Monday, September 6, 2010


I finally got around to finishing the layout I started the other day using my Swirlydoos kit and I'm sad to say that it didn't quite turn out like I had envisioned. I was trying to emulate Finnabair and although I think I got some of it right, when I went to spray my Smooch Spritz (LOVE!!!) I didn't have the bottle turned correctly in my hand - not once, but twice! - and ended up spraying in the wrong place. Darnit!

So the layout really doesn't do anything for me, but I still did it and it still counts toward my total so here it is:

And I'm not one to let fear hold me back so rest assured - I will try again.

This next one I did with some Prima papers from my stash. This is another one of those photos that I already scrapped, but the last one I did in B&W so maybe it doesn't count? LOL.

This is one of those 10 minute jobs and I admit it's pretty simple, but I usually like them that way. It's also a real struggle to not be home with all the embellies I collected over the years. I have only a small bit of stuff here in TX so my hands are tied with limited choices.

And last but not least, this is another using my Swirlydoos kit. I just LOVE this month's box of goodies. I am almost at the end of my gift subscription though and it's gonna kill me to not get my box anymore, but it's just the way it is, I guess.

Anyway, this photo was taken by Rebecca Droke of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and it was taken at Kevin's Purple Heart Ceremony. It's one of those rare photos that all three of us are actually in and I think it best shows naturally how much love there is amongst us. We are just such a lucky family in how well we all get along - not that we don't fight - but generally, we are all really good to each other. I sure love my kids!

Again, another VERY simple layout, but this one was more about the journaling.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

It's been so long since I scrapped.

We have hit a real rough spot in our household lately so scrapping really hasn't been on my list of things to do.

But last night - I was determined. I somehow managed to get 3 1/2 layouts done too! So here they are:

These are all Swirlydoos inspired. The first two are using the new kit "Mon Amour". Wow - I love this one just as much as I loved "Antebellum Beauty"!

I am just loving the red, black and cream. Oh and the glitter too, lol!

So the first one is Kevin giving us attitude while at the Tower of Americas in San Antonio last fall. He really is such a ham! I was so happy to use the harlequin stamp that I had in one of the very first ScrapMuse kits way back in the day because I had never used it before. I didn't scrap pretty much the whole three years I was building ScrapMuse as it was really just a whole lotta work. Fun though!

I also took one of the Dusty Attic corners and used red stickles to give it the same glitter effect that is already on the papers. I love how that turned out!

And this is a photo of Breezy I had already scrapped a while ago, but it really was just perfect for these papers so I had to do it again. I just love the red and brown combination and those bloomers are TDF!

This photo of me was also scrapped before, but when I went home to FL I grabbed a bunch of photos and most of the ones I grabbed are duplicates of the ones I already scrapped. So we may see more of the same, at least until I can get more printed.

I am really anxious to finish the other layout I started last night as it is nothing I have ever tried to do before. It is totally Finniabair inspired as her style totally rocks! Hopefully it works out and you get to see it tomorrow!