Friday, April 30, 2010

National Scrapbook Day & Design Team Blog Hop

Tomorrow, May 1st, is National Scrapbooking Day AND my 1st official day as a Design Team Member for Let's Scrap!  I am so excited!  Come join us tomorrow for some fun challenges and prizes.  Cheri will be posting a special sketch just for National Scrapbooking Day, plus check out the other fun challenges here!  Also, check back next week and join us on our Design Team Blog Hop.  There will be lots of chances for some great prizes! We've decided to celebrate all month long!!  :)

Here's a quick card I made last weekend for the Let's Scrap Card sketch! 

I used a flower punch from EK Success.  All other supplies are from Close to My Heart.

Now, who should I send it to?! 

Monday, April 26, 2010

School Layout for Let's Scrap Sketch

Are you behind on your scrapbooking?  I am.... and I tend to jump around and scrap whatever I'm in the mood to do.  I don't really scrap in chronological order anymore.  But, I am really trying to keep up with the boys' school scrapbooks.  I was so excited when I saw Cheri's double page sketch at Let's Scrap that had a place for a large photo.  (See her sketch here.)  I knew it would be just perfect for Carter's 1st grade class photo. 

Here is my take on the sketch: 


I was really happy with how this double-page layout turned out.  Almost all products were from Imaginisce - it was such a fun line to work with.  Isn't that little felt apple the cutest?  I've had that cork tag from Creative Imaginations for a long time.  I added some stickers from Karen Foster Designs, a brad and ribbon from Imaginisce, and used it as my title!
Now.... I need to get Evan's school pictures from last year done!!  :)

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Creative Scrappers Nook Reveal

I did a layout last weekend of my 3 most favorite people in the world!!  I did this sketch based on a layout over at Creative Scrappers.  You can find the sketch here.  I was anxious to use my new Scrapbook Pad from We R Memory Keepers.  This is from the "Grandma's Kitchen" line.  It comes with tons of paper, chipboard letters, and embellishments.  And the best part - I used my Michael's coupon!  :)  I originally bought this paper to scrap some photos of my sweet 89 yo Grandma - but I thought it worked good with this photo and title as well! 

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper, Chipboard Letters & Heart Die Cut:  We R Memory Keepers
Cardstock (blue):  Cloud 9
Stamps:  Technique Tuesday (Ali Edwards' Loving Words) & CTMH (Notice the Details for date)
Ink:  CTMH (Autumn Terracotta)
Swirl Embellishment:  CTMH
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Letters:  Cricut (Alphalicious)

Thanks for stopping by!!

My 1st Design Team!!!!

I feel warm and fuzzy all over!

Wooooo hoooooooo!  Cheri just posted the new Design Team for Let's Scrap and guess what?  I made it!  I was a little shocked to be chosen but soooooo excited to be working with such an amazing group of ladies!  Cheri's sketches are fantastic and the site is so inspirational.  Be sure to check it out here!  Once you do, you'll be hooked!!

Happy Scrapping and have a fabulous week!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Baby Face

Here is another 2-page layout I did based on a sketch over at Let's Scrap.  It took me awhile to decide if I had enough small photos to work with this sketch.  Then, I had that "ah-ha" moment and pulled out Carter's baby pictures that have been sitting around for years.  This sketch was just perfect for them!  I'm hoping to use this sketch again for some photos of our trip to Hilton Head last summer!  Here's my take on this sketch and Carter's sweet little baby face.....

Supplies Used:
Cardstock, Patterned Paper & Chipboard:  TLC/Breezy Designs
Ink & Silver Charm:  CTMH
Die Cut Letters:  Cricut-Lyrical Letters Cartridge
Floss:  DMC
Other:  Ribbon, buttons

I have had this baby kit for such a long time so it was good to use some of my stash!  Looking back at the left hand side, I wish I had black & white or sepia toned photos - but..... it will have to do!  I'm just excited to get some more of his baby pictures scrapped!!

Looking forward to playing in my Scrap Room more this weekend!
Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Good Times

I've been wanting to scrap these photos for a while now from our beach trip!  The boys decided to dig a huge hole in the sand and then try to jump over it!  Love these action shots!  I searched through the Let's Scrap sketches and found one that was just perfect!  I still might go back and add journaling at the bottom - not sure yet - but here it is for now!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper:  K & Company (polka dot); Dream Street Papers (striped & blue pattern)
Cardstock:  DCWV (brown)
Ribbon:  TLC
Chipboard:  Bo Bunny
Title:  Cricut-Lyrical Letters
Bead Border:  Quickutz Die/Big Shot
Brads/Anchors:  CTMH

Thanks for visiting!  Hoping to get some more layouts done this week.  Too bad this job-thing cuts into my scrapping time!  hee hee.

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring Break Scrapping

Spring Break is here and I wish I could slow this week down!  I love having the week off and being home with my boys.  (Even though I'm slowly accepting the fact that they'd rather be with their friends than their mom....)  It is so nice not to wake up to an alarm clock, to hear the birds chirping every morning, to feel the sunshine on my skin, and hear the laughter of my boys!  I am so ready to be a stay-at-home mom again!!

I've done a lot of spring cleaning the last two days and it is so nice to have a clean home!  I always feel happier when my house is clean and de-cluttered.  I did squeeze in some scrapping time yesterday and plan on doing much more of that as the week goes on!

Here's a 2-page layout I did based on another sketch over at Let's Scrap.  I loved using this sketch for so many reasons - it was quick to complete, I only used about 4 sheets of paper (with some striped paper and cardstock leftover for cards), and I was able to get a lot of photos on my page.  I also tried a new (to me) technique where I brushed white paint around the edges of some of the photos and cardstock.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  DCWV, Breezy Designs
Patterned Paper:  TLC
Title & Embellishments:  K & Company
Brads:  The Paper Studio
Paint:  Delta
Ribbon:  Michael's and Breezy Designs

Finally, here's a picture of my sweet Marley Mae.  (Why do I always give my dogs middle names?!)  It's been so nice and sunny this week they're spending lots of time outside!

Happy Scrapping!