Saturday, September 1, 2012

Instagram layout

I used the Citrus Twist June Summer Boardwalk kit to make this 8.5x11 kit.  The picture in the layout was taken from inside the school bus as the sun was rising.  I used Instagram to take the picture on my iPhone.  For the photo developing, I used Printstagram and was very impressed.  It does take a little while to receive them (package was from Taiwan) but the quality of the photo and paper it was printed on, was superb!

Kit Club: Citrus Twist Summer Boardwalk
Cardstock: PTI 
Misc: Studio Calico wood veneer and Downtown Washi Tape

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Kit clubs

Hello there!  It's been a while.  I've been busy reading, doing some scrapbooking and getting my boys back to school.  I can't believe they are in 2nd and 6th grades.

On the scrapbooking front, I've been working along on my Project Life album.  I enjoy being able to save receipts, tags, school work, etc.  I am very excited about the new Childhood editions Becky Higgins will be releasing this fall.  I am by no means caught up but I love how easy it has made scrapbooking.  

In addition to Project Life, I have ordered a few kits.  I ordered one month from Studio Calico (I have the Elmwood Park kit).  I then started investigating kit clubs and found Citrus Twist and Gossamer Blue.  I decided to give them a 6 month try to get me in the mood to make some layouts.  I am really enjoying work with kits.  I even signed up for a class at Big Picture Classes called Kit-tastic.  I will be sharing some layouts I've done in the coming week/s!  

In the meantime, how about a project?  I was also inspired by Mish's custom notebooks that she picked up at Target and decorated.  Here is my take... 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer Reading

I love summertime and having the extra time to read.  I have read several books so far this summer.  Yes, I did read the ever popular Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.  And though, it's not a literary masterpiece, it is entertaining.  I read through all three books within a couple of weeks.  I have been enjoying Mary Higgins Clark's novels and have a few on my library hold list. They are easy reads and I love trying to figure out 'who did it'.  I also read the classic Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers - amazing!  I highly recommend it, you can find it here.

Please let me know what you have been reading.  I would love some new titles.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary

I made a card AND am posting on my blog.  There must be some kind of motivation.  And there is, PTI is giving away a HUGE prize!  Read all about it here

I chose Betsy Veldman's card.  She is absolutely amazing.  Everything she does is creative magic.  If I need to make a card in a hurry I always visit her blog for inspiration. 

My card...

Stamps: PTI Ad Sense, Star Prints, TBF#12, FF#3, FF#8, Say it with Style
Cardstock: PTI Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Memento London Fog, Jenni Bowlin Seed Packet, Spice Tin, PTI kraft and pure poppy
Misc: star punch, button, bakers twine, crimper
Off to watch the Superbowl.  Not sure I care who wins.  I am just glad the Missouri Tigers beat Kansas last night - what a basketball game!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

December Daily thoughts

I LOVE the idea of a December Daily album.  I follow Ali Edward's blog religiously this time of year.  I've also purchased Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas in the past (LOVE that once you purchase it you get it every year after for FREE). In 2009, I set up the pages using up a Creative Memories album and kit I had purchased in the past (man, I LOVE using up old product).  It was completed fairly quickly after Christmas (may have had something to do with having foot surgery - I had PLENTY of time to work on crafty stuff).  My 2010 album is um, well, currently on my desk.  I am determined to get it complete this week. 

So, here we are at 2011.  I can't even decide what album to use.  What size, manufacturer, 3ring binder or punch holes for jump rings?!  I saw Ali had a kit for sale at Studio Calico (now sold out) but it was a bit pricey for my budget.  I've consided Amy Tangerine's mini book and Pink Paislee's wood album. I just don't know.  One thing is for sure, I am running out of room to store albums.  As for papers and embellies, I want to use up what I already have.

I have created a board on pinterest called December Daily Ideas to help inspire me.  I sure hope it inspires me soon!  So, blogland, I am asking for your help.  Are you creating a December Daily album?  What are you using for an album this year?  If you have made more than one December Daily type album, how do you store/display them?  Please share your ideas.   

Sunday, August 7, 2011

ROAD TRIP mini album

The poor blog has been so neglected.  My plan is to pay more attention to it this fall.

Thought you might enjoy some pictures of our ROAD TRIP album I made. I downloaded Ali Edward's mini class called Scrapbook On The Road. At $14 US, I highly recommend it. I actually created a lot of the album before I left and took an Iris bin with me to store supplies. I did a lot of the journaling on the road while the memories were fresh. This is the first time I have ever scrapbooked like this and I LOVE the results.

The pattern paper is from House of Three called Daily Junque.  I painted (after being inspired by Ali) the light blue color for the front and back pages of the album.

This first page is actually a recycled cardboard CD case I covered in pattern paper.  I used Tim Holz's tape around the edges.  It was a great pocket to stick stuff in.  I love the pic - that is my youngest walking to the beach.

The backside of the CD case.  The Elvis stamp is from a scrapbook store called Cootie Coo Creations in High Springs, FL (wish I could of spent more time there - the ladies were fab).  The pic is of the family playing "air guitars" in front of Graceland.

I kept every little tid bit I could - receipts, cut up french fry wrappers, etc.  I journaled on the back of the White Castle cut out.

I loved picking up postcards to journal on. 

I did LOTS of journaling.

LOVE my new Fujifilm Instax Mini camera!

I used Tim Holz's mini stapler to include items as well as decor tape and a tape runner.

Found this photo op outside a restaurant in Siesta Key, FL.  The antique Vespa + Instax camera = perfection!

I used some transparency overlays - love seeing the next page behind it.

Me and the hubby - he took the photo and happened to catch our youngest in the background - LOVE it!

Probably our favorite part of the trip - parasailing!  Our youngest decided not to go at the last minute - the oldest LOVED it!

More items I picked up along the way.  We stopped in Juliette, GA and ate at The Whistle Stop Cafe!  Yes, we had fried green tomatoes!  The place looks exactly the same - hard to believe the movie is 20 years old.
More postcards.
Yes, I kept tack of our gasoline stops - thought it might be neat to look back on the prices someday.  On the next page I used transparency and made it a pocket page for receipts, etc.

A receipt from Cootie Coo Creations and Jack in the Box.

I made a highlights page - had to spell it wrong to get the letters to fit!

I wanted to list all the states we visited - a tag was perfect for that!

I added a glassine bag to slip in all kinds of tidbits at the end. 

I am in love with my little Fujifilm Instax mini camera.  I think it really added character to the photos I took.  I plan to make a couple of scrapbook pages about the trip and call it done.  I think I captured enough info in this little album.  Also, some photos went in to my Project Life album.  I wish I could remember all the different products I used for this.  I know I used some Papertrey ink paper and their stamp set Road Trip, I also used Technique Tuesday's Are We There Yet by Ali Edwards.  I used rubons, spray mists, tags, thickers, Tim Holz tapes, stickers - lots of stuff I had laying around.  I believe the front, back and several pages were from Scenic Route.  It feels good to use up supplies!  

Well, I hope you enjoyed my little album and it inspires you to create something today!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Still alive..

It has been so long - sorry!  Thought I would share a card a made a while back for a friend of my son. 

Stamps: PTI Game On
Cardstock: PTI
Pattern Paper: PTI
Ink: Memento black and grey
Misc: PTI ad sense die, circle punch