Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year- 2011 OMG Did I just say 2011

Happy New Year's My Fellow Scrappers!

Sorry for such a yucky picture of my Calendar Class. I am just not good at taking these pictures...but I promise in person it is beautiful! It is chocked full of techniques...and yes we are making our very own champagne bottle and flute with acrylic! We will be working with some awesome papers such as My Minds Eye, Graphic 45, Coordinations, and glitter paper. You will be stickling and bubbling and glittering! Oh my this is going to be fun and INTERESTING! Be on the lookout for your email and if you don't get my emails but really interested in taking the class, call TM 337-534-4433.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Family Affair

I have been knowing Angela for about 3 years now, ever since I began teaching at TM. She has taken many of my classes, I have personally scrapbooked for her and made many shadowboxes and other gift items for her. Pretty much every year we have a private "Family & Friends" class for her and her favorite girls. Today we had her daughter Allison, her niece, her son's girlfriend and a few special friends that came to join in on the fun. I feel so privalidged to know this family and get the opportunity to hold special classes for them. These girls are so much fun and so willing to try anything...they had lots of fun today learning how to make the paper spiral roses, or peonies as they called them!Angela and her girls showing off their plates!
This is Angela's masterpiece.
Lily showing her Christmas creation!
Angela's niece, her plate was so precious with the snowman theme! When they realized we would be having more classes using these plates they were so excited. I will be having a Valentine's Day Class and a Mardi Gras Class so stay tuned for dates and times and if you have my email and are interested please feel free to email me.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope you all had a marvelous Christmas, as I did. I have to say I really racked up this actually was in stages. My parents decided to come for the holidays (they had thought they might stay home) so my mom had already taken me Christmas shopping during Thanksgiving. I got my apron, a fantastic pair of cowboy boots that I had been wanting for so long, and a bling bling jacket. So anyways when they decided they were coming she felt she needed something for me to open, she got perfumes, body lotions and money (always can use the green stuff)! My hubby I guess felt really bad for me because it seems as though everyone but myself has the Cricut Expression. So he went all out and got me the yellow one...he knows me so well! I would have either chosen the yellow or red. I can't wait to start playing with it...though I use the one at TM all the time, now I can make big circles and of course big stars for all my boy layouts! Guess what else he gave me...a gift card to Chris's Poboy...boy does he know me or what!?! My boys had a great time opening presents and my hubby enjoyed the bike, shirt and cologne that I got him. Overall it was a great time, too much food though...bursting at the seams! I hope you all had a joyous season. I have a few special prayers out there for friends that have lost family members and a special neighbor's husband who is in the hospital right now. Though we have great times, we must remember all of the people out their struggling for whatever reason and pray for them.
Happy Scrapping and I can't wait to show you what I make with my Cricut!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Bloggers!

I want to take this time to tell my fellow scrapper/blogger friends..."Merry Christmas" I hope you all have a wonderful time with your loved ones. Cherish these moments and take lots of pictures for you to pass down from generation to generation! I'll be back with pictures and I'm sure some fun little details about our Christmas! Oh...and my family changed their minds they are on there way!!! Yahoo!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Last Minute Christmas Class @ TM today!

Well, I actually made this charger last year. I had seen the idea or something like it last year and just thought that's really cool. I could just add my new Christmas picture each year. So I made it and didn't show anyone. This year I added the paper roses and brought it to TM and low and behold I had a class filled with about 13 people. I have to say I teach some of the sweetest ladies that love to take classes and I am so honored that they take my classes each month. THANK YOU LADIES...too many to list all their names, but they know who they are! You all are the best! Many Christmas wishes to all and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Photo Shoot: Take 20!

Every year I send Christmas cards to my family members and every year it is such an ordeal to take the pictures. How hard could it be to take 2 little boys pictures? Let me answer this for you....VERY HARD!!! I can never get them to cooperate at the same time, smile at the same time, sit still...not climb on each other and it really gets me every year! These are the only 2 I could capture that were okay. Hope my family just understands that boys will be boys and I go through so much just to get these cards out every year.

Onto my next bit of gibber gabber. I want to know from you my blog readers what kind of camera do you use. I am in very bad need of a new camera. I broke (or think I broke) my Nikon D80 and I have a point and shoot Lumix that I just hate, because it doesn't take good pictures of children that move alot. So when I save my money up I'd like to buy another good Nikon. I would love to know of any good deals and what you like about your camera. Hope to get a few responses!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Santa's Watching

Hi my fellow scrappers and blog followers! I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas season. Please be careful driving around these busy streets and parking lots while everyone is out and about doing lots of Christmas shopping.

Above is my layout for the monthly Calendar class that I teach at TM. The dates are Dec. 14th, 18th and 19th. I have just a few spots in each class left. If you are in need of a break from shopping please come join us...I just love this layout, and the window is actually made of acrylic...looks so real!

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, November 27, 2010

1st Christmas Present

Okay, so I am already receiving Christmas presents from my mom. We won't be spending Christmas this year with them, so she took me on a wonderful Christmas shopping spree. I sure racked up. She told me to wrap everything up and put them under the tree...yeah right mom! The first thing that I picked out was this cute apron. I have seen so many cute aprons at the scrapping events that I have attended and I have needed or wanted one desperately for teaching classes at I just loved the colors of this one and the way it fit. So thank you mom for helping me stay clean while teaching classes!

A Few Halloween Layouts

This is actually not all of the Halloween layouts that I completed while in TX. It is funny how I always have so many layouts for this spooky event. I am sure as Drew
gets older I won't be having layouts to do for him, and yes I did some for him, but they are not quite ready yet...I still have to add a special touch to his.
Here are a few upclose and personal pics.

Day of Crabbing

A few photos of the boys and I crabbing. This past summer I took my boys to Matagorda, TX...yes the end of the world to do a little crabbing. I grew up doing this on many of the weekends and I just had to bring them, so along with my brother we hopped in the car and off we went to catch some crabs. I used the product "Mud Puddles" to make the sand that you see in the layouts. I also use the cute little book marks that Janet is carrying at TM (she has so many of them, different animals etc.) I cut off the book mark part and wa-laa...cute little crab embellishments. The birds that you see are from last years Tattered Angels chips. Enjoy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

I want to wish my blog readers a Happy Thanksgiving! Okay, so I am a little late. I was away visiting my family for the holidays, but I am back! As I reflect on what I am thankful for...I don't have to dig too deep into my memory...I am thankful for a wonderful husband and children and my very supportive mother and father. As many of you know I have not been feeling good this past year or two, and I am NOT too thankful for that...but in order to get through these moments I am VERY grateful for who all has been there for me. I have been at the very bottom, feeling pretty awful at times and I have had some great friends to step in and help me out of the feelings and pain that I have felt, and I appreciate know who you are! THANK YOU!

Now onto my next thought. I was at my parents and all my boys were at the deer lease hunting their little hearts guess what i did....Yep! You guessed it! I scrapped....I scrapped alot! So much so I thought my mom was going to have a heart attack (did I tell you she's not into my hobby at all!) But I got so much accomplished for myself. They were not my typical work, and yes very simple....but I love simple. I will post them in a few days.

Until then......happy scrappin'!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

TM Knows How to Put on a Show!

Lets just say "TM Rocks!" We have always said that, but this weekend proved it! First we started off with a wonderful make-n-take. The ladies were so excited by the beauty of the layout and the techniques taught! There were actually 3 different flower techniques taught in this one layout!
Then I finally got to meet one of the wonderful ladies that I met on the Inspire website so many months ago. We are both from Texas so I guess we had some things in common. We found each other on facebook and we met for the first time this weekend. She came all the way from Texas to be a part of our grand opening and of course to take Donna's classes! Meet Martha!Now for the pictures of the Donna Downey classes that I took. I had all intentions of only taking the layout class that day, but I had so much fun creating and painting and just doing things that I don't normally do in scrapbooking that I just had to stay for the next class. Let's just say, I had a BLAST!

Donna is a wonderful teacher! I wish I had her sense of humor...she is so funny and so photogenic! Every picture I saw of her was just fabulous. She knows how to put on a class and I think she's one of the best! We at TM are so fortunate to be able to get such wonderful teachers to come to our store! I am so proud to call TM my "creative home" away from home...because believe me I'm there alot! Enjoy and be crafty!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy 11th Birthday Drew

I want to take this time to shout out to the blog world...that I now have an 11 year old child!!!! He is celebrating his golden birthday today. I cannot believe where 11 years have gone by. He has been such a blessing to my life and I am so happy to call him my son! I wish I had a few baby pictures on my computer to share with you all, he was such a beautiful baby...but those were the days before digital photography and I'm way to lazy to go scan them. Here are a few of my favorites from the past couple of years.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Meow....or is that a Roarrrrrr!

Today was a wonderful day! Not only am I finally feeling good, we got to go around town trick or treating with the Pre-K class today. The weather was gorgeous and the kids were adorable! After all the excitement was finished and the kids had their Halloween party, Lynette and I went to pick up lunch for the teachers and wow can I say, "Angelle's makes a wonderful crab burger!" I hope that I have many more happy days like today.
I had to sneak a picture today with my little man before the day got busy and he wouldn't let me. He's not big into taking pictures with me as you can see!Look at these cuties! Dax, Alexander and Ana. I just love these pictures. I have group pictures of Drew at this age...awe they grow so fast! This is Ms. Simone's sister, Dax's teacher, dressed as a scary ole' lady. Dax didn't know what to make of her. He does not like scary things. I have to say she was very cool! Let's just say I can't wait to scrapbook these pictures! Happy Haunting!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Instructions for Frankenstein

Okay, way down below in an older post I showed this picture of my Frankenstein goody boxes. They are not yet complete, I still have to add gold colored Rolo candies to each side of the box, too look like those things that go on the side of Frankenstein's neck. I will then fill cellophane bags with candy, pencils and erasers and tie them up with some cute ribbons. But if you would like to know how to create this is so easy! You take a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock. You will score lines that will make a tic tac toe grid. Measure 4" and score, measure 4" again and score, turn the paper and do the same exact thing. (Remember it will look like a tic tac toe grid) Then you will cut two of the lines on one side up to the middle square grid, do the same exact thing across from these cuts. Then all you do is fold up the sides and it makes a cute little box, glue with scrappy glue and decorate however you like. You could make pumpkins, bats or any occasion boxes! Enjoy!

School, School and More School

Let me start out my saying, "Sorry about the photo quality." But with my Iphone (which is not the new, but new for me!) doesn't have the high quality picture ability, but it is so much easier to take a picture and email it than having to hook my camera up to the computer! Last night we had a crop at TM, the first one in the new location. I was asked to work, and it was a nice time with a bunch regulars and a group of newbies! We had a great time. I helped them make decisions on projects and layouts, and threw together a of my own...not much thought put into them, but I like them nice and plain! Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 15, 2010

I Just Love FALL

Real quick...I said I wouldn't be back until after Halloween, well...just had to post these cute little bags that I whipped up last night for my 4yr old's trick or treating. I did the same exact thing for my older son when he was in Pre-K. It is so much fun, we take the kids down town to trick or treat at the local merchants...they have so much fun. Well, being the crafty mom that I am I just couldn't let these kids walk around with grocery I dug out my old scrapbook to look and see how I had made them. I didn't take a close up picture so it was quite hard to tell, but I think I did a pretty okay job. I have to remember...they'll just be thrown away! Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fun Little Boxes

Last month when we got together for Paula's crop, Ms. Phyllis and I decided we wanted to make these cute little Frankenstein boxes to give out for our kids/grandkids Halloween parties. So we gathered all the papers, buttons, punches and got busy. They are so easy! I only have to glue the rolo's on the sides.
Then I was asked by Dax's teacher what we could do for the cafeteria workers because it was "Cafeteria Worker's Week" so I suggested making these little boxes below and filling them with either cookies or candy. Hope you like!
Sorry I haven't posted lately...been a little crazy and still under the weather! I have some classes coming up soon at TM, fingers crossed we can get the papers, of course the ones I choose they are out of! Ugh! Why does this always happen, guess cause I use the hot new items! Wish me luck, may not post again until after October is over!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Just Waiting for a Photo

I just love the first page of my boy's school albums. I don't often make 1 page layouts, but this is the perfect opportunity to get to do that. This layout was a quickie...I think it took me all of about 20 minutes to throw it together. I always make Drew write his name, teacher's name and the year, so he can see how his penmanship has changed over the years. I asked him to write in cursive, but he declined, telling me he wasn't good at writing his "D's"...maybe next year. I even had a little voice recorder for his Pre-K was too cute! Wow, time has gone by so quickly for my little guy, it saddens me to think about how much he has grown. Next, is my other little mans turn at Pre-K. I think his first layout will be very similar to Drew's, but I will incorporate things such as apples and the a,b,c's. I'll post it when I'm finished. Products used: Bo Bunny School Line, Bo Bunny chipboard stickers and ruler ribbon.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Win a $25 gift certificate!!!

Yes that's right there are 3 gift certificates that will be handed out to the lucky person who answers the question right. First you must go to Facebook and search for Scrapbook with TM, add TM by pressing like and then Thurs., Frid. and Sat. she will post a question and the first person to correctly answer the question will win the gift certificate to use at the grand opening Oct. 9th! Good luck and see you all at the grand opening at TM!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Few New Layouts to Share

This weekend was the "No Frills Just Fun Crop" at the Ladybug Lodge. Well, I took advantage of many hours of cropping even though I have not felt very good...I just could not give up a few hours to get some much needed personal cropping done. I will be having a few tests run this month and next and hopefully they can figure something out. Please say a few prayers that it is nothing serious, many of you know how nervous I can be, so right now I am alot nervous!This layout is long over due! I am almost finished with out ski trip. It's nice to have an album almost complete! Good feeling! But very hard to finish these layouts with no new snow embellishments!
This picture does this layout no justice! The colors are so vibrant! Thanks Paula for helping me decide what papers to go with! I even silohetted (sp?) some balloon pictures and made them part of my clusters of embellishment...and yes silohetting is so against all my scrapbooking beliefs (LOL)!
This layout was full of techniques. Masking with inkpots, stamping, IRocking, and rub-ons. It inspired a few others, and I actually saw a few completed layouts with different papers being used.
This is just a peek of one of my ski layouts. I actually got the chipboard in Janet's garage sale for hardly anything and then I covered it with the new Tim Holtz tape and crackle paint...gorgeous!
This is a "Connie Layout," she even gave me some beautiful feathers to add to it and to give it her signature touch!
I hope you enjoyed all of my creations. I still have so much to catch up on, so much to do for others and Scrapfest and the TM store opening is coming up soon...oh and did I mention I start back at my "real" job this week. Did I also mention I don't have time to feel rotten? Well, I don' please send me some feel good vibes to a sick feeling young chick! Oh, well not so young- will be turning 38 this month! I may not be posting for a few weeks, but I will return once things settle down!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cute as a Bug

Okay, so I don't know why I have such a thing about bugs right now. A few weeks back we came out with the cutest kitz that were all about bugs...they make great layouts for the Insect museum in New Orleans, It's a Bugs Life, and even for pictures of your kids sleeping...speaking of bed bugs...can you believe all those nasty reports about bed bugs! YUCK!!! Anyways, we have now come out with a kit for those "Baby Bugs!" We even got cleaver and took Janet's idea of trinket pins to the next level! We made baby trinket pins with old time diaper cute is that! Janet will be selling the kits and the pins at Scrapfest, so get them while they are hot. We are selling these kits individually this time- 1- 2 page layout for $20.00 boy or girl...if you need both, just let us know! We have only made a few for Paula's crop, so if you want to make sure you get one...go to to order yours while they last. If the demand is high we'll make more! See you all at Paula's crop this weekend!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Some Time @ Home

I have had some mixed emotions about TM being closed temporarily. Sad, because I enjoy meeting each month with all my friends and teaching them new ideas and techniques. Happy, because I got to spend a rather important time with Dax as he prepared for his new journey into "Big School." I have taken this time to get him into a routine and I accepted the position of "room-mom" for his class, which I am so excited about. I have even had time to go and join him for lunch at his school. I would have even stayed to eat with Drew, but as he says, "Mom that's not cool!" I decided I wouldn't embarrass him. So with all this time I have actually time to work on all kinds of things. I have been getting my house cleaned each morning by 9am (which is to me, so exciting within itself!) and by the way it is destroyed each day by 5:30! Janet and I have been working on all kinds of kits to have prepared for Paula's crop and Scrapfest, and I have been scrapbooking for a few of my clients. Above you will find some of the layouts or portions of them to get an idea of what I have been up to. I hope everyone stocked up on supplies and have been working on some wonderful creations! Until next time.....happy scrappin'!