I found the cutest card on Pinterest today and it featured scraps!
The artist is Alison Spellman and I love her use of scraps!
So I pulled out my trusty CTMH 1 1/4 circle punch and some really old papers and went to town.
I made 2 cards for each paper pack and a stamp from Ali Edwards but what a fun way to use up those last scraps of a paper pack and it only took a couple of hours to make 12 cards even with the hand stitching!
On a side note: I think I wore out my circle punch!
If you following me on Facebook then you know that I was rear ended on Monday morning coming home from work. I am fine and the Mini Cooper I think only has minor damage. I will be taking it for the insurance inspection today and hopefully over to the Mini dealership body shop after that for repairs.
So far the process has been really smooth so I am praying that it continues to be a – can I say pleasant experience? Well that comes close… the other guys insurance so far was been easy to work with so lets pray that keeps up.
That being said – my plans to scrap with week have gone by the wayside. I only have 3 days off and those have been spent dealing with the car. But I did take some time this morning to take pictures of the last layout I worked on last week. I am still working on a good lighting solution so bear with me there.
They layout alone was pretty easy. I used s template from Cherish and all was well – until I felt the need to add stitching! That took a long time because I went a little overboard. But on the up side…. I do not have to worry about the adhesive failing!
This was one of those layouts that you pop a movie in and just enjoy the process. I had so much fun just relaxing while working on the stitching.
Happy National Scrapbooking day!!!!
YEA! Guess what I am going to be doing all day? I did all of my chores yesterday so that I could spend today catching up on listening to my Paperclipping Roundtable podcast and scrapbook till my fingers fall off.
So I finished working on Kaela’s Equest layouts this week and posted those photos. I the layouts to the album and was moving on to the next set of photos when I noticed some embellishments that I forgot to put on the Equest layouts. Normally this would not bother me but I bought these embellies for the sole purpose of these layouts. What did I do? I re-did the pages! I did not have to completely re-do them just a smart remodel.
So here are the Equest layouts 2.0
There is some glare from the lights on the photos but you get the general idea. I am not sure if my redneck background is coming out but I think she looks great in a pair of boots.
Once I was finished re-vamping Equest I moved on to Christmas Choir field trip photos. I was at a loss as to how to put these together because I do so many choir layouts for this kid so I pulled out my Cherish how to book and let my imagination wander. Once I had the general idea of combining 2 different layouts on one 2-page spread I was off and running.
I guess the moral of the story is … do not be afraid to pull apart your layouts and do them again if something is bothering you.
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I am loving the flip side of the Buzz and Bumble papers! It always amazes what you can get simply by flipping a piece of paper over.
I was holding off on doing these photos because I did not have any “western” or ‘Horse” themed papers but on a lark I pulled out Buzz and Bumble and it worked!
Now I need to finish the rest of the photos that are in this series of shots.
Talk to you soon.
It is a beautiful day today. it is about 68 degrees and sunny so I thought that I would go outside and try and take some shots of the artwork I have been working on.
There were a few pitfalls.
1. Birds (trying to keep their artwork off my artwork)
2. Wind (getting the layouts to stand up)
3. Too much sunlight
I let the dogs outside so the birds for the most part left us alone For the wind I tried to take the shots before the wind took over or hang on if I missed. And well the sunlight…. a little computer tweaking and that was fixed.
This is one of the layouts that kept blowing over so it is at an odd angle.
This layout is what I get when I am scrapping and watching movies at the same time.
The wind wanted to take this layout apart. It found one corner that was not glued down proper. Me and Tombow have a date with this layout after I am done blogging.
Well I just realized that I forgot the other Glee Stickers on the first half of this layout. Ok I need to fix that too.
Here is the finished layout that I started this morning. I love it!
This is the other half of the Wicked layout that I was worried about. I think I am really happy about how it worked out.
I may have to start taking more photos of my layouts outside when I can. It makes my work look great.
The first time we ever saw Wicked was in 2010. Kaela kept coming home talking about wanting to see this play called WICKED and being the parents we are said no right off the bat. She kept begging and we did some research then felt STUPID!
During this performance of Wicked I bought the Big Souvenir Book thinking that I could use it in some layouts. You are not allowed to take photos during the show so you use what you can get your hands on.
I am still working on the layout but it is double matted with the black simmer paper then the Always B & T. I am going to finish tying the black and red ribbon down the side then this page will be done. The coordinating page with the playbill and ticket will be a little harder to get a page going but I will find something.
There is a trend out there that is just kicking my behind. It is those cute 2-point flags! I can never cut those out even and it drives me crazy. So one night while cruising around Amazon I found this:
Ek Tools 54-30148 Large Tag Punch, 2-Point Flag
So once I had this handy new punch I was finally able to make a card that I found on Pinterest a while back. As always I will show the original card and my card.
So here is the original that was found on Pinterest:
Here is my card that I made based on the inspiration I found from the above image.
I love both cards and I am so happy that I am finally able to make those flags! I am off to see what else I can find on Pinterest.
If you want to find me on Pinterest here is my link:
I was having trouble sleeping last night so I decided that it was time to download the photos from both cameras and see what I had. Well I have layouts that I took photos of and forgot to post. Opps.
I am still working on Kaela’s 8th grade album and she is almost in the 11th grade so she says I am behind. Who Me?
This is the Sugarland concert that we could not wait to go to. You said you have seen these photos? Yes you have but you saw them for the Perry Family album and this is Kaela’s album that I am working on.
See one day she will leave my house for her own house. She will be taking ALL of HER albums with her along with all of those fun memories so I make an album that stays at my house too. No I do not make the layouts at the same time – sometimes there are years between when I make each layout depending on my mood or what I am working on. That is why I am so fanatical about my photo organization.
Anywhoo – off subject…..
Also while downloading the photos off my camera I found a photo that Kaela took of me. I had no idea she even had my camera but it appears that I am placing an order in my jammies while having my morning coffee.
This is scary stuff!
You can not say I did not warn you!
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I have been a consultant since 2005. I started just to earn enough money to support my scrapbooking habit. I did not count on the wonderful friends I have made over the years or the places we have traveled as a family as one of the perks of joining this company at the time but I do now!
I am going to let the experts at CTMH explain what being a consultant is… they can explain the in’s and out’s much better than I.
I can tell you that I have never regretted joining this company – not one day. I consider it one of the blessings in my life.
Go get a cup of coffee – sit back and watch the experts and if you have any questions I am always a phone or in person away.