Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sneaky Sunday

A sneak peek of January's class - A vintage snowy Christmas 2 page layout using Carta Bella's gorgeous Christmas Wonderland line. Alternately, different embellishments can be used to change it to a Winter themed layout. Layout takes a 5x7, three 3x4's, two 4x4's and a 4x6. Class will be offered at Scrap-A-Way Mystic and Scrap-A-Way Mom n Me. Cost is $10.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Random Friday

When one has EIGHT nephews between one's brother and two brother-in-law's, one has to add a little  humor in one's gift giving. Our newest nephew was born 12/8 and this was his welcome present. Couldn't help it when I saw it. That plus a hand knit blanket just for him.
Isn't he is just precious? We got to meet him on our annual trip to Florida for the holidays and he is such a little peanut.
And the second newest nephew...I just had to share. Don't you just want to squeeze this little guy? I would except he's too far I send virtual kisses and pinches and squeezes, not quite the same though 😩😩😩

Monday, December 7, 2015

Weekend Wrap-up

I guess you could say we had a quiet weekend. One kid was off on a retreat and the other kid had a TON of homework, a practice and a bunch of games.  We got a big chunk of our shopping done, went out for dinner with the kiddo who didn't want his pic taken,

enjoyed the gorgeous weather and cooked a delicious Sunday dinner. I am really liking the two meal a day on Sunday. Late breakfast (after 9am mass so we can sleep in a little) and an early dinner so we can sit down to have meal before CCD (5:45...I know) and hockey games. How was your weekend?

Friday, December 4, 2015

Fave Finds: Handmade Gift Edition

I am pretty crafty and love to give handmade. Since I started knitting, I always have grand plans on knitted gifts and it doesn't really ever happen. Maybe I should start in January, hah, but I am going to attempt a few. Here are a few hopefully quick and do-able handmade gifts that I have on my list.
1. These DIY Notepads look easy enough with scrapbooking paper. A Beautiful Mess has a different  take on DIY Notepads.
2. Letter Photo Art have been on my handmade gift list for the longest time...I even have photos to spell out our last name but could never find the right frame. Love the idea of smaller frames attached to a bigger piece. 
3. I've made one of these scarves, and it was quick and easy. Maybe I can handle one or two before the holidays.
4. Customized shirts are super easy gift if you have a Cricut or Silhouette and a stash of heat transfer vinyl.
5. I doubt I am fast enough to tackle this Knit 10 gifts in 10 days list but I'd sure like to try.
6. These Marbled Clay Ring Dishes would be a nice gift for the ladies.
7. Another knitting gift, this "The Big Hat" for my fellow crossing guard friend with the
reflective yarn.
8. Monogrammed mugs filled with hot chocolate is another quick and easy handmade idea. Not ready to hand draw, then cut out a monogram using vinyl on your die-cutting machine.
9. No time for about making a memory instead? Here's a great list of memory-making ideas.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Share A Layout - find other layout

Another in my series of duplicate layouts. It definitely makes things easier when a paper pack has duplicates. I didn't have the same tags or buttons but no matter. It was even easier since I used the same photos for both layouts. Kiddo #3 belongs to a friend that came with us.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mystery Boxes!!!

I have the month of December off from crops and will be using the time to organize and prep for classes, new layout kits and more fun products. Before I do that, I need to make room and that is to your benefit. Over the weekend, I put together TEN Mystery Boxes...yes only 10. 

Each box is filled with an assortment of products - cardstock, letters, paper packs, layout kits, embellishments, etc. . You will get over $100.00 retail value of merchandise for ONLY $45.00 shipping included (Continental US only).  And to make this steal even better, I will be adding a $25 Time2Scrap gift certificate  to one of the boxes!!!  

To purchase a box, email me at and I will send you an invoice via paypal. First come first serve! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

So Very Thankful

It's almost Thanksgiving and it's time for a Gratitude post. Combining posts means I get the rest of the week off from blogging, right?

I am Thankful for the great group of organizers I work with and for the wonderful customers/friends I meet at every single event. A special shout-out to the women I spent last weekend with at Cool Crops Hyannis. It was cold and blustery, yet every single one of them braved it for a group photo while I balanced on a chair.
I am Thankful for nice big vendor spaces and giant 8ft tables. It makes setting up so much easier...not sure if you can tell, it's always a little different at each event.
I am Thankful for my vendor family...the ones I hang out with on the weekends and rely on to split hotel bills. Also, to share breakfasts, lunches and dinners plus coffee runs. Couldn't do it without them. And especially for the ones that are willing partners in experiments with cool products...cough cough...White Mountain Laser. Dave had some time on his hands and he made beer mugs and bottles, I decided the foam needed a little something...Voila...puffy paint to the rescue ;)
I am Thankful for my customers new and returning (most are friends now) who put up with the crazy fire sales. Supporting me at events and participating in the online specials.
And most of all I am Thankful for my boys that help load and unload the car, help kit papers, and my husband who holds down the fort while I'm away.
Last but not least, I am Thankful for having a reliable vehicle to get me from point A to point B on a daily basis not just the long rides to events. Yesterday we dropped it off at the dealer and brought home a new ride. So super excited...fingers crossed everything fits, eh?

Last but not least, Thankful for a roof over our heads, heat and running water, food in the cupboards and our health. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Share A Layout

Another week another layout share. A super quick and easy layout to document Jori's Eleventh birthday party. The journaling will get added eventually and I do think it needs more embellishing. Opinions? Suggestions?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sneaky Sunday

A new layout kit is up for grabs. This one is called Beautiful Moments and includes 4 pages of beautiful layouts. Kit includes beautiful Petaloo burlap flowers and butterflies plus bling swirls and gorgeous Carta Bella papers. Kit price is $20.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Share A Layout

One of my favorite photos taken at the most fun still talked about Mom n Me crop hosted by Cool Crops at the Bayside. I actually broke out the sewing machine for this layout and stitched the circles together for a cool banner. Love the tickets and distressed wood background paper. Just a simple fun layout of the coolest kid on the block!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Weekend Wrap-up

How was your weekend? I chose to back out of attending Lexie's Retreat in Portland so I could watch this kid play in his final Flag Football Superbowl on Friday night. Sadly they lost but as the kid says, "At least I had a great play!"
It proved to be a light sports/activity weekend so this happened as well. 120 handmade/stamped cards. If you happen to be on the receiving list...don't judge. I have to admit, I am not very good at stamping...let's leave it as it's the thought and effort that counts, right?

There was also some time spent out here all decked out for a Christmas card photo shoot with a tripod. It was a long hike out to the perfect spot to find out that the batteries in my remote were dead. We used the timer function and then had to deal with a very fiesty uncooperative puppy...this picture tells the whole story...LMAO!
We then spent the afternoon at a car dealership...keep your fingers crossed for me...watched a very exciting Patriots game and finished the night with more card crafting.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sneaky Sunday

Here's a sneak peek of my Sweet Family Time layout class that I will be teaching at Cool Crops Hyannis next weekend. This fall themed layout accomodates 6 photos and can be easily changed to fit your fall photos. Papers are a beautiful line called Autumn Days by Photo Play. This class will be taught on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Cost for this class is $12.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Share A Layout

This is one of my favorite layouts done to date. My parents were visiting us and we took the opportunity to play tourist in Boston. I wanted to use washi tape and wood veneers in a layout...scraplifted a layout found on pinterest and done! Two pages - one for each boys' album. Can you tell which is for whom?

Monday, November 9, 2015

Weekend Wrap-up

I had the privilege of  spending the weekend at Cool Crops Warwick this past weekend. First of I have to thank the ladies for their support of me and my little traveling store. Classes were sold out and I even had some brave ladies sign up for a beautiful but very messy class. Everyone had fun and went home with the cutest finished product.
The girls even took a group photo with their finished products.  
photo credit Deb Premont
Saturday night was deemed Characters night - dress up as your favorite movie, book or real-life character. Everyone dressed up and there were some amazing characters. My favorite was when one or the scrappers dressed up as Barb...seriously the best, complete with glasses, purse and cane! Next up were Amelia Bedelia, Luigi, Jack Sparrow and Super Grandma. Me? Of course I dressed up...couldn't resist. I did a little search on pinterest and decided on Fern from Charlotte's Web.
photo credit goes to Cara
On my finger was dear Charlotte...I had initially bought a plastic spider but when I saw this gem, I couldn't pass her up. Especially not when she was 90% off at Target!!!
 On to Cool Crops Hyannis...roll call...who's going?

Friday, November 6, 2015

Around here

Playing with my new Silhouette Cameo machine especially with my vinyl stash. Next up is heat transfer vinyl for baby onesies. 
Reading a wonderful book called The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston.
Listening to lots of loud and boisterous music while I work in the scrap cave.
Sorting beautiful Bazzill cardstock for the last Bazzill Bulk Buy.

Getting lost in the woods behind the high school while attempting to walk Diego on the cross country trail.
Enjoying this new sport, cross country, that Jori is trying this season.
Baking up a storm in the kitchen - apple cake, apple crisp, and chocolate chip boys, their friends and our neighbors are happy!
Prepping and planning for upcoming events.
Making a list of hotels to call and inquire about crop space.
Making a tiny dent in my pile of to-do layout and class stash.
What have you been up to?

Monday, November 2, 2015

Weekend Wrap-up

Hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend. We had a quiet one with the boys reluctant to dress up, me down with a chest cold plus the bonus pinkeye thrown in and an optional hockey practice at 6pm on Saturday that the child insisted that he had to go to. The only one I managed to dress up was poor Diego...he sure does look happy about it, doesn't he? He's one in a Minion LOL!
Keeping this short and the to do list is a mile long and I'm hampered with these darned things on my face and drops 4 times a day!

Off to work on getting healthy and the never ending to do list!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sneaky Sunday

New layout kits in the works using Doodlebugs new sports lines. I will have all four new sports lines in stock and in time for Cool Crops Warwick. Each kit is a 4 page layout kit and features football, baseball, soccer and basketball. Love the colors, the designs and it fits lots n lots of photos! Kits will be selling for $15 each.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Fave Finds: Fall Edition

Beautiful and very creative Fall layout ideas from Jana Eubank
A late start but it would be fun to participate in a 30 day photo challenge
We love this quick and easy Turkey soup
100 fun autumn activities - some great ideas to do with the family.  
A beautiful quote to fit the season and what a beautiful Fall we're having here in New England.
Free Fall Owls printable from Vintage Glam Studio - grab it, print it and use it on your layouts!
Thanksgiving coloring pages for adults...this would be a perfect waiting for the turkey activity

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Weekend wrap-up

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend at a crop with the best group of ladies deep in the woods of New Hampshire. There was obviously a lot of scrapbooking accomplished and I even have evidence...
And we did take off from crafting to appreciate Mother Nature in all her glory. It was absolutely beautiful even if it was really cold and the white stuff started falling!
Snowed in and craving marshmallows...we did what any desperate scrapper would. We made heat gun s'mores. They were the yummiest s'mores I've ever eaten ;)
Then it was back to reality...the first game of ice hockey season! Defenseman #27 even scored a goal!!!
How was your weekend?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sneaky Sunday

All American is a four page layout that brings to mind 4th of July cookouts and also any other patriotic themes. Patterned papers by Bella Blvd. and are matched with Bazzill cardstock plus a smidgen of American Crafts POW glitter paper. $15

Monday, October 12, 2015

Weekend Wrap-up

The weekend isn't quite over for us yet...the boys have the day off from school by default, I don't have to go to work either, yay! We started off Saturday with the most beautiful weather, luckily, since J had his very first cross country meet. He ran in the Varsity Class A group and came in 67th at 23:23, it's a 3mi race. Super impressed by all these kids. After the meet, we went home got some yard work done before dropping J off for a CYC scavenger hunt and D for hockey practice. This has to be the first time that both boys had activities at the same time on a weekend night so we took the opportunity for a quiet dinner just the two of us :)
Sunday morning was the usual Mass followed by some cooking for a party and gathering photos to print. I am going away to a crop and photos are needed, lots of photos. Which would explain why I am still up at 12:20am writing this blog are uploading. After my food contribution was done, we packed up and headed to the patch. We needed some pumpkins for the pumpkin carving party.
I love that my boys are still into it and were the oldest "kids" carving pumpkins surrounded by munchkins!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend as well!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sneaky Sunday

Got Wine? is a two page layout perfect for wine tasting, winery tour or a night out photos. Patterned papers are by FabScrap and this layout uses both Bazzill and Core-dinations cardstock to give it a rugged distressed look. $10

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fave Finds: Halloween edition

Fave Finds is a compilation of things that I've found on Pinterest or the web that I think are great ideas/projects/quotes and thought you might find them interesting too.

These Halloween T-shirts are just too much!
Mummy Dearest card...this cards has made its rounds but I still love the simplicity of it.
I'm a sucker for anything birch trees and this card is no exception
what a cute idea for a Googly Eye Frame that even little little ones could help with
How cute is this Spider Web Pillow?
Halloween Page Ideas by SuzyQScraps - great tips for Scrapping Halloween pages
Wonder if my boys would like some of these Monster Eye Cookies
Stuck on page title like me? Here's a handy dandy Halloween Page Titles list.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

November Bazzill Bulk Buy

A Bazzill Bulk Buy is an opportunity to stock up on Bazzill cardstock at a reduced price.  New to my cardstock bulk buy?  Here's the scoop...
  • You will receive 60 sheets of cardstock, 5 sheets each of 12 different colors.
  • Price includes tax and shipping to me.
  • Price is for local hand delivery only - It does NOT include shipping to you. We can meet up or deliver at an event (check my schedule here).  Cardstock will be available for delivery at Cool Crops Warwick & Hyannis and Lexie's Retreat.
  • Mailing from me to you will be actual USPS cost for a priority flat rate box. I can fit 2 orders in a box.
  • Order Deadline is noon, Wednesday Oct 14
  • Payments in advance by check are appreciated or cash upon delivery.  No CC's or paypal please.
The cost of this month's buy is $28.  Email me (sluvs2skrap at yahoo dot com) to purchase, please include # of buys, payment method and delivery location.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Share a Card/Layout

I managed to get a few pages done over the weekend as always, I try to participate in the challenges I put out to my scrappers. This layout fits the criteria for our Friday sketch challenge as well as challenge #1: use different fonts in your title with a bonus challenge of using a song title/lyric as the title.
Red Sox paper from Joann's - I am an equal opportunity shopper, Sox die-cut from Amelia & Me, the rest of the patterned paper is Moxxie's baseball line and all cardstock is, of course, Bazzill. And here is the sketch we used from