Thursday, October 23, 2014

First Night In The Camper

This past spring we bought a camper.  It was a big deal, as was our first outing in it.  Of course I just had to snap a photo of our first night in the camper, and when I found Doodlebug's Happy Camper at A Walk Down Memory Lane, I knew I had found the perfect paper for my photo.

First, this photo was taken when my kiddos were wired because they got to spend a weekend camping.  Second, this was taken inside a camper, at night.  Those things put together don't make for a very pretty or interesting photo, but the memory was so special I wanted to scrap it.  When I have photos that aren't so great, I tend to lean toward using brighter, more fun paper.  Over the top fun paper mixed with a not so great photo makes for a much more dynamic layout.

And really, could anything be more perfect for this nighttime layout that fun star paper and cool Doodle Pop moon sticker? 

Well, maybe this simply adorable camper sticker.  I actually grabbed the camper sticker before I even looked at the paper!  I just knew I had to have it.  After framing out the photo with my patterned papers, I added a library pocket for my journaling about our first night in the camper, and finished it up with a title and the cute Doodle Pop embellishments.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I'm over on the Moxxie Blog today sharing a motocross layout all about my youngest son's need for speed. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014


I still have a few more 4th of July layouts to share.  Every year we get all dressed up, get on the boat, and go watch fireworks.  This year was no different.

I grabbed Pebbles Americana again.  This time I used a mix of the 12 x 12 paper and the 6 x 6 paper pad papers.  Sometimes it's nice to have the smaller version of pattern to use on your layout (like the 6 x 6 Star Spangled Banner paper). 

I have to be honest, when I saw the Americana 4th of July Paper (that's the one with all the fireworks on it that I used for the base of my layout), I figured I'd be using the back side.  It's a bit busy for my usual style, but when I started this fireworks layout, it seemed to be the perfect fit.  Just goes to show, sometimes the unexpected is just right.

Love, love, love the Americana glitter alphas, too. I happen to have them in all 3 colors, because you can never have too many glitter alphas. 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rock Stand

I recently won a paper crafting kit from 3 Birds.   I was expecting it to be cool, but when I opened my package, I totally fell in love with the collection.  I immediately went through my photos to figure out which one I needed to print for this paper collection.  I found this photo of my kids at their rock stand and knew I had a winner!

I know most kids set up a lemonade stand, but my boys and their best friend (and next door neighbor) decided to make a rock stand.  They packaged up rocks, loaded them into the back of their Gator, made a sign, and opened up shop where our yard meets up with the neighbor's yard.  It was pretty cute.  I just had to grab a photo of their first non-family member customer. 

I wanted to make sure I captured the whole story, so I created a journaling card from one of the card bases included in the kit. 

Embellishing was really, really easy, since the kit was full of  awesome layered stickers and chipboard shapes.  The hardest part was exercising some discretion and not using all of the embellishments!

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Halloween Monster Boxes

It's time for Moxxie's monthly blog hop.  Since it's October the theme for this month's hop is Halloween.  For my project, I created a couple of Halloween Monster Boxes.

For these not too scary monsters, I used Moxxie Papers from Autumn Glory, Volleyball, and Racing, Moxxie Alphas in black, red, and white, We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board, American Crafts Knock out Border Punch, and a 1" circle punch.

These boxes are little 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" boxes.  Perfect for a simple little Halloween treat.

I created Frankenstein, from Autumn glory, since the slightly modeled green just seemed to fit for skin color.  After border punching a strip of black racing paper, I attached it around the top of the box to make Frank's hair.  White o's with black centers, make the eyes, an uppercase black W makes the mouth, and I topped everything off with a black Z for a scar.

Dracula was made in a similar fashion to Frankenstein.  I used a sheet of gray paper from Volleyball, and used a circle punch to create the cutouts in his hair.  His eyes are red and white o's with black periods in the center.  His mouth is a uppercase C with the ends clipped off, and the teeth are the bottoms of a W. 

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Autumn Leaf Wreath

I've created a fun bit of fall decor for my front door.  You can check it out over on the Moxxie blog today.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Sometimes I scrap out of season.  Lately my 4th of July photos have been calling to me, so I've been busy scrapping those with Pebbles Americana collection.  Today I have my Sparklers layout to share.

My parents found these fun sparklers that looked like broadswords.  Not only did they look cool, but as a mom, I liked the fact that the fire, sparkler part was nice and far away from the handle end. 

There wasn't even a question as to what collection I would use for my 4th of July photos.  Pebbles does an awesome American/4th of July themed collection every year, and Americana is no exception.  I love the rustic look and patriotic themes that run through this whole collection.

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