Wednesday, May 28, 2008

b-day card

i love being able to use up my leftovers to make an artsy little card. this was a card i made for josh's bday.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

layout from a sketch

this was another sketch from a bhg mag, which makes layouts super easy- and you get to use up all your scraps. sketches help me be thrifty.

Monday, May 26, 2008

josh's 29th birthday

this past friday night, a group of us scrappers got together and decided to get our creative mojo on. so i had this idea for a layout for josh's 29th b-day. so i entitled it "29 things i love about you." and i got this sketch for the layout out of a b.h.g. mag i borrowed from my friend lauren. so see- it helps to scrap around your friends; you can borrow their cool stuff.
products used: scenic route red chipboard letters, around the block arrow brads, american crafts red graph paper, bazzill borders blue, ki pop culture paper black & the colored patterned, lime hambly transparency, ribbon, xl heidi swapp photo corner

Saturday, May 24, 2008


this layout is from last week's class. pizazzill lime green background with daisy d's as the accent papers.

Friday, May 23, 2008

jenni bowlin

this is one of my favorite layouts ever. everything is j.b. except the chipboard letters- teresa collins/junkitz. the one thing i love about jenni bowlin products is that they are so versatile, they coordinate easily with any product line. i heart jb.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"work" layout

this layout was made by using k & co papers and my favorite circle punch- the fiskars xl. the letters were stamped with autumn leaves stamps & then glazed with diamond glaze. other products used were: bling, prima flowers, heidi swapp ghost heart, maya road white flowers, around the block brads.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

another fancy pants

this was a layout that we did in last week's class at my house. this was a 2 page spread using fancy pants paper- don't you love those bold patterns? other items used were creative imaginations rub-ons, random buttons, and one of the cloud9 gel stitches.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

i won! i won!

so beth the great and i had a contest to see who could make a layout the fastest with our heidi swapp leftovers from a class we took with her. and yeppers- i won. i'm the fastest scrapper- let it go down in the books, i'm the speedracer. or scraptard. (i heard that word today on a message board)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

jenni bowlin rocks

ok- her stuff is so cool. i think different layouts call for different designers. and she is one that i adore. i could add her products to any layout and be happy with what i've made. this photo is of our new orleans mission trip, our group visited a wonderful church while we were there and this made for a great photo op. so 2 things i love: new orleans and jenni bowlin.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

daisy d's

such a beautiful girl, that ashtyn is. i'm one lucky aunt. this layout was made with daisy d's papers and heidi swapp flower/bling.

Monday, May 12, 2008

reminisce line

love this paper line. love the colors. i try to scrapbook one page a month about me because i'm conceited. just kidding. i took a class one time and the instructor said "make sure you include layouts of yourself whether you like them or not because your children will want to know about your personality one day." so i took that to heart and sometimes i jump out from behind my camera and attempt to be in a photo.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


this layout was made using carolee's papers. the flower is heidi swapp. i inked the edges in yellow ink and used a white pen for the doodling. sometimes, a layout just makes you want to smile.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

the hardest layout i've ever made

my friend, tonya skala was a fighter- a survivor. she was an amazing person, and cancer took her life in february of 2007. this pic was taken the day she told me she had breast cancer. everytime i tried to scrapbook a pic with tonya, my emotions took over and i would have to tuck my pics away and move on to something else. a few weeks ago while taking a class with jenni bowlin, we were given the "lucky" bingo cards and it clicked; i just knew it. i was so lucky to have been blessed by tonya's friendship. so i scrambled to find the pic and this layout just 'happened.'

Friday, May 9, 2008

kinda hybrid

i'm not a digi scrapper. this is my pitiful attempt to go hybrid. the flowers and paper with words on it are preprinted and i cut them out. (these were leftovers from a scraps etc class) this will be as digital as i get. i'm more of a hand-made gal. if anything- the pic should make you melt.

new life

this layout was made using leftover alphabet letters & paper from a carolee's adornit kit. super easy, super fun. the pic is of my niece, ashtyn. she is such a beautiful subject to scrapbook.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

family letters

these are creative imaginations wooden 'family' letters. i used sassafras lass papers and a few odd embellishments to them. i used white craft paint on the edges, back and insides.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

scalloped paper

this particular scalloped paper is from the autumn leaves collection, other papers imagination project. rub ons are creative imaginations. this is a super simple layout- one of those that take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Monday, May 5, 2008

fabric layout

i love shopping the bargain bins at the fabric store to get the scraps of fabric bolts. you can find really cool pieces for less than a dollar. this particular piece i used in this layout was $0.37. so this proves you can make really great layouts and they don't have to cost a fortune. the journaling paper is making memories. instead of cutting the frayed ends off the fabric, i left them on and put that end toward the top of the cardstock. i liked the texture it added.

my mind's eye

in this layout, i used the 'magnolia' line from my mind's eye. there is one piece from scenic route, the blue and white strip that i adhered over the brown ribbon at the bottom. i don't like all my colors to be exactly the same. the orange scallops are from the new bazzill borders collection. if you haven't used them yet- you have to buy some. i love their versatility. the chipboard letters are lil' davis. i used a small amount of blue paint on them to give a weathered look. the blue chipboard 7 is heidi swapp. and the ribbon is prima. in this photo, i made all the girls lay flat on the floor with their heads together and i stood over them to snap this shot. you will see this pic again in another layout only it will be an 8"x10" black and white photo.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

scenic route

in this layout, i used three 4x6 photos and lined them up the page vertically.

in this layout, i used two 4x6 photos and lined them up on the page vertically.

i cut up the word 'splash' and used mini glue dots to adhere onto the arrow.

layering patterned paper adds a bit of dimension.

all these layouts were made with scenic route papers. most of them from the 'metropolis' line. i love the bold colors of orange, turquoise and lime. scenic route always adds that extra element to their paper lines that add dimension; for example, those die cut arrows that seem to draw your eye closer to the photo. i outlined many of the shapes with a black pen to add a bit of a bolder look.

Friday, May 2, 2008

sassafras lass

i just can't get enough of sassafras lass. they have fabulous color schemes and patterns that are sure to make any page scream the word 'fun.' the paper lines i used were "scrumptious" and "blue boutique." i love using fun patterned paper as a background opposed to cardstock on occasion because it makes the eye focus on the more 'still' objects.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

blog 1/ take 1

ok- so every time i read a blog and there are twenty thousand paragraphs, i start thinking 'this should be a blahhhhg because this bores me.' so i'll be short and sweet, until my a.d.d. kicks in. i have spent the past two weekends working on layouts that would be "scrapliftable" so that you can take your favorite papers and copy mine- if you like them. most of my inspiration for my layouts come from magazines, my friend beth (i scraplift her stuff a lot) blogs, coffee, and d.t. galleries. some of my work is original, and some of it i may have lifted from somewhere. you know you do too. and if you don't like my work, then you can bash it on the nasty blog. hey- any press is publicity....right?