My Favorite Toy

I hope everyone is having a great day. This layout is one of favorites because of how well I replicated the toy Giraffe. It was a lot of hard work and manipulation, but it turned out great.DSCF5285

Lets talk paper the multi colored chevron by Doodlebug Designs is from their Hip Hip Hooray paper collection. the green and teal polka dot are By Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby, the rest are scraps, cardstock and some of the other textures were created using stamps. DSCF5286

So here is the Giraffe, he is so cool. I used a line embossing folder by Darcie for the body to give it a corduroy/velvety look, then I hand cut the front polka dot leg and chevron belly. I also embossed the back triangle piece (the teether) with a sporadic polka embossing folder by Darcie. For the other teal leg I stamped with my CTMH Honeycomb stamp  and lagoon ink to create that look. I also added ribbon to the tail to mimic the toy as well. With the wonderful white gel pen I added polka dots to the ears and hooves.

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I took a chance on the title, buy using a bold print. The key for me when using a bold print as a title is always use a chunky font and add a thin border with a complementary color. Now looking back I can say I would make the border a bit thicker then what I did here, but all in all I love this layout.

Thank you for visiting my blog and remember to keep the memories alive. Unleash the Creativity!

Hanging with Daddy

I love to document all the little moments. This layout was so much fun to make. A little daddy son bonding time.

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Here is a layout I created of a special moment that I caught of my husband and son right after dinner. Thank goodness for cell phones to help capture these moments.

For this layout I used a Paper Studio’s polka dot green, and Doodlebug Baby Boy paper. Both monkeys are files from Miss Kates Cuttables. She has some great easy to use files.

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When you get stumped with journaling, you can always use a quote instead. I love this quote by Anne Geddes “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” It fit my pictures perfectly.

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Remember titles do not have to always be straight, have fun and place it around for an interesting effect. Also a great way to embellish diecuts is to add a little highlighting, like I did on the title and monkey. You can also add faux stitching with a pen, on the pendant I use a fine tip brown pen to add some interest. On the larger monkey I used a Saruka Clear Glaze Pen for his nose to add a little gloss to it.

Though this layout is more on the simple side, it was a lot of fun to create and still lets the pictures speak of themselves.

Thank you for visiting my blog and remember to keep the memories alive. Unleash the Creativity!

My Favorites

Hello All,

I want share with you my top 5’s  for my svg cuts, paper,and adhesives.

Top 5 SVG Sites

1. Miss Kates Cuttables ( she gives a free cut everyday)

2. Ppbn Designs ( this a subscription only, lots of Disney look-a-like files great for those trips)

3. Kadoodle Bug Designs (Freebie once a week)

4. Kerri Bradford Studios ( she has awesome modern clean designs)

5. Treasure Box Designs ( have a freebie once a week, love there files they are so fun)

Note some of these site also have pngs for digital scrapbooking. I am strictly a traditional scrapbooker, i love playing with the paper and embellishments.

Top 5 Paper Brands:

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1. Close to my Heart has great quality paper and I love how the paper packs include some coordinating solid cardstock as well. Check Out Kelley Buchholz she is my personal consultant if you are interested in the CTMH products http://kelleybucholz.ctmh.com/Retail/Category.aspx

2.Doodlebug papers are so fun and great quality

3.American Crafts (Peebles, Pink Paislee, We R, Crate Paper and Heidi Swapp) I purchase mine mostly from AC Moore but you can also order them from scrapbook.com

4. Authentique paper very nice quality ( I got mine from The Scrapbook Expo when it was in Virginia, I don’t have a recommendation of where to order this, sorry. Please message me if you have a link to a trusted site for this paper)

5. My Minds Eye is also a fun paper company ( watch out for the bigger paper packs the paper is much thinner) i bought mine from A.C. Moore  and Scrapbook Expo

Top 5 Adhesives

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1. E-Z Runner Scrapbook Adhesive

2. Zig 2 Way Fine Tip ( awesome for small pieces )

3. Glue dots

4. Foam squares or tape ( it gives great depth )

5. 3M Scotch Quick Drying Tacky Glue ( great for large embellishments )

Top 5 Favorite Scrapbooking Tools

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1. Silhouette Cameo

2. Close to my Heart Tweezers

3. Uniball White Gel Pen

4. Black Journaling Pen

5. Close to my Heart Versamat

Thank you for reading about my favorites and please feel to share your favorites. Remember to keep the memories alive.

Unleash the Creativity!

Hello

Hello everyone, it is great to be back. I know it has been a while, so here is why I have been missing. I had stopped working on the blog in June 2013 because of extreme dizziness and nausea due to the pregnancy of my second child. So taking care of a 1-year-old, being pregnant with my second and tending to the my house duties (luckily my husband was great help) was all I could handle. As that subsided the pain and heart palpitations set in and so my focus was my family and my health. I also ended up with Braxton Hicks the last month or so, not fun, but worth it. In February I delivered a 9lb baby boy, no wonder I was in pain there was not much room for him since I am 5′.

My husband and I holding our newborn son.

I Didn’t really scrapbook for about a year, maybe a page or two here or there.  2-3 months after my son was born, I was ready to scrapbook again. I had missed it, not to mention fell way behind on my daughters book. I have scrapbooked whenever I could squeeze it in since. So it has been a year and a half since his arrival and life has finally calmed down enough for me to start-up the blog again. Thank you for those who hung around waiting and for any new people who are just finding me. I can’t wait to share my family adventures, fun pages, and techniques.

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Our happy family. I am very blessed to have so much to scrap about.

On a creative note please leave a comment about some types of pages you would like to see or techniques. I have grown greatly since I started to scrapbook 9 years ago. I am excited to show you all what I have been working on. So keep an eye out for some new posts.

Thank you for visiting my blog and remember to keep the memories alive. Unleash the Creativity!