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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It's been SO LONG!!!!!

YOUPPIE....I actually scrapbooked last night!!!! It's been a LONG LONG LONG time since I last sat down and really wanted to do it...but I started cleaning out my scrap space (AGAIN) last night, and I discovered this 2-page layout kit that I had purchased at Dawn's CAT'S KABOOSE
store in Strathroy :) I had done the first page (pictured here), but I hadn't finished the second page (with the tree) I sat down last night, and scrapbooked while I watched the Spice Girls Reunion special

I ended up changing the format of this layout, since I was using a vertical photo instead of a horizontal I made a few changes and also added my special touches ~ the LOVE script letters that I drew and cut out by hand :)

WOW...this is the layout I did last night. I had already cut out the background papers, the scallop at the bottom, but I hadn't even done the tree, flowers, etc... So this is what took me about 3 hours to finish ~ the cute little circles (all hand-cut and different sizes), the trunk, the flowers and the letters...which all had to be inked afterwards too!

But it was so much fun!!!! Here is the finished layout :)

*these two layouts were made from a pre-made kit, with Basic Grey Mellow papers (LOVE this line!), buttons, dmc floss, rhinestones (I added the brown Doodlebug ones)

I made these 2 recipe cards for a swap I participated in ~ we exchanged 2 cards each, and after we met up to trade them, we had 16 cards for our new recipe box/swap :) FUN, FUN!!!

Hopefully I'll be posting more layouts soon!!!
*** so sorry about the horrible pics...I cannot seem to find proper lighting in this house :(

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Summer Goodies

Yes, I may have said that I didn't scrapbook for 4 months, but that doesn't mean I haven't been stocking up for the colder Fall & Winter months ehehehehhe :) Here are my latest goodies ~ I really, really can't wait to find my mojo and start scrapbooking!!!

With A Twist ~ an Etsy shop that I absolutely adore!!! Tara is the sweetest and offers the most amazingly beautiful ribbons & flowers packages, and also hand-made buttons. She has many other little goodies that just make my heart flutter...definately beautiful, colorful goodies to make my pages pop!!!

Also notice the beautiful crunched up blossoms that she makes out of paper scraps...they are GORGEOUS!!!!

Every Jot & Tittle ~ another favorite Etsy Shop that I love! She makes the most amazing tags/journaling tags ever :)

May Third ~ an Etsy Shop with a lot of different journaling tags...perfect additions for my pages :)

Tattered Tags ~ an Etsy shop...I just adore these painted felt butterflies and I can't wait to use these!!!

Red Velvet Kit Club ~ Elsie's sister Emma and her best friend Rachel have started Red Velvet Kit Club...these were part of their "extras" sale. I love little doodads like this :)

Love, Elsie Lola & Riley collections ~ my friend Jennifer got these for me at Hobby Lobby!!! OMG I was so happy :) LOVING the colors and patterns in this collection.

Jack & Abbie Collection ~ this is DEFINATELY my favorite collection of the Love, Elsie lines!!!! Dark fall'ish perfect for Fall/Autumn pictures!

Elle's Studio and The Livingroom Floor ~ 2 more Etsy shops that I love :) Fun stuff!!!

The Looks ~ these little handmade crochetted blossoms are the cutest!!! The girls will take custom orders and have every color under the perfect for my new pages! You can get 1 layer blossoms, as well as 2 layers and 4 layers... (the red on the left side has 2 layers)...LOVE THESE!!!

The School Locker ~ I adore buttons, and she has so many in her Etsy shop... I can't resist!

Niklin Designs ~ WOW...this girl has AMAZING die-cuts in her Etsy many colors and patterns to choose from too!

Lisa's Scrap Shack ~ I love this a lot of my new Fancy Pants goodies (felt shapes, pins, crocheted posies, chipboard buttons, papers, etc...) Urban Lily papers, more AC Thickers, Foof-a-La buttons (OMG I didn't realize how big these bags were!!!) and cute little Queen & Co. brads :)

Your Story Kits ~ this was their last kit...OMG I love this new Scenic Route!!! Gotta love it :)

Scrapbooking @ PhotoMetro ~ a great scrapbooking store in my town :) LOVE this new Mellow collection by Basic Grey and the fall buttons by Daisy D's....the rhinestone twirl is from ScrapbookStar...I love these :)

Scrapbook Star ~ one of my favorite online stores!!! LOVING all this new Scenic Route, Thickers, American Crafts papers and ribbons

Sassacraft kit ~ this site is now done...what a bummer! It was a great one :) Got this kit for 15$ HOLY INCREDIBLE price!!! (6 cardstocks, 6 Doodlebug papers, Doodlebug Frills in black & white, Jewels in Black & white, Queen & Co. black velvet ribbon, and Doodlebug mini rubons and lots of yummy black & white polka dot ribbons)

More goodies from Sassacraft ~ BamPop paper collection, huge black ric-rac, HS chipboard letters and amazing flowers of the month bag :)

Story of My Own kit ~ I love this kit club!!! They have lots, and lots of goodies, papers, stickers and cardstock and the best part is the "October Afternoon" stamps that you get with every kit!!!

RedCherry and Raewadolly ~ two cute Etsy shops that sell these fun "Cram Cream" tapes...I love these..and so does Kennedy & Kylan ehehehehhe :)

Friday, October 5, 2007

4 months???

WOW...I seriously didn't think that it would take me over 4 months to scrapbook again, but it did!

I scrapbooked 16 recipe cards (2 recipes) and it was fun!!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Elsie Challenge & Mini-book

Elsie Challenge #15 ~ Scraplift an Idea!

I love the way Elsie lets some of her journaling strips or ribbons pop off her page, so I decided to do this with my title for this layout. I let the MM jigsaw chipboard alphas go off the page :) It was fun...oh, and I also scrapbooked 8.5"x11" ~ something I usually don't do too often!!!


Mini Album
* I won this adorable mini-album from Eeffie. I loved it so much, I scrapbooked and finished it the day I received it :)

Monday, June 4, 2007

Creative Morning!

YOUPPIE, I just finished a card for one of my DT Challenges, and I also finished Elsie's #14 challenge ~ scraplift a technique! I hope you ladies will enjoy them :)

ELSIE CHALLENGE #14 ~ Scraplift a Technique
* I scraplifted Elsie's technique of sewing on the layout and on the buttons with DMC floss :) It was so much fun!!!

(sorry for the goofy photo -it's hard to take a pic of the Bazzill Bling ehehhehe)

Bazzill Bling cardstock ~"Midge" (green frame) and "Pink Cadillac" (background), Chatterbox and Doodlebug Designs buttons, DMC floss (green), Uniball white signo pen, Pressed Petals chip chatter gellies, Bazzill Bling Blossoms (petty cash-green), Bazzill Bitty blossoms (dark pink), Doodlebug Jewel (cupcake), Sakura black IDenti-Pen

MY LOVE card

Basic Grey Scarlet Letter "secret" patterned paper, Urban Lily chipboard circle (love), Prima Flowers (burgundy and green), Black buttons, white DMC floss, Sakura black IDenti-Pen, Tim Holtz' Ranger ink "black soot"

Friday, June 1, 2007

Yes, I'm still scrapbooking!

Heheheh yes, I'm still scrapbooking! I've just been bad about putting them on here after I'm done, but I'll try harder and keep up!

Elsie Challenge #7 ~ Take an artistic photograph (no people)
Cute Bling-Bling Shoes (also a Hall of Fame entry layout)
Bazzill cardstock, KI Memories Color Theory pink papers, Doodlebug Designs Inc. sew easy beetle black rub-on stitches, Making Memories black tiny alphabet stickers, Heidi Swapp bling words (cute), HS chipboard alphas she pink, Bazzill bitty blossoms, MM rhinestone pink brads, HS small flower jewels pink, Queen & Co. beadifuls Miss Priss, KI Memories joyful color lab (clear rhinestone flower), HS journaling spots, Flower trim, EK Success Simply Classic inspirables token stickers (my girl), Queen & Co. Miss Priss alpha bitty, HS florals (large white), Bazzill blossoms, Darice Inc. glamour jewels

Gotta Have my Coffee (also a Hall of Fame entry layout)
Bazzill and Worldwin cardstocks, Fontwerks "notes" stamp, Chatterbox decorative cardstock (blizzard floral ~ white swirls), Blush BG cardstock letter stickers, Making Memories red rick-rack, HS ghost clock, 7Gypsies black arrow turns, Making Memories silver and red brads, Prima Red forever flowers, MM small tiny alphabet stickers, Junkitz coffee tilez, Sakura Pigma micron #03 black pen, machine stitching, HS chipboard red hearts, Sakura Gelly Roll white pen, Scenic Route chipboard letters

Elsie Challenge # 8 ~ Photo Groupings of 4-6 photos

My 30th Birthday Sleigh Ride (also a Hall of Fame entry layout)
* 2 page layout

KI Memories cardstock (Alpine collection), KI Memories Alpine pp, KI Memories Alpine Sashes, KI Memories Alpine Color Lab, KI Memories Alpine Hip Chip shapes and chipboard alphas, KI Memories Alpine Gel Candy, KI memories deeply cookie cutter cardstock letter stickers, Sakura Pigma Micron #05 black pen/marker

Elsie Challenge #9 ~ Doodle on your photos

*Magnolia "Starburst" patterned papers ~ starburst little blossom (background)~ starburst beauty (under the picture)~ starburst sisters (blue w/ flowers)* Heidi Swapp ghost alphabets bordeaux pink * staples* Signo uniball white pen* VersaMagic cloud white chalk ink* Danielle's Feltabulous Felt Flowers

Elsie Challenge # 10 ~ Mini Album : Be Real
Keeping it Real
* Mini Cardboard album/notebook * Dream Street Papers - Unique Boutique Diamond Treasure * American Crafts plastic grey flowers * American Crafts black glitter marker * Heidi Swapp bling rectangle frames * Scenic Route Chipboard Alphas * Heidi Swapp green florals* DMC green floss* Chatterbox buttons* Black Sharpie* Versamagic Jumbo Java Chalk Ink* We R Memory Keepers Urban Window BohoChic ribbons

Elsie Challenge # 11 ~ Scraplift a Color Combination
* I love Ali Edwards simple earth/neutral colors, so I decided to use that color combination
Taikyoku Shodan

Making Memories kraft Patterned Papers~ white mini stripe~ mixed multi stripe* Urban Lily chipboard circle (I believe in you)* American Crafts chipboard letters ~ inked with Staz-on Timber Brown ink* Staz-on ink* Sakura Pigma Micron #05 sepia pen

Elsie Challenge #12 ~ Scraplift a Layout Shape (I scraplifted Elsie's)
Dream in Color

* Bazzill cardstock* Doodlebug Paper Frills ~ many colors * KI Memories sashes - passport* Autumn Leaves buttons - clear & white* Doodlebug Jewels (tangerine, cupcake, limeade, swimming pool)* Doodlebug Simply Sweet beetle black mini rubons* Doodlebug Simple Sweet white cardstock stickers (COLOR)* Crayola markers (to color dandelions in the photo & to color the alpha stickers)* key ring

Elsie Challenge #13 ~ Mini Book of favorite sayings
Kennedy-isms at 2 years old

* Maya Road chipboard flower book * Magnolia papers * American Crafts plastic flowers* Doodlebug Jewels (tangerine, swimming pool and ladybug)* SEI turquoise grosgrain ribbon* Offray red grosgrain ribbon* Making Memories manilla scrapbook colors (paint)* Sakura Pigma Micron #05 black marker/pen* Dymo labeler* Prima flowers (green)* MM mini circle pewter brads* Urban Lily chipboard circle (all about me)
(sketch by Chris Geiser)

*Bazzill cardstockMy Mind's Eye "Très Jolie" pp line~ Summer Polka Dot/Apricot Papier~ Birthday Boy stripe/Rouge papier * Scenic Route Paper Co. chipboard alphas - orangeUrban Lily chipboard circles ("I Love You", and "Love your Life") *Making Memories black snaps* Signo Uniball white pen * Black Sharpie * Fancy Pants Creative Cards - journaling block *Fancy Pants "Claire de Lune" flowers (by Prima) *Prima Forever flowers

Now I know my ABC's
* sketch by Love4colors

* Rob & Bob Studio pp~ orange funky flowers (background)~ flower frenzy (flowers)~ ring-a-ding brown (circles)* AC thickers -black eggnog* Sakura Pigma Micron #08 black marker* Sakura Black IDenti-Pen* EK Success 3D-dots* Bazzill cardstock

* sketch by Janelle Richmond

* We R Memory Keepers Precious Metal collection pp~ Silver lining - Buoyant (background)~ Silver lining - Radiant (circles)* Lil' Davis outlined chipboard alphabet - chocolate chip* Felt Flowers (dollar store)* Buttons (CBX, Doodlebug and unknown)* Sakura Pigma Micron #05 sepia marker

* sketch by Janelle Richmond

* Cosmo Cricket pp ~ Halfway Café :Kingman (stripes/stars)~ Halfway Café :Winona (red background)* Me & My Big Ideas icons stickers (rhinestone star shape)* Pressed Petals - Monday's Metal - red star (from the Shoppe)* Lil' Davis outlined chipboard alphas -chocolate chip* Heidi Swapp journaling spots - circle* Sakura Pigma Micron #05 sepia marker* Versa Magic jumbo java chalk ink

* a Hall of Fame entry layout

KI Memories cardstock (Grateful collection), Junkitz orange & yellow acrylic circle letters, All My Memories copper leaves, Sizzix classic alphas (pumpkin), Danielle's Feltabulous Flowers, Bazzill cardstock, Sakura pigma micron #05 sepia pen, mini-tag, Offray orange satin ribbon, Crayola marker - orange (on photo), cut-out title

* a Hall of Fame entry layout
Bazzill cardstock, MM ribbon -sky blue, Making Memories simply stated "evolution" rubons, Fancy Pants biggest board flourishes, MM scrapbook colors -manilla, HS flower jewels (clear large flower), Prima Got Flowers -manilla, MM pastel mini circle brads light blue, Prima blue flowers, MM jigsaw chipboard alphas sky blue, Doodlebug font (gloomy), KI Memories alphabet soup -blueberry bisque, KI Memories cardstock letter stickers -deeply cookie cutter, Font "The Blue Cabin" is cut out of the photo with an x-acto knife, Sakura Gelly Roll white pen

* a Hall of Fame entry layout

Bazzill cardstock, Prima Forever Flowers - pink Hydrangeas, MM pastel mini brads, My Mind's Eye Signature Suite "Naturally You" collection, Fonts "Felix Titling", "The Blue Cabin", and "Waterfalls" downloaded from the internet, Sakura Pigma Micron #05 sepia pen/marker