Monday, May 31, 2010

Color Room Palette #7

This is for The Color Room Challenge #7. I am a week late but I still wanted to do this one. I just love the Kioshi Collection from Basic Grey and I knew it would be just right for this photo. This is the Caribbean Beach Resort at Walt Disney World. This is our view as we walked out of our building toward Port Royal where the pool and restaurant/shopping are. We only got to see the resort at Sunset one of the evenings because we were at parks for the other 7 evenings.

I used my Cricut to cut the flower centers, the palm fronds and the label. The label is from the Preserves cart, the flower centers are from the Accent Essentials cart and the palm fronds are my own design. The large part of the flowers is just hand cut so they wouldn't all be the same.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Magical Bus Stop

Silliness follows me around and this time it's my sister and my son. At Disney World, even when it's 98 degrees and you are sitting at a bus stop, you seem to have fun. AND since my sister was there with her pink shorts, I got to scrap with Pink! :)

I used sketch #27 from Sketch Savvy HERE. The papers are We R Memory Keepers Tiffany's Collection along with DCWV Spring Glitter Stack .
The fluffy chenile stem was white and I sprayed it with Tuscan Sun Shimmerz Spritz - a trick I stole from Kristin Fougeron - and now that I think of it, I took her chenile stems too. Thanks Kristin!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Just kidding! I wish it was cool out. I was thinking about water parks and cool weather so I pulled out the Blizzard Beach photos. I used Sketch #26 from SketchSavvy. This page is also inspired by the Pier 1 Ad below. I drew a flower kind of like the plate so that I could put them on my page. :) I also drew the vine, and then I had my cricut cut them out using Sure Cuts Alot.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Fruit Stripe Gum

This past weekend Serendipity Scrapbooks had a fun crop called The Serendipity Show with themes from classic television and commercials. One of my challenges was the commercial for Fruit Stripe Gum and I had everyone create cards with the fruity colored paper strips and using a cute little animal. It was great fun and I made this cute card for my sister for her Birthday. Her dog has black spots so I knew she would like the puppy on it. I just LOVE this October Afternoon Fly a Kite collection. But check out the cute card that my friend, Tami made HERE

And just for fun, here's the commercial:

Friday, May 21, 2010


If you don't behave in the Magic Kingdom, I can't help you. You end up in the pillory and I am not giving you the key. This is for The Color Room Challenge #6 (below) and I used my Sketch #22 HERE. I used some really old My Minds Eye Bohemia along with fabric and paper flowers.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Blast Off with the Trash Can Trio!

I just love the Jamminators at Epcot but on my trip to Disneyland in 08 we got to see the Trash Can Trio in Tomorrowland. Just too fun. If you haven't caught their performance, or just want to see it again, I found a link on youtube and its posted below :) I bet you didn't know that Basic Grey Offbeat is perfect for Tomorrowland. I just realized it and I am going to have to pick up some more because I have masses of photos to scrap from both Tomorrowlands. I used my Sketch #25 for this page - See it HERE. I am including my rocket in case anyone needs a rocket for a layout. Simple shapes really, but having the template helps.

Monday, May 17, 2010

good morning

a good morning is when I am standing by the main gate at DisneyWorld. :) This layout is for Sketch #23 HERE. I just love this sketch because it lets me use lots and lots of patterned papers. I used the new October Afternoon The Thrift Shop collection.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Brothers are Very Cool??? Well, this layout is for the Anything Goes challenge on the My Mind's Eye Blog. There was a great sketch so most of the work was done for me. I used MME Breaking Free papers, rubons, and die cuts, plus one paper from the MME Penny Lane collection.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pastels. . . really!

LOL! I know I don't really get to use pastels much but I wanted to do this weeks challenge at The Color Room (Palette #5). I found some photos of my when I was 16 months old on my hoppy horsey - yes, that was his name. Also I just got these new My Minds Eye Lush papers and alpha and I had to use them. I know its not going to really come across in the photos but some of the papers are beautifully flocked, the chipboard alphas too. The flowers are die cut from fabric and book paper using the Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die.

Notice the book paper. A couple of weekends ago our neighborhood had its first ever garage sale. It was only a few hours but I picked up alot of treasures and one was a really damaged old copy of Little Women. I pulled out about 20 pages to use for things and I found one that says, "Don't you love to ride?" asked Grace of Amy. How cute is that!?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Color Room Challenge Palette #4

I decided to try the Color Room Challenges. This is Palette #4 (below). I used My Minds Eye Breaking Free paper and rubons. I even kind of followed the sketch! I may have to try this weeks challenge too. Is anyone else doing their challenges?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Can you tell this was just TOO FUN!? I love embossing chipboard. See the step by step how to below. I used the Abbey Road "Stomp" papers from My Minds Eye. My friend Nancy created the cutest Dinoland page HERE, so I had to use it for my Dino pages. I copied her little palm fronds too - so cute. I also added my own little dino that I printed on the MME paper and cut out.

Emboss your chipboard!

Have you ever embossed your chipboard? I know that companies like GCD make tools to pound shapes into chipboard and those are fun, but you probably have tools at home that can be used to create embossed designs on chipboard. The real trick is to dampen the chipboard by spritzing it with water first. Then you can use anything from pounding it with a meat tenderizer, to embossing folders. I am going to show you my favorite way.

Basically you need naked chipboard first. Next you need embossing folders or templates of any kind and a way to squeeze or pound them. You can use a Quickutz hand tool like I have, another embossing machine, or just a place your chipboard on the sidewalk and use a mallet or hammer! :) I used this old Circles Goosebumpz embossing folder from Quickutz so I could make bumpy dino skin looking chipboard letters.

Here is my example after painting, sanding, and inking - followed by the step by step photos:

Step 1.
Spritz the chipboard with water so that it will take the impression easier.
Step 2. Place the chipboard face down on the depression side of the embossing folder. I have used a metal Quickutz folder and a plastic folder. Both work well.
Step 3. Place in the Quickutz handtool and squeeze. Or use a hammer on a hard surface.
Step 4. Allow to dry completely before painting or inking.
(Click to enlarge the images)

Monday, May 10, 2010

To Infinity...

Toy Story 3 can not come out soon enough for us! Here's why.... This is my house in 1997. This could be any day from the release of the first one - til they were too big for the tent-ship. I had a terrible time finding royal blue papers that work with this sort of thing. Royal blue is not found in scrapping papers much but it sure is found in photos! I ended up using Basic Grey Lime Rickey for the most part. I added some cute red October Afternoon. I had two more photos taht were not quite as good so I put them behind the photo in a pocket.

Friday, May 07, 2010

World of Disney

Right after we check in to our resort on our first day of our trip, we go to Downtown Disney to start off the magic and the shopping! Don't want to use up a park day with Downtown Disney. LOL! I think it really gets you in the spirit of WDW. This was Bretts first trip so he was very giddy.

I used Cosmo Cricket papers from about 3 - 4 different collections and Sketch #18 from my Sketch Blog. Gotta say, I didn't draw the sketch to be used for Mickey punches but I totally love it!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Daddy and Me

I used my Sketch #24 for this layout design. I just LOVE this beautiful New Basic Grey Cappella collection. It was exactly what I needed for this photo because of the soft colors. The cute journaling stamps are Basic Grey Basics. I really wanted to use this silky flower that my friend gave me so it got a bit sparkly and I added even more bling as I went along with Prima crystals and my favorite Rock Candy Stickles.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

oh deer!

This is a layout about my uncle's peach thief. I used my 2 page sketch #5 HERE. The papers are all My Minds Eye "Where the Heart is" collection.
And my uncle wrote the journaling for me :) Everytime he would come back into the house she would peek around the corner to see if she could go steal more peaches. He has alot of deer that visit every day and he gives them cornmeal.

Below the layout photos there is an image to show how I get the edges embossed on my layouts. I use a Quickutz hand tool to squeeze the embossing folders. By repositioning the folders you can make it emboss the entire perimeter. If you would like it to emboss a bit more inward on your page, you can place your layout and folder on a hardwood or tile floor and stomp on the folder. It won't emboss as deeply as the edges with the Quickutz hand tool, but it sort of fades the image inward. LOL!