Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hanging up her cleats

Corinne has officially hung up her soccer cleats. It's a shame I didn't get more photos but I often found myself in the wrong place at the wrong time. I decided to just focus on the my very favorite photo. I don't know if you can tell but she is concentrating so hard her tongue is hanging out. These are the best shots of all.

The papers I used are from a sports line by SEI. The line has papers so you can scrapbook not only soccer but baseball and football. I really liked the diecuts, apparently the tickets are a favorite of mine.  

(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, patterned paper SEI, diecuts SEI, Studio Calico flowers, stamp Technique Tuesday, Ink Ancient Page, Jillibean Soup alpha stickers, stick pins JoAnn's Fabrics, DMC Floss, Spellbinders Banner Die, and font Traveling Typewriter downloaded form the internet)  

Although I have known for quiet some time the soccer cleats weren't making an appearance again. It wasn't until recently when sign ups for next year came up and we decided to take a new direction.

Happy Wednesday!

BLOG signature 




Thursday, May 19, 2011

The 2 Page Layout

I have a shocking confession ... 2 of the last 3 projects I completed have been 2 page layouts. I used to do them all the time but then I just stopped unless it was an assignment.

In light of my shocking declaration here is a 2 pager from the spring issue of Scrapbooking & Cards Today.


(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, patterned paper Jillibean Soup, twine Jillibean Soup, Crystal Lacquerr, decorative brad Basic Grey, butterfly Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts alphas, Stampin Up scallop punch, and font Traveling Typewriter downloaded from the internet)

It's hard to tell from this image but I cut out some of the strawberries from the Jillibean Soup patterned paper and glazed them with Crystal Lacquer. Then I layered them over their matching image with pop dots.

Happy crafting!

BLOG signature 





Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wanted: Baseball Mojo

I title this photo Bunt Gone Wrong. A few weeks ago I caught this bunt that went astray I am not sure how the ball ended up on top of his helmet but you have to admit it's a little funny.  


Think good baseball thoughts the boys could use a W in the win column. Happy crafting friends!

BLOG signature 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Birthday Girl

My baby turned 11 yesterday.

Several years ago I gave myself permission to stop scrapbooking in chronological order. How appropriate for this post that I did this layout for Jillibean Soup this month.

(Supplies Used: Bazzill cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper/stickers diecuts/corrugated alphas/shipping tags/bakers twine/corrugated shapes/accordion mini album/stick pin/tiny alpha, Stampin Up scallop punch, Crate Paper decorative brad, Fancy Pants buttons, Silhouette and font Traveling Typewriter downloaded from the internet)

I'm a little hooked on the Polaroid look. I have had this idea in my head of using one of the Jillibean mini albums directly on a layout. I tried to include a closure for the mini album but it got really bulky and covered up one of the photos. I kind of figured once this goes into a page protector the album will stay in place.

Here are a few extra shots showing off the mini album. To reduce bulk I kept it really simple.  


Another note ... I ended up cutting out a couple of pages from the mini album since I was short on photos.

Happy Crafting

BLOG signature 



Friday, May 13, 2011

Conversations about college

I recently took Grant to the orthodontist he came out sporting new bands. He announced "hey mom I got green for the Ducks!". Then about a week later he says to me "mom you know how my first word was duck, I think that's a sign I need need to go to U of O."

Great ambition buddy ... ummm but can we get through high school please. I thought this was appropriate to share today in light of all the U of O talk.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper/diecuts/stickers/tiny alphas/corrugated alphas/twine/bean blossoms/file folder, Fancy Pants button, doodlebug rhinestones, Basic Grey decorative brad, and font Traveling typewriter downloaded from the internet)


I wanted to point out that I removed the button from the Jillbean Bean Blossom and used the tab part of a file folder. You know what's silly I did this layout before Grant got the new green bands and announced how fate selected his collage at the age of 1 with his first word.

Have a great Friday! We are looking at having a nice day here slightly over cast with a possible high of 70. A great day to make up a baseball game. Happy Crafting.

BLOG signature 



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

This too shall pass

April, May and June always seem to crazy with lots of activities, birthdays and end of the school year activities. I am quietly crafting away in my free time and blatantly ignoring this place.

Happy Crafting

BLOG signature

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy NSD!!!

To all my crafting friends out there Happy National Scrapbook Day. Sorry I have been missing lately. The daily grind has been a bit overwhelming so I apparently decided to plug my ears and hummm I can't hear you.

To celebrate I put together a layout based off one of Becky Flecks sketches that appreared in the summer 2010 issue of Scrapbooking & Cards Today.


(Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, Pink Paislee patterned paper, corrugated shaped Jillibean Soup, Making Memories paint, Techinique Tuesday stamp, Ancient Page ink, Fancy Pants buttons, decorative brad from Crate paper, Doodlebug bling, stick pins from JoAnn's/Websters Pages, chipboard accent Bella Blvd, misc twine and corner rounder, Silhouette Cutting system and font Traveling Typewriter downloaded from the internet)

This is based off a sketch from page 45 of issue 18. Sorry I had a few problems trying to copy the image to show you. I made a few adjustmentes to the original sketch, mainly I swapped out a few of the flowers and added more photos.

To make the stick pin butter flies simply use some flat head stick pins and your favorite die cut. I really like the corrugated shapes from Jillibean so the butterflies were a no brainer for me.


Attach the stick pin to the shape with Glue dots, if you want to use chipboard you might want to use a hot glue gun to adhere the shape to the pin.

Top of your shape with a little something special like adhesive rhinestones or stickles.




My good friends at Scrapbooking and Cards Today are also announcing ...


Happy Crafting!!!