Friday, May 31, 2013

Love was made for me and you - Scrap Your Story

This layout was super fun to make! I got to play with the new The Pier collection by Crate Paper. I love it! I bought many pieces of it!

The challenge at Scrap Your Story this week is to make a layout with SONG LYRICS. If you know me at all, I use song lyrics ALL THE TIME. For some reason, they just say the right things! :) My song lyrics are from the song L.O.V.E by Nat King Cole.




Funny story.. I made the layout and then a couple of days later my husband was singing the song (he never saw the layout) and I asked him what he was singing that for.. He told me, "Well, I watched Little Rascals this weekend, duh!" So funny:) Well, to me anyways! :)


I just love those picture overlay things that come with this collection and all the fun colors. I also finally got my hands on those awesome gold glitter thickers!! Thanks for checking in and be sure to play along with the challenge this week! 


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Love You Sweetheart

I think I am having scrappy withdrawals! I did this page early last week and I haven't been able to get back to scrappin' yet. I had the entire weekend off and Memorial Day, but I spent it either with family or cleaning out our basement.

Isn't this picture of my niece just adorable?! I used lots of pieces from the Maggie Holmes collection, many of which came in the May Scrapbook Circle kit! Those fabric frames are just too cool and I love those little bows! I thought that adding the black would make a neat contrast against the bright colors.


The strips on the left side are pieces from the washi tape paper.. which I find so weird, but kind of cool.



TFL! Have a great week! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Scrap Your Story - Here's to 2013

Today's challenge at Scrap Your Story is to use mixed up fonts on your title! I do this ALL the time in my scrapbooking. If you check back on last week's challenge layout, I had even more different fonts in that one! This one I have 3 different fonts. One for Here's to and two different kind of Thickers for 2013. I used Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic collection for this one as well.


Lots and lots of cutting of paper strips to make this effect! The patterned paper behind the photos is actually the 3x4 journaling cards and not just plain patterned paper. So if you are looking for a way to use up those cards... here it is! :) 


I love Thickers! How about you? I also love using up the NUMBERS! It doesn't happen enough. 


Thanks for looking and your sweet comments. Be sure to play along with this week's challenge to use Mixed up Alphas!! Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things and Kalahari

I am going to share two layouts with you today before I go off to scrapbooking! The first one I created for Mercy Tiara's challenge on YouTube to create a layout about your favorite scrapbook things. Well, I just took a picture some of my goodies piled high on my desk and called it good. If I added all my favorite things to that picture, well.. it wouldn't all be in one picture!


I used Amy Tan's Yes Please collection and went to work! In the journaling I wrote that I love the creative outlet that scrapbooking brings me and I love all the cute supplies as well! Some of my favorites are my Cameo, patterned paper, enamel dots, and roller date stamps. I didn't even mention Thickers and wood veneer! The list could go on and on... 


I love those fun Thickers and I used an old stitching template from Bazzill to create those stitched letters! 

This next layout I created on a whim one night when I had a free hour. I put it together so fast! I just cut up strips of Amy Tan paper and put it all together! 


It was one of those layouts where I just could NOT come up with a title so I just went with a really generic one. That works sometimes, right? 


Lots of layering behind the photo as always and a wood veneer arrow to top it off! Thanks for looking and for your great comments! 


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Best Flower Girl Ever

Here I am today with a layout inspired by Garden Girl Paige Taylor Evans. I just love her style and how she is SO good at piecing together paper. Love her style!

I used the Lucky Charm collection and that super fun silhouette cut! I am still loving the Lucky Charm collection although I am sad that I am running out of many of the papers!


I found those brown glitter thickers in my stash that worked well for this page. There wasn't much for brown in the papers, but I added it anyways! 


I am really loving all of my wedding layouts that I have been doing. I thought I would hate them all and get sick of them right away, but since I have been going with my own style and not sticking to any colors or themes, it has made it very easy! Who says a wedding album (or albums in my case) needs to have all the same colors and papers?! That would be boring.. IMHO. 


Added some Studio Calico potty people! I am so excited for tomorrow! I have the full day off work and I just got a huge box of goodies from A Cherry on Top FULL of Crate Paper goodness and lots of other fun stuff! Off to work I go today though. Have a great day! 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Scrap Your Story - Luckiest People Alive

Good morning! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Mine will be spent at work for 36 hours! Yay, not!

Be sure to play along with this week's challenge at Scrap Your Story! It is a fun and easy one. This week the challenge is to STAMP! I'll admit... I really didn't use stamps at all until the fun roller date stamps came out and now I use them ALL the time!

For this layout I used the super fun Everyday Eclectic collection by Echo Park. I have just had it sitting around for a LONG time and finally pulled it out to use it! I love the colors and all the fun elements it comes with. I used my [many] roller date and phrase stamps around the outside of the starburst and I also used the "true story" stamp from Studio Calico. Definitely an easy way to get stamping on the page!


I had some fun with my title work and I even found those adorable little crocheted flowers in my stash! I love using up old stuff!! 


You are able to see my stamping better on the close-ups! Be sure to play along this week at Scrap Your Story! :) 



Thursday, May 16, 2013

Scrapbook Circle Challenges

I have two layouts to share today! Both are for challenges over at the Scrapbook Circle blog! I know I've said it before.. I love Scrapbook Circle! It is hard to believe, but BOTH of these layouts are from the current  Scrapbook Circle kit! The SAME kit!

This first challenge is to mix up patterned paper! Sometimes it is hard for me to mix patterned papers from different collections and other times it is easy! The papers in this month's kit made it pretty easy! 


I really like how this page turned out! It was fun to do the paper tearing and the cut on my Cameo. I went through my stash and picked out some embellies in the colors of the patterned papers. And again, I love that MS punch that makes those cute hearts! :) 


And oh my goodness.. those Maggie Holmes bows! ADORABLE! I can't believe I hadn't bought those before! I am so glad they came with the kit so I got them! :) 



This one is the current sketch challenge. I stayed pretty true to the sketch. I used lots of goodies from the Fancy Pants Trend Setter collection. The kit came with some goodies, but I added a lot from my stash as well.


I love when I can get more than 2 pictures on a page! Those cute little baggies came with the kit. I used one to house my hidden journaling. Here are some close-ups and the sketch by Diana. 



Sketch: 
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Thanks for checking out my layouts and for your sweet comments. Be sure to come back tomorrow for another Scrap Your Story reveal! Have a wonderful weekend! I will be working the entire time....Can't wait for Monday! :) 



Sunday, May 12, 2013

Scrap Your Story - Party Rocking

As you can tell.. I am WAY behind on posting last week's challenge! Last week was super busy with work and the weekend was almost a blur. Ryan and I were supposed to spend Saturday with my mom, grandma, sister, and niece, but I ended up with (what we think) was a horrible migraine. I went to urgent care and they wanted to send me to the ER. The hospital in the city that we were in was not in my insurance network so I just ended up going home. It was one of the scariest things I ever felt. My left hand, arm, face, lips, and tongue would go numb and last for about 10 minutes. It happened three times. I am glad that is over! UGH.

Anywho.. I hope that you are all having a wonderful Sunday and more importantly, Mother's Day! Ryan and I went to church this morning and then went shopping. We found a living room set.. Loveseat, Sofa, Ottoman, and Chair. It will probably be tight in our living room.. but I am excited for it! :)

Back to the challenge at Scrap Your Story! Play along with this great sketch!! I had these fun pictures from Ryan's cousin's wedding last Sept. 1. Ryan and I were both in their wedding and they were both in our wedding! :)


I changed up the sketch a little bit and made it my own! I used a lot of the Amy Tan Sketchbook collection and the fun stars Studio Calico mask! I FINALLY got it! 


Heidi Swapp "Love" letters! Loving the roller date stamps as always! 


Here is the sketch! Be sure to play along this week for a great prize!




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

NSD Layouts

I did these two layouts for two of the NSD challenges at Two Peas in a Bucket. The first one I love and I hate the second one. The first one was for the challenge to be inspired by a Garden Girl. Corrie Jones is my fave garden girl and I love her work! She just made an awesome page like this and I had to scraplift! 


I hand cut the hearts and added a bunch of other fun bits! I tried to use a lot of my Crate Paper 6x6 Valentine pad. 


Close-ups!


I really really don't like this next layout so I do not have much to say about it! It was for the TwoPeas focus on photos challenge. TFL!





Friday, May 3, 2013

Scrap Your Story - I Carry Your Heart

The challenge this week at Scrap Your Story is all about your FAVORITE! It can be your favorite anything, we just have to know somehow that it is your favorite. Mine is all about one of my favorite people.. My Sister.

This photo comes from my wedding day after my sister gave her amazing speech. I will say it again.. Amazing. So heartfelt and true. I love my sister so much and I wanted this page to show my  true feelings. The title really says it all. No matter what.. I will carry my sister's heart..in my heart. What she goes through.. I will go through.


Once again, I used a lot of the Dear Lizzy collection. I had it in my cart at TwoPeas to buy more, but I am refraining from doing that. There will be so many other collections for me to love.. I don't need to buy much more of this one. I cut the "heart" out on my Cameo and used those cute gold Glitz letter stickers for the rest of my title. 


Love is also cut on my Cameo, but see that arrow?! That is a wood veneer arrow that I embossed with gold embossing powder! Yay me! I always wanted to do that! The "You" stickers are Jillibean Soup. 


All of the cute little hearts are from an all over the page Martha Stewart punch. Love that thing! I need to get the star one as well. Thanks for looking and be sure to play along with Scrap Your Story this week! :) 


Thursday, May 2, 2013

You Are Lovely

This is the last of the layouts that I needed to catch up on posting! Surprise, Surprise.. I used the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection again!!! :) Love that line. Have I said that before? :)

I went a little butterfly crazy on this one, but I think it is perfect for the layout! This is my niece and I on my wedding day. I used all Dear Lizzy papers and many of her embellies. I really like the look of the torn 3/4 page. I layered some goodies underneath the photos, as always. I did a layout a couple weeks ago with the journaling on the side and I really liked the look, so I did it again!



I added a few little punched butterflies with sequins and those cute stamped hearts are Amy Tan stamps. Love them.. they add the perfect little touch! Thanks for looking! 



Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Two Layouts to Share

I am back! It has been a few days since I have posted. I worked my weekend this past weekend where I work 9a to 9:30p Fri - Sun and I have worked each day since as well, so I have not had much time! :( I have tomorrow off, so I am excited about that!

I have two layouts to share today. The first is a photo of my cousin and I from my wedding. I took a photo with each of my bridesmaids like this so I am going to scrap each one so that I have each one in my scrapbook! I used the April Scrapbook kit and played along with the challenge, Springtime Hues. It sure wasn't hard with the kit!


Here are some close ups: 

I filled the Amy Tan die cut with MME enamel dots and added some Echo Park stickers. The smaller letters in the title are Studio Calico and October Afternoon. Speaking of OA, are they EVER going to release their Winter CHA collections? UGH. Get with it. 


My next layout comes all the way from last summer! It is two photos from my husband's bachelor party that I knew I wanted to get in a scrapbook. It is such a cute picture of Ryan and then a great group picture. 


I looked in my stash for lots of grays, whites, and blacks and found all of these goodies! I also used some of the die cuts from the Pink Paislee collection.


I cut the stars out on my Cameo and outlined ...everything! :) Thanks for checking out my pages and your sweet comments!