BG Origins Almost Gone!

Hello again! Just got back from seeing "The Back-Up Plan" with J-Lo, and it was the funniest movie I've seen in awhile! I'd definitely recommend it!!

On to scrapping, these are two more los I made today using Creative Scrapper's sketches. For both, I used paper and embellishments from Basic Grey's "Origins" and the January Studio Calico kit. At first, I wasn't too sure about the Jan SC kit, but after making these two los, I am really liking it! I think I just needed to find the right photos to fit with the paper and embellies. Also, I am so very proud of my Mom and I because we have almost finished our entire supply of BG Origins paper! I don't think I have EVER finished an entire paper pack before, there are always a few sheets left over. As of right now, there are 2 full sheets and some small scraps (although not too many because I was already yelled at not to save teeny tiny pieces)! There are still a lot of embellies left, however.

Sorry for the weird glow film-y looking thing going on in my photo, I'm not sure what that is, but must have came up when I photographed the los.

I'm loving these stick pins now, and tying string around it. The big bows are too cute!

This lo is my fav! I used some bits of the paper from the SC kit, and stitched them down with my sewing machine. I cut the chipboard swirl to fit in and break up all the black that was printed on it.
The flower was left over from another lo this week. I die cut tissue paper in the shape of a flower and then glimmer misted it yellow. It was sitting on my desk and the color matched so perfectly that I had to include it!
Have a super rest of your evening!

Clear Skies Ahead~Creative Scrappers

Good afternoon! Hope you are enjoying your weekend, I know I have! I was able to scrap some this morning, after a very busy week. I made the left page of this lo on Thursday for the Creative Scrappers #100 sketch lo, and then modeled the right side after the sketch to complete the 2 pager. Supplies are from Making Memories "Flutter line" and K & Co "Wild Raspberry" line.
The rainbow and clouds are both cut from the Cricut cartridge "Once Upon a Princess". The umbrella is from the Spring Slice cartridge.

I'll be sharing a few more from this morning in my next post. Thanks for stopping by!


Lean on Me~Sketch Inspiration

Here's a lo I made for this week's Sketch Inspiration challenge. When I saw the prize was a Studio Calico kit, I knew I had to give it a go! I used a photo of Roxie and Grace from Spring Break. Roxie was too cute with Grace, always using her head a as a pillow! I used paper and accents from the new Basic Grey line called "Max and Whiskers".
I made the yellow flowers by die cutting some flowers out of tissue paper. I then secured them together and glimmer misted them. Finally, I added a brad I made from the I-top to the center. The brown flower is the same die cut but with chipboard and paper (which I embossed with the Swiss Dots folder). I cut the leaf accent and the white paper behind the dog from the Slice.
Here are some close-ups:
Thanks for stopping by!


Project 12 Jan-March

Good Evening! So at a crop in February my friend Joan won a free crop hosted at a local scrapping store called Scrap-a-doodle-doo in Ramsey, NJ (super awesome store!), then at another crop in March Joan won it again! So we had our first of 2 free crops at the store this past Friday night. We had a great time, and I even picked up some new Tattered Angels goodies! I was able to work on my latest project as well.

While blog browsing last week I found the awesome Canadian online scrapbook magazine called Scrapbooks and Cards Today. The website hosts a challenge called "Project 12," where the basic idea is to create a layout for each month of the year like a 'highlight' of the month. What really had me hooked was the awesome sketches by Becky Fleck that you can choose to use each month (and you know I'm a sketch kinda gal!). So Friday night I finished January:
I used my Studio Calico February kit, plus some extra Basic Grey Nook and Pantry papers.

Next up is February. I used my Noel Mignon February "Object of My Affection" kit featuring these gorgeous My Mind's Eye papers. I added a lot of machine stitching around the outside of the patterned papers in a free-hand swirly stitch. I cut the title "February" from the Cricut using the "Designer's Calendar" cartridge from glitter paper.

Last up is March, which uses paper from Basic Grey's "Origins" and Little Yellow Bicycle's "Lucky Me" line. Although March wasn't necessarily lucky for me, it was still a month FULL of pictures! I added machine stitching, and even pleated and stitched the yellow ribbon running across the lo.

I'm loving this project! April's sketch is up on the blog and I have plenty of Spring Break photos to use for my lo. I may even have to make 2 since I took around 1000 photos over Spring Break week! It's going to be hard to narrow that down. Hope you have a lovely week!


Imaginisce Sketch Challenge for April

This is a lo I made following a sketch from the Imaginisce Blog for the month of April. The very talented Aphra created the sketch, and the requirements are that you base your layout on the sketch and use at least 75% Imaginisce products. All paper is from the Twitterpated collection, which matched very well to these photos from Vancouver. I used my Cricut and the cartridge "Give a Hoot" to cut the owl and fawn. This cartridge is sooooo perfect for my Vancouver/Alaska album!

Here are some close-ups of the owl and fawn:
Have a super evening!

Buuusssyyyy Spring Break!

Spring break for me comes to a close tonight...spending my last few hours relaxing before settling back into the daily grind tomorrow. This was the first day of my 10 day break that I had no plans, and I took advantage of that by scrapping! I even scrapped photos that I took from my spring break activities (lol, thats like a 5 day turn around on photo taking and scrapping!). Both pages are based on sketches by Julie Bonner from her blog. I was so sad for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks to close because Julie has the best sketches out there, but luckily she posts new sketches on her blog very often!
For my first lo I used photos from Washington, D.C. (where I was from last Sunday to Wednesday). The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and were absolutely gorgeous! I used dp and accents from Basic Grey's Koshi line (such perfect colors!). The title box, Sunshine and Smiles circle accent, and scallop date/place border are from the etsy site Shabby Chic Crafts.

Here is a close-up of the cute title box (the banner was pre-printed on the card, I added the title):

When I wasn't in Washington, I was babysitting my cousins while their parents went to Ireland. It was so exciting to celebrate Easter with kids! We went to Van Saun Park zoo where we were lucky enough to meet a furry little bunny and see the Easter bunny.

All paper and accents are from the Jillibean Soup line called "Egg Drop Soup".
Here is a close-up of the title, which is a hanging sign that I cut from a Tim Holtz die cut from the Big Shot.
Thanks for stopping by tonight!