Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Happy Thursday!  Today I am sharing a page that showcases my more girlie side....there are flowers and ribbons. 

I like it clean and simple though so I kept those elements to a minimum. 

 
I made this page for the May kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out.   The focus was on Intuition, and these girls have strong instincts.  We often talk about signs and how there are no coincidences. 
 
 
 
I hand cut some flowers to place under the photo and also cut the hello wording!

 
I also used the journaling pocket to add color and record my thoughts.  It is a soft page that reminds me how much I enjoy Webster's Pages, which is featured in the kit!
 
 
 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Soccer, Dance, PPTS, oh my!

May is crazy, busy, fun, stressful and full of family activities.  It has hurt my scrapbooking and posting, but life is about living it!

To document the effect that soccer season has on it, I made this layout!  My kids love it and I really love to watch as well.

 
This is Nathan from a few years ago.  He has come a long way with sports.  He has always loved his teammates and the team spirit that comes with it.
 
I used the Urban Market collection from Teresa Collins.  I love the navy!
 
I put the focus on the tags in the collection!
 
 
The embellishments from Teresa's collections are my absolute favorite things! 
 
Holiday weekend is upon us!  We actually have a quiet one and I am looking forward to every second.  Scrapping anyone?
 
 
 
 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Altered Art: Personalized CD case

I made a sweet little project using the Limited Edition kit featuring Allison Kreft goodies!  It is on sale over at Webster's Pages.  The kit is just great...full of so much for such a great price.  I put mine to use on an altered project.



I turned a plastic CD cover into a case that holds many special goodies!  I used mine to hold a CD of photos.  I also included a gift card holder and some photos.  I attached a note to the photos using a journaling card from the kit. 



I made the Wood frames a centerpiece of the project, using two in different ways.  The paperclip and Perfect Accent are all in the kit! 

 
Isn't it pretty!  Perfect for pages or projects!
 
 
 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Inside the Art: Loving the Hearts

I went heart crazy with the newest kit from Scrapbooking From the Inside Out.  I love all the hearts in the kit, both with embellishments and paper.  I made them a major focal point on one of my pages.

 
This page is about Steve and I.  I had strong feelings early on, I knew we were going to end up together.  Intuition is the theme of the kit and I knew it was a perfect time to share that.  I love all the soft pinks with whites.  It is soft and romantic.
 
 
I hand cut some hearts from a sheet of American Crafts paper and hung them from the other hearts.  I also love that little fox!



A little pop of yellow was perfect for this page!  I love the kits from SFTIO...they really motivate me to tell stories that I wouldn't normally scrap about!  Liberating!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

At Home: Pop Star Party

Happy Sunday!  We celebrated Ella's 8th birthday yesterday with a very fun Pop Star theme party!  There are so many good resources on Pinterest for finding amazing ideas for party d├ęcor, games and food!  I lifted them and interpreted them so the ideas worked within the supplies I could find!

Here are some shots from the party!



 
I went with a blue, pink and black color scheme, mixing in other brights like yellow, purple and green in very small doses!  I love to set the table when I have a party.  It creates a very festive feel! 
 
 I made a centerpiece using traditional star bursts.  I got both at the dollar store.  I also bought packages of the silver stores from the dollar store and Party City.  To make the dimensional one is the center, I folded two stars in half.  The I placed the fold back to back and stapled!  So easy and the stars then stood upright.  I added confetti and that fun inflatable microphone that I got from Oriental Trading!
 

 
I also love to set up a dessert table!  I added several silver stars around the backdrop, taping some to the wall and hanging others from the ceiling.  They were kinda boring so I added the crepe paper circles to the middle of each large star.  I got them from the cupcake toppers as shown in the picture below.  I already had the pink paper lantern so I added it in to make is seem like a disco ball!  No joke, the backdrop probably cost under $15.00.
 

 
We found this Rock Star badge at the dollar store!  Score!  I hung it right above the cupcake tray.  I filled jars and plates with Ring Pops, Pop Rocks and gumballs.  All items from either Oriental Trading or the Dollar Store.  I used bright pink frosting for the cupcakes and topped each one with a brightly colored topper.  I got these from Party City and they helped me solidify the color scheme.
 
 
I found a really cool idea for a different type of cupcake while browsing Pinterest!  You can make microphone cupcakes using colored sugar cones, a cupcake inserted into the top, dark frosting and string licorice for the "wire".  My niece, Jesse, made these for me and they came out so great!  She got the cones at Walmart!  She also filled the inside of the microphone cones with candy.
 

 
I also dipped pretzels into chocolate and called them Drum Sticks!
 
 
As each girl entered, she received a VIP pass!  I lucked out and found these at Party City.  They are really invitations, but I cut them.  I only needed one package...for $8.00, they were worth it.  The plastic badges and strings were found at Oriental Trading.

 
Each girl also had the chance to decorate a paper guitar, found at Oriental Trading.  They loved this station at the party!  Ella came up with the idea to have every girl sign her guitar!
 
 
 
We had a Pop Star hair and make-up station where the girls could put on tattoos. They also had their hair sprayed with pink or purple strips. Each star got a inflatable microphone and sunglasses! Then we were ready for karaoke! I can't tell you how many times they sang, Let It Go. The smiles sum it up though!
 
 
This pop princess had a blast!  It was a fun party!
 
 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Inside the Art: Create

It is a new month and with that comes a new kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out.  This month is all about Intuition!  What a fun topic!  The kit has all these cool elements like light bulbs, clouds, and sequins.  I had fun creating this page about my Ella.

She is a creative spirit through and through!


 
I love her thought process and the way she looks at things.  She is witty and inventive.  I hope she makes a life in a creative space.  I scattered my title all around the top, conveying a real freedom!
 

 
Fun stuff, huh?  Check out the Intuition kit and explore your inner feelings!
 

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