Ever have one of those layouts you can NOT get to come together for you? I hate that! I looked at this layout and fussed over it for 3 weeks. Yup- 3 weeks, before I got it to a point I liked. The paper if Fancy Pants, and just so fun...I really wanted to play that up! I added a ton of stickles, doodled, added things here and there...in the end, it was the flowers and butterfly that ended up being my final touch. Ah...I love it when it finally comes together!!
This one is DT work for Scrapbook Express- the team is featuring Fancy Pants all month. Be sure to stop by our gallery for more Fancy ideas!!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I have seen layouts built on clear backgrounds- and always wanted to try one. I finally gave in, and gave it a go---what do you think? This one was built on a Hambly Transparency with a soft white grid- perfect for the winter theme. I also used the winter line from October Afternoon for the papers and letters. But, do you see the stamps? Take a look- they're there! I used the scalloped frame from Apple Blossom Studio for the picture frame, and the candy cane from ABS as one of the border strips. Love 'em!!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Digital Scrapbooking Place
Scrapping Cents Sightings:
Mike's: Run, don't walk! They have the coolest stuff in their dollar bins!! Now- be warned- they are hiding them...look for an aisle called more for under $5...there is an entire section of nifty scrapping goodness. I walked away with great shaped chip albums- circle and square scallops, star, heart, house and car shapes. Too cute!! There were all kinds of embellishments, papers, etc.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Ever have one of those layouts that just 'work'? I LOVE this layout- it is seriously on my short list of favorites. Love the paper- KaiserCraft- YUM!! But, I also had a great time making the trees. I have been playing with fabric, lately. These are made with the qk nesting flowers dies, and are burlap and canvas run through my cuttlebug. Then I just handcut some corderoy for the trunks. I love, love them!! Oh- see my new label Nesties? Sis got them for my birthday...I love my Sis!!
Love the paper, too? Scrapbook Express has it in stock!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
We are having a great time over at Scrapbook Express- we are Scrapping in the New Year! This is a month long competition, pitting us against another online store and forum in a battle for scrapping brag rights. Looking for some scrapping mijo? We have it in spoades! You should definitely join us!!
This is one of the may layouts I have cranked out for the competition. This one uses some Prima paper that I have been hoarding...isn't it pretty?
Monday, January 12, 2009
I'm a day late- sorry! But, I did just see the BEST idea...look at this! This is from the Making Memories blog. It is just a cheap little silverware tray. Doesn't it work great! I think it would work for ribbon spools, small punches, stickles and stamps, too. I love repurposed goodies!
Scrapping Cents Sightings:
Target: New things in the dollar spot- including chipboard letters, stamps, brads, felt flowers, and more. Lots of cute alterables, too.
WalMart- 70% off Christmas goodies.
Hobby Lobby- 80% off Christmas goodies.
Michaels- Cute new paper and goodie lines coming in- including Making Memories- too cute!!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
is up!! This one was so fun. I was in the mood to play, when I did this one. So- out came the felt, I was stitching, I was making lollipop flowers...I was doodling. It was fun!!
Be sure to head over to My Sketch World, and take a look at the wonderful layouts the DT came up with for you. Then, be sure to give this one a play for yourselves!!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Hey- I'm back!! I know- it's been awhile...but vacation was wonderful...the holidays were wonderful...the rest was wonderful...sigh... Hope you all had a geat time, too!! But, it is time to get back to the real world...so here goes:
The DT at Scrapbook Express is working with Fancy Pants, this month...I love Fancy Pants!! This paper is from the Botanical Collection...isn't it pretty? Be sure to head on over to Scrapbook Express to pick yours up!!
BTW- see the pretty cream lace flowers? Made those using the ribbon flower tutorial I shared with you Sunday. Gotta say, I love 'em!!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
You guys should know by now how much I love to make my own embellies. And, there is no denying it...I am addicted to flowers! Here are a few great tutorials, I found, on making Ribbon Flowers:
5 Point Ribbon Flowers
Basic Ribbon Flower
There you have it- another way to use your ribbon scraps, save some money- and have wonderful, handmade embellishments for your projects, too. What's not to love?!!