noun: a small piece or amount of something, esp. one that is left over after the greater part has been used.
synonyms: noun: fragment - piece - bit - shred

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Aha! Now that I've grabbed your attention, hello and welcome to the farm! I know, I know, you're asking why I'm putting up a Halloween post when August isn't even over.'s like this...these really cool recipe cards need to be mailed out so that they can be enjoyed by the ladies receiving them. Of course I want them to be there in plenty of time for them to actually make the yummy recipe on the card! Really, who doesn't like to make something fun for Halloween when they get the chance? Even though my kids are all grown up, I still enjoy making something fun every now and then. And no, Sarah, this DOES NOT entail marshmallows in the microwave. That, folks, is a whole 'nother story.

This super simple and fun to make recipe card goes together in no time, and you can always change the theme for any other holiday or happening. This card happens to be 6x6 inches, but of course you can make it any size you like. All you need is cardstock, pattern paper, whatever embellies you like, and a recipe. Easy as pie (speaking of, WHO ever said making pie was easy?)

Double sided pattern cardstock (Jeepers Creepers Word Decor) by Heidi Grace Designs; Bat and spider buttons by Blumenthal Lansing; Three dimensional jack-o-lantern stickers by K & Company; Recipe from The orange and black checked pattern paper I bought a long, long, long time ago so I have no idea who made it. LOL.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Round and Round We Go...

Hello and welcome to the farm! Today I want to share with you a couple of cards that I made not too long ago in my little room. Make that my little MESSY room! It looks right now as though a hurricane has gone through and come back to revisit. I don't know how that happened, but I intend to find out. Oops, I believe it was me - ah, well - can't punish myself except to lock myself in there and create something else. That sounds like a distinct possibility to me! There's no place I'd rather be!
Since I always seem to be running around in circles (or at least I think I am), these two cards are part of my "circle" card shapes and round brads make for some interesting eye candy here.

The first card is my "round" effort...brads are from Making Memories and fiber is from Wrights. The stamp used is part of set TA-3239 Swirled Spring Life from The Angel Company. Ink used is Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in Weathered Wood.

The second card is my "circle" effort...everything is a circle except the actual card, which I did semi cut on the bottom in order to round it a little. The stamp used on that card is H5225 Artsy Circle Border from Hero Arts; inks are Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger in Tea Dye, Milled Lavender and Pine Needles. For the circle flower, fold circle in thirds (double sided paper works wonderfully, as shown in the example) and form into a circle, which makes it look like a flower (Thanks Shelly for this idea!).

Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's A Banner Day!

Hello and Welcome!  I just had the opportunity to participate in a "mini banner" swap hosted by a fellow scrapbooker on Two Peas in a Bucket.  What a fun idea for something different!  Who among us doesn't love to look through their stash for cool papers and embellies to make them with?  Since I tend to like things that are on the "cutesy" side, mine are kind of, well, cutesy.  Betcha never would have guess that now, would ya?  LOL!

Just in case you think I did this all by my lonely, never fear...I had my good pal Cricut to help me. While I came up with the ideas and did the final assembling, my little Cricut did the most time consuming part, the cutting. All I had to do was tell her what to cut, and away she went. What a great pal to have when you need some help. :)

Cartridges used were Everyday Paper Dolls for the farmer, and Doodlecharms for the ice cream cone and the school bus. I have included pics of the individual pieces (except for the school bus) as well as pics of the banners themselves so that you could see how they are put together. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Where I scrap...

Every scrapper has a special place to scrap, whether it's in their very own scrap room, the dining room, a corner of the bedroom, etc. Years ago I used to have my own room to sew and, yep, I got spoiled. In between then and now, I've not always had a space designated just to scrapping or crafting and have sorely missed it when it was gone. Nowadays, once again, I'm very lucky to have my own space, decorated and stocked the way I want it. All my favorite tools and embellishments combine with my favorite personal things to make it a space I love to go into, and hate to come out of! Come on in and take a peek; I'd love to share my space with you!