Sunday, March 1, 2009

Where do you keep your doodling, creating, & sketching

I find myself making notes, drawing sketches, layouts and page titles all over the place. Scraps of paper I find around the house, the margins of agendas from meetings, on my church bulletin (sorry Tammi!). Then when I need my 'notes', I never have them handy. So, I decided to make my own Sketchbook. I had only used chipboard one other time and it was several years ago. For some reason naked chipboard has always intimidated me. Weird, I know. I had the perfect paper, which I had been hoarding. I know some of you out there are in the secret hoarding society too. {grin}

Some of my friends & family thought I was had fallen off the deep end when I showed this to them. They know I am OCD about organization, but thought I had taked it a little too far. I think not! I have used my sketchbook and totally {heart} it! A few weeks ago I even added some little tabbed dividers with these categories: page layouts, card designs, page titles and page ideas.
Here is my creation in various stages of completion.

Various supplies
Naked chipboard (Stampin' Up)

chipboard w/ paper applied with Modge Podge

Post a comment and let us know how you journal your papercrafting thoughts! I can't wait to hear from you!
aka, queenscrapalot

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Long time, no post!

Whoa!! I have been MIA for a very, very long time! Life has been busy. I have many pictures to post so I am going to try to commit to getting something on here once a week. Here is what I have for today.

First, check out Tess is doing some blog candy. She is so creative and does awesome work! I hope you check her out.

Second, this is a card I made for Veteran's Day back in November. We celebrate Veteran's Day with a special program and a dinner after church. Every Veteran in my church received a personalized card. I am so appreciative that my mom and our friend Virginia helped assemble the cards.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I have had great Saturday {a little Zumba, a little Nertz - a card game my family LOVES, some scrapbooking and visiting with my sister and her boyfriend}. Let's hope we don't get the snow that is predicted, I could use more sunshine, even if is cold!

See you next weekend with a new post. Have a great week!

aka, queenscrapalot

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Awesome Blog Candy!

Christmas is coming a little early for someone out there that has been a been a good little stamper all year. Debbie over at "Passion for Crafts" is giving away some unbelievable blog candy for supassing 12,000 hits on her blog. Hop on over to her blog by clicking http://www.passionforcrafts.blogspot.comto check it out and leave some comments for a chance to win. She won't disappoint!

I hope to be back soon with some projects. I have several complete and photographed. I just need to get them downloaded.

C ya'!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

You Rock!

Can you believe November is half over and Thanksgiving is almost here??? I sure can't! Chilly weather has settled in here in Kentucky along the Ohio River. Eventhough the craziness associated with the holidays is just around the corner, this is usually the the time of yeart when I can spend more time in my craft studio. Soooooo, hopefully, I will be getting some projects completed that I can share with all of you.
Ok, on to today's card. This is s birthday card I made for my BFF's (Amy) daughter's birthday. I used SU!'s Just Jawing. I love it and will make more for my daughter's friends.
Recipe: SU! basic black and only orange paper, DCWV aqua sparkle paper, SU! chunky silver glitter, miscellaneous ribbon, white gel pen, StazOn ink.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Well high school football is over here in the Sammons' household. My husband team made the playoffs and had there first round game last night. Didn't do so hot....they lost. It has been a rough season. Now we can finish up lots of little chores that get ignored starting in June. I have a really cool Pottery Barn shelf system that I can't wait to get hung, along with a Making Memories shelf. Can't wait! Hopefully we will get it done tomorrow.

Here is a card I made awhile back. I used a oldie but goodie retired SU set, Fall Whimsy, for the pumpkin and ghourd. The 'with gratitude is PTI. The CB is SU Gree Galore. I used Versamark to create the background. The stripe and polka dot paper is American Crafts that I found @ Big Lots in one of my treasure hunts. I am not sure what kind of paper the pumpki and ghourd are stamped on. The scalloped square is SU Very Vanilla. I paper-pierced the scalloped square. I finished the card of with a little SU twine.

A Hot Cp of Joe + a little safety award

Good afternoon all! Things have been busy around our house. My husband's football team just finished their last regular season game. The first round in the state play-offs start Friday night...wish them luck!
Other doings that have gone on in the past few weeks: DS finished soccer and we had his 5th birthday ~14 boys between the ages of 3 and 6...yes, I am officially CRAZY! I know why I am not an elementary school teacher! My DD finished volleyball and started basketball practice the next day. The school also had the fall sports banquet and Meet the Team for all of the Winter Sports is Wednesday. Woo!
I also have to toot my horn a little and mention that my employer, Southern Ohio Medical Center, received just a *little* safety award from OSHA. We are the 8th healthcare facility in the nation to receive OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program Star designation. This means that we have exceptional safety practices. Near and dear to my {heart}. I will post the link to the newspaper article and the announcement on our website just as soon as they are available.
Ok, on to the card. I made this awhile back and never got around to posting it. Nothing fancy, I just like the stamp and the saying on the inside "coffee and friends, the perfect blend". The CB is SU Chocolate Chip, coffee beans background in SU Chocolate Chip, SU Very Vanilla and Creamy Caramel. The polka dot on the CC is some kind of retired SU background stamp. I don't recall the name. I colored in SU markers and outline in my one of four Copics (I think I want more). The ribbon is Memory Makers, got it for a song @ Big Lots. I used my Creative Memories cutting system to cut the ovals that I layered. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want a set of the regular and scalloped Nestabilities...circles, ovals, squares. Did I tell you I REALLY want a set or two of Nesties??
Ok, off to take clothes out of the dryer (boo!) and lasagna out of the oven.
C 'ya!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Just a Shade Late

I don't know about you all, but I have a ton of scraps laying around. A serious ton! I hate it so I decided to try to make some cards using some of my scraps up. Here is what I came up with . I really {heart} this ribbon. It is kind of hard to tell but it is shimmery [is this a word???] and sparkly. I would take it in every color if I could get it. I have no idea what company or where I got it. I have had it for awhile and like looking at it. Thought I should use it though. Any way, this is an older SU stamp set. But I thought is was cute. Best yet, I needed to send a belated birthday card so I did actually send it, rather than hording it *smile*.

Later gators,

Recipe: SU Pretty in Pink and Green Galore, SU markers, CuddleBug Swiss Dot Embossing folder, SU Black ink