Friday, April 20, 2012

Mom Time!!!!!

Whew, what a month.  When Springtime arrives around here it seems like the boys have way to much energy and are constantly getting into trouble.  Which explains why I spent alot of time at the hospital and Dr's office this last month (5 visits in a one week period)..  We only have one badly sprained pinky finger, one broken thumb, (on the same kid, 2 different ER trips and hands), and one hip injury.  After a month like that I have been quite happy to escape to my craft room for some MOM TIME and Sanity Check. 

With Jimmy's graduation fast approching I have been concentrating on getting his scrapbook done, I am slowly reducing the piles of pictures I have that need scrapped.  Right now I am concenrtrating on his sports pictures, and I am kinda cheating I am taking Robbie's sports layouts that I did last year, you can see them here and creating the same layout for Jimmy sometimes mixing up the papers.  With this method I am whipping through them quite quickly.  I am also working on just putting the pictures on the pages and will do the titles, journaling and embellishments later.  If they don't get done before his party on June 16, I can still display the pages with the pictures on them.  Since these layouts aren't quite finished I figured I could show you some of the layouts I have managed to get done this winter.  Along with several of the layouts I created for the Warren Township Community Center Scrapbooking classes.  Just about all these layouts have come from our How To Books, but I can't remember which ones and I don't have my books with me right now to tell you which layout designs I used.

These first 3 are using my favorite paper pack Victory, I have bought to packs so far and will definately be buying more. With 4 redneck boys I definately need all the outdoorsy paper I can get, and the camo sheets are being hoarded.  Not to mention that my oldest son is the one in the layout on the back of the Victory My Stickease, and on the Victory Layout on Jeanette's blog here.

This first is the Warren Township Community Center (WTCC)  Scrapbook layout for the month of April.

Materials Used: Victory Bulk Paper Pack, Colonial White, Desert Sand, Bamboo, Olive, Barn Red, Chocolate and Outdoor Denim Cardstock, Desert Sand, Chocolate, Outdoor Denim, New England Ivy, Barn Red Inks, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. A Journey and the Stamp Set that comes with the Victory WOTG.

When I first saw this layout in the catalog I immediately had these pictures in Mind.  Yes My son's name is James Dean after his two Gandfathers My Dad Dean and his bio Paternal Gpa James.  These pictures just totally show his casual ornery side.  I did change it up a little and used the A Hope Stamp Set cause the wings matched his shirt. 

Materials Used: Victory WOTG,  Varsity Alphabet, A Hope (had to use the wings since they looked so much like the ones on his shirt) Grey Wool, Outdoor Denim and Barn Red inks, Durables and the April SOTM You Are...
This was the WTCC layout for March.  I ended up doing 2 layouts with the same paper pack cause I ran out of Pemberely and didn't have enough time to order it for the April Class.

Materials Used: Victory Bulk, Colonial White, Barn Red and Olive Cardstock, Olive & Barn Red Inks, Rustic Alphabet. and Pure Adventure Stamp Sets.  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

This is May's WTCC class layout, using the Pemberely Paper pack. Having all boys I am constantly trying to figure out how to make the girly papers work for boys, this is what I came up with for Pemberely.

Materials Used: Pemberely Bulk, Colonial White, Outdoor Demin, Desert Sand, Honey and Indian Corn Blue cardstock. Indian Corn Blue and Outdoor Denim Ink.  Stamp Sets: Trinity Alphabet, Take A Picture, and Love Life
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

This was the WTCC February Layout, using Roxie.  Once again I took a girly paper and made it into a masculine layout.
Materials Used: Roxie Bulk, Desert Sand, Colonial White and Black Cardstock, Tulip and Black ink. Stamp Sets: Love Life, Giggle Upper and Lower Case Alphabets.
This was the WTCC Class layout for the month of October. 
Materials Used:  Typeset Bulk, Desert Sand, Creme Brulee, Juniper , Cocoa and Colonial White Cardtsock.  Love Life Stampset, Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Milepost Shapes Bulk, 4x6 Flip Flaps

I have fallen in love with the flip flaps, they are wonderful when you have too many pictures to use on one page, but not enough or you don't want a second page. This allows you to add the extra pictures, and sometimes hide your journaling (which is my plan for the lower blank spot, eventually)

Above Layout with Flaps Open

This next layout is one I created for my family scrapbook but will be in Jimmy's at his party.  Gee it seems like yesterday they were this little.  Now they are a Freshman in College and engaged, a Senior in High School Leaving for the Army in August, a Freshman in High School and a 7th grader, they grow up way to fast. 

Materials Used: Typeset Bulk, Notebook Level 1, Cocoa, Creme brulee, Sunflower, black, white daisy, colonial white, juniper, tulip, chocolate and grey flannel cardstock. Juniper Ink,  Red Glitz Glitter Gel, Stardust Stickles, Black, Red & Blue Markers White Gel Pen and Cricut Cartridge Locker Talk

Here is another layout incorporating flip flaps.  This layout was the Jan WTCC class layout, using Wonderland paper pack
Materials used: Wonderland paper pack, White Daisy and Crystal Blue Cardstock, Trinity Alphabet, Crystal Blue ink, Prisma Glitter, and the AP cricut cartridge.
The Flap Opened

My Final Layout was the December WTCC layout, and it used Mischief paper pack in a non-halloween way.  I created this layout just after Jimmy's dog Cori Jo had died, she was his Best Friend for 10 years.
Materials Used: Mischief Paper Pack, Cranberry, White Daisy, and Black Cardstock, Mad About You Stamp Set, Black and Cranberry Inks, AP Cricut Cartridge.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my Masculine Layouts.   Sorry for the glare on some of the pictures I was taking the pictures late at night and couldn't find away to shoot them without getting the glare of the lights.

Thanks for looking,
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Until Next time Happy Scrappin



  1. Awesome Layouts Jenn! I love the last one with Jimmy and Cori. I do not know what flip flaps are, but I think I kind of get it. I also love the showtime LO with the stars and swirls, that looks really cool! Are the swirls die cuts??

    1. Janet email me at or you can visit my Close To my Heart website

  2. Janet the swirls on the Showtime layout are stamped. the swirl is from the Close to my Heart Acrylic stamp set "Love Life". you can find it on my business website