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Going to be Gone a Little Longer

 Sorry for no notice on this long absence. Its tax test time of the year. I missed read a date and I need to get this done asap soooooo No posts until I am done with it all. Hope to finish by this next weekend. Saw this and had to share:)

Sketches for Friday

Tried to scrap a bit today and it wasn't happening.  Maybe tomorrow?? Also having a bit of internet issues so typing this up on my word program and pasting to the blog when it works. Out thinking the issues!  My thoughts on this sketch - Love the feel of it and always love some tags on my layouts. The top pattern paper is about 2 X 8.5 with a small border attached. Usually I take a 1 inch strip of paper and border punch it then add it to the paper with the depth that looks good for the page.  The pattern paper at the bottom of the stack of paper and tags would be about 3 X 7 (possibly 2.75 X 7) and the journaling area looks to be about 4 X 5 tags are usually for this size of a layout 2 X ? so I would most likely say these are running about 2 X 4 and trimmed to fit the space as needed. I like the different looks to the top of the tags (ribbon, staples, hole protectors) so I would try to keep that feel in the layout. Title would be small and to the point. Maybe a stacked word set lik

Another Round of Sketches!

A few more sketches that I have saved for future use. What I would do: So I like the idea of a pattern at the top but not such a busy one.  That one looks to be 4 X 8.5 and then the pattern at the bottom would be about 4 X 5 I like the border dividers so I would use some of the zip strips from the CTMH papers there or a strip about .25 X 8.5 in its place that worked with the paper (could be pattern or solid) then the bottom one depending on the paper used another that is .25 X 6 torn at each end. I would size up my photo to 2 X 6 or have (2) 3 X 4 in its place. Embellishment where the circle is placed again depending on the paper. I would most likely disregard the black strip on the bottom pattern paper. It feels too busy like the top paper is in my mind. The journaling area is cute I like the shape and if it fit I would go with the same shape or feel. I like the button but that might have to change with the paper choice as well. Title - That could work, maybe a one word to sum up the


 No new layouts today or yesterday so here is a few sketches I am looking at for some holiday layouts.  Been a little under the weather and just not able to quite keep up right now. So instead of pushing and hurting myself I am stepping back a smidge and sharing sketches. Its a great way to share some ideas and not have to do as much work. win win for us all:) I have always loved Page Maps they have so many sketches that can be transformed into amazing layouts. Another bonus is I will have my notes saved so I can use them when needed:).  My thoughts on this sketch: The scallop border is about .5 inches - Probably a strip of paper cut to 1 inch and a punch used The center patterned paper would be 3 X 10.5 Not sure I would use a doily but I might put another square up in its place something patterned and matching the set I am using.  Maybe make it go down a little bit behind the pictures and the verbiage area. Also I prefer 3 x 4 for the photo's so I would enlarge those and maybe tur

Last Summer Vibes layout - Summer

The last of these layouts and I didn't even use the Summer Vibes paper. - Goodness So I was going to use the paper and there just wasn't enough to do what I  wanted and this idea popped into my head. I like the idea of using so many pictures of the girls in a frame around the Summer on popsicles.  Now I hope I have enough of one event or enough that are similar to go together.  Original title was "Hot Summer Days" but I just wasn't feeling the words "Hot"  and "Days" words here. Summer was all I wanted to say. Thinking a date or year will go in the top right area above the photo mat. The photos will let me know which is the right way to go.  Details: White Daisy base paper - 8.5 X 11.25 SU Wood Grain patterned paper (2) 4 X 8.5 Almond photo mats - (10) 3 X 4  Cricut Cuts Paper used: Candy Apple, Nectarine, Canary, Glacier, Green Apple, Smoothie and Kraft White paint pen on the popsicles 

Summer Vibes #12 - Aloha

Not a stitch of pattern paper on this layout. its all cuts. I tried to use some of the pattern paper but it just didn't fit. Then I thought what about a clothes line for the shirts and this is what I came up with. enjoy!  Details: Base -Kraft (2) 8.5 X 11.25 Black Photo mats (3) 3 X 4 and a 4 X 6 Ink - Mango Melody, Real Red and Pear Pizzazz from SU Cut files from the Cricut Paper used: White Daisy, Canary, Candy Apple Red, Smoothie, Fern, Glacier and Nectarine Twine is from stash

Summer Vibes # 10 - Splash zone

 Inner tubes and beach balls - Great for pool pictures or maybe some bumper boats with the water shooters??? Either of these pictures should work out with the feel of these layouts. I cut the files before working them onto the layout in hindsight I would have made the "Splash Zone" title a bit bigger but I can live with this one as is. Details: Glacier 8.5 X 11.25 Summer items pattern paper (2) 3 X 11.25 - the horizontal strip is cut at 8.5 and the remainder is on the 2nd page  The horizontal lines up with the vertical strip on the right page Glacier Photo mats (4) 3 X 4 and 4 X 6 Cricut cuts for the inner tubes, beach ball and title Cardstock used:  White Daisy, Glacier, Canary, Candy Apple Red, Nectarine, Green apple and Smoothie

Summer Vibes #9 - Flip flops

This is a super duper simple layout that took 2 days! Well I spilled water on the paper - had the cap slightly on the bottle but when I grabbed it the top came off and the bottle got water everywhere. So the paper is water damaged (perfect for a beach page right!)I had my cuts all done and then decided I didn't care for the flip flops that came with the verbiage banner. So I found one I liked and  then I needed some stuff for another layout so I cut lots today instead of finishing and posting this morning like I had intended to. I am actually happy with this layout I thought it was going to be an utter fail and instead I am already  thinking of what pictures should go on this layout. that is a huge win for me. And are those flip flops not adorable??  This will be a fun layout for some simple beach pages - the Kraft paper makes me think of sand Details: Kraft 8.5 X 11.25 Wave pattern paper 3.5 X 11.25 and 1 X 11.25 Glacier Photo mats (3) 3 X 4 and (2) 4 X 6) Kept it all landscape th

Summer Vibes #8 - Sand, Surf and Vitamin Sea

Tried off and on today to get this up but it was just not happening.  So now its almost 8:30 PM and I am trying once again.  Funny how the day gets away from you in the blink of an eye. Had a lot of fun with this one its quite simple but perfect for some Beach pictures  I have of the girls on the Oregon coast.  Should go together quickly     Details: Kraft base paper - 8.5 X 11.25 Almond photo mats - (3) 3 X 4 and (2) 4 X 6 Cricut Cuts: Paper used: Sapphire, Glacier, Canary, Lagoon, White Daisy and Black Blue dots are SU Woven Ribbon is SU

Summer Vibes - Sweet as a Melon

  This was a layout idea I found online.  Got the cut files and re-created it in a smaller size of course. the ant was the seller on this one. He was just so cute I had to have a layout with him on it.  The red Gingham paper is left over from the other layouts so it is using up scraps as well as being adorable.   Details: Base page  - White Daisy (2) 8.5 X11.25 Red Gingham  pattern paper  3.75 x 11.25 and 2 X 8.5 Black photo mats  (3) 4 X 6(1) 3 X 4  Cricut cuts - large ant, watermelon, small ants, heart, tag, banner and title  Stamps used: CTMH Friendship Word Puzzle (fun times)

Tiered Tray Décor for Fall

I needed a little me time this week and completely forgot I needed to get a post in yesterday.  Thought I had till today to do it and felt guilty that I was doing my fall tiered tray set up. I have a ton of Halloween and quite a bit of Thanksgiving but very little fall. I loved the kit on Paisleys and Polka dots   that has the leaf sign, sunflower fence and leaf tag as well as a large sunflower and then the smaller sunflowers in the picture I got from IdahoCustom Creations   And I went to Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago to get these gnomes (saw them online) and they were out so I got them online at Mercari - thank goodness they had them as they are perfect for my tray. I do need a little height type item so I will be on the look out for that but I am calling this a win. (Berries, acorns, leaves and etc are from JoAnns)  Isn't the book reading gnome adorable.  Painted all the little bits that didn't have paper to cut and cover today for my me time. It was a nice relaxing part of my

Blossom Layout with Butterflies

Trying a new way to take the pictures. This way is using my Scrap'n Easel Still has a shadow but I think its straighter - still a little user error here. I apparently am crooked. Might never be perfectly straight but this did a pretty good job. Learned a little bit on this one. the meld button on the Cricut is something I have never tried. The little Glacier strip in the file was about 4 inches and I needed closer to 6 just to be safe so I added two together and melded them. pretty cool ability. Cut out a bunch of bursts and only used the green ones. Found the butterfly in the jar cut file and fell in love with it - even cut 3 extra butterflies. its a busy layout and of course more difficult for me but I am happy with how it turned out. I have some pictures of the girls in Grandma Jan's secret garden that I think will look nice on this layout. Now to find where I stuck those pictures.   Details: Base page  - Kraft (2) 8.5 X11.25 Blue Vine paper - the bracket is cut with the Cri

Blossom Layout - Every Day Has its Story

This was one of those layouts that I struggled with - lots of colors and patterns being used all over and that is always a struggle for me. A couple of patterns - ok - add in 4 or more and I am spending the day questioning myself on Everything. The color orange (not a fav of mine) and then the multiple patterns and what is needed to keep it not too busy with all the color and patterns. Its a process.  Details: Base page  - Lagoon (2) 8.5 X11.25 Blue dotted pattern paper (2) 3.5 X 10.25 Green pattern paper (2) 4.5 X 10.25 Blue Flower pattern paper (2) 4 X 8.25 Orange pattern paper (2) 1.25 X 11.25 flag end and trim as needed Nectarine paper  (2) 1.25 X 11.25 flag end and trim as needed Glacier photo mats  (2) 3 X 4 and (2) 4 X 6  Stickers from the sticker sheet  "Every Day has its Story" and "Sweet Memories" and the smaller flowers are popped up

Blossom Layout - Perfect Day and So Happy Together

These layouts can be a set or they can be individual (like the start of an album or area in the book) I'll divide up the details below by layout. So that if you are making one it doesn't get mixed up. I'm very happy with how these turned out. Always need a single layout here and there but having the option of a 2 page works too. Love options when scrapping.      Details: So Happy Together (left side of the picture) Base page  - White 8.5 X11.25 - Splattered with Platinum ink  Blue dotted pattern paper 1.25 X 6.25 Rainbow zip strip  .5 X 6.25 Green pattern paper 1.25 X 6.25 Blue Flower pattern paper 4.5 X 6.25  Orange pattern paper photo mats  (2) 3 X 4  Stickers from the sticker sheet  The "So Happy" and the orange flower stickers are popped   Details: A Perfect Day (right side of the picture) Base page  - White 8.5 X11.25 - Splattered with Platinum ink  Blue dotted pattern paper  1.25  X 8.75 Green pattern paper 1.5 X 6 Blue Flower pattern paper 7 X 7.5 Orange pa

Blossom layout

Sorry picture is a bit more crooked then normal. I had to stand differently to get the picture or I would have too much of a shadow. I am not the greatest at picture taking to start with so this is what we have for today:) I liked how the strips started on one page and continues on the next.  The stickers add so much here as well as the zip strips. the buttons finish it off nicely - Love those chipboard buttons. I opted to leave them white. Fabulous is the only sticker I popped up the rest are all flat on the page.    Details: Base page  - Kraft (2) 8.5 X11.25 Blue dotted pattern paper  1 X 8.5, 1 X 3, 1 X 1 and .75 X 11.25 Rainbow zip strip  .5 X 8.5, .5 x 3 and .5 X 1 Green pattern paper 6 X 8.5 and 6 X 11.25 Blue Flower pattern paper 2 X 8.5 1 X 2 and 1 X 11.25 Glacier photo mats  3 X 4 and (2) 4 X 6  Stickers from the sticker sheet  "Smile Big" and "Two of a Kind" are from a zip strip and the chipboard buttons are from little birdie

Under Construction

 Sorry this week has been a bit of a challenge for me. So I am calling this week Under Construction! Got some results from my Sleep Study and I have mild sleep apnea. So we are going to try the machine and see if it helps me out and gives me some energy  during the day as well as maybe (and I stress maybe) give me my voice back. If that doesn't help then hopefully in December when I see the throat ENT he will have some answers. I have yet to get the reflux results so that is a battle I will tackle another day. Miranda is also going through some stuff and unfortunately it affects me as she has started screaming. Its gotten a bit better at night (yep she has been screaming at odd times in the night and wakes me up - usually just as or right after I am falling asleep - lovely right!) Today she has been screaming all afternoon. So dad took her to the store and that seemed to help a bit but she has started up again and well honestly I am exhausted and need some sleep tonight so I am cro

Last Round of Piggies

Last round of the piggies album After completing this album I have looked at smaller stamps in a new light. Got a couple sets from Lawn Fawn, SU and CTMH that I have around for another album when needed. Hope you enjoyed this little fun album... Details: Flamingo (2) 4 X 4 White 3.75 X 3.75 Lagoon - 2 X 4 Tear the bottom end and then flip the torn area so you don't see the tear or you can if you want:) Mint 2 X 4 tear down the middle and then flip one over and adhere them to each other in a cascading method of colors Journaling card Piggie stamped and then colored with Copic markers Flamingo flower sequins Details: Smoothie (3) 4 X 4 Cut 1 Smoothie square in 1/2 from point to point and repeat the flip method from the prior layouts White 3.75 X 3.75 Candy Apple - 3.75 X 3.75 Journaling card Piggie stamped and then colored with Copic markers Candy Apple flower sequins Details: Lagoon (2) 4 X 4 White 3.75 X 3.75 Clover - 4 X 3.75 tear the top and bottom  (great place for scraps) Journ

More Little Piggies

These piggies just keep coming! There was  a lot of piggies for this book and each one is so full of emotion and cuteness. The one on the first page here looks just like he is trotting along on his merry way. Details: Lemonade (2) 4 X 4 White 3.75 X 3.75 Clover - 2 X 4 Mint .5 X 4 Journaling card Piggie stamped and then colored with Copic markers Bluebird and Lemonade flower sequins Details: Candy Apple (2) 4 X 4 White 3.75 X 3.75 Flamingo - 2 X 4 Dark side of Flamingo .5 X 3.5 Journaling card Piggie stamped and then colored with Copic markers Candy Apple, Sundance and Flamingo flower sequins Details: Lilac (3) 4 X 4 1 lilac piece cut in half from point to point and flipped to opposite side for contrast White 3.75 X 3.75 Flamingo  - 3.75 x 3.75 Journaling card Piggie stamped and then colored with Copic markers Lilac flower sequins Details: Flamingo (2) 4 X 4 White 3.75 X 3.75 Smoothie - 3 X 3.75 (great place for scraps) Lemonade 3 X 3.75 (Great place for scraps Journaling card Piggie s

Little Piggies continued ....

Well this is the next 4 page in the book and isn't this book just so cute and simple. I think I spent the most time creating the journaling file. Another lesson was just adding a touch of color to the piggies That was probably the most challenging part of this book. Details: Lilac (2) 4 X 4 White 3.75 X 3.75 Dark side of the lilac paper - 2 X 4 Lemonade 2 X 4 Mint 2 X 4 The mint and dark side of lilac were placed on the page then the lemonade over the other two  so about 1.5 of the mint and dark lilac are showing. Journaling card Piggie stamped and then colored with Copic markers Bluebird, Lilac and Lemonade flower sequins   Details: Flamingo (3) 4 X 4 1 Flamingo cut in half at the points then flipped (I chose light for the flipped part and adhered it on dark) White 3.75 X 3.75 Lilac 3.75 x 3.75 Journaling card Piggie stamped and then colored with Copic markers Flamingo flower sequins Details: Mint (2) 4 X 4 White 3.75 X 3.75 Lagoon - 1 X 3 Journaling card Piggie stamped and then c

Little Piggies layouts

Ran a little behind today - Miranda has been up until about 4 am the last few nights so I am Playing catch up in the morning. Today she went to High Pointe so that has helped. Still in limbo on what we will be doing concerning her day program.  Back to the important stuff:) I am doing 4 pages today and probably through out this book since its such a small page space Details: Candy Apple (2) 4 X 4 Candy Apple light side 3.75 X 3.75 White 3.75 X 3.75   White journaling area is printed on the printer its a set I made for these books just on word. The kit says to draw the lines!!! Yeah Right! Piggie stamped and colored with copics 2 Candy Apple and 1 Smoothie flower sequin Details: Smoothie (2) 4 X 4 Clover 4 X 3.5 torn on both the sides Lemonade 1 X 4 flagged to fit the area and allow for verbiage White journaling area printed Hearts stamped and colored with copic markers Details: Glacier (3) 4 X 4 1 glacier is cut in half corner point to corner point to create a triangle Add the triangle

A little Switch to Little Piggies

I am finishing up some of the Summer Vibes layouts and not quite ready for pictures soooo.... Here is the 4X4 album I made for my niece. Originally it was for Christmas and then they came to visit so I thought it would make a fun welcome to Colorado gift. I loved having her here and I can't wait until  they come back or join us on a mini "Vaca" someday.  So Emily loves pigs and this kit came out around the time I found this out. Thought what a fun way to scrap a little book for a teenager She can add in small 3.5 X 3.5 pictures of her friends or her with her friends and have a space to write a little about that friend or the experience they are in. Another option would be a phone book - Add in the phone, address and email of friends. So many options in such a sweet small book. Oh and I have been getting some little stamps from Lawn Fawn, SU and CTMH as well as a few other companies so I can do some more of these. Quick and fun project! (No link in the picture as this kit

Summer Vibes #6

This one is using some of the layout ideas and kit items from Kelly I embossed some of the circles with random embossing folders for a bit more dimension. With the beach items removed this could be a fun layout for a kids bath. It was really fun to punch out random sized circles and just glue them almost where they dropped.  Details: Base page  - White Daisy (2) 8.5 X11.25 Blue pattern paper (2) 4 X 8 Wave pattern paper (2) 5 X 7 Kraft photo mats (6) 3 X 4  Diecuts from Kelly Additional Circles - punched out with assorted sized circle punches Stickers form the Summer Vibes sticker sheet (glasses, camera, red flip flops and some circles are all popped) Blue sequins Assorted Embossing folders (bubbles, waves, fish, and dots ) Colors used for circles - Lagoon, Glacier, Lemonade, Sapphire and assorted patterns that matched well. Yellow Summer vibes journaling card (circles) Yellow acrylic Palm tree and the word Summer from the layout kit

Summer Vibes #5

This layout had me stumped for 2 days. I had cut the small pieces of wave with the squares I had so they would be 2 pieces tall but I was of course 2 inches short on the sides. I started with Lagoon on the sides and that was what threw me off. it was sooooo dark. Today I had a moment to  re address the layout and I ripped off the Lagoon and put on Glacier it was perfect.  Added the bubble border sticker I have been wanting to use and then just kind of added a few  items I liked from the sticker sheet and the journaling cards. Should be a fun layout for the kids. Oh and I got to play with my new cloud stencil from Lawn Fawn. this is such a cool stencil.   Details: Base page  - White Daisy (2) 8.5 X11.25 Glacier strip (2) 2 X 11.25 Wave pattern paper - Started at 4 X 7 and after cutting the waves they ended up being about 3.5 x 7 Glacier photo mats (3) 3 X 4 (2) 4 X 6 Summer Vibes journaling card cut to 2.75 X 3.75 Lawn Fawn Cloud Stencil Stampin up ink - Pool Party Stickers form the Sum

Slight Detour

 So I have been still working on the Summer Vibes layouts and I have hit a bit of a block. I have a layout done in all red and white with the gingham on it as well and I love where it is just not sure where it is going. I tried stamping/coloring and cutting the Chillin' with my Gnomies stamps  from the set shown below  (link in the picture will take you to the CTMH site) I have tried it on the layout and its just not right - cute set though. Maybe its the colors I am using? So I ordered some SVG files on etsy to see if I like them and lost my interest in the layout. I know Crazy right!  But in my defense I have been staring at a pile of boxes and tubs that needed a home. Its my SU Project Life cards and the CTMH Picture my Life cards So I started looking for ideas online and came across a couple that made the most sense for my space. Just wasn't wanting to wait for shipping so we headed to the Container store They have these plastic storage bins that are very reasonably priced

Summer Vibes #4

Who doesn't love a picnic??? Had to change the layout here a smidge. Thought I had ordered 3 kits and I had only ordered 2. The bottom square border was originally on top and bottom. felt a little too much for the smaller layout so I opted just for the bottom so with some fancy glue work the ones I got in the 2 kits worked for all 3 layout sets.. Added some bread, bottle of water and grapes to the basket as well and the smidge of a table cloth. Kind of reminds me of the basket in the movie Minuscule. No talking and the lady bug and ants get involved as well as a ton of other insects. Its a cute movie. So I added Doodle Bug Sprinkle ant stickers to this layout with that movie in mind.    Details: Base page  - Candy Apple (2) 8.5 X11.25 White paper - (2) 8.25 X 11 Candy Apple photo mats (6) 3 X 4 - 1 used for the journaling card that is cut to 2.75 X 3.75 Life is a Picnic title from the Summer Vibes Kelly kit (Candy Apple, Black and Toffee) Border squares - Summer Vibes kit from Kell

Summer Vibes #3

This was a fun style of layout to try out. Had made a bunch of the flowers for the other layouts and they fit nicely here. Really like the flip flops and since I had a bunch from the CTMH kit thought it was nice to keep using them in the layouts. 4 - 3.75 X 3.75 pictures will fit nicely on this  layout. A little journaling on the side and its complete. - Great colors and looks fun for summer pictures.   Details: Base page - Wave pattern paper (2) 8.5 X 11.25 Cut out 6.5 X 9.25 from the center for other layouts   White paper (2) 8.25 X 11 Photo spaces are 3.75 X 3.75 (option of course to have pictures cover the white completely or size to 3.5 X 3.5 - I like a little white border so I will most likely go with the 3.5 X 3.5. Striped pattern paper (2) .5 X 11.25 (about .25 showing so this is a place you could use a scrap or a zip strip easily and get the same affect. I had already cut them so I just slipped them under until I was happy with what was showing.  Canary Strip (2) 4 X 11.25 - C

Summer Vibes #2

Summer layout full of little bits I kept seeing different versions of this style of layout all over. Just had to create one that fit my size layouts instead of those huge 12X12's Love how this turned out.   Details: Base page - White Daisy (2) 8.5 X 11.25 Blue patterned paper (2) 4 X 8.5  Striped pattern paper (4) .25 X 8.5 Glacier Photo mats (3) 3 X 4 (1) 4 X 6 Journaling card from Summer Vibes journaling cards Summer letters - Summer Vibes kit Embellishments on the word Summer - Summer Vibes kit Stickers from the sticker sheet  * on the other 2 layouts I competed of this layout I added an ant doodle bug sticker to the U and the R. Its so cute:)

Summer Vibes layout #1 -

Ended up getting the Summer Vibes digital image set so I could cut items a little smaller for my layouts. This fun layout came about when I was trying to put together another layout. Unfortunately the other layout didn't get to be made but this turned out great so it all worked out. Bright and cheery without being too overwhelming.... Details: Base page - Black (2) 8.5 X11.25 Red Gingham patterned paper (2) 8.25 X 11 (6.75 X 9.25 was cut out of the center of this paper) White - 8 X 10.75 Black Photo mats (4) 3 X 4 (1) 4 X 6 Cricut cuts from the Summer Vibes  set. Flowers - Smoothie, Candy Apple, Canary and New England Ivy   Stickers from the Sticker sheet Flamingo from the embellishments in the kit.

Summer Vibes is up next -

  Thought I should get the Summer Vibes layouts up next since its still summer for a few more days. The kit for Summer Vibes Sparkle and Shine kit