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.