Friday, September 30, 2011

Christmas card directions for OWH blog hop

Products used:

Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Quickutz Jolly Collection
KI Memories printed ribbon
Marvy Ink
Fiskars edge punch
Queen & Company micro-brad

How to tips:
1. tear edge on one side of background paper & ink other edges
 - attach to card base
2. ink edges of patterned paper strip and attach to card based & background
3. attach brads on each end of paper strip
4. die cut greeting and ornament from patterned paper
5. attach greeting to card being sure to leave room for ornament
6. die cut additional ornament from cardstock & adhere to patterned paper ornament
 - this will help keep your ornament sturdy
7. punch border edge in cardstrock then trim from paper to make strip
8. attach border strip to ornament & trim sides
9. ink edges of ornament
10. attach ribbon to border strip and wrap around back of ornament
11. attach ornament to card
12. tie ribbon in bow and glue dot to ornament
 - this will keep the bow where you want it and you won't chance pulling bow tight and tearing die cut.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pie for Pops

Ryan really had a blast throwing a pie in Jeff's face as between inning entertainment at a River Cats game!
layout is based on sketch #55 from Sketches in Thyme, a new sketch site Peggy and I found!

products used:

My Minds Eye paper, die cuts, twine

Carving Time

oh yes, Halloween 2007!! hey, every layout is one closer to being current! lol!! this was for a "wood shop" challenge over at Scrapdango. had to use orange, ovals, more than 8 photos, and wood.

 layout is based on sketch #19 by Allison Davis for Scrapbook Generation (

products used:
Cosmo Cricket paper, die cuts, blackboard
Lasting Impressions buttons
American Craft thickers

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Aloha Santa

Aren't you impressed? Two layouts done in one day! I had pulled these photos out to use for a sketch yesterday, but then changed my mind.....or really went to bed! lol! This morning I decided the pictures didn't need a 2 page layout. As long as you can see Gramps and David in the bottom right photo so you know just how BIG these things are, everything is all good!

Layout is based on sketch from Becky Fleck's Page Maps. The particular sketch is on page 110 of the book, but she has LOTS of sketches on her site!

Products used:
KI Memories paper and chipboard
Doodlebug jellies
American Craft stickers

Gramps' Special Gift

Um, yeah, well where do you think I get MY warped sense of humor from?? So Gramps, ED, gave the boys these wonderful shirts for Christmas. Only more perfect because someone else made them, so there are other people out there with our whacked sense of humor. We still chuckle when one of the boys wears their shirt! (and can you see the sharks "circling" the boys??)

Layout is based on Sketch 237 from Sketch Inspirations.  

Products used:
Flair Designs
American Craft Thickers and ribbon

Saturday, September 10, 2011

wow! aren't you impressed?? that is 2 layouts completed in the same day! this one went fairly quickly. if they were all done so fast!

Products used:
Scrapdango's January 2011 Spice Kit
Cosmo Cricket
Ruby Rock-it chipboard
Making Memories rub-ons
Accent Depot brads

Blue & Gold

Boy Scouts birthday party back in February 2007. I had the hardest time finding paper that worked with both the theme and the colors! I mean, REALLY, all that tan and blue...... Anyway, this layout met another challenge over at Scrapdango: paper with words on it, and some type of computer element (journaling).

Products Used:
Creative Imaginations papers
Prima flowers
Lasting Impressions brads
American Craft Thickers
Scenic Route chipboard
QK font
MM date stamp

Monday, September 5, 2011

Root for the Home Team

Been a while I guess! wow! hadn't realized it had 6 months. sheesh! maybe I forgot to post some here? I sure hope so! lol!! anyway, a baseball game....this one we took a neighbor too. it was $1 hot dog and dessert night. the boys were allowed to eat as many desserts as they ate hot dogs. they topped out at 5 of each! lol!!

layout is based on Sketch Inspiration #236. I love that she is doing some 2 pagers now! the layout is also used for a challenge over at Scrapdango that required an "action photo", a circle, something conveying motion, and extra credit if you used the word "team". check, check, check, check! sure love it when I can cover a bunch of bases with one layout! lol!!

products used:
Simple Stories paper
Lil Davis tape
Fiskar's arrow punch
7 Gypsies arrow photo anchors
We Are Memory Keepers chipboard alphas (I covered with patterned paper to make them match.)

let's hope it isn't another 6 months before my next layout.......afterall, I just ordered 428 pictures from Snapfish. haven't used the ones I bought LAST Labor Day weekend yet!