Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fabric Challenge--Final Hours

Hello All in Scrap Land--Just a few hours left to enter my first-ever challenge over at  You can find details here...


But the only rule is that you use fabric in a LO in some way.  I will be asking for votes on October 1st and have offered five yoyo for your own scrapping or craft use to the winner.  I hope to offer the challenge again next month if we all enjoy it.  Thanks for checking in and look forward to seeing your entries!

Friday, September 23, 2011

This is my Take on Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Another page for Gram's book, but the first one of me--this is a wedding photo from 1998.  I have been practicing the medallions, and I wanted to use some yellow echo park papers--the blue I swept over a white embossed page after the title/journal  came to mind.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

JWA Crop Event Hosted by Medford Lakes Junior Women's Auxiliary


Do you love to scrapbook or have you always wanted to try it?  Do you buy supplies and never have the time to sit down to use them?  Do you love getting together with friends?  Did you take any cute back to school or Halloween pictures?  Then the First Annual Fundraising Crop is THE event for you!  Come with your photos and supplies (or pick up a page kit for a nominal fee) and start scrapping!  For $25, you will get a table to scrap on Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., access to electricity for your own machine, breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks all day...PLUS, $2 from each entry fee will be put into the pot for cash prizes!  If you love a challenge, then our prizes are perfect for you.  We will also be offering grab bags for Chinese auction.  If you come with a few dollars you may be able to pick up something from one of our vendors too!  Don’t delay--reserve space today!  Email or call Kelly Shoaf at or 609.351.2125 for reservations or more information.

Vendors:  6 foot table with 2 hairs is only $5 cash and $5 to $10 grab bag donation to our Chinese Auction.  Vendor hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day of the event.  I wnat to limit to only one vendor per category to reduce duplication and competition.  Please email or message me for more info!  Thanks :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Patriotic LO

Today being the tenth anniversary of 9/11, I was searching for the right material to use and do a fitting tribute for the day. I had a ton of bright, cool papers and some nice embellishments, but I wasn't grabbed by any of them.

I did find a picture of gram, her husband and my dad as a baby grandfather was in uniform and had placed his hat on dad's head for the picture. While not directly related, I never knew my grandfather. I know he was a hero to my gram and my father and aunts too, and because I never had him in my life, I made a connection to the people who have an absence in their lives--through the tragedy of 9/11--or in all the ways we as human beings experience loss.

This may be a stretch, but it was my way of contemplating the anniversary. I will post the page tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Blog Post as a Scrapbooker

Well, I've done this for real estate news and local information, but this is my first time at a scrapbooking blog. I see so many of my friends who have one on, that I thought I should join (or hope to stand out from) the crowd!

First thing I want to work on is challenges...I'd like to host some of my own. I think using stitching and fabric will be a good start, as I really think those elements are great on a LO.

Hope to be back soon!