Thursday, June 30, 2011

Magpie Club July Reveal with a Sketchy Thursdays SKETCH!

Happy last day of June everyone!  We are trying to beat the heat here, but it is just so HOT everyday...ugh....but that means I get to spend a lot of time inside scrappin'!  :)

I am so excited to reveal the July Magpie Club kit today!  I just LOVE the pages I was able to make with this kit!  You can check out the entire kit HERE.

First up I want to share a page I did with the kit based on today's Sketchy Thursdays reveal.  Here is this weeks sketch.


I usually like doing 2 pagers, but had these photos printed, and when I looked at the right side of the sketch, I decided just to do a single page LO.



I added in kraft paper elements to be the "peanut butter" color, misted with a bit of purple "jelly" color, and then used some pinks and green for "fruity" colors!  :)  That was the basis of this page.



The title area I cut with my cricut.  Since it sits out on my shelf now and I have direct access to it, I have actually been using it more and more!  The scalloped edge circles are from THIS BLOG which has some great free svg files.



Lastly, for the chipboard pieces on my title, I actually peeled off th top layer of the Cosmo Cricket aqua blue letters to reveal the raw chipboard and then misted them with purple mist.  LOVE this technique and the color came out just as I wanted.

This next page I really worked around my photo.  I love this shot I got of my mom and Charlotte, and she is looking directly at the camera and I gt her face right through a cloud of bubbles!  Perfect!  So I went with the bubble theme and the colors in the photo as well.

The background paper is actually the back side of one of the patterned Hambly papers in the kit.  It is hard to tell, but it has this irridescent sheen to it that reminded me of the bubbles, so that is why I used it!



I love the layered look of the Glitz cardstock frame with the chipboard "photos" piece from GCD Studios.



Of course I added in some stiched for my journaling and across the chipboard pieces of my title, too.



This kit is SOO diverse, that I was also able to create this colorful page using some of the Pink Paislee Hometown Summer papers!!!



I love the "wave" paper and cut out along some of the waves.  Then of course I stitched all the wave lines .  The background paper I painted with a white wash to tone down the text a bit, but I love using text paper as my backgrounds!

Isn't that yellow striped ribbon just beautiful!  One of my favorite bits in this kit!



I decided to do printed journaling strips, which I haven't done in a while.


And I layered a bunch of elements from the huge bag full of little pieces that come in the.  I really loved the red Jenni Bowlin crepe paper ribbon...it is so easy to work with and pleat.


And I saved my favorite page for last!!  I don't know where this came from....it just kinda fell together!  This is a little reflection of how I am feeling at week 33 of my pregnancy...things are going well!   :)


I knew I wanted to use some bright colors and I also wanted to make a flower with that scallopped crete paper ribbon, which turned out so pretty!  PLUS I wanted to use the whole sheet of Studio Calico rubons, so that's where the design all started.



Here are some of the gorgeous and sparkly Glitz stickers that are transparent.  I added the rubons beneath them because they wouldn't rub on the top.



I like layering rubons on top of things, so I layered them over the stickers, too.  The scallops on the bottom ar large orange sequins that complement the Glitz stickers so well!


And here is the beautiful flower that came from the crepe paper ribbon, embellished with a Glitz sticker and a Girl's Paperie flag.   LOVE how this came out!


Please go visit Magpie Club to see all the other wonderful creations the DT came up with!

And tomorrow I have another FOUR projects to share with my Memorable Seasons reveal!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

summer rides and upcoming projects...

At my parents camp, we have all kinds of fun toys to play with.  Last year they bought an old used golf cart, and at first I was like "for WHAT?".  And then once we all rode on it a few times, we were hooked!  it is so fun to go up and down the road and just stop to chit chat with people and see what's goin' on!

I used some more of the Sassafrass Lass Sunshine Broadcast line from Your Scrapbook Stash.  I really loved these papers!!




There was also a challenge at My Scraps & More to create a page using products from just one manufacturer.  Well I do that all the time!  :) 

I have got a TON of projects to share this week, seeing as how Monday is July 1st!  Here's what's coming:

*a big project I worked on for Simply Renee Clip It Up for their birthday celebration next month...wel actually I used it for Charlotte's Birthday, but they are using it for their bash, too!  :)

*Magpie Club July Reveal-A FUN FUN kit!  SNEAKS are on the blog NOW!

* Memorable Seasons kit reveal-My first manufacturer's kit from the store...LOVED it!  :)

* and on Sunday, July 3, a HUGE announcement that I can't wait to share....oh my gosh I am so excited!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

6/23 Sketchy Thursdays reveal!

I can't believe it is June 23.  Where is the time going????

I am lovin' the new Watermelon Gazpacho line from Jillibean Soup, so it was appropriate that I had some watermelon photos to go with these papers!  :)  (Or did I have the papers first and have to get some watermelon and then take photos???  What do you think?   :)   )

Here is this week's sketch at Sketchy Thursdays:


I added some paper behind the photos and just used the title on the journaling card for my page.



On the borders on the top and bottom, I back the punched holes with black CS to make "seeds".  I also punched some hearts from black CS and cut them in half to make the seeds that scatter across my page.  I added glossy accents to them to make them shine!







(Although when i was doing this, I realized I couldn't remember the last time that I actually had a watermelon with seeds in it!!!!!  Do they all come seedless now?)

I love this page so much, that we will be making it in my July class at Scappn' Savvy!


Other thoughts: I am convinced that there is something wrong with my camera.  I keep getting an Error code every now and then, and my pics just don't seem to be as clear as they used to be!  I am thinking about investing in a new one....that is if hubby will let me!  :)


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A mini mini...

I am not much of a mini album maker, but when I got the "Party Animal" line by KaiserCraft from Your Scrapbook Stash store, I just had to cut out the animals to make a little album for Charlotte.

She knows her farm animals and other dometicated animals well, so I am glad this paper had things like a seal and a turtle.....she need to get to know them, too!  :)





The covers are two chipboard pieces that I covered with paper and then I bound the album with my Bind It All.

The format is very simple. I cut 14 4x4 pieces of patterned paper (there were 14 different animals on the paper).  Then in a Word document, I created a page that was 12x12 and made a whole bunch of 3.5x3.5" boxes and put the animals name in there.  I printed them out and traced each square with a black pen.  I also cut some plain squares of white CS 3.5x3.5" and added the cut out animal to each one.  I arranged them in alphabetical order and voila!















She LOVED looking through the pages!  :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

What I'm into right now....

I wanted to share a page that I did based on the June sketch at Sassafras Lass using the Sunshine Broadcast line that I got from Your Scrapbook Stash.  I pretty much stayed close to the sketch.

I have decided that I love ledge, text, and graph prints, and that they make great background papers! I am so into that...


There was a challenge at Scrapdango to NOT use pink on a girly page, and I think this does it!  I used a yellow and blue combo instead.

The blue flower on the top left was made from one of the border stickers, and the yellow one in the middle was made by pleating a border strip from the botttom of one of the pieces of SL paper.  The flower on the bottom I actually cut out from a "foldie" cause I only wanted one flower.




Another thing I have been doing lately is stamping on my layouts.  It is very subtle, but I have some circle and flower stamps that scatter the page.  I have a TON of stamps and I am glad that I am getting back into using them.

TFL!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Yummy Pancake Breakfast!!!!

 While we were back in NY visiting a few weeks ago, we went to a pancake breakfast at a small church near my parents camp.  We all had such a fantastic time, and I am not much of a pancake fan, but they were SOOOOOOO good!!

I wanted to focus on the photo of the pancakes with the homemade blueberry sauce.  Then I had a photo of each of us from that morning (although hubby wasn't cooperating with the camera).

I used some older Jillibean Soup papers, that aren't really a "food" theme, but I like the way the bright colors work together.

I have seen some of the Maya Road Kraft doilies on some projects out there, and I decided to try and make some myself.  I have SCAL for my cricut, and lots of great svg files that I never use.







The doily behind the title took about 10-15 minutes to cut just that one, then I had to pop out a lot of the pieces that were stuck.  But I LOVE the way these all came out and I am going to use this file a lot more in the future! 

TFL today!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

6.16 Sketchy Thursdays Reveal!

I really loved the sketch this week.  I have had these photos printed for a while, and to be honest, having the large 4x6 with the others was really throwing me off, design wise.  So when I saw this sketch, I played around with the arrangement for a while, and a, happy with the way it came out!


I used some of the fun anf bright papers and stickers and journaling spots from Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazpacho line.



On the background, I drew a circle with a pencil and went over it with an Adirondack paint dauber in Aqua (one of m new favorite supplies!).   Then I hand stitched over my pencil lines with yellow thread.


I layered a whole bunch of journaling spots and some scalloped circles cut from the yellow paper.  I used this color combo because I love the contrast of the blue with the orange, and although it is hard to tell, Charlotte had yellow in her shirt, too.

I have been working on pages for SEI and Magpie Club for next month, so not a lot to share in the next few days, but I do have one or two others that I am working on that I hope I can share! Have a great weekend!

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