Monday, June 27, 2011

Quinn's first

Yes - it's been 7 months since Quinn's first birthday but when I saw this sketch and call for Crafty Steal's first birthday celebration I immediately thought of this picture. I am also entering in Sketches in Thyme's open sketch call.

Here is the sketch from Crafty Steals:

Product list:
Paper, Die Cut, Rub-on: Imaginisce
Letters: Doodlebug Designs
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Spellbinders circle scallop die
Fiskars border punch

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Like Father Like Son

Here is my 13 1/2 month old grandson Jacob with his daddy (my son-in-law Bryan) My daughter took this adorable picture of them camping on Father's Day weekend. Bryan is such an awesome dad and Jakey looks just like him!

I used this sketch by Karen Brierley for the Design Dollies challenge this week.

All product is by Fancy Pants Designs from the "Like Father Like Son" line. Even my title is cut directly from the packaging! (of course, in addition to the paper there is plenty of Tim Holtz distress ink in use also!)

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Absolute Joy

This is my granddaughter Quinn at 18 months. She is signing phone, hat, and magic in the three background pictures. 
This little girl is the absolute joy of my life!

I am entering this layout in the Page Maps contest using the sketch below, The Paper Variety challenge to create a project using two or more text types, and the Frosted Designs challenge to use a journaling tag.

Here is the Page Maps sketch:

A close up of the title:

Product list:
Paper: Fancy Pants Designs "Lilac House"
Purple Trim: Making Memories "Olivia"
White Trim: Recollections
Pearls: Close To My Heart
Leaves: Prima
Velvet Blossoms: Maya Road
Bitty Blossoms: Bazzill Basics
Doily: Royal Lace
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz "peeled paint", "tea dye", "vintage photo"
Tools: Provo Craft Coluzzle, Fiskars Border Punch, Sizzlits Flourish Dyes, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch.
Fonts: typed is "typo3" die cut is Sizzlits

Thank you for looking, I appreciate your comments!

Friday, June 17, 2011


I am finally getting more comfortable with boy layouts. The last few I've done have come together more easily and I am much happier with the results. (It's only taken me a year!)

Here is the sketch by scrapbaby! sketches
(I went with circles instead of squares to mimic the photo better.)

I made the hand stitching very loose for dimension - and I like it!

Product list:
Paper: My Minds Eye "Alphabet Soup Boy"
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz "barn door" and "tea dye" 
Embroidery Floss: DMC #350
Title: American Crafts Thickers "Poolside"
3" circle punch: Marvy Uchida
Pen: Bic Mark It

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

WOOT! Published!

I'm so excited to share that one of my layouts was published in a brand new book by Memory Makers Books
The book is titled: The Big Book of Scrapbook Pages and should hit store shelves this month
Here is the cover of the book:

My layout is on page 162:

I did this layout in March of 2010. The pictures are of my daughter Sandy and my grand daughter Quinn. Quinn was 3 1/2 months old.

My layout was based on this sketch by Helen Croft of Scrap-A-Little:

Product list:
Aqua cardstock: Die Cuts With a View
Patterned paper: Basic Grey "Urban Prairie"
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz "Spun Sugar"
Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels "Pink Bubblegum"
Paper Ribbon: K&Co. "Wild Raspberry"
Die Cuts: Basic Grey "Urban Prairie"
Butterfly Punch: Marth Stewart
Rub-ons: Basic Grey "Urban Prairie"
Brads: Imaginisce
Pearls: Recollections

Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jakey's 1st birthday!

All product is Echo Park.
Baker's Twine from The Twinery
Happy Birthday letters are Sizzlits "Naturally Serif"
I used an arrow punch by EK Success to make the banner.
I used this sketch by "scrapbaby! sketches" (condensed on to one page)
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Learning QWERTY

This is my beautiful niece Adah. 
She is 4 1/2 years old.

I used sketch #159 from Creative Scrappers and also entering the stitching challenge at Frosted Designs 
(I machine stitched around the edge of the page and there is faux stitching by the manufacturer on the border strip across the middle of the page)

Here are some close-ups (click to enlarge)

Paper, stickers, rub-ons: Basic Grey "Sweet Threads"
Letter stickers: Basic Grey
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Felt accents: Close To My Heart
Bakers twine: The Twinery
Butterfly punches: Martha Stewart
Pearls: Recollections
Journaling block: Bobunny Double Dot/Spellbinders die

Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Be of Good Courage - Art Canvas

Mixed Media on 8"x10" canvas.
Papers are Bo Bunny "Timepiece" and 7 Gypsies "Savannah"

Close-ups (click to enlarge):

The back:

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Jakey - happy boy!

Jake is so proud that he can clap his hands!
This picture taken May 6, 2011 two days after his first birthday!

I entered sketch challenge #16 at Frosted Designs and also submitted to Practical Scrappers for their scalloped circle challenge.

Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Get Happy"
Title: Doodlebug Designs "expressions" rub-on
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz "pumice stone", "broken china", "aged mahogany"
"JAKE" letters: Sizzlits "Block Party"
I used scallop scissors by Paper Shapers, scallop die by Spellbinders and scallop punch by EK Success.

Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments!

Practical Scrappers Blog Hop!

Today is day one of the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop!
Hop to Practical Scrappers first to see amazing Pink Paislee projects and enter to win a Pink Paislee prize. Directions are there for the rest of the hop which includes:
Papercraft Star
Pile It On
Stuck on U sketches
Getting Cricky
Frosted Designs
Amy Chomas
Have fun hoppin! Hope you find lots of inspiration and win a prize!