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!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

2011 Crops

Mark your calendars for the next two crops at St Pauls,

January 22, 2011

and get this....

February 18 & 19
Friday 6pm-Midnight
Saturday 10am-10pm
Woohoo, a two day crop!

Also, I am scouting out a location for a monthly Friday night crop that will not be the same weekend as SPUMC, and wonder how many others would like to join me?  I have heard that the public library will allow use of their room but haven't gotten any details yet... who's interested?

Oh, and I am totally putting it in my calendar now for next year's ScrapFest at Archivers in Atlanta!  I have missed it the past couple of years, but I am putting in on my calendar now September 16-18, 2011.  Yeah, I know that is a bit far down the road, but I loooove that store and have decided I need to make more trips there to crop since it really isn't that far away ;o)  I have a tiny prius but would love some travel buddies... who's with me?  :o)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Couple of Quickies

This layout was one that Granny started and I kinda stole it off her scrap table last time I was visiting ;o) Thanks Granny!  I love how she cut out the little "chalk" drawing that was printed on the paper.  I added the strip of argyle paper to widen the die-cut sheet so it would be wide enough for the 8x10 class pic.

I decided to leave all the names and school info on the pic and journal about her teacher, my volunteer time, and who her best friends were.  Hopefully she will stay connected with these friends, but we all know that sometimes life happens and twenty years from now, it will be nice to remember all those names.

In my last post I commented on Miss H's rolls.  I recently came across these pics (I actually forgot about this sitting until I came across these prints) and you can definitely see those adorable baby chub rolls here around her wrists and ankles, so cute and cuddly!  Ohhh and the one around her neck, I am melting :o)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Making up for lost time!

I am making up for a lot of missing scrapping time.  I have about 7 layouts that I did since last posting and have been waiting to put them in albums until I photographed them... finally did that today so I am just posting them all, not a lot of details.  But, if you have a question please just leave me a comment and I will be happy to share a technique, manufacturer, or supply inquiry.

By the way, all of my layouts are two-page layouts and generally have some flow across the page.  So, if you go to the link --> over there to see my gallery, you can see the pages next to each other and they make a little more sense :o)  Enjoy!

This is a layout from Summer 2009 that I did during my girls weekend but had been waiting on the enlargement.  My little girls first official ballet class... not her cup of tea!  She has never asked to do ballet again since! :o) Which cracks me up since I did ballet for over a dozen years!

Valetine's Party at VPK waaaayyy back in Feb 2009!  Can't believe how young she looks in that bottom right photo, still has the little baby chub!  Awww, I miss her little rolls!

I totally cheated on this one and bought it from my mom (SBFO on eBay and etsy) because I was totally in love with that little bear in the dress!  Thanks mommy, I love my layout and these were the perfect pictures!

When we first moved to Tally, Miss H took TaeKwonDo lessons for a little while.  She was so funny to watch and was actually pretty good at it... unlike ballet ;o)  I would like to see her eventually pick an activity and stick with it, but I figure she is young and should experience a variety... she def has tried a number of things in the last year or so!

The title photo needs a little explanation, so maybe I will revisit this layout another time... but it is overall a "year in review" layout from VPK.

Oh, we had sooo much fun at our Girl Scouts Skate Night!  Mommy stayed off the skates though, one wobbly woman was enough for daddy to steady!  I am quite proud of those die-cut skates... I actually did those all by myself, free-hand, no diagram, and no outside inspiration!  They even have real tied-up laces and big brads to look like wheel-bearings!  Pretty cool, huh?!

And finally... You are my sunshine!  On the last day of VPK, the school had a huge pool party with blowup water slides and shaving cream!  Great way to end the year!  And a great way to end this post!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monkey Business

Can I just tell you... I am so excited about this little guy!  I actually made him all by myself :o) No help from Mommy (of course, she was really sick otherwise I am sure she would have been happy to help).  I used the Cricut Gypsy to tweak one of the monkeys and manipulated a couple different layers to get the different colors.  He turned out so cute, and exactly the size and proportion I needed.  Ok, so maybe I do love my Gypsy sometimes... I definitely wouldn't love my Cricut without my Gypsy that's for sure!!!

The layout is of my munchkins summer classes at our local gymnastics place.  She is definitely my little monkey, hanging and swinging and climbing all over the equipment... no fear!

The tree branches are from the Quickutz border die... I just trimmed down the main 12" branch into the two pieces I needed.  The leaves were hand cut from patterend paper that happened to be the perfect size and colors.

So maybe this layout is my favorite from Girls Weekend!  I can't decide!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010


Okay, so I am a total slacker at blogging!  Life took over and I never got around to posting the rest of the layouts, so here goes!   This layout was from our visit to the Dole Plantation in Oahu, Hawaii.  We learned alot and tasted some very juicy pineapples, hence the title!  

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ready, set, LEARN!

One of my favorite layouts of the week, I actually started this one before but wasn't able to put the finishing touches on until I got to Granny's and could take advantage of all her different fonts!  :o)  I think my favorite part of this layout was the way I could use just one of the lined die-cut papers by cutting off one side and spreading it apart with the other patterns between... kinda looks like one really wide sheet of lined paper, don't ya think?

My friend Jodi scrap-lifted this layout and was able to use just my scraps and one piece of her own die-cut paper, pretty cool.  I started this layout so long ago I can't remember whether I lifted it from somewhere or came up with it on my own, lol!  How's that for bad memory?!  I do know that this is one of my kits from Kraft Girl Kits that I am hoarding because have closed up shop :o(   I loved this kit so much that when I found out they were closing, I ordered an extra!  This ribbon is from an old CTMH set and the buttons are just from my stash.  The title is Quickutz Holiday, CK Handprint, and Yogurt.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Girl's Escape 2009

During my trip last week, I decided I had to scrap last year's trip before I came home with hundreds more photos from this year's trip!  All of the 4x6 photos flip open and my journaling is hidden under there too.  We went to the same restaurant and had the same meal as last year... except this year was NOT a good experience!  Nevertheless, we had a great time and the view was awesome of course... how could we complain sitting on the dock watching the sunset?!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Just a taste!

I am back from my annual amazing Girls Getaway... somehow we talked our hubbies into 6 days this year and they all did a great job of holding down the forts while we were away!  I am photographing and processing the layouts as quick as I can, but I think I have a cold coming on so I am taking it easy.  I will share one of my layouts now and hopefully get the rest up as the week goes on.    Our layout count this year was 39 completed layouts (a mix of single and doubles) and granny did 18 base layouts (just missing the photos)!  Most of the 39 were done by Jodi who managed to crank out 14 two-page layouts and 9 single pagers!!!  Wow!

I have to say a huge Thank You to Granny and Papa for hosting (that's my Mom & Dad).  They had the house all staged for cropping with stations for the Cricut, sewing machine, Quickutz, and Accucut.  We each got our own bedroom (for the little sleeping we did), and they planned most of our meals!  They are amazing!  Papa made us dinner & dessert every night (except our Birthday Dinner night) and made us lunch quite a few times as well!  

Here is the first of my 9 layouts...

This one was the quickest layout of just about all time!  Start to finish was about an hour, maybe two... seeing as it was about 3am I couldn't really read tell time, lol!   I hand cut the trees and bus out of one of the patterned papers.  Wheels was punched out using my newest Quickutz font Strawberry, which I am sooo in love with! And BUS was punched out of one of granny's fonts using chipboard then painted it, I think it was a Sizzix Bigz font?  The buttons are CTMH Craft buttons.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

She started it!

Well, I have obviously been neglecting my blog. I have been scrapping though, just haven't had time to photo and post the layouts. My mom recently did a post... about me... to my surprise! Actually, it's more about my scrap room. So, I thought it would be good to dust off the blog and share my scrap space with all of you, too.

This is my little scrap closet... And I do mean LITTLE! My desk measures 24x40 and there is j-u-s-t enough room for a chair, so I can close the door if I want/need solitude. It is supposed to be my hall closet, but my dear hubby decided I needed a place of my own and we could find a home for "normal closet stuff". {I actually think he could foresee me using the dining room table for the rest of our lives and never eating on it again :o) }

So, I designed on paper what I wanted on each shelf, measuring along the way and he custom built the shelves. My dad made me the wooden boxes that house all of my 12x12 paper. If you have ever met me, or maybe just read here occassionally, you know I am a little ocd about color... I love ROY-G-BIV! I love having everything in the order of the rainbow, it makes for a bright happy feeling when I need something!

If you click on the photos they will enlarge so you can look closer, if you feel the need. And feel free to comment or email if you have any questions about organization or any products you see. After helping friends get organized over the years, we all come to say the same thing... once you find a home for everything it really helps you be more productive and surprisingly helps you spend less because you know what you have and whether you have room for it if you buy it, lol! Hope this helps someone out there! ;o)

Monday, February 1, 2010

orange vs. BLUE

Again with the wonky colors, I just dont get it! I even played with Photoshop on these! Oh well, I think we all know what shade these colors are supposed to be :o) This house bleeds orange and blue! Last year, we were fortunate enough to be able to arrange a bit of a reunion of old friends from UF and coordinated it with the Orange & Blue spring game. We had a blast and got to meet all the new additions (current & future) to our families!

This side of the layout is a scraplift of one I saw on Kelly Noel's blog. Of course, hers was sooo much cuter! I was having a hard time with all the journaling strips and fru-fru stuff. I did play with my Cricut & Gypsy with the title and title block. So, I was happy with that.

Of couse, I like to include the tickets from the event... that pretty much covers the date & place for my journaling. I just added a few little notes on the sticker plaques.

PP: Misc picked up along my travels ;o)
CS: CTMH Autumn Terracotta, Moonstruck, White Daisy
Cricut: Accent Essentials (antique frame), Don Juan (BLUE), Lyrical Letters (orange)
Quickutz: Nesting Circles
Other: Rick Rack, Ribbon, Felt Flowers, Heidi Swapp Bling in the center of a couple flowers, Scenic Route sticker frames
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