Tuesday, May 31, 2011

(A little late) 3rd time... a charm? - mwm 41

I can't remember now what was going on the week of mid week mojo 41 - I think maybe training for work? Anyway, I was finally able to finish this layout! The sketch was provided by fellow ScrapbookSteals friend Sheryl Kloke!

I bought these 3 bugs in a rug papers a few months ago when my local scrapbook store (Robert's) was closing, and they were on clearance. I initially thought I'd use them for some zoo pictures most likely, but I loved the colors with these pictures of my oldest getting his 3rd (and not last) set of tubes. I used thickers for the title, and added some glimmer mist to the smaller set to turn them a slightly orange color. Not sure I'm in love with how the title came out. How with so many thickers do I have a hard time finding just the right ones for a layout? Anyway, I'm happy to finally have these pictures from 2008 scrapped!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sweet Spring - Pencil Lines sketch 240

I was in a scrappy mood this weekend! I love this sketch from Pencil Lines, and decided to scrap this picture of June that is almost 2 years old!

I love Echo Park Springtime! The colors are so cheery, and matched so well with this picture! I used my Rock Princess cricut cartridge for the first time to make the butterfly - so glad I finally broke it out (although I think I over-iRock'd the butterfly a little bit... :))! This was a fun and quick sketch to follow!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Eight is Great (MWM 44)

ScrapbookSteals' midweek mojo #44 is a two page sketch this week! I thought I'd take this opportunity to scrap some of the birthday party pictures I've been wanting to do for a while now!

I finally found a good use for my My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup (boy) collection! Plus, I got my baker's twine from a twine swap I participated in with some friends I met through ScrapbookSteals, and I was so excited to get to use it! I used some Basic Grey buttons and some thickers of my title! The "great" thickers have been in my stash for along time, and I wasn't sure I'd ever find a use for them - so glad I did! I'm happy with the finished layout!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Swing, batter batter batter... (MWM 43)

 Here is ScrapbookSteals' Midweek mojo sketch #42!

These pictures were taken at the Copper Hills Cal Ripkin baseball fund raiser last weekend - and they came out so well (loving my new camera!)! I could hardly wait to scrap them! I used Echo Park Little Boy papers and cut the bat, mit, and ball with my cricut, and I used Thickers for the title! This layout came together so quickly and with such little effort!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sisters by chance, Friends by choice (mwm 42)

 I feel like my scrapbooking time has been so limited these last few weeks - I was happy to have time to scrap today! I guess starting a new job and beginning working will impact the amount of personal time one has! I'll be honest - at first, I wasn't sure how I felt about this sketch (I think I really just wasn't in the scraping mode). I am so glad I decided to use this layout to make a birthday present for my sister!

I've had these My Mind's Eye: So Sophie/Graceful papers in my collection for several weeks, and haven't really had any pictures to use them with so I was really excited when I realized this picture taken over the weekend would go perfectly with this paper collection! I took some Prima Marketing flowers and added a little bit of Cranberry Zing Glimmer Mist to make them the right color, and added some iRock studs to the centers. I also used some white fabric Thickers, and sprayed them with both Sand & Cranberry Zing colored Glimmer Mists. I like the way it turned out, and hope my sister likes it!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

party animals (pencil lines sketch 231)

I am so glad I discovered pencil lines sketches a few weeks back! I really love some of the sketches they come up with! 

For this sketch, I took some pictures from last New Year's Eve that have been sitting in my "to scrap" pile for several months! I used my We R Memory Keepers Heart Attack distressing tool to distress my Echo Park Summertime papers, sprayed the yellow Thickers with "brick" colored glimmer mist, and added some pebbles chips!

Monday, May 2, 2011

birthday babe (midweek mojo 40)

I can't believe midweek mojo @ ScrapbookSteals.com has been going on for 40 weeks! I'm sad I can't play for the Saphire Club - but I still consider myself a member! Here is yet another great Kristy Lee sketch:

I had these nearly two year old pictured that were calling for me to scrap them - and they matched up perfectly with Echo Park's Springtime papers! I feel like it's a little plain, but don't want to over due the embellishments, either.