Thursday, October 27, 2011

Aunt Leola's 90th Birthday Album ~ Family ~ WAS FEATURED OVER AT LITTLE RED WAGON

Hi everyone!!!  Here's another layout I created for my husband Rick's Aunt's 90th Birthday Scrapbook that I'm making for her.  Here are a couple of the tables.  The photo on the left are some of her cousins and the photo on the right are one of her sister's family. 

 I also used the sketch from pagemaps for this layout...

This layout will also quality for a few challenges, which are...

Pagemaps ~ Sketch
Lasting Memories ~ Bling It On
Charisma Cardz Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenge ~ Pearls and Swirls
Little Red Wagon ~ Photo Inspiration  (I loved the golds/yellow flowers and used that color on the doilies, butterflies and it's also in the background papers..)
Simon Says ~ Anything Goes

Here is may scrappy list of things I used on this layout!!
Pink Paislee ~ Butterfly Garden
SU So Saffron CS
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Deep Edge Punch
Creative Scraps Heartwarming Vintage Images
Petaloo Chantilly Collection ~ Mocha/Brown
Tim Holtz Baubles
Tim Holtz Swivel Clasps
American Crafts Thickers ~ Jewel Box Letters

Thanks so much for dropping by!!!
Come back and visit anytime!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Pins and Paperclips featured at Practical Scrappers

Good morning everyone!!!  Today over at Practical Scrappers we are showing you different ways to use pins and paperclips...   I made this cute little gift box and added a couple of stick pins to add a little elegance..   You can add these to cards, layouts or any project to dress it up a notch..  So please head on over the Practical Scrappers to see the inspiration from the other designers and featured designers..  While your there be sure and check out our current calls listed in the sidebar and why not play along...  Who knows we might just feature your project!!!

I also want to share a couple of Halloween Gift Boxes I made for my 2 little grandsons... 
These are made using the Tuck and Close Bag #02 from Creative Cuts & More and are the perfect size to decorate for Halloween.   They are also a fun projects to make with you kids, grandkids..  Also a great idea to make a few and let you little ones hand them out to their classmates....Remember these are not just for Halloween... The possibilities are endless..

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Hi everyone!! I completed another page for my DH's Aunts Birthday Album and wanted to share it with you.  I had this beautiful paper and thought it would be perfect with this photo of the "Guest of Honor".  I'm thinking that this will also be the first page of the album..  I really like the way it turned out!! 

Here are a few close ups...
Top Right...
  I did a little fussy cutting on the flowers and inked the edges just a little.. Stitched around the edges... Used the Martha Stewart Butterfly Die and added a couple of small pearls, and Distressed the Edges..

Bottom Right...
 You can see more of my Distressed Edges, Stitching, Martha Stewart Punch which I inked the edges and added small pearls to the centers..  Ribbon and Flower.. I inked the edges of the flower and then added the Bo Bunny Trinket, and finally part of my Masked Background.

Bottom Left...
More Distressed edges, Stitching, Fussing cut Flowers and then inked the edges and Fussy Cut Butterfly with stickles, Martha Stewart Butterflies with pearl centers, and some of my Masked Background.

This layout will qualify for a few challenges out there...
Lasting Memories ~ Let's Add Some Dimension
Charisma Cards ~ Stitching
Crafts and Me Challenge ~ Blue, Green and Pink..
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Distressed & Torn
My Time to Craft ~ Punches & Dies
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Layer It Up
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge ~ Free and Easy

Scrappy list of things I used on this layout...
SU Sage Shadow CS
Pion Design ~ Photo frame PP
The Crafter's Workshop Doodling Template ~ Funky Swirls
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks
SU Inks
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches
Martha Stewart Bangle Chain Trim Punch
Bo Bunny Trinkets
Teresa Collins Blingage ~ Zach's Book Plates
Offray ~ Rose
Sewing Machine

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Hope you have a great day!!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Card ~ CMT - Practical Scrappers

To see my Frosted Designs/Scrap Along Tuesday Layout, please click here..

Hi again!!  I almost forgot to share my card I made for the CMT challenge over at Practical Scrappers..  We were to use at least 5 stamps on our project..  You can read the stamps I used down below in my scrappy list..  I'm kinda getting in the fall feeling so I went ahead and made a fall card.  Hope you like it...

List of scrappy things I used on this card..
SU More Mustard CS and Ink
SU Old Olive CS and Ink
Watercolor Paper
SU Canvas BG Stamp
SU Fall Whimsy
Scarecrow Stamp (Brand ??)
Tiny Falling Leaves from Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Butterfly ~ CTMH Sentiments
Decorative Buttons

Be sure and check over at Practical Scrappers to see all of the fabulous projects and to get some great inspiration..   Be sure and check out the upcoming calls while you're there... we would love to feature you..
Thanks so much for dropping by today!!
Have a wonderful day!
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Host & Hostesses ~ Sketch Along Tuesday/Frosted Designs

Hi everyone!!  It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another sketch challenge over at Frosted Designs/Sketch Along Tuesday, and we have another beautiful sketch from Debbie Burns!!

Here it is..

I have been asked to made a scrapbook of my DH's Aunt who just turned 90.  So I decided this was the perfect sketch to get me started..   I have over 150 photos, so be warned, you will be seeing a lot more layouts for this album..

Here is a close up..
Here you can see my Sizzix Chipboard Flourish, Flowers, Distressed Edges and Say It In Crystals..

This layout qualifies for a few other challenges out there...
Creatalicious Challenge ~ Distress Your Edges

List of scrappy things I used on this layout...
CTMH Chocolate CS
Bo-Bunny ~ Gabrielle Romance
MS Eyelet Lace Border and Corner Punch
Sizzix Flourish #2 Bigz Die
Prima Say It In Crystals
Oval Chipboard
Misc. Flowers

Be sure and check out the inspiration from the other designers... 

We also have a fabulous prize from Scrapbook Circle...
 so be sure and check that all of the details over at Frosted Designs.
We would love for you to play along with us...
Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a great day!!
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Coffin Box and Mini Album - Creative Cuts & More ~ Practical Scrappers Manufacturer Feature

Hi everyone!!  Today I have this cute Coffin Box from Creative Cuts & More to show you as one of the Manufacturer Designers Feature over at Practical Scrappers..   I made this for my GD Savannah who loves bling on everything!!!  And I love the way it turned out..  I embossed this with Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes EF and then went over it with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink (Pumas).  Everything I used to decorate this was from leftovers from scrapbooking kits I have received in the past .. 

I put it together with CC&M Red Killer Tacky Tape..  So easy to assemble since it already comes scored.. Decorate it a little and then just add candy!  And now you have a cute treat favor box that any goblin would love...
You know you still have plenty of time to order these and get them made for your Halloween party...  And the kids will love them!!   So head on over to Creative Cuts & More and order yours today... Remember to mention CC&M10FERN and get an additional 10% off your order!!

This little Coffin Box will also quality for a few challenges..
Alphabet Challenge ~ S for Soon To Be Halloween
Card and Scrap Challenge ~ Something that is not square
Fussy and Fancy Friday ~ Fall or Halloween Project
The ABC Challenge ~ B for Boo (Think Halloween/Spooky)
Use It Tuesday ~ Metal (key and lock)  For this challenge you always are to use some of your hoarded stash.. My decorations all came from stash from previous scrapbook kits over the past year and a half..

I also want to include this Mini Album in todays feature that I made using the  6" x 6" chipboard mini album along with many different tags from Creative Cuts & More.

You can see all of the details of this mini album by clicking here...
  I'm working on a couple more minis that I can't wait to share with you... 
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Layout for 90th Birthday Album

Hi everyone!!  Hope you're having a great Friday!  It's beautiful here in South/Central Texas today and so it's been a little hard for me to come out here to my scrap room and start scrapping.  The weather is gorgeous!! But, I have a lot of scrapping to do so I better get started...  Last month my husband's aunt celebrated her 90th Birthday and was given a big party.  Rick and I were lucky enough to be able to be there also.  We had a lot of fun... saw lots of family and  a lot of people we didn't know...  A couple of weeks ago one of her nieces from her husband's side ask me if I would do a scrapbook of the event..  They had a photographer there and she has sent me many photos and more to come... so along with my DT projects, I now need to get this done as soon as I can...  But, don't get me wrong, I'm honored that they have ask me to do this..   Anyway, this is one of the pages I've made so far.   Here are a few of the family enjoying the appetizers before the party began..   Also want to point out that the background was made with one of the napkins from the appetizer table...
Here is a close up showing you the napkin..

You probably noticed that I don't have as much bulk/bling on this layout like most of my others, but we have to get all of the pages in 1 photo album so I'm having to refrain myself from using too much,  but I still hope I've accomplished beauty and elegance!!

I'll have another page to share next Tuesday, and I also have a "Spooky" Halloween project I will post Sunday, please check back to see those!!  And who knows I may have more things inbetween... I do have to get my grandbabies Halloween Cards made..  When I do I will post those too... 

Now if any of Aunt Leola's family are looking at these, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, don't say anything about this album, it's a SURPRISE!!!!!!  I just know some of you may not get to see them but I wanted to share them with you, too!!

Scrappy list of things I used on this layout...
SU Bravo Burgundy CS
SU Very Vanilla CS
Party Napkin
Riddersholm Design ~Bello Pastello PP
Martha Stewart Double Arches Border and Corner Punches
Martha Stewart Floral Vine Border Punch
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
Prima ~ Tea Roses/Santa Rosa ~ Flower
Decorative Trim
Calendar Tag
SU Bravo Burgundy Ribbon
Prima Say It In Crystals
Misc. Letters

Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a great day!!
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BOO! ~ Practical Scrappers Halloween Layout Challenge

Hello again!  I have another reveal for today's Practical Scrappers Challenge ~ Halloween Layouts...  This is my cute little GD Savannah when she was 3 months old...  I wouldn't call her a scaredy cat... I'd call her a cutie pie.... lol  I really love all of the cute elements on this page..  I made the large spiders with different punches from SU..  You can find the link to the tutorial below..
(If you would like a close up.. please click on the layout and then click on it again)

This layout qualifies for a few other challenges..
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ~ Bright Colors
Creative Card Crew ~ Spooky Fun
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge ~ Crazy For Colour
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Get In Shape.. Use 3 different shapes... (I used square, circle and oval)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Halloween or Goth
Simply Create Challenge ~ Use something over 6 months old...  (K&Company Halloween Whimsy Spider Flocked Paper is a couple of years old.)
The Lollipop Ladies ~ Boogyman Lollipops/Halloween

List of scrappy things I used on this layout...
SU Basic Black CS
K & Company Halloween Whimsy Spider Flocked DP
Doodlebug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
ki memories Orange Lace
Hambly Screen Prints
SU Dusty Durango CS
Craft Ribbon
Spellbinders Nestabilities Sm Ovals
Say it in Crystals
Cute little spider ~ see tutorial here
Prima ~ Felt Border

Remember to check out the other inspirations over at Practical Scrappers...  Halloween is just around the corner, and we want to give you some ideas for those cute/scary photos!!!  While you're over there be sure and check out the sidebar for details.. We would love for you to join us.. 
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a fantastic day!
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Our Little Van Gogh ~ Practical Scrappers

Hello everyone!!!  Today for CMT (Challenge Me Tuesday) over at Practical Scrappers, we were to use something handmade by a loved one on our project...  I chose this cute picture that my GD Savannah colored for me when she was 4 years old...   I love the bright colors she used... and was very happy that I could incorporate it into my layout...  I hope you like it...

My scrappy list of things I used..

SU Brilliant Blue CS
SU Rainbow Sherbet DSP
Creative Imaginations ~ Pencils PP
SU Green Galore CS
SU Embossing Folder ~ Big Dots
Sassafras ~ In a Stitch Orange Buttons
Thickers ~ Jewelry Box Letters
AND 4 year old grand daughters art project ~ PRICELESS!!

Be sure and check out all of the inspiration over at Practical Scrappers...  We would love for you to join us...  All you have to do is check out our sidebar for upcoming featured projects and submit yours..   Be sure and read the details... We would love to feature you along with our Design Team!! 
Happy Scrapping...
Tomorrow I will have another reveal for Practical Scrappers!!! 
Hope to see you then!!
Have a great day!!
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Our New Addition to the Family!!! It's a Boy.. :o(

Hi everyone!!  I just wanted to share pictures of our new addition to the family...  When we got home from our trip to California last Friday, there he was.... My son Levi, had been keeping an eye on momma for us and said that she hadn't had him Thursday when he went and checked on her.. So she had to have had him late Thursday or early Friday...  
   He's such a cutie!!!

Also want to show you a sneak peek of my layout I will reveal over at Practical Scrappers on Wednesday... 

Be sure and come back by Wednesday to see the whole layout!!!

Thanks for dropping by!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

1986 - Amanda @ 4 ~ Sketch Along Tuesday/Frosted Designs

I have a couple of layouts to show you today... To see my Practical Scrappers Layout, please click here...

Hi everyone!!  It's Tuesday and time for another sketch reveal over at Frosted Designs/Sketch Along Tuesday...  Today's beautiful sketch is from our leader Debbie Burns...

And here it is....

For this layout I decided to dig in my photo archives and I came up with this 1986 photo of my daughter, Amanda when she was 4 years old...  Photo was taken by Blunck's Studio in Clinton, OK.  

Here are a few close ups.....

Here you can see my Petaloo Mulberry Paper Flower and a Prima Vine.  You can also see my 2 stick pins which I added the square beads and the pearls, and my Chocolate Satin Ribbon..

Here is a DA Butterfly that I painted and then added Liquid Pearls and a couple of Pearl Beads..  You can also see my layered Doilies in the corner!!

And finally.. some MS punching using the Doily Lace Trim Deep Edge Punch and the Double Arches Border Punch, and some more of those square beads from Hobby Lobby!!

Here are a few other challenges this layout will qualify for...
Allsorts Challenge ~ Use at least 5 flowers....  (I used 3 petaloo and 3 pearl flowers )
Card And Scrap ~ Embossing and/or Distressing
CES Challenge ~ Totally Gorjuss/Pretty Girls
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge ~ Things With Wings
Hooked On Craft Challenge ~ Anything But A Card
If The Shoe Fits Scrap It~ Photo Inspiration (I went with the beautiful color)
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge ~ Lace and Pearls
Colour Create Challenge ~ Lilac/Grey/White
The Corrosive Challenge ~ Purple Passion

Scrappy list of things I used on this layout..
Crossed Paths Patterned Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Dusty Attic Flutterbies
Liquid Pearls
Prima Vine
Petaloo Mulberry Paper Flowers
Decorative Frame
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Stick Pins
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Deep Edge Punch
Martha Stewart Double Arches Border Punch
Satin Ribbon
American Craft Thickers
Prima Say It In Pearls

Be sure and check out the inspiration from the other DT Members...  AND we have a wonderful prize for one lucky participant,  but you have to play!!!!

Thanks for dropping by!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
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That's My Sissy ~ Practical Scrappers CMT (No Patterned Paper Challenge)

Today I have a couple of layouts to show you...  To see my Frosted Designs/Sketch Along Tuesday Layout, please click here...

Hi everyone!!  Thanks for stopping in..  Today for the Challenge Me Tuesday challenge over at Practical Scrappers we were NOT to use patterned paper on our layout!!  Really, with all the fun things out there now days, this wasn't a very hard challenge for me...  I pulled out my The Crafter's Workshop 12" x 12" Harlequin Template and ColorBox Chestnut ink pad and this is the results!!  Super easy to make your own background paper! using templates! 
The photo is of little GS Colten taken  around Dec.,2008...  He was just about a month old and his big "sissy" Savannah was giving him some sugars...  I think it was so cute that he was pointing at her... Of course, he didn't know he was pointing... But it is still cute!!!!!

Here are a few close ups...
Here you can see my flower cluster made with Petaloo Mulberry flowers and Prima Vines..  You can also see a little of the MS Punched edge, Doily and Ribbon...

Here is a metal butterfly that I got at Hobby Lobby and I added Stickles to it.... You can also see a little bit of the stenciled background...

Here are a few other challenges this layout with qualify for...
Anything Goes Challenge ~ Die Cuts/Punches or both
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Anything Goes
My Time To Craft ~ Nursery Necessities (Anything to do with babies)
Scrapperiket ~ Circles 

My scrappy list of things I used....
SU Tempting Turquoise CS
Close to my Heart Chocolate CS
MS Double Arches Border and Corner Punch
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink
The Crafter's Workshop 12" x 12" Harlequin Template
ColorBox Chestnut Ink
BoBunny Chipboard Frame
Metal Butterfly
Misc Sticker Letters

Be sure and check out all of the inspiration for the No Patterned Paper Challenge over at Practical Scrappers...  And see who the lucky artists are that we featured!!!   While you're there, check out the Current Calls located on the sidebar...  We would love to see your projects and who knows, you may be one of our next featured artists!!!    We are also voting on our favorite card(s) from the Card Challenge, so check that out and be sure and vote on your favorite card!!!  You may have to scroll down over at Practical Scrappers to find the details!!!! 
Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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