Friday, February 4, 2011

An old friend

I have been busy in my craft room but figured that I would like to take pictures in the morning when there is better light, so instead I will share an old friend.  This is Autumn is hangs out in my craft room, but before that she was Memory Lane's scrapbook bear.  She took trips with customers and they made scrapbook pages of the places she went.  She is a little bit of history and I was thrilled when I was able to get her from my former boss.  So now she spends her days in my craft room hanging out where ever and just enjoying life.   
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Crop-ical Getaway

Ladies Night Out using Rusty Pickle paper, title and journaling spot cut on Cricut 

"Artist" Sandylion paper colored with markers and water color pencil, also prima paper, journal spot from pinecone press  

"untitled" it needs one just haven't figured it out yet, paper is Rusty pickle and prima flowers, ribbon from Close to my heart

"The Vintage Room's first Craft show" Paper K&Company and Daisy D, Stamps Tim Holtz, Letters Heidi Swap, Lace purchased from Joann's 

Cousins paper from Bo Bunny Press

Patches' Page paper Mme, ribbon is vintage seam binding, Flower is Close to my Heart and Brad is from K&Company

"Cousins2" Paper is Colorbox, I don't like what I did with the title so I'm going to fix that

Sassy's page paper from Rusty Pickle paw is from Cricut's Four Legged Friend Cart.

Sorry for the shadows in this one "Smokey's Page" paper from Adornit 

Wet Nose Warm Heart aka Archer's page.  Page is from Colorbox 

"Things in life that matter most are the Little things" 

Here we go as I promised.  Although packing was a challenge for me I feel like I did a great job packing projects and supplies to make my first crop in ages a productive day.  The food was amazingly good and boy was there food!!! I'm telling you if you are in the and love to scrapbook sign up for one of Captured Moments' Crops you will not be disappointed.  The ladies were friendly and their daughter were sooooo helpful when bringing our stuff in.  Although I didn't really need the help, but I took it gladly.  Everyone seemed very friendly and it was a fun day had by all.  I completed 14 layouts and I'm including just a few I completed.  I had a lot of fun making myself use what I had on hand and on top of it actually use paper that I have had in my stash for-EVER!!  I even did journaling (which I have never been a big journaler, which I find interesting considering I dabble in writing and poetry).  I feel like I didn't go crazy on embellishing but these were kind of meant to be simple pages.  The pictures I chose to bring with me were one's that I knew I wanted to scrapbook and I don't want to take away from them because they are such special people/pets and memories.  So sometimes simple is okay in my book. Pin It Now!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Some Cards and getting ready for a Crop-ical getaway

So I have been rather busy the last week or so.  I was inspired to make a few cards which happens from time to time.  I don't really consider myself a "Cardmaker", but once in a great while the mood strikes me and I'm pretty surprised by what I come up with.  So I made 4 cherry cards because I need to make a card for Tabitha's birthday.  I had this cute Scalloped fabric in my ribbon box for awhile.  I got it on clearance at Joann's I believe its from Colorbox.  I used a piece of paper from the Farmer's Market stack from DCWV and some red and green cardstock.  The brown paper used on these cards are actually the opposite side of the Farmer's market paper.  It was a great use paper.  The stamps I used on most of the cards came from Close to my Heart (a special set only sold in there Cherry Oh Workshop Kit) and a cupcake stamp from Studio G and the "Happy Cupcake Day" stamp I purchased at my local stamp store awhile back.  Other supplies include brads and sticky bling.

Before the Cherry cards I made 11 "Wood you be Mine" cards.  I was inspired by my friend Tabitha who was inspired by the most recent Papercraft Magazine.  Tabitha's Card was a rectangle of brown paper embossed with the Tim Holtz Wood Grain Embossing Folder and then had baker's twine wrapped around it. I had 11 hearts I cut out on the cricut that I embossed using the same folder that I was going to make tags out of for my Christmas presents this year and I ran out of time so I just threw them in my box of Christmas stuff for future use.  After seeing Tabitha card and how cute it came out I just made these.  I hope she doesn't mind I scrap lifted her card.

The last thing I have been up to is packing for a crop.  I haven't done this in literally years.  I used to be a crop scrapbooker.  When the store was around the corner I would go once a week and at least once a month to a bigger crop.  After the store closed and I moved I was able to have my own scrapbook room which made me a home scrapbooker, but I wanted to get out and socialize and I had heard wonderful things about the crops that a store about a half an hour away had, so Tabitha twisted my arm and we went this month.  I was soooo nervous that I wouldn't get anything done and that I would forget something vital to my creative process.  So I packed about 5 days in advance and then unpacked the day before to make sure I packed everything lol.  I decided because most of my stuff was packed and I wanted to create I would make my name tag for the front pouch on my crop bag.  So the pictures posted are 1 of my crop bags ready to go and my name tag using Graphic 45's Steampunk line (I love that line by the way. Its not a normal color combo I like to use and honestly I would probably never buy it but I picked it up a Captured Moments and I don't regret it I have almost used the whole stack of 8x8 paper).

There is more to come about the crop but I'll wait for Captured Moments to post the big group picture before I do.  I have my layout all photographed and up loaded to share.  Stay tuned.... Pin It Now!