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

Friday, October 23, 2009

Me me me

OK, I was given this award by my fellow Scrappin' Mama, Jen... and since I have been so bad about keeping up with my blogging and particularly, my Scrappin' Mamas FB Group, I feel quite obligated to accept and complete this misson. So here goes... the rules of the award is that I have to come up with five categories and then list five things in each and then I have to pass it out to five other bloggers. (Sorry, Jen... I wasn't too creative in coming up with my own lists)

Five Places I've Lived:

  1. El Paso, TX
  2. Tacoma, WA
  3. On a prison compound in Darrington, TX (Yes, really....)
  4. Ashburn, VA
  5. St. Simons Island, GA

Five Things I Miss About living in N. VA:

  1. My Sister
  2. Visiting all the sights in DC
  3. Experiencing all 4 seasons
  4. Walking out the back door of my apartment and going hiking in the woods with Chessie
  5. Sometimes.... I actually miss going into a building to work - but only sometimes.

Five Things I Don't Miss About living in N. VA:

  1. Traffic
  2. Cost of Living
  3. God-awful humidity in the summer
  4. The Cicadas that made their "once every 17 years" visit while I lived there... that was absolutely something out of one of my worst nightmares.
  5. No Hobby Lobby

Five Things That Drive Me Batty:

  1. Whining- adult or child
  2. Laziness or an "entitlement" attitude
  3. Crowds
  4. Driving in El Paso
  5. Government Corruption - more specifically, how voters allow it to just continue instead of using their power and doing something about it.

Five Hobbies of Mine:

  1. Scrapbooking
  2. Playing piano
  3. Photography
  4. Gardening
  5. Graphic Design

Five People to Pass This On To:

  1. Tia
  2. Jamie
  3. Stephanie
  4. Sandy
  5. And my bud Michelle who hasn't started a blog, but maybe now she will! (Or at least FB... c'mon Michelle!!!!)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New LO: 15 Months

I worked on this one the other night when my amiga Didi came over to scrap...

PP is from Fancy Pants (Rough & Tough Collection) I cut the title with my Cricut (Hello Kitty Font) and all the concentric circles were made using my Big Shot and a Cuttlebug Die.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rosie's Birthday Gift

Just wanted to share the birthday gift I made for my MIL, Rosie! I really had a great time making this and hope to get around to making one for myself! :o)

Here's the matching card:

All PP used is from Basic Grey "Lemonade" Collection.

Pumpkin Layouts

I can't believe it! I actually scrapped! It's been awhile, sadly. :o( Even more sad is that these layouts are from LAST October... so I am officially a year behind!

This first one uses PP from the "All Fall" line by Fancy Pants. The chipboard glitter accents are from MM - they were originally blue, but I re-covered them in green glitter. Letters are from AC - Thickers.

This Layout uses Martha Stewart PP, MM Letters and journaling paper, and Stampin' Up! Stamps (Halloween Frights).