Sunday, January 22, 2012

Family Blessings

     Okay, I have one last layout to share from my November My Creative Scrapbook kit even though I said I was all done. I'm amazed how many layouts I can make from one of their kits!

This photo is one of my absolute favorites of my sweet little daughters. They got to be flower girls twice in one summer, which made for some great photo opps!

I'm absolutely in love with laser-cute chipboard embellies. They are gorgeous! This one is a Dusty Attic frame that I've painted and backed with patterned paper to create a pocket for my journaling tag. I faux-stitched the edges of my paper with a piercing tool and white gel pen since my sewing machine is still dead in the water. I miss it so much!

     Our last Stampin' Club meeting was so much fun, and Melinda and Erika really inspired me and reminded me how important it is to use layouts to tell a story and not just create beautiful art. After getting together with them, I did this two page spread in Echo Park Summertime's fun, bright colors. And of course it includes plenty of journaling, the most important part of storytelling.

This simple, bright layout was one of the girls' all-time favorites ... imagine that! The cake and presents are from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge. 

Thanks for stopping by today, my friends!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Mother, My Friend

     I've been in such a scrappy mood these last few weeks! I can only attribute this to the influence of a few good friends whose company have kept my mojo going. Thanks, Erika and Melinda! 

     I'm finally finishing up the last of my November My Creative Scrapbook kit which featured Bo Bunny's gorgeous blue and green Welcome Home line. I don't normally do a lot of scrapping with these colors, so the kit was a new and exciting adventure.

    Here are a few of my final layouts:

This layout features a picture of my gorgeous mom. I used lots of flowers and a Pink Paislee Artisan Elements which I glossy accented and sprinkled with glitter. 

The grungeboard key is covered with Tim Holtz tissue tape. I've just started experimenting with tissue tape, and I love all the great effects you can create with it!

This layout features one of my favorite pictures of my daughters. I thought the vintage feel of the paper would meld perfectly with the vintage feel of the sepia photo. I've been saving the backing pieces of my grungeboard cutouts thinking I could recycle them, and I finally found a good use for one! This piece is painted and backed with vintage sheet music.

I adore cameos and flowers, and using both together is just the ultimate!

Lastly, I created a card with my scraps as a thank you for a good friend.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, good friends! Keep scrapping!

Monday, January 2, 2012

This Innocence is Brilliant

I've had a little time to scrap this week, so I finally dug into My Creative Scrapbook's November kit, which was full of Bo Bunny Welcome Home goodies! I love the blues and greens in these papers and how well they mesh with the botanical style I love so much!

The first layout is from a trip we took to Virginia City last summer. We enjoyed learning our fortunes in the gypsy arcade for a mere 5 cents apiece. The tickets from the machines made a great addition to this page! Since Virginia City is an old gold rush town, I wanted to envoke a vintage feel on this page with some corset lacing and a rusty hinge.

The next layout was inspired by they lyrics to a gorgeous Avril Lavigne song on my Pandora radio station while I was scrapping another project. The lyrics made a perfect addition to this page about my daughter and my feelings about her growing up.

Thanks for stopping by, my friends, and I wish you all the best during the coming year!