Monday, February 28, 2011

Finding Focus

with scrapbooking. You know I spend a lot of time dreaming about paper and how to use it. I decided that I need to stop dreaming so much and just do it. I finally chosee my word of the year and that word is Transformation. I want to transform my body, my house, my fiances, my time management, my routine. Pretty much everything. I just need a major overhaul. Sometimes it is good just to take a step back and re-focus. Anyway this is a blog about paper crafts right? Yep so lets get to it. I had a busy weekend but still managed to get a few pages done. I ran across this sketch a few weeks ago and then I couldn't remember where I had seen it! It looks so similar to this sketch that I kept seeing everywhere. I finally found the one I had seen when looking for other ideas over at Got Sketch, I just love Valerie's style. Here is my take on Sketch 110

as I was searching for my sketch I noticed a few things at my favorite scrapbooking blogs

It's all in the little details like layers

and the dimension

and the details

and the story

then it all comes together!

The crazy thing is I know all this. I have been scrapping for years but sometimes it is easy to lose your focus.

{My Corny Girls}
Cardstock - Bazzil and We R Memory Keepers line Be My Valentine line from the February Kit at Personal Scrapper
Thickars (also in kit)
Dear Lizzie glitter brads (also in kit)
Waxy Flax from CTMH
Pop Dots
Fiskars boarder punch

Sunday, February 20, 2011

California Dreaming...

Scraptivations is having a really cool challenge that is called

Would you rather...
  • use a die-cut/punch or fussy cut something?
  • scrap something hard to scrap about or hardly ever scrapped about?
  • use a music title or a movie/TV title?
My hardly ever scrapped - my childhood. I always scrap my girls childhood but never my childhood or my brother either. I am actually not sure that I have ever scrapped about my childhood. Here is my die cut...two actually the boarder and the journaling box.

Here is a close up of my flowers and my hand stitching. Fancy huh? This paper with the tree's remind me of some shirts we had when we were little and living in California.

Here is my movie title: Club Paradise

Here is what the journaling says:

When we were young we were so creative! We loved to spend time out in the world collecting things...from the trash. We finally had enough to make an awesome fort. Some of my personal favorites are the stools, his is broken and mine is an over turned crate. We also seem to have a lot of books for me!


{club paradise supplies}

April 2008 Personal Scrapper Kit
Crate Paper Static Collection Road
Felt Flowers & Brads from Kit
Twill from Stampin' Up!
Buttons Chocolate collection from Papertrey Ink
Waxy Flax from Close To My Heart
Die-a-namics scallop die from My Favorite Things
Mat Stack 5 die from Papertrey Ink
Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger stamp
Cocoa ink from Close To My Heart

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Consider it Cased - Valentine's Edition

So I came across this blog in my hopping and I knew right away that this is what I would do for Maizie's Valentines Day Cards.

First I cut down some Close To My Heart Tulip Cardstock down to 2" x 3" which was nice because out of one piece of cardstock I got 24 cards and I only need 21. Next up a cute little frame I used Fillable Frames #12 from Papertrey Ink and some white craft in from Stampin' Up!

Then I rounded the corners and stamped a variety of cute animals from PTI's Tiny Treats Birthday stamp, punched them out, and colored them in with my Copics. Added a sentiment from CTMH's Stay it in Style stamp set.

About that time two of my girls came up so Savannah helped her little sister sign her name. Melts your heart huh...

Awww my little lefty.

Look mommy! She did that after every one it was so cute!

All set for tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great day.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Love is in the air

oh...I am so in love this week. This is going to be a great year I can just feel it!

Papertrey Ink is having an anniversary celebration and today they have a great set of tags that we can download and use to make cards. I am planning a whole set but since it has been a busy weekend I thought tonight I would just make one card up.

I chose to focus on Lisa Johnson's tag with the cute little hearts since Valentines Day is right around the corner.

I used my Copics and colored in the hearts R81,R83.R85, and R89 I really love this color combination. It is one of my favorites. I also wanted to add some other colors so I grabbed YG25 as it matched my cardstock just perfect. For the blue area I used BG72 and then really jumped down the scale to BG13 and finally BG10.

Isn't this paper so gorgeous? Love love love it! I got it yesterday from Personal Scrapper my favorite kit of the month club. This month the paper is from We R Memory Keepers it is the Be My Valentine Sweetness line it just makes me smile when I see it. I was so giddy when I opened the I tell you I am in love.

Have you noticed that cute boarder yet? I have been dying to get that punch since I spotted it on a card several months ago. I finally found it yesterday at Archivers. It is a fiskars love with that too.

See February is all about love and I am certainly in love so far...I cannot wait to see what the rest of the month brings. Like I said it is going to be a great year!

Hugs all :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Have you heard the news?

the new Close To My Heart catalog is live and lovely! Here is a scrapbook page using the new Wings paper. Don't you just think it is so pretty? The other big news is that my daughter got her driving permit! I am not sure when she got so big but here she is as happy as can be ready to "spread her wings and fly"
I added some pop dots under the butterflies

a little journaling

and just a few more close ups

I hope you enjoyed the page. I have lots more to show you as we have been snowed in for a few days and I have gotten a lot of scrapping done :)