Friday, February 25, 2011

A few more Christmas pages!

I'm sharing a few more Christmas pages today. I keep thinking I'm almost done with my Christmas scrapping phase, and then I find more special pictures I need to use. I didn't realize I took so many photos last year! With it being Paige's first, I guess I did go a little overboard :)

Here is Paige hanging out in her Bumbo chair last December. She was so silly, leaning back and giggling! I used more of last year's Bo Bunny Christmas line. I used the Lacy Labels Cricut Lite cartridge to cut the red scalloped circle. I love that cartridge!

This was a page that I just did in a hurry...can't you tell? I cut the gingerbread man using the Jolly Holidays cartridge, and once I put it all together on the page, I thought he looked so cute! I used papers from a huge DCWV stack. The little gingerbread guy by the title is a stamp from Imaginisce. He's so cute :)

I knew I had a ton of pictures of Paige on her first Christmas morning, and I wanted to put them all on one page. I thought creating a layout of small 2x2 pictures would be perfect! I used some MME's Colorful Christmas line from last these colors! So non-traditional and perfect! Sometimes you just have to get away from all the red and green. The little presents are a stamp. I stamped in on different patterned papers and cut and pasted...I think they turned out cute!

And finally...a collage of some sort for some random Christmas moments.

I used a Hampton Art Spritz Screen flower as a mask and painted around it, creating these messy "snowflakes." I love the look it gives!! I also did some stitching and inking. Again, I wanted to use a lot of little photos on one page and use up some extra paper scraps at the same time.

I have a few more non-Christmas pages to share, but I can't until they are revealed at ScrapFIT on March 1st and Sassy Lil' Sketches on March 7th. Can't wait!! Thanks for checking out my blog :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 2.17 & a few more :)

I had just the pictures for this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch! More pictures of last year's Christmas...Paige's first.

Here is the sketch:

And here is what I made. I broke out some paint for this one! I cut a piece of bubble wrap, dabbed some red craft paint on it and used it as a big stamp. I really love how it turned out. I used some old papers from a DCWV Christmas stack I've had a for a while. I also used some Martha Stewart tape...I bought it on clearance after the holidays, and I love it! It's so easy to use. To create the bracket, I used my Nestabilities die in my Cuttlebug, and then dabbed red paint on it as well. To create my bracket-like border around the white paper, I used a Martha punch around the page I just bought with my birthday money (and a 50% off coupon!)...yay!

Here is a close-up of my bubble wrap stamp :)

For these circles, I used the top to a spray bottle and dabbed it in some green the look!

Here are few more Christmas pages I did throughout the week...I still have a few more to go. I want to get them finished so I can put up all this red & green crowding my desk!

I love this little Santa! He's from the Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite cartridge. I couldn't wait to use him :) I misted the background and used some DCWV papers. I also used an EK Success scalloped punch. This is Reese last year.

More family pictures! This was at Grandma Darlene and Papa David's house last year. Grandma is an elementary school music teacher, and she has been teaching music lessons for years. She has pianos, organs, and even drums at her house. Reese loved checking them out :) I used the DCWV papers again here to create these strips.

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A few Christmas pages...

I've been working on my Christmas 2009 photos lately, and I've realized that although I love the holiday itself, it is my least favorite holiday to scrap. Why is that? I love scrapping Halloween for some reason, but Christmas is just hard for me. I don't know if it's the colors or the's just not something I look forward to. I have all my Christmas papers and embellies out...and I always feel like I HAVE to use red & green on every page for some reason.

Anyway, I think these turned out okay...considering I rushed through them! These are pictures of Paige's first Christmas with several of her family members...

This is my grandmother, aka Granny Clifford. Yes, her name is Clifford! She just turned 85 and is the sportiest, classiest granny you'll ever meet :) She is the Queen Mum of her Red Hat Ladies group, and she is always busy, jetting around town. I used an old Bo Bunny line for this page.

Goodness...look at all these grandmas, great grandmas, grandpas, many relatives!! My girls have 3 grandmas, 3 great grandmas, 3 grandpas, and one GREAT great grandma! They have two aunts and one uncle. They are so blessed to be loved by so many. I used more of the same Bo Bunny line on this one. The background is Kraft paper, and I cut the bracket shape myself. The title is made up of a few different alphas.

This is Papa David...the girls LOVE him! He pretty much lets the girls do whatever they want...even climb all over his back :) The background paper is an old piece from my stash...I don't even remember the brand!

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back soon with more Christmas pages.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ScrapFIT #38 Kick the Winter Blues

Good morning!! It's time for another ScrapFIT reveal today! Workout #38 is up, and it's all about breaking out of those Winter Blues. Create a layout, card or other project that includes RED, GREEN, YELLOW, ORANGE & WHITE.

I have to admit, this color scheme sounded hard for me, since I'm all about pinks usually. However, once I started, I LOVED how my layout turned out! Here it is...

I created a watercolor-type background with my homemade glimmer mists, and I love the way the colors blended together! I cut squares from random patterned papers in the required colors and inked the edges. I stamped around the edge of my stitching, and I created faux-stitching around my misted square. Amazing what a pen can do :)

I created these flowers...they're so easy! Cut a strip of paper and then begin folding it back and forth, creating an accordian-type of strip. Then you glue the ends together and flattened the "flower"...then adhere it to a small circle cut from paper. Add a button on top, and've got a really cute flower!

You have until February 28th to link your entry to our Mr. Linky on the ScrapFIT blog for this Workout.
You also have time to join in on Workout #37 Dream a Little Dream

Winners from both Workout 37 & 38 will be anounced on March 1st. You could be the lucky winner of a great kit from Lucky Girl Crafts or a FITkit from ScrapFIT!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 2.3

Woo Hoo...I'm on time this week! I finished the latest Sketchy Thursdays challenge. It's such a cute sketch. Here it is:

And here is what I created...cute little birthday suit pictures of Paige last December! It doesn't get any more adorable than this :) I used different colored pieces of cardstock to try and match Paige's crib setting. I love these colors!

I embossed these squares to give them some texture...I mixed and matched them. I distressed all the edges and inked them. I also stitched around the scalloped border I traced.

Monday, February 7, 2011

2.7 Sassy Lil' Sketches Reveal

Good morning, everyone!!

My very first reveal with Sassy Lil' Sketches is here!! I'm so honored to be a part of this amazing team of women.

Here is the sketch for this week:

And here is what I created. I used a lot of my Martha Stewart border punches. I also used a few Imaginisce stamps (the frog, the tiara and the little castle). I painted them in glossy accents to make them shine! I love that look. I glimmer misted the background and used lots of inks on my borders. Everything blue started out as white, and I inked it to the shade I wanted it.

I used a cute froggy stamp on white cardstock, colored him in with marker, and then coated him in glossy accents. When I put the heat gun to it, it bubbled up, making Mr. Froggy look bumpy. Any other animal might not have looked right, but a frog is supposed to be bumpy, right?! :)

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Friday, February 4, 2011

A few layouts...

I'm late with another Sketchy Thursdays sketch! (The story of my life lately...) I just got too busy and didn't get it completed in time. It was one of those projects that I just didn't like it once I started it. I don't know if it was the papers or the colors, but I just had to sit it aside and come back to it. I still don't consider it one of my favorite creations, but I do LOVE the sketch and the pictures of my sweet little Paige's First Christmas last year! :)

Here is the sketch:

And here is what I made. I used My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter papers again. I added some stitching and cut out a tag for the title background. I also stamped some dots on the green background to add a bit of a white "snow" effect. I cut the snowmen from paper.

I also created this beautiful Reese flashing her gorgeous smile :) I used a flourish mask and misted the background, and then I outlined it in black pen. I did a lot of doodling around the striped paper and the scalloped picture border.

I used a butterfly stamp and then stickled it...what a great and cheap way to make an embellishment!