Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Creative Scrapbook LE sneak peeks

All you LE kit subscribers at MCS are going to be soooooo thrilled when your Oct. kits arrive. You just won't believe all the goodies included. I made SEVEN layouts with mine and still have some things left over. If you love flowers and trim, like I do, you are going to be just thrilled! Of course if you love flowers on every single page, you may have to make some of your own, and it's so easy to do since there are so many great tutorials on the MCS tips and techniques thread.
And for you MK, Album kit and Creative Kit subscribers, I've seen the kits and you are going to be so excited too!

The leaves and flourish on this page are Silhouette cuts and not included in the kit. I made the flower also. You can find instructions in my Aug. archive under water distressed blooms.

The swirl on this one is cut with my Silhouette and is not included in the kit. I also made the blue crepe paper flower and yellow water distressed bloom.


I scrapped this photo of my middle son Ben before for his graduation album, but love this expression of his humor, so scrapped it again for me. He isn't actually a doctor yet, and his doctorate will be in Communication, Political Rhetoric, but I am anticipating! I no I have mentioned this once or twice before, but it bears repeating, over, and over, and over again. Me, proud? Nah!


Basic Grey
Cappella Collection
patterned papers
Journaling cards with transparencies

Antique Branches - Truffle
Rosseti Roses - Lola
Guava Peony Collection - Brahms

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Behold the Beauty

My son Ben and some of his colleagues on one of his Communications trips to California.


Basic Grey - Cappella Collection
patterned papers
element stickers
journal cards with transparencies
alphabet stickers

Tiffany Petals Multi Platinum
Tiffany Petals paired Platinum
mini roses

Webster's Pages

Russ and Katie

My husband and step-daughter on her wedding day on April 4, 2009. I scrapped this photo for Katie already. This one is for Russ and I.


Creative Imaginations
Loolah Collection cardstock stickers & patterned paper


Silhouette swirl cut

Ribbon - unknown

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It"s the Little Things

My niece Paige (far right) as a bride's maid.


A Million Memories
decorative button

yellow cardstock

Making Memories
patterned paper

Gwenolyns Woodpecker flower collection

Silhouette - dress form and title

Monday, September 27, 2010

Celebrate Today

Another sleepless night in Price and another page! This one is of my son, Ben, his fiance, Astrid and one of their university friends in California.
Cool picture huh?


A Million Memories
Vinttage bits and pieces lace

Bazzill - black cardstock

Clip Art

Stickles - clear

flowers - Gwendolyns Woodpecker
E-line pearls

Making Memories
Toile Mocha Paperie patterned paper

Silhouette - title

What a HOOT!

I hope you like this wild page as much as I do! The photos are of my niece Kielani when she came from Phoenix to visit. She walked in wearing these glasses, went back to the bathroom and without a word came out and sat in this chair with this tissue stuck in the nostril! She has such a darling sense of humor!


Bazzill black cardstock

Provo Craft
patterned papers


Handmade glitter roses
Utilizing Gabi's tutorial found on her blog at: Such a pretty mess

Silhouette - owl, leaves, alphabets

Deckle Long paper edgers


My sister's family in Tombstone, AZ: Brooke & Lily, Connor, Catherine, Keilani.


Bazzill cardstock

patterned paper

Pink flowers and flower centers

Handmade teal rose using water distress method

Me and My Big Ideas
puffy swirl stickers

Making Memories
tiny alphabets

Puffy glue - green

gift from Bettylou


Getting in touch with my inner child and still scrapping into the wee hours of the morning.


White cardstock

Fancy Pants
Wishful Thinking patterned papers & stickers

Martha Stewart
ink pads

packaging -doily

Puffy glue - pink
I used a scanned Prima swirl as a pattern, placed it under a sheet of transparency and applied the puffy paint.

Silhouette - bird on branch

Zig writer - black

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Falling Leaves

Another beautiful spot from our weekend drive up the mountain to see the Fall colors.


Cosmo Cricket
Autumn Phrases rub ons

Mariposa patterned paper and cardstock packs

Martha Stewart
border punch
Daisy stickers

Crinkled Rose - orange

Mini Floral Vine

I haven't been sleeping again, so I've been scrapbooking through the night! I hope you enjoy the results of my insomnia! TFL!

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Russ and I rode up Huntington Canyon to see the fall leaves last weekend, and we were not disappointed! As you can see, it was gorgeous. I wish my little socialite grand daughter could have come with us to be in photos, but she had a play date. Russ WILL NOT be my subject, so I just got beautiful scenery!



Mariposa collection patterned papers and matching cardstock stacks

Maya Road
ribbon flower yellow

Crinkled Rose Orange

sunflower vine

Silhouette electronic puttying machine

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

Today’s scrapbook inspiration is "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words" by Jackie Anderson. Jackie says, "This photo of my niece, Kielani, and nephew, Connor, was taken by their dad on a fishing and camping trip in Arizona. It is my sister's favorite photo, so I am going to frame this page and give it to her as a thank you gift for everything she has done for me, especially over the past few weeks."

Stop by Jackie's blog and gallery to see more of her fantastic scrapbook layouts.

Product list:
AMM (A Million Memories) Vintage Findings
- Buttons
- Lace

BoBunny Press
- Chunky Charm Chipboard Stickers
- Cut-outs
- Flowers
- Mama-razzi patterned papers

- Artistry Flowers Collection
- Cameo Roses, Miniature Mulberry Flower
- E-line pearls

Jackie is one of nine members of the Gone Scrapbooking Creative Team. Team members will be providing card-making and scrapbooking inspiration for readers of's National Scrapbook Column through July 2011.

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Spread your wings...

This page is for my sister's family. Pictured are me, my sis, Catherine, her life partner Brooke and my niece Kielani earlier this month. The journaling reads: "This paper reminds me of the song "Wind Beneath My Wings" except that you strong women, Amazon warriors all, helped me locate my lost wings. I will forever be grateful! I love you."


Fancy Pants
Wishful Thinking - Corsage patterned paper

My Mind's Eye
Market Street "Lovely" Shabby Chic Paper

7 Gypsies
Avignon Collection - Orchestra patterned paper

Webster's Pages
designer trim

Roosevelt Collection
Antique Mistletoe Collection

Thursday, September 23, 2010

biker brother

This is my husband's brother Rick and his wife Kim on their biking trip up the coast of Oregon.


Bo Bunny Press
Mama-razzi cardstock stickers
Mama-razzi patterned papers

SIIP Swirl with Lace brown
Guava Peony Collection
Sugarplum Roses Cinnamon

I made the teal roses using a large 6 petal flower cut with my Silhouette and a small layer of 4 punched flowers using the water distress method you can find a tutorial for here: water bloom tutorial