Anyone who visits here on occasion surely knows I like using scrapbook sketches. Every now and then, I find one I keep using again and again. For instance, check out this layout.


I used this sketch as the inspiration.


And it might look familiar to you because I’ve used it once or twice before. But new photos and embellishments make it fun and different each time. Yes, I love scrapbook sketches.

Me & You

It’s not every day that I get to meet a romance novel cover model. So I had to commemorate the occasion with a scrapbook page.

Me and You

Some pages come together quickly. This wasn’t one of them. :) I didn’t really start with a sketch; I need to remember it’s better when I do. I did have fun using spray ink on the doilies, but it took a while to settle on the other embellishments. I pulled some paper from my Club Scrap stash, though, so that’s always good.

Another page for the scrapbook. Yay!

A Friend of Higher Temperature

This scrapbook page is the one that broke my sewing machine. OK, I’ll admit it was already having problems, but this page sent it over the edge. Whoops.

Higher Temperature

It took me a while to decide how to embellish this page. I finally went with spray ink (though the color didn’t turn out quite as I envisioned) and wood arrows. I’m calling it good. :)


I made this page about going out to lunch with some coworkers. As I often do, I turned to the photo for color inspiration. I originally tried blues and purples but couldn’t make anything that came together. Once I chose this background paper, though, the rest was easy.


I used a sketch from Shimelle. No stashometer rating on this one, but that’s OK.

Say Cheese

This week I heard the news that Two Peas in a Bucket is closing. I joined the community in 2001 and was Pea #12633. I’ve always been an on-and-off scrapbooker, and Two Peas was always there when I was in an “on” phase. I’ve been inspired by their challenges, enjoyed their classes, and loved chatting on the message boards. I’m pretty sad about the change and what it might mean about the scrapbooking community. It’s always unnerving when one of those places that seemed so strong for so long closes. Thanks for the memories, Two Peas.

I have a small pile of photo strips just waiting to be scrapbooked. I decided to use these to tell the story of how I like going to movies, even if I end up going by myself.

Say Cheese

I used a sketch by Ashley Horton and added lots of fun flair. Another page done, hurray! On to the next photo strip.


This photo is a favorite moment from the 2014 Fan Xperience, and I had a lot of fun scrapbooking it.


I used a sketch from Nuts about Sketches as inspiration for the design.

Have you ever scrapbooked about meeting a celebrity? If so, who did you meet?


So Happy . . . or Not

I’m a firm believer in scrapbooking the bad as well as the good. So while some people wouldn’t scrapbook this photo, I couldn’t resist. Look at that face. LOL.

So Happy or Not

I used a layout from Creating Keepsakes’ 101+ Creative Ways to Use Your Scrapbook Supplies (page 18) as inspiration for the design. I miss that magazine, so I grabbed this when I saw it at Barnes & Noble. I almost don’t mind that the magazine features a bunch of previously published layouts. In any case, I had fun putting this page together, and I got to use some brads and scraps as well.

Girl Who Waited

It’s been a crazy couple of months. I rediscovered that being able to breathe is really a good thing, and asthma attacks are no fun. I also learned at a convention (see below) that walking and sitting still for long periods are usually OK, but standing in line hurts. But the pain is eased a bit once you rest your feet afterward and get some good photos in the meantime.

Which brings me to this layout. One of my favorite sites for scrapbook sketches has done several layouts using an 8 x 10 photo. So I knew where to go for inspiration for my photo op pictures from the 2014 Fan Xperience convention. You can see the sketch I used (and several example layouts) here.

And now you can see my take.

Girl Who Waited

I had planned to use hexagons as shown in the sketch, but once I pulled out this photo, I knew I had to go in a different direction. I pulled out the flowers that have been in my stash for more than 10 years. Yep, you read that right. I first misted the flowers to turn the petals yellow. Then I added ink and a rhinestone to the center of each. The light brown patterned paper is also from the stash, so this page has a stashometer rating of 30%. Really, it should be higher thanks to the flowers.

I still have more 8 x 10s from the con, but I’ve got several other sketches I can choose from for the design. Fun scrapping ahead!


A Little Organization

I decided it was time to do a little organization, this time for my blog! I have a new design courtesy of Designer Blogs. I’ve been using one of their templates, but this time I had a custom look done. I really like it. :)

Speaking of organizing, I am plugging away at the clothes project. Sorting clothes every day isn’t really working for me, so instead I set aside a chunk of time on the weekend to do a massive sort-a-rama. Now that I have a new chest of drawers all set up, I’m getting my T-shirts organized. Here is one drawer.

Hurray for T-Shirts

I have so many shirts that I need multiple drawers. You’ll notice, for instance, that there are no black tees in this drawer. They get a drawer of their own. I also have a drawer for shirts with sayings.

Anyway, I got the general folding idea here, though I adjusted the fold somewhat. There is room for more shirts, and I’m sure I will need all of it as I continue to buy sort. I am also setting aside shirts that I like but won’t wear (many from high school and college) to get a T-shirt quilt made.

It’s a work in progress, but I am making progress! It’s so cool to be able to see what I have.

Joining the Crowd

I was minding my own business, picking up an order at Scrapbook Steals, when I noticed a Silhouette Cameo on the shelf. For $110.

Silhouette Cameo

If you know anything about how much these usually cost, you’ll know this is a pretty good deal. So I have joined the crowd of scrapbookers who own a Silhouette Cameo. I downloaded the software to my recently repaired computer and I plan to give it a test go this week. I will report the results soon.

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