Friday, December 27, 2013

Catching Up - Vacation Pictures!

Back in October, we went to Puerto Rico for a few days.  We spent most of the time sitting around the pool but took time off one afternoon to go on tour of the Bacardi Factory and Old San Juan.  My birthday was a few days before we went away so we also celebrated down there by going to Morton's Steakhouse.  Here are a few of the layouts with vacation pictures.



I love how this layout turned out!  That Fancy Pants paper does all the work so all I had to do was add that Amy Tangerine journaling block with some lettering and called it a day!


This is a super simple layout that I completed for a Little Yellow Bicycle challenge on A Cherry on Top.  I really love that "love" and cloud transparencies.  


I love this flower paper with the wood grain. When I was making the layout, I jumped the gun and wrote out the journaling under the photo (looking at other layouts, seems to be a resounding trend of mine).  Then I found a journal card that would work perfectly. Except I already journaled!  I ended up turning it upside down and added that cute wood plaque (also Fancy Pants) and some flower stickers from Pebbles Inc. since they matched perfectly!


This layout is for the Sucky Selfie Series.  We are getting pretty decent about being centered in the photo but we don't always check the zoom and we end up with this...pictures of teeth. ha!



Sunday, December 15, 2013

I Didn't Forget About This Blog

I've been a busy little scrapper bee over the past few months.  Here are a few pages I have done since I last posted.


We have been taken lots of selfies this year and of course some of them are not so great.  I decided to incorporate them into my albums as part of a series.  Here's one of the better set of pictures we took.  This page is almost all Park Bench by Fancy Pants Design.  I ordered to whole collection and after moving it around for a bit, I applied Shimelle Laine's Perfect Collection process to it and made several layouts using up the collection.



On this layout, I sewed my first (and only) banner.  The papers are mostly from the Pebbles Sunnyside collection. I have to say it's one of my all time favorites.  The colors are so rich and vibrant.  I love that among the oranges and teals and hot pinks they included navy to kind of anchor it.


I dabbled with my first monthly kit club in the summer.  I dove head first into Noel Mignon's Kit Club.  I feel like it's the grand daddy of kits.  It is jam packed with papers and embellishments but I found it wasn't for me.  I resented getting white or craft card stock each month, who doesn't have that in their stash already? And how difficult is it to match white or craft cardstock to any collection? I thought coordination was part of what we paid for.  But I will say I received some beautiful papers that I really enjoyed working with.

This is one of the layouts where I used papers from one of these kits.  It's based on a Shimelle Laine sketch and except for the little tile letter stickers, uses items exclusively from the kit.  It came together beautifully!  The papers were from My Mind's Eye Notable Collection plus some thickers, simple stories letter tiles and some twine.


Other than being pictures of my cutie pie niece, there's nothing special about the layout.  I was trying to experiment with clustering there at the bottom.  There's some Beautiful Life by Echo Park and Little Yellow Bicycle Just Because plus thickers, always thickers. ha!

I completed this layout for a theme page challenge.  It's odd that it's for Halloween since it's a holiday I never celebrate (not for religious reasons but for "don't like costumes" reasons).  I think it's cute & simple. I recognize some K&Company paper but I can't remember what company made the die cuts.

I'll update more soon.  :)