Friday, April 30, 2010

Sketchabilities Sketch # 15 and World's Greatest Son

1.  MAMBI *World's Greatest Son* # SE-287, 6048
2.  Fiskars star punch
3.  Marvy Uchida heart punch
4.  scraps
5.  Magazine cut-out
6.  Making Memories Decadent edges # 30430
7.  My Mind's Eye, Confetti (a Kaleidoscope Collection), Blue Paper # KS4023
8.  Bazzill In'Stitchz
9. buttons
10. floss

Come and participate in the sketch challenge and see the awesome layouts by the Design Team:

See ya there!

ScrapbookPal Design Team Entry, My Cricut Carts, My Cricut Layouts

I am the proud owner of lots of Cricut Cartridges:

Home Decor, Mother's Day, Sentimentals, Sweethearts, Office Help, Easter, Love Struck, A Child's Year, Celebrations, Joys of the Season, Christmas Cheer, Winter Woodland, Beyond Birthdays Beyond Birthdays, Stretch Your Imaginations, Stand and Salute, Indie Art, Animal Kingdom, New Arrival, Wedding, Locker Talk, My Community, Doodlecharms, Soccer, Life is a Beach, Going Places, Simply Sweet, Making The Grade, Stamped, Mini Mongrams, Stone Script, Jubilee, Cuttin Up, Opposites Attract, Doodletype, Sesame Street Font, An Ocean of Words, Mickey Font, George and Basic Shapes, Stamping, Home Accents, and Graphically Speaking.

I also have 3 Cricuts:  the Original Cricut, Cricut Create and Cricut Expression.

Now for layouts using the Cricut.......

For this layout, I used Cricut cartridge *Celebrations*.  It is ScrapbookPal item # 29-0020 located at

For this layout, I used Cricut cartridge *Home Accents*. It is ScrapbookPal item # 29-0542 located at

For this layout, I used Cricut cartridge *Mother's Day*. It is ScrapbookPal item # 20-00101 located at

This blog post is in response to the Design Team Call located at

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Recycled Layouts/My Layouts Using Keepsakes

For this layout I used the actual program from a Black History program at the Department of Justice where I met the 1st Black AAG.  I also used the building pass that I used to get into the main building of the Department of Justice.

For this layout I used actual movie ticket stubs.  Yes I keep my stubs.

For this layout, I cut out the Transformer logo and word from the packaging my sons Halloween costume came in.

For this layout I used a poem that I tore out of a booklet.  I normally tear out the poems that I like and throw the rest away.

For this layout I used 2 postcards from our Trip last year (2009) to Sesame Place. 

For this layout I used 1 postcard I bought at Sesame Place in 2009.

This layout I used a Daily Word Devotional.  I keep the devotionals that I may 1 day use on a layout and throw away the rest.

For this layout I used parts of the confirmation for the Massanutten Resort.  It has the resort address on it, a description of the resort, and the do's and don't of the resort.

Scrapbook Pages That Recycle - Going Green

Scrapbook Pages That Recycle - Going Green

Scrapbook Magazine Pages

Tear a page from your favorite magazine to substitute for glossy patterned paper. Also, cover chipboard embellishments, like the flower on this layout, with a magazine page. Then, ink the edges for a polished look.

Personalize Brads with Found Materials

Create customized brads using the i-top tool from Imaginisce. It can cover brads with a range of materials, including foil and tissue paper as shown in this layout. Don't have the tool? Wrap different materials around buttons, using adhesive dots to attach.

Use Clothing Tags as Scrapbooking Accents

Don't throw away clothing tags -- Incorporate them into a scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Vacation Mementos and Souvenirs

Instead of relying on photos, put vacation mementos to work. Tags, ticket stubs, etc., have great graphics and colors and help tell the story.

Turn Scrapbooking Supply Packaging into a Creative Title

Turn leftover product containers into creative embellishments and titles, as shown in the ice on this page. Trace or draw shapes and letters onto plastic packaging with a dry-erase marker so you can wipe off any excess after cutting them out.

Create a Collage-Look with Paper Scraps

Tear wrapping paper, junk mail, and magazine pages into tiny pieces to create a collaged scrapbook page and embellishments. A glue stick is best for adhering paper pieces to a background, but stick with decoupage medium for covering chipboard.

Embellish a Scrapbook Page with Scrap Fabric

If you're a sewer, incorporate leftover fabric into a scrapbook layout. Enhance a background with scrap fabric. Run cardstock-backed fabric through a die-cutting machine to get shapes like the hearts in this layout.

Craft a Scrapbook Layout from Scraps

Save supplies that are headed for the trash to pump up a page. Snip a color swatch from packaging -- paint swatches work, too! Use scraps from previous layouts to add subtle color, as with the journaling strips and pink circle on this page. For a dimensional element, sprinkle sequins inside cellophane packaging, then stitch playful swirls and around the edges.

Add Hobby-Inspired Items to Scrapbook Pages

Found objects make great embellishments. The plastic pieces provide a fun photo corner and additional accent for a page.

Turn Felt Scraps into a Scrapbooking Title

Use leftover felt to create a pretty title with a die-cutting tool and a pair of scissors.

Wrap Scrapbooking Accents with Scrap Ribbon

Add texture and use up scrap supplies by wrapping cardstock circles in a variety of materials, such as ribbon, fabric strips, and yarn.

Feature a Page from a Wedding Planner

Tear or copy a page directly from your wedding planner and create a layout about it. Use index prints to give insight into each day and word stickers to highlight the themes of each list.

Use Details from Scrapbooking Supply Packaging

Use details of supply packaging to make creative pages. The striped border under the title and strip above the journaling block in this layout were trimmed from a pack of stickers.

Repurpose a Card as a Scrapbooking Element

Share a favorite Valentine's Day card by including it on a layout. Remember to leave the edges free so you can open it and read the message inside. For extra detail, include a photo of the person who sent the card.

Craft Handmade Flowers

Transform coffee filters into flowers. Fold a coffee filter in half and spray it with dye. Let it dry, then pleat the filter to get the look of a flower. Accent it with a paper stem.

Recycle Bottle Caps on Scrapbook Pages

Alter found metal to create accents with flair. Use your scrapping supplies to dress up the objects or flatten them for a whole new scrapbooking look. Use pop-can tabs as inexpensive photo turns. Just add a brad or ribbon for embellishment. Bottle caps create detailed accents on this page.

Use Leftover Paper from Punches and Die-Cuts

Use die cuts and punches in two ways by including the positive (the cutout designs) and negative (the holes left after the die-cut or punched design was removed) shapes. You'll save scrap paper from the trash and avoid using new embellishments.

Create Custom Accents from Supply Packaging

Cut out the mini prints on the cover of a paper pack to add color in an economical way. You also can use plastic packaging for simple accents. Punch a few shapes from the packaging. Then paint over them lightly and hand-stitch them to the page for dimensional accents, like the butterflies on this page.

Design Pockets to Contain Tickets on a Page

Create pockets on a scrapbook page to contain a collection of tickets. Pockets and handwritten labels allow you to add more tickets and journaling later.

Give New Life to Junk Mail

Give junk mail a new use by converting unwanted envelopes into pockets for your pages. Envelopes with see-through windows are ideal for holding journaling because they give a glimpse of what's inside without giving away too much.

Turn Pipe Cleaner into a Holiday Accent

Use pipe cleaner and punched embellishments to make theme accents. Shape three small pieces of pipe cleaner. Attach them to the page with liquid adhesive, and add punched circles.

Pump Up Fabric Scraps

Give fabric scraps new life with stamping techniques. Vintage fabric adds a one-of-a-kind touch to layouts and saves money.

Substitute Christmas Cards for Patterned Paper

Greeting cards can sub for patterned paper on scrapbook pages. An oversize card shines on this 9x9" holiday layout.


My Son Layouts/My All Boy Layouts/Masculine Layouts

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April 2010 Everything Scrapp'n *Guest Design Team* Junk Mail Mini Album

My last project as the April Guest Design Team Member at Evertything Scrappn was to make a mini album using junk mail.

I was to watch this video at and then create my own album.  I used lots of envelopes from Capitol One.  I also used some Easter 2010 pics that I have yet to scrap.  The first page is a pic of my son Christian.  The second page is a pic of me an my son.  The third page is a pic of my son and my mother.  The fourth page is a pic of my son and my nephews.  The last page is a pic of my mother and my nephew.

The following are pics of the mini album before I decorated it:

The following are the pics of the entire mini album after I decorated it and added pics:

Here are some extra pics of the cover:

Supplies used:

(1) Creative Imaginations Easter Egg Paper # 20342

(2) Creative Imaginations Easter Stripes # 20341

(3) Captial One envelopes
(4) Lime Cardstock
(5) An Easter Card (I cut out the bunny.)
(6) JoAnn's Happy Easter Ribbon # 931-2372
(7) Marvy Uchida Tag Punch
(8) Michael's Dimensional Felt Stickers # 132703, 77188-2009-09
(9) CTMH "Love Grows Here" (I cut out a word from a 2009 idea book.)
(10) Oriental Trading felt butterflies # 65/65751

Here is a link to the Everything Scrappin blog and store:

Here is a link to the challenge:

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Love


1. Marcella/K&Company "Grand Dimensional Stickers" # 143838 Eliza
2.  Bingo Cards
3.  Colorbok Paper Crush Scrap Pack # 32166
4.  Bazzill Basics Paper "Just The Edge* Cardstock Strips # 303208 JTE 111 Festive
5.  lime green cardstock
6.  white cardstock
7.  ZVA Creative self adhesive crystals # CRo2CA105
8.  Studio 18 rhinestones # IG66073
9.  Glue Dots