July 28, 2009

Lake Loves 2

I forgot the camera cord while at the lake! Ooops. This is the view that I had on my birthday...

The rest of the vacation was spend writing hundreds of pages (literally) of term papers.

Oh, and I got to stop by here on the way home. You'll get to see those photos as soon as I Photoshop the big stress zit off of my forehead...

July 21, 2009

Lake Love

Okay, I know I just posted. I just stumbled upon this page and couldn't resist sharing.

This is from our last trip to Table Rock, when Eliza was only 6 months old. She's such a little water baby! I'll be back soon...

Amercian Crafts DT Call

As I told you yesterday, I recently answered the American Crafts contributing design team call. I thought I'd share my entries. I've been working diligently on them, which is one of the reasons I haven't been sharing many pages lately. I'll have lots more goodies to share next week as well.

American Crafts Supplies: Passing Notes Paper (34643)-Teen, Talent Show Paper (34633)-Teen, Adventurous Paper (34620)- Moda Bella, Dazzling Paper (34604)-Moda Bella, Catwalk Phrases (43310), Catwalk Accents (43308), Details Fashion Max (78010), Thickers Vera Accents Taffy (42935), Thickers Chit Chat White (42902), Remarks Sotheby's Letter Stickers (42454), Blah, Blah, Blah Flair (70015)-Teen

First, here's a page about Jake's lovely cousins, Annie and Melissa. They have such a fun and funky style, so I had to make a page to match.

American Crafts Supplies: Snap Paper (34702)-Backyard, Tweet Paper (34687)-Backyard, Shade Journaling Book (42542)-Backyard, Picnic Flair (70021)-Backyard, Smile Flair (70007)-Everyday, Thickers Chit Chat Grapefruit (42908), Thickers Chit Chat Chestnut (42901), Precision Pen 01 (62301)-Black

This photo was taken about a week ago, but I had to scrap it immediately. How cute is Eliza? She seriously is my sunshine.

American Crafts Supplies: Ruth Buttonham Paper (34725)-Craft Fair, Lola Threadgood Paper (34726)-Craft Fair, Splish Paper (34699)-Backyard, Head Cheerleader Paper (34638)-Teen, Ribbon (93023)-Everyday 1, Tunes Flair (70014)-Teen, Shade Journaling Book (42542)-Backyard, Fine-Tipped Slick Writer (62003)-Red

I also made this cute little card. I couldn't resist the "hi" "hiya" "hello" ribbon.

This photo is a little blurry. It says "I've missed you SEW much! Just wanted to say hello!" I thought it was funny, with the thread and all.

American Crafts Supplies: Debate Team Paper (34642)-Teen, Talent Show Paper (34633)-Teen, Chess Club Paper (34634)-Teen, Drill Team Paper (34637)-Teen, Homeroom Paper (34640)-Teen, Honor Roll Paper (34632)-Teen, Homecoming Queen Paper (34638)-Teen, Head Cheerleader Paper (34628)-Teen, Driver's Ed Paper (34636)-Teen, Ribbon (93027)-Everyday 2, Fash Max Details (78010), Catwalk Phrases (43310), Blah, Blah, Blah Flair (70015)-Teen, Tunes Flair (70015)-Teen, Sweet (70013)-Teen, Thickers Platforms Letter Stickers (42813), Remarks Sotheby's Letter Stickers (42454), Shade Journaling Book (42542)-Backyard, Precision Pen 01 (62301)-Black Other Supplies: Chipboard, Duct Tape

My favorite thing, however, has to be this mini. I've been saving this teen paper for the perfect project. I've saved most of my concert tickets from high school and a lot of the local concert fliers. This mini is the perfect home for all of my concert memories! I made the covers and the spine using scrap chipboard and used colored duct tape (my new favorite thing) to bind it together. I punched holes in the center of scored pages and the spine and bound the pages to the book with ribbon.

I left spaces for journaling. I've always kept a journal, so I have about 20 composition notebooks to look through. I want to add in authentic memories. I also have about half of the pages left so that I can add to it as I go to more concerts!

While I figure the chances of making it onto AC's DT are pretty slim, it was worth entering just to make these projects! I've been planning the music mini for some time, and this was just the push I needed.

I'm off to write a few more final papers for my summer classes. Yuck, I know. Especially considering I'm on vacation right now. In other news, my 22nd birthday is Thursday! I'll be back to post some photos then.

July 20, 2009

A Little Hello

...from Table Rock lake!!! I entered the call for the contributing design team over at American Crafts today! I'll share my entries soon. For now, here's the layout that didn't make the cut (though I still love it).

I'm on vacation at Table Rock lake and will be sharing pictures of the beautiful scenery soon!!!

July 8, 2009

American Crafts All-American Week Challenge

The challenge over at the American Crafts blog right now is to use a page using mostly red, white, and blue! In honor of this patriotic challenge, here's a page using a picture from the 4th in 2008:

Supplies: Ruth Buttonham paper (34725)-Craft Fair, Alice Stichenson paper (34724)- Craft Fair, Smile Flair (70007)-Everyday, Shade Journaling Book (42542)-Backyard, Chit Chat Puffy Letter Stickers (42902)-White, Smoothie Foam Letter Stickers (42726)-Powder

I love this picture of Eliza! The look on her face captures her awe at fireworks perfectly.

July 3, 2009

Something Old, Something New

I've been a little MIA the last few weeks, but it's all due to settling in here:

I love that this is our window. It's like our backdoor or porch. It's definitely nice to be able to hand in groceries through the window (it's even nicer to buy them fresh and local across the street)! I've been meaning to give you a nice visual tour of my new loft & neighborhood...and it's coming, I promise! I had no idea it would take this long to get settled in. Either way, it's past due time to share some eye candy with you! I challenged myself this week to use something old on every page. I've been buying some awesome new goodies, so I know I won't use up my stash if I don't make myself! Also, I've been really inspired by photos of my childhood lately, so there are also old pictures on most of these pages. Here's what I came up with:

Most of this page was created using my June Vintage Plum kit, but I used some of my older Thickers for the title. I'm obsessed with Thickers (I believe I have over thirty varieties now), but these ones always seem a little bigger than what I'm going for. I'm glad I finally used them, they really pop!

I love this picture of me as a little "esimo" as a baby. This page is mostly new Sassafras Lass, but the scrap of paper in the top left corner is from my scrap box.

Another photo from my childhood! This was made mostly from the wonderful Freehand Scraps kit I won thanks to the wonderful folks at the Sassafras Lass blog. My something old is the Thickers scallop at the bottom of the photo (though, to be honest, it's not that old).

A page about my childhood dog, Sami. I've always been more of a cat person, Sami's the only dog that's ever been mine. For this page the background is SUPER old, and I jazzed it up with some older Love, Elsie epoxy stickers.

This page also prominently features the June Vintage Plum kit. My only something old is the strip of striped Basic Gray paper. I'm not so good with stripes, so I'm glad I finally found the perfect use for the paper.

Most of my pages are inspired by the photos, but this one was 100% inspired by those cute Sassafras chipboard bunny stickers. All paper, excepting the background, on this page was scrap paper.

Lastly, a card I made for my little sister's birthday. I can't believe she's 15! She's already a better driver than I am. I centered the card around the Thickers flower and the KI word stickers (which are pretty old). The rest of the card is made from scraps.

I hope this post inspires you to use some of those scraps! It is "scrap"booking after all (as my husband so diligently reminds me everytime I buy something new). Happy scrapping!