Scrap layout #18

The colors and layout for this project were inspired by a layout that appeared in the January issue of Scrapbooks Etc. I've been doing a lot of winter layouts lately and was getting tired of using the same colors over and over again. I needed something new and fresh, so I grabbed some magazines and started the search for something new-to-me and bright. I really like the way it came out!! It makes the pictures pop off of the page!!

Cardstock: Sahara sand, bashful blue, real red and SU! dsp Accessories: snowflake punches (non SU!), linen thread, mat pack, paper piercing tool, striped ribbon, lots of letters chipboard

Swap card

I've recently been introduced to group of ladies that get together monthly for breakfast and a card swap. This months theme is black and white cards. Here's what I came up with. I decided on a simple layout this time. Last month the card I made was way too involved and had way too many layers. I wanted to do something I could replicate quickly and easily.

Have a great weekend!

Stamp sets: Doodle this, Wonderful words CS & ink: basic black, whisper white Accessories: gingham ribbon, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, glue dots

Prehistoric Pals

I never had any intention of buying this set. Yes, it's cute. Yes, I have two boys. No, I still wasn't going to buy it. Until my five year old started professing his love for it. "Boy Mommy, I really love those dinosaurs" "Can we do a stamp camp with those dinosaurs Mommy?" On and on and on...every time I have out the catalog the questions about the dinosaurs begin. So, I gave in.

I have to admit, they are cute, aren't they? And I will probably use them a lot for little boy birthdays!!

Stamps: Prehistoric pals, itty bitty backgrounds, birthday whimsy Cardstock: old olive, chocolate chip, sahara sand, very vanilla Ink: only orange, sahara sand, old olive, chocolate chip Accessories: Brads, mat pack, sponges

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mom's out there!!!!

This is the card I made for my Mom. I cased the idea and tweeked it a bit. I'm thrilled with how it came out. (My Mom liked it too!)

Sorry for the dark picture, it's been a bit gray here!!

Stamps: Embrace life, warm words & everyday flexible phrases Cardstock: river rock, ruby red, chocolate chip, ginger blossom dsp Ink: Chocolate chip, versamark Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat gun, double stitched ribbon, 1 1/4 in circle punch, glue dots, white gel pen

Oh, that birdie!

So, I've been less than productive lately. I had really been on a roll and now I have nothing to share!!
I don't think that I ever posted this on my blog. It was a sketch challenge I participated in a couple of weeks ago.

Have a great weekend.
And, Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mom's out there!!!!

Scrap layout #17

Quick post today. Sharing with you today what will probably be the first layout for our 2008 album. A beautiful winter morning!!!

Scrap layout #16 - A Year in Review

This will be my last pages of our 2007 family scrapbook. I think I'll end each year this way. On the left I have pictures of us from Christmas day and on the right I've written a review of the year, our accomplishments, our favorite things, trips and anything else that I think is important for us to reflect on. Of course, once the page was complete, I thought of other events I should have mentioned, like my Mom and her boss winning the lottery - duh!! I will have a special page dedicated to that, so it won't be forgotten (sorry Mom!) I don't always do a ton of journaling so this will be a good way to be sure I've touched on all of the important events of the year.

This is a very simple layout. I used the crisp color combination of basic black, whisper white and real read. With just a couple of accessories and rub-ons (sale-a-bration '08), I think it's a nice way to end off our year!!

We are going away this weekend for my husbands 20 year high school reunion. I won't be posting again until Monday. Check back then for another scrapbook page. Have a great weekend!!