"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"
-- Michael Bridge
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The word "Scrapbooking Fiend" comes to mind!!
Yes, I've been a very busy scrapper (hee hee) lately! I'm at least half way through the stack of pictures I have for my daughter's 1st Scrapbook - and I feel like I can breathe again!! Ok, so, besides the 3 inch stack I've got to do for Alivia, I DO still have an entire photobox FULL (I really mean FULL) of "family" photos to scrap, NOT TO MENTION the 300 or so I haven't even printed yet, but I'm not overwhelmed any longer (probably becuase I'm concentrating on ONLY looking at the smaller Alivia stack right now - Baby Steps, Heather!).
But anyway, here are 3 more layouts that I completed last night. For the 1st - "Sweet Flutterby Girls" I used my new Lawn Fawn Stamps (Bannerific) again. I went into this layout only knowing that I HAD to use these stamps!! I used Basic Grey's "Olivia" paper and embellishments, my adored Martha Stewart butterfly punches and paper pieced the banner. I'm finding that I LOVE paper piecing!!
For the 2nd - "We love you OVERALL" I used Fancy Pants "Rusted Sun" line. Sigh...I'm addicted to these punched/folded flowers right now. Also, I heat embossed some chipboard letters with a dark blue embossing powder and made it kinda altered/messy. Fun fact - these pics all look warm and beachy, but they were taken in December. Plus side of Florida - it's almost warm (a little too warm right now, thank you).
For the 3rd layout - "Tag you're it" I used Fancy Pants again (unfortunately, I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the line). I got the idea from this month's Scrapbooks ETC. and just made it my own. I just always loved these pics of Alivia chewing on this toy's tag :D and when I saw the tag layout I knew I had to go THERE! I used Glimmer Mist (tuscan sun) on the tags and then paper pieced (I LOVE THESE OWL STAMPS!!) with coordinating papers from the set. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE these American Crafts thickers(green). I think they're my fave yet!! And it seems I can't survive a scrap session these days without my October Afternoon mini market letter stickers! I though the heart punch (fiscars) popped up with foamies and the tabs at the top (EK Success) added a little something extra as well. The buttons are Papertrey ink. Whew! Are you done hearing me chatter on yet?!? Have a great day!!
Thanks for visiting my blog!! I am a wifey to my husband of almost 16 years Sal. Mommy to Christian (11) and Alivia (8) and my niece Paige (15). I LOVE cooking, reading, lifting weights, being active, cardmaking, stamping, and really all crafts involving paper. We live in sunny South Florida. I'm a Christian woman who wholeheartedly and completely believes in, and relies on the power of prayer. By day, I'm a legal assistant.