Friday, November 30

Our favorite spot...Picnic Table

Yes another layout of my girls- Jenna and Izzy..I just adore them -they're just so cute.They have their favorite spot when they go outside in the back- the Picnic table . So I had to scrap this page- it took me awhile to find the right cartridge that had this picnic table while I was at a retreat and one of the other scrappers found this for me- not sure which one it was tho- but she said it was an older one. I also used  My Community and Ashley's alphabet cartridges.
I took white paint and painted around the border of the page and also the three areas which I wrote their names and date on. The background paper is from Reminisce (tree paper) and chalked the trees  and some alpha stickers for the title on the bottom.

Wednesday, November 21

2 page layout of Dave's falls

While at my scrapbooking retreat a month ago I did another 47 pages for my childrens scrapbooks and this 2-pager was just one of the many that I did with same pictures ( one for each of the 5 books I do)  and this one is for my book. and it was my favorite one.
It was a family weekend trip to Michigan and I finally was able to get all the kids together to go for the 4th of july celebration. But on our way up we stopped at Dave's Falls in upper Wisconsin and did some sightseeing and picture taking- for the scrapbooks of course!
Supplies used: SEI floral pattern -embossed,  Best Creations-acetate on both sides over green paper. Dark & light grey- double matting, K&Company borders, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, handmade flowers (out of paper towels) rhinestones, Stickles, 8 gem stone brads, journal tags, and misc. chipboard embellies. Here are close-ups of each page. One of the journaling tags is inserted into a pocket

Tuesday, November 20

The Doors in Marquette Michigan

I just loved how I did this page- it brings back so many great memories for me. Back in 007 and 2008 when I visited Marquette Michigan for the forth of July celebrations- they had this event down on lake Superior that anyone could do- it was to paint a door and then have it on display for the moth of July at Marquette Harbor. So of course being creative as I am I did it both years. The first door was the Blue dream door- on one side I painted several words Dream- reach for the stars- Believe- Achieve and Succeed and on the other side were the same words but in Finnish (which are the bottom two pictures)
   Then, the next year they had a theme you were to follow and it had to relate to Grandma's...this was just so perfect for our family - since my grandmother had just passed away earlier that year- so that's what I dedicated my door too. I painted it blue (finnish colors) and painted her name in white and added a large photo of her in her younger days. Then, added wooden stars that I painted Yellow with all the grandchildren and great grandchildren names on each of them total I believe at the time was like 42- On the other side of the door I had made up signs or written saying that my grandmother use to say to all of us and scattered them all over with items that brought her joy- like daises, flowers, misc pictures of the family...very memorable it was and I was glad to have done it and have it on display in Marquette Michigan for over a month that year.  Others in the picture were family that helped me get this project done in the short time we had- they were running around getting me supplies and also helping me with the door- it was a family affair. So this was a simple layout- but it is full of wonderful and great memories- I overlook the simplicity of this layout and still love it.

Monday, November 19

I love working with Fall colors and theme

 Here is a layout of one of my precious dogs- IZZY outside after I put up some fall decorations in the front yard. I will also be applying this layout over at Frosted Designs color challenge this week.
 I used misc papers with the fall colors and tore the edges, matted the pics with white cardstock and then stamped lots of leaves onto a designer paper that had fall colored leaves printed on- so all I had to do was cut them out and put on page they already have all the different colors on them. Stamped and cut the pumpkins and of course addedd some glitter/Stickles. Found some fall silk flowers in my stash and added alpha stickers for the Izzy title. And last I found the cute little scraecrow Jolee's sticker and had to put that right in the middle along with a few cornstalks.

Saturday, November 10

Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop LAYOUT

OMG..I had a blast doing this layout tonight after I read each of the Designers blogs at  Frosted Design Fall Blog Hop to get all the ingredients to participate in the challenge. There are 12 ingredients to choose 6 from to do a project and I choose to do a layout and I used all 12 ingredients in my layout-- WOW.
My project also has the Fall taken a few weeks ago of my fall decorated front yard, which I had fun painting on all the pumpkins, too!
 A list of the 12  ingredients and how I incorporated them into my layout:
1. Embossing: dry embossed the mats and the leaves with my Cuttlebug/folders
2. Buttons: 5 orange buttons with floss tied on and painted dots in black & white
3. Die-cuts: Used Straight from the Nest cartridge to cut out many fall leaves and embossed and inked
4. Stickles/ Glitter: I used both glitter paper / Stickles in orange on the pumpkins and leaves in bronze
5. Spray Mists: I used Tiger Lily and Oriental Poppy Tattered Angel Mists on the pumpkins with yellow cardstock
6. Alphabet Stickers: The title "My Fall Yard- Autumn Greetings &  There is a Chill in the Air"
7. Fall Leaves:  Die cut leaves that are embossed and inked in gold and bronze glitter-scattered on page
8. Stamping: I stamped the pumpkins with a rubber stamp in black ink and then cut out and pop dotted for a 3-D effect
9. Rhinestones/gems:  I used purple rhinestones for the center of my flowers
10. Flowers: I hand crocheted  six of the maroon flowers
11. Lace: I also hand crocheted the maroon lace on top half of page
12. Pumpkins: I stamped 3 pumpkins and cut out

Here are a few close-ups of the layout: I used all papers by DCWV-The Natural Stack- great for fall projects. I also inked the edges of all the papers in black or dark brown, scrapper's floss was tied on the buttons and the H O M E  letters on side of page and curled, I also painted a faux stitched border all around the 12 x 12 paper and then painted a thin white mat look on the pictures to make them pop a bit more. The little house and tree was from my stash of embellies that I never throw away anything you never know when you can use something. I completed this project tonight in under 3 hours- after I did the blog hop and got lots of inspiration from designers- it made my Friday night! 
    Thanks ladies for all wonderful ideas and the hop- also some of the designers have an additional surprise of goodies to enter to win- so be sure to go check them all out. Anita is one of them who has a wonderful pile of goodies to a lucky winner, - I would love to be picked for this!