July 30, 2010

Sand + Sun = Fun-SOUS

I'm probably sitting happy and warm on the Beach some where in Florida as you lovely ladies are viewing my layout..LOL
sorry to be so cruel..LOL :O)
And speaking of beaches in Florida, these photos are of my daughter and I back in the summer of 1993, when we still lived in Palm Beach Co, Florida.. I was very pregnant with our eldest son Aaron and we decided to go to the beach with my mom and her friends (not pictured)..
My dd was very scared of the water, but got brave and ventured in after a whole lot of trying to talk her into it.  :O)
Well, aaaaaaaanyway, SOUS is having its Friday reveal again today, we did not have a sketch to work with this week, instead we were challenged with a "Summer Inspired!" theme..
I had so much fun designing and putting together this fun little layout..
I hope you like it as much as I do and I hope it inspires you to join in on the fun this week and get those summer photos scrapped..

Here are some close ups of the layout:

She turned out so cute..

and now for the supplies used:

Cricut cartridges:

Life's A Beach: 
Umbrella, crab, bucket and shovel, beach ball, waves and Title font
Everyday Paper Dolls:
Sand castle, clouds, sun, hair, head, piles of sand and dress
Paper Doll Dress Up:
Shells, plants
George and Basic Shapes:
Ovals for hands and feet

DCWV Linen Closet
light blue, tan, brown, cream, white and yellow

Tim Holtz distress Inks:
Shabby Shutters, walnut stain, old paper and broken china
light blue, olive green, orange, yellow, tan and brown
Glitter chalks:
cream, pink, yellow, green and light blue

Stamps by : Peachy Keen
Staz-On black ink
White gel pen for hand doodling
pop dots
Cricut Design Studio for design of of layout

well, that should do it again for me for today..
I want to thank you ladies so much for looking and please do stop by SOUS this week and check out what the rest of our talented design team has created..

July 23, 2010

A Grandmothers Love Blooms Forever-SOUS

Oh no..the summer is slowly coming to an end here in Finland..Well, maybe I exaggerated just a bit, we do have a few more months...LOL
But on a better note, its Friday again and we have our weekly reveal..
Generations Crafting was generous enough to sponsor some Basic Grey Doilies..They are were so much fun to play with and so verstile..They are constructed from  heavy paper, so they don't tear very easily..

Here is the sketch we were to use this week.. It was so much fun and so pretty..thank you BeggaHuna for creating such a beautiful sketch for us ladies to work with.

and then for some close ups of the layout I created.. This one took a few days to complete..and I love how the roses and the title all came together.. (pat on back)!..LOL

and for supplies used:
it will be a pretty long list..LOL

Papers: Basic Grey Indian summer line
Basic Grey Doilies: Pink and Green
cardstock: light pink, pink, brown and green

Flowers: hydrangeas and white flowers by Prima
Roses: Hand made by me
pink lace ribbon
Tim Holtz Stamp: LOVE
Tim Holtz distress inks: worn lipstick, shabby shutters and black
Glimmer mist: Pink Bubblegum (pink doily and a few flowers)
*hand cut the leaves out of the doily
Baby Pink Stickels
glittered chalk: pink
Cricut cartridges:

Plantin Schoolbook: 
Flowers for roses and rose buds
Accent Essentials:
rose leaves (base)

SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot)
for title font:
A, Blooms and Forever

Alphabet stamps: andmothers
big chipboard alphy: letter G (black)
LOVE charm
KEY charm
DOVE charm
gold gem dots

well, that should about do it again for me for today..
You ladies have a wonderful and creative weekend..

July 16, 2010

Love blooms Here-SOUS reveal

Another Friday and that means another reveal at SOUS.. 
We had a great sketch this week and I think it was so easy to use..  I did make this layout as I wanted to, replacing the buttons with flowers..of course! :O)
This is yet another photo of my DD Amber that she took herself a few summers ago and I really wanted to make a super girly layout this week..LOL

Here is the sketch that we worked with this week:
and here are some close ups of the layout:

I came up with the title idea shopping online one day and seeing these great chipboard titles that K&Co makes to go along their paper lines.. Well, I thought " I can do that!"..LOL
I welded some letters together using the DS and then cut them welded together once from chipboard and then cut the letters O, E , l and the e's.. cut them again with paper,then just layered em, inked me, chalked em and then added some stickles... looks super cute in person..

Now for supplies Used.
Papers:  K& Co Amy Butler Sola 12x12 stack
cardstock: light yellow, white and light pink

cricut cartridges:
Home Accents: butterflies
Stretch your imagination: flourish
George and Basic shapes: Roses
Plantin Schoolbook: Title font and small flowers in title
A Childs Year: Leaves
Accent Essentials: Marquee for journaling

Some Flowers by Prima
liquid pearl drops: white
Stickles: cotton candy, frosted lace, yellow, green and light blue

Glimmer Mist: olive green and yellow daisy
Tim Holtz distress inks: walnut stain, shabby shutters and broken china
rub on words
Martha Steward edge punch

Well ladies..that about does it for me again this week.. I know we are all extremely busy enjoying the summer, but I hope you still get a minute or two to stop by SOUS this week..
Thank you all so much for looking

July 12, 2010

A Dogs Life Mini album

Happy Monday everyone..
I've been working on a little surprise mini for my best friends dog Chopper..he's a cute little Jack Russel mix that she saved from being put down..
I saw the Basic Grey's new Max & whiskers line and just knew that I had to have those papers for this mini..
I hope you like it as much as I do and it was a lot of fun to put together, even thought at times I really wanted to just quit and rip my hair out..LOL  :)
here are some photos of the inside.. I have them in the right order, I hope..
some of these photos I took outside today cause its just too hot in my house..

For Supplies Used.

Basic Grey: Max & Whiskers line
Cardstock: white, brown, red, orange, yellow and green
Ribbons and fibers
binder ring
Tim Holtz Swivel clasp
Tim Holtz distress ink: Walnut stain
Tim Holtz crackle paint: picket fence
Glimmer mist: coffee shop and walnut gold
Clear embossing power
heat gun

Prima flowers

Cricut cartridges: 
Mickey and Friends: Bones, paws and fire hydrant
A Childs Year: Font "A Dogs"
Opposites Attract: font "life"
George and Basic Shapes: tags, font "Secret Identity" and stars
Paper Doll Dress Up: Cat
Plantin Schoolbook: font: "chew on this" and "friends"
Songbird: font "Feline"

doggy stickers by: Daisy Hill
Corrugated cardboard
wooden fence
and finally
recycled cereal box for the chipboard cut 5x5
all righty then...that should about do it for me again for today..
I want to thank you all so much for stopping by and having a look..
Have a great and creative week..

July 9, 2010

Secret Identity-Sous Reveal

Hey, hey hey!! Its once again Fri-fri-friday..LOL
so many wonderful reasons to celebrate Friday..right?
ok... lets get to one of those great reasons..
Friday reveal at SOUS..woo hooo..
so, I've been working on another mini..big surprise there right?..LOL
and how perfect for this weeks challenge to use Stars and Stripes..
I was able to use it for this two pager in the mini I'm making my best friend for her little Jack Russel "´Chopper!"..who is about the cutest little thing in this world.
The title and the theme of the page came from some photos of chopper that I had seen wearing  superman outfit.. I thought it was so super cute...
So, here is the two pager:

Ok..so, the page on the right is so cool.. I added a flap and then I added a triple flip photo mat.. "Go Me!"..LOL
I'll post those flip photos here and then in a few days when I actually have the whole mini done, I will just post the main photos there..

so, here the mat is flipped up, there is a pull out photo mat on the bottom, a tag in the middle and a photo mat on the top.
 and here its flipped down: Pull out photo mat on the top and journaling spot on the bottom.
and then flap flips open to reveal a photo mat as well..

 I won't be listing the supplies used on this post since I will be reposting the whole album here in just a day or two.. Sunday the latest.. depends on how busy my next few days will be..
So, with that I want to thank you ladies so much for looking and do come back to see the finished mini in a few days.. So, this is kind of a sneak peak if you will..  :O)
oh!! and most importantly do stop by SOUS this week.. the challenge is pretty easy and there is no sketch to follow, so you can just do what ever your heart desires.. as long as your heart desires stars and stripes..LOL
Hugs and have a wonderfully creative weekend..

July 5, 2010

Friendship Mini album-Mamarazzi-Generations Crafting

I'm so disappointed.. I had so much fun making this mini, that I wish I didn't get it finished yet...LOL
I will be giving this to my dd Amber today.. she was eyeballing it Saturday evening when her and her boyfriend came over for a cook out.. 
I know she will love it and since she has so many friends, I added a lot of hidden tags, photo mats and journaling spots.. I hope she will finish the album and soon..LOL 
I can't wait to see it when its full of love..
Here is the front cover..
I bought some transparency sheets and cut a few and added one to the cover. I tucked a few tags underneath.
stamped the corners, added some flowers and then a clock rub on ..
inked all of the edges.. 
Page one:
there is a tag pocket on the left side and a bigger pocket on the right.. I have made a little booklet that just slips under that right pocket.. (not pictured)
Page two:
Big pull out tag on the left with a photo mat behind it and a flip up picture mat on the right, hidden tag on the top.
Page Three:
This is by far my favorite page.
Clear Transparency sheet which I stamped the edges and added some rub on words, added a big photo mat tag, I embossed the tag using Tim Holtz embossing Folder, looks like an old brick wall.  cut a tag from the paper set, little double heart charm and Tim Holtz chain,.Then on the right side is a flip up photo mat, with a small photo booklet underneath. (not pictured).
Page four:
Used some of the text paper and cut a strip to make it into a pocket, added two photo mats and then some flowers and Webster's Sparklers (thank you Generations crafting )
Page Five:
Little photo booklet that flips to the left to reveal three pages on one side and two on the other.. corner tag pocket on the right side with a photo tag..some prima flowers and black brads.
Page six:

Here I have added two photos.. One with the photo mat open and one with it closed..
Hidded tag on the right hand side and some Prima flowers
Page seven:
and the back cover..
For supplies Used.

Papers by Bo Bunny Mama Razzi line.
cardstock: Black, brown, green, orange and rust

Cricut cartridges:
Tags, bags and boxes: Tags
Fabulous finds: tag clip (circular)
Tim Holtz distress Inks: Black and walnut stain
Staz-on ink: Black
stamps: don't remember manufacturer I've had em for so long
Transparency sheet
rub ons 
ribbons and fibers
Tim Holtz chain 
binder ring
Flowers by Prima
Glimmer mist

that about does it again for me for today.. I hope enjoyed looking at my mini as much as I've enjoyed making it..
Do stop by Generations crafting and see what the other designers have created..
She has a great selection of crafting items..

July 2, 2010

Forever in our Hearts-SOUS reveal

Another warm and sunny Friday upon us and that means its reveal time again at SOUS..
We at SOUS decided not only to have a sketch this week, but adding a color challenge to is as well
So, we were to use Red, White and Blue..
and Here is the layout I created for this challenge:
 *sorry the lighting was a bit off this morning..and here is the sketch:
I went through some of my grand mothers old photo albums again and found these photos of her.. In the upper photo is of her, my little brother and my grand mothers new puppy.. This photo was taken back in the summer of 1974, I think..  and I'm thinking the bottom photo is older cause the doggy in the photo was my moms just as I was born. I have plans on getting a nice white shadowbox frame for layout and giving it to my mom.. I know she will love it and the colors match her home decor perfectly..
Here are some close ups:
Aaaw. I miss her so much..
alrighty then..now for supplies used..

Papers: Joy's Vintage by Paper Pizazz
cardstock: white

Prima (big roses, big white flower, vine and blue hydrangeas)
Mulberry: Little roses and red flowers

Martha Stewart edge punch
Cricut cartridges:
Home Accents: Butterflies
Home Decor: Title: "Forever"
Songbird: Title "in our HEARTS"

White lace ribbon, cream lace ribbon
gold dots
liquid pearl: baby blue
Tim Holtz distress inks: Antique Linen and Old Paper
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint: Picket Fence (oh that was so much fun to use)
Glimmer mist: Frost
gel pen for dots

and just a quick update on whats going on in my life right now since I mentioned a few things in a previous post..LOL
My oldest son Aaron got accepted to the school he applied for.. so out of 326 applicants for this one class, only 60 were chosen and my son was one of the lucky chosen few.. I'm so EXTREMELY proud of him for this accomplishment..
and then my dad.. He had the liver surgery and it went superb.. he wants to go home desperately but the doctors still want to keep him for a week just to keep an eye on him.. I guess his blood pressure is still fluctuating and its better he stays and has that taken care of..  I actually called him Tuesday and told him to stay put and not be so stubborn and in any hurry to go home to an empty house.. He has a wife, but she is the sole provider right now and needs to work..

well ladies..That should do it for this week's challenge.. I know we are all super busy enjoying the summer and having some time off..but, I still hope you get a minute to stop by SOUS and check out what the rest of the fabulous design team has created for us..
Hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July, party hardy and eat well..  ;O)