Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Scrap Room Overhaul!

I have been busy the last few days (despite having to work most of the last few days) giving my scrap room an overhaul! Since we only have 3 bedrooms in our house, eventually one will be turned into a nursery (No, I am not pregnant). Consequently, the bed that is in one of the bedrooms will have to go in the room I am using as my scrap room. Everything has turned into such a mess in my scrap room so I just started purging and reorganizing everything. I went to Michael's and got a bunch of cute baskets (which were 50% off at the time) and started organizing all my embellies and such. I got rid of old scraps that I am never going to use again. I moved my table and cleaned everything up. I am so much happier with it and I think it gave me some scrappy inspiration! So exciting!

I am just in love with this first LO -- especially because it came together so easily! I used October Afternoon's Witch Hazel line. I don't normally like Halloween lines, or Halloween in general really, but this line is so cute. I went to the October Afternoon warehouse sale last week and boy, it was MUCH better than the last 2 times I have gone! I got 12 Sprinkler mists for super cheap plus 4 8x8 paper pads for $5 each and got the 5th one free! There was a lot of good deals (with new product too) that they never had before!

I fell in love with this sketch from Creative Scrappers and it worked perfect with these photos from last Halloween. For the circle element I thought it would cute to use buttons as the circle!


This next LO is a scraplift of Kelly Noel's of Studio Calico. I started using last month's Studio Calico kit, but did not end up using much from the kit! It just didn't go with my photo of my niece Alaina. :)

This next LO is this week's Sunday Sketch as Studio Calico! I used last month's kit and went to work with this photo of Bailey's 8th birthday! I got that "celebrate" washi tape plus a few others at the October Afternoon warehouse sale for $1 a piece! What a steal! :) 


One last layout that I made early last week with this month's Studio Calico kit. Just another one of Lainey and I. :) Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to Kelly!!

Happy Birthday to my friend and AWESOME designer Kelly! Be sure to check out her blog for wonderful inspiration and a giveaway! :) http://scrappin-sisters.blogspot.com/2012/10/its-my-birthday-giveaway-time.html

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

I love this page. I love the design, the photo, the journaling. I never usually feel that way about my layouts. I used the current "News Flash" kit from Scrapbook Circle and went to town on it. It was a very easy layout and things seemed to come together very well. The only thing is.. I could have journaled a lot more! This is a photo of my sister and her new baby girl. I wanted to her to know that throughout the struggles she has had since Lainey was born, she is still a great mother and she should never forget it. TFL. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Studio Calico and Creative Sketches

Yay! I was able to get two layouts in today before we head off to Cozumel tomorrow on our honeymoon! I am super excited. Hard to believe the wedding is all over though. I am really looking forward to getting our professional pics back though! 

For this layout I used sketch #229 at Creative Scrappers. I have really missed using their sketches-- they are great! I also used the inspiration from Studio Calico this week to create a layout about summer. Well, these photos were taken at the beginning of August in Okoboji, IA at the Barefoot Bar. It is a super fun bar located right on Lake Okoboji.

I used the current Studio Calico kit plus one of the add-on kits. If I get an add-on kit I just through it together with the classic kit. I really like how it turned out! This is the first time that I used the negative space for my title and I am really liking that look! 



The is the first LO I did of our wedding. It is one of my favorite pictures that I have right now. My personal attendant, Rachelle, took it. I did it for the current thought at TTD to use burlap on your page. I was going for a more vintage feel, so I think it turned out well! I used some of the new MME papers. TFL!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Bunny Tale

It is so nice to be back to scrappin' again! On Monday I was able to get three layouts done and this is one of them. Unfortunately, I may not get much scrappin' in now until the end of October. We leave for Cozumel on our honeymoon on October 12 and the week before and after I will be working quite a bit. I plan to be hard at it again in November! :)

I love these two pictures. Before Easter last spring my niece Bailey kept asking me for a bunny. She knew that I was the only one who would actually get one for her. I caved (it wasn't hard) and got her a bunny for an Easter present. She named her bunny Oreo and she just loves it. Being only 7 years old at the time and 8 now, she really takes good care of him. She loves to just carry him around and he sure doesn't mind! I loved the bright colors in her dress in these photos!

I used Ashley's sketch for the October Sketch It Out challenge. The twist for the month was to add a tag somewhere on the page. I added a Dear Lizzy Neopolitan tag underneath the title. I also played along with ScrapFit and did workout #77 to use a handmade flag on your LO. They turned out super cute.. I am thinking I should do that again sometime! 

Ashley's sketch:

Monday, October 1, 2012

Smile Girl!

A couple of months ago I came across a sketch blog through I friend that I just love! It is called Scrap Friends and their sketches are totally my style! For this page I used more Amy Tan Sketchbook.. I will forever LOVE this line and forever hoard it I am sure too! The mask and triangles stamp is Studio Calico. 

This LO is about Ryan's cousin Miranda whom I have grown really close to in the past year. I am glad that we are family now because I love having her in my life! TFL!