Friday, January 25, 2013

Scrapbook Kits…from Capture…

Our local scrapbook store has a small company called “Capture” that sells layout kits they make up. Anywhere from 1-4 page layouts.  My son has baseball training right across the street from their store so I figured it was meant to be….that I would go try out a few kits one night.  So I packed up a small amount of tools (they are all precut!) and a few photos and headed off. They have quite a few kits that range from holidays to everyday themes.  I spent $27 (one kit was on sale) and did 6 complete pages!  Would I go again…yes…but probably just to do kits on sale or something like that.  I have a plan when I scrapbook…to get stuff done!  There were other ladies there but they just chatted…for 2 hours!  I was there to work!!  Winking smileSo I did two kits…just random that they seem to match each other.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Find YOU….again…

One of my new crafts is art journaling.  I took a Donna Downey class last year & it inspired me to get messy & create more freely.  NO rules!  I started on a plain paper spiral bound notebook.  But it became too bulky. So I started on a canvas book I found at Hobby Lobby (I’ll look up brand later).  It has a canvas front/back and rings instead of spirals. So I can make it nice & Fat & chunky!!  I haven’t posted the cover yet, it’s not finished.  I did a couple of pages and finished this one last night.  It’s acutally page 3.  I’ll catch up on the other too later in the week.  It’s for a challenge on youtube.  Vanessa Middleton’s youtube channel….BUTTERFLY is her channel.  I need to video tape my entry & post it. YIKES! 

When I journal I do actually JOURNAL & record my thoughts, but don’t show those.  they’re mine…all mine Winking smile

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Summer Together Layout

I love my kids….and they usually love each other! I make sure to snap photos when we’re out and about with my iphone.  But rarely think about printing them.  But they’re the candid moments I want to remember the most.  So I sat down one day & printed off a bunch of the square photos from instagram and found a great layout in CTMH Layout Book. I my have gone over the top w/ embellishments & letters…but LOVED how bright and crazy it turned out, Just like my kids!

I used too many different product lines here to even begin to tell you what!

Monday, January 21, 2013

I’m Back…..Valentines!!!

I really do enjoy blogging and crafting…so you would think the two would come so easily! But it doesn’t….I go through crafters block and then I have nothing to blog about!  I got it back this weekend I think!  Made a stack of Valentines Day Cards….Let me know what you think!

I found a 6x6 stack of papers I loved…grey & pink & red!  Added some canvas buttons from CTMH (OLD!) and some cool grey striped washi tape (Recollections) and a little bakers twine (Martha).  Nothing too fancy…but quick & easy!