Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Altered Clipboard

This is an altered clipboard I made for a swap at myscraproom.com.  The ladies on that site are so talented I was honored to be in a swap with them.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

China Town Scrapbook layout

Newest layout for my upcoming trip to New York. Our hotel is in Chinatown and we will be shopping in Chinatown so I thought this would be a good layout for various Chinatown moments.

I haven't actually put the layout physically together yet.  This is the design I created in Silhouette Studio.  I will cut the pieces and put it together later.  Once I do, I will update the post.

Chillin' & Grillin' scrapbook layout

This layout uses ants and the title "Read" from swaps on yahoo group Scrap-a-holics Anonymous.  My daughter and I love to grill.  One of our favorite things to do while grilling is sit on the deck and read or talk.  We love this time to catch up on all the teenage drama or make plans for vacation or special occasions or catch up on a good book.  Just being together without rushing to get here or do that is the best time of all.

Cedar Train scrapbook layout

The Cedar Train layout is of my father and my youngest daughter.  He has made wooden train sets for each of his great grandchildren.  Since my daughter is the youngest grandchild (16) he started getting worried he would not be alive or able to make trains when she got old enough to start her family.  So, he decided to make one big train for all her future children to share since he has no way of knowing how many she will ultimately have.  He had gotten some cedar wood from my uncle and used that to make the train.

The train, the blue label thing at the bottom, the title and the oval it sits on, the RR sign, and the train tracks were all cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  The circle wood veneer border is from Studio Calico.  I made the bottle cap for a swap but made to many so this was an extra.

I Gotta Picka My Toes scrapbook layout

When my daughter was small she was obsessed with cleaning between her toes.  She would sit down and meticulously rub between each and every toe to make sure there was not a speck of dust, fuzz, dirt, or anything else.  My father always got the biggest kick out of it.  We also loved to ask her what she was doing just to hear her say in that cut little girl voice, "I gotta picka my toes"

The title and feet were cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  The tag sticker, scalloped border sticker and special sticker were from a sticker sheet I got on clearance from Hobby Lobby.  The journaling is printed on vellum.

Miller Park Zoo scrapbook layout

This layout uses some things from Scrap-a-holics-anonymous yahoo group swaps.  The ZOO sign, and lion, the vellum poem, the two giraffes and the giraffe tag.  The rest were stickers I had on hand with the exception of the turtle at the bottom.  Him I made using my Silhouette Cameo.  I had to have a special turtle because when I took my daughter to the zoo when she was around 2 that was her FAVORITE.  She loved everything else but kept wanting to go back and see the "big turtles".

Shopping fun scrapbook layout

This is a layout of my oldest daughter putting on silly 4th of July glasses, scarf, bobble headband, etc. in Claire's.  We had such fun shopping and just being silly with our teenage daughters.  Oh how we LOVE to embarrass them!

The FUN title and the pink border in the middle were from a swap on yahoo group Scrap-a-holics Anonymous.  The blue flowers I made using silk ribbon and my heat gun.  The two shopping girls I cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

Mother's Day Card

The card I made for my mother for Mother's Day.