Friday, August 19, 2011

I don’t “do” vintage…


…but this week’s theme at 365 Cards is Vintage and today’s color is Green!  I’d love to join 365 Cards every day of the year to get a big stockpile of cards done, but in all honesty, I don’t think I will have that many ideas in my head in a lifetime, much less in a year!  One can dream though, right??  LOL

Here is my take on a Vintage card using the color green!  I know……….Christmas in August………but I’m trying to get ahead this year!


The paper is called “Vintage Christmas” by The Paper Studio.  I bought this at Hobby Lobby last year, so who knows if they’ll have it again? 

I did a little stitching with my sewing machine.  We don’t normally get along well (at all), but we got through today’s project with no hitches or glitches!  That *never* happens!  ha ha!!

I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink pad and stamped my sentiment with Adirondack Raisin. 

I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur to cut the Classic Scalloped Squares Large and the Classic Squares Large

The sentiment comes from “Hearts Come Home” and the border is out of “From Our House”.  Both sets are 2” square by JustRite

Of course, I’m linking up to 365 Cards


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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blah to Oo-lah-lah


Happy Thursday {evening}!!!


School starts back in central Texas on Monday and if you’re anything like me, you want your kiddos to go to school with cute schtuff.  That being said, I decided to “decorate” a blah, boring, white 3-ring binder that my daughter will transport back & forth to school with her homework, notes, etc.  This one is for my youngest daughter, who will be going into second grade, but something tells me my older two will want one too.  She picked out the papers and I sent her on her merry way while I went to work!  She came in and out of my scraproom a few times, but I wouldn’t let her past the doorway until I was completely done!  LOL



Here is a shot of a blah, boring, white 3-ring binder.  Not that you don’t know what one of these looks like, but hey……ya never know!  ;o)  (FYI:  This is a stock photo and not the binder I altered)




This is the front of her binder, with her first name.  Note that I double-matted the “Recess” tag to make it stand out a little more?  I mean, let’s face it, what kid will tell you that Recess isn’t his/her favorite ‘subject’ in school?  ha ha!!



This is the back of her binder, which is similar to the front, with our last name. 

Her binder is a 1/2” binder, which left like NO space on the spine to ‘decorate”, so I just added a piece of maroon paper and called it done. 

The consensus from my to-be-2nd-grader?  She LOVED it!  That makes a mom SMILE!!! 

Until next time………


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Monday, August 15, 2011

SSCC – Summer Challenge


Hello fellow scrap addicts!!


Remember me?  It’s Billie.  Yeah, you’ve probably forgotten all about me by now!  LOL  I’ve been gone a while, haven’t I?  I have a good excuse though…really!!! We’ve been vacationing – a two week road trip from Texas to Utah and back.  We visited various tourist destinations along the way (The Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, Carlsbad Caverns, Arches National Park, Hole n The Rock, Very Large Array, 1/2 day raft/float trip in Page, AZ, etc, etc….as well as lots and lots of hiking!!).  We had a great time and took a TON of pictures!!! 

Anyway, the current project with Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central is…yes…ANOTHER Summer challenge!  :-)

I was at a loss of what to come up with for a ‘summer’ project, so I thought flowers and just went with it to create this notebook.  LOL


I buy these Corner Office Writing Tablets when Walgreens puts them on sale……which has been a while!!  I’m out of writing tablets, so I sure hope they put them on sale again and SOON!  LOL  Anyway, I take all the pages out of the notebook and use that for the pages of my books.  Add a little patterned paper, some chipboard for stability, a few embellishments and voila!  A customized notebook.  :-)

Products used on this project:

I’m linking up to:

I’ll try to be a little better about posting in the coming weeks as school starts back and we get settled back into a routine!!  I have a few other projects I started on a while back, so hopefully I’ll be able to get back to those when school is back in session!  :-)

Oh!  Don’t forget to stop by Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central to link up your summer project.  Remember, you’ll need to link to a new project AND include the name of a product you used on your project, which is sold by Stamping Scrapping

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!!

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