Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mini Album

A few weeks ago, I decided I was going to make myself a mini to keep in my purse, since I have made one for almost everyone that I know.
This one is a cardstock base (like the others) and is about 4x4`in size. I used punched cardstock and buttons to secure the cover.

This is a shot of the inside cover & this Dear Lizzy Neapolitan sticker looks perfect as my backdrop.
I also added a measuring tape sticker & this awesome Navy & cream striped pattern from Shoreline. I finished it off with foam Thickers since I really didn├Ęt want alot of weight on this project.

I again kept the inside quite neutral and let my favorite photos take center stage - I also kept my embellishments to a minimum amount since I didn't want alot of bulk added to my album either.

This type of project really is easy-peasy and can be done in a little over an hour, once you decide on what your theme and colour scheme is going to be.

And I also have a card to share using mostly the Shoreline line.
As you can tell, I canNOT get enough of that striped paper and hiw cute is that sun!!??!!.

That's all I have for today,
Thank you for popping in!
HUGS & Happy Surfing!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Quality Time

Happy Monday!
Do you ever buy a collection of paper and then NOT use it because you don't want to ruin it?
I did this with the Fresh Goods line from Pebbles Summer release last year. I put it to good use this week though and re-did another LO that never felt 'quite right' to me.
I am happy that I re-did it in these happy bright colors. The hand-made banners, pin-wheels & chevron just scream Summer to me.

All supplies Pebbles EXCEPT: October Afternoon (Blue houndstooth), Alpha Stickers (American Crafts & Cosmo Cricket), BoBunny Ribbon.

**Tutorial on how I made my embellishments can be found HERE.



The week of Mother's Day had me pulling out my camera more than I normally do and I knew I would scrap all these little moments (Little Man learned how to blow a bubble, got his first allowance, tried potatoes for the first time -and liked them, it was Mother's Day & my 39th b-day. Since there was really nothing in common with all my photos, I chose to entitle my page 'This Week'. I also broke out a bunch of scraps and mixed my American Crafts lines. I really like the way this turned out. 
Supplies: Kraft (71464) - Cardstock, White (71081) - Cardstock, Denim (71073) - Cardstock, Fall Leaves Paper (35530) - Nightfall, Sweet Sundress Paper (35634) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Cambria Paper (35726) - Shoreline, Remarks Dimensional Stickers Thyme (42231) - Gardenia, Muse Whitewash (53344) - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Borders, Accents & Phrases Stickers (42235) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Plastic Buttons Assortment (85573) - Daydreams



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HUGS & Happy Surfing!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

So Loved

Happy Thursday (and happy last day of school if you are one of my local friends!!)
I wanted to post a project during my last few quiet moments before Summer Break starts tomorrow
and I have my sweet boy home for the next 2 months (I hope I still think he is as sweet, this time next week ;) )

This LO is a re-do. The original is so old, in fact, I can't find the original online at all, so I can't post what it used to look like - I think my old gallery may have been deleted due to lack of updating for several years. I will have to start taking pics of my before LOs from now on.

This LO uses the Pebbles' Fresh Goods line from last Summer. I have been holding onto it forever, but figured it would look great with this old photo of Little Man (from 2008).

All items from Pebbles except: White background paper (Lily Bee), Thickers & Cardstock (American Crafts), Paper Doilie (Dollar Store)



And here is a little card that I did using some Pebbles scraps, Pebbles Chipboard, Pebbles paper flags.
Doilie & Ribbon from Dollar Store.

I am off to pick up the kids for 1 last afternoon on the school playground!
Thanks for stopping by.
HUGS & Happy Surfing!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Snuggles

Happy Wednesday!
I just wanted to pop by & share my posted project from the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog on Faux Embossing (see post HERE).

Supplies: White () - Cardstock, First Date Paper (35632) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Edgewater Paper (35739) - Shoreline, Wood Buttons & Epoxy Accents (78073) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Printed Chipboard Shapes (78070) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Journal Grass (53339) - Thickers Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Delights Surfboard Paper Embellishments (85584) - Shoreline,  Perennial Gardens Paper (35615) - Gardenia,  Buttons White (BTN) - Elements
 


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HUGS & Happy Surfing!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cutie

Hello again, Everyone!
I have been scrapbooking like crazy this past week, trying to finish up some assignments before Little Man is out of school and now I finally have some time to post my projects.

This LO is using one of my favorite lines EVER - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan. I normally don't do pale, subdued, girly colors that well, but I think I have used almost every last little bit of this collection. I can't even imagine how many projects I have done with it so far, I just keep reaching for it.
This LO is me and a little Sweetie I met for the first time a little over a year ago. I scrapped the pic right away but now, I am converting over to 8.5x11 LOs and I wanted to include this one in my album as well, so I had a do-over. (really, I'll use any excuse to use my Dear Lizzy stash though ;) )


Supplies: White (71081) - Cardsock, Warm Memories Paper (35633) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Lucky Laugh Paper (35640) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Simple Romance (35645) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Cheerful Notes (35626) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Mini Fair Ribbons (78066) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Large Decorative Tags (78069) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Printed Chipboard Shapes (78070) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Remarks Borders, Accents & Phrases Stickers (42235) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Fancy Geyser (53113) - Thickers Dear Lizzy 




Thanks for popping by again!
Good night!

DT Calls & Scrapbook & Cards Today

Happy Monday, Party People!
Just a quick post today.

I am Super-Thrilled to be guest blogging at Scrapbook & Cards Today blog,
please come on over & see my challenge on faux embossing with circle punches!



ALSO: Did you know that American Crafts AND Pebbles are both having a DT call??
You can check them both out here:

We’re so very excited to announce the call for the American Crafts 2012-2013 Design Team!
We’re looking for talented and committed designers who love to create with AC products. To apply, please email contest@americancrafts.com with the following information:

1. A single paragraph telling us a little about yourself. When did you start scrapbooking? How would you define your style? What do you love about American Crafts products? Are you on any other design teams? Have you been published before? Be sure to include your name and hometown. Help us get a good sense of who you are and your paper crafting history. Please note that previous design team experience is not required.

2. A link to your online gallery and/or blog that shows samples of your various scrapbooking projects. If you have a scrapbook resume we would love to see that as well.

3. A scan or photo of 2 scrapbook pages, 1 card and 1 other type of project that shows your style and usage of American Crafts products. Please use at least 75% American Crafts products.
The deadline for all applications to be received is Friday, June 29, 2012. The individuals chosen to join the team will be notified via email and the new team will be announced here on the blog in early July. New design team members will serve for 1 year beginning in September 2012 and will be required to submit 3 monthly assignments. International applications are accepted and welcome!
Further questions may be directed to contest@americancrafts.com.
Good luck everyone! We’re excited to see your applications!





We’re thrilled to announce the call for the Pebbles 2012-2013 Design Team!
We’re looking for talented and committed designers who love to create with Pebbles products. To apply, email pebblesincdt@gmail.com with the following information:

1. A single paragraph telling us about yourself. When did you start scrapbooking? How would you define your style? What do you love about Pebbles products? Are you on any other design teams? Have you been published before? Be sure to include your name and hometown. Help us to get a good sense of who you are and your paper crafting history. Please note that previous design team experience is not required.

2. A link to your online gallery and/or blog so that we may see samples of your various paper crafting projects. If you have a scrapbook resume we’d love to see that as well.

3. A scan or photo of 2 scrapbook layouts, 1 card, and 1 other type of project that showcases your style. We’d prefer to see projects that utilize Pebbles products, however all applications will be considered.
The deadline for all applications to be received is Friday, June 29, 2012. The individuals chosen to join the team will be notified via email and the new team will be announced here on the blog in early July. New design team members will serve for 1 year beginning in September 2012 and will be required to submit 2 monthly assignments. International applications are accepted and welcome!

Further questions may be directed to pebblesincdt@gmail.com.
Good luck everyone! We’re excited to see your applications!
 
Thanks for popping in!
HUGS & Happy Surfing!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

AC Father's Day Cards

I had ALOT of fun playing with my AC goodies this month!
I think my favorite is my Little Monster Card (made with circle punches, flower punches & hand cut elements for the arms & legs).

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Denim (71073) - Cardstock, Dandelion (71037) - Cardstock, Jacob Paper (35568) - Chap, Pelican Bay Paper (35733) - Shoreline, Bits Die Cut Shapes (85585) - Shoreline,  Black Journal (53337) - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Thickers, Remarks Pelican Mini Alphabet Stickers (42248) - Shoreline, Elements Plastic Buttons (85569) - Chap, Notebook Border Punch (63001) - Knock Outs, Dimmensional Dots (61709) - This to That, Solid Glue Runner (61711) - This to That



Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Black (71082) - Cardstock, Dandelion (71037) - Cardstock, Pelican Bay Paper (35733) - Shoreline, Jacob Paper (35568) - Chap, Sunny Day Paper (35608) - Daydreams, Joyful Day Paper (35603) - Daydreams, Flutterbys (35648) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan,  Rockabye Leaf (42956) - Thickers, Solid Glue Runner (61711) - This to That


 
Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock,  Kraft (71464) - Cardstock, Jacob Paper (35568) - Chap, Mike Paper (35572) - Chap, Remarks Pelican Mini Alphabet Stickers (42248) - Shoreline, Flutterbys (35648) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Rockabye Leaf (42956) - Thickers, Solid Glue Runner (61711) - This to That

 

**Inside view.

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Hugs & Happy Surfing!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cards Part Deux

Happy Saturday!
I have  afew more cards to share from the May kit - Can you believe I did a WHOPPING 7 cards?
I usually do 1 or 2 more than I am supposed to BUT I rarely ever post all of them and only usually post the ones I am happy with. I actually liked all of my cards this month for a change.

The cards below cards use the Smash washi tape included with this month's Add-on kit. It is muti-pattern/colored, so I cut each strip where the pattern changes & adhered similar patterns on a small strip of paper and then trimmed into small banners or punched into circles. 



This card is actually quite tiny, it's about 3x3".


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HUGS & Happy Surfing!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Free Comic Book Day

This year, I found about a fun little celebration called Free Comic Book Day (which coincidentally happened to be on National Scrapbooking Day as well ;) ). We went to down to our local gaming/comic book store where there were a fair amount of comic book fans. Little Man got his head super-imposed on Spider Man's body, ate cake & hot dogs, oogled at all the gaming paraphenia and got some free comics (which he LOVES reading now, BTW). We got to hang out with a good friend and her adorable little boy. The kids LOVED it. The scrappy Mom in me had my faithful Rebel in hand and was in picture-taking-heaven (I am sure I won't be getting away this type of behavior for much longer where Little Man is concerned).

This LO is based on the monthly sketch challenge from Hip 2-b Square for the month of May and features product from the May kit + Add-ons






There is also a Card sketch for the month of May as well and this was my spin on it. 
Thanks for visiting!
HUGS & Happy Surfing, Friends!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hip Cards

I have  a few cards to share from the May Hip kit tonight. I actually went a bit beyond the usual 4 card assignment and did a few more that I will share in a later post. Cards are not usually something I do quickly but this weekend, I was on a roll and went with it. Plus, this kit had Dear Lizzy Neapolitan stickers in it (which is one of my all-time favorite lines) and I think that is what kept me going. ;o)

Made with the May Hip 2-b Square kit + Add-ons.


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HUGS & Happy Surfing!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I Love Every Second

Happy Tuesday!
I have another LO to share today made with the May Hip 2-b Square kit.
Kimberly is such a pro at mixing pattern paper & embellishments.
I can honestly say I really look forward to my kit coming every month - it is always a real treat for me!!
You can check out her awesome kits HERE.

This LO is about Mother's day last month - I got some very sweet and heartfelt gifts from my 2 boys, complete with a homemade card, a breakfast of toast and jam in bed and an extra hour of shut-eye.
It was quite honestly, a perfectly quiet day (just the way I like my Sundays!!)



I intend to store my cards & other memorabilia in the page protector behind the LO for safe keeping.

Thanks for stopping by!
HUGS & Happy surfing :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

& Baby Makes Three

Another hot trend right now is hexagons, I LOVE the look of them but have to admit I was a bit stumped once I got mine all cut out of this pattern paper (Side note: I normally wouldn't be so specific about cutting each shape out seperately, I just knew that I wanted a certain color pallatte in this LO and went with that).
I decided just to make a narrow strip to anchor my photo and dressed a few of them up with some little bits & buttons.

I made the banner with my new-ish Jenni Bowlin penant punch. These shapes are fairly easy to cut out by hand (which I used to do) but it goes so much more quickly with a punch.
If you add alot of penant/banner type embellishments to your LOs, I highly recommend a punch.

**By the way, the pic is of Little Man when he was only several weeks old - look how cute that baby fat is!!! He definately is not that chubby little guy anymore :(

LO made from May kit + Add-ons from Hip 2-b Square.



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Happy Monday!!