Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Cutout title can totally work

First off are those bows and the instagram camera just the cutest ever?

Now that that's out of the way - this page was the easiest I've ever done.
I started with the base and pulled out papers and
just went with it. 
I wasn't concerned with matchy matchy or colors.
Totally fun!
AND I'm gonna do it again.

So Tom and I hanging with the grands. 
I thought putting the photo near the cutout title would hide all my sins
but noooooooo and Sam ain't doin' his part either. LOL!

So the cutout Title kinda looks like a ticket,
has a cute sentiment on it,
and for once I didn't overthink or ponder or anything goofy like that.
I just used it.

And it all worked.
And see there are times I fret over nothing.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Silver and sequins and feathers

What a combination. 
Always fun on a date, a go-go dancer or a scrapbook page.
This page was so much fun to do and I really tried not to over think it.
Which, for me, is tough to do.
It started with the silver doily - mostly because I wanted to use it.
And you can't have silver without more bling going on.
I actually misted first and the sequins were a last minute touch
letting them drop where they may and quickly gluing them done.
The vellum envelop had been floating around for awhile and with some journaling
I thought it would be perfect for the page.
I can remember when vellum envelops were as popular as
the word strips for titles that I referenced in Going back old school.
Its fun to see some of the "old" stuff make a come back.
For the title I took my cue from the bows next to Anniegirl.
Annie loves Minnie. Annie makes an adorable Minnie.
And how fun is that?
I hunted down that heart in my grungeboard stack and added some
liquid pearl. Both items were from stash older than dirt so I'm
really impressed with myself that stuff like that is finally getting used.
The blingy pink thickers is in that stash too.
Why I hoard that stuff - I don't know.
Raise your hand if you do the same.
I know I'm not alone!!!
On a side note :
I think I used to puchase stuff like that because everyone else did and then I had no idea
what to do with it. This was also back in the day when anything new
came out I jumped all over it. Mostly because I worked at a SB shop and tried
to keep up with all the new stuff in case customer's had questions.
 I'm a lot pickier on what I purchase now, learning a lot
from those I follow in using my purchasing power more wisely and not
having a lot of stuff laying around unused.
Although....just sayin'....
My stash is like a bowl of spaghetti - it just keeps growing no matter how
much I use. I'm thinking another purge is in order.
 I am almost done with my August SC KIT which is soooo cool.


Studio Calico, thickers, Tim Holtz grungeboard, dear lizzy stamp, american craft bow, spare parts, heidi swapp mists and liquid pearl.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Check out my tutorial at Off the Rails Scrapbooking!!! Its actually up now on OTR...

What does a lousy photo and a sketch or two

WITH some flags/banners

have in common???

Head on over to Off the Rails Scrapbooking and
read all about it!!!


It appears I need a visual aid for time zones.
My bad. :|

Going back old school

Can you spot it?
Remember when titles were not only used on the photos but
all those lovely EK Success words were the title.
And that was cutting edge, back in the day of course.
As with all popular things, they go by the wayside when another
clever innovative idea is introduced.
These word strips are Tim Holtz - and I have always loved using them and
they seemed just perfect for this page.
(the separate letters are Cosmo Cricket)
And I'm loving my Evalicious arrows -  as mentioned previously,
you'll be seeing alot of them until I run out.
Which will take awhile.
Back to the K&Co coastal paper because it just works
with this histogram pix and the scene.
I used a scallop punch to make the shells look snappy and
deckle scissors *gasp* on the stamps.

I have also been breaking out the ole albums and tripping down memory lane
and wow, have some things jumped out at me.
More to come on that soon.

AND another sneaky peek of my tutorial over at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Stating the obvious in a title

There are times when it just makes sense.
And this is just too adorable not too.
Love the photo and the boyz. 
They are too cute and fun.
I ran out of S's in this alpha pack.
For some reason there are never enough alphas in the
pack no matter where they land in the alphabet.
I did do some painted grey and white rings in the background 
to kinda soften up the busy.
An empty toilet paper roll is all you need.
Of course you can use a paper towel roll but since I'm
a klutz the paper tower roll can be a bit top heavy and clunky
and takes up more room than the smaller roll.
The rings work out to be the same so the choice is yours.
I did diecut the arrows - I'm getting less lazy on whipping out the diecuts
 and getting 'r done. Also I like that customization
is a great option.
I love those Evalicious arrows and they will be making a lot of appearances.
I can't resist.
The paper is unknown - but perfect.

A sneaky peek of my upcoming tutorial for
Off the Rails Scrapboooking!
Check it out for amazing inspiration!
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