Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sketch support Layouts with Fresh Goods and Rocket Age

My new favorite scraping site is Sketch Support.They have the best sketches with tons of inspiration.I have been having so much fun using their sketches on my layouts.There is something so relaxing to me about having a great sketch as I put a layout together.It really lets me create in a happy place :) I tend to over think my layouts, and it takes days to finish one.This has really helped me get my pictures on some paper, and finally stop over thinking every little thing.

The First layout was made with Pebbles, Fresh Goods Collection.I just cut little strips for the banner it was so fun.I am not in love with my handwriting and would really rather have it printed, but I am trying to make myself not use the computer as much for journaling.My family will love seeing my handwriting someday. I really loved this sketch because It really only took a small amount of paper to get a really nice look. Most of the strips across are just the tear tabs from the bottoms of the papers.Who does not like to get more bang for your buck, and when paper is about a buck a sheet using every inch is a good thing.

This layout was from October Afternoons Rocket age Collection.I just love this collection.Maybe because it's just so Riley.I am noticing that stars are on so many layouts lately, I just love it.I used my Lifestyle crafts nesting stars for this.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Minds Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks and Dilly Dally


I am in love with this new collection from My Minds Eye.I have made two layouts so far, and have many more spinning in my head.The first is from the fiddlesticks collection.I was so happy to see yellow and lavender, it works perfect for Jacques wedding pictures.
The second is from the Dilly Dally collection.I think my favorite of it all, are the wood patterns.
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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cupcake with American Crafts Garden Cafe (scraplift)

When I saw Shimelle Laines layout here http://www.shimelle.com/paper/1223/american-crafts-scrapbooking-blog-hop/
I knew it would be the perfect layout for Jacque's wedding cupcakes.Of course if my bestest friend Carmen from clix by carmen clix by carmen had not taken the pretty cupcake picture, I would not have had such a perfect picture for it.
I loved this paper line from American Crafts its the Garden Cafe line.
I fussy cut the flowers, I love when I can embellish so easily.
Shimelle's is way cuter but I am so thankful for her inspiration her blog and work is amazing.I could look at her blog all day.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine Cone Wreath with Echo Parks "Yours Truly"

 My Valentine Wreath. 
I made this using a tutorial from Amber Packer, found here http://www.amberpacker.com/amber/2012/01/lovely-cone-wreathgtu.html She is amazing!!! 
It came together so sweetly.
I used 2 Echo park 6x6 paper pads from the Yours Truly Line.
I love the pink and grey combo.
This would make a beautiful wreath for anytime of year and was only about 12.00 to make.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Family Favorites Cookbook with TPC Studios Let's Eat and Unity Stamps

This was a quick cookbook made with some small paper bags. I thought I could put recipe clippings inside the bags.I did a pocket for mom's favorites,dads favorites and kids.

I use TPC Studio papers along with Bo Bunny dots I love all the bright colors.

The recipe cards are stamped with Unity Stamps, Chilled Strawberry Soup from Jillybean Soup.I loved this stamp set I can do a lot with it.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Counting down to Christmas

Advent calendars are such fun!!

I found some great ideas on pintrest. I just can't stop looking at all the beautiful things :)  Then I was blog surfing one night and came across this one by Kim McGray at http://kimbermcgray.blogspot.com/2011/10/2-new-teaching-dates-in-ohio.html  I loved it!! My first countdowns inspiration.
The first countdown was made with,  American Crafts Dear Lizzy Christmas collection.The numbered paper was perfect for the countdown. I just loved the brown bags with it.I filled each bag with a treat and a holiday activity, some have a present to open.
The second was made with American crafts Holiday line. I just adore this line.I die cut the boxes with a lifestyle crafts matchbox die and filled them with candy and little notes.
I gave them to my Daughter and my son's girlfriend on Thanksgiving.I had so much fun filling them and getting little gifts for them to open all month.Ya know things like a cute Christmas towel,hot chocolate,Christmas tags for wrapping presents and more.I told them to give the empty ones to me at the end of the season and I will fill them next year.I am going to make it a new tradition for all my kids.As they move out into their own houses I will give each one a advent :) I am off to look at pintrest and save some more ideas for next year.

These little bears fit perfect and are so cute!!!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

October Afternoon's "Sidewalks" Card Box

This is little box was a blank chipboard recipe box made by TPC Studio.My friend Cathy from Doodlebugs thought making a card box would be a fun alternative to a recipe box.I had made lots of recipe holders and fun books for recipes so I was all for something new.
I covered the box with October Afternoons Sidewalk line of papers.I just love the colors and patterns on this paper.The big flowers were cut from my favorite piece in the line.Making the embellishments out of the paper is the best! I used 3 pieces of pattern paper and 3 pieces of card stock for box and cards.

This box would make a sweet inexpensive gift.I think it could be done for 13.00 easy and probably less.I am thinking I will be making a few for the holiday's now. It was really nice taking the scraps that where left from the box and making cards.I felt like I was able to use all the paper that way with no waste.

You can find all the materials at doodlebugs in Sequim.This is the link to their blog http://doodlebugswa.blogspot.com/ they have a great blog with some fun ideas.

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