Friday, January 27, 2012


The issue challenge for this week at Club CK is to use a card as inspiration for a layout.  I cruised the Cards, Crafts and Decor forum over there and found this awesome card by Patti in last week's challenge.

I really like how the ribbon divides the page and how the sentiment is to the bottom left.  So, here's my layout based off of it:

I pulled out one of my new punches - love it!  I'm falling in love with border punches, I have to say it!

I cut out my title using my Cricut - first time that I've pulled out that baby since June.  I used a 3-D flower from my stash and then stitched a little flourish using baker's twine.

I put the journalling where the sentiment was in the card and voilĂ  - that's it.  The white ribbon, star brad and little clothes pins came with the kit that I used for the papers.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Baby Brother

I love these two pics of Baby A and Big Sister K.  She was so, so proud to be a big sister and just loved her little buddy.  So I wanted a simple page to show off the pics and I love the design of this page by Melissa Johnson:

So, I scraplifted it and came up with this:

Yep, you saw it right.  I used mist on the page!  I don't use it often so it ended up being too much for what I wanted but that's OK.  It still gives the white cardstock a little something.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Come and join us!!!

We're going to have lots of fun all weekend long over at Skrapnchat (click on link in sidebar)! There are going to be challenges, fast scraps, prizes and lots of chatting from Friday to Sunday. It's such a fun group of ladies and so inspirational! So, if yoy'd like some scrappy fun, come on over!

Monday, January 23, 2012

1 Month Old

I'm finally at A's one-month photos.  Yep, that's it!  However, I have done layouts from other points in his year but I can't believe how slow it's gone.  Wowzers!  And that's with all my scrapping last year too!  Oh well, at least I'm enjoying the process.  :D

These papers are old - I have no idea of any lines or anything.  Just using up my stash!  I was quite proud of myself for using some foam Thickers (I rarely use them) but I needed them to match so I inked them.  Note to self (and others):  NEVER INK THICKERS WITH REGULAR INK!  Nope, it doesn't stay on.  I thought it'd dry but it doesn't - it just keeps smudging.  Yuck!  I ended up getting ink on the background paper because of this fiasco.  Hence the flower trails!  lol  You gotta be creative to cover up your boo-boos, right?  I do like how they fill up some extra white space - I have issues embracing white space so filling it up is good for me.