Monday, June 10

Some colorful 2 page layouts I have worked on for a friend and finished up her scrapbook album for her- Cruise from Barcelona to Italy. Both of these layouts had lots of pictures to be included and so I thought I would use color to make everything really pop.

 I used my Gypsy to cut the titles out and I used some special  silver shiny glitter  paper for the top layout and some stars, with some black and white polka dot ribbon-plus matted all the pictures with white cardstock. WOW-- 15 pictures on this 2-pager
 Now this bottom layout I used some bright colors of purple & blue and torn the paper and laid it to resemble the pictures of the show that they were attending. So with that, I also added a bunch of colorful ribbons that I tied on to string across the two pages. I didn't matt the pictures, instead I hand painted with white acrylic edges on all photos- I really like how the Amazing Acts 2-page turnout.

Saturday, June 8

Yummy Yummy

Mmm Good.....and Yummy, Yummy
    I wasn't to sure at first how to scrap some pictures of desserts from Italy- but I played around a bit and came up with this colorful and attractive layout- after all-for my friends trip to Italy. I used my Gypsy to weld my titles and make the ice cream cone. Simple colorful alpha pink paper in my scraps and some lavender graph paper (not to distracting against colorful pictures. And of course covered the words yummy in purple stickles and did some colring on the cone and matted the one picture with white cardstock. .It looks Good!

Friday, June 7

ScrapCabana Retreat - Here I come!

      It's that time again to pack it up and go on a weekend scrapbooking retreat- with my friends!!!! I am getting so good at organizing and packing for these weekends -I have 83 pages laid out to work on this time, which will be amazing if I get them all done- my record to beat is 62- so I will be very busy this next three days. I purchased my ( Crafty Gizmo's) Thirty-one bag the end of January- so I'm excited about using it to carry all my Cricut Expression & Gypsy and all supplies in it for the 1st time. I also went to a garage sale this morning and found these 2 collapsible storage racks for $1.00 each- great find and will be put to good use at my table- saving me more space to work on layouts.
     My 2 rolling carts with 6  12 x 12 containers (=12) are filled with all the embellishments and supplies needed to work on these 83 layouts, my black tote is filled with all the bigger tools like Cuttlebug, big bite, trimmers, punches and tools, and the other container is all my Cuttlebug folders-plus my handy cart which is a life saver to haul all this stuff into the retreat- only ONE trip in which makes it nice. Well- I'm off to have some fun with the girls at the Scrap Cabana Retreat in Aurora, Il this weekend- Michelle puts on a great time at a very reasonable price too- I linked it for more info of these retreats available for 10 months out of the year.. This is my 5th time going to this retreat and I love it!!!!

Thursday, June 6

Challenge Me Happy #47- Name

Oh this is such a wonderful layout I did for my cousin the other day- and just in time for the Challenge of using a name for Challenge Me Happy. It took me long enough to finally do this for her- so she can display it in the baby's (Joshua) room.
I used several Cricut cartridge cuts all with white cardstock(doubled and used pop dots to give a 3-D look) and added a few other embellishments like the safety pins and chipboard sayings. I cut the letters out from a letter (alpha) book and used some blue designers papers in blue gingham and a polka dot, added some baby boy ribbon and was done.