Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Family Layouts

"Delight... in golfing with Papa"
This is one of a handful of pre-made layouts that I have used over the years.  I picked this one up when one of my favorite stores was going out of business.  I love that I did not have to do anything but trim my pics down and adhere them.  I especially love that I captured such a special moment with Miss H and her Papa!

"Papa's little punkin"
This layout I completed at recent crop I went to with Granny... actually I have to admit that Granny had just gotten this paper pack in her most recent Memory Works delivery and it matched my pics perfectly!  So, I kinda stole it... thanks Granny ;o)  I love scrapping fall/halloween layouts, but to be able to scrapbook pumpkins and pink on the same layout was so fun!

One of may lazy days in granny's pool!  Love that I was able to capture my little fish swimming (underwater) back and forth from Papa to Granny.  She can hold her breath so long it scares me sometimes!

"Tooth Fairy"
The night Miss H lost her first tooth, she was so excited to use her tooth fairy pillow!  Little did we know she would get to use it the next night too... she woke up the next morning and went to tell me what the Tooth Fairy left for her and her 2nd tooth popped right out of her mouth into her hand :o)

Monday, August 29, 2011


"Black Sand Beaches"
Bella Blvd
completely scrap-lifted from somewhere ;) 

 "Lovely Hula Hands"
posted the left side as part of an open call with a single page sketch and finally made the other half of the layout (because I knew I would never leave it as a single page layout, lol!)
Handmade those flowers with twill ribbon and pleated the twill myself.

Posted this layout once before as part of an open call with a sketch, but I added a couple of small pieces since then and just like the way it photo'd this time around.

 "Cruisin North Shore"
CTMH Level 2 Paper Pack
Love the way this one turned out, so carefree and relaxed.

Lime Rickey
I know I used a sketch, but I have no idea where I got it from ;)
I took these photos from our balcony of my daughter and hubby going down the twisy slide into the pool below.  I love that I was able to capture these moments without either of them knowing... and from an interesting vantage point.

{click on any photo to enlarge}

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Back to School Layouts

I have been pretty productive lately and decided to post all my layouts according to the album the layout belongs in.  These layouts are from Kindergarten... can't believe she already started Third Grade this week!   Also, I finally got smart and started photo-ing the layouts as a double page spread, since that is how I intended them to look... especially when the elements and photos flow across both pages ;o)

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"First Day of Kindergarten"
Imaginisce ~ Teacher's Pet Collection 
Sketch scraplifted from PaisleyandPolkaDots


"2 Cute for School"

"Field Trip"
Bella Blvd ~ Sunny Happy Skies Collection 
Scraplifted from PaisleyandPolkaDots

"Oh the Places You'll Go"
Bella Blvd ~ Sunny Happy Skies Collection 

"Spirit Fridays"
Simple Stories Elementary Collection 
Left sketch scraplifted from the Simple Stories Blog.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Girls Weekend 2011

I am amazed at how little I got scrapped this year during our annual girls trip.  I did however get in a good bit of relaxing, chatting, and just being with my girls.  The four layouts I did actually came together pretty easy once I finally got to work.  Especially easy was the kit from Scrapbook Generation (ya know, one of the many kits that I won from Sketch Support!)  My camera did not want to cooperate, so these pics do not do justice at all, but if you click on the image it enlarges so you can see more of the detail.

"Sweet Cupcakes"
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One of the kits that I won from Sketch Support :o)

I did this layout in record time!  Especially for me, who tends to take days flip-flopping embellies around and making sure it's just right, lol!  I think it took me about 20-25 minutes, including the time it took me to decide which pics to use!  I will definitely be picking up more of these kits!

"Pajama Party"

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A quickie layout that kinda has a funny story, let' see if I remember it correctly... Jodi did that tree out of ribbon and I though it was so cute and I scraplifted it from her, then she liked my sketch and scraplifted that from me (even though I copied from a sketch somewhere, lol.)  Just goes to show that you never really know if your "idea" was really yours or just a distant memory of something you saw once upon a time!  :o) 

"Feeding Frenzy"

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This layout has been in the works for awhile, mostly becuase I need Granny's help.  I made the layout back in February! but wanted to add the koi and water lily and just knew that Granny could do a much better job than me or anything on my cricut.  Boy was that right!  She hand cut the koi based off a clipart I saw online and lord only knows how she made those flowers.  She has been making tons of flowers lately, so she may have the info on her blog

"My Deer"

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This was another layout that got passed around and scraplifted :o)  I actually made that deer using my Cricut (can't remember last time poor little Pinky got used!) and just inked the hooves and antlers darker instead or double-cutting (a little lazy, but it worked).  The title was a gift from Jodi... she brought all of us a complete set of chipboard letters that she cut with her new Accucut Apricot font!  Soooo want more of those, or better yet would love to just buy my own Accucut but I will just keep dreaming ;o)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sketch Support Blog Hop Winner!

Can't believe I won the Ultimate Kit Club Sampler during the Sketch Support Blog Hop!  Woohoo!  I am so in love with Allison's sketches and can't wait to give these kits a try!   Thank you so much to Allison Davis and the team at Sketch Support!

Here's what she said:

What a great time the "Get to Know the Creative Team" blog hop was! One thing all of us at Sketch Support agreed on was how thoughtful the comments were on all the blogs. It was so great to see that not only was everyone taking the time to read each post and hop to each blog but to also take the time to leave such amazing comments. Thank you from everyone here at Sketch Support!

The winner of  "The Ultimate Scrapbook Generation Kit Club Sampler" is...

ScrapyTiff said...
Woohoo, made it around the world and back... Loved reading about all the new DT members, plus picked up a few scrapping ideas along the way! Great blog hop!

You can email me at allison@scrapbookgeneration to claim the giveaway. You'll also need to include your shipping information and we'll have that prize on it's way to you.  

And I won all of this:

The winner of this giveaway will receive:

• The February Super Sketch Club kit - includes the materials and sketches to make five two-page layouts. The February kit includes products from Fancy Pants, Jillibean Soup, and BoBunny.

• February Boy Crazy kit - includes the materials to create a two-page boy themed layout with BasicGrey products and a sketch.

• February Girl Crazy kit - includes the materials to create a two-page girl themed layout with Echo Park products and a sketch.

• February Generation Page kit - includes the materials to create a two-page layout with We R Memory Keepers products, a color photo of the layout, and directions.

• February Hall of Fame Page kit - includes the materials to create a two-page layout with BasicGrey products, a color photo of the layout, and directions.

• Generation Card kit - includes the materials to create four cards with My Mind's Eye products, color photos of the cards, directions, and a cutting guide.

To sum it up that's seven sketches and the materials to make nine two-page layouts andfour cards

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Scrapbook Generation

Sketch artisit Allison Davis, who runs Scrapbook Generation with her mom, is doing an open call for Creative Team members for her new website.  The new site will be dedicated to sketches all month long and that is where the new creative team will kick in... sounds like a plan to me!  So, here is my take on the sketches she posted...

Sketch #1


"Hula Hands"
This one will eventually have a second matching page where I will journal about the hula lessons and the history of the song they danced to, it was sooo cool!

My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary Little Miss Muffet: "That's My Girl" (purple posies paper), "Delight" (purple plumes paper), and "Delight" (brown polka dot)
Quickutz: Magnolia Grand Font
CTMH: Just Blooms Posie (leaves), Cocoa Ink 
Colors: Hollyhock, Colonial White, Cocoa
Misc: Twill Ribbon, Velvet Rick Rack, Buttons, DMC Floss, and the Cutter Bee Piercing Bugs

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Sketch #2

My little girl doesn't know it yet, but this will be her birthday card in a few short weeks... I cannot believe she is going to be seven!  As soon as I saw the circles on this sketch, I had to make these flowers using the Quickutz Nesting Circles, the machine-stitched winding vine continues the circle theme, and I rotated the sketch counter-clockwise, just cause it looked a little better with the vines growing "up" than across  :o)

Basic Grey Euphoria Bless (stripe)
Alpha print paper scrap (I think it was Heidi Grace?)
Bazzill Basics Paper Leaves
Quickutz Nesting Circles
CTMH: Big Brads, Cardstock
Colors: Heavenly Blue, White Daisy, Blush
Misc: Sewing Machine and Thread

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Sketch #3

I am having so much fun scrapping our Hawaii trip from earlier this year... Hawaii is actually the only thing that I have scrapped so far from 2010!  I need to get moving and quick!  In an effort to squeeze in a few more photos, I did another one of my pull out tricks behind the 5x7... I will just slit the page protector and you can pull the ribbons to see four more photos!  I made a number of "variations" on this layout, here are a few. First I used a 5x7 in place of the two vertical photos on the left, second I changed the placement of the wallet size photos on the right, and third I let the floral pattern act as my accent paper on the far left (since it was so pretty) and last I journaled right on the background.   I used that same background pp on the second page, just turning it 180 degrees so the floral patterns are on the outer  sides of the layout. I still "see" the sketch, but I really made it my own and made it work for my photos.  Here is a close-up of where the extra photos pull-out...

BoBunny Calypso Dream (background)
BoBunny Calypso Life (stripe)
Making Memories: Cranberry Paint

CTMH: Just Blooms, Big Brads, Bitty Brads, Dimensional Elements Solos, RickRack
Colors: Honey, Dutch Blue, and Cranberry 
Misc: ribbon, fuzzy big brads (wish I could remember where I got these!), Sanding Block, Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser

Happy Scrapping!
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