Thursday, 28 June 2012

I Just Want to Squeeze Those...

{Chubby Little Cheeks}
 This adorable, little guy is my friend's youngest son.  Look at those cheeks!  This layout {8.5x8.5} is a mix and match of My Mind's Eye, Echo Park and Crate papers...I added some random 'odds&ends' from my stash and SURPRISED myself with how quickly it came together!

Thanks for stopping by!
ALSO!!! I am currently doing some better late than never Spring Cleaning of my Scrappy Stash!...I am going to be posting {and giving away} some 'FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE' items on my blog. So, be sure to check back just never know what might come up for grabs!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Pen to Paper

I was talking with my friend, Joy, the other day about one of my biggest regrets...not keeping a daily journal and how the stories of my past were only stored in my head {and my head is starting to not be so fantastic at recalling these memories.} Joy, being oh so wise, quickly informed me that my life was not over and to start journaling, I have decided to listen {for once}.
My Journal
As fellow Scrappers, you will understand the strong LOVE for beautiful papers...and the staggering amount of 'scraps' that {quickly} accumulate. Deciding I did not want to journal a 'novel' every day, just a small blurb of the days happenings, I began cutting those wonderful 'scraps' to 2-1/2" x 3-1/2",  clipped the corners with my rounded corner punch and fit the cards into a SPORTS CARD PROTECTOR.  It somewhat resembles PROJECT LIFE pages, but without spending MORE money on supplies that I just don't need. {I can buy the page protectors at my Local Dollar Store and I have a ridiculous amount of scraps!}  I have included little 'extras', for example, The Beatles flyer in the top middle is from an Art Crawl I went to last weekend, the Lucky Me I just really like and the TV is blaming a friend for getting me hooked on Spartacus. So far I am quite pleased with the outcome, now I just need to purchase and 'Jazz Up' a {3-Ring}Binder to place the pages in!
Hope you are all having a FANTASTIC WEEK!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Circling Around

I keep picking up, cutting up and MESSING UP paper...I have lost my creativity.  When this happens I look for inspiration EVERYWHERE and this time inspiration struck while looking through old photos. 
'Little Prince Charming'
This is my friend's son, A...he is darling and his blue eyes will melt your heart. This picture was taken in the Summer of 2008, after, I believe, he had a fight with a sidewalk...and, as you can see, the sidewalk won.
This page {8.5x8.5} is made up of a mash of Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, Crate and Wood Veneer papers {I was trying to use up some scraps}. The wonderful scalloped borders {size 1", 1.5" & 2"} have been cut using the Kreaxion's Circle Cutter {as well as, the small circle at the top of the page}.
{scalloped border}
The Alphas are Basic Grey, now they were grey, but then I sanded them down and died them with TH Distress Inks {chipped sapphire, walnut stain & barn door} and then spritzed them with homemade misters.  The crown was traced from a mini album my sister had lying around {as was the arrow}, hand cut and mounted so it sticks off of the page {see picture}.
Fingers-crossed, this was the end of my scrapbooking slump!
Happy Scrapping!
{additional product used:}
Fleur d'Lis Embossing Folder
My Mind's Eye Crown Brad
Vintage Union Jack Flag {yardsale score!}
Silver Crown Border {stash}

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Two Birthdays, A BarB-Q & No Sleep

As soon as the warm {stifling hot} weather hits it seems the schedule FILLS to the max!  Between backyards, patios, sports and gardening, I don't see as much of my scrappy supplies as I would like.  I managed to whip together a card for the birthday of a {dear} friend.
'Happy Birthday to You'
I wanted this card to have a Victorian look...with a bit of an edgy vibe. I used Mind's Eye's 'Follow Your Heart', paired with Kreaxion's Punch 304 {no insert for border; insert C for corners} and a bit of modelling compound {if you haven't used this - TRY IT! is SO much fun!} to achieve this look, I must say that I am quite happy with the outcome.
{different angle}
The bow is a strip of silk, purchased from Fabricland {Although silk can be expensive, I find that it ties so beautifully AND I love the way it, I buy the smallest amount possible and approximately get 10 {medium?} bows from it}.  To form the dots out of modelling compound I used a piece of 'confetti ribbon' as a stencil and smashed the compound over it {it's that shiny ribbon that has all of the holes in it}, then I rubbed TH Distress Ink {Victorian Velvet} over it.

Happy Tuesday to you All!
Great Days!

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