Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Aunt's 90th Birthday Party Layout ~ Family ~ WINNER OVER AT CREATIVE SCRAPPERS

Hi everyone!  Today I'm revealing another layout I completed for my DH's Aunt's 90th Birthday Album.  I've used the sketch from Creative Scrappers..

As you can see I've stacked 2 photos in the place of the one shown on the sketch... 

Here are a few close ups...

Here you can see some of my fussy cutting, distressed edges, Sewing, Prima Flower, Jubilee Butterfly from K & Company, and a Cameo from Jolee's Boutique Cameos and Pearls..

Here you can see some Pearl Ribbon, Prima Say It In Pearls, Martha Stewart punched borders, another K & Company Butterfly, Doilies,  Bow, Fancy Buttons, and Stenciling.

This layout also qualifies for a few challenges...
Stampin' Royalty ~ Anything But A Card
Craft Your Days Away ~ Buttons or Bows
Ooh la la Challenge ~ Lots of Sparkle
Divas By Design ~ Anything Goes
Crafts And Me Challenge ~ Pearls and Swirls

Here is the list of scrappy things I used on this layout....
My Mind's Eye BellaBella ~ Bellezo" Wild Blossom Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Pion Design Pink Butterfly
Pearl Ribbon
MS Garden Trellis Punch
MS Bangle Chain Trim Punch
MS Deco Fan Punch
Prima Flowers
Jolee's Boutique Cameos and Pearls
Tattered Angels Stencil
SU Pretty In Pink Ink
Prima Say It In Crystals
K & Company Jubilee Butterflies
Sewing Machine ~ zig zag stitching

Thank you so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

All About Style!! ~ Sketch Along Tuesday/Frosted Designs

I everyone!!  Today we have another sketch reveal over at Frosted Designs/Sketch Along Tuesday and this one is created by Karin...

I decided to use today's sketch to scrap GD Savannah's First Grade School Photo.  Instead of using 2 photos I just used the one...  She is such a little stinker, her mother didn't know she had the hair clip because when she left the house it wasn't in her hair.  Who knows, she may have borrowed it from one of her friends..   They are going to have their hands full with this one.. lol :o)  

Here are a few close ups...
Here you can see part of the Nesting Eyelet Circle from QuicKutz which is embossed and distressed, a fussy cut corner and Distressed borders..

More distressing, misc Letters, a Martha Stewart Butterfly, and some Prima Bling..

More distressing, Tim Holtz Scrollwork, Prima Bling, Misc Letters, and more Martha Stewart Butterflies..

Prima Vine, Ribbon, Prima Bling

This layout will qualified for a few challenges...
Alphabet Challenge ~ V for Vibrant (Cameo Coral and Blue)
Dutch Dare Card Challenge ~ Recipe use at least 3 ~ Ribbon, Images, Pattern Paper, Layers, Rhinestones,Brads or Buttons..

Here is the list of scrappy things I used...
SU Cameo Coral CS
Fab Scraps ~ Heritage Roses
Bella Bella PP
Tim Holtz Scrollwork Die Cut
Prima Vine
Prima Bling
Misc Letters
QuicKutz Nesting Eyelet Circles
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Be sure and check out the inspiration from the other DT Members.  And we have another great prize for and it's from...
You can check it out here...  But you have to play to have a chance to win!!! 
Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a great day!!
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Hi everyone!!  I finished another page for my husband's Aunt's 90th Birthday Album..  I've used some of the beautiful Pion paper on this one...

Here are a few close ups...

Here you can see the Tim Holtz Caged Bird Die Cut, Pearls, Prima Sugar Plum Roses, Green Tara embellishment, Ribbon/Lace, Martha Stewart Daisy Fan Die Cut and some of my distressed edges..

Here are some more Prima Roses and Green Tara embellishment..

Here are a few challenges this layout will quality for...

Crafts and Me Challenge ~ Shabby Chic/Vintage
Stampin' Royalty ~ Scrapbook Page

Here is a list of scrappy things I used..
SU Blush Blossom CS
Pion Design ~ Fairytale Spring PP
Technique Tuesday Scalloped Frame
Doily -Large and Small
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Prima Say It In Pearls
Green Tara Embellishment
Prima Sugar Plum Roses ~ Chestnut
Tim Holtz Caged Bird Die
MS Daisy Fan Border Punch
Spellbinders Scalloped Oval

Thanks for dropping by!!
Wish all my USA friends a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!
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Monday, November 21, 2011


Hi everyone!!!  Yea!!!  I've got another layout completed for my DH's Aunt's Birthday Album..  I have just about 1 month to finish it and I still have a lot of photos to go through....  I also used the sketch from Sketch Savvy for this sketch....

For those of you that are familiar with my style.. you may have noticed that I'm a little out of my comfort zone.  I'm a 1 photo scrapper most of the time....  But for this album I have sooooo many photos I'm having to use 2 and 3 photos on each layout..  And I'm having a lot of fun searching for multi photo sketches that I  normally wouldn't use..

Here are a few close ups...

Here you can see the beautiful Prima Flower, the Sizzix Bigz Vine DieCut, Prima Say It In Pearls, Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Borders and the Spellbinders Parisian Accent Corner Die Cut...

Here you can see the hidden journaling tag, Pearls, Prima Say It In Pearls, more Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace borders, Spellbinders Parisian Accent corner and Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes...

Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Borders, Spellbinders Parisian Accents, Prima Say In In Pearls..

This layout will qualify for a few challenges..

Sketch Savvy ~ Sketch
Lasting Memories ~ Color/Photo Inspiration (I chose the middle picture with the pinks)
Charisma Cardz Challenge ~ Lace and Pearls
Crafty Ribbon Challenge ~ Anything But a Card
Frosted Designs ~ Die Cuts
Hooked On Craft Challenge ~ Something Punched
Southern Girls Challenge ~ Embellishment Bingo (Lace, Gems and Embossing)

List of scrappy things I used on this layout...
Stampin Up Close to Cocoa CS
Pion Design ~ Fairytale of Spring PP
Martha Stewart ~ Floral Vine
Martha Stewart ~ Eyelet Lace
Spellbinders ~ Parisian Accents
Tim Holtz ~ Elegant Flourishes
Prima Say In In Pearls
White Gel Pen
Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder
Prima Flower
Sizzix Bigz Die ~ Vine

Thank you for dropping by!!!
Have a wonderful week!!
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Christmas Card ~ Practical Scrappers

Hi everyone!!!  Today over at Practical Scrappers the Design Team is sharing with you some Christmas card inspiration... 
 I think this is the card I will be using this year....  I've had this paper for a couple of years and I think this years the time for it to shine....  I also ordered this cute Lilly of the Valley Stamp a couple of months ago because I thought it was so darn sweet/cute.... 
If you need an idea for Christmas cards this year be sure and check out the inspiration HERE..
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful week!!!
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another Layout for Aunt's Birthday Album ~ WAS CHOSEN AS A TOP 3 OVER AT LASTING MEMORIES!

Hello everyone!!!  Hope your week is going great!!  Yesterday we had 1 and 1/2 inches of rain over at the farm and we had 3/4ths of an inch here at the house...  So thank ful, but we need so much more.. Can't wait to see how much it helped the pasture and the oats....  Anyway... I have another layout to share with you... This one is for Rick's Aunt Leola's 90th Birthday Album and I used the sketch over at SOUS..  I finally found a little time to play along...  Nanne, I love your sketch...
I've used 2 photos but the bottom one I cut a lot of the busy background off of it and layered it over a part of the first one...  I really like the results..  

Here are a few close ups...

I just love this beautiful paper from Fab Scraps.. You can also see a little of the distressed edges, lace, ribbon, pearls, and some of my fussy cut flowers...

Here is my hidden journaling tag, distressed edges, and a little more bling..

This is a close up of the whole bottom part...  So many details in this pretty paper!!

Here are a few challenges this will qualify for...
Lasting Memories ~ Hidden Journaling
CES Challenge ~ Roses and Ribbon
Divas By Design ~ Monochromatic
The ABC Challenge ~ D for Dazzle

Here is a list of scrappy things I used on this layout...
SU Bravo Burgundy CS and Ink
Fab Scraps ~ Heritage Small Floral Collection
SU Very Vanilla CS
Martha Stewart Punch
Prima Say It In Pearls

Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas 2006 ~ Season of Joy ~ Practical Scrappers CMT Challenge

Hi everyone, I have another layout to share with you today... This one is for the CMT (Challenge Me Tuesday) Challenge over at Practical Scrappers...  Today the Design Team was to use at least 2 "old" Christmas items on our project.  Other than the sweet photo of little GD Savannah taken in 2006 when she was only 1 1/2 years old, the K & Company Snowflakes and the Creative Imaginations papers are well over a year old. 

Here are a few challenges this layout qualifies for...
Practical Scrappers ~ Use at least 2 older Christmas items on your project
By The Cute and Girly ~ Christmas Girl
Craft Your Days Away ~ Embellishment Bingo ( Pearls, Flower, Ribbon)
Crafty Ribbon Challenge ~ Anything But A Card
Creatalicious Challenge ~ Christmas and make it sparkle
Everybody Art Challenge ~ Little Present (Doesn't Savannah look like a little present under the tree?!!)
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Tic Tac Toe ~ (Red, Christmas Sentiment and Ribbon)
Ooh la la Challenge Blog ~ Bingo (Pearls, Flowers and Lace)
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Ribbon and Lace

Here is a list of scrappy things I used on this layout...
The Paper Studio ~ Light Pink Solid Glitter
Creative Imaginations ~ Winter Snowflake
Creative Imaginations ~ Radiance Frame
Creative Imaginations White Fanfare
BoBunny ~ Snow Serenade Winter Night
K & Company Christmas Cheer Die Cut Snowflakes
Lace Flower
QuicKutz Cookie Cutter Contemporary Die
Martha Stewart Double Arches
Spellbinders Grand Labels 4

Be sure and check out the other projects from the DT, and over the next month over at Practical Scrappers, we are going to be featuring daily inspiration for your Christmas projects !  Our designers will be taking turns showcasing ideas.. So be sure and check that out!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!
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Zach ~ Watch Me Grow Inch By Inch ~ Frosted Designs/Sketch Along Tuesday

Hi everyone!!!  It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another sketch challenge over at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesday.  This weeks sketch is by DT member Karin and here it is..

I decided to scrap this cute photo of little GS Zach his mommy took while they were playing at the park close to their home this summer...  He looks so big with that little cap on...  He's such a sweetie!!! 

Here are some close ups....
Here I used the Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Die and I used some Exporer by Traditions I got at Hobby Lobby for the centers..  The dark ruler strip is cut from Authentique - Blissful and added...  I didn't want it too look to much like a little baby...

Here you can see some of my distressed edges and a portion of the "tape" ribbon..

This layout will qualify for a few other challenges out there....
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ~ Cute (you can't get any cuter than this, anyway that's grandmas story and she's stickin' with it!)

Here is a list of scrappy things I used...
The Paper Company Chocolate/Tan Double Sided Mulberry Paper
Simple Stories ~ Baby Steps Paper
Authentique ~ Blissful Paper
SU Big Shot Bigz ~ Lattice
MS Double Arches Punch
Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Die
Explorer by Traditions (Center)
Tape Ribbon
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink

Be sure and check out the other inspiration from the DT and while you're there be sure and check out the wonderful prize from Vintage Street!!! 
But remember, you have to play to have a chance to win!!!
Thanks for dropping by!
Have a wonderful day!
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Winner of my Creative Cuts and More Blog Hop Candy!!

Good morning everyone!!!  Just wanted to pop on here and post the winner to my Creative Cuts & More Blog Hop..  Just in case you forgot what it was here it is....

And the winner is..............................................................

Congratulations Trisha!!!
 You have until 6:00 AM Central Time, Wednesday morning to get in touch with me!!! 
fernriley (at) att (dot) net
Can't wait to hear from you...

Also wanted to let you all know that later this afternoon I will be posting my "Annual" Blog Candy Contest.... So be sure and watch for that..

Have a wonderful day!!
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Gingerbread House Mini Album Blog Hop ~ Lots of Pics!!

Hi blog hoppers! Wasn't Nora Anne's project beautiful?!!!   (If you didn't arrive here from the Creative Cuts and More/DieCut Divas Blog, you don't want to miss what our whole DT and Guests have in store for you! The Creative Cuts and More Gingerbread Album Blog Hop starts HERE.
Even though we were originally going to start Thursday, November 10th, we just couldn't wait any longer to  show you this cute Gingerbread House Mini Album.. Well, some of us anyway, there may be a few that wait until  7AM Central to post theirs, and you will be able to complete the HOP at that time

Now here's how I decorated my Gingerbread House Album Chipboard Kit
The papers I chose are mostly from...
Simple Stories ~ Generations Collection and Destinations Collection (I found this paper at the CKC in San Marcos in Sept.. and I love this paper)
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Collection
Embellishments are just odds and ends I found around my Scrap Studio..

I hope you enjoy looking at this as much as I enjoyed putting it together!!!
This is the cover...  The snow on the roof  is actually cotton with stickles..  On this page.. the house, icicles and little gingerbread man are from the Kit...

The large gingerbread man is from the Kit..

Both of the little gingerbread men are from the Kit...

The house and icicles are part of the kit..

This is one of my favorite pages...  Here I have 2 little gingerbread men glued back to back...  They are also from the Kit...

The house, icicles and candy canes are from the chipboard kit...

Hope you enjoyed it!!!

I also had the privilege of making an album using the Gingerbread House Album Ultimate Deluxe Kit.
Talk about YUMMY!!!!
Here's the cover...  You can see the whole album in detail here.

You have to check this kit out!!  Terry has combined everything imaginable in this Ultimate Deluxe Kit...

I even went online and found these cute recipe cards that are perfect for this album.. And did I mention they are FREE... 

After I completed the album I decided to use some of the left overs from the kit to make a layout with a photo from last year of my little GD Savannah decorating her Gingerbread House.

Here's the layout I created...
Here's what I used from the kit ~ the large gingerbread man, small gingerbread man, large mixing bowl with spoon, which I added the candy cane over the handle, gingerbread man border strip, and peppermint candy stickers as centers around the border.

And now I want to show you what I have left over after making the Gingerbread House Mini Album and the above layout.....  You won't believe it!!!!

This is what I had left over from the
Gingerbread House Album Deluxe Kit..  While I was working on the mini album I did not throw anything away, as you can see!! 

Here's what I had left over from the Embellishment Kit..

And here's what I had left over from the Die Cut Assortment kit..

Can you believe that?  You could easily add extra pages to your mini album with the Gingerbread House Chipboard Mini Album Kit and decorate the pages with the leftovers.   Or if you want to do a couple of different size albums.. Just purchase the others in chipboard and use the left overs to decorate..  The possibilities are endless..

  I hope I didn't loose you along the way because we have a prize!  
 Creative Cuts & More will be giving away a Gingerbread House Album Chipboard Kit.
In order to win, they must
1. HOP through AND comment on each blog
2. For another chance, follow the Die Cut Diva Blog.
3. For another chance, become a Fan on Facebook, HERE
4. For another chance, spread the word about our Blog Hop on your blog!

I'm also giving a little "blog candy" away for this hop.. To win you need to leave me a comment to let me know you were here and you need to be or become a follower to my blog..
Here's my candy

(The red paper is not included)
You will have until the end of the Blog Hop (November 13th at 11:00 PM Eastern) to be eligible for my prize.  I will post the winner on the morning on Monday, November 14th and you will have until Wednesday 6:00 AM Central Time to contact me..  Good luck!!

Now, your next stop is Taylor's Blog..  Be sure and leave her some love!! 

Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a great day!!
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