Sunday, October 27, 2013

My Wish

I couldn't wait to get started on a Christmas layout with this new Teresa Collins' Santa's List collection. The collection is wonderful! It has just enough bling on the page to catch my eye.    The printed snowflakes on the base page are so unique.  I had to cut one out and pop it up to add some dimension to the page.

My layout is called "My Wish" and right now it's blank because I am waiting for my wish to be granted.  You'll have to wait until after Christmas to see the final photo!  Hope all your wished come true!

Happy Scrappin!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Flower Girl

Well another fun Scrap That! Round Robin is done.  Again, I had so much fun scrap lifting from the layout before me and making it my own.  I get a chance to stretch my creativity and try to really make the best layout I can.  For this challenge, I chose a photo of my cousin's granddaughter from a wedding in June as the focal point.

What would a layout about a flower girl be without flowers.  Making a variety of flowers is my favorite thing to do.  Only the white ones are purchased.  The smallest ones are made with Sizzix thinlets from the Susan's Garden line.  These dies are so popular right now that many of them are out of stock on the Sizzix website and many local stores.  I am still waiting for some of my order to come in.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Disney Crazy!

I love Disney!  That may be a bit of an understatement.  I am attracted to everything Disney like a moth to light.  This has, of course, spilled over into my scrapbooking.  I can hardly go into a store without buying something for my Disney scrapbooks.  I have collected more than I could ever use.  So I guess it's about time that I put some of the pages on the blog.

The first one I wanted to show was my page from Animation Academy at Hollywood Studios.  I like this one because I made it without any Disney paper (yes I know - I had plenty to choose from) and no actual photos of my family at the Academy.  I took the drawings that everyone in the family drew at the Academy, copied and shrunk them.  
  They became the focal point of the page.  The titles and dog bones were created using the Cricut cartridge "Mickey and Friends".

The next Disney pages also do not use Disney paper.  They are from Animal Kingdom.  For these I wanted the jungle feel but I still wanted everyone to know it was a Disney page.  Bo Bunny's Zoology was perfect for these pages.  Again, I had no photos of my children (at 17, 17 and 21 they had had enough of us taking their pictures), so the animals are the stars of the pages.  I created the Mickey's from the same Cricut cartridge, but used the jungle color scheme.

The little Mickey in the right hand corner is made exactly like any other Cricut Mickey.  I just changed his shoe layer to the gold of the page instead of yellow, and changed his pants from the typical red to a piece of the neutral paper with the leaves at the bottom of the same page.  Then I chalked the pants with a forest green so that they would blend with the page.  The effect made him look like he was on the safari!  

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Vintage Wedding

I was part of a 4 week round robin on the Scrap That! forum at the end of May.  It was great fun and the layouts that I saw were amazing!  This was my entry.  The idea was to scraplift the person before you and then make the layout your own.  I took an old wedding photo of my grandparents and created a layout based on the person before me.  This really stretched my creativity and I felt that I became just a little bit better at designing layouts. The only thing I pan to go back and change is the title.  I am not happy with the font, but I didn't have stickers that would work on the chipboard.  Any suggestions are welcome!

The ladies that participated were all very supportive of each other and made the whole round robin fun.  I would highly recommend joining that forum - there is so much talent there!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Subway Art with Cricut Word Collage

I really wanted to broaden my experiences this year and try some new projects off the page.  So when I saw some subway art in a magazine I couldn't resist.  I bought some small (6 x 6) canvas to start with. I Glimmer Misted the the canvas with wheat color first. The Cricut "Word Collage" gave me ready made stencils that I love!    I tried the coffee collage for my test canvas.  I made the stencil out of cardstock, and used a temporary bond spray adhesive.  Directions that have seen elsewhere say too use the vinyl, but I didn't have any.  I have used stencils cut out of cardstock before.  Unfortunately I don't think I had enough glue on the stencil, so it didn't stick to the canvas and some of the letters blurred.
 To finish it off I chalked the edges with a few shades of light brown chalking ink.  Now I just nee to decide where to hang it!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Wintry Mix

Well while everywhere in the US seems to have gotten snow recently, Northern Virginia is again just getting rain. The news talks about the "wintry mix" that we could be expecting 2 or 3 times a week! We have had only one snow day so far and there wasn't even any snow.  Just enough ice to make our school cancel and then it was gone. So I am starting to miss the snow! Instead of waiting for some new photos I dug out an old photo to scrapbook.  I love the old Midnight Frost collection by Bo Bunny.  So I am presenting my own "wintry mix".  Using a photo from when my children were small.
Snow is expected on Wednesday so maybe I will finally get my snow day and some new winter photo!

Details of the snowflakes and the snowflake border that have been embellished with rhinestones.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bo Bunny Rejoice!

Well in sticking with my New Year's resolutions - I am trying to post some Christmas layouts while it is still the Christmas season.  I love the Bo Bunny Rejoice line, so that's where I'm starting for this year's Christmas layouts.  I also got a very cute layout display stand.

These layouts are 8 x 8 which is new for me.  They are easier because I really don't try to put too many photos on them.  I can get one done even when I only have a short amount of time to scrap (which is usually the case).

I can't wait to do some more!  The wrought iron stand holds multiple 8x8 pages!

I love the wooden flourishes, but I couldn't resist spraying them with Glimmer Mist and adding some pearls!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Of course it's January 1st and time to make our resolutions for the year.  For my scrapbooking resolutions I have 2.  First is to make more time each month for scrapbooking.  I will be realistic and say that that will be 2 pages a month.  Teaching full time makes it hard to commit to more than that consistently.  If I get more done than that I will be thrilled.

The second part to my resolution is to branch out more.  I am going to try to do more variety in the types of scrapping.  For starters I will try different size pages - not just sticking to my standard 12 x 12 pages.

 Happy New Year!
Stay tuned for the first of my 2013 pages!