Monday, November 14, 2011

Sounds of Disney

This page is for a fun challenge at Disney Scrappers that is all about the sounds at Disney parks that make it special. You know the sound of the crickets in the boarding area at Pirates of the Caribbean or inside Blue Bayou, the horn that sounds when the big wave is coming in Typhoon Lagoon, or the Trolly in Toon Town at Disneyland. I still haven't taken photos of Push, the talking trashcan, or the talking water fountain in Epcot. I did find this photo of me opening the talking mailbox in Toon Town. Yes, I opened it like 20 times. LOL! you just have to. I found the other two photos of the post office online because I didn't get photos and it's just so darn cute. I used October Afternoon's Sidewalk collection plus a few pieces from other October Afternoon collections. This is my page for Sketch #69 at SketchSavvy (SEE IT HERE). I added some of the phrases that the mailbox says for the journaling.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


My son has always collected Nutcrackers and he got two nice ones from my mom and stepdad this past Christmas so I took photos of him with them. This is for the Basic Grey Sketch for this week by Kathleen Summers. Her page is just adorable with the photos of sweet daughter, but I wanted to use larger photos so I only used two photos with the same layout design. I love the Jovial collection and I just had to cut a bunch of the flowers and things out to use for dimension. I also used a pine garland border punch for the strip along the bottom and added circle punched berries with foam tape. I found a gold sword pick that was in my grandmothers ornament making stash and I added it because Alex started collecting Nutcrackers when he was little because of the swords :)

Crazy bat dude

Yep, this is last Halloween and that IS my husband terrorizing the neighborhood. He was running around trying to be like batman, but the rest of the costume was the truely scary part. LOL! I love this Midnight Magic stack from DCWV and for coordinating flowers I used the NEW Creamy Stack from DCWV. Its this super smooth cardstock weight paper that has a finish that you have to just feel. Its.... creamy? well, I want to call it sort of satin feeling. It makes wonderful dimensional flowers too, since it holds it shape so well. Click on the close up of the flower to really see this Creamy Stack paper better. The bats are from the Midnight Magic banner kit. There are just so many great die cuts in that kit.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

More Fall tags!

Well I had some time this weekend to get more fall tags done and now my desk looks pretty scary. I think tags make a bigger mess than layouts because you are gathering all kinds of things that you might want to use and then you cut little bits and pieces. Anyway, I am playing along a bit with Nancy Burke's 12 Tags of Fall on her blog. She has great tutorials for her tags and even with the step by step instructions, I seem to have veered away. LOL! I started by working on her Tag #2 and it turned out pretty close to the example for me.

Then I tried Tag #4 and I had this little thistle looking thing and some flowers but then I thought of my favorite fall drink and the tag took a bit of a turn....and I went downstairs and made a pumpkin chai tea latte.

Next I tried Nancy's Tag #5 and I ended up with 2 tags. First I did the doily and buttons tag and I really liked it but I didn't have room for the cute bee stamp! That won't do, so I made a bee and honeycomb tag just so I could use that stamp. Why are bees fall-ish? you might ask? well, bees make honey and it goes in my hot tea that I have every single morning in the fall. :)

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Fall Tag #1

Have you seen the Fall Tag tutorials that Nancy Burke is doing on her blog? There will be 12 and they are so awesome that I just had to try and play along. The thing is that I am a bit behind. Today is day #3 and I am just finishing the first one. I hope to catch up this weekend. I love fall decor but when I started working on these, I found out that I just didn't have alot of fall stuff in my stash so I used papers, fabrics, and ribbons that were the right colors. My tags need to be more cream and brown colors to go with my decor too. I tried to do the cool background and found out I need to make or buy more warm tones of mist! I ended up stamping my text in Walnut stain distressed ink and then sponging Brushed Corduroy distressed ink and I think those are the types of browns I need for my tags. I just loved her tied cinnamon so I had to have that part but I added a metal lock rather than a clock because I couldn't find one that worked for me.

Thanks for the inspiration, Nancy!!! *Visit Nancy's Blog HERE*