Thursday, January 17, 2013

No Place Like Home


I was so excited to show you the mini album I made with the Country Livin' collection from We R Memory Keepers but as I pulled up the photos, I remembered the deadline was closing in fast and I was panicked that I wouldn't complete it in time so there are only two pictures.  So bummed, because I loved how it turned out.  Ah well.  I'll show you what I can.

This first photo is the cover.  It kind of gives you a feel for the collection.  Such a fun mix of colors and patterns, right?

Here's one of the inner pages.  The Mama's cookin' label looked like a retro restaurant sign to me so I made a little post and base for it to stand on.  The base was made using another style of File Punch.  See the tabs on the right there?  That will give you a little more into what the collection is all about.

There are some really fun papers in there.  See that tab at the top of my album, the one there that says "EGGS"?  well that's part of a cut-apart sheet.  It has all sorts of old-timey newspaper ads and coupons that are really fun embellishments for layouts.  There was one that said something about "Haircuts 50 cents. Save this coupon!" so I used it on a before and after page of my oldest getting a much needed haircut.  There's also one that says something about seeing the circus so I used that on a page about my husband and kids wrestling in the living room.  Another one advertises a Dog Show so I cut that one out and put it on the page that shows how my daughter used to train our dog to jump through a hoola hoop!  So fun!

Go check out We R Memory Keepers for all their fun collections and tools!  Also, if you are obsessed like Pinterest, go check out my We R Board and see the cool new tools they are coming out with!

Thanks for joining me at the Table today!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Smile...a CHA Winter 2013 booth project


Do you follow CHA?  If you don't know what CHA is, it's the Craft and Hobby Association trade show that is held twice a year.  That's where manufacturers show their fun new products for the season.  I think today is the last day and We R Memory Keepers has had a booth there with their awesome new paper collections and tools trying to entice retailers of all types to carry their wares.  I was asked to make a couple of booth projects that I'll share over the next few days.  The first is a card using the Country Livin' papers and the Tab Punch with coordinating clear stickers.  These patterned papers were really fun to use.  It's a Fair/Farm/Circus type collection but, as I'll show you tomorrow, you can use the elements for everyday photos and cards as well.  Case in point, this card:

I had seen this sketch on the internet somewhere and loved how you can use your scraps to make a totally cute and colorful card!

And here are some close-ups!

Some felt Thickers that I've had for a long time.  I like the texture they give.

Pulling out my favorite Stampin' Up! butterfly punch.

And a close-up of the tab punch/sticker in action!

I have a few more projects to share, so check back soon!

Thanks for joining me at the Table today!

Friday, January 11, 2013

It's My Party and I'll Blog if I Want To!


Well, it's been quite a while since I've checked in here and since today is my birthday, I thought I'd share a layout I finished yesterday.

I signed up for a Studio Calico/Silhouette class a few months ago.  I purchased my kit, downloaded the class Silhouette shapes and PDFs to my computer and then did nothing with it.  Then the other day, I got the bug to make something that wasn't Stampin' Up! or We R related to add to my own personal scrapbook library.  And, uh, yeah.  These photos are from 10 years ago.  I'm just getting around to scrapping them.  Oh well.  Better late than never, I guess. ;)  I love the colors and how it all came together.  I used some of the Studio Calico Silhouette shapes and papers and embellishments from My Mind's Eye.

Speaking of Stampin' Up!, three years ago today (yes, a birthday present to myself) I signed up to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Not that my business has really grown, but I've met some really wonderful people because of that decision and I like to celebrate milestones!

Thanks for joining me at the Table today!