Thursday, March 18, 2010

MME challenge #9 - Blast from the Past!

This is my layout for the #9 challenge on the My Mind's Eye Blog. The challenge was to create a layout with the theme "blast from the past" and to also use the provided sketch by Anam Stubbington. You can find all the particulars of the challenge HERE.
I had a lot of fun with this one!

Supplies: Cardstock (white: Georgia-Pacific), Patterned Papers (Quite Contrary, Oh La La - My Mind's Eye), Mini Alphabet Sticker (Making Memories), Brads (SEI), glitter (Close to my Heart), Cricut (Calligraphy and Accent Essentials - Provo Craft).

For this layout I used MME's new collection, Quite Contrary. I love all of the fun patterns and colors in this collection! I thought the flowers turned out pretty cool - I just punched different sized circles from the patterned paper, added glitter to some of them, and layered them. If you click on the picture it will bring up an enlarged version and you can see all the pretty sparkles. :)
The title of this layout is a line from one of my new favorite songs from Brad Paisley. It says "and I thought I loved you then." Have you heard that song? It's fabulous, and I think of my husband every time I hear it, so it was a good title for this page! The picture was taken of us when we had only been dating a couple of weeks.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A little Christmas anyone?

Each year at Christmastime I keep all of the Christmas cards and letters that we get from our family and close friends. I have been wanting to scrapbook them somehow and keep them as a kind of journal of all that happened for our loved ones that year.
So the other day while the kids were watching a movie I finally decided to attack the huge pile of cards, letters and pictures and do something with them!
This is what I have come up with:

It is a 12x12 pocket page. The front piece is 10x12 and then I glued the sides and bottom down to a 12x12 cardstock. The letters and cards go in the pocket, and all of the pictures make collages on the front and back. I filled in any black space with some simple embellishments. Since I make our Christmas cards each year - yes, all 65+ of them! - I glue that on the front page as well, along with our family picture for that year.
I now have done every year except for 2009, so I've almost got them done!
I think they are quite fun,
What do you think?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Flower Power

Well my friend Becky said I would get addicted to making these paper flowers... it seems she was right. :)
Here are a few cards I have made recently with the flowers:
This first one is for this weeks American Crafts blog challenge. The challenge was simply to make a card using at least two AC products - easy enough!
I used papers from their Letterbox collection. This is such a pretty line of product!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: brown flourish/pink, yellow/blue, green - American Crafts Letterbox); Cardstock (White - Georgia-Pacific), Accents: (yellow button - SEI), Stamp (Sentiment - American Crafts Sentiment Stamp Set).

This next card I made using some of the scraps from a layout I made a couple of weeks ago.
I love that yellow butterfly paper from Basic Grey - isn't it so pretty?

Supplies: Patterned Paper (yellow butterfly, red floral, polka dot - Basic Grey, Ledger print - My Mind's Eye), Cardstock (pink - Bazzill, kraft - ?, Green - Paper Studio), Stamps: (frame - Prima, Sentiment - Close to My Heart), Accents (chipboard button - Close to my Heart).

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a happy day!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A little American Crafts!

So I have been a fan of American Crafts Thickers, stickers, and rub-ons for quite a while, but I have never owned any of their paper - can you believe it?! In all of that sea of patterned paper in my Scrapbook room, there was not one sheet of AC paper!
Well... I remedied that! :)
I love the fabulous inspiration on the AC blog, so I check it often and when they released all of their new lines, I new it was time to buy some AC paper.
Here is the first layout I created, and I quite like it!:

Supplies: All supplies from American Crafts (Abode Collection) except the white Cardstock and the chipboard heart (Close to My Heart). I also used the Cricut Accent Essentials Cartridge (Provo Craft).

For this layout I used the new Abode collection and some AC Thickers - I love the bright cheerful colors and the simple, fun patterns of this line! The colors were perfect to scrap my pictures from Valentine's Day, and since the AC blog is having a challenge to create a love themed page, it all worked out perfectly! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday it is indeed!
We had a great weekend.
We spent the weekend in the "big" city
going to some fabulous church meetings
and doing a little shopping - YAY!
And now it is a happy Monday because I even have a new layout to share with you!
Whoo hoo!
Here it is:

And a little close up shot of the flower and the journaling:

I just got my new Scrapbooks, Etc. Magazine the other day - I love when the new issues come, it is always a good day! :)
I particularly loved this month's magazine - so many great layouts, and an awesome article on making your own flowers.
I had to try it out right away, and I love the result!
What do you think?

Supplies: Patterned Paper: yellow, red, and polka dot (Basic Grey) Ledger (My Mind's Eye) pink gingham and blue hearts (Pink Paislee); Cardstock: Green scallop (Bazzill) Green (Close to My Heart); Tan brad; Heart Rub on (Close to my Heart); chipboard (Basic Grey) Cricut Accent Essentials (Provo Craft).

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy Monday!