Thursday, July 29, 2010

Busy busy busy

Wow summer is just flying by. I can't believe that Sunday will be August 1st. I want it to slow down, I love summer the most and the sun and it seems like I haven't had enough time to enjoy it this summer. Going to spend some time with my niece and her baby Maggie Friday, I can't wait! I will get to have Maggie all to myself, haha. She really is such a good little baby, this time I will remember my camera. Going to talk my niece into getting into scrapbooking hopefully fingers crossed!

I'm going to a weekend crop in September with my friend Karen I can't wait, it's local so we aren't staying over but still a whole weekend full of scrapbooking. I need to get myself organized between now and then so I am able to make good use of my scrappin time there!

I've got a few projects I've been working on but nothing near close to being finished, just haven't had the time this week to scrapbook at all. Will try to post some things Friday. Until then happy Scrapping : )

Monday, July 26, 2010

Just something to share

I just wanted to share with all of you some news I just got. My friend Danielle who I posted a pic awhile back that is pregnant had her baby last night, a beautiful baby Girl 7lbs 2oz and her name is Callisandara Ann. I will get some pics tonight when I got see them at the hospital and will post soon. : )

Bo Bunny and Recycling

This was a fun page to make because I reused some packaging that I had been holding on to for awhile. My base is a dot cardstock from Bo Bunny, and I layered over it a partially used sheet of cutouts. I curled over one corner so you could see some more of the dot paper. I took this piece of packaging that I had from the chip board baby book I made for my friend. It has pretty flowers all over it and like a little boarder, it was just too nice to throw away. I distressed the edges of it with my distress ink (vintage photo) and ripped up some of the edges a little more, I placed my photo in the center of it. My "tag" or title spot comes from some packaging as well, a couple weeks ago I bought some dish towels @ Wegmans and the label on them was this piece above with the twill ribbon thru it. I flipped the label over and re-threaded it thru the label then wrote on it with a black pen my title. I distressed the edges a little with my vintage photo and there you go a free title spot. Or you could have added lines and used it as a journal spot as well or even decorated it up more and just used it as an accent. Lucky for me I bought a few packs of these towels so I have a couple more labels I can play with. I challenge all of you to take something that you would never dream of using in your scrapbook and turn it into something useful and beautiful. Happy Monday.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fun in the sun more Bo Bunny

I took a piece of Bo Bunny patterned paper and cut out the waves, then added it to a piece of Bo Bunny card stock. Took the sun from the journal cards and the sun lovin is a bonus piece you get in the back of the journal cards. I added some ink to the edges of the base and added 2 flowers layered with stickles in the center around the icandy and down the edges to make it look like a sun. I also added some stickles to the waves to make them shine and some to the sun lovin piece.

Bo Bunny Box

I decided for my project that I would make something useful, I took an old Christmas box that someone gave me and painted it tan with the Claudine Helmuth paint, let it dry then took my paint dabbers and added some polka dots with the watermelon and espresso paints. to the centers of them I added some icicle stickles then I added cutout to the front as a label so I could use it to hold my scrapbooking stuff ( thought I might use it for my ribbon) Then around the back I added a strip of paper from the Sophie Collection, added some layered flowers and icandy to the centers and stickles around the icandy to make it look more like the center of the flower. In this post and the next I tried to capture the details in different angles.

Bo Bunny Project

Bo Bunny Cards

Here is my first card, it's a Christmas card I know but I just loved this line so I couldn't help myself. I used a sheet of tis the season and cut a piece (the red and white dot) to layer over the top, then I cut out a tree from one of the patterned papers and added some icandy to the bottom. The inside I stamped the Merry Christmas ( a Bo Bunny stamp and embossed with gold embossing powder. I layered another piece of the red dot paper on top, then cut an oval to layer on top of that and added some more icandy. Really simple but so cute in person.

I had a lot of fun with this card. I just love this Paradise Collection, the colors how the paper is distress and just reminds me of old wood, camp, camp fires, cape cod it's just soooo pretty. So I took a piece of water color paper and began to ink up the paper with my distress inks I used vintage photo and rusty hinge as they matched perfect with this paper, I inked the paper so that it was mottled looking and then spritzed it with some silver perfect pearls to give it some shine. I dried it with my heat gun, then I added the Bo Bunny cut out to the top after really distressing the edges and then inking them with the vintage photo, I made sure that I glued in a ways so that the edges would be up off the base a little. I curled up the one edge and I stamped the bird on the bottom in vintage photo. I took a card stock sticker from the flower child collection and because it was a little to bright yellow I inked it really well with my vintage photo and distressed the edges of it. Added a flower and icandy gem to finish it off.

Bo Bunny Layout No. 2 - Prceless Moments

Here I started with a base paper from Bo Bunny's Peacock Lane line, and die cut paper from that line as well is added to the base page, I turned it slightly so it was off center. I inked the edges with white inked and a pale purple chalk ink. The one corner I used a craft knife and cut out part of it then folded it over and sewed it on the corners. I used a die cut I had from another project to trace and cut out the die cute with the purple flowers and circles on it and then inked the edges with matching lime green ink, then used a journal card to layer on top of that, I stamped 3 circle stamps on the journal card.. I stamped a large butterfly (from tattered angels) on the back of a coordinating piece of patterned paper and then cut it out. I inked the edges with purple chalk ink to make it stand out. I added some punched butterflies and some pearls to them, I stamped some flourishes around the butterflies with a pale pink acrylic paint and some molding paste, I thought they would stand out more but didn't so I added the dotted lines by hand with a black pen to draw in my butterflies. At the bottom I used a craft knife to cut out the edge of the die cut so my picture could fit just underneath it. I inked my title with black soot distress ink to help it stand out on the page. The blue butterfly is one that I had punched and saved awhile back on a piece of scrap paper then glimmer misted it. It has a script stamp, stamped onto it.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Beautiful - Bo Bunny Layout

Here is one of my entries for the Bo Bunny tryouts. I took the patterned paper from the Sophie collection and used my Victorian velvet distress ink and inked the whole page and then used some perfect pearls in a spritzer bottle and sprayed them on then heat dried it, then added some walnut ink in some spots. I took another patterned paper from the same line and cut it in my cricut to make a large scalloped die cut out of it. Then I inked the edges with the Victorian velvet, I cut on side so it would be flush with the edge of my base and then cut the other side in little strips and curled it with my pencil. The scalloped piece that I cut from the one side of my die cut I flipped over and added, I had to cut out some of the curls I did to get the piece to stay. Then I cut a piece of fabric that I had I frayed the edges put that on top. I took 2 of the Bo Bunny die cuts distressed the edges, inked them in the Victorian velvet distress ink then added some gold embossing powder to the edges and corners.

here you can see the embossing powder really well and the shine of the perfect pearls on the base.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Layout to Share- lots of distressing

My friend Karen bought me this beautiful paper, I believe it was SEI. My back ground was the light pink and white patterned paper. I used walnut ink to spitz over a heidi swap stencil that I got at We B Scrappin for a dollar in their clearance section. It was a 12 x12 strip about 4inches long that has the polka dots cut out of it. I layed it crooked on my page more to one side
I used a tattered angels tag and inked it up with Victorian velvet distress ink and vintage photo distress ink, also added a little chalk ink in the mix to soften it up a bit. I cut out one of the flowers with the butter fly from the patterned paper and attached it to my tag.

here I used a tonic punch I bought and did it all the way down the paper so I could weave my fabric thru it. This is just a piece of white satin fabric that I bought in the clearance bin for I think $1.20, I just ripped a piece off, frayed the edged folded it and weaved it thru my punched slots

I took a piece of card stock, used a cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss this piece, then ripped the edge of it and sanded the embossed dots. The card stock is the coordination's card stock where the inner core is a complimentary color to the darker on the outside not white. Then I ripped a piece of the patterned paper (the brown is what is on the other side of my base patterned paper). I distressed the edges with my distress ink then layered this piece on top of the embossed piece and then put my photo on top.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bo Bunny New Collections....

OMG I so want to get my hands on these, they are all so pretty and check out all the new embellishments to go with them they are sooooo cool!


So I have been working hard on my Bo Bunny projects to submit for the design team competition. I will try to post some of them later this week but I want to get them submitted before I post them.

Karen and I went to the Stamping and Scrapbooking Expo Saturday. I have to say that although I had a great time with Karen, the show itself was not as great as years past. We actually had time to visit every booth, there weren't as many as they usually had in the past and that was disappointing to us both. I did still learn some new techniques that I hope to try in the next few weeks and will share with you.

Next couple of weeks is going to be really busy for me, I have to get Elias down to get a suit for his senior pics and next Tuesday he has his photo shoot. OMG I wish I was still at that adverstising agency so I could get the pics done for free and just pay for the actual photos to be developed. It is soooo expensive. But I think it will be worth it, I mean they only get to be a senior once. So I'm pretty excited about that!

Hope everyone has a happy Monday!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Another Summer layout

Here is a simple layout I did with more of the Webster's Seaside Retreat from Stampin and Scrappin Time. I punched some boarders with the new Martha Stewart punch I bought, and layered them. The top boarders is actually cut from the packaging the pages came in. There was a strip showing all the different papers and it was scalloped so I cut it out and added it to my layout. The letters and brackets are from this same set (they are stickers)

Not sure how I ended up doing this but I have a pic of each one of my pug girls on the dock.

Websters Pages Seaside Retreat - Cross Lake Layout

I love the accessories that go with webster's Pages, Smile, Breath, and Go slowly is actually made out of fabric, and it looks so nice in person.
These little flamingo tags I just adore, I added these little clear dew drops to them.

I inked the edges of the paper with my distress ink Pumice stone(so great for beach and summer pics, matches really nice), I layered another patterned paper over my base and used my new Martha Stewart punch to the top of it. Added some tags that I distressed the edges and then inked with pumice stone. Really a pretty simple page, but I just love the summer colors, it just reminds me of camp!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New From Graphic 45

I was just on their blog and saw that they have new releases, OMG you have to check them out, they are sooo cool. I love the Christmas Papers!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Give Away's

I totally forgot to post this yesterday
Check out Simon Says stamp blog they are giving away a bunch of goodies, and it's easy to get in the contest click on the blog and read how!! : ) Happy Scrappin and Hope someone I know wins!!

Stampin and Scrappin Time

Hey everyone just a reminder that this week Stampin and Scrappin Time is having their Amuse-a-palooza. They have a lots of fun classes and things going on so if you have time stop out and see them and sign up for a class

Also reminder for anyone who is doing Cards for Grace, the twin who lost her twin to cancer, there's still some time left but just till July 31 all cards have to be in. Here is the link for the info again:

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sweet pugs

I made this tag with my cricut, including the grass. I sprayed the grass with some glimmer mist, then stamped a dog on card stock (the stamp is a CTMH stamp) colored it and then cut it out. Glimmer misted some CTMH flowers and added them to the tag.

Sweet Pugs

Here is a 2 page layout I did of the pugs laying in the sun that comes in the front screen door

Flowers upclose- Christmas layout

Flower - Christmas Layout

I added a pretty brad from Basic Grey to the center and used some Prima leaves

Christmas In July

Here is a layout I did of our Christmas tree in 2006. The papers are basic grey, I love these colors! The big swirl is from Close to My Heart a chip board piece and I sprayed it with 2 different glimmer mists. The Flowers I cut with my nestibilites dies then I crumpled them sanded them, inked them with my vintage photo distress ink then sanded them again. The bottom flower I added the ice distress stickles and the top flower is cut out of flocked card stock.


What what a beautiful weekend it was, sooooo warm and sunny and not too muggy. I loved it. We ended up staying home because Budha was a little under the weather and I wanted to keep her in the air conditioning but I spent a lot of time outside on our new deck and it was wonderful!

I was looking at a new scrapbook idea magazine that I had bought and they have some freebies in the book. Here is a link to their blog where you can download your free paper/embellishments and letters. I actually did download them myself and some of the paper and stuff is fantastic!

Also came across this link while surfing the web and there are 15 pages of tags you can print out on to card stock and use for anything you want. Now I'm spoiled and I have the cricut so I can cut many different tags of different sizes anytime I want but I will be honest I don't. I need to get back to using my cricut more. So that is my challenge to myself to use my cricut in my next 2 layouts. I've got soooo much to share with you guys I just need to get my butt on the computer @ home and post the pics of things I've done. I did a cute Bo Bunny layout using their new Peacock lane, you can check the papers here, and one using the Sunkissed collection, you can check out the sunkissed collection here

Then I did 2 layouts with the new Webster's Pages Seaside Retreat. you can check that out here
I really love this collection, the colors and the papers, they are just so perfect for summer activities!!!

I hope to get some of my layouts posted soon, this week is a busy week for me and this weekend is the Stamping and Scrapbooking Expo @ the Oncenter which I'm really excited about, info on that here for anyone local that wants to attend:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Philly Eagles

Oh I forgot to post a little info on the pugs outfits. One year I decided to have a pug halloween party at the house so I had Cheerleader dresses and a shirt made for the girls and Pooh. This of course was before my good friend Karen was sewing for PRONE and making dresses and coats. I had Cindy from Central Florida make these for my pugs, here is a link to fashionable furbabies all of the proceeds go to the Central Florida Pug Rescue.

But PRONE also makes pug dresses, light weight coats and winter fleece coats, as well as belly bands for all your pugs need : ).

Details - Pugs in their Eagle's outfits

I took some tissue paper and put it on my background piece then used a matte finish glaze and just kept going over it and adding more pieces till I got the look I wanted, then I ripped the edges of it and separated it some, added some distress ink and stamped a swirl stamp in the center and added some flowers folded in half.

Here I tore the edges and then separated the paper some and inked it with my vintage photo distressing ink. The piece that looks stamped is actually a book mark that I picked up at Michael's awhile back. In their dollar section they had 2 book marks discounted to 50 cents. I thought this one made a nice accent and matched really well.

Here I ripped the edges of the papers and then inked the and stamped on the one. The pink paper is actually a piece of cardstock that I use in my glimmer mist box that has been sprayed and sprayed and sprayed when I was spraying other projects and it was really soooo pretty and matched this project I thought I'd rip a piece from it and use it.