Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Princess in disguise

and a very convincing disguise too! LOL! My good friend, Tami, helped me with the title and quotes and I thought they were just exactly what I wanted for this page. Its just a photo of me at shopping at Downtown Disney the first night we were there in 02.

Do you just love this cute Disney Princess dress paper from EK Success?! I had to do this ultra girly princess page just to be able to use this paper. For some reason I just dont have photos of my boys posing with princesses :) The great flowers are some that I have had for a long time and really wanted to use. They are K&Co. The title alphas are Pink Paislee

Friday, May 27, 2011


I have done this sort of thing before, but I just love the look of making tiny mickey topiaries from paper to go with my photos. This weeks Color Combos Galore #194 had the most perfect colors for my photos of the front of Epcot for the International Flower and Garden Festival and the challenge is to use numbers so I just had to make the mickey and minnie into the 0's for 2005. I used the Martha Stewart punch called hydrangeas with the tiny 4 petal flowers. I have a couple of close ups so you can kind of see how I did it. I want to do a bigger one on another page but these take awhile.

I used DCWV Cotton Blossom papers because they have fantastic glittery glossy bits, and also some papers from the Echo Park For the Record collection. Just perfect colors

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tropical card

This is just a fun tropical card like the one that I made for my sister's birthday. I used my SCAL2 to cut out the hibiscus. The paper is vintage MME Kaleidoscope.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Love 2 Shop *Color Combos Galore #193

Have you seen this weeks Color Combos Galore challenge #193? Check it out HERE. it just so pretty and totally inspired me. I just love the inspiration photo and the challenge to use a story. Now I will admit that I didn't add the story because this page is for my sister's book and I wanted it to be in her hand writing. The journaling block is in a pocket behind the photo which is raised with foam tape. Her birthday is tomorrow so she will be getting it soon. Happy Birthday Angie!

I used Girls Paperie papers and cut my little hearts with my Sure Cuts ALot2. Its just so much faster than punches and I like the control over size. I made the little white flowers using punches. I have to thank Fi for the idea to use a border with layered paper and Dottie Mesh :) And the big flower is just fabric flowers from K&Co and I gathered the big one in a circle to give it a puff and make it smaller.

Our sponsor this month at Color Combos Galore is Scrappy Chics Kits and you really should check them out because they have some seriously cool kits! Of course you should play along with us at CCG for a chance to win this month too :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

dancing with beast ... sort of

These are old photos of my sister and I pretending to dance with Beast at Disneyland in 1992. I have scrapped them for my book but this page is for her book. I pulled out some Basic Grey Sugar Rush because it was as close as I could get to these colors. Why do no paper collections ever have royal blue in them!? It seems to be in all of my photos. I used a super cute Imaginisce carriage stamp for the first time but most of these things are from the stash. Don't be afraid to pull out the older products. You have them, you may as well use them.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Space Ranger Spin

This is one of our favorite rides and I have alot of photos so I just really needed a 2 page layout... or more. :) I used 2 page Sketch #12 from Sketch Savvy {HERE}. http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif I used Basic Grey, Momenta, and DCWV papers, along with the Toy Story Cricut cartridge. I did forget the hidden mickey until after I took these photos so I just added it and its not in the photos. Also a little tip - if you have these vinyl American Crafts Thickers that are gooey and don't actually stick, stitch them down. They're not going anywhere now! LOL

If you haven't been on Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin at the Magic Kingdom, or if you just miss it, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to virtually ride it again :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Color Combos Galore #192

Well its that time again for another Color Combos Galore Challenge (#192) - check it out HERE. The photo and colors are really pretty and the challenge is to create dimension thru layering. I chose some fun photos from Blizzard Beach and I used my cricut "Winter Woodland" cartridge for the title, skis, and snowflakes. I found some really beautiful black lace in my stash and some super soft mint fabric. The background is a white cardstock with embossed circles by DCWV. The blue papers are DCWV Cotton Bloom, and most of the other patterned papers are ancient Making Memories. I knew I kept that paper for something important. :)

Our sponsor this month at Color Combos Galore is Scrappy Chics Kits and you really should check them out because they have some seriously cool kits! Of course you should play along with us at CCG for a chance to win this month too :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

DCWV blog challenge!

Are you a DCWV Stackaholic like me??? oh come on, I know you are. LOL! Are you ready for a challenge? Check out the DCWV Blog Stack-a-holic Template Challenge for
You just have to play along - believe me when Erin says "awesome prizes", they always are! It's a fun sketch,if I do say so myself :) Here is the page that I did when making the sketch originally. I used some beautiful Street Lace papers from DCWV and photos from my cousin's wedding.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Mom's card

This is the card that I made for my mom for mothers day. I had to wait til after I gave it to her to post here. The papers are the beautiful Emma's Shoppe collection from Crate Paper and I cut the daisies with my cricut.

Natl Scrapping day challenges

This year since Natl Scrapbooking day was on the Saturday before Mother's day, alot of people didn't get to play along with the challenges so at DisneyScrappers we have some challenges {HERE} to play along with all week. If you love disney scrapping, come over and play along. I finally finished my layout for the challenge using rolled papers. It was just the right embellishment to go with my tropical page. This is first thing in the morning when we got to Typhoon Lagoon and it was my son's first time there so he was pretty excited.

I used New Fancy Pants Beach Bum papers and some of my Inque Boutique stamps. The fluff in the center of the yellow flowers is what you get when you scrape the edge of cardstock - kind of like DIY flocking. I saw Betsy Veldman use it for one of her cards and I just love the idea.