Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Signature

Built with the Precious Blessings collab kit from Divine Digitals. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

New Creative Team Member!

I have good news.  I have been accepted as a CT member for Forever Sisters Scraps and the two partners, Robyn Pali and her sister Rachel, who designs as My Four Princesses. October will be my first full month with them.  I have done one layout for their collab kit, I am a Child of God.  I love the kit:  bold, bright, primary colors, and great elements that reflect the familiar aspects of Primary.  CTR, activity days, etc.  There’s a really cute button that says Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam.

Here’s a copy of my layout and a preview of the kit. 

I will be also hosting a Heritage challenge for the CT team.  Its not open to the public, but I’m thinking I will post them here as well to help you get started on your Heritage layouts.  We will also discuss genealogy research and what you can do to fill in the holes in your research.

I'm sorry I don't have a way for you to post your layouts here; I'd love to see them.  But do them anyway.  You'll get a lot of satisfaction out of it and your children and grand-children will thank you for it.

Since tomorrow is the first of October, here’s the challenge for this month: 

Let’s start with the very beginning.  You.  Who knows more about you than you?  Your challenge, then, should be a fairly easy one.  Make a page about you. 


1.     It should have at least one picture (maybe a baby picture?). 
2.    Dates.  When and where were you born (you can black them out for the web—don’t want that kind of information out for just anybody to find!)
3.    Tell us a little bit about you.  One paragraph will be plenty. Here are some ideas to get your juices flowing:
a.    What’s your favorite color?  Why?  What is it about that color that speaks to you?
b.    Is there any story about your birth that has become legend in the family?  For example, my family likes to tell about the day I was born.  My dad was also in the hospital for a broken ankle.  This was in the 50s, when father’s weren’t allowed in the delivery rooms and the nurses kept shoo-ing him off the maternity ward floor even, telling him he didn’t belong there.  Somehow, though, he managed to be there when they removed me from the delivery room to the nursery.  I guess that since I was his first, he didn’t realize that they hadn’t cleaned me up yet.  When he called my grandparents he told them I beautiful red hair.  My grandparents showed up at the hospital with a red-headed doll only to find a black-haired baby.  (Not that you could tell, really.  I was a practically bald until I was two years old.)
c.    What do you like to do for fun?  Or when you need to relax?
d.    How did you get your name?  Were you named after someone?  Is there a story about your name? Do you like it? Hate it? Why?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Been Gone a while

Whew!  What a week I've had.  My department at work had its annual week-long meeting.  We have people in all of our US manufacturing sites and we bring them all together once a year for a face-to-face meeting to discuss our challenges and make our plans for the next year.  This year was a great meeting and very invigorating.  But also very tiring.  I was bone weary when I went to bed last night.  But I plan to make the weekend very relaxing and by Monday I'll be back and raring to go again.

However, I've been concentrating on getting ready for this meeting and not getting much scrapping done, but that should change now.  I can concentrate on my CT duties again and play a little more as well.  I have signed up for an interesting challenge at Ginger Scraps that I will be working on for a while.  Its called "Survivor:  Grandma's Attic"  I just completed the first week's challenge:  Aging Gracefully.  The idea was to take a more current photo and age it and use both photos in a layout.  Here it is:

I used the kit, All Together Now, from Ambowife.  One of the requirements of the layout was no templates.  That made me stretch a bit.  I like to use templates; the proportions seem to come out a little better for me. 

I also have completed the siggy challenge at Gotta Pixel.  Here it is; using the Baked to Perfection kit by Lindsay Jane.  This one was lots of fun, too.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I changed my name

I've never been completely happy with Family Scrapper, but it was all I could think of at the time.  I should have used the name I've been using in my email addresses since my very first one nearly 20 years ago!  But I've finally ocme up with something that is me and that I like.  So from now on, this blog will be known as Craftmomma Scraps. 

If you're looking for the blog train freebie, scroll down, it should be there.  Thanks for stopping by.

Blog Train Fun

Wow!  217 people have downloaded my quick page.  I find that amazing!  I'm glad you all like it; I enjoy doing it for you.  So, now its the first of the month again, I'm off looking for new challenges to do.  I noticed last night they had the siggy challenge up at Gotta Pixel again, so I'll be doing that; and of course, there's the recipe card challenge at The Studio.  I wonder what other fun stuff I can find...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

All Aboard!

Woo-hoo!  my first blog train!  This should be fun.  I made a quick page for the blog train at Stuff to Scrap.  I've never done this before, so hopefully, this works out!  I love the kit colors and the minis that everyone came up with are adorable.  I can't wait until tomorrow so I can pick them up myself. 

Here's a preview of my quickpage:

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Here's the links to the other stops:

Stuff To Scrap and Beautiful Earth Scrapping
AmyDane Designs
Scrappin Serenity
Adriana's Cafe
Inkin & Thinkin
Sweet Maple
A Fish Design
Queen Bee Scraps
Growing Pains Scrapped
Leaving a Legacy
Saphira's Scraps
Pizazz Pixels
Amy's Designs
Memories by Digital Design
FamilyScrapper  <----------------   YOU ARE HERE!
Let Me Scrapbook!
The Scrappy Kat
Timeless Memories by Hailstorm Creations
Note-able Scraps
The Digi Scrapping Mama
Jensen Motley Crew Designs
Princess Scraps
Scraps N Pieces
Queen Wild Scraps

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Just finished a great template challenge over at The Studio.  The template is by Marie H and the kit is All Together Now by Ambowife.  I love girlie stuff--I guess I'm just a romantic at heart.  Anyway, this
is a picture of my grandmother at age 10 with her younger sister.  In between them on the chair are two toys.  If you enlarge the picture enough, you can see that they are a stuffed dog and a stuffed cat.  The cat looks like it could have been homemade, while the dog looks more like a mass produced toy.  I only met my dad's Aunt Charlotte once when she was over 80 years old.  She died just a couple of years later.  My grandmother has been gone since 1954, so I don't really remember her.  I just have impressions of a loving, well-padded woman, and some very vague impressions of  her home and a chair that must have been a favorite because I think of it whenever I think of her.