Monday, June 28, 2010

Doodlebug fun:-)

Doodlebug is just fun! Great colors, tight patterns - I like to cut it up and choose a matching color of cardstock to layer with it to create my layouts...and the stickers! They always come out with great stickers to compliment the paper...I used the Travel line "Great Getaway" for this layout - (I used the cloud sticker, and stuck it to cardstock, then cut around it and put a pop-dot behind it to create a 3D effect on the layout.
 I used the paper line "On the Go!" to create this layout with Promary colors, perfect for your little guy who is probably ALWAYS on the go, just line mine is!

Echo Park project -

I Love this line called "Summertime" from Echo Park, they are a brand new company and this is their 1st release! Bright colors, so perfect for boy or girl pages or projects.
This Projects uses - Echo Park journal cards, Their Alpha Stickers and borders sheet
Maya Road envelopes, & yellow journal spots from Jillibean Soup, the coil from the Zutter Bind-it-all
& photos of my adorable daughter helping me plant some flowers about 2 weeks ago:-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

My daughter - the Klingon???

You have heard the expression "a face only a mother could love:-)"
Yep that was Aubrey, the night after a mosquito was in her room and viciously attacked those pretty green eyes, she was sooo swollen!  So when we took her to the Goldeyes game she looked, well a little like an Alien - a klingon to be exact (only those familiar with Star Trek will know what that is!)
Needless to say lots of pics were taken anyway...because I have a project in the works!!! Will post pics soon, I know you will love it!

What!!! even I made it into a way!!!

Layout of miss Aubrey Jayde in a little bit of a silly position (no she is not going to the bathroom!)
Using Crate paper's "Brook" Collection, and that pretty little scalloped border is using the Martha Stewart double circle border punch...this is the line I am using for my little project with the baseball game pics:-) Love it, it is perfect for boys or girls!

                                                                                                                       here I used the "Dear Lizzy" line from American Crafts, the border is cut out of a patterned paper and added on with pop-dots, the title in green are "Thickers" and the sticker accents are part of the "Dear Lizzy" line, don't you just love this tree paper???  Soo cute!

I hope you have a great night!
ttyl, S

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Layout ideas...

I have a confession to make, I am obsessed with white flowers...don't get me wrong, I LOVE color - but when it comes to my yard, it's white or nothing...went to the greenhouse this afternoon and these are the newest blossoms to add to my collection of white:-) It took me 8 years to get a white garden of my dreams at my old house, we have now been at this house for 2 years and I need to start all over again...But the end result is sooo worth it!

I promised some more "masculine" layouts, though girly stuff is soo fun:-) here is a couple of 12x12 pages I have done in the last little while-
This one is a layout using Bo-Bunny's paradise line... I thought it was perfect for this picture my honey and I took in the Bahamas on a cruise a few years ago!
the typing was done on my old typewriter that was a find at the local mcc store - I love the look of imperfection and yet, it is much neater than my own handwriting!  the bling, stickers, paper and rub-ons were all from the same line.

This line from Fancy Pants is also so masculine - I had to "scrap" these pics of my hubby and kids playing...he will literally throw them on the bed, on the pillows, and kids just can't get enough... using the Glitter-cuts in this layout, which are clear overlays with a little bit of sparkle, and you get 5-8 of them on a 12x12 sheet, so they are great value, and really help add a little pizazz to you layouts!

The paper here was cut around the floral design and then placed overlapping the photos, pop-dots are along the edge to give it a little 3D effect.

This is the same Fancy Pants line as above "Family Ties"
using the Glitter-Cuts from the same package, I attached the kids with mini glue-dots.  The scallop circle border is a circle punch and I cut all the circles in half.  The dot or "splatter" detail is a bit of glimmer mist.

Using the same paper line with co-ordinating accents can really help with your page planning, I love to plan a couple of pages and feel like I am "using up" my stuff. That way if use all my glitter-cuts or rub-ons on a couple of layouts, I am done with it, it does not take up any more space and I have an excuse to get something new!!!