Friday, October 20, 2017

Another Mini Album

It appears when the mojo hits the road that
doing a project such as a mini album
helps getting back on track.
Sort of.
I picked this mini up at Michael's for $2.50 😊
I know RIGHT.
 It is a gardening album, but, in my humble opinion, it doesn't need
to be totally about flowers, plants, etc.
It's gonna be a gift for someone at sometime so shhhh!!!
 I did add some of my own die cuts and
used cardstock for mats for consistency throughout.
 The mat sizes are 3.5x4.5 and 2.5x3.5
shaking it up a bit with two on a page - but can also
be used for one big photo
if so desired.
 Everything is adhered in such a way that a photo
can be slid under.
 Two tags just hanging out and why not.
I really miss this style.
Used to be my go to until I had boy grandkids.
Styles do change.
 The seed packets can be used for extra photos
or journaling on the back since it's plain white.
Those little charms came with the kit.
Don't they make you swoon.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pink Polka Dotted Paper

 Say that 3 times fast LOL!!
Anyhoo, managed to work in my homemade tag
with the pineapple and flamingo.
I neeeeed to make more.
 Splattered some mists about and using tiny
wooden and enamel stars, dots
and just for fun threw in some nuvo dots.
Amelia being goofy - love it!!
She's growing so fast. 
Momma captioned this photo that Amelia
wants to donate her locks.
She does have gorgeous long hair.
We'll see how that goes.
Love the transparency letters for a title.
Not as hard to see in real life.
And a doodled border.

Studio Calico, Studio G Stamps

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Rustic mini album

I believe I mentioned that I had a bunch
of these sunflowers Holli stamped for me and
that you'd see more of it!!!
 I wanted to make a mini album as a gift for my pal Tobie
who is my boxbuddy for workouts.
And pulling all my papers out I didnt' really have a "theme"
going on. Not that a theme is necessary
it just helps when putting things together.
 In the process of trying to pull out papers and figuring things out,
I decided that in using the sunflower it really
wouldn't go with anything I had, but, I really wanted to use it
and then a lightbulb went off -
 Why did I have to cover up this chipboard with paper.
 A challenge!!!
 I did find some "rustic" cards, tried my hand at a "shaker"
we'll see how well that works LOL.
 Employed a bunch of stamps (fussy cutting), punches and buttons galore.
I really love how it turned out.
All the photo mats are 3.5x4.5 so if my pal uses
3x4 photos there's plenty of room even when I put 
embellishments near the mats.

Studio Calico stamps, various punches, Hero Art stamps, buttons
galore and cardstock.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Apple pickin' time

Love this photo and decided to go old school for this page.
There are times when you just gotta!
 I didn't want typical fall colors - mostly because I
didn't have any in my stash.
 Therefore, keying of the kidlets clothes found
a sort of autumn match.
 Love how it turned out.
Studio Calico

Monday, October 16, 2017

Finding forgotten kid art

Favorite youngest son came home for a few
days this past week and it was sooooo
good to see him.
He had previously dropped a ton of stuff he had
at the house since he became a truck driver
and had nowhere else to put his possesions. So when
he was home we went went through stuff in order to clean
up the spare room.
 During the clean up we came across this gem that
was in my mom's stuff as we were putting things up-
(he had one of her scrapbooks and we were putting it in one
of mom's many trunks for safekeeping).
 Shane brought to my attention to this card he made for
his memaw and of course she kept it laying in plain sight
in her trunk. (I need to get in those trunks more)!
 I really didn't want to put the journaling on the actual card
but I couldn't figure out where to put it but
I think it worked out.
Shane would draw things anytime, any place, anywhere
and some of his drawings were kept.
In my journaling, since I didn't really know, I think memaw
at the time was scrapping and gave Shane something to do so.
He loved cars as all boys do, drew the car, fussy cut it out
and placed in on a map and gave it to
Memaw as a card.
If you look close the map is Hawaii. 
Love it!
Of course it needed to be scrapped and the story told.
I just wish he had time to keep on drawing.

Studio Calico.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween cards

And for once I'm ahead of the game.
Anyhoo, instead of making the cards exactly the same this year
I used the tons of stuff leftover from prior years;
 a mix of Echo Park and K&Company stickers
and cut aparts.
I'm hoping that I can do that for future cards as well.
I also tried to keep in mind that the age range of grands
is from 3-15 so I'm trying to make
cards age appropriate-sort of LOL!
Now to remember to mail these badboys out in time!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rearranging things - last photo

 This photo was in the master bath and was replaced by the Crater Lake
that finally printed correctly.
 As a matter of fact, this is one of my all time fav pix that came out just right
so I wanted to keep things to a minimum.
I adore that moose.
Thankfully, Holli made a bunch for me LOL!
Put Yellowstone on your bucket list
(put all the national parks on your list actually).

It was fun replacing the old pix with the new.
I also replaced (while I was getting carried away) the pix of
the grandkids that are on the shelf above my scrappy desk.

Recollections, M's alpha stamp, punch
and masking tape and some netting underneath.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Rearranging things - Another purple photo

Another 8x10 backed on by 8.5x11 kraft paper
that replaced a lighthouse hanging in our kitchen
and yes, another printed purple picture
that I couldn't toss.
 I had a lot of space in this photo and some
stuff that wasn't necessary so I covered it up with a tag
that holds some journaling.
You might remember this photo from our trip
this year and its also in my road trip album.
 Found some oversized title too
and why not.
Also those cute little whale stamps (gifted from Holli)
and seriously when and I'm gonna ever gonna use a whale stamp.

Studio Calico.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rearranging things & Scrapping with Holli

We both were on a total roll scrapping and sometimes
it's fun with a friend and she has a terrific room
with lots of stuff.
Anyway, this photo was replaced by a deer photo
that is now hanging in our bathroom.
 Holli stamped a few of these sunflowers for me and
I found that they are perfect for this page.
I brought my buttons galore and dumped them in the
middle of the sunflower and used
some watercolors to give it a bit more umph.
These wild horses are from Assateague and
are so beautiful in real life I would recommend putting Assateague
on your bucket list - but keep an eye on prevailing winds.
You do not want west winds blowing - they bring in the biting flies and
the horses tend to not be as available as
they are when the winds are perfect.
 I also decided that
I wanted to do another 8x10 on 12x12 as it
allows for more dodads that don't overwhelm the photo.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Rearranging things - New Printer photo

So from the previous post it was determined that
my purple printing photo printer needed to be retired, 
this photo is the first photo from the new printer.
Much to my dismay it had lines down the photo from the rollers.
 Not what you want to happen with a brand new printer.
So after trouble shooting that, there was a fix under utilities
to  click on paper abrasion and shazam.
I printed a new one that is now hanging in our bathroom.
 Aren't those geckos a hoot.
Again, I couldn't bear to toss it out and decided that it
should be scrapped too and there you have it.
The lines are right under the end of the word beautiful running vertical
down to the mountains.

Studio Calcio, Recollections alphas, and Holli's punch and washi.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Rearranging things - 8x10 on 12x12

Just to make it fun!
Anyway, another funny story here (not).
I printed ALL THESE photos in order to change out
pictures hanging around the house.
After I got all done, the photos came out of my printer
And after troubleshooting from stem to stern
it was decided that I needed a new printer.
 So  my awesome DH who is the tech genius of the family
decided that a Canon Pixma Pro-100 was the way to go.
So I reprinted all the purple pictures and hung them up, but
I just couldn't bring myself to toss the photos out even though
they have a purple cast to them so I decided to 
scrap them, pointing out to future generations that YES, I know
they're purple.
And that bird cleverly covers a rip in the photo when removing
it from the frame.
Kept it simple because even though its purple
it's still a pretty photo.
Studio Calico, Recollections gold alphas (that I used
from Holli's stash because we had a scrappy day yesterday)
I neeeed to get some of those.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Rearranging things - 8x10 photo

So this is a selfhi photo taken at the Grand Tetons.
I've written about it before, it's a fun story as in
me versus the timer on my new camera
and slim internet to get any answers.
There was success as you can see.
Anyhoo, this was hanging in the kitchen and I replaced
it the the beautiful photo of Mt. St. Helen's
(I have a blooper page of that coming up).
 I decided to do an 8.5x11, that I do often
and scrap right on top of the photo.
DH and I do NOT do many selfies, however, we are getting better.
This photo is also in one of our road albums
and I'm sure I've scrapped an oversize page of this too.
So now there's plenty for the kidlets to fight over 😏
Studio Calico envelop, punch and title from stickers from the
Nat'l Park. (I've used a lot of those in this recent road trip album).

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Rearranging things & Scrapping doubles

I had no idea what to title this post.
Well actually I figured it out for this post but going forward because
 now it's an ongoing project.
I decided to change out photos I have sprinkled through
the house of our adventures.
In changing out those photos, there is not a way to 
keep them tucked into the frame when the new pix goes in
so instead of tossing them in a box or out,
I decided to scrap them.
 First up, beautiful pix from Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia
when we were there is 2013.
I was beside myself waiting to get there because
I heard so much about it and
it didn't disappoint.
 Even I, couldn't screw this up. LOL.
Put it on your bucket list.
I did scrap them prior, and they are in the Road trip album
and now they will be in one of my 
regular albums.

Tim Holtz.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Back to school page - 3rd grade

Found these prepunched starts in my stash and
that "flair" is from M's dollar stash
So easy when things are premade - however, keeping
them and hunting them down can be more annoying
than just punching them out.
 Tossed some ranger mists about and included
stamping on the page.
I'm trying to use more stamps since I have so many
and this one seemed perfect- and
I love the 3D look its having here.
Did some paper tearing and added some washi.
I have a lot of washi I need to use too and
for some reason I have a hard time getting on a page.
 Connor waiting for the bus to start a new school year.
Studio Calico, Ranger.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Everyday Adventure

Love this paper with the star cutouts, so I decided
to roll with gold stars.
I especially love the Buttons galore, they come
with those neat sequins and itty bitty red things.
So cool.
 Oh after I glued the sides of the stars back I stitched the stars down.
I even stitched around the page.
 I left the thread wild because its a wild page.
There is Spidey on the loose with his trusty scooter
on the streets of Brooklyn.
Does Sam not rock the look?
Very fun!
Studio Calico, Buttons Galore.


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