Making Lists

Hi guys!

I am getting close to the end of my cruise album.  I wanted to include a picture from the evening after the day at the Cay.  I also wanted to include a list of some of the things that we did on the cruise while we were just hanging around.    I had a numbered journaling tag that was perfect for such a list.  I included:

Family comedy

Hasbro The Game Show

Bingo

The Game of Love

Kansas concert

Theater – Divas

Shopping

Eating

I had a sticker from the comedy club that I added to the page as well as some of the bingo cards that we used.

Having fun and laughing at "The Game of Love".

Having fun and laughing at “The Game of Love”.

To make the page I attached the bingo cards to the right side of the page.  I also attached some boarder stickers on either side of the bingo cards and then down the left side of the page.  I added the list that I created on the journaling card and the comedy club sticker.  I matted the photo and attached it to the layout.  Finally, I added the journaling tag, “The Funniest Thing”  to the page (using brads to attach it).

It is a really busy page – which is why I matted the picture with a solid orange piece of cardstock.  I am so glad I was able to work in the bingo cards that I brought back from the cruise.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

God bless!

Making a Porthole

Hello friends,

Today’s picture is of something I want to do if I return to this little Cay.  It is a humongous inflatable water slide.  We saw it right before we left the cay and it looked like so much fun.

I decided to make a porthole as decoration for this layout.  I am partial to the porthole because there was one in our room.  To make the porthole I punched a circle out of decorative paper and then put water paper behind it.  I then attached one more piece of paper behind that just to add more decoration and depth.  I put a dolphin jumping in the center of the porthole.  I added an adhesive decorative border of waves across the bottom and continued it across the page.

Something that I want to do - I love water slides!

Something that I want to do – I love water slides!

I had a brochure that told a couple of fun facts about Little Stirrup Cay.  I trimmed it up and attached it to the layout.  I then attached the picture to a piece of yellow decorative paper and attached it to the layout and turned over the layout and trimmed off the excess.  To finish off the layout I added a few stickers and a journaling tag.

There are a lot of things to do on a cruise and sometimes you have to pick and choose and sometimes you just don’t know about your options.  This is one of the things that I missed out on.  It is much bigger than it looks in the picture.  Next time!

God bless!

 

 

Project Life Week 39

Hi guys!

Once again catching up on Project Life.  This was a fun one!

Left side of PL week 39.

Left side of PL week 39.

The top photo is of my son with his favorite music group – Twenty One Pilots (and other groupies).  Beside it is the place where the concert took place.  The small pic is of Tim waiting in line.  The journaling card beside it tells about how Brad took Tim to Orlando (only 4 1/2 hrs from here) for this concert.  It was his 16th birthday present.  It also includes the words from the Facebook post that he shared after the concert with the pic of him and the group.  Right below that is the comments from the Facebook post.  I copied them off and attached them to a gray PL card.  I also used alpha stickers to write Facebook.  I then just used a really cool brad on another gray PL card.  It says “Music Notes”.  And then on another PL card I put a chipboard sticker of the word “moment” and a star chipboard sticker.  Finally, the last pic is of their tour bus right before they hopped on.

Right side of PL week 39.

Right side of PL week 39.

The rights side of PL week 39 was about what I did with my friends the rest of their visit with us.  I started this on week 38.  I included a pic of palm trees with pink/purple lights (at the outlet malls where we spent quite a bit of time.  The next pic was of a movie set on River Street in Savannah.  They were set up to film while we were there.  The small picture is of the Hunting Island lighthouse with a palm tree in front.  The next card is my week 39 card.  The journaling card told about what we did from the shopping, riding a ferry over to River Street, seeing the movie, seeing barges, eating at Joe’s Crab Shack and Fat Patties, going to two beaches and two lighthouses, and taking a trolley history tour. I am sure I am leaving a few things out because we always left in the morning and all but one night we got home after 9.  The other night it was only an hour earlier.  The last small PL card I decorated with a friends and palm tree sticker.  Finally the bottom two pics are of the ferry we rode and a barge we saw.  We have several pics of barges but I really like this view.  It shows just how much they carry.

Complete layout of PL week 39.

Complete layout of PL week 39.

I always feel so much better when this album is caught up.  I am afraid I will forget if I don’t keep on top of it.

Hope your weekend is AWESOME!

God bless!

Fun in the Sun/Happy Birthday Tim

Hello friends,

Today is my youngest son’s 16th birthday.  Two things are hard to believe.  The first is that it has been 16 years since I saw my son born and he was handed to my husband and then to me.  I am so thankful that I was chosen to be Tim’s mom.  I love him so much.  It is also hard to believe in just a few years he will be grown.  Already he has gotten his first job and is learning to drive.  It will be difficult when this last chick leaves the nest.

Now, before getting too mushy, on to scrapping.  I saw a similar sun on a blog awhile back and have been looking for the perfect page to use it on.  It was very easy to make.  I used a 1 1/2″ circle punch and a 2″ pendant punch.  I punched out one circle and 6 pendants.  After punching the pendants I cut them in 1/2 and that made the rays. (I had one left over).  I then decided where I wanted the sun at on the decorative background paper and then lightly adhered the circle and then the rays.  I put the edges of the rays under the circle.  I found a gold glitter button and added a small ribbon in the holes and used a glue dot to adhere it to the center of the sun.

Such a cute sun!

Such a cute sun!

I then matted all my pics.  One of them had a stranger in the background so I got rid of that part and matted that pic with another of my hubby.I figured out the placement of my mounted photos and then adhered them to the layout.  Two of the sun’s rays slightly overlapped one photo.  I then added stickers.  The layout is finished and awesome!

The finished layout!

The finished layout!

Have a wonderful day!

God bless!

Project Life Week 38

Hello buds,

Today I come at ya with another Project Life layout.  This one came together fast.  I had a lot of pics to choose from.  Tim’s first working experience, driving experience, friends from KS visiting….

Left side of PL week 38.

Left side of PL week 38.

The first picture is of costumes that I had bought for my grandkids for Halloween.  Normally I wait until a week or so before and go buy them and then mail them.  There isn’t a lot to choose from.  This year I decided to buy them early and get the choice costumes.  My granddaughter in TX decided she wanted to be a Frozen character (blue outfit) so I had to take the Sophie outfit back.  My granddaughter in KS wanted to be Wonder Woman.  There isn’t that costume at the store (no matter how early I shop ) so I found it on ebay.  It was mailed to her and her parents let her try it on early – the small pic is of the little beauty.  My oldest grandson is going to be a Marine and my youngest is going to be Spiderman.

The next pic is of Tim coming out after his first day of working at Chick Fil A.  My boy is growing up!

The alligator is actually on the ceiling of a new hamburger joint that Brad and I tried.

Last but not least (on this page) is a pic of my new (bought on ebay) dehydrator with apples being dried out.

Right side of PL week 38.

Right side of PL week 38.

The first pic is of Tim’s first driving experience.  He has been studying his handbook but his dad decided to take him in a little used parking lot to give it a try.

Below it (little pic) is of the lighthouse on Tybee island.  On the card next to it I explained how I picked up my friends, Bonnie and Carmela, at the airport in Jacksonville.  On the way home we took a detour to see the lighthouse.  It was closed and it was dark out side but the lighthouse was lit up.  It was very beautiful and none of us had ever experienced that.

The top right pic is of the three of us on a dolphin cruise.  The flag (below it) is on the boat that took us.  The little pic on the far right is on the lighthouse on Hilton Head – at the top of course (I cut the strip of a picture that we took that said, “Welcome to the top of the lighthouse” and put it on a blank PL card.  The rest of the card I decorated with my Week 38, a chipboard palm tree, and a sticker that says,

“Palm trees

ocean breeze

Salty air –

sunkissed hair

That endless

summer

Take me there…”

The bottom left pic is of all of our feet with 2014 written in the sand.

Complete layout of PL week 38.

Complete layout of PL week 38.

That is all for week 38’s layout.  It was a crazy few days with my friends.  We left in the morning and only once got home before 9 – yes pm.

Hope you have some special friends to laugh with – we did a lot of that!

God bless!

30 Years and Counting

Hey,

I have another page with hand stitching.  It is an easy idea but it was a little time consuming.

Love this layout with my man!

Love this layout with my man!

I decided where I wanted the big picture that I purchased on the ship and adhered it to shiny cardstock.  I matted another picture (which I love because it looks like a postcard).  I attached a journaling card to the mat and then attached it to the layout, also.

I then cut out the #s 3 and 0 using my Cricut and scrap paper.  I put the layout on top of a piercing mat and pierced holes around the 3 and 0.  I then hand sewed the numbers.  I added alpha stickers that say, “years”.  I had small hearts cascading down the layout.  I had a cool “slide” sticker” that I put beside the big pic and then added some swirly orange stickers above and below it.  I put on a few pieces of washi tape and thought the page looked complete.  I adore it!

I hope you are having a wonderful week! I am because I had friends from Kansas arrive to keep me company.  They are scrappers so I should have a few layouts to report next week.

God bless!

Punching Circles

Hi friends,

I wanted to make the layout today blend with the layout from yesterday (sewn circle idea from Amy Tangerine) so I wanted to keep similar colors in the layout and I wanted circles.  The layout is about the same excursion as yesterdays.  It is actually of a Black Beard Headstone.  Our guide (can’t remember her name) said he wasn’t actually buried there but he had been on the island.  The two layouts will be side by side in the album.

To make the layout I had a piece of decorative paper (12″x12″) and then I trimmed a piece of white paper to 10″x10″.  I centered the white paper in the middle of the orange paper and adhered it.  The reasoning behind the white paper is because I knew there was going to be a lot of colors and patterns with the circles and I didn’t want it to be too overwhelming.

I then punched circles (several sizes) out of scraps of paper.  I matted my two photos (one of which had been trimmed down).  I had a cloth tag that I wanted on the page also.  I figure out where I wanted the photos and tag and then adhered them.  I then started playing with all the circles.  I also had two metal stickers that I wanted on the page.  I decided the placement of all of these things and then started adhering them.  Finally – last touch – the beloved enamel dots.  I put them all over.

Black Beards grave - or not.

Black Beards grave – or not.

Well, that is all for today.  Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

God bless!

Using Another Amy Tangerine Idea

Hi guys!

Today I am using another one of Amy Tangerine’s ideas.  I saw it on her blog and scraplifted it right onto my layout.  Like a lot of her ideas that I scraplift it has to do with hand sewing.

Here is the layout I created:

On an excursion on Little Stirrup Cay.

On an excursion on Little Stirrup Cay.

The part that I stole from Amy is the the circle created with twine.  Here is how I created it:

First I found the background paper I wanted and figured out the basic design of the page.  I knew that I wanted a piece of decorative paper that would be included where the circle was going to be so I went ahead and adhered that piece of paper.  I then went to work on the circle.

I first punched out a large circle out of scrap paper.  I figured out where I wanted the circle out of twine, turned the background paper over and traced the punched circle onto the background paper.  I then laid the paper on top of a piercing mat.   Using a clear ruler I started at the top of the circle and made dots on each side of the circle (one on each side evenly space all the way down).  I then poked holes where all the dots were made.  I used a paper piercer.

I threaded twine onto a needle and starting from the back I started sewing.  I made sure that anytime I went across the circle it was on the front of the layout.  I would poke from the back, go across the circle, poked down from the front, go down to the next hole on the same side of the layout and start all over.

The back of the twine circle.

The back of the twine circle.

This is what the back ended up looking like.  I taped down all the ends with washi tape.  This used a lot of twine so I had to reload in the middle.

The front of the twine circle.

The front of the twine circle.

This is what the front looks like.  I think you can understand more from looking at the picture than from my written instructions.  I REALLY like this embellishment I created directly onto the papers.

After creating the twine embellishment I matted all the pics and attached them to the layout.  I also attached a journaling tag.  The last step was a few stickers.  Need them on most layouts.

Thanks for stopping by today!

God bless!

 

Project Life Week 37

Hello guys!

Another week in all of our lives is finished – mine is documented.  🙂

I have been thinking about getting a part time job after the first of the year.  I’m not sure I will have time for Project Life with a job.  At first I was toying with just doing Project Life until Tim graduates from high school.  Then I started thinking about when the grandkids are down, when we have company, holidays – I would want all of those things documented.  Then I was also thinking about finishing this year and then doing another album Tim’s senior year.  I guess I just don’t know what the future holds with this.  I think it is amazing.  It is my husband’s favorite album.  We’ll see….

So…..here is this week’s layout.

Left side of PL week 37.

Left side of PL week 37.

For some reason this week Tim and I took a lot of cute pics of Diego.  The top pics are of a costume we bought him (I have been looking for Halloween costumes for my grandkids).  Tim tried the piggie costume on him and it was not long enough.  We still had to snap a few shots.  I realize Diego is a BOY dog but the piggie costume was pink so I went with a pink theme.  I had dachshund stickers that I had been wanting to use for a long time.  Perfect time to get those babies out.  The bottom pic is of Diego saying it is bedtime.  He was caught right in the middle of a yawn.

Right side of PL week 37.

Right side of PL week 37.

I continued the next page with two more Diego shots – Tim trying to teach him to skateboard.  Not going to happen.  The next pic is of Tim slouching in a chair with his controller in his lap and his phone in his hand.  This is how he spends much of his free time at home – playing games, texting, or on instagram.  The last pic is of Ethan with his first pair of glasses.  Brad said they make him look smart – that is because he IS smart.  🙂

The journaling card has a sticker that says, “I need my space”.  I journaled how Tim has a lot of his own space.  His room is upstairs and then there is a loft (shown) where he games and watches TV.  I then put a brad of a pair of glasses and told about Ethan.  The bottom card is a PL card that says, “Happy Day”.  I attached an iron on with glue dots.  It is an old iron on where all the stuff on the back was crumbling off.  I took off what was remaining before attaching it.  Really adds a lot of cuteness to the layout.

Complete PL week 37 layout.

Complete PL week 37 layout.

Well, that is another week wrapped up.  Hope your week is full of goodness!

God bless!

 

Double Layout – Engraving a Metal Heart

Hi friends,

Today’s layout(s) turned out a little different than I had envisioned.  I intended to make a single page layout with the daily agenda that the cruise ship had provided and the 5″x7″ that we had bought on the cruise.  When I went to put the page together I realized that the big agenda and the big picture would not fit on the same page.  I REALLY wanted them together.

What I did was make a two page layout.  I used the same decorative cardstock for both pages as the background page.  I started with the left page and added the agenda.  I then matted a picture of me as I first entered Little Stirrup Cay.  I just had the matting showing on the top and the bottom of the picture.  I attached the picture (it is 4″x6″) butted up against the daily agenda.  I matted the large picture on the same paper that I matted the 4″x6″ picture.  I then added a large sticker of a cruise ship that came in the kit that I purchased on board of the Fascination.

Left side of double layout.

Left side of double layout.

Right side – I had already matted the large picture and I attached it to the right side of the page.  I added a metal heart that I had made in Kansas – attaching it with glue dots.  I then added three stickers that were butted up against eachother.  One of them hung over the edge and I cut off the extra and put it on the left side of the layout.  I made sure that they lined up exactly.  The only other thing I added to the layout was a die-cut that said “Smile”.

Right side of double layout.

Right side of double layout.

Complete layout.

Complete layout.

To make the metal heart I had the piece of metal and I scratched the B+D into it with sharp tweezers.  I was in KS when I did this so I didn’t have a lot of tools with me so I got creative.  I then put a few layers of acrylic paint on top of the heart (making sure it got into the letters).  I used a heat gun and dried the paint and then rubbed off all that was on top of the heart.  It left what was inside the letters.  Here is a link to the You Tube video that I already published because it has another project on it also.  Please take a look.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

God bless!