Saturday, June 30, 2012

Berry Picking!

This is my layout that is shared on the Momenta Blog today!

Hey, there everyone!  It's that time of year-- Strawberry Season! It's always one of our first "summer activites" after school lets out. We are lucky enough to have a huge strawberry farm just minutes from home. This year was a tricky season for the strawberry farmers and they had to close down the picking for a few days to let the berries ripen a little more. I knew it was going to be crazy busy on Sunday when they re-opened. I woke up early, ready to go! We arrived at the field at 6:45am with our boxes and there were already LOTS of people there! I was sure we'd be the only ones crazy enough to be there that early! The picking was great and by 8:30am we were home with 20 quarts of berries! Then we started jam production... but that will be a different layout!

For today's layout, I wanted to scrap our strawberry picking tradition. I scrap it every year, so it's a challenge to have the layouts not all look the same. I wanted to use the current trend of flags and banners along with the bright colors of Momenta's vacation collection.

Here's a closeup of the title work using some of Momenta's awesome stickers! I love how versatile these are! They stick so well, but are also easy to move around if they need to be shifted without ruining the paper! Because the word "strawberry" was so long, I decided to use some smaller stickers turned sideways for "straw" so that the title wouldn't overwhelm the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired and that your summer is off to a great start!

Momenta Products Used:
PA-2389: Vacation Pyramid Pad
SP-4826: Puffy Black Lowercase Alpha Stickers
ST-2561: Pure Puffy Polkadot Alphabet Stickers

Friday, June 29, 2012

You are my Sunshine!

Scrappin' Sports & More has a new collection of papers and they are FANTASTIC!! The colors are great, the designs are wonderful and they are so fun to work with! Today I wanted to share some of the "b" side patterns that are so fun! There are dots, stripes and chevrons! And the colors are so yummy!

I've been waiting for just the right opportunity to scrap this photo of my daughter and when my new papers arrived in the mail, I knew this was it!

Here's a closeup of the sun! Isn't the yellow just perfect up against the blue?

And check out this little flower garden! So stinkin' cute!! I used the thin green stripe from the teeball paper for the flower stems!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project and that you are as excited about the new papers as I am!

Products Used:
#1417: Sports & Activites- Gymnastics (yellow)
#1425: Sports & Activites- Swimming (blue)
#1427: Sports & Activities- Teeball (green stripe)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Just One of the Guys

Hi, everyone!  This is the project I have on the Scrappin' Sports & More blog today!

For today's project, I was determined to use a photo that I'd already printed and just "had" to scrap, but hadn't got to it yet. I found the perfect one that was just begging for some SS&M papers to go with!

Unfortunately, my son was not able to play Little League, so we were on the lookout for an opportunity for him to continue his love and participation in baseball. And, the perfect opportunity presented itself when Colby was able to be the Bat Boy for the 7th Grade baseball team at the school that I teach at. The boys had been playing together since they were Colby's age, but took him in as though he'd been on the team all along. In the first practice that Colby went to, they boys were introduced to him and then started running laps. As they ran off, one of them turned around and said, Colby, are you coming?!" And, that's how it started!

The season continued and they taught him everything we need to know to be a part of the team-- what to do a bat boy, how (and when) to cheer for his teammates and, most importantly, how to spit sunflower seeds! I was so proud of my son AND my students for being a great team!

Enough yapping..... here's my layout! It's simple, because I wanted to focus to be on this fabulous picture of Colby on the bench with his team.

And, here's a close up:

(you may notice that there's no black line in the close up... I decided to add it after I took the first round of photos... it just needed "something else" and I forgot to take a closeup shot!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired!


Products Used:
#1337- The Sport Is.... Baseball (baseball strip)
#1359- School is Cool: 4th Grade (yellow)
#1370- Title Sports: Cross Country (green)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Altered Journal for Momenta

Hey, everyone! I'm sharing a fun journal that I altered for my son on the Momenta Blog today!  I made one a long time ago for my daughter and he's never let me forget that I haven't made one for him yet. I was given the notebook a while back and I instantly knew it was one that would be perfect for altering!

Here's what I started with:

Since it was for my son, I decided to use a collection that looks rather masculine. So, I decided on the Vacation Pyramid Pad. It's masculine textures and distressed look made it perfect for the job!

As I was working, I needed the right size and color sticker. These large, glitter alphas were perfect, but a little too bright. So, just a few dabs of a black ink pad toned them down just enough!
Here's a before and after photo of the stickers... well, technically it's "after" THEN "before," but you get the idea!

And, here's what I ended up with! He's so excited to journal about this summer's adventures!

Here is the back! Isn't this collection just perfect for an adventurous guy?!

This is the inside. I covered the pen in paper so it would match and even created a pocket to hold ticket stubs and other mementos of the summer!

And, of course, not my daughter wants ANOTHER journal because "his is cooler than hers"!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired to make a fantastic summer journal for your kids-- or even yourself! Have fun!

Momenta Products Used:
PA-2389 - Vacation Pyramid Paper Pad
ST-3204 - Mini Puffy Alphabet Stickers
ST-5263 - Puffy Alphabet Stickers Small
ST-2037 - Turqoise Puffy Glitter Alphabet

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Hey, there everyone!  The sun is finally shining so that I could get a good photo of my layout!  It was for the Momenta blog featuring some yummy Basically Bare heart chippies!  I used Momenta's Kaliedoscope and Free to Be Me Collection for this project, along with some fabulous stickers and a sketch from Becky Fleck.  I just LOVE how it came out!

And, here are a few close ups....
Here you can see how I split the journaling to add the subtitle in the middle.

And, here you can see the flags- I used a square punch to make the ends.  And, you can also see the fabulous heart shaped chippies from Basically Bare!  I love these for so many reasons-- the biggest one being that they are symmetrical.  Why is that important?  Well, because if you are anal-retentive like me (big shock, I know) and you can't decide which side of the paper you want to use, it makes it easy to flip the paper over (and over and over) to decide which one you want to use before making the final decision.  I also really like that the packages came with three different thicknesses in them.  Truly yummy all the way around!  Thanks, Basically Bare & Momenta for a fantastic partnership!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you were inspired and that you'll come back again soon!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cool as Ice!

Could this guy get ANY cooler?!  Colby took a moment to pose in front of a Rolls Royce while he was all decked out in his suit at our cousin's wedding in July.  It was a hot day, but he was still the coolest guy around!

As soon as I saw Little Yellow Bicycle's Winter Twig collection, I knew it was perfect for this photo-- the colors, the patterns, everything!  And, then the sketch from Aphra Bolyer pulled everything together.

There is a challenge over on the A Walk Down Memory Lane's Blog based on this layout-- Use themed paper to create a layout where the theme is something OTHER than what the paper was intended for.  For instance, I used winter papers to create a layout about a hot summer day.  You can check out the challenge and lots of other scrappy inspiration every day on the AWDML Blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Be sure to come back for more inspiration soon-- Hopefully I will even get the nerve to post some of my work using my brand new Copic Marker Certification!!