Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Little Mermaid

This picture is from a 2006 trip to Europe.  I'm slowly scrapping pictures from this trip to add to the album.  This is the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen - one of my favorite cities.

Papers are from Authentique, letters are AC thicker and flair from the A Flair for Buttons Etsy shop.  (Yes! I used some of my *many* travel themed flair buttons on this one!)

I saw this Maggie Holmes layout and fell in love.  While this Studio Calico kit was definitely *not* my color scheme, I loved all the little pieces.  The little acetate circles were such cute accents and those BOLD black letters (I ordered two of this kit just to get more of those letters!)

I also used flair from the AFFB Etsy shop.

 This final one is a layout I started months ago and finally finished up.  I'm embarrassed to say that I have a small stack of layouts that need finishing before I take photos and post.  I rarely get to scrapbook anymore so when I do, its usually to finish up a project I started.  Simple Stories fall line combined with some Chic Tags.  Flair is from Chic Tags.

I do have some plans to scrap next week though because my husband is taking my son to FL for Spring Break.  I don't get to go but thats okay.  I'm not a hot weather person.  I just took N to New York for 9 days for some winter weather.  Everyone out there suffering from winter blues probably hates me but I thoroughly enjoyed the 9 days of freezing weather.  We even got 2 days of snow!

And I have a whole weekend set aside in May for a retreat - looking forward to that!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NYE Layout

I took a lot of photos on NYE this year.  I found a SelfieSnap while present shopping and figured it would be a good way to get pictures of all 3 of us.  It was a blast!  N was excited to use it as well.  I took about 100 photos and I narrowed it down to just a few to use on a layout.

This uses the Cirque kit from Studio Calico (this is the first kit in a very long time that I had to have almost everything.)  Even thought there is a lot of pink, there was enough gold and blue that this kit caught my eye.  And those HUGE letters.....had to have them.  I even bought 2 kits just so I had extras.
Normally those round overlay things wouldn't appeal to me but I totally found a use for them!
 I added flair from the A Flair For Buttons Etsy shop to random photos.  None of my photos are high quality but it doesn't matter.  I captured the moment for the first time and I was actually in the photos. I'm usually never in photos like these.

 The top layer flips up and I have more photos tucked on the inside.

I used the New Year Eve Gold set from the shop.

This is another layout using the Cirque kit from SC.  I really love the blue and gold combo!

 I used more flair from the A Flair For Buttons Etsy store.  I'm addicted to flair!  If you do too, head over to the shop.  Shelley adds new sets all the time.  I can't keep up!
 Thats the new Crate Paper self inking stamp - had to have it because I love that saying.  The stars are from Studio Calico.  I bought 207 packages of these stars when they were released and I sprinkle them in from time to time.  they're just a classic embellishment and I'll never get tired of them!
And those gold hearts!  Swoon!

Not that I seem to have found my creative mojo again, you'll be seeing more of me around these parts.  I kind of missed it and just throwing together some layouts reminded me that getting creative is what keeps me sane.  With all the pressure in life I need this.  My husband has promised me that he'll take some of the burdens off my shoulders so I can get least an hour a week to decompress in my room.

And then of course, there is the retreat in May.  So Excited!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Getting' Giggy with Ziggy (aka December Daily)

I'm still slowly working on the December Daily album.  Between work and life I don't have a lot of time to work on this.  I sneak a page in here and there.  I'm getting there.

Products used:  Pink Paislee Merry & Bright (album, papers and embellishments)
                         American Crafts Thickers
                         Elle's Studio wood veneer
                         Flair buttons from A Flair for Buttons Etsy store

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CHA #3

The final post about CHA.

My creative juices are flowing again so this was a good thing.  :)

Websters Pages - I'm really only a fan of Allison Kreft and what she's done with them.  I did get a chance to see the new planners and I do like them.  I don't like the fact that the guts of the planner are not interchangeable unless you buy two so you can switch them out.  I really like the aqua book but the guts of another color (A color I don't like).

 Some of Allison's new line.  Too much pink for me but there are enough other colors for me to purchase some of this line.

I saw these out of the corner of my eye.  I don't usually buy anything from Paper House but I thought these two things were super cool.

 Little 1x1 inch Instagram photo stickers.
 And cork embellishments.  A fun addition to the craft.  Scrapbook, Project Life etc.
 I'm sorry, but thats just cute!  I need these to finish off my Whale Watching mini album.
 The last booth we stopped at before leaving for the day was the Hero Arts booth.  I wanted to see Kelly Purkeys new stamps.  One of each please.

And that is CHA.  These blog posts used to go on for days.  I had so many photos from every booth that I had to do posts by manufacturer just to keep them all straight.  Not anymore.  Kind of sad but then again, it makes the hobby seem real again.  I think it go so inflated that there was just. so. much. stuff.  Your mind would explode after the first day and you couldn't remember which booth had what.

I've compiled my list on Pinterest and will resume shopping as these items are released.  If you have any questions about the products, let me know.