Sunday, August 30, 2009

More VSBN Pages

Here are a few more pages I completed for the "It's All About You" VSBN. If you want to play along, you have until next Sunday, the 6th, to upload your creations. Check out all the fun here.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

An Acrostic Poem

Ever do an acrostic poem in school, when you use each letter of your name to come up with a word to describe yourself? Well, that was our first VSBN challenge at SCS this weekend! I didn't have photos to go with my words, so I just used Google Images and Picasa to make a collage. The background paper by My Mind's Eye was already pretty involved, so I just addes some Stickles here and there for some sparkle. Words are stamped with "Frame this Alpha" from Unity, and the word tags are inked with Peeled Paint and Broken China distress inks. Brads from Bazzill (thanks, Pam!) finish off the page.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Sweet Sleeping Girl

This is my youngest daughter Vivian, age 4. On this particular day, about a week ago, she refused to take a nap. She then passed out on the couch right before dinner. Figures. She has such a sweet angel face...especially when she is sleeping! During waking hours she is non-stop talk, jump, hugs and dance. Spunky, sassy, hard-headed. My wild one.

My sweet baby. Love her.

paper: background (OTC); orange dp (My Minds Eye);dots (Target); pink dp (HOTP)
ink: Staz on Timber Brown; TH Distress Inks Antique Linen and Tattered Rose
stamps: all Unity! (May and Aug KOM, Confession)
other: photo turn (OTC); brad (Making Memories)

If you're in a scrappy mood this weekend, join us over at SCS for Virtual Scrapbooking Night. The fun starts today at noon EST and goes all the way until Sunday evening. It's All About You!!

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Look what I won!

Pamela Young sent this to me from a contest on her blog... check it out here. I have already pulled out a piece of the chipboard to use on a layout for Virtual Scrapbook Night this weekend on SCS! Thanks, Pamela!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Simple Thanks

A simple thank-you card for my grandparents. A new dryer as an early Christmas present! Saved us, really. They do so much for us, a card will never be enough...

Stamps (all Unity): May KOM Another Sweet Day; August KOM Following my heart; Sentiments O' Simple

Ink: Staz On Black; Fired Brick (TH Distress Ink)

CS: kraft, white, red

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Baby Shower Layout

This layout was inspired by the one seen here. I just love all the inspiration found on SCS! Even though it was pretty much completely scrap-lifted, these pages took some time. For starters, the teal cardstock I picked out was just way too bold. After stamping Unity's Distressed Dots with white acrylic paint and letting that dry, I went over the whole thing with a watered down mixture of white and green paint to soften it up. All the other papers got a healthy dose of distress ink. The other thing that help me up was the "problem" of too many pictures! I finally decided to hide a few more behind the layout with a pull-out tab. Worked great!
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

stamps: Unity (Distressed Dots)
ink: Tattered Rose, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (TH Distress Inks)
paper: pink & teal cs (Prima), DP (Target)
other: Thickers, file tab punch, rhinestones (Studio G), paint
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Hangover!

So I am finally getting around to scrapping some photos of my newest niece, who was born in May. These pictures were taken at the hospital the day she was born.
I know black is an unusual choice for a baby layout, but I liked the way the pastel colors looked against it, so, there you go!
I used Unity's "Love Grows" set for this layout, and if you look closely, you can see that I stamped right on the lace in the bottom corner! I thought this was the perfect set for a growing family, and it also made the perfect page title!
stamps: Unity (Love Grows), Alphabits (SU)
ink: Rose Red (SU), Cotton White (Staz On), Pretty in Pink (SU)
paper: black cs, white cs, dp (CM)
other: alpha stickers (EK Success), buttons, puffy paint (Tulip), lace
Have a great weekend, and thanks for looking!
Check back tomorrow for another double-page layout using Unity!

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Not-My-Style Scrapping

This layout is SO not my usual scrapping style! Kinda scenery-paper piecing. But, I saw a page in July 09 Creating Keepsakes magazine that I liked and decided to give it a try. The glitter glue was my addition, I just love it! Studio G makes some that is much cheaper than Stickles, although the product comes out a little thicker.


paper: blue (unk), green dot (CM), pink dot (Target $1 bin), yellow (CM)

ink: black (Inkadinkado)

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Altered fencepost

I think this is finished. Maybe it needs something at the top? Anyway, this little wall hanging started life as a fencepost. After cutting off the top and sanding it down, I painted it with gray and white acrylic paint. The background paper is from an old dictionary, if you look close the definition for "twinkle" is at the top! I stamped Print Pattern in VersaMark and embossed with UTEE, then went over the whole thing with Peeled Paint distress ink. It is adhered with Modge Podge. The sentiment (from Unity) was stamped in Going Gray on a scrap. I hand-cut the stars from chipboard (ok, a cereal box!) and embossed them with silver EP. Very shiny in real life, a nice contrast to the otherwise weathered look, I think. The star at the bottom is popped up with foam adhesive. Some garage-sale ribbon, and done! Please let me know what you think!

paper: dictionary, scraps
ink: Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz), Going Gray (SU), VersaMark
stamp: Print Pattern (SU), Birdie Inspriation (Unity)
other: UTEE, silver EP, ribbon, Modge Podge, foam adhesive
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fountain Fun

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We always have such a great time when we visit my in-laws in Marietta, Oh. It is such a cute, historical little town. When we visited in May, we spent one afternoon just walking around downtown, along the river and shops. Of course, my girls and their cousin had to take a break and splash in the fountain!
I used my ProvoCraft Silent Setter to punch the holes, and backed it with scraps. I love this tool because you get three different sizes of hole punches and eyelet setters! I had been wanting to try this technique for a while, and finally saw a layout in June/July 09 ScrapbooksEtc magazine that inspired me.
paper: yellow (CM), red (Pixie Press), green (OTC), scraps
ink: Staz On Timber Brown, Tim Holtz Tea Dye, Pumpkin Pie (SU)
stamps: alpha (K & Co), "2009" (Unity)
journaling spot: Making Memories (Chloe's Closet line)
other: Silent Setter, Fiskar's scallop scissors

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Pamela, one of the gals who is on the Unity forum at SCS is giving away some awesome blog candy, here. Be sure to scroll through some of her other posts because she does awesome work!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's a....

Just a little peek at a project I'm working on. Can you guess what it is? It's a... fencepost!

I am going to layer it up with some paint and paper, and I think I'm going to turn it into a little wall hanging with an inspirational quote or something. I have a few more of these in the backyard, so maybe I'll do a series!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yard Sale Treasures

This past Saturday morning was beautiful, so the family and I went out yard-saleing. Is that a verb? Anyway, I snatched up this cute Coke crate for $1!! Amazing! I love the weathered look of the paint, and the metal reinforcement strips along the sides.

At the same sale, I found this little glass honey bottle for 10 cents.

The girls found three new (to them) Disney movies and a train set. I can't believe my oldest kid is 61/2 and we've never owned a train before. Well, can't beat $5 for a box FULL of tracks, signs, trees, etc.

The only one who missed out was Justin, poor guy! Oh, he did see a couch for $20, but I vetoed that since it was ugly and had a hole in it! Him: But it's only 20 dollars!!

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my treasures just yet. If you have any creative ideas, let me know!

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