Thursday, December 31, 2009
Saving money and finding (or making) gifts on a super small budget for family and friends this year was my main goal. I was lucky to find gifts for my niece and nephews under $10. And made gifts for them under $12.00. I ended up making 3 Christmas stockings, 2 pairs of lazy butt pants, 7 Healing Hearts, one arm chair remote control holder and 2 sets of large wall letters.
I used a boys and mens sized pattern to make the lazy butt pants. I ended up only using the boy sizes. They were very true to size and easy to make. I knitted the stockings using circle looms and came up with the way to do it. I tried using the pattern and it just backfired on me. LOL...I never could follow the rules I've always had to make up my own;) I made the Healing Heart and rectangle Healing pack out of scrap fabric.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I am so thankful for my family, friends, being of sound body and mind. I cannot tell you how happy I am to have, yet another, holiday with my dad. What a great gift to be given, the gift of life. He amazes me everyday with his strength despite a bleak future. Thanks be to God most high:-)! Please continue to pray for him.
I leave next friday for my first half-marathon. YIKES! I have been sick so who knows what to expect. I am just hoping to finish the race under 4 hours. I will be walking the entire 13.1 miles up and down the Strip. It could be worse, it could always be worse;-)
Again, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
For my costume I already owned the dress and shoes. I purchased the hair color, the red gloves, puppy purse and necklace. I sewed the fur on the gloves, made the fake cig holder and the puppy print shawl.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
4. I decided to make life easy on myself and sewed in this fashion. fabric facing down, interfacing, fabric facing right side up. Then sew around the edges. I liked the unfinished edge look. Kinda adds to the creepy aspect.
I created a tablescape for our little apartment out of items we had around the house. It was FREE. You can find out more, as see more pics by going to ... http://creativeentertaining.blogspot.com/
I promise I will post more frequently. I still have a passion to create and with money a little tight (okay, A LOT tight) I will be crafting more than ever. I hope you check back every once and a while for some fun ideas, a few tricks and laughs.
Friday, August 7, 2009
I hope everyone is having the best summer and I'll be checking back in every so often to update on the computer progress.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
On a positive note, I won the weekend challenge over at Misty O'Brien Designs! How cool is that. Here is the link to my winning layout: http://gingerscraps.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=6815&ppuser=138. Thanks MO'B Designs!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Last Sunday Jaime and I were up until 3 am getting ready for our BIG garage sale! Of course, we didn't PLAN to be up that late, but one thing led to another... and another... and so on.The best part about one thing leading to another is that we were up late packaging yards and yards and YARDS of ribbon into cute little bags of color coordinating ribbon. The reason why you should like cute little bags of color coordinating ribbon is because one or more of those bags will be included in our very first giveaway!!! Did you read that?? A GIVEAWAY!! That's right! Because we think we're crazy for having so much scrapbooking stuff for sale, we're just going to give it away. We've put our pretty (tired) heads together to come up with a surprise scrapbook package worth over $50!! Just for you, if you're the lucky winner!
Here's how you can enter this giveaway contest (you can get one entry for each task completed, up to three entries per person):
- Become a follower of this blog and leave us a message in the comments section introducing yourself.
- Post this giveaway on your own blog and leave a link to your post in the comments section.
- Leave a comment sharing your favorite Spring scrapbook project (it can be a past or present project, or even one you have plans to accomplish someday).
The deadline to enter is Saturday, April 11th at 11:59 p.m. PST. The winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Sunday, April 12th. Check back to see who the lucky winner is! The winner will have 48 hours to contact us* so we can arrange for delivery of your prize.
*If we are not contacted within 48 hours, a second winner will be selected, thus nullifying the first winner's claim to the prize.
Good luck and have fun! Jaime & Heather
Don't forget to download the entire Bella Kit (this link is for the elements pack but you can download all of the kit through this link) to make kick butt pages like these! Enjoy and I hope everyone has an awesome Easter. Heather
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
As I mentioned in the previous post, I will release the kit one piece at a time. Make sure you check back every couple of days for a new piece. Thanks for playing along everyone.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Spokane, WA 99205
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Today it was a 62nd birthday card for my mom's cousin Alinda. It turned out to be a sweet surprise for A as she is usually the one who makes everyone else cards for their special occasion. Alinda was so excited that someone made HER a special birthday card. Happy 62nd Alinda!
The above picture brings out the best in me. I work best in a messy, chaotic sort of organized mess. What can I say? It's sad too, because I have this great creative space that was supposed to keep me uber organized and allow my creative juices to flow. It never happened that way and I am trying to get it back to being UBER organized to allow for faster production of my creations. Some say that organization is key for success. I have yet to have that realization. The pictures below are of my "creative space" taken about 2 yrs ago. However, in its current state it is so unorganized and full of clothes and random collections of supplies that it's utterly unrecognizable. I hope your space is one that you are able to use and enjoy. I'll post pictures of my updated and useable crative space whenever I get around to uncluttering it:)
Please share comments on how you keep your supplies organized. Happy sporadic scrapping! H
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Below is my layout and a copy of what I was supposed to replicate. I stuck true to the original design and I am pretty proud of it. Mostly because the picture I got last night from my mom. I wasn't aware that she took any pictures of my dad while he was at N.I.A.C.H. I am SOOOO proud of him and want to make a book of his progress to help lift his winter blues.
All papers and elements from Ellie Lash kits Bubblicious and Countdown To Christmas
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Let me tell you about my scrapping background. I first discovered my creative talents when I was in grade school. My mom would always help me with projects that I had due in class. She taught me how to think outside of the box and look at how things can be used in ways other than their first impression. I was soon crafting projects on my own and using my own vision to put on all of the special touches. As I entered Jr. High, I realized that I liked to draw and sculpt using many different mediums. When lead me to wood shop and art class. My mom and I would take card making classes and go to the occasional Making Memories home show. Sports was always a big part of my life and I never really took the time to focus on my creative abilities. I was more focused on getting my track scholarship...even in Jr. High! While in High School I took pottery classes and started making scrapbook pages for my own album. On my sports teams we would do things for "team building" and I began making small projects to give as inspirational gifts. I LOVED crafting, I just never took the time to allow my ability to shine through. Once I received my track scholarship to UNLV (GO Rebels!!!), I had NO time to do any scrapbooking. I did, however, find a few stores here and there to stock up my supply of course. I was lucky enough to manage a find days here and there to document some of the amazing experiences I had while in Vegas that I treasure to this day.
Now that I am back in WA, amongst my family and friends I have a yearning to gift them treasured memories. My BFF, Jaime, and I have tried to open up a scrapbook store but due to the state of the economy have been unable to. So, I have been focusing on developing my digi-scrap abilities. I have had some successes but I have also found a lot of frustration in learning the trick and tools of the trade. Which leads me to the first purpose of this blog. To help you help yourself.
Purpose of the Sporadic Scrapper Blog:
- Provide you the reader with tricks and tools to help you help yourself.
- To post on other blogs that either give "freebies" or have products that I think you will find useful.
- Post pictures of my own layout/projects as inspiration to you.
- Provide a place for EVERYONE to feel welcome......even if you don't have kids.
- Offer assistance to you if you have questions about a layout/project you are working on and get "scrap stumped" (new word! Like it?)
- MAYBE, a big maybe because I am still thinking about it..........offer prizes if you participate on my blog. This is still to be determined of course. But I really like the idea:)
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me and know my blog. Happy Scrappin'.
At the bottom of the blog you will find a slide show with a few past creations as well as some present day layouts/projects.