Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Old ways....

Hello there!

Just popping in quickly to share a layout that I've posted today over at Love is in the Details!  It's a bit of a blast from the past from when I would save and include on my layouts, ephemera pertaining to a trip or event.  You can get more of the details and thought process over there.
On this layout I've used alphabet Thickers by Amy Tangerine, and Heidi Swapp for Studio Calico, word and phrase stickers by Authentique and Cosmo Cricket, embellishments by Studio Calico (cork arrows) and Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith (blue enamel heart), stickers by Simple Stories Bloom & Grow, wood veneer from Kaisercraft (love this), and die cuts from the BoBunny Noteworthy line.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

I'm a day early with these cards, but no worries, we can spread the hearts and flowers over a few days, right?  I posted these cards over at Love is in the Details yesterday and you can get the full how-to details there.  

These first four card came about because  I wanted to try out a cool technique to create the very trendy geometric/mosaic look.  I used manicure nail tape to mask off the fine lines and painted with Prima Marketing watercolor paints.

Then I made these cards to showcase the gorgeous Penny Black Valentine die cut.

 Thanks for stopping by today!  Always happy to show you something fun!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Gingerbread and little boys...

Hi, hello!  I'm back today with another layout!  This one uses a photo provided by my friend Ellen, the grandma of this adorable little face!  I've posted this at the Love is in the Details blog today, and you can find more details there about the hows and whys of it's creation.
And speaking of gingerbread cookies, I'm pointing you in the direction of some cute holiday tags I made before Christmas and didn't get around to posting here till now.  You can find more info about them here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride...

Hi, hello!  Happy New Year!!  Just popping in to let you know you should go check out this layout I've created and posted over at Love is in the Details today!  I tried a fun technique for creating the title, and I'm especially proud of my brother and the event he participated in, that I've documented here.  
As I mentioned, there are more how-to details and photos over at the LiitD blog.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Hey, Canoe C'mere a Sec...?

Sometimes I crack myself up so much.  Easily amused is the problem I think.  But really, how could I pass on such a punny title??
Gah, it feels so good to stretch the scrapbooking muscles again!!  It's been too long!
I used a mix of product lines and techniques and you can find out more of the details at Love is in the Details where I blogged this post recently.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Fake plants and some facing of reality....

Whooo!  I still remember how to scrapbook!  And plus?  I dealt with some wounds from the past and didn't even have to spend money on a licensed therapist!  All for the (not insignificant) price of a few scrapbooking supplies!  And people wonder why we scrapbook??

I recently posted this layout over at Love is in the Details; you can read the details there.  

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In Memory of...

Of all the myriad ways of honoring the memory of a loved one, now departed, this one might be my favorite!  Of course, I have Madame Pinterest to thank for it.  I'd never have come up with the idea on my own.  I don't think.  

So after my dad passed away last year, I asked my mom for his plaid shirts.  But anything that was still wearable had already been donated to the care home where he spent the last 7 months of his life, so that was that I thought.  

Recently though, she discovered a large bag of his summer shirts that were stored....waiting for....yes, summer!  And there were exactly the right number of them!  One for each of his grandchildren. 

Most of them I turned into pillows, complete with existing pocket for kleenex, remote, notes, whatever, but 2 I turned into aprons.  SO dang cute I can't stand it. 

What I particularly love, is that when I filled them (with pillows that aren't actually meant to fit them) they made the button pull a little, just like always happened when my dad wore them himself! 

Oh and bee tea dubs?  That recipe written on the chalk painted wall is for the Olive Garden salad dressing.  

You're welcome.