Monday, June 28, 2010

Origins


Wow, I'm working with some of the BG origins line for some Scraptales DT work, and it is just sooo yummy. I don't want to cut it; I want to save it all! I have a two page LO planned, but in the meantime, I did this one of the girls. All origins paper except for the cardstock. Found enough old Making Memories metal letters for the title; I think they go great with the decorative paper clips from this line. Great rub-ons, I seperated one into page corners. Little sewing here and there...and have you seen the little post-it style tabs? I used them for my journaling block; how fun are they?!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I won!!!

I won one of the prizes from These Are a Few of My Favorite Things shoe challenge! How awesome is that? I'm so excited. I loved doing this challenge, and it's a great bonus to get some cool new stuff to play with too. Check out what I won: a kit from Scrapbook Circle! Look at all the yummy treats!


Friday, June 11, 2010

My Favorite Shoes!


I've been wanting to do some challenges, and I came across a fantastic new site while reading ScrapStreet Magazine: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things. I've been wanting to do a layout about my crocs since I bought them, and this was the perfect motivation. I also am constantly reading the PageMaps Blog and I use PageMaps all the time. I used the current sketch contest for my Crocs layout....so it's two in one!

I really enjoyed doing a layout just for me; I love doing family stuff and holidays, but this was a chance to be creative just for the sake of being creative. I'm super excited about how it came out. I tried to keep it simple with just blue tones to go with the shoes. Printed my journaling and sewed on a few bits of some blue paper from my scrap bin. I then went searching for some embellies; you ever have one of those moments where you're searching for something...and you find something else? Something that is just so perfect? How about some blue (!) feet paper clips when you're working on a layout about comfy shoes?? I was so excited, kind of silly, but just completed the layout for me. Did some sewing on chipboard for the first time to attach my little flower border, and adhered some sequins at the top of the photo the same way.

Thanks for checking out my work, and I'm excited about both contests!

MME Meadowlark


Just finished a DT layout for ScrapTales. Working with the Meadowlark line from MME. Comes with cute punchouts (used for my title) and journaling cards. I made some photos of my kiddos into black and white and used a digital frame. I haven't used oval shaped photos in forever, but they really worked well with these papers. I trimmed the paper a bit and put some black cardstock underneath that I trimmed in black lace and added a few black gemstones.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Temper...

I took these photos of my eldest last year, and I just love them. So representative of toddler emotions! Quick fun layout with one of the journaling cards I just picked up from Colorbok.

2009 Summary

I don't often see people post their end of album pages, but it's just as important to me to have this summary to look back on. I used my 12x12 printer, typing the text and adding the photo boxes (vinnie pierce), and the stars border (sandekrieger- embrace life) from my digital collection. I put a couple of photos on here, trimmed and matted the whole thing and ran some sewing around the border. I'm loving it.

Pinky's Blog

Hey, go check out Pinky's Blog if you've got a couple of minutes. She's got a ton of great things to inspire you, AND she's running a give-away right now. I've watched her work off and on for a few years now, from SAS and through other web-friends; she's got a unique style, and super pretty stuff!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

November Pages


2009--Finished!





Calendar pages for 2009 are finished! Still have lots of other photos to scrap, but I really love having these pages done. I always figure that if I scraped nothing else, at least I have these to summarize our year. I used sketches from 2 peas year of you for November. December I cut everything into circles; which should have been a fast LO. I then decided to paint all the edges and sew around the pages, but it really helps it pop.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Memorial Day Parade


I love that I managed to have most of my layout ready to go for my Memorial Day Parade & BBQ photos. It made this double layout come together really quickly. I made small pinwheels and some butterflies out of the Remininse papers. So patriotic! The girls were freakin' adorable, and we had a great time at the parade and with friends afterwards at our house. I found an oversized paperclip that I've been wanting to use; I pop-dotted the large photos so it would sit nicer, and it gives it great dimension. The stickers from this line made pretty fun embellishments to highlight all my multiple photos on the right. Little bit of bakers twine and some foil embossed letters--good to go! Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day; it's pretty much my official start of summer.

This one is up at ScrapTales if you want a closer look! All the pinwheels are there as well...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Calendar Pages


Catching up on calendar pages...still from last year! I vacillate between being annoyed that I'm so far behind yet I have been enjoying seeing how much the girls have grown in 6 months +.

I used sketches from 2peas for both of these. The first is September, and I used some papers from an old kit. Sometimes kits are just the thing-stuff all matching and ready to go! I tried the ribbon folding; I used brads on each fold, and I really like the look here. Pretty easy, just fold and put a brad in and repeat. The second is October; I did a different color palette, but I just love these owls! Papers are all from a DCWV stack; I cut the words out of one sheet and pop-dotted them. Punched stars and tore them to make the journaling paper. Loved this grid layout, perfect for all the photo cramming that I do on these month pages.