March 27, 2012

More Shimelle Inspriration!

I used another Shimelle sketch/ class as inspiration for this page. This time from the September 4x6 Photo Love. I have had this Hambly transparency in my stash for at least a year now.. but could never find the "perfect" way to use it! I had a lot of photos from a water gun fight last summer that I wanted to scrap, but I did not want to go the double page spread route. I used this same layout last month as well, but it was for a different album so even though it is pretty distinctive I thought that it was safe for me to use it again.
I broke out the Echo Park - Summer Days collection again for this page. I am in a bright color mood lately! I am not really loving the "water gun fight" title, and will probably switch out the letter stickers for something a little cleaner, most likely white, since there is so much going on on the page. I also need to track down the date to add to the Fun in the Sun journaling spot, and add the journaling to the pull out cards. I was losing the light and wanted to take a decent picture before it got too dark!

March 26, 2012

She is a natural

The girls did not have swim lessons tonight, so after they got home from school I went down to play in my craft room! For this layout I started with a sketch from Shimelle Lain and a Penny Lane collection pack.
I flipped the sketch since I wanted my photos to face into the page, but kept everything else the same.

After I adhered all of the base pieces down I started to play with the stack in the middle. I am not so good with the stacking that Shimelle does. I love how it looks.. but it takes me forever to commit! I started (well.. not really started but it ended up on the bottom) with a journal page from an old MM journal page book., and then I added a large white tag that I have no clue where it came from. I Distress inked the edges, added a random pink tag from my stash, another journaling piece and some elements from the Penny Lane kit. The title uses American Crafts Thickers, the pins are from Maya Road, and I used the MS butterfly punch and some pink stickles to add some movement to the page. 

March 18, 2012

One More Thing

Ok, the title of the layout does not really match the picture, but I liked the little post it note as a journaling block! I decided to challenge myself. For every layout I make using a new collection, I have to make one using some of my older stash. For today I broke out some old Basic Grey PP, and used Shimelle's starting point for last week. I started my journaling stack with the post it note and the green Prima packaging. The little blue scalloped piece is actually cut from an MM frame from the Noteworthy collection. The butterflies were punched from some DCWV CS, prayed with Party Pink glimmer mist and have some Eucalyptus Stickles in the center. The blue flower border sticker is from the Basic Grey- Urban Prarie collection. The pink scalloped circle border was cut out of the same pink DCWV CS using my Cricut and an SVG file from Krisi's Kreations. I also used some Hambly Washi Tape and a Basic Grey tag, and fussy cut a bird from the PP used on the top, and added the Eucalyptus Stickles around some of the birds for dimension... and sparkle!

March 11, 2012

Indian Summer Fun

I just had to play with the new Echo Park - Summer Days collection. I love the bright colors, and the bicycle sticker went perfectly with these photos!
Supplies: PP, Stickers: Echo Park; CS: PTI; Ink: PTI; Stamps: Technique Tuesday; Other: Hambly Washi Tape

March 8, 2012

Excursion time - Just Add Water

Back to the Disney album! I really am determined to finish it this month! This layout has pictures of Dwayne and Carla on their way to an excursion in one of the ports. I used Shimelle's starting point for this layout, and I am still using up the Splash Collection. 
Supplies: PP: Echo Park; CS: DCWV; Stickers: American Crafts, Echo Park; Other: Dew Drops, Homemade Ink Sprays

March 6, 2012

Baby Card and Gift Bag

I used the scraps from the mini album and made a card and gift bag for the baby shower gift. I also added an extra pocket to the back of the mini album to hold some journaling spots punched from the same PTI CS with the SU label punch. For the gift bag I used Shimelle's starting point that she posted today.

March 5, 2012

Baby Shower Gift - Mini Album

Ok, I did not work on the Disney Cruise album this weekend as I had planned, but I did craft! I made a mini album for a baby shower gift. I still need to make the card/ gift card holder, but the mini is done! I used the new Everyday Moments collection from Teresa Collins. I love this collection! The dark blue CS is from Stampin UP , and light blue is from PTI. The mini album design is from Laura at On the Paper Trail. It is her Beaded Matchbook Mini. I made a small change to the length of the pages, but other than that I followed her tutorial!
I matted the outside of the pockets so that a 3.5 x 5 photo can be placed there with a .25" mat all the way around. The tags inside the pockets will hold a 4x6 with just a teeny little border around it on 3 sides and still leaving the patterned paper edge on the right that sticks out from the pockets.
I love the charms hanging from the ribbon on the cover. The silver one I have had in my stash for a few years, it actually came on a gift from Hallmark and says "Children are the greatest gift of all". The other charm is a clear acrylic tag from Tim Holtz that I stamped the baby's name on in Staz-On using a PTI aplha set.
I am linking up to Scrap Scene's WIP Monday post!

March 1, 2012

I did it!!! LOAD Days 27-29

Oh wow.. I can not believe that February is over and that I actually completed a layout every single day last month! And it was not as hard as I thought it would be!
Day 27 - For this layout I used the 4x6 Photo Love - September layout by Shimelle Lain and 2 Peas. The green "tags" pull put and have more photos on the back. I actually had this just on the white background at first.. but it was too plain. I had already stitched the transparency to the CS though. So I decided to go with Kraft to complement the embellishments and did the same ink splattering on it. I cut it down to fit inside the pocket, and it looks like it was meant to be there!
Supplies: The Kraft CS is Bazzill, White CS is Recollections, Tim Holtz Tissue tape, K&Co Smash Tape, PTI ribbon, PP and green CS. Hambly Transparency, EKSuccess stickers
Day 28 - Hugs from Minnie -This layout was a quickie since I did not feel good.
Supplies: CS - White:Recollections, Orange: DCWV, Blue: PTI;  KI Memories stickers, Thickers alphas, Hambly transparency
Day 29 - Love Always - Lauren made this heart in school for valentines day. When she brought it home I asked if I could use it in my scrapbook and almost every day since she has asked me when I am going to scrapbook it. I let her choose which photo to use, and she chose this self portrait of herself with Sira
Supplies: Kraft CS - Bazzill, Pink and White CS - PTI, KI Memories scribbles, White gel pen (can't remember!!) and homemade glimmer sprays in red, white and pink.
My LOAD stack! 32 pages (a couple were double page spreads)