Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday to You (Can You Read This?)

Pulling out the stamps I love but never use!  It's about time.  I, for the life of me can't remember who makes this one.  I'm sure I'll figure it out sooner or later and when I do I'll update this post.  This card was inspired by a card I  pinned to my Pinterest card board. I'll admit it.  I am a serial pinner.  That said, this was something quick and easy that I'll be sure to use.  Okay, hopefully I'll use it.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

You Are Never Too Old

Verve stamps!  I was on a Verve kick back in the day.  Okay, so back in the day was only like a year or two ago.  Anyhow, these stamps fit perfectly for what I had in mind so there you go.  Pulling out the old stuff, making it work - you like, no?

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Take A Picture and Dream Big

I am a chronic collector of dies, I admit that I might have a slight problem.  I see them, I love them, I purchase them, and then hopefully, someday I get around to using them.  I am trying to do more of the latter these days.  This is an Instagram die from Kelly Purkey that I HAD to have several months ago and I am finally getting around to using.   INSTAGRAM, HELLO, HOW AWESOME IS THIS DIE?!  This was  quick first effort.  I've got a lot more in me, but I wanted to get this card posted.  Because hey, I used my stuff.  And that's something.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

You Are My (insert awesomeness here)

New Papertrey Ink crafty goodness!  I couldn't resist and it's all Kimberly's fault.  I have been very good at not shopping but a friend MADE me go look at the new releases and then I HAD to have this die, and well, the rest is history.  You know how it is.  Here are a few cards I made playing around with my new stuff.  I am especially thrilled to finally be able to use the corrugated paper that DCWV bestowed upon me when I was a member of their design team.  I adore the bright colors and this die cut through it oh so well.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bloom Where You are Planted

Sometime last year my good friend Angela posted these amazing pictures of her daughter Sadie that a good friend of hers had taken.  I begged, and begged for these photos knowing that I needed to scrapbook at least one of them.  Months later the photographer, Tracey Brown, was kind enough to share them with me so I could make a page for my dear friend.  And then I promptly filed them away, and while I didn't quite forget about them, I just didn't get around to doing it very quickly.  So, last month I felt moved and finally made something.  It's really a simple page.  Mostly because the photograph is so absolutely stunning that I didn't want to distract from it at all.  To see more of Tracy's amazing work check out her website here - TracyBrownPhotography.  If I lived anywhere near Virginia I know who would be taking our family portraits.

Of course my pictures are not the greatest.  But I still think you can get the gist of the page and appreciate this fabulous picture of Sadie.  At some point soon I'm going to get this in the mail to my buddy.  I hope she really likes it.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Best Teacher Eveh!

My oldest is quite taken with the piano.  Anytime we go somewhere where there is a piano he likes to sit down and play a little something for everyone.  He even spent a bit of time at Brandy's house giving her son Luca a short lesson a few weeks ago.  My little professor is always so willing to help teach others. I based this page on a sketch by Sherry Stringfield over at Sketch Savvy.  Although it's been a while I have always love playing with sketches.  That was one of the best parts of my time with DCWV's Design Team - getting to see all the different interpretations of a single sketch for the monthly challenge.  I actually used one of my favorite DCWV stacks for this page - Dots, Stripes and Plaids.  This is one of those stacks I've purchased a few times.  The last time was last fall when Joann's had it on clearance.  I got it for five hole bucks - score!  

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Introducing the Amazing Wesley

Double layout time!  My son has become quite the trapeze artist and I had a hard time narrowing down pictures to scrap.  No worries - I'll just create a collage and make a double page layout.  I ended up using three different paper stacks, one from Authentique, Webster's Pages Recorded, and a few from Fancy Pants Trendsetter's collection.



I apologize about the glare on some of the pictures.  I have yet to figure out the best way to photograph a 12 x 24 layout.  Better luck next time.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Daddy's Girl

Have you ever scrapbooked the same pictures over and over?  Does it feel a bit like groundhog day? These pictures of my nephew and his daughter are in high demand in my family.  After I made a scrapbook page for my sister, my nephew asked for one and I completed it a few weeks ago.  Turns out my sister is sending hers to our Mother so I will again be making another one to replace it.  But that one is going to have to wait a while.  I love these pictures and I like coming up with new layouts for them, but I need a little break!

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Friday, February 14, 2014

I Love You To The Moon And Back

Hello everyone!  It's taken me some time to nurse my Superbowl wounds.  Let us not even speak of it any further!  Now, I've been crafting here and there, and have an interesting project to share with you today.  A good friend of mine recently approached me and asked me to help her design a canvas for her sister's two little girls.  I've spent some time scrapbooking them in the past, and since I've never done anything like this I was up for the challenge.  We started with a 18 x 24 canvas.  I am no painter, but my mother in law is and that came in handy.  She painted the ombre background for us, going from a night sky into a bright day.  We added some stencils and painted on the moon and some stars with gold and silver glitter paint.  We then added the phrase that I cut out of vinyl.  We found the fairies on the net and traced them into Silhouette and cut them out several times using the new Silhouette chipboard.  Some grass, a few butterflies, clouds and flowers later we were done.  I really, do love the way this turned out.  Her nieces will get to see this new creation for their bedroom this Sunday.  I hope they like it!

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