Friday, September 27, 2013

You Light Up My Life

Yes you do!  I downloaded this shape from the Silhouette store recently and wanted to give it a little life. I used my go to negative space, and added a bit of glossy accents to give the heart a little pop.  The patterned paper is Graphic 45's Bohemian Rhapsody.  A little print and cut for your Friday, eh?

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Halloween Night 2012

Every year, not long terribly before Halloween I get into the Halloween mood by scrapping last year's Halloween pictures.  Why should 2013 be any different?  This is a Halloween layout featuring pictures of the cutest boys ever from last Halloween's adventures.  My youngest son decided he was going to be a hot dog.  Yep.  And my oldest son was knee deep in a Mario Bros. phase at the time.  Thankfully we've moved on but I shudder to think what this year is going to look like.  That said, I was a bit low on mojo but wanting to scrapbook anyway so I  went searching my Pinterest boards for inspiration, and ultimately decided on a scraplift because I loved the original page so much.  I adore the wonderful Laura Vegas and this is a scraplift of a page of hers that you can find here.  Thank you Laura for that much needed inspiration!

Like many of you, or maybe not so many of you, I have a big bucket storage container full of Halloween crafty goodness.  I decided last year that I would NOT allow myself to purchase any new Halloween paper or embellishments because it was  getting slightly out of control.  With that said, I pulled out the bucket storage container and found some things that I think work quite well together.  This is a mixture  paper from  My Mind's Eye Mischevious, along with Stampin' Up Halloween paper, and a bit of DCWV cardstock.  A bit of washi, some brads and twine, and sparklies and I was set!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Go See Do!

Go. See. Do! My son and I took a trip to Melbourne, FL earlier this year.  We've spent quite a bit of time there and one of our favorite places is the Melbourne Zoo.  Lurve that place.  We were only in town a short while, but managed to stop by anyway.  Unfortunately the giraffes weren't interested in coming out to play so we we had to amuse ourselves . . .

I wanted this page to look like a  cork board that you would throw some random pictures on.  The "GoSeeDo" is actually a free cut file from the ever so talented Davinie Fiero, who is now designing for American Crafts.  I've discovered quite a few "new to me" scrapbookers recently and she is definitely one that I have at the top of my list. 

I used cork sheet paper from Canvas Corp, some spellbinders dies, along with paper from DCWV and Amy Tangerine.  There are lots of brads, paper clips and do dads from Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye and who knows where else.  My son giggled when he saw this page.  I think it's pretty cute too.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Hugs for You!

More of Graphic 45's Bohemian Rhapsody.  This is such pretty paper.  Sigh.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Pythagorean Theorem

First day of School!  My little guy is in love with math.  One of the things he and his tutor worked on this summer was The Pythagorean Theorem.  Remember that? I just scared a bunch of you didn't I?  In recognition of his love of all things number related I thought I would include of this math geekiness in his first day of school page.


The paper is from My Mind's Eye's new collection Cut and Paste.  I have been using a lot of vellum lately and really liking it.  I can't recall who made this vellum but I loved the little curly design on it.  The embellishments are all Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye, and oh I can't remember.  Love this page though.  My son looked at it and smiled.  Mission accomplished!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

I Heart You

As many of you know, I am a big Silhouette fan.  And like many of you, I have collected more shapes than I will ever be able to cut out.  When I am a little low on inspiration I sometimes peruse my Silhouette shape library to see if there is something I might want to work with.  That's how these cards came to be.  I downloaded this shape eons ago and thought hey, I'll make some cards today.

As you can see there are two versions, slightly different. I often do this when I can't decide which paper to go with.  The more the merrier eh?   The paper is from The Paper Studio's Ooh La La collection, along with DCWV's awesome glitter paper.  I used a Technique Tuesday stamp and those brads are from My Mind's Eye.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

First Day of Second Grade!

My kids have been back in school for over month.  Can you believe it?!  As is tradition, I took  the first day of school picture showing my baby getting ready to experience his first day of second grade.  It was actually so dark outside that we still had our porch light on. Come on daylight savings!  

This page is pretty stripped down, but I was sort of in the mood for that.  The paper is a mixture of SEI's First Day of School stack along with DCWV's Edumacation stack.  Both fantastic stacks for school pictures.  And of course I couldn't forget the wood veneers . . . My little boy is a SuperStar!

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

We Remember Moments

I have to say I have been dying to scrapbook these photos for months.  Almost a year actually.  I just couldn't come up with how.  Brandy suggested a double page layout and boom there it was!  She actually helped me finish this one up.  This is Brandy and her family playing at the park.  I love the picture of her son and daughter throwing up the leaves and her baby just sitting there chillin'.  It makes me smile every time I see it.

This page is based on a sketch I found on Pinterest.  It's by Pam Callagahan for GCD Studios. It's a 12 x 12 sketch, but I just expanded it to work for a 12 x 24 page.

I used Graphic 45's Bohemian Baazar for this project.  This is the very first Graphic 45 paper I have ever purchased.  I have always found their paper very pretty, but way too busy.  These patterns were perfect though, especially as I wanted to draw the blue out in the kids clothes.  So along with that is a bit of DCWV (can't remember which stack) and some basic Bazzil white.  Lots of vood veneers (told ya) and hey, buttons for a change - that was Brandy's idea.  I love this page, I really do.  Brandy happily took it home with her the day we finished it.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Today only happens once . . .

Oh Ravenna, how adorable you are!  So this is one of the two projects I made back in June.  I love it mostly because I did something I normally don't do - stamp on a scrapbook page.  The stamps are from Cas-Ual Fridays and Simon Says.  Lots of other fun little elements on this page as well.  You might remember this picture from my "so long!" blog post back in June.  It's part of my Project Life album, but I figured Brandy would probably like one for herself too.  And looking at it now, I honestly can say I can't remember who made the paper.  I probably should start writing this down.  I'll do better next time!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

About A Boy

My scrapbooking trend continues!  My best friend has the most adorable twins ever.  Yes, I said it.  But she also has the sweetest little baby and up until now I haven't had a decent picture of him solo to work it.  That all changed last week when I finally caught the little stinker smiling at me.  Yes!  I couldn't wait to scrapbook these pictures.  Brandy has been bemoaning how the baby doesn't have his own scrapbook page for weeks, or actually months now.  Oh, the horror!  

Well no more, I have finally added him to my list of "been there, done that."  And I did it quite well, if I may so myself.  Have you ever have one of those scrapping experiences where the page turned out just as you imagined it would?  I am in love with this page.  I started with the three airplane images from the Silhouette store that I downloaded not long ago, knowing that I was going to use them for something.  And of course, now that I've used a filmstrip I had to do that again.  Besides, filmstrips make it easier to choose pictures - you can use more than just one or two!  Or even three or four!

I had the best time making this page.  I was totally in that zone.  You know the one - I call it the Scrapper's High.  This page is exactly what I wanted it to be and Brandy is overjoyed.  Without further adieu, this is Nico's  About a Boy.

The paper is from DCWV's new stacks Sweet Tangerine and Sky's the Limit.  The wood veneer and sequin embellishments are from Studio Calico.  I hope you love this page as much as I do.  I kissed it goodbye and let Brandy take it home this evening (Monday!).

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