Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cute as a bug!

I used my retired "Build a Bug" set to create this page. I have never gotten rid of it becuase it's such a fun set. I have such cute nieces and nephews that I thought this set would be a fun way to showcase them.

More summer time fun pages

I saw a popsicle card, and I thought, what the heck...I can put that on a page! So I added the popsicles as part of the title decoration.
The page layout was a little more work than my normal scrapbook class pages - coloring in the images, punching stars and making popsicles...but it all adds to the warmer season theme.

Let's throw a card in here!

Stampin' Up's annual "Sale-a-bration" sale is in full swing till March 31st. Here is a card made using the Polka Dot punches sale-a-bration set. It's embossed with white, punched with circle punch, and Bella Rose paper accenting it, with a Satin bow around it. Quick and easy - that's how I usually make my cards!

Camping with Grandma and Grandpa

More SUMMER pictures here! This is kind of a fun layout, but in thinking about how thick the pages are - the hemp that I used to tie the tags on is pretty darn thick hemp, and makes the page pretty bumpy. Note to self: use thinner hemp!

Picnic Fun

I felt like throwing a few "summer type" pages in here, since I'm so sick of winter! After one of my scrappin friends made this page at class last year and brought it home, her 10 year old son asked, "Why are the ants carrying the chips TO the basket instead of AWAY from the basket?" Hmmmm....good question! So I need to re-create this page with the basket and the tablecloth switching places!

Celebrate your day

As I'm looking at the pages I've posted so far, I realize I've used a lot of BLUE! Maybe that's because I have 2 boys - 2 very active ALL BOY boys. I'll try and take some pictures of other, more feminie type pages and post them later on. I used my Big Shot with the large Scallop Circle Die. And of course the scallop punch along the bottom. The Crazy for Cupcakes set (Stampin' Up!) is one of my favorite sets right now. So darn cute!

Bundle up's COLD outside!

This winter has been a tough, cold, snowy winter...especially for those of us living in Chicagoland. So the title of the page is especially applicable!
I used 1 1/4 inch squares (punched out using my square punch). I wanted to use a bunch of my scraps of cardstock, so I used my Big Shot and some Cuttlebug embossing templates to give the cardstock some fun texture.

A trip to Nauvoo

This is a layout that you could use for a variety of themes. Every year, our family goes to Nauvoo, a little town on the Mississippi River that has been restored to the 1840's time period. We learn how they made rope, bricks, candles, horseshoes, wagonwheels, bread in the bustle oven, etc.. We love the oxen pulled wagon ride too - especially when we get to meet and pet the oxen.

They look like such Angels while they're sleeping!

Nothing is sweeter than the face of a sleeping child. Here we have a sleeping page. There is a bed on the right hand side of the page - but I missed the bedframe when I took the picture. oops!

Lego time~!

I teach a scrapbooking class, and I've had a few requests to come up with a lego page. In my monthly class, we make 3 double page spreads in a 3 hour class, so the pages have to be relatively simple. Here's an easy idea to make legos. Just use a 3/4inch square punch for the larger legos, and a 1/4 square punch on the small legos. The size of the legos along the bottom is 4 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches tall, using the square punch along the top.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Starting out!

Okay...I'm making a commitment now...I'm creating a blog dedicated for scrapbooking and stamping. Maybe sometime if I find a great recipe, I'll even post that. I'll use this blog to post pictures of scrapbook pages, as well as cards and maybe even some gift ideas. Here we go!