Monday, June 13, 2016

Last week in my scrap room ....

Recently I've gone back and scrapped photos from my older daughter's wedding in 2001. That was before digital photography came along and before I started scrapping.

For this layout, I used sketch #202 from the Sketches in Thyme blog. My embossed and cut out circle behind the photos is difficult to see in this photo. The papers arew from the "Epiphany" line by Prima, which I had been hoarding.

For this layout, I used  sketch #294 from Creative Scrappers (it was the second time I had used that particular sketch; love it!) and the Belle Vie paper collection by Julie Nutting for Photoplay Paper Company. The bling swirl was in my stash; I cut the roses with a Spellbinders die and the title with my Silhouette Cameo.

The next two layouts were quick and fun ones starring our furbabies. Both use sketches and kits from Citrus Twist Kits. The first layout uses the June 5 sketch fron the Citrus Twist blog and the June "Capri" main kit, embellishment and paper add on.

The second uses the June 12 sketch and the May "Beach Glass" main kit and add ons. I played with a mini stencil by Tim Holtz and acrylic paints from Claudine Helmuth. It was fun, quick and easy!

Thanks for looking; have a great day!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Re-scrapping older photos

Thursday, June 2 was my oldest daughter's 15th wedding anniversary. When she and her husband married in 2001, digital cameras were just starting to appear. The wedding photographer still shot photos on film, which meant the photos had to be developed through a process, and prints from the photographer were pricey.

When my younger daughter married in 2010, and my younger son in 2015, digital photography was in full stride and I had discovered scrapbooking. I have albums full of layouts I created with photos from both weddings. I also made a few layouts of photos from my oldest girl's wedding, but that was early in my scrapbooking and I wasn't crazy about most of them. So, I have started scrapping new layouts of those photos from 2001. 

For the first layout, I used the May 22 sketch from the Citrus Twist Kits blog along with the May main kit, paper and embellishment add-ons. 

For the second layout, I used the first June sketch from Stuck?! Sketches along with some pretty papers from Belle Vie by Julie Nutting for Photoplay Paper Company. Here's the finished layout:

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial weekend scrapping

Happy Memorial Day and welcome to summer! And if you happen to be a veteran of our armed forces .... then thank you for your service to our great country.

It's been a very laid-back weekend here in southern Colorado. We caught a little bit (a very little bit) of rain yesterday, but today is sunny and warm with a nice breeze. I took a walk this morning to see the neighbors' yards, now that most of them have planted flowers or bought pots of flowering plants to place on their porches. My mom moved with us here to Colorado, and she is enjoying this aspect of living in the "high desert". She always had flowers growing in the yard of the house where I grew up. When she moved to an apartment two years ago, she missed having her plants to tend.  When we built our house here in Pueblo, we made sure the landscapers made a nice flower bed under the tree in our front yard.

I took a few photos on the sly earlier in the week (Mom hates having her picture taken; says the camera makes her look old) and decided to scrap them this weekend. For the first layout, I used the May sketch on the newly revived Creative Scrappers blog for inspiration (love Kristine's sketches and so glad she's back!) I also borrowed some ideas from Gina Rodgers' layout on the Citrus Twist Kits blog; Gina often uses watercolors and other mixed media in her background.

This is my resulting layout (the watercolors made the paper buckle just a little, but it will be fine in a page protector in my album:

Nearly everything is from the May main kit and add ons from Citrus Twist Kits; I did pull the aqua and silver alphas from my stash and I cut the doily with my Cameo.

I also made a second layout of Mom and her flower gardening. Again, I used the May kit and add on from Citrus Twist Kits; I also used the sketch from CT's May 22 blog post. I tried painting again with a little gesso undermeath.

I'm loving the sunny colors of this month's kits; can't wait for June's kits to arrive!

Thanks for looking; have a great day

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Rocking the double page layout

My youngest daughter's 28th birthday was last week, and her boyfriend gave her a magnificent custom-made vest. They're both big rockabilly fans -- music, dress and culture -- and he spent three months working with a local textile design artist on the vest. It includes icons and references to her favorite rockabilly song, bands and icons. As soon as she posted photos, I knew I had to scrap it.

I used a great double-page sketch from the Scrapmuch? blog and the May main kit and paper add-on from Citrus Twist Kits. I used my Silhouette Cameo to create a few rockabilly-inspired embellishments (with a little online research)

This is the sketch:

And here's my layout:

I added a line around the layout to help differentiate between the white layout background and the blog background; not sure it helped much. This was a fun layout to do. Thanks for looking; have a great day!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

And what better way to celebrate this special lady on her special day, than with a layout! I used the May 1 layout from Stuck?! Sketches and the March kit from Citrus Twist Kits, along with a photo I took of Mom earlier in the week:

My mom is 85 years old and still going strong. We were visiting the Pueblo Riverwalk area when I took this photo. She can walk better and faster than I can. While we were standing near this shrub, she dead headed the flowers. And she doesn't like this photo -- "That camera of yours always make me look so old!" That's my mama!

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Friday, April 29, 2016

This week's scrapping

This last week  of April was a relatively slow one for me scrapwise, with only three layouts completed. As (almost) always, each of them involved a sketch. All three layouts feature the same April main kit and Paper add on from Citrus Twist kits.

When I saw the sketch for the fourth week of April -- # 195 -- on the Sketches in Thyme blog, I knew right away it would be perfect for the first photo of my daughter's new puppy, Peggy Sue (after the Buddy Holly song). I chose fun,

I used a sketch from Susan Stringfellow of for this fun layout. I had already scrapped this photo in a two page spread but wanted to scrap it on its own with the old ZZ Top song title:

And this layout was inspired by a sketch from the Citrus Twist kits blog:

Thamks for looking. Have  a great week!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Snowboarding and the zoo

This week I had photos of my younger son and his wife, taken at Breckenridge Ski Resort in February, that I wanted to scrap. I also had a photo of the new African painted dogs that have taken up residence in our local zoo.

I turned to the Sketches in Thyme blog for two of the layouts. I used Sketch #193 (April, week 2) for the painted dogs. I also used numbers to satisfy a challenge on Shimelle Laine's blog and Facebook page. The numbers banner was cut with my Silhouette Cameo:

I used Sketches in Thyme's Sketch #194 (April week 3) for these photos of my son and daughter in law at Breckenridge. I also used the April kit from Citrus Twist Kits. I cut the banner with my Silhouette Cameo:

I used  sketch #153 from Susan Stringfellow's SketchSavvy blog  for this fun layout of my son. I made a stencil with some Spellbinders cloud dies and some chipboard, then sponged in my background clouds with gesso. I used the April kit from Citrus Twist with a couple additions from my stash:

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!