Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweet Birthday Memories & Relax

 I made both of these LOs on Monday, but just getting around to posting them on my blog and to their designated websites!
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!

This LO is for Sketch Inspiration based on the sketch above. The main paper is Paper House Productions Beach, the pink strip is Basic Grey (I don't remember the collection since this is scrap), the ribbon is American Crafts Peachy Keen, and the sun is Momenta. The beach ball sticker is Sticko Beach time, the title "relax" is Recollections Dimensional stickers, the sunglasses are off another beach sticker sheet in my stash, and the bracket is Basic Grey Sultry Element Stickers. I changed the sketch up a little, because of the paper I didn't want to cover the "beach" sign and I didn't want to add the bottom border because of that fact! The journaling is under the pic of me and states that "Tammy, Emily, Tyler (not pictured), and I went to Falls Lake on July 16, 2012." Tyler wouldn't let me take his picture! Falls Lake is in Durham, NC and is beautiful! They have a rope in the water to keep you from going to deep in the water. You swim at your own risk without a lifeguard, but it's a national park with bathrooms/changing area & showers outside to spray off. I'll do another LO soon to show more of it! TFL and have a great Labor Day if you're in the US! :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Gift Tags

I made these star gift tags this afternoon for my Sunday School class for those going up to the 2nd grade. I found the stars on a website a long time ago along with some other tags and saved them to the computer. I don't remember the name of the website. I used Recollections A is for Apple 12x12 paper and traced the stars on it & then cut them out and glued them to green almost lime green Deluxe Textured Cardstock (again I traced the stars on a 12x12 sheet and cut them out). I wrote "Moving Up" on the stars with a black American Crafts Basics gel pen and used a stencil to trace the letters. I don't know the manufacturer's name of the stencil, it's not really for scrapbooking, but I use it for scrapbooking! Then I used Sticko Time for School stickers, those came in handy :), to decorate the tags a little more and I added Recollections 2012 ribbon and didn't have enough for all 6 stars so I used some red orange ribbon out of my stash! I made 6 stars and didn't want to take a pic of all 6 since they are very similar. The lady that I co-teach the Preschoolers-1st grade with bought the kids moving up a gift and she asked me to make gift tags. I think the kids and their parents will love them! Oh, I also used Making Memories Eyelets & set them with my hammer from my Making Memories Tool Kit II to attach the ribbon. I tried to make the ribbon long enough so the tags can be tied to the gift, but if it can't be tied they can be taped. I put our names on the back. TFL! I hope you all have a good weekend! I'm have Mirror Mirror on reserve at Red box and am gonna get it tomorrow. I can't wait to watch it!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Girls Night Out

I used the above sketch from Let's Scrap ( 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

A Day At the Beach

I did this 2 page LO based on the sketch above for Sketch Inspiration ( 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!