Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Mini mini album

This is a little mini album that I did for my DH. He even said that this wasn't too girly...which is high praise from him.

I will tell you that I haven't got all the photos in this little album...and I bet you are wondering why!? Well, because I haven't gotten them all taken, of course! I am planning on adding photos throughout the summer so that my DH will have a mini mini album full of our summer memories!

I found that the acrylic pages were difficult to photograph, so all you will see is the outline of those and the embellishments attached to them. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Lil' Man line, and they all coordinate so beautifully that it made choosing the paper easier because there was no guess work to know if it went together. The stamps are from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and the rub ons from Me and My Big Idea. The die cut images (hardware and hinges) and the tag album are from Creative Cuts and More and the acrylic overlay/ATC tag (of the ferris wheel) on the front cover is from Prickley Pear. Hope over there and see what a fantastic selection they have!

Monday, June 29, 2009

More of my faves.

Here are a few last shots of one of my favorite current projects. This was such a fun and challenging project, that I think that is part of the reason I love it so much. I have other projects I like too...but this was my first real attempt at designing an album that had both chipboard and acrylic pages. I picked up this album at Creative Cuts and More. I also got the little tag and pocket with the window in it from there. It is a great way to add some variety and dimension to any album...as well as create a place to add extra photos or journaling.

Paper: Autumn Leaves, Stamps: Stampendous (flourish) and Gel-A-Tins (Trees), Prickley Pear (lino print on little library pocket)

I will be back soon with a little mini-mini album I just finished for my DH. It doesn't have all the photos in, because I will continue to add those over the summer. We still have some fun activities planned for our family, and plan to have photos from them to add to his album! Can't wait to see you back here soon! Thanks for stopping....

What's up? and Blog Candy!

Well, we have been struggling with computer issues. I now have to retrieve photos from somewhere (I think my hubby hid them...hee-hee!) and have to go off to find them. I also need to go in search of a different keyboard for our computer, as ours DIED. (Electronic technology lives a very short life at our house.) We currently have two computers and only one keyboard. I am tellin' ya'...if I have to hear the kis ask one more time about playing on the computer and me having to explain that I am using their keyboard, I might just keel over. ugh.

I do want to tell you about a blogger that is giving away some yummy blog candy. (Think cupcakes!) Hop on over to Kim's blog and leave a comment for a chance to win!

Also, check back here in the next day or two for some more pictures. I am trying to get a new album done so that I can enter the design team call for Cosmo Cricket. That is, if the computer cooperates at all!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

One of my faves!

Well, Peeps...I know it has been a while. I am definitely into the summer mode. I have been working on projects and have even taken pictures. However, the lack of posting isn't totally my fault. We have been having a few computer problems. Those have certainly been a test to my DH's abilities, brain power and patience. We don't have all of them fixed, but we are working on it. While we are up and running today, I thought I would post these photos.

This is an album I did several months ago. However, I had sent the photos to be submitted at a magazine, they weren't chosen. So I post them now on my own blog. I love this album. The acrylic pages were a fun challenge. This one definitely stretched me as a scrapbooker!

I ordered the book from Creative Cuts and More. The paper is from Autumn Leaves. The stamps? The tree stamp set is from Gel-A-Tins. And there is also some shimmery goodness from Shimmerz!

I will be back to post some more of this album. Why? Because I love it! Also, I am working on a mini-mini album using paper from one of my absolute favorite paper companies....Cosmo Cricket. How, I would love to be on their design team...and I am thinking that I might just apply!
Check back for more photos! Have a great week! And for all those readers in the Midwest...stay cool! I know it's been hot and muggy there!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Guest designer call...

Well, Peeps...it's been a while! whew. I have no kiddos this week as they have been off camping (and eating hot dogs and marshmellows until they POP!) with Grandma and Grandpa. We have talked to them frequently and they don't really want to come back home. I, however, have been scrapping and reading and enjoying the quiet. That quiet will end this afternoon. Then later, I will be off to work. Teaching a class of 16 women how to do new techniques (spotlighting, ink resist and Glimmermist...all in one class and 2 1/2 hours) is exhausting. However, I will muster up the strength to pass on my stamping knowledge! Hee-hee.

Just wanted to tell you that Terry, over at Creative Cuts and More, is looking for a few good scrappers, rubber stampers, papercrafters and card makers to be guest designers. You can find all the info here. She is planning on choosing TWELVE designers. She is glorious to work with, so if you love to work with die cuts...hop on over there to check it out!

Okay. I am getting a really late start today, but am off to scrapbook a bit before my cute lil' kiddos return. Hope you have a great week!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

12x12 pages? What are those??

Well, it has really been a long, long time since I have done any 12x12 pages. But, my husband has bulletin board dividers around his desk at his office and instead of just handing over some family photos for him to pin up there...I did what any scrapbooker would do. I made him some pages!!! So here they are. I am thinking that when he gets tired of them, I can just add them to my scrapbook and make him some more.

These were take last fall. (yes, by me. And the trusty tripod.) I have used them on some other projects...but never a 12x12 layout. I punched all those circles for the tree using Nestabilities circle dies and an EK Success Whale of a Punch. The bird stamps are from Basic Grey "Lime Rickey" line and the letters from the word "tree" are Doodlebug letter stickers. The word family was printed out on my computer and I colored and shaded it with Prismacolor pencils.

I have been enjoying the start to my summer. I have done some scrapbooking (just look at the evidence above!!!) and it is truly amazing how much easier it is to do household chores when you aren't trying to schedule them between math, science and language arts! I have some projects to finish that are on my scrapbooking desk and am planning on completing a lot of new ones!!! So keep checking back for those! Have a great week!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Holy Cow!

Well, Peeps. Looks like I took an extended vacation from this blog. I assure you, it was totally unintentional. I was trying to get my kiddos through the last weeks of school. We are done and have been for a few days. Whew. Now I am hoping to get a lot of projects finished and more started and completed this summer. So, rest assured, there will be more photos to come.
This photo is a window card and in the window, I adhered an ATC transparency from Prickley Pear Stamps. They have some fantastic NEW transparencies!! You really need to check them out. They are very versatile. I did some spot color on mine. I used Twinkling H2O's. Then after stamping the front of the card with Prickley Pear Rubber stamps, I adhered the transparency in the window!
The transparencies would be beautiful colored with Copics, Alcohol inks or Shimmerz. Hummm...maybe that is another project all together!
Anywho....hope you check back for more projects. I am tellin' ya'...my creative flow must have flown somewhere else, because I sure have had trouble finding it!!! Hopefully, it will come back soon, because I could sure use it. If you see my creativity around...could ya' send it back?
Hope you have a great start to your week! Thanks for stopping by.