February 27, 2012

LOAD Days 21-26

Ok, I was chastised by Sira yesterday for not posting my LOAD layouts more frequently! Here are days 21-26... yes, I have actually been keeping up!

Day 21 - Grown up time! I actually scrapped a pic of just me, and my Chocolate Martini of course, for the Disney Cruise album! I want to add some white mist... but I do not have any, and the online stores that I usually shop at are all of of the ones that I am looking for!
Supplies: American Crafts Thicker alphas, Echo Park - Splash journaling block, DCWV CS, Fiskars border punch, very old MM metal rimmed tag, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, EK Sucess Mickey Bling, and misc other embellishments from my stash.

Day 22 - I wish I was a fish - This layout has pics of us walking to the beach at Castaway Cay. 
Supplies: Stickers and PP from the Echo Park - Splash collection, DCWV white CS, homemade red mist, Chalkboard Glimmer mist (yellow) and blue Smooch? 

Day 23 -  Smile - Simple layout using a large family photo and a bunch of old supplies from my stash.
Supplies: Prima flowers, SU Pearls. PTI label die, KI Memories scribbles, PTI CS, misc PP from my scrap bins.

Day 24 - The Shows -  I did a lot of stamping on the background along with some misting for this double page spread.
Supplies: DCWV CS, American Crafts Thickers, PTI stamps, PTI and SU ink, homemade red mist, Echo Park - Splash Collection paper, PTI ticket die and stamps

Day 25 - Another day in Paradise. I actually covered the sand castle in spray adhesive and sand.
Supplies: DCWV CS, Echo Park - Splash collection stickers, Maya Road stickpin, misc shell sequins and ribbon

Day 26 - A simple layout with the girls and Princess Aurora. I was not feeling well last night and threw this together real quick.
Supplies: DCWV CS, EK Success Disney Chipboard, KI Memories scribbles

February 21, 2012

LOAD Days 16-20

Even though I am not posting them every day here... I am still keeping up with LOAD!
Day 16 - I continued with the Disney Cruise scrapbooking with a layout about all of the towel animals that waited for us when we returned from dinner each evening!. The CS and PP is DCWV, the title was cut from my Cricut. The bottom photo is actually the cover of a little flip book with 4 more photos beneath it.

Day 17 - Journaling reads: Eric had to stop and check out the Police Station in Tortola, and took a picture of a police car (SUV?) in St Thomas.
The PP is an ancient piece of Chatterbox, CS is DCWV, misc ribbon from my stash.  The foam alphas are from Hobby Lobby. I was really proud of the text circles. I punched these from our cruise documents...from the section that talks about no weapons being allowed on the ship.

Day 18 - Still using up my very old stash! I forgot to write down the manufacturer of the papers I used. The blue striped ribbon ins Doodlebug and the red rick rack has been in my stash for a while. MM ribbon slide and Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher stales were also used.  

Day 19 - I took a break from the Disney Layouts to follow the prompt for the day. I also broke out my new Theresa Collins PP collection that somehow I managed to buy two of... Lace is from my stash, and the title was cut from the Cricut using PTI CS and an svg title from Kerri Bradford. I was working on my layering and actually fussy cut the flowers from a sheet of PP.

Day 20 - Back to the cruise album. I really hope that I can finish it by the end of the month! A simple Princess page. Bazzill scalloped circle, Prima bling, I Am Roses flowers, "Princess" bling from Recollections, the rest of the title is from American Crafts. I was out of "l"s in the yellow Thickers so I trimmed a couple of "b"s to use as 'l"s. I could have trimmed a bit more... to smooth it out though. 

February 16, 2012

LOAD Days 14-15, and a redo!

My PALO layout was really bugging me so I decided to change out the background paper.I like it much better on the black Bazzill embossed cs!

My day 14 layout... Happy Birthday Amanda -( let me know if I got the age right!) I need to find the supply list for this one.

For my Day 15 layout I used PP from Little Yellow Bicycle, and PTI CS and Ribbon. I can not remember for sure, but I think that the title stickers are from Doodlebug.  You can not see it well in the pic, but under the journaling there are music notes in a shimmery pink. I used a Tim Holtz stencil and some homemade perfect pearls mist. You can see it much better in person.

February 14, 2012

LOAD Days 10-13

I have to say that I LOVE LOAD!!! I am keeping all of my LOAD layouts in a pizza style box that I received an order in, and every time I open it to add a new layout I have to flip through all the others that I have completed this month. This is what it looked like last night.. look at that stack!

My Day 10 layout is Playing with Papa. I used an older Pink Paislee collection that I have had in my stash for a few years. The Chipboard letters are from Heidi Swapp, and I think that the flower is too. I just love these photos of my Dad playing with the girls in their playhouse. I have added another red sticker in the bottom right corner with the date, but forgot to take a new picture!
Day 11s layout is about Sira's first day of school, and her first time riding the "famous yellow school bus" on the second day of school. I believe that these papers are from Bo Bunny, the flowers are Maya Road, the title was cut from a Kerri Bradford svg file, the smaller pieces of paper (photo mat, title, journaling block, etc) are from Papertrey Ink.

Day 12 is another Disney Cruise layout. When we were in Castaway Cay we saw Santa! (He was actually a professional Santa) and he let Megan take a pic with him. The PP is from Pinecone Press, and I die cut and stamped the banner with PTIs Banner Builder set. 

Day 13 was a simple one. I had a super busy day yesterday and threw this together real quick. I do not really love it.. but I am not sure what to do about it! I stamped and embossed the PTI swirls on a piece of white CS. The red CS mat is also from PTI. (Now that I look at it I wonder if it would be better on red CS with clear embossed swirls and a black mat. I think that the white is too high contrast..)

February 10, 2012

LOAD Days 8 & 9

I am so proud of my ever growing stack of completed layouts for LOAD! 
I knew exactly what photos I needed to use for the Day 8 prompt. I took these photos not long after Judy's headstone was installed. The girls love visiting "Grandma Judy's stone" and bringing her flowers. The title is actually the top of a large tag that pulls out for more photos and journaling (that I have not written yet). The PP is from SU, cardstock is PTI, I used some Prima (i think) pearl bling, the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and some misc trim and brad from my stash.

Day 9 was all about home.  While this is NOT the pic that I intended on using for this prompt, it worked out perfectly. The PP, blue alphas and the flowers are from the MM Noteworthy collection. I also used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch on some book paper, and spritzed it all with some Gold Glimmer Mist. I am not sure where the green alphas are from, but I have had them forever!

February 9, 2012

Lauren's Tooth Fairy Box

Lauren has her first loose tooth! Of course this means that I needed to make her a little tooth fairy box like I made Megan, only in Pink! I started with a tin from Papertrey Ink. (Sorry for the bad lighting, it was late when I made this!)
Added some PTI ribbon around both the lid and the base. The inside pillow is fleece wrapped around a bit of pillow stuffing hot glued to the bottom of the tin. I cut the tooth from my Cricut (I think that it came from SVGCuts.com) and I added Stickles on top for some glitter.
Then I added some flat backed white pearl things (not sure what they are called, but they are not pearly, just a flat white) around the edge of the lid. Here is a picture of both tins together.

Now we are all ready for the tooth fairy to come!

February 8, 2012

LOAD Days 5-7

I am still hanging in and keeping up with LOAD! I think that my goal of finishing the Disney cruise album this month is actually attainable!
Day 5s layout uses a large professional photo from the cruise. I thought that it would be easy, but of course not! This layout took me longer than the 2 pager from Day 4! I was adding stickles to the green Prima flowers, and of course managed to get some on the photo. So after much agonizing over the ruined photo I decided to go with the flow and make it pixie dust! So then I went a little overboard adding stickles to the rest of the layout. I also went through 3 different sets of  alpha stickers before I found the right color/size/font combination for the title. 
I am not in love with my Day 6 layout, but it is what it is. I was not very motivated Monday and was rushing to get this done before dinner was ready. I used a sketch from the Page Maps 2 book, and more of the Splash collection from Echo Park. I cut the white piece, the journaling card and the palm trees from my Cricut. When I was done the layout needed something else so I added the yellow paint around the edges.
Day 7 was a pretty quick layout to put together. I used the negative from the Day 6 Cricut cut as a frame around my page. Used 2 large (6X8) photos from the cruise. I ran out of the mickey head bling and made 1 more (gotta keep the visual triangle going) using regular bling. You can not even tell which one did not come that way! I did just notice that the swirly tail piece from the memories sticker that I trimmed made its way to the bottom of the layout. That is not supposed to be there!

February 4, 2012

LOAD Days 3 & 4

I know that we are only 4 days into LOAD, but I am already feeling so much more inspired to scrapbook! I have even broken away from following a sketch from 4x6 Photo love, or other sources and have been just creating on my own. Love this!

For Day 3, I actually modified my layout a little after posting it to the LOAD Flickr group. It just needed something else.
Flickr post:
 And after I added some bling (misc from my stash), some more word stickers (Paper Studio I think), and trimmed down the journaling block. I really like the banner. It was actually from a border strip in the Echo Park - Splash collection. I ran it through the sewing machine following the top of the pennants, and then trimmed it out. And It is hard to see in the pic, but I outlined the swirly/wave pattern in Stardust Stickles.

Day 4 is another double page layout using the same collection. The title is cut from a Kerri Bradford svg file, the swirl stamp, ink and ribbon is from Papertrey Ink, bling is from Michaels. I used a Fiskars border punch, Martha Stewart scallop circle punch, and a SU label punch in addition to the elements from the Echo Park collection. 

February 2, 2012

LOAD Day 2!

I decided to step away from the disney album for today's layout. This time I actually scrapbooked about ME! Well, kinda... it is about the boyfriend, but I am in the picture!
I used Crate Paper - Mia collection, some crepe paper, an MM stick-pin and the Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
The journaling reads: When April got her new camera she nicknamed it the "husband". When I got mine we were talking about what to call it, and decided on "boyfriend". After all, I already have a husband! It is really funny hearing the girls refer to the boyfriend, especially in public!

February 1, 2012

Day 1 of LOAD

I did it! I completed a layout for the 1st day of LOAD. I used the 4X6 Photo Love - November laoyout for this one, but instead of 11 pics I have 12! A double page spread with a 6X12 divided protector in the middle.