Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Fun paper bag album

On a recent trip to The Scrapbooking Studio, I picked up some gorgeous paper and embellies from the Ever After line by Pebbles.  LOVE the pinks and soft green in this line.  At first, I wasn't sure what I could use it for, but then I though of Molly's pictures from her Junior year Prom and it was perfect!!  So I took dome white lunch bags and without folding them, made an album

I decorated the fronts and backs and then made inserts for the inside of the "pages".  Then binder rings to hold them together.

Molly and her friend Hope.  They were so fun that night:)  They had the best time!

I sent this picture to the Press Citizen and they printed it.  Love it!

This was one of the inserts for the bags.  I just used cardstock and then for the tabs, and OLD Quickutz die.  I really like how it turned out!

Thanks for looking:)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My sketch World Happy Dance!!

I'm doing the Happy Dance again!  I am on the Layout Design Team again over at My Sketch World!!!!!!  So thrilled to be a part of this great group again.  We'll, even if I wasn't on the DT I would still be a part of this great group.  The sketches are awesome and the message board is the best around.  The NICEST People!!  I will also be handling a lot of the Facebook news as well, so look for that!

Here are a couple of layouts I did for the call.  I used Jillibean's Watermelon Gazpacho Soup in both of them.  I LOVE this line!!  The colors are fantastic!  And you can see them in person at my favorite store, The Scrapbooking Studio, in Moline.  I hear she's gotten just a ton of new stuff:)

Okay, the layouts!


OLD pictures-from 1999!  The girls playing in the sand at Hilton Head:)  This was such a fun vacation:)


More old pictures!  My nephew, Michael, at the lake on Molly's 12th birthday, so Sept. 2, 2002.  which means she turns 21 in just two weeks.  Yikes!

Be sure to stop My Sketch World and check on the message board.  Lots of layouts, challenges and tips to be found.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Kids

Wanted to share a couple more pictures I took when Katie was home last.  It was the first time I had all three kids home at the same time in seven months.  And Kyle leaves for school later this month (grad school) and won't be home again until Thanksgiving.  Now I know how my parents felt when all of us started leaving.  It's hard, but a necessity I know. IMG_4056

This was taken right before we left for dinner at the Saloon.  Here's one with their  favorite brother.


I'm lucky-they're such wonderful people:)

I've been VERY busy helping Reminisce get ready for Scrapfest!  It is in Minneapolis at Mall of America and it's such fun!  I will be going along to help in the make and take booth and maybe in the classroom as well.  If you're going, stop by and say "Hi"!

So I'm hoping for some scrapping time this weekend!  I have these grea new pictures that I need to work with ! (see above!:))

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August Sweet Tooth Kits are in the Store!

The newest Sweet Tooth kits are now available in the Sweet Tooth store!

The first is perfect for the first day of school pictures.  It was created using "Learning Curve" from BoBunny.  The layout is available here.

 I love the bright colors in this line!!

The second layout was created using the "Portrait" collection from Crate Paper.    The paper is beautiful and I love the texture of it!  You can get this layout here


Shelly also has her awesome cards in the store AND a kit with FIVE one page layouts, so be sure to check out the Sweet Tooth store!!