Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hello, Sunshine

Hello, everyone.

I love going for walks in the woods and fields, soaking in all of nature's beauty.  I discovered a nature walk near our campsite at Watkins Glen State Park. The overgrown fields were filled with wildflowers and wildlife.  The deer moved to fast for me to photograph, but the snails on the roadway leading to the trail were more than happy to accommodate. 


Supplies: Paper: October Afternoon (Summertime), Amy Tangerine (Rise & Shine), Pinkfresh Studio (Happy Things); Ephemera: Crate Paper (Poolside & Wonder collections); Enamel Dots & Sequins: Crate Paper (Wonder); Word Stickers: American Crafts Thickers (Wildflower); Die: Die-namics (tag); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (wild honey, broken china); Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (mustard); Washi: Simon Says Stamp; Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop; Other: modeling paste, gelatos

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Meet the Artists

Hello, everyone.

This layout is designed to use multiple small photos and journaling cards. All of the page elements are united by a shared background. In this case, a wash of bright yellow and orange ink.


Supplies: Paper: Elle's Studio (Let's Eat), Pinkfresh Studio (Happy Things); Alphas: October Afternoon (Daily Flash); Die Cuts: Elle's Studio (Let's Eat); Puffy Stickers: Pinkfresh Studio (Happy Things), Evalicious (Life's Sweet); Word Stickers: Amy Tangerine; Tags: Fancypants (Summer Sun); Pop Drops: October Afternoon (Summertime); Stamp: Chick Tags: Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (squeezed lemonade, wild honey, abandoned coral); Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp (mustard)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cars

Hello, everyone!

On our recent trip to Saratoga Springs, we stopped off at the Hemming's Sport and Exotic Car Show.  Lots of great British, German and Italian classic cars.  It was a bright day and the photos where very colorful. I decided to go bold on my paper choices for the layout.  In the end, I'm wishing I had not paired the red, orange and black together. It reminds me too much of fire.  But then, I suppose that works for a layout about hot rods.


Supplies: Paper: Crate (Craft Market), Pebbles (Home+Made), Alphas: American Craft Thickers (Woodland), Jillibean Soup (Alphabeans); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (wild honey, barn door); Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (mustard), Mister Huey's (Lucille); Die Cuts: Rachel Hodge, Ellison; Punches: EK Success; Enamel Dots: Doodlebug Sprinkles, My Mind's Eye; Washi: Queen & Co.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Holiday Headwear

Hello, everyone.

It's Christmas in August.  I have a handful of beloved photographs left over from Christmas that I am finally feeling motivated to scrap. I love my husband's expression in these . . . even though it is a lie. He's really not as much of a curmudgeon as he would have you believe.


Supplies: Paper and Stickers: Carta Bella (All Bundled Up); Dies: Spellbinders (rectangles), Sizzix (snowflakes); Enamel Dots: Doodlebug Sprinkles; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (mermaid lagoon); Spray Ink: Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst (blue mountain blue); Punches: EK Success; Doilies

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Best Ever Family

Hello, everyone.

It occurred to me that I didn't have any recent photographs of my mother, sister, and myself, so when we got together earlier this summer, I handed the camera to a friend.  I'm so glad we made the time to step away from the party to get this photo.  When scrapping it, I decided to go bright and happy.


Supplies: Paper: Crate (Poolside), October Afternoon (Summertime); Chipboard and Pop Drops: Crate (Poolside);  Die Cuts: Silhouette Design Studio (tag),  Simon Says Stamp (hearts), Dear Lizzy ("Best Ever"); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (peacock feathers); Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (teal); Other: Gelatos, washi

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mont Saint Michel

Get It Scrapped ran a wonderful series earlier in the summer on two-page layouts. This week, there's an article up on the blog with ideas for designing two-layouts with "bookending." Check it out here.


Supplies: Paper and Die Cuts: KaiserCraft (Blue Bay); Cardstock and Doily: Recollections; Alphas: American Craft Thickers (Amy Tangerine Alyx); Flowers: Prima, Petaloo; Twine: Lawn Fawn; Stencil: Teresa Collins; Spray Ink: Mister Huey's (navy, sea foam); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (chipped sapphire); Copic: BG13; Viva Decor Pearl Pen

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Watkins Glen Scrapbooked

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I have been drawn to the Carta Bella Rustic Elegance collection. While I do not have any wedding photographs to scrap, I thought the papers were beautiful and perfect for my outdoor adventures.


Supplies: Paper, Alphas, and Ephemera: Carta Bella (Rustic Elegance); Stencil: Simon Says Stencils (Falling Snow); Punch: EK Success; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (stormy sky, peeled paint)

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Into the Mist

When I finished knitting my Nimbus shawl, I had a full skein of Woolen Rabbit Lucent left over. I immediately cast on Deco Fountains by Rose Beck.  It was a wonderful, quick knit, and it felt very rewarding to use up almost all of this gorgeous yarn.






Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hello Friends

Weekends spent with good friends are the best. I was so busy having fun I didn't take my camera out all weekend. Cell phone pic to the rescue.  Because I only had one photo for the whole weekend, I left lots of room on this layout for journaling.


Supplies: Paper: October Afternoon (Summertime), Crate (Poolside, Journey), My Mind's Eye (Necessities); Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Adorn); Chipboard: Crate (Poolside); Ephemera: Elle's Studio (Let's Eat); Die Cuts: Silhouette Design Studio; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye (Jubilee); Flair: Finding Nana; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (mermaid lagoon)

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