Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ahoy Mateys

This was such a fun layout of photos to scrap!  My son was playing with a "new to him" Little People Pirate Ship we bought from a friend!  This was 2 years ago, and he still gets it out every now and then and plays pirate! 
To create this layout, I used these products:
DCWV All About Boys stack
7 Gypsies Avignon 8x8
Stickabilities by the paper studio
Tim Holz Distress Ink Black Soot
Flavia stickers

My Boy

I got really inspired one evening last week around midnight, and made my way to my studio!  I got out 1 Smooch Spritz ink in a frosted red color, and I made 2 more colors from CTMH ink refills in orange and sunkiss yellow.  I then placed stickers from Bo Bunny Press (very old), and Kelly Panacci (Pretty old, too) on my white cardstock as masks, and began to spritz the 3 inks all over the page.  I let my paper dry overnight, and peeled off the sticker-masks!  VOILA!  I then outlined the title with a coordinating marker from CTMH.  I distressed my photo, as usual, and framed it with strips of scrap paper from Me and My Big Ideas, Recollections, atd-Momenta, and CTMH.  I added a few brads and metal arrows, a sentence of journaling, and I was done! 

I used these products:
Recollections:  blue cardstock, green gingham and yellow gingham patterned papers
Close to My Heart:  white cardstock, Orange reinker, Sinkiss Yellow reinker, Orange marker, star patterned paper
atd Momenta:  Happy Wheels patterned paper
American Crafts:  orange metal arrows and brads

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Sweet Angel

I don't usually post photos that have not been scrapped, but I just wanted to share one of the greatest gifts on earth; the smile of a child.
This is my youngest son, who will be 4 very soon.   This face reminds me every day of the goodness of the Lord.  :) <3 roberta 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Scrapping Everyday Miracles 1 Year Blog Celebration!

One of my very favorite scrapbooking blog and challenge sites is turning 1 year old! 
They are celebrating with lots of FUN! 

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

UPDATE: Creating: A Layout for Stuck on You Sketches

UPDATE:    I made TOP 3 with this layout!  

I created this layout based on the sketch for May 11th at Stuck On U Sketches.
Here is the original sketch from their site:

As you can see from my layout, I rotated the sketch and flipped some of the elements!  I really enjoyed working with this sketch, and it gave me an opportunity to pull out my Martha Stewart butterfly punch! 
For this layout I used these products and supplies:
echo park Little Boy collection from 2010
Close To My Heart solid cardstick
American Crafts thickers
Close To My Heart brads
Basic Grey brads
We R Memory Keepers distresser
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
ek success 3D-Dots
Carolee Adorn It tiny font stickers

<3 Roberta

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Monet: A Layout for Pagemaps 6th Anniversary

My Monet

My little painter, creating his first finger painting in 2010.  He was just as excited to be able to touch the paints, and smell them, as he was to paint with them!
This layout is inspired by the Pagesmaps 6th Anniversary celebration sketch below:
And here is the link to the contest page:

For this layout I used the 2010 Little Boy paper collection from Echo Park, American Crafts vinyl thickers and ribbon, Marvy Uchida Brush markers to color the tiny clothespins, Martha Stewart Star Punch All Over The Page to cut the star shapes from one of my son's art creations, Bazzill Classic Red cardstock, my sewing machine, Carolee Adorn It tiny font stickers, We R Memory Keepers Heart Attack distresser for the paper and photo edges, ek Success 3D-Dots, and last the Marvy Uchida Corner Punch.  I had a lot of fun with this sketch, these products and my youngest son's photos! 

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

GROW: A Layout

This 2-page layout is inspired by the National Scrapbook Day festivities at Scrapbook & Cards Today sketch posted on their blog!  I modified the original 8.5 x 11 in. sketch into a double 12 x 12 in layout.  I love how it turned out, and this sketch allowed me to use a coloring book page from my son, 4 photos, and lots of the info from the journal I have been keeping about him since his birth! 
I used Fancy Pants Rough and Tough, My Mind's Eye Line Twist, Bobbin Measuring Tape ribbon, Doodlebug Designs stickers, American Crafts thickers, along with various buttons, and font stickers. 

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

You Are A Hoot

I love patterned paper, and I'm not afraid to mix it up!  This layout features 5 patterned papers and a patterned ribbon.  I also pulled out one of my VERY favorite stamp sets, "You're A Hoot" from Close To My Heart. My background black polka dot paper is Fancy Pants Rough and Tough, the adorable owl patterned paper is Bella BLVD Finally Fall, the aqua polka dot paper, striped photo matte paper, and the aqua scrap on the top right are My Mind's Eye Lime Twist, the tiny journaling strip is a scrap from an older Close To My Heart line, as are the Colonial White cardstock squares I stamped those adorable owls on!  I distressed edges with the cute little We R Memory Keepers Heart Attack tool!  And of course, my thickers title, and 3 ribbon strips are from American Crafts. I attached the ribbon strips with my trusty Xyron 150 Sticker Maker, stamped with Close To My Heart black distressing ink, and popped up my hooty owls with ek 3D-Dots! Finally, I did a little coloring with a Close To My Heart color pencil in Robin Egg Blue, and added a few Basic Grey brads.  And the best part -  these hilarious shots of my adorable son!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

u r : Simple Stories

I love this Happy Day collection from Simple Stories!  I'll admit, I used to think that using a bunch of products and elements from the same collection or even same manufacturer was not the way to go, but as I have gotten older, wiser and MORE BEHIND in my photos of my youngest son, I realize the error of my ways!  LOL!
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