Monday, May 4, 2009

Two New Layouts

Whew! I feel like a new woman having spent some time with scissors, my ATG, and some fun paper products. I went to a crop yesterday for National Scrapbook Day, and the ladies at the Craft Garden decided to make it a whole weekend event. Wish I could have been there all three days, but I had to settle for Sunday only. Oh well!

Here's my first layout...

This is our darling little Jack Russel Charlie. He was our very first furbaby and we loved him something fierce, but boy could he be destructive. This was a pile of mail that we left in the bedroom with him. Big mistake! He shredded it better than our cross-cutting paper shredder. And then he just looked at me like "What mom?"

Now... I know I'm supposed to give credit to everyone's products and I'll try. But as you know, I'm new to this and obsessive compulsive about throwing trash away, so I don't have the packaging for some of the product I used and I don't know who it's by... hang in there with me.

Pattern Paper: BoBunny
Felt Fiesta Buttons: Buttons & More
Chipboard Letters: Close to My Heart
Chipboard Alphabet Letters: Basic Grey... I think!
Cardstock: Random from my scraps
Paint: Making Memories Lime
Stamp and Ink: Close to My Heart
Thread: Coats and Clark
Punch: Fiskars Threading Water

This next layout is one of the most basic layouts I think I've ever done, which makes it that much harder for me. No paper layers, I piece of pattern paper, some Making Memories paint, chipboard letters and random buttons I have in my stash and a quick little date stamp. I love this picture of my boys and I think I will put this one in a frame and hang it up in my scraproom.

During the crop, we took a little field trip to the shop and I picked up the Making Memories paint. I hadn't ever bought any, and I'm so glad I picked up five colors to play with. I think it was fun to use it as the mat for one of my favorite photos of the boys. And, I like the contrast between the fun colors in the paper, paints, and buttons and the black and white photo. I'd really love to hear some honest feedback about this one!

Recipe (Or the best that I can do):
Paper: Forgive me... I can't find the strip I cut off the bottom, or remember which brand. Yikes! Finally figured it out! Paper is Fancy Pants Designs - Sparkle Daily Grind and can be found on Two Peas In a Bucket!
Paint: Making Memories
Stamp and Ink: Close to My Heart
Chipboard Letters: Came from this huge pack I bought at Michaels (threw away the wrapper without making a note of the company)

I think I'm going to have to keep a small notebook in my tool bag and write things down as I open them.

Anyway... hope you like what I've done and hope you had some good paper fun this last weekend. More to come once I wrap up this school year! Although, I do have a few cards I need to make before the end of the year... Maybe I'll get those up soon!

Friday, May 1, 2009

I'm a HORRIBLE blogger!

Oh my gosh! Time for paper crafting has been totally lacking lately. Nothing new to show, just an acknowledgement that I know I haven't posted anything in forever! I do have two cards I made at our last CTMH hostess night and I'll get those photographed soon.

And I need to give a shout out to someone I met live and in person at my favorite LSS Scraptique here in Wasilla. I went in to take a quick peek and see if there was anything I just couldn't live without (of course I picked up some Distress Inks and Cosmo Cricket Lil' Man paper) and I was actually recognized by the darling gal working there! I was so flabbergasted at being recognized by her that I totally forgot to ask her name. But hey there my dear! It was fun chatting with you!

I am going to an all day crop for National Scrapbook Day and will surely have something to share after this weekend.

Here is something I haven't ever shared on my blog before... my way to store my Stickles! Enjoy...

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