Thursday, July 29, 2010


One of our favorite things to do on the Simmons' family vacations is eat ribs. Wanted to scrap those dinners....and the sketch at Stuck on U Sketches was just right for it. Used papers by Anna Griffin, KI Memories Bloom, and Making Memories. Cardstock is DCWV. Pig is Create a Critter (5") with an Everyday Paper Doll hat (RDS 3 1/2" - embossed with checkerboard folder) Added details with a Sharpie and some white detailing paint. Apron pockets are the bottom of the MS cupcake punch. Added some ric rack to it, and the title is From My Kitchen, cut at 3 1/2". This project works for Practical Scrappers use different items: 1) cardstock 2) patterned paper 3) ric rack 4) die cuts 5) embossing 6) detailing pens 7) punch......could add 8) pop dots and 9) glue!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beach 2010

Well, I haven't made a scrapbook page in a LONG time. I have made lots of cards....and even started my own challenge blog, Jitterbuggin', but no scrapbook pages. A recent family vacation on wonderful Edisto Island, SC was just the push I needed to start scrappin' again. Other incentives were a great sketch at Sketches in Thyme and a vacation challenge at My Sheri Crafts.

I used a sketch at Jitterbuggin' to create the title block with Life's a Beach and some old 2008 DCWV Summer Stack paper.....ribbon, buttons, little embossing, etc. Details for the title block are on my card blog, Love, Laughter, and Creations. (click here) The picture is of my 91 year old grandmother....we were pleasantly surprised when she not only came on vacation with us but came down to the beach to sit as well. The palm trees around her are from Life's a Beach as well. Paper is DCWV Animal Crackers and some glitter paper from Target's $1 bin along with the DCWV Summer 2008 stack. Ric-Rac to finish it off. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of more scrappin'!