Friday, January 31, 2014

Shoppin' Fun

I love this layout of my niece and my mother 'photo bombing' last year before it was 'famous'.  We went shopping and she was excited to go to the outlet store for Claire's and was super hyper that day of all the new 'stuff'.  I used Crate Paper DIY Shop Project and Prima Flowers.  The chipboard is from a random win at a crop I went to.




Thursday, January 30, 2014

Just Duckie Layout

Back in the groove of things after this past weekend's crop.  This was a fun layout to create - what can I do with a picture of baby ducks?  I used Websters Pages Paris Bouquet, Echo Park Paper from my monthly kit club My Creative Scrapbook: For the Record; Prima flowers, Junkyard findings bird cage, and the 'brick' is painted with gray acrylic paint to add an industrial look to the layout and a Pink Paislee burlap butterfly.





Wednesday, January 29, 2014

7 Gypsies Printer Tray #2

Here is the other tray I created for my niece's 8th birthday in April. 
My niece's 8th birthday is coming up in April - yes 3 months away - but I was reminded that it's almost here !! I figured I'd better get moving on her present and what better time to do this then at this past weekend's crop.  I know I'm going to another crop in March - but that's two weeks before her birthday and that's just not enough time.

I actually ordered from Joann Fabric's a black 12 slot printer tray and received a white one - and I actually placed the order twice - thinking I should do one in black and one in white - but I ended up with 2 white trays, but it worked out fine.

I have a monthly kit from My Creative Scrapbook and I decided to use the papers from these collections as they are mostly Prima Marketing papers and some are just perfect for the theme I was going for.

I started with texturing the base of the printer tray with white acrylic paint and I mixed in basic sand until I had the consistency I wanted.  Then began the 'layering' process.  I used a sponge brush I purchased in the dollar store the began to 'slap' down the paint/sand mixture, once I did a layer I would use my heat gun and try to dry it as much as possible, then repeat the process until I found the texture 'puffy' enough or 'big' enough that it made a statement.


Each paper had to be cut to size 2 3/4 by 3 3/4 for each section.  In this 1st printer tray I used the following papers for the background:  Websters Pages - Adrienne Looman - A new Your, Do Your Best, Believe in Yourself and Shining Moment; Prima Marketing paper - Anna Marie Collection - Callico, Kaisercraft - On this Day Collection.


I ordered these from Gina's Designs and then I textured them with the same white paint / sand mixture then used my Tattered Angels spray on top for the look of a purple Eiffel Tower. 

Here are some close ups of the individual trays.  In this one I decided to make 2 of the slots actual pocket picture holders so she can change a few of the pics as this is her graduation picture from 1st grade...







Here is the final product of my 1st printer tray.  I think it took me about 2 1/2 hours to get it done.  I also used Prima's Rose Heart corners, Create Memories clock and tree; Vintage Trinkets, Tim Holtz idea-ology Timepieces, Pink Paislee Hope Chest, Burlap Butterfly.




Tuesday, January 28, 2014

7 Gypsies Printer Tray #1

My niece's 8th birthday is coming up in April - yes 3 months away - but I was reminded that it's almost here !! I figured I'd better get moving on her present and what better time to do this then at this past weekend's crop.  I know I'm going to another crop in March - but that's two weeks before her birthday and that's just not enough time.

I actually ordered from Joann Fabric's a black 12 slot printer tray and received a white one - and I actually placed the order twice - thinking I should do one in black and one in white - but I ended up with 2 white trays, but it worked out fine.

I have a monthly kit from My Creative Scrapbook and I decided to use the papers from these collections as they are mostly Prima Marketing papers and some are just perfect for the theme I was going for.

I started with texturing the base of the printer tray with white acrylic paint and I mixed in basic sand until I had the consistency I wanted.  Then began the 'layering' process.  I used a sponge brush I purchased in the dollar store the began to 'slap' down the paint/sand mixture, once I did a layer I would use my heat gun and try to dry it as much as possible, then repeat the process until I found the texture 'puffy' enough or 'big' enough that it made a statement.


Each paper had to be cut to size 2 3/4 by 3 3/4 for each section.  In this 1st printer tray I used the following papers for the background:  Websters Pages - Adrienne Looman - A new Your, Do Your Best, Believe in Yourself and Shining Moment; Prima Marketing paper - Anna Marie Collection - Callico, Kaisercraft - On this Day Collection. 


 Here is a close up of the Wooden Flourishes Oval Window with textured paint/sand mixture.

 

 Here is a close up of the one box I love the most in this layout - Prima Marking Junkyard Findings, Ballet.
 







Here is the final product of my 1st printer tray.  I think it took me about 2 1/2 hours to get it done.  I also used Prima's Rose Heart corners, Create Memories clock and tree; Vintage Trinkets, Tim Holtz idea-ology Timepieces, Pink Paislee Hope Chest, Burlap Butterfly.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Family Love

This was a fun and easy layout to use.  I had paper with 2x2 little pictures on the back page and I never want to cut them as they are too darn cute, so I decided to cut them out and use them randomly in little boxes and add 3 pics from my parents 40th anniversary party.

Here I used Prima Divine Collection Chanson and Prima flowers.







You and Me....

Here is another layout from my weekend getaway for Scrapbooking.  I had so much fun.  I used my monthly kits from My Creative Scrapbook for this weekends work.  Here is a cute layout of my mother and Kate at the movies arguing over the candy.  I loved this shabby paper look.  Prima Ingvild Bloome frame, Prima Delight Collection paper, Flair buttons.



You + Me + Family....

Last summer we decided to go for a walk and Sara was enjoying the fresh air and the ride! I loved ripping and curling this paper it was so much fun.  I added the flowers that are all material based, ribbon and Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic Just dots, Crate Paper DIY shops and a few cute brads.



Monday, January 20, 2014

Kate and Tiny....

This was a fun layout to do.  I had 3 pictures of my niece and her stuffed mouse called Tiny.  What was ironic about this layout is that my grandmother's nickname was "Tiny" and we won this mouse at a grab machine and we laughed so hard that she was walking around the place with "Tiny".  It melted my heart - just thinking of my grandmother with her all day!  The paper is the Delight collection, prima flowers and a few random butter fly stickers I used pop-dots with for 3D effect.  I added some random bling to give it some pop.



Monday, January 13, 2014

Delightful Fun

Here is my mother and my niece I took on a shopping trip during the summer.  A fashionista a 7 already!  We decided to take a break from shopping at the outlets and I thought I'd get a few pics of these two - they are always arguing with each other and fighting, giving each other crazy eyed looks and then laughing together.  They are fun to watch!!!



Monday, January 6, 2014

Sara wearing sunglasses...

Here is another layout of my niece Sara wearing sunglasses when we stopped to get gas on the way home from vacation.  She was just so cute, picking out the glasses with Pop.  This was a really easy simple layout, ripped some paper, added some Prima flowers and a chipboard of a clock.