Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Childhood Memories

r I went to a yard sale (oh how I love yard sales) a couple weekends ago and I found some Radiant Rains paint. I'm just in love with the way it gives a bit of shine. The effect is like glimmer mist only I don't end up cursing like a sailor when it destroys a project I spent hours working on. It's a paint, so it is much more precise. I played around with it on this layout. I did the flowers, the frame (which started out mauve- I painted it with white acrylic gouache and then used the RR over it). I did the outer bracket in a moss green. I also wanted to play with some Texture Magic by Delta ( I think...) I put a thick layer around the edge of the layout. It warped a bit, but it should be fine once it is in the page protector. That's about all I have for today. Thanks for looking and have a super sweet day!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Well, this is not the world's most masculine page. It's for my son's book. I know he probably isn't going to be too thrilled with it, but I LOVE how it turned out. I used white Bazzil cardstock and some Fancy Pants paper, the scallop is Sassafras Lass, I used Prima flowers, black Prima Say it in Crystals and some lace that they had on clearance at JoAnns. I don't remember what sort of chipboard the letters were. Some are Daisy Hill and another company. I painted the chipboard white and then used some doodlebug glitter on it. The credit for the sketch goes to Scrapbooks Etc. Thanks for looking, and have a super sweet day!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fussy Cut Layout for Vintage Plum Star Search

I fell in love with Prima's Mommy and Me line. It was just sooooooooo cute. I ordered some online from A Cherry On Top with my gift certificate that I won. And, when I first read the challenge on Vintage Plum, I knew these would be the perfect papers to use. I fussy cut all of the little animals out. Some are on pop dots, and some I altere by cutting out different bodies to go with the heads. Isn't the little froggie ADORABLE??? And I had to add some Hedgehogs from Sassafras Lass. I did some hand stitching with embroidery floss. Let me tell ya, that took forever, but I think it is worth the extra effort. I don't really feel like stitching anything by hand for a while though! I'm not sure if you can see it in the picture, but the trees are glittered. I used DCVV's Boy Nursery collection, Making Memories Noteworth Notebook from the Chole's Closet collection . The ticket is from Melissa Frances. Thanks for looking, and have a beautiful day!

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I was looking through a bunch of older pictures and I found this picture of my son at around 6 months. I love this picture and I had scrapped it a few times in mini albums that I had given away as gifts. I had never put it in Kevin's book though. I started with a sheet of K& Company Daydreams paper. I added the blue gingham Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven paper, threw in some DCWV paper from the boy Nursery collection and from the Citrus Stack. It's a really bright, fun and happy layout, just like my little Kevin. I made the layout following this weeks sketch from 52 sketches 52weeks Thanks so much for looking and have a super sweet day!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Layout with Pink Paislee

Here is a layout that I made of one of the most traumatic days of my life. The day when my sweet little baby got his first haircut. He had such lovely curls and it was so sad to see them go. I used Pink Paislee papers and the title letters are from Making Memories. I really wanted to use a die cut scalloped circle that I had, but it didn't match, so I improvised and traced the scallops circle onto the paper I wanted to use. The rub ons are from American Crafts adn the flowers are Bazzil. Thanks for looking and have a fantasic day!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mini album with ~suprise. suprise~ Sassafras Lass!

Isn't it So great when you scrapbook paper matches your life? I saw the Sassafras Lass Anthem collection and I swear the little boy on there looks just like my brother! And since I made a mini for my sister, I thought I should make one for my brother too. How perfect is that?! Oh, and this is for his birthday, so shhhh! Don't tell! The cover is painted with Walnut Stain crackle paint. I used some Hog Heaven papers too. I love that collection :) The cars I cut out of K&Co paper. I believe it was Danny O. The album is a Basic Grey Bracket album. Stickled Grungeboard heart.... I used cut outs from the Sassafras paper and clear packing tape to do photo transfers. I love the effect I got with this! Now tell me this was not the perfect paper for my brother. I know this is a favorite childhood memory of my brother's. He loved this car cake so much. I'm thinking of adding some little spots for him to journal, if he wants to. Well, that's all she wrote! I may add a few more pages to this one, I don't know yet, but for now we are calling it done. Thanks for looking and have a fantastic day!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Back in the Groove

Well, I apologize my dear bloggy friends for deserting you. I've been having the most amazing time with my family. It's been surreal to have my Hubby home and I've been savoring every second. This weekend I've been hanging out with the girls over at Vintage Plum. They had their first ever online crop. It was tons of fun. Lots of great challenges and prizes to be won. Here are 2 of the layouts I made. If you can't tell from first glance, I was in a Sassafras Lass mood. I made this card to match Kevin's birthday party theme. I used the Citrus Stack form DCWV and the Wild Kingdom Cricut cartridge.