Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sweet Princess {Little Yellow Bicycle: Baby Safari}

I had printed this picture for the 6 month page but chose to go with the others instead. I would have found a way to fit it in if I hadn't had this paper to go with it :) It's also Little Yellow Bicycle paper...I'm really excited about this LO!I used sketch #31 at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks for my inspiration and it came together very quickly. The only problem with this layout was that it was 10 PM, both girls were sleeping and I wanted to finish the one last step of putting glitter on that arrow. I needed to use the SU! heat & stick powder...the heat gun is not too loud but I guess it was loud enough to wake both of the princesses ;)Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Six Months {Little Yellow Bicycle: Baby Safari}

It's been a slow scrapbooking week because my oldest and I have both had a head cold. Luckily, she's doing fine now and I'm on the way to recovery...

Before my youngest was even born, I bought all of the supplies for her first year album. I wanted a small album so that I wouldn't overwhelm myself trying to scrap ALL of the pictures. So this is an 8 1/2 inch square album and the key is that I've stayed up to date on it! I really like that I'm using the Baby Safari line from Little Yellow Bicycle - it makes the album feel cohesive. Unfortunately, I need more of the patterned papers! I have a ton of accessories from the line and started to wonder if I would ever use them all :) I was thrilled with these rubons - they are very colorful and are meant to be layered.
What great weather we are having - 2 weekends in a row! Hope you all are enjoying YOUR weekend ;)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sketch #41 52 Sketches...52 Weeks {K & Company Peppermint Twist}

(Blogger is being weird and not letting me left align my text)
Christmas in October - I can't believe I'm doing this! Yes, I have just scrapped a LO about Christmas and it's not even Halloween yet!!!
I gave it my best shot to use the papers from my bookclub kit this month but they didn't work out with this picture. I based the LO on sketch #41 at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks.
The colors of the paper are the same as the wrapping paper that I used last year so it worked well. Plus, her nightgown was pink! (I never could find a reasonably priced Christmas nightgown for her, the one she is wearing has monkeys on it!)
All she talked about for the month of December was wanting Santa to bring her earrings - if I remember correctly, a girl in her preschool class had REAL earrings. I lucked out that she didn't care that Santa only brought her sticker earrings!
Not my favorite layout, but it's one more done :) Hope you're having fabulous weather like we are!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Little Pumkin {My Mind's Eye: The Spider's Web; Die Cuts With A View: The Doodlin' Around Stack}

Today's LO is based on sketch #40 at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks. I was worried I wouldn't find pictures to fit the sketch and since my printer is still on the fritz (I doubt it ever will get fixed) I couldn't print any small enough. But I made do! The pumpkins and dot paper are scraps from some other pages I did. (here and here) Let me tell you how glad I am that I cut out that middle section of the dot paper! I'm not normally THAT stingy with my paper but I really liked it :) and it ended up being the perfect size for this layout! What wasn't working perfect for me was my border punch. Not sure what my problem was but I could not get it to come out straight... I still have a few of these pumpkins left - I just love popping them up and it worked perfectly to cover the camera date print on this picture!

The sun has come out and our temperatures are only in the 70s so I'm going to try to get outside for a little bit :) I do have a couple of kits from the bookclub but I'm just not ready to make anything Christmas!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #32 {My Mind's Eye: Tiny Dancer Chasse, Free Bird Beauty}

This LO came together very quickly. Inspired Blueprints just blogged the sketch today and I've already got it done :)It's very basic - the only dimension is that I popped up the "Family" tag. (And that was my 2nd choice but I accidentally inked my fingerprint onto my first choice of's a good thing I have so much MME stuff in my stash!)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fussy Girl {Basic Grey: Lemonade, Sugared, Sultry, Urban Prairie}

I have a love/hate relationship with this layout (picture is slightly skewed - had to be quick in the wind we had yesterday, no time to straighten it up!lol)... LOVE:
  • Basic Grey papers - I was able to use a sheet from 4 different lines and they look great together (plus a few diecut stickers as well)
  • My girl (even though she IS fussy)
  • The fake stitching

  • That I wrote her name in my handwriting...but I gave up after several attempts of getting it to look "right". None of my accessories looked good there at the time. NOW I see that the heart rhinestones would have been cute there instead *sigh*
  • That I obsessed over it enough to ink the edges of EVERYTHING. (see next picture)
  • That the title "Fussy Girl" is not obvious.
  • I could go on and on but I won't...
I did this based on a sketch seen here designed by Julie from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks. I LOVE Julie's page that she made for the sketch!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Family {SEI Paper}

Here I am using orange again! All of the papers were given to me at our bookclub meeting for our make and take. I think the papers are SEI - not something I would have picked up myself but they go well with this picture. Some of the paper also has flocking on it - pretty cool! I didn't realize it till I actually started putting this together. I copied the layout exactly like the front cover of our Pine Cone Press Design's idea book - but they used the Jolly By Golly line from Cosmo Cricket. I tried to find an image to show but didn't come across one easily - and am too lazy to just go take a picture of my book!
What I really thought was neat was making my own "chipboard". I got the idea from someone on the Quickutz Yahoo group forum. I used the Silhouette to cut "family" 3 times and then glued them together. It gave the added dimension to the page without having to use popdots...would have been hard with this font to keep them hidden. Stacking them was actually very easy - I expected to have some issues getting them stacked so nicely.
One more layout to share tomorrow (NOT orange!) then I'll have to get busy again!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tender Moment {Bo Bunny Love Shack}

I feel funny typing both "Tender Moment" and "Love Shack" in the title! lol

This LO is for the October 1st sketch at Stuck?! Sketches.I never thought of myself using ORANGE as the main color of my layout (especially a non-Halloween one!) but it went well with the dress. I REALLY like this side of the paper better but it was just too busy :)There was an insane amount of distressing - or so it felt. And I got carried away with the stickles...I think I need to attend a help group!Not sure if I would stickle the brackets if I had it to do over again... But I only had one set. This flower with the butterfly on it is proof that I went overboard on the stickles. BUT the butterfly was so P.L.A.I.N. all by itself. I love the Bo Bunny lines but their die cuts tend to lack something in my opinion. The yellow flower was actually part of a circle - I cut it up to be able to give it dimension. I had to cut that red one some, too. When I stand away from the layout, I like it...but close up, I think I took the stickles just a little too far. Think I've learned my lesson?

I have 2 other layouts I finished (turns out Friday was the only good weather day) but now that I finally have enough sun for pictures, the wind is too fast and blowing the layouts away :( I'll try to get those posts up soon.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Purrfect Pals {PageMaps Sketch}

This is a LO I made based on a PageMaps Sketch. I'm proud of myself that ALL of the embellishments are from my 4+ year old stash!!! I got this paper piercing title from a local scrapbook store that has since closed down. There was a local girl that made these to sell at the store and I just love them. Over the years, I bought Thanksgiving turkeys, Indians, Easter bunnies, and more that she created (or took classes with her to make them) - all from just using the basics of punches, cardstock, pens and chalk. She was very creative and I wonder if she's still making these and selling them...
Might not get much scrapping done this weekend since we are having unusually nice weather here :) But several blogs released new sketches on the 1st so I'm sure I'll get around to them next week. Thanks for stopping by!