Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bahamas Album - Rope Bridge

Hi there friends!  I'm so glad you've stopped by today because I've got another page from our PL style Bahamas album to share with you. :) On one of our many walks around the resort we stayed at, we found a super cool rope bridge to explore and had some fun checking it out...

Supplies: Becky Higgins Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic PL Cards; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Dewey; Studio Calico Marks & Co PL Kit Stamp; Elle's Studio Summer Lovin' Cutouts; Freckled Fawn Speech Bubbles Wood Chips; My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots; Amy Tangerine Stitching Template; DMC Floss #644; Traveling_Typewriter Font
In the journaling I talk about how much time we spent at the bridge...including how long it took me to gather up the courage to walk over it, LOL.  Yes, I'm scared of bridges -- any and all bridges.  It was really cool going across this one though and we got some great shots of each other. ;)

Oh and for those of you doing PL who like the Becky Higgins kits, you seriously need to get some of 5th & Frolic!  My friend Sandi is AWESOME and picked one up at her local Michaels for us to split because my store didn't carry it and I loooooooove it.  It's definitely one of my favs...
I hope you're all having a great week so far!  I'll be back soon to share some more.  Thanks for popping in for a visit!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bahamas Album - Selfies!

Hello friends!  I've got another spread from my Bahamas album to share with you and it's all my hubby and me...


Supplies: Becky Higgins Cinnamon Project Life Cards; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Passport; October Afternoon Sprinklers - Lemon Drop; Ali Edwards Stamps - Give Thanks; Kellie Winnell Stamps - Boy Plus Girl; Studio Calico Leather Jacket Kit Stamps; Heidi Swapp Ghost Heart; EK Success Heart Punch; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots; Ormolu Fact Or Fiction Flapper; Traveling_Typewriter Font
I know that's a whole bunch of selfies all at once but what better way to make those pages look good right? LOL! ;)

Seriously though I like to try and snap a shot of my hubby and I whenever I think about it and we did a lot of these shots while walking around the resort.  Putting them all together seemed like the best way to get them scrapped and I really love how much "us" is shown here. :)
Thanks for stopping by today!  I've got some more pages done plus a few more that are I'm working on, and I promise to share them with you soon!  Have an awesome day...
City Crafter - Give Thanks

Monday, October 7, 2013

Week-2-Week Guest!

Hello there everyone!  I have something very exciting to share with you today.  My sweet friends Sandi & Suzanne started an awesome Project Life challenge blog together that's called Week-2-Week and they asked me to be a guest designer for them this week!  The current challenge is really easy to for you to play along with because all you need to do is include some stamping on your project.  I decided to create another spread for my Bahamas album to share...
Supplies: Becky Higgins Jade Project Life Cards; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Marks & Co Project Life Kit Stamp; Ali Edwards Stamps - Simple Joy; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Classic Calico, Dewey; Elle's Studio Summer Lovin' Pennants; Ormolu Fact Or Fiction Flapper; Freckled Fawn Speech Bubbles Wood Chip; My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Word Sticker; Sequins; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Traveling_Typewriter Font
Pretty awesome right??  I did some stamping on both sides of my spread and love the detail it adds.  I hope that you'll be inspired to play along and share your work with them also.  If you do you'll be in the running to win an awesome collection of goodies!  You can enter your project and see the yummy prize here. You've got until 10/14 to get linked up. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Scraptastic Club - Photo Inspiration (Nature; Sequins)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bahamas Album - PL Style

Good morning everyone!  Today I'd like to share with you a few pages from a trip to the Bahamas that my hubby and I took in 2011 through his job.  I've wanted to scrap the pictures for a long time now but had SO much trouble deciding how to go about it.  A few months ago I bought a SNAP album and some inserts to try but after starting work on editing the pics, I knew there was no way I could condense them down that much.  My solution?  Project Life! 
I recently bought a 12x12 PL album and inserts to start over on our yearly PL (I was originally doing a smaller size but it wasn't working for me) but decided to turn the album into a vacation album instead.  I'm SO glad that I went with the idea because the pages are working out perfectly!!  It's sooooooo quick and easy to get them done this way, especially since my amazing friend Suzanne walked me through the process of creating 3x4 pics over at PicMonkey. ;) I'm over halfway done with the trip now and I've scrapped around 70 pictures so far which is very cool! 
Here are the first few pages I did...
Supplies: Studio Calico Valley High Project Life Kit (Cards); Becky Higgins Jade Project Life Cards; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Classic Calico; Ali Edwards Stamps - Handwritten; Studio Calico Spencer's PL Kit (Stamps); Studio Calico Roller Date Stamp; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Amy Tangerine Stitching Template; DMC Floss #3853; Sequins; Washi Tape; Traveling_Typewriter Font
Supplies: Becky Higgins Jade Project Life Cards; Becky Higgins Cinnamon Project Life Cards; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Clay; Ali Edwards Stamps - Simple Joy, It's In The Details; Paper Smooches Stamps - Falling For You; Cocoa Daisy Stamps - Everyday Icons; Fiskars Round & Round Circle Punch - Large; EK Success Mini Pennant Punch; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Heidi Swapp Ghost Heart; My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Enamel Dots; My Mind's Eye Brad; Ormolu Fact Or Fiction Flapper; Traveling_Typewriter Font
Supplies: Authentique Seasons: Summer 6x6 Pad; Authentique Seasons: Summer Collection - Summer Two, Enhancements; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Dark Calico; Ali Edwards Stamps - Life In Pictures; Studio Calico Salvaged Kit (Linen Background Stamp); Lawn Fawn Stamps - Bon Voyage; Fiskars Flit-On-By Butterfly Punch; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Heidi Swapp Ghost Heart; Amy Tangerine Stitching Template; DMC Floss #3822; Traveling_Typewriter Font
Getting this album done is making me SO happy!  I'm completely in love with the Project Life system now and can't wait to get started on our weekly spreads.  If any of you haven't checked it out or have been thinking about it but aren't sure whether you should go for it, you definitely should because it seriously rocks. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Well hello there!

Hello my friends!  I know it's been FOREVER since I've posted and I'm sorry for that.  Hopefully I was missed a teeny bit?  Lol. ;) I just had to take a break from scrapping.  I was completely overwhelmed with pictures, product, responsibilities...ack it was just too much!  Now that I've had a rest from it all and started purging a TON of supplies and getting organized, I feel refreshed and full of inspiration.
I have a few projects to share with you that I created during this downtime.  Doing one every once in a while kept me SANE.  Scrapping is my release...my me-time...and I could never stop cold-turkey, nor would I want to!
First up is a thank you jar I made for Madison's teachers at the end of the school year back in June.  They LOVED them!!  It was super simple to do and I loved being able to get crafty in order to show them my appreciation...

Supplies: Making Memories/Colorbok Paper - Cartwheel & Sunshowers; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Paper Smooches Stamps - Smarty Pants, Word Salad, Word Up; Fiskars Extra Large Circle Punch; Martha Stewart Circle Cutter; Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter; American Crafts Twine; Crop-A-Dile
Next up is a tray I made for my sweet mommy's 60th birthday in July.  I really wanted to make her something special so I went digging through my older pictures.  I found one of her as a kid, one of each of my sisters and myself as kids, and two of each of my girls and my niece (one as kids and one as babies).  They worked perfectly for what I wanted and I know she loved it because it made her cry.  SCORE!  You always know how much a gift is appreciated by someone when the tears show up, lol...

Supplies: 7 Gypsies White Artist Printers Tray; Crate Paper Storyteller 6x6 Paper Pad; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Ali Edwards Stamps - Favorite Memories; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Classic Calico; Fiskars Small Squeeze Punches - That's Amore, Twinkle Twinkle; Fiskars Flower Punch; Marvy 3/4" Circle Punch; Stampin' Up! Heart Punch; EK Success Photo Corner Punch; Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterfly Punch; My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Enamel Dots; Studio Calico Wood Veneers; Misc. Buttons; Sequins; Segoe Script Font
Last but definitely not least I have a layout to share.  A couple of weeks ago I went to the beach with my sister and since my hubby had to work, he stayed home.  It was REALLY hard being away from him and when I got home the first thing I wanted to do was create a layout about us.  I journaled about my feelings for him so he'd be sure to know how much I appreciate him and how thankful I am that he's in my life.  He really loved it. :) My love for him inspired me!

Supplies: BoBunny Mama-Razzi Collection - Stripe, Tabloid, Shutter, Mama-Razzi, Dot; Echo Park This & That Collection - Primer; Dictionary Paper; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Classic Calico; October Afternoon Sprinkler - Buttermilk; Ali Edwards Stamps - This One; Studio Calico Roller Date Stamp; EK Success Border Punch - Embossed Curve; Studio Calico Card (Journaling); Le Box Boutique (Etsy) Glassine Bag; American Crafts Wood Veneer Card; Tim Holtz Mini Paperclip; Jenni Bowlin Studios Chipboard Button; Sequins; Twine
So there you go!  I truly hope to be back SOON with more to share.  I'm still working through purging my supplies and getting completely organized, but the itch to get creative is definitely there!  Oh and I bought a new PL binder (I'm starting over and doing the 12x12 size), some cards and I subscribed to Studio Calico's PL kit so I'll have some of that to share also.  Thank you SO much for stopping by today!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Taking a bit of a break...

Taking a break for now...be back soon! ;)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Sweetie Pie :)

Goooood morning my friends!!  I've got a new layout to share with you today that actually isn't a DT project...shocking right? ;) I just pulled out some supplies and had fun!
Supplies: Basic Grey Picadilly Collection - Farm Fresh Eggs, Home Sweet Home, Eggs & Bacon; Basic Grey Oxford Collection - Preppy Plaid; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnust Stain; AC/Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Roller Date Stamp; Paper Smooches Stamps - Bee Mine, Joyful Greeting, Chit Chat; EK Success Embossed Curve Border Punch; Stampin' Up! Punches - Butterfly, Owl, 3-Heart; Fiskars/Jenni Bowlin Tab Punch; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Bazzill In Stitch'z Template; DMC Floss; Ranger Diamond Stickles; Fineliner Script Font
My daughter Madison is such a HUGE sweetie pie and she's always finding flowers for me whenever we go outside to play.  Now that she's getting older I wanted to be sure and record this, not only for her to remember one day...but for me to remind myself when she no longer does it. :)
I hope you're all having a wonderful week so far.  My mother-in-law gets here tonight for a visit and we're all so excited to see her!  I've been doing Spring cleaning this week to get ready and it feels soooooo good to get it done.  Hmmmm, maybe I should do a layout about Spring cleaning?  Lol...have a great one!!  Thanks for stopping by today...
I'm entering this project in the following challenges...
Paper Smooches - Cool Shades
The Studio - Love/5 Hearts
Pumpkin Spice - Rainbow
Frosted Designs - Up, Up & Away!
Cocoa Daisy - Sweet Sixteen (4 Patterned Papers, 4 Stamps/Sets, 5 Punches, Stitching, Inked Edges, Glitter Glue)