Book Club

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Good morning! Like many of us, I take tons and tons of photos. So why is it only one or two make it onto my pages?  Today, on the Get It Scrapped blog, we are sharing a variety of ideas for getting multiple photos onto our pages. 

The photos were taken on a cell phone in 2010. They are not very good quality, and could only be printed in a small size such as 2x3. I needed to get them onto one page so I could give them some meaning without them getting lost.  I had one 4x6 photo given to me that I was able to crop and use as a larger focal photo. Now the small photos support the larger one, and have meaning of their own. 

Using so many photos on a page can create a busy page with no focus. Printing the small photos all the same size gave them and the page some unity.

The women in this Book Club started as strangers to me, but ended up becoming my very good friends. This was the last gathering I attended before moving away. The first few months after I moved, I phoned in on book club night. It sure would have been nice too have Skype!

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I seem to be on a roll now. I hope you'll come back again soon.

Supplies: Patterned Paper, Stickers, Die cuts, flair and alpha-Fancy Pants, pen-Micron, Adhesive-Recollections, EK Success

The Astronomist

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hello again! Still catching up on blog posts and challenges. Moving on to another favorite challenge, the Book inspired challenge at Scrap Our Stash

I went with the overall space theme. The stars are hard to see because there are stars on the paper, but I added 5 bling stars around the page. One at the end of the title, in the center of the '0', and one near the cluster at the top of the photo, are 3 of them. 

My son has always been interested in space. It's a subject he strays from, but always seems to return to. After a recent trip to the library, he came home with these books to read in his "free time". All I can say is, I'm happy he has interests. I'm happy they are so broad and he has so much information available to him. I have to wonder if this is something he will pursue, or keep as a special interest. 

Thanks again for stopping by my creative view. Come back again, I have lots more to share

Supplies: PP, remade die cuts, stickers- Shimelle for American Crafts, Alpha-Thisckers, bling stars-Freckled Fawn, pen- Sakura, digital cut file-The Cut Shoppe. Silhouette

23 & Me

Hey there! Catching up on some much needed blogging! I had the chance to play along with one of my favorite sketch challenges, Stuck?! Sketches. Laura creates the most beautiful and useful sketches. As usual, I couldn't use it as it is, I had to change it a little. That's another bonus of these sketches, They are so easily adaptable to all styles of scrapbooking!

All I did is reverse the image. My photos seemed to be oriented this way and it worked! My favorite thing about this page? The only patterned paper I used is the background. Everything else are die cuts, stickers and chipboard. Easy peasy. I might have to use this one again!

As long as I can remember, I have been a Ryne Sandberg fan. I know it has to do with being able to watch Cubs games in the summer. They were always day games. I followed his career, watching him get better and better. I'm pretty sure the first time I saw him play, was against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.  I was 17.  Needless to say, moving to Chicago and seeing him play at Wrigley was a huge thrill. Even better was attending the game when the Cubs retired his number, also watching him being inducted into the Hall of Fame. After many years of asking I finally received the only jersey I've ever asked for.   So yes, 23 & Me, and one of my children too, whose middle name, just might be Ryne...

Thanks so much for stopping by my creative view today. I know its been a while, too long in fact. Stay tuned, I have more to share.

Supplies: PP, die cuts, washi-Bella Blvd, chipboard-Freckled Fawn, stickers-Freckled Fawn, Bella Blvd, Flair-Accent Scrapbooking, A Flair for Buttons and Freckled Fawn, Wood piece-Gossamer Blue, Alphas-Thickers

Beautiful Magic

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hello there! I'm here! Really! I've been scrapping. But, not as frequently as I'd like, or blogging as often as I'd like.  Anyhoo, I am so happy to be sharing this page that I created for the newest article at Get It Scrapped. Today, out pages are inspired by the English Countryside style. 

English countryside makes me think of exactly that. The country. The outdoors, and nature where butterflies inhabit, filled with green grass, trees and flowers.   The distressed wood grain, small floral prints, and subtle hints of gold on the page all speak to this outdoor countryside feeling. 

I had the opportunity to visit a butterfly exhibit for the first time. Seeing them flutter around, landing everywhere was truly breathtaking. I felt like Alice in Wonderland and wanted to follow them around.

Thank you so much for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon. I do have much to share,  I need make the time to do it! 

Supplies: Patterned Paper-Simple Stories, PinkFresh Studio, die cuts, puffy stickers and wood pieces-PinkFresh Studio, epoxy stickers, metallic leaves-Freckled Fawn, pen-Micron, adhesive-Recollections, EK Success

Li'l Dapper

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hey there! I am back today on my very neglected blog. Not for lack of crafting, or content, just due to lack of time to write.  Any way, here is a little something I made last week.

The theme of the page is inspired by the current book inspired challenge at Scrap Our Stash.  When I begin a layout, I normally start with my photo. This time though, I knew what product I would use before anything else. Everything in this collection screamed this challenge. The mustache, top hat, colors, all of it. The twine is looped through the tag. The design of the page inspired by Paper Issues Scraplift Sunday.

This guy had the BEST Special Ed Kindergarten teacher. She arranged for the class to go see Disney on ice. We got him all dressed up for the occasion. I had no idea how he would respond to the show. I sent him with a disposable camera, asking her to take photos of the day so I could see his reaction.  They weren't very good, but I do love how his teacher thought outside of the box for a field trip that all the kiddos in class could enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view. I know it's been a while. Come back again soon. I do have lots to catch up on.

Supplies: CS- American Crafts, PP, die cuts, tags, alpha, flair, wood  and enamel pieces-Fancy Pants, mist-Tattered Angels, pen-Micron

Love This

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Good morning! Welcome to my busy blogging week. That means I had time to creat so thats a good thing. Anyway, up on the Get It Scrapped blog today is an article about white space. Why its so popular and different ways to use it. This layout and my description appear in the article.

By using a simple design on a white background, there are no visual distractions.  The bright colored product surrounding the photo, combined with the white background creates great contrast, ensuring the photo remains the focus of the page.   

I'm realizing that the older my son gets, the less time I get to spend with him. Spending a day at Disneyland with my son reminded me to enjoy every moment with him. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I have lots to share.
Supplies: card stock-American Crafts, patterned paper, stickers, die cuts-Amy Tangerine for American Crafts, clip-Freckled Fawn, enamel dots-My Mins Eye, Freckled Fawn, pen-Sharpie, adhesive-Recollections, EK Success

Cousins Klub

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Good morning!  Get It Scrapped constantly finds fresh, outside the box ideas for my scrapbook pages. For example, today's article uses CRAYONS in unusual ways. 

I decided to make my own ombre background so I could make custom colored shapes with my die cut machine. For the waves, I used 4 colors of blue crayons, binding them together with a rubber band. Putting them flat against the paper, I colored in an angled back and forth motion across half of the paper. I repeated the process using different colors for the sun and clouds. 

I wanted the waves, clouds and sun to have some texture, simulating movement. creating my own color helped me achieve what I wanted.  I used the Land Ho cut file from The Cut Shoppe to create the waves.

We don't live near family. It's always a big deal when we do  get together. For these cousins, it doesn't matter how much time passes between visits, when they are together, it's like no time has passed at all. I caught them being silly as they usually are. I asked what they were giggling about, and they said we are the Kousins Klub. And that's with a K...

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon. I have lots to share.

Supplies: Cardstock & Alpha-American Crafts, Patterned Paper-BoBunny, pre-made die cuts-Echo Park, Amy Tangerine, Stickers-Fancy Pants, sequins-Studio Calico, Doodlebug Design, bling-Echo Park, enamel dot-Freckled Fawn, Crayons-Crayola, Wave Die Cut design-The Cut Shoppe, Clouds and sun die cuts by Silhouette, pen-PaperMate, Adhesive-EK Success, Recollections

Party Like a Mother

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hey there and good morning! Well, I have to say its been fun having so much to share this week. I should do this more often! I'm up on the Stuck?! Sketches blog today share my version of our 9/15 sketch. This is also my last reveal. I've enjoyed my time and look forward to seeing what the new team creates!

Just Nick is one of our birthday celebration sponsors and I used the Flower Burst2 cut file, then stitched all around it. So, I greatly exaggerated the circular element behind the photos. I needed to mov everything around. My photo was facing the other way. This sketch is so simple but can be used in so many ways. I already have 2 other pages I could create with this sketch!

I have an incredible group of friends. We call ourselves "the squad". We get together almost weekly, for Happy Hour, and on this night, a movie. BAD MOMS.  Oh. My. Goodness. This movie was hilarious. We all laughed so hard. I used a combination of paper lines, having to do with daily life and GNO. They were perfect, and so was the evening!

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I have more creating to do which means more to share. Come back again soon

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP & Stickers-PhotoPlay, Echo Park, flair-Fancy Pants, enamel dots-Freckled Fawn, Must-Heidi Swapp, Cut file-Just Nick, Silhouette, thread-DMC, alpha-Webster's Pages