Scrapbooking SOS - is all about why I scrapbook. I scrap for me, my sanity and
for my creativity. Of course, my family benefits from it too.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My NJ Scrappy Friend - Jen's Challenge at Sketches 4 All

My NJ Scrappy Friend, Jen posted a challenge at Sketches 4 All

Here is my take for the challenge! I am still searching for the photo I was going to use....I found it a few weeks ago before I went to a weekend retreat and now it's lost and I dug through everything!

Here is the link: jen t's challenges - give thanks or thankful for November challenge

Journaling says: 
Thanksgiving usually revolves around the food in our family. There is always dips & chips, cheese, pepperoni & crackers to munch on while everyone arrives. Stuffed Mushrooms & Shrimp Cocktail appear for appetizers. Because the huge piled up Antipasto is just not enough! The Antipasto is bought to the table & everyone sits mouths watering waiting to dig in! BUT 1st Grace is said! About being thankful for the abundance of food about to be consumed and recent blessings, health & well wishes of members missing. Then comes the Pasta entree usually the most indulgent sort: Stuffed Shells or Lasagna. Of course, with Meatballs & Sausages, extra gravy & garlic bread too! Then the Turkey arrives with all the trimmings: Stuffing, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes/Yams, Green Bean Casserole, Carrots, Cranberry Sauce and Biscuits. Oh! and another vegetable or two! Then you do finally get a break for a while! Coffee is brewed, Tea is set and out comes the pies, etc. Always an Apple & Pumpkin Pie & Cheesecake too! Even a Pecan Pie on occasion! So are you full yet?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tami's November Color Challenge {Heavy Metal} at Fiskateers

So, I got to add a few things to my Christmas wishlist. 
After using my Gold metallic pigment ink for stamping my leaves. A new gold ink pad is added to the wishlist. The color didn't really come up as gold metallic as I wished, so I added Gold Stickles to the stamped leaves. The Gold mesh was actually a roll of ribbon I picked up at Michael's recently. I just stitched in on in a few spots using gold embriodery floss. I used the same floss for the words "Happy Fall" on the sentiment. Added a few felt acorns.

So, last night we had family dinner at Kim's (my Sister-in-law) this was the card I made for her. My mind has been so crazy and in a million different direction lately. Well, I had the leaves to attach yet because I add added the Stickles and they needed to dry. I said to my Husband, Gerry. "Let go finish up the card." I also put a stamp on the back of my cards that I make a give out. Kinda like a Hallmark seal, BUT it is mine!

Well, I brought the card up to give the ink some time to dry before sicking in the envelope. 
So, guess what I ended up doing....
I have to say it might be in the genes passed down from my Mom, because I received my Birthday card from Mom and Dad last month. She forgot to sign it!
Well, I top her I left the entire inside blank!!!!
Thankfully, we were the first ones there and when Kim opened the inside she joked with me and said, "It's beautiful did you make this one, maybe you can sign it!" and came over to show me the empty inside!  

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Liftateers - Year 3, Week #12

Totally missed out on this one! I had so much going on this week and hubby was away to boot! I really want to do this lift based on the journaling. I love it now just to come up with something once I have a pic in mind to scrap the lift!

Here is the page we were lifting this week from Sarah #4363

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gratitude - Mid-year: Week Sixteen

Sunday November 20th - I am grateful that my mother-in-law's fall was not seriously injuring!

Monday November 21st - I am grateful for my compassion and caring also not afraid to show it!
Tuesday November 22nd - I am grateful for friendships made and how those can amaze you!
Wednesday November 23rd - I am grateful for all my husband has done and for his safe arrival!
Thursday November 24th -  I am grateful for a beautiful view to wake up to....snow covering everything and it's still falling!
Friday November 25th - I am grateful for good driving weather for my husband on his way to us!
Saturday November 26th - I am grateful for hubby getting home safe and sound! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

If It's Groovy: Michelle's Little Pumpkin

If It's Groovy: Michelle's Little Pumpkin: Oh how I love "Baby Days" when we can and do take pics of our little babies in many places :) Gosh they are so cute, just like this precious...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gratitude - Mid-year: Week Fifteen

Sunday November 13th - I am grateful for nice day to drive home from my 1st Scrapbook Retreat in Newfoundland!

Monday November 14th - I am grateful for a full day with my Hubby before he is off the NJ for at least 10 days!
Tuesday November 15th - I am grateful for a safe flight Hubby landed safety in NJ!
Wednesday November 16th - I am grateful a good night's sleep. Hate to say it, BUT with one in the bed so much more rest! Still love you hubby!
Thursday November 17th -  I am grateful to be making progress on long overdue moving complications!
Friday November 18th - I am grateful for a playdate for the kids and some Mommy time all in one!
Saturday November 19th - I am grateful a relaxing night after cleaning up most of the day! 

Journaling challenges at Fiskateers

I’m embarrassed to admit this, but if you peek into my scrapbook, most of the pages I have completed are missing something - the journaling!  I have yet to figure out why I can spend hours putting together a page, but I dread spending half an hour adding the journaling to it.  I know that I’m not the only one out there with the same problem, because this issue has come up many times in conversations I’ve had about scrapbooking.  It’s not that I can’t remember what happened, or that I’m not comfortable with my writing skills.  I think it’s that I feel like I’m taking the same tired approach every time I start to document the page.  “We did this and that, blah, blah, blah, on this date.”  BORING!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

If It's Groovy: A Liftateer Project :)

If It's Groovy: A Liftateer Project :): I believe I have mentioned that I have a few groups going on the Fiskateer message board known as The Liftateers and Card Lifters. Michelle ...

Back from my 1st Scrapbooking Retreat in Newfoundland!

Got a bunch of things done and started. Met a bunch of great people and had a good time. So, glad I went!
Stay tuned I will be updating in the next few days some of the things I did! And few were for If It's Groovy. So, I will keep you posted when they will appear!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gratitude - Mid-year: Week Fourteen

Sunday November 6th - I am grateful for nice day with the family!
Monday November 7th - I am grateful for movies, a comfy couch, blankets, hot cocoa and my two little ones right along side me!
Tuesday November 8th - I am grateful for a night out!
Wednesday November 9th - I am grateful a beautiful FALL day!
Thursday November 10th -  I am grateful healthy kids and the playgroup!
Friday November 11th - I am grateful for the opportunity to attend a Scrapbooking Retreat tomorrow and Sunday!
Saturday November 12th - I am grateful the Scrapbook Retreat, today and an long overdue Pedicure appointment! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fiskateers November Photo Challenge

I wanted to get some great fall shots of the leaves changing color, but the only time I seen something really worth the "Thankful Challenge" view I didn't have my camera with me!

So, after a drive to get the kids to nap after a bunch of silliness I came up with another plan!

November Photo - Thankful for the "SOUND these make in MY HOUSE"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Liftateers - Year 3, Week #10

Here is my Week 10:
I am surprised at this one. I never used this color combo and really wanted the orange/yellow for the sunset to show and the blue/green for the water and icebergs.

 Lettering on translucent silvery winter vellum.

This was the page to be lifted from Sherri #7899

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gratitude - Mid-year: Week Thirteen

Sunday October 30th - I am grateful for a fun and delicious planned Halloween themed dinner. My 1st homemade pea soup - only two bowls were left! Make your own sand witch's (see Sand Witch's blog post) and mummy hot dogs that were lucky they got on the serving plate! Fun Witch's Brew Cupcakes and family! Oh, and thanks to my Sister-in-Law, Kim we had Served Finger Punch. Should got a picture! The ice hand she made lost a finger!
Monday October 31st - I am grateful for a cold, BUT fun Halloween for the kids.
Tuesday November 1st - I am grateful for my daughter's love of the Play Group, even when she is under the weather!
Wednesday November 2nd - I am grateful that the bird's found our seed sock after we added a suet cage to the tree! Hoping to catch some pics!
Thursday November 3rd -  I am grateful for Children's Tylenol, both kiddos have a fever and runny noses!
Friday November 4th - I am grateful for appetites, even if it is leaning towards Halloween candy! Kiddos at least have their appetites back!
Saturday November 5th - I am grateful for winning a snow boot hunt! 

If It's Groovy: My Scrappy Style: Michelle

If It's Groovy: My Scrappy Style: Michelle: Have you determined what your scrapbooking style is? Well, I have thought about it before, but never thought of one style. BUT after look...

Check it out on If It's Groovy for all the details!

Friday, November 4, 2011

If It's Groovy: Friday Night Sketch with Michelle

If It's Groovy: Friday Night Sketch with Michelle: Ready for the weekend? I will be off scrapbooking a few hours from my home and can use some sketches to take along. You too? Here is one fro...
Check out If It's Groovy for more Sketches.
Here is a page I created using my Sketch