Thursday, September 30, 2010

MOD Squad blog hop

If you are here for The Scraproom's MOD squad blog hop, you should have came from Marcia's blog..  If you didn't then you will want to start at the beginning which is Barbara's blog..  Many of you know me by my board name of "Jasper".  That is actually my furry black friend's name that you can see in my picture at the top!

I am so pleased to be working on the MOD squad of TSR (The Scraproom) this year.  I've been scrapping for a few years and love the kits that The Scraproom puts together for us each month.  I enjoy scrapping not only our travels but our day to day life as well.  My great niece, my furbabies, and my daughters friends, all provide me with different "subjects"!!  A big part of scrapping for me is using my cricut machine.  It was all the alphas and titles that first drew my attention to the cricut, but I soon learned that the shapes were perfect for my scrapbooking accents. 

I don't make very many cards.  I scrap mainly pages.  With that being said, be easy on me!  LOL!!  For this blog hop, I used this sketch from pagemaps.  (Yes, they have card sketches as well as page sketches!)

And here is my rendition of this sketch

I cut the title, ewe and the scallopped circle with my cricut.  I used the cuttlebug to emboss the circle and the ewe.  I love to use ribbon so of course I had to pick a sketch that included some.  The papers all came from the September kit at The Scraproom.  Cards are a great way to use up all those bits and pieces that are leftover from creating scrapbook pages.

Scroll down through my blog and have a look while you are here.  Your next stop will be Lenea's blog..  Lenea will be my partner next year when we serve our three month MOD duty!

Dinner on Lygon Street

We have had three days of rain thanks to tropical storm Nicole.  What is a girl to do when it rains but scrap? 

When we were in Sydney, everyone we met and told that we were going to Melbourne, said we had to eat on Lygon Street.  They were so right!  There were beautiful rows of restaurants and the owners would be out on the sidewalk encouraging passerbys to dine with them.  Our host, Phil Waters, took us to this awesome Italian restaurant which was so good.  After dinner we strolled down a couple doors to have coffee and a dessert at a different place and we sat outside under these huge heaters (it was fall while we were there).  That will be another page! 

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ferry boat

The ferry boat from Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke was the first one that I've been on where you drive your car right onto the boat.  It was awesome.  It was only a 45 minute trip and it was run by the state of North Carolina so it was FREE.  Gary fell asleep as seen in the pictures and Heather and I had a grand time taking pictures of everything.  You can click on the picture to make it bigger if you need a closer view!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mini Album

Our church had its monthly scrapbooking night Friday.  I decided to use that time to make a mini album for a friend of my daughters mother.  (Hope I didn't lose you on that connection)  I used Basic Grey papers from their Olivia and Oliver lines that I have been receiving from The Scraproom.  Ignore the toes as I didn't crop the pictures:-)
Remember that by clicking on the picture, you should be able to make it bigger!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I love this photo of Gary and I and thought these papers from Sassafras Lass went with it so well. Today's my birthday and what better page to post than one with my favorite guy and my favorite paper company together!! I used a sketch from Liz Qualman over at My Little Sketch Blook  I am so glad to have found her website.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


The papers I used on these two pages is from Fancy Pants and is called "My Family" line. I thought it was only fitting to use family pictures with them. I am working on two albums for two of my daughters friends for Christmas gifts. Her college roommate was a girl named Aixa, who comes from a really close Puerto Rican family who are just so nice. Her dad teaches Spanish at our community college and Heather and I took a class with him a year or two ago. We thought it might be nice to use the Spanish word for grandparents on a page that included him so that's why you will see "abuelos" on the page as well as "grandparents". The sketch is by Julie Bonner and made especially for The Scraproom. The papers came in a kit that I subscribe to from the Scraproom. You get four kits with embellishments within one monthly kit.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

(Pre) Pre School

In order to give Kelli's mom a break, they decided to put Ella in a nursery school two days a week. At 20 months, having a book bag looks odd.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Boy pages

I don't get to scrap many boy pages, but since I'm doing an album for my daughter's friend, I was able to use trucks for the first time!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Social Butterfly

This summer, as we visited all of North Carolina's lighthouses, Heather would use her Blackberry to take pictures and send to her friends. She would include my sister and my friends so I was happy! I used a Sketchy Thursday sketch here and some great papers from Sassafras Lass which came in my monthly scrap kit from The Scraproom!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Weekend Scrapping

We enjoyed a nice three day Labor Day weekend with plenty of pool time mixed in with some scrappy time. I was able to get quite a few pages done for our lighthouse album which will include pages of things we did on those trips like visiting The Wright Bros Memorial, going to "The Lost Colony" outdoor drama, flying a kite on the beach, and even Gary eating crabs!

Friday, September 3, 2010

So hot!

This page is for a sketch over at scrapbook challenges. Check them out here They are hosting a blog hop this weekend and you can start the blog hop here You can also see what other members have done by going to this link
Here's a picture of the sketch
And here's my take on the sketch

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


The sleepy little fishing town of Ocracoke really appealed to me. I loved it and will go back to visit again. They are evacuating tourists today from the island in preparation of hurricane Earl brushing the coastline tomorrow night.