Thursday, December 31, 2009

Top 10 for 2009

I have neglected my blog horribly during December, and to sort of make up for it, here are my favorite 10 layouts of all those I created in 2009.
They are in no particular order, just newest to oldest in the order they were created. I like others, but picked 10, if you don't count the couple of 2-pagers I slipped in. I couldn't help it, sorry.
Anyway, enjoy, and I will really try to be more faithful about posting in 2010.

Where did this year go?????





This is a bit different than the others I chose. Maybe less cluttered, but I loved that tree.



I know this is 2, but I couldn't help it. I had to squeeze in one more.





Thursday, December 10, 2009

Purse Album

Here is a little purse album that I made this week. I used one of the My Minds Eye lines, which I live. I started out with 2 envelopes and this is the end result. Besides the MME papers and accessories, I used some May Arts ribbon, We R Memory Keepers gromets, a vintage button, pop dots, Creative Workshops templates, a piece of velcro, and an element from a digital kit that I got over at sweetshoppedesigns. I believe the buckle rings are Lil Davis.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Apples - Pink Paislee

I have more Halloween layouts to do, but wanted to scrap this photo because this layout just popped into my head, and I didn't want to forget it. I just thought it would look great beneath this wonderful Pink Paislee blossom tree.
I stickled the center of all the blossoms too, and although you probably can't see it here, it gave it a wonderful glitter look.
Products used:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee, Basic Grey, Sassafras Lass
The apple word tag is from a free kit at A Million Memories.

Little Chief

This is Trevor, my oldest grandchild, and only boy. He was doing his best to avoid looking at the camera. He is such a cutie. His costume was pretty neat, and he had a cool headress to go with it.
Materials used:
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey, Making Memories, Pink Paislee
Chipboard: Basic Grey
Die cuts: My Minds Eye
Ribbon: May Arts
Alpha: October Afternoon
Sticker: Unknown
Pen: AC slick writer


Another Halloween layout. This is Morgan, another grandaughter. She was more interested in eating her sucker than getting her picture taken. In fact she was more interested in gathering all the suckers. She loves suckers and couldn't care less about the chocolate. Silly duckie.
Products used:
Pattern paper: My Minds Eye
Stickers: Cosmo Cricket and unknown
Chipboard: Basic Grey and My Little Yellow Bicycle
Journal Spot: K & Co.
Spiders: Martha Stewart

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lil' Chickie

This is my youngest grandaughter in her halloween costume. She was a little chick, and she was so stinkin cute. She was so good and we never heard a "peep" out of her about the costume. LOL
Supplies used:
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye
Lace Paper: Basic Grey
Alpha: AC thickers & Heidi Swapp
Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Die Cuts: My Minds Eye
Spider: Martha Stewart

Friday, November 13, 2009

Baby Shower

Wow, I actually got 3 photos without one of them turning sideways. Yeah!
These layouts are from one of my youngest daughters baby showers. She's the one in the zebra stripe top. I really like the combination of colors that everyone wore. They were perfect for these My Minds Eye papers. Don't you just love them? They are so rich looking.
Products used:
Pattern paper: My Minds Eye, Pink Paislee
Journal Spots: My Minds Eye, Making Memories
Die cuts: My Mind's Eye
Rub ons: Bo Bunny
Alphas: Making Memories, Creative Imaginations.
Pen: AC slick writer

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Almost Here

My daughter and son-in-law at their first baby shower. This is their first child, and they were so excited. Well, actually, she is now 10 months old, and walking, and they are still excited. They are the best parents.
I absolutely love earthy colors, and these Kaiser Craft papers are just wonderful. I love several of their lines
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Kraft, My Minds Eye
Flowers: Prims
Brads: Joanns
Alpha: Creative Imaginations
Rub On: Bo Bunny
Pen: AC slick writer
Punch: Fiskars
Pearls: Kaiser Craft

Easter 2004

These are pages I made using mostly Prima products. I just love, love, love their papers, flowers and bling. Don't you?
This my grandaughter way back in 2004 at Easter time. She went to an Easter egg hunt and this very cool, and huge, bunny was there to visit with the kiddos. She loved it. Afterwards she spent some time blowing bubbles and flying kites. Spring is such a wonderful time of the year.
Products used:
Pattern paper: Prima
Flowers: Prima
Bling: Prima
Stickers: K & Co
Alpha: AC Thickers
Chipboard word piece: K & Co
Bubbles are from a digi kit, but not sure which one.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Easter 2004

I'm not sure why some of these photos are showing up sideways because they aren't in my computer. I don't know how to correct it. I've deleted and reloaded several times, but to no avail. Anyway here are two more Easter layouts. I used mostly Prima products which I just love. I love pretty much everything that company puts out.
Patterned Paper: Prima
Lace Paper: Basic Grey
Foam Alpha: American Crafts
Die cuts: My Minds Eye
Stickers: K & Co.
Flowers: Prima

Monday, November 9, 2009

Easter: Misty and Hailie

Well, I'm not sure why this photo is showing up sideways. I checked and it is right side up in my photo storage. If someone knows a trick to rotating it in blogger, I would love to know.
This is my grandaughter with her Aunt Misty, and this is another Easter layout.
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey, My Minds Eye
Alpha Stickers: Creative Imaginations
Velvet Easter word: Making Memories
Flowers: Prima
Punch: Fiskars
Brads: Doodlebug
Journal Spot: Prima

Flying Kites

My grandaughter flying kites with her dad in the ball park at Easter time. I just love this Basic Grey line. It might be among my favorites.
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, My Minds Eye
Alphabet Stickers: Basic Grey
Flowers: K & Co.
Pen: American Crafts

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Beep Beep - Nice Ride (A first for me)

This might be a first for me. I did two layouts using supplies from only one company. This NEVER happens. I just mix it up naturally, but these are all from My Minds Eye. These are such fun, whimsical products, and I enjoyed working with them. I believe the papers and embellies came from several of the lines, but they were all from one release.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Zoo Boo

I have been scrapping up a storm, after that dry spell when I had the flu. I missed it, and am having so much fun.

This is me and my youngest daughter riding the carousel at Zoo Boo. I am not the photogenic one in the family, that's for sure, but oh well. I love carousels and the music that goes with them.

Products used:
Pattern Paper: Pink Paislee
Die cuts: Pink Paislee
Journal spot: Bo Bunny
Alpha: My Little Yellow Bicycle
Bat: My Little Yellow Bicycle
Border Punch: EK Success

My girls at Zoo Boo

My girls at Zoo Boo. The top left photo is my eldest daughter and her daughter. Bottom right is my youngest daughter, and my grandaughter again. It was really cold that night, but we had so much fun. The kids all got in free if they came in costume.
Products used:
Patterned paper: Basic Grey, Pink Paislee
Die cuts: Pink Paislee
Bat: Little Yellow Bicycle clears
Journal spot: Sandy Krieger digi kit Labels 2 from 2peas in a bucket
Border punch: EK Success
Pen: AC slick writer

Monday, October 26, 2009

First Ribbon

This was the first ribbon Hailie won, ever, for showing horses, and although she was trying to be brave, she wanted to cry. Being the girly girl that she is, she wanted the pink one. She could have cared less about 1st, 2nd, etc. She wanted pink.
After the color coding was explained, she was fine, but she would still have preferred all pink ribbons.
Products used:
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Karen Foster
Stickers: Basic Grey, Carolees Creations
Alphabet: AC Thickers

Meet Lovey

Hailie is introducing Aunt Misty to Lovey, the horse she rides. She was quite smitten with this horse. Partly because he was a love and partly because it was the horse she learned to ride on.
Products used:
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Bo Bunny, Karen Foster
Lace Paper: Basic Grey
Stickers: Basic Grey
Alphabet: AC Thickers

Sunday, October 25, 2009


She is so small, and the horse is so big. I prefer things with brakes, but like most girls, she and her mom just love horses. It was pretty amazing to watch her put the horse thru his paces with very little effort.
Materials used:
Patterned paper: My Minds Eye and Pink Paislee.
Lace paper: Basic Grey.
Stickers: Basic Grey.
Flowers: Prima.
Pins: Maya Road.
Alphabet: AC thickers.
Pen: Uniball signo.

Getting Ready

I finally got some free time to scrap. These are of my grandaughters first horse show. It was more for fun, so they could get the hang of it, so it wasn't full dress. She is such an animal lover, just like her mom, who won her share of ribbons and trophys. Personally, I'm afraid of them. I prefer things that have brakes.
Materials used are:
Patterned paper: My Minds Eye and Pink Paislee.
Stickers: Basic Grey.
Felt butterflys: Petaloo. These are to die for. I just love them.
Alpha: AC thickers - love that font.
Flowers: Petaloo and Prima.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tea Party & Tiny Diva

A couple more dress up layouts of my grandaughter. I asked her what her favorite colors were, and her answer was "pink, purple, and sparkles" She is a glitter girl.

Dress Up

This is a layout that I did awhile ago of my grandaughter playing dress up. That seemed to be her favorite pastime up until recently when horses became her passion.
I do believe she could have rivaled Amelda Marcos for shoe collections. I remember when they were packing to move (she was 2 at the time). She got her suitcase, dragged it into her room, loaded up all her shoes, and announced that she was ready to go.
Although she doesn't dress up anymore, she still love shoes and purses. Oh, and bling. Notice the crown.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Little Ray of Sunshine

I love this picture of my youngest grandaughter and I think the Basic Grey Lemonade line was made for it. She is such a sweetie and has the most adoragle eyes.

Materials Used:

Pattern Paper: Basic Grey, Fancy Pants and Creative Imagination, Trim: Doodlebug, Chipboard: Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, Journal Spot: My little Yellow Bicycle, My Minds Eye, Alpha stickers: SEI, Chipboard Alpha: Prima , Glitter Flowers: Petaloo, Jewels: Kaiser Kraft, Ink: Tuskineko, Button and thread: Vintage

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Little Calf, Little Girl

This is another layout that I did a bit ago, but thought I would share. The photos were taken about 7 years ago when my eldest grandaughter was home from Texas for a visit. She was quite taken with this little calf.
I used Basic Grey papers and alpha stickers

First Quilt

These are two pages I did awhile ago. I was the only quilter in my family for many years. My baby sister took up the hobby a couple of years ago, and this past year I taught my grandaughter some of the basics. This was her first attempt. She didn't want to wait till I brought a hoop, so she just worked on the top of the table and made a quilt for her dolls. It was neat to see her work diligently on that quilt. The stitches were long and uneven, but so were my first ones. I believe I was 12 when I made my first quilt. She is 9.
I used Imagination Project grid paper and I believe the patterned paper is Cherry Arte. I also used Doodlebug trims, a Fiskars punch, and Prima chipboard alphas.

Looking for Cats

Three of my grandchildren out in my sister's garage looking for her elusive cats. They all love animals, but the cats like privacy. The cats were much better hiders than the kids were finders. But they had fun trying.
I used Basic Grey papers, Melissa Francis stickers, May Arts ribbon, a Making Memories journal spot, Doodlebug brads, an American Crafts slick writer and Tsukineko ink. Oh I also used a Crafters Workshop template. I love those things.

2nd Cousins

This is my niece and my second youngest grandaughter. I'm so glad we have a close family where everyone knows everyone, and we all live close enough to visit often and gather for all the holidays.
In this layout I used Bo Bunny paper and chipboard, Making Memories clip and journal spot, Inkadinkado stamps, Creative Imaginations alphas and lots of stickles. I just love stickles.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

These are layouts of my grandaughter playing with her huge long haired guinned pig named Cocoa. I used Crate Paper, Pink Paislee and Kraft papers, AC Thickers, a 7 Gypsies tag, May Arts ribbon, and Around the Block chipboard.

This was my first Christmas tree in my first apartment. I always put up 10 full size trees every year, but in the apartment, I could only fit 2, but that was OK because I loved that place.
I used Basic Grey papers, My Minds Eye punch out alphas, and an All My Memories sticker.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hope Blooms

This is a layout about the hope that spring will indeed come again. The photo was taken during a beautiful heavy snowfall.

I used Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket, and Prima papers, My Minds Eye alphas, Prima bling, Making Memories snowflakes, an inkadinkadoo stamp and Tsukineko ink.

Circa 1870

These are two layouts that I made of my daughters home. She has been lovingly restoring this 1870 structure for about 5 years. The front porch is the last major job that needs to be tackled.

I used Prima and Bo Bunny papers, Maya Road chipboard, Ranger crackle paint and stickles, Tsukineko ink, EK snowflakes, Die cut snowflakes made with my Making memories Slice, a Melissa Francis album page as a journal spot, a Tonic punch, and lace from an 1800's dress that was beyond repair.