One Great Lady!

Hi all! I have had a scrappy week and weekend! I spent a few days with my friend Joan house-sitting and dog-sitting for her brother. We set up our scrap stuff in the dining room and scrapped for a few days. This weekend was more of that, I made 2 mini-albums for friends (baby and wedding) and finished my DC album! It feels soooo good to actually finish an event and have a complete album.

Since I haven't photographed the mini-albums yet, I thought I'd share a DC album page that I made last week. This one features Eleanor Roosevelt, one of my favorite first ladies! Her quotes are always my favs.

On this page I used supplies from the Pink Paislee "Queen Bee" line. I added the pop of dark pink to make the page more feminine. I used the Slice and cartridge "Vintage Findings" to cut the leaves and flowers. The title is one of Eleanor's quotes, and a personal favorite. The stamps are Ali Edwards by Technique Tuesday.
Have a super evening!


Look whoooo's in the house!

The new Stampin' Up owl punch is in the house! Lol! This adorable punch was in the new SU! catalog, and I couldn't resist it! All the pieces are in one punch, so it makes it super easy to use. The branch is from the birdie punch that SU! makes. This was Sara's birthday card this year, and I thought the owl was just perfect for her! The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's June Bug line, and I cut the scallop squares from my nesties and Big Shot.

Here is a close-up of the adorable owl:
Thanks for stopping by tonight!


Feeling Witchy

Ever felt witchy? I sure know I have, lol! I made this layout this morning with some new Echo Park Papers. This is their Halloween line called "Happy Halloween". I became a fan of Echo Park Paper on Facebook, and they have a bit of a contest going to post some layouts using this paper pack. I pulled out some photos from last Halloween of the gang, and got to work this morning.

I splattered the background with Maya Mist in Charcoal, and then added the accents on top. Here is a close-up of the sticker accent and title:
I made this banner by cutting triangles and then added some letter stickers:
I pleated the paper and then stitched over it to anchor it down and to add some interest.
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DC & Long Title

Good evening! I've been scrapping a whole lot lately, but haven't taken photos yet of much of them, so here is one I made last weekend. I love the Imaginisce "Scooter's Vacation" line so much, and had planned to use it for my Bermuda photos. Unfortunately, we didn't ride scooters, so I no longer feel the need to hoard this paper, lol! I put it to good use for some DC photos.

These photos were all taken on the sightseeing bus that we rode through DC. These were all just some random photos of things we saw, so I pieced them all together to form a collage.

Here is a close-up of the journaling box. I put a number sticker on each photo and then on the journaling block as well, and wrote what each stop was. The camera stamp is from Unity Stamps.
My title was inspired by a layout from Kelly Purkey in her Sketchbook2 class. These little BasicGrey stickers are perfect for this kind of long title.
Thanks for stopping by tonight!


Project 12 July

Hi again! Here is my latest Project 12 layout for the month of July. I loved this sketch this month because it allowed for so many photos! I did have many photos from July so this was perfect! The biggest family event in July was my brother's wedding, so many photos are from that, as well as the 4th of July, Andy's birthday, and a balloon festival.

I used patterned paper from BasicGrey's Lemonade collection, and flowers that I made at the CKC convention in the Creating Keepsakes flower technique class. I used the Tim Holtz ticket die cut strip from the Big Shot to make the tickets and then stamped some Ali Edwards sentiments inside the tickets. Here is a close-up of the tickets and flowers (sorry for the photo glare, I've been having problems with that lately!):
This is the ticket from the other side of the layout, and a fun layered circle flower made from dictionary paper which was glimmer misted:

Thanks for stopping by tonight!

Project 12 April-June

Good evening! I've been a bit behind on my Project 12 layouts, and got caught up between yesterday and today. I completed April back in May, but never got around to photographing it, so I've included it here. I made May and June yesterday.

Here is April:
I used the Scarlet Lime April kit which featured paper from Lily Bee Designs. Here is a close-up of the title block:
I cut this medallion from the patterned paper and then layered some embellies over it:
Next up, May:
I used the March Paper Poppy kit for this layout, which included papers from Jenni Bowlin. I made the flowers by die cutting felt with my Nestabilities dies, and then adding a Jenni Bowlin button, and a scallop dictionary paper circle.
And finally, June:
This layout features paper from the Echo Park "Summertime" line. I love the summery bright feeling! Here is a close-up of the sun I created from the patterned paper:
This cute pin-wheel was the perfect summer addition:
I tucked a scalloped circle out from the photo with some letter stickers and stamped a Ali Edwards sentiment:
I used two journaling cards as spots to include all my June details:
Thanks for stopping by! I'll have my July layout posted shortly!


Sketchbook Inspiration

This morning, in my inbox, was a lovely email with the latest Sketchbook 2 layout and some awesome samples. I was instantly inspired, especially by Maggie Holmes layout, and got to work on the next pictures up in my DC album.

I used patterned paper from Basic Grey's June Bug line. I've had this pack for about a year now, and never really used it that much. I'm loving all the great prints in it though! I cut the stars from the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. The "today" stamp is from a Studio Calico kit, and the other stamps are from Technique Tuesday's Ali Edwards line. There wasn't really enough room for all of the journaling I wanted to include, so I made a pocket with the red polka dot paper and tucked the Jenni Bowlin journaling card behind there.
Here is a close-up of the title:
This is the journaling card with is tucked behind the red paper. Both stamps here are from the Ali Edwards line made by Technique Tuesday.
Top of the layout:
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Scrap August Update!

Scrap August continues! I've managed to make at least a page a day this week, some days more than one. I'm focusing on finishing my Washington DC album, and have primarily been scrapping that this week. Today I used the latest sketch from Creative Scrappers (#115). This week's sketch was made my Aphra, and I just love her style!

I pulled out some DC photos, from our quick drive through Georgetown. The houses were so pretty there, and lots of them had beautiful gardens of flowers. We were on the upper deck of a sightseeing bus, so these photos were taken at about 35 mph, lol! I used supplies from the "Lemonade Stand" kit from Noel Mignon to create this:
I found this tutorial for making a gather flower on Youtube, created by Kristina from Two Peas. It was so easy and cute, so I made a few to add to this lo. Here is a close-up of one (I think this one came out the best! lol):
Quick shot of the journaling block, with some cute KI Memories embellishments:
And the title:
I kind of wanted to call it a "drive-by" of Georgetown, but I thought that might not sound right, lol!

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great weekend!


Scrap August!!

Wow, it's been awhile! Life has calmed down a bit and I've vowed to make August a very scrappy month! My goal is to make at least a page a day, and so far I've kept that promise (well not today yet, but I have plans to!). This past weekend I attended CKC in Valley Forge, PA, and took some really awesome classes. One class was sponsored by Studio Calico, and we got to explore Maya Mist. I'd never used it before and I didn't realize that it's more like a spray paint than glimmer mist. I was pleasantly surprised! These are the two los we made in that class using masking and misting (and they even have photos on them!):

I really love the idea on "Cherry Blossoms" which was to use die cuts (the cherries) as masks and then mist over them. Since you use the back side of the die cut chipboard piece, you still have the front side left over to use as an embellishment.

I explored the misting a bit more at home yesterday, and made my own lo with glimmer mist and masking. I just cut a piece of white paper the size I wanted to mask, and then put it on my cardstock and misted over it. This was the awesome result:
I signed up for Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook2 class over at Studio Calico, and my first sketch came to my inbox yesterday. I always thought it was a waste to pay for sketch classes because there are so many free sketches online, but let me tell you it is worth it! I got so much inspiration from this sketch and I loved seeing all the different takes on it from the SC design team. I was inspired to make this lo, and another which I haven't photographed yet.

I also pulled out my Dear Lizzy fabric paper and played around a bit. I die cut it with my Sizzix to make the leaves and flowers, and then took my edge distresser around the pieces to get the frayed look. I also ripped the paper (which ended up ripping off the adhesive, but that was okay I just added my own) and placed it under some of the accents. Here are some close-ups:
That's all for today, I'm off to run some errands and then coming home for some scrappy time!
Thanks for stopping by!