Jul 30, 2012

Oh So Sleepy

My dog makes me laugh!  But then I think most dogs are amusing to their owners otherwise why would we keep them! I really think Angus thinks he human.  What ever Steve and I are doing he wants to be part of it. Sitting on the couch ... he has to wedge himself between us.  Driving in the car ... he stand on the arm rest between us. Sleeping in bed ... he sprawls out between us.  It's so funny!  But what's even funnier (and what this layout is about) is that when you get up in the morning (or the middle of the night for that matter) he's quick to just in your spot.  Every single time!  And have you ever tried to move a sleeping dog?  It's next to impossible! He only weighs about 18 lbs but when he's sleeping I struggle, and I mean struggle, to move him!  It's such a rough life he has!  Good thing we love him so!

In keeping with the circles from the background paper I made sure my journalling spot was round too.  I then added some black doodling to it to make it pop.  I continued the round theme with the button and the round camera die cut.  Sometimes things just come together so easily!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Unknown; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts Thickers and Scenic Route Die Cut Letters; Embellishments: Washi Tape, Journalling Spot, Button, and Cosmo Cricket Joyride Sticker.

Jul 26, 2012

And the Thunder Rolls

Every once in awhile you find a piece of patterned paper that does all the work for you. This background paper went perfectly with my photo. So I created a couple of mats for my photo and then using my exacto knife I cut a bit of the umbrella out of the background paper to slide the mat under so as not to loose any of the umbrella and then added my title and journalling and I was done! Might of been record time for me too - 10 minutes to assemble!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Unknown; Cardstock: Bazzills; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts Thickers, Basic Grey Alphs, and Making Memories Tiny Types; Tools: EK Success Edger Border Punch.

Jul 23, 2012

Where the Sun Shines ...

I think one of my favorite parts of scrapbooking has to be title construction. I'm not sure why? I just really like it. I think it might be because I have an issue with doing a title in all one font and colour. It needs to be more eclectic than that for me. I get to pull out my stacks (and I mean stacks) of Thickers and Letter Stickers and then play around with colour and size combinations. Of course there is always the challenge of finding all the letters you need to spell a word which can be a little frustrating but for the most part it is enjoyable. So on this layout I really like how my title takes up the while left side. Makes a really big impact if you ask me. Plus I got to use four different types of alpha fonts!

I kept the smaller text all one colour and type just to keep it consistent and allow the bigger accent words to stand out!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd - Tail Waggers and Cat Naps; Cardstock: Bazzills; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts Thickers, Making Memories Alphas, and My Minds Eye Tiny Types; Embellishments: Bella Blvd - Tail Waggers and Cat Naps Chipboard and Basic Grey Flowers.

Jul 20, 2012

Best Overall Female

Last year for my work Christmas Party, we went to Shanks Sports Bar.  When you book a corporate party with them, they put on what they call the Mini Olympics.  You break off into teams and work your way through various courses.  We played Virtual Golf, Mini Golf, Pool, and Motor-cross Racing (which is a video game ... not the real thing) and then the staff came up with awards for various categories.  And guess what!  I won Best Overall Female!  Yippee!  I have never won anything like this so for me I was super stoked!  Thanks goodness hubby was there with his iPhone to capture my excitement!

When I saw this Jillibean Soup Labels that had the saying Shut the Front Door, I knew I had to have it!  It is so me!  I love it that manufacturers are starting to come out with lines that are a little more sassy like this!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Jillibean - Cabbage Soup and Pasta Fagioli Collections; Cardstock: Bazzills; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts - Thickers; Embellishments: Jillibean Journalling Spot, Jillibean Soup Labels,  and Basic Grey - PB&J Pins and Tags ; Tools: Zig Marker.

Jul 19, 2012

Opposites Attract

It really is true what they say, opposites do attract.  Although we have tons in common, it still amazes me how many things my hubby and I are complete opposites on.  And when I say opposites, I mean vampires avoiding sunlight type opposites.  Take coffee for instance.  We both love coffee, to the point of being self professed addicts.  But bring me a Timmies coffee and I can guarantee you I try to chock it down while you watch out of courtesy but when you are not looking I will be dumping it down the drain ... no disrespect intended.  Although, my hubby isn't as extreme as I am, I always hear him sigh when we pull up to Starbucks and watch his eyes roll while I spit out in one breath Venti Decaf Skinny Vanilla Latter Extra Foam Please and then pay $5 for it.  It's all in good fun though.  That's why when hubby snapped this photo of out two mugs (His Timmies Mug and My Starbucks Mug) in the microwave side by side we both chuckled a little bit ... and of course I had to scrap it!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Pebbles - May Bouquet Collection; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts Thickers; Embellishments: 7 Gypsies - 95% Complete Stickers, american Crafts Thicker Shapes, Washi Tape, and Journalling Spot.

Jul 18, 2012

Rush Hour

I love this layout!  Love, love, love it!  Why you ask?  Washi Tape!  There are three kinds of it on here.  One bordering my patterned paper, a piece randomly tucked behind the patterened paper in the top left corner, and another piece as the mat to my December tag.  It makes adding edging or pops of color super easy.  I can easily see myself ending up with several rolls of this stuff.  Currently my collection sits at 5 rolls, let's see if I can not let this turn into the obession I had with Stickles several years ago where I bought every color I could find!

I really like the Title/Journalling area.  It came together perfectly and I think that mainly has to de with the journalling block I used as a base for my Title.  It really seems to ground it and gave me the opportunity to stuff the little die cut clock and car at the bottom of it.  Don't look too closely at my journalling though.  I forgot to erase my pencil trial run after commiting it in pen.  Opps!  It's fun how I don't notice some of these things until I edit my photos for this blog!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: SEI - Mayberry Collection; Cardstock: Bazzills; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts Thickers and Making Memories Alphas; Embellishments: ; Inks: Washi Tape, SEI - Mayberry Die Cuts, October Afternoon - 9 to 5 Die Cuts, Glass Bead, and Journalling Spot.

Jul 16, 2012

Comp TIA Certification

I love it when I buy a collection that goes so well together that I can throw a layout like this together in short amount of time.  I'm talking 20-30 minutes here people!  All of the hard work is done for me.  I simply have to decide on a layout and then I get to play around with all the matching and co-ordinating die cuts, stickers and buttons!  It is so easy!  Although, I do admit that it feels a bit like cheating, but then a layout is done.  Do you think it is cheating?

Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon - 9 to 5 Collection; Cardstock: Bazzills; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts Thickers and Doodlebug Alphas; Embellishments: October Afternoon - 9 to 5 Die Cuts, Stickers, and Buttons, Bakers Twine; Tools: Dymo Label Maker, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, and EK Success Edger Punch .

Jul 10, 2012

Sheri's Baby Quilt

Summer is full swing around here and we are soaking up every moment of it around here. Evenings sitting on the deck and weekends camping means lots of photos but little scrapbooking lately. That and laptop has been on the fritz lately ... argggg!

A dear friend of my husband from high school is about to have a sweet baby girl so I put my newly honed quilting skills to use and created this sweet pinwheel quilt for her.

A pinwheel quilt typically has buttons sewn in the center but I thought that might not be too smart for a baby quilt so I left them out.  I think it turned out pretty cute which is a good thing see as I hugely over estimated my fabric requirements and now I am left with enough to do two more quilts!