Wednesday, March 26, 2014

California Album - Universal Studios

All the scrapbooking I have done over the years, this California album is the most rewarding experience by far!!!  I am just having so much fun putting it together.  I have never actually completed an album before.

Here is the next page I have completed.  A 2-page spread for our day at Universal Studios.


I included 8 photos and still had room for some fun embellishments too :)


I made my own title on my Silhouette (yeah me!!).  


I included this cute word paperclip to emphasize how much fun these guys were having.


The photos are displayed on little handmade file folders and I added stickers to add some detail.


The tour of the backlot was very entertaining.  We had the opportunity to see all sorts of places we recognized from movies.  


Hope you will check back again.....I will have lots more to share.  

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Gotta Love This - California Album!

Although it has been a while since I have posted anything here, I have been busy scrapbooking.  I am busy working on Jason's California album and making great progress.

I have been using pocket pages (divided sleeves for my photos) to speed up the process a bit.  It is a really fun way to scrapbook and very rewarding because you actually feel like you are accomplishing something.  I am well over half way through the photos and the album is really taking shape.

This is the page that I finished up tonight.


I used up the last of the photos from our hike in Malibu.  I even pulled out some stamps that hadn't even been inked yet.  


The tree is also a stamp (I did some paper-piecing with it)!!  I did my journaling using my Silhouette and my sketch pens (there is no other way to journal, in my opinion).


I recently acquired this when I did a little online shopping at Kerri Bradford's site (dangerous place).  I cut it twice and offset it slightly to help it 'pop' a bit.


More stamps and a button from my stash.  It is really nice to be using things I have had for sooooo long.


I'm off to work on another spread......visit again for another peek!!


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Let it Snow - Projects Using Files from Juliana Michaels

Over the Christmas holidays I had some time off and was given the opportunity to play with some Silhouette files designed by the very talented Juliana Michaels.  It had been a while since I had actually sat down and created something for myself, so I was very excited to play.

This is the set of files that I played with!  It is called Let it Snow, which was perfect because we were right in the middle of a big snow storm so it really inspired me :)


I dug into my photos and found some old ones that I really wanted to scrapbook!  I also had some brand new papers from the Bo Bunny Woodland Winter collection.

The first project I made was a photo tray.  I have picked up a few of these trays over the years with the intension of making them, but never really got around to it.


I used one photo and cut it in half to put it in 2 different sections.  I love how this turned out.  I used the 'Let it Snow' die-cut and sized it down to fit on top of my photos.


I used the 'Baby it's Cold Outside' file for the main title on my tray.  It really wasn't that cold outside....as you can see, Jason is not even wearing a coat.  It was March and the sun was shining.


The snowman file is my favourite.  He is so simple but just perfect to add some stitching and a few embellishments to to jazz him up.  I also used one of the snowflakes and using the welding function on my Silhouette, I created a border for the center of my tray!!


My next project is a single layout using some more of the photos that I found in my stash!!  Like I said before, it had been a while since I have really scrapbooked so I wondered if I even rememberd how.  Working with these files made it really easy to put this page together!!!


I just loved the 'Let it Snow' title and I wanted it to really stand out on my page.  I created a couple of mats to layer behind the title and then added a chipboard snowflake for an accent!


The tags are lots of fun to work with too.  I layered this one with brown and set an eyelet and added some twine.  I found some sequins that matched and added a little sparkle.


I also had some snowflake embellishments from Jolie's that worked really well with my papers and the files, so I added one of them to my layout as well.


I did my journaling using my sketch pens and my Silhouette!  There is just no other way to do it.  There are so many great fonts and you can place it wherever you want.


For my final project I created this sweet snowman card.  


I embossed the background with a snowflake embossing folder.  I added sequins for the snowman's buttons and a carrot button for his nose.


I inserted the 'Let it Snow' phrase into a speech bubble and then backed it with some matching blue paper.


Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my blog.  I had a wonderful time working with these files and I hope I have inspired you.  

Be sure to visit Juliana's blog and you can download these files for yourself.  

Friday, January 3, 2014

A Little Sneak Peek!!

I am so excited to share a little sneak peek for a project that I am working on! I can't really give any details, but the rest will be coming soon.


I can tell you that I have been playing with  my Silhouette and working with some really great files from Juliana Michaels!


Friday, December 27, 2013

Santa Pants - Gift Bag

Merry Christmas everyone! I truly hope that each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and happieness!

I did have a little bit of time to do some Christmas crafting.  One of the things that I made was this awesome pair of Santa Pants for a gift that Joanne and I gave to Shelby!!!  Aren't they the sweetest????  I used a FREE svg file from SVG Cuts and my Silhouette (of course).


I used glitter paper from Best Creations for the pants.  This glitter paper is the BEST!  The glitter does not fall off the paper and make a huge mess, plus it cuts beautifully in the Silhouette.  I filled the pants with some crinkled kraft paper (I purchased this at my local dollar store), along with some other treats too.


For the cuffs of the Santa Pants, I used my Cuttlebug and embossed snowflakes on to the white paper.  It added a little texture and a magical feel.


I had a great time putting these together to give as a gift.  I will definitely be using this file again for next year.