Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mrs Dinosaur with "vintage" paper

So, I challenged myself to use some of my beloved (and discontinued) Scenic Route paper stash. I will not admit just how much paper I bought from them when they clearanced out all their merchandise... suffice it to say it was a lot *LOL*  Looking at it now, I think it needs a bit more around the photo to frame it but I do like it over all. I used some paper scraps as well as a full sheet from SR Liberty line with some Mr Hueys paint splatter. I used my AC Knockout punches and some Recollections and Freckled Fawn(?) washis. I added liquid pearls to the centers of the star like pattern on the botton paper strip. A MME journalling tag, some JB tickets, and AC Thickers finish it off. I think I will just add some black pen outlining around the photo...  TFL :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

I want to be a cowboy....

This set of pages wasn't really created as a 2-page spread but more as 2 1 page layouts that work together since each child "stars" in a page :P Pretty much all papers and stickers on these are OA Sasparilla. But, I also used SC Mr Hueys, AC Thickers, Bazzill CS, Jenni Bowlin ink, and SC cloud stamps w/ Fiskars punches on the right side. The clouds on the left were fussy cut from the OA paper.

TFL and thanks for all the lovely comments on my last post. Will be blog hopping this weekend!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Brother Love and BG serendipity

This is a layout I made with a bunch of the Serendipity line from BG for Joann's as well as a little Lily Bee, some AC thickers, and stamps from a Studio Calico July add-on. Love the circle border and the dr Seuss quote.

The pictures are from my oldest's 6th birthday - he got a bicycle - and are of him letting his little brother try it out with and without him. I also love the pic of my husband and parents on the left- I treasure it especially because this was one of the last birthdays Dad participated in as he was diagnosed with and passed away from cancer since then.

Anyway, not much more to say about this LO- I used my colorbox chalk ink, EK success layering punches and AC washi in addition to the BG papers and embellies. TFL :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Petit Creek Farm

Another LO I did for a CHA 2012 2 Peas challenge (color scheme) and with the Pieces of Me kit as a starting point. This LO is also from the same fall field trip pictures

I used SC and EP appers, MME washi, flair and bookpages from the kit, Dear Lizzy PP for the camera, SC sticker, BG alpha, and an EK success punch

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Class Field Trip

I did this LO a while back too- in fact I used it for a CHA challenge at 2 Peas which was back in July *LOL* It started with the SC/2 Peas class kit but I added stuff from my own stash, too. It was fun to do a LO that would typically be fall (field trip to a corn maze and pumpkin patch) but do something completely different instead :)

BTW, the color cast is a little wrong on this photo- the main patterned paper is greener IRL and the yellow is slightly less bright

Anyway, the papers are SC and MME and I also used LB die-cuts/paper. Alphas are SC (tuny) and AC mistable thickers. I also used OA sprinklers, SC veneers, and KaiserCraft rhinestones and pearls

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

For the Love of the Game

With 2 boys playing baseball, I have a ton of BB photos to scrap! I made this LO at archivers a couple months ago - would have been easier with the new SC Starburst mask but I made do with a couple scrap pieces of paper *LOL* The base is Bazzill resist cardstock sprayed with glimmer mists. I matted the photos on more bazzill and added CC Tiny Type letters, Bella Blvd stickers (quote), AC Thickers, Deja Views brads, and WRMK grommet.

Pretty simple but I like it and it's a little different than most of my baseball LOS :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SC Elmwood Park - Party!

Ahhhh! I'm back again.... can I ever manage to blog consistently? Well, I am gonna give it a try - again! :P

Anyway, I joined Studio Calico kit club back in July. My previous kit club closed at the beginning of the year and I missed getting that happy mail - plus I have discovered that I will actually use SC stamps on layouts - go figure :P

So this was one my first LOs made with Elmwood Park and its add-ons (I had a discount code and I really liked this month so I ordered 3)

This LO has a lot of white space but I kinda like it this time. I do think I should have added twine to the buttons and make go back to do that but am overall pleased with the LO.  I know I added the long yellow border and title stickers  from my stash (and probably the buttons too) but I think everything else was from the kits :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

So sweet

This LO is from the same weekend crop as my last layout - I used the same SPCS kit so lots of Websters papers and some AC washi from my stash. I also added some stickles, AC Thickers and buttons with twine. The weekend has a candy theme thus the candy table :)  I have my eyes closed in the picture but that is about the only picture I had of us so used it anyway :P For a scrapbooker, I often have camera fails - I am pretty bad about getting it out to take photos if it is not a "kid" event

Thanks for all the sweet comments on previous posts- they make my day :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Class Act

I really am un-fond of this photo of me but sometimes you have to work with what you have :P

A couple summers ago, Debby Schuh came to teach a few classes at the birthday bash of a sort of local SS that is unfortunately now closed. So, the title is a play on words. Debby is super nice and her mini-book classes are well-documented, low pressure and full of fun ways to include fold-out or hidden pages

This LO started with scraps from an older Sweet Peach kit plus stuff from my stash. 

Supplies: The PPs are jillibean and websters (I think); tapes are from hambly; Prima flwoers; MM bling; TA glimmer mists; TCW mask, AC Thickers, Bazzill CS

Friday, August 24, 2012


I love the "whatchu talkin bout willis" expression on my SIL's face. But, I also love how the shirt she was wearing brings out the color of her eyes. And I happen to think she is beautiful inside and out. So, the title has a hint of silliness to it :P

I used an old Sweet Peach kit for this. I've been trying to use some of my old ones up a bit :P Esp since I joined a kit club again recently and already have a "store" in my craft room *LOL*

Supplies: Authentique PP; Bazzill CS; PP wood veneer alphas; Glitz letters; Pebbles stickers; SC Mr Hueys; tag and sequin unknown

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Too Cute

A while back, I bought the Pieces of Me class kit from 2Peas and Studio Calico. The class is taught bu Maggie Holmes and is a minibook which I hardly ever make. So, skipped the class :P Anyway, I started this LO at archivers a couple weeks ago and finished it this past weekend.

There is a super cool museum here that has a whole area where kids can "pan" for gold and gems. My mom and I took my nieces and sons a couple summers ago and they had a blast. 3 of the kids are in this pic but the journaling is about N sticking her tongue out just a little while she was concentrating. I know I used to do the same thing and I think it is both cute and funny.

Supplies: SC, EP, and MME papers; Ranger liquid pearls; SC clips, veneers; SC and AC letters; ribbon, tag, doily and sequins were all part of the kit but branding unknown; OA sprinkler; MM stapler

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Carnivals and Washi = Fun

I have a serious love affair with Washi and Decorative tapes. I am just a tiny bit embarrassed to admit I must have 50 or so rolls with a few more on the way. So, while at Archivers a couple months ago, I decided to use them in lieu of much PP. This was actually pretty quick and easy to put together and I really ended up loving the final result :)

Supplies: Pebbles and Scenic Route PP;  Tapes are by PP, MME, AC and one unknown (can't remember); Letters are SC and AC. CS is Bazzill, TCW Mask, and mist SC

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Secret Agent

I love this picture of my oldest. One hand-me-down trench-coat + some sunglasses = one super cool dude. I was late to the game with buying OA Rocket Age but I loved it so much I finally caved even though I wasn't sure what I'd do with "space" stuff. Turns out I think it works for secret and mysterious stuff too - esp all the cut-out adverts for things like decoder Rings. *LOL* The only non-OA is bling from Kaiser Craft and foam glitter letters from Creative Imaginations

Monday, August 20, 2012

It's been a long time and a whole lot of crazy

This is not my normal style and I am not sure I even like it but it was my first crack at a very meaningful story which is told in hidden journaling. My dad planted 3 red rose bushes by their driveway a few yrs ago. When he died on July 10 (after a year-long battle with esophageal cancer), there was nothing dramatic about his actual death. But, 8 days later, I suddenly noticed a full white bloom at the top of one of the bushes. The END of one branch that is otherwise still producing red (and is above the graft) has now produced 4 white roses and has 2 new white buds. 

Anyway, my dad's recurring cancer and death explain both the absence and the crazy. But, I have scrapbooked some this summer so am going to try to start blogging again .

Supplies: white AC cardstock, SC Mr Huey (school house), TA glimmer mist (red-nose reindeer?), white primas, AC Thickers, SC doily stamp set, Ranger embossing powder (polysparkle white)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Authentique Smile

I finally finished up a LO I started at Archivers a few weeks ago. I started with Authentique,  Crate, and Bazzill  papers from a Sweet Peach Crop Shop kit and Sketch #197 from Creative Scrappers. When I finished it, I ended up using none of the embellies from the kit (except a little twine) ; instead, I sued flowers and rhinestones from a Scrapabilities kit my husband got me from Costco 2 Christmases ago and an Avery shipping tag. I colored the tag with distress inks from TH/ranger and I re-colored the white flowers with TA Glimmer Mists. The journaling will go on the tag. Thanks for Looking!

P.S. Spring Break is almost upon us so I will have another week of scarce blog fodder. But, like the Terminator, I'll be back :P

Monday, March 26, 2012

A quick hello and a nice surprise!

My week has been insane- again! I spent 2 days visiting my 90 y.o. grandmother bracketed by 2 days of 12 hour drives to get there and home again. I barely spent any time at my hotel and wireless was nonexistent or pathetically slow everywhere else plus I was trying to work in-between visiting time. Anyway, I have been catching up with my family (my in-laws were here visiting and got deserted) and job. No crafting or even blog reading has occurred :(  Hoped to get to do both this weekend but watching the vids for my online class was about it  (I am taking Tim H's class at onlinecardclasses.com).

But, while I was gone, I got such an awesome surprise from Norma at Lil Honey Bee Studios. She does beautiful layouts and very collagey mixed media pieces. Her art is just beautiful! I'm totally honored that she sent this my way :)  Thank you so much, Norma - you made my day! :)

 "Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a  "Share the love arrangement", given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers. Here is the to do list for any of the  "Liebster" blog award recipients. 

1. Thank your Liebster Blog award presenter on your blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award.

3.Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.

5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

I am happy to now honor some awesome bloggers with this award...

I'd like to pass this award on to these inspiring ladies who may not be necessarily new to blogging but are under 200 followers and always inspire me with their beautiful work:

1. Krista Wells at confessions of a 20 something artist
2. Aubree at Scraps of My Life
3.Katherine Sutton at fruit of my scraps
4. Marelize at my creative footprints
5. Angie Gutshall at my little blessings

These 5 are really the tip of the iceberg. I subscribe to a ton of blogs and there are so, so many incredibly talented scrapbookers/papercrafters out there

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More oldies but goodies

 Here are a couple more layouts that never got posted here but I still love. The first is a copy of my mother's bridal sitting photo and was made with an old SPCS kit. Really simple LO again but I think it suits the photo.

Supplies: Bazzill CS; BG bling; Prima flowers and journal card; Imaginisce brads

The second is still one of my all-time fav 2-page spreads. It was made with my hoarded Scenic Route and lots of fussy cutting, crumpling and layering

Supplies: SR PPs; Stickles; twine and buttons from my stash; MME journaling card

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Echo Park - Brave Boy

A couple weeks ago, SoapHouseMama posted some of her unblogged layouts and challenged her readers to do the same.  I didn't think I really had much of any that weren't already in albums but found some LO pictures on my computer the other day and decided that, while they were done a while ago and my style has changed a bit, I still like them quite a bit and consider them blog-worthy.

Both of these are super simple but make me happy :)

Supplies #1: Echo Park PP, Bazzill CS, CM letters, MM epoxy words, AC foam photo corners

Supplies #2: EK Success punch, Archivers CS, BG ribbon, AC thickers, CC tiny type, Jenni bowlin labels, Maya Road pins, misc unknown

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sassafras - surprise

I had a milestone birthday a year or so ago and my sweet husband threw a surprise party for me which included a few friends that flew in for the occasion- it was awesome and explains the horrible expression on my face *LOL*

I used an old kit from the now closed Sweet Peach Crop Shop kit club and a sketch from Creative Scrappers

Supplies: Sassafras PP, Stickers; Bazzill CS; paper lace unknown; AC Thickers

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friends - Bo Bunny and Starting Points

I used Shimelle's latest starting point for this LO and I challenged myself to use these BoBunny scraps. Those deicisons up front should have made this pretty quick but my mojo was completely blocked and it took me forever to do this LO. Oh well. Please pardon the fingerprints and glare on the photos- I am leaving town for a few days and have been running around like a mad woman today so forgot to clean up the photos and had to take pics inside :P

I splattered a little paint to break up the top PP (and I flipped the multi-color vs tone on tones from Shimelle's SP) and added a Pebbles paper for the photo mat and journaling base. I like the final result- just wish it hadn't taken so long to get there *LOL*

Supplies: Bo Bunny PP; Pebbles PP; Bazzill CS; AC Thickers; Sassafras PP; MME labels and journaling cards; OA sprinklers

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sketch Challenge - 3rd Cousins

I did this layout for the weekly challenge- sketch this time- at 2 Peas. I pulled out some truly ancient stash for this. This is Cloud 9 Designs- the paper was Cinnamon Stick, the die-cuts, stickers and chipboard flowers were Cocoa Mint. This is one of those layouts that was so much better in my head but I do still like it. I dressed up a few of the flowers with liquid pearls. It's pretty simple really but I guess that's good with busy paper :)

Anyway, I love this pic of my nieces and my second cousins' sons  and that we are close enough with our second cousins that the thirds will know each other pretty well too :D

Supplies: Ranger Liquid Pearls; AC thickers; CC Tiny Type; Bazzill CS; Cloud 9 Designs everything else

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Basic Grey - Ready for their CloseUp

My not-quite 8 year old wanted a "real" camera for Christmas. I kind of had in mind a "cheapie" but my mother and sister picked out a canon that is technically nicer than my pocket digital *LOL* To his credit, he has been super careful with it so far. But, it is hilarious to me that the self-portraits have already started - along with pics of his so-willing-to-mug brother. Anyway, I printed these out thinking I might try PL this year (Ha!) and decided to scrap them instead of my 2 y.o photos for once :P

I used a sketch by Ashley Rock and pulled out my untouched (aka hoarded) collection of BG Boxer. I added a little misting with a mask, a little paint splatter for texture, and a few brads and a journaling card to the BG stickers, PP, and fussy-cut elements. I was thinking that this line would probably mix great with LYB Saturdays- now I wish I hadn't put myself on restriction for Lent *LOL*

Thanks for stopping by. I so appreciate all the nice comments on my posts. How do you all "reply" to comments? Do you reply in the comments (I figure people rarely come back to check for replies) ? Do you reply on their blog? Not reply at all unless there is a specific question?

Supplies: Basic Grey PP, die-cut stickers, alpha stickers; OA sprinkler; TA glimmer mist; Crafters workshop stencil; MME journaling card; CM pen; Brads unknown

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MME - Playful

I was dying to play with the "Follow Your Heart" collection from MME some more so I pulled it all out and was a cutting fool :P

I ordered the LifeCrafts (formerly QK) hexagon nesting dies before I even got this paper in my hands! Love them!

I used my Glitz Designs star rolling stamp and 2 Jenni Bowlin inks to create a border beneath the photo and to create a fall of stars above the hexagon cutouts. I then went back with my orange Sakura Tiara pen and colored in several of he stars

Supplies: MME PPs, Chipboard, brads; Archivers CS; Twinery twines; Portofina buttons; Amy Tangerine washi tape; WRMK inker; CM pen; homemade resin stars (molds form Mold Muse on Etsy); Ranger/Jenni Bowlin inks; Glitz roller stamp; Sakura of Japan Tiara glitter pen; LifeCrafts Hexagon dies

Monday, March 12, 2012

Dear Lizzy - Scraptastic Friends

I have made a lot of friends trough this hobby of ours.... a couple of meetup groups have come and gone but some of the people I met thru those groups are my souvenirs :P We try to go on retreats a couple times a year and these pics are from one fo those weekends. There were 4 of us besides those pictured; but, apparently, we didn't bother with cameras a whole lot *LOL*

Anyway, I enjoyed making a "girly" page for once

Supplies: AC DL PP, alpha stickers, image stickers; MM buttons and PP; Sassafras buttons; MME ribbon; Marcella by K paper clips; zig marker; OA sprinklers

Saturday, March 10, 2012

MME - I Absolutely Adore You

 I did this LO using a starting point from Shimelle Laine . I absolutely adore this Rhonna Farrer collection from MME and have been dying to use it so I made myself find a photo and actually cut into its yumminess :P

Supplies: Bazzill CS; Archivers CS; WRMK ink; MME PP, pins, brad; Avery tag; TA glimmered mists; Sakura stardust pens; BG and Maya Road ribbons; Hambly washi tape; MS doily; OA Sprinkler; Melody Ross transparent die-cut; sharpies; CM hexagon punch

Friday, March 9, 2012

MME- Fernbank

This layout was also for Shimelle's class at 2 Peas but this "Starting Point"  is really one I have used a lot- a base of 2 8x12 or so of PP across a 2 page LO (The color is way off on the starting point pic- sorry)

The pics are from a natural history museum here in the ATL. My mom and I took the boys when I had several weeks off between jobs.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, MME patterned papers and twine, Sassafras buttons, Making Memories paper and magnetic stamps, OA sprinklers, Jenni Bowlin ink, WRMK ink

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Echo Park - Bat Boy

I had these cute pics off a friend's camera phone of my youngest being goofy and generally showing off for my friends :P

I used a Starting Point from Shimelle Laine's Hitchhiker's Guide class at 2 Peas. I picked out papers and stickers from Echo Park's Sweet Summertime which I still adore. I added in washi tapes and thickers from AC, washi from Pink Paislee and I used my  MS bat border punch

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


 I've seen a lot of posts for the "What's on your workspace Wednesday" I have no idea who started these but thought it would be fun to participate once. So, this is the hot mess that is my desk. It is actually pretty organized but I have a lot of stuff crowded on my desk in an effort to have a lot of stuff close to hand- both for ease and to help me remember to use it :P

My MM carousel has lots of pens, scissors, adhesives, and corner chompers. My MM desk thingy holds lots of labels and smaller alpha stickers and the wine crate has separators and holds a ton of journaling  books/blocks. There are some bozes of embellies in the hutch as well as photos and some miscellaneous tools. That pile in front of the wine crate is actually a binder ring of all my page map sketch cards (in the hopes that I will use them once in a while)

The LO in this pic is now completed- will post it soon :)

Anyway, here is a pic of all the women who attended Teresa Collins' class on Saturday. I grabbed the pic off TC's blog since I didn't get one on my camera :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Just a quick note

Just popping in - I don't have any new projects at the moment and have to unload photos off my camera but popping in here to say I haven't fallen off the planet yet :P

We had crazy storms here Friday night - spent the night in the basement with the kids "camped" out in my craft room. Saturday, I drove an hour away to take 2 classes with Teresa Collins who is just as sweet and genuine as can be. I love her new Fabrications and Everyday Moments collections- they are my favs of anything she has ever done in fact- so was thrilled to take these 2 classes with her. The books are not done- just the base pages- as I like to embellish after photos are in but they are 10x10 and 8x8 "minis" which I think are great sizes. I need to figure out what I want to put in them so I can finish them up :)

So, after all that, Saturday night and Sunday were devoted to family time and laundry *LOL*

My google reader list is 100+ posts long- need to catch up after work tonight  :)

Hopefully, I'll make it back into the scraptastic craft cave soon

Friday, March 2, 2012

MME - I *heart* u

I made this LO Tues night but had to commute to work for the last 2 days (I normally work from home) and never had a chance to take a pic in decent light. Of course, today is overcast and getting ready to rain so this is only a slight improvement :P The stamped hearts are less orangey in person and the stickles on the heart details read as blue- not orange- in person.

I love this MME Valentine's line - and I love that I can use it for anything love. My youngest went thru a phase where he "didn't need naps" but would go like the energizer bunny until he would just suddenly fall asleep in the oddest places or positions :P No temper tantrums or fussing- he would just drop. The left pic is him sitting in a kid's folding chair but he just leaned his head over onto the ottoman and went to sleep like that *LOL*

Anyway, I had fun playing with stash and techniques I am often too lazy to use or that is home when I usually scrap at crops. Lots of stamping, liquid pearls and stickles on top of my normal border punching and misting. The bottom XO strip is actually the result of using it as a stencil to color the vanilla cardstock for the love border directly above. I ended up liking my stencil enough to use it too :) The heart in the title is actually 2 negatives of die-cuts from the MME collection pack. I cut them out, layered them and then traced around them with my pen.

Supplies: Bazzill CS; MME papers and die-cuts; AC knock out punches and thickers; TA glimmer mist; SC Mr Huey mist; Ranger Liquid Pearls, Distress Ink, and Stickles; Fancy Pants stamps; Smash date stamp; CM corner rounder and pen; MS for Avery office label; Cloud 9 Design stickers

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MME, AC - Funny

I stole some time to scrapbook last night. I had just bought a 1.8 F-stop lens when I was visiting my grandparents for his 90th birthday. So, I took a ton of picture when everyone was just sitting around visiting. i am so, so glad I did because I got some good pics but also because it was the last time I would see my grandfather healthy. He went into the ICU after a bleedout a week before I was bringing the kids to see them and he finally left the hospital a month later to go home under the care of hospice. He passed away less than 36 hours later- he was just waiting to go home (and for my grandma to let him go).

He was a character until the bitter end. He was sharp as a tack and had a great sense of humor. When I saw him in ICU, he was on a vent and pretty sedated. But, not so sedated that he couldn't thumb his nose at the nurse when she irritated him *LOL* Or let his opinion (agreement) be known when my mom made a snarky remark :P He even managed to steal a kiss or 2 from grandma when he was a little more awake :)

Anyway, these 2 faces were oh so typical and I am so glad I have these photos. I picked out some MME Lime Twist for this LO and then realized that the AC Chap scraps on my desk mixed with them pretty well. So, I punched out circles in a few sizes and then cut the smaller ones into heart shapes and layered them. They are only glued in the middle so I could fold them up for dimension a bit.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Supplies: MME patterned paper and journaling card; AC Thickers, PP, and mixed tape (Amy Tangerine); EK Success, MS and CM punches; Sassafras button; OA Sprinklers; Colorbox pigment ink; Sakura for CM pens

Monday, February 27, 2012

MME Lush - Love blooms and grows

I had this really old photo sitting in my photo pile and pulled out my MME Lush in red to use with it. Came across this flocked flower paper and the whole LO just flowed out of that. I colored in the white flowers with my FC Design Memorycraft markers and then added my photo matted on the leftover OA paper from my last LO. I inked the edges of the base and mat with colorbox chalk ink, jourbaled along the flower stems with my sakura for CM pen, and added my title with AC thickers and CC Tiny Type. Added some rhinestone brads and I was done.

The journaling just talks about how our lives and marriage have not always been easy peasy in the past 11+ years since this pic was taken; but, that somehow, some way, we still love each other and work to keep it that way :) 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

October Afternoon Silly

I did this LO for the first challenge in the New 'Hitchhikers Guide to Scrapbooking' class from Two Peas and Shimelle Laine. I picked out a bunch of stuff from the older October Afternoon Nightlight line. I ended up using what I picked for the most part- but sometimes it was because I switched sides of the paper. And I originally had a dark blue paper mat but wasn't liking it that well and got the bright idea to get out the masks and glimmer mists to make a fake mat instead.

I really like how this LO came out and I am pretty pleased at using some older stash I'd been hoarding :P

Supplies: OA PP, diecuts, stickers, sprinklers; Doodlebug buttons; Pink Paislee mask; TA Glimmer Mists; Bazzill CS; AC knockouts, thickers; EK Success punch; WRMK ink; CM pen

Lily Bee - Post-Christmas Coma

This is pretty typical of how we spend our time after the mad present-opening has ended: We all sit around reading or playing with electronics while the kids play with their new stuff or - occasionally- watch TV. The dog is always worn out from all the excitement and takes a nap. Amy is so funny- she removes her cushion from her bed before climbing in. This time, the kids covered her with the cushion and she liked it so much, she just stayed that way :P

Supplies: LB PP and alphas, AC Thickers & pen, Doodlebug alphas, LYB pins, Imaginisce brad, MM buttons and rub-on, OA label stickers, Coredinations CS, Twinery twine, Prima flower, MS border w/ Mr Huey mist from SC to make it a better green

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lily Bee

 Almost to the end of Christmas layouts- for reals this time :P

I made an accordion fold-out "mini" and adhered it directly to this page for most of the present pictures. There were some special gifts this year (2009) so I wanted to document them (I do still need to journal) but didn't really want to create 5 LOS. So, this worked for me

And, yes, the dog gets presents too. It is a standing joke to give her a new squeaky toy and see how long it takes her to de-squeak it *LOL*

The more I look at this LO, the more I think I need to ditch those trees. Any opinions?

Supplies: Lily Bee PP and rub-ons, Bazzill pleated border and CS, MM stickers, WRMK photo-turn and brad

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lily Bee

Oops! Haven't had a chance to post in a few days- at least in part because I didn't have anything to post!  Work is busy plus I am still in the process of putting my craft cave back together again. It is almost done now and I seriously love it. I have purged a ton of stuff and re-organized everything else. I still have plans for a couple more changes but I can take my time with those (ribbon and replacing my clip-it-up)

Anyway, I finally worked on pics for Christmas 2.0 - we always have a second celebration with my parents and siblings' families. We all have stockings at the parents house ( 1 per couple now and the kids have their own) and opening those is often the favorite part of the day :P

So, I switched to Lily Bee papers for these LOs - I'm trying to start using some of my "older" stash that I truly love and quit saving it for "the perfect project" *LOL*

Supplies: Lily Bee PP, MM Bling title and rhinestones, Jolee's stickers, Bazzill CS, October Afternoon sticker, Martha Stewart border

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Be You- American Crafts

It has been a crazy, busy few days around here. I am still trying to re-organize my craft room, the kids have baseball and boy scouts on top of school, and both of us have busy jobs. Plus, the hot water tank needs to be replaced ASAP

But, I finally stole some time to scrapbook last night - I'm way sleepy today but it was worth it to get to play :P

This LO served several purposes- using some older stuff that I still like, using newer AC chap, and playing with chipboard for Shimelle's Glitter Girl challenge at 2 Peas. Plus, I got these cute pics on a page of course :D I don't know why we buy kids toys - they are just as likely to play with plastic cups and baskets - at least in my house.

I re-colored the chipboard star (it was white with glitter dots) and covered the arrow in paper. I haven't added the date and journaling yet- need to look up the pics on my PC for that. 

Supplies: American Crafts papers and Thickers, Scenic Route and October Afternoon labels. WRMK and unknown (really old) grommets, My Minds Eye rub-ons, Maya Road and Little Yellow Bicycle pins, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Making Memories paint, colorbox ink, Bazzill CS,  Pressed Petals adhesive chipboard, Deluxe designs chipboard arrow

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cuckoo For You

 I am not a big card maker but I do try to make cards for most occasions since I have all the supplies. My DH and I usually do little more than exchange cards for Valentine's Day so that  is one of the cards I try to make so it is more "special".

Anyway, the Finally Friday card challenge this week at 2 Peas is for an interactive card and I have had this idea rattling around in my head ever since I saw Laura Craigie's video. Looking at it now, I see I must've been influenced by her Kraft CS and woodgrain background though I had forgotten what her card looked like :P. Anyway, I am not entirely happy with the WG stamping on this so I would have made the crad smaller if I had it to do over again but I was completely winging it and I am not about to start over :P I started with a 6x6 card base. I cut the bottom corners and then I cut the roof line from the top. Then I cut doors from the front, lined the bird's room and inside doors, and then glued the front down (the flaps are all that open now).

Supplies: Archivers CS, My Minds Eye papers (Love Me), bird sticker from Paper Bliss (Salon line), Making Memories chipboard clock, Hero Arts stamp, Ranger distress ink, Glitz letters, Sharpie pen

Friday, February 10, 2012

He Said, She Said and Basic Grey

One of the recent challenges at 2 Peas (ended yesterday) was to use the journaling prompt "conversations". Well, I had been wanting to scrapbook this convo for a very long time so that got me off dead center

My friend and my son (who she calls her boyfriend - her husband doesn't mind) had the funniest conversation one night at my house. When she repeated it to me, I asked her to write it down. So, the journaling is basically what she wrote on the spot

Almost everything is BG Marjolaine (PP, die-cuts, stickers) with some Archivers CS, BG ribbon (older line), Karen Foster letters and MM brads thrown in.

I also used the 2/6/2012 sketch from the BG blog and I clustered both my photos and my hand-cut flowers for the latest Scrap Fit weekend workout

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Echo Park - Opening presents

 I hope these are the last of my Christmas at out house LOs. I still have pics of xmas 2.0 at the grandparents house. I ended up using the same AC Thickers from a couple other recent LOs and more of this Christmas line from Echo Park (designed by Bella Road) Lots and lots of pictures so I tried to keep it pretty simple. The onyl other supplies were some old Joann's Craft Essentials embellies from my stash and the Bazzill CS