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Going Bananas

Have you ever worked and worked on something only to have it go in the trash?  What a waste of time and good scrappin' supplies.ugh. I had one more layout to submit for Your Scrapbook Stash and I thought it would never come together...but it did...finally :) Saved me from going bananas or hysterical...not that one would be prettier than the other LOL  Patterned papers and clear overlays from Phantom by Pink Paislee.  I doubled the overlay on the photo of Snoopy.
 A Not So HAUNTED Halloween on the Great Pumpkin Train excursion in Palestine, Texas a couple of years ago.  Such a nice relaxing trip and the train ride was like stepping back in time. Speaking of bananas, I made the yummiest treat this week Frosted Banana Bars 1/2 cup butter, softened 1½ cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream 2 tsp. vanilla 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda a…

Happiness, Some Love and Spooky Cats

As the old proverb goes...time flies when you're havin' fun!  I finally got back to the craft room yesterday and whew, I've whipped up a couple of cards, two layouts, a sketch and even an album for Etsy. YOUR SCRAPBOOK STASH After my October kit from Your Scrapbook Stash took a major postal detour, it finally arrived at my doorstep on Friday...so happy and relieved to see it :)  It's always like Christmas when I rip open the tab to peer inside...this month I was surprised with a collection of Phantom by House of Three and Vintage Vogue by Collage Press!  I love the way companies are designing papers with an edge of embossed or glittered accents...it's like stamping, but it's already done for you. For my third pop of color (since I design in three's) I used some lavender brads from my stash AND a couple of the sweet Chipboard Pops from the Vintage Vogue kit! And I'm now addicted to making medallions, just so you know. I have an adorable layout completed with…

Life Is Good...

...and here is the proof... I love how the bright cottage colors dress up the distressed, but plain, chipboard album.  The papers by Echo Park/Bella Blvd are cheerful and celebrate the good things in life.  I used the last of my corrugated butterflies, so I must get more and soon!  Candy sweet...eye yummy-ness that makes my ♥ happy.
CARDS, CARDS, CARDS Wow, I really need to get my blog caught up with all of the card projects that I've created lately.  I will start listing some of them at my Etsy shop tonight...my card box is over-flowing! Open Your Heart I Heart Ippity Wednesday Wowsers October 12, 2011  Lovely Created for one of My Scrapbook Nook's October CARDS Challenges Bee Happy Another card created for a challenge over at the Nook.  Part of the challenge was to use a hexagon shape, which is oh-so popular in design right now.
LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE I'll be peddling again soon with Hello Fall by LYB.  I received a box full of goodies yesterday and I can't wait to dig in and c…

It's Up ♥

Weeeee!  It's like riding your bicycle down a giant hill with your hands waving in the air...what a thrill it is to see myLittle Yellow Bicycleproject up on their blog ♥ I can honestly say that this was an absolute blast to put together...with so many great textures like canvas, the metal in the straight pins, glittered sheer die-cuts, chipboard...I love it!  The patterned papers are vibrant and the designs are so fun and easy to use. Without further ado...here she is...Head of the Class Corkboard Mini Album!
 Here are the detailed instructions on how to create your very own Corkboard mini album. Supplies:
Little Yellow Bicycle’s Head of the Class Clear Cuts Shapes, Stick Pins, Journaling Cards, Chipboard Shapes, Dimensional Pop-Up Stickers, Fabric Favorites, Canvas Stickers Mini Banners, Alphabet Stickers, Fresh Verse Stickers, Favorite Phrases Stickers and Patterned Papers Other Supplies:  Ribbons, Baker’s twine, buttons, three loose-leaf rings and two 6x6 corkboard squares
Using …

T G I F

What a week, what a week!   When I took on the project of constructing a diaper cake for a friend's baby shower, I had no idea that it would take me two days...sometimes you just wish that you weren't quite so OCD...it turned out so cute though. I've seen the elaborate and the over-the-top-elaborate diaper cakes, but elaborate does not describe my friend, Kristi.  She doesn't like a lot of clutter, so neat-and-simple was the way that I decided to go.  Now, I know you're probably looking at this and asking "it took you two days to do this?" But wrapping those diapers just 'so-so' takes time and skill LOL  I think she will love it ♥
LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE Wowee!  I received my LYB Head of the Class goodies this week...such FUN to work with!  I will share it here just as soon as it goes live on their blog, so be sure to check back.  I created a mini album and there was some cork-board involved *wink* I had a blast and look forward to doing more projects w…