Sunday, July 21, 2013

Facebook or bust

Well its official. Thank you to my wonderful husband for giving me the idea to also start a Facebook page. I enjoy making cards, scrapbooks and special requests and sharing these items with people to see. This website is a great place to share but I wanted another location to easily. I will continue to post here as much as I can but if there is not much going on here find my Facebook site under the same name The Joy of Scrapbooking For You and Me. I will be posting to that frequently (or as fast as items get finished).

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Projects DONE

Finally I have 2 projects that I have had sitting around that I have finished. One is a clock with my husband and daughter pictured on it when we went to the zoo.

The next is a mini chipboard album that I put together from my grandma's 90th birthday. I plan on giving it to her on Easter this year.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The second baby boy book

Here is the second baby boy book that I made over the weekend. We have a new addition to our neighborhood. I hope mom and dad enjoy keeping a few pictures in this book. Congrats to C & A on their new arrival.

Page 1 - 2

Page 3 - 4

Page 4 - 5

and a matching card

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Baby books baby books...

I have been making BOY baby books WITH matching cards all weekend. Here is one book that I made for a close family friend that is expecting a - yes- Baby boy at the end of this month. I sure hope they like it.... congrats M & K!!I will be posting the other book soon.
Front cover

1st pages

2nd pages

3rd pages

4th pages

Matching card

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Once again thank you K S for the Ebay purchase of these sets of cards.I will have plenty more to purchase as the days get cooler outside and all I want to do is make cards. Watch them being sold on Ebay under the ID of Remember if you have requests you can also submit those to me.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thank you K S for the Ebay purchase of these 2 sets of cards. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. Please watch for other sets being sold on Ebay under the ID of

Monday, August 20, 2012

I am....

I seem to be slacking a little on posting things. Really... it's been almost a year since I posted here??? It doesn't seem that long, but don't think for a minute that I am not card making. I have been a card making fool. Even though I have random cards that I make I send out a few and stock up on a lot of different types. I am thinking I might even sell some on Ebay because I don't have a need for some of them. Do you ever buy cards on Ebay? Is it worth me trying? Stay tuned I might post them here so you can purchase some of them. I do make special order cards also. Please let me know what you are in need of. Birthday? (everyone needs some of those), Anniversary? Sympathy? Congrats? Just Because? Thank You?  Just let me know and I will get them started.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Well yesterday I spent the day scrapbooking, mainly working on by daughters 6th birthday which was ladybug. I painted a chipboard book red, used box board and painted black and red pages and have different cute things going around the pages along with her pictures. I don't have it completely done so I don't have pictures yet but it is turning out so cute. I love doing little books, mainly for other people because I have a hard time storing the little books that I have. I want to display ALL of them to see but then it would be cluttered around my house (not that it isn't anyways).

Since I painted that book I am in a total painting mood I guess. Today I primered my master bath to get ready for a different color that I am purchasing on Saturday. I can't wait for the new color, its in the SAND category and should be a lot better then the pink that I have in there now. Have you had any painting catastrophes?? Let me know so I will feel better about the Pink one that I had.

I will update you later. I hope you are having a wonderful day and it's bright and sunny where you are..

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Slow moving

In past posts I mentioned that I would POST MORE. I think about doing it all the time. What's taking up my time?? Well here it is.
Making cards- yes I am doing what this blog is all about. The computer that I download cards to is so slow that I don't have the patience some days to download onto this blog. I will try to do more but I won't PROMISE. You will however see more postings from me because typing is my thing.
Working a full time job- yes I do work 7:30 - 4:30 Monday through Friday so of course that takes away from my blogging time.
Full time wife/mom- If you are either of these OR both you know what I am talking about with keeping busy with every day life. Cleaning, cooking, homework and whatever else falls into your arms.
Volunteering- this one is a HUGE list right now. Girl Scouts Co-Leader, Girl Scouts Communications Coordinator, Girl Scouts Product Manager, Access Food Pantry volunteer, Food Project Coordinator, Gosh if I missed something I feel like a crazy person.

So as you can see making cards gives me MY time. Which I love and do as often as I can. Waiting for my slllloooowww computer is hard for me to do because I have so many other things I can be doing (listed above).

In regards to the card making, because I love it so much I want to send out a big THANK YOU to my nail and hairdresser for allowing me to put a basket of handmade cards in her shop to sell for me. Lets hope that people like them and purchase them. THANK YOU!!

Until next time,
Crazy lady :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happy Graduation Austin

Thank you to Stacie for introducting me to Sherri. I had the joy of doing a scrapbook for a friends boss. Sherri was a great person to work with. She had some delays in doing a scrapbook and it was supposed to be done by a friend about 5 months ago and it fell through. I had the pleasure of doing it for her. Because it was for her son's graduation present we had to get it done within a week. She said that I could have most of it done for graduation but I did not want to give her a 1/2 completed book. So after many late nights I got this book done in 5 days. I know that she was pleased to have it completed in such a short amount of time. I hope that Austin loves it as much as his mom does. Here are a few pictures of the book, they are not the best pictures because I was in a hurry to deliver the book.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Weekend fun

This weekend was great. My family and I headed to northern California to my grandma's 90th birthday party. It was so great to see family that I haven't seen in quite some time. I am happy that I went. Here is her birthday card that I made for her. Happy Birthday Granny!!!!

A few months ago I went to a seminar with a coworker. At this seminar we learned Q T I P "Quit Taking It Personally" My coworker loved that saying so I made this wall hanger out of cd's for her birthday.

I can't wait to make more of these. I ended up with quite a few cd's just by asking around :).

Hopefully I can get more scrapbooking done this weekend with our LONG weekend ahead.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yes I am

posting more cards that I have been making.

A 50th birthday card for a dear coworker. Happy Birthday Barb!!

This pretty card went to another coworker for her 20th birthday. Happy birthday Kelbi

This special birthday card was to my supervisor. Happy Birthday Holly!!

Happy Birthday Bev!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

When I...

When I first started this blog I was hoping to get a lot of attention and followers with my cards and other projects I listed. I recently started putting a stamp on the back of my handmade items so it will attract more followers to this website. I know I don't keep up with posting things here but I am very busy making things and taking pictures of the items that I make. I hope one day I will get feedback.

Here are a few more cards that I have made.

These were sold to a few coworkers. One of the cards was sent out to my Grandma.

These 2 cards were given by my employer to a ex-coworker and her daughter. They lost their 16year old son/brother. These 2 people are very very close to my heart. It was very hard to make these cards but I am very glad that I did.

This was for another coworker that left us to another job. Amy will be missed terribly!!

Last but not least. This is a card that I made for my Mother In Law who just had surgery this week. I know she is going great but we wanted to show her we loved her with this card.

Thanks for keeping up with my occasional postings.
See you again soon!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

And I'm OFF

I am ready to roll again. The busy season of Girl Scout cookies is finally coming to an end and I can get back to posting and making cards and scrapbooks. I am so excited I have many cards to show you and scrapbook pages ready and waiting to get done. Here are a few cards that I have made while I was NOT posting to the website. Enjoy!!

A thank you card that was sent out to a customer from my employer:

A birthday card for a coworker:

A Christmas card made out of another Christmas card:

A Thank you card made for a customer from my employer:

A birthday card made for our WONDERFUL dispatcher at work:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Ok follower's I swear I am here. It has been crazy in my life lately but I have also been making cards I just haven't posted them. I will be posting a few at a time since I don't want a full page of cards. One of my favorite cards is the pig one. A supervisor at work collect pigs (for some reason, and he doesn't even raise them). I found the saying to go with it. I thought it was pretty darn funny. How about you? There is another one that says 'You Go Girl" for a lady that was leaving my work for another job. It went with a coffee mug that said the same thing.