Friday, December 31, 2010

Been too busy

You probably wonder where I have been. Well it's not that I haven't been creative. In 2010 I did 176 layouts, 4 mini albums. Also did many many cards and cut tons and tons of stuff out with my craft robo. Now that the holidays are over I need to get busy and update my blog. Keep checking back for updates. FYI, I don't post any layouts of the kids so you won't see that many of my layouts.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Craft Robo - not just for scrapbooking

Well I needed some new house letters for our new porch and had a problem. My hubby didn't want me drilling in to the new siding but I really wanted to put up so new house numbers. Well, here comes the Craft Robo to the rescue. I was able to cut 4" numbers out of vinyl and put them on the house, with no damage to the new siding. Looks great, if I say so myself.

Friday, July 16, 2010

I figured it out

I was trying to make life simpler but I have major complicated things. I decided to combine all my blogs under one email address. I guess part of it is learning as I go. I merged the 2 blogs and it worked great until I deleted the gmail account I was no longer using. Live and learn. I will get photos uploaded as I can.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Quilting using the Square in a Square Method

I took a class about a year ago using a technique called square in a square. I used that method to make a quilt this weekend. I gotta tell you this method was so easy. I will definitely use it again.

Basically you cut all straight lines, sew straight lines.

Then you cut all the squares that you have sewn and the result is a star!

Here's the baby quilt it did.

Here's the amazing thing, it took me only 6 evenings to make!

Interested in the technique? Check out the web site Square in a Square

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Graduation Gift

Well this is a long story so I'll try and make it short. My husband's great nephew Ryan is graduating from high school and he is very in to religious history and collects bibles. When I found this out I remember seeing a family bible when Stan's Uncle Allen died 7 years ago. There our journey starts. I wasn't sure where the bible was now but I put Aunt Helen in charge of that. We found out that the bible was in the hands of Stan's cousin Jo Anne who said she would be happy to pass it on to Ryan. This is a bible that was Ryan's Great Great Grandmothers. Ryan was tickeled pink to receive it as a gift. The bible was already in a box that was Ryan's Great Great Grandfathers box for cards from his funeral, I bought a box to keep it all in and I also made a booklet to show him his family history.

Here's the book that I made for Ryan

I told Ryan today that I wanted him to pass the bible on to his Great Grandson and he promised he would.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


He's 31 years old and I have finally done a layout of him. Here's my first born, Jeffrey when he was 9 months old. Look and him and tell me his son isn't a chip off the old block.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


My husband's sister passed away last week unexpectedly. As part of her funeral service I created a video with pics of her life. This picture is one of my favorites.

I used JustSoScrappy's Happy Birthday Kit

Project P365

I'm doing a project where I take a photo a day. Here's my layout for March P365

I used Just So Scrappy Lady Bug Kit, I also used Lorry's Everyday Moments: Monthly Moments templates (Sunday Start)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Run Toto Run

Here's a layout of a run that Jackie did. Quite an eventful day. Don't be surprised if someday you see a layout of me running.....but don't hold your breath.

Layout of my Grandmother

Here's a layout of my Grandma Roberts. Photos of her are when she was about 22.
Kit is Sweet Safari by Misty Cato, purchased from

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Scrappy Weekend

I had a very productive week scanning pics at moms. I also was able to do a few layouts this weekend.

First layout is of my parents Wedding

The next layout is one of Dad, one when he was little, the other 65 years later. Sitting on the same porch in the house that he was born in. Previous layout and this layout were done with Heartstrings kit by Misti Cato, purchased form

My third layout is of my brother Brad. I had never seen the photo before but it's such a cute one. Kit is Sweet Safari by Misty Cato, purchased from

Monday, March 15, 2010

Vinyl Wall Art

A friend of my daughter in law is having a new baby boy. The room is decorated so cute with car logos and license plates. We did a vinyl VolksWagon Logo and it turned out super cute.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Here's a layout that I did of one of my favorite photos of my grandson.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Layouts of Our Grand Puppies

Well I decided to get busy and make some layouts of our fur babies. Well, at least our grand puppies. I enjoy so much when they come visit, but like normal grand parents, happy to see them go home with mommy and daddy.

First we have our first Grand Puppy, Murphy. She's a doll that smiles when she see's us.

Next we have Ollie and Murdock. Those two are quite the pair.

Last but not least is the newest addition to our family Eleanor. She's a beautiful Great Dane, with lots of growing still to do.

I did another layout of Ollie, just because this picture is priceless. I'm sure you can see exactly what I mean. was Murdock. I can't tell those 2 apart. I've corrected the layout.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Rainbow Bridge Card

I made a card for a friend that recently lost a pet. I love the poem of the Rainbow Bridge and have been meaning to make this card for a while.

Used digital kits Swan Lake and Garden Treasures from Digital Scrapbook Place.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wall Art

Well did some experimenting today and so happy with the results. I used Edwardian Script Font and layed out this quote. Cut it on white vinyl and mounted it on the wall.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Project P365

I am doing a project called P365. That's where you do a photo a day and post it on your blog. Well I'm posting on a different blog so you can follow it here. I got the inspiration from an awesome digi site. I'm sure you have noticed that a lot of my layouts have gone digi. Well this site has been my inspiration.

Check out their awesome store and forum DigiScrapsDriveIn

Here's my January layout for 2010. I purchased the template from DigiScrapsDriveIn Store Also used SnoFun from JustSoScrappy

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

C is for Creative

Well that was the challenge on the scrapadilly forum. Scrap a layout of something that you do that is creative. I've been wanting to scrap these pictures for a while so here's a layout of 2 baby quilts that I made for a great friend Amy. Figured it was time to get them scrapped since it looks like I'll need to be making another one.

Also did a layout of my second love in life. My Babies. I love making porcelain dolls. Bet you didn't know that about me. I used Hannah Banana Kit from JustSoScrappy

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My special blessings

Did a digital layout of one of my most favorite pics.

My Little Princess

Here's a fun layout that I did of my daughter. This is a digital kit from Just So Scrappy called Madeline Kate. Love how it turned out.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Labor of Love

My son and daughter in law graduated from The University of Kansas in 2006. We are very proud of both of them. I made a TShirt Quilt for my son as part of his graduation gift. I gotta tell you, I was pretty proud how the quilt turned out. Well I finally did a scrapbook layout with pics of the quilt and the night I gave it to him. Congrats Mike.