Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Layout Share Wednesday: Art is Her World

Process Video:

Date of Picture:  July 30, 2011
Date Created: March 16, 2013
Time to Create: 1 hour

Supplies Used:

DCWV, Tattered Time, Cardstock Mat Stack
Tim and Beck, SC10018*
Vellum, Studio Calico, February 2013Kit
My Mind's Eye, Six by Six, Vanity Fair, Designer Paper Pad

American Crafts, Thickers, Goodness, Pink
Small Alpha*

Bic Mark It, Ultra Fine Marker, Pink Flamingo
Heidi Swapp, Color Shine, Gold Lame

American Crafts Ribbon*
Basic Grey, Kneehighs and Bowties, Flags*
My Mind's Eye, Decorative Tape Set, Pink and Orange
Prima, Printable Words, 921675
Making Memories, Page Mark, Champagne Flower
Cosmo Cricket, Tiny Text, TX905
Cosmo Cricket, Tiny Text, Art
Queen and Co Pearls, Sunflower Yellow

*From Studio Calico Kit, March 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Process Video Friday: Hello

My new niece, AGP

Process Video

Picture: November 10, 2012
Date Created: February 3, 2013
Time to Create: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Supplies Used

Pattern Paper
American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, 5th and Frolic: Autumn Avenue
American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, 5th and Frolic: Memory Lane
American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, 5th and Frolic: Dreamy Drive

American Crafts, Stamp Marker, Taffy
Momento Dual Marker, Rose Bud
Momento Ink Pad, Rose Bud

Fiskars, Bottles and Blankets

American Crafts Knock Outs

Martha Stewart Tag
Twinery Twine
American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, 5th and Frolic, Phrase Garland
American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, 5th and Frolic, Letter Stickers
American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, 5th and Frolic, Large Tags
American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, 5th and Frolic, Printed Chipboard Shapes
October Afternoon, Ducks in a Row Word Stickers
Dear Lizzy, Neopolitan, Roller Date Stamp

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Layout Share Wednesday: The Best of Friends

Process Video:

Date Made: February 5, 2013
Date of Photos: February, 2013
Time to Create: 35 Minutes

Supplies Used:

My Mind's Eye, Lucky in Love, Chevron Paper
My Mind's Eye, Lucky in Love, Cupid's Arrow
My Mind's Eye, Lucky in Love, Heart Burst

Chipboard Shapes: Stash
Paper Clip Heart Gem: Stash
Heart Doily: Stash
Twine: Doodlebug
Stickers: My Mind's Eye, Lucky in Love, Sticker Accessory Sheet
Jillibean Soup, Hearty Barley Soup, Pea Pod Parts
My Mind's Eye, Collectable, Tiny Word Stickers, Memorable, Perfect

Monday, March 18, 2013

KTK, February 2013: Making Plotsky

(This is layout 4 of 4 of the Kill the Kit, February 2013 series.  I subscribe to the Studio Calico scrapbooking kit and I'm determined to use the majority of one kit before the next one arrives.  I do this in the series, Kill the Kit.)

Dad, Stew and Matt in the kitchen making Plotsky.  Seriously, how many Polaks does it take?

Process Video:

Date of Photos:
Date Layout Created: March 7, 2013
Layout made in: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Supplies Used:

Bazzill Basics, Raven
Basic Grey for Studio Calico, XSC-024*
Tim and Beck for Studio Calico, SC10016*

Lily Bee Designs, HD5200
American Crafts Thickers, Crate Paper, Hardcover, Red

KI Memories, Cooking Icons
Fiskars, Recipe Madness

Sharpie Ultra Fine Point, Black
Memento Dew Drop, Lady Bug

Black Embossing Powder, Inkadinkado
Echo Park, Sweet Girl, Decorative Tape
Little Yellow Bicycle, Stick Pins, ESC-277

Paper Shapers Punch, 1.5" scalloped circle

Two Peas in a Bucket, Haul - March 15, 2013

Don't you hate it when you place an order one day and then the next day, you get an email from Two Peas telling you that what you wanted is back in stock - so then you have to, HAVE TO, place another order before it sells out again.  Yep, that was me this week.  So, two orders...and here's the haul - though I must have been on drugs or completely sleep deprived when I ordered some of this stuff - take a look in the video:

KTK: February, 2013: Part Irish, All Trouble

(Layout 3 of 4 of the February 2013, Kill the Kit Series.  I subscribe to the Studio Calico scrapbooking kit and am determined to use up most of one kit before the next one arrives.)

I've had this St. Patrick's Day photo of WTK in my pile of "to be scrapped" for a long time.  Since I needed to find a way to use the green paper that I didn't like, I decided what better way to use green than with a St. Patrick's Day photo.

Process Video:

Date Made: March 7, 2013
Date of Photo:
Time to Create: 1 hour (not including drying time)

Supplies Used:

Green Cardstock*
Pebbles, Seen and Noted, Hello*

American Crafts, Thickers, Cupboard
American Crafts, Thickers, Delight

Bazzill Basics Paper Tape, Avalon
American Crafts, Premium Ribbon, Jute
Rangers, Inkssentials, #8 size, manila tags
Pink Paislee, Portfolio, Ephemera
Shamrock Buttons, Stash
K&Company, Smash, Icon Shaped Clips*

Plaid Folk Art, Acrylic Paint, Citrus Green
Memento Dew Drop, Bamboo Leaves
Mr. Huey's Mini Mist, Skyscraper (1)

Plaid Folk Art, Texture Paint, Snow White
Golden, Gesso

Recollections Punch, Small Star
Punch Bunch, Flower Punch

All supplies marked with a * are from the Studio Calico, February 2013 kit; supplies marked with (1) are from the March 2013 Studio Calico kit

KTK, February 2013: So Totally You

(This is layout 2 of 4 of the Kill the Kit, February 2013 series.  I subscribe to the Studio Calico scrapbooking kit and I'm determined to use the majority of one kit before the next one arrives.  I do this in the series, Kill the Kit.)

Stew is constantly making me laugh.  On one of our first trips to St. Michael's, we went to the Maritime museum and they had this sign for "duck" - Stew did what the sign said he should, he ducked.  Crazy guy.

Process Video:

Date of Photo:
Date Created: March 7, 2013
Time to Create:  1 hour, 15 minutes

Supplies Used:

Pebbles, Seen and Noted, Hello
Tim and Beck for Studio Calico, SC10016*
Bazzill Raven Cardstock
Chevron/Triangle Paper*

American Crafts Thickers, Forest
American Crafts Thickers, Niki Riki

Lawn Fawn, Claire's ABCs
Pink Paislee, Portfolio Stamps
Dear Lizzie, Neopolitan Roller Date Stamp
American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, Roller Phrase Stamp

Sharpie, Ultra Fine Marker, Black
Memento Dew Drop, Dandelion
Memento Dew Drop, Summer Sky

Studio Calico, Wood Veneers Stars and Arrows
Studio Calico, Wood Veneers, Arrows and Geotags*
Martha Stewart labels
My Mind's Eye for Studio Calico, Enamel Dots*
Elle's Studio, The Sweet Life, Tidbits

Embossing Powder, White, A La Mode
Fiskars, Edge border Punch, Postage Stamp
McGill Punch, Ribbon Stitch Border

*Supplies from Studio Calico, February 2013 kit

Monday, March 11, 2013

KTK, February 2013, Layout: He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother

(Layout 1 of 4 in the February 2013 Kill The Kit Series)

You'd never believe the day that occurred before this picture was taken.  EAP had written in SMP's Doc McStuffins diagnostic notebook and Ms. SMP was anything but pleased with him.  She talked about how she never wanted a brother, that brothers were the worst thing ever, and how she wanted to come home with me and leave EAP behind.

Then you turn around a few hours later and she's picking him up and hugging him.  So indicative of the brother/sister dynamic.

Process Video:

Date of Photos: January 1, 2013
Date Created: March 7, 2013
Time to Create: 1 hour and 5 minutes (actual creation time, not the time I walked away and came back and walked away and came back)

Supplies Used:

American Crafts, XOXO, All my Heart*
American Crafts, Pow Glitter Paper, Rouge
American Crafts, Amy Tangerine, Sketchbook, Sienna Spirit
Bazzill Basics, Raven

My Little Shoe Box, Mini Alphabet Stickers, Red Lipstick
American Crafts, Remarks, Sotheby's*

Office Depot Roller Date Stamp
Amy Tangerine, Roller Phrase Stamp, Yes Please
Prima Wood Stamp, Washi Tape

Memento Dew Drop, Tuxedo Black
Sakura Gelly Roll, Medium White

Washi Tape, Stampington & Co.
Elle's Studio, Daily Note Tags
Recollections, Adhesive Rhinestones

Martha Stewart, Deep Edge Punch, Hearts
Martha Stewart, Border Punch, Hearts

New Series, Kill The Kit (KTK), February 2013, What are we Working With (WRWWW)

I just recently subscribed to the Studio Calico scrapbooking kit.  In the past, when I've had subscriptions to kits, I've allowed the kits to pile up in an area of my scraproom never to be seen or heard from again.  I'm determined to not let this happen, so on Thursday, when I got the notification that my kit for March was going to be delivered that day, I decided I needed to have a marathon scrapping session to use up the February kit and thus, Kill The Kit was born.  I intend to do this every month and we'll see how it goes.

In the video below you can see what I had left as I started my marathon scrapping session.  In the next few posts, I'll be sharing all of the layouts I made during this session and I'll finish up with a video of what's left.

Hope this inspires you to get those kits out of their boxes and into your books.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Scrapbook Haul, March 8, 2013

Two orders from Two Peas (Echo Park....Sigh!!), some Pink Paislee from Scrapbook Steals and an unfortunate trip to AC Moore.

Layout Share Wednesday: My Little Valentine

Kelly sent me these pictures of CEH in the mail.  I love that middle one with the heart on her head.  It's so indicative of her personality.

Process Video can be found here:

Date of Photos: February 2013
Date Page Created:  February 7, 2013
Time to Create: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Supplies Used:

My Mind's Eye, Lucky In Love, Roses are Red

American Crafts, Thickers, Sentiment, Foil Label Stickers
American Crafts, Thickers, Dear Lizzy, Primrose Foil Letter Stickers

Ribbon: American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, 5th and Frolic
My Mind's Eye, Lucky In Love, Sticker Accessory Sheet
Heart Die Cut - Silhouette Store
Glimmer Mist

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

LOAD, 213, Day 28: My Place

Today's challenge was to scrap about your secret place.  The place you go to get away from the world and re-charge.  I don't find that in any physical location, but rather, I escape into different worlds through the books that I read.  My father-in-law took this picture of me while we were down at Long Beach Island for vacation in the Fall of 2011.  I spend a lot of my time down there relaxing and reading and he captured this candid shot of me doing just that.  At first, I wanted to strangle him, I look terrible in this picture, but then I was thankful that he caught this memory on film.  And with that, LOAD 213 comes to a close.  I've very much enjoyed the challenges and love the stack of layouts that I have done.  It wasn't a perfect month.  I didn't do a layout every single day but I did explore digital scrapbooking for when I'm on the road, I did pull out my sewing machine and learn a little bit more about it and I scrapped a bunch of stories that were waiting to be told.  I'll call that a success.

Next LOAD happens during May 2013.  Right now I'm undecided if I'm going to participate just because my work schedule is going to get much busier over the next couple of months.  Either way, the posting on this blog will go back to its regular schedule:  Monday: Project Life; Wednesday: Layout; Friday: Process Video and starting next week, there will be a weekly contest.  Stay tuned for that.

The process video for this layout:

Date of photo: Fall 2011
Date created: February 28, 2013
Total Time:  30 minutes

Supplies used:

Black Cardstock, Scraps
Pattern Paper: We R Memory Keepers, Designer Scrapbook Pad, MVP

Bo Bunny Weekend Market Combo Stickers

Memento, Rich Cocoa, Dew Drop

Technique Tuesday, Studio AE Feb 2013, Super Fantastic

Wood Veneer Arrows, Studio Calico
October Afternoon, Make It Merry, Tidbits
Evalicious, So Daily, Page Tabs
Fancy Pants Designs, Accent and Journaling Cards
Bo Bunny Weekend Market Combo Stickers
My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found 3, Oliver, Decorative Tape

Sunday, March 3, 2013

LOAD, 213, Day 27, Hop To Fun

Today's challenge was to "Read the Manual," meaning to learn something new.  I've always wanted to incorporate sewing on my pages but am intimidated by the sewing machine.  I thought this challenge was a good opportunity to pull it out and get some use of it.

Process Video:

Date of Photo: Easter 2009
Date Created: February 27, 2013
Total Time:

Supplies Used

White Cardstock, Studio Calico, February 2013 Kit
Pink Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, June 2012
Pattern Paper: Pink Paislee, London Market Collection, 6x6 paper pack, Simon Says Card Kit, June 2012
Tim and Beck for Studio Calico, Studio Calico February 2013 Kit

KI Memories, Icicles, Sand Alphabet

Memento, Rose Bud, Dew Drop

Simon Says Stamp, Absolutely Delightful

Ribbon, American Crafts
Michael's, Chipboard Embellishments, Melodies and Lace
Recollections, Boutique Fleur
Pebbles, Pearl Pins

Sewing Machine
Pink Thread
EK Success, Punch, Double Embossed

LOAD, 213, Day 26, Winner

Today's prompt was to scrap about a family made holiday.  Well, Stew's family has certainly turned the Super Bowl into a holiday.  There's good food, awesome commentary on the game and the commercials and even some friendly (or not so friendly) competition.  This year, I won the question game and got my very own championship football.  I mean, I beat guys who have 15 to 20 fantasy football teams and it wasn't even close.  It was a blow out!!!!  I'm not bragging or anything, oh no, not me!

Process Video:

Date of Photo: February 25, 2013
Creation Date: February 28, 2013
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Supplies Used:

We R Memory Keepers, Designer Scrapbook Pad, MVP

Memento Dew Drop, Tuxedo Black
Sharpie, Fine Point, Black

We R Memory Keepers, Designer Scrapbook Pad, MVP

Office Depot Roller Date Stamp
TPC, Football
TPC, Valedictorian

7gypsies, Flea Market, Mini Label Stickers
7gypsies, ATC Stickers, Family
Basic Grey, Hey Boy, Stickers
Little Yellow Bicycle, Get Your Game On, Tear Out Ticket Book
Buttons, Stash
My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found 2, Layered Stickers, Rosy, Everything
Basic Grey, Hey You, Designer Chipboard Stickers
My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found 3, Enamel Dots, Oliver
Ranger Inkssentials, #8 size, manila tag

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Saturday, March 2, 2013

LOAD, 213, Day 25, Our To-Do Bucket List

The challenge for today was to scrap about your bucket list.  There was no way I could fit everything we want to do onto one layout, so I just picked a few things and made a quick and easy layout using a digital design kit.

The kit is from Zoe Pearn Designs at Sweet Shoppe.  It's called Something Pretty and it's free. 

You can find the kit here.

I still have a lot to learn as far as digital scrapbooking is concerned - but using a kit makes it very easy.

LOAD, 213, Day 24: Sharing of the Force

Today's challenge was to scrap something you've been saving.  I've had this Star Wars paper in my stash for a long time.  I thought it would be a great time to pull it out and scrap about my nephew coming up to the house to watch the movies with his uncle. 

In this situation, the background paper really does the majority of the work on this layout.  Making the layout easy to put together and quick, too!

Process Video:

Total Creation Time: 35 minutes
Date of Creation: February 25, 2013
Date of Photos: January 21, 2013

Supplies Used:

Creative Imaginations, Star Wars, Yoda, 25738
Black cardstock, scraps
Silver cardstock, scraps

Making Memories, Metro Mini, Shimmer Alpha, Black
American Crafts, Thickers, Printed Foil, John

Brilliance Dew Drop, Starlite Silver

Elle's Studio, Daily Details
Technique Tuesday, Ali Edwards, Amazing Moments

Embossing Powder
Inkadinkado, Silver

Star Gems, Stash
Martha Stewart Label
Freckled Fawn, Washi Tape, White Star on Silver
Making Memories, Star Metal Stickers, Silver/Gold
Prima Alpha Stickers, Romance Novel "Perfect"
7Gypsies Flea Market Mini Label Stickers

LOAD, 213, Day 23, I'm One of a Kind

The prompt today was to scrapbook a layout that is all you.  One of the things I love about scrapbooking is shopping (don't we all!); however, I'm not always looking for the latest and greatest.  I love a great deal.  To scrapbook a page that is all me, means to use a combination of the old and the new and make a layout that appeals to me even if it doesn't follow the hottest trends.

Process Video:

Creation Time: 2.5 hours
Date of Photo: February 2013
Creation Date: February 26, 2013

Supplies Used:

Heidi Swapp, Lovely Grid
Heidi Swapp, Runway, Dots
Heidi Swapp, Carefree, Flowering Vine
Heidi Swapp, Carefree, Hearts

Cosmo Cricket, Tiny Type Letter Stickers
American Crafts Thickers, Jewelry Box

Distress Ink, Black Soot

Office Depot, Roller Date Stamp
EK Success, Happy Birthday, Roller Stamp

Heidi Grace, Die Cut Accents, Day
Flower Sequins, Stash
Heidi Swapp, Lost Love, Die Cuts

LOAD, 213, Day 22, Quench Your Thirst

Today's challenge was to scrap about taste.  I chose to scrap about my love of Fiji water.

Process Video:

Date of Photo: February 22, 2013
Date Created: February 22, 2013
Time: 1 hour, 8 minutes

Supplies Used:

Basic Grey, PB&J, Picnic Basket
Background Paper: Stash
Floral Paper: Stash
7 Gypsies, Barcelona, Sabadell
Tim and Beck for Studio Calico, SC10016

American Crafts, Thickers, Amy Tangerine, Weekender, Truffle

Versa Magic Dew Drop, Sea Breeze
Bic, Mark It, Hot Aqua

Alpha Stamps: Studio G
Smash Roller Date Stamp

IndyGo Junction, Zipper Ribbon, Teal
Buttons: Stash
Dew Drop Embellishment: Stash
October Afternoon Labels, Watering Can
My Mind's Eye, Decorative Tape Set, Blue

Fiskars, Squeeze Punch, Scalloped Circle
Paper Shapers Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 1/4"
Paper Shapers Circle Punch, 1 3/8"
EK Success Circle Punch, 1"

LOAD, 213, Day 21: Welcome Home

Today's challenge was "stick a pin in it."  Scrapbook a location around your home.

I chose to scrapbook about the Aberdeen water tower.  Being a city girl, I've always wanted to live in a town that had a water tower and when Stew and I moved to Aberdeen, a water tower came with the city.

Process Video:

Date of Photo: May 30, 2012
Date Created: February 23, 2013
Time: 39 minutes

Supplies Used:

Echo Park, For the Record 2, Numbers
Echo Park, For the Record 2, Journaling Cards
Echo Park, For the Record 2, Diamonds
Echo Park, For the Record 2, Mini Floral

October Afternoon, Sticky Keys, Olive and Cream
American Crafts, Thickers

Bic, Mark It, Blue Skies Blue

My Mind's Eye, Lime Twist, Out of the Blue, Remember
Flowers: Stash
October Afternoon, Sasparilla Journal Cards
Studio Calico, Printed Tags, 331039
My Mind's Eye, Decorative Tape Set, Green and Navy
Lily Bee Design, Victoria Park Stickers
American Crafts, Remarks, Journaling Sticker Book, Gate

Fiskars Border Punch, Scallop Sentiments