Wednesday, September 30, 2009
using up the last of this paper:) i am so happy it is done!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
using up the three bugs:) title was cute with the smiley monster font that looks just like another letter sticker, but i forgot which one:)
really simple 2 page spread that maximizes the photo usage:) MY FAVORITE kind!
WOW! i haven't done a color challenge in a LOOONGGGGGG time:) this one is from Raspberry Suite:
I used SU kraft cardstock, PTI dot paper in Dark Chocolate, PTI ink in Dark Chocolate, PTI cardstock in Aqua Mist and Pure Poppy. Sizzix dies, cuttlebug embossing plate, ribbon from the dollar store, hero arts french script stamp and few photo corners in a cream color.
My yahoo group was just discussing how scrapping seems to be going back to the basics, with lots of cardstock and fewer pattern paper. i wanted to try the idea of making a faux embossed paper using diecuts in the same color cardstock and it worked really well. Will be using the idea again son:)
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
i am totally committed to using ONLY the paper i have at hand. no more paper buying for this chick...i KICKED the habit. and i even completed a ONE PICTURE page? yup...i am growing:)
all supplies old: DCWV Green STack 8x8 pattern paper, SU tangerine tango and ink, unity stamps.
the letters are cut with my SCAL/Cricut.
this is another re-do page. formerly a 2 page 8.5x11 spread, i was able to get all the pics onto one page. i used DCVW 8x8 paper from the Green Stack, papertrey Dark Chocolate CS and ink for the background and some old doodlebug ( i think) letter stickers. the cardstock was stamped with a unity stamp, plus some PTI Dark Chocolate ink. a little ribbon and it was all done:)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
i finished setting up the tables AGAIN, so i finished a page:)
the file is used for the cricut/scal shape below is from 2peas:
i also used DCWV pattern paper, SU cardstock and ink and unity stamps:) FUN FUN FUN!
stamped a border around the pages.
Distressed the edges of the 8x8 cardstock. i find myself buying the smaller sized pattern paper since i do not work with 12x12 anymore. better storage too:) LOL
Monday, September 21, 2009
i think i like this.
thanxs miss stacy julian.
i used an old album i had lying around, bg boxer paper and a bunch of old stuff as usual. it is not done yet....but it is done to a point where i can show it to people and it looks pretty:)
i was able to put in 125 prints with some space for some more if i decide to crope some a pu them on the pattern paper.
i can see doing this with the never ending vacation pictures, special events etc. FUN!!!!!!!!
Friday, September 18, 2009
ok....so i am on a quest to get as many of my pictures scrapped in a meaningful way and as soon as possible.
enter this wonderful, inspiring, AWESOME lady:
there is even a previous special edition from the now gone Simple Scrapbooks magazine.
i have a GAZILLION pictures from my beloved brother's wedding, like seriously. and i am on a budget...like a NO dollars budget. so i pulled myself together. gathered up an old 2-up album and got to work.
i am still slicing up pictures and putting them in slots. after i finish that i will fill in the spaces with cardstock paper and the like. that 6x6 pad of BG boxer paper will be done by the time i am thru. and i will have a cool beans album all done.
hopefully it will be done ASAP. i LIKE looking thru those pics:)))))
so thanxs Miss J:) you have saved the day. AGAIN!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
it's been one of those crazy, wacky weeks where i have just not caught a break.
i actually had to take a breather to get these two pages done this morning.
pages done with leftovers from the last pages:) can you tell i REALLY liked this color combo? the loopy border was made with my scal and cricut combo.
old pics, older supplies. used up some embellishments. fun, fun times:)
a few close-ups of the use it up embellies.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
are you ready for all the old stuff? cause you will be seeing a LOT of it:)
an old page redo. check out the ABS! LOL. that's the dh with the two oldest. lots of old stuff on this page.
a page with the last of the pink/yellow paper from who knows where. i didnt want to crop the pics too much because there are a lot of old details from our old life:) that's actually my almost 13 year old in the pictures:)))))
the POOCHY:) 'nuff said.
a school page of my miss zoe zorro. i borrowed the color palette from:
i am almost positive the brown pattern paper is OLD SU, plus some SU kraft. PTI summer sunrise and unity stampage.
if you look thru my blog you will see all the various stages that my scrapbooking stash has gone thru.
from stacks upon stacks of 12x12 paper to boxes and boxes of embellishments that gathered dust.
i have collected and stashed away and have gotten that HIGH from getting a box of new more more than once. it is not different than any other addiction. it is a compulsion. for me, it became unhealthy.
so i cut it all out. i stopped buying. i stopped following the trends. the few purchases i have made were things that were re-usable, like stamps or tools. i use my 40-50% coupons for adhesive. i have no idea what is trendy or new or fashionable.
and you know what? i like it that way.
i guess i had to go cold turkey.
now i can go to michael's, get some adhesive and be able to walk away:)
it is a good feeling.
new old stash pages coming soon:)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
i am committed to finish up with the designing with recipes book.
these are todays projects.
the paper is older than my mother. seriously....like sandylion old.
used the scal and bling bazzill on this one.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
this is prototype #1 for the cousins' wedding invite and favor.
i used my leftover BG ambrosia because that is one of the the color schemes we may go with.
the invitation is an idea i found on youtube and the little favor box is a scut file from
hope you like today's little teeny post. i am going to enjoy the silence. kids are back at school:)