Monday, January 17, 2011

Love Our Boys.

Got a chance to scrap over the long weekend. I absolutely love how this came out.
I used Basic Grey's Wander Collection that I got on CropChocolate (LOVE this site!!).
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How I made it: is scraplifted (view original layout here).

To make the black lines, I used crafting thread. Then I cut out a 1 1/4 inch square out of some clear packaging to use as a template for selecting photos. If the face fit in the square...I used it.
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I then placed them on my completed grid...along with square I cut out from the cover sheet of the collection pack (no need to waste a 12 x 12 piece of paper for a little square).
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The cardstock sticker sheet had tons of small images to use.
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Next, I light wrote in where I wanted the words to go.
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Had originally intended on using some black Thickers for the words, but I really like the font of the letters that came with the collection (plus they ended up matching the solid paper I used for matting).
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I cut out mats using the solid side of the GPS paper. Then I inked all those edges as well as the patterned papers from the collection cover sheet.
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I think this will be a layout for one of those 12 x 12 scrapbook frames.
Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Blogoversary Winner!!

The winner has been chosen....and the kit has been assembled.

And the winner is...............
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Here are a few pics of your kit. Hope you like it!

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(just realized that the bling in there is the one I have used...not the one you are getting!! LOL)

I'll get this out to you on Friday!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Scraplifting, Scrapping and Scrap Happy!

Since getting my Scrap Cave cleaned and reorganized, I have been able to get four layouts done. Wow, amazing what a clean space can do for your mojo! The first three layouts are for a Scraplift Me Challenge I am hosting on facebook.

This layout was scraplifted from one I saw on Technique Tuesday. I used Fancy Pants Designs It's Your Day Collection. Love these pictures of Josh ever so daintily eating his birthday cake. I was really expecting a mess. Nope.
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The next two, I scraplifted from layouts I found on (which I can not find again to give proper credit).

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I used Echo Park Little Boy Collection for this layout. And a stamp by Unity.
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I used a variety of papers by Making Memories.

This last one was inspired by a layout created by Ingvild Bolme (because I could never hope to actually have the talent to scraplift her amazing work). You can view her layout here. She does truly stunning work.
My humble version.
I can never make that cluttered embellishment look work for me...I tend to lean towards the simpler look. I did stitch around the dotted page. Most edges have been distressed and inked. I absolutely love this photo of Josh. I used Basic Grey Basics for this layout.
From 2011-01-08

Thanks for looking. And there is still time to leave a comment over HERE for a chance to win a scrap kit.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

If only....

...I could make it stay clean and organized.
Remember this picture from a few days ago?

Well, after several hours and a few "helpers", my scrap cave is clean and organized!!! Yippee. Let the scrapping (and inevitable messing up of the room) begin!

As much as I would love one of those spaces where everything has a cute little storage container, I am a visual person. I need to see what I have.

The only thing I really have in a storage container is all my paper. But that I have separated by brand. glad to be done with this. Can I tell you how much fun it is to clean (anything for that matter) with the help of 3 little boys. Joey wanted all my stuff, "Mommy, can I have this? Do mens scrapbook too?". Jake only want to dump out all the buttons. And Josh was in to everything he could reach!

Now if I can find the time in the next few days....I am hoping to use the space. ALONE! :)

btw...there are still a few more days to leave me a comment over on THIS post (if you haven't already) to be entered to win a scrap kit!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Missed my Blogoversary AGAIN!!

Man! I am never going to remember my blogoversary with it being so close to my son's birthday and Christmas. We were actually out of town this year on the 17th. celebration...I have a present for one lucky reader.
One person, chosen at random, will get a scrap kit from me in the color scheme of their choice.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what color you like and want projects you are working on or should be working on.

For two more additional entries repost this on your Facebook and/or Twitter account (let me know if you do the additional two entries!).

Winner will also get an additional surprise if my followers reach 100 before the drawing!! So, be sure to let people know to follow me too!!!

winner will be chosen at random on January 8th...and announced on January 9th.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I am not a huge fan of New Year's Resolutions...but I am going to set a goal for myself. In this New Year, I am going to:
  • post a blog at least once a week
  • create something new at least once a month
  • keep my Scrap Cave under control
I guess I have the first of those goals accomplished for this week anyway. In order to get on the second one, I am going to have to do the third.

YIKES!!! (how did this happen?)

I will say that I have started re-organizing. I know, it is very hard to tell. I actually have accumulated a box of things I am going to post on

Once I do get this space under control...I would like to get to work on my 2010 Family album. So far I have the title page done:

(using Fancy Pants Designs My Family Collection)
But since I am using the Simple Stories approach it should not take that long to do the whole year....yeah right! Well, not as long as it would normally take.