Friday, April 22, 2011

Here are a few of my layouts from my Hamburg Hideaway Weekend

This two page spread is a take on a layout I saw on Monique Griffith Designs.  My favorite layout of the weekend! I used Mickey and Friends for the characters and Quarter Note for the saying and the music notes.

I love Pluto!  I am was very happy with the paper choices for this layout.   I should have written down the name of the paper, I think it is Basic Grey but not 100% sure.

This layout has my favorite picture on it.  The bottom right picture with all of the girls piled up and they all look so joyous!   This paper is Creative Memories.

I like how this page came out, but the picture is from the previous years trip!  oops!

Again I was very happy with these three Sea World layouts. The one below with Shamu is my favorite. Although I am not 100% positive but I believe the trainer standing on Shamu's nose was the woman he killed the following year. We were there in 2009, the trainer died in 2010.   Shamu letters were cut from Cuttin' Up and splash is from Disney Dreams Come True. The pelican in the bottom layout is from Life's A Beach.

Hope you enjoyed my layouts.  I actually got 21 pages done on my scrapbook weekend and it has really put in the scrapbooking mood!  I hope to get some layouts done this weekend, so maybe I will have more to add to the blog on Monday!

Expression 2 Giveaway!!

You need to go to My Pink Stamper and enter to win the brand new Expression 2!  Robyn was given one by Provo Craft to give away on Monday right before the world launch which will happen on HSN on April 26th!  Several ways you can get multiple entries to win this new machine!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Scrap Weekend

I just got back from an awesome scrap weekend away with friends at The Hamburg Hidewaway.   Got lots done and had a great time on top of that.  I got 21 pages done and two cards.  I really was aiming at getting more done, but I am happy with what I ended up with.  I finished my pictures from the 2008-2009 band season.   I will scan a few of my favorite layouts tomorrow and get them posted.   I am hoping that three uninterrupted days of scrapbooking with get me motivated and keep me scrapping.  It was great to actually be productive with my scrapbooking again, it seems like it has been a long time since I got anything completed!   Check back soon to see some of my layouts that I got done this weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Spring!

I sure wish someone would tell Mother Nature it is supposed to be spring!  Bring on the warm weather!! I have been very busy with non-crafty stuff since Christmas time.

My baby turned 16!

Went to Disney World in February with Katy and the Interboro High School Marching Band --
we had a blast! 

Then Katy had her her FROSH Dance also in February
Then I had the big crop to benefit the Marching Band. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped out.  We raised $700 for the band! 

I have had a little time to get a few projects completed.  Me and my fellow Scrap Tarts had three swaps due from January through March.  We are swapping them this Saturday, can't wait to see what everyone did!

Sympathy Card Swap - simple and classic.
Card stock, a simple ribbon and a prima flower along
with a short and simple sentiment complete this card

Recipe Swap - Chicken Tortilla Soup
Again kept it simple since I didn't have a large space to work with.  Card is 6x6.  Printed out the recipe double matted it.  Added to Mexican themed cuts from my Cricut.  Sombrero came from Designer's Calendar and the cactus was from Toy Story.  Added a flower brad to cactus for some visual interest.

Part of the fun this Saturday at our "Swap Crop" we are swapping Easter Baskets filled with scrapbook goodies!  I will take a picture and add it soon.  Here is a card that I made for each of my swap buddies.  The pink layer was embossed using a Cuttlebug folder with larger circles, they are hard to see in this scan of the card.   I cut the Bunny and Carrot from Create  Critter (still my favorite cartridge ever!) and then I added a cute springy ribbon across the top.  The pink paper looks a little lopsided on the scan but doesn't look like that in person.

I am going on a scrap book retreat weekend to the Hamburg Hideaway next weekend with 8 other ladies.  I leave Friday morning and will be back on Sunday afternoon.  I am hoping that three days of uninterrupted scrapbooking brings back my mojo and I can fill my blog with all of the wonderful cards and layouts I get done!  Be sure to check back soon!