Friday, May 29, 2009


Sometimes, I can be a real dork. Soooooometimes... ;)

So... I have these red shoes, right?! Super adorable red mary-janes?! Remember?! Yes. And sometimes when I wear them with a non-red outfit, I need something else red (according to my friends at Studio Calico... and you know, most women...) to "tie" it all together. So I jumped on Etsy to find a cute, red bracelet. Well, I sifted through about a hundred bracelets before I realized something...

Hey! I'm crafty!

Yes, after scrapbooking and altering stuff for about three years, I'm just realizing this.

I could make my *own* bracelet! HA! And it would be free! Well, relatively free. :)

I called my mom to tell her this. I was like, "Hey, Mom! I'm crafty!" And her response in a very cute, I'm-trying-to-be-cool-but-can't-really-pull-it-off voice?! "Ya think?!?!?" That made me giggle.

Anywho, I got to work with some yellow ribbon, some red buttons, a little red flower, embroidery floss and a needle. Oh! And then I picked up some snaps at Michaels. :)

I REALLY love this bracelet. I can't wait to wear it! Yay. :) And my arms are kinda hairy. Sorry about that.

And posting this reminds me of something else crafty that I did recently...

I have my oven mitts (because they're cute) and my apron (because it's this one ... the cutest apron EVER) hanging on the wall in the kitchen. This red oven mitt was boring, so I sewed on a felt flower (from American Crafts) with blue embroidery floss. Much cuter now! I'll try to take a photo of that whole wall sometime, but it's really hard because the fridge is in the way. LOL. And I'm not sure why you'd want to see a photo of my kitchen wall...

And after I was all happy after realizing that I'm crafty, I also realized that I haven't scrapped since May 4th! FOURTEEN DAYS! So yesterday, I did two layouts and started a third. Here are the last three layouts I did:

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This shopping trip happened TWO years ago, and I've been wanting to scrap it since then. But I didn't feel inspired until now. :) I really love how it turned out. I should have taken a picture of it in better lighting. Yuck!

And then this layout I did about this cRaZy house we saw in Newport, Rhode Island. Seriously, who needs 19 ladders?! They only had 3 or 4 dudes working. Laaaa-zzzy! And this cool-awesome-neato-wow paper from Studio Calico?! Perfect for this photo! I was so excited when it arrived on my doorstep. (My friend Michelle came up with the title for this layout...)

It's been a while since I've loved a layout I've done. Like... LOVED a layout. As in... finished it and said to myself, "I LOVE THIS!" That's rare for me. So imagine my surprise, when I finished this next layout in about an hour and then said to myself, "I LOVE THIS!" It doesn't hurt that my hubby's cutey face is staring back at me.

I love that I ventured from my go-to white cardstock. Black! Me! Yay! And... I don't like chipboard much. I don't like stickers much either. So it surprised my socks off when I did this entire layout with stickers and chipboard stickers (all Sassafras except the letter stickers, which are Heidi Swapp)! LOL. I'm growing, I think... LOL.

That is all for today. Lots of photos.

And I think I may be becoming crafty...


karen m. (akaliz) said...

love the projects! and i just did two layouts and didn't use white or kraft cardstock! hooray for us!

have a great weekend

vtpuggirl said...

I think you are all about some crafty! Love these layouts, the black one is esp. amazing!

rcprncss said...

I like your scrappy posts! That bracelet is cool! Very creative! Perfect for your red shoes! Cute pages!

Bashful said...

Some way cool layouts, and I love the bracelet! Yes, you *are* crafty, LOL. :-)

Jaime Lynne said...

Some super cute stuff here. The shopping lo is one of my favorite Reyanna los to date. Glad you came to the realization that you are crafty... something that your scrapfans have known for years! ;)

Heather said...

The bracelet is adorable! You did an awesome job. I had to click on the link and check out the apron. It's gorgeous. You're very crafty, and your layouts rock!