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!