Saturday, December 27, 2008

My New Scraproom

Ok, well it's not new, but I should say improved! My goal was to get in there and re-organize everything so I could be a scrap maniac in the next week before I go back to work, and I came back from Home Depot with better cabinets than I had set out to get. So I got three new cabinets which made space for my new printer, computer and my expressions, and really gave me the space I needed to spread things out and make them more excessible!

Altered Picture Frame

At the first Meetup in December Tracey told us we could take these frames that she had laying around and they were just your generic frames, but I took one to challenge myself to alter the frame. I didn't have a frame for this picture of my mom and dad, so I had a lot of fun trying to keep the nostalgic look of the black and white photo. I used ribbon on the back side to make the frame look larger to accomadate some of the cardstock stickers that I used. When I have time I will list the papers that I used on this project.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Great Grandparetns 50th Wedding Anniversary

When my Grandparents got to old to live in their home anymore, I was told that I could have whatever I wanted from there to help re-start my own life. I had lost everything down to pots and pans. When I was going thru everything, I came across only a few very old family photos, and I made sure that I took them. In these pictures I had recognized my grandfather, but no one else at the time. Last month for my monthly book club we were given this beatiful paper from My Minds Eye and I thought that the colors would be perfect to do something with these old pictures. They are of my Great Grandparents 50th wedding Anniversary held in Providence Rhode Island in their old farm house. My mom in the picture is 15 years old and the year was 1960! (Don't try and figure out how old mom is now, because if you know her, you wouldn't believe it anyway!)I enjoyed bringing a nostalgic touch to these layouts, using my cricut to creat these beautfiul borders and butterflies. A combination of ribbon and buttons completes the look. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Kudos to Tracey!

Ok, don't post much stuff on here other than samples of my work, but I have a new sample to show on my blog title! Thanks to Tracey and her awesome skills in the digital scrapping area, she whipped up this cute little title banner for me! Can't wait to put up the ones everyday ones that you made me for after the holidays! Thanks Tracey....your the bomb! Of course she is also the moderator to the group I belong to "Live and Let Scrap"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Project

This project is based on a chipboard ring binder that I tried to make it look like a book. I painted part of the front and back with acrylic paint and around the binder so paper wouldn't crinkle when the book is opened and closed. Than customized it for my sister in law so that they can record their holiday memories for the next four years in their new home of Dearly Idaho. It has a holiday planner, and pages to put pictures and record their memories. A section for recipes and new traditions too. I covered the album cover with modge podge so that nothing came undone with the die cuts or the pictures. I stamped the words Journal and than used my cricut to make the Holly leaves and swirls and names.

Halloween Layouts

Ok, Halloween layouts aren't something I usually get to do beyond the pumpking carving and maybe a few on Halloween night. I was so excited becaust this year Paul and I went to Knotts Halloween Haunt with Shawn and Melissa. We had a blast. Here are the first 2 finished layouts that I did. I added the Boo to the house and I loved how the paint turned out from the foam stamps. I glittered the tree myself and thought I used some of the cardstock stickers in a clever way! Very spooky looking!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Altered Christmas Project

Ok, so we all think these days of being a little greener with our garbage and try to figure out what we can do to recycle. So one day while eating my favorite flavor of Pringles (Dill Pickle) I thought, I could make this into something really cute. So I covered it with some candy cane paper, glued some glitter on the strips, added the ribbons, buttons and jewels and voila! It can be used for candies, homemade goodies, even away to wrap up small clothing items or other odd shaped small gifts. Great for hostess gifts, exchanges or just about anything your imagination can make up! I think this is still missing a little something, but I haven't been able to figure it out yet.

Fall Pumpkin

I can't take credit for this idea, by all means. My Meetup group is doing a get together this Friday to do these and Tracy got the idea from CJ's, but it wasn't as cute as this. Anyway since I wasn't able to make it on Friday, I had to do one for my own. I am making it the center piece of my Thanksgiving Day table, and I have to say that it turned out so cute and looks great on the table! Oh I think I wound up buying the fancier decorative gords but it was 70% off so no biggie, but you can do these with the carvable foam pumpkins they now sell in lieu of the real ones.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fun with Glitter

This 2-page layout was hard to do only for the fact the pictures were SO BAD!!! We didn't take a camera to the concert because they usually tell you that you can't bring stuff like that in to the venue so we used the camera phone. We were kind of mad though when we saw so many people with camera's. The only thing about it is that it made me decide that I needed a smaller camera that I could put in my pocket or fits easily in a small purse. Anyway the layout was fun and challenging and I really spruced it up by using lost of glitter to highlight swirls and flames. The ironic thing is that papers with this much glitter can cost $2 or more in the scrap store and for about $4.99 from Joann's I have enough glitter to make numerous layouts and fun embellishments. Glitter is just fun!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Family Book of Sayings

This album was fun to make. The Bo Bunny word album FAMILY. Instead of a traditional family album I made it with sayings from our favorite movies! We are always finding of inserting movie quotes into everyday conversations or trying we play the guess what movie this came from game. We have lots of fun with it and it definately needed to be scrapped!

License Plate Frame Album

"I'd Rather be Fishing" how perfect is this. Picked up a couple of free license plates from Sports Chalet and used 2 ince binder rings and voila a great mini album is made! This is just a couple of pages that I did for the album to show how cute that it can be. A great gift for the guy in your life!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Pieces of Me Book

This little mini album is cut as a puzzle piece and the back and cover are done with thick transparency. I used the Joann's version of stayz on stamp pad to make the designs on the front and I bound it using a Zutter

life is a scrapbook

Here are some pictures of my recent The Lake Mini album that I made for my aunt and uncle as a gift of all the summers we have spent with them