Sunday, May 25, 2014

Blast From the Past

Since I rarely scrapbook about me I decided that I would dig into the archives and finally scrap some of my school pictures. This one is from my Junior year...yep, a few years ago! I used Recollections paper plus a few stickers from my HSN sticker pack, the brad is MME and the clip, flower and bird cage are from Michael's dollar spot. I should also add that the washi  tape is Teresa Collins.
Life Documented

 A close up of all of the goodies. I stamped the A using my foam stamps from MME and a touch of brown paint. I also inked the edges.
 Another angle to show you the dimension. The birdcage has a very thin profile which I love. I hate to use items that are to bulky on layouts that are going into an album.
 This pic is from a few years back as well. My sister was my only bridesmaid and we had a ball! Loved that I was able to share my day with her. The paper is Hiedi Swapp, the sparkly floral sticker is colorbok, flower is Prima, the brads are MME and the jewels, pearls, metal tag and key are from Michael's. I should also mention the epoxy hearts that are MME and the lovely dotted paper that I picked up for free. Love it when I get freebies at work! It is hard to tell from this picture but the paper has a delightful silver dot.

 I used a white chalk pen from American Crafts to fill in the title.
Have a wonderful weekend and have fun creating.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Rethinking Bo Bunny

Good morning. We all have our favorite manufacturers, our tried and true retailers that never let us down. Mine is generally MME but I found this Bo Bunny in a sale bin at my favorite LSS and I had to snatch it up. Generally Bo Bunny is not my taste, it can be to bubble gum bright for me and a little to cutesy. In all fairness though I haven't seen all of their lines so I am sure that there are several exceptions to that statement. True, the following line is bright and whimsical but I found it refreshing. Yes, I am a fickle consumer! 
 I was able to pick up several sheets of double sided pp and a sticker sheet. I was so inspired by my new purchase that I completed three layouts! I posted two of them but at the request of Fia I refrained from posting the third, it's of her school picture...which she hates. The girl is so photogenic I don't know how she manages to take such crummy school pictures! LOL
 Here is a close up. I used a white rub on from MM and then colored it in with markers. The teal is a chalk marker which I love! Isn't the color beautiful? The flower & brads are Recollections, everything else is Bo Bunny.( Excluding the Kraft paper. )
 More Bo Bunny and the cardstock is Bazzill. Nothing fancy, I added jewels to the flowers up top and the flower with the tag.
Close up of the flower with a little doodling. Guess I am going to have to rethink my opinion about Bo Bunny! There are so many exciting scrapbook products out there I will have to keep my options open and not limit myself.
Thanks for stopping by and keep creating!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Just a few More

Just wanted to add a few layouts  before I went  to bed tonight. Still working on my "found Photos". 
 These photos are from several years ago. I went very girly with this layout. The paper is from DCWV vintage, the stickers are from HSN, the chipboard shapes are Heidi Swapp and the other shapes are Crate Paper ( I think).
 A close up the sticker border from HSN. I know that the last thing I needed was more stickers, but I couldn't resist! I mean, over 2000 awesome stickers. I love them all!
 The white sticker letters are American Crafts and the green are Sassafrass. I love the slight sparkle on the patterned paper.
 More Pink Paislee. Wow, I love this paper pad.  I waffled with this pad at first when I saw it at Micheal's but I finally caved after going back to it repeatedly. So glad that I did because I have already made several layouts with it! I  The chipboard shapes and letters are Crate Paper and the epoxy dots are Recollections.
 Sorry, a  little out of focus.
My last layout of the day is more recent. Evan loves playing ball. We go out and play in the front yard every chance we get. He actually has a great arm and he is an amazing little athlete. He has his dad's ability rather than mine, thankfully! I used Recollections Awesome Boy plus a little washi tape.
Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Still working on my lost treasures. So glad that I discovered these pictures. Whenever I organize my scrapbook room I always discover little goodies. I was able to incorporate several little treasures on the following layout. Many of the items are older but they still blend nicely with the new.  I truly love incorporating older product with newer items. I have amassed such a collection over the years and it feels amazing to start making a dent! Of course, I still have a long way to go...don't we all?!
 The patterned paper is MME. I am pretty sure that it had surfer in the title but I don't recall. I inked the edges with an aqua stamp. I was going for an overall beachy vibe, adding shells here and there, staying consistent with my color palette.  The green enamel frame is Making Memories and the pattern hinted at a coastal feel, so I ran with it.

 Here is a close up of the tag. I added a few fun embellishments that I have had forever. So liberating to  use stuff from my stash that I have been holding on to for years! I found myself asking "What am I waiting for?"
 For this layout I wanted to capture all of the cousins and just focus on the love, fun and joy that they have for each other.  Summers are always fun, but when you add the fact that the cousins  get together: the fun factor is multiplied ten fold! I used "Hey Kid" from Pink Paislee, the metal tag up at the top right is from Micheal's, the stickers are from HSN , the brads are MME & the cb sticker is Hiedi Swapp.
 Our sweet girls. This picture was taken several years ago. Used Hiedi Swapp plus a few other things that I discovered in my stash. The dots are Recollections, journaling tag is DCWV & the brads are Prima.
 A close up. I really do love those dots. So versatile and they always add a little pop. I have had these flowers forever and have long forgotten the manufacturer.

I have no idea who made this fabric patch,  maybe Autumn Leaves.  
Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Wow, it has been a while. My computer has been on the fritz for a about a month and I just finally got it back. I have had so many blog posts rolling around in my head! I was able to keep my scrapbooking up though and I gathered quite a little pile that I will be posting over the next few weeks. 
While organizing my scrapbook room I found several pictures set aside to scrapbook from many years ago. It was like Christmas morning I tell ya! I found many pictures from our Disney World trip several years ago. We took that trip before I bought my nice camera and my first digital camera actually died the second day of the trip. Needless to say I don't have that many pictures from that vacation. Thankfully, we did get a photo pass so I was able to get several wonderful character pics. I really can't wait to go many pictures that I want to take!  The above layout was very straight forward: paper, pop dots and a little ink. The paper is "Hey Kid" by Pink Paislee. 
 For some reason all of today's layouts are of my sweet boy. This one is from a trip to the beach. The paper is Recollections, the epoxy dots are also Recollections, the stickers are from HSN plus I added a little grungeboard for good measure.
 Here are some more pictures from our trip to Disney World. I used "Hey Kid" Pink Paislee, epoxy dots are Recollections, letter stickers are Sassafrass and the brads are MME.

I really love that paper from Pink Paislee, love the energy and vibrant color. Thanks for stopping by! Have fun creating!