Friday, July 29, 2011

Page Maps Blog Contest Layout

I've been a huge fan of Page Maps, but just recently checked out their blog and found this sketch challenge from Freehand Scraps.
So, of course I had to check out what this Freehand Scraps was all about and it is a really cool site. I love, love the monthly kits that they have put together. I guess I will add another thing to my growing wish list.

Check out the blog, contest and Freehand scraps.

For my layout I used Paper from Creative Imaginations and Senic Route. Embellishments by K&Company: Americana

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Do Nothing

September for our family means Birthdays. My two kids, 5 other family members and 3 kids on our block. I wish I could DO NOTHING, but I will be making lots of cards. Hopefully, everyone likes cards.

Not sure who will be the lucky recipient of this card, but I think it's a cute one. I made it also for Taylored Expression sketch challenge. I'm sure I will be using more of her sketches, because they are all fun. It's also great to see all the other creations for inspiration.
All supplies are Close To My Heart
stamp: Do Nothing
Markers: CTMH: Hollyhock, Baby Pink, Buttercup, Desert sand, Lilac Mist, Grey flannel, Vanilla Cream and Taffy.
Accessories: Ribbon Rounds from Hollyhock
Just blooms, buckle from Winter Cozy Mini-Medley collection
Liquid Glass
Paper: My Reflection: Notebook
My Reflection: Groovy
"How Beautiful it is to do nothing and then to rest afterward."
the quote came from the stamp set, but I wanted it in a circle format, so I just typed and printed it out on the printed paper.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

One of a Kind

I find a product that I like, and then it seems like I have to put it on everything. These little rhinestone frames from Close to My Heart, just seem to belong on everything, lol. The circle needed something, and well, I had one more of these frames....Perfect!
I made the card for Taylor's Expresion cupcake challenge. Her cards are always so beautiful, it's hard not to want to try out the sketch yourself. Cardstock: CTMH in Hollyhock and black, Stamps: CTMH - Spot on Backgrounds and Be Yourself. Other: black brads, hollyhock ribbon and rhinestone frame. Pattern Paper: CTMH- Stylin'. I liked how Taylor used vellum, so I stamped the girl on some clear overhead projection sheets using Staz-On ink. My ink is running out, I think, because it didn't completely stamp solid, but I thought It gave her a little highlight. No mistakes in crafting...right?? Then I put that image on top of the polka-dot background. Check out Taylor's Blog to see her creation and all the others that have created something from the same sketch. They are wonderful!!
Then, try it for yourself. Have fun!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wyoming Vacation Album

This summer we took the kids to see their Grandpa up in Cheyenne, WY. We drove through New Mexico and Colorado going up and then came home through Colorado and Utah. The kids did great in car. Curtis really enjoyed just looking out at the new scenery. Beautiful country in all states.

Of course as a scrapbooker, I was already planning my scrapbook. I found a scrapbooking store near the Rodeo grounds called: Life's Journey Scrapbooking. The ladies there were very helpful and showed me this little Denim covered chipboard album. I bought it, but it would be very easy to make. Just cut up some old jeans around the pocket and adhere to a chipboard album. I also found some Wyoming word stickers and western looking brads by BoBunny. Added some flowers and ribbon to complete the cover.

We were there during Cheyenne Frontier Days. Such a fun time to go. The weather was perfect, much better then the 115 back home in Phoenix. I used the Sarsaparilla paper pack from Close To My Heart, accompanied with some of the Creative basics Silhouette collection. I distressed the edges with Cocoa. More CTMH products: Dimensional Elements shipboard circles, chocolate ribbon rounds and clear sparkles.

Our Frontier Days trip wouldn't be complete with out a Parade, Rodeo and fishing. The Cowboy stickers from Creative Imaginations and some phrase stickers from K&Company were the perfect compliments to my pics and to the paper. For the Fish on the line, I stamped the fish from Beauty Seen by CTMH on some patterned paper with Cocoa Ink and then distressed the edges. The eye is a copper eyelet and then used Liquid Glass from CTMH to cover the fish and give him a shiny finish. Next, I just tied him to some natural hemp. The background paper is cardstock stamped with some images from the Beauty Seen stamp set.

I love the CTMH rhinestone frames. They are the perfect size to highlight a picture or phrase.
Other stamps used: Giddy up Alphabet- CTMH and Vintage Postcard -CTMH.

We had a great trip with lots of fun memories. This little mini album captures some of the highlights of our trip and is the perfect size to display on a coffee table, so everyone can enjoy it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Girl Talk


I'm so excited to get back to doing these challenges. I love Taylored Expressions sketches and her cards. I've been going through all my old paper packs and kits and found this oldie but goodie - Close To My Heart Level one kit, called: Between Friends. Yep, about 6 years old. Ok, yes I am a paper hoarder. I did not do any stamping. The images and words were a punch out from the kit and the paper is part of a 12 x 12 pre-designed. A great way to use up some of those pieces and parts of old kits. This has always been one of my favorite color combos. They don't even make that peachy pink color anymore, but girl time will never go out of style!

Check out Taylored Expressions and all the others who joined in on this sketch. Try it yourself, it's so much fun!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back in the Saddle

Hello All,

Wow, really a year has gone by, that's crazy! I have been having problems on this blog. First, I was having problems with uploading pictures. I gave up and well, I'm trying it again. Today, I tried to add some things and Blogger kept giving me some error messages. I hope it's fixed.

I have been busy, but honestly, it hasn't been with much scrapbooking stuff. I have to confess to a little addiction I had starting in December...Twilight! I kept hearing about these darn books, and I really didn't think I would care for them, well I was wrong, lol. If you've read them, you probably understand what I mean. Anyway, now that I've read and reread them all several times and concluded another series (Outlander), I am ready to be back in the scrapbooking saddle again. My creative side it just itchin' to do something and Disney was the way to start.

I am doing three Disney World books. A 12 x 12 for the Family, 8 x 8 for Camryn and another for Curtis. The family one will be done in just Red, Black, White and Yellow, the kids will be any colors. I doing them all together, so we are all on the same page. Curtis is old enough where he can help me, so I've been letting go (some) of my control and letting him help me. I think I took over 700 pictures, so that gets a little pricey for double, triple prints. I have done up to day 2 and already my book is getting thick, eek! Right now, I'm planning some workshops and working on a few other projects, but then I will start back with the Disney albums. Until then, I hope you enjoy the pages so far.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Blog Cramp

Hey everyone,
Sorry, I had to take a little bit of a blog break and get caught up on some other stuff. I will be the first to admit that I get obsessed with things and then I can't concentrate on anything else, but that. I have been busy with some other things, but my obsession this month has been planning and more planning and list making and tip searching for our upcoming family vacation to Disney World. YEAH!!!

Other than that, I've been busy trying to finish up my nieces scrapbook, volunteering at my son's school with the Art Masterpiece program and working on some Disney stuff. When we get back I will be doing some more cupcake challenges over at Taylored Expressions blog, be sure to check it out she has created her own stamp cupcake stamp line. That is just so cool! and a dream. I wish her all the luck and much success.

Well, back to my projects. The count down is near. So, here are the things I've been working on.
1. Close To My Heart My Creation Display Album, paper is from the Giggles and Grins set. looks very Disney, but does not say Disney on it at all.
2. Autograph book I made for my daughter. I used misc. CTMH paper and Disney paper, the back of the book is plexi-glass, with some rub-ons, the pages are made from memory protects and then I taped on some trading card clear slips to hold the Disney Trading cards. My idea is that the characters can sign on top of the card. Then when I'm ready to make a scrapbook page I can cut out the autograph on the clear protector and then put it over a picture of my daughter with the character. Hopefully, it will work and the characters don't have a problem signing on it.
3. Hair bows for my daughter. All my ribbon and buttons came in handy.
4. outfit for my daughter to wear at Animal Kingdom. Found this black tank at Old Navy. It had the clear rhinestones around the collar, I just added the cheetah Mickey head and then the black gems around that. Then added some cheetah material around a jean skirt. I think it looks so cute. Thought about making one for me too. LOL

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Lots of new stuff with Close To My Heart to. Please check out my website with new CTMH TV. love it.

Happy Fall! And I look forward to posting more in a few weeks.