Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Out of Africa

This is a series of flat pages for my sis of her family at "Out of Africa" in Phoenix, which is why I used palm trees, cacti and sun!

The top page is a Creative Imaginations die cut with Silhouette cut border and sun and Jolee stickers. The second page is Cherry Arte pp and Silhouette cut title, palm tree and borders.

The last page is Creative Imaginations pp and Silhouette cuts with a Jolee sticker tiger.

We are going camping tomorrow for several days, and the day we get back my sis and family will arrive as well, so will see you all in a week or so! Happy scrapping, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 28, 2010


My step-daughter Katie and her husband Tim on their wedding day. They have so many lovely pictures I could fill 10 albums and very nearly have! JK!

The papers are KaiserCraft "Cocco" collection. The title and window are Silhouette cuts. The pearls are Prima.

I made the torn circle flowers and inked the edges with Tim Holtz walnut distress ink. The base is a hand cut rose from the patterned paper. The white rose centers are my Prima. The border punch is by Martha Stewart. The distressed edges are done with Heidi Grace edge distresser and Tim Holtz walnut distress ink. The decorative pins are by Jenny Bowlin.

Thank you so much for dropping by!

Look out world...


I'm not sure what my grandson Gary was doing behind the wheel since I robbed this picture from his mom Danielle's facebook, but I could not resist that expression that just screams guilt! My son sooooo deserves this darling tiny terror!

This page is a hodge podge of old product, true "scrap" booking! The solids are Bazzil card stock, the patterned papers are Cosmo Cricket and the red papers are K@C. The cars, "tiny terror" and swirl are Silhouette cuts. The tiny alphas and buttons are by Making Memories, the large license plate alphas are by Paper Loft and the road is a border that I trimmed the edges from made by Paperbilities.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

TCR #12 ~ Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies and Moths seems like a fitting description of the feelings one has on one's wedding day. This is my step-daughter Katie and her new hubby Tim on theirs.

All the papers, both plain and patterned, are DCWV. I did a lot of fussy cutting from the pp. The flowers, gems and pearls are all by Prima. The leaves are Martha Stewart stamps.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kolob Canyon Falls

This is my nephew Connor on a hike up Kolob Canyon to the falls in Southern Utah last summer when his family went to visit Aunt Toot in Cedar City.

The papers are Die Cuts With A View "Mariposa" stack and coordinating cardstock pack.

I hand cut a wave border and then distressed it with a Heidi Grace edge distresser, folding the curves back with my fingers and then distressing with Tim Holtz walnut distress ink.
The title is a Silhouette cut. The butterfly is hand cut from a separate piece of pp.

The flowers and bling are by Prima. The black swirls are by Karen Foster. I cut the butterfly from the bg paper underneath the picture with a craft knife and repositioned it on the page.

The black flower and moth are hand cut from a separate piece of the Mariposa pp.


Sometimes the pictures are so spectacular that the page requires little embellishing. That is certainly the case with these photos of my sister Catherine at the mouth of the canyon leading to the falls. Besides that, I am trying to do more flat, multipic pages to save on album space!

These two pages feature Crate Paper "Brook" collection. Take a gander at that ladder Jaycee is navigating up a fallen tree to get to the top of the falls! Holy crap! We have some spectacular country in Utah don't we?


These 2 pages are of my niece, Keilani, and nephew, Connor and Toot's son (I think that is Bridger). I used KaiserCraft papers mixed with some I no longer have tags for along with some Martha Stewart punches.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Our Family

This is the third time I have scrapped this photo of my grandma and mom. I love it, and so I'm doing one for each of my siblings as well as the one I did for Mom and one for me.

This layout features the beautiful G.C.D. studios "Ella Blue" collection and this sketch from Sketch Inspiration at http://sketchinspiration.ning.com/

The framing around the photo is original to the picture. The flower vine is by Prima. That lovely ribbon is a gift from my dear friend Luzma. Thank you sweetie! I love it! I added a Prima pebble to a decorative button center.

The envelope came in a My Creative Scrapbook kit so I'm not sure who manufactures it. I decorated it with Basic Grey stamps and Tim Holtz distress ink. The journal tag is by Tattered Angels.

The swirls and small paper flowers are hand cut from Khaki Collection Quick Quotes Paper. I added liquid pearls to the flower centers. The flowers and pebbles are by Prima.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Scrapbook contest paper/traditional category winner, week 6: Jackie Anderson

Scrapbook contest paper/traditional category winner, week 6: Jackie Anderson


...live honestly, & creatively.

This page is a bit too busy I suppose, but I like it nonetheless. It features my nephew Connor feeding the swans at the Homestead in Northern Utah several years ago.

Most of the products are by Webster's Pages, including the pps, trims, and all the hand cut elements. I did a lot of layering on this one. The flowers are, of course, by Prima, with the exception of the white ones which I bought at Michael' s. The fence is a Silhouette die cut.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit!

Families bloom with love

You know me... one is never enough, so here is a second page with TCR #11 featuring my sister and her kids at the Homestead in Northern Utah.

I have had the pp so long that I don't know anymore who manufactured it, and the rest is just card stock. I inked a shadow of the Silhouette die cut doily and then decided to use the inked doily on my page too. The adorable little wood chip birds are a gift from my sweet friend Bella and came all the way from South Africa.

The orange bloom is by Prima and pink bloom by Petaloo. The fence and title are Silhouette cuts. The leaves are the punched out portion of the doily that I inked green.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Color Room #11


This is Ray, my sister's goldendoodle and my all-time favorite dog! He is the most laid back, surfer dude dog you are likely to meet, though not the brightest. My sis and I were sitting on the patio drinking our morning coffee the first time I met Ray, watching him trying to get a toy from his companion, Shelby. Shelby is Ray's polar opposite, a high strung, highly intelligent, extremely territorial and intimidating white German Shepard. You can read her utter contempt for Ray quite clearly in her expression. Although Ray is twice her size, she clearly rules the roost. When Ray was able to get the toy by sheer happenstance, he was so delighted by his fortune that he protected it the only way he could, he plopped down on top of it protecting it with the sheer force of his size! It was then that Shelby went tearing around the side of the house barking furiously. Catherine and I rose from our chairs to go see what all the furor was about, and naturally Ray did the same. We all passed Shelby running back the other direction heading straight for the toy Ray had abandoned. Her ruse fooled us all!

It would seem that Ray walks like me.

On one of my sister's visits we were out for a walk with Connor and Keilani, who was around 8-years-old at the time, when a car full of high school boys passed us by. We are used to being ignored by boys that age, so were a bit surprised to see them all grinning at us. We were even more surprised when they turned the corner and came by a second time. Catherine and I were starting to feel pretty good about ourselves until we turned to follow their path and saw Keilani walking directly behind me imitating my walk in a "somewhat" exaggerated fashion, the reason for the boy's grins and what had them coming back for a second look! I'm rather famous for the swing in my back yard among my family and friends, who all love this story!

One day my sister called in a fit of laughter. She, Paige and the kids were out for an evening walk with the dogs when Paige noticed something wet spraying her bare legs. She couldn't see where it might be coming from, and asked her mom if she was getting wet too. Looking around to find the source they saw a zig zag pattern in Ray's wake, who could not be bothered to lift a leg on their adventure and had just let loose as they walked. Noticing the the extreme back and forth pattern of his spray, Keilani chirped in that Ray walks just like Aunt Jackie! That child!!!!!

This week's palette at The Color Room had me digging through my stash for papers I have had in there for years! This All My Memories "couture" pp fit the bill perfectly. I added coordinating card stock, Prima flowers and pearls, a Silhouette cut outlined with liquid pearls, a Martha Stewart border punch and some doodling with a white Signo gel pen.

Birthday cards

Products: Quickutz Silhouette electronic cutting machine; Diecuts With a View "Mariposa" paper stack; Prima E-line jewels, flowers and pearl flourish; Martha Stewart punch; Basic Grey rub on.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fahter's Day cards

Products: KaiserCraft papers; Quickutz Silhouette electronic cutting machine; Sandilion stickers; Magic Mesh; Tim Holtz paint dabber; Making Memories tags; hemp cord; bling unknown.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lazy Days

As Brooke would tell you, this hike outside of Cedar City in Southern Utah was anything but a "lazy day," but hey, it came with the kit and looked good with my design!

This is the final page with my June main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. For some reason, I never buy papers with red on my own and so this kit was fabulous for all the photos I have longing for red and I had a blast letting go of my inhibitions and just going for it! Red is like that! So is Brooke, come to think of it!

The kit features the "savvy" collection from My Mind's Eye. I made the top border by cutting triangles at intervals and then distressing them with my Heidi Grace edge distresser and inking them red. I then cut a punched holes and wove the ribbon, adding puffy glue. I layered it over a strip of paper that I scalloped and inked. the embellishments are hand cut elements from a sheet of pp, chipboard elements, and Prima flowers with centers hand cut from pp, all accented with puffy glue and glitter stickles.

The butterflies are stamped with a We R Memory Keepers stamp included in the kit and then hand cut and accented with stickles and puffy glue.

The corner embellishment is chipboard layered with Prima flowers and embellished with stickles and puffy glue.

The tiny flowers and flower flourish are hand cut from the pp.

Thank you so much for dropping by to take a peek.