Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dusting this of again...

I love these photos of the boys and this LO was pretty simple to put together. I just matted the photos on Archiver's CS on DCWV paper (from their green line). I love the texture on the paper. Then I used these stickers matted on the same CS. I think the stickers are an EK success line but need to check later. I also cut a few leaves from the paper and layered them on the top right corner of the photo mat.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Using scraps

So, this layout started out as an attempt to both use some scraps and to depart the super simple look I can hardly ever escape. Don't get me wrong, I gravitate to "clean lines" and grids and all that good stuff; but, I love the collage look so many designers are so good at and I would love to get more comfortable doing some of that on my own LOs. So, this LO was done with DCWV cardstock for the base; 2 scraps of Scenic Route paper; 1 scrap of provocraft paper (from a pad from Michaels) Flowers are from Prima; bling swirls are BG I think; Buttons are EK Success altered with a sharpie marker; Brads are HL's brand; and the YoYos (those cloth ruffled circles) were something I ordered from Joann's online- not sure the brand. Stamps are Hero Arts borders. Ink is Stazon and Colorbox cats eye. I'm pretty happy with the way it came out :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tuesday Morning Score!

If you have a TM near you, check them out today! Their advertised sale includes Tim Holtz Grungeboard and his embossing powder case as well as Martha Stewart Punches. This is what I bought when I went:

1 Embossing powder case 7.99
2 Sets of grungeboard (2 pgs per set) 7.99 ea - I got one set of alphas and shapes and 1 set of plain sheets in 2 diff textures
1 roll Heidi Swapp white Damask stickers (on clear so I can't really color them or use as masks like I first thought- still nice though) 1.99
1 MS flower punch 2.99 (they had about 3 diff sm punches plus a snowflake border punch at my store)
1 box MM Whimsy embeliies 1.99 (they also had xmas)
1 set of MM seasons flowers in plastic jars $3.99

Not pictured: a set of 3 MM paints, brush, tray, and 2 small build-a-border stamps for $3.99

They also had a $30 pkg of misc Heidi Swapp Travel stuff for $10 and a HS calendar kit

Thursday, April 8, 2010

BHG Life in Photos- a (long-winded) Review

A while back, I was lucky enough to win a $50 credit to BHG Life in Photos on an awesome scrapbooking site PaperCrafter's Corner. I am the queen of procrastination so it took me a while to put the credit to good use. I was told it expired as of March 1, 2010. As luck (bad) would have it, I ended up going oot for a family funeral on the 27th and 28th so I was scrambling to design some projects and place an order on the 1st.

Edited: Removed post as realized my address was there - plus BHG life in Photos has been taken down so whole review is irrelevant

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I have been hoarding this paper from Paper Adventures for years. At the time I bought it, the whole line was clearanced at joann's but I have seen it back in the store since then *shrug* The paper is glittered and, with all the circles, seemed perfect for bubble-blowing pics. I just added my then-brand-new liquid pearls (thanks Heather!) and some buttons and I journaled along the edge of one of the circles. This is actually a 2 page spread but I only photographed the one

Monday, April 5, 2010

Pretty as a Picture

This is a LO of 2 of my favorite girls...

Paper is MME Bohemia; Big flowers are Prima; Bling is BG; brads are HL (Paper Studio?); chipboard was MM colored with TA Glimmer Mist; smaller fabric flowers were Portofino from a Costco SB kit

Dusting off this ol' thing

I have decided I would like to resurrect my blog and decided Easter would be an appropriate day ;P (I think I am 10 mins late but oh well)

Anyway, I am going to be posting a review in a day or 2 but decided to post a recent fav layout here tonight.

This layout was done with 2 Scenic Route papers (I'm so sad they are closing their doors) and the arrow is from one of their die-cut sheets. Chipboard letters and ornamental piece are Bo Bunny. Writing done with a Creative Memories pen. The LO is super simple but I really like how it came out.