Showing posts with label Sassafras. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sassafras. Show all posts

Monday, August 15, 2011

Enjoy the Moment

I just adore these photos of Miss Reese. We went to Mexico recently and I snapped these after having dinner at the hibachi grill at the resort.  The first pic was what I got when I told her I wanted a picture of my beautiful girl all dressed up and the 2nd photo was from the walk home.  The walkways at the resort had these smaller stone paths embedded in them and my sweet little Reese just LOVED walking the lines.

I used this month's Scrapbook Circle You Are My Sunshine kit.  Each month, the design team members lift a layout posted to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook wall.  This month I lifted Doreen.  Here's my take on her layout.
Supplies from Scrapbook Circle You Are My Sunshine kit: Echo Park Countryside Bee's Knees; Sassafras Lass sunshine broadcast - flourish, border from sunshine broadcast - static; Basic Grey Out of Print Publication; Simple Stories Hello Sunshine paper; Elle's Studio Lil Snippets - Labels (Yellow); Elle's Studio Lil Snippets - Dates; American Crafts Kraft Cardstock; Maya Road Gold Ruffle Edge; Scrapbook Circle Digital Download; Studio Calico Mists (not in kit).

If you look closely you can see that I did my standard fussy cutting.  I cur some circle and doilies from the Simple Stories paper but I also hand cut circles from the Basic Grey Publication paper and then I backed most of them with a contrasting paper.

I kept the overall design of Doreen's layout with just a little different spin. Here's her original...

Make sure to post your layouts to the Scrapbook Circle Facebook wall for your chance to get "lifted".

Monday, February 14, 2011

Daddy's Baby Girl

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I have been dying to play with these Sassafrass papers that I have had but there was always something else I needed to get to first.  I have several "older", meaning so 2010, papers that I LOVE and haven't used yet and I am promising myself that I will use them this year, old and all. I'm just calling it fashionable late.

Anyhoo, I snapped these photos of little Reese and her daddy. She loves to sit and rock with him and they are usually watching football or some Discovery channel program together. She's usually all snuggled up in his lap but this time she was wide awake and wiggly. It was just too cute because every time he'd change positions with his legs she would mimic him.

For this layout I used Sketch #41 from Sketchabilities.
OMG, this was a fussy cutter's paradise. Why can't I just leave well enough alone?  So many intricate little cuts around the stitching and lace and everything else.  I added as much dimension as I could with the chipboard and pop dots but the layout needed something more to complete it. I finally realized that it needed edging. I could have done what I love to do and doodled around it but I was staring at some embossing powders and I remembered a layout my friend, Audrey, recently posted on her blog and I had to try it. Instead of stamping with versa-mark, I pulled out my liquid glue and made random patterns. Then I sprinkled the olive green and walnut stain embossing powder over it and heat embossed it.  It completed the layout perfectly!

Make sure to head over to Sketchabilities and check out what the other Design Team gals did with this sketch. You might also find that there's a prize up for grabs!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

1st Birthday!

Well I guess you could say I am a bit behind on scrapping the "main events".  These can be quite a daunting undertaking.  You see, I scrap more "moments" than events, I think because the events usually mean an excessive amount of photos.  This particular event was my baby's 1st birthday (she's 2 now).  I was overwhelmed with the amount of photos I took on her birthday so I separated them into themes - presents, cake, family.  I decided to tackle "cake" first. I still had lots of pics and I didn't want the layout to look cluttered so when I saw this week's Sketchabilities sketch I had an idea.  First, here's the sketch and the layout.
Supplies: Sassafras Serendipity "Hog Heaven" - Chirp Chirp, Pinstriped, Lots O'Luck papers; Hog Heaven Journal/Tag Stickers; Hog Heaven Sweet Treats cardstock Stickers; Tattered Angels Pink Bubblegum and Spring Rain Glimmer Mist; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphas; American Crafts crocheted flower; Queen & Co Felt Fusion; My Mind's Eye Twine

There's actually 12 photos on this layout.  I made a sort of mini album by cutting 2 strips of cardstock and then folded them evenly like an accordian.  I put the photos in the appropriate sequence on the folds.  I have 3 on the front and 3 on the back of each set. 

I used the very last sets of folds to journal on... 

I glued these cute little buttons on the top flaps and tied some twine around it.  I'm thinking I'll cut slits in the page protector so that people can untie it to see the photos instead of having to pull out the entire page. 

I also free-hand drew the balloon and then misted the background paper and the "1". The mist was a homemade mix of purple "gypsy" re-inker and Ranger Perfect Pearls "Blush" that I misted in a mini mister tube.  Then I used self-adhesive felt fusion for the balloon string. The felt typically runs in a continuous loop in the same direction, like in the upper right corner, so I cut it up and turned it around to give it the effect of floating in the air, hence the cloud. I LOVE clouds on my layouts, btw. The banner is actually made from the decorative cutaway trim that came with some of the coordinating paper. I just cut it up, free-style hand cut the purple starbursts and then applied alphas and then more twine.

Friday, November 12, 2010

BoBunny Challenge & Hippity Blog Hoppin' Time!

Here for the blog hop? First, check out my take on BoBunny sketch challenge and then scroll down.
Supplies: BoBunny - Back to Basics Sophie Dot, Sophie Silhouette, Petal Pushers Chipboard, Alphas and borders; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alphas; Queen & Co Little Letters black; misc. bling.

Now, I have to tell you how excited I am for this blog hop.  5 different challenge blogs have teamed together to provide you with a "recipe" challenge.  How cool is that?? It starts with an awesome sketch and then you hop around to the rest of the blogs to get the ingredients.  Once you've completed the recipe, post your layout to the final site for a chance to win the grand prize. 

I'm participating as part of the Crop Suey design team.  This challenge was so much fun that I'm going to do a random suprise giveaway too. Just become a follower of my blog if you aren't already and leave a comment telling me your favorite holiday dish/dessert/drink (including the recipe gets you a bonus entry since this is a recipe challenge and I always like to try new things). I'm asking international participants to pay the difference in shipping.

Here's the sketch and my layout.

Supplies: Glossy Accents; Sassafras Pattern Paper - Buttercream Bliss, Gum Drop Garden, Sugary Love, Fruit Slice Land, Sprinkled, Dreamsicle; white Delta paint mixed with Close to My Heart Crystal Blue re-inker; CTMH pink and blue sparkles; misc. thread.

Now hop around to get the full recipe! Here's how I incorporated the ingredients:
  • Sassy Lil' Sketches - see the sketch above
  • Crop Suey - I inked the edges of every paper and used paint (colored it blue with re-inker; spattered and brushed on with my fingers)
  • Scraptiffany - the lace is actually fussy cut inside the cloud in the upper left square
  • Cuttlebug Spot - it's hard to see the embossing but it's randomly on the paper cut outs. I also added lots of texture with the stitching, glossy accents and paint splatters.
  • ScrapFIT - my three things are the birds AND I also stitched 3 peace signs on the squares and and on one of the birds I cut out to pull out the peace sign in Rheagan's shirt.
Thanks for looking!
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