Category Archives: scrapbooking


6x6-pretty-kitty-diane-zechman.jpgOK, all you scrapbookers out there….please don’t laugh!  LOL.  I’m still a newbie at scrapping and I really am trying….really….I am!  😉  This page just seems a bit busy doesn’t it?  hehe.  Well, I’ll try to learn from it.  What I really wanted to share with you is the stamped images.  C.C. Designs will be releasing some cute new sets next week and this is my first sneak peek.  This set is called Pretty Kitties and includes 2 cats, some words and a little mouse.  The words “Pretty kitty” and “one cool cat” were stamped directly onto the photos.  Another new set was used here called “All The Months” which is just what the title describes…all of the months in a super cute font!  When I saw the cat stamps and the month words, I thought it would be the “purr-fect” time to scrap some kitty photos!  Henrietta is no longer with us.  She lived to be about 13 and she was such a nice cat.  Well, she could get naughty too!  LOL.  She even managed to open the screen door!  The photo above shows one of her favorite spots that she liked to sleep.  I could never keep flowers planted in this little flower box because she would lay right in the dirt with them.  The flowers would die and dirt was dumped everywhere so I eventually gave up and let her sleep there.  The flowers look so pretty in the box right now and I think of her everytime I see them.   

6x6-cool-cat-diane-zechman.jpgHere’s the other kitty in the stamp set.  They sure have personality!  The brown mouse on the right was colored and popped up.  I stamped the crown from the first kitty and cut it out, attaching it to the photo.  How fitting…. she sure acted like a princess at times!  Some Stickles was added to the flowers and crowns for sparkle.  Gotta have some bling!  Check back tomorrow for another sneak peek and check the ATS blog for more great samples.

stamps- Pretty Kitties, All The Months- C.C. Designs

paper- Regal Rose, Apricot, Wasabi, White, Pumpkin, Bliss Blue

ink- Black, Pumpkin, Wasabi

accessories- circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Arrows die, gel pen, Primas, Stickles, Copic markers

a crisp fall day

I am branching out of my comfort zone here. The only scrapbooking I’ve done is about 5 pages, a few 6×6 recipe pages, and 2 layouts that were made at the SU! regionals I attended. I really never thought that I’d be interested in scrapbooking but I learned a long time ago to “never say never”. 😉 A few years ago I had a wonderful secret sister who put so much thought into her gift and made me a 6×6 album of pages that were stamped and ready for pictures to be added. I’ll never forget how surprised I was at this thoughtful gift! It is one to cherish! Well, this was the time I would have to say that piqued my interest in scrapbooking.
So now, I am participating in a 2 page 6×6 swap with some friends. I was assigned the theme of “fall” and here’s what I made to swap. I needed to make 22 of these so I hope there won’t be 21 disappointed ladies! LOL. The little acorn was stamped “second generation” to make it lighter. (It was stamped on scrap paper once and then onto the circle without re-inking) I thought it would be nice to write the date that the photo was taken on top of the acorn. And after piercing all of the holes, I still had it in my mind that I wanted some stitches in certain areas so I drug out the sewing machine for a few more accents. I need to move on now to some other projects but if you have any scrapbooking advice, I’d love to hear your thoughts!


stamps- Big Deal alphabet, Karen Foster Snap Stamps, Autumn Fest
paper- Olive, non-SU, Apple Cider ds paper
ink- Choc. Chip, Rust, Mustard, Pumpkin
accessories- Scallop Circle punch, Photo Corners punch, Coluzzle, circle punches, Paper Piercing tools, copper brad, sewing machine