Thursday, June 23, 2011

a long and overdue update

In my last post I mentioned that I needed to get ready for a crop over the weekend.  It's the monthly Customer Appreciation Crop at Remember When Scrapbook Store in Whitesboro, Texas.  My father lives very close by, so on Friday I loaded up the car, picked up my sweet girl from daycare and off we went.  On Saturday she had an absolute blast with her grampa, Nana Jo and her cousin Lainey (they went to see Kung Fu Panda 2 and went to McDonald's), while I had an awesome time with my scrappy friends.  :)  I brought four page kits that I had put together myself, and one page kit that I had bought at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington.  All of my layouts are done and I would LOVE to say that now I'm done with Tessie's second year album, but um.  I completely forgot about Christmas and so there are still two blank pages in the middle of my album.  Sigh.  Anyway, here they are:
Playing in the snow!
This was another collection that I bought from Scrapbook Steals, I can't remember the name of it as it was quite some time ago.  The snowflake stickers are from Target and the big blue snowflake is a Cricut cut.  Letters are from Doodlebug Design.
This next layout is from our family picture shoot in Deep Ellum, it was a makeup shoot for our Valentine's Day picture attempt that ended in an epic meltdown of never before seen proportions.  She was in a MUCH better mood this time:
The papers and sparkly frill strips are from Doodlebug, the letters and journaling tag are from Little Yellow Bicycle (Zinnia Collection), and the buttons are a combination of EK Success Stickos from Joann's and Heidi Grace Raised Buttons from Big Lots.  I just recently discovered Big Lots for scrappy stuff and WOW!  You might have to dig a bit, but there's some great stuff there.  I found a LOT of Martha Stewart items there.
I ordered the photostrip from Shutterfly when they had a feature named "Wink".  I wish it hadn't gone away, I love this strip and wish I had ordered some different ones too.  :(
This next layout is my page kit from GASC.  Here is what it was supposed to look like:
I'm not a fan of splitting a picture across a page (maybe I will in the future), and I didn't have a picture that size or orientation, so here is my interpretation:
This is by far my favorite layout.  I just love the colors and even though there are more embellies than I usually use it doesn't strike me as product vomit, it really looks nice.  My awesome friend Megan (who blogs at The Flick Four; she is a great photographer and scrapbooker/crafter!) suggested the journaling piece in the middle and I'm so glad she did.  It was missing something without it!

My last two layouts are single pages - one is the last page of the album, and one I'm going to frame; I think you'll understand why when you see it.  These are the only two pictures we got from the Valentine's Day shoot; to be fair to our girl it was freezing cold and rainy, I don't blame her for not wanting to get pictures done.  But at least we have these, which we love and this will look so nice framed:
Photos by Stefani Marcus Photography, the base paper is a clearance piece from Hobby Lobby, as are the red and black flowers; the borders are a Die Cuts With A View Glitter border stack, punched with my Martha Stewart scallop edge punch.  I just love this.  :)

And the last page of her second year album: our picture with the Easter Bunny.  She wasn't too sure of the Easter Bunny, but she braved it out for me.  That's our sweet girl!
Doodlebug frills, run through my Xyron; bunny, flower, basket and carrot cut from Create-A-Critter (iridescent Smooch on the flower and carrot!); photo matted on DCWV Glitter Mat Stack; and Recollections crystals and pearls on the flowers and basket.

Whew.  If you've gotten this far, thank you for stopping by!  I've ordered more pictures from Shutterfly, so I'm hoping to have this album done soon.  After that, I have several page kits to use to start her new album, but in the meantime, I might just make a Fourth of July bouquet with this:
I might have ordered the Doodlebug Design Fourth of July paper collection, hee.  I can't wait to see how it turns out! 

Have a blessed day!  :)

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