Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Once it was finished I had no idea what I was going to do with it but knew I wanted it on display so I used an 8x8 piece of a Scenic Route chipboard album and printed out the background from Echo Park's Apothecary patterned paper pack (I have gotten so much use out of this line and to think I only paid $1 for it from the Jessica Sprague Website on One Buck Wednesday). I used a thin coat of Mod Podge to adhere the paper and then used a dry adhesive to attach the house. The adorable little bat is from a free download I got from the Paper Glitter blog. It was originally part of a tag but I just needed the bat so I fussy cut it and attached just his body so the wings lift slightly off the paper.
I love, love, love the way this turned out! I seriously couldn't be happier. I worked with supplies I had on hand and that certainly helps to clear out some of my stash.
On another Halloween note my paper cone wreath is featured on the Creating Keepsakes Blog today! I am so flattered that Megan Hoeppner was inspired by my project and asked to share it on the blog alongside her take on the project! If you get the chance you should check it out!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I have loved Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg line since they released it. The papers are gorgeous and the embellishments are so cute. The entire line is perfect for pictures of my girls. The layout is one I made recently from a sketch challenge Cosmo Cricket shared on their blog last January/February-ish. I loved the sketch so much I decided to re-use it!
These photos are from 2 years ago when we first moved here! I love scrapping older photos because it reminds me of how fast my girls are growing but I also get to remember the day I snapped these. I am not a chronological scrapper so I jump around scrapping the photos that I love the most when an idea or mood strikes.
All the papers and embellishments on this layout are from Cosmo Cricket and I used a Fiskar's border punch on the strip of brown patterned paper.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look!
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I have plans on posting the last couple Halloween projects this week as long as Blogger cooperates with me. I planned on posting these photos earlier in the week but I did not have the patience to mess with the blog settings to fix the problem.
I hope you had a great weekend and a chance to enjoy the weather in your neck of the woods.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
This project took me 15 minutes and I used supplies I had on hand, minus the cost of the garland which was $6 and I picked it up at the Post Exchange about a month ago. The garland is fluffy enough that you would not really need a foam or metal wreath form unless you wanted to or have one on hand.
I am linking up with Eighteen25 for this post...if you haven't visited their blog before you really should! It is full of great ideas.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I want to share this card that I made to include with a housewarming gift. I was so pleased with the way this came together and was looking for a reason to use this stamp set again but have yet to sit down and play with it some more. I fussy cut the trees from a scrap of patterned paper and then used my micro tip scissors to fringe cut the scrap of green to make the grass. I cut the rectangle for HOME and then used a hole punch placed over the corners to make the tag.
White Cardstock - Xerox
All inks - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - We Are Memory Keepers
Twine - Martha Stewart
Trees - Kaisercraft patterned paper
Grass - green cardstock from my stash
Zots to place behind the trees and green house
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Friday, October 1, 2010
I am not a digi scrapper but I wanted to play along on a Club Creating Keepsakes challenge and I don't have any Halloween-ish papers so I tried my hand at a digi page. I used PSE 7 and find myself working on many projects and have taken a few free classes from Jessica Sprague so I know enough to do a basic page but I never took the plunge until now.
I also do not have an abundance of Halloween photos so I pulled this gem out of my photo album and scanned it in. Yup! That is me. I am pretty sure it was 1985 or 86 and I was dressed as a Wuzzle....click here if you don't know what a Wuzzle is. I was a huge fan and I think I felt pretty darn cute wearing this costume.
The digi papers and adorable little characters across the bottom are from Echo Park and you can find those on the Jessica Sprague website. The bats and title across the top are from a Club CK freebie download that you can find here. If you have never been to the Club CK page before you should take a look around. You can create an account for free and there are a ton of resources available just be clicking around.
I have a few more Halloween projects to share but I have had a hard time getting good photos so I will keep working on it and give it another go next week.