Friday, January 29, 2010

Woo Hoo!

I wanted to scrap this cute picture of my kids and my niece, taken on vacation this summer.   I used a great sketch by Lucy Chesna at My Sketch World and papers by White Out.  The little owl is cut from Paisley, and the title is from Pooh and Friends.  Used MS scalloped circle punch for all the little circle pieces.  Embellished with ribbon, buttons, a few rhinestones, and a little bit of paint.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Admit One - Frosted Designs Chipboard Challenge

The challenge at Frosted Designs this week is to use chipboard.  I took a chipboard ticket from an album, decoupaged paper and letters onto it, added some star and brads.  The paper is cut in a semi-circle, edged with different knotted ribbons. Background paper is Prima Dude collection (my last piece....must find more!!)   The stars are George o's and stars,layered with pop dots and with little sticker 3's on them (one for each 3 pts shot Kati hit that game..)  Added newspaper clippings and a title from the Basketball solutions cartridge (cut at 6 1/2)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Little Love Bug!

Wednesday is my reveal day at Practical Scrappers, and this week's feature is patterned paper (not a tough one for me..........I LOVE patterned paper!) I made a sweet little layout of my niece using Paisley. Following a past sketch at Stuck on U Sketches, I used many different papers and backed the whole layout with a lace cut cardstock with flowers and bugs. The aqua flower is one of the button cuts...added George ovals in yellow polka dots and some bling. The polka dot flowers are layers of the same button cut, and the ladybug is from Paisley too! Hop on over to Practical Scrappers and join the challenge this week!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Live, Laugh, Love

I love the set of pictures my husband and I took of us while at the Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC on our anniversary last May.  I've tried to scrap them before and ended up throwing the page away.   (The only layout I've ever given up on......)   When looking at them again, I realized they fit the "Live, Laugh, Love" title really well, and so printed in black and white, they became this layout.

At Practical Scrappers this week, the theme is embossing.  And I used this layout as an opportunity to do some of that.  The blue flowers are from Walk in My Garden, embossed with Swiss Dots, and rhinestone added.  The purple metallic flower is from Storybook. 

 The pink flower is white and pink flocked circles made with an MS scalloped circle punch.  The orange flower is from Walk in My Garden with pop dots, embossing with stripes and swirls, prima flower, rhinestone, and white doodling added. 

The grey strip of paper behind is punched with MS eyelet border punch.  "Live" is from Opposites Attract, "laugh" is Paisley, and "Love" is New Arrival.  Accent pieces are a little heart punch from the Dollar Tree.   I think that is the most cartridges/punches I've ever used in one project! 

Sunday, January 17, 2010

One for the Team

Kati's first home game....and first win!   Used a great sketch from Glitz Designs, posted at Practical Scrappers.  Paper is from the Paper Studio....DCWV cut cardstock.  Little Kati is made from Everyday Paper Dolls, cut at 4". The little basketball is Karen Foster.   The title is Opposites Attract and felt Thickers.  Little starbursts are an MS punch cut out of silver metallic foil...enhanced with black buttons.   Writing is computer generated...cut...and inked. 

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Kati is playing varsity basketball this year and asked me to make a scrapbook page for each of her games.  I am behind.....this is the first!  The sketch at Stuck on U Sketches really seemed to fit these pictures....if I flipped it....and rotated...and basically took a lot of creative license with it.  :)  The paper is Sassafras Lass and Creative Imaginations for the words.  I love when the paper does the work for you.  I'm not nuts about "store-bought" embellies but Kati chose this little puffy vinyl basketball and asked me to use it.  Used George for the circles and the stars.  I will probably add journaling to the center section later, but it must be approved by Dad. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Glamorous Sarah

The challenge at Practical Scrappers this week is bling!   I used a cute picture of my niece from several years ago....added some DCWV paper and a flowered piece of Me and My Big Ideas.  The bling is enameled pearl drops, rhinestones on a roll, crystals, and lots of George flowers with rhinestone centers.  Title is stickers from Target; the letters already had rhinestones on them.  Finished it off with a piece of polka dot ribbon for trim.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Grandma's 90th Birthday Celebration

There is a wonderful sketch posted on the Cricut Layout forum this week, and the minute I saw it I thought of these pictures from my grandmother's 90th birthday party last February.  Opened my Storybook cartridge for this one and am I ever glad I!  I hate the font, but it doesn't matter....will definitely get my money out of this one.  Used Storybook for everything except the big heart flower (Sizzix in the Cuttlebug) and the little pink butterflies (MS punch).   Added little pearls (in honor of my grandmother....Pearl) and little rhinestones here and there. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sunflowers - Practical Scrappers Button Challenge and Just Buggin' 18 - Shadow Cuts

At Practical Scrappers, the challenge for this week is to use favorite thing.  Used one of my favorite pictures of Kati, taken on her first birthday.   Using that great denim patchwork dress for inspiration, the layout kind of made itself.  I used squares of different blue/brown/yellow prints and double layered them with pop dots.  Added a sunflower frame and border as well.  The sunflower is from Walk in My Garden......cut at shadow, regular, and blackout. I put pop dots between the layers fo the bigger sunflowers.   Everything is inked with Cat's Eye Chestnut Roan. Used buttons for centers....on the big sunflowers, I used the center from the cartridge cut in brown.   Added some chipboard swirlies here and there..........and some leaves for filler.  This was my first time using my new Expression.....and how great it was to put "fill the page" for 60 leaves!