Friday, April 15, 2011

Silly Little Monkey Layout

Sorry it has taken me so long to post Carson's layout. I've been dealing with a headache and neck pain for the last week and finally went in to see the Dr. She in turn sent me to my dentist because it turns out that I have been clenching my teeth which is the cause of the headaches and neck pains. So long story short, I now have to wear a mouth guard at night to hopefully cure me of my teeth clenching. So on to the layout.

Here is my little monkey boy Carson.

For the monkey stamps, I colored them using copic markers and then added glossy accents on top.

List of materials:
Patterned Paper and Cardstock- Recollections
Monkey Stamps- The Paper Studio
Title Stickers- The Paper Studio
Border strips- K&Company
Glossy Accents
Copic Markers

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Two More 12x12 Layouts

This past weekend I finished two more layouts. These are of my two oldest boys, Colton and Chandler.
Boy layouts for me are so hard to do because I have to be really creative without using flowers or too much glitter. Being a girly girl this is not always easy. I am so thankful that I had at least one girl out of the bunch to indulge my love of all things sparkly.

So here are the layouts. First up is Chandler.

Here is a list of materials:

Paper- K&Company Sea Glass Paper Pad
Decorative Scissors in Zig Zag
Silver eyelets- Making Memories
Distress Ink- Tea Dye
Font-Cricut Classic Font Cartridge
Crackle Accents
Acetate Quote Sheet

This next layout is of my son Colton.

Colton's favorite color combo is red, white and blue. He plans on joining the Marine Corp after graduation, just like his Dad did. He has always been so patriotic. I always think of him when I see anything flag or military related.

Here is the list of materials for this layout:

Paper- Hot off the Press
Die Cut Border- K&Company
USA Letters- K&Company
Blue Glitter Stars- K&Company
Chipboard Alphas- K&Company
Eyelets- Making Memories

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Getting Back to Basics

Happy Friday Everyone!!

So I have decided that I am going to start focusing more on making 12x12 layouts rather than mini albums or cards because it is what brought me to scrapbooking in the first place. I have dozens of albums, some started some not, and they are just sitting in my closet collecting dust. To go along with that are dozens of boxes filled with pictures that are not being enjoyed, which to me is the main reason for having pictures to begin with. Of course, I will still make mini albums and cards but for now will concentrate mainly on 12x12's.

That being said, yesterday I worked on a layout of my daughter. The pictures were taken the summer before her senior year. She is now a freshman in college so that is how far behind I have gotten.

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed making layouts. With the mini's I had to stick to one theme and one subject but with the layouts I can switch between all my kids and have different themes. It's actually pretty refreshing only having to do one page and then moving on to the next.

Anyway, here is the layout I made with a list of materials used. I will be posting lots more layouts in the future.

List of Materials:
Patterned Paper- K&Company Classic K Bailey Paper Stack
Pearls- Say it with Bling, Want 2 Scrap
Flowers- Recollections
Charm- Making Memories Vintage Findings
Lace- Stash
Glimmer Mist- Scarlet
Homemade Glimmer Mist- Pink
Font- Cricut Classic Font

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!!