Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Kids

For this 2 page Christmas layout I used Busy Scrapper's Solution Christmas papers by Paper Pizazz, It was easy to make a cute Christmas layout, because the book also includes the tags and emblishements that match, the "happy holiday" stickers I had in my Christmas Stash (I think I picked them up at Michaels some time back).

Busy Scrapper's Solution Christmas paper

Chirstmas Past

This layout is a 8 1/2 by 11 two page Christmas layout of my girls when they were small, I used Paper Pizazz Busy Scrapper's Solution Christmas papers, ribbon, on the layout on the right I used 2 large slide mounts covered in christmas paper for "picture frames" to frame each one of my girls photos. The tags are included in the Busy Scrapper's Solution Christmas papers Book. What a fast and easy way to do my scrpabbooking.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Senior Pictures

This is a simple layout, the paper was designed to have the layered look (paper is "Hot of the Press" design), I used pink vellum to computer print my page title
on, I double matted the large photo, and adhered the smaller photos to the side of the large one.

Manchester Beach

I love this layout, this was taken a few years ago over Labor Day Weekend at Manchester Beach. Allyce had a blast playing in the sand at the beach, she could play for hours, we rented a cabin that weekend at the Manchester Beach KOA, and had a wonderful time, Mary and Richard joined us for a overnight stay and a day of exploring and kicking around, one of the stops we made was to visit a near by lighthouse near Point Arena, it was great.

Chalk Popping!

This is a fun and easy way to make cute cards quickly (sometimes we busy gals don't have time to sit down for several minutes to make a card), these two cards only took minutes to make. the technique is called Chalk Popping, first stamp image of your choice using a VersaMark Ink Pad onto a piece of cardstock, then using a Q-tip, color stamped image with chalk, cut to the size you would like for your card vocal to be, you can add other emblishments if you would like,I covered a card with pattern paper, then I "framed" image with a contrasting color of paper, and glued onto card, I used ribbon and brads on both cards to add color and interst.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love this picture of Cousins gathered together for a family photo at Thanksgiving, for this layout, I emphasized "Family" as the Title of my page.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Some Cards

Here are a few cards that I have made.

Wild West and Products

The top picture is of some embelshments and stickers I use. These can be purchased anywhere: Wal-Mart, Michaels, even the Dollar Store! There is a local scrapbooking store that sells "Jolee's Boutique" items that are dimensional stickers. These are fun to use as they add depth to a page. You would be amazed the kinds of fun crafts these places have! Be careful, though...some can get quite pricey! That's why it's always nice to receive a gift certificate to places like these for the be sure to ask those around you nicely! :o)

The scrapbook page is a picture of my cousin and her family. She had this done in Old Town Sacramento. I thought it would be fun to scrapbook the picture. I printed it off my computer after she emailed it to me. Again, proof on how vital a computer is to scrabook!
I used a 12"x12" piece of cardstock of black, then a smaller piece of cardstock of dark brown to give it an old-west appeal, including small pieces of what looks like an old-west newspaper to complete the element of the old-west. I garnished the page with cut-outs of an old skeleton key, a postcard with antique script and a granfathers pocket watch embelished with ribbon. In the corner, I placed a small envelope which I passed over with a small brown ink pad to give it an aged look and som interest, and inserted my journaling. I used alphabet stamps to spell out Jones, used a circle punch to punch out letters and a strip of black cardstock to back title, attached with two silver star brads. I used a number stamp for the year on a piece of torn and inked cardstock. I'm pleased with the way this turned out!


The first page is a Halloween layout has a background of striped 12"x12" patterned paper. The photos are matted on 1 large photo mat embelished with Halloween stickers and embelishments.

The next page is a Christmas layout. I used "Paper Pizazz Busy Scrapper's Solution Christmas Paper" for the background. I used a complimentary paper ribbon at the bottom with a "Merry Christmas" tag on top. I matted my photos with red cardstock and embelished my cut-outs with red grograin ribon and used metal brads to decorate photo corner and tag to add a little texture.

The last picture is a table set up for my oldest daughters 30th birthday party. I used a large, framed photo of her baby picture and I used two scrapbook layouts on each side for the cake table display. I was quite pleased with the way it turned out! I used a hole punch to do the swirls. The happy birthday hat and letters were out of birthday banner decor.

More Vacation...

The top two layouts is a close-up of a "pocket" page I did after visiting Oatman, Arizona. We watched a live wild-west showdown featured daily. For layout, I used brown cardstock and layered with strips of 12"x12" western pattern that I had ripped and inked with brown ink pad on edges to give an old-west effect. I attached star brads to the bottom strips of western paper to create a pocket to add additional embelishments on each page. Inside the pockets, I placed old-time monies and extra pictures and my journaling.

I also made use of a postcard that I found amusing in one of the gift shops. I used western stickers and dimensional stickers to achieve the look I was after. I used stamps for my title. I also added pictures from a brochuer of Oatman - anything can be used for a scrapbooking page! Be creative.

The bottom is a page I did after a visit to Lake Havasu, London Bridge in Arizona.
I used a 12"x12" creme cardstock with strips of blue, orange and red cardstock to represent a flag. I used cris-crossed red grograin ribbon to make an "X" across the layout. Added pictures and vacation stickers with a postcard from London Bridge to pull the page together.

Some of my scrabook pages

One of our favorite camping vacations. We went to Mendocino. I used 12"x12" green patterned paper for the background. I used camping stickers purchased Michaels for title and embelishments. I did computer-journaling to explain the vacation.

Last but not Least...

This is my computer, a valuable research/resource for my scrabooking & card making.
I like to look at crafting videos and photo galleries to get ideas.
The computer is such an unlimited supply of wonderful ideas!

Craft Room

This is where the magic happens.
The dresser houses my scrapbook photo albums, craft books and camera.
I converted the closet into storage for my stamps, peg board for scrapbook supplies, decortaive paper hole punches, scrapbook paper, scissors, stickers and more. This is an easy, organized way for me too see what I have and grab whatever necessary to create a scrabook page or a card.
The smaller shelf holds my card-making papers (my favorite is "Hot Off the Press" papers and scrabook kits), with card idea books and my binder with my invaluable templates. I have some storage boxes and envelopes neatly stacked on top.
Next is a shelf that my husband made to display most (I have over 1,000!) of my wooden stamps. I found this idea from a video blog. The arrangement helps me to see all the stamps I have, so I'm spending less time searching and more time stamping!
The desk is my work station, I keep it neat and tidy because it's easier for me to work that way. I hope you all enjoy and get some great ideas from me.