Sunday, August 30, 2009

Full of Wonder

I used my Close to My Heart stamps again. I love them.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Backpack Tag

Canyon's preschool asked for the kids to bring plain backpacks to school. They didn't want anything with a character on it especially. Well, of course, he wanted a character. I talked him into a plain one and told him I would put a picture of him on it. I sorta did that.

This was so much fun to make. I used some of my Cosmo Lil' Man scraps. Love the line.

The blue dots are where I blocked out his last name. I wasn't sure this was necessary, but I guess you can never be too careful.

"this way for more trouble" was printed on the bottom of the paper in this line to tell you to flip it over. These little sayings are so cute.

I took it to Office Depot and got it laminated. Here it is on his backpack.

The tag was so thick that the laminate wouldn't seal close to the edge, so I tried sewing it so that it would be at least somewhat waterproof.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What Is That???

"What is that? What is that?" I find myself asking my son this question over and over again in an attempt to keep myself from chewing him out. It is a rhetorical question, I know exactly what "that" is. It is my Cricut spatula in the sand box.

Honestly, the places I find this thing. Canyon rarely touches any of my scrapping supplies, but he just cannot keep his hands off my spatula.
I'm pretty sure at this point I could write a short story entitled "The Adventures of Spatula". It has been a diving board for little army dudes, a sword for alien invaders, a spoon (yes it has been used in cereal), some kind of race car forklift and numerous others that I can't even remember right now.
So, what is the lure of the spatula? It just seems to call to him. I can never find it, he always knows right where it is.
It is bent, and dented (from army guy feet, I'm sure), but the thing still works great.

I thought about buying myself a new one, and letting him have my old one. But, I know if I gave him one he would probably never pick it up again.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Watch Out!

I adore this paper line. This is the new Abbey Road Stomp from My Mind's Eye. Cathy got in the whole line at The Playground. Isn't the Pterodactyl up in the corner the cutest thing? (yes, I had to look up how to spell Pterodactyl)

The pic is Marissa at Dino-Land in Disney's Animal Kingdom. I sure do miss those pigtails.

I used photoshop and removed a cast member cleaning up the park from the background. I am quite proud of myself for pulling it off!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Haunted House

This is this years Halloween line from My Minds Eye. It is new at The Playground this week.
I live by the rule "you can never have too many Halloween decorations", so I decided to make this cute little haunted house with it.
Please ignore all the junk in the yard, we are redoing our deck. Sorry the last pictures are blurry, it started to sprinkle on me and I panicked!

*updated to add some clearer pictures and to show the stickles!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

He called you spud

This layout is from Michelle Chikos' Close to My Heart club from last night. Most of it was taken right from her sample. I brought it home, found the picture I wanted and added just a few things.
This club is awesome. If you are local and interested in attending shoot me an email or leave me a comment and I will get you contact info for Michelle.
Believe it or not, this was my first time embossing. I have all the stuff (surprise), I just never felt a need for it before. In this case I couldn't find the jewel flourishes I wanted, so I made some. Its pretty neat! :)

This is my dad and my daughter on the day she was born. We lost him just a year and a half later, oh how I wish she could have known him or could remember him.
I have very few photos of my dad and Marissa, thanks so much Michelle for helping me get this one scrapped.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Your goal the sky, your aim the stars

Little boy
Climb high,
climb far,
your goal the sky,
your aim the stars.

I took this picture this summer at Lake Mille Lacs in Northern Minnesota.

I used a new set of Close to My Heart stamps all over the background. The clouds, waves, grass and trees. Love this set. The clouds on the dark blue turned out better than I could have hoped.

I used black Kaisercraft pearls and some white paper for his eyes. I think he may need a mouth.

I added a little snake. Here are the pics with him. Isn't he cute? More Kaiser pearl eyes.

Friday, August 7, 2009


When we went to Minneapolis this summer we stopped in Albert Lea on our way home to see JT's Grandma. I got a pretty good picture of JT and the kids with her. Great-Grandma turned 102 on August 3rd. Happy Birthday Grandma!

Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade
Buttons: Jenni Bowlin
Flowers: Prima
Chipboard: Maya Road
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Epcot Mexico

Ahhh.... Another Disney layout done. Maybe, just maybe, I will get a Disney album done in this lifetime.
This one isn't my usual style, all I wanted to do was copy this one by Susan Stringfellow. I had to go completely the other direction so I wouldn't be tempted... hehe...

Since I am only 4 trips (or maybe its 5) behind on my Disney scrapping, I decided to combine all those trips into one album. It is just to overwhelming to think of breaking them up. So, I wil title my album Iszler family Disney World vacations with the dates, or something along those lines. I might try to pull some of the romanticy ones into my wedding/honeymoon album, or maybe I will have them copied for that album. I don't know. Indecisive.

Anyway, here is the Mexico Pavillion page. I love the Mexico Pavillion! The restraunt is one of my favorites, and the nice relaxing boat ride is fantastic (when you aren't trying to keep a 2 year old from falling in the water).

I used up some of my old supplies on this page. The background is an old, old, Karen Foster paper. The Epcot sticker and the Mexican flag Mickey are from a paper pack I purchased at Disney World in 2005. I don't really like these stickers, but I bought em and I'm gonna use em!

Oh Boy! It feels good to get another Disney layout done!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I actually did a layout with a picture of me. This is me at Caribbean Beach Resort. I had the picture sitting on my kitchen table the other day when my mother was here. She picked it up and asked why I had a picture of Alissia (my sister) at the beach. My sister and I have totally different coloring, one of the main reasons few people get us mixed up. Before this trip, I went and had a spray on tan applied. It is the darkest I have ever been. I thought it was hilarious that my mother thought I was my sister just based on my skin color.

I used the Making Memories Passport line. The gold paint is done with a sea sponge. The ribbon is Prima and Fancy Pants, I also used lots of Stickles and a Tim Holz ticket.

The title is a line from an Aerosmith song, one of my favs.

*oops, forgot the Mickey. Here are some more pics where I added him.