Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry CHRISTmas!

Merry Christmas and Have a Bless New Year from our family to yours!
I'll be back in the New Year with more layouts posts and house updates!
Merry Christmas! It's all about Jesus!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sock Hop pt.2

2 more pages from the Sock Hop kit by Studio Calico. The first layouts was a sraplift from HERE. Even though the original layout was a 8.5x11 and a single photo, I did a little stretching and added my own touch. for the 2nd layout I can't remember where I for the inspiration, but I do know that I really liked how they use the printed vellum right on the background. Last 2 layouts coming soon. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sock Hop pt.1

Sock Hop was November kit and I got 6 layouts from just one kit! And I've used quit a bit of the kit, just a few paper scraps and a bit of the embellishments are left. I feel pretty good about it. These first two layouts where inspired from HERE. I just love the use of the yellow burts paper that I had to scraplift it, and then I wasn't sure what to do with the other half so I recreated the layout. Plus these two pages go side by side so it worked out perfectly. More to come soon! Enjoy

Monday, December 17, 2012

Roller Rink pt.3

These are my last 2 layouts from the Roller Rink (main and 1st add on) from the Oct kit from Studio Calico. I feel like I could still make a few more layouts with the paper that's left. Maybe I'll come back to it sooner or later and see what I can come up with. This first layout was inspired by a Facebook page call "90s babies only" it reminded me of all the toys and TV shows I watch as a kid that aren't around anymore. And I really wanted to remember then and maybe even my kids and see what it was like to "grow up in the 90s". The 2nd layout I got the inspiration HERE from the November kit called Sock Hop. The layout is about my 1 year old son who is such a talker (baby talk). I haven't found the prefect photo for the layout but that hasn't stopped me from making the layout anyways!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Roller Rink pt.2

Got two more layouts for you from the  studio Calico October kit called Roller Rink. As I mentioned in my first post my mojo is gone so I've been scraplifting layouts from the Gallery over at Studio calico, but I've got links! You can see the layouts I used HERE and HERE. They very similar as you can see, but of course I added my own touch.  2 more layouts coming up soon!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Roller Rink pt. 1

A couple months ago I broke down and subscribed to the Studio Calico Month Kit. Since we live with my hubby's parents during our house reno its really hard to scrapbook and find photos you want to work with. But through it all I still got some scrapping done. Now I know what you are thinking, "these layouts look familiar." well they are, cuz I don't have a scrapbook room or 80% of my stuff, my mojo is kinda lots. So what I did was go to the gallery over at studio Calico and picked out a few that I liked and scrap lifted the layout. I know, I know, not cool, but what do I do with so much Pretty paper and no Mojo?! Forgive me! But enjoy anways! more to come soon!




Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Update pt.1

Its been awhile since I blogged anything about our house, or blogged at all for the matter. Tell you the truth I thought we would have moved in, but thankfully we have wonderful parents who are patient with us and letting us stay with them. So right now we are in total demo mode, but its moving along, we are actually starting to build something too. My hubby is starting the electrice and plumbing is on its on its way too. And can I say that even though these photos look totally crazy and scray but when I walk in I see the potential and how its gonna be all done! Here are some photos of the demo!
This veiw is from the entrance into the dining room and in the back is the kitchen. Took down 2 walls! its gonna have an awesome open concept, can you see it?

this veiw is from the livingroom into the dining room, and into the kitchen

The kitchen, not much yet!

The bedoom is going to be 2 bedrooms, so thats coming along too.

First Bathroom, its not much now, but it will be in a month or so.

Monday, October 29, 2012

In the City- layout

For some odd reason I felt like I had no more photos to scrapbook. How does that happen?! But then I remember I take a bunch of random photos on my Cell phone and started to look through them. I realized that these are the every-day photos that tell the story of who I am and what my life is like at the time. I started to remember so many fun little details I had forgotten (thank God for Cell phone cameras, even if they are not the best quality). I quickly started to add those cell phone photos to a "print/scrap" folder on the computer to remember I still have tons of great memories to scrap. This layout is one of the "lost" memories taken by my phone camera. Its a day in Seattle with my mom. She had asked me to meet her there to take care of some passport paper work, but when we got there, it turned out we didn't even need to make the trip all the way to Seattle, we could have just mailed the papers in. I really didn't want to make the trip a waste of time, so I talked my mom into have lunch in Seattle and explore a bit. We had a fun time hanging out and having some little mother-daughter time!
for the layout I used Crate Paper Restoration collection. Its an older line but still love it, and I'm working through my paper stash anyways so this collection worked so pertectly for my story and my time spent with my mom. Enjoy!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Portland- layout

I'm am sooooo happy with the way this layout turned out!!! It has to be my favorite right now! Awhile back in the AC design team Gallery I saw a one page layout similar to this but a Seattle theme (so sorry I don't remember the one who designed it, if you know please comment me and tell me, totally not taking any credit for this layout). And I knew right away I had to try to recreate it! So back in June, hubby and I went to explore the city of Portland OR. And of course I didn't charge my good camera so I was stuck with my little (crappy) cell phone camera. That meant, if I tried to print the photos large it would be a waist of ink. So next best thing, Print them small and tell the story in 2 pages! And it worked out just perfect for me.
 I started by printing a "silhouette" image of the city of Portland OR and used it as a mask for the spray ink I used. I really wanted the outline of the city to stand out more so I hand stitched with yellow thread all around the spray. Afterwords I picked my images, figured out what size I needed and where they will go. Then numbered off the images (some have 2 photos so I tried to over lap the number to show the reader that those 2 photos are from the same time or go together). Added some layered washi tape and other bits for color and on the far right added all my journaling that match my photos with numbers! Over all a pretty easy layout I think for me the part that took the longest was figuring out where and how the photos will be placed to be in order for events.
Hope you Enjoy! I know I did!

Monday, October 15, 2012

80yrs- Layout

This layout I really enjoyed doing, not only for the story behind all the photos but also adding that middle page protector. I've made a double page layout before seen HERE and HERE, it adds the perfect extra little spot for journaling or photos.  I had a lot of photos and journaling I really wanted to include so that middle page protector was prefect, I actually got the idea from Shimelle Lane, she had done some layouts with videos! I'm not done with all the journaling but I'm alright with that for now.
This layout is about my Grandpa turning 80yrs old and him celebration with all his children, 33 grand-children and 25 Great-grand-kids! How blessed is this man? God is good! It was also our family reunion. We don't have one very often but when we do everybody gets together. Of course not everyone could make it but it was still awesome to see so many beautiful faces I grew up with. We all laughed, and cried, and our hearts where filled with Joy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Holiday Fun- layout

So I'm not crazy about how this layout turned out. The patterns are a bit busy and don't blend together. But I really don't want to take the whole thing apart and try other papers so I'm just leaving it as is. I must as though that I do like how I did the layering and the layout of paper and photos. Maybe next time I won't go Pattern crazy ;)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Unconditional Love- Layout

Another layout for you, using Cosmo Cricket "Earth Love" collection!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Life is Beautiful- layout

I finished the layout below, but something didn't feel right. I slept on it for a couple of days and decided it looked too busy. So I replace the whole background paper with a simple grey card stock and I'm much happier now. I used Cosmo cricket older line called "Earth love" its my favorite  collection from Cosmo Cricket. Enjoy

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy Day - Layout

I've been saving the "Love Earth" collection by Cosmo Cricket for the perfect layouts. And when I was prego I knew right away that no matter if I'm having a girl or boy I would use this collection for the baby photos. My good friend is a kids photographer and as a baby shower give she gave me a photo section with her. yay! the best gift ever! The photos turned out Amazing! that when I sat down to scrapbook I could just pick One or two. So that means there will be more layouts with Baby Ben and Cosmo cricket! Enjoy!