Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tybee Pier

Ya didn't think I was done with Tybee did you?

Broke out a ScrapGoods template for the orange (don't look Bobbie), green stickles on the top left flower and orange stickles on the Thickers title. Oh and Mica used as a paint for the flourish pattern on the cs.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tybee Island - New C2P Kit!!

Oh these papers are GAWGEOUS!!! Just knew they would look great with our Tybee/Savannah pics. Also gave me a chance to try out my new Cricut Opposites Attract cartridge. Yeah I know, it's been out awhile, what took me so long.

Bo Bunny Back to Basics Beau Jardin Bleu with the coordinating journaling cut out, Bazzill cs from my stash, Prima fancies from kit with brads from stash. Yeah I still use the flower shaped brads, I love those!

Picture of the layout is a little fuzzy, it's raining here AGAIN. If I can, I'll get a better shot tomorrow.

I just love Tybee Island, the people are so friendly. We stopped a gentleman walking on the beach to ask if the restaurants were open and he asked if we'd like him to take our picture!!! So sweet.

Get this kit!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I made a gift tag!

It won't compete with TimH but I like it. Tattered Rose distress ink, puffy ep, snowflake rubon, copper snowflake brad. I crumpled the tag first, smeared ink on my all too small craft sheet (sniff sniff maybe santa will get me a big one), spritz with water, dabbed the tag all in it, dried with heat gun. Looks more rose IRL. Attached the rest of the goodies and tied to the wrapped up jelly. This is going to our friend Gordon (psst don't tell him) whom we will see tomorrow for lunch!

It's my first attempt at fancy tag making and I rather like it! Might do more of those. Watcha think?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sneak Peek C2P for Jan 2009

OH NO is it really almost 2009!!?!@!!!!!


Anyway, here's a sneak peek for Commit2Paper:

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Best use of scrappy supplies

Sheldon did the plum jelly and I used my Xyron, circle cutter, printer, photo software, photo paper, scissors cause I broke two circle cutter blades and my Brother label maker. Yep, need something? Ask a scrapper.....

The morning after....

Okay, my C2P layouts are done. Sent off to the Scrubby Hubby for the website. Next morning this is what I find:
You know, I actually had to dig my camera out just to use it. It'll take me ALL DAY to clean this up. Oh and I have about 50 pages that I have GOT to get into page protectors and albums. Wanna come help?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

December Commit2Paper layouts

I cannot believe I found pics from 1993!! The piece mounted on the red cs is the back of the SEI Alpine Frost pp. Used a Bohemia So Sweet transparency over my journaling (a rak) and some epoxy snowflake stickers, also a rak. Look at that hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Awww wasn't he a little cutie. I did this one mostly with scraps from all the other layouts! Thickers for the date from the group buy thanks to Amy, red gingham ribbon stash.
Mixed in pieces of three different pp from the SEI Alpine Frost, prima fancies. The green and red cs are shimmer cardstock, must more obvious IRL. And of course some Thickers.
LOL Sheldon said I was NOT going to use that pic. Oh yes I am!!! This one is pretty simple but I like it, added a copper snowflake and some silver snowflakes, Amy I believe you sent me those. The platinum "Happy Holidays" ribbon is from a ribbon swap on SG.
Double pages are SOOOO Hard to photograph! I used every bit of the ribbon that came with the kit, I think that is a first. The buttons are cute on the ribbon I think. Okay Martha told me to leave the title alone FINE!!! The extra pics are fastened together with a prima fancy and brad, then there is a clip holding them onto the page, you can reach inside the page protector very easily to pull them off to look at and clip back on.
I'm working on cards with the scraps, but I also have three full pieces of pp, lots of die cuts left over. Get you a kit!!!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Auto Bailout

Did you know Harry Reid slipped a little something extra into the bailout plan that thankfully has not yet passed? A raise for federal judges:

Also, the congress just voted themselves a $5000 raise!

Yeah times are tough....

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ice Ice Baby!

In Georgia, it's very hard to come up with wintry pics! And I don't travel TO a place that currently has snow, I mean that is why I don't live in Ohio....

But we do get some wonderful ice storms once or twice a year. They usually bring down the whole area and we don't care, it's just another excuse to lay out of work ha!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Commit2Paper December kit!!!! Gotta have it!

Terrific silvery Thickers! Prima Fancies too cool. Love that ribbon, it's very soft and rich.

See how shimmery that SEI paper is? It's the Alpine Frost line, with coordinating buttons.

Used a gold transfer sheet to write the title, and want to give a shout out to my dear friend Barbara, this is my take on one of her recent sketches, thanks!!!

Had some extra pics so clipped them together with a Prima Fancy and brad, there is a clip on the back side to hold it on the page, you can slide the pics around to look at them.

Friday, December 5, 2008

ScrapGoods Member #4137

Our wonderful ScrapGoods is closing. The economy has finally hit me where it hurts.

Amy & Jodi's warm creative spirit provided us a safe place to grow in our craft and make wonderful friends.

For me it was even more than that. Many years ago I was suffering from a deepening depression. Found a therapist that I could open up to and one of the first things she began pushing me on (amongst many) was to find myself a hobby. I played with polymer clay and still do. Even made her a representation of how I feel when I am really down.

After awhile I stumbled into scrapbooking. Can't remember exactly how. But I started playing a little with it, took a class at Michael's. Read magazines, watch way too many episodes of Sandi G's show. Heard about the crops but I was never a people person. Really! I know many of you might find that hard to believe (shus) but I didn't have any real friends. Never went to a crop. Just stayed in my little world with Sheldon and Josh.

Finally decided I needed a kit club. SG was running an ad in one of my magazines. Looked at about 5 others and decided to join SG. Lurked a lot in the forums. Finally worked up the nerve to post a comment. But nobody answered?!! What was this!?! I was getting rejection here! Oh I cried and cried. Back then I cried about everything. Sheldon told me not to take it personal, maybe they just had to get to know me.

So I went back to that thread and OH MY!!! Someone posted an answer! And said welcome to SG!!!!! Oh my heart sang, I cried again (sense the trend here?).

Well, that just opened up a whole new world to me. I started talking. And talking. And talking (shut up). And then got up the nerve to post a layout in the gallery. And hey! Lookie there, someone liked it! That started another bout, posting every page I did.

Would I? Could I? Actually get on the Design Team????? Oh try it. THEY SAID YES!!!

Like I said, Amy & Jodi, ScrapGoods was more than a kit club for me. You and the wonderful ladies there (and a few not so wonderful) brought me out of a very dark place. You will always have my love and affection.

ok done now

Friday, November 21, 2008

Our first grandbaby!!!

Josh and Crystal's new lab puppy they rescued from the pound. Look at that face! Hmmm, gotta teach him not to chase our cats....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thanks and hint on Dec kit

Thanks for your comments on the November layouts! Hope ya'll got your kits, cause you'll get lots out of that one fer sure.

Oh and did I hear someone say they wanted something different for the Holidays than the regular ol red and green BORING.... no? Oh. I thought I heard someone say that. Maybe it was ME!!!

Well I have my December Commit2Paper kit and oh boy yes it is different! Still Christmassy or snowy or just plain Winter Holiday what ever you like, it is awesome!

Pics? Nah, not yet. Just wanted to get your 'tention.....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November Commit2Paper kit layouts LOVE this kit

These BoBunny papers were so fun to work with and those Prima leaves! Oh my I'll have to use them a lot!


What's a Joyce scrapping session with out a little input from my scrappy buddy Yoda!

It was a great day for a ride through the fall in Central Georgia. I asked Herman Cain when he was running for President, no direct answer just a "well aren't you sweet". Ok Herman is that a yes or a no LOL!

HEHE I know my SG Sisters will not want to see this one again but oh well! It was a Crop Challenge to use a song from a "special" thread as the title for a layout.

These trees get prettier every year! It's always such a surprise since we are surrounded by so many pine trees.

I actually though we would have to take the dogwood out the first year we were here, it is just so stunted, but with attention from Sheldon it is starting to be worth keeping.

Thanks for looking and be sure to get you a kit!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Scrappy Block!

Eck! I have four projects started and just can't seem to get with it. What are you methods for breaking a block?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

So sad...

that we can't all view the world the same way, but that is what makes us human I suppose. Yes it is great when a minority can become the president of the United States but geez, I really wish it had been someone who wouldn't take us in such a far left direction. We are getting away from the days of self reliance and answering for your own mistakes.

Helping people who need help is one thing. But I'm afraid a lot more people are gonna have their hands out. The best way to help people is to encourage business to create more jobs. Government does NOT create jobs. We will see more and more companies going out of business along with more and more companies moving overseas.

Friends who voted for Obama think I am cruel and narrow minded. We'll see.

Monday, November 3, 2008

November 2008 C2P kit yummers

Bo Bunny papers and journaling cutouts, Prima leaves, Bazzill cs oh yea this is a total kit for Thanksgiving, family reunions, fall leaf outings or in my case, an odd take on a child's song....

Oh and if it looks like there are a few pieces missing, they are. I dug into the kit before taking these pics OOPS!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

a side note...

Friday, October 17, 2008

This is so awesome!!!

Aint I cute! My bud Robin did this page of me. Bunch of us went to a sb retreat in California, she took this pics then. LOVE all the little pearls and that Peacock rawks!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

All C2P together for October

Fun fun fun kit! Want one? to order

Monday, October 13, 2008

Let's stir up some trouble....

Women registering for the draft. How do you feel about that?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Another LO for today!

We actually took a family picture after Thanksgiving Dinner that year. I don't think we've done that before or since. Kept it simple since the pp is so busy. Did use the DaisyD's roll on rubons, rak'd from Kylie, I need to practice more but it's ok.

Bradford Beauty

I really need to take this picture again cause this looks soooo good IRL but this picture of it is crap! Anyway, I love this tree. Bradford Pears (non fruit bearing) were greatly overplanted in Georgia and a lot are having disease problems. They don't hold up well during ice storms so a lot of the ones you see in places like Atlanta have huge holes where entire limbs have broken off. This one is right behind the garage and before our fruit bearing pear tree so it's much more protected. I just hope it doesn't start messing with the foundation or it might have to go. So meantime, I am enjoying it. Every year it is more beautiful.

That leaf comes with the kit but I took it apart and still have lots more to use.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Winter Garden

The pure naked foilage was an inspiration for an architectural layout. Commit2Paper kit. Used the pp on a cb frame, added a "lock" and key, Artsylicious gems and touched the thickers with a gold pen.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I tried to change the pic in my header and it's all catawompus!!!!!!!!!!

Bear with me, I'll figure it out. Eventually.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Biltmore Winery with C2P kit

I've had these pics forever it seems! Have a bunch more and in the past I had done two layouts but then stopped scrapping that trip. Now I'm back on it cause this kit is perfect for it!

Love the DaisyD's paper and lots of Artsylicious touches, some that came with the kit and some I added from a group buy that Amy helped with on SG. I added that lighter blue cs trying to pull out the blue that is in the pp, which I ended up covering most of it so you can't see the blue!! Oh well. I like it anyway.

The pp is actually a pocket, always put my receipts, maps and stuff in pockets on my trip pages. The pic of the winery from outside is only adhered on the bottom so I can get to the pocket.

Not real happy with how the title came out, I might redo it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Secret Sister Time!

Oh I just LOVE teasing people about the goodies they will be receiving soon from their awesome secret sisters!!!!!

And this time around I'll be concentrating on Tara aka Queen Brat, Ruth (my Sis and SS-receiver last time) and Aleta, our eskimo!!! Plus helping Bobbie out with Barbara!!! Bobbie will also be helping me tease my ladies from time to time you betcha!

Already have a list for Tara! Oh those _____ _________ _____ that everyone was ooing and aahhhing over on the mb, along with some kewl ________. Oh but I'll get more detailed as the arrival of her goodies get closer. **IF** her SS can quit "oh wait I want that". Geez, I surprised anything is going in the box.... hehehehe.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Is it wrong of me....

.... to totally dislike tags? I don't wanna hurt anyone's feelings, I just can't come up with answers for the questions so then I get all stressed out and geez did you really think i would be rambling this much over a stupid tag but can't help it they just drive me crazy so if i don't answer your tag please don't think im an inconsiderate b_ _ _ _ cause i probably am any way but not for that reason and I think i'll just go sit down now and shut up.....

At the end of a bad day....

With the cooler weather, our roses give out one last hurrah! Sheldon could sense my "mood". It might have been my rather loud ranting.... but being the sensitive he is, he found me a beauty and carried it in behind his back.

....sigh, what have I done to deserve him?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Oct08 Commit2Paper kit!!!

Gawgeous! This is my fav kit so far (didn't I say that last month), and Amy just keeps it coming.

Two ea of 6 patters of Daisy D's Boho Paisley, Boho Scroll Stripe, Boho Floral, Fortune Teller Stripe, Gypsy Paisley and perfect for back to school Classroom Toile! Add to it some yummy crochet lace, Felt Thickers, Artsylicious Splendid Treasures (YES), AC buttons, a beautiful Prima Handmade fall leaf and Gypsy Harvest diecut shapes and you have a killer kit.

Enough from me, take a gander:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Some challenge entries.

Of course I already had this uploaded here, but wanted to put it on SG for their "Stamping With Acrylic Paint" challenge but SG-Amy and I both have tried and tried and for some reason I can't upload anything to their site. YES I AM TICKED!!!! Anyway, stamped the title in white, then filled in with black.

And this could be for the Broken Button challenge (I think that was Aleta) but Tara had also posted a S?OTD about what you do with your leftover punctuation marks. This layout immediately popped into my head but am just now getting it done. PP is Sassafras Lass Serendipity. Pulled question marks out from just about every package I had in my stash, what a mess!!! But it's fun. There are Thickers, AC Rubons, old Sandylion stickers (yuch) and the two big ones are from an SG kit awhile back, started out yellow, iniked them to use here, and some Maya Road rubons.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ready for fall? C2P new kit sure is!

Another gorgeous kit:
  • 2 sheets each of 6 different patterned papers by Daisy D's
  • 2 sheets of 3 different coordinating Bazzill Basics cardstock papers
  • 3 packages of embellishments
  • 1 yard of ribbon
  • 1 package of American Crafts Thickers
  • *Bonus* package of buttons by American Crafts
I can't WAIT to get this kit! Yeah I know, if I had gone to Miami I wouldn't have to wait waaaaaahhhhhhh.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Let's start with...

Now what have I said about heights? Can't believe I didn't get it all either. Very tall, very steep, yes I know it's an escalator but STILL!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sept08 C2P layouts - Zoo doings!

Have posted some of these before but wanted them all here together for you.

Well, one isn't of the zoo obviously, but the paper made me think of our bowling episode recently!

Anyway, off to Atlanta, enjoy the pics and PLEASE leave comments. Go get you a kit at , it's SEI Poppy paper and it is GORGEOUS!!!