December 18, 2014

Picture these cheeks

For this page, I used some Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious papers that have been in my stash for year.They matched the background of the school photos really well.
Other: Jillibean soup stickers, frames, and buttons; paper trunck alphabet; American Craft Thickers; Jenni Bowlin mini alphabet; and Lilybee ABC stickers.

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December 14, 2014

Reading layouts

These pages were made with Basic Grey Oxford papers and fabric bloomers:
Other: October Afternoon alphabet, Jenni Bowlin mini alphabet, Jillibean soup stickers, unknown buttons.

Other: Basi Grey junebug alphabet, Jillibean soup alphabet and stickers, Cosmo Cricket chipboard alphabet, Tim Holtz tiny Attacher, unknown embellishments.

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December 3, 2014

What I've been reading

One of my favorite books this year was The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg. As a papercrafter, I loved how she made magic out origami. And if that wasn't enough, walking through someone's heart was an amazing experience. I had to buy The Glass Magician as soon as I finished the first book and I loved it just as much.

I bought the Hattie Davish Mysteries by Anna Loan-Wilsey for my mother-in-law (a historical fiction/mystery fan) and they finally made their way to my hands. A Lack of Temperance was a delightful read and I jumped straight into Anything but Civil. Last week she brought me A Sense of Entitlement, and I can't wait to read it.

Of Stardust by February Grace was a cute read, but even though I really liked the characters, I thought it was short on plot. I'm still debating if I want to read In Starlight to see where the story goes.

As I'm critiquing T. F. Walsh's sequel to Cloaked in Fur, I decided to read First Moon by Michelle Fox to have a sense of a different werewolf romance. I enjoyed both books, each unique in their setting and plot.

I've been a Sue Grafton fan for years and even got my mother-in-law addicted to the ABC collection. I'm halfway through V is for Vengeance,but it's taking me a lot longer to get into it than most of her other Kinsey Millhone books.

Any book recommendations?

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November 2, 2014

Swimming

Here are two swimming layouts for the 2011 scrapbook with American Crafts Shoreline papers and stickers from the Scraptastic September 2012 kit.
Other: Core'dinations card stock, Paper Trunk alphabet, American Crafts Remarks and Thickers alphabets, BoBunny gems, unknown button.
Flag and Bazzil card stock from the kit. Other: My Mind's Eye Journal card, American Crafts Thickers, unknown ribbon and heart sticker.

Not sure I'm getting caught up with my scrapbooking, but I'm hopping I'm not falling farther behind.

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October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

With Dada out of town, I can't hand out candy and take the boys trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. I'll be setting some candy out along with this sign:
 Doodlebug Halloween Parade papers and embellishments from the Apron Strings October '13 STBB kit; assorted Sassafras Lass large and glitter alphabet stickers; Pink Paislee white alphabet stickers; Viva Decor glitter pen; Sakura gel pens; unknown cardstock and ribbon.

May your candy last the night...

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October 20, 2014

Nerdy birthday cards

Here is another round of cards I made for people at work, both with Jillibean Atomic Soup and the Simon Says Stamp sentiment die:
Other: Coredinations cardstock, Stampin' Up! Night of Navy cardstock, Viva Decor paper pens, unknown buttons.

Other: Memory Box Stencil, Ranger Texture Paste, Jillibean Soup note card, WRMK stitch piercer, embroidery floss, SU! Early Espresso cardstock.

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October 17, 2014

Childish things

I'm in love with Childish Things by Fancy Pants. I made two layouts this month with this patterned paper collection:

Other: Simple Stories Year-o-graphy paper, Ranger Glossy Accents, Viva Decor paper pens.

Other: Cosmo Cricket alphabet stickers, American Crafts buttons, Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and Crumb Cake ink, Sakura gel pen, re-purposed tag, safety pin, embroidery floss, washi tape.

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September 24, 2014

Sweet New Year

I made two Rosh Hashanah cards this year.
 Jillibean Soup note card and Apple Cheddar papers, Stampin' Up Countless Sayings 2 stamp, Sassafras glitter alphabet stickers, Queen & Co. pearls, Glossy Accents.


Stampin' Up! patterned paper, markers (More Mustard and Calipso Coral), and cardstock (Whisper White); Versafine Tuxedo Black ink; American Crafts clear embossing powder; Tim Holtz distress inks (Barn Door and Antique Linen); Offray ribbon; stamp from EttyonEtsy; Darice note card.

May your year be as sweet as apples with honey.

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September 19, 2014

Summer pages

As I wait for feedback on my latest manuscript, I've been pouring my creative energy into my long-neglected scrapbook.
 Another page made with American Crafts Mayberry papers and stickers, plus my favorite Thickers alphabet.

This one was a stash-buster. SEI paper, Sassafras Lass Blossoms, Colorbox transparency, Recollections accordion flower, Crayola stickers, Viva Decor paper and glitter pens, unknown buttons.

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September 15, 2014

Stamping on cards

I made another two birthday cards this week. Lots of stamping, which I haven't done much before.
 
Stampin' Up! Wildflower Meadow stamp, matching embossing folder, and card stock (Whisper White and Not Quite Navy). I inked the stamp with Crumb Cake then colored the stamp with Night of Navy, Real Red, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, and Garden Green before stamping (all from SU!). Sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp.

SU! card stock, and Tape it and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets; Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders sentiment stamp, inks (Schoolhouse Red, Lipstick Red, Slate, and Fog), and jewels; Jillibean Soup staples paper; Versafine black ink; Versamark embossing ink; American Crafts clear embossing powder; and K&Co. layered sticker. I really liked the effect of clear embossing over black ink (although the photo doesn't do it justice).

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