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"