Living History

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

I don't remember getting older, how did she?

This LO is of my daughter, it seems like just yesterday she was a baby, and now she's so grown up. It reminds me of a song from Fiddler on the Roof, but you definitely don't want to hear me sing it, so I will tell you about my project.  
I started with a challenge from Colorful Creations (White with just one other color) and found this picture, and the LO kind of created itself. I used the Favorite Things challenge at Totally Paper Crafts to inspire the embossing on the sentiment (favorite #1) The glimmer mist on the rosebuds (favorite #2) The rosebuds are from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge incidentally. And the #3 favorite, is that I love the shadow feature on my computer, I use it all the time to print and then color in the words with gel pen (that's how I did this sentiment). The Hotshot Craft Blog challenge was Ribbons, .so I gave it a shot, and they were a must keep. And finally Really Reasonable Ribbon had a "Green" challenge too, and since my sheer ribbon just happens to be sold there, I had to enter one last challenge.


Is it just luck?

This picture is one of my absolute favorites, I couldn't have taken this on purpose if I had tried.  I didn't even know that I had it until I was downloading my pictures.  So in honor of St. Patricks day, I decided to do my page with a Luck theme.

Words - Basketball Cartridge
Paper - Dots, Stripes & Plaids by DCWV
Basketball stickers - Jolee's
White gel pen for stitching




Love, connections, relationships.  I have to admit that I am fascinated by the many meanings that the word LOVE can have, this LO is inspired by all of those meanings... romance, parents, grandparents, friends, and siblings.  

I used the Home Accents cartridge for the flourishes, the key stamp is from TCP Studio, I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the paper under the stamp, the sentiment and paper are both DCWV. The flowers and brads are Basic Grey, everything was inked in dark brown and I used a white gel pen for the stitching.

Here is the sentiment close up.
I loved how the embossing turned out.
I am entering this LO into 2 challenges


Good Times

This LO is for my daughter, I don't know if she will get it, if she does I don't know if she will keep it, on the off chance you still look at my blog once in a while, I love you Mia. 
This sketch is from the LMLC challenge blog,  I am not entering since I am not using a digital image, but the sketch was fabulous so I decided to use it anyway.
the paper is Making Memories and DCWV
I used my Forever Young cart for the flowers.
I am entering this LO into the Anything Goes challenge at Die Cuttin Divas


The many faces of Mia

This is a 2 page 8 1/2 X 11 LO that I did of my 16 y/o daughter, she always makes the most amazing faces, when she was young my little sisters would get her to make all sorts of expressions just for fun, I think by now it is habit, but we think she is fabulous.

I am entering this LO into 2 challenges today
Cooking With Cricut, the challenge was Anything BUT a card with Yellow & Polka Dots
Paper Take Weekly's challenge was to highlight something on your project


I used the Nifty Fifties Cartridge for the font, and the paper came from the Lemon Stack by DCWV.  All of the letters are covered in silver glitter glue, I am not sure why it didn't show up very well in the pics, but it looks pretty cool in person. 


Gotta Live One Here!

Hehehe, since I scrapbook my ancestors so much I get a little excited when I find a LO I really want to use for my kids :)  This is my daughter Mia (The darker girl) with her 2 best friends.  Not to brag, but dang we've got some beautiful girls there.When I saw the sketch on LMLC I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  
The stamp up up in the corner says, Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves, for we shall never cease to be amused.  I used the Glam Girl Stack from DCWV for the paper, and the stickers, well I must have bought them somewhere sometime, but the answer to that question will just have to be answered by someone far smarter than I... Needless to say I had a wonderful time scrapbooking my sweet little (5'10") baby.     


Getting to know me

 I made this LO for the challenge going on at LMLC, I would never have guessed how hard it would be to scrap-book me.  I am a wife, a mother, a student genealogist, an amatuer crafter, I run a community theater, and have a fondness for things that sparkle and high heeled shoes.  But most of all everything that I am begins and ends with Family. (Except maybe the shoes)

 I used the Forever Young cartridge for the hat and shoes, the Heritage cartridge for the grandfather clock, the Inspired Heart for the outline of Jesus and the word contradiction was from Ashlyns Alphabet.  The silver rub-on about family came from Basic Grey, and the Family stamp is from Stampabilities. The paper DCWV, dots and stripes.


My little Buttercup

Amara and her best good friend Buttercup.  The paper is Basic Grey, from the periphery collection, the words come from the Old West cartridge, they are embossed with Tim Holtz distressed wood folder.


A Love Story... almost done

The stickers came from a set of Jolee's creations, and the borders around the pictures were cut from Mini-Monograms This is our only boy, stuck right in the middle of two older sisters, and two younger sisters.  Thank goodness the one closest in age is the biggest tomboy you will ever meet.

The borders come from accent essentials, the flowers were cut from the Walk in my Garden cartridge, and the sentiment was from Graphically Speaking.  Her nickname is Mac... since we say she is made out of a mac truck.  For her birthday she got a shirt that says daddy's little beef-cake.  I am pretty sure that she could get hit by a train and it wouldn't phase her at all.  She (with the assistance of an uncle who got into big trouble) jumped off of the roof of a house onto a trampoline... Good job Uncle Bobby :)

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

A Love Story part... a bunch

The picture borders were done from the Mini Monograms cartridge, the flowers were cut from Walk In My Garden, the flowers were then covered in glittter glue, some gold and some red, and then they were all put together with sticky bling for centers. All of the borders were inked first and then stitched in white and red.  The hearts are from my fiskars heart punch, and they were all painted with orange/gold glitter glue.

This page was a lot of fun to do, it is almost completely done from the Freshly Picked cart, and I had a blast.  All of the veggies in the wheelbarrow come out and have little tidbits of wisdom on them, like be patient, or be gentle... I planted a garden for the first time ever this year, so this was on my mind a lot.

This page is so simple, but it was too perfect the way it was to do much with it.  The sentiment comes from the Forever Young cartridge, and the border from Mini Monograms.  I added some bling and a little stitching, and gold glitter glue on the sentiment and it was good to go.  The brilliant photo editing was done by my equally brilliant daughter :)

This has a lady bug from create-a-critter, and the border on one picture is from a mirror in Forever Young, other than that I inked and added stickers, I put the button and bow on at the last minute, and decided that I liked it there

The butterfly came form the Once Upon a Princess cartridge, cut at 2 1/2" The rest was hand cut, The butterfly stickers came from Jolee's creations, I believe I got them at Wal-Mart.  Inking, stitching and an excellent model, and we were good to go.


A Love Story part 7 and 8

 This is page 7 of my hubby's mini-book, the photo border is from Mini Monograms, I glued sequins to make it sparkle and stitched the edge of the inside border in white. The sentiment came from a set of stickers that I had laying around, and it is set on an outline that I got from my Forever Young cartridge.  For the journaling I printed the outline of the words and colored them with my gel pens.  I added some hearts that I cut from my scraps using my fiskars heart punch.  The house came from the Handy Man cartridge cut at 10 1/4"
Page 8, the tools all came from the Handy Man cartridge, all cut at 3" and the frames for the journaling are from Accent Essentials.  This page was a challenge for me, so I kept it pretty basic.


A Love Story part 5 and 6

Page 5 The borders around the Photos were done with the Mini Monograms cartridge and the rose is from Walk in my Garden.  The Sentiment was a set of stickers that I found in my "stuff", so who knows where they originally came from :) I inked everything in dark brown, and the journaling was printed in outline form on my computer and I colored it with gel pens. 
Page 6, The cloud image, and the sentiment were both cut from Nifty Fifties, and the border for the photo was from Mini Monograms, I cut it twice at the same size, once in ivory and once in Navy, then I offset the border so that the back color showed through.  I inked everything, and stitched both the border on the picture and the clouds.  The journaling was done on my computer, printed the outline of the font and colored in with gel pens.  And of course the house was from the Handy Man cartridge cut at 10 1/4".

TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

A Love Story part 4

Page 4 of my husbands mini-book.  The house is from the Handy Man cartridge, the sentiment was cut at 2" from Nifty Fifties, the border for the picture is from Mini Monograms, and the hearts are cut from my scraps using my Fiskars heart punch.  I stitched the hearts and border to the picture in white, except the white hearts which were stitched in red.  The sentiment has blue gel pen stitching and red glitter glue for the hair tie on the sillouette, I used the same glitter glue to make the dots on the picture border.  I printed the outline of the words for the journaling on my computer and colored them in with my gel pens.  This was my first scrapbooking experience, and the biggest project I have ever tried and I have had more fun than I would have imagined!

A Love Story part 3

This is page 3 of my husbands Father's Day gift, the house was cut at 10 1/4" from the Handy Man cartridge, I cut the sentiment from Nifty Fifties at 2", the hearts are from Stretch Your Imagination, stretched and changed on Design Studio, so not any particular size, just stretched around until I liked them.  Inside the heart is a copy of a journal entry of my husbands from the second time we were engaged (all part of the fun story behind the book I made for him) The words aren't anything private so I didn't blur them, but I am not sure if they are very readable anyway.  I printed the outline for the journaling from my computer then colored in the words with my gel pens.  I inked everything in a dark rusty color (I don't remember which ink, sorry) and added a few buttons for a little extra personality.

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

A Love Story part 2

I am entering this into the challenge at Getting Cricky and the challenge over at Cooking With Cricut the challenge was a Father's Day project that included a "cricut cut", the Getting Cricky challenge was the Simply Sunday Face It!  This is the second page of the present that I made for my husband for Father's Day, I don't scrapbook so I decided to make him a sort of mini scrapbook/story of us.  The Drive In is cut at 4 1/2" from my Nifty Fifties cartridge, the house is cut at 10 1/4" from the Handy Man cartridge and for the journaling I printed the outline and colored it in with my gel pens. The people are from the Playtime cartridge cut at 4" thier faces were done with Peachy Keen stamps that I colored with gel pens.  I am posting each page of my mini-book as a separate post since keeping track of all of the cartridges and sizes in one post would run too long.

A Love Story part 1

I am entering this in 2 challenges
Whimsical Wednesday and
Throwback Thursday at My Creative Time
     The challenge at My Creative Time was to use a lite cartridge, and add bling.  So I started with the Handy Man cartridge.
     The challenge at Whimsical Wednesday was just to make a Father's day card/project, and this was certainly a project.
     This is the front cover of a book that I made for my husband for Father's Day, I have not scrapbooked in the past, so this was by far the most intimidating project I have taken on. The house was cut at 10 1/4", and mounted on cardstock that was 8 1/2" X 4 1/4". I stitched the roof with white gel pen, and the picket fence and title are stitched in red. The windows were made with plain white cardstock and I brushed light yellow ink over them.  The name on the front door was cut from the Pooh font cartridge, I don't know the size since I had to shrink it on my design studio.  For the doorknob I used a brown button with ivory twine.  The flowers in the window are from my Freshly Picked cartridge, but I added bling to the centers of the flowers and used glitter glue on the flowers and leaves.  Lastly I used my binder to cut the holes and bind the book all together.