Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Summertime for Marshall

This is the complimentary page to my previous post. I keep a album for each grandbaby and the Monday page will go in Zack's album while this page belongs to Marshall. Same day, same event just different kid.
Using lots of leftovers from my stash along with some pp from Simple Stories and wood grain pp from somewhere, don't quite remember the manuf.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Summer Fun 2014

I am back from the Expo and while it was a bit exhausting overall I enjoyed having time to devote just to scrapbooking with a huge store at my disposal for most of the time.

I have difficulty focusing while I am there but if I plan some pages and projects those are more likely to get completed or I should say about 90% completed and then they are easy to finish up the next day.

I managed to get at least 3 single and 2 double pages done so up first I am sharing today my middle grandson and some pictures taken over the summer.

Using Simple Stories pp, some silhouette cut files, dies, stickers, wood veneer, enamel dots and thickers.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Watercolor and a Snowman

I really liked the color scheme of my first card and decided to repeat it. I also wanted to see if I could incorporate watercolor somehow, but in order to do that I knew I needed to find the right stamp so I searched my stamp drawers and found this little guy. Perfect!

Then using my Tim Holtz distressed inks I first stamped and then painted my frosty guy. I must say it's fun to see the colors run together but yikes too much and you can end up with a hot color mess.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

First Christmas Card

I am heading off to the Expo so I have most of my supplies packed up but still wanted to get a jump start on my Christmas cards. I like to make individual cards as opposed to mass producing, although I imagine it would be much easier to mass produce one card. Maybe next year, until then here is the first of many cards.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Preparing for Halloween Treats

Since I work in an office environment I often bring in home made goodies to share and sometimes I make them something special just because.

Last Halloween I brought in this Spider Cake and these Treat Bags and this year thought I would do something a little different. Up on my list of goodies is Monster Munch, Apple Cider Caramels and Chocolate Sour Cream Donuts.

I figured the Munch mix was needing some sort of cute container and found these adorable chevron popcorn boxes cheap through Rue La La.

As cute as these boxes are on their own I just thought they needed a little more flair. So I stamped a sentiment on to white squares that I die cut and embossed white squares. They were pop dotted onto  scalloped squares that I let the cameo cut out for me.  

I then glued those to the boxes; assembly line style. There are 24 altogether.

And here they are ready for me to fill with bags of my monster munch which I will do next week sometime. Don't worry I will repost with them filled so you can see the final version and share all the recipes too.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sympathy Card

One thing I never seem to have enough of are Sympathy cards and probably for the obvious reasons, you really don't want to think about losing a loved one or a friend.

Unfortunately I lost a friend to cancer over the weekend and even though I knew she had cancer her death still comes as a shock to me. Its hard to believe I will never see her again and I wanted to at least send my condolences to her husband to let him know I was thinking of him during this difficult time. Therefore I needed to make a card.

I like to think Sympathy cards should be fairly simple without too much fru fru as my husband says and definitely want to have it exude some sort of elegance so I chose to heat emboss with gold powder.

The stamps used on this card are from Stampin Up and the fine detail gold embossing powder is from Ranger Ink. I stamped the sentiment on vellum than ran it through my xyron tool because the stark white seemed too harsh and I wanted a softer feel to it.

I then added just a few extra details and kept the card fairly flat so it would be easy to mail. Last thing I want is my card coming postage due.

So hug your loved ones and tell your family and friends how much they mean to you because there are no redos, there is no going back and you just never know when the last time you will see them will be.

Monday, October 13, 2014


Decided I need a break from all this Halloween madness. It's been awhile since I churned out a layout and after I found some vintage photos I had been wanting to do something with them. My first photo is a picture of my grandmother and her sisters.

I do not know one the names because one sister left the family after she grew up and never returned. They searched for her years later and did find her but apparently she didn't want anything to do with the rest of the family, go figure. So I just need to get the name from my mother. I was thinking of adding a pull out to add more journaling about the whole assorted affair.

Using some Teresa Collins pp, enamel dots, Simon Says die. mists, sequins, the cameo for the title, washi tape and other odds and ends.