June 19, 2016

Halloween 2011

Haven't made this much progress on my scrapbook (or blog) in years. I won't call it catching up, just having fun. And using up my crafting stash so I can buy some new papers without guilt...

Here is a Halloween page:
Doodlebug Halloween Parade papers, card stock, and pearls from an old Apron Strings STBB kit.

The title is actually part of the wreath in the photos, which I made in 2011. Details in this post.

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June 17, 2016

Sailor's delight

Sketches are addictive. This layout is based on this week's Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo:
Jillibean Soup Staples kraft paper; Lily Bee Design Catching Fall papers and stickers (from an old Mosh Posh monthly kit); American Crafts glitter Thickers and clear embossing powder; Ranger alphabet stamp (stamped on a scrap of Recollections script paper) and distress inks; Colorbox chestnut pigment ink; unknown buttons and card stock.

Here is the Orchid#7 sketch:

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June 16, 2016

We've got boat

2011 was when Grammie and Papa sent us their sailboat.
Fancy Pants Making Waves collection papers and ephemera; American Crafts Thickers (I dyed the blue ones darker with a mix of Ranger Distress ink and Stampin' Up! markers); Simon Says Stamp, Doodlebug, and Prima jewels.

October Afternoon Seaside papers, stickers, and buttons; October Afternoon Treasure Map sticker; WRMK floss; Pebbles Family Tree sticker.

October Afternoon Seaside paper and journaling card (colored with  Stampin' Up! markers and blender pen); October Afternoon Treasure Map stickers; unknown card stock.

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June 15, 2016

Just plain sweet

Apples and honey for a sweet new year. Rosh Hashanah 2011.
Simple Stories Say Cheese paper; Pebbles Treehouse journaling sticker; American Crafts Amy Tangerine word Thickers and card stock; Stampin' Up! Stamp and black embossing powder; Versafine black ink; Signo white gel pen; unknown camera chipboard stickers, brads, and ribbon from an old Apron Strings STBB kit.

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June 14, 2016

Inconceivably cute

2011 was the year my kids fell in love with the Princess Bride movie. It was a bit hard to find a Man-in-Black costume, but this Zorro one did the trick. At a face-painting booth, he even got "facial hair" like Cary Elwes.
Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes collection papers and stickers; BasicGrey fabric flower; American Crafts Thickers and card stock; Simon Says Stamp jewels.

Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes collection papers and stickers; American Crafts alphabet Thickers and Amy Tangerine word Thickers; unknown card stock.

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June 12, 2016

Super Friends

It's been a while since I worked off a sketch. The layout below is inspired by a sketch posted on the Jillibean Soup blog.
I used Jillibean Alphabet Soup 2 papers, stickers, and other embellishments from the collection, along with my favorite paper from the Pasta Fagioli collection, and alphabet and stickers from Game Day Chili. Other: Wink of Stella glitter pen (on some of the stickers) and unknown black card stock.

The sketch is #295 from Creative Scrappers:

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June 10, 2016

At the beach

I've been scrapbooking more now that we moved my crafts desk to our bedroom while we renovate the downstairs. While Dada reads aloud to the boys, I work on my pages. Here are some beach photos from 2011.

Robyn's nest papers and rub-ons; Prima and Queen&Co. pearls; American Crafts card stock.

Fancy Pants Making Waves collection papers and ephemera; Robyn's nest colored drops; Stampin' Up! and Ranger alphabet stamps.

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June 9, 2016

Teacher thank you cards

Last month, I made these cards for teacher appreciation week. I glued a gift card inside and stapled the cards to little bags of truffles.
I used patterned paper from Jillibean Alphabet Soup 2  collection and assorted 3" x 5" cards folded in half.

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April 14, 2016

Kindergarten

Kindergarten feels like a long time ago as the older one just moved into double digits...

October Afternoon Schoolhouse papers; Stampin' Up! markers; Simon Says Stamp sequins; unknown card stock.

Simple Stories Elementary paper, transparency, and stickers; Kaisercraft wood butterflies; Stampin' Up wood leaves, markers, card stock, and stamp; Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Jillibean Alphabet Soup II paper and stickers; Stampin' Up alphabet stamp and markers; Basic Grey rub-ons; unknown textured card stock and sequins.

By the way, this school project was the first time my Cricut was used. The second was this wreath. Most of the times I drag it out of the box are for school projects, though... At least the kids are glad I have it.

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April 13, 2016

Summer fun

Catching up on posting the scrapbook layouts I made this year. These are the last summer pages of 2011. Not even close to catching up to recent photos...

Jillibean Chicken Dumpling Soup papers, stickers, and pin; American Crafts card stock and Thickers; Ranger Texture Paste and Glossy Accents; Tim Holtz stencil.

American Crafts Shoreline papers, stickers, and card stock; October Afternoon Treasure Mao stickers; Viva Decor paper pen; unknown glitter word title.

Doodlebug Boys Only paper; Core'dinations card stock; Fancy Pants Making Waves ephemera; Stampin' Up! stamp and markers; Ranger Archival ink.


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