Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tic Tac Tape

As the summer winds down it's time to start thinking about indoor activities to keep the kids busy. Children learn to play tic-tac-toe quite young. Soon hash marks begin showing up on every scrap of paper, including the sidewalk, the car window, and eep! the electric bill.
Make a large version of the game to ward off the curse of the hash marks and entertain the littles. Stop by the Love My Tapes and Just Imagine Crafts blogs for tips and close-ups.

Supplies:
 Paper:Recollections
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Cork Board:Michaels
Letters:Recollections and Art Minds
Border Punch:Kreaxions #913
Circle Cutter:Kreaxions 

Scrap On!

~charity~







Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hugs and Kisses

I enjoy scrapping all the poses from a photo shoot, but eventually I run out of titles. To distinguish between the various layouts I add journaling blocks or preprinted titles of a generic theme. It helps the page look complete without overwhelming my albums.
~ Hugs and Kisses ~
 The pastel pinks and greens in these papers are the perfect foil for the black doily and punched pieces. The stark contrast gives this layout a chalkboard effect.

Sketch:
Melodee Cloud for Scrapbook Steals

Supplies:Paper:Authentique, Crate Paper, Recollections
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Twine:Two Berry Creative
Border Punch:Kreaxions #913

Scrap On!

~charity~

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bloom

Today is a PERFECT day for a tea party. Don't have a hat? Make your own!!!
 I snagged this one at the dollar store and only spent a couple hours decorating it.
~ Bloom ~
 The flowers on this hat are made from Love My Tapes washi.
The leaves were made using Kreaxions punches.
Stop by the Love My Tapes blog and the Just Imagine Crafts blog for close-ups.

Supplies:
Paper:Craft Smith 
Washi:Love My Tapes
Mist:Heidi Swapp, Dylusions
Hat:Dollar Tree
Scrap On!

~charity~




Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Simply Perfect

I spent last week sorting 15 years of scrapping into albums. I filled 14 albums but I need 10 more just to catch up! In the process I found that I hadn't finished scrapping the school photos from 2013. Here are a pair of layouts from that photo event.
~ hello ~
 While scrapping these photos I realized how little purple I have in my stash. Hope some great shades are heading our way!!!
~ Simply Perfect ~
Both of these layouts are inspired by Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo challenge. Stop by the blog to see the sketches and play along!!!

Supplies:
Paper:Simple Stories, Glitz Design, Crate Paper, American Crafts
Trim:Webster's Pages
Flowers:Prima
Frames:Simple Stories, Pink Fresh Studios
Shape Punches:Creative Memories, Close To My Heart
Ink:Close To My Heart
Mist:Dylusions
Doily, Chipboard:My Minds Eye
Twine:Jillibean Soup

Scrap On!

~charity~

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aqua, Pink, and Perfect

I've been using the recent series of sketches from Scrapbook Steals to complete last years summer photo shoot. Matching paper colors between companies has been a challenge, but so much fun. The first layout in this set uses Authentique.
~ Aqua, Pink, & Perfect ~
For this second layout I matched the previous pages colors using Craft Smith Paper. To keep visual continuity I used the same ribbon and washi tapes as well as chipboard and cork.
 ~ be mine ~
 I added a strip of punched butterflies to the right of the photo on the first layout and to the top left of the second layout.
Stop by the Scrapbook Steals blog to see the sketches in the Lilac Series.
 
Supplies:
Paper:Authentique, Craft Smith, Crate Paper
Flowers:Prima
Chipboard:American Crafts
Cork:DeniseKP, Studio Calico
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Mist:Dylusions
Border Punch:Kreaxions #901

Scrap On!

~charity~

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Best Wishes

Wishes! Wishes! Wishes!
Falling Stars, Dandelion Puffs, Feathers...so many things symbolize a wish. The wish culture in my family is so strong that every eye-lash and wishbone must be dealt with properly. 
I never have grown too old for wishes! 
~ Best Wishes ~
This spring my middle schooler brought home the first two wishes (dandelion puffs) of the season. One was for her and one for her brother. Suddenly the most important thing to do was stand outside and blow those wishes!

Supplies: Paper, Stickers:Carta Bella
Wood Veneers:Studio Calico
Cork Stars:DKParcells
Stamps:Little Yellow Bicycle, Close To My Heart
Embossing Powder:WOW
Embossing Ink:Ranger
Distress Ink:Close To My Heart
Border Punch:Kreaxions # 904

Scrap On!

~charity~

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hello

 My children are enjoying Alaska this summer but are definitely missing home. I get plenty of texts and phone calls. My good night texts from my eldest are my favorite. This one ends with
"I love u to Pluto and back, night."
~ hello ~
The bright colors from this collection make me happy. The typewriter and yellow circle washi tape can both be found in the Love My Tapes etsy shop. The look as if they were part of the paper kit.

Sketch:Melodee Cloud
Supplies:
Paper, Brads, Die Cuts, Chipboard, Stickers:Simple Stories
Washi Tape:Love My Tapes
Heart Punch:EK Success
Stitching Guide and Floss:WeRMrk Sew Easy
Ink:Ranger

Scrap On!

~charity~