Archive for January, 2012

Studio J Love Your Layout Video – January 2012

This Studio J video will show you how to use My Stickease for journaling and how to create layered clusters with My Stickease.

Blogs to check out

First off, I have to apologize to fellow blogger and CTMH sister Patti for not addressing this sooner!  She has graciously giving me a blog award (my first) and I am very excited.  It was before the holidays and I was busy.  Now I’m feeling like I’m back on a normal schedule.

The rules of the award are:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blog who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award onto your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all, HAVE FUN!

The goal of the award is to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers.  Below are the Bloggers I have chosen to award.  Please take some time to visit their blogs.

1. Lori - http://scrapinglori.blogspot.com
2. Rachel Ventura - http://thehappyscrappinsquad.blogspot.com
3.  Laurie Flannery - http://westmanscrapbooks.blogspot.com
4. Judy Faye - http://judyfaye.blogspot.com
5.  Jody Gustafson - http://www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com

Are these “curtains” cute or what?!?

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Okay, so this isn’t exactly scrapbooking but it is crafty!  I found this idea on Pinterest (my latest obsession).  Since we’ve moved I haven’t found the right curtains for my daughter’s room.  This seemed to be a great solution.  The original link said it was a cheap alternative to curtains….I’m not sure that’s the case.  My window is about 72″ wide and about 68″ long.  I used over 100 yards.  I’m tempted to make it a bit thicker but can’t justify the added cost.  Most of the ribbon I bought came in 4-yard spools so I just cut them in half and luckily that gave me just enough extra to tie the knot and still have the length.  You are supposed to cut them off at the ends when you are finished but I kinda like the uneven look so I’m leaving it.  I definitely like the wider ribbon better.  I’m also glad I’m not a guy because making those necktie knots was a real pain.  I don’t think I was any better at it by the time I was finished, I just didn’t care as much how they looked.  After cutting them all I melted the ends of all the ribbon so they wouldn’t fray.  Then it was an evening of tying knots.  I will admit I had to google how to do it!  I’m happy it’s done and I think it turned out cute.  I found the cute curtain rod with the butterfly ends at Target.  Now painting is for sure on my list for summer, just can’t decide if I want to go a light pink or green.

Update: Below is maybe a better picture without the sun shining through.  You can also see some of the sparkly ribbon that I used.  My daughter was watching them this morning when she woke up.  They move  because they are right above the vent, kinda cool.  In answer to Karen’s question, it’s blinds behind them.

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Studio J using Believe

Do you even recognize this paper pack?  Don’t be fooled into thinking that “Christmas” paper can only be used for Christmas!

Journey Girl Scout Layout

Supplies used: K & Company Girl Scout paper stack, and K & Company Clearly Yours.

It doesn’t get any simpler than this.  These are some of my older pictures and I’m just ready to have them scrapped and in a book.