July 26, 2014

She Believed She Could

Hi there!

As usual, summer has been crazy busy around here! Not a lot of time for scrapbooking. It took me three weeks to get this page done. I'm usually a pretty slow scrapper to begin with, but this is ridiculous!!  Most of our commitments for the summer are done, so hopefully we can enjoy some lazy days in August.

This is the complement page to the other grad photo I did earlier this month. I wanted to add this Simple Stories 3x4 card as the title, because the quote is so perfect for Julia's experience with school. I fussy cut the flowers from a sheet of patterned paper and added lots of layering.

Papers: Fancy Pants Design; Embellishments: Prima, Studio Calico, Echo Park, Simple Stories, October Afternoon; Stamps: Simon Says Stamp, Kaiser Craft, Ranger ink

I wanted to write a letter to Julia, but didn't want the world to see it, so it is tucked into this Simple Stories envelope. So cool! I stamped it with the sentiment and tucked in the letter.

So, I'm slowly plugging away at grad. Hopefully, I will have another layout completed in a few days.
Thanks for looking!

July 4, 2014

Your Adventure Awaits

Hi there!

Well, as promised a couple days ago, here is the first of my grad layouts for my daughter.  I bought this Fancy Pants paper a while ago and just knew it would be perfect for a grad layout. And I'm so happy with how it turned out.

Papers: Fancy Pants Design; Embellishments: American Crafts Thickers, Fancy Pants
buttons and diecuts; My Minds Eye washi tape; Martha Stewart punch

There is nothing fancy here - no new techniques. I thought the dark bold colours of the paper matched the bold colours of the photo. And with the bold colours, I didn't think it needed a lot of embellishment. It's one of the fastest pages I have ever done. Just over an hour! That may be a record for this slow scrapper.

Thanks for looking,


July 2, 2014

Did you miss me?

Hi there!

I know it's been a while since I updated my blog.  There have been a few events in my life that kept me from having any time to scrap at all.

First of all, I decided in the spring that I would leave the Stuck On U Sketches design team. I knew that with everything that was happening in my life, I wouldn't have much time to scrapbook and I didn't want to let the team down. I want to thank Leah and Nanne for the opportunity to work for them. I really enjoyed it. And maybe when the next design team call comes out, I may just apply again!

On the home front, our daughter graduated high school last week. There was so much to do (hair, makeup, mani/pedis, etc) but, I did find some time to use my scrapbooking talents to do some crafts. This is the banner I made as props for grad photos with friends and then for a decoration at the family BBQ.

Papers: Fancy Pants, Pink Paislee, Jillibean Soup, Bazzill Basics; Embellishments, Jillibean Soup, Teresa Collins, Pink Paislee


For the BBQ, I hung it from an old door we have as a decoration on the deck, along with Julia's school photos from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  It doesn't look like much here, but it looked very cute in real life. And Julia was embarrassed, my job was done. LOL!

And here's how it looked with the girls holding the banner. Aren't they cute???
So, that's all I have for you, today. But, I did start scrapping some of the grad photos, so I should have that uploaded in a couple of days. Just warning you that instead of hockey layouts, I'll be scrapping grad layouts for a while. That's just how I roll.
Thanks for looking!