Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Best Bomber

My daughter LOVES White Castle.  When I say LOVE, it is probably an understatement.  So after she had her Dr's check-up for the year, I took her there for a treat.  I felt so bad for her.  She had to get 4 shots and flu mist this year.  The first 3 shots were not too awful, but the last one, boy that was a doozie.  She screamed and cried.  I almost started crying.  She got over it pretty quickly, but man...

I am not sure if is just in our area, but the nick name for White Castle hamburgers are called belly bombers.  So that is what I named the page after..."The Best Bombers".  I thought it was fitting since I am sure they tasted even better after going through the trauma of shots :).

For this layout I used the Studio Calico - September 2013 kit for most of the layout and embellishments and stamps from my stash.

Here is what the overall page looks like.

I used wooden heart veneers from Studio Calico in several of the clusters and stamps from the My Mind's Eye Charm "Hey You" Cut & Paste collection Studio Calico - Hello Forever, and Blinks of Life.  Ink was from Stampin' Up! (sahara sand, daffodil delight, and midnight muse).  The roller date stamp is from Stampin' Up!.

For the journaling I used a Project Life card from a Studio Calico kit.  I also use Heidi Swapp mist (mustard) and Mr. Huey's (navy) to finish off the layout.

Here are more close-ups of the rest of the clusters.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time...happy craftin'.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Paddle Boat Ride

This layout I made last weekend while my daughter was playing outside.  It is a picture of her taken by my husband when they went to a local park that has a lake and took out a paddle boat.

Most of the kit is from a grab bag that I got around Christmas when Studio Calico had all grab bag kits for $5.  I believe this one is from September 2013.  I also added a few items from my stash and have listed them below.

Here is a picture of the overall layout.

I used my Glitz Design - Plus stamp for the background (inspired by Kitty Scrapper on YouTube).   The ink color I used was from Stampin' Up! (Pool Party).  I also used some Heidi Swapp mist in Black and Mint.  I used part of the paper bag that my kit came in for the based of the main cluster.  I crumpled it up and I really love the texture it added to the page.

For the top cluster, I used a Studio Calico Stamp Set (not sure of the name, but it came in one of my Studio Calico Project Life sets), a woodgrain start that came in the kit and the ticket.  I also used a bit of wash tape from my stash.

For the bottom left cluster off of the main cluster, I used some Project Life cards that I got in a Studio Calico kit.  The letter stickers are from Fancy Pants (Mint) and Jillibean Soup (Alphabeans Roma Red).  I also stamped the date with a roller date stamp but I did that after I took these pictures.

For the lower right cluster, I used an Ali Edwards Stamp set (Photo Love), more of the wood grain stars, and the other stamp is from the Studio Calico stamp set.  Oh, and more washi tape.

In the very bottom left, I used more of that washi tape from my stash, the wood grain star, and the stamp set from Studio Calico.

Hope you enjoyed.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Chillaxin - Older SEI Kit

Today I have a VERY old SEI kit that I used to create this page.  This is a picture of my youngest doggie (can't believe he is almost 2 years old already).  I just love the look on his face.  Sorry for the poor lighting.  I took this at night with just the overhead room light and my Ott light.  It was one of those times where if I didn't just take it, it wasn't going to get taken.  Hopefully the next pics will be better.
Most of the items on the page are from the SEI kit, but there were also a few things from my stash such as Studio Calico - Warm Calico mist, Studio Calico cork arrows, and Studio Calico letters (actually they came in a kit.  Not sure if they are made by Studio Calico or another company).

Here are a few close-ups of the embellishment clusters and a closer look at the picture/main layering area.

Happy Scrappin' everyone!