How organized!

I keep all my paper organized by company. I found these paper file organizers at my local craft store, they even have a great storage space for on top. The best part is these are big enough to keep a lot of paper in them but yet small enough to carry!

More organization

Found this wooden box at this cute store called Gypsy Leas for only$12 Works great at keeping all my glass bottles of flowers. And it doesn't take up much room in my craft space


Studio Calico products ROCK!

Here it is! The other page! (see blog below)

I jazzed up up the page with product from Studio Calico- Mister Huey's spray, instead of spraying the product directly onto the paper- I'll use droplets from spraying the product into the clear cap... using this technique gains control on how much of the product you want to use. Check out their website for great how-to's and additional products by Studio Calico!

Studio Calico has some fun little products! I found these wooden butterflys and used my Gelatos to JAZZ them up to match my page....Super cute!


Simple is beautiful

I made these little hearts out of rice paper, dyed them with the Tim Holtz alcohol inks, then hand stitched the hearts to my page..I made this page to coenside with a page of my daughter.....still in the works...the two side-by-side will be super cute!!!



I am so awful with Journaling. I struggle with what to write, how to write it, and where. I hand drew lines to write on.... I didn't want them to  perfectly straight... No ruler.

The clouds I hand cut out of fabric..

Ribbon on a wire

I've always struggled
What to do with all my ribbon..... I found this wire at Ikea.... attached it to the wall and the rest was history!

It's a BOY!

<p>My girlfriend at work (who I call mother) is a new grandma! Another grandson (#4), she was hoping for a granddaughter.... I made her a box of 'sweets'. This is such a great way to give baby gifts (and totally inexpensive) I bought a pack of 6 wash cloths and a pack of 4 onsies... That's it! Rolled them into 'pastries' secured them with ribbon! Easy peasy!


I'm in love how this page was so simple to create. Finding papers with borders already on them make assembly super easy! Once again I found a scratch piece of green paper to match and some snap shots of a vacation..... and yes, that's a Doily. I've discovered that big scrapbooking names (i.e little yellow bicycle) had a small 6 pack of doilys for almost $6! Purr madness.... I went to the bakery section at my local craft store and found a pack of 20 for $3!
And wouldn't you know-I used my favorite washing tape!

A few of my favorites...

It's OK to scrap pictures of yourself. Who else is going to do it? Besides I'm usually the one behind the camera.... My daughter snapped the pic of me, it was a perfect opportunity to display some of my favorites...

My better half....

My daughter took this picture of John and I!
I sure do love that man!

Paint n' stitch

I had this paper with a ugly pattern just in the center. Instead of tossing it I started painting it.... Then stitching it.... Then added some fun snap shots of our trip to California... Not bad!

Save the scraps!

On of my favorite challenges is to keep scraps, and then challenge myself to make a page with them.... This page is super simple, however the different prints and patterns look so cute together. Who ever said stripes and polka dots didn't go together?


These two people are the most important things in my life!

American Crafts paper and supplies!

My Inspiration

I get so many ideas from Dear Lizzy. This last year at scrapfest I waited in line to meet her in person, AND she signed my book! True talent and has a eye for fashion! I love her ideas, such a inspiration!

Photo by lizgoettsche
Feeling Inspired


Whooooo loves to craft!

This last weekend I was at a scrapbooking retreat up north... I was playing with my silhouette cameo, and made this darling little gift box!

Blogger for my phone!

So, Ive just discovered you can download blogger on your phone! This is great considering the only reason I dont blog enough is because Im always on the go, and very very busy! (however I always find time to look at my phone.......) This is going to be the beginning of something real grand!

My Daughter....

Photo by lizgoettsche

I love scrapping pictures of my beautiful daughter, Serenity. This picture was taken at the SanDiego Zoo last year.....I love being her momma!