Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wedding Layouts

What can be sweeter than scrapping a beautiful bride? Not much. Wish I had been a better photographer on this day though. But I'll share my efforts none the  less. 


Fairy Tale

I love this photo of Cindi. It seems even sweeter that is was an *accidental* photo. Not a posed shot. She really was just picking something out of her bouquet. Obviously, I didn't take this photo, Steph Carson, her amazing photographer captured this beauty. Did you know that you can click any of the photos in this blog, to see a full sized version of the photo?  My photo skills were terrible this day, I completely cut off the bottom two inches of the layout, which held a ribbon and Maya Road *Fire* Orange Velvet blossom. The ribbon and flower, came from the table centerpieces that were used at the reception.

The textured CS is from Paper Studio, I can't remember who makes the PP. Cindi and I bought it months before the wedding  at Archivers, when we were making wedding invitation prototypes. The quote is from an Anna Griffith vellum quote pack.


Love is

Another beautiful photo on a very simple layout.  Probably the easiest layout I've ever put together! Paper Studio Linen CS is covered with an acrylic overlay that I bought over a year ago at the Columbus Scrapper's Annual Yard Sale. I then added 3 of the Maya Road *Fire* Orange Velvet blossoms and voila! The page was complete.  Again, I cut off the bottom of the page, losing the *Love Is* title. (wah!)



I love this PP from Paper Studio. It's sweet and shabby, which is my new favorite style. The page came together very quickly, just using premade Jolee and Dollar store stickers and elements.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wedding Bling

This page features the diamond earring's that Matt gave Cindi for a wedding present. Oh yeah, that is the lil flower girl, who stuck to Cindi like glue.  There is a TON of bling on this page too!


The title is made from a Dollar Store foam alpha (Miss Elizabeth's) that I painted with acrylic paint mixed with glitter. The foam took the paint beautifully!


Monday, October 27, 2008

I love this page

I just love everything about it.

The background

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is a PP from an old K&Co Wedding stack. The scalloped CS is from Bazzill and I used a background stamp and choc chip ink to add the text. Then I used a Clearly Wordsworth stamp set to add the "I adore You" and "From this day forward" text over top the script stamping. The center of the scalloped CS was cut out so that the background paper and photo appear framed. The MR and Mrs chipboard embellishment came from the dollar store.


Finally, I added some brown satin ribbon and a buckle and brads from SU!'s  2007 Hodgepodge hardware set.


Yeah, I really love this page...or maybe it is just that I really love that young couple?

Happy Jack

I'm very new to coloring with markers. I don't have copics, so I am scrambling along with my collection of either SU! water based, or my Sharpies, American Crafts and Zig markers. But I am getting by, and although I couldn't get a decent photo that showed the shading on my Happy Jack-o-lantern face, I think it looks pretty sweet ( albeit simple) in real life.

Generic CS was used, with the gold colored CS being run through the Distressed Stripes CuttleBug embossing folder and then inked with SU! Choclate Chip. I think the embossing gave the card the perfect touch along with some gold colored Dew Drops.

Flower Girl

This was a fun 2 page layout to put together. It's focus is Cindi and her 3 year old niece, who was the flower girl in the wedding.  This is a really busy LO for me. I tend to scrap much simpler, but now and again...I go embellishment CRAZY!





Lots of chipboard and bling. A little patterned paper and paint.



Don't ya love the flowery lace cardstock?


Sunday, October 26, 2008


Here's a quick page I put together. Cindi visiting with her grandparent's at her rehearsal dinner.

I really like the simplicity of this page, both in its compostion and the colors.



The CS is Bazzill. PP is from Paper Studio. The flowers and scroll embellishments are MM. The sentiment is a vellum quote from Anna Griffith.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Time for Thanksgiving and Christmas

I made these two cards a couple weeks ago, for a card kit swap on the Cricut MB. I {heart} that MB.



Two versions of this one. I couldn't decide whether I liked the big or small snowflakes better. The small ones were already glittered. The big ones I glitter by painting them (the snowflakes are foam shapes) with glitter paint.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark, them embossed it in white.  The white decorative border strip was done using a scrap of white GP CS and the MS border punch. The dark blue CS and snowflake DP are from HL. The other blue CS is from a MM pad and the white is GP. Don't ya love acronyms, makes us sound like scientists rather than crafters.


I fell in love with this DP at HL. I knew it would make a gorgeous Thanksgiving card. Scored it for 20cents a sheet too! I really love this card in RL, it looks so regal.

The cardstock is Bazzill. DP from HL. Satin Ribbon is from my stash and the white circle and orange scalloped circle are made from scraps. I got to use my Nestabilities for the first time ever on this card. Oh my! Do I ever {heart} them! The pumpkin image is from Impression Obsession and is colored with a combination of MM and Sharpie Markers.

I printed the sentiment from the computer onto a strip of the Bazzill CS, and cut it out with the Stampin UP! word window. That is one greatly versatile punch!

Time for bed now.

Cheerios and Toodles!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scrapping Woman found alive and well, with paper and glue.

It has been too many days since my last post. Many things have kept me away, from being sick to being swamped, but I have managed to keep crafting throughout most of this time. I have lots of sharing to get caught up on, so I'll start with  now and go from there....

Today, well yesterday really, since it is 2am Sunday now, I completed a set of tags for a Thanksgiving tag banner swap my Columbus Scrap group is doing. I am so excited about this swap and my tag turned out so cute. It did require much creative pondering to get it to a form that I was happy with though.  Thursday night (when I actually created the initial tag design) I was wondering if it was ever going to feel *finished*, if ya know what I mean.

So for this swap, we're doing an idea that I think came from 2Peas originally. Each person participating takes one of the letters from the word THANKFUL and creates 10 tags using that letter. Once swapped, we'll each have the entire word in tags and can assemble a banner of the word for a holiday decoration. I think they will be so cute! I'll post a photo of the completed banner after the 18th, which is when we swap the tags. I had the letter "A", and my tag background was to be done in dark red. Here's my result...



Cute? I sure think so.  Hope the recipients do too.

The DP came from the clearance rack at HL. SCORE @ 20cents a sheet! The border punch used is a MS that I found on clearance too.  I used my Cricut, with the Keystone cartridge to cut the letter "A".

Oh..and as for scraps and stash elements...

The CS is so richly textured and is from a Art pad in the stash.The leaves I found in the bottom of drawer, the flowers, brads, and buttons are from my stash from forever ago...and the wheat-like stalks behind the leaves...that is a Starbucks Hand Protector that I cut into tiny strips!