Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Yet another Scrap Room kit.  I had a lot of fun with rub ons on this page.  Even the flower petals on the journaling box were the leftovers from the large flower on the tag.  I also used some stamps.  The letters are a CTMH alphabet.  It was amazing how outlining the letters with white after stamping them reallllly made the title pop.  I colored in some of the flowers with colored pencils.  Loved that!  This was one of those pages I just kept adding details to (like the white outline around the circle) until it finally felt complete.

Princess or All Star

Courtney is such a girl.  She loves pink, will wear a dress instead of pants any day of the week and just loves anything girly.  I wanted to make this page to remind her that there a lots of things she has done and she can do anything she puts her mind too.

This page was my first using brackets, paper clips, and pins.  The circle was leftover from my Sleepover page and I challenged myself to use it on this page.

Who I Am

This page is more for the sake of art than anything.  Maybe I'll use it for a title page.  Maybe I'll just leave it as is.  The title was a rub on.  The paper I made when I was playing with my Whispers stamp pads.  I also used liquid glass on a couple of the squares for textural interest.  And if I can ever include prima flowers on a page I will!

Butaman and Whataman

Ben and Ryan already love playing superheroes, so when the chance came up for them to pose as brand new superheroes Ryan came up with...they jumped at the chance.  So, with no further ado, here they are: Butaman and Whataman!

I used a monthly kit from the Scrap Room.  On the journaling boxes and photos I also used the CTMH distressing tool.

I'm not sure I love how the "Introducing" sign ended up, but it is what it is.  It is a very thick black chipboard.  I used stickles for the writing and the dots and outline and it needed something else so I colored around the letters with my white Uniball signo pen.  My favorite white pen! (Thanks Stacy!)

12 Legs

My Uncle was a mountain man.  He loved indian crafts and was even adopted by the Oglala Lakota tribe.  When he died, he had a very unique casket that he helped design.  I tried to keep the colors simple on this to match the photos and let the colors show through.

This was my first time using magic mesh.  It really is easy to use!

This was also my first time using grunge board.  Love it!  The stamping helped to fill in some dead space on the pages...I went a little crazy.  Tip: when I stamped around the clear quote sticker, I covered the sticker with a post it note to keep the ink off.


Now that school has started, I finally finished my page layout with the Bunco mesh that I made with the cricut software.

I hated to cover up too much of the mesh so I opted to smush all the photos on the second page. It is pretty simple, but it does the job.

The colors were hard to choose.  I was going to use just brown, red, and white papers...but it looked too cowboy.  I ended up choosing a turquoise textured background paper.  As always I sanded the edges of the big really just finishes the edges without extra paper to mat them.  The dice are hexagons I punched out and drew on the details.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I love this girl's style!

I just found this girl's blog (she is a design team member at Feeling Scrappy)  Here is her slideshow of scrapbook pages: