Monthly Archives: July 2009

1 More Day


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Glittery Goodness

Another project done…oh how I love glitter

2 more days until reveal and you can see this guy and all of his friends in all their glory.


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Another sneak

Just a quickie(get your mind out of the gutter) to show off a couple of goodies you haven’t seen in my stuff yet.
I’ve finished ‘the required elements’, so I’ll have one more peek tomorrow or maybe I’ll keep you in suspense. The whole shebang ‘goes live’ on August 1, I can’t wait for you to see it and I can’t wait to see what goodness the rest of the DT has whipped up.

In other news, you no doubt have noticed the Back to School supplies at your local Target, it’s not too far off…13 work days before my school opens the doors to 2009-2010…who am I kidding even the weekends will be work days from here until mid September. I just have to remember to breathe and try not to cry in public. Savor the last bits of summer for me…


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Cleaning is a good thing, I was organizing my scraps last week and putting some pics away and came across these goodies…any chance of continued cleaning and organizing was out the window and instead my body found itself at the desk, when the mojo starts to roll, you’ve just got to go with it…I have the rest of my life to clean.

I think I may be the last scrapper on the planet to buy the Martha butterfly punch, I really don’t know why I resisted so long…

Supplies: Pretty much everything from the BG Wisteria collection, ribbon from god knows where? and the aforementioned Martha punches.

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Sneak Peeps…

Quick name your top five favorite scrappy manufactures…

Did you happen to name: American Crafts? Jenni Bowlin? Sassafrass? Crate Paper? Maya Road? Pink Paislee? Hambly? Prima? I bet you named at least a couple from this list which is why you’re going to love the August KGK kit…They’re ALL in there, yes there is a little treasure from each of these manufactures in that box of love…now you can understand why I held up traffic just a bit.

Here are some sneaks from my second layout, turned out a little different than my norm, but definitely some Christyn touches, can’t wait to show you the whole thing Aug. 1.

The xacto knife jumped into my hand…

and cried out for help from his buddy the bottle of glassy accents… Clue #2 this little guy peeps and has several friends from a couple of different manufactures.and the quickutz didn’t want to miss out on the party…

Can’t get enough sneaks, be sure to check out the main KGK blog and the other team members…great stuff, I can’t wait to see their layouts/projects.


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Late Night F.U.N

Stick of butter: .75 cents (or so, not really sure since I buy butter in large quantities @ Costco)

Visit w/xrays to Doggie Er to make sure wrapper from said butter is not stuck in dog’s throat: $256
Living 5 minutes away from said ER, happy healthy dog who throw-up said wrapper at ER and a restful sleep: Priceless.

And so it came to be after 2.5 hours we’re home, he’s asleep already and I’m trying to wind down from my second wind.

It took so long because there were a few other animals who weren’t quite as lucky as us tonight(although I think their ok too) and that’s something to be thankful for…the staff at the Animal ER are truly wonderful…even though it was really just an upset tummy(ok a VERY upset tummy) they treated me and Tanner with the same compassion and care. Lots to be said for that!


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Sneaky Peak Part 1

ooh, I got my first Kraft Girls kit in the mail today…I had it delivered to work so I knew it would get delivered, only downside…I wanted to leave and play and it was only 1pm so that wasn’t a choice(drat!). I snuck a couple of peaks in the office and a closer look on the way home (sorry to the drivers behind me @ the Holly light).

Finally, I got home and busted it all out and started to plan, I think some fun and a little different for me layouts are in store.

Here’s a couple of sneaks from my first layout… Clue #1 the kit includes some ‘elusive’ letters from a favorite company, in a favorite color, in a favorite ‘material’.

and flowers, you can never have enough flowers…especially whimsical ones.
Start saving your lunch money kids, you’re going to want this kit…


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80’s classic reborn

I know it’s been a bit since I showed a video here, just waiting for the perfect one to cross my path. Special thanks to my brother, John, for sending this one my way.

Don’t you just love how they mimic the sounds of a thunderstorm so perfectly…


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More Jessica Sprague Fun

The class ended today, and as usual, I’m a few days behind…which is better than months ala the ‘Stories in Hand’ class. Even better, I’m using the techniques and having fun with them.

First up a couple of different variations of this cute photo of Sienna, both apply a sepia color tone and frames. Easy peasey….

Next up, some colorization and applying texture and a frame, you can’t beat bare toes for a quintessential summer shot.
Finally, a technique I was so happy to learn and master… using layer masks to a pop of color on a black and white photo. Way easier that the old method of layers and erasers. A little edge burn and a quick frame on this one too.

Now I’m off to learn about storyboards, yay!


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Where oh where did my slick writer go?

Yay, I don’t think there is a better feeling to finish with a project that has been in the works for a prolonged period of time. I started this little layout before my trip to Ak. I think I could have played it safe and mounted it on kraft or natural smooth and be done before I went to AK, but I really wanted to challenge myself to use a color background. Unfortunately the photos don’t quite do it justice, so you may be saying ‘she should have stuck with the kraft‘…irl the cardstock is hot pink, super fun for summer.

This photo cracks me up, this is what Sienna’s hair looks like post nap/pebbles styling when she manages to get the barrette or elastic out of her hair. I would journal all about it, if I could find my slick writer, off to buy a new one today, which is pretty much a guarantee I’ll find my old one tomorrow. I have a couple of other ‘favorite things‘ about this layout. First the butterfly, I used a spellbinder die to cut the butterfly and then dipped it in misted distress inks…want to do it yourself? Check out Jen McQuire’s how-to videocareful it’s addicting. Then I added glitter and sealed with super seal so the glitter would stay put. A little bling and some wire (salvaged from a bind it all project that went wrong) and this cutie comes to life. And just to show you how the ticket obsession is coming along, I layered the butterfly on top of a new SEI ticket that’s glued to a Collage Press die cut ticket (it’s a sickness, I tell you)

Speaking of things I can’t get enough of…there’s a Jenni Bowlin button in butterfly land, but was that enough…heck no! I cut three in half and used them along with small buttons to make a scallop border along the photo. Love how it turned out, no doubt this technique will show up on another layout at some point.

Patterned Paper: OA (stripe and polka dot), Studio Calico (Newsprint)
Embellies: Heidi Grace(pink journal square), SEI (bus ticket), Collage Press(blue ticket), Jenni Bowlin (buttons), AC (ribbon), Fancy Pants (colored buttons), Spellbinder(butterfly die cut), Kaiser (pink bling)

Hope your weekend was fantastic!

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