Friday, July 31, 2009

Hey - It's Alex's title!

Don't blame me! LOL!!! I just made the page and asked Alex what the title should be. He said this has to be the title because it's obvious that there is "Booty" around him. Brett will just LOVE this one! HA HA HA! Seriously, we had just arrived and I sent the boys into "Port Royal" where the shops and restaurants are and when I walked in, this is what I saw. No one is grown up at DisneyWorld.

I use the beautiful Rustic Stack of papers by DCWV. You will be seeing this alot. It's just wonderful. (You can get it at JoAnns or at the online store, JoAnns) I cut some flowers and flourishy things from the papers and then I scanned my pin from the resort and attached it to a pin card. That's my "booty" from that day. :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Doodlin Again and painting too

I had some more of the silly field day photos so I decided to finish them up with the DCWV Doodlin' Around Stack.

I also tried the stamping technique where you lift off paint and I found out some things about it. First of all, its not really meant for DCWV cardstock or any other cardstock for that matter. It would work best with a glossy paper. So I painted the area with a Gloss Varnish first, allowed for drying time, no, you know thats not true, I used my heat tool. LOL! Then I painted a thicker layer of acrylic paint over it and quickly pressed my Foam Stamp into the paint and then lifted. I like it for a fun background and it was so easy. I did try it with a solid rubber stamp that is the same sort of dot design and it worked, but the foam lifted more paint.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Doodling Around Stack DCWV

If you haven't seen the Doodling Around Stack by DCWV, check it out! It's really cute and fun stuff. Lots of seasonal doodled designs and coordinating papers to make great layouts. I love the bits of glitter here and there because they are not overwhelming, but just a perfect accent. If you look at the blue star patterned paper here, its blue background is like a clear embossed layer with scattered blue glitter and its really nice.

Anyway, I found these old photos of Alex doing silly Field Day relays and wanted to do a special page. I hadn't tried this chipboard letter technique before and had always wanted to. My friend, Kristin, did a page using this technique the other day at a crop and I had to try it out. You attach the chipboard letters (and other shapes if you like) to form a frame, border, block, whatever you like. Then you paint over the entire piece with acrylic paint. I suggest using the same thickness of chipboard for the pieces if you want a uniform look and painting 2 coats of paint. I loved the look but wanted to add a bit more so I painted the surface of the letters in my son's name yellow and then doodled around them. So fun, because you can go outside the lines, mess up, who cares?! It still looks cute!

Monday, July 27, 2009

I only have EYES for you

Oh I can't take credit for the title, as much as I would like to....Nancy gave me the title and idea of putting the little googly eyes on the page. Thank you Nancy!!! It just totally makes the page. I took the photo of them in this little shop with the antique things and had to get the photo of the case of eyes - totally morbid and humorous at the same time. The Strand is open, well parts of it, but as a whole I would say wait. Its good to put money into the economy down on the island especially but there were areas of the Strand that had 10+ feet of water so most businesses are closed, some for good. We were very sad that the Peanut Butter Warehouse was gone. Anyway, here is my fun page and the great "Gretel" collection by Cosmo Cricket had the perfect colors. I used some Basic Grey and Grungeboard alphas for the letters.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

a Mother's love is forever

I LOVE this "june bug" collection by Basic Grey and it was just what I needed for this great photo of my mom and brother. I even did some special stitches from my machine. I really like it alot.

Feline Frenzy

If this doesn't make you laugh, something is wrong! Figaro was only 5 1/2 weeks old and it was his first jingly feathered toy, he couldn't see it all that well but he is a very determined kitten! Just cracks me up.

The papers and letter stickers are We R Memory Keepers "Tiffanys" and the puffy stickers are Mrs.Grossmans.


Everytime the camera comes out, they stand as tall as possible, well Brett and Alex do. Since they were little - its always a height contest. You know, now that they are 17, 19, and 21, and the youngest is the tallest. I am thinking the contest is over. LOL!

I used some really great Crate Paper for this page and the red is of course "Off Beat" by Basic Grey. The tag and grungeboard title are Tim Holtz Ranger.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sonny Eclipse

When you eat at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe, be sure to have the Rotisserie Chicken and if you are lucky you will enjoy a performance by Sonny Eclipse and his invisible back up singers "The Space Angels". We love having a bit of atmosphere when we are eating. Sometimes you are treated to a little concert by a local band or choir, or the Disneyworld brass band which is fantastic, but we love Sonny's jokes and songs.

I had the most fun making this page! I used all Que Sera Sera Collection papers and a journaling block by K&Co. The black swirled jewels are Prima and I misted the corner with Yellow Shimmerz Mist. The title is written with black fabric paint.

I love these fringe flowers, if you would like to give them a try, check out Jennifer's tutorial HERE.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I need a vacation

I have been thinking about vacations and destinations alot lately! I only go on vacation every couple of years and this is not a traveling year so I definately have the travel bug. I got the idea to make this little luggage tag mini and had alot of fun creating it. I used a bunch of really fun vintage travel images from Altered Pages.

The actually tag is created by using normal kraft paper cardstock. Dunk it in water and crumple it really really well, then flatten it out on a couple of pieces of papertowels, and microwave for about 30 seconds to dry it quickly. Next I cut out a window for the front and machine stitched a piece of plastic to the center. The inside pages are those little vertical name badge holders like you would attach to a lanyard. So for the window on the tag, I cut one of those apart. I created some ATC sized cards with the vintage images and put them in the badge holders and then the pages fit into my little luggage tag. The strap has a bit of velcro on it to open and close the book.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Night in Port Royal

Since I am the only one using the camera, there aren't many photos of me on vacation unless I put the camera down at the end of the day when I am nice and worn out and have been rained on. Pretty! Well this was a nice evening by the Port Royal Fort pool at the Caribbean Beach resort at DisneyWorld. The boys were just trying to dunk each other for hours and we enjoyed the breeze and a drink, then fireworks.

I used a bunch of really really old papers and things, but the colors were perfect and I think it suits the evening.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Welcome to the Caribbean, Love

Oh this was a FUN page to create. The current Disney Challenge includes the Caribbean Beach Resort so I am really hoping to get a bunch of pages done. I have so many photos. We loved that place. Also I did one of the Serendipity Scrapbooks Daily Challenges. The challenge was to do a very layered, distressed, chunky page. This looked alot more chunky when it hadn't been stitched and glued. The papers are mostly 29th Street Market by MME with some Prima "lucid" collection. There are 6 stamps on this page from Inque Boutique, Rubber Stamp Ave, and the pineapple foam stamp from Delta (I think).

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Yep, we are on the Disney Dining plan

If you have ever been on the Disney Dining Plan at Walt Disney World, you will understand! lol. There is so much food and if you know the right places to eat, its amazing. Too much food and Desserts at all meals and then snacks....Let's put it this way, we walked from morning to night for 7 days in 95+ degree heat and didn't lose weight. Some of us gained. LOL!!! Oh and this photo was taken at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland on the last day of our trip.

I used all DCWV Papers from the Garden Party Stack and the red is from the Spring Glitter Stack. The ruffle is fabric and the cupcake stamp is by Inque Boutique.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fun House Mirror 1963

Yep, that's my mom and dad in the mirror. I love the angle of Daddy taking the photo and check out Mom's glasses! Great shirt choice too.

I used the New Basic Grey "June Bug" collection along with Thickers black and yellow letters, an Inque Boutique stamp, and the word mirror is cut with my Cricut "Cuttin Up" font and silver metallic paper.

Now I can not take credit for this design. I am scraplifting a page by my good friend, Nancy Burke. See her layout HERE.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Stitch - MGM '02

This is for the Disney Challenge #12 (Stitch) and also for a challenge at Serendipity scrapbooks. I had to use fabric, at least two stamped images cut out, doodling, masking, 2 or more flowers, ribbons, and buttons.

The papers are all DCWV, mostly from the Citrus Stack and Citrus Cardstock Stack. The stamps are all Inque Boutique from the Curly Qute set. The background masking was sprayed with a yellow Shimmerz spritz. I just love that stuff but it doesn't show up very well in photos - looks very pretty in real life. I just made little quilted stars using a piece of white fleece inside because I didn't want to deal with batting. :)

Thursday, July 09, 2009


So there is this Last Serendipity Scrapper Standing Contest going on over at Serendipity Scrapbooks and if you know me, then you know I LOVE challenges so I am playing along with alot of the challenges just for fun. Today there was one that sounded so fun. You had to punch or cut the same size and shaped pieces from scraps of papers and create a frame or shape using more than 25 pieces....there was another part about metallic embellishments and a quote, but somewhere along the way, I got carried away with my layout and forgot that part. I have to say, it's a darn good thing I am not playing for real, because I would NOT be the last standing.

Anyway, I found these old photos of Chris and Alex in front of the Confectionery at the Magic Kingdom. I just love Alex's "Candy candy candy!" look. I used a Mickey punch with a BUNCH of Spring Glitter Stack papers by DCWV. I also used some great glittery candy rub ons from the DCWV Sweet Stack Collection. That's about the time I realized that I forgot the quote and metallic embellishments. LOL!


Saturday would have been Daddys 77th birthday so I have been thinking about him and I found this photo that I really like. You could never get him to behave in a photo because he hated to have photos taken, but he was more than willing to take tons of photos of everyone else. He is acutally taking a photo of the resort pool with the big Fantasia Sorcerer Mickey fountain.

I used my new Basic Grey June Bug and I really love it. I thought it would be so hard to work with, but it's not at all!!! The stamp is Basic Grey Marrakech. I colored the image with Stampin Up watercolor crayons.