Friday, April 30, 2010

New Layout using Swirlydoos!!

 I joined Swirlydoos monthly kit club! I love their kits and what they have in them. The most gorgeous paper and embellies to go with! This is my first layout using the May kit from SD. Talk about awesome stuff! This is what I came up with. I redid one of my pics from our 1920's party. I thought the pic and the pp went beautifully together!

I used the ribbon technique I got from Gabrielle Pollacco's blog most of the inspiration for this is from her and Lisa Gregory's work.

I used some Crackle Accents on a picture I cut out from a vintage book I have after I colored it with CM markers.
I made the red flower out of some ribbon..and here are a few more close ups..

Well thanks for stopping by!! Till next time..Happy Scrappin!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Paper Bag Album

I've been so so busy with work, having a sick child and being sick myself that it seemed as if I had no time to scrap. My scrappin friend Maggi challenged everyone over at Sisterhood of Scrap to a PBA (Paper Bag Album) Challenge. I just had to join in on that one! Love mini albums!

I made this one for my dear friend Tanys. Actually she's like a daughter to me and her parents are wonderful friends....we are all more like family. Tanys takes great photos and does fab editing, so I decided to give this to her.

The cover is my fave. I used UTEE on the hinges after inking them with Rust Alcohol ink. I made the large maroon flower..using the technique from  Lisa Gregory's blog. I love the little Jesus fish charm too. It's so Tanys.

For the first page, I made a flower out of twine. Saw it somewhere but can't remember who I got the idea from! But hers was really cute. I think it may have been Ingrid on I used Grungeboard butterfly wings, covered in Picket Fence Crackle paint.

Some other pages. Has a pocket with a pull out tag that she can write her fav things on.
Loved using some more Grungeboard. I really like to use alot of elements and textures. I thought maybe this album could of had more, but I wanted to also keep it simple enough so she'd like it.
I also used some really pretty netting from a nice RAK from Maggi.
And some more handmade flowers from coordinating pp.

Well...I'm  glad you stopped by and took the time to check it out! Hope you all get some inspiration from something I've shared with you.

Have a great week and till next time...Happy Scrappin!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Points R Us Challenge at Pages in Time!!

Ladies there are some really fun challenges going on over at Pages in Time!!

I did this one for Alda's Points R Us Challenge at PIT. She gave us a set of items, each point based..then you're to add up your total at the end. I got 41.

Hope to see you join us!! If you're looking for more inspiration..don't forget to check out the gallery at PIT.
Till next time, Happy Scrappin!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thursday Sketch at Pages in Time Blog!=New Tim Holtz PP!!

This is a layout I did for the Thursday Sketch Challenge at Pages in Time.

One of our lovely DT members..Alda, creates beautiful sketches each week and then Karen host a contest on the PIT Blog. It's pretty awesome to see everyone's takes on the sketches. There are some pretty talented ladies that participate!!

I got some awesome new Tim Holtz paper from a dear friend. Vintage Shabby it's's really pretty!!

I made the white flower using Lisa Gregory's technique she shared on her blog.

I made the pink gingham flowers using techniques shared by both Alda in her Technique Tuesday Group at PIT and also from Gabrielle Pollacco's blog. Both are wonderful at sharing how to make beautiful flowers!!

I used my new Serenade cartridge to make the tree and swirl. Which I covered with Pesto Distress Alcohol Ink.

I hope you consider joining us for the Thursday Sketch Group!! You can also check out the sketches every week at the PIT Blog.

And don't forget about our Beat the Rush Crop!!! Click on the picture at the top of my blog..going to be LOADS of fun!!

Till next time, Happy Scrappin!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Websters LO and a "Beat the Rush" Crop @ Pages in Time!!

I can't tell you how much I love the "Life's Portrait" Line from Websters!! I am almost out of the beautiful pp I won from Inspire Me site. Can't wait to order more from Pages in Time!

Of course you seriously can't do any project without beautiful flowers from Prima. Check out those little fairy roses..aren't they lovely?

Just to mention..the ribbon work is totally inspired by Gabrielle Pollaco's work.

Ok now it's time for some exciting news from Pages in Time! We've got another online crop coming soon!!
It's our "Beat the Rush" Crop! Let's celebrate National Scrapbooking Day before we wind up entering every crop, game and challenge that weekend!

Just go to the PIT Forum and check it out!! We will have challenges, games, and RAK's given out by the Design Team!!

Please don't forget about "Cards for Lennon"..just look at the post below for more information.

Till next time..Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cards for Lennon~Please help!!

This post has to be the most important one I've written thus far. So please read on.

Most of you know Karen who owns Pages in Time. I am just one of the Design Team members for her.

The Design Team at PIT is like a small family and when something affects one of us, it seems to affect us all....which is the meaning behind this post.

The other day, maybe it was yesterday, Karen shared with us that her little 3 1/2 yr old grandson, Lennon, is battling 3 cancerous brain tumors. Lennon has fought off this horrible disease before, but when he went for his MRI and check up, they found them. Lennon's Dr's have only given him a 20% chance to live..20%. Could you imagine if this was your child? Someone close to you? I can't.

The DT family is starting a project, "Cards for Lennon"  I don't know if any of you have seen the movie "Miracle of the Cards" which is a true story, but it shows what just a card can do to make someones day. Just to know someone is thinking about you, praying for you, giving you hope is a blessing in itself.

We would love to have you join us in lifting Lennon's spirits!! Please take the time to make, or pick up a card while your at your local store...just to say hi to Lennon..let him know people are praying for him and there is love and hope in the world. Let us ask God that Lennon be in that 20% of survivors!!!

You can send your cards to:

Amanda and Lennon Hunt
5649 South 31st Street Apt 5
Lincoln NE 68516

I truly hope you take the time to touch this little boys life. It would be greatly appreciated by his family.

Lennon and Mom

New Challenge at Pages in Time!

I have started a new challenge over at Pages in Time!

It's my Bright~n~Sunny challenge!! Check it out here in the Challenge Forum.

Rules are simple and fun! Here is my take on the challenge.

Hope you join us for this and some other fun challenges as well!!

See u soon!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New layout using KaiserCraft's Gypsy Sisters pp

I love this pp from KaiserCraft. It's called Gypsy Sisters. When I saw it at my LSS (the Scrap Trap in Jamestown ND) I bought 2 of every page! I thought it would be perfect for some of my 1920's pictures.

Thought I'd do a quick layout to share. This one is of me and my husband. When we came out of the bedroom after getting ready, my daughter said "Wowza"! So I thought it an appropriate title. This LO is totally inspired by Gabrielle Pollacco's work. (tho not as good as hers) I got the threaded ribbon idea using one of her techniques. She has a tutorial on it if you'd like to see it. Click here and it will take you there.

Of course..some close ups. I used the circle shaped cut outs from the small paper pad, to make some of the flowers. The rest I just bought at Wal Mart.

Thanks for stopping by!! If you're looking for inspiration for scrapbooking, join us at Pages in Time!! It's filled with lovely layouts and fun people.

Till next time..Happy Scrappin!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Purple Passion April Challenge at Pages in Time!!!

I am so excited to start this challenge at Pages in Time! I hope you join me!

For April's Challenge I was working on a LO of my beautiful most handsome nephew Campbell..I used Bo Bunny's Snowy Serenade Glitter Die Cut which I got from the PIT Store.

Here is my close up of the purple flowers...

If you would like to join in the Purple Passion Challenge...just click HERE..hope to see u there!!!

Till next time..Happy Scrappin!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Check out the new April Kit from Pages in Time! Tim Holtz pp!! Prima..Bo Bunny and more!!

 You won't believe this month's kit from Pages in Time! It is amazing! Karen has jammed pack this kit with the new Tim Holtz pp, Prima flowers, and some Thickers Letters, just to name a few! My favorite part of this kit, besides the Tim Holtz pp, is the Vintage Marie Antoinette Ephemera Images that come with it.

Here is a picture of the main kit: Sells for $25.95

Add on Paper kit is new Bo Bunny's Jazmyne Glitter Limited Edition Paper. Set of 8 papers in this add on!! Sells for $9.60

Add on kit is below..this one I adore!! It's got Prima, Tim Holtz and Bo Bunny. Sells for $24.50
2nd Add on. Ok I love this one too!!! You can't go wrong with Prima and Tim Holtz!! Sells for $15.50

Flower Add on. New Petaloo!! Sells for $18.95

Bo Bunny Add on kit. Sells for $13.75

Aren't these FAB!!

And if that's not enough...Check this out!
Karen is offering those who purchase a kit a special deal with the new Tim Holtz Paper Packs.

This is a special that you get if you buy the kit. At this time you can not buy it by itself. Price is $15.50

Lost and Found, Shabby Image or Retro Grunge. Each pack has 36 sheets of paper! Thats just .44 a sheet! Buy one or all 3!

Hop on over to Pages in Time and get yours now!! Like always, I highly suggest getting yours as fast as you can. I am sure with these fabulous kits, they'll go faster than ever!