Showing posts from August, 2012

Thank you Jo from Craft Wars! Baby Flower Sandals

I want to jump up and down and scream to let you know I'm still here.  LOL  It's crazy around here with Little Honey's schedule change of going to school and afternoons with Mimi and Little Sprout just being a newborn (mommy, daddy, and LS all live with me and my hubby) is a crazy kind-of good.  Bottom line is that I'm squeezing in craft time here and there.

(Little Sprout is my beautiful foot model) 

My daughter sent me this link ...  I Can Dabble ... and asked if I could make these.  These little sole-less sandals are so cute and very easy.  The instructions on the website need a bit of updating, but other than that this project was fun, fun, fun. 

Ingredients:  Hot Glue Gun; T-Shirt; Felt; Fiskars Razor Scissors; Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die; Spellbinders scalloped circle; Ranger Heat Gun;

What I did Differently
I used the Spellbinder scalloped circle to cut out my felt base for the flower and straps instead of a circle.  I like a bit to piazza!I did not use a…

What a Miracle

What a Miracle you see in new life.  A person who wasn't there and in your life before is instantly and suddenly a major part of your life and helps define who you are even more:  MiMi.

Little Ali was born last Thursday and is the newest of my grandgirls.  Although I have a few scrapbook layouts started and a banner designed and waiting for me, I really haven't had time to create.  I hope to get some time in at the end of the week as the schedules smooth out for Ali and Little Honey. 

 New family, proud, loving mom and dad with sweet Ali.
Daddy and daughter not too long after meeting for the first time. 
Mommy and Ali getting ready to go home!
Tiny toes
Ali going home
I have so many fun and sweet photos that i can't wait to get Ali's book started.  I have a summer book to finish and then I'm on to Ali's first year book, hopefully, before i get desperately behind.  
I'm going to continue to be out of pocket for the week.  Hopefully, the grandgirls' sc…


Talk about a little girl in love with Elmo.  Little Honey is just crazy about the red little monster from Sesame Street.

LH went to see Sesame Street Live at the beginning of summer and mom was able to capture a few photos with her cell phone.  I left the layout simple as the photos were very busy with action.  Of course my favorite photo is of LH and her mommy.

Ingredients:  Basic Grey paper; Tim Holtz tickets and paper tape; Prism specialty paper (white folded strip); Prima jewel at bottom; Bo Bunny buttons; WeRMemory Keepers twine;

I created my own "words" with cardstock and my EK Success pen.  I found a nice round font on Dafont dot com, downloaded, printed, and hand cut "ELMO."  The journaling is left blank for LH's mommy to fill out.

LH has had an incredible summer and I still have many pages to go.  BUT...

A New Chapter
... starts tomorrow.  Our newest grandgirl is scheduled to be introduced to this wide wonderful world tomorrow.  Alison will have the best…

Back To School Present Thanks to G45

I really wanted to do something special for Little Honey's teacher when "Pop" my email delivers a fantastic Graphic 45 Back-to-School door wreath by Kristin Wilson of the G45 2012 Design Team.  

I fell in love with it and decided to make one at 3 o'clock in the morning.  With all that is going on around me I knew I didn't have a lot of time.  I say this to let you know you can create this fab wreath in no time.  I think I'm going to do one with my Halloween Graphic 45. 

Ingredients:  Graphic 45 ABC Primer collection; Ranger White Enamel; Pure Color ribbon; Deluxe Designs chipboard chalkboard; Quick Quotes ribbon (center); Tim Holtz staples; and a lot of hot glue!

Here is the link to the tutorial  "Teacher Gift - Paper Wreath!"

A couple of things I did differently.  
Kristin stapled the center cones to the cardboard base.  I just stapled the end of the cone flat then hot glued them.  I was afraid of the staples coming out as they did not fold/fasten cl…

My Favorite Summer Scrapbook Layout!

My Little Honey, granddaughter extraordinaire, is a raving nut when it comes to the beach.  LOL  She loves the water and the sand.

Tabitha, Tabitha Safdi Photography, did a beautiful photo shoot of LH.  Tab's work is so great and it is awesome when coupled with this not camera shy little girl.  Here is just one layout I could not help to create. 

Although it is still a multi-photo layout, the amount of photos is not the focus.  I had to add a little but of an art element with the Clearsnap Smooch Spritz and a bit of Ranger Stickles. 

Ingredients:  SEI paper collection; Sizzix sea horse die; Robin's Nest Dew Drops; Clearsnap Smooch Spritz River Mossy; Ranger's Stickles; Dymo Label Maker; Around the Block Tagger;

I loved the Smooch Spritz.  The SEI paper has a gloss finish so it wasn't giving me quite the look I wanted to I used a paper towel to dab some of the Smoosh Spritz.  I loved it as it brought out the somewhat hidden flowers.

LH picked out the die on one of my sh…

The Olympics May Be Over, But...

Little Honey is still preparing for the 2024 Summer Games!  LH has been part of a gym since she was 6 months old.  She loves the balance beam and the parallel bars.  She's pretty good with it too.  One of the medal winners this year actually started with his grandfather taking him to Little Gym. 

It can happen it again!!

Nine Photos this time.  This was actually my first layout in the series of multi-photo layouts for LH's book.  I used a sketch from Becky Fleck's book Page Maps.  All that empty space. was so very hard for me to just leave it alone. 

(click on the photo to see more details)
Ingredients:  Bo Bunny Little Miss paper; Basic Grey paper and chipboard flourish;  Prism white paper (flowers); Maya Road metal flowers and pin; Prima bling; Moxxie buttons; Queen and Co. felt swirls; Glitz Design letters; Tim Holtz Distress Ink vintage photo; Ranger white enamel; rick rack and various brads.

I loved using the large photo.  I may do this more often in conjunct…

Summer of Pinocchio! Summer Layout

This layout is another of the summer book for Little Honey.  I had to get more creative with my multi-photos.  9 photos in this layout along with enough room to get a bit creative.

This was a live play by the Columbia Children's Theater.  The children sit on the floor and the actors act right into the children.  At times sitting with the children.  LH was on the front row memorized by it all.  At one point one of the actors turned to ask LH a question when they saw her face was a bit too focused on Pinocchio and knew that she was not going to react to them.  LOL

LH attended a marionette show about Pinocchio earlier in the summer, but this one had funny and fun twists throughout the play. 

Ingredients:  My Minds Eye paper collection, journaling card, and flowers; Moxxie "Theater" stickers and "Drama" sticker;  title Maya Road; tickets Tim Holtz idea-ology; bling Prima; Tim Holtz Distress Ink vintage photo and Ranger Picket Fence paint dabber; EK Success pen;

I f…

Seriously? Pigskin Poets? More Summer Layouts

I'm always on the look out for something unique for my granddaughter, Little Honey, to do.  The story on this one goes something like this...

I read that the local library was hosting the University of South Carolina Gamecock football team to read to the children and sign autographs. 

LH's dad and mom are graduates from USC and my son is a Gamecock so this is a big deal.

With LH's dad's birthday coming up why not a football signed by one of the top college teams?

The kicker was that I found out about it at 8:30 am and it started at 10:30 am.  We arrived and Mimi worked herself, LH, and Uncle Jacob to the front of the room. 

LH went nuts over Cocky (mascot) and the cheerleaders.  16 months old, dressed in her USC cheerleader outfit, she was cheering her heart out.  One side cheered "Game" and while LH's side of the room cheered "Cocks." 

LH joined in the games and fun with the football players and other kids.

The most fun was the football music. …

Fast and Furious...end of Summer as School Begins

Fast and Furious.  That is what this week has felt like.  I made a promise to my Little Honey to create a Zoo Book for her little hands.  The last zoo book was for her dad.  I also told my daughter I was making a summer book for LH.  What was going to be a little book that has turned into a full fledged scrapbook stuff to the brim.  I'm not even finished!

I had a difficult time picking a layout to share today.  But I thought this was a fun one.  This is LH's trip to see her Uncle graduate with his doctorate.  A very special time and visit followed. 

My challenge, not only with this page, but with all the pages is that I have to pick the photos I want to scrapbook.  I can not scrap them all.  Honestly, there are hundreds of photos from this summer.  So for the next few weeks you are going to see A LOT of multi-photo layouts. 

Here is one of my favorites thus far:

One thing about multi-photo layouts is that it doesn't leave a lot of room to paint, ink, tear, etc.  So you h…

Refrigerator Art part 3 ... birthday invitations

I love birthday "postcards" over the folding birthday invitations.  It is so much easier to scrapbook postcards.  My daughter is an artist in her own right and she designed this postcard invitation to Little Honey's first birthday.  All photos on the invitation are by Tabitha Safdi Photography

Ingredients:  Graphic 45's A Ladies Diary; Technique Tuesday Postage Frame chipboard; My Mind's Eye "girl"; Making Memories tiny alphas; Fiskars Diamond border punch; Basic Grey rub-ons; K&Co. flowers and pin; Prima bling, lace, and leaves; Maya Road "12"; Cosmo Cricket Glubers; Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage Photo and Antique Linen, Distress Stain Antique Linen, Distress Ink pen Tattered Rose, and button from idea-ology;Inkadinkado sand castle stamp;

The sand castle stamp is one of my favorites. I stamped this on pattern paper and cut it out for a cool embellishment. 

The white flower was made with Cosmo Crickets Glubers, lace, and a Tim Hotlz bu…