Saturday, March 26, 2011

My Version of Wings Workshop on the Go and Robbie's Work in Progress album

I am loving the Close To My Heart Workshops on the Go (WOTG), they come with a complete level 2 paper pack, an exclusive stamp set, a pack of embelishments and a step by step cutting guide showing you how to make a 2 page layout and six cards. 

I recently got the Wings WOTG.  Here is my version of the 2 page layout.  The original layout called for us to use the vineyard berry side of the B&T paper, with Sweet Leaf Cardstock.  I wasn't too keen on that layout, so I flipped the B&T over to the Monochromatic Sweet Leaf side and replaced the Sweet Leaf Cardstock with Vineyard Berry and vise versa.  The only other change I made was instead of a Vineyard Berry mat behind my main picture I used Olive.  The rose's are Colonial white with Vineyard Berry ink applied with a stipple brush, and the edges sponged.

Materials used: All CTMH unless otherwise noted
Wings WOTG, Wings Level 2 paper
Black, Sweet Leaf, Vineyard Berry,
Colonial White and Olive Carstock
 Vellum - JoAnn's
Mini Medley Black
Wings Stickease
Soul Mates Stamp Set
Rhinestones JoAnns

Left Side - The Title was Printed on Vellum

Right side

Close up of Roses
These are once again inspired by Tracy Mason's Rolled paper Roses
the instructions can be found here  
 This is the CTMH Work In Progress 3 ring album. It is wonderful, I can put my layouts in as I get them done, and since I don't scrap Chronilogically, I can leave spaces for more layouts. Then when the album is totally done all I have to do is take the pages out in order and place in the final album.  Right now this album has 16 double page layouts and 16 single page layouts and it is too full.  Looks like Robbie is going to have atleast 2 albums possible more, and if he graduated tomorrow he would have a decent number pf layouts done.  Most of my layouts have several layers to them so you could possibly get more pages in yours.  Guess if I don't want several albums I will have to learn to scrap with less embellishments or atleast no 3-D ones. LOL

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More of Robbie's Scrapbook

I am quite proud of myself I have been getting lots done on Robbie's Scrapbook.  I am averaging 2 layouts a day, of course the majority of those are 1 page layouts.  Right now I just about have all of Robbie's  professional  baseball pictures done, still have to do the layouts with him playing.  All of his High school football pictures done, still have 6th & 8th yet to go, and I have not even started his wrestling pictures, they will be hard to do as I am really sad that he is totally done wrestling.  The professional pictures are the easiest to work with and they are instant gratification layouts.  At this rate I will have a nice scrapbook ready for his graduation party in 2.5 very short months.

Here are the layouts.
Materials Used: All CTMH unless otherwise stated.
Grey Wool, Outdoor Denim, Cranberry,
Bamboo, White Daisy Cardstock
All-Star Stampset
Baseball B&T LSS
Clear Detail Embossing powder
Baseball stick from stash
Outdoor Denim & Chocolate ink
Versa Mark
Materials Used: All CTMH unless otherwise stated.
Game On B&T
Grey Flannel, White Daisy, Cranberry Cardstock
All Star Stamp Set
Outdoor Denim, Bamboo, Desert Sand ink
Clear Detail Embossing powder
Vellum from JoAnn's
Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge

Materials Used: All CTMH unless otherwise stated.
Black, Cranberry, White daisy, & Chocolate Cardstock
Football B&T & Local School B&T from LSS
Doodletype & Sports Mania Cricut cartridges
Left side close up

Gotta Love the Pop Stain on the Certificate
Guess this is what happens when
Mom lets the boys keep them safe. LOL

Materials Used: all CTMH unless otherwise noted
Seredipity Paper
Bamboo, Chocolate, White Daisy Cardstock
Doodletype & Paper dolls Everday Cricut Cartridges

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Scrapbooking Class At Warren Township Community Center

The Scrapbooking Class at Warren Township community Center has been rescheduled for Tuesday March 29, 6-8pm.  Come enjoy a Ladies night out, bring your friends.  Cost is $5.00.

Lucky Layout

Here is a one page layout I just did for a Gathering.  It was very simple and came together really easily.
This layout is the left side of the Small Packages layout in Imagine
Items used:  Lucky Paper Pack,
Outdoor Denim, Sunset and Colonial White Cardstock
Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand & Sunset Ink
Bingo Alphabet Stampset.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Time for another Scrapbooking Class at Warren Township Center

The next Scrapbooking class at the Warren Township Community Center is scheduled for this Tuesday March 15th from 6-8 pm.  In the event that the water gets over County Road 90 - New Cumberland Road on the other side of 212 the class will be rescheduled for the following Tuesday March 22 at the same time.

We will be using the Sophia Paper pack, and this time I have 2 layouts for you to chose from.  You can chose to either do a girl layout or a boy layout. 

Here is the Girl layout

Girl Layout using Sophia

Here is the boy layout
Boy layout using the backside of Sophia
Both layouts use the same paper pack and stamps.  With the Girl layout using the Front side of the Sophia papers, and Hollyhock cardstock and ink, and Pear ink.  The Boys Layout uses the back side of the the Sophia Paper and the Hollyhock has now been replaced with Dutch Blue.  Both layouts are based on the Dynamic Duo layout from Imagine.  Stamp sets used are Chocolate Alphabets both small and large, Take a Picture, and Just for Boys.  White Daisy Cardstock is also used in both.

Girl Left side
additional alphabets used
Tiny typewriter
The Works
Girl Layout Right side
Boys Left side
Boys right side
If you decide to come please let me know whether you waant the Boy Layout or the Girl Layout so I have enough of each cut.  You can reach me by e-mail at

What I have been working on

 As you all know I have been desparately trying to get the first 18 years of Robbie's life into a scrapbook for his graduation party.  So in all my spare time I have been frantically working on his layouts.  Here are the ones I have gotten done in the last month.

 Reflections scrapbook program : Main Frame- Quarter Circle
Items used: all CTMH unless otherwise noted
Grey Flannel, Black, Cranberry, White Daisy,
and Autumn Terracotta Cardstock
Game On Paper Pack
Inks - Black and Autumn Terracotta
Vellum - from JoAnns Printed on computer
Cricut Cartridge - Sports Mania
Sticker from stash

Reflections - Title Topper Subtle Photo Alternate
Items Used: All CTMH unless othewise stated
All Star Stamp Set
Star Spangled Blue B&T Paper (old)
Baseball paper from LSS
Holiday Red, Bamboo and White Daisy Cardstock
Chocolate, & Star Spangled Blue ink
vellum - from Joann's printed from computer
Baseball Cricut Cartridge
Font Cartridge  can't remember the name.

Reflections Bottom Border Diagonal Accent
Items Used: All CTMH unless othewise stated

Star Spngled Blue. Holiday Red, & White daisy Cardstock
All Star stamp Set
Vellum - JoAnn's printed on computer
Silver brads - JoAnn's
Baseball Paper from LSS
Cricut cartridge Doodletype
My own design
Items Used: All CTMH unless othewise stated

Outdoor Demin, Cranberry, Chocolate Textured
Desert sand & White Daisy Cardstock
Baseball Paper LSS
Stamp Sets:
The Works Alpha,
Tiny Typewritter Alpha
All Star
Inks - Outdoor Demin, Cranberry,
Chocolate, & Desert Sand
Cricut Cartridge Baseball
My Own design
Items Used: All CTMH unless othewise stated

Topiary, Sunkiss yellow, Sunny Yellow,
White daisy Carstock
Star B&T from DCWV
Prisma glitter
Opaques - Pearls
Liquid glass
Vellum - JoAnn's printed on computer
Brads - JoAnn's
Cricut Cartridge - doodletype
You can't tell here but i ran the yellow letters through the
Xyron face up and then coated them with prisma Glitter
to make them sparkle
this is a close up of the vellum journal box
it was printed on the computer
then i coated the back with glue
and covered it with Prisma Glitter to give the paper a sparkle
I used liquid Glass & Brads to adhere it to the cardstock
as the Prisma Glitter would not let the tape runner hold it.
Items Used: All CTMH unless othewise stated
Game On Paper Pack
White Daisy, Cranberry, & Black Cardstock
Touchdown Stamp Set
Essential Alpha
Clear Detail embossing powder
Inks - Holiday Red, Chocolate, Black Cardstock
Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon
Cranberry Brads
School Ribbon from LSS
Versamark ink
Reflections Title Topper - Subtle photo alternate
I always tell people that there are no mistakes
in scrapbooking only room for embellishment
the stamped images are pop dotted and covering a mistake
looks like i planned them there all along. LOL
Reflections - Bottom Boarder Portrait

MIA - wow can't believe I have not posted in over a month

Boy did February fly by.  Wrestling season has ended, Robbie has wrestled his last match ever, I am really going to miss watching him and the rest of the Seniors wrestle.

The Sr's Final Rolling up  of the mats.
After every home meet the wrestlers have to help
roll up the mats and take them back to the wrestling room.
this was these boys last time ever and yes there were
plenty of tears that night.  including the big bad wrestlers.:-)

Robbie Didn't make it to districts as he lost his final match in 4 overtimes.  I was really disappointed that he didn't make it, especially since he had soundly beat the 4th place kid before.  His last match was the match of a lifetime against his least favorite opponent from Sandy Valley, they wrestled an awesome match and it really should have been the 3rd and 4th place match, but unfortunately due to the way the bracket was set up it was the semi-final round in consulation, so the winner moved on to wrestle for 3rd and 4th and loser got 5th as the 6th place wrestler was disqualified for unsportsman like conduct.

Robbie on the podium in 5th place at sectionals.

 Tony Wrestled in the Jr. High Districts on February 20 and managed to get hurt in his second match.  Though he did wrestle and lose a close match after he got injured.  He told me and his coach that his shoulder didn't hurt that bad before the third match.  I really wonder how much he wasn't telling us about the shoulder cause I had him at the ER the following Tuesday with shoulder pain.

Tony in his last match of the season. 
He is already looking forward to next season.

During the month of February I got to know our local ER staff quite well as I made 3 trips, in 3 weeks, with 3 different kids.  Jimmy started it all by falling while playing basketball at a friend's house on February 13, he ended up separating his right shoulder, thus putting an end to his high school baseball career as he missed all of tryouts.  Then on February 22, I had Tony in the ER for a strained left shoulder that he had injured wrestling on the Sunday before. Finally on February 28, I had Dillon at the ER cause he injured his thumb playing basketball with the neighbors.  Dillon's thumb is fractured and he is in a cast.  All 3 are going to the same Orthopedic Dr.  so I have been able to combined appointments. 2 injuries from playing basketball in one month, guess that is what happens when you let wrestlers play with balls. LOL

Dillon Sporting his blue cast.
 We have had lots of snowy and rainy  weather during the last 6 weeks, starting with a ice storm the first of February, and hopefully ending with the heavy wet snow we had last Friday.  The snow on Friday laid heavy in the trees creating a beautiful winter wonderland outside. 

My view from my front door

My view out my backdoor

Of course all this snow and rain has to go somewhere and it looks like the boys are going to be out of school for a couple more days as the roads between us and the school are all flooded and the water is still rising.  This marks the 3rd flood in that last 6 years that has closed down the school.  I went to the same school the boys are going to for 13 years and we never had floods so bad that the roads were covered, wonder what has changed since I was in school.

Well that is pretty much the recap of what I have been upto for the last 6 weeks.  During the little free time during the last couple of weeks I have been able to get some more layouts done for Robbie's scrapbook.  I will be posting those on here in the next couple of days.