Friday, April 23, 2010

P.S. I Love You and Let Your Light Shine

Here are some more springy layouts. Once again, flowers, butterflies and cheerful colors are on the menu.

P.S. I Love You

I do love them so!
I have been inspired by some of the layouts that I have been seeing that use larger circular photos. When Walgreens was giving a free 8X10 a couple weeks back, I ordered some and just love the look of them on a layout.

I hand cut some flowers from the Basic Grey June Bug paper and used a 6 petal flower punch to create the 3-D roses.

The "I Love You" is a rub-on that I have had in my stash for a couple of years. I was surprised that it still worked!

Notice the cool decorative white border? I just got this idea from another blog, and it was a cinch to make. Draw the design that you want (circle, square, artist's bracket, etc.) on the back of your paper. Use your hole punch (I used my Crop-O-Dile) to punch along the lines. Then cut along the line. Easy! I do see some more of this in my scrapping future.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Papers (One Heart-One Mind, Basic Grey, Recollections), American Crafts chipboard Thickers, Paper Studio rub-on

Let Your Light Shine

I just love the way that this Sassafras Lass paper looks with the photos - so happy and Sam!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Papers (Sassafras Lass, Basic Grey, October Afternoon, K&Co, Little Shoebox), K&Co chipboard, Robin's Nest dew drops.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sugar Rush and Good Things

I've got spring ever. I can't help it, but every layout I create screams for a cluster of flowers and at least one butterfly.

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Sugar Rush

These pictures were taken on Easter. I wanted to pull from the bright and cheerful colors from the pinata on this layout. I'll also take any excuse to incorporate pinks and purples, too!

The green butterfly is from Michael's. I found a box of beautiful butterflies in the "non scrapping" aisle and thought that they would be pretty embellishments on some of my pages. I applied a coat of Stickles to some chipboard letters for the title. I embroidered a circle around the picture of Jack. I didn't want him to get "lost" in all of the pictures since it was his first time to hit the pinata and eat candy. He had too much fun!

He Fills My Life With Good Things

My first bluebonnet picture for bluebonnet season...more to come!

Gabrielle Pollaco has a great tutorial on her blog for creating these twisted fabric blooms. I have a lot of fabric scraps that now have a purpose for their existence.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Papers-Basic Grey, BoBunny, October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, and GCD Designs

Pagemaps Challenge

I created this layout for a Pagemaps "Couture Cardstock" challenge.

For the challenge, I had to use this sketch by Becky Fleck, and the theme was wide open.
The winner will receive 50 sheets of cardstock from Couture Cardstock. There's still time to enter!

Supplies Used:
Basic Grey and BoBunny patterned papers, Prima flowers, Prima felt stem, Robin's Nest dew drops, American Crafts Thickers, Making Memories stickers
I also used the packaging from the Prima felt stems behind the photos.

Monday, April 5, 2010

5 New Layouts

I hope that everyone had a happy Easter. We spent the day with family, and we got a lot of good pictures that I can't wait to scrap.

Today I heard back from Memory Makers. They have selected 4 of my layouts for publication in their Memory Makers Gallery book. I submitted nine layouts. I was thrilled with just one being selected, and so I was pleasantly surprised to hear that four had been picked up for publication. So a big FAT "NEENER NEENER" to Albert Flores for never picking up one of my coloring pages for his "Color the Weather" segment. (Anyone who grew up in San Antonio should know what I am referring to!) :)

Today I am posting the layouts that did not get picked up for publication.

My Wish For You
I submitted this layout for the theme of hopes/dreams and faith. I absolutely adore these Amy Butler papers.

I am addicted to making my own roses now.
I use this great tutorial for making roses out of a 6 petal punch. They are easy and fun to make. Here is the link for the tutorial.

Supplies Used:
K&Co (Amy Butler) patterned papers, Pink Paislee patterned papers, ColorBox ink, American Crafts Thickers, Prima rose buds, Uni-ball Signo ink, Segoe Script computer font

Anyone Who Say That Sunshine Brings Happiness...
Samuel was pretty frightened by the rain. I nipped that fear in the bud by letting him dance in it. He had tons of fun and is no longer afraid.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey, October Afternoon (striped cloud), BoBunny
ColorBox ink, American Crafts Thickers, Prima flowers, Bazzill pom pom trim

Also, here's a cool site that I used to write in a shape for part of the title:,0

Round 'Em Up

I'll admit, I was slightly relieved to learn that this was not one of the layouts picked up for publication. It's just not one of my favorites. I do love the pictures though! Who would succumb to the pressure and buy a 3 year old a lasso? Certainly not me!

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 patterned papers, Worldwin Treasures cardstock, ColorBox ink, Sassafrass Lass stickers, American Crafts (Thickers), Making Memories alphabet stickers, scraps of cardboard (stars), twine, Spare Parts arrow brad, Times New Roman computer font

Pint-Sized Patriots
Stars, flowers, circles, and lace...lots going on for this patriotic layout.

Supplies Used:
Jenni Bowlin and October Afternoon patterned papers, American Crafts cardstock, ColorBox ink, American Crafts Thickers, Making Memories alphabet stickers, October Afternoon stickers, Segoe Print computer font, Spare Parts metal, Bazzill blossoms, Creative Imaginations gems, Martha Steward doily punch

Not Lucky, Just Blessed
I don't believe in luck, but I do believe that I am blessed. I also found a way to use one of my Jenni Bowlin BINGO cards. :) I got out my sewing machine for this one!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Papers - GCD Studios, K&Co (Amy Butler), Basic Grey
ColorBox ink, American Crafts (Thickers), Making Memories stickers, Robin's Nest dew drops, Jenni Bowlin BINGO cards, Spare Parts brads

That's it for now. Thanks for looking!