Welcome one and all to my little world! What will you find here, you ask? Well, you will definitely see a lot having to do with my favorite hobby - scrapbooking (both traditional & digital) and paper crafts. I also like to post tidbits about my life every once in a while to keep it "personal." The biggest stars in my world are my son, William, and my hubby (and biggest fan), David! I hope you enjoy it here, and please feel free to become a follower (Click "Follow this Blog" below to the right!). I'm constantly adding new ideas, great deals I may find on craft goodies and you may even run into a tutorial every now and then! Happy Blogging! :o) ~Vicky Jo

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Free Dingbat Font for SCAL!

Here's a great freebie font for any of you who use SCAL with your Cricut!



Just had to share some great pics from Megan's birthday party this weekend (Thanks to Mr. Webb for taking and sending these to me... I was a dork and left my camera at home!)

This was William's first experience on a jumping balloon and slide! He had a blast! His first trip down the slide was with mommy:

Second trip down was solo:

Then he decided he wanted to go back up by himself too.... {Spiiiderman, Spiiiderman.... does whatever a spiiider can....}

The next trip down didn't go so well....

...but he took it like a champ and got right back in again. :o)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wedding Card (KWCIC #52)

Another one for Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenge! I did this one for my cousin, who just got married.

Graduation Cards (KWCIC #52)

It's graduation time! And we have lots of them in the family! What better way to get these cards done than to incorporate this week's Color Inspiration Challenge from Kristina Werner?

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Free Mini Album Idea Book!

Scrapbook Trends is offering a free download (digital version) of their Mini Album Idea Book!

Monday, May 11, 2009

What a Happy Mother's Day!

Before I had to leave for Tampa, I had a great Mother's Day at the in-laws house! We had a great time swimming in the wonderfully warm pool and cooking out som amazing food!

Here's the little buddy ready to hit the "waves"

He had such a good time hanging with his cousins!

What a little hunk! :o) (Must take after his daddy!)

He absolutely loved this game.... basically, daddy would throw him up in the air, and he'd land with a big splash!

YAY! I got a picture with my buddy on Mother's Day!!! (Thanks, hon!)

"My Boys" Binder Album

This is the first time I've ever done an "empty" album... I made this one for my step-mom, and left the pages "blank" for her to add pictures of my step-brothers. The binder album is from Maya Road, and the PP I used is K&Co "Rough & Tumble" line. The letters are AC Thickers, except for the last page, which are Heidi Swapp.

"Family" Accordion Album

This is my first-ever accordion album, and I love, Love, LOVE the way it turned out! This was for my MIL. The album is from Maya Road and I covered the "photo side" with K&Co Que Sera Sera paper.

On the back-side, I covered some Color-boc chipboard letters with the K&Co paper to spell "Family." For the background, I painted each piece in a different MM paint color, then used my Dreamcoat Crackle medium with white on top. Then I did various applications and techniques using glimmer mist and embossed designs to "frame" them out.

This "M" background turned out really neat... after I sprayed on the glimmer mist, I heated it up with the heat gun and it "bubbled" up the paint! Cool!

"MOM" Word Album

Okay! Getting ready to post all my Mother's Day projects!

Here's my first one that I made for my mom. I know, not your standard frilly, flowery m-day project... lol. I did frilly and pretty for her birthday a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to go different on this one. She loves "skullies" - so it was a hit. :o)

I used a Bo-Bunny album and covered it in DCWV "Rockstar" paper. All the Skully stuff is from Creative Imaginations.