Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rainbow Falls

Snow Days!!!  Gotta love them!  Actually, I don't I'd rather be in school on a dreary wintery day and off school when the chances of sunshine and amazing temperatures are MUCH better but... the phone rang at 5am ....before I left for the gym for once.... and no school so ..... SCRAP!  Here is my newest.... Rainbow Falls.  Made with Rusted Sun papers again and my Silhouette for the letters.... the stitching was done by hand :)  Gotta love it! I knew 4-H skills would come in handy!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Olivia Pages and Flip Flaps! PLUS cruise pictures!!!!!

These are a few pages I made right before Christmas...with the Olivia Workshop Kit!   Great stamp set and beautiful papers!!! Love those shimmery brads!! yes, it took a while to post them.... but check out S'mores!  I used flip flaps to make this page!  You can see the page closed (picture 1) and then with the flip flap open (picture 2)!  These are SO much fun to use!!  What a great way to add pictures to your layouts.

Here is the other page I finished!  This is the layout you have the pattern to with the Olivia Workshop Kit!!  This was quick and fun!
Now the pictures from the cruise so far!!! Here is my cover page for my scrapbook - I have not purchased the scrapbook to put these in yet - it is on my wish list from CTMH!!
This is made with Rusted Sun Petals in the Sand paper, assorted cardstocks and cut-outs from my Silhouette.
The next three 2 page layouts are when we wer on the plane and getting on the boat!

Navy cardstock with BoBunny Paradise Surf paper and cut-outs from Silhouette.

These pictures were taken when we got to the boat.  Orange cardstock with Basic Grey Color Me Silly papers and letters.
So far this is my most unfavorite page - I know I shouldn't asy that but I am thinking it will need reworking when I have the inspirtation!  I made it with Fancy Pants Paper - About a Girl.  Just not real thrilled with it.

Our first days were in Maui - see the clouds - yes, they were with us the whole time PLUS a lot of rain and not just those tropical showers.... but we still had fun!  Yellow cardstock with Rusted Sun papers - Umbrella, Indian Summer and Petals in the Sand...the letters were cut with my Silhouette.

The first full night of the cruise we had a mini-non-anniversaryAnniversary Dinner for my parents....
well that is the reason we were on the cruise in the first place! Kassidy sat between them and was VERY embarrased when they sang to them with her in the center!!   This paper is from BoBunny Paradise.
We were on Maui two days... these are from the second day when we went to Lahaina.  Baby Blue cardstock with Rusted Sun papers - BeachBall and Indian Summer. 
The last one I have completed, so far... is from Hilo.  We took a tour of a few places at Hilo, Hawaii - the big island - volcano side... these were from a garden... Lili'uokalani Gardens which were dedicated in 1917 to the memory of Queen Lili'uokalani... it was/is breath-taking...even in the rain!   For this I used CTMH paper - Unfortgetable and the flowers are stamps made with C1340Aspiration Stamp set and Exclusive Inks - Blush and Sorbet - then I knew it needed a little bling so today I ran to Archivers and got the glitzy square stickers- Crystal Stickers Mosaic.

Okay more to come when I get them completed!!!  Have some pictures already printed just not scrapped yet!!

Studio J

I got my Studio J layouts back from CTMH and I love them! (But, I do still prefer to use paper.)  Here are my layouts.... Belle actually fell asleep in the pie plate.  Dale let her have scraps .... what can I say??
And for the other one I made a double page spread into two seperate pages (here they are together.)

the one on the left is from November and Jessica's 24th birthday.  The one on the right is pictures from my Daylillies... I just love these bright sunny flowers!
I am going to try and get pictures taken of all of my Hawaii layouts I have completed so far AND a couple I did right before we left - one that uses flip flaps - I am telling you - these are a cool way to add a large number of pictures to one layout page!! If you want to learn more about them just ask me and I will help you learn!!!  Fun! Fun! Fun!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January Stamp of the Month

Hi!!  This month I did not participate in the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop, because of time constraints... packing and repacking and repacking again (still packed WAY too much!!) and traveling to Hawaii took a toll on my free time this month!  But, now that I am back I plan to not only use the stamp of the month but have HUNDREDS of pics to make into great layouts! (All of which I plan to post!!  I will be using many products, not just Close to My Heart products to complete my Hawaii album!!) I am going to post a link to the beginning of the Stamp of the Month Blog hop for my many friends and customers who like to look at the creative takes on the use to our newest stamp set!  Here is the link to Helen's web page... where you can visit the list of participants and begin the blog hop this month!!  January Blog Hop  As soon as I have completed some of Hawaii I will be posting them here!!