Saturday, July 31, 2010

Scrapbook inspiration from Jackie Anderson

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Scrapbook inspiration from Jackie Anderson

Strut Your Stuff

I took the title, of course, from the BoBunny Peacock Lane paper, but it seemed fitting for these young beauties. In the middle is my niece Paige and she is flanked by her two BFF's since grade school, ReAnn and Ashlyn. Part of her college graduation gift was a plane ticket to Salt Lake City for this get-together.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Camp Hosts - Dad and Mom's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it!

My dad and mom were called by their church to serve as camp hosts during the summers at the church owned Blue Mountain Ranch, so for the past couple of years when we get together for our annual June family camp out it has been there rather than our usual stomping grounds on the Boulder Mountain where we have been camping together as a family for as long as I can remember. For all my years as a kid we camped in tents preparing meals from a cooler and over a fire pit, using the backwoods as a toilet and the stream as a bathtub... brrrrrrr! It was great progress when camp sites were developed and we could actually hike to an outhouse!

After I married and had my own young family Dad and Mom had progressed from tents to a camper, but when we were able to join them we inherited the tents. I will never forget our first camp out with our very young family when Bryant was just 19-months-old and Ben only 6-months. Two babies in diapers, neither of them walking, and we were camped in a tent! It was every bit as miserable as it sounds and we didn't join the annual family camp out again until our boys were older, though while Matt was a baby, his older brothers went camping with Grandma, Grandpa and their aunt and uncles several times.
And look at the 5th wheel Mom and Dad camp in now, along with all our toys! Russ and I too have a 30 foot trailer, and my brother share Bill's trailer. You would be hard pressed indeed to find me camping in a tent now, although when we were able to get our own grown kids together to try and carry on this family tradition, they were relegated to tents!
Below are my mom and dad in their various kitchens, and as you can see, camping these days can hardly be called roughin' it!


BoBunny - roughin' it collection
patterned papers
One with Nature rub - ons
Roughin' It combo stickers
Clover Chunky Chips Alpha


I am now the official family memory keeper and have been informed by my brother that scrapbook pages are expected as birthday, Christmas, etc., and so on, gifts, which suits me fine! So these two pages of our parents are for him.

They are done on the front and back of a single sheet of paper, one on the patterned side and the other on the plain side. The one of my mom is on the plain side, so you can see how much fussy cutting I put into these pages.



KaiserCraft - Tudor collection patterned papers
Maya Road - chipboard alphabets
Petaloo - Color Me Crazy flowers
Martha Stewart - border punches

Thanks so much for dropping by to take a peek!

Monday, July 26, 2010

TCR # 16 - Lady Bug

My little lady bug Ceairrah out planting flowers in my garden this past weekend.

Product List:

Pink Paislee:
Amber Road collection patterned papers

Tim Coffee patterned paper - tulip hand cut outs

flower and title alphabets

decorative brads

Teresa Collins:
chip board

EK Success:
black swirl stickers (a gift from my sweet friend Deb-doodle)

Martha Stewart
daisy border punch

Dover grandparents

I made this layout for the July challenge at "Inspire Me" on the Webster's Pages website. It is currently being featured, which brings me so much pleasure! The tiny side photo is the original photo, but it was so small that I tried scanning and blowing it up, which resulted in a grainy photo, but one that fills the page a little better. I also wanted to include the original. This is one of the few pictures I have of my mom's parents before they became my grandparents.

All products are WP except the Prima flowers and Basic Grey notebook paper.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

You're a Hoot

This is my 9 - year- old grand daughter Ceairrah up the apple tree in our back yard earlier this week when I pulled baby-sitting duty while her mom and dad went out on a date.


My Mind's Eye - quite contrary - Little Boy Blue collection

Quickutz: Silhouette die cuts

I made the flowers using Silhouette die cut flowers and water by turning them into spit balls, carefully unfolding them, inking the edges once they had dried and attaching them with a brad.

I cut the matching embellishments with my Silhouette and pieced them.

the Look of Love

Another beautiful photo of my lovely step-daughter Katie and her new husband Tim on their wedding day in April of 2009.

Product list:

Pink Paislee:
Bees Wax patterned paper
Worker Bee patterned paper
Queen Bee die cut
Queen Bee ribbon pleat
Queen Bee cork buttons

SIIP with flowers (gray)
Andorra (Lemon Ice) flower and butterfly
Pearl Panache (Candle Glow) flowers
Tea roses (snow)

Celebrations paper flowers

Basic Grey:
alphabet stickers (Stella Ruby)

Martha Stewart:
Doily Hearts edge punch

Bazill Basics cardstock black

lace unknown

Saturday, July 24, 2010

my little bug - Gone Scrapbooking

This layout was published in's national magazine in the Gone Scrapbooking column where I am a member of a very talented creative team. You can find great inspiration every day from a different member of the team by visiting this link:

You can find more information about my layout by visiting this link: Scrapbook inspiration from Jackie Anderson

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


This adorable little guy is my nephew Connor some years back at the Homestead in Northern Utah.

The papers and alphabets are Webster's Pages - Lullaby Lane Collection. The flowers and pearls are by Prima. The punch is by Martha Stewart.

Big News!

As both a subscriber and guest designer for the remainder of the year at MCS, and as someone whom you all know loves flowers, I was so excited to get this message from Pam. She puts together the most gorgeous kits, so I can just imagine what the flower kit will look like. If you don't already subscribe to My Creative Scrapbook, now is the time to join!

Big News! A New kit from

Do you love flowers...I know I do. So after numerous e-mails I am going to offer a flower add-on kit.

The kit is called: Flowers and More
The cost will be $19.99 and it will only be available to MyCreativeScrapbook kit members.

The subs for this kit will be sold starting July 19th until they are gone. If you would like to pre-order this kit click on the pink button to the right and follow the shopping cart instructions. And Yes it will have Prima flowers in it...
You will not be billed until Oct. 1st for this kit so we ask that you use credit card as your form of payment. The only way to sign up for this kit is thru the shopping cart to insure that your kit will be held for you. We can't wait to share this new kit with you.

This kit will ship with membership kits and is exclusive to MCS members. This kit will ship Oct. 5th along with the Membership kits and will include new CHA flowers. The first add on membership will run October through December 2010...Yea!! Come join the fun!

If you have any questions, e-mail me at

Pam Rangel

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Little Darlin'

And here is another page featuring July's My Creative Scrapbook and my darlin' niece Keilani as a baby.

I just love the way this collection allowed me to do the bright, cheerful, fun pages as well as these warm, pretty, girlie ones. I added the white Petaloo blooms from my own stash, but everything else is from July's main kit. It features the Fancy Pants "Rusted Sun" collection.

I created this ribbon look by twisting the ribbon, bunching it a little and then sticking it down with a glue dot.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

heat wave

This is my very first submission as a DT representing Gone at Examiner.Com. and I am a little nervous about whether or not it is up to snuff having never been on a creative team before. Here's the link if you want to check it out: Scrapbook inspiration from Jackie Anderson. There are 8 other creative team members and each day features the work of one of these talented artists.

The page features my lovely future daughter-in-law Astrid someplace in Kansas where she and my son are grad students at the University of Kansas.

I used my June main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The product list includes:

Fancy Pants Rusted Sun:
Laguna Beach patterned paper
Umbrella patterned paper
Beach Ball patterned paper
Sunrise patterned paper
Rusted Sun rub-on
Rusted Sun element stickers
Rusted Sun strips

Flora doodles
Buttons Galore:
Custom button mix

Maya Arts:
Swiss dot - yellow

Janlynn embroidery floss
Zigg writer - black
Heidi Grace edge distresser

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your support and comments. They are so appreciated.

Friday, July 16, 2010


This was such a lovely spot on the Camp Jackson trail ride I took with my husband, brother and dad on our camp trip last month. The Abajo Mountain in Southeastern Utah was so lush and green from the heavy snow fall last winter and splashed with spots of color from purple Lupin, to pink wild roses, to the pure, intricate delicacy of this patch of white Columbine nestled in all the greenery. This photo serves as a wonderful reminder to enjoy each moment life has to offer.

Product list:

KAISERCRAFT: Everblooming collection:

Marigold patterned paper
Bellflower patterned paper
Birds of Paradise patterned paper
Rub ons (quote)

SIIP With Flowers - cream
Pearl Penache - Elf Green
Tea Roses - Sweet Teal
Llllput Roses - Lime Cooler
Belle Artes Aquarius

Martha Stewart:
leaf and branch clear stamps
Daisy Edge Punch

Basic Grey:
flourish edges stamps

lace unknown

Rub ons (today)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

a breath of fresh air

The wild flowers were so beautiful on this trail. The photos are of the purple Lupine, white Columbine and pink wild roses.

Sketch from:
Paper by Basic Grey. Flowers by Prima. Die Cut swirl and title by Silhouette.

sweet times together

The photo is of my nephew Connor and niece Kielani panning for gold at the children's museum in Phoenix some years back.
They look pretty darn intent don't they!

Creative Imaginations
Loolah collection:
Little Ladybug Stiched Diecut
Loolah Stickers

lois irish harmonie: black w/white polkadots ribbon

Pink Hydrangea E flowers
Mercado Dianthe flowers
E Line Self Adhesive Pearls and Crystals

Quickutz: Silhouette die cut black swirl

Karen Foster: final touch - clearly stickers

Zig writer - black