Fun Friday Pages

It’s Friday!!!  Howdy!

I love traveling and going places but I am so glad that this weekend I am staying home and getting much needed work (and rest) done around the home place.

This week I have had so much fun scrapping.  I am working on my oldest grandson’s album.  I started it when he was a wee one but then haven’t worked on it since.  It is mostly large pictures (8×10).  His album is 12×12 so that makes it nice when dealing with those prints.  The problem is my scanner.  It won’t scan those pages.  I went ahead and scanned as much as possible but then I took a picture with my cell phone.  That way you can see the full page.  Unfortunately the cell pictures aren’t as good as the scanned ones but you will still see what the completed pages look like.  So…..every page will have two pictures on this post.  Hope that isn’t too irritating.

My beautiful grandson! (scanned)

My beautiful grandson! (scanned)

complete page

complete page

Cute pic of Ethan being held by his parents. (scanned)

Cute pic of Ethan being held by his parents. (scanned)

complete page

complete page

Ethan's first Christmas (scanned)

Ethan’s first Christmas (scanned)

complete page

complete page

Ethan and daddy time. (scanned)

Ethan and daddy time. (scanned)

complete page

complete page

Just a swingin'.  (scanned)

Just a swingin’. (scanned)

complete page

complete page

Have a wonderful weekend!

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilton Head Get-a-Way

My hubby, youngest son, and I took a short get-a-way to Hilton Head over Memorial Day weekend.  We had never been there.  Have a few pics to show off from our cell phones.

There are some swings that are part of the park area at the beach.

There are some swings that are part of the park area at the beach.

 

I have never seen such a crowded beach.  Wow!

I have never seen such a crowded beach. Wow!

The speck is my hubby in the water.

The speck is my hubby in the water.

Getting ready to leave and go find a place to eat.

Getting ready to leave and go find a place to eat.

At The Crazy Crab.  Yum!

At The Crazy Crab. Yum!

This place was recommended to us.  It was great!

This place was recommended to us. It was great!

One of the many trees covered in Spanish Moss.  It is a gorgeous place!

One of the many trees covered in Spanish Moss. It is a gorgeous place!

We did love Hilton Head.  Hope to make many return trips!  Hope your weekend was wonderful!

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jazzing Up a Title With Washi Tape

Hi my fellow scrappers!

Today I wanted to show you a way to add a little spunk to a title.  I cut out the focal word with my Cricut.  I didn’t use the letters but the paper that the letters came from.  I then cut out a paper the would cover the letter spaces without showing from the front.  I ran strips of Washi tape across the paper and then glued it to the back of the focal word.

The Focal word and the smaller piece of paper covered with Washi tape.

The Focal word and the smaller piece of paper covered with Washi tape.

I then finished up the title by adding letter stickers and then adhering my fancy “Wait”.

I added my framed picture, a home made tag that I had journaled on, and some fun stickers.

Lucky for Tim, he loves to socialize.

Lucky for Tim, he loves to socialize.

Hope our day is beautiful!

God bless!

 

 

A Cute Tag Idea

Hi my fellow scrappers.  Today I decorated a tag in a cute, simple way.  I used a heart to replace the word love.  I actually punched a heart out of the tag.  I then covered a small piece of cardstock with washi tape and attached it to the back of the tag.

We have a lot of turtle stories from when the boys were young.

We have a lot of turtle stories from when the boys were young.

I then put an “I” sticker on the top and wrote turtles on the bottom.  I inked the edges of the tag and attached it to the layout with adhesive and a brad.  Such a cute page and wonderful memory!

God bless!

Fun Friday Pages

Hi my crafty friends!

I am so excited that today is Friday and it is a three day weekend!  With Memorial Day I do take the time to remember those who have and do put their lives on the line so that I can enjoy the life that I have.  Bless them and their families!  But there is also the fun part of the weekend.  A time of family picnics, bike rides, bbq’s….  I think we are reminded that summer is right around the corner.  🙂

I have a few fun pages that I did this week.  Here they are.

Birthday party!

Birthday party!

Reaping the benefits of our labor.  ;)

Reaping the benefits of our labor. 😉

One of Jake's piano recitals.

One of Jake’s piano recitals.

This picture didn't scan so well because the basketball was SO puffy.  The stars are punched out of one of our ticket stubs.

This picture didn’t scan so well because the basketball was SO puffy. The stars are punched out of one of our ticket stubs.

A certificate that Tim received.  I punched out a few of his pictures and filled in the blank areas.

A certificate that Tim received. I punched out a few of his pictures and filled in the blank areas.

I hope your weekend is wonderful!

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repurposing With Style

I love this!  I must say I do have a twinge of guilt associated with it.  Let me explain.

What I am repurposing today is Levi jeans.  Normally I donate clothing to Goodwill or the Salvation Army.  For this project I needed the pockets from those jeans.  I know there is a kid out there who would love them but today I cut up a perfectly good pair of jeans.  EEEKKK! (But I must say – it is CUTE!!!).

Once you see the picture there won’t need to be much explanation so here it is:

Isn't that incredibly easy and cute?

Isn’t that incredibly easy and cute?

All I did was cut off the pockets (I do have another one for a future page) and then trim as closely as I could to the edge.  I left the back of the pocket on. I thought that way I could use the pocket as a pocket after I attached it to the paper.  To adhere the pocket I had a form of Glue Dots that is a continuous line.  I outlined the backside of the pocket with that and stuck it on.

 

I placed the picture on the page so it was partially in the pocket.  I had a die cut of a ear of corn.  I drew on the kernels and inked the edges.  I also added a cute travel sticker before I attached it.  I stamped “Road Trip” on the page.  It didn’t get very dark so I lightly outlined the letters.  I then added another sticker and called it done.

What a cute way to use an outgrown pair of jeans.

God bless you and the USA!

All That Sparkles

Today I had fun with glitter.  I was scrapping a playing outside in the river kind of page and I had to include a sun.  There is no better way to make the sun shine than with glitter.

The first step when using glitter is to put down a sheet of paper that is creased down the middle.  I keep the same sheeet next to my glitter bottles to use every time I use the glitter.

Next I put the glue (quick dry) where I wanted it to be.  I wanted the rays of the sun to be glittery.

Finally, I liberally applied the glitter.  There will be no waste involved.  After the glitter was applied I bumped off the extra onto the creased paper below.  Then I carefully returned the glitter on the paper to the glitter jar.

Waiting is the hardest part but it isn’t too long since I used quick dry adhesive.  I waited to do my finishing touches until the adhesive was dry.

A fun day camping/swimming.

A fun day camping/swimming.

When using glitter I feel like a little girl again.  It is always so much fun.  Hope your day is beautiful (and adventurous)!

Click here to see a video of the page being made.

God bless!

More Fun With Tags

When making this page I dug around in my tag box and flipped through pads of tags that I have bought.  I came across the postcard tags and immediately knew I had to use those as mats for my pictures.  I then punched a couple of tags, doctored up a couple of tags, and used a tag sticker.

Corn murals.  So creative!

Corn murals. So creative!

On the postcard tags I inked around the edges to make a distinct border.  The “Fill’er up” was a sticker tag.  On the “Pack your bags” I took a pre-made tag and inked around the edges and added a few stickers.  The next tag was punched and I used it for journaling. The other pre-made tag I inked the edges and stamped with a vacation stamp.   The final tag I punched and inked the edges.  I added it to the page and trimmed off the part that was hanging over.  The only other thing I did to the page was to use the “On the Road” stamp on the top postcard mat.

Fun and interesting page!

Hope your day is wonderful!

God bless!

Making a Border with Tags

Today’s idea is pretty simple.  I found a variety of tags and dressed them up a bit.  I then lined them up along one side of my background paper.  I made them a bit uneven and trimmed off the extra when I was through.  The best way to trim is to turn the background paper over and anything hanging over the edge is cut off.

A road trip and a random stop.

A road trip and a random stop.

The background paper is very busy.  I think I will try another paper like this with less activity going on in the background.  I like it but it is a bit overwhelming.

Notice that one of the pictures is really a postcard.  Before adhering the postcard to the background paper I wrote a lot of what was on the back onto a tag.

Tags are very versatile and add a lot of fun to a page.

God bless!