American Honeys

I made this layout tonight with some photos from this past 4th of July. The new Lady Antebellum CD came out this week, and I absolutely love their latest single "American Honey". While listening this week on my way to work, I thought it would make the perfect title for some pictures of these All American girls!

I used pp by Basic Grey's Boxer line, as well as pp by Jenni Bowlin, and Jenni Bowlin accents. The journaling card, month card, and circle polka dot stickers are all Jenni Bowlin. For the month card, I only used the top because I wanted to highlight the July 4, and then used the rest of the card to punch out the stars. The letters stickers are Thickers by American Crafts.

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Some Fall Memories...

I made these los tonight, using some sketches. This first lo is for Sketch Inspiration #108. I pulled out all the Halloween supplies I could find (and boy were there a lot!) and put them together to make this! I told my Mom that we have more Halloween scrapping goodies than photos from the holiday!

This second is a 2 page lo, with some photos from an afternoon spent at a winery where we sampled a bunch of different wines. I used pp by Basic Grey's "Nook and Pantry".
I made these pretty flowers from a Sizzix daisy die cut. I cut the 3 sizes out from chipboard, then covered them with Crackle Paint, and then adhered them together and added a cute button!
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Some Early Bird!!

These are 2 lo's I made today, both using a "Color Me Miki" kit from last June, which featured paper and chipboard by Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird line. The first lo is from the latest sketch on Inspired Blueprints (40). These are more pictures from Key West, this time at Ernest Hemingway's house. We didn't go in and tour, but got some nice shots of his home from the outside.

My second lo also uses the kit and Early Bird. These are photos from the Key West lighthouse, which is across the street from Ernest Hemingway's house. My Mom came up with the cute title, and I loved it!
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St. Patty's Day & BG Origins!

Just a quick post tonight...I just got home from a combo of tutoring and babysitting for the night, and I thought I'd share a lo I made this weekend. I used some pp and accents from Basic Grey's new "Origins" line to make this St. Patrick's day lo. The title and shamrock accent were both cut from the Cricut cartridge "Designer Calendar". The lo is based on an older 52 Sketches 52 Weeks sketch (actually kinda loosely based, lol).

Here is a close up of the Cricut action:
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Brotherly Joy

This is a second lo I made tonight, which I made following the January Magpie Club Sketch. I used some more bits and pieces from my December Magpie Kit, as well as some Collage Press Joyride collection paper. Again, I added the digital element on the photo in Photoshop Elements, and then printed it out.

This is a self-portrait photo and Andy and I from sledding back in December. Journaling reads: "What makes a brother? Unconditional love despite hardheadedness. Love ya, little bro." I think hardheadedness runs in our family, and we still try to see each other's best qualities despite this!

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Love Ya!

I made this lo tonight using my October Scarlet Lime kit, and some photos from this fall. I have been really into the idea of hybrid scrapping lately (combining elements of digital scrapping into traditional paper scrapping). I purchased Photoshop Elements a few weeks ago, and I've been scouring the internet for tutorials and ideas. This week Ali Edwards is featuring some hybrid scrapping tips on her blog. Today, she has a free download of this digital element, which I added onto my photo and then printed out on my new printer (oh boy do I love that thing, lol!)

I thought it'd be fun to add an abbreviation title, because it's such a sign of the ages! LYLS stands for Love you like a sister, and Joan has truly become like a sister to me over the span of our friendship! I also based my lo on a sketch from Julie's blog (she used to design the sketches for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks).

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Christmas Traditions

I made this lo today with more photos printed from my printer (lol!). I used some bits and pieces from my December Magpie Kit, as well as some older pp (Christmas Slab...yea that is old!). I cut the giant snowflake from the Cricut using the cartridge "When it's cold outside" from some Bazzil Swiss Dot cardstock. I set the cut at "Fit to Page," and it cut it at 9 3/4" which was large enough to create a giant snowflake accent! I love the big pop that it makes against that red and white stripped background! I also used some glittery Making Memories alphabet letters.

I journaled about our Christmas Eve tradition, which is to spend the evening at our Grandmother and Grandfather's house. Santa usually drives by on the fire truck, but we missed him this year! We all posed next to her tree, and we told her that she needs to get a larger one to accommodate my 6'5" brothers!

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Busy Weekend!

Had a busy scrapping weekend that is! I completed a bunch of LO's this weekend, and even broke in my new printer! I got a 12 x 12 Epson printer, which prints beautiful photos! I was practically jumping up and down for glee when I saw the photos come out of my printer! LOL! This is the LO I made with my freshly printed photos (okay, how gorgeous is the quality of the photos?!):

The LO features Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses paper line. I used my Cricut machine to cut the title from the "Winter Woodland" cartridge, and the snowman from the mini "Snow Friends" cartridge. I used my Cuttlebug to add the Swiss Dot details on the letters and snowgirl. I saw this adorable idea to use the snowman as a letter on Color Combos Galore, and knew I had to recreate it! There is some machine stitching along the bottom and top of the photos holding down the snowflakes.
Here is a close-up:

I'll be back later to share some more! Off to enjoy the Golden Globes!


I {heart} Glimmer Mist!

Well, I want to start this post off by talking a little about glimmer mist! This gorgeous product gives the most beautiful shimmery look when applied to paper. But, Tattered Angels (the company that sells Glimmer Mist) has just made their whole product better by releasing Glimmer Glaze, a paint like substance that has the same effect as Glimmer Mist! Check out their education blog for more details.

In honor of Glimmer Mist I made a lo tonight featuring it! I was highly inspired by the "Times Square" page of Sue's mini-album on the Tattered Angels blog (look for the post titled "Fun with the Garden Journal Album), and pulled out some similar supplies to create my lo.

My lo features photos from this summer from my Key West trip (surprised? That seems to be all I scrap these days!). To make my lo, I glimmer misted watercolor paper with Mimosa, Watermelon, and Cherry Limeade Glimmer Mists, using a swirly and compass screen. I then stamped the compass on top of the screen (which kind of covered up the screen). For the little card (which is a Tattered Angels Bingo Board) I used Patina, Riptide, and Mimosa Glimmer Mist. I then stamped some Unity Stamps for the words. For the title "Life" I used the Framed Fonts alphabet which I sprayed with Cherry Limeade glimmer mist. I also glimmer misted the flower, with Riptide.
Whew! I think thats all, lol. Here are some close-ups:
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I-Top, Do You?

LOL, I finally used my I-top maker tonight! This awesome tool let's you custom make your own brads. I made the 3 brads that are in the middle of each flower cluster, using paper that matched my LO. Very cool effect! My I-top was a gift from my brother and his fiance for Christmas this year. This is a LO for fun...I feel like everything I've done in the past couple months has been for a sketch challenge, but this one was all me! These are photos from the Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West from this summer. I used patterned paper by October Afternoon called "Cherry Hill" along with my Cricut machine to cut out the flowers. I then bedazzled my layout with MAMBI's circle rhinestone accents. The journaling features the drinks that each of us had.

Here are some close-ups of the I-top in action!
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Page Maps Sketch Contest

I made this lo tonight for the End of Year Page Maps sketch contest on their blog. This photos are from this past September, of myself and my friend Joan at the apple orchard. I used supplies from a JuJu Bee's kit (from November I think), which I got on clearance from their site a few weeks ago. The kit features gorgeous paper by Bo Bunny called "Kitchen Spice". In addition to the kit elements, I used some Unity stamps (the title saying, and the flowers with stems). The other flowers that I cut out are from a SU! set. I have featured a close-up of the journaling box and title details below.
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