Saturday, April 17, 2010

More TSM

Two more pages with The Story Matters kits from March and April combined. :)  May Day 2007 uses some G45 papers from the kit, plus some other scraps I had that I made into flowers. I used Sandy's tutorial on SOUS to make my own flower stem, plus layered a bunch of other flowers on as well.
Here's a closer look at the stem and the added flowers. The stem has the peachy colored mini roses that I made on it. The added flowers are red and turquoise.

This one is also from the TSM kits. I used flowers from the Pagoda cartridge, a cut from A Child's Year. I have forgotten where I found the heart shaped lock though. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kevin in Wonderland

Hello all! So glad that hump day is over, just two more days till the weekend!

Here's a new layout. I did this with The Story Matters March kit. I used a Martha border punch for the accordian flower and another border on the pear paper. the background shape is from an accu-cut die at the LSS. Martha branch punch as well. The rabbit is from a cricut cartridge but darned if I can't remember which one! sorry! And Storybook for the title! I love the handmade buttons by Charlene.

Kevin was feeling poorly that day, we were at a family safety fair and we'd taken him since there's always kids stuff there, but he was coming down with something (which has been the case for the last 6 months) but he insisted on getting a picture with the Alice in Wonderland characters.

Thanks for looking! I have more TSM kit layouts to post soon!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Scrappinista Club!

 Last month I started designing for my local store Scrapaganza's in-house kit club. Scrapaganza recently held a contest for customers to name their kit club, and "Scrapinista Scrapbook Club" was the winning name. :) 

I just loved this month's kit! The product is My Mind's Eye, a new line, and I just loved the papers and the product we got in the kit for embellishments. If you are a local (Quad Cities, IA & IL) you should stop in and check out the new Club and sign up. In addition to my stuff, there are at least 3 other designers. The store creates a booklet of instructions, photos and how-tos so you can either re-create the pages the designers made or come up with your own pages inspired by designer's work. For now, I will just share what I created for Club. :)

The layout above used a die-cut page from the line, some cardstock, two die-cuts for the title and the tree embellishment, and a metal tag rim from Making Memories that is glittered. I also use a circle template to punch holes and sew brown ribbon in a circle.

Dandelion Boy uses another die-cut sheet but I wanted something a little different than I've done before. I like how it turned out, the way it focuses on the photos. There are a couple other sheets of printed paper, cardstock, a journaling block, an owl sticker, the coordinating letter stickers and some more of the MM tag rims, which I clustered together with ribbons to tie them as embellishments.
I made this mini-book with the remainder of the kit plus I used the cricut to cut out some of the pages in chipboard. I used Storybook because that's the only cartridge that Scrapaganza owns with an owl on it, so Club members can cut their own mini book. There are two pages I did not use the cricut to cut, the tree and the cloud pages, but those were easy for me to hand-draw, which I did. The tree looks just like the tree die-cut that came with the line. I used a Espresso paint dauber to cover the edges of the book. Here are the rest of the pages!

Stay tuned, tomorrow I'm planning to post pics of what I've done for The Story Matters Kit club, Scrapaganza's internet kit club!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

More awards!

Pam is too good to me! She gave me two awards and I've been terribly slow to get them here.  But here they are!  Thank you SO MUCH lady!

I imagine that these awards have gotten around to the bloggers I know by now, so if you have not received these awards, please grab them for your own blog!

It was another busy week, busier than I thought. Then we found out thursday that we'd have out-of-town family coming in for a visit today... and my house was a disaster! So Saturday and this morning was power-cleaning time! I'm tired, but the house is a lot cleaner, we had a fabulous visit with my dad and stepmom and a nice dinner.

And I have lots of new pictures to scrap!