1st Part of PL Week 28

Hey,

We all survived Thanksgiving cooking (everyone but the turkey) and eating.  Saw some of the parade.  Sure hope I get to experience it in person again.

1st part of PL week 28.

1st part of PL week 28.

This took place mid-July.  We left SC to go to KS (and many other places).  We stayed the night at family’s house in Atlanta area and then got on our way.  We decided to do something fun on the way after several hours of driving.  We went to Ruby Falls cave.  Ethan had never been to a cave before so we had to show him some more awesome things that God has made us.  All of the pictures are of the cave entrance or in the cave.  Some are pretty dark.  In two of the pictures I put the Ruby Falls tickets.  Really nice ephemera.  In the 3rd small slot I used a PL journaling card and put family fun sticker and a car sticker.  I then journaled about what we were doing.  The last small slot had a PL card where I wrote “Week 28” and put part of a boarder sticker below.

This is just part one of week 28.  These next few weeks were pretty busy because we were traveling.  This is what Tim and I have done every year since we moved from KS (travel 2-3 weeks {sometimes more} in the summer to visit family and friends).

Don’t go too crazy on BLACK FRIDAY.

God bless!

It’s a Barge!

Hello,

I am nearing the end of the album of when my friends visited last fall.  Just a few more pages after this layout.

A huge barge!

A huge barge!

I really like how this layout turned out.  I started with a textury looking piece of blue cardstock.  I made bubbles out of three different colors of blue/green cardstock and circle cutters.  On each circle I used a white gel pen and made markings to look like the bubbles were reflecting light.  I attached them to the cardstock across the top and slightly down one side.  I then attached three pictures down the side (after I trimmed a bit).  A fifth picture I really trimmed down and attached it to a tag that we made in Kansas this last summer and then trimmed it down and attached it to the layout.  (I really like the way that it looks).  I added alpha stickers that say “barge”.  The last step was I took a frame made out of cardstock and attached it to the page.  I trimmed it down on the edge.  Finally, I wrote about the layout inside the frame.  The framed had the white wavy edge at the bottom.  I added light waves with the white gel pen all the way up.

Hope your day is absolutely awesome!

God bless!

Terri’s Fresh Layout

Hello fellow scrappers!

Today is the last of the Terri installments.  🙂

Terri's homegrown yummies!

Terri’s homegrown yummies!

Terri took a colored piece of cardstock and put a strip of “veggie” paper down the side (perfect for this layout).  She trimmed down 5 photos (helps to draw attention to what is important in the picture and makes it possible to put a lot of pictures on a page) and matted them.  Starting underneath one photo she put strips of colored paper and cute veggie paper.  She added chipboard letters in different colors that say “FRESH”.  She then added a couple of complementary stickers.  Awesome layout!

Thanks, Terri!

God bless!

Bees!

Hey y’all,

Terri (day 2).  I showed you the flowers yesterday.  Today I am showing you the bees.

To me this looks frightening. But I do love honey!

To me this looks frightening. But I do love honey!

Isn’t this an awesome layout.  Terri repurposed a food box to make her layout complete.  She matted all of her pictures and used some really fun bee rub-ons.  She used her Cricut to make the title.

It doesn’t take a lot of money to make an awesome layout.  Terri’s mind is always busy looking at things to see how she could use them in scrapbooking and other areas of her life.  She is an awesome person!

God bless!

Beautiful!

Hey,

Terri sent me a few of her pages so over the next three days I will be featuring  – Terri – creative scrapper.

Terri's "BEAUTIFUL" layout.

Terri’s “BEAUTIFUL” layout.

One of the many things awesome about Terri is her flowers.  She also has beehives (another layout) and I bet those bees love her flowers!

Terri picked the perfect background paper.  She made it extra special with some jewels to make it sparkle.  She cut out the letters with her Cricut.  She made two of each letter but in different colors to give a layered dimensional look.  Terri matted both photos and also used a decorative corner rounder on all the corners of the photos.  Finally she added different ribbons and then a flower for decoration.

Great job Terri!  Thanks for the inspiration!

God bless all of you (and you, too, Terri)!

An Awesome Collage Layout

Howdy friends,

I had a lot of pictures that I wanted on one page so I decided to cut up the photos and create a collage.  I have done this in the past whenever I have a lot to squeeze onto one layout.

Complete collage layout.

Complete collage layout.

I started with a white piece of paper for the background.  I had a large tag that had a map on the top half and said “Greetings from” and lines below for journaling on the bottom.  I wrote River Street after “Greetings from” and I wrote, “Some of the statues and monuments  lining the street.”.  I adhered it to the paper at a slight slant.  I wanted to cover up part of the map because it was places like the Artic Ocean.  I layered my trimmed down photos over a lot of the map so that it was obvious it was a map but not any of the words are showing.

I believe that there are a total of 10 photos that were trimmed down and layered.  I played around a lot with the placement before I adhered the photos.  I had them overlap in several places making sure that nothing important was covered.  There were a few “white spots” that I couldn’t cover with photos.  I used a border sticker that  I wrapped around the corner of the page that says, “wishing you were here…”.    I added word stickers (friends, fun, wow) in different spaces and then added things like hearts, cogs, and arrow around.  I did add a ribbon to the large tag and after all of the pictures and stickers were added I adhered the ribbon so that it would lay in place.

I really like how this page turned out.  One other time I had this much success with a collage page.  It was my oldest son’s 16th birthday party.  There were a lot of kids involved playing a lot of games and eating a lot of food.

Hope all is going well for you and you are starting to enjoy this festive season!

God bless!

A Fall Wreath

Hello friends,

I bought the goodies to make a new fall wreath at least a month ago.  Finally I threw it together.  Me and my hot glue gun.

The first thing that I did was wrap wide decorative burlap around a straw wreath.  I had two rolls of the burlap.  I wrapped tight and only hot glued at the very end of the wrapping (why chance burning my fingers when everything was staying in place just fine?).

Tightly wrapping the burlap around the wreath.

Tightly wrapping the burlap around the wreath.

Burlap is hot glued onto the wreath.

Burlap is hot glued onto the wreath.

Then I added a roll of thin ribbon around the burlap.  I hot glued it on the back of the wreath every time it looped around.

Thin ribbon to add some fall colors.

Thin ribbon to add some fall colors.

I attempted to make a bow.  It was the first time and it didn’t turn out so great.  I added another tied bow on top of the bow that I made (along with an orange pumpkin) to try and make the bow look professional.  I think it will take some practice to get better.

I had bought some sunflowers and leaves from Michaels.  I separated them from part of their stems and put them together to make a small bouquet.  I tied it together with a burlap string and then hot glued them (lots of hot glue used) to the wreath.  I hot glued the bow on top of the bouquet.  Finally, I attached a few of the leftover leaves to the wreath.

A close up of the bouquet and bow.

A close up of the bouquet and bow.

The finished wreath.  Love it!

The finished wreath. Love it!

I love how it turned out.  It really wasn’t very difficult and it started me learning how to make bows.  Win – win.  A splash of festivity to our house!

God bless all of you!