I haven’t shared much scrapbooking lately, though that’s what I’ve been spending most of my craft time on. I am pleased with how this page turned out today. It’s a layout I started years ago at a Cosmo Cricket workshop. Today, I finally added photos! I’m glad I waited too, because the chipboard stickers were perfect for my daughter’s role as a flower girl in “Down the Rabbit Hole.”
Also, I was inspired to use the rabbit in the title after watching lesson 3 in May Flaum’s “Stamping For Scrapbookers” online class. I’ve been enjoying her video lessons this week.
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious
Stickers: Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious and Tiny Type
Other: Silhouette Cameo; Ranger Stickles
Stamp: Stampin’ Up
Ink: Hero Arts
I work with the best team of fund development and communications professionals around. They do an incredible job of inviting people into our work to end homelessness and engaging them in impactful ways. I would give them all fabulous trips to a tropical island for Christmas if I could. But, I can’t. I was only able to share my appreciation and respect with a small gift, but I tried to make the packages special with elegant tags.
I used my Silhouette cameo to cut the tags and used a variety of scraps and embellishments I’ve accumulated over the years. The stamped sentiments and little bird are from Hero Arts.
I also took some inspiration from some of the layered tags I’ve seen designer Debby Hughes create, especially her recent Winter Birthday post. She does stunning work.
My favorite is the pink one — I ended up making a couple more like it for other gifts.
I am pleased to have put together a couple scrapbook pages this weekend. First, my son finished his first bowling season and I was eager to document it.
I used Echo Park’s All About a Boy line, with a little bit of the Doodlebug Take Note paper. I also used Bazzill card stock and my Silhouette Cameo to cut the ball and pins.
Also, since we’re celebrating my daughter’s 14th birthsay, I thought I should get her 13th birthday photos in an album. I added photos to the pages I created in Bella Blvd’s Lovin’ Life Layoutsmworkshop at scrapfest using their Engaged at Last and Love and Marriage lines. I also created a second page with a We Are Memory Keepers pocket page.
It was quiet here this past weekend. I spent some happy hours in the craft room. My focus was Halloween– Halloween tags. I used lots of scraps and stickers to create three large tags to accompany treat’s for my niece and nephews.
And, I put together lots of little tags for my colleagues.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut all the tags and then layered cardstock and patterned papers from Bazzill Basics and Doodlebug with stickers from Doodlebug, Studio G, and other unknown sources. I tied them to little bags of candy corn with green curling ribbon
Here are close ups of some favorites.
As we prepared to leave for our 2013 summer vacation to Manitoba and Ontario, I felt compelled to finally get the photos from our 2012 vacation to Seattle in a scrapbook. I managed to complete a couple of pages before we left and have been working on the book since we returned four weeks ago (in occasional 30 minute work sessions, of course).
It’s coming along pretty nicely, I think. I’m about a third finished. I’m using photo sleeves by We R Memory Keepers and October Afternoon’s Boarding Pass and Simple Stories Urban Traveler papers and embellishments, and my Silhouette Cameo. Here are a couple of the pages I’ve completed so far.
Clearly I need to spend a little time figuring out the best ways to photograph my pages. These are not very good. I’ll work on that– when I’m not scrapbooking.