Thursday, July 30, 2009
This month my design team kit from Right at Home Scrapbooking contained the fun and fabulous Lime Rickey by Basic Grey! Super fun colors and patterns. I love how versatile this paper is. Check out these three layouts all made with Lime Rickey and all from products at the store.
I just love how each layout has its own style even though all of them are Basic Grey Lime Rickey. In fact, I used the Collection Pack complete with cardstock stickers and alphas. Be sure to grab up some of this fun paper from the store! I'd love to see what you create.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I LOVE this sketch: the white space, the layers, the multiple photos. It worked well with this Sassafras Lass paper. It's very versatile. You should pop over to the blog and see the rest of the DTs take on it...fabulous!
For this week's Scrapping Out LOUD! challenge, we were to use a newspaper embellishment. I made chipboard stars by Mod Podging some newspaper on cardboard and then die cutting out some stars. I then Glimmer Misted and outlined them. To make them pop a little, I put a colorful brad in the middle. Some of the other DT members were even more creative than I, so be sure to go take a look! You'll be digging out your old newspapers for sure.
Be sure to upload your layouts at The Scrapppiest and Scrapping Out LOUD! to be eligible for their July prizes!
Friday, July 24, 2009
The photos are of my mom's 60th birthday. Wow, I can't believe she's 60 because she doesn't act or look like she's 60. Of course, I'm not exactly sure how 60 is supposed to look or act. LOL! She was a little bummed about the whole affair, so my immediate family threw her a little surprise party at my house, complete with a homemade cake and presents. That cheered her right up! I wasn't too pleased with the quality of the photos. Terrible light in my dining room. But I just had to scrap such cute photos!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Cherry Hill; Brads: Sassafras Lass Dainty Dots; Butterfly Die Cut Border: Bazzil Just the Edge; Chipboard Alphas: Craft Fair Ladybug Fabric Thickers and Charcoal Dolce Fabric Thickers; Flowers: Bazzil; Rub-on: Lilly Bee; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Floss: DMC; Stick Pins: Maya Road; Dew Drops: Queen & Co.
Be sure to check out the sketch HERE at So Sketchy! And email Alison your creation, so she can add it to the July Slide. And, who knows? Maybe you'll be the lucky winner of the July prize.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The Scrappiest really outdid herself this time. Wallet photos, white space. LOVE it!
But wait, there's more. To add to cute supplies and an awesome sketch, I had even more inspiration by way of this week's challenge over at Scrapping Out LOUD: So DIstressed OUT! Distressing is so hot right now in the scrap booking world, and it's so much more fun than stressing! So how about using some distressing on this week’s layout! I inked, scrunched, sanded, tore, roughed up, and crackled. Whew!
I must say a little thank you to Liz for the sweet petunia stamp that she sent me. Do you see those little yellow flowers? Yep, made with the stamp. I never would have bought that little stamp, but I can think of a thousand ways to use it now that I have it. Thanks, Liz!My Little Bit of Whimsy! I won her blinkie contest last month, and she sent me a set of these. HOW cute! Thanks, Stephanie!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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P.S. Toot....toot! This layout was in the Top Ten at Two Peas! Wooo Hoooooooo.....love me some Alison Cope sketches!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
For this layout, I used Bo Bunny Press Grease Monkey paper and cardstock stickers and a chipboard title from Me and My Big Ideas. Have you seen those at Michael's? Super cute!
Well, that's it for today. Short and sweet...I have a summer cold, and it is wearing me out. A week of this is enough. Normally, I scrapbook after putting my two-year-old to bed. Not this week. The cold medicine knocks me out at about 9:00. Such a lightweight!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
So, this is what my husband found when he went to check on my two-year-old who was supposedly napping. After snapping a few photos, we went to work cleaning up an entire bottle of lotion and half a bottle of powder. NOT fun!
It's a good thing I scrapbook, or else I wouldn't find anything remotely funny here. But since I do put pictures in albums, I'll have a great time reliving this one. Ahhh, the terrible twos!
He loves to gather up all sorts of random things throughout the house and tote them around in gift bags, Target bags, baskets, etc. We haven't bought him too many toys because he'd rather play with what he digs up in the house. BUT when we saw this Little Tikes shopping cart, we knew he'd love it.
This fun sketch is #21 at The Scrappiest. Go see it and some other great takes on it HERE. Liz has a wonderful prize this month from Scenic Route.
I completed this layout for Challenge #4 at a la Carte. Here's this week's menu:
1. Use turquoise, red, and yellow.
2. Use a popsicle stick.
3. Use a clear embellishment.
4. Use a circular layout.
5. Use a number in your title.
6. Use a handcut embellishment.
I used everything but the popsicle stick. It's a little harder than it looks. Give it a try and you might just win this month's great prize. Go check out the other designer's takes on the challenge HERE.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I just love this picture of my husband and me on the beach in Gulf Shores. My eight-year-old, the budding photographer, took it for me. We were plenty relaxed after five days of sun and sand and ocean breeze. Our kids had such a great time and were so well-behaved that we want to go back every year. Can't wait!
My flower center was stamped onto wet toilet paper and then let dry for a day. Then I cut it out and attached some pebbles and a pearl to try to make it show up a little better. In person, it doesn't look quite so washed out.
Some of my fellow DT members inked or chalked their casts to make them pop a little. You can check out their creations HERE. Also, there's a link to Danielle Flanders' tutorial on toilet paper casting. If you want to stretch your scrappy creativity, this is definitely a challenge for you. And heck, you end up with a neat, super cheap embellishment. AND you may even win a great prize from Life Preservers.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I just love this Crate Paper...such great colors and patterns. And I was excited to be able to use so many of the different patterns. How great is that die cut paper, hun? I liked the paper so much that I didn't feel the need to do much embellishing. Just some Prima packaging, brads, and alphas. Nothing fancy.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a wonderful Sunday. Be back soon!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Well, it went up yesterday as their Fabulous Friday Find. Soooo neat to be discovered like that. Go check it out HERE. And take a look around while you're there. Their designers have some really neat ideas for using their cardstock. And it sounds like maybe some CHA sneak peeks are going up Monday. Oh, I just love CHA time. Makes my heart go thumpity-thump when I see all the new scrappy goodness coming our way.
Have a happy Saturday! I know I will....Frances is coming to scrapbook at my house later today. I'm hoping to get my hubby to take some photos of us holed up in my scrapbook room, eating Rotel dip, and drinking frozen daiquiris. Hint, hint, honey! LOL
Be back soon with some layouts to share!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Supplies Cardstock: Bazzil; Patterned Paper, Chipboard Stickers, Pebbles: Pebbles, Inc.; Ribbon: American Crafts; Journal Spots: Jillibean Soup; Chipboard Frame: Technique Tuesday; Stick Pins: Maya Road; Other: book pages.
Mr. Independent here did NOT enjoy the swing ride at Gulf Shores' mini amusement park. He couldn't figure out how to get out of it or make it go faster or whatever else he wanted it to do. His faces were cracking me up! Nevertheless, his dad and I enjoyed watching him ride all the different rides. He was strapped in. We got to just stand there for five minutes. Hey, don't judge.......this is one ACTIVE two-year-old here. LOL!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Here's my take. My eight-year-old's favorite breakfast "recipe" is a cup of cereal (preferably Fruit Loops or Lucky Charms, which I rarely buy), a cup of whole milk, and a sippy bowl. He has become such a talented "chef" that he can make it himself. Oh yeah, that makes a momma happy!
All supplies for this layout came from the Five Foot Two kit at Noel Mignon. I have been swooning over her kits for some time now, but I finally broke down and bought one. And, let me just say, they are soooooo wonderful. All mixed and matched and bright and vintagey. I still have tons left, too!
Now, let's look at that punched border for just a second, shall we? When I first bought the Martha Stewart lace border punch, I thought it might be a little fussy for me. Then, when I tried to use it, it didn't show up so well and was really hard to ink or outline. Sooooo....I did some stitching in the first row of holes that were already punched and WOWZERS! now I love it. Martha Stewart has got it going on, I tell ya!
That clean, modern design is Liz's sketch #20 from The Scrappiest. I just LOVE the three wallet-sized photos....a new favorite of mine right now. I replaced the big arrow with two tags, and I expanded the circle. I LOVE circles, and the bigger the better. Don't you think? Be sure to go by the blog and see the other design team's takes on the sketch as well as the July prize by Scenic Route. Why don't you give it a try?
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check back later this week....I have another So Sketchy layout coming up. It's a good one, too!
Friday, July 3, 2009
My toddler is totally addicted to his pacifier. So much so that when he lost every single one of them, I had to run to the Wal-Greens to get new ones. [We'll fight that battle a little later.] The only ones they had in 18+ months in his brand were pink. I didn't have the time or desire to search all over town for masculine colored pacis, so I bought the pink ones. People got a kick out of Mr. Rough and Tumble sporting a pink paci. I decided to take a photo of him for his dad. I mean there he was in some Real Tree Camo pajamas and a pink paci. Gotta make a dad proud, hun? So glad I got to scrap them, too.
I have been holding on to this Pink Paislee paper forever, loving it but thinking I'd never be able to use it. Amazingly, the colors matched my photo perfectly. The butterflies are cut from a KI Memories lace cardstock piece. The black flourishes are Hambly cutouts. To make these pop, I've used some Me and My Big Ideas chipboard lables . . . LOVE them! Then to girl it up even more, I've embellished the butterflies with stick pins and big black jewels. Big suprise that I journaled with the Dymo, hun? I'm telling you . . . it'll be a while before I put that thing to rest.
Anyhoo, head on over to Scrap the Boys for more great inspiration on this challenge. It's the debut of the new design team, and it's a good one. Check out the prize for July . . . it might just make you want to scrap some "girlie" photos of your men or boys, too!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
First, I have my take on Challenge #3 at a la Carte inspired by a Fourth of July Picnic. Take a look at the menu HERE. I incorporated all six items. Ahem...overachiever. Hee, hee! I kid. Last month, so many of our talented members used all six menu items, so I was feeling the pressure to do the same. Anyway, here's my take.
So, how do you like that itty bitty crab paper piecing? When I found the pattern HERE, I just couldn't resist. I was going to put French knots on the top of his shell, but I was afraid I'd mess him up. I'll save that technique for another time. Ya know, the next time I make a giant crab for a page!
What I did do was paint the chipboard letters for the word celebrate. They're the same as the ones I used for sand, but I wanted more orange on the page. Super easy, and it allows me to incorporate older letters.
Also, I'd like to share a layout that was published in the June edition of Scrapstreet Magazine. It was featured in an article about journaling. The challenge was to use just one part of speech. I used a string of verbs to describe my toddler's adventures playing in the puddles! I just love the color scheme, too.
I just love the Imaginesce paper mixed with the Sassafras Lass. Mixing it up is fun stuff! What I really enjoyed doing was punching and curling those flowers. Ooooo...dimension....that makes me happy! And I'm pretty glad that Jillibean Soup is sooo generous with the journaling sprouts because it might be a while before I get tired of them. Uh-oh, I'm just noticing that this is pre-button-threading days. How much cuter would those buttons be with a little black thread in them? Isn't it funny how our scrapbook styles and tastes change....in just a few weeks even?
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