Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Christmas Photo Card Scrapbook

I started putting our photo Christmas card and letter in an album in 1999 when we did our 1st photo Christmas card. When I started getting photo Christmas cards from our friends and family, I started adding those photo cards to the album as well. Here's a couple of pages from this years additions. I put the whole cards when i can fit them. Sometimes I crop the picture out to make it fit. But I save every one and enjoy looking through it every year when we pull it out at Christmas time!

Friday, January 9, 2015

My New Organized Scrap Room

We totally redid our room and switched our bedroom and the office. Then we built a loft for our bed above my now scraproom. I now have a nice big open space to scrapbook! 
 I minimized my stash in the fall and sold a ton of things. I still have more items for sale here!

 A place for everything! Now I can actually see what I have and find things! This makes me more excited to use my space! My goal is to catch up on my scrapbooking this year!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Project Life Hawaii layouts

 I started working on our Hawaiian vacation album from June. The below layouts are some of the pages from our 1st 2 days. So far both days are 5 pages long. I'm thinking there might be a volume 2 of our trip, yikes! Bellow are some close ups of my above layout.

 Some close ups of my above layout. 

 I loved all the beautiful exotic plants and flowers in Hawaii!
 I saved and pressed some plants and flowers from our trip to include in the scrapbook. 

 I added some decorative glass pebbles to this journal card. 
 I really didn't want to loose the tops of these pictures under the Diamond Head title because I think they're interesting enough to keep, so I kept them. 

Some flowers I pressed that I brought home from Hawaii.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Refilling my Paper Punches

My 10 year old daughter actually started this jar for me. I have loved my paper hole punches and used them a ton! I just used 1/2 a jar on my recent Project Life projects and have been using my paper scraps to punch more paper dots to refill my jar. I also add random sparkles and sequins to make it pretty. I punch tickets and book pages and paper scraps. I love the look of it and it's fun and easy to use. Just run some adhesive and shake some dots and press to stick.Or sew some between some transparency for a shaker pocket, great for Project Life.  Be creative and have fun with your homemade confetti!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Making Project Life Cards

I decided to try my hand at making Project Life cards out of all my scrap paper. 
 I had fun playing with different scraps, tapes and ribbons I had laying around.
 I tried sticking some things from my whole punch jar to the top of one, I like how it turned out!
 I enjoyed making these! I think I will defiantly do this more in the future!
 I am selling these for $0.50 each. I'm adding them to my blog post with all the scrapbooking items I'm selling here. Come check it out, there's still lots of things left. I take Paypal.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Project Life Confetti Pockets

I have seen people make these cute confetti pockets for their PL albums and decided to give it a try. 

 After making several confetti pockets I got the idea to add some other little die cuts and chipboard to them. I think they turned out pretty cute!They are cuter in person with out the glare.
 I'm excited to make a page and try them out! I may even sell some. I had fun making them!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join I Love Making Memories FB Page for Scrapbookers!

Scrapbook goodies giveaway!! Like my scrapbook page on FB and share this image from my page to be entered to win! As soon as I hit 100 likes I will have a giveaway!! The more you get the word out the quicker I have the giveaway!
If you love Project Life, Scrapbooking and Photography, then come on over and join in the fun at my community FB page  I Love Making Memories! I post ideas, inspiration, giveaways and what I've been up to crafty. I welcome you to share your scrapbooking and crafty projects  as well as your social media links can also be shared on the left side of my page under "Notes". Hop on over and join in the fun!
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Monday, September 8, 2014

How I minimized my scrap stash to scrap more efficiently

 This is my craft area before I started. As you can see I just simply had acquired too much stuff to have a work space. I would walk in and want to walk back out or hop on the computer because it was too overwhelming in here to have fun with it!
I have sold allot of my stuff but I still have a TON for sale here. My goal is to sell all the extra craft stuff and buy my dream desk to store it where it's all in view and with in reach. I have already purchased this awesome cart to store my Project Life stuff.
 I have started organizing it and I'm getting so excited to use my new usable space!!
Here's my current after photo. There's allot less stuff in my craft room and on the shelves. I still am figuring out where to put things. I have a vision for this room in the near future. I want to take out the middle IKEA shelf and replace it with a desk. That will give me 4 desks in this room, one on each wall. I can then work at my desk while my kids do their homeschooling. I will not only scrap at this desk, but it will be my project desk for what ever needs to be done. Then I'm right there to help my kids with their school work and if I finish what I need to get done, I can work on some scrapbooking and still be hanging out with them! I'm so excited about it!
Below is my desk. I now put my projects to be done in piles on my work desk. I used it today and got a bunch of forms filled out that have been sitting next to my bed. Now that I have a designated "to do desk" I got it done! I also have a goal to get at least 10 mins. of creative time a day at my desk. Little by little I will get stuff done! Before I was only scrapbooking 2 x per year when I would go away with my scrap buddy. Now I will be able to be continually working on it and all those mins. add up quick! Before you know it I'll have a book done! I've also switched over almost completely to Project Life. I love it because you need way less stuff to do it! Yet you can still be creative and you can still add the occasional full page LO if you choose to! I'm just so excited to make my space usable again!! It's been too long since I've used my scrap space! Happy scraping!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Spontaneous Craft Sale!

I posted a few things on Craigslist and a lady called up to come look at my stuff for sale. Next thing you know, I've got a store set up in my living room! I keep finding more stuff to sell as I go through my craft room! It's amazing what you accumulate in a lifetime of crafting! I will leave it set up today (Fri) and Sat. If you are interested in checking it out comment and I will get back to you. I'm happy to ship items too. I will be adding more stuff to my long blog post as I find more things! I'm also updating things that have sold as they sell. So act fast!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

HUGE Cleaning Out My Scrap Room Sale!!!

 I have been scrapbooking for 19 years and have acquired MUCH over the years! There's a few random household items that I threw in here. I will post under each item where you can buy it. I hope to sell most of it locally, but will also ship items. I take Pay Pal and a few of my items are on Amazon. There are lots of brand new items as well as hardly used or partially used. Each item will say the condition and details describing it below it. I'm putting things in sections to make it a bit easier to find what you want. Im still adding more items. I will update as things sell.

Table Runner SOLD!

 Brand new reversible Longaberger table runner $10 for local pick up, $15 shipped.

2 Longaberger baskets, 1 small purse (fits square or short rectangle wallet and a few small items) Good condition. I'm asking $35 for each. OR $90 if you want all 3. If I ship them to you add $5 ea for shipping.

I'm selling large and small book rings (rings with a hinge for holding papers and such together) in the jars $0.50 per 1/2 cup scoop. $4-6 shipping depending on weight.

I have a good size assortment of doilies. Most packages are unopened. I bought these for scrapbooking and card making but they are of coarse meant for parties. $5 in person $9 shipped.

 New,various sizes of canvas 8x10 1/2" thick $2, 12x12 1" thick $6 and 3 pack of 11x14 flat hard backed $5, add $5 shipping each or $9 shipping for all 3.

2 be creative frames 8x10 size (can stand up on surface for display) $3 or 12x12 size (can stand up on surface or hang on wall) $5 with a flat white decorating surface. 1-10 1/2 x 12 1/2 canvas frame by Stampin' Up (can stand up or hang on wall) $7 in person. Add $5 shipping each or $8 shipping for all 3.

Family picture frame 12 1/2 x 17 $5, Live, Laugh, Love picture frame 12 1/2 x 18 1/2 $5 in person, shipped add $5 ea. or $8 for both.

 These are new unisex SiDi bicycling shoes size 5 in mens. They were purchased for $229, I'm asking $189 in person, $200 shipped.

Create your own Calendars $4 ea. Just add photos, art ect. add $3 shipping ea. or $5 shipping for both.

Cupcake decorator templates (never used), Christmas mini (never used)  and Pink (only a few used), white and black mini cupcake liners $7 for all 3 locally or $10 shipped.

Cake Pops tips, tricks and recipes by Bakerella. Like new, never used.  $12 in person $17 shipped. 

Martha Stewart Living Magazines ranging from the year 2000-2013. 20 Magazines for $7. Add $10 for shipping.

The Ultimate Mandoline by Pampered Chef, used 1x. Very handy tool, I just grab a knife out of habit and don't end up using it. Comes with several blades for grating, and slicing. Works well.  $50. Here's a link to it if you want to read more about it. It's $69 new.

12 brand new cards wedding, get well, sympathy and congratulations $6 for local pick up $10 shipped.

New in box badge ID clips 2 packs for $3 in person, $6 shipped.

4 New vinyl wall decals "Together is a wonderful place to be", swirl, love and smile. $10 local pick up $12 shipped.

XYRON 5" Creative Station (sticker maker). $12 to meet locally, $17 shipped. Does not come with adhesive. 

Cricut Bundle, SOLD!
Cricut Bundle includes Cricut (fits 6x12 inch paper), 2 cartridges "George and Basic Shapes" and "Home Accents", comes with about 1/2 roll black vinyl, about 1/2 roll of positioning tape for use with vinyl,  2 cutting mats 1 slightly used and 1 brand new, 5 Cricut pens only 1 is slightly used, 2 extra blades.  This machine is 6-7 years old. It has had very little use (this is why I'm selling it). Runs perfectly. $140 to meet locally, $155 shipped. (Price just reduced)

Cricut font cartridges. These all work well and were hardly used. I will sell them for $15 ea. to meet locally,  $20 shipped. Or if you want to buy all 3 that are left I will give you a bundle discount $40 locally or $50 shipped. "All Mixed up" SOLD!

The Slice SOLD!
The Slice, I bought this used from Paper Zone (they used it in the store), it came w/o a cord. I was told you can buy one at an electronic store such as Radio Shack. $10 in person, $15 shipped.

The Cropadile Big Bite $15 in person, $20 shipped.

Scrapbook/Craft chalks, I got these in a class and used a few of the colors  1x. I'm asking $10 in person, $14 shipped.

Two brand new, 8" white chipboard letter "Z"'s. $1 for both or $0.50 each in person, add $3 shipping.

17 rolls of ribbon (2 not pictured, that I found after). 1 is brand new the others are all partly used. $10 in person, $15 shipped.

2 packs of color pens for hand tinting your B & W photos. Includes everything you need. $8 in person, $12 shipped.

This is a brand new pack of Canon 4x6 photo paper. I would guess there's 50 or more photo papers. $6 in person, $10 shipped.

Embellishment kits by theme (Some new in package some partly used stickers) Family, Celebrations, white Christmas chipboard, Seasons SOLD,  Boy SOLD, Girl, Love.  Big bag (Family) $4, Med. bags (Girl, Love) $3, Small bags (Celebrate and Christmas chipboard) $2. Or take all 5 bags for $10! Add $3 ship for small bags and $5 for bigger ones. Or $7 to ship all. 

Raw chipboard bundle in many shapes and sizes ranging from 1x1 - 12x12. $5 in person, $9 shipped.

Die Cuts SOLD!
These unique colorful shapes are cut from  Matte board. $6 in person, $9 shipped.

This is 2 bags of partly used misc. chipboard letters and numbers. $3 in person, $6 shipped.

Sticker Bundle SOLD!
 This is bunch of stickers and rub ons (mostly stickers). There are over 20 brand new sheets in the lot and some with a few used. $15 in person. $20 shipped.  Below are some close ups of the package.

A bunch of die cuts and a few transparencies. $5 in person, $9 shipped. More close ups below.

 I only have 2 inches of paper left!!  I'm selling it 10 cents per sheet or 100 sheets for $6 (this way you get 40 sheets free)! add $5 for shipping. Or take the whole stack (aprox 400 sheets) for $20!!

 This is all unused specialty papers (except 1 sheet has a middle punched out.) 31 sheet in all. $15 in person, $20 shipped.
 4 partly used 4 1/2 x 6 spiral bound specialty paper packs, 1 partly used grey Heidi Swapp large sticker pack of alphabets, 7 loose specialty papers new and 2 new alphabets by Thickers and Wild Asparagus. $15 in person, $20 shipped.  More close ups below.

6 rolls of barely used tape (5 rolls of washi and 2 rolls of glitter tape). $7 in person, $10 shipped.

3 jars of partly used paper flowers (2 pink, 1 green). $6 in person, $11 shipped.

Small Creative Memories swirl and star-burst punch and 2 boxes for holding the punched paper. Hardly used. $7 in person, $12 shipped. Bellow is a closer picture of the punch.

Martha Stewart Around the Page heart punch set $18 in person, $22 shipped.

New Soldering kit by Simply Swank. Most of the items are brand new and never used. The solder gun is also never used. I took a class and used a couple of the consumable items, but there's plenty there to get you started. I also bought lots of extras that are new in the packages. The only reason I took things out of my kit was so they would fit in my drawer. Here's some samples of what you can make from Craft Critique . These things were over $100 when I bought them. I'm asking $90 in person, $99 shipped.

Grey Heidi Swapp chipboard alphabet booklet. It's not thick like chipboard, more like a cardstalk sticker. This is a brand new sticker pack of alphabets and numbers. It has 391 pieces. $4 in person, $9 shipped. Below is a close up of the stickers.

A bundle of partly used velum, rub ons and clear stickers. $4 in person, $9 shipped. Below is a close up of the 3 big packs. 

New Creative Memories 5x7 "Sweet Blossoms" album, new in the package. $14 in person, $18 shipped.

New Creative Memories 7x7 aGreen with foil swirls album. $12 no pages included. $12 in person or $16 shipped. 

New in package blue 7x7 Daisy album. Comes with pages in it. $15 in person or $19 shipped.

New Fabric covered chipboard album 4 pgs., 6 x 6", $ 2 in person, $ 5 shipped.

New Blackboard chipboard album 3 1/2 x 6", 6 pgs, comes with 1 book ring. $4 in person, $8 shipped.

New clear 8 x 8 album, 6 pages, comes with 3 book rings to hold it together.  $8 in person,  $12 shipped.

New Creative Memories 12 x 12,  periwinkle album, $25 in person add $ 6 for shipping.

 New Creative Memories 12 x 12,  chocolate album, $25 in person add $ 6 for shipping.

12 x 15 Album SOLD!
 New Creative Memories 12 x 15, cobalt blue album, comes with 15 12 x 15 CM pages, $45 in person add $ 6 for shipping.

Opened, unused 15 black 12 x 15 Creative Memories refill pages, $15 in person, $20 shipped.

 Opened unused, 5 CM pages 1 sand, 4 black 12 x 12 Creative Memories refill pages, $4 in person, $8 shipped.

 New in package 5 "It's a Girl" 12 x 12 Creative Memories refill pages, $10 in person, $15 shipped. Example page shown below.

New in package 15 white 12 x 15 Creative Memories refill pages, $20 in person, $25 shipped.

4 handmade mini scrapbooks. Denim 6 x 6 1/2", 4 big pages and 2 small, $8. Acrylic Live, Laugh, Love album (decorated, just add pictures, great gift)! $16, Memories chipboard album, 4 pgs., 5 3/4 x 5 3/4",  $3. Black Leather album with 24 pages of handmade paper, hand stitched into the album , $20. Add $4 shipping ea. or $6 shipping for 2 or more. 

This is a small black Creative Memories zip closure storage bag. It's handy for storing things like pens, tape runners and scissors, ect. I mostly used it for bringing things to a scrap retreat or a crop. The middle divider is removable. $6 in person, $10 shipped. 

 Desk stand pocket page paper or sticker organizer. Just add pocket pages. This is what I used to hold all my stickers and flip threw them. It's meant for an office, but works well for scrap supplies. Can sell pocket pages upon request. $12 in person, $20 shipped.

Big ribbon organizer has a removable shelf inside for more storage. $5 in person, $10 shipped.

11 Baby stamps, mostly Stampin' Up wood mounted rubber stamps. $7 in person,  $12 shipped.

5 Leaf stamps just in time for fall. Rubber wood mounted stamps. $3 in person, $7 shipped.

11 Sediment stamps. 8 rubber wood mounted stamps and 3 self inking stamps. $7 in person, $12 shipped.
Alpha set SOLD!
Stampin' Up, rubber, wood mounted, alphabet stamps. $5 in person, $10 shipped.

Stampin' Up, big fish, rubber, wood mounted stamps. $7 in person, $12 shipped.

Rubber, wood mounted "LOVE" stamps. $4, in person, $9 shipped.

9 Christmas/Winter foam stamps and 1 rubber wood mounted stamp. $4 in person, $9 shipped.

Foam alphabet stamps, pop the middle out and you can stamp the negative or positive stamp. Never used. $4 in person, $9 shipped. Bellow is a close up of the foam alphabet.

Journal Stamp Set SOLD!
Stampin' Up journaling stamp and templates. $4 in person, $8 shipped.

2 new small packs of clear stamps. $2 for both in person, $6 shipped.

5 Brand New acrylic, Close to My Heart stamps $14 in person, $18 shipped.

My Acrylics stamp set by Close to my Heart. The letter "A" 11 stamps. $7 in person, $12 shipped.

My Acrylics stamp set by Close to my Heart. "Adorable" stamp set (13 stamps). $8 in person, $13 shipped.
Various acrylic stamps. The "LOVE" set is designed by Ali Edwards. The sunny set is missing the cloud. 11 stamps. $4 in person, $9 shipped.

Random letter set stamps A, B, C, F and frames. Over 25 small stamps. $3 in person, $6 shipped.

This is a big alphabet set of acrylic stamps. The letters are aprox. 1-3" high. $5 in person, $10 shipped.

Acrylic Christmas stamps $4 in person, $8 shipped. Below are 2 more closer pictures of the stamps.

Acrylic baby and craft stamps. $4 in person, $7 shipped.  Bellow are some more close ups.

Spring and LOVE acrylic stamps. Over 30 stamps. $7 in person, $11 shipped. More pictures below.
Over 20 Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years acrylic stamps. $4 in person, $8 shipped.

Journal frames and party acrylic stamps. 9 stamps. $3 in person, $5 shipped.
Over 20 foam flower stamps and 3  plastic mounted random foam stamps. $5 in person, $10 shipped.

Clear alphabet stamp set, missing the letter "O". You can use the circle on the "G" to make an "O". $2.50 in person, $7.50 shipped.

This is a brand new book.

The Very Best of Yes, It's a Scrapbook!: Creative Albums, Photo Decor and Decorative Journals

  $10.77 in person, $ 14 shipped.

This is a brand new book. 

Get Creative with Type: Fun Typography Ideas and Tips for Scrapbooking

$9.77 in person, $ 12 shipped.

This is a brand new scrap stack.

Deluxe Scrapbooking Simple 1 2 3 (4 Scrapbooks in one, more than 600 pieces in 4 collections)

All 3 above items can be found on my seller account The Green Cottage 


 Project Life confetti packets for adding some fun to your pocket page albums. Just slide them in any 3 x 4 pocket page for instant embellishment! $1 ea. in person, add $3.50 for shipping.

 Handmade Project Life journal cards. $0.50 each in person. Add $3.50 for shipping.

Turquoise PL Kit SOLD!

Turquoise Edition Core Kit. This is part of the kit. This is the 1st kit I bought around 3 years ago. It's probably aprox. 1/3 of the big kit. $6 to meet in person, $8 shipped. Bellow I took a picture of the stack with a box of playing cards to compare how much is there. The tall stack on the left is the smaller cards, the stack on the right is the bigger ones. *Note the early PL cards are slightly smaller then the new ones. 


This is a mix of many different kits. I don't know which ones I have here, it's just a big mix. I tried to arrange them so you can get an idea of what's in there. There's quite a bit more cards in this bundle then the one above and these cards are all newer then those so I'm pricing this bundle a bit higher for those reasons. $10 for in person, $12 shipped.