Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scrappy Calendar

So we all know that Scrapbookers are special people, and Special people need special things...Like special calendars...That multi-task!!  I got this idea from my cousin who takes a class once a year, she described it to me.

A Calendar that leaves space to put special moments/thoughts down, a place to staple or glue ticket stubs and other memorabilia with room for pictures and doodling.

Now, I've used a Day Runner for years and years so I'm in the habit if writing stuff down, but these are small and leave no place for the fun stuff.  I switched to My Calendar that has sleeves for occasional pictures but it's too small.

This is what I came up with - 8 1/2 x 11, all acid free, bound with a Zutter O-Wire.  Each month has a colored monthly calendar with stamping.  Following that is 3 pages that I've used stamping spots for journaling and monthly decorations.  I'm not posting pics of these, because I want you to use what you have, like I did.

I used my cricut to cut Don Juan letters 5" tall and then emboss them with cuttlebug dots. 

The protective plastic is from the fabric store and covers both front and back.  A rather large stash of ribbon gave me an assortment to choose from.  The ribbon really does give it that girly look.  I chose the paper from BG's Sugar Rush.

My Niece liked it so much that she wants to make one with me for her Competition Cheerleading Squad in their colors!  I think we'll be making one half this size for her.

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Think Pink Luncheon

My Mom, Sister, Sister-In-Law and I went to a Luncheon that benefits a local charity that helps women battling breast cancer.  My Longaberger Consultant does this yearly.  The left page tells about all great Longaberger items we won as attendance prizes and the raffle my Mom won.  We all chose to go together to support my Sister-In-Law who's battle has continued.

I'm really loving Basicgreys Sugar Rush, especially it's font.  I also tried out a new sizzix loopy die, sprayed it with glimmer mist for more punch.  I hand cut the two hearts, misted them and added pop dots.

The second page has some prima gems, stickles and two Martha Stewart Punched items.  I love using 1/8 inch ribbon and floss for "stitching" on buttons.  Again, Loving the BG felt stitched flowers!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Love Card

This card is for a Wedding.  Today.  Nothing like waiting till the last minute to get it done.  I've been playing with my Gypsy and the love image is from the Stamped Cartridge.  I stretched it a bit so the size is a little more than 3".  Glimmer Chalks color the heart and the white layer is embossed with hearts.  Pop dots under love gives a little more diminsion.  I do love these little velvet flocked flowers!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dominic's 1st Haircut

All the products are BG Sugar Rush with the exception of the Bazzill cardstock.  I chose to use grey for the bg as part of a daily challenge over at  There are a wonderful group of ladies who participate in the Anything Goes Challenge.   Having belonged to this group has truly stretched my style to do things I would have never tried.  Thanks to these ladies!!!

Dominic's 1st haircut was such a big deal, I did a mini album but also wanted the event scrapped in my LOM books.

I did add a little bling as in stickles on the journaling spot.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Eye Surgery

I love the versatility of Basic Grey!  This layout was done using Stella Ruby.  The journaling reads:  The Story  Ian had to have surgery on his eye and he asked if Aunt Bev would come.  Of course I did & I took pictures to show what a trooper Ian is!

The little 7 Gypsies sticker  (Handle with care) are becoming one of my favorite little embellies!  The Tim Holtz Adage Tickets are another fast fav!

Title is done with my Gypsy/Cricut.  I just a lot of 1.3 inch letters using the font Don Juan.  Did them all in black and thought I would try to use them like Thicker letters - only I cut oodles of vowels!!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Too Big

This was one of those times that it pays to have the camera handy!  I had brought up some baby items that Dominic had outgrown.  However...when he saw them, he had to just try them out one more time.

The paper is Recollections, Thicker felt stickers, Tim Holtz ticket and tiny staples, 7 Gypsy's sticker and BG ribbon.