March 24, 2012

Black & White Layout

Just finished this layout tonight, it is of my father's family, he was nine years old in this photo. I love scrapbooking old photos! The background I cut out using my Cricut and the SCAL program ( I know I know they don't work together anymore, but they do if you haven't upgraded your firm software!) I also used Tim Holtz's distressing technique for the photo mat, I love his inks! So here is the photo, hope you like it as much as I do.

sorry the picture is so grainy, it is so dark in my craft room (need to get some new lighting when I can afford it)(must stop buying scrapbook supplies!!!)

March 18, 2012

New Layout using an overlay

So I had purchased a pack of paper from Winners a few months ago, it contained paper that had a matching overlay for each sheet.  I had never used an overlay in any of my scrapbook projects before so I looked online on how to attach it to my page with the adhesive at all or showing through. So I combined a couple of the suggestions I found and used them for this page:

I used a mini glue dot under the center of the large dark blue flower and then put a sticker on top of the over lay, and I also used a mini glue dot under the  double flower and then put the double flower on top of the overlay.  The last thing I did to secure the top portion was a put brad on the top of the journaling label.  I first punched a small hole using my big bite and then put the brad through the overlay and the paper underneath.  I must also apologize for the picture quality, overlays are very difficult to take pictures of because they give off a glare.

March 15, 2012

Secret Project: The Reveal

So my big secret project is actually little, well it's a mini scrapbook...LOL  I made it for my sister and her husband, and am planning on giving it to her this weekend (wonder if she can stay off of my blog long enough for it to still be a surprise for her?!) But I just couldn't wait to share it so drum-roll please....... here it is (this being my first mini album please be kind ty!)

UPDATE: March 17, 2012 - I gave my sister her book today! Both her and her hubby really liked it!

March 9, 2012

New Layouts

Two more pages done, slowly but surely I am getting my photos scrapped!  The "Citrus" one is of my maternal grandparents, and the "Retro" one is of my brother Randy, all of them gone way too soon.

March 7, 2012

Speaking of New Products

In my last post I mentioned that I have this compulsion to buy new scrapbook supplies if I happen to get a good deal on them, well here is my latest purchase which came in the mail yesterday. I ordered from the Making Memories web site, they have great prices and pretty decent shipping costs. So excited to use my new products!

Scrap Room Rearranged (yes again!)

not quite a big change but I did have to move my paper storage to make room for my ribbon organizer that I got back in December (yup finally got it put up and filled it instantly too!) so here are few pictures (yes you may have noticed that I have acquired a few more products too, I just can't help myself, every time I see something I don't have and it's a good price I HAVE to get it!!