Sunday, August 31, 2008

A teacher...

...touches a child's heart forever! Jayda's teacher is a sweet young lady in her second year of teaching! This picture was awesome, such genuine smiles full of beginning of the year ambition!
I truly enjoyed creating this and it came together quickly! The inspiration was from the black card stock with the Pink Paislee PP on top...LOVE IT! Then, everything else fell into place! I used some goodies I found in my MIL closet! Her...JUNK...who knew junk could be so grand???
There is a new technique for me! I cut PP that matched the matte of this photo into thin strips the size of Dymo tape! I then sanded it as the paper has a white core...and voila matching dymo tape for every layout! YAY!!!

Cardstock: Black generic
Matte: BG Sultry
PP: Office Lingo of Pink Paislee
Gem Flourish: Prima-Say it in crystals
Embellies: Old onion sack and lace from my MILs closet, flora doodle flower, random button from RAK,
Journaling: Dymo label maker on BG sultry PP and sanded to show white core, MM mini alphas, thickers

Repurposed Record Bracelet

Inspiration comes fast and furious over at Shop Crop Suey! (Click on the link to see the tutorial on their blog.) The latest was a fantastic quick project on how to use the old record albums and create bracelets.
After I completed this original project using a record cover,

I wondered what I would do with all those left over records...even thinking about creating an album using them(which I still will do)...but in the meantime...what a fun project!
I found that it was way to big for my wrist...then I thought of hooking it together with a traditional bracelelet clasp. But...where to find one of those around here??? Then I remembered something I picked up at my mom's(my MIL's) house in Ocala. She let me go through all her old "junk" as she liked to call it. I referred to it as the best prizes EVER! I found some old snaps she had. I attached snaps to the back of this bracelet to make it more form fitting!!! Gotta love the crop a dile and snaps! I will be using snaps on mini albums soon...KEEP a weathered eye out for that! So to you, Bree and Camille at Shop Crop Suey(Who by the way is having their grand opening tomorrow) I thank you for a fun quick project!!!

Old record
Crop a dile
oven to 200* and a cookie sheet
Old bracelet I used for another project
While I have your attention...
Tomorrow is opening day for Crop Suey.
Tomorrow is also the day we are made aware of who wins their kit! I have been trying so hard to win this kit and if you haven't checked out this blog post to win your own RAK by trying to help me win my RAK...well....WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!!!???? Help me win!!! YAY

Speaking of good news.
If you happen to live in or around Oregon, you are going to want to hear about the absolute BEST LSS opening in town! Stacey Middleton(her blog) at All Moments Remembered is opening her very own brick and mortar store! You can still visit her shop online but you are always welcome to head over to the little shop FULL of heart!!!! If you have never checked out the message boards at All Moments Remembered...please take this opportunity to do it now! You will find the best group of ladies who are full of encouragement and creative genius!!! Just wanted to also let you know...she has an easier way to order kits with pay pal! If you do not belong to a kit club, well this would definitely be one you would want to have!
I wish her nothing but the best as this woman definitely has her HEART in her business! Tell her jessicamae sent you when you join our message boards or make an order! She would be thrilled to know I sent you!
Well, I have rambled on long enough!

Friday, August 29, 2008

6 x 6 Acryllic Back to School Album

My first attempt at an acryllic album. It is archaic and just a start for me. I love the look and the ease of completeing the album! I was crossing my fingers that my Bind It All would work...and sure enough it did.
This is a simple book as I just wanted something to tell the story of my children's first day of school. It was a joy to create!
I used the Basic Grey "Recess" line of paper. It worked well for this album. I love the tips to use double sided paper...but I didn't have what I wanted and I am all about using up my stash!!! The acryllic is Hambly. As always, please click on the picture to make them come alive full size!

Product: Kaiser rub ons, Glitz owl rub on, Me and My Big Ideas bling, black sakura glaze pen, random ribbon for tag.
Back of acryllic BG PP and dymo label maker for journaling.
Product: Basic Grey PP, Kaiser rub on flourish, BG periphery flourish, american craft rub on letters, random blue flower, button and thread, Me & My Big Ideas bling, charcoal colorbox chalk.
Product: BG PP, Black Sakura Flourish, BG rub on, Flora Doodle flower, random buttons.
Product: BG PP, Black Sakura Dots, random black lace, Kaiser Rub on.
Product: BG PP, Dymo label maker, flora doodle flower, random buttons, black sakura glaze gel pen.

On to Jacob:
Product: BG PP, BG rub ons, random buttons, Dymo label maker, random ribbon, kaiser rub on, blue sakura glaze pen for dots.

Product: BG PP, BG rub ons, random buttons, Dymo label maker.
Product: BG PP, BG rub ons, Glitz Bird Rubon, Dymo label maker star punch...I have since gone back and put sakura black glaze pen dots aropund the edge of the back cover.

Monday, August 25, 2008

My Songs Mini Album

I was inspired by my playlist and a mini album I saw a while back. As I listen to the songs in my playlist, I am taken back to some momentous occasions over the span of the last 7 years. I love them all for different reasons! I picked out the lines from the songs that mean the most to me.
I used the Basic Grey "periphery" line. I used random flowers, buttons, ribbon, bling, tickets, and sakura glaze pens for dots and flourishes.
Letters are American Crafts rub ons, thickers, MM mini alphas, dymo label maker, BG Periphery.
I used CDs to create this album. This took me over 10 hours to complete. What!!!???!!!
Sorry pics aren't so great, I had to photo at night.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Be Mine....always!

This layout is based on the papers I chose to work with. I have a bunch of Teresa Collins paper that was sent to me as a RAK from Stacey at All Moments Remembered in one of my recent orders. {On a sidenote, if you haven't placed an order with All Moments Remembered yet, you really MUST! She always throws in some extra goodies and you can't believe your good fortune when the package arrives! Shipping is fast and customer service is BAR NONE!)
After I had papers in hand, I searched out some black and white photos to use with this layout. I am up to February of Jay's stack of pictures. This phot was perfect! I used puff dots to raise up the pic and "feature" it!
I searched out my stash for black rub on such luck! So, I just drew them with my glaze pen! I love those pens!!! This was from a valentine's day photo shoot! His feet are sweeter than a box of chocolates!!!!

PP Creative Imaginations background
All other PP: Teresa Collins
Sakura Glaze pen-black for hand drawn flourishes
Thickers letters
Flora doodles black flower and center
gun metal stickles for accent on crown

I got a blog award from an amazingly talented scrapper and new online friend of mine, Laverne.

You must go check her blog out here! It is awesome! Here are the rules for this little award:

The rules for the “Blogging Friends Forever” award are:
* Only five people allowed
* Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
* One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog or lives in another part of the world.
* You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
* The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.

Here are my nominations:
My mother! Just Seeding Here This woman can bead!!!
Bree The Artsy Fartsy Scraproom My new friend from Canada and co founder(along with Camille) of the coolest scrap kits at Shop Crop Suey!!
Angie Sun, Sand, Surf, and Scrap It The best music on her blog!
Anne Marie Rest and be Thankful Delicious scrapping goodness!
Jingle Just Jingle A new blogger who is fabulous!

PS: Don't feel bad if you don't get around to this! If you just want to capture the award and use it...feel free! I know these things take time!

Friday, August 22, 2008

I am a winner!

There was a challenge over at shop crop suey to complete a layout based on one of three titles. They chose mine as a winner this morning! YAY!!! There is also some pics of their kits they are ready to reveal! Just scroll down their blog a little bit! While your there...they'd love it if you left some love...even if you are not interested in their kits! They are some wonderfully sweet and kind ladies following their hearts much like Stacey at All Moments Remembered! Your encouragement would mean the world to them!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Alligator Postcard circa 1910

This layout was so easy to put together. The papers reminded me of my inlaws, whom I fondly call mom and dad!
I totally loved this postcard I got at a Thrift store the other day before the hurricane hit. The alligators go well with the "Florida-y" feel of the paper! It is from 1910. I almost couln't bear to use it, but it fit so perfect on this page!
I love my inlaws, and the words mom and dad really grasp the feeling I have towards the two of them!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Slay a Dragon

This picture shows Jay in one of my favorite outfits! On his hiney it said, My Hero. Very cute. It had a dragon and a prince on the bib! Just a fun layout that featured some of this wood grain paper I LOVE!

PP-Cosmo Cricket Wanted
Green Cardstock Scrap
Hambly Scrap
Journal Spot-making Memories
Letters: making memories Mini alpha, thickers(felt)
Buttons: random
Thread: Red thread, Blue floss
Sakura Glaze pens for coloring in hand drawn dragon and prince, both found on the bib
Foil for flame and sword
red stickles for flames

Take the time every day!

I completed this layout based on a challenge set forth by Shop Crop Suey! It was to use one of three title choices!
I chose, "take the time every day to do something silly".
I was at a loss for a few hours as I had no idea where I wanted to go with it. So, I looked for a picture and the rest fell into place. Easy pleasy like! I love it! Well, the stitching not so easy. It took me over an hour to hand sew the words....

Deja Views Little ones collection
Vintage cards cut in the form of fish
Carter's onesie as shown in photo
snaps for eyes from onesie
jenni bowlin journal spot
dymp label maker
hobby lobby clock
black floss for hand stitching letters
epoxy letters
red thread for sewing
carter's tag

Monday, August 18, 2008's a pirate's life for me!

Seeing as how a hurricane is brewing out on the high seas...I thought it only fitting for me to gather up my jewels, place them in my treasure chest and hide them away!
This is a cigar box I got at a garage sale/yard sale on Saturday! I looked and looked at it, and hesitated to buy it. I figured I would put something in it, who knew what?!?
Well, the more I looked at it, the more I thought it was a treasure box! So I altered it. It was a dominican cigar box.
It doesn't close well, as the wood has "moved" a bit. But, nonetheless, I love it! This box provided me with hours of enjoyment in the creation process!!!

I used Cap'n Jack by Rusty Pickle, "Davey Jones" and "Boots n' Bones". I also used some We R memory Keepers gromlets. The top consists of My pirate "gems", kaiser clear bling, a ceasars palace gold coin chocolate wrapper, my grandmother's broach, my grandfather's tie clip, jingle fiber, rusty key from flea market, the gold sequins, gold beads and black beads come from a very fancy dress I had hanging in my closet for YEARS{I have a picture of myself and my grandfather in this dress and I will find it somewhere and post it one day soon!}, the "diamonds" are beads from the pirate watch I took apart{The watch was broken}! The paper inside the box is K&Co. I crumpled that paper, inked it, made a "map", used a buffer to distress it, and I burned the lower left hand corner with fire.

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