Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Hump Day, All!

I finally have a few moments and wanted to share the remainder of my projects using the May kit from Birds of a Feather.

Aside from the 9 layouts I created, I was also able to alter this shadow box for my mom (it's going to be her Mother's Day gift). I have to admit...I'm not much on altering items, but really liked the way this turned out. Of course, I had lots of yummy Jillibean Soup papers and embellies to help with the process.

And a couple of close ups:
Now, the last items I created for four cards. I have to admit, aside from being altering challenged, I am also card making challenged :D However, I did have fun making these...once I got into the process (the first cut was the hardest...hehehehe)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Good Friday, Friends!
We spent the evening with my in-laws, eating and having a wonderful devotional. This year the devotional revolved around the book Heaven if for Real. If you haven't read this book or know anything about it, I HIGHLY recommend that you check it out.

Also, Ms. Amy has shared my DT layouts over at BOAF, so I can finally share them on my blog (so excited!) I was able to create 9 layouts, four cards and an altered project with this awesome kit and all the add ons. This was my first time working with Jillibean supplies (they've always scared me in the past) and now I can't wait to get my hands on some more! And of course, the LYB Twig collection is just amazingly beautiful!

So, settle back and get ready to see what I created :)

Just You: I've seen these hearts used on other layouts online and in magazines, so when I saw this Jillibean paper I knew I had to fussy cut those hearts. And, thus began this layout. I used older pictures of my middle child, Kaleb.

I Have the Memory of a Gnat: I found this title on a layout in an older Scrapbooks Etc. magazine, and KNEW I had to use it! I have the same memory problem, and felt it would be perfect for a BOM. I loved working the bright orange cs and Jillibean Gruyere Cheese pp. I added lots of the Jillibean die cut tags and journaling spots, and then mixed and matched the Jillibean and Belle Blvd. alphas. LOVE that green Bazzill Just the Edge Perfectly Pleated Cardstock and the wide ribbon, too! A couple close ups:
Fast Friends: This is my oldest and my mom's new puppy, Riley. I took this picture the day that we finally got to meet her, and she really seemed taken with Zack (and him with For this layout, I used Jillibean Cornstarch pp. I cut the circle and then used the opposite side for the bottom piece. I added some LYP corrugated flowers, ribbon, sugar pick and more of those awesome Jillibean stickers and fussy cut hearts.

And a couple of close ups:

She's a Bird Killer: This layout was totally inspired by one I saw over at Once I saw the title and the LYB Twig...I knew I had to lift the layout for my own bird killer, Gizmo. I used only one piece of LYB pp for this layout (which totally helped me stretch this kit) and then added the LYB frame and chipboard (large bird)...then fussy cut the branch, leafs and smaller birds.
And a close up:

Sweetness: I loved playing with this layout. I used some cardboard from the February BOAF kit and used white paint on it. I created the water distressed flowers (using a tutorial from Gabrielle P. over at MCS). I did throw in some bling from my stash, then fussy cut some leafs and added the corrugated bird.

And a couple of close ups:

What a Life: I used this Jillibean Leeks pp for this layout about my 6 pound skitty (scared kitty), Lady Jade :D The pp just seemed the perfect colors for her, and I was able to pull in the greens because of the green in the picture. I created another water distressed flower for this one, fussy cut some more hearts and snagged more of that Bazzill trim.

And a couple of close ups:

Remember I Love You Bunches: This is a layout of my middle child, Kaleb Michael, holding his baby sister, Taylor Quinn. I loved the bright yellow of this Jillibean Creme Fraiche paper. I used one half of the file folder as a mat, added the Jillibean Bean Blossom and then layered more of the awesome Jillibean die cuts and stickers.

And a couple of close ups:

This...This I Want to Always Remember:
This layout was created using LYB Twig papers. When I saw this picture of my middle child, Kaleb, I knew it was perfect for these papers. I loved using the frame as a title block and added some older Prima flowers from my stash...they worked perfect with the LYP corrugated leaves, so I threw some of those on there with some older bling. I finished off the layout with some Jillibean twine.

And a couple of close ups:

A Perfect Pair, Like Oreos and Milk:
This is my husband and my daughter (taken several years ago). Let's just say that they are often WAY too alike for my sanity :D Anyway, this was the last layout I created for the kit, and finally used that Jillibean Dry Mustard Powder pp. I used more of the awesome die cuts and stickers, Bazzill trim and corrugated shapes.

A close up:
Okay...storms are getting ready to roll in and Blogger is giving me I'm off for the night. I will load the rest of my creations tomorrow.
Have a great night, all!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Okay, I just wanted to share some exciting news. I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Amy over at Birds of a Feather kit club! If you haven't seen Amy's kits, you need to head over there now and check them out. I received the May kit, and I've had so much fun playing with all the goodies. And just to let you know how much is in each kit, I have been able to create 9 layouts and one altered item...using just the kit and the add-ons that she sent me!!!

Here is the May Kit. As you can see, it's a fun mix of Little Yellow Bicycle and Jillibean Soup, with some Bazzill basics thrown in for good measure :)I can't share my creations with you just yet, but will get them posted as soon as I can. In the meantime, you can always head over to BOAF and check them out for yourself. Oh, don't forget...she offers add ons to each kit, and this time around I HIGHLY recommend the Jillibean die cut sheet ;)

Happy Thursday, All!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Saturday, All!!!
It's been a rainy one here in southern Ohio, and the soccer game for this afternoon has been re-scheduled. So, I've been doing lots and lots of scrapping!

My inspiration today? Why, it's all the awesome birthday crop challenges posted over at From Here 2 Scrapternity! We are celebrating 5 years and there are ten awesome challenges to get your scrapping mojo flowing!

Here are two of the challenges I've finished:

I used the last major pieces from my January Birds of a Feather kit for this one. I've loved working with these papers. I even tried another banner...even though I don't really like them.

On this layout I used the new Hello Luscious line from Basic Grey. Can I just tell you? LOVE IT!!!! I then added some old Prima bling flourishes and some old TH grungeboard to finish the look.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April XOXO Lipstick Chick Creation

I wanted to take a minute and let you all know that the April layouts are up and ready for lifting over at XOXO. Remember, this is a super simple challenge. Simply pick a favorite layout, lift it, post it on your blog and link it back to the XOXO site. At the end of the month a favorite is picked for a super fun prize package!

Here is my creation for April, using a list of supplies that the XOXO girls created ourselves. I had a ton of fun with this, using lots and lots of older stash.

Remember, this challenge will run until the end of the month, so come on over and grab some inspiration :)'s already the middle of April and I'm still trying to figure out where March went! I always know that the end of the school year flies....but this year it seems to be going extra fast!
We've been super busy in the Harper house....mainly because of Zack. We had the Washington DC trip (AWESOME time), soccer training, soccer games and a soccer tournament.
With everything going on, you would think I wouldn't have a lot of time to scrap, but that's not true. In fact, I'm proud of just how much scrapping I HAVE accomplished.
Of course, participating in several online crops and working through challenges over at SAS have helped me along.
Here are just a few of my current creations (may take a few days to share them

This layout is of my Great-Aunt, Millie. She died young from breast cancer and I've always wished that I could have met her. I soooo love this line from Echo Park!

This layout was created for a SAS sketch challenge. Can I just say that this line from Crate is one of my absolute favorites! I used random pictures of my husband, through the years. The bottom one is when we were dating, then there is one of the boys (taken in the hospital on Father's Day), one of him with Taylor at Thanksgiving 2002 and the last one was taken this past Christmas.

I created this layout for a Journaling challenge over at Birds of a Feather. I used a Pencil Lines sketch for this one. So much fun!

Another sketch layout for SAS. I HATE having my picture taken (such a poor self-image) but I'm hoping to get better. I don't want my daughter to have the same issues. I have been trying to use more of my stash and loved finally working with this line from Basic Grey.

Another heritage layout. This is my great-aunt and my grandmother. I "think" I'm going to add some white cs and mat each of the pictures. I used the January BOAF kit for this one...LOVE this CC line.

This layout was created for a Going Green challenge over at Birds of a Feather. I love using Prima packaging on my layouts. Lots and Lots of stash for this one!

Finally, a layout of little Miss Taylor. I finally used this awesome MME paper for a Flower Power challenge over at BOAF.