Happy Scraps

My ramblings on day to day life as a mom of six kids, traditional paper scrapbooking and digital scrapping.

Wall Art Made Easy March 16, 2008

Filed under: scrapbook,scrapbook scrap — Becky Adams @ 10:55 pm

Here’s a little something I made tonight….

This is above the door that leads from my scraproom into my bedroom.  The maroon heart is the same color as the ceiling in my scraproom. 

I made this using the Cricut “Jasmine” cart. for the letters and the “George” font for the heart.  The scroll behind the heart was made by combining to Jasmine “p”s.  Each letter is made using the 5 1/2” setting.

I applied this to the wall using Xyron temporary adhesive, so I can remove or change it at any time without any frustrating adhesive hinderances.

I actually got this idea from my mom.  She is having a friend paint a couple of sayings over two doors in her home.  I liked the idea so much, I decided to try it with something a little less permanent than paint.  I love the results.  Very simple, yet very dramatic.  Even Rodney likes it!  :)

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Artist Survival Kit

Filed under: Layouts,scrapbook,scrapbook scrap — Becky Adams @ 10:49 pm

Here’s a fun project for any artist.  I made this in one weekend.  I still need to bind the book, but it’s easier to take pics before binding, so that’s what you see….the unbound book.  This album uses Paper Studio papers and fun printables by Keri Smith.

 

Pics of my Scrappy Projects March 10, 2008

Filed under: Layouts,scrapbook,scrapbook scrap — Becky Adams @ 2:09 pm

I said I would come back and post some pics of my projects and here they are! After I get more resized small enough to show up here, I’ll post them too.  I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I have enjoyed making them!

 

Reality Bites April 25, 2007

Filed under: Everyday Life,Layouts,scrapbook,scrapbook scrap — Becky Adams @ 9:27 pm

Are y’all ready for some honesty?  The truth is that I’m usually a pretty upbeat, happy person.  But lately, I’m just struggling to get through each day.  I spent so long in shock over my brother’s death and none of it seemed real.  I was still waiting for him to come knocking on my door.  But that didn’t happen.  And I was so busy with life issues, that I didn’t take the time to grieve for my brother.  Apparently, that wasn’t a good idea.  I pushed my hurt to the side for so long that the hurt finally pushed it’s way to the front.  Now that’s about all I can feel.

 I have my moments where I’m pretty much okay.  I use those moments to wash a load of laundry or whatever.  But for the most part, I’m struggling just to stay focused on anything.  I’d like to say that I’m all better now, but the truth is that some days are much worse than others.

I have finally stopped expecting Neil to show up at my house.  I guess that’s a step forward.  But the hurt is so big now that it’s a physical pain in my chest.  I honestly don’t think the hurt will ever go away.  The crying may stop and the physical pain may go away, but I think my heart will always ache for Neil.  I think that it is something that I’m going to have to learn to live with.  Mourning and grieving.  Are they the same thing?  I don’t know.  But I’m hoping to move out of this pain eventually.

I made a page about missing Neil and I’d like to share it with you here.  This was the most difficult scrapbook page I’ve ever made.  But I’m glad I made it.  It expresses just one of the aspects of my heart right now.  If you’d like to see full credits on the page, just click on the thumbnail image in the right side toolbar. 

Okay this time, for real, I really will be back with a happy announcement tomorrow.  I know, I know…I promised that last time and it never happened.  I’m sorry about that.  But this time I really will post something happy tomorrow.  Thank you for letting me share my heart with you…even when it’s broken.  Stay tuned for a smile tomorrow.  :)

 

Cheap Entertainment April 6, 2007

Filed under: Everyday Life,Layouts,scrapbook,scrapbook scrap — Becky Adams @ 11:04 pm

Wanna have some fun in a super cheap way?  Go to your local discount store and buy a ceramic turtle and some acrylic paint.  Bring it home, hand it to your child, sit back and enjoy!  A few precautions:  be sure to protect your surfaces with plastic/newspaper/whatever, DO NOT leave the bottle of paint alone in room with child (big BIG mess), maybe consider covering walls too….just in case.  I swear, Beau played with this thing for a really long time and it was soooo much fun to watch him!  Cheap entertainment is cool with me!  I even took pictures…of course.  lol  If you wanna see full credits for the layout, just click on the thumbnail image in the right side toolbar.  This page uses the wonderful “Extravaganza” kit by Denise Liemert, available at Scrapable & PolkaDotPotato.  That fun doodle is in the kit too!  Aren’t the colors just PERFECT for these photos?!

In other fun news…ScrapperGal is having a cyber crop!  Mark your calendars ladies.  The crop is going to be April 13 thru 15.  There will be challenges, games, prizes…it’s gonna be great!  Y’all come on by and join in the fun!  The link can be found in the right side toolbar under “My Design Teams.”  Sure hope to see y’all there!

 

And the Winner Is….. April 4, 2007

Filed under: Everyday Life,scrapbook,scrapbook scrap — Becky Adams @ 3:16 pm

Thanks so much to everyone for sharing their “smiles” for the week.  Some of them were very touching and others had me rolling with laughter!  I thought about picking a favorite to post here, but gosh!  There were so many great ones that I couldn’t pick a fave.  So if you wanna smile, take a minute to read through those comments.  They’re wonderful!

I also want to thank those of you who so kindly commented on the song I posted yesterday.  Isn’t that song AMAZING?!?!  I wish I’d had a better recording of it to put on here for y’all, but that’s really all I had.  But if you’d like to buy the original recording of the song, just go to the website for Christ for the Nations Institute and look for the cd with “Revelation Song” on it.  I think the name of the cd is “Glorious” but I could be wrong about that.

And now for the winner of the RAK.  I put everybody’s name into a hat and my 3yr old Beau drew a name.  And the winner is…..TILDA!  Tilda, email your addy to me and I’ll get a fun RAK out to you.  :)  Thanks again, everyone, for sharing your smiles with me.  I had such a great time reading all of them!  And be sure to check back often.  You never know when I’ll be offering another fun RAK.  :)

 

A Wonderful Weekend! April 1, 2007

Filed under: Everyday Life,Layouts,scrapbook,scrapbook scrap — Becky Adams @ 6:15 pm

Y’all I had such a wonderful weekend!  Friday night, my mom and I went to see Louisiana College’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”  OMGosh, it was so great!  Two of my friends were performing in it and it’s one of my fave plays, so I had really been looking forward to it.  My mom and I laughed (very loudly) through the whole thing.  Wonderful production!!!

Saturday, I scrapbooked all day.  I only stopped scrapping long enough to have lunch with my parents and brother, then I came back home and scrapped some more.  Create My Keepsake was having an online crop, so of course I had to play along.  I didn’t win anything, but had fun trying.  lol  Saturday night, my mother and I attended a gallery viewing and Follies.  If you’ve never been to a follies, I highly recommend it.  I’m always surprised by the talent.  This one was for the Central Louisiana Healthcare & Arts Council.  Several people in the local medical community (doctors, nurses, etc) performed.  We saw pianists, vocalists, comedians and more.  It was just great!  Before the Follies, there was a gallery viewing of artwork made by the local medical community.  Again, I was surprised by the talent displayed.  I don’t get to dress up and have fun like that very often, so I really enjoyed the night.

 I thought I’d share a few pages with you that I made Saturday.  The card you see was given to my friend who played “Ms. Prism” in the play Friday night.  I thought that since she gave such a stellar performance, she surely deserved a card.  :)  For full credits on any of these, just click the thumbnail image in the right side toolbar.  Hope you like them!

If you’re interested in reading the journaling on the “Allowed” page, it’s also included with the credits.  These pages were so much fun to make!

Y’all, I gotta tell you… I’ve had soooo much fun reading all of your comments on my last post.  Some of them made me roll with laughter and other made me say “Awwwww!!!!”  If you have a minute, go through and read some of them.  They are so great!  Oh, and the one with the link in it…you gotta click that link!!!  I laughed so hard that I had tears in my eyes with that one!  There’s still time to leave your comment if you haven’t yet.  I’ll be drawing a winner later this week.  :)  Check y’all later!