Friday, February 15, 2008

VDay goodies!

I have a bunch of these Chinese carryout boxes that I had ordered for favors for a friend's shower, then not used because they are too slick to stamp or paint on. So I pulled a few out for VDay and stuck paper things to them. Plus I got to use my fun scallop punch that I got awhile ago and hadn't used yet! Filled them up with chocolate buttercreams and pretzel kisses. Maybe I will post those recipes later.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Another original page. Creative Memories has been selling 12x12 page display frames for a little while now, and recently added the 8x8 frame as a gift. I finally got around to doing a display in mine!
I've wanted to use this quote ever since Ryan was a ring bearer in my cousin Sarah's wedding a year and a half ago! Her father-daughter song was "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon. The whole chorus goes
I'm gonna watch you shine,
Gonna watch you grow.
Gonna paint a sign,
So you'll always know.
As long as one and one is two,
There will never be a father loved his daughter
More than I love you.
The last line doesn't fit me and Ryan, but the rest does.
The paper is from the Everyday Power Palette by Creative Memories and the fonts are Pharmacy and MA Sexy both downloaded free from the internet.

Monday, February 11, 2008

First Upload!

Ironically enough, after my manifest in the previous post, my first upload is a totally original page! I have had the idea in my head for awhile now. I'm really happy with how the page turned out, but it's the idea...the journaling that is the moat important part to me...the whole reason behind the page.

The paper is Bazzil, the title font is pharmacy (downloaded free from the internet) and the photo credit goes to Matt Bailey. I have been drooling over this font for awhile and finally downloaded it this weekend. I'm sure you'll see more of it in the future. The page is crooked because of the scan...I'll have to work on that! TFL!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


In the past year I have discovered that I am "collaboratively creative." I do much better when I have others off whom I can bounce ideas, gain inspiration, or build off of. This happens in many facets of my life.

One of my favorite math lessons, "The Bear Problem" came from a simple math puzzle my department chair shared with us, and turned into a full class lesson with different levels for different abilities in Algebra 1 and 2.

Many of my scrapbook pages are "scraplifted" from magazines and the internet. I use my own pictures and tweak things to make it my own, but the inspiration- the light bulb, ah-ha moment- was courtesy of someone else.

This used to make me feel like I was totally un-original, but I think it just makes me a different kind of creative. I also love to share my ideas and pay it forward, if you will, so please feel free to steal any ideas you see here!