Friday, July 31, 2015

Model Baby

Another layout from 2011 during my time as a member of the Design Team for Club Ruby Designers. I don't do a lot of traditional Valentine's Day crafts, so I used the Valentine's Day kit for a Model Baby layout. I used the Formal Occasion cartridge for the frames, but I do not remember which font cartridge I used. Since we had two sheets of the paper with the hearts I fussy cut some of them and popped them up with foam dots. I think this was the first time I turned color photographs into black and white for scrapping purposes.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Candy Aisle Was Haunted

Another layout from my Club Ruby Designers Design Team Days (2011). The letters are all cut with the Printing Press Cricut cartridge and then doodled with a black marker around the edges. I don't remember how I cut the bowl, but the Chocolate Bunny is from the Easter 2010 cart, the peeps are from the Spring Holiday cart and the Grabby Gotcha hand is from the October 31st cart.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


I'm finally getting around to putting the journaling on some pages I made back in 2011. The picture was taken back in 1995... Time is rather fluid lol. Today I'm drawing lines with my t-square... sometimes I just wing it. Usually I write it out first in pencil, then write over it in pen and then use a really good eraser. But it's all rather pirate code-y in that it's more guidelines than actual rules.

And I finally re-worked and finished right down to all the shelter info on her and my journaling of the tribute page to the shelter dog I started in 2012. You can read about it here if you've an interest.

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for peeks at more crafty spaces.

Your Presence is the Best Gift!

I found some layouts I'd made when I was on the Club Ruby Designers Design Team in 2011. The website was taken down after it closed and the computers with all the data are in need of repair. This is for a picture of everyone who was at my child's surprise party... I have a feeling the picture might be on one of those computers too, but I'm still looking through all the backup disks.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Meet The Cousins

I look back on this and smile, and also wonder how did I manage a 5 hour trip with a 5 month old? (It was also the trip when I got a counterfeit bill from my bank's ATM). The companion page (Banner Day) took me a couple of years to finish, this one took me less than an hour, well plus the 20 years from the actual date it occurred.

I used a leftover scrap with banners at the top with a piece of paper polka dot paper from K&Company's Best of Brenda Walton. Since it was my child's first trip I used paper from Club Scrap's Destination kit, a pink mat from the Jubilee kit and the ribbons and not quite orange mat from Gimme a Ring and Patchwork Thickers.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Banner Day

Sometimes a layout will get put aside for a variety of reasons, but sometimes that works out to my advantage and I go in a different direction that I like even better. as in this case. I dropped the idea of  banner mats, used more pattern papers and some Papertrey Ink vellum (distressed with a scissor on the right side).  And fussy cut some arrows from Papertrey Ink's Get to the Point set. Glossy Accents dots over the letter stickers.

Until recently this was as far as I had gotten since I placed all the pieces together on August 25, 2012 to mull it over while I worked on something else.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

i CAN HAZ ice cream!

A layout inspired by several weeks of information at May Flaum's Camp Scrap documenting my 11 year old dog's range of joy after eating her first dish of soft serve ice cream from an ice cream shop. Best 99 cents I ever spent : ). I had to clean the two dots of ice cream off her nose when I figured out she just wasn't going to lick them off.

That ermergerd face cracks me up. When she's really happy her ears are slicked back like she got into some vintage Brylcream.

The Echo Park Summer Days Alpha Sticker set didn't have an exclamation point, so I turned and "i" upside down. I love the low key "best day ever" rub on for the last picture.

Papertrey Ink Lemon Tart cardstock, Alpha Block stamps stamped with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.
Echo Park Summer Days Alpha Stickers, "lick, lick, lick", the "i" and "ice cream!" in i CAN HAZ ice cream! and "perfect picnic".
Pink Paislee Sweetness glitter stickers "ermergerd"
Amy Tangerine Other Half Aqua Glitter Foam Thickers "CAN HAZ"
Maggie Holmes Open Book rub on "BEST DAY EVER".
K&Company Best of Brenda Walton patterned papers
We R Memory Keepers Foil/Glitter Pack (rub on) "Happy" "Sweet" and decorative elements.

Simon Says i scream for. Simon also Says Sparkle and Shine.