Friday, March 16, 2012

Webster's Pages Is Now Shipping: Check out their Celebration

One of my favorite scrapbook companies, Webster's Pages made this adorable video! I love the glittery shoes! They are having an amazing giveaway on their blog this weekend. Check it out along with all of their new designs! I LOVE THEM.

Click here to see the cute Webster's Video

Here is a link to a post where I made a layout using some of their fabulous papers:


Thursday, March 15, 2012

J'adore Paris! Double Page Layout

Bonjour! I have a double page layout to share with you today! I have had these papers stashed away FOREVER from K&Company and I was so excited to FINALLY use them! I keep buying more paper and telling myself that someday I will use up all of stash...Hmm..yea...I really do have the best of intentions! 
I love these beautiful heart keys and gold photo corners. The vintage look is lovely: 
The Jolee's Eiffel tower is from the boy. ;)
I stamped J'adore Paris with typewriter font and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz ink:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Welcome to Hawaii- Double Page Beach Layout

Hi Crafty Friends! I have another layout for you! I am going to start posting pictures from my Hawaii scrapbook. These are all pictures from college so you will soon see lots of beach themes, palm trees, and flowers. If you're scrapbooking summery photos, stay tuned. You may like my posts for the next while. :) 
I loved the Doodlebug travel line and the awesome beach lines that they come out with. I used some blue paper with a white core and tore it to look like waves. I included a copy of my itinerary on this page so I'd remember where I had visited, but it would be really easy to place a couple of photos in the middle instead. 
The sun die cut is from the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge. I used some Swiss Dots paper from Bazzil Basics to add extra dimension to the sand and used chalk for added shading. 
I made printed the banner behind the airplane on my computer and cut the paper into a banner shape. The Hawaii title is from the Cricut Simply Sweet Cartridge. 
I heart the glittery Doodlebug sealife creatures!
Do you have tons of eyelets that you never use anymore? I sure do! Add a fun element behind a picture by creating a little row of eyelets. It's a good way to add texture and an extra pop to a page.

Hope you enjoyed my post!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bo Bunny Gabrielle Double Page Layout

 Here is a colorful two-page layout of Humayun's Tomb in India. I love the coral and turquoise color combination. 
 Our guide told us that the coffins in the front belong to the architects who designed this tomb. They were killed so that the building's design could be kept a secret and not be replicated. 
 A view of the pretty title:

 I used an precision cutting knife and slit the designs of the paper to act as photo pockets. I did this in several places and really liked the effect.: 
As you can see here, I cut the edge of the butterfly so the photo could slide under the paper: 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Happiest Baguette Seller Double Page Layout

Here is the Happiest Baguette Seller! I wanted the paper awning on top to reflect the beautiful red and tan striped tent in the market. It was super easy to make. I just used a scalloped border from my Cricut library and added it to the bottom of the striped paper:
The font is from the Cricut Alphalicious cartridge. Isn't the Bon Apetit sticker cute?: 
 I love the little beret sticker: 
 I added some dimension to these "Me and My Big Ideas stickers": 
 He was seriously the cutest, happiest man ever. He was singing and selling baguettes!
Wow. I'm really proud of myself. I'm doing great making regular postings. I have a ton of layouts in my albums that I haven't photograhed yet, so I should be good on blog content for awhile. I printed more France photos and I feel super motivated with this project. It's hard for me to find blogs that focus on double page layouts. I have so many pictures that it's just not feasible for me to only do one page layouts with one or two small photos. Don't get me wrong, I think those are beautiful and I love scrappers who make those pages, but if I'm going to spend the time cutting out all of the paper, I want to make sure my pages really highlight my pictures (of which I have a ton!). So hopefully this blog will be something different since my focus is traditional 12 x12 double page layouts. I'm also trying to reduce the number of cards I make so I can really focus on what I love--documenting life with scrapbook pages. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Bonjour Mademoiselle! Double Page Layout

I am really enjoying scrapping newer photos! I may stop playing catch up for awhile and focus only on scrapbooking new photos. I'm not really one to abandon projects, but my India album is really dragging out and it is from 2003! I am not sure that I'll ever catch up at that rate! I literally returned from Paris 2 weeks ago and I've already scrapbooked a 4 pages. That is very satisfying! Here's a look at the whole layout:
I took these photos from an outdoor market. I used these colorful papers from Cosmo Cricket to match the mandarin oranges. The orange slices are old stamps from Stampin' Up!
The font is from the Cricut Elegant Cakes cartridge. I love my new date stamp from the Dear Lizzy Neopolitan collection. And the journaling card is from the Project Life Clementine collection: 

 The France die cut is from Quickkutz: 


Friday, March 2, 2012

Riding Indian Elephants: Double Page Layout

I have another double page layout to share with you! These were taken at the Pink Palace and the Amber Fort in Jaipur, India. I've been hard at work on these India photos from 2003. I'm making a small dent in my pictures, but I still have a HUGE box! After I finish, then I'll start Thailand! I've also been itching to scrap some of my current photos, so I actually broke down and decided to put some of my Paris scrapbooking supplies to use. So you'll see a layout with more current pictures this weekend. Stay tuned. :) 

I can't even tell you how much I love this paper. Love. The colors are so vibrant and the elephants went perfectly with my theme! The paper is from the Creative Imaginations Marrakesh Collection- Bombay. I used the Fancy Frames Cricut Cartridge that Jinger Adams gave to me for this layout page: 
The font is from the Cricut Elegant Cakes Cartridge and the journaling shape is from the Storybook Cartridge: 
The gold elephant was cut from the Cricut Destinations Cartridge. I added the swirl shape from the Cricut Elegant Cakes Cartridge in my Gypsy and created a mirror image of it and welded the shapes together. This creates a shape so the elephant has an ear, but the whole swirl also looks like draping fabric: 
I added some rhinestone bling to the elephants here: 
Hope you enjoyed my new layout!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Jinger Adams Design Team Call

One of my favorite crafting celebrities, Jinger Adams is hosting a design team call and she will also be launching a shoe line! Ooh...I can't wait! She has such great style and I was even able to meet her in person! She was just as kind and lovely in real life as she is on television:
Here she is holding the layout I submitted that was shown on HSN during one of her tv segments: 
She has such a bubbly personality and is very talented. I really enjoyed reading her columns in the Cricut Magazine. I am excited to see what new ventures she has that will impact the scrapbooking world!

I love to scrapbook my travels from around the world. I just returned from Paris and a cute boy sent me a package of Paris themed scrapbooking supplies in the mail! Swoon. (He also happens to speak French fluently). :) So of course I had to make a thank you card to send to him in the mail. I thought I would try my luck at Jinger's Design Team contest with this card submission. I think it would be amazing to work with her and to design with her products! What a dream!

The package of supplies that was waiting for me after my trip. I'm such a lucky girl!:

The background paper is from Teresa Collins:
The Eiffel Tower was cut from the Summer in Paris Cartridge:
 I used the Storybook Cartridge for the mat:
Cute stamp from Hero Arts: 
I ran my white cardstock through my special edition pink Cuttlebug that I learned Jinger designed. No wonder I liked it so much! 
And no blog post about Paris would be complete without a picture of the Eiffel Tower. <3