Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day: Remember The Price Of Freedom

It's a long holiday weekend here in the United States. Memorial Day is Monday, and it's a day to remember. For many, this might just be a three day weekend filled with pool parties and barbecues. The truth is, however, far more sobering than that. Much like Independence Day, this is a time to reflect. Today you have a right to work in any field you choose. You can pretty much say whatever you want. You can practice any religion you like. You can live anywhere you want to. These are freedoms that every American citizen enjoys and your rights are fiercly protected. Why? Because many times before, this country has faced global conflict. We joined in wars, and it was the right thing to do. We stopped those who were narrow-minded, those whom would have taken away the freedoms of ours and others. We have helped many a country, along with ourselves. Today, if you enjoy a beautiful and peaceful life, you really need to thank those who gave their lives for you to do so. No, you don't need to be sad all day, but you do need to remember the price of freedom...

Today we took a trip to the Field of Heroes in Westerville, OH. There are 2,500 American flags placed in rows here, each honoring a fallen American Hero. The mood here is powerful. All you hear is the wind whipping through the flags, and sometimes, you swear you hear silent sobbing. I took many photos today, and while they cannot actually capture the environment and mood, I think they hit pretty darn close. I scrapped one of my favorites using Hometown Celebration from Moxxie. I think the papers perfectly matched the mood of my picture..

I hope you enjoy this long holiday weekend and take a brief moment to thank a veteran. They gave their all, and we need to support them with our love and pride. Happy Memorial Day weekend to all, be safe. Special thanks to George W. Price and George R. Price...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Teacher Thank You Cards

I cannot believe that today is my son's last day of preschool! In the fall he'll be heading to kindergarden, my how fast they grow! Since it was his last day, I had to come up with a good thank you gift for his teachers. A few weeks ago I sent some "prettied up" flower flats to my daughter's school for Teacher Appreciation Week. I liked them and decided to do the same thing. These are very easy and inexpensive. They are also a big hit!

For the flowers, simply use Fabri Tac or a glue gun to adhere jute to the plastic flat. Apply adhesive to it as you wrap the jute around the base. Hold it in place for a minute and it will stay put. Pretty that up with some ribbon tied in a bow. For the cards, I used Child's Play from Moxxie. This line is fun and playful, and perfect for a teacher gift! I made the cards small and adhered a popsicle stick to the back so they could be inserted into the soil of the plants.

On the inside, my son signed his name. He loved giving these to his teachers today!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Got Game?

My son absolutely loves to game and he's pretty good too! I used Echo Park's A Boy's Life collection pack to scrap this pic of him playing this morning. It's my first time using this paper, and I love it! I also had to get some Basically Bare on there, so I covered some Bare Basics Gears with the papers. I used clouds and sun from the Celestial Set to make the sky. For the background, I had fun with paints and gesso.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Life Devoid Of Color...

Is no life at all...

Happy Saturday to you! I have had this layout in my head for quite awhile and today was the day to get it down on paper! My daughter is a sweet, smart, spectacular girl. I see so many good things in her, she is destined for great things! I want to tell her NOT to play it safe. She needs to go for it, give it her all on every occasion and no matter what she does. I think this page really does speak to that message..

As you can see, I played with rainbow colors here. The frame is a Basically Bare Fanciful Frame, you KNOW I love those! ;)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Remember This 2012 Album

Today I'm sharing an album I finished for a challenge over at The challenge was to create a mini album documenting 10 things happening right now that you will want to remember when you look back 10 years from now. I like this idea and I haven't really done anything like this before, so I tried it out! Here it is:

Sunday, May 6, 2012

My NSBD Challenge Winner!

Happy Sunday morning! I had a great scrappy day yesterday, and plan on doing even more today. BUT first I need to announce my challenge winner don't I! I want to thank all of you for playing, you all made such beautiful things. You've inspired me! To pick my winner, I put names in a mason jar, lol. The lucky scrapper is...

Alison said..

here you are, rebecca!

May 6, 2012 12:57 AM

Congratulations Alison!! Please email your address to me at I will be sending you your code for the Scrap n' Art subscription as well.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Ready For A challenge?

YAY, it's finally here! A whole day to play with paper, embellies, and glue and make all kinds of pretty things! Are you ready to join me and craft your day away? Are you ready to get down to business and tackle my challenge? Here goes nothing..

I'm keeping my challenge very simple, and here it is:

Scrap something using your favorite color combo..

Yep, that is it! Easy, right? And I am making it even easier, because you can make ANYTHING. Layouts, cards, tags, mini albums, altered pieces.. Anything goes here. Also, I do not mind in the slightest if you mix this challenge in with any others you find on different sites. You can kill two birds with one stone, lol, no worries!

So, what do you need to do exactly?

* Scrap something using your favorite color combo.

* Then go post it either on your blog or any scrappy gallery like Two Peas,, A Cherry On Top etc. (If you don't have any galleries or blog, you can post it to a photo sharing site like Flickr, that is fine.)

* Come back here to my blog, and leave me a comment that includes the link to your project so I can see it!

* This challenge closes at 7 A.M. Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Have your link listed in my comments section by then to be eligible to win.

On Sunday, I will draw a name from all the participants, and one lucky player will win this lovely prize:

Along with that, Scrap n' Art is generously including a free one year subscription to their online magazine! Aren't they wonderful for doing that! Check them out on Facebook for even more opportunities for great prizes!

I took on my own challenge, and scrapped in my favorite color combination of turquoise, lime green, and yellow on this tag..

Now, what are you waiting for? Go get crafty and show me what you've got! Good luck and happy scrapping!

Friday, May 4, 2012

I'm A Moxxie Muse!

I'm kicking off this fabulous scrap-filled weekend with some fabulous news! I've been asked to be a Moxxie Muse!

I am excited to be a part of this incredibly talented team.
Read more about them all HERE!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

National Scrapbook Day Is Saturday AND.....

I hope you can spend a little bit of it here on my blog! This year, for the first time, I'm going to host a NSBD challenge. Now I know, I know... Pretty much EVERY scrappy site is hosting challenges, so you think you might not have time for one more. BUT, I think you should try, because the challenge will be extremely easy and doesn't require any specific tools or products. Really, it will be so easy, a caveman could do. (Provided that said caveman was a scrapbooker, lol!) I'm offering a pretty great prize too. At least I think so anyway! Have a look:

Let's see here looks like we have:
* A chipboard heart album
* A chipboard "Love" title
* 2 packages of blingage
* 2 packages of flowers
* A wooden fence
* A wooden frame

Does that look good to you? Think you want to play along? Make sure you check in to my blog Saturday morning for the details!