After the Holiday cards!

I made these 2 cards this weekend for 2 friends. I used a Stamping Bella stamp (they had been unused for far too long now that I've caught the scrapping bug!), as well as a sentiment from SU! The dp is by Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses). Bella's dress and boots were paper pieced with the dp. The snowflake punch is by Martha Stewart, as is the border punch.

Here are close-ups of each:

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Christmas Tags

I made these tags tonight using my Cricut and the Very Merry Tags cartridge (which was a limited edition mini-cartridge this winter). I used some glitter paper, cardstock, and rhinestones to put these together. They are attached to some cookie tins, which are gifts for some co-workers. Merry Christmas Week!


Some Bathing Beauties!

What a busy day it was today! We got a lot of snow last night and we spent today shoveling and going sledding. I didn't have time to scrap today, so I thought I'd share a lo I made this week. I used the same supplies as my last lo (the Citronella K & Co pack). These los are next to each other in my album, so I made them to kind of match.

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P.S. I know it looks kinda empty on my header at the top, but I'm trying to figure out how to add text to it! Wish me luck!


Surf's Up in December!

I've been working on photos from my trip to Florida last summer. Tonight, I was browsing a bunch of Cricut blogs and it got my Cricut fingers itchy! I decided to pull out "Life's a Beach" and work on those Florida photos! For this lo, I cut the bikini, swim trunks, and title "Surf's Up" from "Life's a Beach," and the circles from "Plantin Schoolbook". The dp is by K & Co, and is called "Citronella." The colors and designs are beautiful and are perfect for these summery water photos. The scallop is from a chipboard pack which had a bunch of different sized frames. I covered it with "Broken China" distress crackle paint. The fishies are a Martha Stewart punch, which I punched out of the glitter paper.

Wow, I just realized that I meant to add some journaling on the orange circle! I'll have to go back and add it in...lol!

Here is a close-up of the title and those swim trunks:
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Chip and Dale LO

I made this lo tonight using sketch #49 from 52Sketches. This photo is from my Disney trip, taken with Chip and Dale in Hollywood Studios. The dp is by Cosmo Cricket (Mr. Campy), and BasicGrey (Infuse). The leaves and flowers were punchouts from the BasicGrey pack. I cut Chip and Dale from my Cricut Disney cartridge. They were a bit of a pain because I wanted them to be small, and there were a lot of pieces involved. Making them took me longer than everything else on here! The chipboard alphabet letters are by Heidi Swapp, circa 2005 maybe? I love using up old supplies!
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Magpie Sketch

Howdy! I made this lo last night following the December Magpie Club Sketch. I did add a few extras in there, like another photo and I skipped the double matted circles, however it seemed to fit better this way. These are photos from our trip to Alaska this summer (bet you didn't think it was summer, huh?) when we toured Tracy Arm, a national glacier park. I used paper by BasicGrey called Eskimo Kisses, as well as the matching chipboard set. The branch and pink tag are cut from 2 different Cricut cartridges (Winter Woodland and Holiday Tags). Some elements were from the December Magpie kit also (music tag, chipboard tree, some paper).

Here are 2 closeups of either page:

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For Sara!

Hi! I've been a very bad blogger, and Sara has reminded me of this, so this post is for you Sara! I made this advent calendar for the Christmas season and I thought I'd share it here. I used dp by My Mind's Eye, and all die cuts were cut with my Cricut machine, and then inked with SU! inks. I used the 2 Christmas cartridges I have: Winter Woodland and Joy's of the Season to cut all images.

Here is a close up of some of the tins:

I also made a "December Daily" album for the season, inspired by Ali Edwards. I will share as soon as I have added some pics to it! I'm trying to figure out the best way to print pics each day without going to the photo store. My home printer just doesn't seem to be up to par tonight, though!

Talk to you soon!


All Girl

Good evening! I thought I'd share this lo I made this past weekend, featuring a photo of my 2 cousins from a few years ago. For my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary 2 years ago, we took professional family portraits. This is a photo from that shoot. I used a Let's Scrap sketch from last week as my inspiration. The dp is from Basic Grey's Wisteria paper pack. I used my Cricut and the cartridge "A Child's Year" to cut out the shadow girls and the title scalloped oval word "girl". I added some white pen detail to the mats of these images.

Thanks for stopping by tonight! I'm hoping I'll have time to get some new scrapping done tomorrow!

Oh, and I finally ordered my Alaska pictures! With all 5 cameras from the trip, there was over 3000 photos. My Mom narrowed it down to about 800 (yeah, I let my Mom do the dirty work...lol). So you'll be seeing some of those photos on lo's soon! Yay!

Have a great Wednesday!


Inspired Blueprint LOs

These are some los I made following 2 sketches from Inspired Blueprints for this month. The first lo uses photos from the Sussex County fair from last summer. I used pp by Nikki Sivilas Scrapbooker called "My Sweet Cherry Pie". Honestly, I'm not too crazy about it, so feel lucky I actually shared it...lol.
The second one I like much better! (I made this last night, and the other one tonight, sometimes your mojo just doesn't work some nights!). This uses photos from 4th of July. I loved the large star in the background and it was just perfect for the 4th of July. I used pp by Basic Grey (Boxer) and Melissa Frances (Little Guy). The little ticket is from the Melissa Frances Patriotic Ticket Book. The bingo card is by Jenni Bowlin, as is the journaling sticker. I cut the star and the banner from the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. For the banner, I actually cut out diamonds and then cut them in half.

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Disney's Back!

Good evening! I took a break from scrapping Disney lately, but this weekend I pulled out some cute photos, and used a sketch from the Got Sketches? website. These are photos from Hollywood Studios, standing in front of the Sorcerer Mickey hat. The paper I used is by Crate Paper, as is the ribbon. It was from a kit I bought at a crop from CKC. For the red label, I peeled the original design off, and painted it red to match my lo. For the title, I used an embossing die cut from Quickutz (did you know they work in the Big Shot? yay!) and then cut each letter out and rubbed some sandpaper over it to reveal the white parts. I cut the mickey hands out from my Cricut cartridge.

Here is a close-up of my embossed title:

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Graduation - A 52 Sketches LO

I made this lo tonight following the 52 Sketches #37 challenge for this week. I used pp by Jillibean Soup called Alphabet Soup and Jenni Bowlin label style paper. The circle accents are journaling sprouts by Jillibean. I used the numbers and months as inspiration for some of my journaling, which I wrote with a SU! marker. I cut the report card out of the Jillibean Soup paper and then layered a Jenni Bowlin Bingo card over it. The twill was inked with real red ink and then tied around the Bingo card embellishment. The ribbon loops above the photo spell out "MSU," my school.

Here is a close-up of my journaling:
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Scarlet Lime college LOs

Hi all! I spent the day yesterday girl talking with Sara and scrapping alll daaay! I made these 4 los from my college graduation using almost entirely products from my September Scarlet Lime kit.
My kit is almost all gone, but I'm pretty happy with my los! Thanks for stopping by!


The Uniform Year & Some Jillibean Soup

There I am on my first day of school! I'm calling this our uniform year because all of our students are now required to wear uniforms and it's optional for teachers. To show school unity, most teachers wore the required uniform on the first day, though.

I made this lo for a challenge on the Jillibean Soup blog, which was to make a page with their sketch. I used papers from Jillibean Soup lines "Alphabet Soup," "Cream of Mushroom," and "Soup Staples". I also used the Jillibean Soup stamp set called "Home Tweet Home." From this set, I used the tree and bird to stamp on the journaling sprout. I also cut the schoolhouse out from the patterned paper and pop dotted it next to the stamped tree. For my title, I used felt Thickers and a journaling sprout with the number 2 in place of the word to.

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Ooohh we went out last niiiighttt...

Lol, I love that song! (Kenny Chesney btw for all of you non-country-loving-music fans!) I grabbed some inspiration from Kenny to make this lo tonight. These are photos from a fun night this summer at the 80's club "The Breakfast Club". I used dp by Basic Grey called "Urban Prairie" and the Hannah Montana cricut cartridge for the butterflies and the pink title mat. I love how that cartridge is totally not Hannah Montana looking most of the time, but instead is sorta fun and fresh. For the flowery/viney looking image underneath the left photo, I used the SU! set "Razzle Dazzle" and stamped it with black craft ink and then embossed with black ep. I used my Stampamajig to line everything up perfectly. The large scallop border was punched with the EK Success Diamond Lace punch (my Mom bought that and I just opened it tonight and it is super!). The top border is a Fiskars punch I can't remember the name of. The lo is based on sketch #32 at 52 Sketches 52 Weeks.

Here is a close up of those fun Hannah butterflies and mat: (oh and our chins..lol)
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Friend for Keeps

I made this lo with a photo from this summer of my friend Joan and I. We took this self portrait and I love how semi-tan we look (ok, Joan looks..lol) and fresh from the summer sun! I used a sketch from the June PageMaps. The dp is by October Afternoon, and the line is called "Cherry Hill". The stickers and punch-outs are also from the Cherry Hill line. The ribbon is from SU!. I stitched all of the seams on the background paper, and even around the decorative edge paper . The letter stickers are Thickers.

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Conch on In!

Good evening! Hope you had a great long weekend and celebrated Labor Day with the ones you love! I made this lo tonight for the 52 Sketches 52 Week sketch challenge #36 for this week. I used dp by My Little Shoebox; the lines "Flawless" and "Turtles and Trees". I cut out the flowers and the little houses at the bottom from the paper. I punched some sprig leaves with a Martha Stewart punch and then layered them under the flowers. The chipboard is by Maya Road, and was either covered in paper or painted. The title was cut from my Sizzix with the Sizzlits "Sock Hop". The photos are from Key Largo, in front of a favorite restaurant that we went to quite often. As we were driving from Key West from Key Largo, we passed a hotel called "Conch on In" and the title just stuck with me!


School's In!

It was back to work for me this week. I started school on Wednesday with a brand new batch of 1st graders. I have to admit, I was pretty beat yesterday and today, but after my 30 minute power nap when I got home this afternoon, I was ready to scrap tonight! Lol.
I made 2 los for some challenges on Let's Scrap. First is for their current sketch challenge. I used paper by Cosmo Cricket, called "Earth Love". I combined their rub-ons, chipboard and stickers to make a complete page. The photos are from my trip to Key Largo earlier this summer when we took a glass bottom boat tour. This was some of the wildlife we saw looking out on the boat.
My second lo was for this week's challenge which was to use a song title on your lo. I've been thinking about making this lo for a long time, and it finally came together tonight. I used Kenny Chesney's song "Key Lime Pie" to go along with some pictures of me eating key lime pie on my birthday in Key Largo. I used paper by Fancy Pants called "Summer Soiree", along with SU! Tart and Tangy stamp set. The flowers are prima, and I put a jelly sticker by KI Memories inside the middle (a gift from Joan...thanks!!). The letter stickers are Thickers.

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A Glimmery Pumpkin!

I made this lo tonight using the 52 Sketches sketch challenge #35. I used dp by Basic Grey called "Indian Summer". This weekend I took 2 classes at the Somerset scrapping convention with Jen Starr using Tattered Angels products. I tried to incorporate some of the glimmer mist techniques Jen taught us in the class onto my lo. In the bottom left corner, I used a pumpkin mask from the Halloween Hauntings Glimmer Screen set. I sprayed "Golden Terracotta" glimmer mist over it. I then took the screen which had the glimmer mist on it, added some "Suede" glimmer mist and 'stamped' the screen next to the masked pumpkin. For the circle border, I used a Crafter's Workshop template, and "Cherry Limeade" glimmer mist to paint with my aquapainter. I also glimmer misted some Framed Fonts chipboard with "Sunflower" for my title.

Here's a close up of some of those things:
I love learning new things, and I find the easiest way to remember them is to use the idea right away! Join me in using some of that glimmer mist I'm sure you own!

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