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Friday Night Fab Five

I thought I'd start picking some of my favorite things from the week and post them here on Friday nights. I figure I'll either share some (what's sure to be fascinating) things from my life or things I've discovered this week. I know I usually find new things from the blogs that I read so I was thinking I could share some things that may be new to you, yes? Good!

On we go then:

1. New Swarovski Necklaces: I love sparkle and these necklaces are too cute!

2. Danielle from Life, One Layout at a Time has the cutest tutorial on her site on how to revitalize those old broken crayons! Click the picture to check it out!

3. Here's a picture of my husband that I took on our "Disneymoon", I "asked him" to wear this so I could take the picture. I can't wait for him to see what an impact he's made on my blog. Hi honey, you're famous! *wave*I found this scrapbook album on clearance at Hobby Lobby for 3 bucks (gee, I wonder why it was so chea…

I'm Even Too Distracted To Name This Entry

Chris and I were watching The Wiggles "Racing to the Rainbow" last night when I turned to him and said, "You realize that Toot is asleep and we don't have to watch this, right?" Needless to say, it struck us that we're are now content to watch things like this, with or without Toot. I'm not ashamed, The Wiggles are catchy! "Purple is the color of grapes..."

Anyhoo, Toot's now at the point where anytime anything crosses in front of her mouth, it opens like a baby bird waiting for breakfast. In other fascinating Toot News, she is turning over every chance she gets and lasts a couple of minutes before getting loudly frustrated...progress...

You know, I have nothing crafty to share! Wow! I did start a mini album made out of cardstock. I was suppose to cut the paper into big strips and then fold/glue them in the shape of CD cases. Seems simple enough, yes? Except that for some reason I couldn't cut straight and I finally said...well,…

It Has A Nice Bling To It

Before we get going with my most recent fabulous creation, a mini rant and a reminder:

Not that it's a big thing, but has anyone else noticed the change to the "Followers" box? It's got this big box thing around it with ugly buttons and a Google ad. I think it looks trashy now and me no likey. Hey Blogspot, how about leaving well enough alone, hmm? Okay, off with the ugly and on with the fabulous!

MEGA giveaways (hello Cricut!)! Danielle over at Life, One Layout at a Time is giving away a personal Cricut to the 20,000th visitor (we're over 19,000 already so get moving!). She's also giving away a TON of fun stuff to her visitors! She's a fabulous lady and sweet as all get out so go read her blog! You'll enjoy your visit and maybe win something C-O-O-L! Don't forget to say you heard it from me, Katamommy, when you leave your comments (maybe I'll get a goodie too!)

Now, on with the glitter!

Week 4 of the Cruise Around the World in 8 Layouts …

Let's Hear It For The Boobs!

My mom's best friend is a breast cancer survivor. With breast cancer (or any other major illness for that matter) comes memorials, walks, fund raisers etc. All beneficial things if for no other reason than people can connect with others that are in their same position or know someone who is/has been.

As someone that enjoys being creative in various ways, I always applaud those that use their creativity for a worth while cause. Being able to do something you love and also being able to use that love to help others is always miraculous. Therefore, please to enjoy: The Artfull Bras Project. The members of The Quilters of SC got together and created 50 original bras that are currently touring the state of South Carolina until October 2009.
My personal favorite: "Buttons and Bows and Boobs"In October, they will auction them off and the proceeds will benefit the Best Chance Network, "a program to provide care and treatment of uninsured women across the state who a…

A Card Day's Night 2: Electric Boogaloo

First, mega giveaways! Danielle over at Life, One Layout at a Time is giving away a personal Cricut to the 20,000th visitor. She's also giving away a TON of fun stuff to people that leave comments. She's a fabulous lady and sweet as all get out so go visit her blog! You'll enjoy your visit and maybe win something C-O-O-L! Don't forget to say you heard it from me, Katamommy, when you leave your comments!

Also, a new kit and forum site has hit the web and let me tell you, it's fabulous! So go right now (after reading my engaging post of course) and check out Vintage Plum!


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So here we go, I made a couple more cards last night. I think I'm going to use these as tags for presents:I covered the star and star box chipboard with some patterned paper and filled in the opening with Black Diamond Stickles. I distressed the edge of the star box and cutout with Charcoal Colorbox Fluid C…

A Card Day's Night

Ah, my first attempt at card making. I'm planning on taking a card making class this coming weekend at one of the local scrapbook stores and thought I'd play around a little bit. I don't have any stamps to speak of and I'm trying to use up my stash before buying more goodies (hardest thing to do ever!). I read on a blog somewhere that beginning card makers need to keep it simple. I think in the whole of my life, this is the simplest thing I've ever created:I tried so hard to hold back putting too much on this thing! lol I distressed the edges of the polka dot paper and flower edges with Dark Brown Fluid Chalk. I embellished the middle of the flower with Lime Green Stickles. Keep on rolling!

Excuse Me, I Need to Powder My Pictures...

One of the talented ladies over at Life Preservers Scrapbook Club was acknowledged for the toilet paper roll album she made during the last fall crop. My first question was, "A toilet what in the who now?" Luckily someone pointed me to the forum thread that contained the "how to" instructions and I was off to unroll all of the toilet paper in the house. (FYI: paper towel rolls work too, you can get 2 sleeves out of one roll!) So here's what I started with, 3 TP rolls that I flatten:Then I covered them in 3 different kinds of patterned paper:I punched holes in one end of each of the sleeves and tied them together with white raffia ribbon. I made the insert tags out of pink glitter cardstock and more white raffia ribbon. I used three wallet size pictures of Toot, added her name/age and accented with Stardust Stickles.I added a couple of paper circles to the front and accented them with Black Diamond Stickles. I titled it "Toot Toot" and there yo…

Whole Lotta Nothing Going On...

Nothing like sneezing and accidently scaring the crap out of your 4 month old to make you feel all warm inside...

So I was working on a little mini album made out of toilet paper rolls and then I got distracted and starting revamping my blog (ta da!) I was going to work on it for just a few minutes and that was 2 hours ago...oops...

I'm still working on moving my gaming blog ICandee, You Game from MSN Spaces over to Blogspot. Do you have any idea how much time it takes to move and archive 3 years worth of posts? Sheesh. I'm sure there's a easier way to do it but I seem to enjoy doing things the hard way.

My man is at work and I should be doing some housework but instead I'm writing for you fine people (or you fine person...I'm not sure how many people actually read this blog).

Speaking of which, I'm shameless enough to admit that I love getting comments here. Please let me know you stopped by, even if it's just to say, "Yo!" or "Wow, Magg…

Harold, Maude and a 5 Day Layout

Week 3 of the Life Preservers Scrapbook Club's "Cruise Around the World in 8 Layouts" took us to Greece and a clip of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". So this week's assignment was to scrap our favorite movie, any way we wanted to...wow, this was going to be a challenge for me!

Partly because I have so many movies that I love and partly because I needed to figure out how to convey that movie on a layout. I finally picked my all time favorite movie, "Harold and Maude" which came out in 1971. There is a scene in the movie where Harold and Maude are sitting in a field of daisies and Maude talks about how our differences are to be celebrated. The movie is about loving freely and not being afraid to be hurt or lose something, whether material or emotional. Once I thought of this scene, I instantly got a picture in my head of the layout that I wanted to do: a layout covered in daisies. I also thought of a picture from our wedding that the photographer g…

Mrs. Mojo Risin

After having a little bit of a trying morning, I passed by Cafe Mojo, a challenge blog, and noticed that their new challenge was to make a layout using the colors pink and navy. Needless to say, I pinked and navyed the crap out of this challenge!Here's Toot playing with one of her many blankets. She loooovvvveeesss playing with blankets and I thought these pics matched pretty well with the colors of the challenge.My flowers make another appearance...I used some left over strips for the journaling and attached them with brads. I also highlighted the page with Starry Night and Cotton Candy Stickles.Keep on rolling,Katamommy

No Good At Everything

I got a little down today when I learned that I did not make a design team I applied for (yeah, I know it's not a big deal but you can't help but to feel like the last kid picked at dodge ball) so that threw my creativity out the window and I needed a little "I am good at something" to do this morning, so I decided to go back to something I use to make years ago...blinkies. I used to make cartoon dolls and little graphics using Paint Shop Pro and for some reason was in the mood today to make some new blinkies. I made a couple today to have at the blog here as well as to use in my forum signatures.


And yes, I feel better now! :P

Keep on rolling!Katamommy

Project Flower Power

A few days ago I noticed that I had a lot of scraps of paper left over from various layouts and I couldn't really do anything with them. In the end, I decided to use my handy punches and make flowers. Here's what I got out of all of my paper scraps:As you can see, I had my work cut out for me. I couldn't believe how many flower petals I got out of scraps I would normally end up throwing away. So on to putting everything together and voila:I distressed a lot of edges with various colors of Fluid Chalk and some I accented with Stickles (okay, most).Keep on rolling,Katamommy

Left My Heart in San Francropo

*We're still going strong over at the 2 Scrappy Chix "Crop Your Heart Out" weekend (Click on the button above to join us!). It's basically like an online party where we chat in the forum, do scrapbook challenges and win great prizes. So fun!*Here's another challenge completed! There's a lot going on with the layout so I'll get right to it. The challenge was a "journaling" challenge where you had to create a layout utilizing "strip journaling". Once I found out what that really was, I put my clothes back on and started my layout. (Get it? "Strip" journaling because I was confused so I...never mind)I titled it "New" and it truly is the perfect title for this layout. I love this picture of Toot because she's at that stage where everything is new and she's getting to the age where she's able to interact with her world more and more. You can see the wheels turning in her head as she tries to figure ou…

Can't...Stop...Scrapping...

*Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Yesterday I joined the fabulous ladies over at 2 Scrappy Chix and right now they are having a "Crop Your Heart Out" weekend (Click on the button above to join us!). It's basically like an online party where we chat in the forum, do scrapbook challenges and win great prizes. So fun! And since I loaded up yesterday on some new scrapbooking goodies, I was excited to get started!*Here's another challenge completed! Okay guys, I think I'm starting to go kooky...I've been scrapping for a while now and I've glued my fingers together, smeared Stickles on Toot's head and I think I just coughed up a brad...It might be time to call it a night, eh?Anyhoo, on with the challenge! We had to "scraplift" a layout from any 2ScrappyChix Design Team member of our choosing and create a new layout based on it. I chose this one from Theresa:Here's my take on the layoutThis is one of my engagement pictures I dug up ton…

The Return of Cropping My Heart Out

*Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Yesterday I joined the fabulous ladies over at 2 Scrappy Chix and right now they are having a "Crop Your Heart Out" weekend (Click on the button above to join us!). It's basically like an online party where we chat in the forum, do scrapbook challenges and win great prizes. So fun! And since I loaded up yesterday on some new scrapbooking goodies, I was excited to get started!*Here's another challenge completed! This challenge was a "recipe" challenge where we had to create a layout using ribbon, 3 different patterned papers, 2 pictures 3 flowers and a journaling spot. This is Toot with my mom a.k.a. Nana.Oh look, more flowers! lol I made these with scraps of the patterned papers I used. I also distressed the edges with Fluid Chalk.More challenges to work on, come and join in on the fun!Keep on rolling,Katamommy

Cropping My Heart Out Strikes Back

*Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Yesterday I joined the fabulous ladies over at 2 Scrappy Chix and right now they are having a "Crop Your Heart Out" weekend (Click on the button above to join us!). It's basically like an online party where we chat in the forum, do scrapbook challenges and win great prizes. So fun! And since I loaded up yesterday on some new scrapbooking goodies, I was excited to get started!*Here's another challenge completed! This challenge was a Valentine's challenge and hello, Toot makes the cutest Cupid ever, yes? lol I cut out some hearts and highlighted the letters with, you guessed it, Stickles!More challenges to work on, come and join in on the fun!Keep on rolling,Katamommy

Cropping My Heart Out

*Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Yesterday I joined the fabulous ladies over at 2 Scrappy Chix and right now they are having a "Crop Your Heart Out" weekend (Click on the button above to join us!). It's basically like an online party where we chat in the forum, do scrapbook challenges and win great prizes. So fun! And since I loaded up yesterday on some new scrapbooking goodies, I was excited to get started!* Here's the first challenge I completed: I called this layout "Nandee's Blanket" since the pictures are of Toot using another blanket her Nandee made for her. I used some of my new glittery cardstock and tried to get creative with some of the journaling.I made some more flowers for this layout using the same papers as the background and frames. I really enjoy making these!I distressed the edges of the petal with Dark Brown Fluid Chalk and Stickled the center with Cotton Candy Stickles.I have many more challenges to work on today, come and…

Roll Me in Glitter and Call Me an Ornament

Every once in a while, if you're really paying attention, life hands you an opportunity...a sparkling, glittering, half off kind of opportunity...For me, that day was today...

It started like any other day, I took my husband to work and decided to stop by the craft store across the street from his work since I had never been in there before. I wasn't planning on buying anything until I realized they were having a half off sale and apparently knew I was coming because almost everything on sale was covered in glitter...GLITTER! Here's the haul I came home with:Oh yes, you're seeing Stickles, rhinestone brads, glitter cardstock and lots of other great goodies and then...in the back...what is that you see? Why that would be my new best friend...a fabulous...pink...glittery...12X12 piece of heaven!

Best Friday the 13th ever!

Keep on rolling (in glitter),

Katamommy