Fingerpainting page 2

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I made this page for Kyle's book of him fingerpainting at my niece's birthday party. Just another simple page but I am slowly but surely getting caught up to my goal, which is to be caught up through December 08 by Memorial day in both my kids books. :)

Kyle - Easter 08 page

Monday, March 30, 2009

I made this page for Kyle's book of Easter last year.

I used a sketch for this but I don't remember which one, it was actually a while ago that I created this page. I used my CM perfect fit paper for the green and yellow and used some scrap stripe paper for accent. The chipboard letters are from SU and I inked them with Chocolate Chip craft ink. Then I used an SU chocolate chip marker for my journaling and some random easter egg stickers on the top righthand side.

Kyle-Christmas at Gran's 07 page

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I made this two page spread for Kyle's book. I used a Becky Higgins sketch again (love those).

Supplies used: Red background paper, Kiwi Kiss and Night of Navy accent paper, Quirky Alphabet lower stamp set, Night of Navy ink and marker, CM navy number stickers, scrap stripe paper

take my picture page

Friday, March 27, 2009

I love my son! He was playing at his cousins party and came and said Mommy come take my picture. So I went around the corner and he thought my SIL's front porch was the perfect setting for a picture because it had a swing, LOL! I only took a couple and then he was off playing again but I thought that would make a cute page. I still need to write that story at the bottom but here is the page (almost finished).

I used splitcoast sketch #130 for this page and some of my perfect fit CM paper.

hotel page

Thursday, March 26, 2009

This is a page I made for Kyle's book from our trip last summer to St. Louis. I used a Becky Higgins sketch for this page.

Supplies used: Only Orange background paper, Pacific Blue and Green Galore accents along with some SU DSP from the last catalog, Square punch, Orange letters from Making Memories, SU marker for journaling

more baby shower thanks

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I made a set of these cards for a girl at church. Her shower was Sunday. I had some extra pieces so I also made a gift card instead of a little tag.

Supplies used: white card base, Brocade Blue and Sage Shadow accents, old SU patterned paper, All in the Family stamp set, scallop punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, word window punch, everyday saying rub-ons,

Scrapbooking process

Friday, March 20, 2009

I made 5 pages last night while watching ER and an old Without a Trace. I haven't taken a picture of them yet but I thought I would share my scrapbook process. I have set myself a goal of 200 pages to complete in 2009. 100 of those for my project 365 which will really end up with about 106 pages in it but the last few won't be complete until January so that will technically be 2010. The other 100 are for my other albums, mainly Kaitlyn and Kyle's. I am in a challenge with my CM consultant to complete 2 pages per week. So far so good, or at least pretty good. I have only had 2 weeks this year that I have completed 0 pages and last week I only completed 1.

After my pictures are printed I put them in chronologically order. I then pick a few pictures from an event and pick out the background paper, accent paper and embellishments I am going to use.

I put those in this organizer with these folders I got from Creative Memories.

I usually scrap somewhere other than my house (my BIL's, crops, Archiver's, etc.) so this way my stuff is ready to go anytime I want. Then when I sit down to create the page I have all the stuff there. There are plenty of times I decide I want something different for that page so I just save it for later or put it up and work on a different page.

I have also been using sketches a lot lately. I have printed hundreds of them and have a notebook I use to help inspire me.

Some of the sketches I use are from Splitcoaststampers sketch challenges, Becky Higgins sketches, and other sketch blogs. There is a very helpful website here that I found while surfing one day: Sketch Lover.

I find a sketch I like and then arrange my page, I adhere everything then add my stickers or embellishments. Last is the journaling. I am not a big journaler. I have also been typing my journaling a lot more lately. I still handwrite some because I think it is important to have my own handwriting in my books but it just looks so much neater to type and you can really set the tone of the page with the font you choose.

It is a rare thing for me to complete this process from start to finish in one sitting.

bowling page

Monday, March 16, 2009

Kyle and Kaitlyn were both on bowling leagues this past summer. This page is for Kyle's book.

Supplies used: I bought the bowling paper from my LSS, Real Red accents, square punch, cardstock stickers, typed journaling,

Enchanted Forest page

Saturday, March 14, 2009

This page is for Kaitlyn's book, we visited the Enchanted Forest at the Pink Palace in December. It is a simple page and I didn't even feel the need for journaling.

Santa Storytime page

Friday, March 13, 2009

I made this two page layout for Kyle's book. We went to a friend's house for Storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus in December.

Supplies Used: Green and white cardstock, red patterned paper bought from Hobby Lobby, Real Red accents, typed journaling using RGB codes for Real Red, Cardstock stickers,

Another baby shower thanks

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I have another baby shower to attend this afternoon. I made a set of these cards for the mother to be this time. I had this card in my favorites folder at splitcoast. Then the creator of that card had linked this card as her inspiration. There is hardly any stamping, just a lot of use of punches.

I made a set of 12, using 3 different DSP (though from the same pack). Here is the three different styles and then a closer look at one of them.

Supplies used: Pink card base from Hobby Lobby, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Regal Rose SU cardstock, white cardstock, SU patterned paper, 1 1/2 circle punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, silver brads, Thanks stamp from Live Your Dreams set, Perfect Plum ink, Plum ribbon, white gel pen

Sisters album

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I made these mini albums for my two sister-in-laws who turned 30 last week. I used the badge covers you can buy at Wal-mart and some scraps to make these. They are both identical.

Beginning St. Louis page

Monday, March 2, 2009

Her is a a page I made for Kaitlyn's book. I have ended up with about 10 pages in each of my kid's books from our Six Flags trip and we were only there 3 days. I should have just made a mini album from it but oh well, too late now. This year we hope to go back (or somewhere similar) and I will know better.

I used some more of the CM perfect fit paper along with the storybox journal cards for accents, and some brown letter stickers from Remarks. I also used a sketch for this page but I have been using so many of them lately that it is becoming hard to keep up with which one I used.