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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Card Lifters, Year 3 - Week #43 & #44

Here are some of my Thanksgiving Cards I created with the two past week's Card Lifts.

Week #43

Week #44

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Some more from the Weekend Retreat...

I had one page I started with my daughter in the tractor with Poppy. I never brought the Just for Girls stamp I have which is just like the one I used on my son's pages.

I used the negative from the punched paper I used to make the medallions on my son's page. I cut the paper into a strip. Added the felt button and on the other circles will use the Just for Girls stamp.

Used alphas from a Alpha Stack I had.

Now onto Halloween pages....
Combined stamps and used what was leftover in my Mischief Workshop On The Go.
Witch image was from the Wicked SOTM. Stamped on grey and used a felt die-cut piece. 

Used the Mischief Workshop Stamp and markers for the candle wine bottle. Fussy cut the books some bigger than others and changed directions...also popped up two!

More die-cut felt. "Happy Halloween from Workshop stamp set and numbers from a Martha Stewart set.

Ta Da!

Party at School
I was going to place the title at the top of the page, but it got lost with the pumpkins. Added the beige banner to the still was lost.
So, it found at spot on the bottom. White Pigment marker for the date.

Used some rub-ons in my Halloween stash and CM Circle Cutting system for the perfect circle cut of her pumpkin snack.

Full Page

Some Trick Or Treating Shots
Using CTMH Pennant Alpha Stamp for my title and date.

Using scrap papers for mats and accents. 

On to a bit of decor and friends.
I loved how this haunted house came out.
 I used CTMH Cricut - Artbooking cartridge for both the house and Eek!

I liked the Bat paper behind the house with the graveyard punched border. Added the Mummy striped paper to the top...THINKING I might add some wiggly eyes peeking through. 

I find that Christmas pages are a challenge for me...The Halloween page below was giving me that similar feeling. There is so much going on in pictures and then you add your cute papers...My eyes go crazy...
A little busy but done!

That's all folks...for tonight!
Next post will cover the rest!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

More from the weekend retreat...class pic, boys and farm life!

Here is a few more pages I got done on Friday.

OK, enter the theme with this lyric....




Batman! Batman! Batman! 
Batman! Batman! Batman! 
Da da da da da da da da da da da da da!

Found the Car & City Border...I think it was on Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge

Enter the Cape Crusader!

The Cape Crusader left to save the city. The class picture found it's way to finally be scrapped.
Becky's Nickname since she was a Baby. When she was Student of the Week in Kindergarten. I had to write a letter about her to share with the class. The class enjoyed the story about her nickname.

Class Pic

Meanwhile Back at the Farm there's hay to be cut and dried.
I needed to finish another page to go with a completed page I did awhile back. 
My Liftateers, Year 4 - Week #31, but never posted it yet....Hmmm...slacking here.
Here is my Liftateers - Week #31

Here some bits to the next page I created at the retreat. Using the CTMH - Just for Boys stamps.

Need to add some more stamping maybe that tractor on the first page or a tag. Than it will be finished.

I am still working on farm pages...That's it for Friday!

 A bit of what I started with on Saturday.
Still on the farm. On to turning the hay.
Got to put my newest purchase to use. Close To My Heart Stitching Guide.

Some felt accents and stamping.

Paired up some circle medallions punched with a borrowed circle punch from Maria and a piece of paper given to me from a newbie to the Retreat. 

Page 1 of two-page spread

Next page...
More felt accents and pre-printed chipboard pieces. I added the 100% stamped image from Just for Boys stamp set.
Stamped sub-title "Kindred Spirits" from Keyboard Alpha Stamp set and used a Rub-on.

Page 2 Poppy and Luke - the Kindred Spirits

It is a blurry shot and the color looks off..But you get the idea.

That's it for now! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Back from the weekend retreat

It was a great time and I enjoyed quite a few laughs...

I have to say the best incident was a delay in supper being served and it sparked a scene from the Snickers commercial.

Great Bunch of Ladies to scrap with!

Over all I came home with 23 pages...
SO that works out to be...
* 9 pages completely finish just need to slide them into the correct albums.
* 11 pages that just need the date added or just a touch of something.
BUT mainly just the correct date...since when I printed them they only had the month and/or year.
* 3 pages started and a bunch of photos cropped and ready to go!

I had brought a bunch of Christmas pictures to scrap and a pile of cards with ideas...BUT just needed more time!!!!!!

This was the 1st time I attended a crop/retreat with nothing ready to go...
What I mean is I usually pull all the papers to match the photos and group them together and even sometimes include those embellishments too!
Which means a bunch of extra paper bins loaded up...

Here is some of what I got done on Friday!

A Random Fun Page to get me going...
Just need to add the date...

On to a page that needed to done to finish off our moving road trip to Newfoundland.
Title made from Scraps out of Jennifer's Scrap Bin...She does have a good stash.

Page 1 from pictures I forgot were on my phone from our moving road trip to Newfoundland.
Usual Pit Stop at Cabela's in Scarborough, ME

My Journaling tag from my left over scraps.

Page 2 in the store having fun after being stuck in car seats.

The 2 page spread...

Now It's School Time for a bit!
Some stitching I did and washi tape.

Fun using my Close To My Heart Cricut - Artbooking cartridge and stamps.
Journaling & Date

The Big Picture all together ready to slip into her album.

I had to back up a year and a half to finish her Kinderstart page.
Using CTMH - Classmate Alpha Stamp Set

The Date and Marshmallow Snowmen using the CTMH - Vintage Type Alpha Stamp Set
Borrowed a snowman punch and added a pearl belly.

Full View

Mya Dog and The Boy who named her....
Because when asked who's dog she is, his response is "MY A DOG"
Using the Cricut - Paper Pups Cartridge

The Boy and his "MY A dog"