Saturday, July 30, 2011


I rarely scrap photos of the parades or fireworks shows at Disney Parks because they are such a challenge for me but this Basic Grey Out of Print Collection has perfect colors for Spectromagic and along with the white background, it really brightens up these very dark photos. The print with the dark background and dots is almost made for these types of photos. I have got to get my hands on some of those adorable little Basic Grey yo yo flowers too.

This layout is for Sketch #64 at SketchSavvy. See it HERE

Friday, July 29, 2011

Color Combos Galore Challenge #202

You guys will love the colors this week for Color Combos Galore Challenge #202. I have to tell you guys about my week. We had a lightening strike at our house that knocked out circuits, AC, and most of our electronics so things here have been rather difficult. But I loved these colors SO much that I just had to play along! I was able to use my mini laptop to upload. I hope you guys will check out all of the Design Team's creations and maybe play along too.

I used Fancy Pants papers for the most part and the background paper that looks like a chalkboard is actually the same paper as the frame, I just cut it apart. Then I dry brushed white paint around the photo and added journaling with a white gel pen. WHY do all of my white gel pens malfunction?! I mean I have the best ones that everyone else raves about, but mine are seriously crap. Just saying. LOL!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blog Hop drawing winner!

***Thank you to everyone who stopped by for the Color Combos Galore blog hop, it was so much fun! Be sure to watch for the new combo for this week - it's a really great one. The Winner of my random drawing for a RAK is....

jennyevans said...

"I LOVE your scrap style!! It is just amazing!! Your page is soo cool!! Love how you make it look like spiral notebook paper! Great tip!! I have only done a few challenges, but this is my favorite of them so far!!"

Jenny, please send me an email with your address so I can send you your prize :)

Space Cadet

I was visiting the October Afternoon blog and they were talking about using less than perfect photos and it made me think of this one. I had to lighten it quite a bit because of the way the morning sun is angled and my husband isn't facing the camera, but you don't get a photo op like this every day so I am using it! Ok maybe with my family, you do get photos like this quite often, but I still like it. I am not sure what he was doing but he was in Mission Space mode in Future World at Epcot so there was some spacey nonsense. I used the awesome Rocket Age Collection from October Afternoon and I have to tell you that I LOVE the Sprinklers sprays! This is the first time I have used them but you will be seeing more and I must have the new ones they have just released. I also love the buttons because there are 50 in a pack and I like to use alot of buttons.

Mice Crispies

When we go to Disney World the boys like to get what they call the Mice Crispies which are the Mickey rice krispy treats on a stick that are dipped in chocolate - Chris likes the white chocolate. Well, just check out these huge Mickey treats! Perry's wants me to make some at home. There is just something about watching the ladies in the Main Street Confectionery create treats that makes them extra special and the vanilla scent doesn't hurt.

I used all Basic Grey Out of Print Collection for this and its just a really fun collection to play with. Such fun colors. The cute little metal strip is from Pressed Petals.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Plundering New DCWV Tradewinds

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Nothing is better than plundering at DisneyWorld. This page is for Disney Scrappers Challenge #9 "Dead Men Tell No Tales" I used the new DCWV Tradewinds Stack. I think this stack is awesome for alot of things but I really love how well it goes with Pirate pages. All of these papers are from Tradewinds, even the title is cut from glitter paper in the Tradewinds Cardstock stack.

Color Combos Galore #201 is Live

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And this one is fun! You have to see these ice creamy colors. I was thinking about ice cream the whole time I was working on my layout. Click HERE to see what our fantastic Design Team did with Color Combos Galore #201! And the challenge was to use polka dots, leaves, 3 circles, metal, and fabric. I had alot of fun with this corduroy fabric on my page. I have a bunch of vintage buttons and I thought they would make a really cute ice cream cone.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New from DCWV!!!


Have you seen the video from DCWV's booth at CHA??? If you haven't you just have to check it out. What a booth! Last time the booth was amazing with all of the incredible paper dresses, but I think this is just over the top cooler! The trees alone are just stunning and I can not wait to get my hands on those Christmas collections. I know you guys can't wait for Erin to show everyone how to make the ornaments :) Many of these collections are already in stores so check them out, and I'm going to start stalking Michaels for those Christmas collections! First of all - take a couple of minutes to watch this fantastic video tour of the coolest booth ever.

I was lucky enough to do the layouts for the booth, so I am going to share a few of my favorites here. I didn't use my photos this time since I won't be getting these layouts back. That means that I will probably re-create some of these in the very near future for myself so you will get to see them again.

First, here are two layouts I did using the Nantucket Stack and the Lemon Flower Stack. These are my favorite stacks and I cant wait to make these layouts again for myself

And here are two more fun pages using the Mademoiselle Stack and the New Collage Musings Stack.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My garden *New EP Victoria Gardens*

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I told you I love this collection. While I had it out, I had to do another page. This is all Victoria Gardens Collection by Echo Park. Cassandra out did herself with this collection. So you saw my pink flamingos in the corner of my little garden, but this is the whole garden. It has actually grown quite alot since this photo, but now its really ugly. LOL!

I just punched these squares, scraped the edges, and crumpled them. It takes some time but its super easy. Then for the ruffle edge, I just cut the little sku strip at the bottom of the paper and on some of them I even left the name of the collection since it goes with my page. :) so the whole ruffle is something that most people would throw away. Look at the bottom strip before you cut it off your next paper.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Echo Park Victoria Gardens!!!

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I just got my New Echo Park Victoria Gardens collection and I had to make a page right away! Don't you just LOVE it?! I think the patterns and colors are fantastic so I can already see that I need another collection pack. And it's a great collection just to have around because the prints are fantastic for just about anything, but I thought of my photos from Crystal Palace in Walt Disney World right away so I had to do this page first. I just loved the little menu journaling block and I almost tried to print some of the yummy foods on it and then I thought of Pooh and he is much cuter there. :)

If you haven't seen all of the papers in the Victoria Gardens collection, check them out HERE.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Welcome to the Color Combos Galore 200th Anniversary Blog Hop!

***Updated: Thank you to everyone who stopped by for the blog hop, it was so much fun! The Winner of my random drawing for a RAK is....

jennyevans said...

"I LOVE your scrap style!! It is just amazing!! Your page is soo cool!! Love how you make it look like spiral notebook paper! Great tip!! I have only done a few challenges, but this is my favorite of them so far!!"

Jenny, please send me an email with your address so I can send you your prize :)

Welcome to the Color Combos Galore 200th "Anniversary" Blog Hop! We hope by visiting the CCG Design Team members' blogs, you will be able to pick up some fun tips and techniques. Many of the team members will be offering prizes, so you will want to visit all of the blogs to increase your chances of winning some fun scrappy stuff. We are also offering a chance at a Guest Designer spot for the month of August if you visit all of the blogs in our Blog Hop and participate in Challenge 200 by uploading your project to the CCG Gallery. It's so fun to get the colors before everyone else! Plus, who doesn't love to see their name in lights! The deadline for the chance to win these prizes is one week from today, Sunday, July 24, EST.

If this is your first stop at our Blog Hop, you'll want to start at Bente's Blog , and follow the hop in order so you don't miss anyone. If you've been hopping in order, your next stop is Tanya Tahir

Once you have visited all the blogs and uploaded a project to the CCG Gallery using Challenge 200, please make sure you check in at the Blog Hop discussion in the Special Announcements Forum at CCG. We will choose our August Guest Designer from that thread. Individual DT members will be choosing winners for the prizes they are offering. Good luck, and we hope you'll enjoy our blog hop!

Here is my layout for the Color Combos Galore Challenge #200. For the drippy bits, I made dots and splashes with Glossy Accents and I really like the way they turned out - hopefully you can see them well in the close up photo. We have had cloudy skies for a couple of days and I couldn't get a nice photo. The papers are mostly DCWV with the blue wave paper from K&Co. I wanted to show you a little technique but there aren't any terribly exciting techniques on my page. One thing that I like to do sometimes is to make my patterned paper look like the edge of a spiral so I punch holes and then tear them. For this page I used a 3/8" EK circle punch but it's also fun to use larger punches like 1/2" or 3/4" and you do not have to measure the distance or anything that time consuming. Just start punching along the edge and don't worry about spacing, this is meant to be sort of rough. Then to tear them place your closed scissors tip in the hole and just pull it outward to tear the paper. It makes a nice tear like a metal spiral would.

Leave a comment here on my blog and I will randomly choose one person to receive a scrappy prize from me. Also if you play along with Color Combos Galore - which was your most favorite color combo?

Friday, July 08, 2011

Herbs & Flamingos Color Combos Galore #199

Hey, if you haven't been playing along at Color Combos Galore, now is a great time. This weeks challenge is soooo fun! Check out Color Combos Galore Challenge #199 HERE

My husband can not stand my little tacky flamingos in my box garden, a nice metal sculpture in the shape of a flamingo would be fine, but he really cant stand these. So, of course, I had to do a page about them. LOL! Actually my herbs are about the only thing growing well this year so I wanted a page with a list of the lot. I used We R Memory Keepers Tiffany papers, Basic Grey Lemonade, and a really cool flower that my friend Heidi made for me :) I wanted to paint the doily yellow but couldn't find a good yellow in my acrylic paints so I painted it with Twinkling H2Os and it looks really sparkly in person but it didn't really show up in photos.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Magic Kingdom Marching Band

I love marching bands and that moment when the band comes down Main Street in the evening with the clear tones of the brass and sax, it gives me chills. I was so happy to find this EK Mickey sticker set with the great instruments. That along with this fantastic K&Co Americana collection, made putting together this page quite simple. I used a Basic Grey embossing template to emboss the light blue cardstock under the photo mats.

This is for the Disney Scrappers Challenge #7 Disney Americana.

If you would like to hear a bit from one of the Magic Kingdom bands, check out this Youtube that I found. They are just fantastic.