Saturday, April 5, 2014

March Studio Calico Kit Layouts

I am so excited to share what I got done with the March Studio Calico Kit. I decided in January that I will try to use some old supplies along with my kits. I didn't manage to use old supplies on every layout but I did work some really old stuff in there.

We don't normally get much snow in South Jersey but this has been a lucky year for us. I have tons of great snow pictures this year.

We were blessed with a new nephew in January. I had that frame and vellum sticker forever. I am glad they never made it to the trash bin because I like how they look with the black heart paper.

Prom 2009. I didn't add anything old to this layout. The Heidi Swapp words were on clearance at M's.

My birthday. Remember those old MM definition stickers? They have to be ten years old.

Another snow pic. I love this one. The whites are the same in person.

This little cutie did not want to be serious. Taking these pictures is how I found out that my camera has a backlight feature.

These are just the tags from Ben's school clothes.

An old title and photo corners and some of my favorite wood veneers.

I am looking to ads some journaling to this but I can't find just the right tag or card. I want something that will look good with the kitten card.
I love the wood grain paper with the heart. This was last Easter. The chipboard word is from Lil Davis Designs. Yup, super old.

I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with this word paper but it worked out ok.

Prom 1990. I misplaced one of the photos but I know it is around.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Cassie.

I love the handmade wood veneer that came in the kit. It was perfect for the layout of my husband with his treasure box that he designed and had made. That box has to weigh at least thirty pounds. Haha

Thank you for looking. There are still some papers left from my kit so I hope to make a few more layouts before my new kit arrives on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Daily

This is not my first year trying to do a December Daily. I have decided that this year I will finish my DD no matter what. I have divided page protectors and I pre-cut a lot of papers to the sizes I will need so it should be a fairly easy process.

These are the fun supplies I pulled. I am using a lot of wood, gold, and confetti along with the regular cards and sticker embellishments.
The album I am using is an 8x8 divided page album from Stampin' Up. The green and white cover is perfect for Christmas. I think I am going to add the year in that wood frame in the above picture and glue it to the front of the album with some flowers that are in my stash.

These are some of the papers I will be using. I am going to add vellum, transparencies, and burlap for interest and texture.

Here are some of the pictures I will be adding. Our Elf on the Shelf is named Orange and he will be included each day. Here are some of his antics.

And, this little cutie will be showing his face most days since he and his mom are still living at home.

Thanks for stopping and taking a look at what I am working on. I will be back as soon as I have a few pages done that I can share.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

It's been a while

I am glad to be back to posting and scrapbooking. I haven't been on here in over a year to post anything. I have signed up for the Studio Calico scrapbook kit and have really been getting a lot of scrapbooking done with the kits. Here are a few pages I did in the last few months.

^^This was Universal Studios. We have been to WDW six of the last eight years, but this was our first trip to Universal. I found it to be quite a bit like Hollywood Studios. I loved this little storefront that was shaped like a camera.

Ben doesn't know who Woody Woodpecker is but he was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid. I was the only person with Ben or these would be pictures of me and Woody :)

My husband hanging around on the swingset with our grandson. We are so lucky that our daughter and grandson live with us so that we can enjoy the little moments.

One night while we were camping we went to an ice cream parlor. While we were there we saw these lights from a plane in the sky. Ben was staring into the sky and he would not believe us when we told him it was not a space ship. I think he has seen the Martian Mickey episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse too many times.

My Disney album for this year is being done PL style. I am making a divider page for each park with a regular layout. This is the layout for Blizzard Beach.

This was just a camping picture. I had two bags of the SC confetti that I wanted to use up so I used a Heidi Swapp mask to make the sunburst and filled in with the confetti. I love how it looks but there is still a ton of confetti left.
I am glad to be back and if anyone is around to see this I hope you enjoy what you see. Right now I am pulling supplies for my December Daily. I expect the post to be up tomorrow. Thanks for looking. ~Jen

Monday, November 5, 2012

Whoot Whoot!

I finally got some scrapbooking time. I went to a two day crop near my house this weekend and I actually got something done. Pictures coming soon.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Getting ready for Sandy

We are spending the day getting ready for Sandy.
This is supposed to be a bad storm for a lot of people and right now they are predicting a mess in South Jersey. So far we are not planning to evacuate. Currently the mandatory evacuation line has been drawn one block from our house. I imagine this could change at any point and we do have a place to go if needed.
We have food and water. Our neighbors have a generator so we can recharge in case the power is out for an extended time. We have games and toys aplenty. If the power stays on I may be able to get some scrapbooking done. That would be a nice change.
Cassie has to work. The hospital will of course remain open and the patients will want to eat. So hopefully if the weather is too bad they will have a bed to offer her and she can sleep without coming home. Last time we had a bad storm there were a lot of people sleeping at the hospital and working extra shifts to make up for the people who could not make it into work.
Here's to Safe and Sunnier days ahead. If you are in the storm zone, please keep safe.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Finished Quilt Top- Please Vote

Here is my finished quilt top. It is Jen's Living Room Quilt. If anyone is interested in seeing all of the entries and voting you can do that HERE! Just scroll past the prizes to see pictures of all of the entries. Thank you. Jen

Thursday, September 6, 2012


I am glad to see that September has brought some cooler temperatures. It was a very hot and yucky Summer here. Between the weather and some family issues I haven't been enjoying much crafting time. I did make a few scrapbook layouts and I joined a quilt along that was one block a week, but other than that I haven't done anything crafty.
Here is the quilt I have been working on. I have the last block made and now I just have to work on the borders.
 And because I have to wait for the border fabric to arrive I decided to start a new project.
These fabrics have been hanging around for years. They have spools of thread, scissors, dress forms, and buttons in shades of blue and pink (think early 90's).
I am going to make a quilt for my Nanny. She is going to be 80 this year and she loves to sew. I am sure the quilt will be well loved.
It feels good to be working on some projects again. The cooler days are cheering me up. Cassie decided that she wants to learn to sew so we set up Alex's room as a sewing room. If Alex decides to visit we can quickly move furniture around and make it back into a bedroom.
If I can make myself get my scrapbook desk cleaned off I will be able to join in some of the challenges over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. I am no longer on their design team, but I still love their concept, challenges and inspiration kits.
Thanks for stopping. Hopefully I will have some new things to show soon. ~Jen