Sunday, September 26, 2010

40 Year Journey

Busy busy busy! :) I have been working on a 90 page custom order for the last week. I have to finish 5 pages a day to keep on track. Eeek! So, I am taking a little break from blogging, reading, facebooking.. Heehee. Here is a quick peek at what I've done so far.



Front Cover - Finished with brown striped grosgrain, trinkets, and stamped chipboard letters. I loved it so much I showed my hubby to get a stamp of approval. Haha. He tried to find the right things to say. :)


Love these heritage photos. I layered them with K&CO. papers and added shipping tags for journaling. 


A simple embellishment to dress up a journaling page. 


I filled in the bottom of the page with a couple of photos.  


My Mind's Eye patterned paper layered with Maya Road ribbon. This page is so soft and beautiful. 


I've had to come up with totally new designs to work in different sized photos and mixing in vertical and horizontal photos into one page. Now I see why people struggle at crops to get their layouts done! :)


I am loving working in the family ephemera and scraps. Immediately after starting this project I decided to start saving more from my kids adventures. Why should I buy embellishments when they're built into everyday life?


This paper from Webster's Pages went so perfectly with the Christmas and snow layouts. 


I am trying to find more flat embellishments so the books don't get too bulky. 


I stamped these journaling tags behind the photo with a stamp I got from participating in a swap for Maya Road's Artistic Journey. :) 

I love these school pictures! They're perfect for creating a timeline to track the changes in looks and style over the years. 

Weaving in patches and awards. I thought the circles looked nice juxtaposed with the rectangle photos. 


Here's an idea for working with stickers that I see so many people buy and not know what to do with. Keep some flat, pop-up others, and don't be afraid to layer them over photos. 

I used this metal frame to focus the on the family. 

So much more I could share, but I need to get back to work. Hope you're getting time to scrap or spend with your family. :) Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Halloween in Wonderland

Fall has fully arrived in my craft room. I've surrounded myself with dragon yellow, rustic red, denim blue, dusky plum, and midnight black. *Shiver* 

I made this Halloween in Wonderland album with Graphic 45's new papers. Happy sigh. 

Several contrasting textures on the cover: glitter, felt, fabric, ribbon, etc. 

I had fun incorporating these little Wonderland tags with twiggy twine. 




I've decided the white rabbit is my favorite character. Not entirely sure why.. 

Love this paper with the creeping pumpkins. 


Just some sneaks. Hope you like. Click here to see the rest on eBay. :) 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Imagine the Impossible

I carved out some craft time for myself two nights ago, and participated in simplyatc.com's second challenge. 

Alice Vintage

Vintage Inspired Alice. 

This is what I came up with: 



Imagine the Impossible. The Red Queen Commands it. 

I wanted it to look like Alice was slaying the Jabberwocky, and that the Queen of Hearts was commanding the Jabberwocky to fight and also commanding me to imagine the impossible. 

I have yet to break the fast so here are my 6 impossible beliefs:
1. I will beat this disease and live a long life.
2. I will submit some of my work for publication, and be published. 
3. I will live debt-free.
4. I will finish the race. I will keep the Faith. 
5. I will keep going to the gym despite decided reluctance.
6. I will be the best mom I can be every day. 

That's a lot of believing! Hope you like the ATC. Dee2

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Keep Out

Last year I taught some fun ladies at The Crafty Scrapper how to make a Halloween paper bag album, and this year I am hoping to help people see what they can do with chipboard. :) 



I had so much fun layering this with paints, mists, inks, etc. It's my own little pumpkin patch. :) 

I filled the album with pictures of my pixie flitting around the Dallas Arboretum last year. 


She provided plenty of expression to work with. :) (This page flaps out to show more journaling and photos.)



I love the mini Maya Road banner across the top of this set of pages. I ♥ all things mini. 



I wanted the ribbon to look like caution tape. You might have noticed I went crazy with all things Maya Road. Their newest release is just fabulous. I am having so much fun creating with it.


Love this orange checkered paper and silky ribbon on the back. Hope you like my peeks. I really like how this turned out. 

Happy Scrapping! 

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