Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scrap FUN!! and food for thought

Blogger was down for so long I concentrated on work and actually cleaned the apartment! I know- UNBELIEVABLE!
Studio Calico had some amazing challenges up for NSD! I wanted to get to Celine's wood challenge and the Painting and Typography ones but I just ran out of time. Between my job search and Lola needing more Mommy time it's been tough to eek out scrap time- my hubby is complaining about his scrap widow status.
SC Fab rips and washi tape challenge.
MATERIALS: SC Fab Rips, Hambly Studio washi tape, Crate Paper Toy Box paper,
Making Memories corrugated alphas, American Crafts Hardcover
alphas (HUGE faves- love that modern font!) Pebbles Happy Go Lucky paper, Fiskars circle
squeeze punches in medium and extra large (newest FAVE!)
Studio Calico color challenge (Turquoise, Green, Kraft and Orange) also Scrap Recipe challenge
Materials: American Crafts Vanilla and Ocean card stock, Crate Paper  Bouquet, Pebbles New Arrivals paper and glitter flower brad, Ki Memories calendar page, Fiskars cloud squeeze punch XL and Large,  Fancy Pants Spring Fever (cannot get enough of that script print!)
I also hung out with Miss Stacey who gave me career related food for thought just when I needed it. Stacey believes you must visualize precisely the type of job you want right down to the very last detail. Don't pass up an opportunity but don't waste time trying to fit into every job description that comes along either- which is what I've been doing lately.  Stacey started out as an assistant in a major Wall Street firm and now runs their corporate website- currently from home as she waits for her baby to arrive. (DREAM JOB!!!) She is exactly the type of flexible, self starting, intelligent and creative person I need to be.
SO ready to be a Mom!
Stacey thought I had started craft store after visiting my blog. It's not the first time I get asked "Why do you get so product specific? Do they pay you to flog their products?" NOPE! I'm lucky if 2 people read an entry here.  Are you able to combine your scrap love with your bank account? How's that going for you?
I wish I remembered where those bird brads are from...

Need a better photo to represent the hole
punches in these photos...
I just love the materials I use and think maybe a reader will happen along and wonder- hey where did that come from? If you don't know who makes it how can you go buy it right? Yeah.. it's a conundrum...


  1. Eee! I love how she bounced right outta the picture! So full of color and life - love looking at your pages!
    PS. The font for the Pinkaliscious page is Cheri. Downloaded from

  2. Great advice from Stacey. I'm all about visualization and lists. Totally agree with you about manu credits. Its a good thing, as Martha would say.

  3. Always such fun ideas and thoughts here! :)

  4. your work is dazzling! love lookin at all the little details you put into your pages!!!!

  5. Those brads are lovely! I love that layout! Thank you for commenting on my recent blog post :)

  6. i love those bird brads too! and your pages as always x x


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