January 23, 2015

Gone fishing

Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but I am soooooo tired of this cold weather. I just want summer to be here already. It's so cold my fingernails hurt. I'm not kidding. You can bet I haven't been spending my time outside. I've been scrapping as much as I can these days. I am starting to get my scrappy mojo back and it feels good. Last year, I went into a funk. I barely scrapped. I just didn't enjoy it much, but now, I'm loving my scrapbooking hobby all over again! I NEED it. It's my therapy.

Here's another layout that I created using Chickaniddy Craft's Scrumptious collection. When I bought this collection, I didn't think I'd be scrapping summer photos with it, but that's exactly what I did. I love the grid paper and the graphics in this collection! And yes, I did include a few flowers on a boy's layout, but I like it... so I used it.

I seriously love this layout. Since I wanted the main focus of the layout to be the photos, I used the die cut frames to pull the viewers eyes directly to the center of the layout. I used the flower stickers and banners to help pull the layout together.



 
Supplies: Cardstock: Doodlebug Designs, Patterned paper: Stickers: Brads: Sticker alphas: Die cut frames: Chickaniddy Crafts, Pen: Signo-Uniball, Pop dots/glue dots: Scrapbook Adhesives.

January 21, 2015

January Clique Kits Pep Rally

 
Hi everyone. Welcome to the Pep Rally for Clique Kits! Here's a layout that I created using the January "Tailor Made" kit. I have been waiting awhile to get my hands on Amy Tangerine's "Stitch" collection and the wait was well worth it.

I can hardly believe that my son will be 5 next month! The soft pastels in this month's kit made me want to dig out my son's baby pictures! Ah, he was such a beautiful baby! And he still is... only now, he talks back and thinks he runs the house. HAHA.



 Supplies: Cardstock: Patterned paper: Rub-ons: Enamels: Veneer: Thickers: American Crafts, Transparency word: Chic Tags, Washi tape: Glitz Design, Pen: Signo

Initially, I was going to try stitching within the heart veneer, but I honestly don't have the patience to do such a thing... so I ripped off some washi tape, applied a few rub ons, enamel and Veneer in a nice little cluster and moved on.
 
And since my sewing machine has been broken for some time, I decided to do some "fake" stitching on my layout. It's so easy to do. Get a ruler and pen, place and hold the ruler where you want to create your stitch and gently tap little dots in a straight line.
 
 
What do you think? For more inspiration, click here!

 
  This month, why not try "fake" stitching on your layout or if you have a sewing machine that works, try sewing on your next project! Thanks for stopping by today. I really appreciate it. Your next stop is Cari. Enjoy!

January 17, 2015

# Love.

Today, Edward and Parker have been playing so nicely together with minimum complaints and arguments. They have been watching cartoons, playing with Nerf guns, Legos and amazingly, I was able to scrapbook a layout while the two of them played on their Kindals for an hour. Ah, the older these two get, the easier it is having them together. It's great! Well, it's still early, so that may change tonight when I try to get these two to sleep. Haha.

Anyway, I scrapped this quick and easy layout of the boys! Yes, I took this photo today and scrapped it. Go me! I love it. I used papers and stickers from Chickaniddy Craft's Scrumptious collection. Love how simple this is, but striking at the same time.


January 15, 2015

Oh happy day!

Hi everybody! Thanks for stopping by today. Today I have another layout up using the January "Tailor Made" kit by Clique Kits. I found this picture in my stash and realized that I never scrapped it last year! And so I thought, now is the perfect time. It's been really cold here. Edward and I are hoping for a few snow days soon!

I had a hard time deciding how to do my border. I tried a white border, orange, and blue and it just didn't look right. So I grabbed my washi tape that came as an add-on with the kit and made a border around the edge of my cardstock. Perfecto!


Supplies: Cardstock: Patterned paper: Vellum stickers: Thickers: Epoxy stickers: American Crafts (Amy Tangerine's Stitch Collection), Chipboard triangle: Creative Embellishments, Washi tape: Unknown.



January 12, 2015

Smile

Happy Monday everybody! Hope you had a great weekend. Not much going on around here. I finally cleaned my scraproom and took down the Christmas tree! Other than that, I haven't done much, but work. The holidays have worn me out. What about you?

If you haven't gotten your January Clique Kit yet, you're missing out. Seriously. I have created six layouts and two altered art work for my scraproom and I still have quite a bit left. I forgot that I had this picture of Edward with grandma and Marc. We had such a great time at the beach last year. I'm looking forward to going again! Hopefully, Marc will invite us again!

I'm excited that Amy Tangerine is coming out with another collection. I've loved all of her collections and I've never been disappointed. The woman knows what she's doing when it comes to scrapbooking.


Supplies: Cardstock: Patterned paper: Vellum stickers: Rub-ons: Thickers: American Crafts, Ribbon: May Arts, Sticker: Star: Wood veneer: Studio Calico, Arrow stamp: Glitz Design, Enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs.