Wednesday, July 30, 2014

No Mojo? Why Not Try a Page Kit.

Here are a few layouts I did using old page kits I had in my stash.  I like to have a few of these in the wings so that when I am at crops and I loose my mojo, I can whip a quick and cute layout together.

This is a page kit that I got from Out On a Limb.  It was suppose to be a 2-page spread, but I just had the one picture.  I changed it up a bit and here is the final page.

This next page is from Just Kitting.  My fiend Lynn Stuart is the owner.  This was a kit we received from a Mickey Crop that I attended.  She has some really cute paper piecing kits.  Check out her website.

Here is a close up of pluto...isn't he cute!

Here is another from Out On a Limb.  This was also supposed to be a 2-page kit, but converted it to a 1-page layout based on my photos.

Merry Grinchmas is from an old Just Kitting kit.  LOVE How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  It is one of my favorite holiday cartoons.  So when I saw this kit, I just HAD to have it.

Last, but not least, another page from Out On a Limb.  I pretty much stuck to the original layout, but changed up the number of photos and how they were placed.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing all of my kit goodness.  Until next time, happy scrappin'

Sunday, July 27, 2014

30 Cakes and Counting: Kitty Scrapper Birthday Challenge

Hello everyone...hope you are all having a great weekend.  I just got done making my layout for Kitty Scrapper's birthday challenge.  Check out her channel.

For St. Louis' 250th birthday, the city is celebrating by commissioning artists to paint/decorate 250 cakes.  Those cakes were then scattered all over the city and surrounding areas.  On a weekend in June, a group of my scrapbooking friends and I went on a cake hunt.  It was a day of crazy driving and laughter to try and wind our way through one way streets and Cardinal baseball fans.  All-in-all we were able to find about 26 cakes.

My daughter and I were also able to find a few cakes in Forest Park and at the YMCA, and while I was at Pride Fest, we got the last cake in the downtown area at Busch Stadium.

So far I have "captured" 30 cakes.  I plan to go on another hunt with my daughter and husband.  It has been a lot of fun.

Hope you enjoy the layout.

Since there were so many pictures, I did very little embellishing.  I was able to use some felt numbers from Martha Stewart on the layout, which I have had in my stash for quite some time.  I also used two thickets and alphas from the daily flash.  The background paper is from Close to My Heart from several years ago.  The entire layout is mounted on white card stock just to give the entire layout an edge.

 Here is the full layout.

Here is a close up of the title.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks Nancy for the challenge.  I need to do more of these.  Really gets me to make layouts that are different from my usual style.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Ringing in the New Year

Last weekend I put together this page of my daughter back in 2011/2012.  We were at my parents celebrating New Years Eve (which has been a tradition since a bit before my daughter was born).  Before it was time for her to go to bed, we let her play with the noise makers.  She had such a great time (the noisier the better you know).

For this layout I am still using papers from the Studio Calico - September Kit, but I did pull quite a bit from my stash as well.

This is not one of my favorite layouts, but I was glad to use up some of my stash.  I am not quite sure what it is about it that I don't like.   Something just seems off.  Oh well, you can't love them all.

Here are a few close ups.  

I used star sequins that I got from Michaels, the flair is a Two Peas in a Bucket exclusive (so sad they are going out of business...sniff, sniff).  The star die cut and "OH HAPPY DAY" transparancy I believe is from Basic Gray, and the "HI" is a Studio Calico printable.  You can't barely see it in this picture, but the pink speech bubble is from Studio Calico (I believe a school die cut pack) and the Too Cool is from my stash.  I also used a Glitz Design roller plus stamp for the background (ink is Staz On - Cotton White).

Thickers are called Bliss.

Transparencies are from Basic Gray and the "It's All Good" is a Studio Calico printable.

Thanks for stopping by again.  Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ready to Burn Some Rubber

Here is a layout of my daughter from last winter.  My husband just bought rims and tires for his Mitsubishi and she looked so small next to them.

This layout was made using mostly items from the September Studio Calico kit.  Here is a picture of the entire layout.

The title was made using a combo of letters.  Some Thickers from the kit, October Afternoon - Daily Flash (Snap Peas), and Jillibean Soup - Alaphabeans (Grilled Gray).

In the upper left hand corner I clustered my embellishments.  The heart is from the Ali Edwards set - Incredible, the "Hello There" Flag is from Basic Grey, the camera stamp is I think Heidi Swapp, and the puffy stickers are from an Amy Tangerine collection.  The rest of the bits were items I found in my stash.

The bottom right and left clusters are made up of My Minds Eye Chipboard from the Collectables collection, a wood veneer paperclip from an old Studio Calico Project Life kit, and items from my stash and collections mentioned above for my other cluster.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, Happy Scrappin'