Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Where's the fire?

I really struggled with this one before I found a look that I was happy with. I think the chalking really makes the page.
I used Plantain Schoolbook for the title, Christmas Cheer for the fire, and Mickey & Friends for the fire hydrant. I also used the cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder on the little blue strip at the bottom with three red metal brads to give it some dimension.

The background paper is from CM Perfect Fit Reds pack, and the cardstock is CM cranberry, royal blue and black. The yellow is a basic yellow from ACM.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A card for my oldest DD

I'm not really a card maker, but I am trying.
I made this for my oldest DD as I have seen her grow up into an amazing, strong, intelligent young woman. I couldn't be more proud. Hopefully, she won't see it here until after she receives it in the mail.

The patterned paper is from the CM Blush Blooms paper pack. The cardstock is a CM gray, I am sorry, I do not remember the name and it is no longer available. The tulip stamp is from Inkadoo and the thinking of you stamp is from Studio G. The shiny pink metallic dots stick on and are from Joanns. I also used pop dots under the tulip.

A muffin sign

I made this sign for our local snack shack. I used Doodlecharms for the muffin. It is actually a cupcake, but I cut off the candle and added the extra tiny circles from the layer cut to make it look like a blueberry muffin. I used CM French Vanilla paper and chalked with brown around the edges.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Xyron mistake...don't let this happen to you...

Take a look at what I've done. I spent quite a bit of time making a mermaid from the paper dolls cartridge. I had even put stickles on the shell top and on the scales of the tale. Very cute. I had not yet put on the face, because I hadn't decided just how to draw it yet. Then I put it through my Xyron to make it into a sticker...

Don't forget to turn down the volume or pause the playlist below before you push play.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A question for those who have used the Disney Photopass

I just recently returned from a trip to Disney World, and took advantage of the prepurchase Photopass. I was surprised, however, that I didn't see more photopass photographers in the parks. I ended up with 54 photos taken and 78 after I edited and added borders. Of course, many of the original 54 were different shots from the same location. I have heard of many people having 120 or more photos on their photopass before editing, and I am a little disappointed. Still happy to have pics with the entire family, though.

So, please tell me, if you have used the photopass how many pre-edit photos did you end up with and did you see a lot of photographers in the parks...if so where? We don't need to mention the entrances to the parks as that is a given. Thanks in advance for your input. I am very interested to see the responses.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Scrappin Shoppin in Disney

I'm back!! We had a wonderful week at Disney World. The weather was beautiful, not too hot. We did get a little bit of Gustav on Saturday while touring the World Showcase. Yes, that is right... it is on the far end of Epcot. A long way to walk in torrential rains. Did I have ponchos? Of course I did...they were in the hotel room, where else. It was actually very comical, we couldn't help but laugh. The crowds were light, and except for Toy Story Mania, we never waited more that 10 or 15 minutes and sometimes had no wait at all. And oh boy, did we eat...the food was so wonderful, and with all of the walking I only gained one pound. Woo Hoo!!

Well, you know I couldn't have gone to Disney without doing some scrapbook shopping. I was disappointed to find a very limited selection at Making Memories in Downtown Disney. I didn't see much in other stores either, but here are some pics of what I did buy. Two page kits with stickers, papers and frames. (I don't usually use the frames much) I also got a 3-D 2008 sticker that I thought I could use for a title page.

The back of the page kits