Thursday, May 31, 2012

Go Yankees! Scrapbook Thursday

T-ball was great for Lizzy. Except the team colors weren't pink or purple but she found ways around that. This was a really lazy layout. I did manage to cut a title but the rest is stickers.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thanks a Latte!

It is end of the school year time.  Teacher appreciation was a couple weeks ago but I was booked solid with subbing jobs.  I think it's important for kids to acknowledge the work their teachers have done with them this year.  Teacher gifts are of great debate at my house these days.  Lizzy is a fan of the flowers.  Simon is a fan of music.  I really didn't want to do any of these.  I started to make these cute arrangements but really I was more motivated to clean this weekend (I know what was wrong with me??) than I was to make paper flowers.  Lizzy did not feel this filled the order.  She wanted to give her teacher roses and chocolates.  Simon said "huh, that's weird mom." 

So the bouquet idea has been shelved (maybe beginning of year gift??) and we moved on to coffee and cookies (no roses but school isn't out until Thursday).  I thought chocolate chip cookies would appease the chocolate monster (Lizzy) and the pun (thanks a latte or miss you a latte) would satisfy my ever witty third (almost fourth) grader. 

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Of course I was kicking myself when this idea finally came together for me. I have been coveting a coffee cup stamp and the movers and shakers stamps from Papertrey. I needed them for this project but haven't pulled the trigger yet.  Then I remembered all the many stamps I already have and started digging around.  I hodge podge some various sets to get a similar look to the stamps I wanted.  Really I should be doing this more often but half the fun of a hobby is the shopping for the hobby.

I finally pulled out the zipper dies from Papertrey Ink.  I had an immediate love affair with these dies when I saw them on the countdown to release night.  I ordered them in February and I am finally breaking into them at the end of May.  Record time for me! 

If I were a good blogger I would have made an extra card so I could pull the tab and show you what's underneath.  But alas, I am not that good.  I created a zipper "pocket" by cutting two of the vertical zipper pieces and then gluing them together around the edges (not on the actual zipper though) and tucked a Starbucks gift card inside.

I am off to finish up the infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip cookies and my accucut GrandeMark challenge project.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink (tiny tags, tiny tags II) See D's (chai Latte) Creative Cafe (graffiti words--arrow) Kelly Panacci (borders--dots on zipper)
Paper: Papertrey Ink (kraft, aqua mist)
Ink: Memento (dark cocoa)
Other: Papertrey Ink (button twine)

Accucut Grande MARK Challenge

I am feveriously trying to finish up my entry for the Accucut GrandeMark Challenge.  The deadline is May 31st.  I of course have waited until the last minute to work on my project but creativity (for me) is on its own time table (and accomodates all those interruptions called life).  If you would like to enter the GrandMark Challenge go here and check it out.  The prizes are pretty sweet!  If you don't have your own machine, stop by Felicia's Scrapbooks or your local scrapbook store and use theirs. 

Keep an eye out, my fingers are crossed that I'll get my project done sometime today! (around the cookie making and fruit tray cutting)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Justification for Hoarding Scraps

I am a scrap hoarder.  I admit I have a problem.  It probably stems from so much time in a household of "I better save that you never know when I might need it..."  I think being both a crafter and a teacher makes the hoarding worse.  I have a stash of pencils, post-its and crayons to last a lifetime.  I have scraps of paper from the first days I started scrapbooking.  This layout and two cards makes me feel justified in holding on to scraps that are just too nice to get rid of. 

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And the two cards...

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Paper: Simple Stories (Awesome line), Bazzil (Lakeshore, Hillary) Papertrey Ink (dark chocolate, vintage cream)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Rock On)
Dies: Accucut (Antique, Road Sign) Papertrey Ink (Guitar, stars) Spellbinders (label 4)
Ink: Distress Ink (Wild Honey) Papertrey Ink (Vintage Touch Duo)
Other: Unknown (twill tape, twine)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Doggie Birthdays...Scrapbook Thursday

My family is a little crazy. Really, any reason for a cake. For example, Caleb's dog, Charlie, turned one. He got a cake and so did we. Of course Caleb hasn't provided grandchildren yet so maybe it's just run off grandparent love!

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The title was finished of with stickles that I smeared around. They lose some of the "glitz" but it gives a nice sugared look.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Scrapbook Thursday

I seem to have a lot of layouts that don't have titles.  I think this is in part because I'm too lazy to cut letters.  I also don't always have a catchy little title.  I  try to have good journaling when this happens or at the very least some awesome embellishments!

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Father's Day...Scrapbook Thursday

Sometimes I wonder what in the world I was thinking when I buy papers. I have no idea why I felt the need to buy paper with turkeys and quails. I don't have hunting pictures. I thought it was fitting for a Father's Day layout with Grandpa though. The scraps found their way into the trash bag. I have held on to this paper for about 5 years. I would never get rid of the scraps!

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Some People...Scrapbook Thursday

I have had this paper forever and just wasn't sure how to use it. It has such soft pretty colors and patterns but I never seemed to have the right pictures to go with it. When I pulled out these playground pictures I knew they would work perfectly with the papers.

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