Scrapbooking SOS - is all about why I scrapbook. I scrap for me, my sanity and
for my creativity. Of course, my family benefits from it too.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Grad cards - One for my nephew and one for his girlfriend!

Sorry, Nephew but I love your girls' dress! Friday night was Grad Night here!
Grad Night is Graduation and Prom rolled into one night/event. The event is set up similar to Prom in the States, but they have your family attend the dinner and dancing. Then they have a Grand March of all the Graduates.

I loved my Nephews' Girlfriend's Dress. She looks gorgeous! I have to share the pic to relate to the card I created for her.

I was going to do something with just feathers and try some heat embossing. Searching through my stamps I found I had a peacock feather stamp. So, here is what I created:

I think it came out pretty good for no using embossing powders for quite awhile! Was going to add something to the background but I like how the feathers (embossed/real) show on the black. Clustered all the feathers together similar to Week #28 Card Lifters.

I had fun with my Nephew's card too! He is so easy-going and a little rough around the edges, but he cleaned up good!

I think he is happy to be done with this past 15 years!
Here is what I created for him.

Little embellishment made with a little ink distressing and added a feather.

Edge Distressed for the rough around the edges look.

Matching envelope too!

Awesome Shot of the two of them!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Scrap Our Stash April - Sketch #2 & Buttons

Another Page for my Brother & Sister-In-Law's wedding album

Stash Item: Buttons

Stash: Buttons
Create a layout using this sketch and you must include 6+ buttons.

You have time join in this challenge and be entered to win the Carta Bella Pack below. Check out the details over on Stash Our Stash.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Card Lifters caught up this past weekend at the retreat

Week #16

Week #21 
I made but was not impressed with. 

I was not focused after hearing that our Skipper (Soft-coat Wheaten Terrier) was missing all day. Thankfully I only had an hour and a half funk, because Hubby called He was found and brought to a Shelter. Since we still had his collar with the USA contact info. and his Rabies tag. Thankfully a post from the shelter and other neighbors daughters search lead us to him. 

So, I Cut & Pasted his posting and will be making him...his own page about "Skipper's Retreat"

Week #23
Still needs the Birthday sentiments added to the side. I forgot to pack some Birthday stamps.

Here is the updated pic after I add that stamp.

Week # 24


Fun card I madeusing the Cricut Cartridge - Life's A Beach and my paper scraps.

Week #26

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Got Caught up on my Liftateers pages this weekend.

Week #15

Still need to add the Hawaiian Phrase/Term if there is such a thing for this part of the Ceremony

Week #16

This page is next to the page above in the album

Week #17
Blurry shot but you see the picture in this one.
Below you see the detail and not the picture.

Week #25 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Some Tags I made this past weekend for Tag Lifters

I joined Tag Lifters on Fiskateers.
Here is my Tag Lifts for March & April

Love how this one came out!

I am not crazy about this one but the stamped flower came out nice.

So, if you are already a Fiskateer you can join April's Tag Lifters at:

Not a Fiskateer

Friday, April 12, 2013

Off on a Scrapbooking Retreat for the Weekend

I am excited to meet some new scrappy friends. I will be away for Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!!!!
I hope to get a lot done with 3 full days/2 nights of scrapping.

Will get to see one scrappy friend I met way back November of 2011 at my 1st Retreat I went to in Newfoundland. This will actually be my 2nd Retreat in Newfoundland. This time I am getting pictures!
I have always forgot to get pictures at the crops, expo and retreats in the past. I think I only got picture once! Which I did scrap for my own Scrapbook Album...

I think my whole album might be 3-4 layouts!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Scrap Our Stash DT - Stash Challenge #2 Dots & Stripes

Dots & Stripes Challenge
Stash item: Bees

 Fiskars Texture Plate - Honeycomb
Fiskars Texture Tool
Close To My Heart Sunflower Ink
Close To My Heart Sunny Yellow Ink w/ Pearlescent Paint mixed into a mist spray
Recollections Bee Embellishments
Cricut - Give a Hoot Cartridge 
Cricut - Accent Essentials

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Scrap Our Stash April Challenge - Dots & Stripes

Over on Scrap Our Stash the April Challenge is up.

Create a LAYOUT with at least ONE polka dot paper and ONE striped paper.
Oh, and that's not it!  
You will have to dig further into your stash because...
you must include at least one bird, butterfly and/or Bee on your layout! 

Below is the link:

Stay Tuned for mine!

Monday, April 1, 2013

XOXO DT - April Pop UP Challenge

Over on XOXO we have a POP Up Challenge:
We were asked to make our layout POP (like we hope Spring is by now!)

I used:
Papers from Deja Views called "SODA POP"
Soda POP Caps from Close To My Heart
Epoxy Tabs that POP on your photos
POP Dots for a few words and sayings
POPPED Up Photos
Added Epoxy Water Drops that look like they are POPPING out of the photos

 2 Page Layout

 Page 1

Page 2