Wednesday, July 25

Lake County Fair

The Lake County Fair starts today here in northern-  Illinois- and I thought I would post a layout I did a few weeks back for a contest at my local Archiver's to use the #10 in a layout to celebrate 10 years of Scrapfest. I took these pictures last year at the Lake County Fair of a Ferris Wheel of all the colored lights and here is what I came up with for the contest. I used 10- pictures, embellishments and papers.
oops sorry forgot to crop this photo... Today I will be going to the fair to cheer on my son's girlfriend in the Miss Lake County pageant tonight and taking some more pictures of interesting topics to scrap.

Tuesday, July 10

Spa Blue front door- how inviting

How Inviting is my new front door?  I just love it and thought I would post it on my blog. I bought this oops paint and just had to paint something with it- so why not my front door. I have read that your front door should be a color that isnt already on the outside of your home-(siding, trim or shutters..etc) so this SPA BLUE is surely not one of the colors of my home- but I sure do like it now that I have painted it..wasn't to sure at first. Well thanks for stopping by and checking out another project that I have been doing other than scrapping.

Monday, July 9

thrift store find- altered

I found this swivel picture frame at a garage sale for .50 cents and wow was this a great deal for me. I brought it home cleaned it up and then inserted some scrapbook papers that were in the colors and patterns that go well with my bedroon- I inked the edges and then used my Gypsy and Cricut and cut out the words using  Gypsy Font cartridge and glued them onto the paper and inserted them. They swivel around and on the other side I have the words  Live   Love very versatile also I just love my new frame which I have on my mantel in my bedroom...yes I have a fireplace in my master and I love it.
 I tilted the frames a bit so you can see the shiny papers I used and also see that these individual frames swivel around...wish I could find more of these frames and make and give them as gifts I think my friends would love them.

Friday, July 6

Shopping in Ocho Rios

I love the colors on this layout---which is kinda what it was like walking the streets in Ocho Rios and shopping at all the souvenier sites- bright and colorful. Which I found some bright and cheery papers which I torn and layered in the corners of the pages. I then cut from cardstock the title and the journal tags( which I have to go back and do alot of journaling on these pages I have been working on). These pics are some of the highlights of our shopping spreee in Downtown Ocho Rios- what a culture shock this ws for me- but found lots of goodies to buy- I even found a handmnade scrapbook- which everyone just laughed at me when I bought this... they said you could make that...but it was so unique and handmade by the loals I just had to have it.
Well, I should be traveling back home today from the U.P and cant wait to scrap some new pictures from my week up here celebrating the 4th with family and firiends. Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, July 4

Happy 4th of July to all of you!!!

My two girls- Izzy and Jenna -last year waiting for the parade to start- they had such a great time...but I'm gonna miss them this year because they are not with me in Michigan - instead they stayed home with my ex-husband to celebrate with him. So I will be thinking of them and this picture came to my mind so I thought I would post it. I wish you all a Very Happy 4th and take some great pictures!

Tuesday, July 3

Bahlorette Party layout...

Here is a two page layout today of my daughters Bachlorette Party which most of the pictures were not scrapbook material or x-rated so we just did a few of the opening of gifts and getting ready to go out and paint the town they say. But we were all dressed in green- because it was also St Patricks Day so we were very festive...and had a super great time.
I used some special papers that also had glitter on it and some cute sparkle four leaf clovers scattered on the page. I used my Cricut to cut the champagne glasses -which I plan to journal on( soon) and also to cut out the title. I then tied a gross grain pink ribbon around the one glass to represent the bride to be sash that she also wore that night. Have a safe and fun 4th of July...I know I will be  while I'm in Michigan with my family for the week.

Monday, July 2

Its Monday and I am heading out of here on my way to Upper Michigan to spend the 4th of July with Family- which has been a tradition of me for over 15 years- so Im excited to get up there and spend some time and create some more great memories. So I thought I would post a few layouts that I have been working on the past month while I'm away on vacation for a week.
I help throw a Bridal Shower for my daughter and husband to be along with his mother and boy did I make alot of things for decorating and goodie bags and you name it..lots of projects! And everything turned out great . The theme was Tropical or paradise since they were getting married in Jamaica...So I used the actual paper that I used to make the banner for the shower also on this layout and added a few palm trees and some other little stamp embellies to the page. And trimmed it on top and bottom with K&Company pre-cut border strips. There were so many pictures taken at this event, so I pick out just a few of the highlighted moments. Well enjoy the summer and have a great week.