Friday, May 31, 2013

Attic Boutique Birthday Cards

Tomorrow is the first day of June.  The beginning of real summer.  Our trip to the beach.  And many celebrations, including Father's Day and two birthdays.  My mom and my future sister-in-law share a birthday.  That worked out pretty well for my brother.  He's sure to remember them both that way.  Ha ha.  Anyway, I decided to create their birthday cards out of the same line of paper.  My mom will appreciate the vintage patterns in Attic Boutique while my future sister-in-law will love the colors.  Win win.

Birthday Girl

This card could not have been more simple to make.  Six punched squares with rounded corners and three punched butterflies.  I cut the sentiment with my Silhouette.

Happy Birthday

More punched butterflies.  I printed the sentiment on my computer and then just trimmed the paper into pennants.  I really love how that turned out.

Glad you came by today.  I'll be back tomorrow with some more Project Life pages.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Project Life Goes DISNEY!

As I was preparing to do my Project Life pages for June 2012, I realized that my picture folder was pretty bare.  Then I remembered that we went to Disney in June, and I had a TON of pictures from our vacation just waiting to be put in albums.  That's when I decided that Project Life would go Disney.  I started an album just for our Disney pictures, and here's the first one that I am able to share.  (The rest will be up soon at The ScrapRoom.)

Project Disney: China

This layout was completed using Lily Bee's Sweet Shoppe collection that comes in The ScrapRoom's June Flavors of the Month kit.  The red, black, and yellow were the perfect colors for these pictures taken in China at Epcot.

Left Side

Right Side

Title Card

I think this is my favorite Project Life title card so far.  My original idea was to print out the Chinese flag and then put the date over it, but then I remembered these plastic Mickey heads that I bought after our trip.  Eeek!  I love how this turned out!

Filler Cards

This little panda card was created with a few punches.  Have you ever Googled punch art?  Oh my.  There are tutorials for all sorts of creatures.  Too cute!  Anyhoo, I found several panda tutorials but none of them matched the punches that I already had, so I improvised.  SO easy!  Oh, and the Chinese symbols were printed straight from the Internet.  

Journal Card

That's it for today, but I'll be back soon with more Project Life and Project Disney pages.  You can see the full reveal at The ScrapRoom HERE in the next few days.  See ya soon!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Project Life: Weeks 19 - 21

The ScrapRoom's May kits were so full of pretty papers and embellishments that I decided to create five Project Life layouts instead of four.  That means that I have three to share today.  Woo hoo!  More pictures IN albums makes me happy, happy.  Hope you enjoy!

Week 19

For Week 19, I decided to focus on my son's fifth birthday, which had a cowboy theme.  I was able to use the leftovers from my Little Yellow Bicycle Fern and Forest kit along with my Silhouette.  

The wooden circles in the centers of the stars are actually the tops of the Little Yellow Bicycle stick pins.  I used my wire cutters to clip off the metal part and ended up with "buttons."  

Week 20

Week 20 focuses on my little guy playing in his new swimming pool in our driveway.  I chose those photos because I thought they worked with the theme of the Bella Boulevard Love and Sun papers.  After putting it all together, though, I'm not sure if I like the combination.  The blues just don't work together for me.  I think I should have turned the photos black and white.  I'm trying to convince myself to leave it alone.  I mean, really, who has time to redo scrapbook pages once they are IN the album?

For the above filler card, I used my Silhouette to cut out a phrase from a coordinating patterned paper.  And how fitting that the cut already included a little heart for the dot of the i?  The card below includes some stickers from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 12x12 Sticker Sheet.

Week 21

For this week's layout, I decided to break down the 12x24 spread into two 12x12 layouts.  Mainly because my photos just didn't work together and because I really wanted to use more of the feminine patterns in the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss kit.  

Week 21:  Left Side

These photos are of my kids doing their last bits of homework at the patio table in the backyard.  My youngest insisted that his froggy friend join them.  It didn't phase my oldest one bit.  Ha ha!  The colors in these pictures worked well with the Fancy Pants Park Bench papers.  This week, instead of using the week number for my title, I used a traditional title and added the week to a filler card.  I like that variation.  

Week 21:  Right Side

For Mother's Day, my sweet husband sent me this beautiful bouquet of flowers.  I love having pictures of the pretty blooms that he sends me on occasion.  I was so excited to get to use such feminine colors and patterns and stickers on this page.  With two boys, that just doesn't happen very often.

Thanks for stopping in to see my layouts.  I hope you find some inspiration for your own pages.  See you soon!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Project Life: Weeks 17 and 18

Hi there friends!  SO excited to be sharing my May pages with you today.  Excited because that means I'm almost halfway through my 2012 photos.  Excited, too, because school ends this month.  I haven't been off for summer in a few years now, and I am looking forward to spending some quality time with my family.  And in my scrapbook room.  Anyway, on to the pages.

Week 17

This spread is all photos from a day in my mom's yard.  The boys got filthy playing with their trucks in a dirt pile.  Too cute.  And the colors worked so well with the Little Yellow Bicycle Fern and Forest kit.  In fact, I liked the papers so much that I didn't really do much embellishing except for on the title card.

Week 18

Week 18 includes pictures of my oldest son's 6th Grade Awards and Graduation Ceremony.  What a proud day!  I thought the colors of the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss Project Life cards worked well with the colors in my photos, especially my son's plaid shirt.  The coordinating 12 x 12 Vintage Bliss Sticker Sheet was perfect for embellishing my cards.  Quick and easy.

Thanks for stopping by today.  See you soon with three more pages.  Happy May to you!