Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Scrap Your Scraps: Using Your Ribbon, Buttons, & Brads

Hi all!  I have a new post up on the Scrap Your Scraps blog today about organizing, storing, AND using all those ribbons, buttons, and brads we all seem to have lying around our crafty spaces.

Here's a preview:

Please stop by and check it out!  

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!  I still hold out a smidge of hope that I may one day join your ranks!

In honor of Mother's Day, I bring you a recent layout featuring my own precious, sweet, wonderful, loving mom!


This was a very simple, color blocked layout that came together quickly.  I recently got in a big order of *ahem* much needed  scrapbooking supplies from A Cherry on Top and had so much fun playing with them last weekend.  The papers I chose come from Studio Calico's Wanderlust collection.

The story behind the photo:  Just a quick snapshot of my mom in front of one of the facades at Disney's Hollywood Studios at WDW - aren't you shocked this is another WDW layout?? - last June.

Supplies:  patterned paper - Studio Calico; chipboard elements - Crate Paper;  brad - October Afternoon; sequins - Lawn Fawn;  die cuts - Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Studio Calico; wood veneer - Studio Calico; letter stickers - Basic Grey

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Scrap Your Scraps!

I am so excited to be a contributor to this brand new blog!  Please stop by and check it out.  There are lots of great things happening at Scrap Your Scraps, so stay tuned!!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy NSD!

Hi all...It has been months since I've posted anything new.  Life has simply gotten in the way!  I've been scrapbooking quite a bit lately, but I've also started knitting again.  I'll be posting those projects too.  Right now I'm on a scarf knitting kick.  I really want to learn how to crochet, but beyond making my first chain, I can't get it figured out!  If you have any good crocheting links, please feel free to share!

Meanwhile, here's my first posted layout in some time!


I don't do many two pages layouts anymore and in fact, now find them very intimidating despite the fact that I used to be pretty much exclusively a two-page scrapbooker.

I loved these photos of my niece, The Musher, that I took of her playing with her Dora the Explorer cash register last spring.  (BTW, you'll be seeing that Minnie Mouse shirt in a lot of my layouts.  I bought it for her in Dublin in 2012 and she got quite a bit of mileage from it - including when we went to WDW last summer).

I'm super in love with American Crafts #Summer line and created this layout using mostly products from that line.  It's definitely in my top 5 favorite lines EVER!  

Supplies:  patterned paper - American Crafts; die cuts - American Crafts, Crate Paper, Elle's Studio, Studio Calico; chipboard heart - October Afternoon; letter stickers - American Crafts;  flair - American Crafts; button - Jillibean Soup; brad - Echo Park; stars - Studio Calico; flag - Basic Grey

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Daisy & Donald

We got to Disney's Hollywood Studios pretty early before opening this particular day.  We were waiting in line and many of the characters appeared to entertain the masses before the park opened.  Ellie didn't get her photo with Daisy and Donald, but I did get a picture of them signing autographs for a random collection of children!

Supplies:  patterned paper - Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, Pebbles;  chipboard - American Crafts, Pebbles; flower & bow - Crate Paper; brads - My Mind's Eye;  flair - A Flair For Badges; die cuts - Pink Paislee; enamel dots - My Mind's Eye;  letter stickers - American Crafts

Monday, December 9, 2013

Another Disney Project

I feel as if all I scrapbook lately is Disney, Disney, Disney.  Granted, I have been to the World that I love FIVE times in the last eight years, and haven't completed a single album of a trip yet!  I did something a little bit different this time and have just been printing my Disney photos out a day of the trip at a time.  So, as of right now, I only have 2 days printed.  I'm working on lots of layouts of Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios!

We just happened to catch Sully heading to the backstage area after visiting with some of his fans at Disney Hollywood Studios.  We didn't get to chat with him, but I did grab this snapshot!

I didn't go as embellishment crazy on this layout as I normally do lately.  I just didn't feel like it needed it (maybe no layout really NEEDS it, but I do enjoy layering on the gizmos so) because the title really takes a lot of focus due to the design of the Thickers Alpha I used.

It Was a Drive-By Sully-ing

Supplies:  patterned paper - Basic Grey, Bella Boulevard, Studio Calico; arrow stickers - Studio Calico; flair - October Afternoon; enamel dots - My Mind's Eye; geotag sticker - Skipping5; letter stickers - American Crafts, October Afternoon; pull tag - American Crafts (Amy Tangerine line)

More Disney layouts, some Christmas, and hopefully some December Daily coming soon!  Thanks for stopping by!  

Thursday, November 14, 2013

December Daily 2012 - LOTS of Photos!!

Hi Long-Lost Friends!  I know it's been forever since last I left you some words of wisdom (or foolishness, you choose).

I have been incredibly busy.  I started back to work in August and also started dating someone new a week before that, so there's been little time for my blogging venture.  I am still scrapbooking, but not as much as I once was.  Well, until recently, anyway.  I've been doing more and more as of late.

Since December is just around the corner, I thought I would share my 2012 (now completed!!!) December Daily on the blog today.  Also, for inquiring minds, here is a link to my 2011 December Daily.

For this album, I used a mad plethora of supplies.  I ordered Studio Calico's December Daily kit last year and used the 4x6 album that came with it.  In addition to the SC kit, as well as their Wonderland line,  I used products from October Afternoon, Echo Park, Crate Paper, Ormolu, Evalicious, Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, Lily Bee, Freckled Fawn, and some older products such as Daisy D's and some older SEI.

Just thinking about all the items that went into the album is overwhelming, so there is no way I'd be able to list them all.  However, if you have any questions about a particular product, please feel free to inquire via email or in the comments.

As you can see, I managed to fill this album to the brim, so I had to take the pages out in order to get somewhat clean shots.  The pages are shown below in chronological order.








I made the base pages last November.  I had about 1/3 of the album complete before Christmas last year and finished it up a couple of weeks ago.  I'm working on the base pages for this year's December Daily now and will post those soon.  

 Thanks for stopping by!