it. I will have some new stuff up here soon.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

for the ladies of 5/3

I got all of the photos from past coffees from Caren. I put them all on scrapbook pages, I really wanted everyone to be able to see them. They are big files and email just doesn't like to send or recieve such big files! So, here they are. Caren, I have a CD for you too.

August 2008

July 2008
June 2008
May 2008

April 2008
March 2008

February 2008

January 2008

November 2007

Thursday, September 11, 2008

ds baby book

So, after a lot of scrapping has happened, I have finally found the color I want to use for the text! It is hard to do, I didn't like the black, but I couldn't find one that really matched and showed up at the same time. Now I have, chocolate. I think I need some now. That would go perfectly with my scrapping I am doing! Here is a sample of what I have been working on.

Monday, September 8, 2008

hard drive

So, that is it. The hard drive died! But, I am so lucky to have a brother that is super good at computers. I can play on one, scrapbook, shop, but I can't ever figure out what is wrong with it! Why was it running slow? I just don't know. But, he came over and turned it off and back on. A message, "hard drive failure is imminent." hello! I should have read, but I just kept pushing F2. So, today we went to best buy and got a new hard drive. My wonderful brother put it in and set up the basic things on the computer for me. Now I am waiting to download photoshop elements again!! Thank goodness for external hard drives, I didn't loose anything.

On another note my friend has a new font in studio fontologie. It is called Doodle Dance, and it is on sale! I personally love this font, it is super cute and fun. I can't wait to get my computer up to where it was pre-hard drive failure and use it!! I think I will use it to make a new header for the blog. Back to the reinstalling of programs!

Friday, September 5, 2008


I know, you know I don't drink coffee. In fact I don't even like the smell of it. But, being an Army Wife (the show is great, just not completely real) we do fun things. Once a month the officer's spouses (usually wives, but we cannot forget that there are women in the army) get together for a "coffee." It is called that because way back when the ladies would gather and drink coffee. Now we get together and do a number of things. The main thing is to discuss what is going on in the unit. I went to my first one with our new unit. It was a ton of fun. Well, the leader always takes a picture of the group each month. She sent it out, and this is what I did with it. Enjoy!

I used IndianSummer and I love, love, love it! I love all of the rich colors in it. I didn't use a whole lot of the colors, but it is so fun.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

So much!

So, as you know I went to visit my friend last week. Before I had been scrapbooking just point and click. Not really with any format. With my paper scraping that I had done, I had a book with "recipes" in it. You know, it told you how many solid or patterned papers to use, what sizes to cut the paper to. I loved it. But thanks to islandmom, I have found layered templates. You can find them online for a small price. Some even do mini albums, for like a vacation. Or like this one for summer 2008. I am now even more in love with digi scraping. I really like delete. With paper scrapbooking you can't delete the paper because you don't like how it looks. Ah, I love it! So, here are a couple of pages that I did since my last post. All using the wonderful templates!
This is a 2 page template, so it is 12x24 inches in photoshop elements.

This is a 12x12 inch template.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

back to the apron

So, in my post with my new apron I said I would have dh take pictures. A long time later he did. So here are the pictures of me wearing it. It looks so different on me. Enjoy!

Friday, August 29, 2008

so much fun

So, in my post I said I was meeting with digi scrapper friend next week. Nope, I sure went today. It was so much fun. I learned some new things. YAY! We even got another friend hooked on digi. So, I did a layout with one of islandmom's templates. She is awesome and patient at teaching us these techniques! I learned shortcuts and layering techniques to make it look more dimensional. I can't wait to work more on my scrapbooks. I better get busy, I am soooo far behind!!!! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


So, this is all I got done today. I am not sure how I feel about it. I think it is ok, but I am not loving it. Thank goodness delete can be used! I may be back on it another time. I am just wanting to get ds' baby book done. He is almost 3! It is about time! You may see more of this page later. Enjoy!