Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hello Lovely

Hello Lovely
I know that we all have photos stashed away in those retro albums that you peel the clear film away from the sticky surface.  The ones where you place your pictures in an artistic design then press the film back in place smoothing to try and get all the wrinkles out. Have you taken a look at one lately? Chances are the film is clouding, the sticky page is turning yellow and if you try and take a picture out you'll leave part of the backing on the page! Don't despair! 
Take your photos from this: 
To This:

The nice think about this is that if you have an album like the BEFORE picture part of your work is already done that's gathering up the pictures you want to keep. I started changing  my daughters baby album over a number of years ago. I choose the photographs I want to rescue from the old album, decide on colors I want to use, choose a layout and get to work. Now it's even easier when I use the Workshop Your Way kits from Close to my Heart. The one above is called Hello Lovely . It comes with everything I need to make at least 3 double page layouts and several cards. I bet if I add a couple of my own solid papers I can make even more! The embellishments that come in the kit are adorable.  You can check them out HERE.
I must say, it's much more enjoyable looking at the new albums and reading little journaling notes and memories than it was flipping through the old books.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Deliciously Pink

It was a magical time with for my granddaughters, their mom and both grandmothers. We had a wonderful evening seeing a play about a little girl that ate so many cupcakes she turned pink, eating our own pink cupcakes, meeting the cast, and then going out for a big girl dinner.  
  I knew I had to capture the memories of this "Pinkalicious" evening.  When Close to my Heart introduced the Sugar Rush paper collection I knew I had found just the right paper.

The embellishments that come with the Workshops Your Way Scrapbook Kit are awesome. 
I love the Sugar Rush Dots!
If you are interested in ordering the Workshops Your Way Sugar Rush Kit click HERE.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Weekend Project

 My Weekend Project

It may not look like it, but this is a project I did using my Cricut!

I bought the bookshelf on the Hwy 80 garage sale. The backing is press board and was an ugly brown when I bought it. I slide the shelves out and painted the back the same shade of blue as the walls of the room. While it was drying I cut my stencil using one of the medallions in the Damask Decor Cricut Cartridge. I just used a heavy cardstock so I cut out two. I figured one would get to soggy before I could finish all of my designs. I probably should have cut 3, but 2 worked alright. 
I taped my stencil in place with blue painters tape, then using some white paint and a small foam brush I loaded my brush lightly with the paint and dabbed it on. I was careful to dab straight up and down along the edges so the paint wouldn't seep beyond them and would leave a crisp line. I placed the design in a random pattern. I wish I had put at least one design lower so you could see it on the bottom shelf better, but books will be going there and cover up the lower area.
I thought I would share my project with a couple of Anything Goes type challenges.
PDE Linky Party Challenge 145
Bitten by the Bug 2: Flourishes Challenge

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Trick or Treat


It’s almost time for goblins, witches, and ghosts to haunt the streets begging for candy. I remember taking my then 3 year (she’s 33 now) old daughter trick or treating for the first time. She was a cowgirl with a pink swirly skirt, pink cowgirl boots and a denim jacket. We stopped at the first house and as I handed her the treat bag I said, “O.K., now go up to the door, ring the doorbell, and when someone opens the door shout Trick or Treat! and then hold out your bag and they will put candy in it.” She turned to me with a shocked expression and said, “NO! They are strangers!” At least she had been listening when we lectured her about not speaking to strangers or not to take candy from people you don’t know. Don’t worry, after she watched one group of kids do it, she joined a second group of kids and after that I had to run to keep up. 
I made this Halloween layout because I always enjoyed going trick or treating when I was a kid and then taking my kids and their friends through the neighborhood to trick or treat. Now it’s my grandchildren’s turn to trapeze from house to house dressed up as rock stars and princesses, armed with a treat sack demanding candy so they don’t play tricks.
Close up of the 3D fence
 I used the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for sale through Close to my Heart. and Autumn Celebrations for the trick or treaters. The paper is Jeepers Creepers from CloseToMyHeart. The ink can be found HERE.
I'm going to enter my haunted house layout at the following fun blogs. CHECK THEM OUT!
MY SHERI CRAFTS CHALLENGE #193 - Creepy....Crawly!
PDE Linky Party Ch# 144 Anything but a Car  
FantabulousCricutChallenge #288-Fright Night 
DiecuttinDivas Challenge #289 ~ Halloween 
Simon Says: Anything Goes 
The Sisterhood of CraftersPumpkins OR the color Orange . . .