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:
Thanks for looking!

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.

Thanks for stopping by tonight!