Scrap ‘N Doodle

Scrappin’, a lot of doodling, and a bit of life thrown in too!!

A little creation from me! October 12, 2008

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One of my very best friends and her family, is moving away this week. Her daughter is the same age as Sara, so Emilee and Sara play with her all the time. We are all very sad to see them move. They will be missed so much.

This friend was always there when I needed someone to share a coffee with, to vent to, and also there to help out with my girls when needed. We were always there for each other. It’s going to be really strange not to be able to call her up each day.

This week I created this album for her daughter to remember the friendship between her and my girls. We gave it to her today and she really loved it.

This album was created totally from scratch (cereal boxes, actually), and I cut each page out by hand. Then I covered each page with pp and added photos and little extras!


Thanks for looking!!


What is a friend??? September 15, 2008

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Can you call someone a friend if you’ve never met them? Can a friend be someone you’ve only talked to once, or twice? Can a friend be just someone who writes kind words about a photo, blog post, or layout posted?

Read this post from Studio Calico and I believe you will alswer YES to each of those question asked above.

There have been so many lost lives lately all over the news, and I have often though, “What if one of those people lost was someone in the scrapping community?” I know this sounds a little morbid, but I often though about what would happen after? Would people come together to support the family? Would the family accept support from a bunch of scrapping friends that had never met their loved one? After this tradegy, I am honored to say that I am a part of this scrapping family. I am so proud of each and every one of you who have offered support, prayers, money, gifts, love, and much more to a family in need of so much during this difficult time. It means sooooo much to know that your loved one was also loved by so many people.

I did not have the opportunity or priviledge to ‘meet’ this dear person who so many called their friend. Aleida Frankiln touched so many people while she lived (as you can read about in the above forum link), and is now touching so many more people after her life was quickly taken from her. One of those people is ME. I spent over an hour last evening going through her blog, reading her posts about how much she loved her family, looking at her scrapping creations, weeping and realizing how very precious life was to her and should be to each of us. So, let’s not take for granted even one day, with our kids, our spouses, our parents, our friends, and yes, even our cyber friends who we’ve never met. I challenge you right now (because in the scrapbooking world that’s what we do, right?), to think of 5 people who you have not talked to, or emailed, or heard from in a while. Drop them a little note to tell them how much you appreciate them. Make a card for them, give them a phone call, a little ‘pick me up”, in honor of Aleida . NEVER take one minute for granted!

Here are some more blogs for you to read to let you know just how special this lady was to so many people:

Kristii Lockart

Ki Kruk 

Amy Russell 

Anilu Magloire 

Jacquie Dean

 Joanne Smith 

karen mataraza  

LaVerne Boese  

Michele Skinner 



Super Macro and Family! August 26, 2008

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My sister, Carla, and her family came to visit last weekend and although they only stayed for a couple night, we had so much fun. We went to the beach, they visited Hopewell Rocks, and we ate lots of food! The best thing was that that Emilee and Sara had so much fun playing with all four of their cousins!

Here are a couple of photos of the fun they had:



While they were here, Carla also showed me how to use the Super Macro feature on my camera! Something I’ve been trying to figure out for a while now. It’s sooooo much fun to use! Here are a couple of photos of some grasshoppers in our yard that the kids caught!


I’ve come to realize…

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That I’m not a good Blogger! Actually I kind of suck at this! LOL  I cannot seem to get used to blogging everyday, or every month, for that matter.

I’m sorry…..

For now I will share a couple of LOs that I created in the last 2 months, and see what you think!

This LO I created for this week’s challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap (check out the site…there’s an awesome prize up for grabs this month!) and also for the Sept Guest Design Team challenge at Create My Keepsake .


Ribbon and Magic Mesh June 15, 2008

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I created a card this week, using Magic Mesh and ribbon from Savvy ‘n Sassy

I actually created this by weaving the ribbon through the mesh! This was very easy to do.

Here are the supplies I used:

The ribbon is from the JUNE Sweet Magnolia kit!

The I used wire as a needle so that I could weave the ribbon.

I started to weave the ribbon through approx every 3-4 squares. I tied a know in between the weaving.

I used a couple of different types of ribbon. Here’s what the finished product looked like!

So..go ahead! Give it a try!! And don’t forget to share what you made in the SnS Gallery!! 



DT Call for Addicted Scrappers! May 30, 2008

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I found a fantastic new site, full of inspiration and lots of great new friends!

Right now they are having a DT call!

So here’s what I want you all to do:

~ Click on this link: Addicted Scrappers Forum 

~ Post an intro of yourself in the forum (Don’t forget to tell them I sent you)

~ Upload 2 LOs to their gallery! (I promise you will get LOTS of great praise!)

~ Post (at least) 10 posts in the forum! Once you get going it’ll be hard to stop! lol

Then both you and I will have a chance to WIN a $25.00 GC to the store!

Isn’t that FABULOUS??!!!

So, what are you waiting for! Hurry on over and get ready to be ADDICTED!!! 


May projects from Savvy ‘n Sassy May 26, 2008

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This month I had the opportunity to work with products from Upsy Daisy Cupcake Collection and Savvy ‘n Sassy May Ribbon Kit – Toast ‘n Coffee!

Here are all the projects I created!


This next LO was a scraplift of a LO by Carrie from Create My Keepsake

Thanks for looking!!