Wednesday, June 22, 2011

When you wish upon a star!

Yet another Disney page from me :) My album is coming along beautifully but all it's making me want to do is go back YESTERDAY! This is my pretty princess at The Grand Floridian 1900 Park Faire Restaurant. It took forever and a week for her to finally get to our table and quite frankly we were all pretty much over this experience by the time she got there, but Elli loved it nonetheless! This layout is based on a really cool sketch from The Scrappiest, which has quickly become my go-to spot for sketches! Here is sketch #124 and I think it's such a creative one!

Cool right? Ok what says Cinderella more than tulle... um nothing!!!! Tulle is such a cheap and easy to use material that gets overlooked way too often in girly girl scrapping.I used some on my paper strip here and you'll see some more below as well!
Also on the top of this paper strip I dolled it up a bit by punching out a butterfly and then using the butterfly from the punch to add a little 3-Dness (probably not a word) to an otherwise boring area of my page!
Here's some more tulle as promised :) I also added a little charm brad I've had hanging out in my stash for ages.
And finally that interesting little embellishment strip in the top right hand of the sketch. Love this!!!!! You can't ever go wrong with hand cut flowers, stickly butterflies and foam dots galore :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Gettin' Inked!!!!!

Lexi and Elli just HAD to have temporary tattoos when we ran across this booth in Animal Kingdom :) Elli got a Minnie Mouse and Lexi got Winnie the Pooh characters. This layout was based off of a sketch from The Scrappiest. It's a really different looking sketch and you can find it right HERE.
The two strips pictured on the sketch and I had a battle of wills.... the sketch won for quite awhile ;) I just couldn't find a look I really liked, until I went into my fabric stash and found a giant bag of yellow fabric strips I bought for 50 cents at the thrift store.... thrift store WIN!!!!!
I've been holding on to this layered cardboard and felt flower for AGES! Glad I finally got to use it :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yo ho yo ho a new Disney layout for me!!!!

I'm so glad I finally got all these Disney pictures printed! It was just what I needed to get back in the scrafty mood! Pirates of the Carribean was BY FAR Jacoby's favorite ride at Disney World! Once the boat goes into the pitch black it goes down a hill really quickly. None of us were expecting it, and to be honest it kinda scared me at first (half cause I'm a chicken and half cause it came out of nowhere), but our little fearless Coby yelled WHEEEEEEEE! It was so adorable :) Here's my journaling for this layout :) I made all of the paper more old/distressed looking just by folding up all the edges a bit!
I just love how this little skull strip turned out :) I used some plain white cheesecloth, sprayed it all over with Glimmer Mist and stamped some skulls on it with Stayz-On. Easy peasy and it was exactly what this layout needed!
For the Yo ho yo ho part of my title grabbed some plain old shipping tags, added a little matching paper and made blocks for the words with some other complimenting paper. So simple but adds a fun layer up there behind the photo. As an aside.... I got many amounts of screamed at by a Disney cast member for using a flash in the boat.... whoops. Totally worth it though, I'm pretty sure this is my favorite of all the pictures I took!

Monday, June 6, 2011

There has never been a truer title....

Without question we're all mad here!!! I could have used this title for about a hundred pictures of everyday life as well ;) But, of course, it was most perfect for the pictures of the Mad Tea Party ride at the Magic Kingdom! I started with a sketch from Sassy lil' sketches. You can find the sketch HERE!
I just love how this little journaling block area turned out :) I grabbed a really large playing card from my stash of cards for making albums (Queen of Hearts of course!), some Sassafrass paper made a little stamped embellie from a Unity Stamp!
Because I can't ever just put a sticker on a page I made this title out of some stickers that match the paper line and popped them off the page. I am soooo pleased I got to use this banner stamp finally! I dressed it up with some fabulous Stickles! Love those Stickles!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Let the sun shine in!!!!!

What an appropriate layout to work on on the first beautiful sunshiney day here at the beach! These pictures were taken last June on one of the first sunny days of the year :)

This layout was made with the PageMaps sketch for the My Little Shoebox contest! It's really quite a unique sketch I think and I love how my layout turned out :) You can see the sketch right here!

I had a lot of fun making my embellishments for this layout out of the Fancy Pants Rusted Sun collection. I used one of the journaling cards to make the fun little "Let the Sun Shine In" multi-level title!
The first thing I thought of when I saw the Fancy Pants paper in this collection with girls swim suits on one side and boys swim suits on the other was.... hmmmm I KNOW I have some little chipboard people around here somewhere. After much digging I found them and I'm so glad I looked! Don't they look cute in their little outfits?

Back in the saddle again!

After the world's *longest* scrappy hiatus I finally got my creative mojo back :) Thanks in great part to having our Disney World trip pictures printed (finally) and finding this great sketch on the Sweet Peach Crop Shop blog! Check out the May sketch challenge right here! I actually also used one of Sweet Peach's monthly kits that I bought awhile back when I took my first stab at being crafty ;) This picture is Miss Elli meeting Belle at the Akerhsus dinner in Epcot! The papers and embellies in this kit were justthe right color! I also used a piece of the folder that the her professional pictures came in..... sometimes it pays to be a super hoarder of all things paper-like :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sketches and Flowers and New Paper OH MY!

Welcome back to blogger Nessa... why thank you other voice in my head I very much appreciate that! Yes, I have been a bad, bad blogger, but now that I am scrapping more both for myself and my Etsy store I hope to blog a whole lot more! This week I received a phenomonal sketch from Tamara at Sketches {by tamara} to use as her guest designer for the first week of March! How fun is that????? I saw the sketch and the first thing I thought of was using these gorgeous new papers from Prima and making a vine up the left side.

So I sat down with them, the sketch, and some photos we had taken of Abrielle when she was all of 10 weeks old and this is what I came up with.... my favorite layout of all time! Ok, ok, ok those of you that scrap with me know I say that A LOT, but I really mean it this time! It's even Steve's favorite :) Anywho.... because I am so in lust with it I had to take about a half million pictures. I'll spare you THAT many, but there are quite a few detail pics below!

This paper is soooooo up my alley! Soft, vintagey and lookin like it's been in a box in grandma's attic for the last 75 years or so. It absolutely begged to be made into flowers with actual vintage paper.
So of course I had to make the paper happy! These little darlings were made from prima flowers topped with paper flowers made from a 1940's dictionary :)

Oh you want to see it even closer.... well all right then! These little guys are coming to Scrafty Paper Lady in the very near future as part of sets of themed embellishments all made from vintage books.... awesome right?

And those flowers looked awfully lonely, so Ipunched them out some butterfly friends made from patterned paper by Prima and topped with some Stickly goodness.And because no vintagey paper is complete without it.... I was forced to rip, crumple, tear and ink every surface of this layout. And then hand sew it all together. I think Steve may have thought I was nuts when he walked by and I was crumpling all the paper. *Shrug*I'm pretty sure the part I love best on this layout is the vine. I tried every lace and string I had trying to figure out the best way to make a vine for my flowers and butterflies :) It finally hit me to just ink some twine in a matching color! It didn't ink the whole twine on all sides, but I think that looked even better!

I was stuck on the date box but ended up using a lace scrap and it turned out just as I pictured it :)

The layouts title, "Love and Adore," is at the bottom on paper strips surrounding more pictures of Elli at 10 weeks and also Elli with my Neice Evy who is a few weeks younger than Elli.

All in all I am just in love with this layout! So much so that it got the prime real estate of above the fireplace in my scrappy room :) Thanks Tamara for such a great sketch and for allowing me to design for you this week!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Holy mother of adorable Batman!

So.... I've been working like a mad woman trying to get enough things in different price ranges to open an Etsy store, and in the meantime I've also been pouring over the forums there trying to learn as much as I can about store promoting and whatnot. But, I keep getting distracted by pretty shinys LOL Last night I was wandering through a thread with shops that have $5 and under items thinking I'd find some great stocking stuffers and I found... wait for it.... a DRESS made out of a PILLOWCASE. Are. you. kidding. me? I bought the darling one above that looks like a fruit bowl of fabulousness and I can not WAIT to get it :) It was supposed to be a B'day present for Elli, but I don't know if I can wait that long to put it on her! And the prices are ridiculous! The one I bought was $12, but I think it was the most expensive one. If you have a little girl to buy for head over to Tsurfer's shop HERE and snatch up your own, she has quite the selection of patterns :) She also has some other cool funky stuff, but I can't show you the other thing I bought cause it was a present for Lex and she actually knows how to use a computer LOL

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 31 WOO HOO rounding the corner :)

Oh my gosh I can't believe I got all 31 days cards done at 365 Cards :) It's been such a crazy, stressful, ridiculous month and if it weren't for the blog and cards I would have gotten nothing done! Now I have 31 gorgeous cards and a huge sense of accomplishment WOO HOO

Touchy feely Friday

Friday's 365 cards challenge was all touchy and feely LOL The challenge was to create a card using at least 3 texturing techniques. I used all coredinations cardstock and sanded and crumpled the daylights outta them. It actually looks kinda cool how they stand off the page like that :)
then I stickled all the dots on the ribbons and also on my stamped sentiment :)