Archive for December, 2009

12 Scrap Layouts DONE

December 29, 2009

On my list for the month of January, although it is still December, I had 12 Scrapbook Layouts as something I wanted to finish. I am well over a year behind and need to catch up. I finished all 12 this week and hopefully will get to do a few more as I finish my other list items.

One reason for my excitement about scrapping and sudden resurge into the scrapbook world is my brand new Cricut!! I am so excited to own one. It’s the cheaper first generation model, but I had a budget (the amount of money and gift cards I had received) and I was more than happy to have the first generation Cricut. It comes with one Cartridge called “George Font” and I have been playing around and seeing what it can do. I really want to find some cheap Cricut cartridges, but they are still going a little high on eBay for the ones I want. High on my list is the Storybook Cartridge and the Life’s a Beach Cartridge.

My 12 pages were all done in my youngest daughter’s book.


January Project List

December 28, 2009

I am going to give myself a few extra days on this list because it is the first list since the old blog and because there is so many UFOs and swaps on it.

Pembroke Sweater Vest 55%
Dr Who Scarf 95% just needs fringe
Crochet Girl Robot 85%
Felt Apple DONE
Felt Grocery Set 65%
3 Jumper Dresses DONE
Cord Pants DONE

Belly Dance Swap Jan 11 DONE
Cloth Diaper Swap Jan 22 DONE
Personal Swap with Sarah DONE
Snowflake ATC Swap Jan 30
Cutesy V-Day Scrapbook Jan 31 DONE
Play Food Sweat Shop Feb 5
Frugal Living Swap Feb 6

Felt Barn Playset
PJ Sleepers 25% frogged
12 Scrap LOs 12/12 DONE
Fleece PJ pants Athena
Fleece PJ pants Troy
Diapers DONE
Diapers DONE

The Holidays are OVER!

December 27, 2009

As much as I love Christmas and the giving of gifts, seeing family members, and stuffing my face with enough ham and turkey to sleep for days, I am glad the holidays are over.

I made 90% of the gifts we gave this year and it was exhausting, although well worth it. I am hoping to post some pictures of those items, but many of them I will need to find first LOL

One huge block of time was spent on the amazing 12 Days of Christmas Swap that I did on Craftster. My partner sent me an amazing package and told me that she in turn LOVED hers as well.

Here are a few items I sent her:
Cake Decorating Kit

Christmas Chunky Houses
6 front

My first crochet project ever and I love these guys!

Bento Set complete with snack bags, utensil roll, and carrying bags
2 of day 2

HUGE duffel bag that my sewing machine almost killed me over

And that was only some of the package! Such a huge swap but so much fun. I am excited for it next year now 😀

Back Up and Scrapping!

December 13, 2009

The laptop is back up and running and I am so happy!

Although most of my crafty time has been dedicated to Christmas Gifts after finishing the 12 Days of Christmas Swap on Craftster, I have been making an effort to scrapbook. My books are well over a year behind. Eeeek!

Here are a few of my recent faves.