Sunday, September 13, 2009

Apple of Granny's Affection

Combine the terms "Apple of My Eye" and "Object of My Affection", and get "Apple of My Affection" for this Valentine Layout. I had a kinda new friend over to scrap last night and we had a great time, stayed up late, played with the Cricut, and got to know each other a little better. So nice to meet such a sweet fellow-scrapper that I seem to have a lot in common with! I am borrowing about 10 cricut cartridges from a different friend for the weekend, so last night I tried to use as many as possible. I ended up trying out Simply Sweet for the word Apple, Cursive 101 for the rest of the title, and Doodlecharms for the apple graphic and the little caterpillar. I also got to play with my new Deep-Cut Housing and Blades finally, used it on the apple and stem and it cut a nice thick piece of chipboard pretty clean after setting it on Multi-Cut 2 with Blade and Pressure maxed out. I have also realized when you have a mat for chipboard and a mat for paper, things cut much more smoothly!

Journaling pulls out from behind the photo (where the ribbon is sticking up)
PP: K & Company "Berry Sweet" Stack
CS: CTMH Cranberry, Bubblegum, Kiwi, and Cocoa
Ribbon and RicRac: from the stash
Leaves: Bazzill Basics Paper Leaves
Digital Cutter: Cricut
Cricut Carts: Simply Sweet, Cursive 101, DoodleCharms

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

You are so TWEET

During last nights insomnia and sniffling, I stumbled onto a new challenge website called Scrapfit and decided to try it out on this layout. I am waaaay outside my box on this page, mostly because of this funky paper, but it's all done and kinda cool! And all I had to do was follow these rules:

1. use 3 patterened papers
2: use 1 solid cardstock
3: hide your journalling
4: use at least 2 photos
5: use at least 1 star in your LO
6: use at least 2 different ribbons

On my two-page layout, I used:
1. Basic Grey's "Lime Rickey" Collection: Tutti Frutti, Fruit Fizz, and Tart & Tiny patterns
2. Close To My Heart Outdoor Denim, White Daisy, Sunny Yellow, Clover Meadow and Hollyhock Cardstock
(okay that's more than one, but I figured that was allowed too!)
3. Journaling pulls out from the bottom right photo
4. I've got 4 photos
5. Three little stars/asterisks on the journaling tag
6. Two ribbons from the stash
I also used Basic Grey Lime Rickey Chip Stickers, QK Maddie Anne Classic, and SU! Chipboard Alpha

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Perks of Insomnia

The last couple of nights I have not been able to sleep, mostly because I am fighting some sort of cold and nap anytime I can during the day (big mistake!) So at night, I sneak away into my little oasis and create. I have been working on this one for a couple of nights now and finally have it the way I want it. I also got to use my new Pink Cricut Expression for the title! I have only gotten to play with it a handful of times, so I hope to start using it and taking advantage of all it has to offer very soon!

I have a feeling I am going to be sneaking away more often now since hubby got my last shelf put in today and I am getting all the final touches put in and all my goodies organized! :o) Thanks hubby! One of the mind-numbing things that helped to get me to sleep on Friday night was hand sewing the stems of all these flowers, cutting out the flowers and leaf petals, and sewing the buttons into the centers of the flowers... turned out cute, but so very time consuming.

Cricut Expression: Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge Set on Tall Ball 1.75" at Speed 2, Pressure 4, Blade 5 for the cardstock layer and Set at Speed 2, Pressure 5, Blade 6 for the chipboard layer.
Quickutz: Maddie Anne Classic
PP: Making Memories Giggle Kids Fun Flowers, Stripe, Word Stripe, and Scallop Circle. CTMH Retired Heavenly Blue B&T
CS: CTMH Juniper
Buttons: CTMH Clear Craft Buttons
DMC: Embroidery Floss #309

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Make a Wish & Blow out your Candles

I think this is the final layout from H's Birthday this year. I reserve the right to post another though, lol! I have really had fun with this birthday! Usually, birthdays are one of my top two least favorite things to scrapbook, so it is quite unusual that I would drag out one birthday to four or five layouts! The flourishes on the above page are supposed to represent her "blowing" out the candles on her cake, get it? More flips on this layout, one of the pictures is of my house after the party! Wow! After having twenty little-ones trampling my living room, I was pleasantly surprised that there were no cake stains on the carpet, but there was quite a mound of wrapping paper the size of my couch! It was a really good, smooth party!

PP: Heidi Grace It's My Party "Cake" and "Decor Words"
CS: CTMH Hollyhock
Chipboard: Flourish ~ Accucut, CTMH Dimensional Elements Monogram W, I, S, H
Stamps: CTMH "Tiny Typewriter"
RicRac: From the stash

Friday, September 4, 2009

I have been a busy girl!

No, I did not do all these layouts this week. But I did manage to fit them in over the last month... ya know, while I was neglecting blogging, lol! I do have a new round of photos coming in from the printers very soon, so I cannot wait to get busy! The online photo printer I use (and love!) has made quite a few changes on their site and I am super excited! The have finally added options for the pro-sumer photographer that just make sense, hello ~ like professional paper, and choosing your level of color correction ~ like none if you are good with photoshop and set your own color profiles, and the checkout process is so much more stream-lined and visual ~ so it's so much easier to see your crops as you make them! Needless to say, I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised, because I do not want to find a new photo printer after 5 years!

On to the layout, trying to finish up all of H's birthday party. I wanted to capture all the party guests and all the activities of the party, so I made little flip ups so that there are 3 photos in the each footprint and a couple of group shots. Granny is always trying to remember (for some crazy reason) names of people I went to preschool with (which was a looong time ago), so I am pleasing her and actually writing it all down for H.

Under one of the flips is a picture of H on the webcam with Granny during the party. We set up a two webcam's so that Granny & Papa could "be there" even though they are 350 miles away. Granny told me it was better than actually being there because she could mute it when the kiddos got too loud! Too funny!

PP: Heidi Grace It's My Party "Party Gifts" and back of "Decor Stripes", "Reagans Closet" pink micro-grid
CS: CTMH Hollyhock
Chipboard: K & Co "Lipstick" Fresh Paint Palette
Stickles: Star Dust
Jounaling Block: AccuCut "7.5 Antique" Custom Die

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Granny's Girl

In honor of Granny's Birthday today (no, I won't share which birthday) here is a layout with Granny and her special girl. Granny was very excited to be with H on her birthday this year, since we usually are not together this time of year, and H even shared her special cupcakes with Granny! Awhile back, I posted about the very special Cinderella castle that Papa found for his princess, and well Granny was just as excited about the castle and knew that H just had to have Cinderella Barbie and her getaway horse to go with the castle. They sat at the table most of the weekend playing Cinderella and generally spending some very special time together. :o) If you feel so inclined, go here now, and wish Granny a very special Birthday wish in her comments section please!

PP: Autumn Leaves "Princess" and Heidi Grace "Reagan's Closet" blue micro-plaid
CS: CTMH Hollyhock and Heavenly Blue
Ribbon: CTMH Hollyhock RicRac, blue grosgrain from the stash
Flowers: CTMH "Just Blooms" and "Big Pinks"
Buttons: CTMH Craft Buttons Autumn Garden~ Hollyhock
Quickutz: Vixen Classic and Maddie Anne Classic

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday, Dear Granny!
Happy Birthday to You!
We love you!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

One of my little joys

This picture doesn't look like much to some of you, but to others I am sure you can feel my little twinge of joy. We recently moved in a new home, a small apartment to be exact. That thought may scare of alot of you, but for me it was exciting. I have never lived in an apartment before (except for a very large apartment when hubby was running one of the dorms on campus, but that was very different) so I was excited for this new adventure in our life. Hailey was more than thrilled since we let her paint her room pink and we now have a pool just a few yards away (most importantly, one that I do not have to tend to!) But, to get to the point, we have been here a little over a month and I have been having fun moving in, decorating, organizing, and generally just making it feel like home. One of the little things for me that makes it home is my plants and my scrapbooks. I was so excited when I figured out how to arrange the living room so that my favorite buffet table could sit just behind the couch with my orchids on top receiving the perfect southeastern exposure... and my scrapbooks below. This table is probably four feet long, and the bottom shelf is lined with all my completed scrapbooks. So, this photo represents all my memories of a wonderful life, all my hard work (and fun) I had making those layouts, and to a smaller degree, the results of my credit card bill ;o) LOL! But, I love that the albums are down low so that Hailey can look at them whenever she wants (and she does frequently!) I also love how neatly organized and lined up they are... yes, I am a little OCD, but I have learned to embrace it.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...