Saturday, January 31, 2009

Xyron Sale!!!

For just $75 (plus shipping & tax), you can purchase the following bundle:

Design Runner (Reg. Retail $99.99)

Design Disc Maker (Reg. Retail $74.99)

Design Runner Accessory Kit (Reg. Retail $21.99)

AND (1) Design Disc of your choice (Reg. Retail $29.99-34.99)

**If you are interested, please let me know ASAP. I have to send the order in first thing Monday (Feb. 2) morning at the latest.

The Xyron Wishblade is also on sale for $299...that's $100 off retail!

100% Boy

I have not reached my goal of 31 layouts in 31 days. I gave it my best, but life just got in the way. I am pleased with the number of layouts that I've completed for myself. It seems like I spend so much time making class samples, items to sell and items ordered by others. This months was the exception! In total, I've only completed 5 class samples this month. Woo hoo! However, I only have one workshop on the calendar for February and that number is about to increase so it will be back to "work" for me very soon.

I love these pictures of my son. He is always doing silly things and it makes me happy to scrapbook these everyday photos. I have thousands of everyday photos still to scrapbook, but I don't let that take away the satisfaction I feel every single time I complete a layout for one of our family albums.

Supplies used: Bazzill Basics (textured cardstock), Colorbok (patterned paper), K & Co. (3-D stickers, rub-ons)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Love of Starbucks

Yay, I scrapbooked today! These pictures are from 2006 and show my youngest cultivating his love of Starbucks at a very young age. I love him!

This was another simple layout...I am all about quick and easy these days. Prior to this layout, I can't even remember the last time that I used stickers for a layout title. Whatever works to get the job done!

Supplies used: We R Memory Keepers (patterned paper, stickers, rub-on), Bazzill Basics (cardstock)

Friday, January 23, 2009


I injured my elbow over the RIGHT elbow. Today is the first day I've been able to comfortably write again. No scrapbooking has taken place since my mysterious injury occured seeing as how I could not bend my arm, lift it up to the table, grasp items, etc. Lovely!

I have a scrapbooking crop tomorrow afternoon at my house so hopefully my elbow will continue to feel better and I can quickly try to catch up a little. Next Saturday is the end of the month and I need to reach my 31 layouts/projects in 31 days goal!

The Men of Xyron

This promotional video for Xyron most certainly had me laughing. Thought I'd share...

The Men of Xyron

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


This layout is still missing its journaling. I have yet to find the perfect blue in my huge stash of paper for the journaling. A quick trip to AC Moore should fix that, but I'm not taking both boys with me. I've decided to just upload the photo without the journaling and cute 3-D embellishment that will also be on the journaling block.

The journaling will be added to the right page, next to the two horizontal photos. This was a simple layout. All I had to do was cut out some circles using the patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket's Cogsmo line and ink the edges of the solids and patterned papers.

Supplies used: Bazzill Basics (textured cardstock), Cosmo Cricket (patterned paper, die cut letters)

Friday, January 16, 2009

No More Simple Scrapbooks

It's official, another magazine will cease publication due to these difficult economic times. Here's the official announcement.

Personally, the loss of this particular magazine makes me sad. Whenever I pick up a srapbooking magazine (Simple Scrapbooks excluded), I find it filled with beautiful layouts that have one perfect picture on them. The layouts are covered in tons of expensive and/or time-consuming embellishments. While there is certainly a place for this type of scrapbooking, let's be realistic. Do we all have that kind of time and money to devote to this hobby? My family takes approximately 2,000 pictures a year. I do not scrapbook every photo, but I do intend to scrapbook a significant portion of those photos in order to tell the story. Simple Scrapbooks spoke to the majority of scrapbookers. It spoke to newbies and seasoned pros looking for renewed inspiration. It has helped keep us focused on scrapbooking our photos and telling our story without the pressure to create extravagant works of art with each layout.

I look forward to seeing the new section in Creating Keepsakes in the summer to see if it really stays true to the Simple Scrapbooks message.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sleepy Baby

Very rarely do I scrapbook pictures from different days on one layout. These four pictures of my son sleeping were taken on separate days and with two different cameras. I found it quite frustrating trying to scrapbook all of them together. No one color united the photos and I still think something is missing. Oh, well.

Supplies used: K & Co. (patterned paper, stickers), Die Cuts With A View (patterned paper), Bazzill Basics (textured cardstock), Basic Grey (chipboard), Making Memories (brads)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fabric Heart

In an effort to combine my fiber craft interests with my paper crafting, I made this card. I covered the chipboard heart in a funky fabric that I've had on hand forever. This is a great use for all of that scrap fabric (and paper) that I always seem to have on hand.

Supplies used: Die Cuts With A View (patterned paper), Cosmo Cricket (chipboard), Memory Box (card)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Newly Released

So far January has been an exciting time to be with I Remember When. Our new website was launched last week and this week our new online store goes live. Yay! Finally, all of my friends and family all over the country will be able to purchase items directly from me 24/7!!!

The following pictures are just a few samples of the new Fancy Pants Designs we are carrying in our January supplement. We are also now carrying Sassafrass Lass. Their items are adorable! To download the full supplement, just visit my regular website .

Fancy Pants Arctic Chill--just one of the adorable sheets of paper in our paper kit.

I love rub-ons! Here are the coordinating Arctic Chill rub-ons.

A sample from the Splendid line.

Coordinating Splendid rub-ons.


I'm back to the Christmas 2006 album. I have so many pictures from this Christmas that I think I could do all 31 January layouts just for this album. I won't, however, because that would be too boring for you!

You may have noticed that I do not journal on these 6" X 12" layouts. When I make an entire album for one event using this size album I do full-page journaling instead. The first layout in the album will be "the story" for this particular Christmas album. So many of my pictures are essentially the same--the boys exploring and opening their gifts--so there is no need to repeat the journaling on each individual layout.

The cute patterned paper needed a little glitter glue to make it just perfect! I love scrapbooking Christmas pictures.

Here's a close-up of the K & Co. die cut.

I love these little chipboard pieces. All I had to add was a little bit of Stickles glitter glue to make them sparkle.

Supplies used: Die Cuts With A View (textured cardstock), K & Co. (patterned paper, die cuts, chipboard), Ranger (glitter glue)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

More In Stitch'z

My love affair with Bazzill In Stitch'z continues. This is another awful photo. That's what happens when my day is too busy to take the pictures by sunlight. Maybe tomorrow I'll have a chance to retake these past few photos so you can see what the projects really look like. I'm not holding my breath.

I love In Stitch'z. I cannot wait to use my two newest sets of templates--a birthday set and the circles template. Anyway, this is a very simple card using some cute, glittered paper. I am horrible at sending family and friends cards so one of my goals this year is to make up a bunch of all occasion cards to have on hand for next year. So, family & friends, look forward to cards in 2010!

Supplies used: Die Cuts With A View (card, patterned paper), Bazzill Basics (textured cardstock, In Stitch'z template), JoAnns (ribbon), DMC floss


Oh, if you've ever met my oldest son, you know that he is crazy. He's fearless. My father-in-law once suggested we bring him to the doctor to have him tested to make sure that he can feel pain. He was less than 18-months-old when my FIL made that suggestion. This layout is a perfect example of the result of Ian's fearlessness.

Supplies used: Bazzill Basics (textured cardstock), Cosmo Cricket (patterned paper, die cut title, rub-on), Fancy Pants Designs (chipboard)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My Apologies

These last two pictures have most certainly not been the best. Sorry! Also, sorry I haven't been able to post once a day. I promise I will have a total of 31 new projects posted this month total.

This is another 2-page layout for my 6 X 12 Bazzill album. I love this size layout! I am working on my Christmas 2006 album right now so you will likely see lots of 6 X 12 layouts this month.

Supplies used: Die Cuts With A View (textured cardstock), K & Co. (patterned paper, die cuts), Heidi Grace (sticker), Ranger (glitter glue)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

An Excuse to Use Glitter

As the mother of two boys, I don't get to use glitter nearly as often as I'd like on my scrapbook layouts. Since this is a Christmas layout I feel free to use glitter AND flowers. Woo hoo!!!

Supplies used: Die Cuts With A View (textured cardstock), K & Co. (patterned paper, die cuts), Heidi Grace (flower, brad, chipboard), Ranger (glitter glue)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Snuggle Time

2 for 2! Woo hoo! Tomorrow's layout is going to be a challenge since I can't get to my craft room (the hallway that leads to the craft room is being tiled tomorrow). Worst case, I promise to make up for it on Sunday with 2 layouts.

This layout is of my first sweet baby the day after my second sweet baby was 2006! I do not believe in scrapbooking in order; instead I scrapbook whichever pictures grab my attention when I sit down to scrapbook. Usually, I grab one of my MANY photo albums and just flip through it until a group of photos interests me.

Supplies used: Bazzill Basics (textured cardstock), K & Co. (patterned paper, stickers, rub-ons), Doodlebug Designs (letter rub-ons)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

10 Cards from 1 Patterned Paper

Check out this link.

You'll be able to download the template that shows you how to cut one sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 paper to be used to make 10 cards. Such a quick project!

First Layout of 2009

One down, 30 more to go...this month.

Hidden behind the picture is a little tag that has my journaling. There's not much to say and I prefer to hide my journaling most of the time.

Supplies used: Cosmo Cricket (patterned paper, die cut, border strip), Bazzill Basics (textured cardstock, flower), American Crafts (ribbon, brad), Scenic Route (button), Fancy Pants Designs (chipboard arrow)

31 Layouts in 31 Day Challenge

Are you looking for a great challenge to kick off the new year???

My challenge to you (and myself): create 31 new scrapbooking layouts in the first 31 days of the new year! To be eligible to win a prize, post a link to your layouts or email me your layout daily. I will draw a name on February 1 and the winner will receive a Cloud 9 Cocoa Mint page kit. You have until midnight January 3 to submit your first 3 projects.

Since so many of us do not scrapbook exclusively, you may submit up to 5 brand new projects (cards, altered items, etc.) in place of layouts during the 31 days.