Friday, August 13, 2010

End of Kinder

This is another layout I did during my scrapbooking weekend in June. This is the end of the year program for my daughter's kindergarten. She and some of her closest friends were particularly sad because she knew we would be homeschooling in the future.

I've been posting some really simple layouts to show that not every page in my scrapbooks is a "work of art." LOL. Sometimes you just need to get the pictures on pages and into your albums.

I have been doing a little bit of scrapbooking recently, so I should have some new layouts to show soon.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010


This is another layout from my scrapbooking weekend in June. These were pictures left over from the Grandma's visit, but there just wasn't enough room for them. It's rare I can catch his smile so many times in one day. Usually he spends his time making funny faces or rolling his eyes at me. Yes, literally rolling his eyes. He is only four. :)

Supplies are all Close to my Heart. Clover Meadow CS, ink, Tinkerin' pp and title stickers. I inked the base page, the strips of pp and the photos with clover meadow ink.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Visit with Grandma

My mother-in-law visited us for a short weekend in May. We did all the typical grandma visit stuff that weekend. This is another layout I finished at my scrapbooking weekend in June.

Paper: Close to my Heart
Letters and heart flourish cut with cricut

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Pallenge #13

I am the host for this week's challenge on the Papertrey Pals blog. Check it out.

Please feel free to join in the fun!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Brother Sister Friends

At the end of June, I joined some internet friends for a scrapbook retreat in WI. We had a great time. And I actually got some layouts done! Win/Win. :)

This is one of my favorites. A couple of random photos left over from other layouts, often these end up being my favorite layouts.

Paper, ink, letter stickers are all CTMH. Used Tim Holtz Die cut for the heart, wings and crown. Used some stickles and a fiskar border punch and called it good. :)

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Months go by...

Yes, months have gone by. Sorry I've been MIA. However, I think I've got things together again. And a regular time allotted in my schedule to blog again. So hopefully I will be more regular in my posting again.

I'm hosting this week's challenge at the PapertreyPals Blog, so check it out on Sunday. :)

I'll be back with some layouts to share tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1st day of preschool layout

Yes, I know this one is really late. My daughter was 3.5 years old in this picture. She is now 6. But those big event, typical scrapbooking pages have never been my thing. I like the little stories that go with everyday life much better. Did I ever mention that my son's 1st year album isn't done yet? Yeah. And he's 4 now. My daughter's 1st year album is ALMOST complete. Just lack the first birthday layout to finish it up. You see a pattern here? :)

Anyway, on to the more interesting aspect of this layout. That flourishy heart. I knew I wanted something flourishy in that corner. I grapped the first thing in my blank chipboard/grungeboard drawer and this is what I withdrew (this is the picture after I applied black copics and fruit punch stickles that is):

And this is the beauty of grungeboard. I can use my copics to color it, then apply stickles to it. Then after all is dried, bend it into any shape my heart desires. Even a heart! :) Here's a close up of the heart:

Papers are close to my heart (notebook), grungeboard from Tim Holtz, chipboard "1" from Heidi Swapp, fruit punch stickles from Ranger. That's it, as easy as could be.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Stamping Layout

The forum I participate in was having a scrap olympics for the month of March. Of course I signed up for way too many events! LOL. One of the events was Stamping on a layout. So here is my layout:

I had a great time making this layout. The papers are from Close To My Heart. The stamps are from Close to my Heart and Papertrey Ink. And the ribbon is from Close to my Heart and Papertrey Ink. Lots of little things on this page including more of the flip flap photo protectors from CTMH. Truly a great little invention that makes it so much easier to include more photos on your layouts. Remember you can click on a photo to get a better view. Oh yeah, dh reminded me to tell everyone that this layout took 2nd. :)

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Pallenge #5

Okay, so more than a month goes by....and I don't post a single thing. Not that I haven't been creative this last month. A forum I participate in was having a scrap olympics, so I have been creating. Just haven't been blogging. But I'll share some of the stuff I've been doing over the last month here too. Just give me a bit of a breath to catch up. Didn't help that the kids had spring break recently too! :)

On to Pallenge #5. I know I've missed the last few, but I'll work on being more active in the coming weeks. This challenge is: one layer. Oh my. One layer? Just one? No matting to cover up mistakes or.....okay, I can give it a try. And believe it or not only one card went into the trash in the process. Woohoo!

I used my nestabilities to emboss the labels image into the front of the card. The stamps are from everyday button bits (Papertrey Ink) except for the "wishing you a Happy birthday" sentiment which is from everyday classics (papertrey ink, not available for sale). Colors are all from papertrey ink, Ocean Tides, Spring Rain, Lavender Moon, and Plum Pudding. The only item not from Papertrey Ink is that little purple gem on the top card, I have no clue where it came from. But it was perfect for the little balloon!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Okay, I'm lumping all of my Hawaii layouts into one post. Just easier for me that way.

There are multiples of some pages, because I used Close to my Heart's flip flap memory protectors. These are 4x6 photo protectors that have a flap and adhesive so that you can put several together and make a little flip book. Adhere it right to your page and voila! Lots of pictures on your standard 12 x 12 layout. Sorry for the glare but they are difficult to photograph when they are in the protectors. And the layouts for all three of these pages are from the Moon Doggie Workshop on the Go.

The second page has the flip flaps protectors (2 of them for an additional 4 photos):

Here again, the second page has the flip flap protectors (another 2 for an additional 4 photos on the page)

On this one, the first page has one protector, the second page has 2 protectors.

Paper: Close to my Heart (Moon Doggie)
Ribbon: maya road
Stamps & bling: Close to my Heart

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Friday, February 5, 2010

PTI Challenge Day 5--Emboss Resist

I thought I'd play along with Nichole Heady and the Day 5 Challenge. The challenge is to use the emboss resist technique. Since I need Valentine's day cards I thought I would try making one for my husband. Seeing the finished project however makes me think I should add some stickles and give it to my daughter instead. She would appreciate the pink much more. LOL.

Paper: Hibiscus burst from PTI; Colonial White from CTMH
Ink: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus, and Dark Chocolate from PTI, Bamboo from CTMH
Stamps: Heart from PTI (Heart Prints), Large corner swirl and Love text from CTMH, music stamp from Gina K

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Eating a sandwich?!

This is a picture of my son eating a wrap. Now before you think I'm nuts, scrapbooking a picture of my son eating a wrap, you have to understand, my son does not do this. He doesn't like many combo foods, things have to be separated into individual components. The kids had been out playing in the kiddie pool, and we came in to have lunch. Suddenly I saw my son eating the wrap whole. He didn't open it up and start eating each part individually; he ate it WHOLE. I had to scrapbook it. :)

Papers: Close to my Heart, Bazzill
Ribbon: PTI
Stickers: Basic Grey
Journaling spot from a swap.

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Who me? Couldn't be...

This is an old picture of my son. But it was one of those "gotta scrapbook" pictures. His highchair tray was on the dining room table and some newspapers were placed on it. In the other room, I hear this clatter and came running to find this. He now loves this book "Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?" and we play this game often, so it seemed like an appropriate title.

Paper, Stamps, Ink, Ribbon: CTMH
Letter stickers: Basic Grey

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

PALs Challenge

Okay. I think I'm back!

I've joined a PTI challenge group, Papertrey PALs. We have PTI challenges every 2 weeks. And I'm woefully behind. Our first pallenge was brought to us by Ted. We were to incorporate PALS into our project somehow. I struggled with this one, and finally just settled on a card that my daughter could give to a friend if she wants to.

Paper: Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist from Papertrey Ink; Colonial white from CTMH
Stamps: CTMH
Ink: Dark Chocolate & Aqua Mist from Papertrey Ink
Ribbon: Aqua Mist from Papertrey Ink
Sparkles: CTMH

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Saturday, January 16, 2010


Just a little patience...Anyway, sorry about the long absence. I'm working on getting back into the habit of blogging. Hoping to be back soon with a few new items to share.