Sunday, August 1, 2010

Apple Cider

Happy August, PEEPS!!
Can you believe the summer is going by SO quickly?
The weather has been wonderful but somedays the heat and humidity is crazy unbearable.
Thankfully my darling hubby found and installed the air conditioner this week.
It is sure to make August that much more pleasant!

I wanted to share a couple of new LOs from the new
Apple Cider collection from Imaginisce. This paper SCREAMS for fall photos,
but I just can't do it (yet). Luckily, the colors and patterns are still
fun to use on a non themed layout, and I have been meaning to do a page
about my Little Guy's love for ALL THINGS Wii/Mario related.

Supplies: Cardstock-Core'dinations & Bazzill,
Papers, stickers, layered cardstock stickers-Imaginisce (Apple Cider Collection)
Buttons-Great Canadian Dollar store
alphas-Basic Grey (blue & white), Cosmo CRicket (cream mini alphas)

I learned from Christine Middlecamp's blog that if an element is too big for your page,
it is OK to trim it and just use a portion. That way you will actually
USE your stash and not hoard it like I do. ;)
(The journalling tag was cut from 1 lg. tag)

This next LO is a new personal favorite. It is 8.5x11" and
I SO enjoyed how much quicker this LO came together
(and how much easier it will be for me to store).
This also uses the new Apple Cider Collection along with
a hodge podge of buttons and fibers from my stash.
I also used a NEW favorite 'GoTo' item-alphabet beads!
If you live in Canada and are near a Dollarama (the green store)
check it out, I got a bag of 300 characters for 1 buck!
I also got the kraft covered wire (see below) there!!
Supplies: Cardstock-Core'dinations, Paper-Imaginisce (Apple Cider)
Kraft wire, alpha beads-Dollarama
Alphas-Basic Grey, buttons & brads-from stash

Close up of beads.

Tree inspired by trees on paper. Tree and leaves cut free hand.

Close up of kraft wire.

Thanks for popping by and have a
GREAT Sunday!!


Julie said...

I love how you used those fall papers to whip up a non-fall layout.It's awesome!

Summer is flying by:(

Great 81/2 x 11 layout out also.I should try doing one of these.

Kathy Martin said...

These two pages are AMAZING! Great designs!

Kat said...

Lov these layouts!!! AMAZING job!!

laterg8r said...

great lo's - love both the titles :D

Lori Allred said...

Love the darling tree with the green leaves...they totally pop and caught my eye! So cute!!

TraceyT said...

LOL! I bought that same wire! LOVE the stuff. The Watching U Grow page is one of my new favs, too. LOVE the title work.

pictures2pages said...

love how you worked with the pple cider papers!!

Denise said...

The Apple Cider paper is gorgeous! Love your cute photos too :)

Amanda Winchester said...

I knew those beads must be from the $ store :) Must go out and get me some, I love what you've been doing with them! Great layouts!

nadine said...

Love both of your layouts. I especially loved how you used non scrapbooking items to give your page that little omph!!!

Melanie said...

I love how you used multiple photos on the layouts!!!

perezmom said...

Beautiful layouts!



Lovely LO! I´ll try the Imaginisce sketch for sure! xoxoxo

KellyG said...

Great layouts, love how you used those papers!