Category Archives: Scrapbook Layouts

Layout of The Week – A total scraplift

Aack – I totally lifted this design, I thought I had pinned it so I could source and now I can’t find.  So sorry, if you know who please let me know and I will fix.  I probably shouldn’t even post, but it turned out so cute I can’t resist. I thought it was such a wonderful use of this OA paper…

My sister married a good man, he built this doll house from scratch for Sienna – complete with crown molding and electricity.  Interestingly enough he is also her first choice for doll house playmates.

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Alec Baldwin is Not Alone

I’m addicted too

addicted to Words with Friends, it’s often how I start my day and often end it too

how about you? ready to get your words on?

Quick scrappy tip – I love these thickers, – I want them in every color, sadly I can only find them in grey, but Tim Holtz Distress Stain to the rescue…voila, red thickers with cool pattern

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– I want them in every color, sadly I can only find them in grey, but Tim Holtz Distress Stain to the rescue…voila, red thickers with cool pattern

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Wednesday Layout

Quick page with a silly photo – my friend Arleigh always gives me a hard time about not scrapping my own stories so this one is for her

All goodies from the January Cocoa Daisy Kit except for film strip.

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A Bonus Layout…

The daily creative workouts are  working – go figure- just like exercise for the body produces great results- I feel making an effort to do something creative everyday is paying off in my aspect of my life as well. So much, I have an extra layout to share this week.

 

I don’t know about you, but for me the cold winter days have me longing for spring time – since that’s not going to happen outside – I decided to cheer myself up with some summery papers.  These Simple Stories papers were the perfect solution.

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The Cure…

A little fun with my January Cocoa Daisy kit and a photo from my trip to South Beach last October.  I love living in Colorado, but there are some days I really  miss being near the ocean, there’s nothing quite like the soothing rhythm of the waves rolling in and out.

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Tackling the Trends

in my own special way…it seems like resist papers and chevron patterns are everywhere in the paper crafting world these days, although not necessarily together.

I decided to tackle making these on my own in this layout

Funny, this whole layout what inspired by the tea tag, one after it fell off and I thought that would make a nice embelly on a layout. Once the idea was born it just flourished in my head – such a bummer when the ideas are flowing and your stuck at work.  Luckily once the plan was on it was a matter of executing.

First I created the resist paper by stamping this charming Cocoa Daisy Coffee Cup with versamark and embossing with clear embossing powder.  Next a dash of Peach Delight Glimmer Mist (the best orange there is in my opinion, don’t know why it’s called peach).

Then on to creating the chevron pattern with these great strips from the Simple Stories paper. All those angles took me back to high school geometry and the evil teacher who told me to take consumer math instead – after this process he may have been right, but I was determined to figure it out.

 

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Keeping Watch

He never used to be a furniture dog – that was really nice – but at some point in the last six months or so, he has discovered that this a perfect place for him to keep an eye on the neighborhood.  I think he may be making mental notes of all of the squirrel activities so he can plan his attack for when we go outside.

Looking at the photo of this layout, I can’t help but think it’s a perfect reminder of why I’m not a quilter, I can’t sew a straight line to save my life.  I don’t think it looks as bad in person, but then again…

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Release

“The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought”

Love that quote, it’s so true – at least for me anyway – once the music gets going I am transported to a happier person.  Could it be because it’s so loud I can’t hear all the stupid stuff going on around me – maybe so – but is that so wrong.

Anyway, way back in November, Cocoa Daisy held the Fall Online Crop – these crops are way fun, full of challenges and zany antics – I don’t know how the keyboards of some of these ladies stand up to the pressure.  One of the challenges was to use labels on a page, now if you’re thinking wow took her a while to post that layout – fear not, I’m not holding out on you – it’s taken me this long to finish the darn thing.  You might think I was holding out for something special, nope just a complete breakdown in ability to complete anything art related.

So for the labels, I used these great CD labels that look like vintage vinyl records I found at the Container Store – don’t blame me if you go get these and end up with $100 of other organizational crap – willpower, it’s your friend, not mine obviously – but hopefully somebody’s.

Back to the layout…

Love this photo, if this is your first time here – this is not me – wish it was.  I think there was another challenge to use your handwriting.

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Note to self

One of my favorite quotes…

I had some scraps lying around my desk and this sticker so I decided to make a quick framed piece for myself

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Welcome Grady…

In early December, I welcomed nephew number 6 to the world.  A new baby in the family is a wonderful Christmas gift.

Here’s a quick layout celebrating the special day,  I’ve been inspired by all the enlarged banners floating on scrapbook pages around the web and decided to give it a shot myself.

 

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