Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spectacular Birds

 On the fourth of July I had my camera out to play with. I was enjoying the big zoom lens. Especially when the bald eagle showed up on the edge of the water, which is hundreds of yards from the dock (thanks to global warming).
 The patterned paper is from Basic Grey, and it is pretty wild. I used the embellishments as a way to divide the pictures from the wild crazy paper. The paper in the middle was Coordinations, and I used my Tim Holtz distressing tool to sand it down, and then changed the color a bit with some various inks. I used random Basic Grey Buttons and Studio Calico Veneers to jazz it up a bit more.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Paper Lanterns

We had a special treat on the fourth of July. One of my aunt's brought a paper lantern to send up into the sky.

 This paper is from Basic Grey, and I don't honestly remember the specific line. I really enjoy all the colors in this paper line. I generally enjoy the kraft and blue tones, and my orange shirt and the green folage just tie in so well.

 The letters were cut on my Silhouette, and part of the challenge on this page was to use foam adhesive to give the page dimension.
I decided to use the journalling strips because it looks too blocky all together. This was a super fun day with family and very memorable. I'm so glad to have my camera with great lens capabilities, to capture these special moments.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

No Power=Play Spoons

 As you have seen in my previous posts, and in my upcoming posts, our annual Door County trip was packed with less that beautiful weather. Our normal is 75 and not a cloud in the sky. This time was 50's and rain. I pretty much froze. And the day our cousins came to hang out,  the power went out.
The paper line is My Mind's Eye, Cut and Paste. I had ran out of paper by the time I got to this page. I had some jounralling cards and some embellishments left over. It just happened that I saved the rainy quote for this page. I decided to go vertical with my cards and pictures for this page.
 I had lots of journalling to put on this page. I had a scary experience trying to call the power company to let them know the power was out. They kept wanting my name to look up the account which didn't work. I was standing on this dock in the middle of a storm, with lightening all around.

We ended up teaching the little kids how to play spoons, and it was so much fun. I had to make a page about our silly day.
I used these cute little Studio Calico cork arrows, and I love them! I need to try and find some more!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

World of Coca Cola

This was the first page I made for our trip to Atlanta. We went in October for a wedding, but we did some sight seeing as well!

I am using an 8x8 album from WRMK for this trip. I was planning on scrapping this at a crop in February, but I forgot the album at home, so I decided to work on my summer pictures instead.

I used modeling paste on the bottom, and my favorite grey glitter pen once it was dry. On the top I used silver twine to make the design. And everyone's favorite Studio Calico Veneers!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Flowers of Door County

 This girl is thinking spring! Planning gardens and things to do once the ground it thawed out.

My camera was strapped to my back this past summer in Door County. There are so many beautiful flowers around the little towns. I'm always snapping pictures. Usually it's either with my Canon Rebel or my iPhone. I always come home with quite the collection. I collage them together in Picasa, to get smaller prints, so I can put more on a page. Depending on the season I have pictures of all types of flowers.

 The base paper on this page is cheap Joann's navy blue. I used modeling paste, a stencil, and spray ink in the corner. I used my Creative Memories cutters to cut the circles, and put the My Mind's Eye paper behind. I love the brads and journalling cards that go with this line. The hombre effect really fits with the varying skies and blurred backgrounds.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Our Favorite Pine Lake

One of our favorite places to visit each summer is Pine Lake. No matter how busy we are, we make an effort to go for a weekend. It is so relaxing, and my iPhone is dead, so I really relax and enjoy my family. I love to swim and be in the water, so I am very happy there.

 The paper for this page is Authentique. I fussy cut all the hexagon paper by hand, and inked the edge with some weathered wood Tim Holz distress ink.

 These buttons came from a jar from my late Grandma. They matched this page very well. The wood veneer is Stuido Calico and I colored it with a random marker.
 In the top right corner I used this Studio Calico mask and three different Tim Holtz inks to make this shape. All of these matched the page and the color theme so well.

 This stamp set is from Close to My Heart. I ordered it from their summer catalog, and finally broke it out for this page. I anticipate some fun pages with this stamp. 

 I also through in a divided page protector from WRMK. Its hard to scrap the same event each year, but we always have so many good pictures. We love tubing and going on the boat, and eventually I can take a break from scrapping these pages.

I love all the pages on the back side. The sunsets on the lake are just beautiful. I have such happy memories of laying on the raft with my goddaughter, teaching her to be a "girly girl" and just get tan and float. I love summer and can't wait for the ice to thaw!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Our Favorite Hike

We had such a fantastic summer in Door County. This is one of our absolute favorite parks. It's super hard to get to, and a big hike. We met a group of ladies part way down, who decided to unpack their picnic basket there, and start the party. We didn't know how they would ever make it back up the side of the cliff. 
 I absolutely love this My Mind's Eye paper line- Cut and Paste. I went a little wild when Archivers started their closing sale. But I used two of their lines for my summer pages. I love all the shades of blue and grey, which is very similar to the skies, water, and rocks of Door County.
 I used my old Creative Memories cutters to cut the circles, and then put the MME eye paper in the negative behind. I've had questions about how I collage pictures- the answer is Picasa. I make collages, and print them in 4x6. But you have to leave a big edge, because most printers automatically crop in your pictures.
 I used two 6x12 page protectors to put in a few extra pictures and add my journalling block. I love these little sleeves to hold extra pictures. It's nicer than making another page that isn't full as you would like. That is one of my favorite things about We R Memory Keeper's products. Their D-Ring albums are so slick and easy to work with.
I'm so looking forward to getting back to summer activities!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Very special Flowers

My Grandma's lilies are very special to me. When they sold their house this spring I went as soon as the ground was semi-thawed, and dug up as many bulbs as I could before the closing date. I took them back to my parent's yard to stay until my sister and I have houses.

This page took me forever to make a plan with. I pulled so many different papers and could not make anything work. Finally I came across a 6x6 paper pad from K and Co and it just clicked. The flowers were such different colors, but I wanted to use both of them. 

The squares are 3.5 x 3.5 and have the Concord Grape Tim Holz inks around the side. I cut the title on my Silhouette. I'm thoroughly looking forward to spring, but I need a method for the bunnies. The bunny spray is horrific smelling, but the babies are so small and can get around so easily.