Friday, January 19, 2018

Is This Thing On......Welcome Back

   First, let me say Happy New Year! Sorry for that long hiatus. The last half of the year I was busy working in my Etsy shop and getting it ready for the busy Christmas season so that left no room for blogging or crafting for me time. 

I am back. Since the new year, I have been having some me crafting time, which means scrapbooking 2017 photos. This page I am sharing with you today was the first time I did a 12x12 page in almost 3 months. I used a sketch from Stuck? Sketches.

   Here is my take on it. 
 Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (My Mind's Eye, Echo Park Paper Co., and Fancy Pants Designs), doily (DoodleBug Designs), die cuts (Fancy Pants Designs and Pretty Little Studio), stickers (Heidi Swapp and American Crafts) washi tape (We R Memory Keepers) brads (Eyelet OutletBasic Grey), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), flair (Fancy Pants Designs), tools (typewriter, Minc, mini heart punch, and frame punch board) embroidery floss and stitch template (American Crafts)

   Here is a closer look. 

   I love the mix match scatter of stuff.
   I got a mini Minc for Christmas and I am loving the foil touches. Did you know you can foil the Pretty Little Studio's papers that are printed in black? 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Labor of Goodness

   This week I must have been in a scrappy mode since this is my third one that I made this week. The page I am about to share is of 2017 Labor Day. I don't think I have ever scrapped that holiday before. I used sketch #136 from Sketch~N~Scrap.

   This is my take on it. As you can see I changed it up a bit to fit my needs. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Studio Calico, Pink Paislee and Pretty Little Studio), journaling card (Becky Higgins), stickers (American Crafts and Beautiful Mess), chipboard (Crate Paper), typewriter (We R Memory Keepers) cut apart (Pretty Little Studio), wood veneer (American Crafts), trim (American Crafts) embroidery floss (We R Memory Keepers), punch board (We R Memory Keepers), stitching template (American Crafts), sewing machine and stapler. 

   Here is a closer look at the title work and some of the typewritten journaling. 

   I originally was going to type my journaling onto the page but the top frame got caught in the typewriter, which tore the frame so I used the fun pom-pom trim as a way to cover up the mess.  

Friday, September 29, 2017

S & J

   Earlier this month was my parents' 37th wedding anniversary so this page is to document it. I used the Scrap Our Stash tic tac toe challenge.
    I chose the last row for my three options, dictionary paper (background), kraft (Happy Note card), and circle (the & and flair badge).
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants Designs and Pretty Little Studio), journaling cards (Simple Stories), stickers (American Crafts and Fancy Pants Designs), flair badge (Studio Calico), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), wood veneer (Little B) stamps (EK Success), black dye ink), embroidery floss, sewing template (American Crafts), and punch (Beautiful Mess)

   Here is a little closer look at the title. I love using letters from printed papers as part of the title. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Bunny Love?

  A day late in posting this is better than a never posting it, right. Life has happened so I never got around to writing up this post last night. 

The last stash busting layout is another Easter bunny visit, this time my mom was 3 years old. I entitled this because of closer inspection of this photo it looks like she making a fist, she was very protective of her sucker. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper, Fancy Pants, Pretty Little Studio), transparency (American Crafts) wood veneer (American Crafts). sticker (American Crafts), punch out alphas (Scenic Route), punches (EK Success and We R Memory Keepers), journaling card (Becky Higgins) and typewriter (We R Memory Keepers)

   Even with a limited amount of stuff, I was still able to pull the layers off with the last layout from this kit. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Whack a Bunny

 Hello! here is day two of my stash busting challenge. If you want to see the kit I used to check here and if you want to see the first project check here. 

   I entitled this page "Whack a Bunny" because of the photo of my mom looks like she was getting ready to whack the Easter bunny with her sucker. 
Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts), pattern paper (Crate Paper, Pretty Little Studio, and Fancy Pants Designs), mist (Tattered Angles), stickers (American Crafts), chipboard (Crate Paper), journaling cards (Becky Higgins), trim (Heidi Swapp), cut apart (Pretty Little Studio), flair (Pretty Little Studio), typewriter (We R Memory Keepers), and washi tape (The Paper Studio)

   I added the lace trim to this page because it seemed so fitting with Easter. 
   Check back tomorrow for the last layout I created with this kit. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

See the Beauty My Lovely

   This is the first day of the reveal of my stash busting kit challenge that I posted here.  I ended up creating this sweet school page with a photo of my mom back in 1964.
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper and Fancy Pants Designs), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs, and American Crafts), chipboard (Crate Paper), trim (Heidi Swapp), large alphabet (Scenic Route)  journaling cards (Becky Higgins), washi tape (The Paper Studio), sequins (SpiegleMom Scraps)  frame punch board (We R Memory Keepers), cut-apart (Pretty Little Studio)

 The title for this page was inspired by one of the flair badges that I had in the kit. The polka dot letters are super old as in the company is no longer around. I think these have been in my stash untouched for 10 years. 
 Earlier this year I got this Micro-tip pair of scissors and all I have to say they got me into liking fussy-cutting. For the flower cluster, I fussy-cut some flowers from the "Beautiful Day" line from Fancy Pants and popped some up with foam square adhesive.

   Come back tomorrow for my second-page reveal. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Stash Busting Challenge

   Last week while surfing a scrapbooking message board I saw a post of a fun stash busting challenge by JillScraps, Instagram name. Create a kit and make three projects. 

I thought it would be fun and get me back into the scrapbooking mood. I had to get creative on some of my items because I was afraid that I was going to run out of letters for titles so I used a cut apart alphabet sheet as a specialty paper and my super old no longer in business item was the polka dot letters from Scenic Route. Also, I didn't have any unopened packages of items so I used a package of flair that only had one missing from the Hello Heather Beautiful Day collection by Pretty Little Studio.

Here is my kit. This week I am going to share my projects I created with it. I have all three layouts done and I still have stuff left so I am going to make a couple of cards.