I cant believe it has been a year since I decided to start a blog. Time has just flown by.
I have seen people doing a Year in Review and I thought I would try it. I am going to share my Top 12 favorite layouts and cards of 2012.
Happy Wednesday! We have less than a week left before Christmas is here. It always comes too fast. Hopefully the snowstorm we are suppose to get will leave fast. I am hoping it wont be too bad.
I decided, with the help of some peeps at Club Ck, that I would try a December Daily book this year. So far, I have taken photos every day. Yesterday, I even printed off the photos. I thought I wouldnt get time to put it together until the end of the month. I have the photos cropped & sitting on the pages where they are going to be. They arent glued down yet.
Here are some of my DD photos. I was making Christmas cards at a friends house & her cat decided to help.
I am helping mom decorate Christmas cookies. She also taught me how to make candy cane cookies, which are my favorite.
This is part of the Holiday Train that stopped in our town.
This is a shelf in my scraproom that I decided to decorate for Christmas.I made the 2 cards on the ends & those are a couple of the snowglobes that I have collected. The rest are out in the living room with other decorations.
When I get my DD together, I will share some of it.
Happy Saturday everyone! It has been over a month since I have blogged. Too much going on with Christmas sneaking up on us.
Today, I thought I would share about my Secret Santa at Club CK. At Club CK you can sign up to be a Secret Santa & then someone is chosen to be your Secret Santa. I want to Thank the person(Lead Elf) for organizing this event. I had so much fun picking out scrappy stuff for someone else. Lead Elf set up a spreadsheet for us to fill out. It includes our name, address, scrappy information that we wanted our Secret Santa to know about us. Our likes & dislikes, favorite colors etc. Then there is a place on Club Ck where we can chat with our Secret Santa. The first thing we send in the mail is a card. Here is a photo of my card & scrappy goodies that I received from my Secret Santa.
I cant wait to see what will be in my package. I will also share that with you when I receive it.
Hope everyone has a Great Weekend!
Hello everyone! It has been a couple of weeks since my last post. Last week, I was busy taking care of my mom. She had another knee replacement surgery. I brought her home last Friday & stayed with her. My cousin also came down for the weekend to visit. So, we had some good quality family time.
Its nice to have those moments together even if its not the Holidays. Speaking of. November is already here? In just a couple weeks it will be Thanksgiving. I think October just flew by. I am hoping the rest of winter will too. I am already wishing it was getting warmer. I dont like the cold but dont mind the snow too much.
I havent been scrappin too much lately. Not much time when I was running errands for mom. I will have to get my desk cleaned off & get going. I have not even started Christmas cards yet. Yes, I do have to get going. There even was a challenge at Club CK for Christmas cards but I did not get around to it.
My son did not want me to take a picture of him & his friends dressed up for Halloween so here is a photo of me. I colored my hair & wore garfield Halloween PJ bottoms to work. I also put a pink jewel on my nose but I had did that after the photo. You can see the pink & purple in my hair. This gets a little messy but turned out neat. I think I will wear the purple for the football games.
Hope everyone has a Great weekend!
Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to share a layout that I did this week for another Club CK challenge. In this challenge we were suppose to use our favorite scrapbooking collection or supplies from our favorite scrapbooking maufacturer.
I just LOVE flowers, bling, butterflies & pretty colors! To me that is Prima. It did help that I had just received the Firefly collection of Primas. This collection, although it is not a full collection, is at the top of my favorites. The colors of the patterned papers are beautiful. I love pinks & purples but even the other colors just went so well together. I ended up going all out for this layout. It looks like quite a bit of pink but I just Love the way this turned out.
The photos are from our LSS that closed last year. I had bought scrapbook supplies & sold them in the store on consignment. These photos show the Prima products that were hanging on the wall & sitting on the shelves.
Supplies: Prima Firefly collection of patterned papers, chipboard stickers, alphabet stickers, journaling notecard & stamp. Prima's other products include Say it in Pearls, Say it in Crystals, banners & tickets canvas resist, Meadow Lark wooden embellishment & flowers from different collections.
Other supplies: Martha Stewart Edge Punches, Black Soot Distress Ink, Dusty Concord & Picket Fence Distress Stain & Prima Distress tool.
Hi & welcome to our Number of Photos Blog Hop! We each picked how many photos we wanted to use on our layout. There are 2 people designing for each amount. If you didnt arrive here from Adele's blog, you can go back to Amanda's blog & start from the beginning.
I picked 2 photos because thats what I primarily use on my layouts. Sometimes I will use 3. I have started to participate in more challenges lately so I decided to use this layout for 2 different challenges & the blog hop.
This layout was created from a sketch at Let's Get Sketchy. I turned the sketch sideways since I was using horizontal photos. The sketch showed using vertical photos. I also changed some of the elements & left some out.
The other challenge was from Lasting Memories. They want to see something from your Hometown. My photos are not very exciting or I should say I could have come up with something more monumental of my town. The top photo is one of our historical landmarks though. The rock on the bluff has a Native Indian story. It is called Sugar Loaf. The body of water below is our East Lake. We have 2 small lakes that are called the East & West lake because there is a road that runs between the 2 lakes.
The bottom photo is an area that people sometimes have their Senior/ Graduation pictures taken. There are trails to go hiking on if you go back into the trees more. There is another area that is called Stone Circle where you can sit & have a small fire. I took this photo just to capture the different shape of this tree. We probably should have waited 1 more week & then we could have captured more vibrant color changes on the trees in the bluffs.
Supplies: Brown cardstock, LYB's Hello Fall paper, clear cuts & corrugated shapes, Prima Say It In Pearls centers, Recollections Pearl stickers, My Mind's Eye decorative brads & Basic Grey letter stickers.
Tools: Martha Stewart Traditional Eyelet Edge Punch
Hope you enjoy the blog hop! Your next stop is Becky.
Happy Friday everyone! Today I finished the 2nd page of a 2 page layout for my cousin's wedding album. The 1st page I uploaded for an Issue Challenge at Club CK last week. The challenge was to use a paper airplane and/or washi tape. I decided to just go on my own with using washi tape. I used it in the corners & on the pinwheels.
I lined up 3 strips of washi tape on white cardstock. I put washi tape on both sides of the cardstock on 2 of the 3 pinwheels. I then punched a square with a 1 1/2" square punch from Creative Memories. I took a scissors & cut from each corner diagonally about 3/4 of the way to the middle point. I just eyed up the middle. Then I folded the same corner of each cut to the middle point. I took my paper piercer & poked the middle point. I kept the points down with a finger & fastened a brad to the middle with the points under the brad. You dont even have to use glue.
I glued the lace on both bottom corners of the photo mat & also glued the pinwheels to the lace. The white foam Thickers were inked with Distress Ink, Color Wash spray & Stickles. I tried getting the length of the washi tape the same measurement for the corners but that was harder to do than I thought it would be. The white photo mat is from a wedding scrapbooking kit that my cousin received as a wedding gift. I will be incorporating the kit with supplies that I have also chosen for the album.
On the 2nd layout, I decided to use washi tape on the corners again. I cut an orangish colored piece of paper for a big mat. Then decided to mat every photo with pink cardstock. I decided to place the pictures more across the page instead of going down so it would go with the 1st page.
This week's challenge is to use itty bitty pieces on your project. This idea comes from the Creating Keepsakes magazine in the Sept./Oct. issue. My itty bitty pieces of embellishments are what I am using on my layout. Number 9 in the magazine says to group or layer a collection of teeny embellishments to accent or frame your photos. I used 3 black pearls plus the small pearl accent between the 2 photos at the top. I also used 4 black pearls on the bottom part of the orange mat. The black pearl flourish at the bottom of the page also came in the same package from Prima. The journaling at the top of the page are the names of the Wedding Party. The journal tag is also from the wedding kit & I inked the edges. I accented it with a distress marker & stickles. I added Prima centers to the silver flowers.The black stems for the flowers were cut apart from a ZVA flourish. That was the most time consuming part of this layout. Here are some close ups.
Supplies: Pg.1- Prima washi tape, white foam thickers, Picked Raspberry distress ink, Star Dust stickles, Ranger Adirondack Sunset Orange Color Wash, Queen & Co. washi tape, My Mind's Eye Decorative brads & FabriTac liquid glue.
Pg. 2- Queen & Co. washi tape, Orange Peel stickles, Worn Lipstick distress marker, Star Dust stickles, Black Soot distress ink, Prima Say It In Pearls, LYB fabric favorites(silver flowers), Prima Say It In Studs.
Hope everyone has a Great weekend!
Awhile back, I had bookmarked Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenges site on my computer. I dont remember exactly how I came across this site because I am always looking at scrapbooking sites & blogs. I liked the challenges that they had posted so I thought I would try them out sometime. I was going through my scrappin bookmarks on my computer just recently & saw their challenge. Plus, they are looking for a Guest Design Team member for the month of October. I really liked the challenge & I have been applying for Design Teams here & there.
Their challenge is to use lace, ribbon & pink on your layout. If anyone knows my scrapbooking style, they would figure this was for me. First of all, my favorite color is pink. I don't use a lot of ribbon & lace but I do love to create girly layouts. This also was very fitting for my cousin's wedding album that I have been slowly working on. I thought I would have this layout posted for their challenge & on my blog before now but the sunlight has not been cooperating with me for pictures.
Here are some close ups: This one is when I misted Glimmer Mist over a Prima Flower Mask.
This is the Prima Canvas Resist butterfly. I inked it with Distress Stain, added some rhinestones & used 3D foam squares to make it look like its flying. Below the butterfly is a 3D sticker & I added the pearl in the center of the flower. To the left is the 6x6 paper by My Mind's Eye that I used the Lucky 8 Mini punch to make a decorative mat for the picture.
For the ribbon flower, I folded pieces of ribbon to the desired length. These ribbon pieces already come with adhesive on the back so I just peeled the paper off the back of the ribbon & stuck the ends together. I cut a circle & glued each ribbon piece to the circle. I had to move the ribbon around a little to make sure the circle wasn't showing. I then added the Prima center piece. The white lace had openings so I took the Glitz trim & weaved it in with the white lace. I glued the lace down with FabriTac. I then added the rhinestones to make it look like it was part of the flower.
Supplies for this layout:
Bazzill black Cardstock
Oriental Trading Pink Paper
My Mind's Eye Happy Day 6x6 Designer Paper
Prima Canvas Resist Butterfly
Best Friends 3D Sticker
Prima Raspberry Tea Cardstock Sticker
Glitz Beautiful Dreamer Trim
Oriental Trading Pink & Black Ribbon
Prima Say It In Pearls
Prima Say It In Studs Center
Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones
Tattered Angels Creme De Rouge
Ranger Spun Sugar Distress Stain
Prima 8x8 Flower Mask
We R Memory Keepers Mini 8 Flourish Die Cut punch
We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Floral Burst Die Cut punch
Thank you to Lasting Memories for this challenge. It was perfect for the wedding album that I am working on.
I am going to share some projects, products & people from Scrapfest this year.The picture below shows the make n take projects that I made & a couple prizes from my classes that I attended during Scrapfest.
Starting in the right hand corner is an envelope made at We R Memory Keepers booth. We used one of the Lucky 8 punches for the top fold. Added a Halloween tag & secured it with a metal flower & brad. Wrapped some twine around the envelope & flower to keep it closed. To the left is a flower made out of burlap with a button & twine in the middle. That was made at the Maya Road booth. The zipper dragonfly in the left hand corner was also made at Maya Road's booth. The Happy Birthday tag was made at Epiphany Crafts booth. The square epoxy embellishment was made with their tool.
On the left side of the picture shows a package of Bazzill templates for gems. This was a prize that I won at the Bazzill's Christmas Mini Album class. Next to that is a tag that I made at the Prima Booth, which is one of my favorite scrapbooking companies. To the right of the Prima tag is another tag with an envelope. This also has a canvas banner piece & some flower embellishments. This was made at the booth with Tattered Angels, Canvas Home Basics & 7 Gypsies. The 3D flower started out as layered tissue pieces that were punched with a scallop punch. They were then stapled together.You just pleat & scrunch each layer & play with it until you like what it looks like. We then sprayed it with Tattered Angels mist. This was my favorite make n take project. The card to the right of that project was made at the Fancy Pants booth. They showed us how to handcut banners. They had the strips of paper already cut for us. You have to eye up the middle of the strip & cut straight up. Then cut from the bottom corner to the top of the middle straight cut. Then cut from the other corner as well. I had not heard of making them that way. It was not to hard to do though. Then we added lace & a circle punched sentiment. Below the card is the Teresa Collins Xyron sticker maker & a Teresa Collins pencil. These were given to everyone that took her class. Fortunately, I did not own a Xyron before this.
Here are just a few things that I bought at Archivers during Scrapfest. One of the big Lucky 8 punches & one of the little lucky 8 punches. I used my 40% off coupon on the big punch. A 6x6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye, some pink Washi Tape & zipper trim from Maya Road so I can try different projects with it. I bought multiple colors of it. They have tutorials for different projects on Youtube using the zipper trim.
Here is Teresa Collins after I had taken her Christmas Mini Album class.
This is Rebecca & Marion. They are designers & educators of Prima Marketing. They also do tutorials on the Live with Prima show on Thursday nights through Ustream.
It was alot of fun but next year I think I will try out a Creating Keepsakes Convention & see what the difference is.
Hello everyone! I am back from a fun filled weekend at Scrapfest that took place at Mall of America & put on by Archiver's. This was my 4th year in a row going to Scrapfest. The first 2 years I went with my good scrappin buddy. Last year, I took my niece & my daughter but they just did make n takes. This year, I couldnt find anyone to go with me. Then just a couple weeks before, my mom said she would come on Saturday & stand in line with me at the make n takes to keep me company. My aunt lives in the area so she also came to visit with us & I treated her to lunch since her birthday was the week before.
Speaking of birthdays. I had made 3 birthday cards the week before Scrapfest. This card was made for my cousin's son. He turned 25. The background paper is from Creative Memories.The chipboard piece was applied with gesso first & then painted with gold paint dabber from Adirondack. I hand wrote Time Flies on the chipboard piece. Kids just seem to grow up so fast these days. That also means that I am getting older though.The clock piece is from Prima & the top number on the clock is 25, although it is hard to see. The Happy Birthday sticker is just from some epoxy birthday stickers from Oriental Trading that I had.
The next 2 cards were belated birthday cards for my aunt & cousin. I dont like to send handmade cards in the mail so I figured I would give them belated cards when I came that way. They are both Pug cards since my cousin grew up with Pugs.This one for my cousin is made with sticky paw prints ribbon from Oriental Trading.The specialty paper that says bark & ruff was bought online in a package of different papers. The bone was fussy cut from paper of dog elements which I also used on the next card.I also inked the edges of the bone. I then stuck a epoxy sticker on the bone. The pug is a sticker from Jolee's Boutique. I just hand cut the oval background out of coordinations paper & distressed it.
The next birthday card was made with almost the same elements. The heart background paper is different. I cut it from a 12x12 sheet. The heart below was cut from the same paper of dog elements. The pug sticker also came from Jolee's Boutique.The cupcake epoxy sticker came from Oriental Trading just the same as the card above. The Happy Birthday sign I made from a white piece of cardstock.I inked the cardstock with Milled Lavendar Distress Stain & Walnut Stain Distress Ink on the edges. I then punched the corners with Martha Stewart Double Heart punch & applied Spun Sugar stickles & stamped Happy Birthday with My Pink Stamper stamp.
Once I get some pictures taken of my goodies from Scrapfest, I will post them here. Hope everyone had a Great weekend.
Here we are with Fall just around the corner. I do not even like thinking that. Summer is my favorite season & I hate to see it go. I did not do much this summer though. I think my September is busier than my whole summer was.
My son started school this week. The day after Labor Day to be exact. We did some school clothes shopping last weekend. Already had his school supplies at school.We took them when we went to the Open House. This year the school is offering elective classes & are asking people from the community to come in & teach something that they have knowledge in. I signed up for teaching a Scrapbooking class. I hope some students are interested & I am able to do it. It would be quite an experience for me. This weekend we will be going to an outdoor concert about 3 hours away. It should be a good time even though the temperatures are starting to drop a little. It looks like there shouldnt be any rain during the concert according to the forecast for the weekend.
Next week, I will only have to work 4 days because I took Friday off. I will be going to Scrapfest at Mall Of America. Cant wait for a whole scrappy weekend. I will also be able to visit with family during the weekend.I am also meeting my Canadian friend & her mom for supper. I started chatting with her on Live with Prima shows that are online. I met up with both of them last year at Scrapfest. I am hoping also to meet Marion & Rebecca that are suppose to be at the Prima booth for Scrapfest. The last 2 years, I was able to get pictures taken with scrapbook celebrities such as Tim Holtz & Mario, Claudine Hellmuth, Julie McGuffee, Margie Romney-Aslett.
This was before Tims class that I took
This picture was taken after Claudine's class. Mario was helping her.
This was after Claudine's class that I took.
Julie was at a Make n Take booth. She is a hostess on a TV show called Scrapbook Memories. Now changed to Scrapbook Soup.
Margie was helping at Bazzill's Make n Take booth but I am taking a class that she is teaching this year.
This year I am taking a Layout class from We R Memory Keepers, a Christmas mini album class from Bazzill, Christmas mini album class with Teresa Collins & a mini album class from Maya Road. I will post some pictures from my classes when I get back.
I am also hoping to do some online challenges from Big Picture Classes. I have registered for it & it was free. Each day a different person posts a challenge. I do hope I get some done. Well, that is part of my September events. I have a couple of other things happening towards the end of the month but will wait to post about those another time. Have a Great weekend Happy Scrappin!
I did not get a chance to post on Friday, like I usually like to do. I had to take a nap after work so I had some rest for a LSS crop that day. I had to take my boyfriends Suburban to the crop because I had purchased one of their shelf cabinets. That is one of many things that I purchased from there. They closed for good on Saturday September 1st. Friday was their last crop. It was a little sad as I saw one of the ladies that worked there crying & went into the back room with the owner. I had not been there real often because I lived almost an hour away but it was my favorite LSS. The LSS in our town closed last summer & I miss it there also. All the ladies, at this LSS that just closed, were always so cheerful & nice. This is the store that had the bus trip that I went on last November. The whole VIP scrappin experience will be missed. On a happier note, they did have some good sales going on. I stocked up on Distress inks, stickles, stains. Bought some TH alteration items & a configurations tray. They had a tote special. Fill up their totebag of 24 sheets of cardstock & coordinations paper for $10. I bought on that sale 2 different times. Some Basic Grey & BoBunny papers too. I also bought some BoBunny & Little Yellow Bicycle embellishments. I had bought a shirt the first week but I also won another shirt when they gave away prizes towards the end of the crop. Here are some pictures of my scrappin goodies that I bought.
This 2nd picture is of the cabinet from the LSS that just closed but to the left of that are wooden slats with paper trays & hooks. Those items came from the LSS that closed in my town last year. So, I have started a collection from the LSS that have closed in my area.
I also got a picture with the owner & another lady that worked there, which I also did at my LSS. I am sure to be scrappin these 2 LSS sometime. Not sure when I will get to that as it seems that I am never going to finish my 2 wedding albums that I am working on. LOL. There was a funny thing that happened at the LSS. The owner was telling me, while I was looking around, that I have a look alike. She is another customer & she gets us mixed up. I have never met the lady but the owner was telling me about a time when she called this lady by my name. There was a lady standing about 5ft. behind me when the owner was telling me this & she says that was me. The owner never even saw her standing there. One of those things when you had to be there. Everyone got a chuckle out of it. So, I did get to meet my look alike the very last day I was there. Hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend. Happy Scrappin!
Happy Friday Everyone! I always love my Fridays! Glad for the work week to be over with.
Although Fall is not my favorite season, I really liked the way this layout turned out. I actually like the colors in this collection. This is my other layout that I made with LYB supplies. It is made mostly with LYB's Hello Fall collection. I made this layout for one of the Scrapbook Olympics Challenges at Club CK.
The borders that are on the left & right side of the layout were cut from LYB's patterned paper. The words autumn FUN are chipboard stickers from LYB. The orange scallops at the top & bottom of the pictures are LYB's decorative edge cardstock cut in half. In the middle of the 2 pictures, I added LYB's canvas tape & jewel stickers. I inked white foam Thickers with Smooch Pearlized Ink for the title Jeep Family. I received the brown & orange leaves from a Peep at Club CK.