Saturday, July 31, 2010

Let Them Eat Cupcakes! :)

My daughter and I are hosting a tea party next Saturday. She's always trying to plan parties so I told her we could plan one for the end of Summer, and she did NOT let me forget. :) 


Our theme is the Joy of Summer: cupcakes, lemonade, outdoor play. We've been busy creating things to decorate our table, and to share with our friends. I will have more of that to share later. These are the invitations I put together. 


I love how the crepe paper skirts turned out - so whimsical, and the colors are richly feminine. 


Now the real work will be to get them in the mail before the party! Happy Scrapping everyone. 

Dee Dee

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wonderland Swap

Only a few people signed up for the Wonderland swap when I posted it before, but Graphic 45 has put out these FABulous new papers that I think may inspire some of you to join a new tag swap. If you're interested in joining you can email me through the link on the side, leave me a comment, or find me on TheCraftyScrapper's FB page. 


The Red Queen



Definitely inspired by someone I know... :D 



Alice


I usually feel this way first thing in the morning.. 


 The White Rabbit


I'm late! I have felt like the white rabbit since the day I had a child. Sigh. :)


The Mad Hatter


So true. Now maybe it needs to add something in about patterned paper. :P 

Yes yes, I know you're now all busy shopping for yummy paper. Be sure to save some for me! Dee2

Friday, July 16, 2010

Chunky Mini - Loved From the Start


If there were a trophy for the year of the stash I would get it for finishing this album. It's been so long since I started it that the paper company went out of business YEARS ago. Every time I saw it on my shelf I would cry, weep, pull out my hair. OK OK, not that bad, but close. ;)

So TADA. Here it is 3.5 years later. 


18 pages of plum goodness. Don't you love that pinch of black gingham?  Lovely. 

Happy De-stashing. Dee2

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chocolate Series - Beautiful to Me

This photo of my brown-eyed pixie is from a recent family date. We went to the local farmer's market, and even got to see a small parade. 

 

My girl was so thrilled to find a FREE waterslide at the end of the market. 



It was so tall that I was terrified of her going up and down it alone. Don't laugh, but I actually teared up. 




You can tell by her grin that she wasn't feeling the same. 




My beautiful brave girl. :)

This album was inspired by my love for family day. :) 


 The album is done in chocolate, pink, cream, and pops of peach and earthy green. 


A secret key for hidden pages. 

Happy scrapping. Enjoy your families. Dee2

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chocolate Series - Life is Good

Another project down in the year of the stash. This is possibly my favorite paper bag album ever. It turned out so sweet, funky, and beautiful. I used Fancy Pants Daydreams paper which I've had for-EVER. :) I would look at the papers, and just couldn't figure out how I envisioned them. Anyway, it finally came together once I figured out the embellishments and made me so happy.



The theme of the abum joy which I just needed to focus on right now. :) Counting my blessings, and finding joy in the small daily things. 



I stitched on these sweet felt butterflies, and layered my heart out. :)


I added in lots of journaling space, and tags. 




Vintage bottlecaps mixed with the dressform and flowers. LOVE it. :) This ALBUM is on eBay if you're interested. 

I pray for each of you to find joy. Happy scrapping! Dee2


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Scrapping for Myself :)

 I cropped the day away with some friends on Saturday, and I had the BEST time. It was refreshing and restoring if only semi-productive. I love being able to laugh and find commiseration, sympathy, and understanding for daily life. We talked about raising kids, (raising) husbands, and the crazy things we have to go through as women. I loved it.

 Brook, plain Brook no e, she calls herself created an amazing Goth inspired senior book. She is the best scrappy partner, and I wish I could take her home with me. :)


No no don't take my picture.

Sorry, couldn't hear you Mary Lou. :) She finished a HUGE project for her grandson who just shipped off to the Marines. I am hoping to use her style to make my family Christmas album this year. 


Barbara, a new scrapper, let me teach her how to make a chipboard mini. Not sure what she thought of my spare no expense motto, but it came out as beautifully as her grand-daughter. :)


This is about the only thing I accomplished as far as actually scrapping, but it turned out perfect. These pictures are of me and my daughter while I was pregnant with Blue. I wanted to remember what the days were like when she and I did everything togetherm just the two of us. 


A little Maya Road goodness off to the side. I noticed a lot of the women made flat scrapbook pages, and mine needs a crane to hold it up. ;) But I plan to hang mine on the wall anyway so I don't worry have to worry about squishing it into an album.

I added some glaze to the clock that's layered on top of a vintage milk-bottlecap, and I think I am still going to stick a tag behind this photo with some journaling.


I got to sit near Carolyn, the owner of The Crafty Scrapper, and she generously shared her stamp collection (and wheat thins) which I used on these Maya Road chipboard letters. I wanted to add some crackle paint too, but was talked out of it by my partners in crime. Something about less is more. ;)

I am entering this layout in Wild Orchids "say it with flowers" challenge. I just ordered a huge amount of flowers from them, and am going to have fun layering away with them. :)

Anyway, if you haven't been to a crop recently I highly recommend it. Happy scrapping. Dee2

Monday, July 12, 2010

Chocolate Series - American Girl and Little Buckaroo

I had to start a new higher course of steroids, and the resulting insomnia is awful. I would appreciate prayers for my health. :) I have tried to put my time to good use, and have been working late into the wee hours of the morning. My latest work is this chocolate series:

When I saw these country papers at my local scrapbook store I thought they were so adorable. I didn't know what I would do with them, but I knew it would be CUTE. :)  


I love pink, cream, and chocolate together. 



I thought this Maya Road metal flower looked a little country, sort of reminded me of barbed wire fence. 


The contrast between that brown paisley and the sweet baby pink is so sweet. 



I love the texture of this creamy velvet trim, and think it makes great fringe. After playing with these papers I've decided my daughter has to have a cowboy themed birthday party this year so I can use these papers to scrap the memory. :) She wants to dress up as Bossy Bop from Barney. Haha. 


I decided there had to be a coordinating boy album. Though the embellishments aren't too specific so it could really be for a girl too. :)



I went to town layering in the embellishments, and patterned paper. 


 Love this twill tape my friend Sandie sent me a couple years ago. It is one of those supplies I always find myself wanting to hoard. 


Don't those make you want to put on some cowboy boots, and get outside? :) Anyway, they're BOTH up on eBay if you want to take 'em home with you. 

More to share soon! Happy Scrapping. Dee2

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