Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rest Stop Scrapbook Layout

I used a bunch of stuff from my stash and the Heidi Swapp Serendipity line. 

Another road trip layout and a visit with one of my "online friends" and her crew. We met years ago and on my travels, stopped to visit her again. 

Two of My Guys Scrapbook Layout

I'm still finishing up my road trip layouts - three more to go! 

This month has been busy getting the kids ready of school and changing the house around but I had time to get two layouts done. 

I have not made a single purchase in months but I broke the spell and picked up the Crate Paper Boys Rule 12x12 paper pad for $5. I wish they had the embellishments but I made due. 

I used some stuff in my stash but this is 90% from the 12x12 pad. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Feathered Friend Scrapbook Layout

I swear I'm not an animal hoarder! We've had two pugs and a cat for nearly ten years. The fish were a festival win and the bunny (layout coming) was a present for the 4 year old. 

I met this bird at a Farmer's Market and fell in love instantly. It's an old Cockatoo named the same exact name as my daughter and I say there petting it for an hour. I really wanted to bring it home but the several thousand dollar price tag was not appealing. I think her adoption fee was only $500 but the vet bills and food was too steep for me. I may end up volunteering with the bird rescue just to spend time with my little friend. 

For this layout I used up the last bits of the Scraptastic Summer Nights kit; Studio Calico wood veneers; Crate Paper the Pier and Boys Rule Paper but I'm not sure where the flair came from.  The letters are both American Craft and one is from Scraptastic. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Scraptastic August 2014:Celebrations Layout Share

I had so much fun with this kit. I did seven layouts and they are all Road Trip layouts, plus I used some of the Summer Nights leftover epherma and bits and pieces from my stash. (I'll have to do a space tour so that you can see why I can't find anything!)

For these layouts I was traveling through Western Coastal Florida, the Treasure Island/St Petersburg area and Weeki Wachi Spring. I didn't get great shots of the underwater mermaid show but we took pictures at their mermaid meeting. 

Also the last layout here is the first birthday party I ever had. It was such a cool day to share with my friend C who shares a birthday with me. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Scraptastic Summer Nights Kit: July 2014

I had a blast with this kit! I somehow thought I'd be able to use one kit for my entire two week road trip but I did get ten whole layouts with it. 

I plan to use the birthday kit (August 2014) for the rest of the layouts. 

All of these layouts were about the Road Trip I took to Florence Studio Calico; Savannah GA; Zephyrhills FL; and Fort Desoto FL. We went camping and spent many days at the beach. The rest of my trip will be posted soon. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Busy Scrappy Sunday

I'm leaving for a road trip this week and I wanted everything done - laundry, chores, scrapbooking. Seems so inconsequential but I'm going on a long trip where I hope to take lots of photos and I plan to use my Scraptastic kit for the entire road trip. 

I did it. I am scrapbooked up to date (today) and packed to go. I did six (SIX) layouts in a few hours and I really like how they all came out. I even used up my stash of the Crate Paper Pier and other "stuff." I'm really making headway into the stuff I have (and I have not brought anything in MONTHS!)

We've packed a lot of living in a few short days. We visited the National Armory, Tyler Arboretum, a Friend's swimming pool, Popcorn Buddha, and my three year old daughter loosing her front teeth. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cat Scrapbook Layout and Husband & Wife Scrapbook Layout

More layouts without thought to manufacture or series. Using whatever is at hand and hoping to be caught up by Sunday! 

My mom and her cat Snowball. That cat is even more antisocial than anything and that's the closest it let me get to it. I used Elle's Studios, miscellaneous Thickers, enamel dots, wood veneers and a generic tag. 

This is just a scrappy layout.. I used Teresa Collins, Elle's Studios, Basic Grey and American Craft Thickers with Mister Huey's spray. This is my husband and I at the Tyler Arboretum. The kids will be in another layout, this just happened to be a nice photo of us and it deserved it's own layout. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Broccoli & Chocolate Scrapbook Layout

I was just using out my stash here. I have some echo Park, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, My Mind's Eye, Glitz Designs and buttons. 

Simple fast layout! Oh and my middle daughter does eat chocolate covered broccoli (gross!)

Godzilla Scrapbook Layout

After I did the title on this layout I realized I wanted to use King Kong instead of Godzilla.  I had already glued it down but Godzilla works anyway - this is my middle son who literally climbs the walls all day in the summertime.

For this layout I used the skyline from the Scraptastic kit, wood veneers from leftover stash, American CraftThickers, simple stories paper, Bella Boulevard paper, American craft paper from an old kit, Teresa Collins enamel dots and lots and lots of memento ink to dye the wood veneers. I got the idea to back the wood skyline with the vellum from Mercy Tiera.

My goal is to be updated so that I can use the July Scraptastic kit for all of my summer layouts.