Tuesday, June 14, 2022

It's June 2022! Time Flies!


I can't believe how quickly time flies!  Seems like it was just January 2022! Now here we are in June already!  

Thought I'd pop in and share a few more layouts with you.  I finished a small folio with my grandson's graduation photos in it last week, but neglected to take and pictures of it! Shame on me!!  My daughter loved it though! LOL!

Let's get started...


Photo of my son taken in 1996 (or maybe 1997). I sent this photo to him via text and told him I would be scrapping it and asked what he thought the title should be and he said "Goober". LOL! I used EP Capture This collection for this layout. Mostly just layering papers and some of the tags that came with the collection...which were just perfect for this layout. The "goober" was cut with an old QK font - Star. I added some faux stitching...and I'd love to tell you that the camera makes the stitching across the top look crooked...but that wouldn't be true...I did it...and didn't even realize it was crooked until I photographed the layout and saw it on screen. LOL! Oh, well...it just adds character...right? Journaling is attached to the Moments Captured tag and slides behind the "today" layer. Journaling reads:

Matthew in 1996 or 1997? I sent this photo to you, Matthew and asked you what you thought I should title the scrapbook page and your reply was “Goober”. I had to laugh, but decided to go along with you. You might think you looked like a goober…but you’re my goober and I love you just the way you are!


Photos from the 80's. I used Carta Bella Our Family papers. The doily is a Prima die. Butterfly is from an old sticker sheet. I made his antenne by cutting a thin strip of black paper and glueing it to the butterfly's head. Butterfly trail was made with Nuvo drops. I used a border punch for the bottom of the beige mat. The "love" button is something I found in the bottom of a box of "scrappy stuff" and the "memories" embellie is a very old brass embellishment that used to be sticky on the back but that was all gone, so I used the holes on each end of the brass plate to attach it to the layout with brads. Quote I found online and printed. Title work was generated in the Silhouette program and cut out several times and layered for dimension. The thin red border around the checked background is just 1/8 inch strips glued around the edges. Journaling was computer generated and I inked the edges for a little dimension.


Photo of me...30 years ago! I used EP A Walk in the Park papers for this layout. I actually scraplifted myself...a layout I did in September 2010 called Sugar & Spice. I have scrapped so much lately, I couldn't get my mojo going, so I just looked back in my gallery for a layout that really caught my eye and just did a complete "lift". LOL! I used MS punches for both borders. The title letters are very OLD chipboard letters from my stash (I had to glue them down...the sticky was all gone!) I added some yellow Nuvo drops to the borders. The flowers are a stamp from Altenew's Botanical Gardens. Journaling is tucked behind the photo and reads:

Looking at this photo makes me realize just how quickly time goes by! I remember the night this was taken...it was our Sunday School Christmas party. I was 40 years old...much younger, much thinner, and definitely had more hair than I have now at almost 70! My, Oh, My...how time does fly!


Photo of my hubby when he was in the Air Force in the 60s. I used EP For the Record collection. I cut the title letter out 4 times (one time in red) with the Cameo, then highlighted them with white and a layer of Nuvo Crystal Glaze. The Air Force emblem was printed from the internet and popped on foam tape. The "be still my heart" sentiment was made in the Silhouette program and cut with the Cameo. The boots are a free clipart from online that I fussy cut. I added some borders to the two background mats as well as the photo and I also added a bit of faux stitching with a white gel pen. I forgot to insert the journaling tab before I took the photo of the layout, but it slips right behind the photo and reads:

This photo was taken when Butch was a Training Instructor (Drill Sergeant) at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He was transferred to this assignment on March 11, 1968. This was way before we were married, (because in 1968 I was just graduating from high school) and he would have been almost 32 years old.


Photo of my hubby and his brother at Hoover Dam. I used a white background. Patterned paper is from EP Fine and Dandy. I cut various sized circles with a stitched edge die cuts from Cottage Cutz (I found them on Amazon, I think). Title letters were cut four times with dies from Papertrey Ink and stacked for dimension. The top layer of the letters was cut from paper from the collection. I used Nuvo Crystal Glaze on each of the letters. I popped up some of the circles for dimension and added some different color Nuvo drops sprinkled around the circles. Journaling was computer generated, cut in strips, and adhered directly to the background. This was a very quick and simple layout.


Photo of my hubby with 5 of our grandchildren. Background is a light seagreen/teal-ish card stock. I printed the title "Easter 1997" and the photo legend on the card stock with the printer. Other than the background, all ppr for this layout came from my scrap bins. The bird was cut from some ppr from MME (I think). The Happiness tag is a sticker from the EP Capture Life collection. I added some washi tape on the bottom edge and the top left edge (gotta do SOMETHING with all that washi tape I keep buying! LOL!) Super simple layout...the most difficult part was getting the printing exactly where I wanted it on the background!

This was a LONG post...so if you made it through...THANK YOU!  I have so many layouts that I haven't shared, so this could go on for a while.

As usual, if I've done anything on any of these that you would like to know how I did it, just drop me an email and I'll get back to you.

Thanks so much for stopping by...and if you leave a comment...an even BIGGER thank you!

Hugs!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Back Again!

Just popping back to share a few more layouts.  I think my ADHD is kicking in sometimes...I flit from one project to another.  Right now I'm heavy into scrapbooking and reading.  I read constantly...282 books last year and I believe I've already read about 100 books this year!  Just trying to keep busy so I don't notice how quickly I'm getting OLD!  LOL!

On to the scrapbooking...


Photo taken at the family reunion in 1999. You know, there's always that ONE person that clowns when you try to take a photo! LOL! I used EP So Happy Together ppr for this layout. The green scalloped strip is a sticker from the collection. The red check is a scrap from my stash. All other paper is from the EP collection. I cut the thin red circle with the Cameo from the same red as the large scalloped piece. I cut the large scalloped piece with a very old QK die. The "every Picture tells a story" tag was printed on vellum. The title work was cut from black cardstock 4 times and layered for dimension. I also added some wink of stella (clear) to the top of each letter and then coated them with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. The black dots are done with black Nuvo drops. I printed the little tag at the top on vellum and adhered it to a scalloped piece that was cut with a spellbinder die. No journaling...the photo says it all! LOL!


Photo of 2 of my DGS taken in 2009. I used Echo Parks Spring Market papers for this layout. The title "Boys" was cut with an old QK font - Blossom (and one of my favorites!). The large tag is part of the paper pack. The tree limbs are dies from Simon Says Stamps. The little birds are from Spellbinder and were colored with Copics. The two quotes were computer generated in the Silhouette program and popped up on foam tape. The title "boys" was also popped up with foam and covered with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I also added a few pearls with green Nuvo drops. Journaling is behind the green checked background. Journaling tab was punched with a MS punch. Journaling reads:

Photos were made January 29, 2009, at Bertram Park in downtown Pensacola. You two had just turned 4. I'm not sure what it is about a boy and a stick, but both of you LOVED playing with a stick...it was everything from a gun to a sword. Seems like just yesterday we were taking these photos and now it's 2020 and both of you have your learner's permit and are learning to drive! Wow! Time has really flown by!


Photo from our cruise in 1990. The paper I used is from 49th & Market. I struggle to use paper like this because it forms a scene all on it's own with any embellishments. I tried to keep it simple so that this beautiful paper could shine! LOL! I made the "net" from tatting thread...yes it was time consuming, but I didn't have any netting laying around. :) I added real seashells from my stash. The little "happy" is a metal embellishment for LONG ago. The little birds are printed and cut with the Cameo. The palm tree is from my really old stash (I have NO idea who made it). Title work was generated in the Silhouette program and cut with the cameo. Journaling is in a sleeve attached to the back of the layout and reads...

For my 40th birthday, December 23, 1990, Butch and I took a Caribbean cruise with Tom and Diane. We flew to Puerto Rico to board the ship. We traveled on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. We were gone 9 days but we were only on the ship for 7 days. We boarded the ship December 30, 1990. The cruise line threw a big New Year's celebration, too. We visited 5 different islands. We had a wonderful time together, but it sure was great to get back home! Journaling 5-5-2020


Photo of my son taken in 1996 (or maybe 1997). I sent this photo to him via text and told him I would be scrapping it and asked what he thought the title should be and he said "Goober". LOL! I used EP Capture This collection for this layout. Mostly just layering papers and some of the tags that came with the collection...which were just perfect for this layout. The "goober" was cut with an old QK font - Star. I added some faux stitching...and I'd love to tell you that the camera makes the stitching across the top look crooked...but that wouldn't be true...I did it...and didn't even realize it was crooked until I photographed the layout and saw it on screen. LOL! Oh, well...it just adds character...right? Journaling is attached to the Moments Captured tag and slides behind the "today" layer. Journaling reads:

Matthew in 1996 or 1997? I sent this photo to you, Matthew and asked you what you thought I should title the scrapbook page and your reply was “Goober”. I had to laugh, but decided to go along with you. You might think you looked like a goober…but you’re my goober and I love you just the way you are!


Photos from the 80's. I used Carta Bella Our Family papers. The doily is a Prima die. Butterfly is from an old sticker sheet. I made his antennae by cutting a thin strip of black paper and gluing it to the butterfly's head. Butterfly trail was made with Nuvo drops. I used a border punch for the bottom of the beige mat. The "love" button is something I found in the bottom of a box of "scrappy stuff" and the "memories" embellie is a very old brass embellishment that used to be sticky on the back but that was all gone, so I used the holes on each end of the brass plate to attach it to the layout with brads. Quote I found online and printed. Title work was generated in the Silhouette program and cut out several times and layered for dimension. The thin red border around the checked background is just 1/8 inch strips glued around the edges. Journaling was computer generated and I inked the edges for a little dimension.


Photo of me...30 years ago! I used EP - A Walk in the Park papers for this layout. I actually scraplifted myself...a layout I did in September 2010 called Sugar & Spice. I have scrapped so much lately, I couldn't get my mojo going, so I just looked back in my gallery for a layout that really caught my eye and just did a complete "lift". LOL! I used MS punches for both borders. The title letters are very OLD chipboard letters from my stash (I had to glue them down...the sticky was all gone!) I added some yellow Nuvo drops to the borders. The flowers are a stamp from Altenew's Botanical Gardens. Journaling is tucked behind the photo and reads:

Looking at this photo makes me realize just how quickly time goes by! I remember the night this was taken...it was our Sunday School Christmas party. I was 40 years old...much younger, much thinner, and definitely had more hair than I have now at almost 70! My, Oh, My...how time does fly!

Thanks you for taking the time to visit my blog...if you leave a comment...I'm very grateful!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Time Flies!

WOW!  It's been 2 Years since I last posted.  I've been very busy...you know....covid...and other stuff!

I haven't done as much card making as I used to.  Seems like I'm doing a little more scrapbooking now.  I have made numerous cards, just didn't get them photographed and posted.

Here's a few of the layouts I've done in the past year or so...



This first one is a photo of my grandson, Allen, taken in 2006. He's 17 yrs old now! Made this layout totally from scraps (except for the white background paper). Matted each of the photos with dark blue as well as the ppr piece in between the photos. I printed the tile work (designed in the Silhouette program) directly onto the white background. The Surprised "face" was also designed in the Silhouette program. I added some faux stitching to the banner tabs across the top and drew some lines around the edges of the background. Fairly quick and easy layout. No journaling...just added his name and the date of the photos on the layout.


My dgs, Tyler on his 4th birthday. I made his t-shirt birthday cake that year. I used EP Everyday Eclectic papers for this layout. The round photo was matted on a scrap of red polka dot paper and both the photo and mat were cut with a stitched edge die. Balloons are a die from Simon Says Stamp and were cut from white card stock and colored with Copics. String on the balloons is tatting thread. I designed the title work in the Silhouette program and cut it out 4 time to layer for dimension. I also added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the top of the letters. The little cake embellie is from the Silhouette design store, as are the tags that I added information to them. I also added thin red strips of card stock around the blue background. No journaling on this one...photos tell the story.


Photo of our oldest son Glenn when he was about 18 months old. I used some OLD Basic Grey papers - Hopscotch and the blue is from BG Blitzen Collection. I kind of follow a sketch from Pagemaps...with a twist. I created the "Family tag in the Silhouette program and journaling was also done in the program. Circle was cut with a large circle die. Border strip across the top was punched with a MS punch (OLD). I added some faux stitching and some black Nuvo drops. Butterflies were cut with a Simon Says die and I added some tiny blue bling to the bodies. The butterflies were sprayed with some sparkle mist but it's difficult to see in the photo. The title tag reads: Family - today's little moments become tomorrow's precious memories.


Photos of my son and my grandson (his nephew). I used REALLY old Basic Grey papers - Marrakech. Really digging back into some of my stash now! I used the threading waters border punch to punch the scalloped mat (found a video online to remind me how to use just a border punch without the corner punch). The "laugh with me, giggles, laughter, and just plain silly" are all rub ons that I found in my stash. I punched circles with a 2 in, 1 3/4 inch and 1 inch punches. I printed the "uncle Matthew & Jacob" on the circle punch after I punched it. Did a bit of doodling on some of the circles. The image on the light blue circle on the right is an old SU image I stamped in black. Title work was designed in the Silhouette program, printed, and cut with the Cameo several times for dimension. Working on using some of my old stuff instead of buying so much new stuff! 


Photos taken at our family reunion in 1999. I matted each photo and the ppr with black card stock. The flowers are from my "bits and pieces" basket (things I've cut out/made but didn't use) Top quote was computer generated and cut out with a Spellbinder die. Big flowers are stamps from Altenew. I'm not sure about the smaller flowers...maybe Altenew? Ppr is from EP Anything Goes collection. Title work tag was computer generated and popped on foam for dimension. Butterfly is a MS punch and the trail is a part of some black bling swirls. I cut 1/4 inch strips of black card stock and made a box around the photos and ppr. Journaling is tucked behind the top left piece.

Maybe I'll get better about posting...one can only hope! LOL!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by!  I appreciate any and all comments!  Have a great day!
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

More Cards and some Scrapbooking...

Starting with the cards....


 To see the cards larger, just click on the card.  The first card is super simple.  I used a 3-D Tim Holtz embossing folder, backed it with black, added a ribbon and a sentiment.  The second card is also a 3D embossed background. I cut the leaves from vellum. Cut the hugs from red and back it in black.  Stamped a sentiment on white and put it on a red card base.


I still love these red blooms! Die is from Penny Black I think.  I cut the background with a TH die and the peek a boo window is a Die-namics die. The next card...decorative panel cut with a Spellbinders die.  I used dies for the branch, leaves and the bird.  Sentiment is from PTI (I think).


The flowers on this card were hand painted with water colors.  Still working on my watercolor skills! LOL!  The next card is a SSS die that I layered 3 times and then did a little ink blending on the card base before attaching the die cut.


This last card was made using the center of the previous die cut.  I also layered it 3 times.  I inked the background with distress inks by masking off areas with post-it tape.

This layout is a photo of my Mama taken in 1927. I used Carta Bella papers. The flowers are SSS dotted blooms stamp.



Photo of my SIL and grandson fishing.  Super simple layout.  I let the paper do the work.


Photo of my Mama taken in 1939.  She was 14 years old.  I used a bunch of OLD stuff from my stash to create this layout.

Thanks for hanging in there!  I know it's a lot, but since I can't really go anywhere right now...I get to spend LOTS of time in my craft room!  Hope all of you are staying in and staying safe from this nasty virus!

Thanks for stopping by...and Thank You to all of you for the sweet comments you always leave for me.  I appreciate you more than you know!

Hugs!
Susan


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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Back with MORE Birthday cards!!

Still working on birthday cards for my DIL.  She's still working at the moment, so maybe these cards will brighten someone's day!  There's quite a few here, so be prepared for photo overload. LOL!


The first card is difficult to see as it is made entirely with mirror card stock.  I embossed the background, then layered the oval fancy frame (Spellbinders) with the 25 and a banner with "years".  the 25 is made by stacking layers and topping them with glitter numbers.  The next card I stamped the background layer, then cut out the center with a die.  The die cuts a tiny border and also the rectangle from the middle.  I then cut the tiny border from red card stock and replaced it around the center after coloring it with copics.


These next two are quick cards.  The turtle stamp is VERY old...not even sure who makes it.  I just cut out the "peek a boo" window and put the image behind it.  I then added a thin white frame on top of the green card stock.  The next card if the Gerber daisy, stamped on white, with a tiny black stitched frame on a red card panel. Colored with Copics.


These next two are a slider card (and the photo below is the tag when pulled out.  I used a die from Sunny Studios.  Balloons were stamped and hand cut and the sentiments are from a really old stamp set.

The yellow flowers are from a Penny Black stamp.  I stamped the image colored it and then cut the side of the card stock in order to have the flower hanging off.  I printed a piece of yellow striped paper to match the flowers and then added it to the card base with the flower panel popped up with foam.


 This flower card was made using an old SU stamp. Stamped on a white background and colored with Copics.  I cut out the center with a double stitched edge die and then popped the center rectangle up with craft foam.  The last card was die cut with a Spellbinder die.  I popped all the pieces out and then colored them individually with Copics...THEN put the puzzle back together! LOL!  VERY fiddly!  I stamped an old PTI sentiment on a piece of vellum and heat embossed it in red and wrapped it around the panel before attaching it to a card base.

I've had a lot of fun making all these birthday cards for my DIL....hopefully this will be enough to get her through the year.  It's also helped me get my mojo going again.  I've also managed to make a scrapbook page or two also....All this staying in leaves me with a lot of time on my hands! LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always, I LOVE it when you leave me comments!

Hugs!

Susan




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Friday, February 28, 2020

More Birthday Cards....Caution...Photo Overload!!


My daughter in law recently asked me to make some birthday cards for her to give to employees on their birthday.  Sometimes, I get quite a stack of cards, but it just so happens that I was almost completely out of any type of cards.  My card making recently has just been to keep up with birthdays in my family.  Anyway, I digress....I've made the following cards for her to share with the people she works with....

This first set of 11 cards are for my daughter in law.  If you want to see them bigger, you'll just need to click on them individually.



Elephant stamp is from Maymay Stamps.  The black and white card was made using a die I got from Amazon.  Not sure who makes it.



Stacked laundry images from a Maymay Stamp set.  Floral card has punched edge and a SU stamp used for the flowers and branches.


This first card is a bird from the Tim Holtz crazy birds stamp set and sentiments.  Second card is simple a SSS flower die stacked 4 times and adhered on top of patterned paper.


 Another SSS flower die inset into a piece of kraft card stock.  Sentiment from PTI.  Second card is just the reverse of the previous.


Embossed background. Sentiment from Hero Arts birthday set from several different companies. Second card is also embossed background and stamp is from the same HA set.


 The sentiment on this card is from the same HA set and is cut out and popped up on a pink card base that has been stamped with a background stamp.


The horse card is for one of my granddaughters 15th birthday.  Her favorite thing in the world is horses, so I thought this might make her smile.  The second card with the money roll is for my grandson who is turning 16.  The plastic bubble for the $$ is from MFT.  It actually about the size of a tube of lip balm.  I used a 3D embossing folder for the background and created a tear strip on the inside layer so he could remove the money without tearing up the card. LOL!





These last four are cards I've made in preparation for upcoming family birthdays.  Used lots of dies, some nuvo drops, shiny paper and glitter paper. 

Thanks for hanging in until the end! LOL!!  I've really been on a cardmaking spree this week! Thanks so much for stopping by and as always....I love it when you leave me a comment!

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