Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My favorite things! Us.

Are you tired of seeing wedding pictures yet??? Can't help it! With the Fancy Pants challenge at Let's Scrap, I am getting most of my wedding album done!!!! Whooo Hooo! So far this is my favorite page! I was inspired by Cheri's sketch 2010NSD#1. I tried to use as many of my scraps as possible!!! Again using Fancy Pants Happy Together paper, Tim Holtz distress ink, Fiskar's lace punch, glue dots, 3M glue, FP stickers, flock and letters (all from the Happy Together collection). In the Let's Scrap gallery a fellow scrapper Richard had used a double picture which was the inspiration for this idea!

More close ups

God I had fun making this page :)

A Kiss

This has to be one of my favorite pictures of Dave and I! I think I've scrapped it a couple of times in various books to family. This page was also my first attempt to work with Rubon's and let me tell you... I think I might stay away from them for awhile! On the flip side I tried a new technique with embossing that paid off. for this layout I used Fancy Pants Happy Together paper, and rub on's, Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies made from scraps of Fancy Pants paper, blue card stock, 3M Glue, Distress Ink, MME brads, viva pearl pen, ranger embossing powder. The Sketch is from Cheri at Let's Scrap number 1-27-10.

Here are a few close ups

Have a great day!

Life is Good

I love my milk! Always have! At work I am always known as the milk girl. While working at SDM I had a co-worker who could just not get over how much milk I drank. He would joke that on my wedding day  instead of serving my guest wine, it would be milk. Well I didn't serve milk to our  guest but I did have my own glass of milk at the table with me!

For this page I used co-ordination card stock, Fancy Pants Happy Together transparency, paper and rub on, viva pearl pen, Tim Holtz distress ink, 3M glue and flowers received from my SGD kit.
The sketch is that of Cheri from Let's Scrap (6-2-10)

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Precious Girl

I am very lucky to have the sister that I do! She is the best aunt my kids could ask for. She took Sophie, to meet  the Disney Princesses! Sophie had a ball. Also my sister is the one that bought me these beautiful Dancing Girl papers!

Again with keeping with the Fancy Pants challenge, for this layout I used a variety of papers from the Fancy Pants Dancing Girl line. The inspiration is from Cheri's sketch 5-5-10 from Let's Scrap and challenge 105 which was to use ribbon in our layout! I used Cat's Eye ink, misc buttons, Forever in Time bling and ribbons, tattered angel glimmer mist and misc letters from various packs of words.

My journaling reads: "Thanks to ma tante Mimi, Sophie got to meet a princess! Sophie had her face painted like a lion."


Yep still working on our wedding album. But thanks to the challenge at Let's Scrap and the Fancy Pants challenge, my wedding album is coming along!

For this wedding page I decided to use Cheri's sketch LS130 December 9, the left side. I am not normally a multi page picture kind of girl but this month is all about the challenges. So I combined two Fancy Pants line Road Show with the Happy Together Flock. Used Happy Together rub ons, Forever in Time Bling, 3M Glue, Tim Holtz distress ink and my Fiskar's Lace Punch.

Thank you for stopping by :)  More Fancy Pants to come!


One of my fondest memories as a child was getting my first Cabbage Patch Doll! My uncle Hubie had sent each my sister and I one! I still have my doll to this day! My daughter Sophie now plays with her. Such wonderful memories.

My page is based from Cheri's Let's Scrap Sketch 4-7-10. Again, trying to win me some Fancy Pants paper so I am participating in the current challenge to scrap a page using mostly Fancy Pants! Therefore, decided to use the Dancing girl line to highlight this very girly moment between my sister and I. I also used Foverever in Time bling and bits of ribbon, Fiskar's scissors and 3M Glue

Close ups:

The journaling reads: "Great day for the Sylvester sisters. We got our first Cabbage Patch dolls from Uncle Hubie. My daughter Sophie now has this doll!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


In trying to get as many entries as possible into July's Fancy Pants challenge at Let's Scrap I have gone though all  my paper and found every last piece of Fancy Pants paper! Also, challenge 105 for this week was all about using ribbons.

George my grand-mother was a very special woman to me. We had a very special bond, I miss her dearly and for this layout tried to go a little vintage style.

I mixed two Fancy Pants collections Wishful Thinking and Road Show for this page. I am using Kaiser lace, along with Prima flower, MayaRoad flowers, and misc flowers and ribbons received in my SGD monthly kit. As always I used Tim Holtz distress ink and 3M Glue and glue dots. The wonderful sketch is that  of Cheri (11-25-09 ls128)

The tag reads: Grand-mother's have the sweetest smiles, softest songs and the biggest hearts.

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Ribbon Challenge 105 with the Memorable Season Sketch

Let's Scrap has weekly challenges to keep us scrapbookers on our feet. This week Teresa Davis challenged us to use up some of our ribbon. Now I have to say ribbon and I... we are not always on the best of terms. I don't think I have quite developed the skill to properly embellish with them. So this was going to be a challenge!!! Now on the flip side, I have enough ribbon to choke a small dying horse. Every time, I got pregnant I was fortunate to receive some baby style scrapbooking goodies to play with!!! This also included ribbon, and when you don't use ribbon very often ... ok ... almost never, it accumulates. So seeing this challenge I decided I was going to try and get rid of some of my stash. I started off trying to place them every which way, nothing appealed to me. Then I had the brilliant idea to make flowers from them! Yes I have a million flowers I could have used but why not try something new?!?! So,  I started creating the ribbon flowers  at first with brads and using my Xyron. It was working but not how I needed it to. So not having a hot glue gun, emailed my neighbor and the good crafty lady that she is sent one over! And voila I played around and made my own flowers out of ribbon. I will later create a tutorial of how I made them but I've burnt my fingers enough for one night!

The sketch I used was from Cheri's memorable season sketch that I flipped

I braided the ribbon and then went in a circular motion to create the below flower

 I bunched up ribbon and added a button for the baby feet ribbon and then cut strands for the yellow and white flower
As with the above flowers I braided the angel ribbon and glued to a circular cut cardstock piece and with the second flower cut even pieces and glued a button. 

And that is it for tonight! And as I am finishing off this little entry, realized that my colors match the color pallet for the color room challenge! Creative night for me! Thank you for stopping by :) 

Products Used:
Co Ordination cardstock
6 various types of ribbon
hot glue/hot glue gun
3M glue
Tim Holtz distress ink
misc paper (unknown manufacture for circles and background)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Another Fancy Pants Challenge (3-31-10)

I can't help it! For the month of July  Let's Scrap is having a contest for any designs created with Fancy Pants product. Last night as I was looking through my papers found my Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate paper stash and had to try my hand at it again! Here is the sketch I chose... I flipped it :)

Here is what I came up with
This is a picture of Dave and I, with Sophie Christmas of 2008. I was 9 months pregnant with Casey. 

 Part of my scrapbooking bucket list is to do more journaling. Cheri's sketches allow me to do this :)
 Using my Cricut Creative Memories Cartridge created these snowflakes. Stickers provided in the Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate Package lent themselves well to embellish my page.
 I just love this picture! There is puppy her favorite stuffed animal.
Tried to add a little ribbon for another competition but could only figure to add it to one spot. 

Products used: 
3M Glue
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate Paper Pack
Brown Ribbon
Distress Stickles
Cricut Cartridge Creative Memories

fancypants, Design Team Sketch2009

I am loving working with the sketches by Cheri @ Let's Scrap! I am getting soo much done! And the prospect of winning prizes makes the pot ... oh so much sweeter!!!
As I was going through my stash to help me complete another project came upon one of my favorite paper pallets, Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate. Now, I will be honest I bought this paper solely on the fact that I liked the name!! Every morning I have to have my hot chocolate so this paper had to be mine!
Here is the sketch I decided to work with
But in my fashion decided to flip the sketch  to match my pictures dimension. This is what I came up with ...

Using my Cricut George and Shapes cartridge I cut the tags. Adding a little ribbon to the end of the tags. I did not like the die cut from the package ( I should say the color and the whole shape) so I cut it in half and stamped snowflakes before inking it up. I used the alpha stickers from the pack. I also had these cute snow flake brads that I decided to put here and there. Here are some close ups!

Happy Sunday to everyone! Hope you enjoy your day! :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

BoBunny had a sketch challenge in which I decided to take part in. I love their stuff! Especially the Gabrielle line! As right now I love the vintage, distress look I decided to take one of my favorite pictures of George and I during my first communion. I also did some journaling tags to add into the mix. 3M glue and Distress Ink and voila a new page to add!
Another attempt at a thank you card. Using the glitz package I won plus using my new Tim Holtz stamp making my own tickets, I also used my new Kaiser Craft music bar to make the background :) 3M glue, Distress Ink, Copic Markers.

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I tried making my circles out of bling, it was tricky... but fun to try :) Thank you for stopping by have a great afternoon!