Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cutting up clothes!

I have to admit, I have gone elsewhere to gather my scrapping supplies. I was getting dressed yesterday morning and a skirt caught my eye! I love that skirt! I really do. I wore it alot with a chocolate turtleneck and super cute knee high boots from 9 West. I always received many compliments when I wore it!

But, lo and behold, the boots were past their prime and had to be sent to goodwill. But, I still loved the skirt... so it hung in my closet.
Well, hang no more...I took scissors to it and this is what I came up with!
PS: The skirt cost 3.50 on it was not a huge loss!
I hand cut the flourish and hand stitched the fabric to the paper. I love the look of fabric and paper together!
As always, please feel free to click on the photo to make it come alive!

Basic brown cardstock
cream cardstock scrap
the paper ribbon under the letters was bought at LSS, dont now what it is...
Jingle fibers
vintage buttons from flea market
hand cut from fabric flourish
mm letter stickers
brown ink color box
hand stitching

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

All Moments Remembered announces Guest DT

All Moments Remembered has chosen it's guest designer for the September Kit of the month plus the add on! Chris Hertel/aka "Chrispea" will contribute her creative genius to this kit! This kit is magnificant month after month, a must see!

I want to say how honored I am to have been included as a finalist with the following people:

Jessicamae-that's me!
Patti (obxpatti)

I look forward to seeing the kit and Chrispea's wonderful talent!
PS: I am so excited I was even considered!!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My Dream for you

I created this layout today focusing on the sweet baby grip! There is nothing more precious and bond forming then when a baby reaches out to make contact.
I suppose this is why complete strangers have a need to walk over to your child, reach out and grab their hand. {As I cringe concerned about their grubby germs on their hands! hahaha} It is that grasp from a newborn child that connects us one to another!
This page contains the most wonderful poem I found by Sandra Lewis Pringle in 1999.
It was so fitting for this page!
You may hold a child's heart forever,
but you can't always hold onto their hand.
You must lead them, guide them, love them,
every day, in every way you can.
When they grow up and move away,
a piece of you goes, too.
You just hope that they'll always remember,
the fragments of love, instilled by you.
You hope that they'll remember,
that life is not all about self gain.
You hope that they'll remember,
to cover their heads, while out in the pouring rain.
You hope that they'll remember,
all the fun times they've had.
You hope that they'll remember to seek the Lord,
when times are both good and bad.
You may hold a child's heart forever,
but you can't always hold onto their hand.
You must lead them, guide them, love them,
every day, in every way you can.
© 1999 Sandra Lewis Pringle

Cardstock: Cream scrap
PP: Tres Jolie baby Boy by MME
Tag: Received in a swap
Chipboard: Basic Grey Naked
Butterfly: Hand cut
Sticker: sticko
Rubon: basic Grey
Handstitching: brown thread
Ink: Colorbox chestnut brown

Monday, July 28, 2008


I won "Layout of the Day-1st Project Catwalk" over at Scrap in Style!
Here is the layout...

What you see!

I found a new way to use up the tags that are abundant!
I hand crafted the rocket to match one of the tags. I also added wiggly eyes and a rub on elephant!

Black Cardstock
Basic Grey Oh Baby Boy Tags
Creative Imaginations PP used for journaling spot
scraps to make rocket
wiggly eyes
MM letter chipboard
Basic Grey Archaic letters
white floss for handstitching
american crafts elephant rub on
black sakura pen for dots
bind it all

Needs No Words!!!

Jay woud spit up all the time. When you expected it...when you least expected it...on your good clothes...on your bad clothes...on your inlaws...on your company...on your your bed...
Okay you get the picture!
However, this was taken during a photo shoot I had set up for you.
Unfortunately, your head was kind of cut off in the picture. I was mortified you JUST vomited as I had just started taking your pic! I snapped this in the quick sequence of shots. If memory serves correctly, your head settled down into the pool and then you lifted it up again. You see at this time, he was not real strong in the holding the head up on your tummy phase!

Product review:
Journaling reads:
It never for one moment bothered you that you were always spitting up. It made us cringe. It made us curl up our noses and run for burp cloths. This picture just "happened" and I love it!!!
This is a 5x5 photo from scrapbookpictures. I accidentally cut off his head, but that was because I was partially mortified he threw up during a photo opportunity!

Tinkering Ink Perennial Parade-bluebell
white cardstock
BG Naked Chipboard
Marah Johnson stamp
black color box ink
hambly 3/4 inch black graph
Kaiser bling
MM metal delight
random black ribbon
hambly swirls
white ink
sakura glaze pen black and white
gunmetal stickles
Creative imaginations journaling block
white thread hand stitched

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cheerios are scrumptious!

Here is the wonderful start to my first mini album in quite some time!
Ode to Cheerios!!!!!!!!
This is cut from an actual Cheerios box! I certainly go through enough boxes to use them as mini books!

This is just the start! I have so many pictures of him chasing cheerios around, I thought I should make a mini album!!! Now keep in mind this is just the beginning. I am waiting on some more photos to be developed!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My baby's first smile!

This morning I started a layout about my baby's first smile. Oh that precious moment in time when he curled the sides of his lips upwards was a monumental occasion. I didn't think it would actually ever happen. I happened to catch these photos on January 18, 2008 as I had set him up on the couch to photograph him. jacob and Jayda walked into the room and he all but came out of his clothes with the smile and excitement he showed. Okay, so I am still dealing with the heartbreak that it wasn't me that he smiled at first! hahahaha Just kidding.
As always, a simple click on the picture will make these pages come alive!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Time for a sweet change...something girly!

I love this picture of Jayda...despite her hair being all a jumble!
I tell you, my mother wished this little girl on me! hahaha
When I was in elementary school, I HAD TO PLAY FLUTE! Well, quite frankly, I think i liked getting out of class for lessons. I never practiced, and didn't like to practice. Heck, I don't think I even liked the flute...but all the popular girls were playing. Yes, I suppose I understand Jayda better than I could have ever dreamed!
This particular layout took on a life of it's most do these days. I enjoyed again the hambly and I stuck the ribbon under it and stapled the whole concoction together. This was an afterthought and it worked!
Thank you Jingle{aka Jennifer} for the wonderful fibers you sent in the mail! archaic. I have a few colors of paint...but no brown so I mixed them all to get brown. I don't have a paintbrush{WTH?} so I just used a Q tip! hehehe Then I sanded it with a buffing bar in order to not make it look so "painted".
I must be living in prehistoric times! hahahaha
As always, please click on the picture to have it enlarge and give you a better view!


Bazzill Basics cardstock
Sandylion Patterned Paper
basic Grey Sultry-fandango
Pink Paislee Office Lingo Lunch Hour
Hambly Overlay Scrap
Random Pink Ribbon
Random Pink Fibers
Hydrangea silk flowers from floral department
random buttons from flea market
Pebbles Inc scrapbook paint-brown mixture
Dymo label maker
brown colorbox ink
staples to hold ribbon under hambley

I received this award from obxpatti{aka Patti}. She is a wonderful person and a great scrapper! She has a kind word for everyone she meets!
Here are the rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.

I am to nominate at least 7 other blogs! Yikes...
Consider yourself nominated if you are reading this and have not received one yet! I guarantee you I have been to your blog and was inspired!
Although, I can't let a few of you off the hook!

Mother-My mom is an amazing seed beader! If you have never been to her blog, it is a must! She has managed to teach herself pretty much all the stitches necessary to create beautiful things! I for one beg for her creations...almost daily. She beads like I scrap!

Rachelelizabeth-She is my scrap pal and such a sweetheart! She is getting married tomorrow! YAY for her!!!!!! Go and wish her good things for her new life!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Two Challenges

This first layout was completed for a challenge. I had to complete a layout in one hour. We were given no info unil 9 pm. We had to have it completed by 10 and uploaded to the sight by 10:15pm. I started about 10 minutes after nine so I was really pressed for time!
I had my thread already on the needle as I always leave the extra on! I was thrilled, this way I could add some new favorite thing to do on all my layouts!

The second one, I completed for a challenge on Scrap Schemes.
I loved the layered idea and the papers went with this picture so well!!! The flowers were inked from a cream to a brown color. I stitched on my picture for the first time. I liked the look. I have been wanting to use these patterned papers for some time!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 2 dreamland!

I have begun to use the Hambly overlays, and much to my surprise I enjoy them!
This picture is oh so super cute. Precious is more like it! Such complete trust and faith in his father to protect him as he slumbers!
I enjoyed the swiftness at which this page came together. Completed in under an hour and that was with me not even feeling good!
I hand stitched across the top of the hambly through all layers.
Love handstitching!

Making Memories animal crackers Jack PP
Shabby princess pp
kraft paperHambly Out on a Limb
random green bling for owl eyes
random ribbon
tag from swap
flora doodles
american crafts buttons
glossy accents for dots on ribbon and over words
brown thread hand stitched

I am so loving this page right now! I used paper that had swirls all over the background and I carried that over with a brown marker onto other scraps. I actually stapled down my ribbon and so love the look! When I first started scrapping I said I would "NEVER" use staples on a layout. Oh well! I did and I love it! You can't stop me now!!!
Upon immediate delivery of baby Jay, he was placed on my stomach. As I looked down at him with adoration, this is what I saw. I stroked the hair in this same swirl. It was at this moment I immediately bonded to and fell in love with the little guy!

Around the Block - Lovely
Creative Imaginations-Double vision
Bazzill Basic Brown
Brown pen/marker
white cardstock for journaling
random brown ribbon
brown color box ink
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More layouts of baby Jay!

I have been busy creating. It is such an enjoyable outlet for me! I love the end product, but most of all, I enjoy the process of watching it come together.

This first layout I used a Hambly overlay for the first time! I truly enjoyed using this and see me using more of it in the future...especially cutting it up and using bits and pieces throughout as accents!
I didn't have any white flourishes of my I created them using Sakura glaze pens. They work wonderfully on the Hambly! I found myself quite clever conecting black with white. Then again, it doesn't take much to entertain me!
I also hand backstitiched navy blue around the edge of the white cardstock.
I am so glad i made my children sit in the car and wait while I ran into the LSS and picked up red flowers to go on this page! I promise, the air was on and I was only there 3 minutes. Promise!
As usual, if you click on the picture, it will enlarge offering you a better picture.

MME Bohemia bliss make a wish medallion red
Hambly 3/4 inch screen print
white cardstock
sakura glaze pen black and white
hand drawn flourishes with sakura glaze pens
flora doodles flowers
BG boxer buttons
navy thread hand stitched

yellow bazzill cardstock
blue cardstock
random ribbons
Hambly rub on
random buttons
star brads
mm letters
green fibers from a stuffed animal

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Me-Right Now!

Here is a layout I completed today using an idea by Theresa on a blog I stumbled upon. I don't often take someones idea and make it my own...but this was awesome!!!! You have got to check out more of her work...fabulous!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Baby Toes and Oranges!

I completed two more layouts last night! I am loving my new scrapping setup and recent organization!
The first one is of my sweet peas baby toes! Scrumpdillyicious!

The second is for a challenge at All Moments Remembered. Lotsa orange, 3 buttons, chipboard. This one was done of my 11 year old son Jacob. He is so handsome and such an old soul. Plus, he gets all the jokes and makes his own as well!

Thanks for looking!

Amy Sumrall Designs