Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I made this LO based on the sketch above from Scrapbook Challenges. I would post the link, but you have to be a member to view anything on the site. Both pics were taken on July 4, 2012 as the journaling states and "Tammy made a chocolate birthday cake w/ peanut butter frosting for mine & Emily's birthdays." The main background paper is Recollections Banners. The striped paper is Mambi Sunshine Speciality Pad, the other 2 strips are K&Company- from Niki, the birthday stickers are Sticko Birthday Party, the sisters/flower stickers are Sticko Family, and the Happy 4th of July/American flag stickers are Creatology Sticker Book. The pic mats and title "sweet birthday memories" are from a Happy Day 6x6 pad that I just recently won from a blog hop. The strips under the journaling are Basic Grey Life of the Party 6x6 pad. Tammy put old pics of Emily & I on the birthday cake so it's actually a picture in a picture! She cut up a picture of Emily, Tyler, and I from last year when they came to visit. She always makes a cake for us to share since our birthdays are so close, well whenever she's with us on one of our birthdays! This is my favorite of the 2 LOs!
Friday, August 10, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
http://letsscrap.ning.com) to follow to make this 2 page LO. The green paper is Colorbok Colored Textured Paper, the other paper is Recollections Multi Paint Splatter, the art supply stickers (paint brushes/pallettes/pencils) are Sticko Time For School, the blue/pink stickers are Sticko Best Friends, the blue/purple stickers are K&Company Poppy Seed Words Embossed Stickers, and the rest of the stickers are Momenta. The ribbons on both top and bottom of both pages are American Crafts, the tan/red is from the Peachy Keen set. The journaling is on pg 2 in the blue butterfly block (from Niki) and states that "Laura, Duchess, (her sister), & I went to Accidental Artist for Paint Til You Faint on June 30, 2012 from 7:30-11:30 PM. We had a blast!" We "fainted" at 11:30 and the party ended at midnight. We were all tired, but stayed long enough! I wrote under the pic of me on the 2nd page that "I won this ring holder as a door prize & was letting it dry before painting the other side! LOL!" Laura decided to take my pic and told me to roll my eyes like I was holding a hat! I wrote on the 1st page by the cell phone sticker that "I made a cell phone, but it isn't as cute as this one!" It's actually a blackberry and I painted it pink/purple and put green dots on the back of it. I'll take pics of it and post it on here later. I might even do a SMASH book entry and put a pic of my ring holder and my "blackberry" in my SMASH book. I also made a guitar for my stepbrother's 27th birthday and put his birth year on the front (1985). I didn't take a pic of it. I wanted to paint a calculator, but they didn't have any. He used to love playing Guitar Hero and loves music, so the guitar fit him and he loved it! I may scrap some more next week so check back here again next week! Have a great weekend & TFL! :)
Monday, August 6, 2012
http://www.sketchinspiration.ning.com). I used My Mind's Eye It's Time...Breaking Free Adventure Series Totally Flipable Paper for both pages. The accent pages are: the yellow swirl and striped papers are Me & My Big Ideas Sunshine Pad, the blue on pg 1 is Recollections Water 8.5x11 Cardstock, the purple on pg 1 is Recollections, the purple on pg 2 is Markings Inspirations 8x8 Reversible Paper, and the green on pg 2 is Marcella by K Birthday Paper Pad. The flip flops on both bottom corners are Gartner Studios Summer Confetti that I adhered with my Xron 1.5" Create-A-Sticker, the beach stickers are Sticko Beach Time, and the adhesives on both picture blocks are K&Company Tim Coffey Grand Adhesions Travel Word Dimensional Stickers. The title "A Day at the Beach" is on the left of the first page vertically, it's My Mind's Eye Tiny Tales Beach Vellum. I've been wanting to use the Totally Flipable Paper and found it again at Michaels to do a 2 pg LO! The journaling on the 2nd pg states that "Julie invited me to go to the beach with Jennifer (her daughter) & Connie at Ft Macon State Park on June 29, 2012." The journaling tag was given to me in the goodies from Niki. I forgot the bling at the top of both pages are Recollections, well page 1 is, page 2 is from some RAK I received from someone or basically from my stash.
I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've scrapped!! I'm gonna scrap again on Wednesday. I have some more pictures to scrap. I'm catching up on my pics that I've taken since I got my new camera! I'm starting at the beginning of the card and working my way through! I've been watching pieces of the Summer Olympics. I enjoyed watching the Team Jumping (the horse competition) this afternoon! I've been looking forward to it since the Olympics started! I can't wait to watch Days Of Our Lives again, too, the Olympics are on its place right now. I've been watching Young & The Restless instead and it's just as crazy!! I hope you all are having a great summer & TFL!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
I made this card for my sister's birthday. She shares her birthday with America!! She was born on the Fourth of July and loves red white & blue!! :) This card is a Hallmark card set. Everything but the sticker in the inside below "it's your day to shine" is Hallmark. That sticker was part of the "It" girl package from Kim. I don't remember the manufacturer right now. The "celebrate" sticker in the middle of the inside spread is Studio G. I spent the day with my sister so I didn't write a whole lot in the card! I gave her a tank top from Walmart and some nail polish from CVS. She loved both and has already painted her nails! We had a great 4th with both our parents- blood & step all in the same house!! Tyler wasn't there, but sang "Happy Birthday" to us over the phone! Tammy made us both a cake to share for our birthdays. She has ever since they've been married and lived here in NC! It was chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting! Delicious!!
I plan on scrapping more graduation pics later so please look back later for another blog post! I've got a headache and that's probably a sign that it's late and I need to be in bed! TFL! :)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I did this LO following the above sketch for Sketches in Thyme. I've always liked Thomas Kinkade and love lighthouses. I chose this post card- Clearing Storms to do this LO with! It's from "Seaside Memories IV and Published 1997" as the journaling states under it. The paper is Colorbok Summer. I thought the lines on the paper kinda resemble waves. The brown polka dot paper is Recollections Cupcake Creations 8.5x11 paper pack, the blue water spot paper is Colorbok Textures, and the title stickers and the other stickers are Colorbok Summer. The zigzagged banner is K&Company that I bought from TJ Maxx as well. I may retake a pic of this LO. It is really dark on my screen. I have until June 30 to post to Sketches in Thyme, I believe. Please comment and let me know what you think before I link it to Sketches in Thyme! TFL!
Friday, June 8, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
http://blog.authentiquepaper.com/2012/05/may-sketch-challenge.html) I used Authentique Gathering 6x6 Bundle Collection fot the pic mats, American Crafts Peachy Keen Premium Ribbon, and K&Company Susan Winget for both the background and the corner papers. The title, "Spending time together." and the sticker behind it are both DCWV La Creme Cardstock Sticker Stack. The pictures are of my mom, Mr. Ray, Dustin, & Emily playing Washer Toss. I wanted to use these pics to show the progression in Mr. Ray's movements in each play of the game! I didn't include any journaling because there's no room and I've done other LOs of some of the same pics. I tried to cut the pic mats as close as I could to make the 4 pics an even square, but it didn't turn out that way. It's not off too much! LOL! TFL & have a good Memorial Day weekend!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
http://letsscrap.ning.com/) sketch above. It took me 4 hours to make sure everything fit on both pages based on the sketch! I also watched American Idol and Always & Forever while making this, but was able to look up occasionally! The planning took the longest! I cut the circle out first from My Mind's Eye Bella Bella, then I cut out the strips from Recollections Pink Paisley, then I put the pics on the pic mats (all K&Company from Niki), then I cut out the pics/pic mats to fit the pages, then I added the tag to the strip of Pink Paisley on the right, then added the journaling block-Authentique The Gathering, and then added the flowers and butterflies (Tim Holtz from Niki). The pics are of Laura & Pirate/Boanerges at Equine Country USA on April 14, 2012. Boanerges is Pirate's competition name. The main 2 pages are also MME Bella Bella. I just bought this pad from TJ Maxx and am loving it!! I need to get ready for work. Have a great Thursday night all! TFL!
http://craftysketches.blogspot.com/2012/05/sketch-for-june.html) I had Easter pics from this year that I hadn't scrapped yet, so I thought these 2 yard statues would be perfect for this sketch! The paper is My Mind's Eye (MME) Bella Bella, the green/white/black striped paper is Mambi Spring Kit & so are the bling & tulip in the bottom corner. The ribbon is American Crafts Premium Ribbon. The puffy flowers at the top are Hallmark Easter stickers. The butterfly in the top left corner is The Paper Studio Stickabilities. My grandmama was given these statues as Christmas presents. I've never really noticed them that much in her yard before.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I made both of these LOs this past Saturday in honor of National Scrapbook Day! I was going to submit both of these to Scrapbook Challenges (http://www.scrapbookchallenges.com/), but missed the deadline for the first sketch. The first LO (based on Sketch 292) is of Caroline and Handsome Ransom. She won 3 Second Place ribbons at Equine Country USA in Jacksonville, NC on April 14, 2012. The paper is K&Company Urban Rhapsody; the barn & bigger horse I fussy cut out of Recollections Barnyard 12x12 open stock paper from Michaels; the horse, fence, rock, and grass are Recollections Dimensional Stickers; the title- "special kid" is MME 29th Street Market Bright "Original" Words; the tag is from K&Company Cut N Paste Tag Pad; the Celebrate sticker is from Karen Foster Designs Blow Out the Candles Cardstock Stickers; and the circle & both picture mats are also K&Company Urban Rhapsody.
The second LO is based on Sketch 293 and is a picture of me and Veronica when we met in New Bern Mall. The paper is also K&Company Urban Rhapsody; the blue flowers are Studio G Paper Flowers embellished with Tim Holtz Stickles Green & Gold; the pic mats & strips at the bottom are all K&Company (some scraps from Niki); the journaling tag is from K&Company Cut N Paste Tag Pad and states that "Veronica & I met in person for the first time on April 24, 2012, after meeting online in Cafe Jesus in 2000. She was on her honeymoon with Bill in eastern NC & came to New Bern Mall to meet me on their way to Washington!" The ribbon is Bobbin Ribbon; the brad is one of 12 We R Memory Keepers Fabric Brads Friends Furever; & the title quote is from DCWV Color Vellum Quotes Stack and states "Friendship is a heart-flooding feeling that can happen to any two people who are caught up in the act of being themselves, together."- Letty Cottin Pogrebin. The picture was taken in from of Java Junction in New Bern Mall. TFL! I have one more LO to upload in another post. :)
Monday, April 30, 2012
(http://courtneywalsh.typepad.com/telling_stories/2012/04/this-week-my-story-will-continueover-the-weekend-i-emailed-myself-three-new-things-that-made-me-go-wow-god-you-really-a.html). I decided to scrap about a friend, who was a boyfriend at the time when both pics were taken. The paper is Recollections Teal Butterflies, the green cardstock is DCWV Earth Colors, the heart "together" tag is from my stash, the journaling tag is from the stuff from Niki, the title "Tender Moments" is from my stash, the subtitle sticker "Travel Adventure" is Sticko, the purple ribbon is from a bottle swap, the flower sticker over the ribbon at the bottom is from my stash, and the butterfly ribbon is American Crafts. The journaling states that the top pic is of "Raymond & I in Albany, GA. Late July or maybe August 2000. We were on our way back to the airport after this picture was taken. (bottom pic) Patterson Hall at Valdosta University where he attended college 2 years while we were dating. We're still friends & he is happily married." There's writing hidden behind the butterflies on the paper, but not sure what they make out. The bling is Sticko Rainbow Dots. I didn't really want to make this LO too mushy since we no longer date and since he is married. It's not really mushy at all, it's just the fact that this is a part of my history is why I scrapped the pics. TFL!
Monday, April 23, 2012
I made this LO following the above sketch for SNC's April MLC (Monthly Layout Contest). The masking is the Heidi Swapp heart stamp with Skipping Stones Designs "I love you" stamp in the middle on Authentique Gathering 6x6 Bundle Collection. The 3 circles are Studio G- ladybug, bird, & flower with heart in the middle. The "I am" in my title is true "I AM THE OLDEST CHILD!" I am the oldest child of 5- one sister, 2 stepsiblings, and then a half brother. I don't consider Tyler, half, even though he is! Dustin is my stepbrother. Haylee is my stepsister and graduates from high school this year, so there might be more LOs of her coming soon! :) I used Color Box Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk Ink Pad Aquamarine to accent the title, American Crafts Blue Ink pen, Inkessentials Glossy Accents by Ranger, all on a small K&Company paper square. The blue in my LO is the main background- K& Company/K-Ology Blue, Teal, & Green Flora FlatPaper. I also used Authenique Gathering for the pic mats. The LO was intended to be about me and Emily, but ended up being about me, Emily, & Dustin. The journaling (on Autum Leaves Wellies & Brellas 3d Embellishments) states that "Emily likes teddy bears & cats & I collect lighthouses! Cape Hatteras is my favorite! Dustin taught her how to play Washer Toss!" Dustin likes to bring games home for us to try. I haven't played the game yet, but took pictures when they first played it! The little vellum strip at the bottom states "May the memories we give record the life that we live." It's from DCWV Color Quote Stack that I bought from TJ Maxx. The Cape Hatteras lighthouse patch was in a mug that I bought from Hallmark years ago and the mug broke after washing it so much. It was actually an insulated tumbler, but looked like a mug b/c it had a handle. The pic of the throw was taken while it was on her bed when we lived in Tryon Estates Townhouses in 2000.
It took me awhile to do this LO, because I've never tried masking! I had everything done this past Friday except for the masking! I thought the title was a form of masking, but realized it wasn't. I finally looked up how to do masking on YouTube and found something like what I did! I don't like doing a LO in 2 days, but in this case I had to! TFL!
Friday, April 20, 2012
http://www.sketchinspiration.ning.com/) and Paper Secrets' Bonus Challenge. The main background paper is K&Company Urban Rhapsody.The title, "Together" is My Mind's Eye Confetti Parade "You and Me" Together Title- from Kim Martin for the "It" Girl swap with SNC. The little bling on the bottom flower on the bottom pic is Darice Finishing Accents Stick on Rhinestones Dots 4, also from Kim! The circles are Basic Grey Curio 6x6 paper pad, the picture mats are K&Company Susan Wright (Niki can correct me on this one, lol), the butterflies, both flowers, and the journaling block are all from Niki and are mostly Tim Holtz! She made the journaling block and I added to it. The journaling states that "Dustin, Emily, Mama, & Mr. Ray are playing Washer Toss on a nice & warm Sunday afternoon." The paper even has that warm aura, don't you think?! TFL!