Sunday, January 25, 2009

A bit of what I've been working on

The From Mess to Success organizer class just wrapped up at Feeling Scrappy, and in addition to the primary organizer that was the focal point of the class, I put together a couple of small projects that I thought I'd share. Since I was the coordinator for this class, I have been working on it fairly non-stop for the last little while!

The first bonus project I designed was a pocket/purse calendar to take along to jot down appointments and dates. I came up with the calendar template for this, and then I used my Bind-it-All to bind everything together. Have I mentioned yet how much I LOVE that thing?? I bought it to finish some desk calendars I made for everyone for Christmas this year, and I am now completely addicted to using it in my projects!

The second bonus project was a dry erase organizing station. I've had it in mind to put something like this together to live on my kitchen counter, and this was the perfect opportunity. In terms of functionality with minimal time required to put it together, this project rocks!

So now that this class is over, my next project is to get my supplies back in some semblance of order. Things have gotten fairly out of control! My scrapping "space" is somewhat limited, so I've had to get creative when it comes to my options. Wish me luck!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Challenge at Feeling Scrappy...and (finally!) a new page

There is a fun new challenge going on at Feeling Scrappy that you should check out! The lucky winner will receive the Year of Cheer card class for free! Not too shabby, huh? (This is one class you certainly won't want to miss. Stacey has tons of fun stuff in store, and once the class is complete, you will have built up and organized your card stash to get you through an entire year! Isn't that terrific?)

Here is the page I finished for the challenge, the theme of which is winter/ice/etc. This was a tough one for me, since we live in the South and neither of the kiddos has ever laid eyes on more than a fraction of an inch of snow. So I opted to get creative. :o) I really need to get back on the scrapping wagon. This is one of three pages total that I finished this month. Isn't that sad? There is just so much going on with various commitments. I'm ready to get back into the swing of things!

99% of the supplies here are from various Scarlet Lime kits. I am seriously obsessed with the stickers I used for the title work and journaling on this page. The black alpha stickers are Scenic Route, and they are perfect for just about any project you can imagine, and the tiny little brown and white alpha stickers are so addicting (they are Carolee's Creations). I find myself wanting to use them on everything!

Journaling reads: On this crisp January afternoon, it was all about

tricycles for icicles
scooting for sledding
rubber balls for snowballs

Even though I do crave a dusting of white every now and then, I have to say that I just love being...
South for the Winter

Thanks for popping in!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

And the lucky winner is...

Better late than never! This week was a total blur, so let me apologize for not having this up sooner. I decided to have a bit of fun with choosing the winner, so allow me to introduce my handy little helper, my son Jack. He drew the winner for us today. :o)

Congratulations, Delia W!! Email me your information at, and I'll get your package mailed to you this week!

Thanks for playing along, everyone!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Winner...coming soon!

I promise I haven't forgotten about the drawing. This is my teaching day at the kiddos' school, so I am always running just a fudge behind! Stay tuned....

Saturday, January 3, 2009

As promised...a little (big!!) RAK

For me, the winter blahs usually set in just after the new year, when the festivities have all come and gone and I know there are still months left of cold weather, even though I'm already itching for shorts and flip-flops. (The southern girl in me would prefer spring weather to start on December 26!!) Although winter is just really getting started, I figure there is no better way to boost spirits than to offer a little RAK in the form of some scrappy goodies with a yummy spring color palate! Up for grabs here is the fabulous Tinkering Ink Botanical Bliss line. And when I say line, I mean the entire collection: 12 double-sided papers, one sheet of tabs and tags, alphabets and monograms, a package of finery and a package of transfers. This is a LOT of great stuff!

To be entered into the random drawing to win the RAK, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite season. That's it! The deadline to submit your comments is 11:59 p.m. this coming Monday, January 5.

And just because I'm feeling festive, here is a little twist: For every person who comments and mentions you by name as the one who referred him or her to All The Trimmings, you will receive one additional entry in the drawing! So start spreadin' the news. And good luck!!


A really great RAK!

My scrappy friend, Megan, has a really terrific RAK up for grabs on her blog that you really should check out! The deadline is midnight tonight, and all you have to do is leave a comment to be entered into the drawing. Check it out!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Go me!!

I received an email from Becky Fleck of Pagemaps fame at the beginning of December asking me to create a page based on one of the Pagemaps January sketches. I was thrilled!! Below is the page I put together, "You Couldn't Wait for Christmas." I am really pleased with it, and I have to say it is a great feeling to see it up on the Pagemaps site. You should check it out if you have a chance. :o)

I love this photo of Jack. He is so full of joy, and it just captures perfectly the little boy he is at this moment in time. I still am taken aback by the fact that Matt and I produced a little blond-haired blue-eyed child (actually, TWO of them! lol). It is so hard to believe he is already three whole years old. For those of you who don't know, his birthday is December 20, so I thought a little page that reflected on both his first Christmas and this one (his fourth!!) would be neat.

Journaling: Jack, three years ago to this very day, you surprised us by arriving nearly two weeks early. Just like today, even way back then...You couldn't wait for Christmas.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check in this weekend for a little giveaway I have planned. :o)
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I'm baaaack!

No more excuses. Time to sit down and get started being a good blogger again, starting now. There are so many things to report, but I thought it would be good to start right at the beginning, with the reason for all of this in the first place: some recent pages. The Feeling Scrappy sketch class wrapped at the end of November, and I can say without any hesitation that those four weeks were, by far, the most productive time I've ever had when it comes to my scrapbooking! I think I finished something like 12 pages, which for a painfully slooooow scrapper like myself is quite huge. And I'm glad I had that productive time just before the holiday craziness ensued. I have had so little time to sit down at my desk and work on pages, it's obscene. I am really missing it. The slide show below mainly includes pages from the sketch class, but a couple are for challenges at Feeling Scrappy, too.

I've decided this year is going to be my no-excuses year. I am making two goals for myself, ones that are ambitious, but not unattainable.
1. To get at least one page published. I really, really want that.
2. To contribute a writing sample to the major scrapping magazines. Matt is so great. He keeps saying, "Amy - it's a no-brainer. You're a talented scrapbooker, but you're an even better writer. There are lots of people with one of those two skills, but probably very few with both." I guess we'll see about that. ;o)

I have been assigned the privilege of coordinating the next class at Feeling Scrappy, something I'm very excited about. The class is called From Mess to Success, and during the 10 days the class runs, we will be creating from start to finish an organizer to help kick-start your new year and get you on the track to staying on top of all of the craziness that comes your way! There will be a totally personalizable and user-friendly format with tons of options for tailoring things specifically to fit your needs. I am really proud of how everything is coming together, and I would love to see all of you there! The class will run from January 15-24, so there is still plenty of time to get signed up! And right on the heels of that class will come two others you are also sure to love, a card class coordinated by Stacey and the third installment of Sketchapalooza. It's going to be a great winter/spring at Feeling Scrappy!

Oh! There is something great I failed to mention. Sign up for the From Mess to Success class and the Year of Cheer class by January 14, and you will get both of them for $18! That is a serious bargain! Click here for all of the details for how to get signed up.

That will be it for now. Time to watch some football. :o)