Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Been GONE soooo Long!

So clearly, I have been MIA for some time. What can I say .... Life. It is never my intention to neglect my blog responsibilities but there are so many other thing higher up on my priority list. I am sure you must understand. My Winter break is coming to an end and I will be back teaching next week. BooHoo!!!! Last week I found the time to make a video tutorial -- Check it out HERE. I have also posted some of the pages that I have created over the last few months. Hopefully, you can find a little inspiration in my pages.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The LAST DAY of school!

Today was the last day of school for my 9 year old. is officially summer 2010! We had a mini-block party and all of the kids on our street oozed pure (unadulterated) happiness. I took a few photographs but mostly I just enjoyed watching the balloon fights, scooter races, and water gun soaker chaos. be a kid again with the whole summer before you.

I certainly didn't get to scrapbook today but here are a few summertime pages that I created a few days ago. I hope you enjoy taking a look and perhaps you can find a little inspiration.
Hope you have a fabulous father's day weekend.
Peace, love and hugs to ya,

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More pages with the wonderful SC "Partly Sunny" kit

I love this kit. I don't usually rave over a kit and rarely do I scrap a just the kit as it comes in the box. This "Partly Sunny" kit is a real exception and I have had a complete blast playing with it. the process of all my scrappin' I realized that lately I am totally obsessed with hidden journaling. For the longest time I really struggled to find a "place" for my journaling on the page. So often, it seemed like the journaling got in the way of the aesthetics of the layout. My journaling really suffered.  I always felt a little guilty when I didn't journal my heart out and write what was really on my heart and mind for fear of "messing up" the look of a layout. Recently, the solution became clear -- hide the journaling. You will notice on these two pages (and many others) that there is a little tab at the top of the page. That is my journaling card. I now create a little pocket on the back of the layout and stick a journaling card inside. This gives me the "freedom" to write whatever I want -- without any worries about placement.

So the question I have for do you journal?

Hugs and thanks for stopping by,

Monday, June 14, 2010

A mini slam-book

Do you remember making slam books when you were in school? I sure do and, in fact, I saved a few. They are so cool to look at now. They bring back memories of the "good ole days," end of the school year bliss and the joys the childhood. I thought I would make one for my son -- but a lot cuter than the spiral notebook ones that I use to make. Basically I raided my scrap shoebox and used bits and pieces of paper. I kept it very simple and entitled it "3rd grade top ten." Inside I have several themes that the kiddies can respond favorite wii games, food, movies, songs, and t.v. shows.

So....give it a try and your son or daughter just might say "thanks rock."


Friday, June 11, 2010

Playing with Studio Calico's "Partly Sunny" Kit

My "Partly Sunny" kit arrived on Monday and I just had to play play play. Here are the 3 pages that I have created so far. Expect more to follow.........

Here is the Kit.

Here are my pages ......TFL!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have an amazing weekend!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Love my CONVERSE and can't wait to scrap them

I just printed this photo yesterday and I can't wait to scrap it. How about you -- do you rock converse? Well, take at look at this flickr mosaic because a lot of people are sportin' converse this summer.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Have a REALLY happy Tuesday and a few of my bloggy favs

Must Clicky Bloggies:
1. A great photographer (he did my best friend's wedding) word.....INCREDIBLE!
2. An amazing artist -- joy and beauty just oozes from her blog.
3. If you love thoughtful documentaries that challenge how you see the world -- this blog is for you.
4. Check out this blog for some great freebie printables -- perfect for hybrid scrappin and cards.

Hope those juicy tidbits inspire you!

Friday, June 4, 2010

"Real Wood" mini book

Happy Friday to ya!
Today I decided to just do a little playing and experimenting in my craft room. The last few weeks I have used bits of Creative Imaginations "Real Wood" on several layouts and I love this new product. You can check out this vid here to see how versatile it is. Today's project is a little mini book that uses the "Real Wood" as a book cover. I also embossed and inked the wood to give it that special little touch. The final product is lovely (if I do say so myself) and I will use this little book to document the first weeks of summer with my little ds. He just finished pre-k and is off to kindergarten next year. The two of us are going to hang out for two weeks ALL ALONE before his big brother is out of school. As number two, I always feel like he gets cheated a little, so I am looking forward to the dedicated time. This little book will be a place for me to document our special time together.


Use your scraps to scrapbook

I know.....I are probably thinking DUH! But the reality is that many times I start a layout with new 12x12 sheets of paper and that only adds to my mound of scraps. To use up those scraps, I sometimes challenge myself to use ONLY scraps on a page. The two pages above use many of the same scraps and I had a lot of fun creating both of them. To give the edges of the scraps a little something special I cut them with my pinking shears.

Hope you have a great weekend,