About Me

My name is Claire and I am a native of Columbus, GA. I have been the assistant office manager for a dental office for 10 years now. I enjoying scrapbooking and have been an avid scrapper for about 9 years now. I am also a big fan of hockey and supporting our local team The Columbus Cottonmouths. Most of all I enjoying spending time with friends and family.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tri Fold Shutter Card

So I have been checking out some different sites and blogs and came across this tutorial for a tri-fold shutter card. I thought it was kinda neat and had a go at it today. I just made a simple birthday card. Turned out kinda cute, but I think I might need to add a little something to it.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Andrew's Book

Andrew is the rookie goalie this year for the Columbus Cottonmouths, and these are a few of the layouts from his book. I have done books in the past for other players. I love creating books for myself, but I think I enjoy the ones I do for others even more. There is just something about seeing the expressions on their faces as they turn the pages and and remember the events that are collected throughout the books.

I had a couple of different players to choose from this year, but Andrew made a great first impression on me when I met him. I don't think I have ever seen him without a smile on his face and he has a super personality! I certainly hope he enjoys his scrapbook and much as I am enjoying creating it for him.

Bee Mine

Happy Sunday!

Well I am a bit late, as it's already 9pm. Had a nice quiet day at the house. Watched a couple of movies and spent some time cropping and creating. I am working on a few Valentine's Cards. I have made a little bee to go on one. It's a paper piecing design from Treasure Box Designs, it has become a favorite site of mine.

I am also working on a scrapbook for one of our local hockey players. I will post a few of those pictures too.

Hope everyone has a great week!!!

The Crack Machine

I love my Cricut. It took me a long time to decide to purchase one. After I got it, I wished I had gotten it sooner! I had my first one for 2 years, and this past Christmas I upgraded to the Expression, and boy was I glad. My good friend Jill calls it "The Crack Machine", because it's addicting and I love using it.

The hardest part it all the different cartridges, I would love to have them all but can't see buying the ones that I would only use once or twice. Thank goodness we have a super duper local Scrapbook Shoppe where we are able to get together with others avid scrappers and share our cartridges and ideas. I even went as far as purchasing a software that is compatible with the Cricut that allows you to use other files that you can download off the internet and cut out with the machine. It's great!

Here is one of the first layouts I did with my Cricut using the "All Mixed Up" font cartridge. My early layouts were simple until I got the hang of all the functions and things you could do with the cartridges.

Friday, January 21, 2011


Ok...I made a promise to myself that I would try to blog everyday. It's been a busy week, had a bit of catching up to do since I missed some work thanks to the flu. Thank goodness I am feeling much better. I have had an itching to scrapbook all week, but there just hasn't been enough time.

But tomorrow and Sunday I plan on locking myself in my crop room and getting my creativity on! I will have to take a break for a few hours tomorrow for some hometown hockey!! In the meantime, here is a cute little card I made for my nephew last year. I think cards may be my thing this year....??

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Birthday Card

Ok...here goes. This is my first post to my blog. I am totally new at this, so not sure how to start off. I guess I will learn as I go. I have been a bit under the weather this weekend, and was getting a bit tired of just laying around. So I decided to get up and be a little creative. I needed a birthday card for my cousin and there was no way I was going out today, so this is what I came up with. I made it completely out of scraps. The clown and balloons are files from Treasure Box Designs.