Friday, September 3, 2010

Days 1 & 2

Here's the first 2 pages for my Learn Something New album. My classmates are going to learn a lot of stuff about me and IVF. I hope their ready.

Pattern Paper - Studio Calico; Mists - Maya Road

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Getting ready for a busy September.

I was surprised to see that Shimelle linked my album up on her blog today. I got a little excited to see my name on her blog. I'm ready to start my learning tomorrow. I have a fresh memory card in the camera. And the batteries are all charge up. I may even use my iPhone for some of the photos.

And the best news is that we are going to start IVF on schedule. I have a cyst on my right ovary that the Dr was worried about. But it's not producing hormones, so after a small prick tomorrow, it shouldn't be any problem.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Learn Something New 2010

Here's my album for this year's version of Shimelle's "Learn Something New Everyday" class. I can't believe it's been going on since 2006. I have a few half or mostly complete albums. This year I vow to finish my album.

This year is a little special. Since we should start IVF on the 2nd. This year's class runs a great time for me. Whether or not our journey ends up like we hope, I should have a lot to learn this year.

So I decided to use a homemade album this year. I made covers from canvas. The covers are about 5.5"x7.5". I wrapped chipboard with the canvas and sewed the edges. I added grommets for the book rings.

Supplies: Pattern Paper - Studio Calico; Cardstock- Bazzill; Canvas; foam letter stickers - American Crafts; Square Fabric covered brad - K & Company; Pink Elastic - Paper Salon; Maya Mists

The inside pages were made from Kraft Bazzill. I made pocket pages that are about 5"x7". I wanted a place to write a lot of journaling. I plan on writing a little about what I learn on the outside of the page. But I wanted a place to write more private stuff, if I need it. I can also put extra photos in the pockets.

The inside pages do have some pattern papers on them. I plan of adding embellishments and photos as I go along. I used papers Studio Calico, Sassafras Lass, and Lily Bee. The Studio Calico papers are from the Home Front collection. And the other papers were part of August 09 Studio Calico kit, "Over the Rainbow".
So now I'm just waiting on Sept. to roll around.

Monday, August 16, 2010

One last page

This is the last page I got done for the challenges at It was a busy weekend that started with me going to CKC Charlotte on Friday. I have all the challenges printed out. I plan on getting more of them done in the coming weeks.

Here's a direct link to this challenge. Scrap with Pink.Supplies:
Pink papers - Crystal Wilkerson Funky Polka Dot Paper
Kraft paper - Jessica Sprague You Are Awsome
Font - Impact and Georgia
Photo taken with Hipstamatic app for iPhone


Another challenge page. See all the challenges here at
Here's a direct link to this Quadrant Challenge.

And as I did these pages, I realized how simple I digi scrap. My paper pages are much more complex than the digi ones.

Anyway, here's my page for this challenge.

Blue papers - Crystal Wilkerson Funky Polka Dot Paper
Kraft paper - Jessica Sprague You Are Awsome
Vintage photo frame - KitschyDigitals Vintage Photo Frames
Font - Courier

A digital page

Here's another page for the challenges at I'm glad I got a few pages done.
Here's the direct link for this challenge, use the Pink Polka Dot Alphabet.

And here's my page.

Green Dot paper - Crystal Wilkerson Funky Polka Dot Paper
Kraft paper - Jessica Sprague You Are Awsome
Photos taking via iPhone Hipsamatic app

Shimelle challenges

Kraft paper - Jessica Sprague You Are Awsome
All other papers - Karen Funk Paisley Pop Papers
Label Stamp - Jen Allyson Labels
Font - Courier

Here's a page I did for the challenges at
Here's a direct link to this challenge Pages with Circles challenge.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Trying out a new iPhone app

Just testing out a new way to blog. I have to find an app that works.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Testing my settings.

Grand Canyon photo

~ Connie

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

iPhones and the App store are the best!

I don't know what took me so long to get an iPhone. The things this thing will do are amazing. Right now, I'm using Glue to post to my very neglected blog. Hopefully being able to post from my iPhone will help me post more.

EDIT: Well, Glue isn't working that great for me. It's posting the titles for the posts, but I'm having to manually add the text for the entry. Now that defeats the purpose of posting from Glue. Maybe they can get that corrects, so I can use it.

Still testing

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Too Much Tea...

Drinking a couple glasses of sweet iced tea at dinner, leads to blog posts at 1:22 am. I knew I shouldn't drink them. But they were so good.

Since I'm up, here's a page I did for my class. Shimelle offered up a challenge to use pattern paper, metals, ribbons and cardstock on a page.

So here's mine.
(The cardstock label holder was cut from scraps and I've had it for at least 4 years.)

Use all the supplies from this week on a page.
Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern paper - Basic Grey; Ribbon - Michaels; Letter stickers, metal snaps and brads - Making Memories; Die Cut Label Holder made from Bazzill cardstock and Sizzix Die

Friday, March 19, 2010

I only use this blog to document Shimelle classes.

I think the title says it all. I only seem to post when I'm doing a class with

I'm taking this one right now.

Here's the layouts I've done so far.

Using metals.
Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern Tape - Michael's; Letters - Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Pattern paper - Basic Grey; Metal Snaps and Brad - Making Memories; Filigree Circle - Unknown

Using Pattern Paper
Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern Papers - Collage Press; Basic Grey; Love, Elsie; Making Memories
Chipboard Frame - Sassafras Lass; Letters - Basic Grey

Using Ribbon.
Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern Paper - Love, Elsie; Ribbon - Offray; Journaling Sticker - Luxe Designs; Letters - Basic Grey; Stapler - Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Using Cardstock.
Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Journaling Block - Shimelle Printable; Letters - American Crafts; Stapler - Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.