Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The girls

Alright - my last post for today. I still have more, but am getting tired, so will save more for another day! :) The quest for using up older papers and supplies continues.
The first LO I used Harley Davidson paper and stickers along with scraps of ribbon.

The paper here is Adorn It - I love this paper because you really can just have a throw down and be done with it. I used the Cricut Happily Ever After cart. for the title, Noteworthy paper for the journaling, and stitching rub-ons which didn't work too well, so are now in the bucket! :)

All about the gardens

I am so behind in my posting. Good thing I have some 'themes' going on here. First was the back to school stuff, and now I am all about the gardens. :)
These 3 lo's are about using up stash. I have so much stuff that is just sitting around (who doesn't), and I've been feeling guilty about buying new stuff...well, here are 3 LO's that I just used what I had on hand!
This first one is a picture of my Dad's fish pond in the backyard. I wish I had used a bigger picture, but too late now! :) All the papers were left overs/scraps from other projects. I did use my trusty Cricut for the lettering, the frog and fish.
The papers on this one are all Cloud 9 Design - Max's backyard Collection "wide grass stripe", "dragonfly Shadows" and "luster Golden leaves" Again, I used the Cricut for the lettering. The chipboard letters were leftovers.
This last one is of C picking corn and peaches from his Great Uncle's garden. I used paper that I bought from the bus tour many moons ago....paper is My Mind's Eye - Bohemia - "my journey stripe" and "sunny days" The letter is KI Memories hip chip and Creative Imaginations felt. I used my Crayola Cutter to cut the flowers out.

Pre School

Here we are, nearing the end of October...getting ready for Halloween. :) I am just getting around to posting my little man's first day of preschool and his love of the show and tell bag.
This LO, I used just Stemma paper - Pre-K and the matching rub-ons. For the lettering? Um, yeah, they were leftovers from another project, so I can't give props to those.
Again, I used the Stemma, Pre-K paper (the words), the main paper though? I am sorry to say that I neglected to save the paper strip, but I LOVE the paper! Has a little glitter on it, the whole line was so adorable! I wished he was in Kindergarten so I could have used more of the line - oh well, hopefully they will come out with something better for next year! :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

First Day of School & Dance Class layouts!

Well, can you believe Halloween is a week from today! Woohoo!!!! I know each of us will have a ton to scrap between Halloween bashes and stuff. Looking forward to seeing everyones creations. I wanted to share a few layouts I did over the past few weeks. Well my baby started preschool on October 2nd. The following layouts are of my daughters worksheet and my daughters first day of school.

I am going to copy and paste the discription I used on my Scrapbook.com site gallery!

My dd's worksheet she did at school. I loved this scenic route paper for this because of the ruler and stuff. I used pop dots to pop up the Super and corner chipboard things to look like an arrow. I popped up the circles which are also chipboard. The number 3 I wanted highlighted on the ruler so I used a chipboard number 3 square and popped that up as well. Used Stickles to add a bunch of 3s in multi colors to add more. Used a noteworthy journaling sheet for the journaling and cut it in half. I used stickles to outline some of the dots on the paper as well as the 3s. inked the paper scollop line

The second is of my daughters first day of school. Again is the discription I copy'd from my gallery.

My daughter on her first day of preschool. She is like me and when she is nervous she doesn't want you to talk to her or look at her and forget taking her picture. lol. These two were the only two I could snap before she was going to have a fit! She is 3 and wanted to pick out her clothes for school. The journaling reads - Where does the time go?? My baby is officially a big girl and started her first day of preschool. She was nerous but put on her brave face and headed in. Mom was also nervous and cried in the hallway after kissing her good bye. 10/2/08

I used creative imaginations paper which I cut up. I used two different pps by the same creative imaginations line and used a generic piece of yellow cardstock in the back. I used pop dots to pop up the clouds that I cut from the paper. I also popped up the bird which was also cut from the paper. I used a cool thing I got at the LSS for the sun its a calendar turner by maya road. It has the date on it and says - A day to remember. Used a rub on from Daisy D's for the Milstone cloud. I used Scenic Route chipboard school pieces. for the First day of school and the green brackets and used my white signo pen for the journaling. Used foam squares on the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL and doodled around it! Trees and corner things also popped up with foam squares.
The last layout is my daughter before heading to dance class and at dance class. I will copy and paste the discription from my gallery at Scrapbook.com.
My daughter takes dance every Wednesday. I have her pose before we head to dance class each week. Sometimes I can sneak in a picture while we are there. Those are the pics at the bottom. The pics at the top where before we went to dance class in the yard. I used a lot of scraps I had. The chipboard flowers are layered and are by Junkitz. The brackets also chipboard from Junkitz as are the Be You. I used Rusty Pickle Girly Girl Stickers for the quote which I love and thought went perfect with the layout! I used stickles to outline the ballerina that was on the paper and the flouris that was on the paper. Cut around my daughter on the bottom and the scalloped paper is a scrap I had! The pp is scrappin' sports #444 live love dance.
Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Cupcake Loves Cookies

So, I had another throw down. I used a lot of scraps I had left over from the BOO Letters I did. All papers are Creative Imaginisce Halloween Line 2008. I did some distressing with ink along the edges. I doodled what I thought would look like cross bones (X's) around the pictures. Added some ribbon I thought could pass for Frankenstein's stitches and some bottle caps. To create the title I used Stickles for the word Cookie, Thickers Felt Letters for My and Love and Chipboard word Cupcake. I created this for a doodle challenge on SB.com. Thanks for looking! Until tomorrow. (((HUGS))) Nicole

Well, how is everyone? I needed to release some stress this past week and decided to get my scrap on. Since finding out I was pregnant a few months ago, I have been extremely tired and haven't had the energy to scrap. I have come to learn through the years that scrapping is therapeutic and really helps relieve stress and relax me. The following are the two pages I did yesterday. The Happy Harvest page was done using a lot of my old stash. The tree paper that I love is last years line, the Basic Grey paper that I used for the circle to look like a harvest moon is from like 2 years ago! lol. I used a chipboard H that I got at the Dream yard sale (one of the first ones ever), the sticker letters for Happy were all scraps! I didn't have a brown Y so I made one out of a L and a line of some sort all left over sticker letters. The bottom Harvest word is BG letters that are left over from two years ago as well. I used the Mellow line from last year by BG for the chipboard shapes and covers. And we are all aware of my STICKLES ADDICTION, the dots around the circle were created with Orange stickles that I have had for some time.

The next layout was made using a few newer things. I just adored this new MM Halloween paper because it is like a die cut and has a boarder as well as cool looking words throughout the paper which is the hot thing these days. I bought the glitter pumpkins at the Dream as well as the glitter cats. The title was created using all old letter stickers in fall colors, perfect for the layout. The Happy Halloween ribbon also purchased at the dream many moons ago, fit well in the blank space to the right of the pictures. The circle is an old scrap of chipboard that I had from Junkitz. The felt pumpkin boarder is from Queen & Co. Gotta love FELT! Hope to scrap more today. Stay Tuned! Nicole