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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Snow Photo's 


I love snow, but I think we have had enough now! LOL


This is my 78 year old mom out pretending to shoveling snow so I 
could have some snow photo's with people in them to scrapbook with! 
Now that's true love! 


My mom, and her spoiled rotten little dog "Baby"! She really lover's her!


This is what Baby looked like after she played in the snow! She was covered up in fun snowballs. 

Baby's first time in the snow! She was jumping up, and down like a rabbit. It was SO funny!

 Our snow covered pine tree, with hanging pine cones! Beautiful! 

This is our Maple tree with two bunches of hanging mistletoe! Well I 
hope you enjoyed the photo's! Till next time Happy Scrapping! 
Love Penny
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Monday, March 02, 2015

Cabbage Stew - Crockpot

 It's what's for dinner

This is one of my all time favorite soup/stews! Yummy! 
1/2 to 1 whole head of chopped cabbage
1 bag baby carrots
2 packages of Keilbasa sausage cut into about 1 inch slices.
4-6 potatoes cut into med. size pieces
1 large onion
3-4 cups of water
Seasoning to your taste, but I usually use:
1 Tablespoon parsley
1 tsp Italian seasoning
just a few shakes of:
Celery seeds
Rosemary
Oregano
Pepper
and after it's cooked add some salt, otherwise the potatoes will soak up all 

the salt while it cooks.
I usually cook it on high for about 5 hours in my crock pot, or until the onion's,

cabbage, and potatoes are soft.
This would be a great dish to take to a crop party! Till next time 
Happy Scrapping!
Love Penny
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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Published Again with Scrap N Art

Scrap n' Art Online Magazine

Great new's again this morning! 
With their help I get to add this again to my blog! Whoo Hoo...two months in a row! Thanks again! 

Here is a link to their website Scrap N Art if you'd like to check out their great online magazine! Here is a link to their facebook page as well: Scrap N Art Facebook , and here is their Pinterest board: Scrap N Art Pinterest  Well till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Snow Photo's 

So the weather man said we were getting 1 - 2 inches, so I was not surprised to wake up to almost 9 inches of snow this morning! That being said it was lovely outside, so I grabbed my camera, my boyfriend's thick coat, and out I go! 

These are a few that caught my eye. Enjoy! 
 These two photo's are the from the dogwood tree in my front yard. 

This is the view down my street, trust me it's not usually nearly this pretty. 

I bet the mailman is going to hate dealing with this all day! 

 The tall pine tree in front of my home. Lovely!

 The school across the street from me,  It's lovely no matter what time of year it is. 

The rear of the school, where it back's up to the mountain. 
 This is my deck where is show's pretty well how deep the snow was! 

 I loved this shot of the fire hydrant.  I looked like a Santa Claus to me! 
 The tree's leading up the mountain.  I'll be posting more tomorrow of some of my other snow day shots.  Lot's of great fun here! 
Till next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny, P.s. Stay warm! 
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Winter Snow Photography

I love this photo of the winter snow here.  It makes me want to curl up under a good blanket, and throw a log on a fireplace.  Along with a lot of people this year we have gotten our fair share of snow.  Come summertime I'll be dreaming about this, but right now it's pretty chilly! I know you can't make a girl happy! 

I going to make this into an all white scrapbook layout soon.  When I do I'll post it for you! Then next time, Happy Scrapping, and stay warm! Love Penny
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Boy's Scrapbook Embellishments - Pinterest

Well as promised I made a Pinterest Board for: 

Boy's Scrapbook Embellishment's

Here are some of my favorite pin's from that board! 

DIY Origami Shirt with Card
Folded Shirt; Which was found here: Directions on how to fold shirt

Great tutorial on how to make quilted (or pieced) feathers. Check it out and accessorize all of your sewing projects with this trendy trick!
Washi Tape, scrap paper, or fabric feathers; Which was found here: Little Bit Funky

Stampin' Up!, Baby, Punch Art card
Baby Carriage made from punches: Which was found here: Tamara's Paper Trail

Fun Fabric Flowers! Could use as embellishments on a bulletin board or picture frame!
Boy's Flower's; Which are from here: Happy Little Heart

Bonfire Card - Free Template - This would be great for a summer party invite
Campfire: Which is from here: Stamp N Design's

Hope you have fun looking at these great idea's, and perhap's have time to check out these great blogs.  Till next time! Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New Pinterest Board - Girl Scrapbooking Embellishments

Well most of you know I have a serious Pinterest addiction.  So today I updated my boards with a new board: 

Girl's Scrapbook Embellishments

Here are a few of my favorite pin's / projects for that board so far:
Tutorial for butterflies used in magic exploding box - tips!

Painted butterflies: Which is from this site: Magic Boxes

Mothers Day Hats by Charminglycreative - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Mother's Day Hats: Which is from this site: Charmingly Creative


diy baby shower invitations | Funsie Onesie Invitations
Baby Oneies: Which is from Paper Jewel Designs

vintage paper doll crafting (not really a doll..just clothes) for decorating cards, pkgs, scrapbooks, etc.
Ladies Paper Dresses: Which is from: Deck the Halls

Paper Owl Printable - Pink Layered Papercraft Embellishment for Card Making Gift Tag Party Decoration via Etsy
Paper Pieced Owl: Which is from This Etsy Shop

I wanted a fun board where I could go look at homemade scrapbooking embellishments for girl page's. Here is a link in case any of you would be interested in seeing some great embellishment idea's.  Girl Scrapbooking Embellishments. Hope you have fun check out some of those blog's as well!  I will be making an embellishment board for boy's soon! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Mother's Love - My Mind's Eye

This is another layout from my mom's Christmas heritage album.  The photo is of me as a child,  The journaling reads: Mom, and I in our very best Easter outfits.  She had just given me a perm.  I'm sure she loved it, but I know I could have cared less about the dress, or the hair.  I do love my mom however! 1963

The supplies for this layout are as follows:
Pattern paper and "love" title - My Mind's Eye
Punched photo corners, and strip, and tiny flowers were made using a Martha Stewart punches.
Ribbon - Offray
Button - Unknown
Cardstock - Bazzill
Brads - Spare Parts
Glitter Glue - Studio G
Grey vellum - unknown
Tags - Papershapers, Whale of a Punch

Thanks for looking, and remember your mom this Valentine's Day! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Monster Two Page Scrapbook layout


Today I am sharing a two page monster sketch layout designed by 
Tina Sanchez DiFiore.
I think this design is great, and would work lovely with any kid's photos. I love how 
the monster's are positioned on the page, and all the bright colors! 
Thanks Tina for letting me post your work! 
The paper for this layout is from Paper House they have a great selection of items.
Till next time
Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I recieved great news today, one of my heritage layout's will be published in Scrap N Art (this is a click-able link for their site if you would like to check out their wonderful site) online magazine! It will either be in one of their upcoming editons! This is fabulous news, and my mom will be thrilled as it is a photo of her, and my aunt! Be sure, and check it out, and "Thank you" Scrap N Art! Love Penny
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

My Mind's Eye - Family - Heritage layout

This is a layout of my aunt Rose, my brother James, my mom Frances, and my aunt's granddaughter Mary Elizabeth.  I don't remember who made the background paper, or the butterfly paper, but the pattern photo frame was made by My Mind's Eye.  

The flower in the bottom left was made with two punches.  The larger flower was made with a McGill Perfect Petals punch, and the center punch I think may have also been McGill but I am not certain of that. The flowers on the right hand side of the page were won in a blog contest from Evila French Evila TheCrafter French.  That is the name you will find her under on 
Facebook, she is a really sweet lady.  

The butterflies were made with two punches by Martha Stewart, and some Studio G 
glitter glue. The title was made using punch out alphabets from Colorbok.  The tag was 
made using a punch by Paper Shapers.  The ribbon is unknown. The buttons were 
bought at Wal-Mart about 2 years ago.  The bling dots were also from Studio G. 

The paper doily was made for a food tray by Wilton, and may, or may not be acid free, 
but they work for me. I have had the lace forever. It always feels great to use up your 
older supplies! 
Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Mind's Eye - My Grandpa - Heritage layout


This is a layout of my grandfather during his 90th birthday celebration.  In the photo are my grandparents Reed, and Nancy, and my mom Frances.  The background paper, and most of the embellishments on this layout were made by My Mind's Eye.  I adore their supplies, and I love the quality of their paper! I don't remember who made the butterfly pattern paper, sorry.

The tiny flowers are from Prima, the doily is from the Wilton baking section that I distressed the edges with using Tim Holtz inks. ( my frugal tip today ) The tags on the title were from a sheet of scrapbook paper that had the alphabet tags printed on them, and you just cut them out, I have had them for years. The ribbon is from Offray.

I also used glitter glue by Studio G, and brads by Spare Parts. The arrow was made using a punch. I also added sequins under the brads on the main photo. I hope I am teaching you how to use up your older supplies instead of just letting them sit on your shelves. Well until tomorrow Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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My Mind's Eye - Timeless Treasure - Heritage Layout, Frugal Scrapbooking 


Another heritage layout! This one also features pattern paper by "My Mind's Eye". I love their paper, and I decided it was time I started using it instead of just fondling it! :) I also think the journaling block may have been made by them but, I am not sure about that.  The lady in this photo is my Great-grandmother on my grandfather's side. Her name was Tennessee Smith, she married Robert Henson, and had my grandfather Reed. I'm guessing this photo was taken sometime around 1920, or 30's.  She lived on "Hoiser Mill" row in Bridgeport, AL. She is buired on Sand Mountain, AL., somewhere in a family plot. I would love to vist her grave one day.

The metal studs, and the ribbon holder on this page were cut off of a ladies belt. The flower's on the lower left are from a "wallie" or a wallpaper cut out, and those are my frugal tips for you today! The photo mat was a light pink cardstock that I distressed with Tim Holtz ink after I tore the edges.  The lace doily was also ink distressed, and was made by Wilton cake, and wedding supplies. The ribbon trim is unknown as I have had it forever, and it came from my sewing supplies.

The title is from "Hot Off The Press" and has been in my stash for about 14 years, so never give up on finding a use for those older supplies! The sticker on the left hand side in the shape of a book is by "Crafty Secrets Heartwarming" sticker sheet. The green bling is from Studio G. The photo corners are unknown, but I think they came from Dollar Tree.

I will fill in the journaling block later as my handwriting is terrible! Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My Mind's Eye - Family Roots - Heritage layout - Frugal scrapbooking 


This layout features my great-grandmother on my mother's side of the family, and her mother. Sorry the photo is not of better quality. The lady seated on the right is Ida (McCampbell) Hughes-Whittenburg. She was my great-grandmother. She was married twice. Once to a Hughes man, and then to George Whittenburg. She died from we think Alzheimer's disease, and pneumonia. She had several children: Paul, Bruce, Grace, Kate, and Nancy. Nancy was the only one who was a Whittenburg, and she was my grandmother. The woman on her left is Ida's mother who was Amanda M McCampbell.Born in 1845.

George William Whittenburg came from a town in Germany by the name of Whittenburg. He was a a ventriloquist on a steamboat when they met. He also worked on the railroad, and fought in the Spanish - American War. He died of cancer of the stomach. George, and Ida are both buried at Rocky Spring's Cemetery.  So much for my family history, let's get back to scrapbooking!

The pattern paper's, photo frame, and the title block were all made by "My Mind's Eye".  I love how the ladies sitting on the porch remind me of how the bird's on the pattern paper are perched on the branch!

The flowers on the title are from "Prima".  The tree shape is from a punch from "Paper Shapers". I then added glitter glue to the punched out tree form.  The flower's in the lower left were made with "McGill Perfect Petals" punches, and a purchased flower I think from "Prima".  The center of the flower was made using a "Martha Stewart" starburst punch.  The circle punch is from "McGill" also.  The buttons are from my massive button collection! (Yes, I love buttons!)

The journaling block (I will fill this out later as my handwriting is horrible) is unknown, but it maybe from "My Mind's Eye" as well.  The sticker on the bottom of the block that say's "treasure" is from I think "Making Memories".  I hand cut the banner on the top left.  The clock face is from a pair of earrings (frugal tip) that I took apart. The ribbon is from "Offray".  Glitter glue was made by "Studio G". The brads are from "Studio G", and "Spare Parts". I hope I have inspired you to do a little family research yourself!
 Til next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Lovely Ladies - Heritage Layout - Frugal Scrapbooking, Punches, 
Photo temporairly removed for publication in Scrap N Art Online Magazine 2015 edition. Their link is clickable so be sure and check out their site.  Here is their facebook link. Scrap N Art. This image will be re-posted as soon as possible, Thanks for understanding! Love Penny

This is a layout I did for my mom's Christmas album.  My mom is the one in the center, and my aunt Laura is the one on the right. She was married to my mom's brother George Henson. I don't recall what pattern paper this is but I loved the pattern with this black, and white photo.  The photo was taken by George Moody of the New's Free Press, but I don't know what article it was taken for.

The "Ladies" part of the title was really a sign meant for the door of a ladies restroom. (So yes I will use anything on my layouts). The flowers were made by myself, and my 9 year old granddaughter.  We love crafting together. The punches are McGill Perfect Petals, and the center of the flower on the bottom right was made using a Martha Stewart sunburst punch.

The butterflies were also made using a Martha Stewart punches.  The large checkered brad is cloth covered but I don't remember the manufacturer, perhaps Queen & Co.. The flower's in the "ladies" sign are also brads. The rest of the brads were made by Spare Parts.

The washi tape on the upper right was made by Studio G.  The swirl stickers were made by Stickapotamus.
The large black ribbon is from Holiday Time which is a Wal-Mart brand. The red ribbon has a velvet texture and is unknown.  The white bow is from Wilton cake, and wedding supplies.  I also used Studio G glitter glue.  The tiny tag is accessorized with a Paper Shaper's heart punch, and the arrow is a punch as well. I don't recall who made the camera sticker, sorry.

I hope I have inspired you today, till tomorrow Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Monday, November 17, 2014

My Mind's Eye - Wild Rose -Heritage Layout - Frugal Scrapbooking

I'm still working on my mom's Christmas album, and the latest addition is this layout of my Aunt Rose.  The title for this layout was actually cut from the outer cardstock title of a pack of paper by Colorbok.  The title was "Wild Rose", and since that was my aunt's name, and I liked the graphic design of it, I chose to use it on her layout. (another frugal tip)

The pattern paper on this layout is from My Mind's Eye. The border strip at the bottom of the page is from the "Wild Rose" paper pack. The tag is from K & Co., but I added additional embellishments to it. The flowers on the tag are from Prima, and the stickers are from Making Memories.  The brads are from Spare Parts.

The buttons are from my button collection that I have had for years, along with the lace on the tag. (another frugal tip, don't forget to look at your sewing goodies for items that can be used on pages.) The Washi tape, and the bling dots are from Studio G. The large flower was made with McGill Perfect Petal punches.

I also used Tim Holtz distress ink, and Studio G glitter glue.  Hope you are enjoying this process of making this Heritage album as much as I am. Til next time Happy Scrapping. Love Penny
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