Monday, December 22, 2008

A Park Layout


Since it is 11 degrees out with who knows what for a wind chill temperature, I thought I'd post a nice summery layout. This was a layout where I got to use up paper, ribbon, and borders that I have had for years. It fit the colors from these park pictures perfectly! I downloaded the template for the curved picture collage from Creating Keepsakes.com

Friday, December 19, 2008

Hold on to this


This was a challenging layout to do. I tore the heart out of the middle, and then tore another inch off the edges. I poked holes around its perimeter and the perimeter of the bigger heart. I needled stitched pieces through to connect the matching holes and tied knots at each end. Hopefully this makes sense-maybe the description with the picture will help :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow


I haven't been doing much scrapbooking lately. I was in a car accident last week that has stifled my creativity! I didn't want anyone to think I'd abandoned my blogging post, so I have been pulling out some of my old favorites. Since we are anticipating an ice storm tomorrow, I thought a winter layout would be appropriate! The snowflakes are pretty glittery rub-ons and I think they are why I love this page!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Another Jennifer McGuire scraplift


This is another layout from the Jennifer McGuire blog that I loved. As I worked on this it was a challenge for me to leave the white space as it was, I guess I don't do a lot of white space!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Duck Quilt


I wanted to give this page a quilted look as it was about a quilt. I ended up putting some quilted looking patterned paper onto the cardstock back page-it was originally solid pink with the green polka dot background. It was about a 20 minute page from beginning to end!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Moving


This is a layout I did from Becky's Sketch in Creating Keepsakes. The rubons are from Karen Foster. I distressed the edges of the navy paper with my CTMH distresser.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Timmy


I am such a fan of putting a bunch of pictures on one scrapbook layout. This layout was inspired by the Reflections book from Close to My Heart. I used some of that laser paper again for the bottom star area.

Monday, November 17, 2008

All Thumbs

Sorry about the glare...couldn't get a picture without it and I was not going outside in the crazy cold wind! I made the scaloped circle using the Mini Monograms cartridge on the Cricut Machine. That cartridge is great for girly elements! The heart embellishment and letters are yet another Dollar Tree purchase .

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Number one Dad


This is a My Reflections kit that I got for an awesome $3.00 at the Close to My Heart clearance sale. As soon as I received it I knew I'd love it. The only trouble was choosing whether to use it for Ben as Dad or about my Dad. I saved the second layout to do about my Dad. I have never had Timmy help me with journaling before, but for this page I had him tell me "Why he loves Daddy" The answers are real cute and totally reflect his current favorite dad time activities.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Halloween


We made this layout at the workshop I did in Missouri a couple weeks ago. I challenged the ladies to add their own personal touches and then send me a photo of it. I am looking forward to seeing how they turn out.

The leaf paper is random stamped and second generation stamped using the booking set for this fall. The ink colors are Olive, Autumn Terracotta, and Honey. The side yellow strip is dry embossed with random lines and then sanded to bring out the white core. The font is the Friendship Alphabet set. First time I've used it and absolutely loved it! Although it doesn't show I used a little clear glitter on random leaves throughout. How about that glitter on a layout about a football player! He'll be mad at me for that someday!

If you don't already own an E sized set of letters for stamping, I encourage you to get one! I am going to my two sets that size more and more. Not because it's easier than stickers or cricut--but because it's different and I can use any color I want with it. It usually takes me about 10 minutes to cut them out, but I never regret it once I get them pasted down!

Christmas Cards


These are some of the cards from the 50 card workshop that I recently did. The idea was inspired by a gal on the corporate bulletin board. I wanted to post this specifically for people who I had passed instructions on to.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Swim


A couple months ago Creating Keepsakes magazine had layouts with shapes like this wave. The magazine directed you to go to their website to get the templates. I printed off every template and intend to use each and every one. This one seemed perfect for some summer pool fun. Most of the embellishments are from Storytellers Club. The yellow squiggles are epoxy and I have no idea what brand they are. I got them on clearance somewhere long ago!

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Little Things


About a week ago I stumbled onto Jennifer McGuire's blog. She is my favorite artist for Creating Keepsakes Magazine. She has a section with a whole bunch of layouts and honestly I could scraplift each and every one--I love her style! This layout is one that I copied from her. I bought myself a treat today--the new rub-ons that you can put glitter, flocking, or foil on. I used that in the bottom left corner-it was not as user friendly as I had hoped, but still fun!

Fall Friendship Card


I don't post a lot of cards because frankly I do them out of necessity for the trade more than enjoyment. My love is scrapbooking, cards are a good way to use up scraps and try new techniques on a smaller scale. That being said, I am doing a couple parties next week and this card will be what we make at one of them. On the purple cardstock I stamped teeny little hearts and filled a few in with white marker. I also used my distressing tools to fill in the pumpkin. Supplies used: CTMH Patterned Paper, Friendship Patch Stamp, Terracotta Autumn Ink, Purple Pansy Ink Distressing Kit, Sakura White Pen, Green fabric. Sorry for the blurred picture...no matter how many I took they still came out a little iffy!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Mom

I had this picture on another half done page. I didn't like the direction the page was going so I destroyed it! I love this patterned paper-the design, the colors, all of it! I simply tore off the bottom, inked it (purple pansy CTMH), mounted it on the brown chipboard, and added a title. Oh and the darker dots are all pewter brads from CTMH. I had never used pewter brads before getting them in my consultant kit. Now they are my favorite color

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Blue Dress


I love dressing my daughter in pretty blue outfits, so it only makes sense that I would also love to do blue girl scrapbook pages. This was yet another layout that sat for months on my to-finish pile. I couldn't have envisioned it coming out as well as it did! The little dots you see on the blue paper is glitter dots...a new experiment for me! The letters for the title are from the Dollar Tree and Creative Memories.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Christmas Visit

This is another layout that was on my to finish pile. It has an unusual amount of stickers on it for me! On the holly berries I used liquid glass to puff them up and that actually is my favorite thing about the layout! The dot stickers were just a perfect match fort he plaid. All the stickers came from Colorbok and the Dollar Tree. The liquid glass came from Close to My Heart

Monday, October 6, 2008

Disney World


The past couple days I have been working on finishing layouts that I had put aside. Usually if I get stuck for ideas I put the layout in a pile and come back to it later. I noticed the other day that my pile had about 30 layouts in it--many of them had been there since before we moved (over three months ago!) This Disney World layout is one of them. All the characters are paper pieced using my Cricut machine--wow that was a lot of work! I ran out of room for journaling so I put it on the back of the layout--you can't have a Disney world layout without journaling! I think my favorite thing about this layout is it is just paper, adhesive, and ink...very economical!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Timmy's Birthday


I saw this paper by Creative Imaginations and had to have it. After working with it in layout form I wish I would have bought the accompanying page--I don't love my accompanying page that I made! Live and learn! The four is actually all glittery-but of course that doesn't show up in a picture!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Party


These were all pictures taken by our neighbor in Missouri. I decided they were so good they needed their own page. This page started very simple and soft with the light green coloring. Once I started adding brown and inking everything up it took on a completely different feel!
Supplies used: corner stickers from Creative Memories, Letter stickers from Dollar Tree

Fall Workshop Layout


This is the layout I created for a workshop I had a couple weeks ago. I had fun doing a lot of different distressing and stamping techniques and I always love to add a little stitching to the page!
Supplies used: My Acrylix "Friendship Patch", My Acrylix "Building Block Alphabet", CTMH Distressing tools & edge distresser, Autumn Terracotta ink, and Garden Green ink

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Little Lucy


This was a fun page to do because I used something I had in my supplies for a very long time. The top is a transparency over lay...all I did was add pictures behind it and put a few flowers on top.

Adorable You

This is probably my favorite page that I've done in the last couple months...of course the picture is one of my favorites! I tested out my Close to My Heart Distressing tools for the first time on items on this page.

Supplies used: Patterned paper from Storytellers Club

Spring


I searched and searched for the lacy white paper I used on this. I had originally seen it in a magazine and after months I found it in a Memphis scrapbook store! It worked perfectly as an overlay for these pretty Lucy pictures. The spring sticker is actually an embroidered embellishment. I have no idea where I got it--it has been in my stash for a long time!

Lucy's Birthday Party


I used my Close to My Heart Reflections book for inspiration on this page. I did a little sanding & edge distressing on the pink cardstock. My favorite thing is the chipboard title...pieced from a whole bunch of leftovers!

Supplies used: Precious Paisleys My Reflections Kit Level 1

Lucy's Cake


I was so excited when I finally discovered a paper pack to work with for Lucy's Birthday pages. I had been searching for just the right supplies...alas it was on clearance from Close to My Heart. This is one of those layouts that I thought long and hard on because it is such a special memory for me!

Supplies: Precious Paisleys My Reflections Level 1 Kit from CTMH--paper & stickers, rhinestones are from Target, Letter stamps are CTMH, and ribbon is Memory Makers

Play


I just did this page and I love several of the techniques I tried out on it. To make the background paper I scored lines (no measuring!!!) and then sanded over the lines on the back side. This brought out the white core. I don't always like to work with white core cardstock but this is one of the things I have found to be really fun to do with it! Thankfully I have lots of Close to My Heart cardstock to play with--and all theirs is white core!

I also distressed the edges of my photo mats--which is something else I have been doing a lot of. I stamped and cut out my title.

Supplies used: Cardstock is all Close to My Heart, ribbon is Memory Makers, Alphabet Stamps are Close to My Heart

Bleed Green


These are pictures of my mom and Timmy watching the USF bowl game last January. I have made more football pages than I can count so for this one I thought I would try some new techniques (new to me at least...old to most!)

This was the first time I used foam stamps and acrylic paint on a page. Honestly I don't love it! But it was something fun to try...

Alfresco


I love this layout for a couple of reasons:
-I used red and green on a non-Christmas layout
-I stamped most of the images that are on it
-I took this pictures trying to get some different angles of Timmy

Supplies used: Alfresco My Acrylix Stamp Set by CTMH

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