I wanted to post his page up for http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/ I looked at all the other lovely projects and would like to post mine as well.  I swear I am always blown away by the talent some people have.

Michaels craft store had this awesome line of paper this year called 

Recollections RAVENHEAD MANOR it is just awesome and actually goes well with the My minds eye Haunted line.  I was all over these two lines this year.  I also saw a sweet layout at scrapbook.com  by Penny lane..it is here  

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/527639/view/2945105/-1/1.html  I really loved how she used the little banner and totally knew I had to do it with crape paper.  Thank you so much PennyLane for an awesome Idea…

This photo was a bit blurry as it was my old camera nearing the end of its life.  But I was so in love with it, and it was a moment that really could not have been recreated. 

So any way Thank you for looking Smile

I swear I am the biggest blog slacker in the world!   So I will try yet again to update this poor thing like normal humans do.


so here it is 2 days before Halloween.  I have made many projects and pages but have not posted them and I feel it should be done right now.


I always scrap last years photos this year.. if that makes since..

so here we have Scott with his booty from Halloween night..


Melanie and Tiff carving pumpkins.. I love the haunted line from My minds eye.  It has a awesome paper bag feel and color  to it.


This is Bud Bud last year.  He is so funny he loves to go door to door and look inside peoples homes.


Markies big bar from Halloween night


I have this odd way of making many little hanger things.. Luckily my sister is more than happy to snap them up for her apt.



as you can see I love crape paper.  It gives such a fun touch and if you are careful you can use glimmer mist on it to add sparkle.

Up next is a fun sugar skull I made.  Looking back I know I could have done better but at the time I was not home so I had to make due with what I had in my scrap bag.


so yet again I promise to keep up my blog..  Perhaps it will be easier now that my hubby has a new job.  I also hope to be moving from this apt soon.  Keep your fingers crossed we need more room.

My computer hard drive crashed.  It was a dark day in the Baccus House hold.  It took a week to get the computer fixed and I lost all of my links and favorites.. :(  I'm slowly getting back to my normal on-line routine.


Today is Mothers day and I would LOVE to wish all the Moms that visit a very warm holiday.  I know today will be the best for all of you.


The past few weeks I made quite a few pages that I will share with you..

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This past weekend was full of fun.  We had a BBQ at the park with my SIL it was just a perfect day.  Nothing beats being outside and cooking over an open flame.  :)

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So that's about it for today I'm going to enjoy the rest of my Mothers day and DO NOTHING :)


Ok so when I made the blue moon page in the last post I took some pics along the way.


I first went and rifled through my husbands tool box.  I found all sorts of fun stuff to use. 

One of them was a Ceiling light mount plate..it was a neat circle with some lines and screw holes in them.

I got some washers in various sizes

a Rubber ‘O’ ring

Duct tape

Electrical tape which just happened to be a violet color.

I had a old Priority mailer from the post office and tore that sucker up as my base.


I laid out my washers and what not in a nice pattern.  and misted them up with Graphite, and riptide glimmer mists. 

then waited for it to dry up….


awesome yeah?  who needs to buy masks anyway when you can make them from junk in your hubbys tool box…


So duct tape?  I had to decide how to use it.  Well I've been on this major flower kick lately.  Cousin showed me how to make these cute little paper or felt flowers and I thought YES so doing this with duct tape..

So first we need to make a sheet of tape.. its the basic idea for making nearly anything out of duct tape.  you have to lay out your tape sticky sides together.

See that glass mat I use its pretty vital.. If you have like a plastic table or something that would be fine too but the duct tape can really hurt your “wood”  it is pretty sticky and I do not want to risk pulling up the veneer on this desk.

so you start with a strip of tape and lay it sticky side up:



Next you take another strip of tape (sticky side down)  and lay it over half of the sticky side up tape.. you will have something like this:



Ok now do that again on the other sticky side…sorta out of focus..


Ok then peel off your tape and flip it over. Fold up the sticky sides to cover the middle of the tape..



so you end up with something like this.


Ok so now you have a strip of duct tape:


Next cut off a end to cut out a circle  Cousin showed me this.  you cut a square and then just round it out to a circle.  It works pretty good and really it doesn't have to be exact.



Ok now cut a spiral  out of that circle..leave a good sized tag in the center you will need that for glue later..


Ok now we have to roll the flowers.  Best to use like tweezerbees you do not have to hold pressure on them to keep them closed. start at the corner on the outside of the circle and twist twist it around till you get to your tag..


I hold mine like this then slather some 3in1 glue on the spiral of the flower.  pop down my tab to cover and hold it there

IMG_0572 I then yank out my tweezers cuz the sticky part of the tape kind of holds it a bit.  I bet you could stick glitter on there and have it hold pretty good..


So there you go a Duct tape flower.  I only had plain duct tape but I have seen it in all sorts of awesome colors.  Can you guess what's on my shopping list?  So I did the excact same thing for the electrical tape flowers..


I covered my washers in a single crochet.  If you can crochet its really quick.  Just use the center of the washer.. I really like how they look covered. 



SO yeah that's pretty much it.  OH yea I did have to tear my cardboard down a bit mroe as it would not fit into the page protector I wish I'd had done that at the very start.. But I had to add some purplish pink glimmer mist because I found the electrical tape later and really wanted that color pop.  all in all Im pretty happy with this layout and you can bet there will be more duct tape roses in my layouts to come :)


Ok so in a recap I just want you all to know that scrapbook supplies are not limited to he Scrapbook store.  I really want to try some flowers made out of screen material, fabric and anything else I can cut in a spiral. 

SO this week Im helping out at my LSS. Its nothing special but I do get to spend time in the shop and be out of the house. In fact I write from the shop right now. WHEEEE!

I had planed on doing a blog post with some tutorals but alas.. my pictures are not on this computer lol. anyway I will post some news and stuff.

The new mojo is up the prompt is to use a line from The Wizard of Oz. I used "How do you like them apples" Which I'm sure the scarecrow said when the trees threw the apples tho I didn't go and re-watch themove to make sure so who knows maybe I made it up in my head.

Thats my page.

I also made a page using no Patterend paper and got sort of wild and made duct tape and electrition tape flowers ha! imagine that..

The prompt over at Bluemoon scrapbooing was to use stuff from a hardware store. I kind of got carried away.. BUT I really like the tape flowers.. I think Im going to make more with the awesome colors fo duct tape they have. I used washers and all sorts of hard ware stuff as masks it was kind of fun. Then for giggles I crocheted around a couple of washers. I love doing that something so simple looks so nice. In fact last year I made necklace out of covered washers.

I Did not bring my camera today but I think I want to take a few pics of my week here in the Scrap store. It would make a fun mini-book.. I mean really its not like I get out to do much anyway so I may as well document this. Ok Folks maybe I should stop playing on the computer and go straighten racks or paper..

has it really been this long since I made a Blog post?  I’ve got to stop doing that.


OK so Over at my LSS I entered a layout contest.  You only had to use paper they sell in the store.  I'm telling you they have a TON of papers.

Well guess what?  I totally won!!!  100_2055

Cosmo cricket helped me to win!   I won a 50 dollar gift cert.  Which I spent yesterday and got the new Cosmo Cricket  Material girl and Garden Variety along with tiny type alphas.. I have yet to break into them, but I sooo cannot wait!

Ok so for my Valentine/Anniversary (or Val-a-versary as I call it…)gift I got a new camera.  A Canon XS20!  Its no Rebel but after many hours of research I feel its the right camera for me.  I hardly could ever afford to buy the fab lenses I would so desperately want with the rebel.  At least with my lower end cam I can use the awesome zoom it comes with and be happy.  It by no means will compete with the higher end cams with those type of lenses, but I will be happy to have a bit of both worlds in the zoom and the macro..


here are a few shots I've gotten that I like as I learn the camera


a birdie in my tree



At the A&W in Modesto..




The moon



Ok so now here is a page I made at the Midnight crop last week. 


I adore those pictures of Markie.  We went to Columbia Ca and had a super nice day It was the first super sunny day  in a few weeks so we took advantage.. That and I got my camera the night before so woohoo for pictures.


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ok so that was a lovely day.  Anyway this poor blog post is getting long if I would just update more than once per month it would not be so bad.   

I also got some new glimmer mist but I’ll save that I guess…