Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hi everyone! I haven't been on the internet the last five days because our modem died. I really am trying to wait patiently to receive the new one in the mail but it is hard not to be on the internet when you have several other things going on that require you to be on the computer. So I am not going to be on the computer for too long because dial up keeps the phone busy.

But I wanted to share the store display that I made for Anchor paper. I love how it turned out and I hope that some of the employees make some summer cards or layouts as well to add to the display. But here is what the display is starting with....

The large/small firecrackers are made using a tissue and papertowel roll (the chipboard piece after the roll has been used).

And here is a close up of the card from the display as well.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Catching up on some photo uploads

I wanted to share these items with you all for the last couple of days but just never got around to resizing and uploading until this morning. But first I have to say this. I don't like this Japanese art paper. It is nothing wrong with it other than it so isn't my taste but I was asked to make a display and so that is what I did. And honestly I like how it turned out although I was really worried about the end result. I am a simple scrapbooker (most of the time...lol) but I used tons of products all from the same line and a lot of the embellishments from that line as well. Which seemed too much while I was creating it but in the end seemed to balance it out. It doesn't make sense I know but it did somehow work.

So here is the wall display, I did change one thing after this picture instead of the ribbon used to hang the chipboard display, I changed it out for some 16 gauge wire. Which looked much better and then I tied the burgundy/red toole around the top left corner of the wire.

Oh the flower actually has the organza sack material that the ribbon came in behind it. It was the best way for me to really make the product work and a think a creative way to use the sack although I didn't have to. But it was truly the only embellishment that really matched the papers. The lettering is American Crafts thickers, the gold mesh is Magic Mesh and I used my Big Shot to cut the swirls and the nesting label Quickutz dies and the ruffle along the bottom of the frame is actually 3 of the bag tops cut off. And the frame itself is actually a Teresa Collins chipboard album cover and I used my Bigbite to cut the holes for the wire.

Now onto some family pictures...I love these pictures that I recently took of the girls playing together in the front yard.

Well this is the one that I am going to share and the others I plan on scrapbooking. I have learnt that since I have been truly blogging more that I tend to think that I have scrapbooked pages of events sometimes when I use certain pictures on my blog so the ones that I want to scrapbook you will see those when I actually upload the pictures of the pages. I used to have a better system of writing things down on lists, but that changed with bedrest last year. Somehow I lost the previous list and now I don't want to make a new one because that would mean that I need to do some serious looking through albums and pics from last year and that whole process takes a long time. Time that I could be using scrapbooking. Well I had two other photos to add but for some reason blogger won't let me upload those two?
This morning it is raining which is ok because it is supposed to rain and then pass on. I think that is what I heard on the news last night? But that matters because I have gotta spray paint my ATG. In case you don't know what that it is; it's an Adhesive Transfer Gun. Or that is what they called it when I bought it. It's not a hot glue gun (for the family that doesn't scrapbook) it is a glue tape gun that is used in picture framing mostly but it is an awesome product for scrapbookers because it is affordable and it works so great. I loved my Kokuyo products and mentioned them all the time but now that I can't get anything wholesale anymore, I had to go with something that was affordable, and also something that I could easily get online or IRL. And Anchor Paper Express sells the refills for it for like $2.76. It is great to be able to pick up what I need (acid free and regular) when I need some right away. But the dispenser is a really ugly red color. And so I want it to be purple. I know it seems like something silly, but when you use glue for every project it's nice to have what you want. And I want a purple dispenser. And since it is refillable I will have it forever (or until they discontinue the product!!!)
I will stop for now because my post is really long. And although I have a page to share, I will just add it to the flickr photo stream and my two peas gallery. So check those out if you wanna see my picnic for 6 layout. Have an awesome day!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!

We are still celebrating it right now but I wanted to stop in really quick while we are waiting for our dessert to cool down. Here is the card that I made for Vele...he loved it. It actually was a diecut envelope die that I cut from chipboard and used as a card by cutting off the remaining flaps. And than I put his ticket/gift certificate for free golf lessons in there. He was so excited to get them.

And here is the cards that I made recently for the store.

The USA card letters was cut from my Quickutz diesel grand letters. I put magic mesh on the top of white cardstock and then cut the letters out. It looks so cute!

Also used magic mesh for this card too. The store owner asked me to use magic mesh in the several ways so that she could have something to show the customers that it was used on. She loved the examples.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Well if you have been wondering about me, I have been really busy. I am so excited about my new position and have so many ideas of what I want to share. I just haven't edited the pictures and uploaded them. So as soon as I get a chance I will be doing that. And hopefully it will be this weekend or maybe early next week.

Today was such an amazing day. The weather was nice and so we packed a nice dinner and headed to this water park that Vele wanted us to go to for awhile. And it was so nice! I didn't pull out the camera once so I didn't get one picture of the day (I am sure that there will be many more to come since the kids love this park!!)

But I hope that everyone has an amazing weekend and even better Father's day! We have so great plans for Vele this Sunday, but I can't share them here because it actually does read my blog (on his blackberry) every once and awhile and I can't risk spoiling the surprise.

Oh I had to add that DD#1 and I made some really cute girlie jewelry for her. It wasn't Making Memories vintage or anything but it was really cute. So my latest decision is to pick up beads and necklaces from the thrift store and discount stores that we can get really cheap and take them apart and make the new ones. Of course hers will be something that a three year old loves and mine will be something that I can actually wear outside our house lol.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I have a lot of things that I want to share but I am typing with one hand and holding the littlest one so I will have to be brief. But one of the things that I gotta share is that I am going to be teaching again. Well more regularly at Anchor Paper in St.Paul. I truly love the store and have a bunch of things that I want to do there and hopefully I will be able to do them.

I was walking around all week with this card that I completed using color inspiration#3 and I never got around to entering it into the challenge. But the sketch was from http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/ and I am no too late to submit it there so I will be doing that tonight.

Monday, June 7, 2010

One more layout to share with you all before I head out today. I completed this one last night and although I thought that it was done once I completed the journaling. I decided that I am going to replace the journal strip (on the right side of the layout, the dotted/dashed lines) and put that same paper back on there and then print the journaling on vellum. I usually don't do computer journaling but this time I think that it will look better. This paper is so hard to work with because it is supposed to be a unisex line but it seems to be more boy to me.

All the patterened papers are American Crafts baby line.

So here is the layout that I completed. No supply list today cause I gotta get go pick up ds#1 from school...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fourth of July

Well 4th of July 2009 that is! I completed the layout below this morning. I was going to scrapbook today but decided that I will take a break and make a really nice breakfast this morning. And so I did that and because it has stopped raining, I know that I won't be crafting today because I want to do something fun outside.

After editing the pictures I decided that there are a couple of things that I am going to change about the layout. First I am most likely going to put a ric rac but triangle behind each banner letter. And I am going to stamp the firecracker on white cardstock and color it in so that it can really be seen better. And I am considering adding another stamped image next to that. One that says land of the free, home of the brave. The ribbon that I used was from creative cafe and it's just a plain white ribbon that I colored blue by running it through my ink pad. I do this often so that the ribbon matches perfectly with the layout. And after doing it I thought darn this would have been the perfect time to use some of that ribbon you bought that matched the layout perfectly! Oops!!

Supplies (for the most part I didn't write these down)
Triangle- Fiskars punch
Stars-Spellbinders (cut in white felt from the $Tree)
Buttons-Autumn Leaves
Ribbon-Creative Cafe
Chipboard (very thin)- craft supply
Lipstick red, Ocean- Colorbok Chalk inks
Moonstruck- CTMH
All patterned papers- Scenic Route
White cardstock-American Crafts
Light Blue cardstock- Bazzill
Firecracker, celebrate freedom- Studio G $1 stamps
Letter stickers- Basic Grey

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hi everyone. I am stopping by just for a little bit today before I head back into the basement to do some more pages. I figured since it is raining so bad outside and my hubby has taken the kids somewhere?? I should come upstairs and have a mini break. I have been in the basement for some time today only because the weather is so bad and everybody is gone. But also because the kids and I were looking through our scrapbooks again and everybody wanted to look through the newest album (2007-2009). And there pretty much was nothing in the album from the end of 2008 til 2009. I mean I had done some pages but I forgot that I had been on bedrest at that time and wasn't even able to get to scrapbook all those pictures that I had taken. So today seemed like the best day to get it done or at least started. I am missing about 5 major events and 2 holidays. So I will be working hard to get those pages done.

I used We Are memory keepers papers on the layout (2pgs). I love this paper and I used it on an album that I sold on ebay, and even on a couple different cards that I posted earlier on my blog but I only used it once in my own album. So I just had to use it for this layout because it works so well with the photos. Plus it just reminds me of summer. Which I needed to be reminded of since it looks so bad outside right now!

And the photo arrangement was created in adobe (in about 5 minutes) because I needed to scrapbook so many things that happened. There will be a couple of events from the summer that I scrapbook separately like Vele's birthday, and the 4th of July but this layout is it for last summer. I am thinking that I might add white # rub ons to the photos and journal each event that way (by number) so that I can get all the dates added to the page.

Summer 2009 layout supplies


All papers (except the green dot at the bottom of the page) are WRMK whiteout collection.

Green dot paper- Fancy Pants Summer line (from CHA 2010 winter release)

Cardstock- Coordination’s- Lemonade (perfect for this layout!), American Crafts- white


AC fabric thickers in white that I colored with my ink pads and mist to make them fit the colors that I needed.

Dies/ Diecuts/ Punches-

CB- circles, and ribbon label dies, as well as swiss dots embossing folder.

EK success- circle punch Size? (Littlest one)


Quickutz-ice cream cone, GB embossing folder

Fiskars-bracket border punch


American Crafts

Blue felt hearts- unknown brand from Joann Fabrics


Studio G beach and summer BBQ

Copics/Ink Pads

I used them to color the beach theme label

R37, E33, Y17, BG10, YR04, Y38, YG13

TH distress inks broken china, and tumbled glass

Colorbok chalk inks- lipstick red, yellow citrus