Saturday, January 31, 2015

Love These Memories

Here is the companion page to the layout I posted the other day.  I made these on the same day trying to make them cohesive, but not necessarily to be a two-page spread.  Again, most everything for this layout came from the November 2013 Scraptastic Home kit.  All die cuts were done on my silhouette cameo and colored to match using various mists from my stash (mostly Studio Calico).

I love the polka dot gold embossed vellum that I got from Stampin' Up!.  It is so pretty.  And more puffy stickers...makes my heart's the little things :).

Here are some close-ups of the embellishment clusters...look more puffy stickers.

I finished off the "Fall Bucket List" card with a heart enamel dot to show that this was for apple picking.

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

I have a YouTube channel: Froggie251

Thanks for stopping by today.  I just wanted to put up a quick post and let you all know that I have started a YouTube channel.  I plan on mostly posting videos of scrapbook process videos, layout shares, and other crafty goodness (but I am sure a few of my fur babies may show up here and there).  You can get to my channel by clicking HERE.

The first few videos I posted earlier this week were of an album share of my 2014 December Daily.

Here is Part 1 of my album share:

Here is Part 2:

and last, but not least is Part 3:

Please hop on over and take a look.  Let me know what you think.  I appreciate and welcome all constructive comments.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Hello again.  Here is page I made of our family (my mom, dad, daughter, and myself) when we went apple picking last Fall.  The papers and most of the embellishments came from the November 2013 Scraptastic Home Kit.  I really like the rich Fall colors of this kit.  Here is a pic of the overall layout.

For the background I tried to keep it simple only taking an Ali Edwards stamp set and embossing the starbursts in gold Stampendous embossing powder.

The "family" and the leaves are cut using my silhouette cameo.  The only way I tend to use my cameo is when I sit down one day and just cut a bunch of things out of white cardstock or watercolor paper and later color it to match what ever layout is may go on.  I don't tend to start a page and then stop to cut.  

The fibers that are tied around the leaves in both of the clusters are from my stash.  I love, love, love the puffy stickers that came in this kit and there is one in each of the clusters.

The good times is also cut using my silhouette and colored using my Studio Calico mists.

I used my Heidi Swapp date stamp to add the date and a few enamel dots finish this layout off.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a good day and see you next time.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Take Me Drunk, I'm Home

Here is another layout of my friend's 30th Birthday party...from the page you can probably tell it is also one of the last in the  

I went a little overboard on the background.  I had fun, but I think it is a bit much.  I tried to tone it down a bit by adding a layer of vellum between the background and the main photo cluster, but it is still pretty heavy.  For the background, I first used a Studio Calico stencil - Here and There Chevrons.  Then I added gesso on top and then I added two colors of watercolor and let it drip down the page.  Then on top of that I added Lindy's Stamp Gang mist in Opal Sea Oats.  Too much?!?!? :).

Here is the overall view of the layout.  I used mostly items from the Worth Wondering - Scraptastick kit from April 2014.  I outlined the entire layout with a brown pen to bring your eye into the page as much as possible.

The vellum chevrons were stamped with versamark ink and head embossed with gold, Stampendous embossing powder.  The stamp set was from a Studio Calico kit.  The set is made by an artist named K. Barteski.

In the top right corner (similar to the page I posted last), I added a cork banner and a "Hey, Foxy!" stamp that I embossed on vellum using the Stampendous gold embossing powder.  They "Hey, Foxy!" is a stamp that was gifted to me by my friend Tiffany.  It comes from the Kelly Purkey - Hey Foxy stamp set.  

In the bottom right corner I used a cork ampersand and a butterfly from the kit.

Here is a close up of the texture on the background.

Have a great day.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Here are some photos taken in the limo at my friend's 30th Birthday party.  Boy was it ever a crazy party.  I think we spent most of the time in the limo.  The limo arrived, but it was too small for all of us.  They needed to call another limo and it took forever to show up.  Then the driver didn't know how to get around the city.  I had to end up telling the driver to get to where we wanted to go and if you know me, that is not the greatest idea as I am not the most directionally gifted person.  I am a turn at the McDonald's, if you see the blue mail box you have gone to far kind of direction giver.  It was crazy.  We had fun anyway, but sheesh...

This layout is made using the April 2014 Worth Wondering Scraptastic kit.  Here is the picture of the layout and below are some of the close-ups of the clusters.  The background was sprayed with a bit of Lindy's Stamp Gang Opal Sea Oats.

The only thing not from the kit in this cluster is the stamped yellow, pink, and green circles.  These were stamped using a Ali Edwards stamp set called Girl Flair.  The ink I used was from Stampin' Up!.

Here is a close up of the upper left cluster.  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

So Crazy

I really like how this layout turned out.  One of my favorite parts is probably the textured background that I made using embossing paste and a stencil.  I think it adds a lot of fun to this page.  This is a pic that I took of my friend Amy at her 30th Birthday party.  I think this is such a great picture of her.  

The layout was made using the Scraptastic "Worth Wondering" kit.  I also used mist from my stash and the embossing paste and stencil was from my stash as well.

I really like the colors in this kit.  They are very girly.  The cork is also a great texture.  I didn't have enough cork flags, so I was able to find another in my stash.  I think I got it from the dollar spot at Target.  Love finding little goodies there.

I inked up all of the edges in a pink prima chalk ink that came in one of my Scraptastic kits to add a bit more depth and separation between the layers.  

I used the Heidi Swapp date stamp to stam the date.  Since this was back in 2007, I used the one that just had the "20__" and added the 07.  Also, since I wasn't sure of the day, I only inked up the month and then the year so I could fit the entire date on the circle...not to mention, I really don't like when there is a huge gap between the year and month.

Here is a close up of the right bottom layer.

Thank you for checking out my blog.  Until next time...happy scrappin'.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Amy's 30th Birthday

I have been enjoying used my gesso lately and like how it looks on the textured cardstock.  I also used some of my mist to add color to the background.  I think both of the mists were from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  I used the Scraptastic "Worth Wondering" kit for this layout.  I also used some stamps from my stash.  I believe they all came in a past Studio Calico kit.

Here is an overall pic of the layout.

I layered paper and die-cuts that came in the kit.  I stamped on vellum and heat embossed with Stampendous gold embossing powder.  I really like how it turned out.  I have been inspired a lot by the velum paper with the gold embossing so I thought I would take a shot at making a few embellishments myself.

I use October Afternoon - Daily Flash alphas and Tickers from my stash.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Use For Scraps

Today I wanted to show you a little trick for using all of something...even what you think might be trash.  I got this Journaling Pad from Michaels.  It is from their Recollections line.  I pulled all of the cards out and stored them with my other project life cards.

I was getting ready to throw the leftover stuff away and I thought..."What can I do with this?".  I hate throwing stuff away and thought this was a great opportunity for me to make some embellishments (mostly to use for my project life pages).  So here is a quick tutorial of what I did.

I pulled out the leftover paper from the spine of the book.  I ended up throwing the front and back flap away, but looking back, I could have probably used the back chipboard piece for something else (next time).

I cut off the circle and trimmed off the perforated edge of the paper that was left after pulling the cards out of the pad.

Here is what I ended up throwing away.

I cut notches in the end of each.

Wala, banners!

Here is a group of what they look like.  Fun (sort of free) embellishments.

Hope you found this helpful.  See you guys next time.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Can I Have Him Please?

This is a layout about my crazy husband.  He saw this at the store and wanted to buy it so badly that he begged me for the entire month of October.  However, I won this one.  That thing is way too huge to fit in our front yard.  It is probably taller than the house.

For this layout I used a Halloween paper collection from Little Yellow Bicycle. 

The embellishments were from Cosmo Cricket - Haunted collection (stickers) and K & Company - Spooktactular collection (chipboard).  I added some yellow Doodle Bug twine to the tag for some extra texture.  

Here is a close-up of the left embellishment cluster.

I created the title using two different sets of Thickers (white are Bliss and orange are Daily).

Have a good day.  Thanks for stopping by.