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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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hometown Explorations

Exploring your backyard takes on a new meaning when your hometown is New York City. I have lived here for more than twenty years and have played a tourguide on a number of occasions when friends and family come to visit. There are still, however, a few things that I have to check off my personal NYC-tourist list.  Among those were walking across the George Washington Bridge and visiting Governor's Island. Since I see both on a daily basis (I live in the shadow of the GWB and see Governor's Island from my office window), it's really surprising it took me so long. But this weekend we had two gorgeous days and it was time to go exploring. 





Along the way we also checked out High Bridge Park, directly east of the GWB, which features a water tower that I've seen every time I've driven in and out of the City and always wondered, what is that?


Governor's Island is located in the harbor at the southern end of Manhattan.  The ferry trip provides wonderful views and its a great way to spend a summer afternoon. We had an added bonus on this trip, since the island was hosting a VW car show.




And here I am, standing right in front of the building where I work.









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

Hello, everyone.

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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