Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Foo Foo and Over the Top!

Yepper, I really went all out using up some of my scraps to create this miniature Birthday Party hat as a topper to my daughter's presents instead of a traditional bow.
I chose her favorite colors and used lots of glitter on the butterflies. The party will be held outside and of course, I wanted to incorporate lots of color for her birthday fun.
So, here are some peeks to the party hat and gifts I have adorned.

We do not have a particular theme this year.
However, we are going to a farm and all of the children will get to ride ponies!

I plan on making cupcakes and to make things cream cups!
Oh yeah, the butterflies...they are a stamp from STUDIO CALICO!

The packages are all different sizes and I used American Crafts Ribbon to add that splash of more color! So, if you are thinking this is gaudy...then you are right.
Sometimes you gotta have a lot going on to make a statement!

I have much more to create for this super fun Birthday Party for my baby girl who will be 6 years old.
Amazing how time flies!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Simple Simon? NO WAY!

Oh yeah, over at Bad Girls the competition is continuing this week with "SIMPLE" designs that assert the quintessential lines of balance and asymmetrical and symmetrical design. GOSH, I just did not know it would be so hard to NOT add more to my layout. I just tell ya, the work in the gallery is truly amazing. I kept my design simple in the fact I told my story through smaller photos of the event of the day. I also kept my handwritten journaling to sum up my thoughts simple as well. I am hopeful that this will help guide me through round #4! But all I can say is, WHEW...this was so HARD for me. I am thankful to the class by Miss Sri Sams for bringing me out of my "scrappy box!"

A Perfect Day with YOU!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


The day of the Falcon's Home Opener my husband and I took MARTA for several reasons. But the main thing for me was to get some photos of the "hidden treasures" of Atlanta. The average tourist or local sometimes may not know what is beneath the streets of Atlanta. There is an entire world of ART that awaits ones eye. I took photos of the art on the wall from the MARTA station platform at 5 Points Station in Atlanta. So, I decided to scrap one of my favorite photos for this week's lesson at Bad Girls. The lesson was all about mixing patterns and color with design principles coming into place.

Well, I am an "out of the box" scrapper and totally got into this class.
My problem was choosing papers to accent the colors within this photo of the wall art.
But, I feel I did pretty well. I am pleased.
Although, I was nervous after uploading it in the Bad Girls Gallery . The talent is unreal this week again! I hope I make the cut to next week as I am really loving the classes and they challenge me greatly.
So, without further is my entry for this week.


This photo shows the 4 Patterns/Layers I used for this layout

Two more close photos of the paper mixing/layering

Thanks for checking out my latest creation. Gosh, I LOVE PRETTY PAPER!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Layering Perspective

The Layering Perspective
I have not competed in scrapping competitions as of late. I have just been scrapping for the love of the scrap. However, Bad Girls is having an 8 week competition that is in class form. So, I signed up. I signed up to be inspired and gather new techniques. The gallery is already full of wonderful layouts by a variety of scrapbook artists. The first class is on the "Layering Technique" that can be any medium and form as long as there are layers. So, I took the plunge this morning and created my first layout for this competition. So, if you would like to be challenged and would like to gather great inspiration...check out Bad Girls and gander to the gallery for incredible uploads that will sure to get your mojo working! My main concentration was on patterned papers and layering simple with transparent butterflies.

I love these patterned papers by American Crafts. The colors are fabulous.

My overall design was kept simple. I tend to go over board with product on my pages and sometimes a little says a great deal. What is that saying? Less is more? Time tells all stories though...right?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Oh yeah! I had a great mail day yesterday. I received the My Mind's Eye Collections of SPOOKED, and NIGHT LIGHT! With the two Christmas Collections I also received BE MERRY and SNOWED IN!
Okay, I am in heaven with mucho product to just let go and create. How fun!
Well, I created a tag with some scraps from the Cosmo Cricket Collection. So, here you go!

Monday, September 8, 2008

A Frightful Fest

I have been loving all the Halloween goodies on the market. I have more arriving today along with some Christmas themed papers as well. Gotta love it! My newest favorite creation as of late is the this mini-book I created for my daughter. I wanted a durable book that she could flip through and read the poem I wrote her about Halloween. It is a huge hit! She goes through it several times every evening and has been bragging about it to her classmates and I am sure it will make a debut appearance for reading time at school. I plan on making a stop by later this month for mystery reader time.

What is so great about these papers that I still have mounds of scraps and thought I would create some simple cards to send my son. For me, simple is something I am learning but I do really love using lots of goodies on my pages and cards. It is just so much fun.

I plan on scrapping more today. I am really on a roll here lately. Looking forward to the leaves changing soon and I hope we have great color this year. So, go create something fun and give it to someone and brighten their day. There is something special about handmade gifts!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

September Brings in the Harvest Season

I had an enormous productive day scrapping on Saturday and it was great fun to see everyone. I completed two mini albums, one layout, and 3 cards! Yes, I have officially started the harvest season of decorating in my home. The mantle is complete and I just cannot stop making some Halloween goodies to put out on my shelving and sofa table. I just think these Martha Stewart wine labels are perfect for just about anything. I plan on making a few layouts and cards with them as well. But here are the bottles I decorated in less than 15 minutes to add that special touch to a Halloween display within our home. You have just got to go get some today! I will upload more goodies later...but for now, BACK TO DECORATING! Oh, so fun.