Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I'm trying again this year to keep a December Daily. I've made a small Tag Album where I'll journal little tidbits of our December activities, as well as include small index or 2x2 photos. I also decorated a photo box to use as a Memory Keepsake box and in it I'll collect Christmas cards, programs, etc. I'm thankful for Ali Edward's inspiration, The Scrapping Spot's December kit, and a lot of other online scrapping friends' wonderful ideas about preserving special holiday memories.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
As Seth and Tessa approached Mickey, he gave Seth a "thumbs up" for his Perry the Platypus shirt! You don't see Perry (or any of the other Phineas and Ferb gang) much yet at Disney World. But the Cast Members like them! We found Mickey at the exit of Disney Animations in Hollywood Studios.Feeding the dolphins was a delightful treat (but it's an extra $7 per person, so I took photos).
Finally (we didn't see them when we went 3 years ago), Tessa gets to see the Princesses (and the Princes, too!) She saw Cinderella and Prince Charming, Snow White and her Prince, and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and Prince Phillip.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I've been seeing so many beautiful handmade Autumn wreaths so I decided to try one myself. I bought a round styrofoam ring at The Dollar Tree, wrapped it in some burlap and hot glued it down. Then I used a Leaf Template to print the leaves on brown paper and book paper, spritzing the bookpage ones with Chalkboard mist. I made some felt spiral flowers (tried to show you how below) and added some pearl beads to them. For the acorns, I used my Fiskars acorn punch and leftover scraps from The Scrapping Spot's October kit. The metal butterfly is also from that kit. Had some burlap trim from an etsy shop (Frog Feathers) and used it to hang the wreath. Voilá, in about an hour I now have a new fall decoration for my door!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Here are my layouts and a card. Almost everything is from the kit or an add-on. I did add a piece of brown cardstock and a little alpabet from my stash. Had fun using my acorn, leaf and border punches.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
What a wonderful gift this would make for a friend, a relative, or maybe even for myself. :-) I'd need to give that some thought if I won. Be sure to go check out her giveaway and get entered yourself! I believe this is a book I will be reading in the future, perhaps after I complete the next Bible Study I'm doing (The Patriarchs by Beth Moore).
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Now I'd like to share the rest of the creations I made with The Scrapping Spot's gorgeous September kit. In this layout, I got a collage print from Winkflash of our summer hightlights. In addition to the papers and journaling cards from the kit, I pulled out a template from The Crafter's Workshop and my sharpie pens.
I made a card and will probably get to use it this fall as I have several friends in my Life Journey Group due to have babies before Christmas!
Tessa had a big "summer of firsts" and I had to give her an "award" for them. Made the medallion/ribbon using some crepe streamer and a gold foil sticker, in addtion to the kit papers. Also used some My Mind's Eye acrylic stamps on this one.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I've done 2 layouts so far and have several others in the works. I'll be finishing them up in the next few days, so check back soon!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This page is for Virginia's "Freaky Friday" challenge (inspired by the movie where the 13-year-old girl switches places with her mom). I used the June kit from Color Me Miki:
Michele's challenge was to make a banner (and I made an Autumn one, using items from last Nov's The Scrapping Spot kit):
And I did this layout for Jana's sketch challenge (and also The Scrapping Spot's August challenge to rip something on the layout):
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
I took a couple of kits with me; the April kit from The Scrapping Spot and the Juicy Themed July kit from Sweet Peach Crop Shop (I won this kit in our recent Desperate Traders game over at Willow Traders). I used the July Scrap Your Stash challenges from The Scrapping Spot as my inspiration. The first layout uses a sketch from Nuts About Sketches: The next layout was scraplifted from Julie's TSS July layout "blooming". I used some Martha Steward doilies and punch, and the bicycle is a Unity stamp.This summer will be one of "firsts" for Tessa. She lost her first tooth, is learning to ride a bike without training wheels, and is learning to swim (stay tuned for that layout soon!)
Friday, June 18, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
I haven't scrapped a layout in a few weeks, but I did create a new blog header this week (it even has a few sheer fabric flowers in it!) So if I can get my fingers out of the fabric and glue, maybe I'll scrap or make some cards soon! Of course, with all the end-of-school activities coming up and soccer in full swing, I should have lots of photos and memories to record!