Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"First Day of School" Layout

Yep - my two grandsons started pre-kindergarden this year! And as you can tell by the photo they were super excited. Don't you wish the excitement would last another 12 years? Maybe when they get "senior-itis" I can show them this layout and rekindle it? ...or not.

I made the large flower by using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix die. The paper is from an old book I bought at The Ole' Mill Store in Fisher, LA. If you are ever in central Louisiana you need to stop by this fun antique store. It's huge and has tons and tons of antique items!

Here is a close-up of the flower.  I inked the edges with brown ink, crinkled the petals a little bit then just stacked them up.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Present and Future Fans" Layout

Sometimes I have to make myself get away from all the flowers and girly layouts. They just come easy for me. My son always comments about putting flowers on the boy's layouts. For awhile I could use the excuse... "Their babies!" But now that they are four I guess I need to do more masculine looking layouts huh?

OK so the layout above has a flower on it. But hey - it's a manly flower. ;-) And I did put gears on it. It's a layout of when my son took the boys to see their first Chicago Cubs baseball game. Jessie has always been a fan of the Cubs, ever since Little League when his team was the Cubs. I think he just liked the uniforms.

Anyway - I used papers from Bo Bunny's Timepiece Collections. I hope you like it!

Monday, August 6, 2012

"Family" Layout

Here is a fun, simple layout that we will be doing in the next scrapbooking class. It features an older line of paper from Kaisercraft - the Chapter One Collection. But the colors are still so trendy! I love the teals, light blues and blacks. It's a very easy line to work with.

The photo is of (L-R) me, my brother Michael, my mom Stella and my sister, Terri. It was taken at my brother's wedding. It's one of the few photos of the four of us.

Well - I hope you like the photo and the layout! ...til next time...

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Purple Tag

I haven't completed one layout this past week! And I do feel the need LOL. All of my free time has been spent getting my Etsy shop up and running. I have 90% of my items entered. I have had great reponse so far, especially from people outside the US. It helped me decide on whether or not to ship internationally. Soooo.... I am going back through my listed items and adding international postage rates.

But I did not want a week to go by without a post on a project! Here is a tag I did a while back using a Prima mask and Glimmer Mist. These tags are great to do when you have finished a layout and still have all that beautiful mess around you. Just grab a tag (or blank card) and use up the scrap pieces and leftovers from your project. You will have a pretty tag or card and as a bonus... less stuff to put away!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

"November 2005" Layout

Well as you can see I am still going through some old paper lines. These are papers from TPC Studio's Grandma's Attic Collection. (Yea I know - way back to 2010!) :-) The photos go back even further to 2005. This happened to be my mom's last Thanksgiving here on earth and it was also one that was great! Lots of family, food and fun times. My mom loved to cook for us, especially during the holidays.
The bottom flower is handmade. I actually made it a while back but it was the perfect colors for this layout.
  1. Using a medium five petal punch, punch one flower out of light colored cardstock and another one out of a darker coordinating paper.
  2. Using a small five petal punch, punch one flower out of the same dark paper.
  3. The tiny flowers on the dark medium flower's petals were made by using one of my border punches. Flip the punch over and look at the bottom - slip the petal into the punch, line up to where you want the tiny petal to fall and punch!
  4. I then glued the two medium flowers together so that it looks like one flower.
  5. Layer the "two" flowers, off-setting the petals and add a brad.
  6. Paint the petals with your favorite stickles to add glimmer.
  7. When dry, add tiny gems to the punched flowers on the petals.
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, July 16, 2012

"Fun Times" Layout

Have you ever looked through your paper stash and thought "when did I buy that paper?". Well I did that today and knew I had to start using some of my older paper before I bought any of the new lines coming out... right? Ok - I have good intentions.

I made this LO with some older paper from DCWV - I think it came in one of those 12x12 paper packs. I like the orangey brown as it seems to go with all the browns out here in West Texas. ;-)

The picture is of my twin grandsons riding their "tractor". They live out of state and get to come stay at nannie's and papa's house two weeks every year. This year their visit was in Febuary. One of their favorite pastimes is riding their tractor. Hope you like it!
The "photo mat" effect I did with the photo was done using Photoshop Elements. Here is a link to the tutorial:

Have fun!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sun Kissed

This layout was inspired by Angelica, using Prima's Almanac Collection. And we will be creating this LO in our next class on Saturday July 21st! I love this collection as it has soft colors and looks beautiful with the black accents.

I hope you like the layout! And if your in the Midland/Odessa area - come join us in class!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ok... it has been awhile...

And for that I apologize. I have recently made a career change and now have much more time to devote to my favorite pastime... scrapbooking!
I have also opened my Etsy Shop (see the link on the sidebar). It will list tons of scrapbooking supplies at really good discounts. I just opened it today so there are only a couple items listed, but I will be listing more tomorrow.... I promise. :-)

So - welcome back. Drop by again soon... I promise to be here. :-)