My Creations

Monday, September 29, 2008

Love LO

This is a bad photo of this layout - it looks like the lines are crooked, but they are not...I must have had the camera at a weird angle or something. Anyways, here's another photo of Payton and Great Grandma. I kept it simple, using the really pretty Toria line from the Paper Element. The rub-ons are Stampin Up.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cherish LO

These are photos of Payton and Great Grandma. The paper is the Toria line from The Paper Element. I love the Imaginesce metal accents. The dried leaves are also an embellie that I've never used before....

Cute Little Sandals

I thought that Payton's little sandals this summer were so cute, so I had to take some pics of them. They went well with The Paper Element's HOT HOT HOT line, so here you go...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

5, 6, 7, 8 LO

The Toria line from The Paper Element is so much fun to work with! The photos are of Payton in her dance class this summer.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Scotland 2004 LO

Yup, more green layouts...ha ha. I really like the Paper Element stickers that have just the right sayings on them for virtually every photo I have. They are also great to use as a title when you don't know what you should title a layout.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Grow LO

These photos are from the botanical gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland. The lilly pads in the bottom photo were literally 6-7' across (look at them in relation to the doors in the background)

The papers, rub-ons, and stickers are from The Paper Element!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sprinkler Sprints LO

Some more of the Green Apple papers from The Paper Element on some fun die-cut cardstock. the letters are felt and the brad is covered in felt!

Friday, September 19, 2008

All Wet LO

I love this layout! I used a bunch of different papers from the Paper Element plus some magic mesh to create the background. The little raindrops add just the right touch. Finished it off with some Stickles.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Run & Fun LO

I used The Paper Element's Green Apple line for this layout. The line is color coordinated to create some great monochromatic green layouts! The sticker and rub-on is also from The Paper Element.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Daddy's Company Picnic LO

This layout features the Toria line from The Paper Element.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Coconut ScrapShop Fall Frenzy!!!

Join the Coconut ScrapShop October 1 - 6 for a week of challenges, contests, and fun! Daily "Fall Kits" will be awarded and an overall winner will be chosen to receive a Guest Designer Spot on our Design Team with November's Kit! Fall on over into our message board to get all the details.

Monday, September 15, 2008

4 Generations LO

This is my last layout from the Sept. Coconut ScrapShop kit! The Mollie & Mac papers and the ink were so much fun to work with!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Writing Practice LO

The Sept. kit from the Coconut ScrapShop is so versitle! I had fun using my Tim Holtz inks on the clear album page. The kit comes with an Adornit sticker sheet for journalling. I just used the full sheet, but it also works great in the Cricut!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Make Your Own Flower Tutorial

Now whenever you need a flower accent to match your layout or card, all you have to do is follow this tutorial and create your own!! I learned how to do make these flowers as a kid when my mom taught me. This method works great on fabric or paper.

Here's a layout that I did featuring this technique.

Supplies: You will need a small tear drop shaped piece of wood (experiment using other shapes of wood for other types of flower petals!), some floral wire, glue, and paper.

Step 1: Cut the floral wire in half and wrap it around the piece of wood.

Step 2: Once snug around the wood, twist the ends of the wire together.
Step 3: Carefuly slide the shaped wire off the wood.
Step 4: Put a ribbon of glue around the parimeter of the wire. This can be fabric glue or acid free UHU glue works good.
Step 5: Press the wire glue side down onto the paper or fabric. Repeat 5 times for 5 flower petals.
Step 6: After glue is dry, cut out each petal.

Step 7: Put 2 petals facing one way and 3 petals facing the other way together.

Step 8: Gather them together and give their collective "stem" a twist to keep them all together.

Finally, fan out the petals as desired. Add a pom pom or rhinestone in the center for an added touch.
Thanks for joining me on my tutorial! I would love to see your creations you make using this technique!!

Beach Bum LO

Isn't the Sept. kit from the Coconut ScrapShop just fabulous?? The Mollie and Mac paper is made from recycled paper using soy based ink (it's also acid free of course). How cool is that?? I highly recommend gettting the add-on kit for this's only $5 and comes with some beautiful papers. I am kicking myself that I forgot to order it!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Picture Perfect LO

Here's another one from the Sept. kit at Coconut ScrapShop! I stamped paisleys on the clear album page. The letters that come with the kit match perfectly. There's also plenty of journalling spots that come with the kit.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Buried (in sand) LO

The September kit from the Coconut ScrapShop is here!! It features paper from Mollie & Mac - a company that I've never worked with before. Also included is a Maya Road clear album and sheer ribbon!! The crystals and journalling spots top off this wonderful kit!

I tried something different with my kit. Instead of making a clear album, I decided to incorporate the album pages into my layouts. I think it adds a neat touch.

Do you see the flourishes? I cut them using some new software for my Cricut. It's called Sure Cuts A Lot. The software allows you to cut ANY true type font and dingbat shape!! This literally gives you thousands and thousands of fonts and shapes that you can cut for only $75!! I absolutely love it! It works on any Cricut machine (I actually have one of the older machines and it works great).

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Little Miss Sunshine LO

I took photos of the clover crown that I made for Payton - she loved it! The Toria line from The Paper Element has such pretty girly paper, sayings, and transparencies!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

There's a New Sheriff in Town!" LO

This is such a cute photo of Payton...dressed up like a sheriff for Jason's company picnic. I used the ultra-fabulous Toria line from The Paper Element for this layout.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Travelers LO

I LOVE all of Teresa Collins lines...especially her travel collection! I got it all, just need time to play with it. If you need any Teresa Collins suff, just go to the Coconut ScrapShop!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Perfect Day LO

For this lo, I just looked around for some of my favorite things, and threw them all together, while trying to stick with a color theme. I love the background paper!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dandelion Boquet

I've been doing so many layouts with my DT responsibilities lately, that my stash of paper and supplies are feeling neglected. So here's a layout that I did for me!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Layout Published in Sept/Oct Scrap N' Art ezine!!

My layout, "Apple Picking" is published in the Sept/Oct issue of Scrap N' Art ezine!! I'm on page 30.